Life has been crazy, but in the best way possible. I have been relaxing, crafting, working, finding Nemo in my backyard + found a sinus infection that I was eager to get rid of. But, the positives have kicked the negatives in the butt, which rules. I figured I'd post some pictures of what has been going on lately!
I've been disgustingly creative lately - even moreso than normal. I have always told everyone that I could only draw stick figures, which is true. But, when some of the little ladies I watch wanted me to create fun things for them, I decided to actually sit down + give it a shot. I sketched first, had a picture nearby for a general reference + gave it my best shot. I impressed myself! The boys created butterfly valentine cards for their younger cousins + last night was an experiment with ice cream sandwiches filled with vanilla ice cream + chocolate pudding.
On Friday night, I was supposed to go see Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden, but due to the announcement last week that her entire tour was cancelled, I didn't go. Since I won a contest two years ago, which included tickets, a hotel + car service to the show, I was told that I needed to take the hotel + the car service, because that was the agreement I had signed two summers ago. I was pretty pissed, until a friend suggested I come into Brooklyn for dinner. I convinced them to pick up another friend en route + take us into Brooklyn, to feast at TRAIF
I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever
enjoyed. This place is not vegetarian friendly, but its a bacon lover's BFF. We enjoyed twelve small dishes between the five of us. Their site has a menu from last Spring available here
, but many of the items we feasted on are staples of TRAIF. My favorite dishes were the bacon wrapped bleu cheese stuffed dates + strawberry cinnamon glazed baby back ribs, but it was all amazingly delicious.
Dessert was also stellar. Nutella mousse with pistachio ice cream, panna cotta drizzled with fruit + the best dessert ever - bacon doughnuts with dulce de leche + coffee ice cream. I am still drooling over those bad boys. Amazing, amazing, amazing. To help us gluttons digest, we were brought a plate with pineapple, which hit the spot. I can't wait to go back again; I'm really hoping this can become a monthly venture.
Now that I'm done talking about stuffing my face, I am pretty stoked about this month's Whimseybox
. All the supplies can help you create a few memo boards/notepads, with tons leftover. I'm pretty stoked about the fun washi tape, neon rubber bands + those ultra cute pins! Whimseybox is only $15 a month [cheaper + cooler than most subscription boxes] + when you use the link above, your first box is only $10. Trust me, if you've ever gone into a store to buy crafts, its a miracle if your bill is under $25.
If you haven't noticed yet, the blog was revamped by the super talented Justine, who blogs over at Pirates and Mermaids
. She is a fellow Long Islander, so who better to create something for my space? Both she + her boyfriend, Steve, are insanely creative [he's actually done one of my tattoos for me + I plan on going back for more] + they have the cutest little dude, Benjamin. Make sure to swing by + say hi!
That's all for now. Hopefully with my schedule starting to become more consistent, my posts will be more as well. Enjoy your day!