On Friday, I was the only person at my office to acknowlege that Halloween was the next day. (Sweet skeleton socks by Betsey Johnson)
Tissue-papered lantern & hanging skele-man
Lovely outdoor decorations + our pumpkins
Ben as a Gangster & me as an Old Hollywood Starlet. We owned everything pictured ("in real life") minus Ben's hat & suspenders and my wig. "Homemade" costumes are always cooler.
Unfortunately we had no trick or treaters, so Ben & I have two large bowls of candy that we’ve been enjoying. (Oh, plus all the discount candy Ben bought the day after Halloween at the grocery store.) So, we’re still celebrating the holiday.
Also, once I have a chance to edit the video, we’ll be posting a sweet video of our hunt for the perfect pumpkin and subsequent carving experience.
Ok, so it’s only been one month since our last posting, but I feel like I’ve been ignoring TBK wayyyy too much.
Basically, it was the combination of a nasty sinus infection that left me feeling dead tired after I got through my daily 8 hours of work & a huge product launch that kept me away. But, a dose of antibiotics plus steroid shot & epic win of a tradeshow later, I’m back. The awesome product (all-electric utility vehicle designed to be used in a mine – first of its kind!):
The logo (Actual bird by Sarah Martin, Illustrator Extraordinaire & rest of it by me!)
The actual vehicle (I even did my first auto detailing job: put the branded decals on myself!)
Ben is a busy little bee (ha ha!) because he started school for his last semester. He’s also been awarded the position of anchor on WVU News (don’t worry, I’m not letting his celebrity get to his head) & served as a groomsman in his friends’ labor day wedding.
Ben doing the wedding thing (& someone's head)
Also, Ben was six weeks smoke free yesterday! Yay!
Hope you lovely readers have enjoyed the quick update & here’s a promise for more to come soon!
Last night Ben & I headed to Dragonfly to celebrate his being smoke free for three days. The food was amazing. We highly recommend the Schezchaun Sesame Popcorn Chicken appetizer. So good & definitely not what you expect from the name.
Not the previously mentioned appetizer, but yummy!
Love the decor! (Pictures via their Facebook Fan Page)
Check them out at http://www.dragonflywv.com & def make a reservation there if you’re ever in Morgantown.
It was a very productive trip for three reasons:
1.) I got to have an awesome dinner with Ben.
2.) Ben taught me to use chopsticks!
3.) I got to wear the Louboutins!
I was so sad to walk outside & mess up those perfect red soles!
Hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July! Ours looked to be disastrous but ended up being a pretty fun little day.
We started off by getting all set to drive to Ben’s parents’ house for their annual 4th of July party.
Long story short, both of us woke up feeling icky due to a stomach virus. When our trip to Giant Eagle’s pharmacy section didn’t leave us (well…really me) any better, we opted to stay in Morgantown.
Most of our Fourth was spent sitting on the couch watching TV while we debated whether to make the trip. (Oh, and also watching the Hot Dog eating contest-which I do not recommend if you are feeling nauseous.)
Ultimately, we decided it was best not to infect others and we stayed in Morgantown to create our own little holiday. I even happened to have some flag-printed plates & napkins in my cabinets! See, there’s a reason I always have a stock of party supplies on hand.
By late afternoon I felt like eating again and was dead set on having 4th of July food, so we grilled cheeseburgers, cut watermelon, & I didn’t get sick!
After me succesfully being able to eat lunch, we hung out for a bit to let our stomachs settle & then met friends downtown. Afterward, we parted ways & Ben & I headed to the top of a parking garage to watch the fireworks.
Even though it wasn’t what we had originally planned, it was definitely a happy little holiday.
And finally, I leave you with this…
No explanation needed.
This post is actually long overdue. The events in the photos actually took place two weeks ago, but I forgot all about taking the pictures and never blogged.
One lovely Friday evening, after a particularly long & tiring week, Ben & I decided to stay at home and test out a new recipe. I love to bake & recently discovered Bakerella. Every single thing on her site looks delicious. I’m so excited to try all of her different recipes! This particular Friday in question, we went with her Oreo Truffles mainly because I haven’t had much experience making candy & this seemed simple enough for a first try.
First, we put the Oreos in a bag & crushed them up:
(This was Ben's job)
Then we smashed the Oreo crumbs & cream cheese together with a spoon:
Mashed Oreo goodness
& rolled each one into a yummy bite-sized ball:
Waiting to be made into truffles
And then we put them in the fridge to harden up and waited…
Wondering how they will taste...
ET phone home...
It's time to put the chocolate on?!
Finally, it was time to melt the chocolate & cover the balls of Oreo. (No pictures of this because this part required both hands…correction, both of MY hands. Covering with chocolate was not a Ben job.)
Then we quickly sprinkled some Oreo crumbs on the top before they dried and…
They were very delicious (especially when kept chilly in the fridge) so I think this is something we will definitely make in the future!
…and fail miserably!
So, last night Ben & I were asked to be contestants on the weekly radio special “How well do you know your girlfriend?” We figured we’d be a shoe-in & do really well on the show. However, we were met by some tough questions which led us to crash & burn. Still, it’s pretty entertaining; Ben makes some stellar faces.
Check out the video:
Yesterday afternoon was gorgeous & sunny & I took the afternoon off so we headed to the driving range. Ben’s trying to help me learn how to golf and this is the second time we’ve gone to the driving range. He said that I’m not as bad as he thought I would be, so I think things are going well. Enjoy these lovely photos from our outing:
Ben being a Pro
I'm not quite "there" yet.
Yesterday my only pain was when I would miss hitting the ball (it was a practice swing!) but today my right upper arm feels like it might fall off. I guess that’s one of the downfalls of being “sporty.” Which is probably why I never played any sports. That and the fact that I have little to no athletic talent. Ehhhhh.