Monday, June 30, 2014

Playlist: June 2014

Has it really been over 2 weeks since I last posted?  That's pretty bad.

Here's a quick recap of the last couple of weeks:

Eric turned 32 and we celebrated with a nice dinner at The Twisted Cork Bistro.

I ordered the halibut with a charred jalapeno honey vinaigrette, black rice, sauteed kale, steamed asparagus, and avocado.  It was delicious!
Eric ordered the macadamia/Panko crusted mahi mahi with coconut buerre blanc, spinach, apple smashed potato cake, and coconut flakes.  I managed to steal a bite and it was so good!
For dessert we had the Vancouver Nanaimo Bar, which is a dark chocolate bar with a walnut crust and coconut custard.  It was so good that I almost wished I'd ordered one for each of us.

And with a name like the Twisted CORK Bistro, you could expect wine.  Lots and lots of delicious white wine.  (Too bad it was like 90+ degrees that day and my hair was disgusting.

We also ordered the Lahvosh appetizer with sun-dried tomato, basil, artichokes, and Havarti and goat cheeses, but I forgot to take a picture of that.  It was just as awesome as everything else, though!

About a week after our dinner, I brought home a small treat for him on his actual birthday: cupcakes from Cold Stone Creamery.  (You didn't know they made cupcakes?  Neither did I until I started searching for a place to order cupcakes.  Since it's been so hot lately and since we have an unhealthy obsession with Cold Stone ice cream and milkshakes, it seemed like the obvious place to get them.)

Eric proudly showing off his treats.
A closer look at the cupcakes.  I ordered a variety pack, which included 3 flavor combinations.  I tried all of them, and they were all as good as I'd hoped they would be.

Oh, and I had to include proof of our unhealthy obsession (see below):

I've been addicted to Cold Stone milkshakes made with red velvet ice cream and brownie bits mixed in.  I would tell you to immediately go try this, but I don't want to be blamed for any addiction that may result.

I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that we've been going to Cold Stone at least 1-2 times each week for ice cream and milkshakes.  At least we've been working out a lot, right?  RIGHT?!?!

My mom also came to visit us for a while.  She was here for about 2 weeks.  (And no, I didn't take any pictures ... Sorry.)  We spent some time going out to eat (and getting Cold Stone, of course), shopping, and hanging out with Eric's parents.  It was nice to have some time with her, especially since the last time I saw her was when I flew back to my hometown for my grandpa's funeral.  Not exactly the most fun or happy reason for a visit.

So yeah ... Things have been busy but fun.  June kind of flew by for me, and while it definitely had its ups and downs, it was (for the most part) a good month.

And since it's the end of the month, that means another Divulge and Indulge playlist!  (I realize I probably enjoy these much more than anyone else who might come across this blog, but oh well.)

In honor of my mom's visit this month, I've decided to make a "women who rock" themed playlist.  The idea is to simply include a bunch of female artists I've been listening to a lot lately.  Hopefully you'll enjoy these songs as much as I do!

Click on the link below to listen to this playlist.

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