My husband and I decided to go out for Valentine’s Day on the night of the 13th instead of the 14th, because we cherish our lazy sundays 🙂
Here are a few photos from our Valentine’s date…my makeup look, dinner at Shigezo Izakaya in Portland, and seeing Bill Maher @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall.
My Makeup Look….
Base: Benefit The Pore Fessional Primer
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Liquid in NW 13, mixed with a healthy dose of Buxom Luminizer in Venus to create a glowy, less matte finish.
Concealer: Coastal Scents Eclipse 15 Shade Concealer Palette (Don’t let the super low price of this product fool you! The quality is pretty good!)
Contour: Diorskin Nude Tan in 002
Highlighter and powder finish: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Incandescent and Radiant Light
Blush: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Beach
Eyes: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in 7 and Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 232 Tisse Venitien, Illumine Highlight. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara and Starlooks Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid.
Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!!
Stop #1 : Vincente’s Gourmet Pizza, 1935 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Ore. My husband had been here a few times and says the pizza is fantastic, but we were just stopping in for a drink before dinner down the street and a bit of pre-season NFL. The place is cute, clean and bright- perfect for families or a sports bar oriented crowd.
Stop #2 : Bombay Cricket Club, 1925 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Ore. Again, my husband had been here before, but I hadn’t. I am a huge fan of Middle Eastern and Indian food and I’d been dying to go to this place. It is tiny, but there wasn’t a super long wait, the service was wonderful and so was the food. We shared chicken masala, lamb curry and hummus with naan. I definitely want to go back sometime. I’d heard people say that the folks at Bombay Cricket could be uppity and rude, but I didn’t experience that at all.
Stop #3 : A little after dinner relaxation and drinks at Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland. Ore.
On a Friday night, this place was super loud with a relatively obnoxious DJ, (who was NOT playing Beatles, btw) but the signature cocktails are unique and tasty, the service is good and the architecture of the place is beautiful…a little spendy though.
So this weekend, hubby, baby girl and I went out to our favorite garden center in Portland to pick up some spring veggies. We try and keep our vegetable growing going as much as we can because produce can be ridiculously expensive and it always tastes better from the garden. I try to avoiding feeding Baby Girl anything processed, which is a challenge that doesn’t always work out but…meh.
This is the awesome garden center we visit about 3 times a year:
This spring, we are planting in 2 8×8 ft. raised beds that my hubby made a few years ago. Here’s the before shot:
I was thinking about garlic and onions at first, but changed my mind because I wanted to go with what we eat the most, and what usually ends up being the most expensive. I went with broccoli and cauliflower, leeks, snap peas, kale and spinach, then carrots and radishes from seeds.
We eat a lot of broc and caulif, and it freezes well. Leeks also freeze well, and we’ve tried to grow them before without much luck, but I think with the milder spring weather and some changes to my planting method, they’ll work out better this year. Snap peas always do great, and this year we are going to let them climb some chicken wire. I’ve only grown kale and spinach in early summer before, so this is new territory. If you’ve ever had fresh spinach from a garden, you know how worth it it is to try!
Then we threw some chicken wire down over the carrot and radish seeds to keep the birds and cats out. TahDah! After:
Afterwards we headed to lunch at our fav Vietnamese restaurant, Pho.com. I swear I ate at this place almost once a week during my pregnancy. It’s delicious and my hubby is addicted to Vietnamese Pho soup.
Fun Day! I really shouldn’t have blown off homework and finals stuff, but it’s winding down now. I am so looking forward to spring break. My mood has been a lot better lately. I’m pretty sure that it’s due to those vitamins I started taking around Baby Girl’s Birthday, but it could also be just because things are coming to a close and I can see that YEAH, I’m gonna get through it. 🙂
I am loving having my mom here the last few days. She came for Baby Girl’s birthday and my birthday, which was yesterday. I am having a lot of anxiety because I’m spending less time doing the things I know I need to do, but I’ll get over that. I need to have faith that things will all turn out and it’ll all be okay. NOTHING is worth this much stress.
School is crazy right now. One big project due tomorrow, one big project due next week, an event I am required to attend this weekend and 5 little homework assignments/papers to write in between all this other crap.
Hubby and I went out for dinner last night @ The Ram for my bday. Here’s the breakdown, in chronological order. what’s not to love? :
watched a bit of the Liverpool Vs Arsenal blow out
made fun of soccer
drank too many martinis
complained a whole bunch about a whole bunch of people
had amazing salmon with hummus
discussed the life and career of Former Celtics Center Bill Russell
had gift certificates, YAY
ate too much cheesecake!
It was possibly the lowest key birthday I’ve ever had, and it was great. I used to be so all about my birthday, but now that I’ve had baby girl, I’ve realized that has changed drastically. What I want for my birthday is cards, hugs, a pleasant evening, a good meal, one of my favorite TV shows, a pointless trip to Sephora to get something I don’t need…and then maybe dessert.
Life is good. : )