Sunday, July 8, 2012

90s Nostalgia Heaven at Tulalip Ampitheater

Matt and I at Tulalip Ampitheater before the concert

Boyz II Men!! Shawn Stockman, Nate Morris and Wanya Morris
About a month ago I was sitting at work in my cube having kind of a bad day and Matt sent me a text message that said, "I bought you a present. Check your email."  Hmmm, okay . . . I opened my gmail and found a message titled "For you babe ;-)" and an attachment.  I downloaded the attachment, saw that it was tickets to see (my all time favorite group . . . seriously I was OBSESSED with them in middle school) BOYZ II MEN!  I nearly fell out of my chair and shrieked so loud that the girl in the cube next to me asked if I was okay! Best. Present. Ever!!

Honestly, I usually think that women that constantly brag about their husbands/boyfriends being the 'best ever' are beyond obnoxious, but I think Matt deserves some serious props for this one. Thank you, Love!!

I know this blog isn't about food, but as I have said in the past: this blog is about anything that brings flavor to my life. Boyz II Men definitely brought the flavor! They also brought along Salt N Pepa (who Matt was the most excited to see) and En Vogue as their opening acts.  I was in 90s Nostalgia Heaven!

Also, in case you're wondering, YES I took the picture of Boyz II Men above. YES I snuck up 30 rows to get it. And YES I ran away before security could kick me out.

I took a few videos of my favorite songs that were performed at the concert. I am not the greatest videographer, especially since I was trying to dance around and avoid getting other people's heads in the shot. However, the sound quality on these videos turned out surprisingly great and I want to share them with you guys so you can have your own nostalgia moment: ENJOY!!!

En Vogue singing "Free Your Mind" . . . wrote a song about it, like to hear it? Here it go!

Boyz II Men singing "On Bended Knee"

Boyz II Men singing "I'll Make Love to You"


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sorry for NOT Party Rockin'

Well, I just checked on my blog for the first time in over 3 months. Whoops. All the changes in my life have, unfortunately, impacted my available internet time. I started a new job 2 months ago and have been working at home and at work pretty much non-stop. Plus, my friend Beth is getting married and I was busy co-hosting/planning her bridal shower. So much to blog, so little time.

Anyway, we have been busy working on our rooftop deck and garden. We have successfully grown tomato plants, strawberries, lavender and other assorted flowers. Lots of work, time and money (especially buying cute furniture and outdoor dishes!) have gone into this project, but yesterday we were ready to show it off a bit.

We invited a few of our friends over for an afternoon BBQ and beer pong 4th of July extravaganza. I'm pleased to report that it went very well and we had fun! The best part was NOT having to clean up the house because all the mess was on the deck. The day wasn't without casualty though, Matt got the WORST farmer sunburn I have seen in a long time and he's pretty miserable. Ahhh, summer.

Anyway, we grilled many pounds of beef and used the Williams Sonoma burger starter to season them (cheating, I know). This is an expensive but fantastic product. They also make a turkey burger starter and it is unbelievable. No more dry, tasteless turkey burgers that make you yearn for beef . . . Seriously. That is my foodie tip for this blog: use pre-made WS seasonings and make your get togethers quick and MUCH easier.

Happy summer all! Hope everyone had a fun 4th and enjoyed the sun (without suffering the same crispy skinned fare as poor Matt).