Sorry for the huge delay. Life has handed me a lot of things lately and TBA has unfortunately been neglected. But starting now I will do my best to post once a week! I am also always on Instagram, so you can keep up with me daily over there!
Since I was here last, I have settled into my new job, gone on an amazing trip to Portland, Oregon (recap to come), visited a few places on our Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives bucket list, experienced some food fests in our town, and got to finally see New Hampshire in the fall (GORGEOUS) while attending an unforgettable wedding. Lobster was also cheaper than deli turkey…or cheese…by the pound. Yes, please!
I also just made homemade soft pretzels this past weekend. With horseradish cheddar beer dip.
Mm hmm. That’s right.
I based the pretzels off of this recipe, using whole wheat flour and Earth Balance in place of butter, since we didn’t have any. Makes a ton, so I froze half. Easy warm up in the oven! These will make your Sunday even happier. Or Monday, or Tuesday…..
Not only is tomorrow Coop’s Big 3-0….but today is my blogging anniversary! TBA hasn’t been around that long (since April!), but my original blog, Sam Bock Illustration & Design, began this day, last year.
(Any readers remember this?)
Happy Birthday, Coop!
This past weekend, I surprised Mr. I-Don’t-Want-a-Party-Grumpy-Gus with a room at Windrift in Avalon.
It was so convenient having our meals at the hotel, and we actually didn’t make it out to any other bars at all in Avalon this time. We had too much fun and never left! Saturday night, a bunch of our friends from Ocean City came to surprise Coop, and we ended up hardly leaving our small suite…we had the best time!
Sunday was reggae happy hour at the Golden Inn next door, where we met the CUTEST basset hound/black lab puppy named Sadie and Coop sat in for one of our favorite reggae bands, The Raggamuffins!
My rockstar can play chill reggae, too! It was a very different “shore weekend” for us, but it was so much fun! Already can’t wait to go back to WD. If you are ever a Jersey shore-goer, definitely check it out. It is our absolute favorite!
Happy Birthday, Blog!
I also wanted to implement a new little aspect to my blog, since it IS my blogging birthday!
Called “TBA Links,” I will link up four links of possible interest at the bottom of posts. Since my posts tend to be lifestyle-related on a regular basis, I figured these links will help me stay true to my original intent for my blog…balancing my life of art, food, fitness, and fun.
One for each section of the heart and soul of TBA: Art, Food, Fitness, & Just for Fun. Here are my first TBA Links!