One way to my heart…a proper Steak dinner

Over the weekend my boyfriend took me to a steakhouse to celebrate my birthday. The place we went was called Bar Harbor. I was not expecting much as it’s up in the North woods of Minnesota, but I was surprised. The atmosphere was great, just like any steakhouse in the Cities.

I started off my experience with a Blueberry Mule that was delicious and dove right into the bread basket. It was filled with the most wonderful warm crusty bread. Next came my Cesar salad. All I have to say is thank goodness for the bread so I could soak up the dressing left on my plate. It was delicious.

Next up was my Entree…a 16oz Ribeye cooked perfectly medium. It was crusty and seasoned well. It had a dollop of garlic butter on top, but it really didn’t need it. It came with hash browns, but after tasting Bryan’s mashed potatoes I would have preferred those.

Next came dessert, we were celebrating my birthday after all. I chose the Toffee Cheesecake. It was creamy and delicious.

Then, Bryan had to roll me home, because I ate way too much food, but it was soooooo good.

Happy Birthday to Me

When your boyfriend lives 3 hours away you get flowers delivered to work on your birthday in your favorite color. We won’t celebrate until this weekend, but I love this surprise until we celebrate in person.

Just a side note on getting flowers at work. Every woman loves this no matter what they tell you. It’s always fun to make the girls at the office a bit jealous. Plus they smell sooooo good. A little dose of nature in the cubicle farm perks everyone up.

Weekend Art

Finished up my girl. This is post glaze, but I still need to touch up around the whisker there on the right and get some varnish on it.

I got some paint brush markers for Christmas and tried my hand at a quick drawing of my little Zelda girl. Turned out better that I thought for a quick sketch.

I also started a new painting of my Otto-man. This is really rough yet, I really struggle with brindle coats. I haven’t figured out a technique that I like yet. I overwork them.

Tullahbee Marie

It’s coming along! There’s still some work to do, but I love how it’s turning out. I have tried several times in the past 12 years to paint my Tullahbee, but this is the first time that I have been able to do her beautiful self any justice. She’s such a pretty girl and I wanted to be able to capture that.