Outlander Birthday Double Whammy!

Hellooooooo, my long lost friends! I hope you have all been well and happy for the past 3 months! I rather unintentionally took a hiatus from my blog – my brain has been overburdened with heavy philosophical questions and ponderings that I won’t bother you with- but oddly enough, I didn’t even have the slightest desire to blog.

So, what has brought me back to the blogging world? Well, I turned 30 last week (Eeek! Nah, I’m totally over it at this point) and Richie made me an amazing dinner that deserves to be shared. He created an Outlander-themed menu based off of Outlander Kitchen’s incredibly creative blog. (I often read her posts aloud to him because they’re always either cracking me up or blowing me away with imaginativeness…and apparently, he was paying attention!)

First off was Mr. Willoughby’s Coral Knob (a.k.a. cheese balls)

And then came Roger and Bree’s Pizza (or in our case, Richie and Bri’s Pizza, he he)

And for dessert, we had Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls!

The food was seriously amazing, and of course he gets major points on multiple levels, but I was probably most giddy about the Outlander connection :) Richie is obsessed with the pretzel balls, he ate them for breakfast the next day and he actually made them again today. It’s a running joke in our household that he is in love with “Stephen Bonnet’s Balls” ;)

(Richie accidentally deleted the one pic where his eyes were open...)

It was too hot inside, so we relocated outdoors and Levi thought it smelled delicious!

And as if that wasn’t enough…

I had entered Outlander Kitchen’s Giveaway for Outlander themed soaps – a bar of “Jamie’s Soap” and a bar of “Claire’s Soap” from On a Branch Soap shop (on Etsy) – and lo and behold, I WON!!!!! I am still in disbelief because I never win anything! And home-made soaps are literally the one single indulgent item that I allow myself, so if I could’ve chosen a giveaway to win, it would have been this one. I am going to LUXURIATE in these soaps!! I am SO EXCITED I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU. Thank you so much, Theresa and Tara!!!




Claire's soap

21 comments on “Outlander Birthday Double Whammy!

  1. LaLee says:

    Happy Birthday! May you have many delightful birthdays ahead. The food looks really great! Well done Richie. good to have you back on line.

  2. Julia says:

    First, Happy Late Birthday! I’m glad you have such a sensitive, thoughtful and creative husband. I love Tara’s soaps and day facial oil. She does a great job. Word of warning though. Be careful with Jamie’s oatmeal soap. Don’t bathe before bed. The fragrance will give you uninhibited dreams. I am glad you are back. I missed your blogs.

    • Oooh, I am going to have to start taking baths right before bed then so I can experience these uninhibited dreams ;) I was intrigued by the facial oils, really want to try those too! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the kind words!

  3. OutlanderFan says:

    You are one lucky lass! Your hubby scores mucho points for the Outlander meal- I may suggest this idea to my own DH for my birthday too! Happy belated Birthday & congrats on your Outlander Kitchen contest win!

    • Thank you! I am very lucky to have a hubs that will indulge me in my fictional obsession ;) (I think he knows that anything even remotely Outlander or Scottish related will be a win, so he rolls with it!)

  4. Theresa says:

    What a great post, Bri! We’re happy to have you back blogging, at least for now. Happy birthday. You’re the perfect winner for the soap. :) Richie is an amazing cook…everything looks perfect! And what a sweetie.

    • Thank you!! You have a new, devoted follower in my husband because all of your recipes were so delicious! We will be using that pizza crust recipe for all pizza from here on out.

  5. tara says:

    Happy belated birthday! What a meal with which to celebrate. Your man earned big points with me and I don’t even know him. Everything looks so good. I’ll have your soaps in the mail to you within the next day or so.

  6. bullrem says:

    congrat on the bday, the food, the hubby, the yummy, and the soaps.

    Happy happy,
    Helen in Ark.

  7. Christiane KYPREOS says:

    Hello ! I just came across your blog, yes it has been a long time. Lovely pic of you and husband. Hope you had a happy birthday ! I wish you a good life together. By the way, the food seems delicious !! My name is Christiane, we live in Paris with my husband who is from Greece and I share his e.mail address and facebook page. All the best.

  8. Carla says:

    Bri! You are back at the blog! Yea! Congrats on the win and scoring a wonderful B-Day meal from your adorable!


  9. Happy Birthday!!!! The food looks good :-) Hugs from Marita.

  10. Angela says:

    I hope this post has inspired you to get back on track with your blogging, it is a great post. We miss you! Richie–the food looks amazing!!

  11. Bridget says:

    Yay! glad to see you blogging again and glad you had such a fun outlander birthday! if i had known that was the theme i might’ve gotten you a different gift ;-)!

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