Friday Links

Passing through the Berkshires on our roadtrip 2014 | Photo by Author

Passing through the Berkshires on our roadtrip 2014 | Photo by Author

Happy Friday and Columbus Day weekend! I just got back to Pensacola yesterday from my big road trip cross-country, and today we are heading up to northern Georgia to go camping with some friends! Needless to say I went to bed at 8:00 pm last night to try to catch up on some sleep before this weekend. (Luckily for me, my husband is a creature of comfort and is happily bringing along an air mattress for our tent...score.) What is everyone else up to over the weekend?

  • Here is where we are headed this weekend! Pumped to hike part of the AT. 
  • You better believe that I am going to be making this pizza next week. 
  • I will never get sick of this adorable video. Hilarious. 
  • Adore these cheese boards in the shape of different states! Would love MA or VA. 
  • Being up North and experiencing real Fall weather has made me start to crave comfort food, and I cannot wait to try Deb's new chicken pot pie recipe asap!

Have a great weekend everyone! Get outside and enjoy the lovely Fall weather! 

xoxo,

Emily

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Labor Day Weekend!

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Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! I am so excited to have an extra day. What are your plans for the weekend? John and I are wrapping up some things here, and then flying up to Vermont this afternoon to spend the weekend with his family. We can't wait to be with everyone, meet the new babies, and enjoy some cooler weather! 

As usual, here are some great links from around the web this week:

Those are all I have for now! Kind of a pathetic list, but honestly I was so busy this week that I had zero time to surf the web or catch up on my favorite reading. Have you checked out anything fun this week? Feel free to post in the comments!

Have a great long weekend, friends!

xoxo,

Emily

Friday Inspiration

Lake Michigan, Chicago in the background. | Photo: Author

Lake Michigan, Chicago in the background. | Photo: Author

Happy Friday! How was your week? Ours was pretty fantastic. So fantastic that it was humbling, as in nothing of us merited it.

John flew his first flight of Primary! So proud of him. He had the best time up there, and is so pumped to keep moving forward with his flights. We had celebratory Thai last night, and I grabbed a bottle of "Handsome Devil" malbec at Target, on a whim, which ended up being pretty good! He also found out that there is a very good chance that he will have no problem taking leave Labor Day weekend so that we can head up to Vermont to spend a weekend with his family-- Hallelujah!

As for me, I had some great meetings with wonderful people this week, and am branching into new and exciting projects. Earlier in the week I got to be a part of a styled bridal shoot for a magazine, and I have been brainstorming for some fun writing pieces. I feel so grateful to be working with some super talented and inspiring people across the board down here, from smart and savvy boutique owners, to kick-ass editors who wear many other awesome hats. I am learning more and more from them each week. Also, my business cards came in the mail! Very exciting indeed. 

In lieu of normal Friday links, here is a little list of some people, blogs, magazine, and collaborative efforts that are really inspiring me these days:

In short, i'm totally jazzed about creative people coming together to use their God-given talents to collaborate and create these incredible concepts and bodies of work that inspire others around them. 

What are you up to this weekend? We are headed to Chapman, Alabama this afternoon to hang with John's uncle and his wonderful family for a night, and then tomorrow we head to Destin to visit with Flynn Quinn's family for a night! Follow me on instagram @evr_thegallivant to see some snapshots of the weekend. It's gonna be a good one. 

xoxo,

Emily

 

Friday Links + Office Revamp

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Happy Friday! I am excited for this weekend, but I am even more excited for next week and having time to sit down and work on this little blog, as well as some other fun writing projects I have going on. I know my picture quality hasn't been quite up to snuff recently, (lots of iphone pics) so I promise that on top of writing more consistent posts I will also whip out my DSLR and get cracking on some better photography!

Today I spent the afternoon revamping our "office" (which is also our guest room) to make it more organized and cozy as I will be spending a lot more time in here in the next few months. I wanted to create a more inspiring space that is both pleasing to look at as well as motivating and functional. I have been seeing tons of cool inspiration boards and techniques all over various blogs and Pinterest lately, and I ended up jumping on the clip-board band wagon. I threw four boards up on the wall, and I am excited to switch out the images on them whenever the mood strikes me. I also put up a pretty new botanical calender that I snagged at Wish Basket a few weeks back, as well as two lovely paintings that one of my dearest friends painted for John and I as a wedding present. (I love being surrounded by the things my friends create--we have such talented friends!) I also snagged some Nate Berkus desk accessories at Target, including a magazine rack, a mini rack I am using for cards and stationary, and a precious little dog tape dispenser. He was so cute...I couldn't resist. 

My productivity/mood/creativity is very influenced by my surroundings, and before I did a little feng shui-ing I just never felt super inclined to utilize our office space. Now, though, I am so excited to sit down and get to work here! What do you think? The last thing bugging me is the space above the middle painting--I was going to put something above it, but now I think I will just move the painting up a few inches tomorrow. 

Thanks for checking in! Have a wonderful and restful weekend. Below are some cool things that I stumbled upon while browsing the interwebs this week. Enjoy!

  • I madethis pasta last night, but subbed spaghetti squash for the zuchinni noodles. It was so good.
  • Love this helpful list of essentials for any room. 
  • I am dying to go to Seattle, and this sounds like a fantastic itinerary. The only thing missing is an afternoon whale watch to see the Orcas!
  • Not that I need an excuse to make an ice cream cake...
  • Has your FB feed been flooded with #icebucketchallenge videos? Have you done it? Here is a little more info about the couple behind it. Yes, its silly. Yes, its for laughs. But is it making a difference? You bet. Lets #strikeoutALS!

xoxo,

Emily

P.S. Did you notice Porter Magazine peeking out of the magazine rack? I bought into the hype...and loved it. 

Friday Links

Barcelona 2010 | Photo: Author

Barcelona 2010 | Photo: Author

Happy Friday Friends! Hope it has been a great week. What is everyone up to this weekend? We are staying in tonight because John is in fully study mode as he finally started Primary on Monday. While he studies I will most likely be binge-watching Parenthood on Netflix (recent addiction) or reading this book. On Saturday night we are going out with a bunch of friends for Mexican (aka Margs and banter.) Olé!  

Some Links from the week!

  • This looks so yummy.
  • If you are anything like me than you have to read the book before the movie. Here is a list of all the books being made into movies in 2014. Hop to!
  • The Mirror Phenomenon. Interesting. " If you're a human and married, you may want to consider the following 4 ideas."
  • Trying to educate yourself or branch into a new subject? Check out thiswhich offers e-courses from tons of top colleges and universities for free!
  • To all my Mass friends--Thrillist's list of the 16 best Massachusetts restaurants outside of Boston. Proud to see Gibbet Hill top the list! (Ave Grotonia)
  • This website makes me want to just pack up the Hubby and Flynn and take a spontaneous road trip! How cool?! And practical!

Have a great one, you guys. 

xoxo,

Emily

Friday Links

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Happy Friday Everyone! After a super productive week, I am so excited to have some time to chill over the next two days. What are you up to this weekend?

Here are some interesting links from around the web this week that encouraged me to think and ponder. Have a go!

And finally, just for kicks:

  • Which Game of Thrones woman are you? Take the quiz! I am Daenerys. Mother of Dragons. Boom. 

xoxo,

Emily

Friday Boden Sale!

Happy friday Everyone! Have you guys ever heard of Boden? I've been a fan of the awesome British company for some time, and I headed over to their US website this morning for a random peruse. Turns out they are having an awesome sale! 25% off the whole site, and 30% off dresses. Their clothes and accessories are really well made, very reasonably priced, and super cute while still being classy. I did a little "window shopping" and put together my favorites below: 

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I can't get enough stripes in my life, and how about that dress? A little retro, and so summer wedding. I know it isn't the season for cashmere, but it is the season to snag cashmere on sale, and that minty number is a beaut. Also, I think those mint sandals are just so darn cute, and the leather wedges are to die for. Neutral, chic, practical--something I feel like I am always on the hunt for---and they would go with anything. 

Would you believe me if I told you that none of the items above ring in for more than $115? Killer. 

Like what you see? Head on over to Boden's US site. This post isn't sponsored or anything, I just love the company and the sale was too good not to share!

Have a great weekend, Lovelies. 

xoxo

Emily