Happy Friday!

So excited to see this sweet girl tomorrow!

So excited to see this sweet girl tomorrow!

Happy Friday everyone! It has been a fun and busy week down here as I have been getting ready to head up north to Massachusetts tomorrow for a week. I am beyond excited to go home to my parents house and see my family and friends, spend a few days in Rhode Island, and soak up the glory of New England summer.

I am going to try to stay consistent with my posting, but please forgive me if the Gallivant is a bit light next week. For more consistent updates, you can follow along on instagram! (@evr_thegallivant)

Here are some fun and adorable things from around the web:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

xoxo

Emily

Friday Links

The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

Happy Friday Everyone! How was your week? Mine felt busy and productive, but I have been dragging a little bit in the mornings. Might have something to do with the fact that I switched from coffee to tea this week... John is starting sims (simulators) this weekend so I am looking forward to some girl time at the beach, and hopefully starting this book. Before all that though, tonight I am going in with John during his practice sim so I can see what it's like in there. I'm pretty pumped! 

Here are some neat things from around the web this week: 

  • Have you subscribed to the Daily Skimm? The Skimm is this awesome daily e-newsletter which gives you all the main points of breaking news for that day. Their website reads "We do the reading for you--across subject lines and party lines--and break it down with fresh editorial content. We read. You skimm." In a nutshell--it rocks, and I have loved incorporating it into my morning routine. 
  • We made this pasta dish this week, and it was so yummy and so easy. I subbed quinoa pasta for regular wheat, and added torn up mozz at the end. 
  • Joanna from Cup of Jo kicked off another installment of her "Motherhood Around the World" series with this post about being an American mother in England. I am not a mom yet but I still loved this post because so many of the cultural observations she makes are so true and reminded me of the time I have spent in England and Scotland.
  • Love this picnic table makeover. 
  • I loved reading about Chaney and Charlie's trip to Paris on her blog, May Richer Fuller Be. Their trip sounded amazing, and reminded me so much of our trip there last year. Check out her posts for some awesome tips on getting around Paris and fun things to do. (Hello bike tour of the Champagne region--deff putting that on the list of things to do for next time)

What are you all up to this weekend? 

xoxo,

Emily

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 + A Book Review

Happy Friday every one! My friend Danielle has been raving about The Fault in Our Stars for months, and I finally had a chance to read it earlier this week. I really wanted to read it before the movie hit theatres today, and I am so glad that I did! The book seriously lives up to it's hype--it is poignant, funny, heart-breaking, and beautiful all at once. I read it over the span of an afternoon and morning, as it is a quick read and I was so mesmerized. I am a bit picky about books, but I highly recommend this one. The story is about two teenagers with cancer, and it really helped me understand terminal illness better. If you have not read it yet, go ahead and grab a copy here. 

Here are some fun links!

  • I feel like my Dad would love these...
  • I love all the cup pulls in this post. Thinking about jazzing up our white Ikea dresser with some gold ones!
  • Anyone thinking about chopping their hair? My sister-in-law just did and she looks so pretty. Read this to prepare yourself before you grab the scissors. 
  • This looks sooo yummy, and healthy!
  • Now that I am done with TFIOS, I am reading this. Come on...you know you love her! (Said in my best posh accent)
  • I bookmarked this great travelogue in the hopes of one day making it to Hong Kong!
  • After reading this post about about introverts and extroverts, I think I may be an ambivert! What are you?!
  • Love Game of Thrones? Want G.R.R. Martin to write you into the next book? Got $20k? You got it! Read more here.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

xoxo

Emily

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Some snapshots of our week...

Some snapshots of our week...

Happy Friday everyone! We had a busy but fun week, a highlight being watching John's softball team, the Goats, in the playoffs under the lights on wednesday night. Today we (Flynn included) are headed up to Albany, Georgia to visit one of our most favorite people, my godmother Libby, for the long weekend! John starts Primary next Monday (!!) so we were so grateful for an excuse to take a weekend away before he starts the grind. (Not sure what Primary is? Check out my crash course to Navy flight school here.) I am really looking forward to cooking out tomorrow night at the lake, and doing a little fishing. What are you getting up to over the long weekend?

Here are some neat links from around the web this week:

  • I have literally never seen anything like this.
  • Anthropologie has the cutest things for summer right now. Im currently digging these, these, and this
  • Military friends do you know about this? Talk about something fun to do on those unbearably hot days coming up!
  • Ok my fellow rosé lovers (I'm looking at you, Mom and Aunt Hopie,) here is your go-to guide for pink wine. 

 

Have a great weekend, you guys! 

xoxo,

Emily

P.S. Thank you so much to everyone for your sweet words about this post on monday, it seriously made my week. Have you experienced simple joy this week? If so, please share in the comments section below! I would love to hear! If you are an email subscriber than go ahead and click through to the website in order to comment :-)