{Gallivant Reads} On Writing

Happy Monday Friends! How was your weekend? It felt like we achieved the perfect combination of spending time with our friends, while also hanging out and relaxing at home, capped off with some great joint cleaning and organizing to start the week off on the right note. Also, funny thing, John and I spent way too much time on Zillow last night exploring real estate options in various places we may live next. Soooo far in the future (at least 1.25 years) but it is fun to dream! 

I have been reading Stephen King's memoir, On Writing,  and wanted to mention it on here because I have been enjoying it so much. Confession: I have never actually read a book by Stephen King because horror isn't really my thing, but I have seen The Shining and Shawshank Redemption. Regardless of whether or not you are a huge fan of Stephen King, though, if you aspire to write than this is a must-read. After all--the guy has been turning out novels for decades. I have found that he writes eloquently about writing itself, as well as being a writer. His suggestions and advice are approachable and practical, plus learning about his process is fascinating. Beyond the writing,  I have been surprised by how interesting his life has been, and particularly enjoyed reading about life before his big break and where his motivation comes from. I haven't finished On Writing yet, but I have read enough that I would strongly recommend it. Let's just say that every time I put it down I feel that fire to write. Eureka! 

On a totally different note--lets hear it for easy week-night dinners! Nothing beats getting home from work at 5:30 and knowing that dinner is going to be delicious, quick, healthy, and easy to make. We had this for dinner last night, and it was so yummy. Totally scratched the take out itch, but was 10 million times better for us! It's only Monday so you have plenty of time to go out, grab the ingredients, and whip it up one night this week. You can thank me later. Also, if you have any favorite week night meals I would love to hear about them! Share in the comments section below, and we can all benefit!

Have a great day Lovelies.



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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.