TGIF

Lamberts Cove, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts | photo: author

Lamberts Cove, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts | photo: author

Happy Friday people! What a week! The above picture makes me feel happy and sun-kissed just by looking at it. I took it a few summers ago on the Vineyard, and it completely brings me back to a sweet time. (This has nothing to do with the two people in that picture. Honestly, I have no idea who they are...ha!) Summer is flying by, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy it, preferably outside enjoying one or two lovely sunsets.

What is everyone up to this weekend? I am headed up to Virginia for my dear friend Trey's wedding. Unfortunately, I am flying solo because of John's crazy primary schedule, but I am still beyond excited to see all of my best friends from college. On top of celebrating Trey and his wonderful bride-to-be Christie on Saturday night, we are also hoping to hit up a winery and some polo in Charlottesville, as well as do a little adventuring in Leesburg.

This week has been so crazy that I only now starting to register the fact that I am going to be seeing some of my favorite people in the whole world in just two days! Such a treat, and one that I want to be completely present for. Because of that, I probably will not post on Monday but I promise to be back on Tuesday with some details of our gallivants! Check out my instagram @evr_thegallivant for some updates and hot off the press footage of #stankytreywed. 

What are YOU up to this weekend? Whatever it is--I hope it brings you joy. 

xoxo,

Emily

P.S. Cheers to Ts. ;-) #stankytreywed

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

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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