Sunday Links

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What is everyone up to this weekend? John and I went out on  a date last night for dinner and then Mockingjay...it rocked. Have you seen it? What did you think?! I would love to hear.

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

  • For all my adorable baby animal fans...The video of this puppy mama playing with her babies...
  • I have become completely addicted to The Fresh Market's mulling spices this week...so yummy and cozy in a mug of hot apple cider!
  • I have also been making this edamame and spinach soup for the past few weeks. It is delicious, and surprisingly low-cal. John and I both love soup when the temp drops at this time of year, and this soup has been totally hitting the spot.
  • What are your pet peeves?  This illustration from Emily McDowell  on Cup of Jo this week cracks me up. My parents are rolling their eyes right now but mine  are loud chewers and breathers...UGH
  • Wouldn't this sweet little photo printer be such a great Christmas present for an avid instagrammer? It looks pretty awesome to me.

We are spending this rainy  afternoon cozied up watching A Most Wanted Man and doing some Thanksgiving prep. Can you believe it is this week?! I can't wait--we are hosting about fifteen of our friends and I am cooking a turkey for the first time....eeek! It's going to be great...right?!

xoxo,

Emily

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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

{Pensacola Do} Weekend + Links

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What did you guys get up to this weekend?! I finally made it home friday evening and just laid low with the Hubs as I was still feeling pretty crummy. Yesterday I worked and then met John and some friends across the park at the Pensacola Bay Brewery! The weather was so lovely, the perfect evening to sit outside and catch up with friends over a drink. From there we all headed to Dharma Blue for a delicious dinner, and then home to watch Captain Phillips. Not a bad saturday night for having just been laid so low by a serious cold..

Reunited with this beaut, and it was the best. 

Reunited with this beaut, and it was the best. 

After church today we ran by Fresh Market to pick up a yummy picnic of rotisserie chicken, heirloom tomatoes, feta, and a few crusty baguettes to sandwich all that deliciousness, and then headed to the beach at Fort Pickens for the afternoon! Seriously, today was one of those great salty days, the days I dream of in the dark of winter, the days that leave you toasted and mellow but satisfied after being by the sea. Some days it is so hard to feel content in the moment, but not today. 

Happy girl on the beach

Happy girl on the beach

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Here are some links for everyone who isn't quite ready for the weekend to end or would enjoy a few more minutes of escapism. 

  • We all know English and Spanish are the most commonly spoken languages in the US, but this map shows which languages come in third in every state...it's pretty interesting. Texas- Vietnamese? Who knew..
  • She has done it again! My seriously talented bestie Lindsey's DIY rug was featured on Wayfair this week! How cool is that?! I am itching to read her tutorial on Mac & Marlborough and make one for our screened in porch after we refinish the furniture. 
  • Our wonderful wedding photographer, Leah Haydock, was featured on ShotKit last week! If you are at all an aspiring photog or even just a novice constantly trying to pick up tips and tricks (like me), ShotKick is a cool site that profiles photographers from all the around the world, and what they keep in their bags. 
  • I love love LOVE having fresh flowers in the house, and am working on my arranging techniques. This tutorial looks fabulous, I can't wait to try my hand at it!
  • I just discovered the Hemsley + Hemsley blog this week and let me tell you--these girls rock.  I want to make every. single. recipe. Everything just looks so yummy and fresh, exactly what I have been craving lately.

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Peace be with you,

Emily

Happy Saturday + Weekend Links (And a Surprise!!)

Hello everyone! Hope that you are having a fabulous start to your long weekend! We have had the most wonderful morning...as evidenced by the picture above. He's here! Flynn is here!

Flynn (4 month old, wirehaired pointing griffon) has come to live with us in Pensacola. His dad, our best friend Danny, is being rushed through EOD school (explosives ordinance) and so we decided it might be nice for Flynn to come stay with us for a while. Needless to say, we have been so excited...

Flynn took the red-eye last night from California, so we picked him up bright and early this morning. He was a little confused as to who these two strangers were who knew his name and commands, but sooo happy to be out of his crate and given lots of cuddles. He is so handsome and the. sweetest. We are excited to get to know him, adventure with him, and hopefully get him pointing at some birds ;-)

Almost immediately after we picked Flynn up we headed over to the Blue Crab in Perdido Key (Johns house from his old life as a Bachelor) to celebrate our great friend Archie's engagement to his beautiful now-fiancée Jordan!! Archie proposed early this morning on the beach, and then they came back to the Blue Crab for a delicious surprise brunch with a bunch of our friends. It was so fun to celebrate with these two, and we wish them so many blessings. They couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day either--it is positively lovely outside.

Anyhoo--what is everyone up to for the rest of the weekend?! I am excited to sit out on our sunny porch and read the latest installment of Country Living from the UK. No joke, I've stopped into Barnes and Noble like every other day for the past two weeks to see if it was here! I blame my sweet friend Anna Taylor for this obsession--she has great taste in mags, and style to match! Tonight we are having some friends over for dinner, (I'm making yummy roast chicken and mashed cauliflower) and tomorrow we are excited to go to church, spend the day with Flynn, and go on a hike...

Feels like the world is our oyster.

Here are some fun weekend links!

  • Looking for something yummy to bake this weekend? I made this lemon-lime pound cake for Brunch this morning and it was insane.
  • I was so moved by this video of autistic children surfing. Definitely worth a watch, and there is a sweet cameo from Homeland's David Marciano, aka Virgil.
  • John has read about half of this book in the last day, and will probably finish it through the weekend. We used Water Dog when training my lab, Abby, and our friend Will's dogs were trained beautifully using this method.
  • I've been dying to plant some pots with herbs on our porch, and was inspired by this pin, so for Valentines Day John sent me to Lowes to get the supplies. Now I have 2 baby rosemary, 2 baby lavender, and a parsley going out there! I'm pumped to maximize this space and continue to cultivate my little garden.
  • The preview for this movie looks so romantic (Lady Sybil, duh) but I really wanted to read the book first. I finally picked it up and am excited to start it this weekend. Who has read it? What did you think? I am pretty sure I am about 30 years late to this party...

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Emily

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