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Ask Ali: Entertaining

Hey guys!  I’m back with this month’s Q&A, and I’ve totally been looking forward to it because today we are chatting about one of my favorite things on earth… …entertaining. ♡ Now of course, I am by noooo means any kind of entertaining expert.  Martha Stewart would most certainly flip if she...

10 Things That Have Surprised Me About Marriage

10 Things That Have Surprised Me About Marriage

A year and a half ago, this handsome fox and I tied the knot. And, as everyone had promised, that magical day really was just the starting line for bigger adventures to come. It feels crazy, really, looking back on all that has happened in that short amount of time. ...

Lisbon Portugal

Weekend In Lisbon

All of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit in Lisbon, Portugal. Well, I think this officially wins the award as the latest trip recap I’ve ever posted.  (My apologies to those of you who keep asking for our travel recs!)  But this week, I...

Ask Ali: Life Behind The Scenes

Ask Ali: Life Behind The Scenes

New series alert! When I asked in our reader survey last month what you would like to see on the blog in 2019, there was one request that you all kept writing in — more behind-the-scenes stuff.  Also more quick/easy/healthy dinner recipes, but hey, those were already on the agenda!...

Currently | Gimme Some Oven

Currently

Gosh, it’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Last year at this time, we were less than two months into our move to Barcelona, and literally everything around us was new.  From exploring the endless streets of magical Christmas lights here in Barcelona, to discovering all of the traditional and super-quirky items to be...

What to expect on a Viking ocean cruise

What To Expect On A Viking Ocean Cruise

Lots and lots of details about our recent experience sailing on a Viking Ocean Cruise! Alright guys, cozy up.  (Long post alert!)  Today I’m finally sharing all about our recent sail through the Baltic Sea with Viking Ocean Cruises! As I mentioned in my post about spending three days beforehand in Stockholm, this trip...

Ali and Barclay in Barcelona, Spain | Gimme Some Oven

Currently

Happy Friday, everyone!  ♡ I hope that today finds you warm and well, wherever in the world life may find you.  It’s still a balmy 74 degrees today here in Barcelona, which makes this summer-loving heart of mine exceedingly happy.  We have our French doors flung wide open, and are planning to...

On Curves and Chronic Pain | My Scoliosis Story

On Curves and Chronic Pain

Yesterday, I sat down with yet another doctor to talk about the story of this curve. About how a titanium rod was screwed in to help straighten it when I was a freshman in high school. About how a decade later, I felt a frightening snap. About how after going...

How to have a Personal Seasonal Mini-Retreat | Free printable questionnaire available to download

How To Have A Seasonal Personal Mini-Retreat

A few years ago, I read the book Essentialism, which I loved for many reasons.  But perhaps mostly so because it introduced me to the idea of the “quarterly personal offsite.”  I know, the name sounds ultra-corporate, but the practice itself is actually really simple — taking time once every three months to...

Stockholm, Sweden

Three Days in Stockholm

All of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit in Stockholm, Sweden. Hej hej!  I’ve finally sorted through a few million trip photos and am excited to tell you all about our trip to Stockholm, Sweden. As many of you saw on Instagram, Barclay and I flew north...

Currently

Wow, it feels like an eternity since I’ve written about anything other than food and travel here. If we were grabbing a drink to catch up together, I feel like this is the moment when I give you a big hug and apologize for being so MIA lately.  ♡  Life has definitely...

Week in Greece (Santorini and Folegandros)

All of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit in Santorini and Folegandros, Greece. For our very first year as European expats, Barclay and I decided to make the most of our time here and go big by planning one another epic bucket list trips to celebrate our...