Archives: Life Posts

Europe!

Hey friends!  As I just posted on Gimme Some Oven, I arrived in Europe today!!!  I am going to be spending the next 3.5 weeks here traveling around Spain, France, Italy and England, and would love for you to join along as I photo journal the trip. Now that...

the hobbit giveaway

It is Hobbit Week at Gimme Some!  And we are kicking off the Middle Earth fun today with a few Hobbit-themed giveaways. Since I am the resident food blogger, I immediately knew I had to go with this awesome Second Breakfast print from TieDyeJedi.  I have seen it many...

new ‘do.

Just a normal Wednesday.  Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool….

ridiculousness.

So, I woke up this morning, and had a small revelation: I have been a bit ridiculous lately. Ok, maybe more than a bit.  :)

2012 holiday book giveaway

I am excited about today’s giveaway for so many reasons. First of all, I am thrilled to be featuring (and maybe introducing a few of you) to one of my favorite bloggers — Elise Blaha.  I have been following Elise’s beautiful blog and shop for years.  (I was even bookmarking...

christmas carols.

One of my favorite things about teaching music is getting to play and sing lots of Christmas songs with my students each December.  The kids love it.  The adults love it.  And even after listening to Christmas songs for 6 hours straight this past Monday, I still loved it!...

thanksgiving in chicago.

Our family took off to Chicago for Thanksgiving this year to visit my sister and brother-in-law.  Although apparently we picked the one morning that all flights were cancelled due to heavy fog!  Thankfully AA was on the ball and immediately rebooked our tickets, so we made it in later...

winter workouts

Confession: I am a total cold weather wimp. Give me long walks in the sunshine, pretty bike rides through the park or laps in the pool any day when it’s warm out.  But once the forecast dips below about 40 degrees, I’m done.  The only reason you’ll find me hanging...

help me choose!

Time for some new specs! I’ve been wearing glasses since I was a young pup, and every year my vision continues to get a little bit worse.  (Bummer.)  But every year or two, that also gives a good excuse for some new glasses.  (Yay!) So this round, I’m finally...

blessed.

blessed.

There are a few words in the English language that I handle very carefully. The “b” word is certainly one. Having worked on staff in a mega-church for seven years, and been part of all different kinds of Christian communities for many more, I have heard people throw the...

(re)meet ali!

(re)meet ali!

Yep, that’s me! I wasn’t planning to include a writer’s interview post on this site, since many of you have already been following along with me on Gimme Some Oven for weeks, months, or even years (3.5 now!).  But after introducing the three new writers in interviews on the...

welcome to gimme some life

welcome to gimme some life

Hi everyone!  Ali, here, from Gimme Some Oven. I am beyond grateful today to be introducing you to my new new blog, Gimme Some Life!  For years I have been writing all sorts of recipe posts at GSO that have included a few glimpses into my life and thoughts...