Category: Everyday Life

Ali and Barclay in Barcelona, Spain | Gimme Some Oven

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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...

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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...

Our 2017 Christmas “Card” (VIDEO)

Friends!  In lieu of sending out official holiday cards this year, because — let’s face it, both of us are total procrastinators, plus mailboxes and inboxes of all kinds have never been our forte — we thought we’d sing you all a little Christmas song instead.  ♡ From our home to yours, we wish...

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Feeling all kinds of relief after finally turning in our mountain of visa paperwork to the Spanish government last week, which included a hot-off-the-press lease for our first tiny little apartment in Barcelona!!!  (Can’t stop staring at this charming photo from our soon-to-be balcony.)  If all goes according to plan, we will be packing up...

2017 Summer Faves

I think this quarterly update officially wins the award for Most Life That Has Happened Around Here In Three Short Months. Truly.  From the absolute highest of highs, to some unexpected losses and lows…from big moves here at home, to prepping for our upcoming big move abroad…from memorable moments spent with our loved...

I’ve Been Dying To Tell You Something For Awhile Now…

WE’RE MOVING TO SPAIN!!! Specifically…Barcelona! In just 3 months! And I’m thrilled to finally tell you all about it today!  😄😄😄  Seriously, I’m the worst at keeping secrets, so it has been killin’ me to keep this on the DL these past few months while while we have been wrapping up some logistics....

2017 Spring Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone!  ? Thought I’d take a break from recipes today and chime in with an update on life behind the scenes around here this spring. First off, can I just take a second to shout from the rooftops how THRILLED I am that we’ve finally sprung forward?!?...

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Our engagement pics are in! And they’re making me all –> ? ? ? ? ?. Truly, Barclay and I love them so much.  And, I’ve gotta admit that I especially love them because — as opposed to 95% of our photos up until this point — they’re not selfies!  ...

2017 Winter Favorites

Hey, friends!  ♡ Hope that this finds you well and warm on this wintery January day.  I had family in town this weekend and am a little behind with the new recipes this month, so I thought I’d pop in today and share a few of my seasonal faves, plus...

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Loving this Instagram account so much.  Just ordered a letter board for myself this month too! Wanting to know all of your best recommendations for what to cook with my new Instant-Pot (<- on sale again this week on Amazon!).  I’m already feeling like this thing is going to be a life-changer....

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Spreading the word about this Kickstarter that launched last week!  It’s for our church band’s latest album — Mike Crawford and the Secret Siblings.  (Shhh, I’m a secret sibling, and sing on a few tracks.?)   My friend, Mike, and the 50+ musicians in our church have been working on this...