Category: Everyday Life

Ali Martin Pregnant In Barcelona

Hey, Bebé!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve looked forward to finally having this news to share. We’re pregnant, you guys! ♡♡♡ Those of you who have been following our story for awhile know that it has been a long road for Barclay and I as we...

El Gotico Barcelona

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Hey, friends. ♡ How are you doing today?  Hangin’ in there?  Finding a moment when you need it to recharge? I realize that the last update I posted here was back in March, just a few weeks into what ended up being a very-long and very-strict period of quarantine...

Day In The Life

Buenos días from Barcelona, friends! I’ve been getting so many emails, comments and messages these past few weeks from many of you, kindly been checking in on us with the situation here in Spain.  (Thank you. ♡)   So today I thought I would pop in today with a little...

Barclay and Ali Martin

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Hey friends ♡ I hope that this finds you well and warm today, wherever life may have you this January.  We have been snuggled up inside here in Barcelona this past week, while Storm Gloria has slowly been making its way across the country.  And while the weather outside...

Day In The Life

A photo journal of my day yesterday here in Barcelona. ♡  (This post includes affiliate links.) 6:45am: Too early!  Try as I may, I’ve never succeeded in turning into a natural morning person… 6:55am: …but this definitely helps. ♡  Iced pour-over, my absolute fave. 7:00am: Still at it with my early (online) Spanish...

Day In The Life

Hey friends! ♡ I thought I would try something new today and move my little “Day In The Life” series from Instagram over to the blog for a change.  I always love a good peek into someone else’s everyday life.  So for anyone interested, here’s a little snapshot — ha,...

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

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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...

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...