Happy Friday!

August 16, 2013
poppies em and mike {The talented Kate and Sean, of Poppies and Me Photography, sent me this photo from the wedding we attended in France a few weeks ago. It’s one of my favorites of us together. This is how I feel my face looks when I look at my husband. Joy and amazement that he’s mine for eternity.}

Happy Friday, friends! I’m still in sunny Spain, sitting on the bed watching the boats sail by and listening to the water lap against the shore below the house. Funnily, the house we’re staying in is called Forever. I mean, come on. If you would let me, I would certainly stay forever. The house has so many fruit trees, and nooks for reading, and a pool overlooking the ocean. It also has a commercial kitchen, so many patios and decks, and easy access to cheap and delicious Spanish wine. Michael is going to have to drag me home.

It has been the perfect end to a really wonderful summer of travel. When we return to Dublin, we’ll get back to a regular schedule and a normal routine, which I am actually looking forward to. I have so many projects that are waiting for a little attention, and obviously so many DIYs to get to work on. But Michael and I are so grateful to have had this summer of travel together, with lots of sunshine and quality times sitting around the table with so many family and friends.

This week, even though I’ve been in Spain, I’ve been getting some work done. I write the monthly newsletter for The Hive conference, and you can sign up even if you haven’t been to The Hive for tips and tricks from bloggers on how to grow your audience or just generally improve your blog. I also recorded a little video for this new initiative called the What I See Project, aimed at empowering women and changing women’s perceptions of themselves. And I wrote another in my Snapshot of a Marriage series on our friends Bill and Sharon for Snippet & Ink. It was a productive week by the ocean!

I hope you all had wonderful weeks as well, and I hope you have fun weekends planned ahead of you! See you on Monday!


  • Reply KtMac August 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Emily! I’m a long time reader, but shy commenter. It always feels so awkward leaving those first few comments, but I wanted to tell you, I love your cherry blog and I adore this picture of the two of you. You both look so happy and in love!

  • Reply Poppiesandme August 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I ADORE this picture of ye! It totally captures you both so well. If someone said to us “what are Emily and Michael like?” I’d just show them this picture. Thrilled that Sean took it!

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