Thursday, November 29, 2012

Say Goodbye...

...To the 'Stache.

This bad boy has been with us all month for "Movember" and hallelujah, it is only here for one more day! I hope. Please, Dear Zeus, let that thing come off.
It's just that it's a bit hard to take this man seriously when I'm constantly being stared at by this hairy caterpillar that seems to have a mind of its own.

Though, I suppose it's a bit hard to take me seriously when I look like a pregnant Eskimo by trying to hide my purse in my jacket while in crowded areas...

...complete with multi-colored earmuffs over a Q-Tip beanie...

...fine. I'll stop judging.

Anyway, it's our last night in Madrid. Tomorrow morning, we're off to Barcelona via high-speed train!
Which, I'm kind of glad.
The guy's place that we rented from here in Madrid is slightly gross.
Like, some foreign dark hairs left in the bed, gross.
So yeah, I'm happy to have a change of scenery.

Oh, the things I've experienced with just 12 days of international travel.
But apart from the homesickness, it's been an amazing adventure so far.
We're constantly in awe that we actually went through with this.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you in Barcelona!

But before you go, I want you to meet Casey. She's a fellow traveler too!
And since you all seem to have a love for travel as well, you'll definitely enjoy her blog and her amazing pictures that she takes from around the world!

Take it away, Casey!


Hey MishLovinLife followers!  I'm Casey from True Colours and I'm so excited to be guest posting over here today!
My blog follows my husband and I as we travel and enjoy our beautiful world.
We just got back from Iceland yesterday, were in New York City earlier this month, and heading to New Orleans in December, so needless to say, we've been all over recently!  

I'm posting all week on True Colours about our Iceland trip (and you can read up on all the other fabulous places we've been & check out my travel guides) but here's a few of my favorite things about our last couple of trips to Iceland and New York.

What I Loved About New York City:
1) The energy this city has is intoxicating.  It sort of swoops you up and makes you fall in love with it.

2) The West Village, DUMBO in Brooklyn and the Flat Iron area were my favorite sections of the city by far.  I loved the laid back village feel in the West Village, the cool hipster vibe in Brooklyn and the city-chic feel of the Flat Iron area.

3) The food in NYC is incredible.  Being from Portland, we're pretty "foodie" people up here in the Pacific NW and we were not disappointed.  My favorite meals were at Pastis (French) and Boqueria (Spanish).  We got our fill of incredible food during our trip.


What I Loved About Iceland:
1) The pure untouched landscapes were unspeakable in Iceland.  We spent a whole day with just a guide out exploring and there were so many moments when my breath was literally taken away.  The exotic beauty of the land is truly incredible.

2) The Icelandic horses were my favorite part of the whole trip.  Horses are everywhere in Iceland and on a road out in the middle of nowhere, we pulled over and walked up to the fence, of which all the horses came up to us and we were suddenly surrounded by all these gorgeous horses.  Without another person within miles of us, it was one of those moments you always remember.

3) The colors in the sky in Iceland are incredible and because this time of year they only get about 5 hours of daylight, the sky all day has a painted quality with the sun never truly rising in the sky.  We saw some of the most spectacular colors in the sky from pale blues to purples and rich pinks... every day the sky blew me away.

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Photos copyright to True Colours Blog

Head on over to Casey's blog and show her some love!




  1. Thanks for guest post spot Michelle! Enjoy Barcelona!

  2. Need more pics of the scenery around the places you're visiting.

  3. I still think you are the coolest person for actually doing all of this! So jealous. :)

  4. When I lived in Costa Rica I would hide my backpack like that too! I felt like a fake pregnant ninja!
    My BF is growing a Movember stache and he even created 1980's sideburns. blah!

  5. Gosh i would love to go to Iceland. hmmmm...
    you will look good preggo (if that ever happens haha)

  6. Michelle,you seriously crack me up!! loved the preggo eskimo look!! lol very tourist chic ;)
    sounds like your having so much fun, barcelona is great too, make sure you check out some of the Southern coastal regions of Spain- TO DIE FOR!

  7. love it! cant wait to see what fun adventures Barcelona holds for you guys xo

  8. UGH. Movember. My husband subjected the world to a "mustache" last year. I am so thankful that he spared me this year. Enjoy Barcelona! It is absolutely gorgeous.

    Fizz and Frosting

  9. LOL not the stache! Wish I were living it up in Spain with you, drink enough for the two of us!

  10. I'd hide my purse that way too, no shame. Have fun in Barcelone. Ew on the current living situation

  11. i'm frightened by the thought of foreign hairs. yikes.

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