Friday, September 30, 2016

Wear to Work (vol 2)

Week 2 of what I wore to work. I was super sick this past weekend so I didn't go to work this Monday which means only 3 outfits from me this week. I am sure you are all disappointed haha.




Also, don't mind that I didn't line my camera up right so two of my pictures don't have my feet in them. Clearly not a fashion blogger.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oslo.

We spent our second day in Oslo going to just about every museum in the city. We wanted to hit the ground running and we definitely did.


We started at the Norse Folk Museum. It is an outdoor museum that was made up of old Norweigen buildings. Most of them were wooden buildings and I can not even imagine how cold it would be in Norway in the winter...especially in a wooden house. 






This was my favorite little white house. I have a soft spor for white houses and when they are tiny Norweigen houses I just can't help myself.


The next stop was the Viking Ship museum.



The boats were huge! And I can not even understand how they could have built them so long ago. Or how they lasted so long. The best part about this museum is that Spencer tried to take a video with the Gopro and the security guard walked up to him and said "no selfie sticks here." I don't know why I thought it was so funny but it was all I could take to not bust out laughing until the guard walked away. 

After the Viking Ship museum we went to the Norweigen Holocaust museum. 


Holocaust museums are always tough but always worth going to. It was depressing and sobering but really interesting to learn about the Holocaust from a different perspective.  

Then our fourth museum of the day was the Nobel Peace Prize museum (told you we went to a lot of museums) but first we had to have lunch. And sticking to our true selves we found food trucks.


I had a delicious meatball sandwich and Spencer had some kind of burrito. For some reason I thought it was funny that they had Mexican food in Norway, Mexico just seems so far away from Norway. 

You can see the Nobel Peace Prize museum behind the food trucks. They had some really cool exhibits and I realized I know basically nothing about the Nobel Peace Prize. Even after going to the museum I still don't know that much about it.  Like I am not quite sure if the prize is from Norway or Sweden. For some reason they have museums in both countries. Odd. Maybe it is time to do some more research. 


Then we hurried off the the Munch museum which was slighly disappointing. I was hoping "the scream" would be there but it wasn't (we saw it in Sweden so we survived) and it only had one exhibit so it was not the highlight of our day. But they did have this cool picture frame outside so I guess that made it all worth it.



Then we went right back to our Airbnb and we went right to sleep. Because 5 museums is way way too many for one day. 

Oslo Day 1. Check.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Vigeland Park.

We got to Oslo in the late afternoon so we only had time to stop by Vigeland Park before it was time to call it a night but this was the perfect way to introduce ourselves to Oslo.



The whole park is filled with statues by Gustav Vigeland and all of his statues happen to be naked. 






The focal point of the park is this huge statue made up of a bunch of people in a big tower. I am not quite sure I understand the meaning behind it but it is pretty cool. The tower is surrounded by a bunch of other statues. Basically this guy made a ton of statues. 









This park was probably one of my favorite things we did in Oslo. It was just so cool and also really funny because we are so immature. 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wear to Work (vol 1)

So this is definitely not a fashion blog but lately I have been loving Studio DIY's wear to work series. She always wears the cutest clothes and I really like seeing how she styles her clothes. So since I am working now, I figured I would start my own series. My outfits are definitely not going to be as cute or as creative as her's but I have really enjoyed putting together "business casual" outfits this past two weeks. 

So here we go.





Not gonna lie, this week was rougher than my first week of work because we were babysitting for a family while the parents were out of town so getting ready and trying to get 4 kids ready was not super easy.  I will hopefully look more put together next week. Also, I obviously wore shoes to work but my work shoes hurt my feet so I always leave them in the car and just wear other shoes into the house haha.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Golden Circle

The traditional tour that most everyone does when they go to Iceland is called the Golden Circle. It goes to Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss. We were planning on just going on a tour bus but in the end we decided to rent a car which ended up being way better because we could go at our own pace and we got to add on some extras.

Thingvellir is the continental divide between the North American continent and the European continent. It was pretty cool to see but the surrounding area was the real star of the show.



Can you even handle it???


Honestly we only spent like 3 minutes here because we had so many things on our list to see this day and once we saw it there wasn't really any reason to stay.

The next stop was Geysir. Which is the geyser that all the other geysers are named after.






I know you guys have never seen a Geysir erupt so obviously you needed a sequence of pictures haha. I just thought it was sweet that I captured it all the way up. It was surrounded by all of these hot springs and Spencer lovingly named this one Mr. Bubbly.



Back on the road to Gulfoss. I was so so excited to see this and it lived up to all of my expectations.






The best!


We just pulled over on the side of the road to take this picture and I think it might be my favorite picture of the whole trip. I can not get over how beautiful Iceland is!!!

We then stopped at Urridafoss. Which was slightly underwhelming after seeing Gulfoss. You know you are spoiled when you are finding waterfalls underwhelming haha.


I know I said that earlier picture was my favorite but this next one is probably my actual favorite. Seljalandsfoss was perfection.






Then we hit the waterfall jackpot. I do not think I will ever see a waterfall that can rival this one. (Well I have been to Victoria Falls and that is the real waterfall motherload but this one is pretty dang close).

SKOGAFOSS



So amazing. And then we proceeded to hike up one million steps.


To get this view.


Then up one million more steps to this view.



Safe to say walking up all those steps was worth it. We rounded out our day of exploring by going to the black sand beach and the basalt pillars.





I have to say that this was probably my favorite day of our whole trip. We got to see so many amazing things and we were able to go at our own pace and just really enjoy it. I would seriously recommend Iceland to everyone. It was so unique and stunning and everyone was so nice. Just all around the best. 

Next stop. Norway.