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January Update!

Hey friends!  We’re back with our monthly update today about expat life this past month here in Barcelona.  And man, this month was a good one. From unexpectedly awesome holidays, to eating an insane amount of onions, to a pilgrimage to the birthplace of paella, to hosting our very first American visitor,...

My 5 Favorite Travel Tech Gadgets

Today I’m sharing my 5 favorite tech gadgets that I legit love and bring along with me on every trip! Hey guys!  I’ve been getting lots and lots of questions from you all on Instagram lately, asking about some of the random tech gadgets that I bring along with me while traveling.  (Plus...

Weekend in Madrid

A few highlights from our 3-day weekend in Madrid, including details on where we stayed, what we did, and what we ate. Ever since we moved to Barcelona this past October, our bucket list has been growing with new places that we hope to explore around Europe these next few years.  So many places, you guys! ...

December Update!

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, everyone! We’re back today with our December update and, per ushe, there’s lots happening around here to report!  (Which — this video has taught me — I do with All The Hand Motions.  Apparently I’m the 🤗🤗🤗 emoji in real life.) As always, thank you so much...

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...

Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Caga Tió, The Christmas Pooping Log! (VIDEO)

One of the best surprises of moving to Barcelona has actually been getting to know some of the Gimme Some Oven readers that live here in Barcelona.  Case in point — my new friend and long-time blog reader, Laura, who graciously agreed to come and help us with today’s new...

Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Lights!

Hey friends!  We’re back today with the second video in our series about Christmas in Barcelona, and today’s subject is near and dear to my exterior-illumination-loving heart… …Christmas lights! For weeks and weeks, Barclay and I watched during the daytime as thousands of lights were strung across all of the streets...

Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Markets! (VIDEO)

Happy December, friends! Hope that this holiday season finds each of you well, and snuggled up somewhere this weekend with a nice crackling fire or a warm mug of hot cocoa with some twinkly lights nearby. ✨ Here in Barcelona, the Christmas season is already in full swing, and the city is abuzz...

Gimme Some Barcelona | November Update! (VIDEO)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🦃 🍁 💛 We’re missing all of you in the States lots and lots today, and hope that each of you have a delicious and gratitude-filled day ahead, surrounded by those you love.  It’s 70 degrees and sunny today here in Barcelona (nooo complaints here), and our Friendsgiving celebration with...

Our First Barcelona Apartment Tour! (VIDEO)

Hey friends!  ¡Saludos desde Barcelona!  🙋 Ever since we moved here (now a little over 2 weeks ago), we’ve been getting lots and lots of questions about our cute new little Spanish apartment.  So today, I thought it might be fun to give you an official video tour! As I mention...

Currently

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...

Our Wedding Video

Alright, final wedding post of the week, I promise.  (You all have been champs to stick with me this far! 💛)  It’s a final glimpse of our special day…on video! Big thanks to our talented friend and videographer, David Matthew Fiser, for spending the entire day with us and capturing...