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Feb 14, 2014

FRESH FACE FRIDAY [& Blog Hop!]: Meet Kelly & Alex

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, LOVEBIRDS!! Ooo I can just feel the love oozing out of everyone today. Don't you just love Valentine's Day? I know, I know…some of you are probably disillusioned by the idea that this holiday is contrived by the greeting card companies to make billions of dollars off of sappy romantics like D and I…but honestly, with so much bad in the world these days, it's nice to have holiday to remind one another of love, not hate. So, Valentine's Day, I love ya! And to my wonderfully awesome readers out there, I LOVE YOU, TOO! If it wasn't for you guys coming back here day after day, I'd probably close up shop and take up ice curling. Really, though…what a weird Olympic sport concept. Anywho, in lieu of romantic dinner plans and boxes of chocolates, D and I are on our way to Austria to spend this long President's Day weekend exploring Salzburg and Innsbruck (you can follow our adventure via Instagram here)! I told D that my Valentine's gift to him would be me promising NOT to sing the entire Sound of Music musical during our trip…but even I can't make that grand of a promise. The hills will most likely be alive with the sound of my screeching. Nevertheless, we're looking forward to spending some time with good friends and taking in the sights of two of Austria's most notable cities. Get ready, Austria! Team Coté's a comin' for ya!

I hope you all have some romantic plans for your Valentine's Day this year! If not, might I suggest cracking open a nice bottle of wine (a good one!), putting on the Robin Thicke Pandora station, and swaying to some slow jams with that special someone? {{winky face}} If Robin Thicke doesn't get your mojo flowin', I don't know who will. But if that doesn't work, you should spend some time hopping around the Fresh Face Friday Blog Hop and getting to know these two sweet-as-pie bloggers below! 

OH, and if you're looking for a new blog to sponsor for March, I've got a few Fresh Face ads spots waiting just for you! Use code BLOGLOVE to get 25% OFF any size ad on the blog from now until February 19th! Meet you back here next week for more traveling fun? Happy LOVE day, everyone! xoxoxo


Meet Kelly...wife, traveler, foodie, and author of A Lovely Life Indeed blog! Kelly is an American expat currently navigating life in Galicia, a tiny costal village in the northwest corner Spain (sounds dreamy!). Over on her blog, you'll find many posts about love & marriage, travel around the New England & Spain, as well as inspirational musings about life and wellness. If you haven't already had the pleasure…take some time and get to know Kelly today!

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What started as a class assignment for a study abroad to London, Our Live Are An Open Blog has come to represent so much more for Alex and her husband Matt. While they used to live in Hawaii, Alex and Matt are now enjoying expat life in South Korea! Over on Alex's slice of the world wide web, you can read about her amazing Asia travels, reflections on expat living, and lots of fun flashback posts that help you get to know Alex a bit better. Head on over and give her a warm welcome, y'all! 

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  1. Girl, I'm not a fan of V-Day but I must say, I love your enthusiasm!! haha :) I'm also all for showing and sharing the love. Have fun in Austria!! xx from Switzerland

  2. Hey Casey! My husband and I just recently moved from Texas to Germany this year so your blog is so helpful! A couple of my friends and I went to Salzburg in January (pictures on my blog) and had a blast! We did the Sound of Music tour (so fun!) and it is the cutest little town! You and your husband will have a blast...Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Hey, I don't quite live in Germany but am just across the border in France (and right beside Switzerland) so it's nice to find your blog! Look forward to reading more. If you are ever in Switzerland, feel free to check out my blog :) Happy Valentine's Day...and Enjoy Austria!


  4. Happy Valentine's Day! Ice curling is such a strange sport! I mean how do you even come up with an idea for that sport? How bored did you have to be? :)

  5. I'm so jealous. Salzburg is one of my favorite cities in Europe! Enjoy your long weekend exploring. Also...last time I was in Salzburg I found out that it is home of the oldest restaurant in Central Europe. You definitely need to pop in for an appetizer or Austrian food just to say you've been there =) We went for lunch and it's a gorgeous place built into the base of the cliffs (around the area where the tram takes you up to the castle). It's called St. Peter Stiftskeller and it's a great local gem. Highly recommend it!

  6. Happy valentines :) I'm new to bloghopping and have added 2 links to my blog posts (i got confused when it said 'add another link') rather than my homepage - I apologise! Hoping i haven't broken the rules! Am currently enjoying reading through all the other posts :) fab idea x


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