health // bath time.

August 21, 2014 in Health.

lately I’ve had a hard time turning my brain off at night.

to say there is a lot going on would be a severe understatement. 

a nightly lavender epsom salt bath has been my savior. paired with candlelight, a notebook for my thoughts, and [once a week] a clay mask for my face.

health // bath time c/o LLinaBC.com

health // bath time c/o LLinaBC.com

health // bath time c/o LLinaBC.com

[find epsom salt in your grocery store's bath section or here].

the do’s + don’ts

do: light candles & turn off all artificial light.
don’t: bring your phone with you. [it won't do well in water & you want to eliminate outside distractions].
do: play soft music or be in silence. whatever is more relaxing for you.
do: 20 minutes of complete + total brain drain. for some that’s eyes closed, silence. for others, its escaping in a book. or maybe, it’s writing out your thoughts. mine is a combination of all three. so find what works for you.
don’t: tell yourself you can’t find time to escape for a few minutes ..

health // bath time c/o LLinaBC.com

the weekend is nearly upon us. and my first bridal shower. woo hoo.

happy thursday.

life // meet sir rigby.

August 14, 2014 in LLinaBC

it all started with a meow outside my parent’s window. and after a bit of a struggle to catch the tiny stray, there was a photo posted on facebook. the sweetest yellow + white kitten, who was in need of a good home. I instantly commented “[J] will take him!”. and the rest is pretty much history.

he joined our little family on friday. and we’ve been on kitten cloud 9 since.

granted our wedding planning has come to a screeching halt. when we’re at home, he wants to play or cuddle as close to our faces as possible. making it hard to do just about anything. but we’re suckers for him already. and can’t help but give in.

life // meet sir rigby c/o LLinaBC.com

life // meet sir rigby c/o LLinaBC.com

see more on instagram // especially the shot of him cuddling with [J] our first morning together. that’s when he really stole my heart.

so my absence was strictly because I’ve been spending all my free time enjoying our new bundle.

happy thursday.

wedding // it’s all in the details.

August 7, 2014 in wedding.

I truly cannot get enough of [J] + I’s engagement photographs. not in a self-centered way. but in an ‘amazed we pulled together such a beautifully styled shoot’ way. especially since it was our first time. obviously it was a vision we created + brought to life with a lot of help from our photographers, steph + dado of 5th photography.

we are so happy they are fun + artsy, and not your “typical” engagement photos. they were so much fun to shoot. and I see [J] + I’s true self’s portrayed in the images. [thank you steph + dado, you did that!].

it was all in the details.

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

it was easily my pinterest dream come true.

see more of our engagement photographs at 5th photography.

happy thursday.

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