2013: year in review.

2013: year in review // LLinaBC.com

I’d say 2013 was one for the books. [J] & I moved to des moines, IA, and made our apartment a home. we traveled to minneapolis for a weekend with amazing friends. and celebrated mother’s day in one of the sweetest, little towns the amana colonies. my dad, [J], & I banded together to throw my mom an unforgettable 50th birthday. megan of the thread affect + I finally met/went to a blogging event in chicago. I fell in love with des moines, especially the farmer’s market breakfast burritos. attended my family reunion in small town iowa. took the most amazing 16 day cross-country road trip, #LLontheBIGroad. GOT ENGAGED at mount rushmore! celebrated my 26th birthday & [J]’s golden birthday. [J]’s parents threw us an engagement party in chicago. and we can’t forget christmas.

enjoy the last two days of 2013.

[ps: it’s snowing!].

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you’re 50, let’s fiesta.

you're 50. let's fiesta series // LLinaBC.com

today is my mom’s actual birthday. but on saturday, my dad, [J] & I threw her a surprise party. she’s officially the big 5-0. [and not looking a day over twenty-one].

I was in charge of the decorations. and refused to go dark & dreary.

my mom is a fan of bright & bold colors. and a lover of margaritas.

I wanted her party to reflect her personality.

we were a tad nervous about the surprise staying a surprise. but when she came down the stairs with freshly showered, not blown dry wet hair ..we knew she had nooo clue. later my mom said, “your dad asked me if I wanted to dry my hair before we left, I should’ve known then!” surprise! :)

happy birthday mom! hope it’s the best one yet!

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

you're 50, let's fiesta // LLinaBC.com

I’ll be sharing a couple DIY’s from the party soon. very soon.

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ps. I’m not skipping today’s {blog every day in may} post. but I’m observing the holiday my mom’s birthday. it’ll be up bright & early tomorrow morning!

happy hump wednesday!

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