apartment tour.

it is still very much a work-in-progress, but at least now you can see more than just stacks of boxes ..

apartment tour.

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apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

I call this [J]’s happy place, but I sure tried.

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

we’re still working on where to hang the items in our bedroom. and [J] made the dresser on the right for us ..we’re just waiting on warmer weather, so we can paint it outside.

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

apartment tour // LLinaBC.com

our guest room is our “war zone” currently. we refuse to open the door. so that’ll have to wait.

happy tuesday!

miscellaneous four.

friday is here. friday is here.

[J] is off work today, and I am “forcing” him to try a new local restaurant with me. where is yet to be determined. I have a list two pages long of places I need to visit in des moines. what have I been doing? we’ve been living here almost a year now. I am a total creature of habit. I find a place I love and I can’t get enough of it. I must be feeling adventurous this cold afternoon.

my 4 favorite things around the world wide web today ..

this cheesy beef taco dip.

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recipe here.

this drinking game.

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from the genius venus trapped in mars. [she also created one for the big game]. and people, please do not forget about the puppy bowl on animal planet.

this office space.

miscellaneous four // LLinaBC.com

on apartment therapy.

[J] & I are moving into a new apartment in a few weeks. and I’ve been dreaming about a glam office space.

this baby bodysuit.

miscellaneous four // LLinaBC.com

some of my favorite bloggers have recently announced they have a new addition on the way. you need this!!!

have an amazing friday.

the weekend is almost upon us!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a last-minute recipe to accompany you during the big game.

the bar cart.

I’ve been pretty stuck on the “bar cart” idea. after gathering sufficient {inspiration}. and finding this gem of a {cart} from IKEA ..I got to work.

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from IKEA: shelf & brackets. under-shelf wine glass holder.

from hobby lobby: over-sized wine glass [used as our cork holder. we save ‘em all].

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from {TwoCoins Etsy Shop}: “eat, drink, and be merry” print & frame.

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from hobby lobby: over-sized cocktail glass [used as an ice bucket]. whiskey decanter [obsessed]. green vase.

from TJ maxx: bowl for garnishes.

the finished product.

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I’m in love.

finding the perfect cart is essential. I couldn’t get enough of the color, price, and adjustable shelves. then the fun begins: stocking your bar. [I really wanted a whiskey decanter. but every time I said “ohh I like that one,” I flipped the price tag to see it was $50+. too much for my blood. the whiskey decanter I found – on sale for $4.00 at hobby lobby. plus it’s blue!]. I’m still searching for the perfect {paper straws} ..they’ll be the cherry on top.

it’s one of my favorite corners in our home.

happy hump day!

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