des moines // summer slowdown.

you’re never going to believe this …

it’s august.

the last full month of summer. the month I turn one year older wiser [my ‘golden’ birthday, to be precise]. one month closer to [J] & I’s impending nuptials. the month of my first dress fitting & first bridal shower. that happened fast.

I have been diligently working down my summer bucket list. and I’m scratching quite a few off the list, but I still have work to do.

here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to ..

dined [twice] at malo. neither times al fresco though. oops.

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

attended + loved zoo brew with [J] + his dad.

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

went to the farmer’s market [the breakfast burritos aren’t there anymore .. I don’t want to talk about it]. but my mom got the largest bouquet of flowers.

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

des moines // summer slowdown c/o LLinaBC.com

and last weekend, [J] + I FINALLY got our engagement photos taken. the whole experience was amazing. [I cannot wait to share]

happy august!

hope you’ve been busy enjoying summer & crossing stuff of your bucket list. football season fall will be here before we know it.

the week in photos.

between the {simply stylist} & the {wknd in chicago} posts, you’ve pretty much seen my week in photos.

except for …

wednesday night.

the {blank park zoo} in good ol’ des moines, IA has the best big kid activity. it’s every wednesday night [during the summer]. & called zoo brew. you drink beer. listen to live music. say ‘hello’ to all the wild animals. and basically just love life. I’m convinced it’s the greatest thing ever created. 

my dad was in town on business. I wanted to plan something out of the ordinary for us to do. and bam, I found {zoo brew}.

it was suppose to rain. but thank goodness mother nature was on my side. and didn’t wreck our outdoor plans.

my dad, [J], & I had the greatest time.

[the activity was then followed by the black hawks winning the first stanley cup finals game. so [J] realllllly enjoyed his evening].

here is my week night at zoo brew in photos.

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com let’s get this party started.

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

“that’s a black swan – yikes. they’re evil ..I saw the movie!” hahahaha. I laugh at my own jokes.

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

zoo brew des moines // LLinaBC.com

happy friday all.

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