life // easter at home.

I welcome any & all reasons to celebrate. and absolutely adore traditions. so holidays are my jam.

easter is no exception. since [J] & I became roommates [4 years ago], we’ve made a point to spend the day drinking mimosas, baking a breakfast casserole, and indulging in chocolate bunnies. after all, holidays are meant to be spent relaxing & having fun with the ones you love.

actually our first year living together, I was so distraught by the fact that my easter may be sans a chocolate bunny rabbit. so [J] snuck to the store before I woke up and surprised me.  it hasn’t been without since.

it was supposed to rain, but thankfully mother nature had a change of heart. so we dined al fresco, on the patio table [J] built us last year. [with a built-in ice bucket, fit for mimosa ingredients].

life // easter 2014 c/o LLinaBC.com

life // easter 2014 c/o LLinaBC.com

life // easter 2014 c/o LLinaBC.com

life // easter 2014 c/o LLinaBC.com

life // easter 2014 c/o LLinaBC.com

and [J] surprised me with an easter basket this year, that I had to scour our apartment for. it was filled with candy, and a vegetable peeler [because I broke ours]. he knows me well, I’m a kid at heart.

hope you all had the greatest easter.

happy Monday!

 

travels // chicago weekend.

courtesy of my telephone.

[J] & I packed our bags, loaded up the car, and headed east on friday. destination: Chicago, IL.

we were going to spend time with [J]’s family. and so I could attend his sister’s bridal shower. but whenever we make it to chicago, we cram as much as possible into our two short days. so there were strolls through the city, late night cocktails with friends, and early brunches. let’s just say I slept like a baby last night.

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

on our way home, we were quite literally driving into the heart of a massive thunderstorm. dodging tornadoes. not really my cup of tea. then we woke up to snow on the ground. which tends to put a damper on your already ‘monday’ morning. but I’m two cups of coffee in, and have high hopes for this week.

hope you all had the greatest weekend.

happy monday.

the week in photos.

instagram edition.

yogurt_parfait // LLinaBC.com

breakfast of champions // or just mine as of late. plain greek yogurt layered with granola, honey, cinnamon, & apples.

first_snow // LLinaBC.com

embracing the first snow. literally.

otter_box // LLinaBC.com

it’s been said I’m “hard on phones,” so [J] has kindly forced me to equip my phone with this otterbox case. at least it’s pink. 

long story short, I was trying to take the case off my phone ..and it snapped in half. I kindly tweeted the company. and they sent me an exact replacement that same day. I was beyond happy. and now my phone’s safe again [from me].

chambray // LLinaBC.com

midweek selfie.

des_moines // LLinaBC.com

it was 55° + sunny yesterday. and I realized I’m not quite ready for snow.

happy saturday!

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