the week in photos.

I can’t focus. I am so excited. [J] + I are traveling to chicago this afternoon, to spend the weekend. the city is so beautiful this time of year. and there are so many amazing holiday activities to enjoy.

[don’t let it snow on our road trip. please].

in other exciting news, I was browsing instagram this morning and stumbled upon this gem from a fellow blogger. all 3-wick candles from bath & body works are $8 in store today only! [they’re regularly $20]. their holiday scents will immediately bring christmas to your house. they’re amazing.

now for the week in photos, according to instagram.

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it’s been quite cold around these parts. it’s all about the layers. and this extremely warm coat.

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[J] got quite creative with the landscaping around his gingerbread house.

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and I was channeling the north pole + santa claus.

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I love this shot christmas decorations.

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working on a DIY project that I’m very excited about. it’ll be up on all things E blog next week!

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snapshot from my morning.

[*editor’s note: do not ask why I have a coffee mug from the view. I really don’t know. I have never even watched the show].

it is time to begin packing!

come on the trip with me instagram + twitter.

happy weekend.

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’tis the season.

happy december.

you can officially watch christmas movies, crank up jingle bells, and decorate your house without the risk of being “too early” or “skipping over thanksgiving”.

I held off. reluctantly.

so I’m going to share a couple snapshots from my thanksgiving. and then talk about christmas!

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hot apple cider. possibly accompanied by a tiny bit of whiskey.

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grandpa is the designated turkey carver.

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once a year, just for thanksgiving my mom gets out the set of ‘classic car water glasses’. they were left to my dad when my grandfather passed away. it’s a little piece of him we love having at our dinner.

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post-dinner football watching. with my parent’s sweet, pony-tailed pup.

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then we had a couple visitors in the backyard.

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only 23 short days until christmas is upon us. ahhhh.

sunday begun the 25 days of christmas challenge. [J] + I were tasked with “transforming our home with xmas decorations”.

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tonight we’re decorating the tree.

join along #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge.

happy monday.

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