the first week of december is crazily behind us. which means, less than 20 days until christmas. ahhh! besides the below zero temperatures outside, I love this month. so much
holiday cheer happiness. the only downside, shopping days are numbered. I need to get it done.
so far so great on the #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge. the house is decorated, the tree is up, and tonight we’re watching “elf”.
“is this too much?”.
we received this ornament at our engagement party. and love it so much, because this was quite literally the scene after [J] proposed. very happy campers. what a thoughtful gift.
on tuesday our #LLinaBCHolidayChallege was to make a big pot of chili. which [J] made himself and even took a picture for me
to put on the blog. proud blogger fiance :)
I won this pretty pair of chloe + isabel pearl & crystal earrings. I love days when the mailbox holds goodies like this.
I fell for this rustic star stocking holder from crate & barrel. but [J] said “don’t buy it!!! I’ll make it”. and this is his finished product. I love it! I think it’s so much better. it’s us. and very rustic.
don’t forget it’s not too late to jump on board with the holiday challenge. just snap a photo & share with #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge on twitter or instagram.
have the best weekend.
wedding planning is at a momentary standstill.
[emphasis on planning. the wedding is still a 180% go].
we’re at a happy, strangely calm time in the ‘process’. [J]’s parent’s threw us an engagement party downtown chicago. we appropriately asked our friends to be in our wedding party. we’ve sent out our save-the-dates, and guests are beginning to book their travel. we chose our location & wedding colors. and I purchased my dress.
don’t get me wrong, we have a crazy amount of decisions left to make. I repeat, a crazy amount. but I kind of want to just bask in the decisions we’ve already made. and with such ease.
before jumping in to the nitty gritty details, I think it’s important to remind myself .. to breathe.
[& keep bottles of wine on hand, always].
as always, I cannot believe another month has flown by. and sadly, we’re in “acceptable snow weather”. which means as an iowan I am no longer allowed to complain if it snows. because it’s practically winter. on that rather sad note, [I’m not so much a winter person ..unless it’s seen only through a window, while in sweats, under a blanket, drinking a hot drink in front of the fire. or on christmas] let’s reminisce about the month of october.
I “styled” my
new favorite sweatshirt.
I was a guest judge for a local des moines food competition. the food was amazing.
I bought a pair of booties that I love. and rocked them with a tee shirt + blazer.
I attended the grand opening a LOFT store in iowa.
[J]’s parent’s threw us an engagement party in chicago.
made thee most delicious sweet popcorn concoction: cozy peanut butter popcorn.
[J] & I’s friends said “yes” to being in our wedding party.
we carved + painted pumpkins.
I wore double denim.
and we went to pumpkin patch. came home with zero pumpkins, but thankfully 6 apple cider donuts.
have the best weekend.
see you in a couple days!