2014: year in review.

2014: year in review c/o LLinaBC.com

oh, 2014. you were one for the books.

we moved into a new apartment in des moines. • I accepted a new job in march. • in april, I attended go blog social [a blogger conference] in kansas city. • we had the most magical engagement photographs taken. it was my pinterest dream come true. • I got married. which I’m sure you probably didn’t even know, because I barely spoke about it. not here, or here, and surely not here. I may have even forgotten to share our wedding video. insert: an overload of sarcasm. • we added a sweet, little furbaby to our family + named him Sir Rigby. • we spent the holidays in chicago. •

top four posts of 2014:

hot buttered rum • 10 things you must do in des moines • DIY coasters • bridal sparkle •

honorable mentions:

apple cider moscow mules • DIY housewarming basket • the opening of pinot’s palette • date night at malo •

I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store. I am hoping for an amazing first year of marriage. filled with loads of traveling + adventures. more exploring the great city we live in. much health + happiness. and a lot of time with friends + family.

what were your favorite moments of 2014? what are you looking forward to in 2015?

happy monday!

life // lately.

I have been living + breathing our wedding.

we are now 33 days away from our departure date. and while sinking into that airplane seat, knowing we are finally heading to paradise to tie the knot will be synonymous with a huge sigh of relief ..we have so much to do in the coming days. so many tiny details to create. so many major tasks to accomplish. it’s all a bit overwhelming + completely exhilarating at the same time. without question, I know everything will get done. but without a load of stress [and it’s evil accomplice, aka exhaustion, break outs, etc]  is not possible.

the good news: I have so many fun wedding projects + ideas to share from [J] & I’s planning adventure. like a sweet “thank you” basket for those special people that host your bridal shower. and a few inexpensive ways to personalize your big day.

but in the meantime, go read about [J] + I’s trip to the altar. or rather, our love story. shared by women on their way by wyndham worldwide.

engagement photo c/o LLinaBC.com

*I did receive wyndham reward points in exchange for participating in their ‘travel the distance’ campaign. join their rewards program here.

happy “feels like monday, but is actually tuesday” day!

hope you all had the best of long weekends.

wedding // it’s all in the details.

I truly cannot get enough of [J] + I’s engagement photographs. not in a self-centered way. but in an ‘amazed we pulled together such a beautifully styled shoot’ way. especially since it was our first time. obviously it was a vision we created + brought to life with a lot of help from our photographers, steph + dado of 5th photography.

we are so happy they are fun + artsy, and not your “typical” engagement photos. they were so much fun to shoot. and I see [J] + I’s true self’s portrayed in the images. [thank you steph + dado, you did that!].

it was all in the details.

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

it was easily my pinterest dream come true.

see more of our engagement photographs at 5th photography.

happy thursday.