to infinity.

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to say this winter has been brutal would be the understatement of the century. although it could’ve been worse please don’t prove it next year, we were continually breaking the coldest temperatures ever reached day after day. then we’d get snow. then we’d have a day with “high temps” at -3°. that’s a below zero temperature AS A HIGH. and no, I don’t live in antarctica. I live in the middle of the united states.

scarves & mittens have not been optional, but required. which sent me on a search for a nice + cozy scarf that was handmade in the USA.

hello life flourished.

infinity scarves. made in chicago. by an amazing lady named sarah. and they keep me warm & toasty.

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[*editor’s note: the infinity scarf is wrapped around my neck once].

sarah @ life flourished is generously offering 20% off to LLinaBC readers, with code: LLINABC20.

let’s all hope we stock up on infinity scarves and don’t have to use them until next winter.

as much as I love my scarf, that’s my hope!

happy thursday.

the bar cart.

I’ve been pretty stuck on the “bar cart” idea. after gathering sufficient {inspiration}. and finding this gem of a {cart} from IKEA ..I got to work.

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from IKEA: shelf & brackets. under-shelf wine glass holder.

from hobby lobby: over-sized wine glass [used as our cork holder. we save ‘em all].

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from {TwoCoins Etsy Shop}: “eat, drink, and be merry” print & frame.

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from hobby lobby: over-sized cocktail glass [used as an ice bucket]. whiskey decanter [obsessed]. green vase.

from TJ maxx: bowl for garnishes.

the finished product.

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I’m in love.

finding the perfect cart is essential. I couldn’t get enough of the color, price, and adjustable shelves. then the fun begins: stocking your bar. [I really wanted a whiskey decanter. but every time I said “ohh I like that one,” I flipped the price tag to see it was $50+. too much for my blood. the whiskey decanter I found – on sale for $4.00 at hobby lobby. plus it’s blue!]. I’m still searching for the perfect {paper straws} ..they’ll be the cherry on top.

it’s one of my favorite corners in our home.

happy hump day!

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currently ..

[J] kept me up until 4AM, working on the fine print of our {TwoCoins} etsy shop [shipping details, return policy, etc]. then proceeded to wake me up at 9AM, slightly redeeming himself with a venti starbucks coffee. & off to fedex we went! to ship our first order! it’s imperative our first customer receives their order before christmas.

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two ‘not-so-dainty’ margarita glasses.

now that that’s done ..am I climbing back into bed for the additional three hours I need to be a semi-pleasant human? nope! because..

it’s party day!

[J]’s mom’s infamous 9th annual ornament party is tonight. it’s my first time attending. big effen deal. and [J] has been recruited head bartender. [I’m going to the bank to stock up on dollllla, dolllla bills. extra tips will ensure I don’t end up on the “cut off” list].

in true “what to wear” fashion ..I prepped my outfit yesterday. here’s a sneak peek.

more pictures to come tomorrow.
more pictures to come tomorrow.

and my [so simple] holiday-inspired manicure.

silver + red mani.
silver + red mani.

the idea came from {TheBrunetteOne} [an iowa, fashion blogger. that I love]. then last night her manicure got some added sparkle ..

happy engagement!!
happy engagement!!

congrats samantha! my manicure is officially envious :)

now time to get ready. & brew a pot of coffee. dang my business partner for keeping me up all night! [love saying ‘business partner’].

5 day 'til christmashapppppy thursday.

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