an ode to [J], of sorts.

[*editor’s note: this post was originally titled “weekend snapshots”. once I finished writing + read it ..I realized “an ode to [J]” was exactly what it was. and a more appropriate title. he was a DIY building, early morning shopping trooper this weekend].

sometimes when you least expect it, you have the absolute best weekend. I’m happy to report – mine was unexpectedly amazing, except for my fantasy football team. nothing life altering, but ‘it’s the little things in life’.

since I’m not quite ready to give into monday, I want to share a few of those “little things”.

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[J] & I officially reached gold status at starbucks – & our sparkly card arrived in the mail. iced coffee addicts at their finest.

I mentioned on friday, after [J]’s success with our DIY wine racks ..I wanted more. so I created a “man list” for him. little did I know he’d surprise me & tackle the entire thing this weekend ..

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our DIY toothbrush + hand towel holder.

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I have a thing for pallets ..& I blame pinterest. but after months of pondering what we should do with the pallet we acquired, [J] turned it into this beauty ..

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to compliment our grey + yellow bedroom.

the ode to [J] to continues ..

I was so surprised to receive a package on friday, containing an article of clothing I had re-pinned on pinterest earlier in the week. that I did not purchase.

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“I NEED COFFEE” long pajama tee.

[this was very sneaky of you [J]. and I love it].

another surprise ..

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LLinaBC business cards that [J] created // from moo.

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they are amazing.

and last, but certainly not least ..

on sunday morning, I bribed [J] with iced coffee to get out of bed at 6:30AM and go to target with me, for the launch of the 3.1 phillip lim collection. I had my eye on the black pashli doppelganger, and needed my hands on it. so I sacrificed sleeping in on a sunday. and kindly made [J] do the same. when the doors opened at 8AM ..we went straight for the handbags. and five minutes later, they were all gone. but not before I got the bag I wanted, plus a yellow crossbody. & the BOOM sweatshirt.

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[they’re both sold out online, but may still be available in your target store].

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see more photos of the phillip lim + target adventure on LLinaBC’s facebook page.

bonus: my college team, the iowa hawkeyes beat our instate rivals.

so there you have it. what makes a great weekend in my book.

have the best monday.

see you tomorrow!

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the week in photos.

I have a story.

monday night I somehow convinced [J] to grill us brats for dinner. this is only a feat because it was approximately 9PM. a tad too late to be firing up the grill. but he agreed. and I insisted, I help. I opened the door to our balcony/patio ..and straight at my face, comes a MASSIVE FLYING OBJECT. I fall over backwards to escape. literally – right over onto the ground. while screaming my brains out, of course. [our neighbors, I’m sure, think I was being attacked which I kind of was].

then the search began ..what the heck just flew into our apartment?

not a minute later, from a shelf in our office emerges ..

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NO BIG DEAL – just a preying mantis.

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um nice of you to visit, but will you kindly exit as quickly as you entered? thanks.

[*editor’s note: notice he’s staring down the camera me. I was slightly terrified he’d fly at my face again].

we can call that my excitement for the week. my blood pressure is yet to return to normal.

but I have a couple other gems to share ..

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these wooden wine racks [J] made.

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little does he know since building these, I’ve started a list of projects for him. we’ll call it: [J]’s man list.

and last night, this was the scene in our apartment ..

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[J] took off for “guy’s night”. and I got comfy at home, on the couch. for a minute or two. when I took the wine glass + bottle to our bedroom, set them on my night stand ..& drank while watching TV in bed. judgers be gone, we’ve all done it.

isn’t the name of the wine fitting? lazy bones.

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also follow along with me on instagram for photos throughout the week.

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have the absolute best weekend.

[and please, wish my fantasy football team good luck. did I mention I’m playing in a league with 12 other bloggers? I clearly overestimated my understanding of football, and may have underestimated theirs. it’s stressful. welcome week two ..].

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it’s game day.

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I’m always excited for football season to show up.

you have a reason to day drink every saturday + sunday, in case you need one.

you can sit on the couch for a consistent 48 hours. and it’s totally acceptable.

mozzarella sticks + chicken wings are encouraged.

ice cold beer becomes a breakfast beverage. or if you prefer: bloody mary & mimosas.

the weather starts to cool down.

you spend much less time in your closet searching. just grab your team’s tee or sweatshirt & you’re out the door.

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and this year ..I’m adding one more to the list.

fantasy football.

I’m in a league with 12 other bloggers. and I’m so excited.

so excited in fact, I created a game day sweatshirt. supporting my fantasy team’s name.

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with a bill belichick [the new england patriot’s coach] signature touch: cut-off sleeves.

this week I’m going head to head with league commissioner: {karoline with a K}.

may my team win the best team win.

happy football sunday.

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