the week in photos.

happy game day saturday!

I was, no doubt, thrown off by labor day monday. so today is an ‘imitation’ friday around here. which pretty much works perfectly ..

the week in photos.

last saturday, [J] & I made the trek to our old college town. sadly, our football team couldn’t pull out a win. but we still had funwin or lose, we still booze.

[today we’re going to watch the iowa hawkeyes from the comfort of our living room. hoping for a better end result].

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

we continued our birthday celebrations into the weekend.

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the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

my dad rocking his birthday present from [J] & I. a {RAYGUN} tee shirt. [and already managed spill beer on it, before 9AM].

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hey [J].

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the beautiful kinnick stadium.

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had so much fun with [J] + my parents.

and one last thing ..

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coconut oil. I’m newly obsessed, and maybe, late to the party. but it is amazing, for practically everything. I’ve been using it as a moisturizer on my skin! {read more}.

have the best weekend.

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the week in photos.

when you’re in the air conditioning, packing for a weekend of college football & drinking pumpkin beer ..your brain screams “FALL!!!“. then you open the door and 100° temps slap that crazy idea right out of your mind. oh well. nothing can bring me down – football is here!!  and fall will come soon enough.

[J] & I are headed to our college town of iowa city, IA to join in on the festivities.

it has been so long since I’ve been back. I’m excited to spend the weekend wandering our old stomping grounds. and cheering on the football team, of course.

[we’re also going to dinner tonight at the spot of our very first date. almost 6 years later].

before I leave town, let’s do ..

the week in photos.

week in photos, Aug 30 // LLinaBC.com

while [J] was away on business, I took myself to the downtown des moines farmer’s market. 

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I was on a mission for fresh flowers. perfectly placed in my {thursday friday} tote.

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and I couldn’t leave without my standard iced coffee + breakfast burrito, which I got in “bowl” form. to switch it up a bit.

week in photos, Aug 30 // LLinaBC.com

I also picked up some fresh blueberries. to vodka infuseI’ll be sharing a recipe using blueberry-infused vodka next week.

week in photos, Aug 30 // LLinaBC.com

and this is what happens when your fiance’s golden birthday rolls around & you get the bright idea to DIY. thankfully the majority of the glitter is either so deep into our carpet we’ll never see it again or sucked up by the vaccum. but those gold confetti stars are haunting me, wherever I go.

and with that .. it’s time to get this weekend started!

if you don’t already, follow me on {instagram} + {twitter}. I’m sure to be an unpredictable, pretending to be twenty-one again, ball of fun. maybe!

one more thing.

in “honor” of my birthday, I’m offering ..

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have the best weekend.

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the week in photos: special edition.

we’ve been back home for four days. and they’ve flown by. filled with unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, 100’s of emails, and settling back into our ‘routine’. as much as I loved our escape, it’s nice to be home. plus there are so many fun things on the horizon, to keep us busy & not sitting still.

[J] & I both have birthdays at the end of the month. a day apart actually. [I’m the 27th & he’s the 28th]. that’s always fun. two jam-packed days of celebration.

my favorite time of year is quickly approaching: autumn FOOTBALL SEASON. you can guarantee I’m already planning a couple trips back to our college town to relive our glory days tailgate! we did, after all, receive the “award” of {#1 party school this year}. but don’t judge us, because des moines, IA was ranked {#1 best place for business & careers}. this practically says: iowans know how to work hard, play hard.

and ..

J & I are engaged // LLinaBC.com

which is incredibly exciting. and means, we have a wedding to begin planning!

on that note, let’s do the week in photos: special proposal edition.

it all happened on DAY ONE of our trip.

we set up our campsite. and headed to mount rushmore, for the nightly lighting ceremony.

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the sun set. the moon came out. and the ceremony began.

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a lady spoke, they played a 20 minute video, and everyone in attendance stood to sing the national anthem ..

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then the spotlights came on.

and simultaneously, [J] got down on one knee ..

I immediately began crying. the happiest cry I’ve ever cried. I was speechless. [excluding a couple “are you serious?”]. after a really long hug, a kiss, & a crazy amount of tears ..

I said “yes”!!

and the family sitting next to us insisted they take our picture, to capture the moment. so generous. and sadly, such poor photography skills ..

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it’s the thought that counts.

another girl offered to take our picture later. and by later, I mean, after about 15 minutes of more tears. my eyes were so red, blotchy, & puffy ..

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engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

the next morning, we had breakfast at our campsite. [breakfast burritos over the fire, and french press iced coffee].

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and we went back to mount rushmore. to re-capture the moment. 

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

engagement edition // LLinaBC.com

and then we took off to our next destination ..

as an engaged couple.

woo hoo!

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