travels // red, white, and on the go.

I hope all of you had an amazing holiday weekend. surrounded by friends + family. celebrating with food brats on the grill + budweiser american flag cans. or maybe that was just me.

[J] + I traveled three hours east, to spend the weekend with our friends. this is truly a classic case of time flies too quickly. they came to visit us in des moines last summer, and we’ve been talking about our return visit to see them since. we’ve stopped for dinners [on our trips home from chicago], but that’s not the same. we finally got there. and it was so much fun.

there was a tad lot of flooding as you got closer to the river, but that didn’t stop the baseball stadium from opening it’s doors on the fourth of july. it truly felt like we were on an island. thank goodness for extremely strong flood barriers.

travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // red, white, and on the go.   travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // red, white, and on the go c/o LLinaBC.com

is it ok that [J] + I’s only independence day tradition is to drink budweiser because of it’s festive holiday cans? I’ll never understand our rhyme or reason, but a tradition is a tradition. and it held strong this year.

what are your fourth of july traditions?

happy tuesday.

stay tuned: a peek at my bridesmaids attire tomorrow!

only in america.

I hope you’re celebrating america’s freedom today in all the necessary ways: grilled food, parades, outdoor activities, fireworks, and just enjoying this amazing country. wherever you may be.

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

do not forget to try this: {grown-up pink lemonade} cocktail. THREE ingredients. absolutely delicious. it’ll be a part of my celebratin’.

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side note.

last year, [J] & I were living in chicago during this holiday. and I wrote {this blog post}. [no judgments - I’ve come along way since then. especially in photo editing].

and the year before [2011], we were living in new york. and watching the fireworks over the hudson river.

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

wherever you are ..have the best independence day.

wear every piece of red, white, & blue clothing you own. [or just a swimming suit]. and enjoy yourself.

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[J] & I are laying low-ish today. but are heading out of town tomorrow!!

happy fourth of july!

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grown-up pink lemonade.

warning: if you like lemonade summer, you’re going to LOVE this cocktail recipe!

danger: it tastes like greatness pink lemonade.

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

orrrrr ..if you like to share are entertaining ..

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

trust me when I say ..this is a recipe you’re gonna want to try. [excuse my ‘gonna’].

it’d be a great complement to your 4th of july festivities.

happy tuesday all.

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