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.

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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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birthday recovery.

after two days of birthday celebrating [with more to come]..I’m taking a “recovery day”. to play catch up, drink water, and quite possibly lay by the pool.

in the meantime, here are a couple shots from [J]’s birthday last night.

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cheers.

[if you haven’t yet, read my {26 things to keep in mind as a 26 year old}. I printed a copy & hung it on the wall. and how I decorated our apartment for [J]’s {golden birthday}].

be back tomorrow!!

happy thursday.

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you’re golden.

[J] was out of town for work all weekend long. and I knew if I wanted to surprise him for his birthday, I’d have to think fast before he came home.

his birthday is today. but I picked him up from the airport on monday afternoon. it was my chance. so in honor of his upcoming golden birthday, I surprised him by transforming our living room. I was going for the shock factor. [hence the 82 gold balloons].

on the way home from the aiport, I was most definitely rambling to ensure I didn’t reveal the secret hide my excitement.

I got him good.

and since today is the actual day ..

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[I love you oh so very much. I can’t believe we’ve celebrated six birthdays together. and how far we’ve come since then! I’m beyond excited to see what another six years will bring for us, soon-to-be husband].

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and this is what happens when you give a [soon-to-be] 28-year-old 82 balloons ..

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on that note ..

I passed my imaginary birthday torch over to [J] at midnight. so today, it’s all about him. [aka: I must refrain from passenger seat driving]. and like yesterday my birthday, if you’d like a reason to drink today ..I’m sure [J] would kindly let you raise a glass for his 28th year of life.

[ps: next year’s my golden birthday. and I’m already hoping for a golden retriever].

have the best wednesday.

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