the week in photos.

happy november.

as always, I cannot believe another month has flown by. and sadly, we’re in “acceptable snow weather”. which means as an iowan I am no longer allowed to complain if it snows. because it’s practically winter. on that rather sad note, [I’m not so much a winter person ..unless it’s seen only through a window, while in sweats, under a blanket, drinking a hot drink in front of the fire. or on christmas] let’s reminisce about the month of october.

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I “styled” my new favorite sweatshirt.

eat local // LLinaBC.com

I was a guest judge for a local des moines food competition. the food was amazing.

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I bought a pair of booties that I love. and rocked them with a tee shirt + blazer.

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

I attended the grand opening a LOFT store in iowa.

engagement party // LLinaBC.com

[J]’s parent’s threw us an engagement party in chicago.

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made thee most delicious sweet popcorn concoction: cozy peanut butter popcorn.

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

[J] & I’s friends said “yes” to being in our wedding party.

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we carved + painted pumpkins.

double denim // LLinaBC.com

I wore double denim.

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and we went to pumpkin patch. came home with zero pumpkins, but thankfully 6 apple cider donuts.

have the best weekend.

see you in a couple days!

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halloween entertaining.

I may be crazy, but this revelation that I’m about to share is life-changing amazing. and will, without a doubt, step up your entertaining game this season.

but first ..

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eat allllll the candy you want, but sort it first.

now prepare for your mind to be blown.

[preface: [J] & I went to rock bottom brewery on sunday evening with a couple friends. I ordered their pumpkin ale, and the glass had a cinnamon + sugar rim. which sparked a light bulb in my head].

halloween may be today, but you can use this trick through thanksgiving. it will be the perfect addition to your cocktail party[s]. and will “wow” your guests.

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all you need: pumpkin spice liqueur, pumpkin pie spice [from trader joe’s // or you may substitute for cinnamon], and sugar.

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in a bowl combine 1 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice.

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in another bowl, pour just enough pumpkin spice liqueur to cover the bottom.

place beer glass upside down in liqueur.

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shake off excess pumpkin spice liqueur.

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roll rim of glass in pumpkin pie spice + sugar mixture.

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now it’s time to add your favorite pumpkin beer.

[this one is great from trader joe’s].

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just when you think a frosty glass of pumpkin beer can’t get any better, it does!

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happy halloween // LLinaBC.com

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pumpkin patch.

I am a firm believer that adults have more fun than children at pumpkin patches. or that’s what I tell myself when we’re the only adults there without children. regardless, I put “go to a pumpkin patch” on my fall bucket list. so gosh darn, we were going.

and it made for the perfect autumn sunday afternoon. at cedar grove orchard.

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try to tell any of these faces pumpkin patches are only for kids ..

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happy one year anniversary M+K.

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do you see the 3 goats up at tree-level?

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fall you can stay forever.

what’s left on your fall bucket list? and what are your favorites?

I still need to make caramel apples, bake a pie, and drink hot apple cider.

time is winding down too quickly!

happy tuesday.

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