christmas eve.

the first thing I did this morning was plug in the twinkly lights on our tree and crank up the christmas carols. after I made a pot of coffee, of course.

merry christmas eve!

my family is passing through des moines today on their way out to colorado. so [J] + I are happily hosting a christmas eve feast at our sweet little possibly too small for 7¬†apartment. we’ll be carrying on my family’s tradition and making a big pan of lasagna. nothing like carb-overload to put you in a deep sleep, so santa can sneak down the chimney. at least that’s what I presume. [J]’s family also has a scrumptious christmas eve tradition, of seafood chowder. my mouth is watering just thinking about it. we’ll be missing it this year. ahhh, why can’t we be in two places at once?

does your family have a traditional feast?

I need to get back to transforming the apartment into a cozy, christmas wonderland. but I wanted to share a couple scenes from around here ..

my christmas eve to yours.

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

even a dinner of seven needs place cards. and they need glitter.

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

I purchased gold ornaments from the dollar store & hot-glued pieces of wine cork to the bottom, to serve as a stand.

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

christmas eve // LLinaBC.com

merry christmas eve!!

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the week in photos.

it’s the last day of november.

and surprisingly, I’m ready & excited for december. I spent alllll day yesterday organizing my life [budgets, job search material, etc]. so I am anticipating next month to be very productive & rewarding. [with a lot of hard work, of course].

on the same note – someone tell [J]: november is his date month. and it ends at midnight tonight. he’s rapidly running out of time. [yes, yes I was a little late executing my {october date}, but I think the effort I put in blew away the fact it was two days into november. just saying].

now ..

the last week of november in photos.

  1. it’s so hard [for me] to go to a mexican restaurant and not get a margarita. it was lunchtime. one thing to say: it’s 5 o’clock somewhere folks! [and don’t let a clock tell you when it’s acceptable to enjoy a cocktail. a european would NEVER judge an afternoon boozy beverage].
  2. I forced [J] to accompany me on a late night convenient store adventure. this is what we returned home with. [I don’t normally drink soda OR eat bags of chips. AND I was sober ..must’ve been a full moon?].
  3. tell me what is better than hobby lobby during the holidays? we didn’t get the hat, yet.
  4. quite possibly the beginnings of a christmas photo. to be christmas card. and the best holiday props ever. [also from hobby lobby].
  5. the tree is up, lit, and decorated. [I’ll put a finished product shot up next week].
  6. the perfect desk accessory: a chalkboard, rocking your fav/latest inspirational quote.
  7. over-sized sweaters. accompanied by leopard scarves. my winter staple. [outfit post?].
  8. got three new julep nail polishes. currently wearing: dark purple. with white polka dots on my ring fingers.

enjoy the last day of november.

have a grrrrreat weekend.

see ya in december :)