10 things you must do in Des Moines, IA.

I am guest posting for jess at stamp in my passport today. sharing ..

10 things you must do in Des Moines, IA.

[it’s may be my favorite blog post I’ve written].

so go read it.

then come to des moines, I’ll play tour guide.

tourist in your hometown; des moines, IA // LLinaBC.com

tourist in your hometown; des moines, IA // LLinaBC.com

happy tuesday.

[p.s. follow along with me on instagram this week, #MovingAdventures].

the week in photos.

happy friday!

the weekend is upon us.

I made a second, unexpected trip to the iowa state fair yesterday ..brought on by an impromptu visit from good friend. I love surprise visits. especially when they end in a round of fried oreos. and more importantly, begin with mimosas.

but besides that, it was a pretty quiet week. no complaints here.

*disclaimer: I’ve been on a sort of camera hiatus since [J] & I’s trip. it didn’t leave my hand for 16 days. so we took a “break” from each other this week. and for that reason, slim pickings on photos.

but for what it’s worth ..

the week in photos.

week in photos, aug 16 // LLinaBC.com

[J] & I have been attempting  creating new cocktails lately. this beauty is blueberry-infused vodka & soda, with frozen blueberries & strawberries.

week in photos, aug 16 // LLinaBC.com

[J] & I went to the state fair monday {more here} & on thursday ..and both times I could not get over this exhibit. you could watch little baby chickens hatch from their eggs.

week in photos, aug 16 // LLinaBC.com

on monday, just this little guy had escaped his shell. but yesterday, more than 10 were just hatched ..trying to navigate their newly discovered legs. absolutely adorable.

week in photos, aug 16 // LLinaBC.com

our apartment is turning into a bridal boutique, complete with wedding magazines & bubbly. I couldn’t be happier. especially about the champagne. and my new fiance, of course!

[I’ll make sure to reunite with my camera ..today].

have the best weekend.

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food coma.

I can’t believe we ate so much.

[J] & I attended the iowa state fair yesterday. it was a new experience for both of us. there is so much hype around this event. especially the food. crazy new fried items on a stick every single year, advertised all over the news. so we had to find out why everyone was ranting & raving. and find out we did ..

we were there for about 9 hours. and we ate approximately 4 days worth of food. maybe more. 

[I will be going to the gym today. and eating only green vegetables ..today].

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

fried tacos + strawberry margaritas.

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

bacon-wrapped little smokies on-a-stick. 

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

fried brownie on a stick.

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

of course some iowa craft beer.

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

and a brat-corn-dog.

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

oh yes we did ..

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

fried oreos.

iowa state fair // LLinaBC.com

until next year state fair ..

happy tuesday all.

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