life lately.

I’ve been a married woman for a month now. it’s so exciting. but I’m pretty sure we haven’t been able to slow down enough to fully enjoy it. or to catch up on our sleep. we’re currently planning a “return wedding reception,” in my hometown ..in fifteen short days. we thrive under pressure. thank god. speaking of wedding, we had our first snowfall yesterday. it wasn’t a lot, but it was enough you could see it ..and know winter is officially upon us. can we go back to the dominican republic now?

since we’ve been back besides wedding planning, we’ve kept very busy. a few of my favorite moments over the last month ..

des moines has finally made it. we got a nordstrom rack. [J] + I attended the pre-grand opening party. the champagne was gone by the time we arrived, so we drank miller lite. // indulged in decadent macaroni & cheese while sipping on brews at exile brewery. // attended a beautiful, rustic wedding at a hidden gem of a venue, barnes’ place. // spent countless mornings strategizing over coffee + breakfast sandwiches. // poured wine at the iowa beer, wine, & food expo. stationed perfectly at the “sweet bitch” wine. // fallen even harder for the two men of the house. they’re so dang cute together.

life lately: nordstrom rack DSM c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: exile brewery c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: barnes' place c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: barnes' place c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: caribou coffee c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: iowa beer wine food expo c/o LLinaBC.com

life lately: men of the house c/o LLinaBC.com

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happy hump day wednesday

life lately.

life has been a constant buzz lately. and it only makes sense to take a moment + share what’s been going on.

if I can give one piece of advice for soon-to-be brides, it is that your wedding will consume your thoughts; day & night. I am 8 months from “the big day,” and have wedding dreams nightly. it’s not bad, but it is more than I expected. [J] & I are putting the finishing touches on our wedding invitations, and will be sending them out soon. I am shifting my focus to our Iowa wedding reception, and will be sharing details on the blog.

[J] & I are moving to a new apartment. in two short weeks. it’s only 5 miles from our current apartment, but is much more spacious. I can’t believe I have to box up our lives & need to stop procrastinating.

february is proving to be an exciting month; I have many events & blogger collaborations in the works.

after working on a project for jess at stamp in my passport, I have decided to regularly spotlight the wonderful city I live in, Des Moines. and all that it has to offer. so look for that feature coming soon.

yesterday my computer & camera banned together and decided to take a day off. turns out, they’re still on strike today. so while frustrating, I’m thankful for tablets & camera phones.

it has been snowing since 5AM and refuses to end until tomorrow. which means I’ll be drinking more than my share of coffee to keep warm, and staying inside.

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a notebook & groom-turned-stress-ball are the ideal companions on a snowy afternoon.

happy tuesday!