2014: year in review.

2014: year in review c/o LLinaBC.com

oh, 2014. you were one for the books.

we moved into a new apartment in des moines. • I accepted a new job in march. • in april, I attended go blog social [a blogger conference] in kansas city. • we had the most magical engagement photographs taken. it was my pinterest dream come true. • I got married. which I’m sure you probably didn’t even know, because I barely spoke about it. not here, or here, and surely not here. I may have even forgotten to share our wedding video. insert: an overload of sarcasm. • we added a sweet, little furbaby to our family + named him Sir Rigby. • we spent the holidays in chicago. •

top four posts of 2014:

hot buttered rum • 10 things you must do in des moines • DIY coasters • bridal sparkle •

honorable mentions:

apple cider moscow mules • DIY housewarming basket • the opening of pinot’s palette • date night at malo •

I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store. I am hoping for an amazing first year of marriage. filled with loads of traveling + adventures. more exploring the great city we live in. much health + happiness. and a lot of time with friends + family.

what were your favorite moments of 2014? what are you looking forward to in 2015?

happy monday!

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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