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 // lawn ornaments.

and the greatest lawn ornament award goes to ..

a larger than life statue of grant wood’s painting American Gothic. in the middle of a city, no less.

life // lawn ornaments c/o LLinaBC.com

life // lawn ornaments c/o LLinaBC.com

I must know more; who built this? why? and how?

I’ll get to the bottom of it, even if I have to knock on their door. and I’ll report back.

in the meantime, we all need to step our lawn ornament game :)

happy wednesday.

travels // wknd in kansas city.

I just arrived back home to iowa last night, from attending a blogging conference in kansas city over the weekend. go blog social, to be exact. you’re suppose to leave these things feeling inspired, ready to take over the world, and with a whole slew of new friends. which means I got exactly what I went for.

I met some pretty incredible people. and have a lot of information to share. but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow. today it’s all about the photos!

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

lunch at BRGR kitchen + bar.

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

a few of the amazing bloggers I had the privilege of spending the wknd with.

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

the most incredible boutique + bar, the garment district. where we had our social event saturday night.

go blog social 2014 // LLinaBC.com

see you tomorrow for a bit more of an informative + inspiring look at my weekend.

happy monday.