miscellaneous four.

hello all. we have made it to the second friday of 2014. I’d say so far so good, but there is something about the start of a new year that makes me want to achieve more. as soon as possible. I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with tasks and lazy, all at the same time. if that makes sense. on that note, let me share four takeaways from my week.

1 // wedding planning has been consuming my thoughts lately. [J] & I have secured the major details or so I thought. but it appears there are many more facets to this occasion than my brain had even considered. I also can’t believe how far in advance everything must be done, especially if your wedding is in the ever popular fall season. now I make up for lost time, and quick. [side note: I could not be happier to have an involved fiance. he wants to help. and I am gladly accepting it. co-planners].

2 // I have puppy fever. the rational side of me knows this is crazy not the right time [see above]. there is way too much going on in our lives right now to throw a puppy into the mix. but the irrational larger side of me thinks puppies are always a good idea. just maybe, we can give ourselves a wedding gift [ahhem: a sweet little golden retriever].

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3 // organizing. have you ever gathered every random piece of paper & folder from around your house and piled them on your dining room table, only to look at the overwhelming stack and think ..hm, I don’t have time for all that. maybe later. and then later becomes next week. that’s where I am right now. and I need to stop with the later, so today it is. Iheart Organizing has great tips + tricks for tackling the paper piles.

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4 // if I make + stick to one ‘resolution’ this year, I want it to be ..every single night when I go to bed, I want to know I accomplished as much as I possibly could that day. and go to sleep with a clear, satisfied mind. hefty goals much? shoot for the stars.

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I hope your year is off to a roaring start!

have an amazing weekend.

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I hope you all had the best st. patrick’s day.

I was just happy to have [J] home. its been three weeks. we’re still ‘settling’ into our new place. and have barely explored our new city. so time spent together was well overdue. we didn’t do anything too crazy, but loved every minute of it.

it went a little something like this ..

on saturday, we went downtown des moines; a little parade & green beer celebratin’.

[the sun was really bright].

too bright shot

and a police officer saw us me struggling. so he took the picture for us ..

downtown DSM st pats

green beer page

on sunday, we took a more laid-back approach to the holiday.

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[J] steps up his pancake-makin’ game for holidays. mint green chocolate chip pancakes.

then came the fun part.

afternoon tea

a long day/night of organizing.

organization papers

I told you we were still ‘settling’ into our new place.

capping off the night with a trip to the grocery store. oh to be an adult.

how’d you celebrate?!

[I’m working on a new breakfast recipe for the blog. stay tuned].

happy monday all.

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the week in photos.

helllllllo friday.

I am in my hometown. ‘animal sitting’ for my parents. they kindly sternly requested I go through all of my “stuff”. you know the “stuff” you’ve accumulated your entire life, and never threw away ..it was too precious to part with at the time. then 10+ years pass and your parents say “it’s time“.

this is more “what I’m doing this weekend in photos”.

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[my mom will be so ashamed. but I needed to get the fur out of her eyes. I can’t do puppy ponytails, so I improvised].

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now, the “gems”.

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[J]: I’m bringing this home for you to pin onto your work bag.

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2000? 2005? backstreet boys? oh girl.

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I thought long & hard about this one – YIKES! I’m going out on a limb to say this was my awkward year. hello high school freshmen. complete with braces. & the worst wanna-be straight part I’ve ever seen.

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get it girrrrl.

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so many sweet pictures of my precious fur ball [meeko] as a kitten.

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just slightly larger. and fluffier.

I have a LONG way to go to see the light at the end of this tunnel. and my parents come home tomorrow, so I better get busy.

first: a trip to get iced coffee.

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next week #LLinaBC will be celebrating st. patricks day.

I’m talking every single day. there will be some food, cocktails, DIY, and maybe ..a little fashion. [I’m so excited].

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have a great weekend.

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