the week in photos.

I can not yet grasp that september is practically over. [in 3 days]. things have been busy around here. apparently too busy to look at a calendar. but I like busy. I think it suits me. I’m a better under-pressure-kind-of-gal. I have also been so kind to extend a project list [J]’s way. which has since been almost completely checked off. [I’m excited to show off his latest handy work today].

but first ..

last weekend [J] & I went back to my hometown for a friend’s wedding. I’ve always loved weddings. but they’re so much more emotional + fun now that I’m planning my own.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

plus it’s always so great seeing faces you’ve missed.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

my subtle reminder. it’s fall.

now [J]’s handy work ..

our yellow + grey bedroom is a work-in-progress. better it’s nothing but a couple pins on pinterest. so I’ve been anxious to turn those ideas into reality.

starting with a big, bold, statement: our headboard.

[J] completely constructed from scratch. which makes it even better, in my book.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

he hand covered the buttons I HAD to have.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

that’s the motivation I need to complete our room.

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on the off chance you’ll be near cedar rapids, IA tomorrow, I’ll be at the ..

loftgrandopening

come join me!!

Collins Rd Sq_EBLAST_GRAND OPENING_1

hope to see you there!

happy weekend all.

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let’s fiesta series: party dress.

you're 50. let's fiesta series // LLinaBC.com

today it’s all about what I wore to my momma’s party.

I made sure the decorations reflected my mom’s personality: fun & lively! and I wanted to keep that theme going with my outfit. so I chose a bright blue cynthia rowley dress. and leopard print wedges [that may or may not have been worn ..I was working my butt off].

let's fiesta series. party dress // LLinaBC.com

the best element of the dress ..it’s pockets! I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets. is that strange?

let's fiesta series. party dress // LLinaBC.com

let's fiesta series. party dress // LLinaBC.com

dress via tj maxx {similar} / leopard wedge pumps / leopard print belt / watermelon steve madden bag / gold chain-link necklace via charming charlie {similar} / bangles & ring via forever 21

let's fiesta series. party dress // LLinaBC.com

next week I show you how to make your own napkin flowers.

let’s fiesta series:

the party recap {here}.

how to make an adult pinata {here}.

DIY photo booth {here}.

happy wednesday!

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let’s fiesta series: DIY photo booth.

you're 50. let's fiesta series // LLinaBC.com

it was imperative this party be fun. just like my mom. so I made sure to incorporate it into every element. including: the guest book. which is traditionally ..a book of empty, lined pages, that people write their name in. [boring].  they just don’t make much of an impression. and it’s definitely not a keepsake you’re going to revisit down the road. [in my opinion]. but I absolutely wanted to document who attended and give them the option to write a message. light-bulb!

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

they’re all the rage. but hiring a company was out of the question. [due to timeline & budget]. so we made our own! it was simple & oh so very cost-effective.

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

[and a willing cameraman. which happened to be [J]. his only stipulation: I refill his beer. deal!].

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

[all of the props I purchased at the local dollar store].

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

you could say we enjoyed ourselves …

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let’s fiesta series:

the party recap {here}.

how to make an adult pinata {here}.

happy wednesday.

[my dad’s in town for work. he’s joining [J] & I for a cocktail this evening. can’t wait!].

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