the week in photos.

as I was editing the photos for today, I realized they collectively scream “I’m an adult” hence why I don’t have two weeks off for christmas anymore.

now after that stellar introduction ..

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

it is the ‘best’ feeling when you have a spice-heavy recipe to make and you have ALL the needed spices in your spice rack. I almost always have to purchase something. but folks, I am now an adult.

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

winter in iowa triggers chili cravings.

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

I participated in an ornament exchange hosted by a slice of mudpie. for the exchange, I received mandy of mandy’s money blog. after a little “research,” I discovered she loves to bake. so when I found this little guy, I knew it was perfect for her.

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

she sent me a handful of pretty ornaments.

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos, dec 20 // LLinaBC.com

plus this gem to commemorate [J] & I’s engagement.

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christmas is in five short days.

[J] & I are headed to my hometown tomorrow to celebrate with some of my family. we’re doing a white elephant style gift exchange at my aunt & uncle’s, and I cannot wait to steal the sweetest gift from someone. that’s me full of holiday cheer. and tonight, I may ask make [J] bake cookies with me.

what’s in store for your weekend?

happy friday all.

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the week in photos.

lately I’ve been happily motivated by the change of seasons. 

although I’ve only crossed off one item from my fall bucket listdrink a pumpkin beer. I’m moving in the right direction. and lucky for [J] ..I have fun plans for us this weekend to tackle a few more items.

here are a couple of gems from my week.

week in photos, oct 4 // LLinaBC.com

sucker for sunsets.

week in photos, oct 4 // LLinaBC.com

the beginnings of my favorite fall meal: homemade vegetable soup.

week in photos, oct 4 // LLinaBC.com

don’t forget the kale.

week in photos, oct 4 // LLinaBC.com

leftovers for days. literally.

week in photos, oct 4 // LLinaBC.com

pumpkin ale + a heavenly ‘roasted pear’ candle.

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don’t forget: I’m guest judging a chef competition tomorrow, in downtown des moines, IA.

battledish // LLinaBC.com

if you can’t make it, follow along with me on instagram.

[festivities begin at 1PM].

have the absolute best weekend.

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the week in photos.

happy game day saturday!

I was, no doubt, thrown off by labor day monday. so today is an ‘imitation’ friday around here. which pretty much works perfectly ..

the week in photos.

last saturday, [J] & I made the trek to our old college town. sadly, our football team couldn’t pull out a win. but we still had funwin or lose, we still booze.

[today we’re going to watch the iowa hawkeyes from the comfort of our living room. hoping for a better end result].

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

we continued our birthday celebrations into the weekend.

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

my dad rocking his birthday present from [J] & I. a {RAYGUN} tee shirt. [and already managed spill beer on it, before 9AM].

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

hey [J].

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

the beautiful kinnick stadium.

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

had so much fun with [J] + my parents.

and one last thing ..

the week in photos, sept 6th // LLinaBC.com

coconut oil. I’m newly obsessed, and maybe, late to the party. but it is amazing, for practically everything. I’ve been using it as a moisturizer on my skin! {read more}.

have the best weekend.

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