s’mores apple nachos.

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

in honor of national nachos day, I introduce you to s’mores apple nachos. yum!

for ingredients, all you need: two apples, white chocolate chips [melt down in double boil], caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, chopped pecans. that’s it. even better, it takes mere minutes to assemble this delectable platter of apple nachos.

cut apples into thin slices and arrange on a platter.

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

melt white chocolate in a double boil. put chocolate into a pastry bag ziplock bag, cut the tip, and drizzle over apples.

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

immediately top with mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, and chopped pecans [before the chocolate hardens]. then drizzle with caramel sauce.

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

now ..it’s time to enjoy.

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

s'mores apple nachos c/o LLinaBC.com

happy national nachos day.

however you choose to celebrate, it’s sure to be delicious.

wedding // engagement dreams.

all of my dreams came true when I met [J]. and then again, when I met steph + dado, the two lovely people that make up 5th photography. they helped [J] + I turn our crazy engagement shoot vision into a reality. but not only that, they made it perfect. what I saw in my mind was nowhere near how beautiful it actually was when it came together. [minus the swarms of mosquitoes ..those weren’t in my dreams].

wedding // engagement dreams c/o LLinaBC.com

now go see the rest of them .. 5th photography // chelsea + jeff.

happy wednesday.

the week in photos.

I cannot believe it is already Friday.

the weeks [since our move to chicago] seem to be FLYING by.

also: it has been 1 week since I last blogged, and it feels like an eternity.

[I apologize.]

my life seems to be at an uncomfortable standstill. the land of limbo, if you will. the job search is pressing on, but what a trying task. It WILL be rewarding in the end, but until then ..it has me in a FUNK. the days are all vaguely familiar ..beginning with coffee & filled with time on the computer ..searching. so, I guess it’s clear why I lose track of the days …and Friday is here once again.

say hello to my week in photos:

no-chip manicure. [two thumbs up from this girl].

went to [J]’s sister’s high school graduation.

[& got a tad bored around the D’s ..it was a very big class].

we took a trip to COSTCO. where you can indeed buy anything & everything. [case in point: see above].

took a visit to a new restaurant: niko’s lodge. end your dinner with: complimentary s’mores. don’t have to ask me twice. outside we went to burn my marshmallow!

I came up with a VERY clever [in my mind] way to send my resume off to an amazing company I would love, love, love to work for …involving this frog! I can’t wait to show you the finished product. + find out if it’s successful. [fingers crossed].

I found this new app for android: catch. it allows you to capture “notes” throughout the day. you know ..the ones that come at the most inopportune times ..that you forget to jot down and next thing you know: they’re forgotten. well this app allows you to type, take a picture, or record your note. PERFECT. my first note: make two moscow mules for [J] & I to kick off memorial day weekend. [1 part lime, 2 parts vodka, 3 parts ginger beer].

happy memorial day weekend everyone.

relax, have a cocktail, and of course: grill out.

[visit Iowa Girl Eats & Birds Nest 101 for some delicious recipes you can make this memorial day weekend].

talk to you all on memorial day monday :)