lovely, little announcement!!

firstly, welcome to all you {mish lovin’ life} readers. thank you for visiting me.

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[the announcement]

drumrollllllllllll, please.

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[J] & I have opened our very own etsy store!!!

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[emphasis on [J]. he’s the creator. I’m the assistant-ish].

it all started with a custom wedding gift we created for our friends. I am more appreciative of personal/meaningful gift giving. so we put our brains together & [J] concocted a gorgeous, custom made print. I died when I saw the finished product. it even received a few happy tears from the bride. mission accomplished.

custom first dance print page[the custom first dance print we made for our friends, Jen & Reid for their big day. song: “big green tractor” by jason aldean].

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head on over to {mish lovin life}’s blog to enter the GIVEAWAY I’m hosting.

comprised of TWO of our shop’s products.

eat, drink, & be merry giveaway“eat. drink. & be merry” 8×10 framed print.

and ..

SONY DSCtwo hillbilly wine glasses.

after you enter the giveaway ..visit our brand spankin’ new shop!

{twocoins on etsy}

we hope you enjoy.

maybe you can even find some holiday gifts while you’re there :)

woo hoo” for new opportunities. we never thought we’d have an etsy shop ..which makes it all the more exciting.

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the week in photos.

[J] & I abruptly woke this morning at 4:30AM. boarded our plane. slept soundly the entire flight. and arrived safely in chicago ..all before 9AM.

by the time we got home, I couldn’t keep my eyes open a second longer.

we slept for six hours.

we went out for a bite to eat. & now I am happily in my comfy clothes, in bed, painting my nails, watching law & order. it’s a crazy friday night for me!

but now that I’ve slept + ate ..I can now form enough of a sentence to write ‘the week in photos‘ ..

[I intentionally left out any new york pictures, those will come next week!!]

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  1. can’t hate an afternoon that starts with a chipotle burrito bowl.
  2. fun self-manicure + fingerless gloves. if your nails are pretty & polished, don’t hide them!
  3. [J] & I went to his niece’s 3rd birthday party. and ice skated.
  4. us on the ice. [see more photos of the party on [J]’s blog {two coins}].
  5. the weather has been gorgeous. so, we took full advantage. & headed downtown to the german {christkindlmarket}. holiday pop-up stores galore + scrumptious german food & wine.
  6. [J] drinking glühwein [warm spiced wine] out of a cute, souvenir mug.
  7. the chicago macy’s tree. beautiful.

have an amazing weekend.

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I’m not in college anymore.

in other words – this weekend kicked my butt.

I slept twelve hours last night – & feel like I could sleep twelve more AND STILL not be recovered. my voice has the rasp of a man’s. & my eyes are so puffy [aka: deprived of water], I can barely see out of them. true.

but it was worth it – I had the best time. we spent thursday & most of friday in my hometown, visiting family.

[grandma trying out my new kicks].
 
[we all ate lunch at carlos o’ kellys – home of my brother & I’s high school jobs].
 

and friday evening, we were off to Iowa City.. land of the hawkeyes. we celebrated our friend’s birthday with hibatchi & dancing at the towniest of towny bars [& loved it].

[the birthday girl].
 
[delicious sushi. & of course, sake bombs!!].
 

then came very little rest. and our tailgate marathon. the game started @ 7PM, we arrived to PARTY @ 10AM ..so yes – a marathon, to say the least. jello shots, rumchata, & beeeers, OH MY!

[back in our element – Iowa City, IA].
 
[ANF: america needs farmers].
 
[TWINSIES!!!].
 
[jello shots].
 
[friends].
 
[FAMILY].
 

it’s a miracle we made it to the game, standing. we had great seats [thank you parents]. and regardless of the hawkeyes terribly poor performance ..we had the best time!

[the black & gold game].
 
[post-game. can you tell? at Old Chicago].
 

sunday morning we met my grandparents in my favorite little iowa town – the amana colonies. we ate. we shopped. we wine tasted. and we drank every micro-brew the town had to offer.

[how CUTE & FESTIVE was the dessert lady at the Ox Yoke Inn?].
 
[the family].
 
[who wouldn’t want a giant pink elephant in their yard?].
 
[Millstream Brewery].
 
[drinks with the family, on the patio].
 
 

then [J] & I made our long trip back to chicagoland. and I went straight to bed.

[visit two coins photography for more of the weekend’s photos].

until tomorrow friends… :)