refusing to acknowledge monday.

I cannot believe how quick & jam-packed the last seven days have been. visits from [J]’s parents + sister, and our friends [jen & reid]. a trip to my hometown. easter. & a drive back to des moines this afternoon.

I had the best time. but now ..

I need a nap.

I’m going to take today as an “extended easter break”. to eat chocolate bunnies & catch up on sleep.

be back in full swing tomorrow!

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I’m thinking about how much fun I had yesterday. so much, that I’m paying for it this morning. [will I ever learn?].

[J]’s parents & little sister came to visit.

we planned on an early, casual dinner. at a german beer hall, downtown des moines. the {hessen haus}.

what began as an innocent family gathering took an adventurous turn.

with this ..

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das boot [J] hessen haus

we ate scrumptious, traditional german food.

and then ..we discovered the restaurant was once a train station. the tracks are still live. and when a train goes by $3.oo apfelkorn shots [a german apple schnapps]. so we had to take part ..

train shots hessen haus

[the blurry photo really demonstrates how I was feeling at that moment]. 

we continued our extravaganza.

royal mile des moines

until the wee hours of the morning.

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after four hours of sleep ..

we got up. discovered our car battery was dead. [love car problems]. had breakfast at our favorite spot {the machine shed}. which made everything all better.

and now we’re prepping for our next round of guests. coming on thursday evening!

[lesson learned: cocktail, water, cocktail, water. I’ll thank myself the next day. and I’ll learn eventually].

happy tuesday.

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currently ..

I am loving tuesday nights. [pretty little liars + smash]. paired perfectly with comfy clothes, the fireplace lit, a glass of wine, & you have perrfection.

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I am reading three books: {the happiness project}, {blog inc.}, and I only have a few pages left of {the night circus}. which I will be finishing today! my review will be posted tomorrow. [the next book club read will also be revealed].

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I am adoring {the happiness project}. I’d give it to my happiest of friends. it’s an inspiring read.

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ever since monday’s {chicken noodle + kale soup}, I am obsessing over the kitchen. so that’s where you’ll find me. concocting another recipe. to be shared soon.

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next week is one of my favorite holidays – st. patrick’s day. the blog will be celebrating allllll week long. fun will be had, don’t miss it!

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I have the best craft/painting project on my mind, but – I’m a tad frightened of putting it on canvas. I’m more of a pinterest failure than success. if/when I overcome my fear – I will share.

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this blog [LLinaBC] will be the home of more DIY projects. more step-by-step recipes. & even, more fun. from now on.

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[did I mention I love tuesday nights?]

have the best hump day.

see you tomorrow – book review & the new read announced.
 
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