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 ..

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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.

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she sent me a handful of pretty ornaments.

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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.

the first week of december is crazily behind us. which means, less than 20 days until christmas. ahhh! besides the below zero temperatures outside, I love this month. so much holiday cheer happiness. the only downside, shopping days are numbered. I need to get it done.

so far so great on the #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge. the house is decorated, the tree is up, and tonight we’re watching “elf”.

week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

“is this too much?”.

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week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

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week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

we received this ornament at our engagement party. and love it so much, because this was quite literally the scene after [J] proposed. very happy campers. what a thoughtful gift.

week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

on tuesday our #LLinaBCHolidayChallege was to make a big pot of chili. which [J] made himself and even took a picture for me to put on the blog. proud blogger fiance :)

week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

I won this pretty pair of chloe + isabel pearl & crystal earrings. I love days when the mailbox holds goodies like this.

week in photos, dec 6 // LLinaBC.com

I fell for this rustic star stocking holder from crate & barrel. but [J] said “don’t buy it!!! I’ll make it”. and this is his finished product. I love it! I think it’s so much better. it’s us. and very rustic.

don’t forget it’s not too late to jump on board with the holiday challenge. just snap a photo & share with #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge on twitter or instagram.

happy friday.

have the best weekend.

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