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.

it is friday.

I’m off to unwind, at my first ever massage. truth. then after 50 minutes of joy ..[J] & I get to spend 5 hours together, in the car. ROAD TRIP! to des moines.

the week in photos.

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  1. I refused to get out of bed, so [J] bribed me with his rolo pancakes & coffee..it worked.
  2. the next day I contributed to breakfast ..sausage, egg, & cheese bagel sandwiches.
  3. we helped to take down [J]’s parent’s christmas tree. all I have to say is 764 ornaments. & four hours. [then a well deserved cocktail].
  4. my mom sent me this picture of my furbaby, meeko. we have agreed, most comfortable sleeping position.

have the best weekend.