the week in photos.

I can’t focus. I am so excited. [J] + I are traveling to chicago this afternoon, to spend the weekend. the city is so beautiful this time of year. and there are so many amazing holiday activities to enjoy.

[don’t let it snow on our road trip. please].

in other exciting news, I was browsing instagram this morning and stumbled upon this gem from a fellow blogger. all 3-wick candles from bath & body works are $8 in store today only! [they’re regularly $20]. their holiday scents will immediately bring christmas to your house. they’re amazing.

now for the week in photos, according to instagram.

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it’s been quite cold around these parts. it’s all about the layers. and this extremely warm coat.

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[J] got quite creative with the landscaping around his gingerbread house.

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and I was channeling the north pole + santa claus.

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I love this shot christmas decorations.

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working on a DIY project that I’m very excited about. it’ll be up on all things E blog next week!

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snapshot from my morning.

[*editor’s note: do not ask why I have a coffee mug from the view. I really don’t know. I have never even watched the show].

it is time to begin packing!

come on the trip with me instagram + twitter.

happy weekend.

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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”.

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“is this too much?”.

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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.

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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 :)

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

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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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the week in photos.

instagram edition.

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breakfast of champions // or just mine as of late. plain greek yogurt layered with granola, honey, cinnamon, & apples.

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embracing the first snow. literally.

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it’s been said I’m “hard on phones,” so [J] has kindly forced me to equip my phone with this otterbox case. at least it’s pink. 

long story short, I was trying to take the case off my phone ..and it snapped in half. I kindly tweeted the company. and they sent me an exact replacement that same day. I was beyond happy. and now my phone’s safe again [from me].

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midweek selfie.

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it was 55° + sunny yesterday. and I realized I’m not quite ready for snow.

happy saturday!

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