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.
it’s been quite cold around these parts. it’s all about the layers. and this extremely warm coat.
[J] got quite creative with the landscaping around his gingerbread house.
and I was channeling the north pole + santa claus.
this shot christmas decorations.
working on a DIY project that I’m very excited about. it’ll be up on all things E blog next week!
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.
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”.
“is this too much?”.
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.
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 :)
I won this pretty pair of chloe + isabel pearl & crystal earrings. I love days when the mailbox holds goodies like this.
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.
have the best weekend.
breakfast of champions // or just mine as of late. plain greek yogurt layered with granola, honey, cinnamon, & apples.
embracing the first snow. literally.
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].
it was 55° + sunny yesterday. and I realized I’m not quite ready for snow.