Friiiii-dayyyyy! I can’t even wipe the smile off my face today. Just happy AF it’s the weekend. Got up early, early this morning and cleaned the house from top to bottom. Even decorated for Spring a little too. I LOVE walking in Friday evening to a clean house. Makes starting the weekend extra sweet! You guys, we have hardly any plans….AGAIN! I’m sleeping in tomorrow, that’s #1 on my list. I’d love to work on the patio, if Mother Nature cooperates. Hope you have a good one!
With the start of the new season comes new recipes. Anyone else ready to fire up the barbie? With a cocktail in hand!
ONLY 28 more days till I will have a glass of chardonnay permanently in my right hand.
I have so many recipe ideas and not enough time. lol. Next week I’m trying a new burger recipe. Fingers crossed it turns out as good as I picture it in my head. Oh, and I’m going to give a new cookie recipe a shot. It has a secret ingredient. Any guesses?
But today, let’s talk about these chicken skewers.
Bacon. Ranch. Chicken…..these are a few of my favorite things.
I mean, if you don’t love those three ingredients, then we basically can’t be friends. lol!
I posted my lunch yesterday, which was these leftovers and I got lots of messages wanted me to tell you all about it.
And just like that….it’s SPRING! To say I am excited for the season change is an understatement. I’m pretty sure you’re all sick and tired of hearing me talk about it. HA! Spring always seems to be the season we wait the longest for. Rain and all, I’ve got my eye on the long warm sunny days ahead!
What a better way to kick off the Vernal Equinox (when the sun shines directly on the equator and length of day and night are equal) and the first day of Spring, than with a fun Succulent Wreath GIVEAWAY!
First I want to THANK YOU!
As you know, I signed on with Shop Style Collective last September. Almost every item, fashion + home I can now make a small commission on. That is, if you click on the link, like what you see and purchase.
If you shop though my links on instagram or my blog, I GREATLY appreciate it. Whether you’ve shopped a link once or continue to do so I am extremely grateful.
I was able to surpass my initial goal with my ShopStyle account.
Insert: happy dance!!!
And that’s all because of YOU! It takes a lot of time and effort to find sales and link every item, but it’s something I truly love to do. And I hope you continue to follow along!
So, let’s do a GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away a succulent wreath!
Details: 18 inch grapevine wreath with over ten live succulents in all different varieties. Stung with twine for easy hanging.
Tomorrow is the first official day of SPRING! I could cry….I’m that excited. Well, except there is rain in the forecast.
We’ve been all over the place today. Bay had an ortho appointment where they scheduled her braces removal. I cannot believe it’s been 2 years. And they also warned me that she’s going to look 10 years older than she already does. Noooo! She’s so excited and I’m so excited for her.
And I FINALLY got my car back today. I was driving a Dodge Journey for the last week. It’s wayyy newer then the ol Pilote. Has all the bells and whistles. And I was so excited to sit in the drivers seat of my 6 year old Honda.
I was also today years old when I learned that you can sign over a check to someone else. Where have I been? You just endorse it and anyone can deposit it? Doesn’t seem legit to me. I guess you learn something new everyday!
I had something else planned for today. Then I got a notification that my tunic, that I fell head over heels for, is on sale. 30% off! And it’s a newer arrival. So, this basically NEVER happens.
Wasn’t it such a perfect weekend? Hey Mother Nature, keep up the good work! We rested. We relaxed. We enjoyed friends + family. And we had corned beef and cabbage. I gotta say, it was a good one.
But, hot damn…I woke up on the wrong side this morning. I’ve been grumpy AF and I can’t blame it on staying up too late or a hangover…Ha! Tomorrow will be a better day though, I’m sure of it!
I loved seeing everyone making xoxostacyb recipes over the weekend. Makes my whole day. And all the Weight Watchers questions and newbies. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions….I got your back. And keep posting food pics. Love all the fun ideas!
Intentions for the Week:
Host a GIVEAWAY….I hit some major goals because of you all!!!
Share my Easter table
Finish our Spring To-Do’s list
Work on Easter Basket ideas
Clean up the back patio
Plan a hike for the weekend
Wait patiently for my Mom to get home from Palm Springs. I’ve got so much to catch her up on
Pick up some flowers to plant
Hit my activity daily goals
Watch Bay at riding lessons
This week on the blog: New recipe. Things I’m loving. Annnddd…a giveaway! Stay tuned!
There is no truer statement. Ha! What’s better than strolling the aisles of Target with a Starbucks in hand….all alone? Not much. Welllll, maybe a big ass glass of chardonnay. Bogle chardonnay to be exact.
I may be having chardonnay withdraws peeps. Embarrassing to admit, but I’ve actually had a dream about wine. I was pouring it and the sound made me smile so fucking hard it hurt. Think I even woke up smiling.
Since wine is off limits till April 18th, let’s chat about ALL THE THINGS Target. The next best thing!
Target is rolling out Spring. Spring clothing. Decor. Seasonal items. It kills me every time I walk in those double sliding doors. I have to repeat, I’m ONLY her for toilet paper and La Croix. Ha! It never works though…..
Okay so here are some items I’ve purchased. Some I have on my wish list. And some that I’ve got my eye one at the moment.
So, I joined Weight Watchers! Some of you are into it. And some of you definitely are not. That’s totally fine. Since I’ve been getting a butt load of DM’s and questions, I’m going to share ALL THE THING Weight Watchers today. This is 100% my personal opinion. I am by NO means a health expert…lol. Just sharing what I know in hopes of answering some of your questions.
Backstory, I used Weight Watchers after Bailey was born – back in 2007. I lost over 25 lbs and became a lifetime member. Then…..I quit going.
My girlfriend Toni, who recently started Weight Watchers for the first time totally inspired me to go back. After hearing about her 18 lbs weight loss, I knew it was time to get my ass in gear. I recruited the OG’s, My Mom and Sister to join with me. Love you girls and thank you for all the support, recipe sharing, text messages! Let’s do this!
Does Weight Watchers really work?
Here we go…..I started Weight Watchers last Thursday, March 7th.
Today marks 1 week using the plan. Following it 100%. Some workouts + walking. But, mainly focusing on tracking my food. I did my weekly weigh in this morning and here are my results…….
Happy Hump day. This post is a day late, I know. Anyone else having major Instagram issues? I can’t post. I can’t comment. Stories wont load. This is day #2 and Instagram needs to get their shit together. Because, I’ve got a lot to share…lol.
First off, I have to give credit to Dixon Florist. I spotted one of these succulent wreaths on their feed right after the Holidays. I could have gone to the store and picked one up. 100% down with supporting all the local businesses. But, I’ve been craving some creativity. That’s a mouth full. Ha. Just using my hands to make shit. So, I called my succulent dealer (aka, my mom) and she dropped off an assortment of the prettiest variety from her yard.
Buying a variety of succulents can get pricey, I get it! There is a group on Facebook called: Woodland Succulent Exchange. A women named Lola Gutierrez sells variety packs for $15! She ships and even does local deliveries. Check her out! Even if you just want to plant some in your yard, it’s a really great deal!
I LOVED seeing all your photos following my two DIY’s. Makes my damn day! For reals!
Well, this is kinda the same idea. A cross between the pumpkin and the wreath. Same tools + materials. Just swapping the pumpkin for a grapevine wreath.
And can we take a moment to mention, I took this photo at 6:30 PM! Do you notice anything. Frickin sunlight! You guys, as much as the time change can suck, I’m here for it. All this extra sunshine is giving me all the spring feels.
Monday! When you don’t whoop it up on the weekend, Monday’s don’t suck quite as bad. Not going to lie, yesterday I straight up struggled. Kept trying to stay busy so I didn’t think about pouring a glass of wine or opening a beer..lol. Enjoy this sunshine and make today a good one!!
Intentions for the Week:
Make a fun Springy flower arrangement
Watch my nephews play baseball
Tell you guys more about Weight Watchers (I’ve been getting lots of questions)
Friiiidaaayyyyy! 11 days left till SPRING! (I just googled it) Goodbye Winter. Gimme all the sunshine. I woke up early AF, like always. I made the decision to skip the gym and clean my house for 2 hours. And I feel really fucking happy about that decision. There’s something to be said about starting your day with a workout, trust me, I get it. But, leaving for work on a Friday morning with a clean AF house. It’s pretty close up there too. I did a little shimmy as I walked out the door. Ha!
Weekend plans: zip. zlich. nada. Which makes me slightly anxious. Being sober and all. What will I do all day? Anyway, have a great weekend! Do all the things. Have a drink or two for me, k?
Before you get your weekend started, I’ve got 5 things on my mind…….