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{friday 5}



High-Five friends….IT’S FRIDAY!


ONE – I made these adorable mini rosemary wreaths for my dinning table.  They make me happy 🙂  I have a big ol’ rosemary plant in my backyard and I’m always trying to come up with different ways to use it up.   I’ve seen this creative non food way of using them before and thought I’d give it a shot.  IMG_2169.JPG

Want to make some for your Christmas table?

Here’s what you need:

  • Rosemary
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Floral Wire (optional)

You will need long sprigs of rosemary for this project.   About 8 inches long.  I first soaked my rosemary  in a water bath to make the sprigs more pliable.  Be careful when bending into a circular shape, as the sprigs can snap.  Once you’ve created your wreath, tie a little floral wire to secure.  I didn’t have any wire on hand, so I tied my twine to hold the two ends together and it worked perfectly.  The floral wire would have made it easier though.  Tie a pretty little bow and you are done.  I practiced with red + white twine, which was super cute but didn’t match with my white and gold color scheme.  I set them on top of my folded napkins.  You could totally tuck your napkin through the center and use as a napkin ring too.  So many possibilities.


TWO – YAYA’s Christmas.  Today!  Hells yes….I’ve been looking forward to this day all week.  Yaya’s and our dudes, something we’ve never done before.  It’s going to be amazeballs.  Booze + yummy food + beer pong + booze + flip cup + booze….etc.  You get it.  #purpleteeth #happyhearts

Can’t wait for the fun festivities tonight.

I made my very first Crudités Platter this morning.  Pinterest was NO help.  Really.  There are so many good looking platters…how do you pick which one to make? Check it out here for yourself.  Here’s what I came up with….what do ya think?



roast potatoes + carrots + cherry tomatoes + olives + radishes + asparagus + red pepper + chickpeas + green beans 🙂

ps….I’m currently hydrating 🙂


THREE – Nordstrom.  My beloved retail store.  Their December Holiday 2015 catalog got me.  I want EVERYTHING.  How many days till Christmas is over so I can start buying myself stuff again?  IMG_2097.JPG

Dolce Vita ‘Louise’ Ghillie Lace Wedge + Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ Pendant Necklace + The North Face ‘Nuptse Tweed’ Water Resistant Down Vest + Trouvé Fringe Crewneck Sweater + Tory Burch ‘Brody’ Bucket Bag

I need a second job or a sugar daddy….haha!


FOUR – Sisters // Alvin and the Chipmunks.  Both on my to-do list this weekend.  Have you watched the trailer for Sisters yet?  Click here asap.  With Amy Poehler + Tina Fey as the lead roles – you’re guaranteed to laugh yo ass off.



FIVE –  Did you happen to read {thai coconut curry shrimp} Tuesday?  If you did, then you understand this oh shit moment.  Gina liked my blog post.  Think she read it?  I’m guessing not.  Or maybe she did?  If she did – I’m sure she’s probably thinking, that’s the bitch that said my recipe sucked back in 2011.

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Have a great weekend peeps!  Come back Monday for {weekend notes} + something new I will be working on in 2016!  You won’t want to miss it 🙂

xoxo stacyb

One thought on “{friday 5}

  1. Platter looks delish! Also, I’ve left several not so subtle hints about my NEED for that North Face Vest. See you later. Smooches!

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