{friday 5}

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The last time I will type “Happy Friday” in 2016, means it’s the last Friday of 2016.  I’d like to make a toast to that. Raise your glasses peeps!  Clink!  Cheers! Drink!  

✋🏻things on my mind…..


ONE –  We are in cold, snowy South Lake Tahoe to celebrate the New Year.  The Timothy cabin doesn’t have much snow yet, but we’re expecting to get some fresh snow today and tomorrow. The kids are ready!  

This weda is currently learning how to make tamales and the cabin smells amazeballs.  



(cousin snowball fight)


TWO – Bay’s #ootd, since I got so many questions about her super cute top from yesterday’s {cinnomon roll cake} post.  I wish it came in my size too! 


Check out the back…..

 GIRLS’ STRIPED RUFFLE-HEM SWEATSHIRT

* use code: SHOPCREW for an additional 40% off. Making this top $20.99. 
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THREE – The Hosterts (Salinas homies) came to town // Natrually, we met up for happy hour. My favorite hour of the day!  Who knew the Embassy Suites in Sac was so fucking bad ass. 

• free happy hour from 5:30-7:30

• indoor pool

• bomb room service 

• big ass rooms 

• walking distance to old sac 

• free breakfast 

I kinda want to plan a stay-cation there now. 

The kids had a blast. We got to drink wine + play cards and catch up. It was perfect. 

Love you guys and can’t wait for our next adventure!! 

 



FOUR – Kaia girls, BRIK begins Monday!  Holy shit. I’m so ready.  I haven’t been to the gym in 2 whole weeks.  I haven’t been this lazy since this time last year.  No idea what I weigh, but I’m pretty sure it’s not good. Missing my morning routine + Kaia girls like crazy.  Super pumped to spend Monday meal prepping and planning my BRIK goals. I’ll also be attempting a 20-day sugar free diet beginning the 2nd week of January, because dieting on your birthday is against the law.  

Looking forward to seeing all the Kaia badasses bright and early Monday!! 


 

FIVE – Links I ♥

Celebrities we lost in 2016

2016 moments in photos
2017 Healthy Food trends

Top YouTube Videos of 2016

let’s talk about the anthropologie sale.  40% off sale items….

Ordered:

Ellie Sweatshirt
Aurelia X-Back Tee

Want: 

Fringed Arnhem Sweater Skirt
Ombré Noon Tee 

Embroidered Darrie Top

Yanna Off-The-Shoulder Top

Garden’s Repose Sleep Pants 
Bria Lace-Back Sweatshirt
xoxo stacyb 

{cinnamon roll cake}

You heard me right.  Cinnamon Roll Cake!

Make it.  Eat it.  Love it!


Simple to make, crazy delish + loaded with cinnamon & sugar!!!

Perfection!

 

Remember Bailey got her KitchenAid mixer for Christmas?  Well, she basically wants to use it every single day.  My poor waistline is suffering, big time.  I need to google “healthy KitchenAid recipes”

Well, it is the Holidays so I’ll just deal with it…ha!

Remember I said this recipe is simple to make?  Think semi-homemade!  Like doctoring up a cake mix to make it amazing.

 

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

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{weekend notes}

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However or wherever you celebrated, I hope you all had a wonderfully warm and cozy holiday with family and friends.  Making memorable moments and lots of delicious food!

This post is a little later than I had originally planned.  Due to my Holiday hangover (mainly due to lack of sleep) with a slight bottle flu thrown in there too.  I mean, let’s be real.  I think I toasted the Holiday with each and every person I came in contact with.

 

Festivities began at the Eoff’s annual Eve of Christmas Eve party.

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Thanks Danny + Greta for always hosting a fun night before the craziness begins.

And I love that by the looks of this picture you can’t tell at all that we were crazily out numbered by kids.  Ha!

Did you catch the girls first Mannequin Challenge?  You can find it on my instagram + facebook page + the link below. So fun.  And McKenna’s finger wave makes me laugh each time.

Mannequin Challenge

Christmas Eve we started a new tradition, which is my new favorite Christmas Eve tradition.

Timothy girls (and Alex) pedicures!  The Savvy Nails crew was festive AF.  And so accommodating.  They made our Christmas Eve morning so enjoyable.

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I played bartender…..

duh.

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Christmas Eve we spent at Uncle Kim + Aunt Trish’s house.  About 60 relatives from both sides of the family.  It was a full house.  Looks of kids + laughter + libations.  Just the way Christmas should be ♥

Here are just a handful of GG’s Great grand kids.

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(don’t you wonder what Ben + Eric are whispering about)

Bailey + Macie (1 month apart in age) wore the same Christmas dress….AGAIN!  This has happened, I’d guess four times now?  Looks like their Mom’s have really good taste!

Look at our babies.

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Christmas 2007 (about 16 months old)

About 8 years later and still beautiful as ever.

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Christmas 2016 (10 years old)

G I R L S

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B O Y S

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{what I wore}

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Weekend notes + Christmas recap coming tomorrow.  I was too lazy to type it up today!!  The Holiday hangover has hit in full force.  What day is it?  What should I be doing?  How many days till 2017?  And why am I at work today?!?!

So, let’s talk about clothes.  Cute Target tops.

 

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What I wore.  Another Target score.  And that rhymes!  I love it when that happens.

It’s seriously becoming a problem!  I can’t walk out of Target without a quick scan over the women’s clothing section first.

Which 100% of the time results in another purchase for my closet.

 

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{friday 5}

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IT’S FRIDAY!!  Only 2 more sleeps till the elf on the damn shelf is out of my life.  Oh, and Jolly ol Saint Nick makes his 2016 appearance.  Not sure which one I’m more excited for….I’d say it’s a tie.  I stayed up wayyyy too late finishing up stuffed mushrooms for the holidays.  8lbs of mushrooms to be exact.  I’ll be sharing the recipe next week.  But, until then…here’s 5 things on my mind this Friday afternoon!

 

ONE – Baklava

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and is also found in Central and West Asia

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I have a new-found respect for this delicacy.  Last night I was taught how to make Baklava.  Hands down THE best baklava I’ve ever tasted.  My Mom, a baklava lover, also agreed!  It’s not an easy task.  Layers upon layers of filo.  The secret to this recipe was a mixture of walnuts + almonds.  Yumm.

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Georgie + Me + Norm + Nikki

{photo cred: Jim Corbett}

Big thanks to Georgia for teaching us her ways.  The dinner.  The wine.  The Baklava.  Everything.  I’ll be your sous chef any day.  I can’t wait to do it again next year.  Yes, I just started a tradition…and invited myself 🙂

 

 

TWO – Brain teaser //  This one features lines and lines of St. Nicks with sacks of goodies draped over their shoulders, each holding a lovely green wrapped present.

Which Santa is not like the others?

They all appear to be the same.  Except for one!  He’s carrying cash.

When you do find it, be sure to yell out, “Show me the money, Santa!”

If you can’t find it, kinda like me and want to cheat….scroll down to Links I ♥ and I’ll show you.

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