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{friday 5}

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fridAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!  I can’t begin to tell you how ready I am for the weekend.  You know it’s been a crazy week when you’ve been craving the weekend since…..Tuesday!  Haha!  Since love is in the air, I’m dedicating this Friday 5 to all things Valentine’s Day ♥


ONE – Galentine’s //  We all know that the true loves of our lives are our girlfriends.  The ones that stick around for the good, the bad and the ugly.  Always down to drink gallons of wine and binge watch housewives when you need them!  This year, don’t forget to celebrate your squad with a super sweet Galentine!  Even if it’s just a piece of snail mail.  Either way, they will for sure feel the L-O-V-E!

I have a couple ideas up my sleeve!

Two of my favorite things.  Essie polish + dark chocolate covered almonds ♥


Click below and download a sheet of the tags to attach to your fave Essie shade!

I love that we are friends (free printable)

The TomKat Studios has so many other cute V-day ideas here!




TWO – Heart shaped treats // Make any sweet treat into a heart and it’s sure to taste better.  At least, that’s my theory:)  Here are some easy baking ideas/decorating ideas to impress your kiddos or significant other next Tuesday!  I’m totally trying the sweetheart cinnamon rolls for Bay’s breakfast.


Chocolate Dipped Heart Rice Krispies Treats



Chocolate Covered Pretzels






Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls



Sugar Cookie Cake



Peanut Butter Blossoms (Valentine’s Day Style)





THREE – Lip Mask // Have you seen all the rage about the lip masks?  I swear I’ve seen these all over Insta-stories the last couple of weeks.  I just so happened to be in Sephora last weekend and saw them on an end cap.  For $3, why not?  Right?  I tried it this morning and here are my tip:

  • don’t make a cup of coffee right before (you can’t drink,
  • do the lip mask when you can lay down/sit down for 15 minutes (vacuuming isn’t a good idea)
  • read the directions (you don’t wash it off afterwards)

So, here’s my review.  It’s like the sheet masks for your face…a little weird.  Once you get past the liquid + texture, it’s not bad.  They are over-sized.  Bay said I looked like a freak…lol.  My lips feel super moisturized, even after washing then afterwards.  The directions say to massage excess into lips/skin.  I hoped in the shower…Ha.  Considering the price (three bucks a pop), I’d totally do it again.

Sephora Rose – Moisturizing & Softening


How to use:

-Remove the transparent protective films from each side of the mask.
-Position the mask on the lips, as shown on the diagram.
-Leave on for 15 minutes.
-Remove the mask and gently massage in any excess product into the skin.
-No need to rinse.


FOUR – Valentine Chairbacker // I think I own one for every Holiday now.  I’m a sucker for the Pottery Barn chairbackers.  This one is a cute little mailbox that buttons to the back of Bailey’s chair at the dinner table.  Valentine’s week I stick a little note + treat for Bailey each morning.  Nothing fancy.  Just a love note + hershey kiss.  Or a frosted Starbucks heart cookie.  Valentine’s day morning she will get the LUSH cupid bathbomb ♥.  Another of our crazy Holiday traditions.

Check out the super cute Easter Chairbackers Pottery Barn just released……

Easter Chairbacker


Pottery Barn kids carries two new Valentines’s chairbackers and they are currently 50% off + free shipping.  Probably too late for V-day this year, but at that price – ORDER for next year!!  They are $9.75 + $8.25 each.  Not bad, right?  You can pay a little extra for monogramming too.

Valentine’s Day Love Notes Chairbacker // Valentine’s Day “P.S. I Love You” Chairbacker



FIVE – Links I ♥

Bay + I rock out when this jam comes on

Nugget’s Secret Special is a good one this week!  Today + tomorrow ONLY!

Did you see Caroline Stanbury’s Dubai home tour?

Could you go 1 month without social media?

Swaddle therapy….F that!

Best trips to take in your 30’s.  I better get busy!

Free Peep’s are killing it lately

Watching this movie over the weekend

Perfect V-day gift for an American Girl lover

Can’t wait to guzzle Lady Gaga wine

Galentine’s Day cocktails

 Go to GAP this weekend.  Everything is 40% off.  Kids jeans for $20!

That naked cake though


Happiest Friday to you 🙂


xoxo stacyb

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