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{friday 5}


Happy Friday friends!  It’s Friday, and as usual I have 5 things on my mind……

ONE – My girl // This morning as we walked out of the door for school + work, I squeezed her extra tight.   Knowing that I won’t get to see her face till Monday night.  Monday night!!!  Man, that is so long away!  I’m leaving today for a girls trip + she gets to spend time with her Dad.  He’s teaching her how to change the oil in a car.  Ha.  And she’s freakishly excited to learn.


TWO – #ootd // So I recently fell in love with Madewell all over again.  I hadn’t been in their store in a really long time, until I went to do a return for my homegirl Alex last week.  I wanted everything!  The jewels.  The shoes.  The tops.  The bags.  Everything!

30% off all sale items use code: MOODLIFT

Get yourself something cute today!!

Madewell Modern Tie-Front Top – I can’t wait till I can rock this top with a pair of cut-off jean shorts.  Someday!  I love this top.  I wore it last weekend and packed it to wear this weekend too.  Only $39 too!  And it comes in white!

GAP Mid Rise Curvy True Skinny Jeans – I scored a new pair of denim during the GAP sale.  The entire store was 40% off last week.  NEVER pay full price at GAP.

Madewell Glider Bangle Bracelet – This little pretty was added to the gold stack.  I’m a total sucker for ANYTHING gold!

Mossimo Supply Co Maeve Gladiator Sandals – Even with the shitty weather I’ve been able to pull these sandals out a for a couple wears.  Target has the cutest shoes right now.  Go.  Run!

Stella & Dot SIGNATURE ENGRAVABLE DISC NECKLACE – My everyday necklace.



THREE – Sweet Potato + Carrot Tots // You guys, these little fuckers are good!  Like whoa good!  A healthy alternative to the beloved tater tot.  Don’t even pretend like you don’t love tots too!    One sweet potato + one carrot shredded in the food processor along side some other goodies.  I served these as a side to our bbq turkey burgers this week.  Bay ate them without me even asking her too.  She said they were ok…but she prefers the real deal tots!  I, on the other hand polished these off for lunch the next day!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (one of my fave spices)

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 375.  Line sheet pan with parchment paper or silpat.

Cut sweet potato + carrot into chunks.  Place in the food processor and process until finely chopped into rice-sized pieces.

Heat skillet over medium heat, spray with pam and add riced veggies.  Cook, stirring for 5 minutes, until softened.  Transfer to a large bowl and add egg + panko + mozzarella + onion powder + garlic powder + smoked paprika + salt + pepper.  Stir to evenly combine.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop 1 tablespoon of mixture then form into rectangular pieces with your hands.  The cookie scoop helps keep them all the same size.  Place on a sheet pan and spray lightly with pam.

Bake 10 minutes.  Flip tots, then bake an additional 12 minutes until brown + crisp.

Thank you Skinny Taste for another delicious healthy recipe!!



FOUR – Today I earned my Fit bit Nile badge // It’s been a while since I’ve earned a badge.  I have officially walked 6,649 kilometers.  The length of the longest river in the world.  Which happens to be 4,131.497 miles long.  That’s a lot of steppin!




FIVE – Links I ♥

Tori kills it again with her #ootd

Grocery store flower hacks

Working out in fishnets + stilettos….ewww!

Oh shit, Danielle Staub is coming back

It sold out…you snooze, you loose:(

But I did score these cute shoes 

Dream home

This would make a cute cover-up

Has anyone signed up for Raddish Kids?  Cute idea!

People actually catch up without cocktails?

DIY Boozy bears

These hall passes are great!

xoxo stacyb

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