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{friday 5}


Happy Friday people!  Another work week concluded and another weekend about to begin.  Friday mornings rival Monday mornings.  I love Monday mornings.  I’m normally ready to get back to my regularly scheduled activities.  So Monday’s are good.  But Friday mornings, Friday mornings come with joyful anticipation of the weekend that is about to begin.  And that’s really hard to beat!  I’ve got a good one happening NOW!  3-day weekend with the girls + sunshine.  So excite!

But, first I’ve got 5 things on my mind……


ONE – San Diego // I dusted off my sunnie + bikini for the weekend ♥  If you’re reading this as it published…look up, I’m in the sky!  Haha!  Making my way to San Diego to see my bestie since 2nd grade/baby mama, Sarah (aka Sarah with the Black Hair).  I can’t wait to see her bump + catch up!  Shower her + her baby girl.  She’s got a surprise up her sleeve and it’s going to be good!  I couldn’t resist GAP first favorites…so cute and so little.



TWO – Lent // Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday.  Bailey and I racked our brains trying to come up with something significant to give up for the next 40 days.  Bay chose hard candy.  She’s getting braces at the end of the month and thought it would be good to just give it up now.  I chose Starbucks!  STARBUCKS you guys!  Not to be confused with coffee.  I will still drink coffee, because it’s necessary, just not my beloved Starbucks coffee.  I developed a Starbucks problem.  Sometimes I visit twice a day.  Yikes!  It’s a bad and expensive.  On Thursday, the very next day, I accidentally ended up in the drive-thru.  Don’t worry, I didn’t order a coffee.  I drove out as soon as the barista said “Hey Miss Stacy!”  Yep, they know my name.  And my order: grande pike in a venti cup with a stopper.  I drove by the window and said see you in 40 days….peace!  What did you give up?  I debated on booze and thought, Nahhh!!



THREE – Dip Powder Manicure // Have you heard of it?  Thanks to the wonderful world of social media this has quickly popularized.  It’s a cross between a regular mani and a fake nail.  Check out the video below.  Instead of using UV rays to seal the polish, the color comes from pigmented powder.  Between base coats + sealant, you dip your nail into a little jar of chosen color.  They have the little nail sample colors just like gel.  Crazy right?!  Want to know the best part?  Of course you do 🙂  The dip powder nails are said to last 3-4 weeks.  I will be putting it to the ultimate test.  A gel mani lasts me 2 weeks max, so lets see if I can get the full 4 weeks.  I’ll keep you posted!



FOUR – Ranchhhh // Is anyone else an undercover ranch lover?  Meee tooo!  The best thing ever happened….I found a ranch that is healthier and doesn’t taste like shit.  Like, I could drink it…Joking.  Maybe!  Kinda!  Anyway, have you heard of Tessemae’s All Natural?  They make condiments + marinades + dressings.  I stumbled upon it at Walmart (swear) in the bagged salad section.  Right on the bottle read:

  • Whole 30 Approved
  • Gluten-Free
  • Sugar-Free
  • Organic

Say what?  I grabbed it thinking, I bet it tastes like crap.  But, it’s sugar-free and I need to try it just to be sure.  Lo and behold….

It’s!  So good!  Even Bay loves it too!  If a ranch can pass the 10-year-old kid test, then you know it must be right!

Made with only Good Stuff:

*High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Water, *Lemon Juice, *Mustard (*Vinegar, Water, *Mustard Seeds, Salt, *Spices), *Cage Free Salted Egg Yolks (*Cage Free Egg Yolks, Salt), *Distilled Vinegar, Sea Salt, *Black Pepper, *Onion Powder, *Dill, *Garlic Powder, *Parsley, *Whole Egg *Organic ingredients

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I can’t wait to try some of the other Tressemae’s All Natural products!  Not ALL are sugar-free, but they have way less than the original shit we would normally buy.



FIVE – Links I ♥

Free People has gone and done it again with this beauty

5 Phrases that can change your child’s life

I made this and it sucked so so bad

J.Crew mid-month New Arrivals

Did you download the March desktop calendar yet?

How good is this HOME tee

I’ve talked about this article so many times this week…read it!

I MUST make this creamy roasted red pepper sauce

I see these Mom + Me denim jackets in my future

I bought a Taylor Farms Stir-Fry Kit…I’ll post about it next week

The Gaia’s ARK bag is SOLD OUT everywhere….it’s a popular little sucker


Cheers to the fricken weekend!!


xoxo stacyb


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