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{friday 5}



It’s hot AF…there I said it.  I know I said I wouldn’t, but damnnnn.  I was sweating this morning at 7am getting ready for work.  My AC kicked on before I hopped out of bed.  Don’t even bother looking at the weather forecast….nasty!  But, it’s Friday…thank god.  We are taking off for a quicky trip to see one of our favorite families.  I foresee lots of wine tonight.  Breakfast burritos in the morning.  Some pool time.  And lots of chit-chat.  Hope you have a great weekend planned too!

I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

ONE – Father’s Day Coupon Book // I don’t know about you, but I’m a total sucker for a cute handmade gift from my kiddo.  Especially when it’s a gift that is full of coupons for extra help around the house and more hugs!  You’ll find…Movie night (of your choice), Breakfast in bed, One bathroom cleaning, etc.  There are a couple of blank coupons too.  You can fill them out or let you’re Dad write in something special.  I didn’t have any colored paper handy, so I printed on white and Bay decorated them by hand.  Handmade, remember 🙂

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Say CHEERS to Dad with a frosty cake to help him kick back…lol!  Well done Baskin Robbins.


I’m a total sucker and ordered one!  You can even customize the flavor of ice cream and the personal message.  So cute, right? I picked cookies and cream with chocolate cake.  Maybe I really ordered it for myself?  🙂

Use code: BESTDAD for $3.00 off.  Making this cake $16.99!  Not bad!  


TWO – Kristin Ess hair care //  Kristin Ess aka the women behind Lauren Conrad’s forever covetable locks.  She released an affordable hair care line for Target.  And obvi I needed it!  I tried for at least 3 weeks after it was first released, back in January (um, this is JUNE).  It was out of stock on-line.  Out of stock at every store within reasonable driving distance.  You guys, the struggle was real, but I finally got my hands on some Kristin Ess The One hair care products.  The scent of the combo is unreal.  Some reported that it was a bit too strong for them.  Bay + I personally dig it big time.  Not to mention it leaves my hair silky smooth, soft + healthy.  And I have to say, on days I plan to curl my hair, I use this duo.  I feel like my hair styles so much better after using these products.

Try it out and let me know what you think!!   It’s only $10 a pop!

You can check out all of her products currently available at Target here:

Kristin Ess – Target


Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo:

The shampoo for pretty much anyone. The thing I love about this formula is it gets your hair super clean but also leaves it feeling moisturized and looking shiny. It’s hard to find a shampoo, particularly a sulfate-free shampoo, that can do both so well.

• For all hair types
• Lightly clarifying
• High lathering
• Safe for daily use
• Sulfate-free

Kristin Ess The One Signature Conditioner:

The conditioner is weightless, softening and it rinses clean. This can be used daily and will not cause build up.  Contains Zip-Up Technology™, our proprietary strengthening complex designed to “zip-up” split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.  This is meant to soften and smooth the parts of the hair your natural oils can’t reach!


THREE – Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde // I saw this recipe featured on Foodie Crush a couple of weeks ago and thought, damn that looks good.  It’s clean.  It’s no-cook, which makes it a breeze to make.  Throw everything in the food processor and just like that, you’ve got your salsa.  The avocado gives this salsa a creamy texture, which is perfection.  I killed the whole batch in less than a week.  Great dip for veggies + chips.  Burrito bowl topper.  Sandwich spread.  And I even added a little extra virgin olive oil and finished off the last of it as a salad dressing.  It’s good shit!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 tomatillos, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste


Here’s what you do:

Throw all the ingredients in your food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Season to taste.

I stored my salsa verde in a large mason jar.  This will keep for up to 5 days.

But, I bet it wont last that long.  It sure didn’t in my house.


FOUR – PB&J Apple Sandwiches //  Last night, as I was tucking Bay into bed, she requested a “cute” breakfast in the morning.  I agreed.  I’m always up for a challenge lol.  Here’s what I whipped up for Bay’s “cute” breakfast….

Stand an apple upright and cut thin-ish slices.  I got 4 per side, avoiding the core.  I dug out a “cute” little heart-shaped cookie cutter from our stash and cut out a heart from 1/2 the apple slices.  Spread peanut butter over the other 1/2 of the apple slices (without the heart).  A little dollop of strawberry jam in the center of the peanut butter.  And topped with the heart cut-out apple slices.  I stole one apple sandwich to try out for myself.  Pretty damn good!  Bay was impressed and loved the one with the added sprinkles in the center.

This would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day lunch too!




FIVE – Links I ♥

Millennial parents need to chill the fuck out

This Kimono is everything

I got 6 out of 8

What do we think about these Free People shoes?

1st kiss in haiku

June read-list

Jaw dropping ice bucket

99 cent cantaloupes

I love every necklace

Taco Tuesday line-up is looking pretty good

Adding tassels to a rug.  Doesn’t look too tricky.

Looks delicious 

Tina Fey nails it 23 times 




Now go enjoy your weekend!  And see you on the flipside 🙂


xoxo stacyb

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