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{weekend notes}

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The struggle is real!  And that’s all I gotta say about this day!

Ok, first off…..

Intentions for the week:

You can read last weeks Intentions here {weekend notes}.  Once again, I sucked at tracking my food on My Fitness Pal.  This week it’s on though.  You guys, after a month off from Kaia, I start back as of August 1st….that’s tomorrow!  I’m scared and excited.  More excited, I think.  I’ve got some goals to crush!

  • September budget spreadsheet
  • Track ALL food on My Fitness Pal (I tracked till Thursday…boo)
  • Go through my closet and donate/sale clothes
  • Lay off the vino….until Friday, of course (failed MISERABLY)
  • Plan SF hike/weekend
  • Make oven roasted tomatoes
  • Prepare for garage sale (FML)
  • Make my own coffee every morning (stay out of the Starbucks drive thru)
  • Do charcoal teeth whitening and tell you all about it…lol. (back on the list)
  • Make sheet pan eggs
  • Lunch break arboretum walk (too HOT for that shit)
  • Deep clean bathroom cabinets/drawers/makeup (throw shit away)


And for some weekend highlights….

Friday //

Can’t beat jalapeno margs at the Truitt’s!  Perfect way to kick off the weekend, if you ask me!!!



Saturday //

Early breakfast date with my girl ♥

Morgan’s Mill is gorgeous.  The rustic brick building.  Succulent accents.  An outdoor patio with lights strung.  Not only is the building itself easy on the eyes….they serve good coffee.  Amazing cinnamon roll waffle.  That’s mascarpone cheese on top.  Heavenly.  The gluten-free chocolate muffin was Bay’s favorite.  And remember….”she doesn’t do that gluten-free stuff”…lol.

Oh and they made her a warm caramel apple cider drink.

We’ll be back!!

Hoping to pop in on an evening and sip a glass of chard on that patio!!



Strait to Vegas, that is.  Remember last September the three of us (my besties) went to see the King in Vegas?  You can read about it here {weekend notes}

Well, we decided around December that we were going back.  Who knew the Cowboy was not ever going to ride away?  And continue to release more and more concert dates.


Strait to Vegas exclusive world-wide engagements have hosted 10 at capacity shows since George retired the tour bus.

The 2016 shows he played his 60 #1’s in chronological order.  He did it by playing the first 1-30 #1’s Friday night.  Then the following 31-60 #1’s Saturday (the second night).  With the addition to the can’t miss classics…..”Fool Hearted Memory” “You Look So Good In Love” and so on.

In November of 2016 he announced the sold-out series would continue through 2017.

The last 6 shows, one of which we were at Saturday night, was once again “Two Nights of Number Ones”  He changed it up a little for these remaining shows.  Still the #1’s, just not in chronological order.

He claims the 4 shows left, he will be changing up the format even more.  Man, I wish I could snag another ticket to see what he’s got in store.

  • Friday, September 1st
  • Saturday, September 2nd
  • Friday, December 8th
  • Saturday, December 9th

So, if you haven’t already seen this show, you’ve still got a chance.  And let me tell you, this is a MUST!

Will the King of Country ride away after December 9th?  That is the question.  But, damn, I’m sure hoping not!!!


Some of my favorites…..

“Here For A Good Time”


“All My Exes”


“Blue Clear Sky”

This song reminds me of my homegirl Zeb ♥


And then my phone died…

It was a sad thing!

Tall cans with mom!


I even bought a George tall can coozie.  T-shirt.  And playing cards.  I couldn’t help myself.


George played till midnight.  We sang and danced.  The BEST concert ever!

Fremont Street Experience //

After the concert we grabbed a cab and headed for Fremont Street.  Now I understand why they call it the “experience”

It’s nothing short of a crazy ass experience.

Maybe it was the 1am time-frame?  Maybe it’s always like this.  I couldn’t tell you.







The entertainment was different…..


From the naked chicks to the randoms barfing in the streets…..


We walked fasssttt.  And took it all in. LOL!!!


Sunday Funday //

Margs + pool + 100 degrees…all by 11am!


More entertainment…..

This dude did this little dance around the pool for over an hour.  Who knows, he could still be doing it right this very second…lol.  We headed back to the room after watching this for well over an hour.


The Mexican Food //

Javier’s in Aria was so damn good.  I highly recommend this place if you’re planning a Vegas trip.

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Seafood enchiladas…one lobster.  one shrimp.  one crab.

The organica marg was legit too.  I asked for a “not sweet” margarita.  And this was the best one I had all weekend.



We searched for the Trash Can Nachos, after my preggo sister saw a video of them on facebook.  Rio is the home of Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho.  All I have to say…HOLY SHIT!  Those nachos are fucking off the hook!

Watch the video.  Then watch it


Trash Can Nachos –

crispy corn tortilla chips, black beans, melty queso casero, pickled red onion,
pico de gallo, crema, crumbled Cotija cheese, cilantro + jalapeños
choice of: carne asada 4, chicken 3, carnitas 2, chorizo 2

We ordered the Grande Sharable with carnitas.  The nachos were on point and very well orchestrated.  They come served in an actual tin can, as you can see in the video.  It was humongous order.  Not saying we didn’t kill it though 🙂

The $15 cab ride was worth it.  These nachos did not disappoint!


Landed and made in back to my bed at 2am this morning.



and now you know why I’m tired AF!  Ha!

Thank you for another great weekend Mom + Kissey!  More memories made.  More laughs were had than the last time (didn’t think it was possible).  I love sharing our love of George and good times with you ♥

xoxo stacyb

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