{friday 5}

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Hello and happy Friday friends!!  Who’s ready for the weekend.  Meeeee!

Before we pop the wine bottles and crack open an ice-cold one…let’s chat about 5 things on my mind.

 

ONE – Challenge // Who’s down to start a new challenge Monday?  Not a wine drinking challenge.  A little fitness challenge 🙂  Push-ups + Squats + Sit-ups.  Not too bad, right?  You have all day to get it done.  Split it up.  Do half in the morning and the other half at night.  Or if your like me, I like to get it all done before I hop in the shower each morning.  It’s quick and doable.

(click on the image, print it and stick it somewhere where you will see it as your daily reminder)

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I found this one on My Healthy Happy Home

 

 

TWO – Crack Broccoli // I have found my go-to broccoli recipe.  The only way I plan to prepare this veggie for the rest of my life.  Bailey LOVES trees.  Her favorite green vegetable.  So, we have it quite often.  Steamed. Sautéed.  Then I became infatuated with roasting all the veggies I could get my hands on.  If you follow me on insta stories, you are aware of this.  It’s a weekly thing.  Two heads of broccoli should serve 4 people, no problem, right?  Well, Bay and I kill this whole batch between the two of us.  It’s so addictive!!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 heads of broccoli, cut into steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch of dry red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

 

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 475 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with foil

Cut broccoli into steaks: YouTube

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil + garlic + red pepper flakes + salt.  Add broccoli steaks (and all the little pieces too) and toss to evenly coat.

Arrange broccoli cut side down on cookie sheet.

Roast for 12 minutes.  Flip  broccoli and add sliced almonds.

Roast for an additional 10 minutes.  Remove from oven once almonds are toasted and golden.

Gently toss with lemon juice then top with parmesan cheese.

Taste test.  Brace yourself.  This shit is highly addictive.  Hence the name 🙂

 

THREE – Thursday Night // Can we do chard + cheese every Thursday night?  Such a great time catching up with these chicks.  There’s just something really fucking great about sitting around a table (full of wine + cheese, of course) laughing and talking with girlfriends.  It makes my heart so happy.

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{photo cred: erica via nikki’s insta}

FOUR – Leaves // This candle probably deserves i’t own blog post!  It’s that good!  I was never a big candle person.  Mainly because I never found a scent that wasn’t too overpowering or too sweet.  Then one random day a few years ago, while strolling through Davis Bath & Body, I saw this women buy ALL the Leaves candles off the shelf.  I’m talking like 25 candles.  Remember these bad boys at $22 a pop…unless they are on promo.  I was so intrigued.  What is so great about a candle with leaves all over it?   So, the next time I went in the store, I bought one.  Burned that bitch everyday till it was gone.  I fell in love with it.  If you know me, then you know how much I love these candles.  Downfall…they are seasonal!  I got an email Monday saying they were back in stock, so you best believe I bee lined on my lunch break to grab some.  And marked down to $10/each for the day.  SCORE!  Do me a favor, next time you go in a Bath & Body store, buy one!

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Leaves 3-Wick Candle

 

 

FIVE – Links I ♥

Nuggets Secret Special is a good ones for kiddos

Added this blush beauty to my wish list

Shocker!!

Bay made all our yard sale signs this week…we copied some of these

The sweetest pink party I’ve ever seen

Awesome photography

Planning to watch this over the weekend

Always wanted to try this restaurant out

I’ve walked the entire length of Africa and even got a badge for it

Bay’s backpack is being delivered Monday….17 days till school starts!!!

9 events in Woodland this month!!

 

Okay, that’s it for today!  Have a fab weekend friends!!

 

xoxo stacyb

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