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{friday 5}


Raise your glasses….

Let’s make a toast to FRIDAY!  My your work day be short, and your weekend long AF!

C H E E R S!!!

The days are getting shorter.  The air is finally getting crisp (at least this morning was).  Pumpkins everywhere you look.  I’m so ready to see the season’s change.  I’ve got all kinds of new sweaters begging to be worn.  Ha!  I hope you have a great weekend.  I’m pretty pumped for 5 o’clock to arrive so I can get mine started off!


5 things on my mind this Friday…..


ONE – Trader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants // I’ve bought these before, probably over a year ago.  Then last Salinas, trip my homegirl Nicole made them for the kids.  I didn’t have a bite, because you know me…. I can’t cheat on Salinas breakfast burritos.  Bay requested them last week.  So, I bought a box.  This morning we baked 2 of them.  And I completely forgot how un-fucking-believable they are!

NOTE: Be prepared that you have to set these guys out the night before.  I’m talking like 9-12 hours to proof (rise).  You pull them out of the cardboard box and think….Whaaatttt?  I’ll admit, I had my doubts.  It looks like a flat frozen nutrigrain bar.  Then you wake up and in the morning and you have beautifully risen chocolate filled croissants.  Then you pop them in the oven for 22 minutes.  Your house will smell like a Paris bakery.  Not that I would know, but that’s what I imagine it smells like 🙂  Try your verrrryyy hardest to allow a couple of minutes for cooling.  Remember you just heated up chocolate for 22 minutes….that shit is HOT!

Take a bite.  And think, Damn, xoxo stacyb was right.  UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE!  Ha!!




Delicious, warm and flaky as they are, I think they are well worth the hours of proofing!!

Next TJ’s trip you will need to pick up a box.  Or two, or three.  They sell out!


TWO – Velvet Tie Sweater // The sweater arrived.  After all kinds of nonsense.  On Monday, J.Crew cancelled my pre-order back from October 13th.  According to customer service, “they don’t know what happened?!?”  Anyway, after bitching to the manager of customer service, they agreed to give me 40% off and next day air.  Can I get a Whoop Whoop!  My Mom is shaking her head right now reading this.  She dies at all the deals I can get.  This time they truly owed me that deal after the fiasco.

You guys, it’s fucking gorgeous!!!  I’m going to Tahoe this weekend and I’m packing this pretty.  I’m thinking tucked into black jeans (like the J.Crew model, just a bigger girl version) lol.

V-back Sweater With Velvet Tie


It’s thick.  Soft.  And that velvet ribbon tie on the back is EVERYTHING!!



THREE –  Keto // You guys, I’m giving Keto a try starting Monday.  I’m on a FB page with some girlfriends who have been posting about their success and it’s so inspiring.  I decided to give it a shot.  Meal plan + groceries are purchased.  Meal prep goes down Sunday.  I think I’m ready?  Little nervous, not going to lie.  Has anyone done the Keto diet before?  Or doing it?  Tell me all your secrets + tips + favorite recipes.

If you’re not familiar with this diet, you can read more about it here:

Keto Diet Guide



FOUR – Supermarket Sweep //  Is anyone else as excited as I am that Supermarket Sweep is coming back?!?!  Move over Extreme Couponing……the classic grocery store show is making its way back.  I used to watch this show every day during summer break.  They claim that they are going to make it relevant to the 21st century audience.  To me, that means it should probably take place at TJ’s, right?  Searching high and low for zoodles + cookie butter.  The BIG question of the day……

How in the fuck do you sign up to be a contestant?  I’ve gotta get in on this!  If only I can put my hand on that buzzer and run though the isles filling my cart with frozen hams.

Incase you need a refresher, click on the link below and watch an episode back from 1994!!

Supermarket Sweep Episode




FIVE – Links I ♥

J.Crew’s Demi-Fine Jewelry collection is so, so good and affordable

I am not okay with Amazon delivering INSIDE my house

How cute are these Trick-Or-Treat jute bags for $12

This pizza though

Wish I was sitting at this bar with a glass of bubbles in hand

Craft Room envy

This would be my dream class…minus the price tag

Fall around the world

I think I found the answer to my ironing struggle

How great is this off the shoulder fringe sweater

Who else will be making a Nugget trip for the Secret Special

Tips for flat ironing….she always has the best hair

Raise your hand if you need another scarf too

Cinnamon spiced sugar cookies with browned butter frosting


Cheers Friends!!


xoxo stacyb

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