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{friday 5}


Don’t you just love Fridays?  Dumb question.  Of course you LOVE Fridays!  Especially ones that don’t come with a jam-packed weekend.  What’s on your agenda?  I was hoping to get a hike in, but not sure the weather is going to allow it.  Maybe the Davis Arboretum Plant sale?  Meal prep.  Movies.  Long mornings in our PJ’s.  Ready!!


5 things on my mind…..


ONE – Holiday Cups // November 1st, Starbucks debuted the 2017 Holiday cup.  No big deal, just the day after Halloween.  Not going to lie, I almost think my coffee tastes better in the Holiday cup…Ha!  And I look festive AF with my red matching sweater, don’t you think?  Anyway, go get your cup of cheer and make shit happen.  5 o’clock is just around the corner!


My sweater above is now available online at Target.  And comes in a cream color too!  I’m obsessed with it.  The sweater is also included in the spend $40, get a $10 giftcard!!

Bishop Sleeve Pullover – A New Day




TWO – Gratitude // Seems to be the theme of November.  And I’m totally into it.  I’ve already completed #1 + #2.  Promised Bay a Dutch Bros. after school, so does that mean I can cross off #3?  Make a Trader Joe’s weekly stem purchase on my lunch break #4.  #5 is going to be tricky.  WTF are my strengths?  And 3 of them.  Anyway, I think it’s a fun list.  Feel good shit.  Join me and try it out.




THREE –  Halloween // So many kids.  So much candy.

We start Halloween night every year at GG’s house.  We gather all the cousins we can for the annual Halloween costume picture.  GG had a smile on her face the entire time.  Can you believe she’s the creator of all this.  All these great grand kids.  And that’s not even all of them.


Then we spend the night hitting up the streets of the Nelson’s neighborhood.  So many kids…lol.   Love all the creative costumes.  Even the dressed up parents.  These kids hit the candy jackpot, let me tell ya!  Bay has more Reese’s than I’ve ever seen in my life…FML!!

ps…still haven’t had a single one.  Yet!

BIG thank you to the Nelson’s for opening up their home again this year and keeping the tradition alive.  As the group grows up, it keeps growing with new little ones.



FOUR – Keto Loaded Cauliflower // Did you see my Instagram story last night?  I got about 5 DM’s asking me to share the recipe.  I tricked my Mom!  Well, kinda.  I could have tricked her.  She said that had I have NOT told her the “mashed potatoes” were cauliflower, she wouldn’t have noticed.  That’s pretty good for a veggie mash!!!


Calories: 199 // Fat: 17g // Net Carbs: 3g // Protein: 8g

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked + crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt + pepper


Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Steam cauliflower until tender.  About 10 minutes.  Or microwave 5 minutes in a bowl with 2 tablespoons water.  Drain off all water.

Add cauliflower to food processor and process till fluffy.  Add butter + sour cream and process until mashed potato consistency.

Remove blade and stir in 1/2 of green onions + 1/2 cheddar cheese + salt + pepper.

Place mashed cauliflower to a baking dish.  Top with remaining green onions + cheese + bacon crumbles.

Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

And fool your family!!  Let me know if it works:)

I topped our loaded cauliflower with a Keto friendly {sheet pan sausage + veggies} Pretty much the same, just no potatoes and I used a lower carb chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s.  I brought leftovers for lunch today, and I’m counting down the time to dive in!!!



FIVE – Links I ♥

Remember my {dramatic bell sleeve} the sweater now comes in black + red too!!!

I got my Russian Railway Fitbit badge this week.  5,772 miles!

Carrie Dragshaw…this is so great!

I kinda want this for my dinning room table.  Too much?

Does anyone else want this Olive Tree as much as I do?

I’m all sappy AF right now for some reason.  This video gave me tears.

And then I read this one.  #goals

Doesn’t this spot look perfect?

Bullet Journal envy

Deciding on a Christmas wrapping paper theme.  I know, I’m so annoying.  And so ready to wrap!!

Added to my Target shopping list

73 questions with Chrissy Teigen.  We both have the same favorite word….F*^%!



And there you have it, friends…..another Friday 5 to end the week.  Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!!


xoxo stacyb

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