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{friday 5}


Hi guys!  Happy Friday!  I’ve been a MIA the last couple of days.  I was starting to come down with a cold, tired AF and busy AF.  I knew I had to lay low the rest of the week in order to feel better.  Went to bed super early.  Drank tons of water.  Emergen-C’s.  And I’m back to feeling good.  Just in time for our backpacking trip this weekend.  Can you imagine backpacking in the middle of nowhere, sleeping outdoors being sick?  No way Jose.  But, I’m back for a quicky Friday 5!

5 things on my mind…..


ONE – Backpacking // We are hitting the road tonight for our second backpacking trip.   Saturday morning we will arrive in Ojai, CA and set off into the mountains.  With everything we’ll need for the next 30 plus hours on our back.  Tents + sleeping bags + food + water + cooking tools + toiletries + wine!  Obvi lots of wine.   I’m so excited that I hardly slept last night.  Our last trip was one that I’ll never forget.  And I can’t wait to do it all over again and make more memories with these chicks (minus one). 

I wrote all about our first backpacking trip back in October 2015 here: {weekend notes}



TWO – Cheerios // Hey fellow Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fans, Cheerio’s just release a new flavor.  The best one yet, in my opinion!  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios!  Did you know Cheerios now offers 15 flavors?  Crazy, right?    I broke my diet last weekend to eat a handful of these and hot damn, I don’t regret it for a second.  They are everything you’d want them to be.  Chocolaty, peanut buttery, and so so good.  Trust me!

The ONLY store I’ve been able to find them at is Target in Woodland.


Oh, and next week I’m making a fun treat with this cereal.  Think rice krispy treat, but with chocolate peanut butter cup Cheerios.  OMG, doesn’t it sound heavenly?  Stay tuned!



THREE – J.Crew Top // My new favorite shirt.  It’s so preppy, and I dig it.  The little tartan plaid pocket got me.  I kinda forgot about J.Crew Factory for a minute.  Then remembered why I used to love it so much.  They have so much cute shit.  Check it out and I promise you’ll find something cute that you must have.

They are offering 50% off all clearance items

J.Crew Factory

Long-sleeve shirt with tartan plaid pocket


Wanna see something crazy?

This is real.  This is what the side of my bed looks like.  This is the side that I hide.  This is what no body has ever seen.  Every time I order something online I “hide” the box and packing slip here.  Why?  I have no clue.  As I added a box this morning, it made me laugh.  I’m typically a pretty tidy person.  Anyone else have a corner that’s a shit show like this?



FOUR – Dough Bowl //  Not to be mistaken with a beautiful vintage dough bowl that I’ve always wanted.  This is from Target…for $18!  Ha.  A vintage dough bowl would run probably 5 times this price.  A dough bowl is what was used back in the day.  Dough would be placed in a wooden bowl to rise.  Nowadays, peeps fill them up with all kinds of pretty shit to decorate their home.  That’s why I purchased this.  But, here’s my problem….

What the fuck should I put in the bowl?  I was originally thinking of placing it on my dining room table or coffee table.  Christmasy stuff preferably.  All my decor friends, Help a sister out.

Dough Bowl


I love this fall dough bowl centerpiece from Fancy Ashley.  Something like this…but gold + white + plaid.  That’s what I’m leaning towards.


(image via)


FIVE – Links I ♥

Debating on this camo jacket that is on major sale

Bay picked out her “not too Christmasy” Christmas Dress and it was only $19!!!

Impressive sheet pan Thanksgiving

Avocado toast ornament…yes!!!

Making this

My idol

Can’t wait to watch this movie

Coffee + Cannabis in the morning?

I was pretty pumped about my apple pie till I saw this #goals

Sneakers with a snack compartment?  If only they came in my size!


Wishing you a stellar weekend!  See you next week!


xoxo stacyb

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