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{friday 5}


December 1st!  The final chapter of 2017.  31 days left to make it a great one.  Who else is planning to finish it off with a bang?  It’s been one of those weeks, and I’m so, so ready for the weekend.  Lots of fun things planned.  One of those weekends where you’re looking forward to everything on your calendar.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Have a good one peeps!


But first, I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..


ONE – Elf on the Damn Shelf // Today, December 1st, our Elf on the Damn Shelf, Holly arrived.  It’s bittersweet.  On one hand, I LOVE the tradition.  The anticipation of where Holly may be hiding each morning.  Or what kind of mischief she’s gotten into in the middle of the night, while we’re all fast asleep.  On the other hand, it’s a royal pain in the ass to move the elf on the damn shelf every. single. night. for 25 days.  Being that I am a seasoned elf on the shelfer, I’m going to share a week of Elf ideas each Saturday morning.  For the next 3 weeks to get you though the agony.  Including supplies needed.  Promise, promise, promise…they will all be easy and with minimal items.

Come back tomorrow morning for {elf on the damn shelf // week 1}


TWO – Christmas Place Setting // This may not look like much more than a place setting to you.  To my Mom and I, this is the place setting from hell.  Ha.  Not really.  It was a pain in the ass to make happen.  In case you haven’t heard me say it before, I’ll say it again, My Mom is THE SHIT.  I called her Wednesday and chatted with her on the phone for about an hour.  I told her everything I could think of.  From ideas to current events to real life shit.  She’s a fantastic listener.  Then when we were ready to hang up, I remembered 5 more things I need to discuss with her.  One of them being this table…lol.

I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with something I LOVE.  Also something that’s different from what I’ve done before.  Without spending a shit ton of money.  After 3 trips to the Dollar Tree, made by the one and the only….My Mom, I finally have a place setting I love.  She originally went for the gold chargers.  Then sent me a pic of the gold-rimmed plates.  My love for gold will never die. Then went back to get the matching salad plates.  Then yesterday, went back AGAIN for 2 more place setting.  I can’t even make this shit up.

THANK YOU MOM!!!  I’m going to buy you something really great for Christmas ♥



Table Runner: World Market

Gold Charger: Dollar Tree

Gold Rimmed Dinner + Salad Plate: Dollar Tree

Plaid Linen Napkins: Target (Hearth & Hand)

Gold Flatware: World Market

Plaid Ribbon: Target (Hearth & Hand)

Garland Clipping: Trader Joe’s

I’ll share my full Christmas table soon!  Just a couple more finishing touches.

THREE – Speaking of my Mom // This is the text I got this morning.  If you’re not an Instagram Stories follower, here’s the scoop…..

A while back, my homegirl Alex + I did an Instagram Stories poll asking if it was too early to #chardsohard.  EVERYONE said No!  Except one person.  My Mom.  She totally screwed up our almost perfect poll by voting YES, it’s too early to start drinking.

I have a feeling that’s why I got this text…lol!  I gave her so much shit.  Totally joking around, but it was funny.

This made me laugh.  Shortly after this text, she voted NO!  Ha!!!


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For the record….

She wasn’t the only one that voted NO.

I bought the top.  And I plan to wear it every time I plan to see my Mom 🙂

Long Sleeve Ruffle Top $13.99



FOUR – I Like Big Bottles and I Cannot Lie // I was a little hesitant to share this.  You know me, I love to share ALL THE THINGS with you on xoxostacyb.  But, it bit me in the ass.  I’ve been stalking Trader Joe’s all week for more garland + boxwood wreaths, because you can never have enough!


I call everyday.  Not to say you guys are the only peeps buying it up…lol.  So, if you happen to run into any extra garland + boxwood wreaths at TJ’s hook a sister up, K!

Back to big bottles.  I stumbled on this magnum (1.5 liter) bottle of bubbles (while searching for garland + boxwood wreaths) today.  The bottle caught my eye.  Was is the design or the size?  Both!

Go get some!  It’s another one of those exclusive to Trader Joe’s holiday items you cannot miss!  Even my homeboy (who refers to me as the bogle girl) says this bottle of bubbles is “legit!”  He also promised me “it’s not toooooo sweet, just slightly.” I’ll report back!  In the meantime, go get some before it’s wiped off the shelves (like the garland + boxwood wreaths).  Oh, and it’s $11.99.  Killer deal!




FIVE – Links I ♥

The Paper Clip Strategy

Candle of my dreams

11 ways to express gratitude that hardly cost you anything.

Kid kitchens sure didn’t look like this in Bay’s toddler days

City pillows would make a cute gift

December desktop screen saver

Home Alone at the Crest Theatre…yessss!

Who else is excited about the royal engagement?

An advent calendar I could get into

Oh my fried egg tacos

Gold mixing bowls how have I not seen these?

This checkered cape is everything

I love this little babe


Alright friends, have a great weekend!!


xoxo stacyb


6 thoughts on “{friday 5}

    1. I hate to bitch and complain about it, because the year I don’t have to do it anymore….I’ll probably bitch and complain about it and be sad. lol. #thestruggleisreal

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