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{weekend notes}


Hello Monday!  I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning.  So, I’m taking full advantage of the day.  Even made it to 5am Kaia!  I truly believe that a weekend well spent brings a week of content.  Last week was a shit show, so this one is bound to be great.  The ebb and flow of life.  If one week sucks, the following is probably going to be wayy better.

Bay + I hit the sheets early last night.  Right after I completed my to-do’s for the week.  My blog content schedule.  Okay, so how was your weekend friends?  Saturday was absolutely frickin gorgeous.  Sunday too, till about 5pm when it started DUMPING!  Looking forward to more weekends just like this one……


Intentions for the week:

  • workout  (5 days last week and nothing feels better)
  • al fresco dinning
  • spruce up the back patio
  • meal prep
  • avocado taost blog post (say that 5 times fast)
  • hostess the next Omega Nu meeting
  • keep organized
  • positive vibes
  • set a pretty table – (coming this week)



Highlights from the weekend……

Breakfast + coffee date with my Mama!

Which inspired tomorrows post {avocado toast 4 ways} Stay tuned, it’s a good one.


UC Davis Arboretum plant sale.


They offered $10 off to everyone, since they rescheduled last weekend due to rain.  I’ll take it.

Some of the more unique plants.


Our picks.  Succulants…always.  And some other pretties.  I’d tell you all about them, but I can’t remember what they’re called.  Why do plants have the most awful names?  The green leaf right in front is going in a pot on my front porch.  Little daisy like flowers will come summer time.



Arboretum stroll

I can’t tell you how gorgeous the Arboretum is this time of year.

3.6 mile loop with views like this.  I really need to spend more time here.


The poppies are everywhere.  Turtles galore.  Ducks for days.


Perfect place for a Saturday stroll.



A surprise Lavendar Topiary plant delivery from my homegirl Sarah P!

I mentioned to her last week, that I’ve been wanting one.  These are a Costco score.  So run now, they sell out quick!

You’re the best Sarah!!!



Watching both of my nephews baseball games.  Benny got 2 doubles and Joe got an awesome hit too….he even slid into home.  Love watching them play.  And spending time with this little cutie.



Happy Hour with the fam-bam!



Sunday Hike

All over Putah Creek + Berryessa.

We pulled off on the side of the road and took the trail down to the Lake.  I never even knew there were trails.  So cool.



Callie loves a good day hike too ♥


Pit stop at Turtle Rock for a cold beer + egg roll.  Always!


Look for our $1 next time you stop.  It’s right under the sky light 🙂


Greasy goodness!



We stumbled upon Nichelini Winery.  Up the road from Turtle Rock about 3 miles.  We actaully saw a sign in the bar and the owner at Turtle Rock told us we should check it out.



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Nestled right on the side of Sage Canyon Road, you’ll come up on Nichelini Family Winery.

You’re probably passed by many times, like us and never stopped.

Do me a favor.  STOP next time.

You won’t be dissapointed.

It just so happened to be their Rosé release day.  And I just so happened to be wearing my Rosé the day away shirt.

The owners asked to take our photo for their FB page.  Yes, Yes + yes!  Ha.

It was meant to be! Rosé is the day — Nichelini Rosé is to die for!
Stacy and Cory



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Their Caberbet Sauvignon Rosé is to die for.  We both agreed.  And I’m not always a Rosé gal.



I liked it so much, that we joined the wine club.



Target trip for Yes Way Rosé


I had to see the Opal House collecting with my very own eyes.


Wouldn’t this Breakfast in Bed Kit be a great Mother’s Day gift?

Hearth + Hand Breakfast in Bed Kit


Let’s chat clothes…..

For the first time, in I think, EVER….Target’s clothes section didn’t make me blow my savings.  I did find a couple of things I liked though.

Ohh, and starting today, Target has a damn good deal going on:

  • FREE 2-day shipping when you use a redcard (I have the debit)
  • FREE $10 giftcard when you spend $40 on Clothing + Shoes + Accesories!

Bascially, Target is giving you $10 to come to their store…lol.

Quick try-on sesh…..

According to Instagram polls, you guys loved this dress.  It comes is white too!!

Polka Dot Sleeveless Button Down Knot Front Midi Dress ($27.99)


Excuse my forhead wrinkles…OMG!!

You guys also loved this top!

Short Sleeve Striped Tie Front Button Down ($17.99)


Most peeps liked this one…..

Ruffle Tank Top ($19.99)


50% said this one was too toddler-ish

Ruffle Tank Top ($19.99)



Meal Prep //

Time spent meal prepping is so key.  Once the work week hits, I don’t even have to think twice about what we are having for dinner.  Options for breakfast + lunch.  It’s a HUGE time saver.


With a glass of bubbles + dash of OJ in hand.


Chicken + white bean enchiladas are on tonights menu.  I just have to pop them in the oven after work.  I’m serving them alongside a tomato + cucumber + avocado salad.


Taco salad lunches are in the fridge and ready for the whole week.

Mixed greens.  Ground turkey.  Corn.  Black Beans.  Cilanto + green onion.  Tomaotes.  Red bell peppers.  Cotija cheese.  Lime.  Topped with TJ’s Green Goddess salad dressing.

Weird fact: I actaully crave taco salads. 




Grocery Pick-up //

Questions about the Grocery Pick-Up service I told you guys about Friday here: {friday 5}.  I LOVED it.  I will be using it again, possibly every week from now on.  It’s FREE, if you spend $30.  Have you ever gone to the grocery store and spent less than $30?  It was super easy.  I went to the email to “check in” basically letting Walmart know I was in route.  Follow the arrows to Pick-up!  Park in one of the designated spots.  Within 2 minutes, my groceries were being bagged and loaded into my car.  She even told me I didn’t have to get out.  I did, because I wanted to check my shit and make sure there were no errors.  Everything was perfect.  My laundry soap was in a giant zip-lock bag, just in case of spilling.  I was impressed.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  This day in age, if there is a free service that can save my ass some time….and money (I spent way less that I normally do by not grabbing random shit) I’m down with it!  100% recommend this to all my peeps.


Then, I beelined it to TJ’s to grab all my healthy shit…aka, veggies + proteins + chardonnay + flowers.  Bogle chard is $6.99 at TJ’s everyday.  Just FYI!

Oh and $3.99 tulips.  Can’t beat that.



Mondayz //

Remeber I said that I made it to Kaia?  I have been so bad since Spring Break.  We were gone for a week, then I got a case of the Vacay hangover.  Basically, I didn’t hardly workout for 2 solid weeks.

Today felt good.  Real goo!


My current breakfast craving.



That was so much!  Tomorrow I’ll keep it short +  Have a great Monday!!!

xoxo stacyb

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