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{friday 5}


Happy Friday friends!  Hope you all had a great 4th of July!!  And have a fun weekend planned.  I’m headed back to Tahoe to finish celebrating.  This whole Wednesday Holiday business is for the birds.

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


ONE – Mom’s Famous Chicken Tortilla Casserole // You guys are gonna want to “pin” print or save this one.  It’s one of my Mom’s (many) famous recipes.  My sis requests it for her Birthday dinner every year.  We have it every family pumpkin carving night.  Bay made it just a couple of weeks ago for Father’s Day.  And I realized, I’ve never shared this keeper with you guys.  It’s easy + delish!  Make it this weekend for your troops 🙂

* This recipe is best if you make it the night before or morning of.



Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked + shredded (or rotisserie)
  • 12 corn tortillas (taco size), cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can Cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can Chili con carne (no beans)
  • 1 small can green salsa
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • Green onion, chopped


Here’s what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl mix together chicken + tortillas + red onion + soups + chili + green salsa + chicken broth.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.

Top with shredded cheese + olives.

Bake 1 hour.

Top with green onions + serve 🙂

It’s one of those feel good meals that instantly remind me of my childhood.  I think we’ve all got one of those, right?


TWO – Beach Tote // I’ve had my eye on these net tote bags for a while now.  Picked one up at Urban Outfitters last week to see what all the jazz was about.  And of course, I fell it love with it.  I found some even cheaper on Amazon and I’m going to upgrade all my re-usable grocery bags with them.  They are super stretchy so they fit wayyy more than you think.  Washable…which is key!  My old bag has seen better days.  The Kate Net Tote comes in 6 other color options too.  Thinking I may need to scoop up a pink one next.



Kate Net Tote Bag




THREE – ACV drink // You all know by now that I’m a huge Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar fan.  I drink a shot of that shit every.single.morning.  I promise with time, it really does get easier.  Honestly, I don’t mind it at all.  I spotted the new “drink” on the shelves last week.  And different varieties too.  I grabbed the Ginger Spice.  They also have Honey, Apple Cinnamon, Grape, Limeade, Pomegranate and Sweet Stevia.  It’s about $3 for a glass about the size of a Gatorade.  I saved it for my afternoon snack.  Drank 1/2 the bottle each day.  Then went and bought more.  It’s good!  Click below for more info:

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks




FOUR – Thanks a bunch for being a great friend // Have you been to the Mezger Family Zinnia Patch yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Go get some gorgeous flowers.  And don’t forget to grab some for family or friends.  I found this super cute printable that we used several times last week.  Just tissue paper + twine + the gift tag and you’re set.  These flowers are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!  BIG thank you to the Mezger Family for another year of flower pickin!

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{free printable}



FIVE – Links I ♥

American Flag etiquette

Nugget Secret Special

This blackberry lavender ice cream has my name all over it

Most beautiful towns in USA

Who else is going to see this movie on the 18th?

And now I want to throw a simple summer beach dinner 

This Cynthia Rowley dress is everything

Gorjana did it again

Making this cake next 4th!!!

When you message Rachel Hollis and she sends you the link to her killer shoes 🙂

Has anyone tried out the new Burgers & Brewhouse rooftop bar in sac?

Creative hot dog toppings 

Obsessed with this white home

Loving these fun beach tents





Have a great weekend!  See you back here Monday 🙂


xoxo stacyb


4 thoughts on “{friday 5}

  1. I just made this for dinner and it was amazing! For sure making this again! And searching for the ACV drinks

    1. YAY! So happy you loved it too! We actually had it for dinner last night 🙂 I picked up an ACV drink at walmart this morning. They had lots!

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