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{weekend notes}


Good morning!  How was everyone’s weekend?  Were you ready for the Monday alarm clock?  I wanted to stay in my cozy bed, but I had an early morming walking date that I was looking forward to.  So up and at ’em it was!  This weekend I worked around the house.  Got lots of odds + ends organized.  Back to school season always gets in the organizing mood.  Anyone else?  Dinner with friends.  Biked the CCT, but don’t worry we’re going to talk all about that in a sec.  And celebrated a sweet 3 year olds Birthday last night.

Hope you all kick off Monday on the right foot!  Have a good one!!


Intentions for the Week:

  • Fair Hair.  Yep, you read it right haha. (Thanks Allison!!!)
  • Decide what I’ll give up for 30-days next?  Hmmm. (scared as hell to write it down)
  • 7th Grade Orientation.  Can Mom’s go? (Bay is ready for Wednesday)
  • Plan outfits for the week (we’re both set for Wednesday – Friday)
  • Dinner with girlfriends (good times, as always)
  • Soak up all the time with my girl before school starts (one last hurrah this weekend)
  • Order the cute top I’ve had my eye on 🙂 (done)
  • 15k steps a day (killed it, again)
  • Make salsa chicken (sharing this week)
  • YOLO COUNTY FAIR!!! (obvi!)


Last week Intentions: {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend……

Friday night dinner at Morgan’s On Main.  I’m all about the beet salad.


We shared the special: prawn pasta with lotsa veggies.  Straight up heavenly!


Up an at ’em.  5:30 is a little too early for my taste though….

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Off to explore in cooler temps


I got DM’s about my top details….

I grabbed this during the Nordstrom sale for $40, it’s now re-stocked, but back to the original price.  But, I love it and think it’s 100% worth it at full-price tag.  And it comes in 4 color options.

FREE PEOPLE Rainbow Thermal Tee


The ocean!  65 degrees + sunny ♥


I’ve had the CCT on my to-do’s since last summer.  CCT: California Coastal Trail.

Upon completion, the 1,200 miles of coastal trails will span from the Oregon border all they way through California to Mexico.  How cool is that?

We chose to hit the 7 1/2 mile Half Moon Bay stretch from Pillar Point Harbor to The Ritz Carlton.

This trial is ideal for hiking + biking + walking + horse riding + dog + wheelchair + family friendly.  It’s all paved and very well maintained.

Beginning: Pillar Point Harbor.  The trail begins right in front of the parking lot.  You can rent bikes here too!  Bike WorksHalf Moon Bay Kayak Co.


The first stretch of the trail, not bad.  Restaurants + bars right along the trail here too!


Panoramic views of the ocean.

Piles of surfers at the first beach.  This is the home of the famous Mavericks big-wave surf competition.




My handlebar pics remind me of E.T. for some reason haha.


Then you reach Miramar Beach.  A cute little beach town full of beach houses + Inn’s + restaurants with this view.  Love the rock art all along the trail here too.


We wore long-sleeves the whole time.  I LOVE shorts + long sleeve weather with all my heart.


Wildflowers along the trail


Standing at the top of the coastal bluffs overlooking Half Moon Bay State Beach.  There are actually 4 beaches that make up Half Moon Bay State Beach.

Roosevelt beach + Venice Beach


Beachfront camping.


Lots of bridges


Then you get to the second set of beaches Dunes Beach + Francis Beach.



The last beach on the trail…..Poplar Beach.  Dog + horse friendly.  Pretty cool watching horses walk along the beach.  I can’t wait to go back and take Bay to ride on the beach.


If you’re looking for something fun to do on a weekend to beat the Valley heat….GO HERE!  You will love it, I promise!  There is nothing more refreshing + relaxing than sitting on the beach listening to the ocean.



CCT signs.  Yield to bikers + hikers + horse riders.




On our way back we hit Sam’s Chowder house!  The name says it all!  There have bike parking and the restaurant is dog-friendly!


Beautiful day in the Bay!


Dinner with the Truitt’s

Always in charge of the twice baked potatoes


and mock-tails


Sarah doesn’t mess around…..

#sarahmadetheblog lol


Pozole….breakfast of champions


Golden hour


Make a wish!

Happy Birthday Barrett ♥



That’s how our weekend went down.  I’d do it all over again if I could.

Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow!


xoxo stacyb


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