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{friday 5}

Friday has arrived!  We did it!  Barely!  Ha!  Weekend plans: family camping trip.  Celebrating the long weekend lake side.  Hope you have a good one.

5 things on my mind……


ONE – News // Beginning next week, you’re going to hear crickets from xoxostacyb.  I’m shutting down the blog for a solid week.  I haven’t had a week off in a really long time.  This is a good thing.  Even though you wont see anything, I’ll still be working.  Just behind the scenes.  Come Monday, September 10th you’ll see a revamped xoxostacyb.  My storage is almost maxed, which results in a huge upgrade on my end.  You’ll find a fresh new look.  And, recently I was accepted to ShopStyle.  Similar to Like to Know it.  Unfortunately, I just haven’t had the time to dig into it yet.  So don’t be alarmed when you don’t get your xoxostacyb {new post} email 🙂  I’ll be back, better than ever!



sweater // denim // bandana (similar)

TWO –  J.Crew Sweater //  Another pre-spending freeze purchase.  I was going to save this one for a rainy day, but this sweater is so good, it’s going to sell out in no time.  Perfect for slowly transitioning to fall.  Not pictured is the cutest pair of heeled mules I’ve ever layed eyes on.  But, You’ll have to wait for those 🙂

Point Sur allover pointelle crewneck sweater – ON SALE!  $35 with code: BIGSALE.  This sweater is from the new Point Sur collection an LA made denim brand.  All the pieces are timeless.  I’m obsessed with the all-over pointelle on this sweater.  Easy breezy.  It comes in 4 great fall color options too!  I have my eye on the Loden Green.

9″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Seamed Step-Hem Edition – super comfy jeans.  Love the edgy detail to them.  Magic pockets.  Step hem.  And a front seam.

Madewell Bandana – Following the {third piece rule}here with this bandana.  Madewell has lots of great bandanas to pick from.  This one is similar to the one I’m wearing.





THREE – Eggplant Meatless-Balls //  My Aunt Penny is a helluva gardener.  She gave me pobalno peppers, tomatoes, english cucumbers and eggplant.  I’ve almost used up every veggie in my fridge.  It was a personal goal.  Ha!  I hadn’t used eggplant in a long time.  So I searched The Skinny Taste site and found EGGPLANT “MEATBALLS” searched my pantry, and I had all the ingredients needed.  The best feeling ever.  You know, when you don’t have to hop in the car and drive to the grocery store for that 1 items.  Anyway, I followed the recipe to a T!  So good!  Served my eggplant balls over carrot noodles.  LOVE!  Try this recipe if you’re down with a meatless Monday too!





FOUR –  Leaves //  Bath & Body Leaves candles are BACK!  Wanna know how I know?  Because, today I got an email today with coupon.  And in big bold letters it said 3-wick candles ON SALE for $12.95.  Then, on my lunch break, I went to Starbucks.  Got a big ass iced coffee.  Drove to Bath & Body.  Redeemed my coupon.  I got that rush.  You know, when you get a good deal and buy something.  That happens to you too, right?  I got my $24 candle for $10.  HOLLA!  I tried a new eucalyptus hand cream as I was paying.  And just so happened to have another coupon to get it for FREE!  As I was walking out all happy AF with myself, it hit me.  I’m on a fucking {spending freeze} What was I thinking?


FIVE – Links I ♥

Sorry GOOP, but my kid WOULD NOT eat this for lunch.

When you’re on a spending freeze and the shoes of your dreams come out

Wine bottle lock…so fucked up!

32 Ways to Savor Your Children some are a little extreme, but I’ve got all the feels after sending my baby to middle school last week!

Finally a mom mag that caters to moms of teens

Think I finally want to add one to my closet 

I don’t think I have a celeb doppelgagner except I’ve been told LeAnn Rimes a few times, but I don’t see it!

Drool worthy chicken recipe

Kinda wanting to spruce up my bathroom all because this shower curtain

Would you spend $300 for an Olive Garden unlimited pasta pass?

6 DIY face masks

Sad news for every girl out there

These sheet pan recipes have me wanting to make something new


See you in a week friends ♥

xoxo stacyb


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