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{weekend notes}

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Monday!!  And I’m finally BACK!  Took some time off to enjoy the holidays.  But, now I’m overwhelmed with everything we need to chat about.  Christmas.  Yosemite.  New Years.  My 37th.  Plans + goals.  Recipes.  #ootd’s  Oh my!  I’ve planned my content for the week and thought I’d start sharing what’s on the agenda.  So on Weekend Notes, under my Intentions for the Week.  I’m now listing: This week on the blog…..

Anyway just want to say a BIG ASS THANK YOU for all the birthday shout outs.  You all sure know how to make a girl feel special AF on her 37th birthday ♥  One more celebrating and we’re calling it a wrap!

Intentions for the Week…..

  • Get Bay back on a good morning routine (she’s been sleeping till 10am) We killed it all week….on time and sometimes even early…NEVER happens
  • Take down outdoor Christmas lights We are Christmas FREE Ha.  So can I put up Valentine’s Day decor now? 
  • Practice my own {busy gals guide to self care}
  • Style my front porch – Still trying to decided what I want to do…I’ve got a patio area too
  • Meal prep like a boss – meal prep is so key for staying on track!
  • Go to bed early AF – Came down with a nasty cold, so I really didn’t have a choice
  • Find some baskets + pots for our family members #houseplants – I found some super cute baskets + pots.  I’ll be sharing more this week.
  • Clean the downstairs closet
  • Hit my step goal + water goal each day – being sick didn’t help this goal, but I made up for it over the weekend.  
  • Celebrate our birthday with Sara B

 

This week on the blog…..

Organizing.  Healthy-ish Chicken Salad Recipe.  Word for 2019.  Rules for raising a teenage girl.

 

Highlights from the weekend……

Yaya Reunion //

It’s been 1 whole years since the gang (missing a few) was back together.  We drank.  We ate.  We talked.  We laughed.  Then we drank some more.

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{photo cred: Nikki’s iPhone}

I will hands down order the Morgan’s on Main seafood pasta each and every time it’s their special.  Try it…BOMB!

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Ran into the Birthday girl, Ashley.  And my best bitch, Allison.  She keeps me blonde ♥

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Saturday I turned the BIG 37!

My bad ass hairdresser stopped by in the morning with my favorite chardonnay and handed me a soaking wet package that was on my front porch. I opened it and found this gorgeous Ansel Adams Yosemite book. I mentioned how beautiful it was and Cory remembered (or asked Bay 😂) and ordered me a copy for my birthday ❤️ Now I’m off to buy a new houseplant. And probably open that bottle of chard before noon. Proof I’m officially old AF! Thank you for all the sweet birthday messages + photos + texts + emails + calls. You sure do know how to make a girl feel the love. I’m not even mad about waking up at 5am or the rain anymore.

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150

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I got my houseplants.

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Family dinner to celebrate my old ass!

Then off to bed.  In that exact order.  And it was fucking perfect!  Ha!!

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Sunday we had the most chill morning/day.

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Bay sleeps……

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I meal prepped.

Chili Lime Walnuts

  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning

In the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Did sweet potatoes the same way and LOVE them.  Great side dish.  Add to salads.  And I love to put a fried egg over them too!  Yumm!

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Made sheet pan chicken fajita bowls for lunches.  I’ll share more later.  But, I did write about it wayyyy back in October 2016 {weekend notes}

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Cut veggies for snacking.  You can see my ugly green counters at the top of this photo…lol.

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Healthy-ish Chicken Salad.  And OBSESSED with this Chobani greek yogurt.  I’m not a fan of yogurt, like ever.  But this stuff is really good.  I’ve been subbing it for everything.

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When Alex texts and says “wanna drink some wine”…..and you basically run.  HA!  Then Martini Mama Liz pops in for martinis.  #score!!!

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Watched the red carpet and a little of the Golden Globes.

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Got to Cory’s just in time for Sunday night dinner. Bay + Scott had a blast…lol.

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Just a heads up!!!  My Cocoon Cardigan is back in stock!!!  I’ve been getting tons of messages about it.  So here ya go:

Woven Patterned Cocoon Cardigan

 

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And LOTS of questions about these eye drops.  They are $11.  I’m cheap AF and I didn’t really want to break bread on them.  But I will buy these over and over again.  They make your eyes so crystal clear + white.  Just trust me on this one…k?

Here are a couple of places you can find them……

Amazon // Target // Walmart 

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Lastly, I posted an American Eagle Try-On to stories this afternoon.  They’ve got some cute shit.  And everything I’m sharing below is 40% off!!!

You can click on any of the images below to be directed to the website.

As always, thank you for placing orders through my links.  I make a small commission, but every little bit adds up ♥

Make it a great week friends!  Let’s do this.  And if you didn’t hit the ground running this morning…you’re not alone!

xoxo stacyb

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