fashion · kid style · kids · Nordstrom · old navy · ootd · Organization · Outfit Details · Products · ShopStyle · Target

{back to school}

Tee | Shorts | Vans (BOGO 1/2 off) | No-Show Socks | Backpack

I can hardly believe school starts in TWENTY TWO days! Where did summer go?

As much as I LOVE summer. I have to admit, I’m ready for our regular routine. You know – the one where nobody wants to get out of bed. Then we’re both up fighting over the bathroom. Bumping into each other to brush out teeth. And typically running late. Ha! Don’t you miss that too?

Bailey has opted out of taking zero period this year, so we’ve got some logistics to still work out. The 7:15 am out the door was actually kinda nice last year.

But, what we do have figured out is ALL THE THINGS back to school gear-wise. From backpacks to teen approved lunchboxes. Vans, ONLY vans. Cute tops + accessories that you “NEED”

With the help of my very own 12 year old, we’ve rounded up her top picks for back to school.

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Adventure · California · Camping · Cool spots · friends · mom & me · Summertime · travel

{weekend notes}

Monday, Monday, Monday! Why did you have to come so soon? We decided to spend Sunday at the beach, since it was 40 degrees cooler on the coast than home. It was THE most relaxing day ever. Which means, we got home pretty late. Which means Monday happened wayyyy too fast. Which means I’m running on slowwwww today. Hope you all had a great couple of days. The summer days dwindling down and I want to enjoy every last minute till school starts. And life gets cray AF!

BIG thank you to everyone that messaged me to let me know my website had been hacked. I reached out to WordPress and it was taken care of within minutes. Thanks for lookin out homies!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Order Bay’s pictures (so many to choose from, it’s so hard)
  • Get my Fair Hair (it’s totally a thang..lol)
  • Spending freeze for the week
  • Plan a weekend hike
  • Pick up flowers and plants for the house
  • Share an Old Navy Try-On
  • Get caught up on laundry..I’m so behind
  • Indulge in a night of ALL THE THINGS self-care
  • Lunch date at the Davis Arboretum
  • Dinner with girlfriends

This week on xoxostacyb: Trader Joe’s haul. ALL THE THINGS TJ’s that we buy over and over again. Was supposed to share last week and never got around to it. Bay Bakes or a new recipe…still undecided. And an Old Navy post with some cute new arrivals.

Highlights from the weekend……

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diy · fashion · home · Nordstrom · ootd · Organization · Outfit Details · Products · ShopStyle

{mini closet clean out}

Tee ($12) | Skirt ($20)| Booties sold out // similar | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet

It’s Thursday friends. The HOT as hell weekend is almost here. Almost, almost, makes me not that excited for the best two days of the week after reading the weather forecast. 108 degrees. Sickening! We are going to head to the coast for a bit and get some vitamin sea. And cooler temps.

I was looking in my closet the other day. Had one of those “I hate everything I own” kinda days. Which is absolutely ridiculous. But, we all have those days, right? Next thing I know, I’m pulling shit out and throwing it on my bed.

And it got me thinking. Why wait for spring to start cleaning? I like + NEED to do it seasonally. And since the famous Nordstrom #nsale has me dreaming of fall trends, I’m ready to make room and get rid of some shit I really don’t need.

Scroll down for some tips on how I purge my closet each season. Pack away the things you wont need for a few months so you can really see the clothes you have + love. And make a list of items you need to fill in the gaps. Grab a good bottle of wine. And spend the hot ass weekend doing some much needed closet clean out. I promise you wont regret it!

Remember that one time I did the Marie Kondo Method? You can read all about it right here: {weekend notes} I recommend reading the book and doing some research before you take on a project like this one. Shared more about it here: {let’s kon marie} Or what about the time {i gave up shopping for 30 days…kinda} I sourced all kinds of great closet goodies that I have and love.

Things you really need to get rid of NOW……

Music + Wine

Before you get started….Put on some good ass music. This is no time for Adele! You’re gonna need some of that good mood music. And a BIG ass glass of wine. Hell, just bring the whole bottle into your room! Getting tips might make some purging decisions a little easier. Just saying.

The Skinny Jeans

And I’m not chatting about the skinny legged jeans we all own and love to death. Keep those sis! What about those jeans you’ve been packing around for years. Maybe even since…..high school? Those ones you once wore. But you can now hardly get one leg into? The ones before you had #hellakids. Yeah, those skinny jeans. Live in the present girlfriend and ditch those never-gonna-wear again jeans. Better yet, gather them up and head to Madewell or J.Crew. They will give you a $20 voucher for each pair of old ass jeans. Not matter what condition they are in. Then next time you’re in the market for new pair of denim…you turn it in and save yo self some money honey!

Open Your Bra + Underwear Drawer
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Cooking · Food · foodie · Healthy · Recipe · Trader Joes · Weight Watchers

{taco lettuce cups}

Happy Taco Tuesday peep! Raise your hand if you’re having tacos for din-din tonight?

How about ZERO Weight Watcher Point tacos?

Healthy AF! Easy AF! Delicious AF!

3 of my fave combos!

This is where I insert my Weight Watchers spiel…….

I wrote a post explaining the in’s & out’s of the program here: {weight watchers 1 week results}

If you sign up under a member, like myself, your first month + the $20 starter fee is waived.

Click here: Weight Watchers 1 FREE month

*You can also find this code by clicking the link in my Instagram bio *

I really, truly believe that Weight Watchers is an amazing program!

My Mom and I have a bet for weigh-in this week. And I’m going to WIN!!! Did you hear that Mom?

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Bay Bakes · Cool spots · jcrew addict · kids · sale · Summertime · weekend · Wine

{weekend notes}

After being gone the last few weekends, I was looking forward to a weekend at home. As Bay used to call weekends “stay at home days!” It was really, really nice to do NOTHING! Like, nothing at all. We slept in. Drank lots of coffee in PJ’s. Sat by the pool both Saturday and Sunday. Had some really good dinners. And straight up kicked it.

After lots of resting over the last couple of days, I woke up this morning ready to kick Monday’s ass….kinda. Ha! Got my steps. Working on my water in-take as I type. Have a great day friends!

Needless to say, today’s post is going to be short + sweet!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Date night to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Closet Clean out + blog post all about it
  • Loose 1 1/2 lbs at Weight Watchers weigh-in (I’ve got money riding on it)
  • Create a new centerpiece. Maybe using a fern?
  • Track everything: steps + food + water
  • Stock-up on Leaves candles (so sad the Davis Bath & Body closed)

This week on xoxostacyb: sharing a zero weight watchers point taco Tuesday recipe. Bay Baked Reese’s S’more dip and it was divine. Hoping to get that recipe up too. I did a closet clean-out. Still have more to do….so we’ll chat about that at some point too. And last but not least – Trader Joe’s. We tried a bunch of new products, so we’ll be spillin the tea on what we think!

Highlights from the weekend……..

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blogger · fashion · Gossip · instagram · jcrew addict · ootd · Outfit Details · Products · sale · ShopStyle · Summertime · Uncategorized

{how I make money blogging}

SHOP: Crochet Sweater | Black Denim | Clogs ($40) | Sunnies | Starbucks Tumbler

Thirsty Thursday got the best of me. I’ll blame it on my Mom! We went to see The Lion King. Made a detour at Nugget after the movie for a bottle of wine. Found out they are having a sale on Bogle (my fave) $6.99 a bottle. So, we ended up getting 3. And a loaf of bread and cheese. Dinner!

Currently surviving on mass amounts of coffee, Lumify drops (THE best), kids chew-able Tylenol and my dark sunnies…ha! Seriously worth it. Sometimes you gotta get a little tips!

So, this week alone, I’ve had 5 people ask me about my blog. Not really sure why I post clothes. And why I always say “link in bio”. And “you make money?” Honestly, it never crossed my mind that everyone and their mothers didn’t already know what I was up too.

I’m spillin the tea on what I do . How I do it. And Yes, I do make money. Since it’s such a HOT topic. And it’s no secret, so I’m laying it all out.

Before I dive in, I want to THANK you all from the bottom of my heart! Thank you to those that shop from my blog, facebook or instagram. I hope you know how much I appreciate when you take the time to shop through my links. I work really hard to find the best sales and deals. To make it convenient for you! Truly, I enjoy it. And your continued support makes it that much more fun!

You. Are. The. Best!

So here’s the tea sis…..

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blogger · fashion · jcrew addict · Movies · ootd · Outfit Details · Products · Random shit · sale · ShopStyle · Summertime · Target · weekend

{let’s have more fun on summer weekdays}

Rainbow Sweater Tank | Denim Skirt ($16) | Clogs ($40) | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet

The days are long but the years are short. I get it. But, so is the summer. Sometimes waiting for the weekends to do all the things summer is just straight up torture. Saturday’s + Sunday’s are great and all, don’t get me wrong. But, why not have just a little more fun on the weekdays too?

By the way…..

There are only like 35 days left of summer before school starts.

45 days till Fall.

and brace yourself…..

160 days till Christmas!

Here are 5 simple things that I, for one, would normally reserve for the weekend. I’ve decided to switch it up and make my weekday vibes a little brighter and really take in the summer days….

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Cooking · Food · foodie · Healthy · Products · Recipe · Summertime · Trader Joes · Weight Watchers

{greek turkey burgers}

Recently we’ve become BIG burger fans at our house. Not that we weren’t down with them before. Honestly, I just didn’t really make burgers all that often. And when I did, I would grab the pre-made burgers from the meat department.

And let’s keep it real, they aren’t even close to as delicious as a handmade, homemade burger.

Maybe it’s summertime and I just wanna grill everything. Or air fry. The air fryer is another summer lifesaver. But, I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of different burger recipes. I love that you can enjoy them the traditional way. Ya know, with a bun and all the condiments. Lettuce wrapped, my personal favorite. Open-faced. Over a salad. Or, as of recent, in a crunch wrap. Here’s my basic crunch wrap recipe that can be used for any type of crunch wrap: {the crunch wrap}

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fashion · home · jcrew addict · ootd · Outfit Details · Products · sale · ShopStyle · Summertime · Target

{target tuesday}

Jumpsuit ($20) | Clogs (60% off) | Necklace | Earrings

That moment you look around and realize your entire life comes from Target! Anyone else?

I think it’s safe to say, “Hi my name is Stacy, and I’ve got a Target addiction!”

But, not today. It’s Target Tuesday! And Target is having a killer sale.

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fashion · jcrew addict · Lake Tahoe · ootd · Outfit Details · Products · sale · ShopStyle · Summertime · Target

{weekend notes}

SHOP: Leopard Tank | Sunglasses | Necklace

Happy Monday friends! I woke up this morning in very, very desperate need of coffee. Lots of coffee! To find out I had zero coffee. No k-cups. No coffee beans. Nada! That is not the way to start a Monday, let me tell ya. I bee-lined it to Starbucks for a venti and I’m feeling alive finally.

We spent the weekend in Tahoe. It was the 4th weekend in a row we’ve been in Tahoe. As much as I love it at the cabin, I’m jones’n for a stay at home weekend. We got a chill week and I’m excited to kick it a home as much as possible. And catch up on laundry! ha!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Share all the amazing sale finds
  • How to have more fun during the summer weekdays
  • Work in the yard
  • Pull 10 items from my closet to sell
  • Try a new salad recipe
  • Lemon table + lemon granita
  • Date night with Bay to see Lion King
  • Hang out at home
  • Log food in my Weight Watchers app
  • Drink a shit-ton of water

Highlights from the weekend……..

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