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{weekend notes}

Monday! New start. New week. I somehow managed to make it to the gym at 5am this morning. Even after a long weekend in Vegas. Truth is, I haven’t made it to the gym on a Monday is about a month. Just like the saying goes “Never skip a Monday” that shit has some truth to it. I’m kicking today’s ass and I know I wouldn’t be if it hasn’t been for the sweat sesh! Going to try and make this a Monday habit!

Viva Las Vegas Baby! We pulled off a helluva surprise for Bay’s BIG 1-3! So much fun. But, man – there is no place like home. My bed never felt better than it did last night!

Intentions for the Week:

  • get my ass to the gym (everyday this week is my goal)
  • wine + planning with the Omega Nu “fun committee”
  • at home mani
  • celebrate my teenager one last time
  • get back to packing lunches the night before (such a time saver in the mornings)
  • clean out my purse + wallet (it’s straight up embarrassing)
  • try a new recipe
  • catch up on some much needed sleep

This week on xoxostacyb: celebrating another national day this week. I’ll be sharing a new recipe. Some sales. And maybe, hopefully my fern centerpiece DIY! Stay tuned!

Highlights from the Weekend…..

Somehow we (my mom, sister & I) pulled off the surprise of a lifetime. Back in December I pulled the trigger on 4 George Strait concert tickets. Then asked my mom + sis what they thought about taking Bay for her 13th Birthday. The concert was on her actual 13th birthday!

Friday, August 23rd at 6:30am. the morning of Bay’s 13th birthday, we woke her up with party hats and blowers.

She had 5 minutes to get up, get dressed, brush her teeth and catch our flight.

She was 100% surprised. And I was beginning to think she had an idea that something was up.

Thank you so much for all the sweet messages + texts + comments. Bay loved reading them all. She felt pretty special ❤️

SHOP: Bay’s Top | Shorts | Vans // My Tank | Shorts | Boots | Sunglasses

Airport selfie with my favorite peeps!

Nidia hooked it up with the best breakfast and cocktails! Thanks Nerdie!

We find this in the Vegas Airport.

Surprise, surprise – my Mom + Sister got us a limo to our hotel. I had no clue. So cool and such a fun idea!

Thank you for everything Mom & Kissey. I couldn’t have pulled off this weekend without you. And it wouldn’t have been half as fun without all four of us together. Cannot wait for our next adventure. Just not Vegas next time. Lol.

First things first. 2 tall boys for $15 with a free shot. This is a hell of a deal for Vegas!

Spent the day floating on the lazy river. With our $50 tubes…lol. Photo bomber was clearing living his best life too!

Kissey + Bay getting their float on.

Catch has to be the most gorgeous restaurant. Fake flowers and all. I was in awe over this place.

SHOP: Bay’s Top | Vintage Levis // My Tank | Shorts | Bag

It’s a total Instagram heaven. Everyone was lined up down the walkway snapping photos.

Thank you everyone for the Mexican restaurant recommendations. We stuck with what we already know is BOMB. Javier’s in Aria. We actually had dinner at this restaurant before the last George Strait concert we went to.

We had the best dinner. I swear they pump some kind of crack in their guac, it’s dangerous. We sang happy birthday and Bay chugged her virgin daiquiri.

The bathroom had a selfie mirror – so naturally! Ha! They also sold everything from gum to hairspray and condoms. Just like Mexico. Bay thought it was the coolest thing ever. She went back a second time to check out the goods.

George, we’re here for you! Last time Bay was at a George concert was back in 2006. She was in my belly.

Stadium Purse

After all these years, he’s still got it. Man, George puts on a damn good show.

We sang our hearts out. Bay, well – not so much! Ha!

This is what the pool looks like at 9am when you go set your towels out to save a spot.

Living her best life!

This is what it looks like around 1pm! Hella peeps. Still fun. Just cant imagine the amounts of urine in that water.

Margs in hand. Love these chicks. They helped me spoil the shit out of my girl. We had such a great time.

Did some tipsy shopping. Ha!

My dress | Sandals

Dinner at The Black Tap.

The burgers where to die for. I mean like really, really damn good!

And can we take a moment for the dessert! It’s called a crazyshake. COOKIES ’N CREAM SUPREME: vanilla frosted rim with crushed oreos topped with a ‘cookies ’n cream’ sandwich, crumbled oreo, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle

We found Vanderpump Cocktail Garden! No pump rules peeps though…lol!

The Fremont Experience. $2 for a pic with Tupac. Bay say’s “who’s Tupac” I’ve officially failed as a parent.

I’m all about The D Casino. Check out those heavy pours. Needed a little liquid courage for our next adventure.

Slot Zilla Zip-Line. Flying over Fremont Street.

We’re both freaking out a bit.

Geared up and ready to zip. I’m in a dress 😂

There we are. So, so cool. It seems like 5 seconds. There was a concert in Fremont so it was seas of people. Bay had a little girl wave at her.

Fountains of Bellagio

My thirteen year old watching the water show. I swear she instantly looks 16.

We found the “Secret Pizza” at The Cosmo.

The closest I got to getting a photo with George. I tried to steal the sign but it was screwed to the ground lol.

Button Down Midi Dress

I just want someone to look at my like I look at these Lobster nacho.

Button Down Midi Dress | Sunglasses

You guys – it’s heart attack material but worth it. I’ve never had anything like this. We all shared it the bowl was bigger than my head.

Final, final before refill marg.

What I do at the airport

What my sister does at the airport. Same? No, not at all. I think I may have had $20 in my purse at this point.

At that’s a wrap. We got home. Went straight to bed. Vegas is hard on the body people. I feel like I have a Vegas hangover. Old AF, I guess. Anyway – hope you all had a great weekend. And BIG thank you for all the sweet birthday messages for Bailey. She loved reading them all.

xoxo stacyb

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