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{chicken tortilla soup}

What’s better than a big bowl of soup on a rainy day?

Sarah P’s Chicken Tortilla Soup, to be exact. This recipe is like circa 2002-ish?

It’s vintage! Kinda like mine and Sarah P’s friendship….old AF! lol

I rank this soup up there in my top 5. It’s packed with tons of flavor. You can make it real, real easy too. Grab a rotisserie chicken and you’ll have dinner on the table in 20 minutes. Just add your favorite taco toppings and you’ve got a winner winner chicken soup dinner.

Back in the “Letters To Santa” ages….When I used to host all the kids and all my homegirls over for a night of Holiday cheer. The kids wrote their letters. We sipped (guzzled) wine and had this soup. Every.Single.Year. I’ve had peeps request it. I can’t even count how many times I’ve emailed this recipe to friends and family.

I’m telling you it’s damn good!

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{weekend notes}

Hi friends. Hope you all had a great weekend. This weekend I filled up “my cup” with the a work outs + good people + some early spring cleaning and decorating + meal prepping. Doing things that make me feel good. And things that make me forget my phone. What do you do to fill up your cup?

Intentions for the Week:

  • Watch the Summer House Premiere (sneak peek: Summer House Season 3)
  • Share recent Target Finds
  • Get blonde AF
  • Put the finishing touches on my Easter Table
  • Make pizza with TJ’s NEW Broccoli + Kale crust
  • Try a new face mask
  • Hit my daily step + water goal
  • DIY Spring wreath tutorial
  • Join Weight Watchers
  • Work on our Spring To-Do’s

This week on the blog: Chicken Tortilla Soup, after LOTS of request. J.Crew new arrivals. Target Finds.

Highlights from the weekend……

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{friday 5}

Hello Friday! And Welcome March! Question…..

What’s your coffee order?

I’m a grande pike (black) in a venti cup. Sounds kinda boring, huh? It truly is what I ALWAYS order and enjoy. But, I want to try something fun. Something new to look forward to on Friday coffee dates. Not too sweet though. Any recommendations?

Hope you have a great weekend. We don’t have many plans, and I’d like to keep it that way. Craving a low-key weekend. Extra cups of coffee in my Pj’s kinda weekend, ya feel me?

It’s Friday and I’ve got 5 things on my mind……

ONE – March //

Little things I’m looking forward to this month…..

  • Daylight Savings
  • Starting a new project
  • Spring cleaning + Organizing
  • Sunshine
  • Making something new
  • Making time to rest
  • Making healthy choices
  • Hiking a new trail

TWO – TouchRetouch Photo App //

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{new trader joe’s finds}

You could call me a “Trader Joe’s Junky!” Maybe a Target + J.Crew + Nordy’s junky too. Ha. Trader Joe’s shopping is one of my favorite pastimes. I guess I could refer to it as my hobby?

I’ve got a whole tab chuck full of Trader Joe’s blog post: xoxostacyb – Trader Joe’s

Taking long walks down each and every isle. Ahh, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Right when those automatic double doors open up, I beeline it for the floral section. I scope out the eucalyptus first. Always. Then walk about the the whole stem section once. Or twice to check out all the pretty blooms.

Next thing, I hit the coffee pot for a mini sample of coffee. I’m come back once or twice for a re-fill.

Every time I make a TJ’s run my DM’s fill up with questions on the New products. And what I got. So, I’m going to tell you ALL THE THINGS Trader Joe’s new arrivals. Everything I’ve picked up in 2019 that I loved. And a few that I legit hated too.

Things I’m Totally LOVING:

ABC Bars – 160 calories pocket sized delight. Soft chewy chocolaty dough with a creamy almond butter filling. They are gluten free + vegan! I’ve been really lazy with breakfast the last week. These have been my grab and go eat in the car on the way to work breakfast. They go incredibly well with coffee too.

Organic Buffalo Style Hummus – OMG!! So good! I dipped TJ’s plantain chips and fell in love with this hummus. I have buffalo chicken lettuce wraps on the menu. I’m planning to spread a layer of this hummus on the lettuce. Top with chicken. Sprinkle blue cheese. Doesn’t that sound so good? Stay tuned. I’ll tell you all about it.

Indian Fare Madras Lentils – I swore I didn’t love lentils for years. I was grabbing my mini coffee at TJ’s the other day and I wanted to droll of the Sample tray. It was this microwavable lentil packet with a piece of bread to dip. I rarely try the samples or buy them. There was NO way I could pass this one up. I haven’t made it at home yet, but plan to this weekend.

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{5 things about me}

Tee: American Eagle | Denim: Madewell/Nordstrom | Flats: Free People

It’s Wednesday. Hump Day. So let’s have a little fun.

5 things about me….

Some of you may already know all these things. And some of you are shaking your head, thinking – really? You had to go there? Ha. Yes, yes I did! Correction – I had to delete and re-write #5 twice. My Mom said I went to far. Thanks for lookin out Mom!

ONE

My love for pizza is real. I’m a pepperoni + black olive kind of gal. Sometimes I get real wild and add jalapenos. And ranch, always ranch. EXTRA ranch, to be exact!!

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{greek salad over hummus}

This weather is killing my vibe…BIG time. And according to Weather.com, it’s not looking good the rest of the week either. Too bad hibernating isn’t an option!

So, I’m just over here making all my fave Spring + Summer recipes. Like this here Greek Salad. I’ve been making this salad for years. I’m taking so long, I’ve got it down to a science.

The other night….(I mean wee hours of the morning) I woke up with an idea. Which happens all the damn time. The “notes” app on my phone is exploding with all my crazy ideas.

Salad over hummus! Where that come from, I will never know.

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{weekend notes}

Monday, here we go……

Intentions for the Week:

  • write a bad review every place I can for Camden Spit & Larder valet parking
  • get my car repaired (fucking valet dude)
  • keep on hitting my daily step goal
  • set up a Poshmark
  • share my new TJ’s finds
  • make chicken tortilla soup and tell you all about it
  • solidify Spring Break plans…thinking LA area?
  • try my luck at a dessert hummus
  • go to bed early…like really early!

This week on the blog: Trader Joe’s finds. My Greek salad recipe. 5 things about me.

Highlights from the weekend……..

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{sheet pan meatloaf dinner}

Happy Hump Day Peeps! I was going to do a long ass blog post about Trader Joe’s. But then I scrolled through my phone and realized I never shared my sheet pan meatloaf dinner.

So, Trader Joe’s will have to wait. Maybe Friday?

I love a good sheet pan meal. Especially a healthy + easy weeknight dinner!

Some of my fave sheet pan meals to date….

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{25 random acts of kindness}

Top: Target | Denim: Madewell / Nordstrom | Mules: Nordstrom Rack

This past Sunday, February 17th, was Nation Random Acts of Kindness Day. Out of all the cheesy “national days” I think this is one we could + should all get behind! Get outside your comfort zone…just a little bit. Kindness is straight up magic. And it can really brighten the shit out of someones day!

And to be completely honest, it’s a really great way to lift your own spirits too! It’s a two for one, baby!

For example: I was at Target the other day….go figure. Waiting in line. I let a women with #hellakids go in front of me at the self checkout. She was dumbfounded that I would let her go ahead of me. As though nobody had even done that for her before. She even offered to buy me the sugar free red bull I had in hand.

Which got me thinking…….

Just think if each of us do ONE simple random act of kindness each day. What if it became a chain reaction?

Here’s a list of simple acts that I came up with……

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{weekend notes}

Happy President’s Day…..coming from the only person on earth that is working today. Lol! According to Instagram story polls, there are about 4 of us total. I cant bitch too much, since I did take Friday off for a long weekend in Tahoe. Cold very cold and snowy Tahoe. Hope your Monday is off to a great start. It’s going to be a good week! I can just feel it!

Intentions for the week:

  • insta-story fried rice recipe
  • drink more water (I’ve been really bad)
  • spring wreath DIY
  • balance my checkbook #scared
  • watch Bay horseback ride
  • celebrate 2 girlfriends birthdays
  • play around with some new photo editing apps
  • hit 10,000 steps per day
  • make a new sheet pan dinner
  • work in my tiny garden/flowerbed
  • share some new items I’ve picked up and love

This week on the blog: Random Acts of Kindness. Easy sheet pan dinner. Friday 5.

Highlights from the weekend….

Thursday evening we ventured over the hill and through the snow to South Lake Tahoe.

With a pit stop at Strawberry Lodge, as always.

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