{friday 5}


Hey Girl, Hey!  It’s Friday!  Weekend plans: eat pizza + watch movies (we rented 3) + lay by the pool + celebrate Father’s Day + volunteer + kayak.  A little bit of everything.  Super looking forward to all the things we’ve got on our agenda.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Whatever you’ve got planned for the next two day, enjoy it.  Have a good one friends!


What to know what’s on my mind this Friday?  I’m just going to take up a hot second of your time…..


ONE –  Volleyball Camp // Today was the last day of the week-long Pioneer Volleyball Camp.  This was Bay’s first year and she absolutely loved it.  BIG thank you to Carrie + my Mom for getting her to + from while I’m stuck at work.  You guys, I swear she grew another inch this week too.  Today, she actually borrowed one of my workout tops.  And….it fit her.  WTF is happening?



TWO – Food Find // Trader Joe’s Salad Topper.  Ingredients: Sliced almonds + roasted pepitas + salt + white sesame seeds + black sesame seeds + nigella seeds + crushed red pepper.  $3.99 for 8 individual packets.  Basically 50 cents per salad.  So far I’ve sprinkled this topping over eggs + tuna + salads.  So good!




THREE – Holy Housewives // Did you watch the trailer for season 13 of Orange County?  What a shit show!  Bravo added three new housewives (that’s including Vicki and her new face HA).  Set your DVR for Monday, July 16th!  From the looks of the video below, it’s going to be a good season!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Gina Kirschenheiter Emily Simpson Shannon Beador Vicki Gunvalson Tamra Judge Kelly Dodd

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Can I get an Amen for Friday!!!  I don’t know about you, but I AM SPENT!  This first week of school, Bay’s 11th birthday + the eclipes (Ha) + packing has killed me a little  Just a little, but today is Friday!  We’re hitting the road for a final-final summer adventure.  And then it’s a wrap folks.

But first I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

ONE – Back to school // This coloring page is everything.  Bay literally finished it in 2.5 minutes.  For the first time, since she started elementary school, she told me she was too old to do her back to school coloring page.  FML!  She did it anyway.  She must have seen the look on my face.  I almost cried.  Anyway, I have saved these year after year.

She said the worst thing in her lunch was a pickle.  I find that funny, considering she LOVES pickles…lol!  What a brat.

Click below and have your kiddo fill on of these out!  It’s a keeper


Free Printable Coloring Page




TWO – I Fought The Law // Total pre-ordered this book.  It caught my eye and I’m so intrigued.  Beautiful photographs of the strangest laws from each of the 50 states.

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. Incisive, ironic, and gorgeous, these images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, contextualize rising-star Locher’s photography. From serving wine in teacups in Kansas to licking a toad in Kentucky or perming a child’s hair in Nebraska, breaking the law has never looked so good.

For instance: In California, it is illegal to ride a bike in a swimming pool.



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{bacon burger bites}


Mini bacon burgers layered on a bamboo skewer, with lettuce + tomatoes + pickles.  Who can resist that combo on a stick?  Not me!!  OR Bay!

These make the perfect low-carb dinner or appetizer.



I recently grabbed a copy of Danielle Walker’s Against all Grain Celebrations cookbook.  So many beautiful + healthy recipes.  I want to make everything.  This one caught Bay’s eye.  She’s not a bun girl.  And anything on a toothpick is so cool to a 10-year-old.

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{friday 5}


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….LONGEST short week in the history of short weeks.  Anyone else with me?  I still have all the same shit to get done, but with 1 less day to accomplish said shit.  Therefore I’m sooooo ready for the W E E K E N D!  I have good plans.  Movie + Girlfriends + Tequilla + Antique Faire.

Enough of my ramble….I still have 5 more things on my mind……

ONE – You guys…..I spilled an entire swell bottle in my purse.  According to Bay, I’m really lucky I didn’t have wine it my swell bottle this time.  This is true!  A wine drenched purse/wallet would be much, much worse.  I’m talking everything.  Medical/dental cards.  Money.  Checkbook.  Checkbook register that is no longer legible.

I went to the 76 Station to get my cherry chap stick (I cannot live without it).  I lent my old one to Bay in Tahoe and god knows, I do NOT share my cherry chap stick.  Long story short, my homie at the 76 station, told me “Stacy, your money is wet!”  I explained what happened.  He was very unimpressed.  Basically told me “I no take wet money, come one Stacy.”  So I gave him my debit card and went along with my merry wet wallet day.  Moral of the story, DO not lay a swell bottle ontop of your wallet in your purse.  EVER!  Worst part, it’s kinda Karma…FML!


TWO –  I’m gathering + prepping for the beginning of my 20-day no sugar detox.  Not really a detox.  Just ridding added sugar from my diet.  I had such great results the last time I tried it for a few days before Hawaii.  I found this recipe for slow cooker marinara sauce….it’s from Daily Dose of Pepper.  Zero smart points (for weight watchers peeps) + 60 calories per 1/2 cup of sauce.  Not bad, huh.  Best part – it’s BOMB.  You can adjust the spice to your desire too.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (stick to 1 tsp if you don’t like spice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


Here’s what you’ll do:

Mix all ingredients in your slow cooker.  Put the slow cooker in your garage.  Unless you want your house and clothes to smell like an Italian restaurant for the next 2 days.

Set to low for 8 hours.

If you like a smoother sauce, (like me) once sauce has cooled.  Blend in a food processor (in batches this recipe makes A LOT) until smooth.

Freeze in freezer bags what you don’t plan to use right away.

I have a couple of meals next week I plan to whip this sauce out for.  Stay tuned!!



THREE –  The Golden Globes are on this Sunday!  Bay + I have an award show game we like to play.  Popcorn BINGO.  Check out this one that I found.  Best Dressed!!  I mean, If you’re anything like us, you’re watching for the amazing gowns + fashion too.  Remember to saved a few pieces of popcorn to use as your dauber….lol.

I’m sure we will see tons of Off-the-shoulder + backless + red!!  So excited!

Scroll below for the free printable link.  It has 8 different cards too.


Golden Globes BINGO



FOUR –  American Eagle Soft + Sexy Double Lace Cami // Guess how much I paid in-store?  $9.00!  So good I bought two!!  I was looking for something that was just a little more than the basic cami.  Clearly for layering since its cold AF right now.   Super flattering silhouette.  Fitted at the chest, then flows, almost flaring at the waist.  The plunging neckline is beautiful, and not too revealing for small chested gals, like myself.  It’s lined in lace, not only on the front, but the back too.


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{friday 5}


Happy Friday!!  Is it just me, or did this week fly by?  I’m not by any means complaining!!  It’s Friday, my fave day of the week and I’m ready for the weekend.  One of my homies (friends since 2nd grade) is coming to Woodlone today and I’m pumped to kick it with her.

ONE – Remember yesterday on my {fall to-do’s}

  • Make 3 outfits that are out of my comfort zone?

I’d say I’ve achieved one of the three!  No, it’s not a onesie. It’s a bodysuit.  Yes, I bought a bodysuit.  Totally out of my comfort zone, but guess what???  It’s so fucking cute.  Scroll down and check out the back of the top.  It’s the most flattering cutout and allows you to still wear a bra without the straps showing.


It’s marked down to $18 today!  And it comes in a wine red color too.  I’ve already wore it once and might pop it on tonight too.  Looks perf with denim and how about a skirt?  shorts?  (I mean it is still like 90 degrees in California)


American Eagle is on fire right now.  So much cute shit.  Check out all the other bodysuit options they offer….OMG!  The long-sleeved lace has my name all over it!!

This isn’t even half of them.  Click here to view them ALL!


TWO – Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Pepper // I had too.  I had leftover turkey + chicken sausage meat sauce + orange bell peppers sitting in the fridge, so what else would one do?  Busted out the Martha Stewart x-acto knife and started carving away.



Once I had my jack-o-lantern all carved out, I layered:

  • meat sauce
  • chopped baby spinach leaves
  • pesto
  • fresh mozzarella cheese (not the bagged shit)
  • repeat

Baked in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  So easy and so festive.  Bailey isn’t a fan of bell peppers?!?!  Crazy, I know!  She dumped the filling out on her plate and ate it without the jack-o-lantern.  I scarfed the whole damn thing in about 2.5 minutes flat.


Speaking of Jack-O-Lanterns….



#idim (I did it myself) how cute is that.  Gotta remember that one.

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{friday 5}

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Oh Friday….how I’ve been waiting so patiently for you!  Cheers to the weekend!

This morning someone said to me “TFI Friday.”  Every heard of it?

TFI Friday – abbreviation: ‘thank fuck it’s Friday’
Thank you Urban Dictionary!!   I love it and wish I invented it.  I will be using it on a weekly from now on!
Because it’s Friday and I’ve got 5 things on my mind……
ONE – Purple Thunder // You guys, Bailey is a Volleyball player!!  She really could not care less about sports, so I was shocked when she asked to play volleyball.  Especially a team sport.  She’s more of the swim team, gymnastics, horseback ridding type.  Well, her first game was last night.  She was so nervous.  I was shocked.  She’s probably THE most confident little girl I’ve ever known.  Not sure if it’s her age or if this is the sport that might be the one she actually likes.  For the first time, she really truly cared.  She tried her best and I’m so proud of her.  Not to mention the Purple Thunder kicked butt last night and won by a landslide, which also makes it fun to watch!
(Photo cred: Greta)
TWOAmy Schumer The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo //  Do you like to laugh?  Do you like pure honesty with lots of vulgar shit thrown in?  Yeah, me too.  It was almost like talking to a best friend, kinda.  Many of her life stories are so fucking unbelievable.  That shit really happened?  Dammnnnn!  OMG, when she reads excerpts from her old diaries with footnotes…I almost die!
Is it possible this book made my like Amy even more?  YES!
My favorite part thus far….”44 Things You Don’t Know About Me.”  One of those things just so happens to be the number of people she’s slept with.  “To date, I’ve slept with 28 people.  I can’t remember all their names, but I do remember the nicknames I gave them: Third Ball, Pit Bull, Cousin Steve…jk jk jk.”
This book is
Relatable 🙂
Read it peeps!!
THREE – Embroidered Maxi Dress // It was love at first sight when I spotted this dress.  I clearly have a thing for embroidered anything.  It’s high-waisted, which is uber flattering.  The detail is beyond unique.  The fit is perfection.  The bold orange is everything.  You just can’t help but feel pretty in this maxi.  Everytime I type maxi I automatically picture a maxipad in my head…ewww.  Anyway!  It can 100% be dressed up for a wedding.  Or dressed down with a denim jacket.  I’ve worn it both ways.  I know it’s time to start buying sweaters and boots, but I wouldn’t pass this one up.  Price Tag: $29.99.  Told ya!

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{love + lemons creamy white bean & tomato soup}

Love + Lemons got it right with this recipe.  It’s soup-er easy…haha.  There is something relaxing about making a big ol’ pot of soup.  Especially healthy soup.  It’s hearty, but light and delicious.  White bean + thyme + tomatoes….yummm!

Best part – it’s Kaia friendly!


Creamy White Bean + Tomato Soup

Here’s what you’ll need:

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