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{corn chowder // kitchen essentials}

SHOP: Lifesize Poseable Skeleton | Martha Stewart Cast Iron Dutch Oven | Garment-Dyed French Terry Henley Hoodie | UGG Fluffette Slipper | Studio Crop Lite Leggings | Printed Persian Kitchen Runner Natural ($20)

Corn Chowder with a side of Brenda the skeleton 💀 Ha! Bay picked her name so we’re rolling with it.

It seems like overnight, fall arrived 🍂 and I’m here for it. So I’m sharing one of my favorite soup recipe of all time. And rounding up all my favorite kitchen essentials (at the end of this post)

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Puff Elbow Sleeve T-Shirt | Levi’s Wedgie Icon High-Rise Jeans | Gradina Block Heel Bootie | Sunglasses

Wine (and girlfriends) are like duct tape….
They fix everything 🍷👯‍♀️

We fell in love with Grindstone Winery Chardonnay + tasting room this weekend. Such a gorgeous spot to picnic and #chardsohard

Intentions for the Week…..

  • dedicate this week to all things health + wellness
  • make my yearly dermatologist appointment
  • 20,000 steps per day
  • hit my water intake goal
  • peloton ride each day
  • try to hit 7 hours of sleep per night….basically impossible
  • evening walk with the fam bam + dogs
  • log all my food into the weight watchers app
  • celebrate my mom’s birthday
  • at home face mask/mani night with Bay
  • order Holy Rosary fair tacos (not so healthy) HA!

Highlights from the weekend……

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{sheet pan salmon}

You guys – I wrote in my Intentions for the week to share a recipe. And here ya go. Holding myself to it. Last night I made my famous (not really lol) {sheet pan sausage + veggies}. I’m a BIG fan of sheet pan meals.

The clean up is key for week nights. And they’re typically pretty healthy recipes….protein + veggies.

Did I mention, I no longer have a dishwasher? I AM the dishwasher. Ha! Our little old 1950’s house has no dishwasher. We plan to do a kitchen renovation in about 6 months….fingers crossed. And a dishwasher is at the tip-pity top of my “must have” list.

I was always one to store my dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Until it was full, then run it. Anyone else?

And I made my sheet pan sausage + veggies last night, it reminded me of this salmon dish I made a few weeks ago. I snapped photos and planned to share it the next day. Then I probably decided to blog about Target or something.

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{copycat starbucks egg bites}

You guys, I hate to say it, but can 2020 get any worse? I take that back. Yes, yes it can. Everyday it’s something new + different. Not good stuff either. My heart breaks for all the fire victims.

I did see, possibly, the best covid new to date. Holy Rosary is doing a drive-thru fair taco fundraiser. I might camp out the night before. Anyone wanna join me? Save the dates 8/29 – 8/30. Holy Rosary Community Center on California Street. I’ll see you there!

On my weekly intentions, I’m going to add: Share a recipe. I miss sharing writing up yummy recipes. Then seeing you guys recreate them in your kitchen. So, I’m going to be better at it.

Anyone else is obsessed with the Starbucks egg bites? They are such a great healthy + quick option for breakfast. And I’ve found a way to make them very similarly but with your oven at home! No fancy equipment needed, just a little water bath and a muffin tray.

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{friday favorites}

SHOP: Smocked Button-Front Top | Button-Front Thermal Tank Top ($10) | High Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts | UO Flat Brim Felt Fedora Hat | Paperclip Chain Necklace | Coin Necklace | Bud Light Lime Ha!

Surviving off of liquid assets…..and by that I mean surviving off of bud light lime 🍻🙃 You see, I’m starting a cleanse next week so my thinking is, drink a lot now so I won’t even miss it 🤷🏼‍♀️

Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites. A random list of things that caught my eye and things I’m really diggin at the moment!

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{weekend notes}

On cloud wine 🍷 buzzed + real happy. This portrays exactly how I feel about spontaneous day trip to Napa 😁

This is the “million dollar” picture spot at Rombauer Vineyards and out of 10 perfectly posed photos – this was by far the best.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Get hella steps (fitness steps, that is)
  • Meal Prep my heart out
  • Plant my new Rainbow Gold Bougainvillea to climb the brick fireplace
  • Bathe the stinky dogs
  • Focus on good sleep
  • Complete the Laundry Room makeover
  • Face mask night with Bay
  • Buy a shit-ton of mulch for the front yard
  • Take good care of myself
  • Put together our new Console Table (thanks Mom + Dad)
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{frito salad}

The frito salad is not only all the colors of the rainbow, it’s PACKED with flavor.

I like to call this salad vintage…ha! It’s been around for dayyysss. And to be honest, I need to apologize to Frito Salad. Kinda forgot about it till my sis requested it for her birthday dinner.

Our family has been making this salad for as long as I can remember. You can legit add anything you like. Ground turkey. Shredded chicken. Steak. Anything goes.

Well, except for ONE thing……

You MUST use chili cheese fritos. Don’t even try to substitute that one ingredient. It’s the key to frito salad.

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{lazy lasagna}

What’s for din, friends? I haven’t posted a recipe is a bit. And since this one has been highly requested since I gave a sneak peek on Instagram stories, I thought today was a good day!

The absolute easiest lasagna recipe to date! Layered up with the most delicious flavors + so incredibly cozy and comforting. Even when it’s 100 degrees out!

This recipe is old school. I think the very first time I ever had lazy lasagna was when my grandpa’s wife, Lois, make it for a holiday? It was honestly yearrrsss ago. Just like traditional lasagna, there are so many ways to sneak in veggies. Make it a little lighter. You can really add anything you like and it will still be amazing. Almost anything.

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{best of trader joe’s}

SHOP: Sweatshirt | Levi’s 721 Skinny Jeans (fully stocked + 50% off) |Gigietta Bootie (60% off) | Sunglasses ($10) (Photo taken pre-quarantine. AKA – no face masks)

Happiness is……

Trader Joe’s. I may have to wear a mask. I may have to wait in a line that wraps around the building. I may not be able to get everything on my list. But I still look forward to my weekly TJ’s trips.

I think it’s safe to say we’re all spending extra time in the kitchen + extra money at the grocery store. Today, I’m sharing Top 5 items of 2019. All my Trader Joe’s blog posts from the past. My go-to itmes that I buy over and over. New items I love + hate. Plus I’ve linked a shit-ton of recipes using Trader Joe’s items. Enjoy……

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{spicy watermelon margarita | 14 taco recipes}

SHOP: Top via Bella Moda Boutique | Skirt |Heels (on sale) | Sunglasses | Sea Grass Cocktail Glasses via Target dollar Spot (similar)

I really miss drinking margaritas in public with my senoritas🍹the good ol days.

So, I perfected another at-home margarita in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

The Spicy Watermelon Marg🌶🍉🍹.

Using the new Trader Joe’s watermelon fruit spread.

Today I’m sharing the watermelon marg + these adorable seagrass wrapped cocktail glasses and a bunch of taco recipes from the xoxo stacyb archives 🌮

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