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{egg roll bowls}

Happy Spring Break! We’re off to the beach for some vitamin Sea. Much needed sand between our toes + sunshine on our shoulders. The thought of not setting a 4:30 am alarm all damn week has be straight up giddy! Ha!

I did get some time last week to pre-blog some content. And this one was highly requested, so here ya go!

I have something to admit….

I didn’t make a real dinner in over 2 weeks. We’ve been so busy, that I just haven’t made the time. Nugget’s salad bar chicken has become a staple in my diet…lol. Bay’s been living on taquitos + corn dogs. And let me tell you, she hasn’t complained once. But, I feel so much better when I make a healthy dinner. And we sit around the table. Say our daily peeks + pits.

I missed it. So last week, I finally made time to cook. We had our first al fresco dinner.

The best part?

I made a zero weight watchers point meal. And we both LOVED it. Added rice to Bay’s because clearly she can use all the carbs.

It’s uber healthy. Uber easy. I’m talking like 10 minutes max. One pan.

Wham bam thank you ma’am!

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{weekend notes}

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. The weather was so good yesterday, I didn’t want Sunday to end. Then Monday had to happen. Woke up sick, I think? Lost my voice over the weekend. Was kinda thinking allergies, but today I’m just beat. So, I’m going to dedicate the week to wellness and self care. Hopefully I can get myself on the mend. Because, God knows, I don’t have time to get sick.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Take care of myself (I don’t have time to get sick)
  • Make a Spring Self Care list
  • Celebrate Cory’s Birthday
  • Share past Easter posts
  • Help Bay work on her Spring Show buyer letter
  • Take outfit photos for the blog
  • Write a post on Easter basket ideas
  • Plan out our day in the City
  • Drink a shit-ton of water
  • Hit my health goals for the week

This week on the blog: Spring Self Care. Share a new #ootd. Lots of Easter goodies.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{stuffed peppers philly cheese style}

A spin on the stuffed bell pepper. So many of you have made + tagged me in my OG {stuffed bell peppers} recipe. Which makes my damn day. Each and every time. I’m gonna tell you, if you like the original stuffed bell peppers, then you’re going to DIE over these philly cheese style peppers.

For all my new Weight Watchers girls….

Best part?

One of these stuffed peppers is 5 ww points. And this is a recipe your whole family will not only LOVE, but devour! I promise!

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{weekend notes}

It’s just another manic Monday

Wish it was Sunday

Cause that’s my funday

Back to the grind! I like to start Monday’s thinking of 3 things I’m looking forward to during the week. Little or small.

This week includes:

  1. NO evening plans all.week.long. Not even sure how that happened.
  2. George Strait’s new album release on Friday
  3. Watching Bravo’s Summer House tonight….just keepin it real!

What are you looking forward to this week?

Intentions for the Week:

  • share our Spring To-Do’s and Easter outfits
  • find all the zero weight watcher point meals + snacks
  • get all my new plants in the ground
  • work on some new recipes
  • organize the junk drawer
  • put together a simple Trader Joe’s flower arrangement
  • reservations at Barrel House Tavern
  • make 1 point weight watchers cookies #sweettooth
  • gather ingredients for a char-kid-erie
  • pack for the beach

This week on the blog: Easter table setting. Spring To-Do’s. Easter #ootd’s.

Highlights from the weekend……

You’re never going to guess what Cory + I did Friday evening…

Symposium in Davis is legit. Cory took me for the first time a few years ago and I fell in love with this little hidden gem. Amazing Greek food. And that pizza right there was divine! Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger have dined at this place…..just a tid bit I thought you should know…lol.


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{friday 5}

Friiiii-dayyyyy! I can’t even wipe the smile off my face today. Just happy AF it’s the weekend. Got up early, early this morning and cleaned the house from top to bottom. Even decorated for Spring a little too. I LOVE walking in Friday evening to a clean house. Makes starting the weekend extra sweet! You guys, we have hardly any plans….AGAIN! I’m sleeping in tomorrow, that’s #1 on my list. I’d love to work on the patio, if Mother Nature cooperates. Hope you have a good one!

Coffee Table: World Market | Ansel Adams Yosemite Book: Amazon | White Pitcher: Pottery Barn | Marble Bunny ($2.99): Pier One| Magnolia Home Candle: Anthropologie | Glass Cloche: A Well Stocked Home / Crate&Barrel | White Vase: Pier One | Faux succulent: Serendipity Boutique

BIG thank you to everyone who entered the {succulent wreath giveaway} If you haven’t entered….you’ve still got time!

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

5 things on my mind…..

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{chicken bacon ranch skewers}

Spring is natures way of saying ” Let’s Party”

Warmer. Lighter. Longer days.

Raise your hand if you’re ready to party too.

With the start of the new season comes new recipes. Anyone else ready to fire up the barbie? With a cocktail in hand!

ONLY 28 more days till I will have a glass of chardonnay permanently in my right hand.

I have so many recipe ideas and not enough time. lol. Next week I’m trying a new burger recipe. Fingers crossed it turns out as good as I picture it in my head. Oh, and I’m going to give a new cookie recipe a shot. It has a secret ingredient. Any guesses?

But today, let’s talk about these chicken skewers.

Bacon. Ranch. Chicken…..these are a few of my favorite things.

I mean, if you don’t love those three ingredients, then we basically can’t be friends. lol!

I posted my lunch yesterday, which was these leftovers and I got lots of messages wanted me to tell you all about it.

So, here ya go…..

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{weekend notes}

Monday! When you don’t whoop it up on the weekend, Monday’s don’t suck quite as bad. Not going to lie, yesterday I straight up struggled. Kept trying to stay busy so I didn’t think about pouring a glass of wine or opening a beer..lol. Enjoy this sunshine and make today a good one!!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Make a fun Springy flower arrangement
  • Watch my nephews play baseball
  • Tell you guys more about Weight Watchers (I’ve been getting lots of questions)
  • Try homemade buffalo cauliflower
  • Movie theater date with Cory to see Free Solo
  • List clothes to sell on online yard sale and Poshmark
  • Stay on track with point and activity
  • Challenge myself to no online shopping all week
  • Try not to dream about booze

This week on the blog: DIY Spring wreath. Target finds. And hopefully a St Patrick’s Day day recipe…if I can get my shit together.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{friday 5}

Friiiidaaayyyyy! 11 days left till SPRING! (I just googled it) Goodbye Winter. Gimme all the sunshine. I woke up early AF, like always. I made the decision to skip the gym and clean my house for 2 hours. And I feel really fucking happy about that decision. There’s something to be said about starting your day with a workout, trust me, I get it. But, leaving for work on a Friday morning with a clean AF house. It’s pretty close up there too. I did a little shimmy as I walked out the door. Ha!

Weekend plans: zip. zlich. nada. Which makes me slightly anxious. Being sober and all. What will I do all day? Anyway, have a great weekend! Do all the things. Have a drink or two for me, k?

Before you get your weekend started, I’ve got 5 things on my mind…….

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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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{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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