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{easter basket ideas}

“Alexa – When’s Easter?”

– 6 days 🐰

Holy crap!! Anyone else been so busy quarantining you’ve lost track of what day it is?

If you’re all as shocked as I am – check out today blog post. I rounded up every little thing I could find (that can be here in time) to spoil your kiddos!

Easter is going to look a little different this year, but that isn’t going to stop us from celebrating!

I pledge to still make Easter morning special.

Here are ALL THE THINGS!!! I scoured Target + Amazon for fun treats + toys that can arrive in time for the Easter Bunny!

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Round Neck Eyelet Top | White Denim | Classic Denim Jacket | Odila Sandal | Sunglasses | Clutch | Shell Necklace ($8)

Smiling because we’re ordering margaritas to-go tonight and I think it’s about the coolest thing that’s happened in the past 10 days🍹

Intentions for the Week:

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{the best board games}

SHOP: Oversized Carved Wood Tray | Emma Beaded Pitcher | Felt Ball Garland | Cravings: Hungry for More: A Cookbook | Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering | Woven Coaster Set  | Marble Soap Dish White | Mini Tin Candle Citrus Grove | Cucumber Mint Sparkling Water

Hi friends. Shit is just so weird right now. Still going through all the emotions. Stressed. Sad. Pissed off – that I can’t easily get the basics. Not trying to hoard, just need some necessities. Scared of the un-fucking-known. Happy to have more slow time.

Lets all remember to spread kindness. The world needs that shit right now!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Create a new habit – they say it take 2 weeks, and I’ve got that!
  • Stay healthy
  • Find fun ways to move my body without going to the gym
  • Take Charlie for lots of walks
  • Keep a positive mind
  • KonMari my closet
  • Master at-home mani + pedi’s
  • Come up with a tequila + emergen-C cocktail
  • Only purchase what we actually need
  • Work on my skincare

And since I think we all have extra slow time, I rounded up THE best board games. I read the reviews. Did some homework. Gathered a great selection of games all available on Amazon, so you don’t need to leave the house.

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Square Neck Cinched Front Top ($20) | Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans | Heels on sale ($28) | New Sunnies | Necklace | Choker Set (5 pack $10) | Bracelet Set (5 pack $12.99)

Sunday’s are the perfect day to sip back + relax🍷 In love with Matchbook’s Syrah. If you haven’t visited the winery in a while, add it to your weekend to-do’s. Such a great hidden gem!

This weekend was just what the doc ordered. Family + friends + pizza + wine ❤️

And before we get started….My heels are on sale for under $30. This square neck top can be made into a crop top in seconds 😆 and its only $20. Comes in black too!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Watch my girl receive her 4th sacrament
  • Get my hair done…kinda have a wild hair to try something different?
  • Use My Fitness pal daily…I’ve been bad lately
  • Share my not-so-healthy chicken pesto lasagna roll-ups
  • Stay out of Target…lol
  • Hit my 1 gallon per day water goal
  • Stick a Great Bear wine date on my calendar
  • Get Bay to bake something delicious for the blog next week
  • Attend the 4-H Green + White Social this weekend

Highlights from the weekend……

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Hoodie | Hat | Sunglasses

Charlie’s first beach trip just happened to be at a Taco Bell on the beach…..that serves margaritas💃🏼🍹Win, win ☀️

The weekend was full of celebrating and relaxing. Just how I like it!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Get back to drinking 1 gallon of water a day (I was doing so good, and stopped)
  • Work on a DIY Wood Bead Garland to share with you all
  • Make it into American Eagle for a try-on. Lots of cute stuff right now.
  • Decide what I’m giving up for Lent. The struggle is really, real
  • Complete my final Faith Formation Parent Workshop….check!
  • Test out the new TJ’s limone Alfredo sauce. I’m thinking over noodles + salmon yumm
  • Write a post on my favorite denim
  • Clean out my closet (it’s getting out of hand)
  • Sneak in a date night with Cory
  • Decide on an appetizer for Willow Oak Bunco night
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{christmas light cookies | letters to santa}

SHOP: Pajamas

Bay Bakes. It’s be a while, but my favorite (not-so) little baker is back. You see, Bay’s now a teenager. So, sometimes she’s all about the blog, like right now. And other times, not so much. Ha! When she’s willing to bake, I take her up on it!

She made the cutest + yummiest Christmas Light Cookies. They are so fun and festive.

I included the sweetest Letter To Santa free printable at the end of this blog post. Although we no longer host our Letters To Santa night, Bay will 100% be forced to write a letter anyway!

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Cape (on sale) | Chambray Shirt | Denim | Booties | Hat | Necklace

Raise your hand if you’ve even been guilty of…..

Hitting the snooze button 10 times on a Monday morning?

But, I have my Thanksgiving outfit locked and loaded for Turkey Day, so I’ve got that going for me…lol!

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short! Cheers to a new week friends!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Learn all the new Weight Watcher’s Purple porgram
  • Frozen 2 movie date with Bailey (I’m more excited than she is..lol)
  • At home mani + pedis
  • Order Christmas cards
  • Work on a DIY Tree Topper
  • Make a greek tuna salad for lunches
  • Get some Holiday Gift Guides up on the blog

This week on xoxostacyb: I’m not sure why I add this section? 99% of the time I don’t get around to half the posts I say I will. But, the plan for this week is Target Tuesday, with a special guest. Finally giving you all the details on the GreenLight Card. And hopefully a sherpa round-up with direction on how to keep them soft and new looking after washing!

Highlights from the Weekend……

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{weekend notes}

I left my heart in San Francisco 🎶
A day in the Bay with my Baes ❤️

Ocean Beach. Sutro Baths. Union Square. Chinatown and the Marina. We hit all our favorite spots in the city. It was a fun weekend.

Somehow I woke up pumped to start the week. Here’s to making a new routine.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Finalize Holiday Cards (last year I didn’t send any out)
  • Figure out the new Weight Watchers plans
  • Try a new air fryer recipe
  • Deck the halls
  • Have Bay Bake something fun + festive for the blog
  • Pick up everything for my Christmas Table (velvet ribbon is hard to find)
  • Grab a coffee and walk the arboretum on a lunch break
  • Delete old photos from my phone
  • Find a fun Christmas pillow for my bed (I’m decorating my room too…lol)

This week on the blog: I’ll be sharing some sale finds. Dedicating a whole post to Bay’s new GreeLight debit card, because it’s that good. I have an Old Navy Try-On, because I keep popping in and finding new + cute things. I have a green jacket styled 4 ways that will be coming too!

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{weekend notes}

Just another Magic Monday. Switching it up. Moday’s don’t have to be manic. Let’s make them magic. What do you think? After a full 7 hours of sleep last night (which I never, ever get) I did NOT wake up refreshed and ready for the day. But, instead of thinking about how shitty today could be. I’m turning it around and thinking of all the ways it can me magic. I know, sounds corny, but my mind + heart can make or break my day. So, this is working for me….so far!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

This past weekend was sprinkled with a healthy dose of family + friends + sunshine + relaxation. It was pretty damn good!

Intentions for the Week:

  • stay on track with Weight Watchers
  • watch my girls first volleyball game of the season
  • celebrate my Mom’s birthday
  • finish decorating for Fall
  • shoot some new outfits for the blog
  • purge all my Fall decor
  • make it to the gym, no matter what
  • actually start a mini reset…and not just talk about it
  • try a tortellini soup
  • plan a Napa day-date with Cory
  • watch Jenny get married
  • complement someone different everyday

This week on xoxostacyb: Old Navy Try-On. Fall home refresh. The Mississippi pot roast recipe you’ve all been asking for.

Highlights from the Weekend……

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{weekend notes}

Wow, September is HERE! August was literally a blink of an eye. I’m 100% ready for Fall to begin. I think the excitement of each Season change get’s me so eager for what’s to come. September brings structure and everything falls back into place. Don’t get me wrong, I live for Summer and all it entails, but I’m craving the routine of our new September schedule.

We spent the long weekend at our family cabin in Tahoe. Our final, final beach weekend for the summer. Our last summer hurrah! And man – it was all that. We sat at the beach on Sunday for almost 6 hours and it was pure heaven!

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed and not really ready to take this Monday-est Tuesday by the horns. But, here we go!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Order a 2020 calendar
  • Give myself a mani + pedi…I’m thinking RED!
  • Gather everything for a Fall inspired GIVEAWAY
  • Make a Mississippi Pot Roast (even thought it’s hot as hell)
  • Track all my food on the Weight Watchers App
  • Finalize my Fall front porch
  • Clean out the fridge
  • Continue Intermittent fasting
  • Plan a fun date night
  • 4-H enrollment

This week on xoxostacyb: new Target finds. Pull out all the things Fall from the archives. And a Fall home refresh.

Highlights from the weekend……

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