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{bay bakes // chocolate chip cookie bars}

Sweet. Salty. Chocolaty. Shall I keep going?

If you’re working on your quarantine bod too, I got a good one for you. Really, Bay has a good one for you!

In the last week or so there is one thing I’ve become very good at, taste testing! Ha! And these bars get my stamp of delicious approval.

Is it possible that baking cookies into the form of bars actually makes them taste better? I think Bay might be on to something here!

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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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{pf chang’s lettuce wraps}

Happy Hump Day friends! I’m trying my best to be peppy AF, but to be honest – I’m not feeling it. Politics. Coronavirus. Nashville. It’s just kinda sad, you know what I mean? And I gave up beer + wine, so I can’t even self medicate (my favorite way) at the end of the day.

Since I don’t have much to say – let’s keep it short + sweet! How about a bomb ass recipe?

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{oven baked crunchy chicken tacos}

SHOP: Tacos + Love Hoodie | Levi’s Shorts | Sunglasses | Hat

If you had to choose between being skinny or eating tacos. Would you choose crunchy or soft tacos 🌮🤔

Or Taco Bell 😆 I’m telling you a Taco Bell on the beach is good for the soul 🌊 add it to you summer to-do list!

It’s been a while since I shared a good ol Taco Tuesday recipe. I’ve kinda switched gears and Tuesday have become a regular Target sharing day. But, I tried out a new recipe last week and….

HIT it straight out of the ballpark. With help of the ever so talented, Half Baked Harvest. This recipe was adapted from her oven baked tacos. I just switched it up a bit to make them a little more xoxo stacyb….and a lot less ingredients!

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{friday favorites}

SHOP: Tie Dye Pajama Set ($25) | My Slippers | Bay’s Slippers ($20) | Charlie’s Bandana Set

My Valentine’s 💕 (minus Cory) I hope your day is filled with Reese’s heart peanut butter cups 🍫 + Chardonnay for days🍷 + matching pajamas 👯‍♀️ + pizza 🍕 My true love language 🤗

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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{galentine’s giveaway}

SHOP: Square Neck Smocked Top ($20)| High-Rise Distressed Skinny Jeans ($20) | Wood Bottom Heels ($35) | Necklace ($20)

Today feels like a good day for a GIVEAWAY!

So, in true Holiday Whore fashion – I put together a big ol basket of goodies. All the things for a killer Galentine’s Day!

First I want to THANK YOU for a few things……

Today I published my 1,028th blog post. WOW!

I received my monthly  Shop Style Collective check and it was my largest yet. Almost every item, fashion + home I can now make a small commission on. That is, if you click on the link, like what you see and purchase.

If you shop though my links on instagram or my blog, I GREATLY appreciate it. Whether you’ve shopped a link once or continue to do so I am extremely grateful.

Insert: happy dance!!!

And that’s all because of YOU! It takes a lot of time and effort to find sales and link every item, but it’s something I truly love to do. And I hope you continue to follow along!

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{valentine’s day snack board}

In case you haven’t heard – snack boards are all the rage right now. And for good reason! They are so fun for kids and grown ups, VERY easy to throw together and allow you to offer something for everyone to snack on.

I really try to focus on healthy-ish recipes, but the Holiday Whore in me just can’t help it this time of year.

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{pioneer woman pasta bake}

Company casserole. Hot dish (as Stover would call it). Pasta bake. Mom’s spaghetti pie. You name it – every family has their version of this recipe. Using the same basic ingredients in each. Except we jazz it up a bit. You know know I roll.

This recipe was adapted from on on Pioneer Woman’s classics. With my own little spin on it.

Whenever there is a meal train, someone has a baby, or you just feel like taking a homie something delish. This is the recipe! Promise. It’s a crowd pleaser. It’s one of those just good for the soul meals. Ya know what I mean?

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{shrimp + pineapple fried rice}

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe on here. So, I wanted to change that STAT!

This coming Saturday is Chinese New Year. And you know that I’m all about celebrating ALL THE THINGS. Holidays are kinda my thing! We like to go all out. Big or small. Holiday or not. Typically we celebrate with one main thing…….

FOOD!

Bay and I wanted to put a fun + healthy spin on one of your very favorite Chinese dishes. Fried rice. If Bay could eat fried rice every day, she 100% would. Ha! Since it’s the new year and everyone, inducing myself, seem to be on the clean eating train. I am currently on week #2 of the Kaia Fit 30-day Jump-start program. Which is very clean eating.

My wheels started turning and I decided to whip up on of my favorite healthy rice dishes. Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice using Hinode Calrose Brown Rice. Grown in U.S.A. Non GMO. Gluten Free. Heart healthy.

You can find a variety of Hinode rice at Walmart + Nugget Market.

Before we get started on the recipe, I wanted to chat a little more about Chinese New Year.

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