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{greek turkey burgers}

Recently we’ve become BIG burger fans at our house. Not that we weren’t down with them before. Honestly, I just didn’t really make burgers all that often. And when I did, I would grab the pre-made burgers from the meat department.

And let’s keep it real, they aren’t even close to as delicious as a handmade, homemade burger.

Maybe it’s summertime and I just wanna grill everything. Or air fry. The air fryer is another summer lifesaver. But, I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of different burger recipes. I love that you can enjoy them the traditional way. Ya know, with a bun and all the condiments. Lettuce wrapped, my personal favorite. Open-faced. Over a salad. Or, as of recent, in a crunch wrap. Here’s my basic crunch wrap recipe that can be used for any type of crunch wrap: {the crunch wrap}

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{taco stuffed sweet potatoes}

Today I’m breaking my 2 week silence…ha! Hi friends. I know it’s been quiet around here. Took a much needed break. Sometimes you just have to shut it down and walk away for a bit. But, I’m back today and feeling excited to start sharing ALL THE THINGS with you again.

It’s been over a month, May 30th to be exact, since I’ve even shared anything food related. Not even sure how that happened. But today is TACO TUESDAY! Like, the best day of the week….other than Friday + Saturday. So, I thought it was the prefect time to share my taco stuffed sweet potatoes. I straight up lived off these for lunch for a whole week.

Seriously, they are so good. And so easy!

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{5 recipes I’m excited to try}

Shorts (BOGO 50% off) | Top | Sandals | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet ($5)| Puka Shell Bracelet

I thought it would be fun to share some recipes I have my eye on. Does anyone else love a beautiful cookbook? They’re not only great to style your kitchen or coffee table. But, some of them have amazing recipes inside too…lol! Here are a few of my favorite “pretty” cookbooks with recipes that I’ve got on my list to make ASAP!

Today is a hodgepodge, we’re also chatting about the Target BOGO 50% off shorts sale below too. And you had better beleive my bermuda shorts in this photo are included. Can I get a Whoop Whoop!

Teriyaki Bowls

From Gwyneth Paltrow’s newest cookbook: The Clean Plate

Chicken Teriyaki over a bead of cauli rice. It just looks so healthy + fresh. Exactly what I’m looking for in summertime recipes. You can find the recipe here: Teriyaki Bowls

Mexican Cobb Salad
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{weekend notes}

Tank (on sale) | Skirt | Heels | Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses

Just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday. Cause that’s my fun day! We had the most relaxing weekend. One that we really needed. When someone asked what I did over the weekend…..Umm, wine + sleep. Repeat. Ha! And are you even truly hungover if you don’t watch 5 hours of TV? I say NO! Let’s just say, I got caught up on 12 episodes of Beverly Hills Housewives…lol! And it was amazing.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Old Navy Try-On
  • Weight Watchers weigh-in
  • Master blueberry scones
  • Chat about my lemon obsession
  • Share cute summer tops under $25
  • Put the finishing touches on our summer bucket list
  • Maintenance appointments: get our pearly whites cleaned + get blonde AF
  • Summerland Whoop-Whoop!
  • Bike rides
  • Trader Joe’s burger throw-down

This week on xoxostacyb: Bramuda shorts….yep, I’m diggin them. Recipes I’m excited to try. Spillin the tea on new Trader Joe’s goodies. And our Summer Bucket List.

Highlights from the weekend…..

Cheers to the Freakin Weekend. Dad’s ready to party on a Friday night.

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{the crunch wrap}

You know my love for Taco Bell is BIG! So big that I dream about it. Ha!

So it only makes since that I mastered the home made crunch wrap! And you’re going to die when you see how easy it really is to make.

And how versatile this recipe is. You see, I made a buffalo chicken crunch wrap. But, you can make this anyway your heart desires. The classic taco bell crunch wrap. A breakfast crunch wrap. You can make them uber healthy. Or you can make your mouth water with all the things….not so healthy. Your kids will even dig these. I’m tell you, you’ve got to give it a shot!

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{chip-less chili cheese nachos}

Say that 5 times fast! Actually, I just said it out loud 5 times and it really wasn’t that hard.

Okay, I’m going to keep it short and sweet today. Cause mama’s got shit to do.

Every. Single. Time I’m trying to watch what I’m eating. Bay comes up with something she’s dying to try. The latest:

Wienerschnitzel chili cheese fries. Yes…like the worst thing on the planet. Ha. But kinda the best thing too.

Fun fact: I got kicked out of Faith Formation (aka CCD) for ditching to go to Wienerschnitzel. And I 100% got chili cheese fires. I mean, what else do you even order from there? Anyway, we thought we were being really sly. To make a long story short, we got caught. I think I was about the same age as Bay is now. I’ve already threatened her she’d loose Snap Chat if she ever tried to ditch CCD…lol. Trust me, she won’t even chance it. She lives for snap!

Anyway, we were driving home the other night and Bay mentioned that she saw a commercial for chili cheese fries and NEVER KNEW THEY HAD THEM AT WIENERSCHNITZEL.

All caps because I almost fell outta my seat. Say what? I kinda feel like a failed her. Everyone should experience chili cheese fries.

So, I took her to Wienerschnitzel and got her an order. Did you know you can now order them like 10 different ways? Shit has changed since 25 years ago when I was frequenting the establishment. Bay got her chili cheese fries fix.

I tucked my tail and went home. Raided the fridge and came up with my own damn chili cheese chip-less nachos. And let me tell you….

They did the trick.

Weight Watchers friendly AF too!

I made a the whole package of mini peppers and took them for lunch the next day.

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{weekend notes}

Good morning! Happy June! It’s officially the last week of school. Which basically equals = shit show. So many things happening as we wrap up the school year.

I accidentally deleted my on going to-do list on my phone. Like it’s gone, gone. I checked my deleted and it’s not even there to restore. At first, I was really, really stressin. Like sweat stressing. After I realized there is nothing at all I can do about it….It was kind of reveling. I’m sure there will be something I forget to do, but it’s okay.

Intentions for the Week:

  • celebrate my girl Nicole’s Birthday
  • fill in my June calendar with ALL THE THINGS
  • hit the gym mon – fri
  • hang with my nephews
  • sit by the pool
  • go to bed at a decent hour (why do I wanna be a night owl lately?)
  • listen to Bay give her Treasurer speech
  • wash all the windows + sliders (it’s amazing what a difference it makes)

This week on xoxostacyb: Putting the finishing touches on my Father’s Day Gift Guide. Hoping to squeeze in a recipe. Tips on how to have a better Monday. And we’ll see what else I can come up with…lol!

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{salmon skewers}

Hi friends! Short weeks are a killer. They sounds all fine and dandy. Then you realize you have to cram 5 days of work and all the things into 4 days. Not that cool. But, today is Thursday and I’ve got a bottle on wine waiting for me at home. So, I’ve got that going for me!

Bay and I got to school early this morning to put up all her election posters. She’s running for Treasurer at her Middle School. I never had the balls to run for anything in school, so I’m crazy proud of her. We made 4 posters last night and they turned out so cute.

As of now, I believe she’s running against herself., so the odds are looking good. Real good! Ha!

Coming atcha today with a quick + easy dinner. Not only it is healthy AF….the best part – it’s pretty AF too. Ha! This recipe is a great one for a week night or when you have company over. It’s a crowd pleaser!

I’m currently counting macros and this recipe is VERY macro friendly! No matter what diet or not diet your on, this recipe is so good. It’s fresh and eating the colors of the rainbow always makes me feel extra healthy. Anyone else?

This recipe is versatile too. You can swap out any veggies you like. Or your fam-bams faves. It cooks up quick and the leftovers are bomb. You know when the meal is almost better the second day kinda bomb? Like spaghetti. So much better day #2.

Since it’s (un) officially summer, I’m excited to bust out all the grill and share all my fave recipes with you!

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{weekend notes}

Well hello to the Monday-ist Tuesday there ever was!

Question: If you could drop everything today, and travel anywhere in the world…..where would you go?

Mine will forever be Italy. I love experiencing new places. Near or far! Taking photos. Walking around. Currently suffering from Major Wanderlust, can you tell? But, sitting at this beach did the trick this weekend.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Work on our Summer Bucket List
  • Dedicate an evening to all our fave self care
  • Plan out Bay’s summer (babysitting + camps + vacay’s)
  • Make some bomb.com dinner’s
  • Finish Girl, Stop Apologizing (such a great book)
  • American Eagle Try-On…they’ve got some cute shit!!!
  • Finishing touches on the front porch
  • Father’s Day gift guide for all the dudes in our lives
  • Count my Macros + log everything
  • Chill Out!

This week on xoxostacyb: You got my {Italian Salad} yesterday, and I truly apologize that it posted without the actual recipe yesterday. On my end it looked as though everything was just so, but I used a “page break” instead of a “read more” option. Which cut off the ingredients + directions. It’s corrected now! Other posts coming this week….my front porch refresh. Some fun dresses that wont break the bank. And maybe even a salmon recipe.

Highlights from the long weekend…..

We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls on our way to Tahoe Friday. It was the largest I’ve ever seen it in my years of driving to the cabin.

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{italian salad}

Happy Memorial Day friends. I pulled out all our red, white & blue and our house is festive AF. The color combo makes me insanely happy. Just screams summertime!

We got back from Tahoe last night. It went from sunny (chilly) and beautiful to full on snowing. Crazy weather considering we’re normally sitting on the beach Memorial Day weekend.

Currently writing this post while sitting at the pool with a skinny, skinny marg in my cup and a vodka otter pop. Living it up and feeling like a total rebel not being at work today.

We’re thinking BBQ hot dogs for dinner. I LOVE a good barbecue. With ALL the toppings. And I’m making my Italian Salad to go with our dogs.

Since making this salad for the first time for GG’s 94th Birthday, I’ve made it 2 more times. It’s so good and even my picky tween digs it.

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