{table talk}

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No more living room floor picnics at our house!  Finally!  Ha.  If you follow along on Instagram stories, then you saw all our fancy floor sitting dinners we had.
Remember back in August when we had our first (and last) garage sale?  I sold my dinning room table.  My Mom was stressed the fuck out.  She was beside herself that I would sale something that I didn’t have a replacement for.  A piece of furniture that was completely in good condition.
She clearly has NO faith in me!
Just kidding, she was being a Mom.  I sold the table + chairs for almost the same price I bought it for back in 2002.  Yes, I said 2002.  The table was one of the first pieces of furniture I ever purchased as an adult.  It came from McMahan’s.  Remember that place?  Where InShape Fitness is now.  Crazy, right?  And chances are, I even financed that $100 table.  They were BIG on financing everything…lol.
Anyway, I just felt like it was time to part ways.
I was ready for a change.  My motto with the dreaded move….
“Sell it”
or
“Toss it”
A week later, as I was deleting all the 837 daily J.Crew, Madewell, Nordstrom, GAP, American Eagle, Pottery Barn emails, I came across…..
World Market 50% off dinning room furniture.
I gathered my Explorer Rewards + promo codes and pulled the trigger.  With a $320 savings (off the original price) I’d say it was meant to be.
Even my Mom agrees!
I love a good deal.
And pretty shit!
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Unfortunately I have to make a trip to Napa to pick up the bench.  Darn it!  I hate the wine country….said no one ever!
Using even more promo codes, I was able to score the bench for $102!
Still not set on chairs.  Stay tuned!
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Honest – I had NO idea how incredibly happy this table would make me.  Not just that it’s a table.  But, our new house is begging to feel like a home.  And a dinning room table is kind of a big deal!
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You can shop or check out my table setting below!!!  Message me or comment if you have any questions at all.  I’m honest AF!
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{friday 5}

F R I D A Y!

I cannot believe we are just one week away from Christmas.

And then, BOOM!  It’s 2017!

I can already hear the bottles popping and the glasses clinking.  Speaking of glasses clinking…did you do the new iPhone update?  I only update for the new emoji!  They have clinking champs glasses and it’s already in my most-used.  Along with the avocado + pregnant lady.

 

ONE – All that bubbly talk got me thinking….Chandon bottles!  The Rebecca Minkoff designed Chandon’s 2016 Holiday bottle.  Isn’t she pretty?!?!  I’ve only been able to find the bottle in black. It comes in both white + black.  But, the white is so much better.  Those gold gems pop!  I finally got my hands on a bottle…after calling BevMo for about 3 weeks straight.  I bet the dude was like, OMG the crazy chandon chick called AGAIN!  Haha!  They had 2 bottles left and I snagged both of them 🙂  Double fisted!!

I designed this bottle to be a little chic, a little bit rock and roll

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Well done Rebecca, well done!

 

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TWO – Last night we had our “Cards” Christmas get together.  Hand + Foot to be exact.  We play monthly and I still have to ask the rules each time we play.  We did an Ornament exchange.  Anna’s bomb.com lasagna.  I could have eaten three pieces.  (back on the carb diet)  Funny thing is, we didn’t even play cards.  We sat around the table and chatted.  More like laughed our asses off.  And drank a little tiny bit of wine:)  Thanks to Good Neighbors of Woodland we googled shit we shouldn’t have – 4th degree rip (don’t do it)  Talked about our kids.  Drank a little tiny bit more wine…. And took 416 selfies!!  Good time ladies!!

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(Andrea left too soon and we missed you Nicole)

 

 

THREE – Smile there’s wine!!  Doesn’t everyone sit on their couch and drink wine like this?  Fur + cute tank + wine!  Thank you Nikki for my bad ass tank top.  I vow to wear it every time I drink wine…maybe even to the gym?  That way peeps know what I’m doing afterwards.  Or why I have a smile on my face?  Either way.  I LOVE it ♥

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{plaid + stella & dot}

Plaid + Stella & Dot for the #OOTD # WIW win!!

Since I was lazy AF this morning and really didn’t feel like taking any pictures, this is all I got.  Sitting at my desk selfie.  Up close of my new beloved necklace.

One of my Yaya’s, Tara had a Stella & Dot party last week.  Last Wednesday to be exact.  (sorry for cheating on you Robyn) And this beauty graced my mailbox yesterday.  Isn’t she pretty?  And for the fist time since Bay was born – I used my own initials for the monogram.  Can you believe it?!?!  Everything I own says BAB on it.  Anyway, I’m so in love and I should warn you now, this piece will be on maj repeat.

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My love for J.Crew plaid + Stella & Dot is real friends.

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{starbucks rewards}

Are you a coffee fanatic like myself?  Starbucks or Dutch?  I’m a loyal Starbucks girl.  The app is amazeballs.  I order my coffee then run in and out in a matter of minutes.  You can’t beat that for morning coffee shop lines.  They can be unreal.

I’m also a gold cardholder since 2008.  Told you I drink a shit ton of coffee.  I actually didn’t drink coffee, like at ALL.  Then in 2006 I had a baby and that shit changed real quick.  I realized mom’s NEED coffee.  It’s kind of a deal breaker.  No coffee No talk.  Once I get that warm cup of joe in my hands, I’m instantly a different person…lol.  True story.

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{friday 5}

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Lent is over in less than 48 hours peeps.  You know what that means right?  I will be reunited with my long lost best friend, Wine.  It’s been a looonnnnggg 40 days.  I may just drink it straight from the bottle.  Chardonnay is what I will be enjoying.  It’s been on my mind none stop…lol.  Now the big question?  What kind of chardonnay should I get??  I’m thinking that this is a celebration worthy of Rombauer.  What did you give up for lent?  Will you be indulging in what you gave up?  Or did you give it up for good?  Bailey and I will be cheersing with flavored water and chard, that’s just a given 🙂

Friday on xoxostacyb means one thing – 5 things on my mind…..

ONE Easter Brunch // Cory + I are hosting Easter brunch again this year.  Just our closest family.  I pulled out my parents wedding China.  Annnndddd did you take a peak at that gold flatware.  Thanks to my mama’s bestie Ronda 🙂  I mean, It’s so gorg I cant contain myself.  Rich heavy gold.  A table setting girls dream come true, really.   I found these bunny ear napkin holders in the $1 bin at Target.  Super bummed I could only find 1 package of 4.  You know Bailey is our house napkin folder so she decided she would try out the bunny fold from last years brunch.  Check it our here…..Super cute.

Our menu:

Honey Glazed Ham

Cheesy Potatoes

Spinach Orzo Salad

Mixed Fruit

Croissants + Berry Butter

Carrot Cake

Mimosas

WINE….Duh

It makes my mouth water…haha.  What’s on your Easter menu?

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{friday 5}

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Let the weekend begin, it’s music to my ears.  I’m looking forward to slow mornings.  Making breakfast.   Planting some flowers in the front yard.  Catching my nephews basketball games.  Bike rides.  Soaking up as much sunshine as I possibly can.  What’s your weekend looking like?

Friday 5 is what I do, so here we goooo……

ONE – Remember last time I posted my blog stats?  If not, you can read about it here {friday 5}.  Well, I posted my weight again and guess what?  I had record breaking stats AGAIN.  I guess I know what you all want to read.  How much my ass weighs.  I watched as the number grew larger + larger.  (emailing my Mom to update her and we cracked up laughing together) Adding Brazil + Thailand this time.  WTF?  1047 peeps read

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