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{friday favorites}

SHOP: Striped Pullover Sweater | Levis Wedgie Jeans | Necklace ($20) | Mules (similar) | Charlie’s Bandana

PSA – this sweater is so soft + cozy + lightweight. The perfect colors for transitioning to Spring 🌈 ☀️ 

Last week, after I purchased this sweater, I vowed to not buy another winter piece of clothing . So bring on the mutha fucking sunshine!

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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Cooking · health · Healthy · Recipe

{greek tuna salad}

Happy Hump Day homies! Trying to get back into posting at least one recipe per week. To be honest, I’ve got so many to share….I could post 2 per week. As requested – next week will be the pasta bake that I made Sunday. Stay tuned.

If you’re looking for a new healthy + fresh salad to add to your rotation – I got you boo!

This salad is great for meal prepping lunches too! It saves for about 3 days.

Two misconceptions about canned tuna:

  1. Canned tuna doesn’t have to be boring!
  2. Tuna doesn’t need mayo. Believe it or not!

And I’m sharing a recipe today to prove it!

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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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{holiday outfit | turkey chili}

SHOP: Ruffle-Trim Top (on sale) | Denim | Heels | Pavé Link Bracelet (on sale)

Dear Santa,

The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! #sorrynotsorry

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!

As I typed the title, I thought – what a random post! Truth is, I’ve got so much to share and so little time. So we’re tag teaming these posts with all the things. Food + outfits! Why not?

Let’s start with why I LOVE all black outfits……

Slimming AF | I think we’re all down with anything to look a little slimmer, right? Black makes any figure, shape and size – look longer and leaner. And it’s so sleek!

Easy AF | By far the easiest color to dress up or dress down. Black jeans with a t-shirt and sneakers by day. Swap out with a heel + blazer and you’re instantly dressed up! Having great basics like this in my closet are a MUST!

Accessorize AF | Black is basically a blank canvas. So anything goes. You can always keep it simple with jewelry. Or bust out all the bright + fun pieces and let the jewelry be the statement. Add a leopard belt. Or a bright scarf.

Classic AF | It’s one of the most classic colors in your closet. Black will NEVER go out of style! When you dress in classic colors + pieces you will instantly look + feel put together with little effort.

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{holiday mini reset}

SHOP: Tee | Skirt (similar) | Faux Leather Jacket (similar) | Sneakers | Tote (on sale)

According to WebMD, I just need to be on a beach drinking cocktails!

Ha! A girl can dream, right?

Tis the season to be busy. The other week, I ran around like a fucking mad woman. I didn’t even realize how mentally exhausted I was till I finally stopped. Work. Kid. Blogging. Social Media side hustle. Christmas Shopping. Holidays. Trying to be a good friend + mom + sister + daughter. And I’m still trying to make the season magical AF! Here’s what I did to hit my reset button! Before I lost my shit!

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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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{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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{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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{what I ate // weight watchers zero point day}

What I ate Wednesday. One full day of eating ZERO Weight Watchers Points. And I didn’t die…lol. Or starve for that matter. Planning is key, but it’s 100% doable. I’ve been promising this post for

Since my blog post: {weight watchers 1 week results} more than 15 of you clicked on my link and signed up for Weight Watchers. It makes my heart so, so happy! I know, for a fact, that when you follow this plan you will be 100% successful. I love all the DM’s and messages…so keep them coming. For example, I ran into my girlfriend Toni last weekend. She began her Weight Watchers journey back in January. Guess how much she’s lost in 4 months?

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