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{wanderlust // where is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been}

You guys, I stumbled on a Cup of Joe blog post titled: What’s The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Ever Seen?

I don’t want to admit how much time of my day I spent reading the comments on this post. It’s hands down one of the most dreamy threads I’ve ever been stuck on. Day dreaming. Wanderlust. All the new places I MUST go and MUST see. They way people describe these destinations is unreal.

If you have a lot of time to kill – Read it here: Comment Section

It got me thinking…..

Where is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been?

It’s a toss up. Other than Mexico, I have never left the country. Sad, right? But I have seen some places right here in the US that blew my damn mind.

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{sedona | travelogue}

📍sedona, az you showed us a damn good time. Hiked devils bridge + airport mesa and watched the sunset + cathedral rock at sunrise. Cory was like a kid again smashing the can-am 🏁 through the trails. We ate rattlesnake 🐍 and I found bud light lime 🍺 #iykyk. fave food: chicken scallopini @thehudsonsedona. fave bar: @cowboyclubsedona 🍹 unreal views that you just have to see for yourself!!

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{scottsdale | travelogue}

📍Scottsdale, AZ we loved the chill laid back vibe ☀️ bay fell in love ASU 😈 gas prices + not a mask 😷 in sight after leaving the airport were both highlights. Fave Bar: Rusty Spur Saloon 🍺 Fave Food: fish tacos 🌮 Diego Pops. Scottsdale Fashion Square blew my damn mind 🛍 we ate + drank our way though Old Town Scottsdale 🤗now time to head north before we get gout 😆

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{weekend notes}

SHOP: Long Sleeve Round Neck Pocket T-Shirt $12| Classic denim jacket | Live In Pocket Joggers | Air Max 270 Premium Sneaker | Bay: All Day Fleece Sweatshirt | Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings

A day in Bodega Bay ☀️

We had crab sandwiches 🦀

Walked the Kortum Trail, because it’s my all time favorite 🌊

Let the dogs play at Blind Beach 🐶

Along with everyone and their mothers. What you don’t see – the traffic. Cars everywhere. Long lines. But it was still a nice little getaway with my people + four legged besties.

Intentions for the Week…..

  • Stay healthy
  • Spray tans with my girls…tan #AF
  • Keep off the White Monsters (it’s been a week) #hooked
  • Get closer to my 100th Peloton ride
  • Trader Joe’s run
  • Make Elyse Ellis Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • Listen to The Journal podcast on my morning drive
  • Track food with WW app
  • Get blonde again. I’m way overdue.
  • Share new Target dress arrivals
  • Valentine’s Day at Grindstone Winery
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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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{weekend notes}

Take me back to were the Wi-Fi is weak and the beers are ice cold ✌🏻

Cory and I skipped town for a quick Lake Tahoe getaway. That mountain air is good for the soul, let me tell you!

Here’s to a new week!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Serve at Fourth & Hope with Bay
  • Take a night off for all the things self care
  • Have a FUN night with my Omega Nu sisters
  • Share a new recipe
  • Do the 9 gulps of water trick
  • Eat a shit-ton of salad
  • Use the WW app
  • Pull out all our Christmas decor

This week on xoxostacyb: Target Tuesday? With all the things Holiday!! Maybe a salmon recipe? Maybe not? Ha. We’ll see what happens.

Highlights from the weekend……

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{weekend notes}

In case no one told you today:

You’re doing great

Keep on truckin

You totally got this

And don’t skip your Monday workout.

This morning was so weird. Bay stayed the night at a friends house. I realized that we no longer have zero period drop off. Which means I get 30 extra minutes each morning. THIRTY minutes is life-changing. Especially in the mornings. And I haven’t seen my kiddo since Friday morning. I cannot wait to squeeze her this evening.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Find the perfect dress for Summerland 2019
  • Lunch date with my calendar
  • Work on a fun + festive 4th of July treat
  • Catch up on laundry
  • Spend some q-time with Bay
  • Practice on a lemon granita
  • Sit at the pool in the evenings
  • J.Crew Factory Try-on
  • Write a recipe for my Greek Burgers
  • Use the WW app like it’s my day job
  • Make my {homemade pesto}
  • Set a pretty red, white + blue table

This week on the xoxostacyb: Target Tuesday, since I found so much cute shit at my last trip. Can’t decide if I’ll share my crunch wrap recipe or my sheet pan salmon dinner? We’ll see! And lastly – fun dresses under $50 for summer parties + graduations + weddings.

Highlights from the weekend….

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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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{spring to-do’s}

My top: Abercrombie | Bay’s top (50% off): J.Crew Factory |
My denim (40% off): J.Crew // but I’m saving my pennies for these (they’re on sale too): Madewell | Bay’s denim (ONLY $21): J.Crew |
My heels: Nordstrom | Bay’s sandals: Target (similar) |
My earrings: Madewell | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bay’s earrings: Madewell

Spring is here (beating a dead horse, I know) and so is our seasonal Bucket List. All the things we hope + wish + plan on exploring + creating + making + doing!

Keeping a running list is a great way to remember all seasonal things you enjoy doing or look forward to do.  When we have a free weekend, I like to refer to our To-Do’s and check items off as we go

Spring To-Do’s

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{weekend notes}

Happy President’s Day…..coming from the only person on earth that is working today. Lol! According to Instagram story polls, there are about 4 of us total. I cant bitch too much, since I did take Friday off for a long weekend in Tahoe. Cold very cold and snowy Tahoe. Hope your Monday is off to a great start. It’s going to be a good week! I can just feel it!

Intentions for the week:

  • insta-story fried rice recipe
  • drink more water (I’ve been really bad)
  • spring wreath DIY
  • balance my checkbook #scared
  • watch Bay horseback ride
  • celebrate 2 girlfriends birthdays
  • play around with some new photo editing apps
  • hit 10,000 steps per day
  • make a new sheet pan dinner
  • work in my tiny garden/flowerbed
  • share some new items I’ve picked up and love

This week on the blog: Random Acts of Kindness. Easy sheet pan dinner. Friday 5.

Highlights from the weekend….

Thursday evening we ventured over the hill and through the snow to South Lake Tahoe.

With a pit stop at Strawberry Lodge, as always.

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