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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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{target tuesday}

Stay Awhile Sign | Floral Print Maxi Dress

Hi friends! Today is all about our favorite store, Target! Target Tuesday, that is. I went in for 2 things last week. Just two things….and walked out with this dress and sign. Damn you, Target! I’m working on our tiny little entryway, stay tuned. And this dress, I’ll have it up sometime this week. Along with fun summer dresses on the cheap!

The Hearth & Hand with Magnolia section just got a shit-ton of new arrivals. Scroll down for my faves. Since it’s Memorial Day weekend, I’ve linked some cute tanks, tabletop items and door mats. Which would all work for 4th of July too! We’ll be in Lake Tahoe, so tanks will not be needed this year…lol. Speaking of tank tops, Target has a select section of tanks + tee’s that are currently marked down to $5! Like this one I’m wearing. And remember that leopard tank from last month? It’s only $5 too! Some basic crew neck tee’s and v-necks are also included! It’s a great time to pick up some basics for the warmer months…if we ever get them!

Now get a Target trip on your schedule. Or better yet, add that shit to your drive-up order and save yourself some time. Have you tried the drive-up service yet? It’s legit a lifesaver!

Red, White + Blue //
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{gift guide: mother’s day}

When you cant give them the world, opt for a pretty gift instead.  Here’s a gift guide for all the cool moms out there.

Guarantee you’ll be able to find a little something for all the Mama’s in your life…including the ones who swear they don’t need a thing.  Other than quality time and a long brunch (with wine included, obvi) together, you know what the second best way to thank her……

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{spring break recap}

dress: bella moda boutique | bag | earrings | sandals

Reentry is no joke. After a week off from work + school for Spring Break, we are back at it today. Not going to lie, I’m strugglin hard. I’m on my 2nd cup of coffee. And I’ve got an iced coffee in my near future. I walked into my office at 7:45 am this morning and instantly felt at home. There is something to be said about routine. Really, really missed mine. Although we had a fucking blast last week.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Get Timothy + Archie Spring Show ready
  • Eat healthy AF using my WW app
  • Drink a shit-ton of water (I don’t think I’ve had any since April 19th)
  • Start making my bed again (also haven’t made it since April 19th)
  • Clear out email inboxes (one had over 900 emails…FML)
  • Make my favorite {thai coconut curry shrimp}
  • Try a DIY cropped sweatshirt
  • Target Tuesday…share all the things Target
  • Come up with a yummy, yet healthy dessert for my sweet tooth

This week on the blog: What I ate (my zero point food diary). Target Tuesday. Things I’m diggin in April.

Highlights from the Week…..

Kicked off Good Friday with Martini Mama Liz’s famous martinis. Needless to say, we got tips!

Sweater Tank ($12)| Denim

Saturday we celebrated Timothy Easter. GG and almost all of her great-grand kids.

My Easter salad with the edible flowers. Although, I don’t recommend eating them. GG said they didn’t taste all the great…lol. This is actually my {asparagus salad}

Someone was hoping BIG time they’d find the Golden Egg….and she did!!

Bay’s off the shoulder top: J.Crew Factory

The Easter Bunny left Bay some treats

Monday morning we found ourselves in Santa Cruz. I found the perfect tank for the occasion.

Tank | Sunnies | Hat | Shorts | Flip Flops

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{how to make a grazing board}

Serving Platter | Bunny Bowl 

The grazing board. AKA Charcuterie Platter. Incase you haven’t noticed, they’re kinda my thang. Today I’m sharing my Easter candy board along with two other boards I created. A Char-Kid-Erie Board and an Adult cheese board. But this Easter board just might be one of my faves so far. All the things kids love….which keep their grubby little fingers of the fancy cheese (which we all know they don’t even like anyway) lol!

Scroll down and I’ve shared each item that I used on this Easter Board. You can add to your Target order and pick-up within 1 hour. All the goodies (minus the platter + bunny bowl) rang in under $10.

Serving Platter | Bunny Bowl

Steps for creating a picture perfect grazing board //

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{easter basket ideas}

I LOVE Easter time. Well, I love all Holidays. We have so many fun Easter traditions, which makes this Holiday so fun. I always fill Bay’s basket with all the things summer time. New swimsuit. Beach towel. Goggles. Cute floatie. I pretty much follow what my parents did when I was a kid. Always a swimsuit and saltwater sandals. Oh and lots of candy. You can’t forget the candy! It’s like a Christmas stocking, but with summer stuff. All the fun little goodies.

I used to be able to post all my goodies here, but now I have a tween that likes to read my blog and look at all my photos. And since I want her to be somewhat surprised, I’m going to save her exact basket for Easter morning. I’m sharing all kinds of ideas. Some are in her basket this year. Some I’ve used in previous years. I even got extra and did a boy basket too!

I try to think of things she’s going to need as summer approaches and Spring break rolls around.

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{easter round-up}

Bunny Cookie Cutter | Floral Placemat | Milk Glass Dish

How adorable are these little bunny butt cookies? Bay helped me make them and I LOVE how they turned out. So simple too. We used a sugar cookie package to make these. Because, sometimes….we just don’t have time to whip out the mixer and make a hot mess. lol.

All you need is your fave sugar cookie recipe. Or a packaged mix. A bunny cookie cutter. I found this one on Amazon after searching all the stores in town (with NO luck) and Amzon delivered in 1 day. Well done Amazon, well done. And a cute dab of frosting for a cotton tail.

This is a great cookie to make with little ones. You can’t mess it up. And they take no time at all. Nothing gets you into the Holiday spirit like a cookie baking day anyway.

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{bunny bait}

Rumor has it, if you leave this sweet treat out, the Easter Bunny will come hoppin to your house. That is, if there’s any left!

Kinda like leaving milk + cookies for Santa, ya know?

Hopefully the Easter Bunny will fill your Easter Basket will all the best candy + goodies in exchange.

Question – Does the Easter Bunny fill your kiddos Easter baskets? Or just hide the eggs? I always gave the Easter Bunny all the credit. But this year, I’m taking it…Ha! I’ll let him hide the eggs.

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{friday 5}

Friiiii-dayyyyy! I can’t even wipe the smile off my face today. Just happy AF it’s the weekend. Got up early, early this morning and cleaned the house from top to bottom. Even decorated for Spring a little too. I LOVE walking in Friday evening to a clean house. Makes starting the weekend extra sweet! You guys, we have hardly any plans….AGAIN! I’m sleeping in tomorrow, that’s #1 on my list. I’d love to work on the patio, if Mother Nature cooperates. Hope you have a good one!

Coffee Table: World Market | Ansel Adams Yosemite Book: Amazon | White Pitcher: Pottery Barn | Marble Bunny ($2.99): Pier One| Magnolia Home Candle: Anthropologie | Glass Cloche: A Well Stocked Home / Crate&Barrel | White Vase: Pier One | Faux succulent: Serendipity Boutique

BIG thank you to everyone who entered the {succulent wreath giveaway} If you haven’t entered….you’ve still got time!

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

5 things on my mind…..

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