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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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{chocolate cupcakes with peanut buttercream frosting}

Bay Bakes! She’s back at it. I told her last week – she needs to get back on the blog. It’s been a while. In case you missed it….

Bay, my soon to be 13 year old, is the baker in the house. She’s got a major sweet tooth. So, she’s basically always digging through the cupboards for something chocolaty or sugary. You can find all her baking recipes here: {bay bakes}

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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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{weekend notes}

Suffering from a case of the Spring Show hangover. I’m exhausted. I cannot even imagine how all the kids are feeling today. So proud of not only my girl, but all the Spring Show kids. It was a busy weekend and these kids gave it their all in the show ring.

Today is the first Monday since January that we aren’t sitting in a barn weighing pigs. Cleaning. Feeding. Walking. Feels really f’n weird, to be honest. After an exciting 4 months and weekend, I feel like I’m a free woman lol. What will we do with our evenings?

Intentions for the Week:

  • Get my hair done…it’s been over 8 weeks, so you get it
  • Share a Mother’s Day Gift Guide
  • Buy toilet paper…..we’ve got 1 roll and we live in a two story. HA!
  • Kick it at home as much as possible
  • MOD pizza battle of the middle schools on Wednesday
  • Use the Weight Watchers app religiously
  • Thank Yous to everyone who helped my girl over the weekend
  • Talk about a new trend I’m jumping on
  • Tie out my calendar

This week on the blog: Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Last years was one of my top blog views {gift guide: mothers day} A blog post about new things that are trending. And lastly, baby steps to getting a little greener.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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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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{weekend notes}

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. The weather was so good yesterday, I didn’t want Sunday to end. Then Monday had to happen. Woke up sick, I think? Lost my voice over the weekend. Was kinda thinking allergies, but today I’m just beat. So, I’m going to dedicate the week to wellness and self care. Hopefully I can get myself on the mend. Because, God knows, I don’t have time to get sick.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Take care of myself (I don’t have time to get sick)
  • Make a Spring Self Care list
  • Celebrate Cory’s Birthday
  • Share past Easter posts
  • Help Bay work on her Spring Show buyer letter
  • Take outfit photos for the blog
  • Write a post on Easter basket ideas
  • Plan out our day in the City
  • Drink a shit-ton of water
  • Hit my health goals for the week

This week on the blog: Spring Self Care. Share a new #ootd. Lots of Easter goodies.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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