{statement tees}

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Let your T-shirt do the talking.

Ha, I just came up with that.

Just like the LBD + Vans sneakers, the Statement Tee is one of those trends that has never gone out of style.  Not going to lie, I was completely anti statement/graphic Tee’s till recently.

Then, one day, I laid eyes on this Budweiser sweatshirt.  SOLD!  Next was the Cali top.  Soon after the Chard shirt.   Then the Salut!   This Mamacita is on its way to the house as I type.  And I’ve clearly jumped on the graphic tee bandwagon.  I find them to be casual + playful.  Just plain ol fun!

And I’m not talking Disney + sporting teams + cartoon shit.  Just to clear the air.  More like the punchy one-liners.  Destinations.  Old rock bands.

Here’s some of my faves:

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{friday 5}

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Happy, Happy Friday!  Today, for the first time all damn week, I’m feelin it.  FINALLY!  I’ve been in such a funk, for no particular reason at all.  Originally, I was calling it a vacation hangover, but not sure that’s still a legitimate excuse come Thursday.  I could not go one more day as grumpy ass Stacy.  So, I got up, made a cup of coffee and went to the mirror.  Looked myself dead on and said “Bitch, today is a new day.  It’s gonna be a damn good day.  Smile.  Drink that coffee and kick some ass!”  And go buy yourself something cute.  Haha!  It did the trick!  Maybe it being Friday was the kicket?  Who knows, but I’m gonna keep up with the pep talks!

 

Wanna know what’s on my mind today?  I’m about to tell you anyway 🙂

 

ONE  – My 4-H Girl // 2017 vs. 2018.  HOLY COW!!  Every April, Bay goes to the 4-H club meeting in her whites.  They do a little presentation to show the newer members what they need for Spring Show.  I took the picture on the right Monday.  Then the picture on the left showed up in my memories the next day.  One year.  365 frickin days.  And the change is so crazy.  I bet she’s at least 6 inches taller.  Not to mention she looks like a total tween…OMG!  Last weekend she spent her own money on a mini backpack, which I’m not a fan of, but she’s obsessed with.  So clearly, she’s going to rock it every.single.place we go for the rest of time.  Where did my baby go?

 

 

TWO – Avocado Crackers //  You know I’m a BIG fan of avocado toast.  Like, real big fan.  I’ve been carb loading lately.  A week of vacay + Easter at the same time….KILLED ME.  So, I’m trying to kick it on the carbs a bit.  These TJ’s Crispbreads have 7g carbs.  That’s like less that 1/3 of what a slice of sourdough bread has.  I still get that yummy avocado toast taste that I love.  And have you ever tried a hard-boiled egg on avocado toast?  BOMB!  This makes a great breakfast or lunch option.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • two hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 TJ’s grain cripsbread (or gg crackers)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • TJ’s everything but the bagel seasoning

 

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Mash avocado in a small bowl.  Divide and spread over crackers.

Top each cracker with 1 sliced egg

Sprinkle with seasoning.

Inhale in 5 seconds.  Because they are that good!

 

 

THREE – J.Crew //  J.Crew is killing it on their promo’s + sales lately.  Like this adorable one-shoulder bow top.  The elastic around the top for a stay-in-place feel is so good.  No tugging at all.  I grabbed it for $11.99!  What a steal, right?  Funny thing, two of my best gal pals also ordered the same top.  #twinning.  I kinda want to pair it with black jeans…hmmm.

Wanna see what else I ordered last week?

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{spring fever}

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Tuesday would be a lot cuter if it were Friday!  Just saying!

The vacation hangover is a real thing.  I’m dying peeps.  I mean, not really.  Just a passenger on the struggle bus this week.  It just so happens to also be one of those weeks where there is something penciled in on every.single.day.  Whyyyy?  And it’s going to rain.  WTF Mother Nature?  Get it together.  I was in sandals (pictured below) and a short sleeve top yesterday.  Obvi Spring Fever is a real thing too!

Okay, enough bitching.  Maybe if we all bust out our cute spring outfits, the sun will come out + stay out?  It’s worth a shot 🙂

Here’s what I wish I was wearing/can’t wait to wear……

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Tank Top // Denim // Zapatos

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{friday 5}

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Let the lonnnggg weekend begin.  Today is my last day of work till April 9th.  I can’t even begin to tell you how frickin excited I am.  So excited that I couldn’t even sleep last night.  My brain was going a mile a minute of all the things I need to get done + can’t wait to do in the next 10 days.  Bay + I cleaned the house.  Washed the car.  Full tank of gas.  Grocery shopped.  Easter baskets are complete.  Eggs are filled and ready for the Easter bunny.  So, I plan to drink some LOTS of skinny, skinny margs tonight and begin celebrating.

Don’t even trip though, I kicked butt this week and pre-blogged so you will still get your daily xoxostacyb email 🙂  Just in case you were worried..HA!

Have a great weekend.  Enjoy Easter with your family.  And HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!!

 

Before I let you go, I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

 

ONE – The perfect black swimsuits //  I found it ladies!  I found THE perfect black one-piece.  And it doesn’t cost $300!  I actually found two!  Both from the one, the only…..

TARGET!

And did you see Target is doing a BOGO 50% off on suits for the fam?

What that means is, you can get both for under $60!  Two perfect black swimsuits!

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My suit // Bay’s suit 

Perfect black suit #1 // $39.99 (BOGO 50% off)

I actually bought this exact suit twice now.  A tragedy happened last year.  While I was at the Cache Creek Spa, I accidentally wrapped up the perfect black suit with my spa robe and threw it in the dirty hamper.  Called the next day and they tossed it!  Went back to Target to buy a new one….SOLD OUT!  Everywhere.  I even tried SF.  No go.  Moral of the story, get this suit.  It’s super faltering.  Lots of coverage.   Removable neck strap.  There are over 300 reviews…read them for yourself.

 

Mesh Inset One Piece Swimsuit

 

Perfect black suit #2 // $39.99 (BOGO 50% off)

This is the show stopper.  Obsessed with the low scoop back.  I saw this on so many bloggers on LiketoKnowit.  Clicked on the link.  And fell out of my seat when I saw it was Target.  It comes in white too.  I kinda want to order it.  I did size up to a large in this one.  Which worked out perfectly.  I have a long torso and I didn’t want it cutting into my shoulders.  It has great coverage.  Removable cups.  I could go on and on.  Get it before it’s sold out!

 

Ruffled One Piece Swimsuit (comes in white)

 

Bay’s perfect black suit // $39.50

Since we like matching, it only made sense that we both get the perfect black suits.  J.Crew suits fit Bay perfectly.  And we can twin on the beach all summer long 🙂

 

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Girls’ scalloped cropped tankini set

 

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{weekend notes}

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Hello friends!  It’s Monday and I woke up feeling it today.  I even made it to 5am Kaia, which hasn’t happened on a Monday in a long, long time.  The saying “A weekend well spent, brings a week of content” is so true!  There is just something about sitting on a beach with your people that is so incredibly relaxing.  Oh and I almost forgot, a marg in hand.  That helps a little too!

Hope you had a good one.  Here’s to the last week of March.  The temps are slowly but surly rising and I can smell Spring.  You can’t wipe the smile of this girls face!

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Dye Easter Eggs.  Remember the year I forgot and the Easter Bunny hid white eggs?
  • Pack an Easter Lunchbox
  • Sign Bay up for Dynamix summer camp
  • Send back all the ugly things I ordered last week
  • Design an Easter Crudite board
  • Share the PERFECT one-piece bathing suit
  • Upgrade the blog (so nerve-racking)
  • Pre-blog for Spring Break since I’ll be MIA
  • Finalize San Diego plans
  • Last but certainly not least, kill it at the gym ALL week

 

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes} 

 

Highlights from the weekend……

 

Bay Bakes.  Easter cupcakes.  I’ll be sharing her cute bunny ear cupcakes later this week.  Super cute for an Easter kid dessert.

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New product.  I love anything by Kristin Ess.  Her products smell so yummy.  I have her shampoo + condition duo and dig them both.   Stay tuned on the Rose Gold Temporary Tent review.

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Packing for the beach

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shorts // tee // slides // bandana // bag // hat 

 

Stinson Beach

We hit the road for our annual Stinson Beach trip.  I just love it here and don’t think I’ll ever stop coming back.  Two hour drive and you arrive in the quaint town of Stinson beach.  It’s a windy drive along HWY 1.  When you pull into town this is your view.  Miles of beach.  Dreamy!

Stinson Beach 2017

Stinson Beach 2016

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We always stay at the Sandpiper.

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We stayed in the Cottage.  With my sister and her family.  4 adults + 4 kids.  We could have even squeeze a couple more.  The largest room they offer.  A 2 bedroom/1 bath.  Full kitchen.  Gas fireplace.  Sleeps 8 peeps.  It’s perfect.

Obsessed with the beachy vibe + decor.

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I want a cowhide rug more and more every time I stay here.

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Bays favorite is the dutch door.  She asks if we can get one for our house every year 🙂

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Isn’t the kitchen so cute?  Comes stocked with all the kitchen necessities.

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{friday 5}

Happy Friday 5!  I’m ready to jump up and down like the carpool girls!  The sun is shining and I cant wait to burn off from work and get the weekend started!  Even stuck my patron in the fridge to chill.  That means Skinny Skinny Margs asap!  Cheers!

It has been such a good week over here at xoxostacyb.  So many new followers…it makes my heart happy!  Next week I’m going to over share ALL THE THINGS Easter.  So brace yourself….this Holiday Whore is going all out lol.  In a good way!  I think.

 

Here are some things I’m currently diggin…..

ONE – Currently snacking on //  Why is it when I give up sugar, I crave apples?  I never, ever crave fruit.  And not just any apple, it has to be a honeycrisp.  Super thinly sliced.  Just how Bay requests her apples to be slices.  Topped with my homemade almond butter.  Then a dash of cinnamon.  Holy apples.  It’s so dang good.  Try it!

Since it’s better than what I was snacking on earlier this month (girl scout cookies) I’ve been going with it here and there to curb my GS cookie craving…lol.

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TWO – Currently obsessed with //  This eyelash separator.  I’d never even heard of such a thing till a couple of weeks ago.  I started following thebeyoutybureau and she pulled one out of her bag of tricks.  I was in awwww.  It worked so well.  So I went to Target and got myself one….Ha!  I use it before I put on my mascara.  Then right after I apply mascara.  It’s legit!  Too legit to quit!

JAPONESQUE Velvet Touch Eyelash Separator

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THREE – Bay’s currently diggin // Homemade granola.   Peanut Butter Granola to be exact.  She tops her morning yogurt.  Ice cream.  Over milk.  I try to not grab a handful every time she opens the jar.  It’s so good.  And so super easy.  We ran out of the TJ’s almond granola the other day.  So, I gathered ingredients from the pantry and gave it a shot.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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{dupes + the pretty pink blouse}

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Do you ever just itch for a change?  Is it the in-between of seasons that’s got me ready for a change?  Honestly, I’m not even sure what the change is…ha!  I’m so complicated like that.  I think I’m tired of the same ol thing.

Last time I had “the itch” (that sounds really terrible) It was the hair itch.  (that sounds even more terrible) You know, the one where you need a cut or color change?  So you hit up your hairdresser and make it happen.  That was me last month.

But, I still have “the itch!”

I know that when I’m feeling like I need a change, it’s because I DO need a change.  Now I have to figure out what will do the trick.  It doesn’t have to be anything maj.  Sometimes it’s shifting a couple little things, that make “the itch” go away.  Ok, I have to be done with that….sounds worse and worse every time I type it.

 

  • 100% the sun!  That would be fabulous.

 

  • I might move around some furniture?

 

 

  • Switch up the weekly dinner menu with something funky?

 

  • Try a new beauty product?

 

  • Maybe all of the above?

 

What do you do, when you feel like you need to switch things up a little?

 

In the meantime, since I have NO frickin idea what the change will entail, I bought myself a few pretty things.  Springy things.  Obvi, that should do the trick for now….lol.  A new blouse.  A pretty pink one.  One that screams spring.  And it made me feel better.

 

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I apologize in advance for the terrible photos today.  I had every intention of taking outfit pictures over the weekend when it was beautiful and sunny.  But decided to save that task for a rainy, dark, stormy Tuesday morning.  Totally makes sense, right?  HA!  And my house it a dungeon.  I get zero natural light.  Which KILLS me.

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