12 steps to self care…. • If it feels wrong, don’t do it. • Say exactly what you mean. • Don’t be a people pleaser. • Trust your instincts. • Never speak bad about yourself. • Never give up on your dreams. • Don’t be afraid to say no. • Be kind to yourself. • Let go of what you can’t control. • Stay away from drama and negativity. • Love. • Buy yourself something cute sis – you got this.
Sharing my wish list today. I bought myself this Botanical Smocked Dress from a local boutique, Bell Moda, and could not wait to wear it. Amazing what a new little something can do for the soul.
TGIF = Thank Goodness It’s Fall! Cute, huh? Would be better if it were Friday, just saying!
It’s no secret that I LOVE decking out my dining room table. Typically, it’s the first piece I decorate for the Holidays or seasons. Then I gradually work my way from top to bottom of the house. Not leaving anything untouched. It’s just the Holiday Whore in me!
I thought I finished the house for Fall + Halloween. Then, I accidentally hacked into my Sisters Amazon account and primed a shit ton of paper bats. NO clue where they are going to go, but I promise you – It’s gonna be bat-shit fun. Ha!
Halloween is 23 days away. Bay just decided today that she wants to be a bumble bee. So now I frantically try to find her the perfect bumble bee costume….that she actually likes. Say a little prayer for me, K?
And you know by now that I’m a complete Holiday Whore…ha! Sounds so bad. lol. Any excuse to make something fun + festive. I’m here for it. Pumpkin shaped everything. Ghosts + spiders. I’m on it!
The Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece DIY was born last week. I typically stick with the real deal when it comes to pumpkins. I just love real pumpkins. The colors. The textures. I legit cannot get enough…Ha! But, if you remember from last year, I had a little mishaps with the REAL pumpkin centerpiece. Although it was fucking gorgeous, it almost ruined my life.
Okay, I may be exaggerating a little bit.
It rotted out. I picked it up to move it and the whole pumpkin melted in my hands. All over my carpet + dining room table. The smell that came off that thing could probably kill some kind of small animal. It was horrific. Ha! I shared a photo of it below for old times sake.
Happy Target Tuesday friends! It’s officially Fall Ya’ll so we can bust out all the pumpkins without everyone freaking out on all of us Fall lovers. Ha! I’ve been frequenting my local Target stores. Very impatiently waiting for all the Fall arrivals to appear. And let me tell you, Target is playing hard to get. I will find a couple items, but not ALL THE THINGS I see online and in my fellow Target lovers Fall Haul.
Today is Fall everything so, I hope you’re ready!
I found some great deals on the cartwheel app that should make your weekly Target trip a little sweeter…..pun definitely intended!
Good afternoon friends. We are on week 39 of 2019. Pretty wild, huh? That’s almost 39 weeks of Monday intentions. Some weeks they seem almost the same as the week prior. And some weeks they are loaded with fun + exciting things. Still fun to share either way.
We had a FUN weekend. Didn’t get much done on a productive level, but that’s okay. I’ll get caught up this week. We had fun with friends. Picked up some Harley & Bean gear. Watched Jenny get married. And hit the pumpkin patch. So, all in all – I can’t complain. Bay had her 3rd week of volleyball camp and it’s so cool to see her learning + growing.
Intentions for the Week:
lay off the booze for a hot one
make a Trader Joe’s Fall grocery list printable to share
hit my daily step goal
work on an Amazon round-up
finishing touches on our fall to-do’s
try some new air fryer recipes
wash all my reusable grocery bags
delete old photos from my phone
do something kind AF each day
decorate the front porch
share a new recipe on the blog
This week on xoxostacyb: New Target finds. Our Fall To-Do’s with all the things Fall. Can’t decide if I should share a salmon recipe or the WW turkey + carrot noodles. Hmmm! And hopefully get to my Amazon round-up!
It’s almost that time. I can smell it. I can feel it. Fall is officially here on September 23rd. Summer is my boo, but I think Fall just might possibly be my #1! Here are some ways that I welcomed Fall to our home. Easy things you can do without spending a ton of money. Just simple touches that make a BIG difference.