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{8 wing 7 // hot pink moment}

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Be savage, not average. According to the Enneagram test, I’m a 8 wing 7.

Type 8: The Challenger! Self-confident. Decisive. Willful. Confrontational.

  • Basic Fear: of being harmed or controlled by others
  • Basic Desire: to protect themselves (to be in control of their own life + destiny)

Eights are assertive, strong and decisive. Eights may become confrontational and intimidating in a situation where they feel others are more dominant than them, but they can also use their strength to improve others’ lives.

Not sure that’s 100% me, but I did take the test 4 times and got the same damn answer, so????

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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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{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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{photo editing tips + tricks}

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One question I get asked all the time? What I use to take my photos and how I edit my photos. I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime…decided today is the day! Ha! Here are some tips + tricks that I’ve picked up from other bloggers along with lots of trial and error.

Before we get started……I strictly use my iPhone 8 Plus. I go back and forth from portrait mode to regular photo mode. Back in December, I purchased a preset and I’ve been using it ever since.

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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}

It’s just another manic Monday

Wish it was Sunday

Cause that’s my funday

Back to the grind! I like to start Monday’s thinking of 3 things I’m looking forward to during the week. Little or small.

This week includes:

  1. NO evening plans all.week.long. Not even sure how that happened.
  2. George Strait’s new album release on Friday
  3. Watching Bravo’s Summer House tonight….just keepin it real!

What are you looking forward to this week?

Intentions for the Week:

  • share our Spring To-Do’s and Easter outfits
  • find all the zero weight watcher point meals + snacks
  • get all my new plants in the ground
  • work on some new recipes
  • organize the junk drawer
  • put together a simple Trader Joe’s flower arrangement
  • reservations at Barrel House Tavern
  • make 1 point weight watchers cookies #sweettooth
  • gather ingredients for a char-kid-erie
  • pack for the beach

This week on the blog: Easter table setting. Spring To-Do’s. Easter #ootd’s.

Highlights from the weekend……

You’re never going to guess what Cory + I did Friday evening…

Symposium in Davis is legit. Cory took me for the first time a few years ago and I fell in love with this little hidden gem. Amazing Greek food. And that pizza right there was divine! Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger have dined at this place…..just a tid bit I thought you should know…lol.


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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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{gimme all the white tops}

Tomorrow is the first official day of SPRING! I could cry….I’m that excited. Well, except there is rain in the forecast.

We’ve been all over the place today. Bay had an ortho appointment where they scheduled her braces removal. I cannot believe it’s been 2 years. And they also warned me that she’s going to look 10 years older than she already does. Noooo! She’s so excited and I’m so excited for her.

And I FINALLY got my car back today. I was driving a Dodge Journey for the last week. It’s wayyy newer then the ol Pilote. Has all the bells and whistles. And I was so excited to sit in the drivers seat of my 6 year old Honda.

I was also today years old when I learned that you can sign over a check to someone else. Where have I been? You just endorse it and anyone can deposit it? Doesn’t seem legit to me. I guess you learn something new everyday!

I had something else planned for today. Then I got a notification that my tunic, that I fell head over heels for, is on sale. 30% off! And it’s a newer arrival. So, this basically NEVER happens.

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{weekend notes}

Wasn’t it such a perfect weekend? Hey Mother Nature, keep up the good work! We rested. We relaxed. We enjoyed friends + family. And we had corned beef and cabbage. I gotta say, it was a good one.

But, hot damn…I woke up on the wrong side this morning. I’ve been grumpy AF and I can’t blame it on staying up too late or a hangover…Ha! Tomorrow will be a better day though, I’m sure of it!

I loved seeing everyone making xoxostacyb recipes over the weekend. Makes my whole day. And all the Weight Watchers questions and newbies. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions….I got your back. And keep posting food pics. Love all the fun ideas!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Host a GIVEAWAY….I hit some major goals because of you all!!!
  • Share my Easter table
  • Finish our Spring To-Do’s list
  • Work on Easter Basket ideas
  • Clean up the back patio
  • Plan a hike for the weekend
  • Wait patiently for my Mom to get home from Palm Springs. I’ve got so much to catch her up on
  • Pick up some flowers to plant
  • Hit my activity daily goals
  • Thursday weigh-in
  • Watch Bay at riding lessons

This week on the blog: New recipe. Things I’m loving. Annnddd…a giveaway! Stay tuned!

Highlights from the weekend…..

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