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{end of summer bucket list}

SHOP: Tank Top (under $20) | Denim | Heels | Clutch (similar) | Headband | Necklace

We hardly made a dent in our Summer To-Do’s. And since Summer isn’t going anywhere just yet, I think we might as well take advantage of this warm weather + sunshine while it lasts.

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{weekend notes}

Wow, September is HERE! August was literally a blink of an eye. I’m 100% ready for Fall to begin. I think the excitement of each Season change get’s me so eager for what’s to come. September brings structure and everything falls back into place. Don’t get me wrong, I live for Summer and all it entails, but I’m craving the routine of our new September schedule.

We spent the long weekend at our family cabin in Tahoe. Our final, final beach weekend for the summer. Our last summer hurrah! And man – it was all that. We sat at the beach on Sunday for almost 6 hours and it was pure heaven!

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed and not really ready to take this Monday-est Tuesday by the horns. But, here we go!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Order a 2020 calendar
  • Give myself a mani + pedi…I’m thinking RED!
  • Gather everything for a Fall inspired GIVEAWAY
  • Make a Mississippi Pot Roast (even thought it’s hot as hell)
  • Track all my food on the Weight Watchers App
  • Finalize my Fall front porch
  • Clean out the fridge
  • Continue Intermittent fasting
  • Plan a fun date night
  • 4-H enrollment

This week on xoxostacyb: new Target finds. Pull out all the things Fall from the archives. And a Fall home refresh.

Highlights from the weekend……

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{wedge salad skewers}

What is it about a wedge salad that always sounds delicious. Could it be the cold crunch iceberg lettuce? Or maybe the homemade croutons? Ohhhh, the blue cheese crumbles. I think I just answered my own question….ha!

In other not so exciting news. I tweaked my back last night. And I’m really embarrassed to admit – I think it was due to an intense dream. Yep! Swear. I woke up at 1am and thought WTF just happened. Tried to roll over and almost cried my back hurt so damn bad. FML! I can’t even say it was from dancing on the bars in Vegas. Or something at least semi cool. Nope – just a gnarly dream. That I can’t, for the life of me even remember. So if you see me walking crazy – that’s why. In a shit-ton of pain.

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{weekend notes}

Monday! New start. New week. I somehow managed to make it to the gym at 5am this morning. Even after a long weekend in Vegas. Truth is, I haven’t made it to the gym on a Monday is about a month. Just like the saying goes “Never skip a Monday” that shit has some truth to it. I’m kicking today’s ass and I know I wouldn’t be if it hasn’t been for the sweat sesh! Going to try and make this a Monday habit!

Viva Las Vegas Baby! We pulled off a helluva surprise for Bay’s BIG 1-3! So much fun. But, man – there is no place like home. My bed never felt better than it did last night!

Intentions for the Week:

  • get my ass to the gym (everyday this week is my goal)
  • wine + planning with the Omega Nu “fun committee”
  • at home mani
  • celebrate my teenager one last time
  • get back to packing lunches the night before (such a time saver in the mornings)
  • clean out my purse + wallet (it’s straight up embarrassing)
  • try a new recipe
  • catch up on some much needed sleep

This week on xoxostacyb: celebrating another national day this week. I’ll be sharing a new recipe. Some sales. And maybe, hopefully my fern centerpiece DIY! Stay tuned!

Highlights from the Weekend…..

Somehow we (my mom, sister & I) pulled off the surprise of a lifetime. Back in December I pulled the trigger on 4 George Strait concert tickets. Then asked my mom + sis what they thought about taking Bay for her 13th Birthday. The concert was on her actual 13th birthday!

Friday, August 23rd at 6:30am. the morning of Bay’s 13th birthday, we woke her up with party hats and blowers.

She had 5 minutes to get up, get dressed, brush her teeth and catch our flight.

She was 100% surprised. And I was beginning to think she had an idea that something was up.

Thank you so much for all the sweet messages + texts + comments. Bay loved reading them all. She felt pretty special ❤️

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{white bean caprese salad}

Today was the day. The first day of school! The day some of us (myself) have been secretly praying for…lol! And some dreading. I decided next year we need to have a Woo-Hoo + Boo-Hoo party after drop off. Where we can celebrate or be bummed our kiddos are back in school.

You know, just at a bar preferably. Before everyone gets on with their day.

Bay’s last day first day at Lee Middle School. I was reminded of it, bright and early this morning. Holy shit!

Yes – I let her keep the baby blue acrylic nails. Even though I cringe every time I look at her hands. On one condition – she learns how to spell “remember” Ha!

We always take photos the night before. #momhack. Such a time saver in the morning on the first day! It’s almost like a trial run. What to wear. Does it need ironing. What hairdo. Makeup. All the things. It truly makes the morning of such a breeze.

I, myself, spent about 90% of my day scrolling though all the 1st day photos. I cannot believe how big everyone’s kids are. How grown and mature they all look. Including my girlfriends kids. We’ve had this tradition since pre-school. My girlfriend Sara and I met one year at Raley’s. Mainly because it’s always empty. Each year the group and photo have grown larger + larger. Makes my heart so happy! Thanks for organizing this year Alex! Love to see everyone dressed in their best ready to take on a new school year.

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{weekend notes}

Fair hangovers are real. Anyone else in need of an extra day for sleep and detox? Ha! As always, such a fun Fair weekend. We didn’t make it out there as much as years past and I’m still exhausted!

I know I keep saying it but, just two days left of Summer before the school begins. Savor it friends. Enjoy every second of it. Because once school starts….everything starts. Extra curricular. Sports. Labor Day. Then the Holidays!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Final Summer party with friends
  • Hit my bedtime (I’ve become a night owl)
  • Have the acrylics removed from Bay’s nails (payback is a bitch Kissey)
  • All the self care the night before school
  • 1 st Day of School
  • Focus on fit bit + water goals
  • Attend the Crush Ceremony at Matchbook Winery
  • Work on a Fall table setting
  • Celebrate my girl becoming a teenager. The BIG 13!

This week on the blog……Target Tuesday tomorrow. Did you see all the Fall new arrivals from Hearth & Hand? After many requests, I’ll be sharing the White Bean Caprese Salad recipe that I made over the weekend. I actually stole the recipe from my Mom. How about an American Eagle Try-on?

Highlights from the Weekend……

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{weekend notes}

Tank ($15) | Denim | Booties (similar booties) | Choker (set of 5 for $10)

Is it too early to be thinking about corndogs, keg beer and the zipper? (plz say no) T-2 days till the Fair 🎡

Monday came real quick, but I’m ready for a new week + new goals + new intentions. Our weekend was chill AF and I got so much done. Which makes Monday just a tad less harsh.

Cheers to the last week of summer before school starts. Enjoy it!!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Celebrate Toni’s birthday
  • Finish off the last 3 days of no added sugar cleanse
  • Do some volunteer work with Bay
  • Hit the Yolo County Fair
  • Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water
  • Figure out 1st day of school outfits (mine too 😂)
  • Pick up Bay’s 8th grade schedule
  • Plan ahead for next week

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{friday 5}

Smocked Ruffle Top (on sale) | Jeans ($45 off) | Clogs (50% off) | Straw Clutch ($21) | Headband ($15) | Necklace

HAPPY FRIDAY! We made it! Thanks for letting me vent yesterday. Loved reading all your messages. Totally made my day so much better. Had a great evening. Bay made dinner. We went on a walk. I didn’t sleep for shit. But, I got up early AF ready to kick off the weekend. Hit Nugget for their bacon..lol. Bay’s fave and I want to make homemade breakfast pizzas in the morning. And Raley’s to use all my Something Extra coupons. Ha! Bay and I had a coffee date at Scribblers Coffeehouse, our new fave place! All before 7:30 am. It’s gonna be a good day!

Weekend plans: Chill the f out. Sit by the pool. Hopefully get my peeps to take a hike with me. Do a little yard work. Meal prep. Have happy hour with GG. Catch a movie? I have a feeling The Art Of Racing In The Rain will make me cry my damn eyes out. And fingers crossed….make it to the new plant shop, Propagate Sac. What’s on your agenda for the Weekend?

Thing I’m loving this week…..

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{keepin it real}

THE Best Tank Top ($12.99) | Denim | Sandals (grey dove)

Today, I’m having a day!

Not a good one!!

And I decided that I’m going to keep it really real over here…..

I have a gnarly zit on my chin. And I’m not messing around when I say it’s the size of Africa! There is not enough Tarte Shape Tape in the world to cover this thing. About to name the son of a bitch. Any suggestions? Maybe Bertha? Or Bernard? Something that starts with a B, preferably.

I went to Weight Watchers this morning….and

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{target tuesday}

Top | Denim | Booties (similar) | Bag | Suglasses

“I went to Target and ONLY bought what I needed” said no one ever!

It’s a vicious cycle. I think I’m just walking in to make a return. Then BAM!!! I find 862 things I really, really need!

And then it happens all over again the next week.

If only the drive-up took returns. I’d have a shit-ton of money! But, then again, what would I do on my lunch breaks and free time? Hmmm!

Brace yo self & yo bank account. I’ve got some good shit on this Target Tuesday…….

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