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{friday 5}

Top ($23) | Denim (30%) | Heels | Sunglasses ($10) | Necklace | Earrings (on sale) | Studs

Pre-Drunk! Ha! How many trips to the county fair is too many? Asking for a friend!!

Before I get keg beer tips – I wanted to share 5 things I’m loving this week! Including these $10 shades that I can’t stop rockin. And my top. It’s $23! I found a new candle that smells like Fall and it’s on sale. And for all the Mama’s out there – Free Printable 1st day of School signs for each grade! Cheers to kegs beer and 105 degrees friends!

Weekend plans: We’re hitting up the fair for Demolition Derby + tacos tonight. Again! Ha! Bay + I are volunteering Saturday morning – prepping the fair tacos, since we love them so much! Pool time. Hoping to make a trip to Patio 29 in Winters? Looks like a fun spot. Hitting a Birthday party. And a quick volunteer shit at the fair for out 4-H club. And enjoying our last weekend to the very fullest before school starts Wednesday! Stay cool peeps – It’s brutal out there!

Things I’m loving this week…..

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{new trader joe’s items we’re loving}

On Tuesday’s you can typically find me at Target or Trader Joe’s my two favorite lunch break stops. I know today is Thursday, but it starts with a T too, so let’s just go with it, k?

It’s you’re a TJ’s addict, like myself, then you’ve noticed they released so many NEW products the last couple of weeks. I follow Trader Joe’s List on instagram. You probably should too. She’s a TJ’s junkie too!

We’ve got our weekly items we can’t live without. Along with all the new stuff we love to try out. So, I’ve listed out what we’ve tried. The Weight Watchers points per serving for each item. And if we loved it….or didn’t care for it so much.

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{panko crusted salmon}

You guys, we’ve got 2 frickin weeks till school starts. Holy shit. Is everyone ready?

I am! I’m ready for our regularly scheduled life back. Bay’s got all her school supplies. Backpack is locked and loaded. First day outfit is picked out. We’ve got our 1st day sign ready for a photo shoot (which we do the day before) #momhack

The first day is entirely too wild. Emotions are at an all time high. It’s fucking stressful. So last year we decided – first day pics the day before. And it worked like a charm! Try it! I’ll be sharing some cute free printables in the next week or so.

I feel like dinnertime + cooking in general (that first week or two) is also crazy stressful. Especially when we have those big ass packets of Mom homework. I dread them every year.

So, I’ll be sharing some easy weeknight dinners.

Which are also great for meal prep.

Healthy + Weight Watchers approved!!

We’re salmon lovers at our house. I love just about any fish or seafood. My teenager, not so much. But, she’s down with some salmon here and there. So, salmon it is. Ha! I typically bake it in the oven with lemon. Sometimes I’ll add a honey + Dijon mixture. Honestly, I keep it pretty basic. The other night I got a wild hair and wanted to try something new. And it was a HIT! I felt like a won a fucking award as Bay cleaned every last bit of food off her plate! Ha!

Here are some other Salmon recipes from the blog…..

{salmon skewers}

{grilled salmon + avocado salsa}

{salmon blt sliders}

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{taco lettuce cups}

Happy Taco Tuesday peep! Raise your hand if you’re having tacos for din-din tonight?

How about ZERO Weight Watcher Point tacos?

Healthy AF! Easy AF! Delicious AF!

3 of my fave combos!

This is where I insert my Weight Watchers spiel…….

I wrote a post explaining the in’s & out’s of the program here: {weight watchers 1 week results}

If you sign up under a member, like myself, your first month + the $20 starter fee is waived.

Click here: Weight Watchers 1 FREE month

*You can also find this code by clicking the link in my Instagram bio *

I really, truly believe that Weight Watchers is an amazing program!

My Mom and I have a bet for weigh-in this week. And I’m going to WIN!!! Did you hear that Mom?

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{greek turkey burgers}

Recently we’ve become BIG burger fans at our house. Not that we weren’t down with them before. Honestly, I just didn’t really make burgers all that often. And when I did, I would grab the pre-made burgers from the meat department.

And let’s keep it real, they aren’t even close to as delicious as a handmade, homemade burger.

Maybe it’s summertime and I just wanna grill everything. Or air fry. The air fryer is another summer lifesaver. But, I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of different burger recipes. I love that you can enjoy them the traditional way. Ya know, with a bun and all the condiments. Lettuce wrapped, my personal favorite. Open-faced. Over a salad. Or, as of recent, in a crunch wrap. Here’s my basic crunch wrap recipe that can be used for any type of crunch wrap: {the crunch wrap}

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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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{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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{what I ate // weight watchers zero point day}

What I ate Wednesday. One full day of eating ZERO Weight Watchers Points. And I didn’t die…lol. Or starve for that matter. Planning is key, but it’s 100% doable. I’ve been promising this post for

Since my blog post: {weight watchers 1 week results} more than 15 of you clicked on my link and signed up for Weight Watchers. It makes my heart so, so happy! I know, for a fact, that when you follow this plan you will be 100% successful. I love all the DM’s and messages…so keep them coming. For example, I ran into my girlfriend Toni last weekend. She began her Weight Watchers journey back in January. Guess how much she’s lost in 4 months?

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{everything but the bagel eggs // calorie saving tips + tricks}

Happy first day of May! And hump day! Whoop Whoop! I grabbed a bottle of chardonnay from Trader Joe’s and it’s kickin it in the fridge as I type. Thank sweet baby Jesus lent is finally over! This week is absolutely nuts, so wine is definitely on the menu! I grabbed a few new finds at TJ’s and I’ll be reviewing on Instagram stories tonight. Possibly Friday 5 this week too. Stay tuned!

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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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