{elf on the damn shelf // week 2}


Okay mama’s, the big question of the day…..

How did week #1 go?  Did you forget to move the Elf on the Damn Shelf more times that you didn’t?

OMG…me too!

I never once remembered to move the Elf on the Damn Shelf the night before.  Every. Single. Morning. I came racing down the stairs as I heard Bay’s alarm go off.  Thank GOD I made this little guide/ideas post last week, because if came in handy.  I used it for each day.  How about you?  Did you find it helpful for the days you were just ready to say fuck it?  He’s not moving for the rest of the damn week?

Well, if so…I’m here to hook you up with 7 more easy ideas to get you through week #2.  This is what I like to call Hell Week.

The week where you just want to throw in the towel.

Don’t!  It’s for the kids, remember?  It’s the Holidays.  Think of all the memories you’re making for them.  And remember, one day, wayyyy down the road (better be) they will have to do this for their kids too.

I’m baking on that phone call…..

“Mom, you really did this shit for 25 frickin days?!?!”

Okay, let’s get to Week #2

Elf on the Damn Shelf Week #2

Supplies needed:

  • cheerios
  • leftover mini marshmallows from last week
  • a note: “HELP!”
  • box of candy canes
  • a note: “I have hidden 6 candy canes in the room.  Can you find them in 1 minute or less?”


Day #1

UR MOM IS HOT!  Sorry, I had to.  You’re a MILF and you know it 🙂  Our Elf on the Damn Shelf is a girl.  And I’m still 100% doing this.  Have a good sense of humor.  Or your kids wont…ha!  Promise this will make them giggle.  Then they’ll probably just eat all the Cheerios and go on about their merry day.

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Day #2

Yesterday was so funny that you deserve an easy day.  Shove that Elf on the Damn Shelf in a stocking and call it a day.

See you tomorrow fucker!



Day #3

Remember last week when I told you to save 1/2 of the bag of marshmallows?  Pull them out of hiding.  Hopefully they aren’t all hard and stale.  Even if they are, it’s totally OK.  Let’s give that little jerk a marshmallow bubble bath.  Don’t drown him, k!

Again, remember to use a sink you’re not planning on using for the next 24 hours.  A bowl next to the sink will do the trick too!



Day #4

HEEELLLLPPPP!  No explanation needed 🙂




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{turkey pot pie}

Raise your hand if you have leftover turkey coming out your ears!

I’ve got a killer recipe to use up some turkey. Think the ultimate comfort food.

Pot pie.

With a biscuit topping. I may never use a traditional pie crust again.


Look at those cheddar + chive biscuits!!


Here’s what you’ll need:

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{weekend notes}


Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  It’s Monday and I woke up ready to kick some ass.  I saw this sign at Pena Adobe this weekend.  Seemed kind of fitting for a Monday, don’t you think?  YOU GOT THIS!


Intentions for the week:

  • Return library books (that we never opened) + check out new books (that we’ll probably never open…lol.
  • Celebrate with girlfriends – #whipcream
  • Water + sleep on repeat! (killed it!)
  • Face mask night with Bay
  • Get Poinsettia Fundraiser flyers printed/sent out (who wants to place an order?)
  • Boo some friends – You can read about it here {booed + boozed}
  • Booze some friends – I have one more Booze to drop off!!
  • Pumpkin Patch date – The Cow ride is so cute!
  • Find the perfect fall nail polish.  Anyone have a favorite? – still on the hunt!
  • Watch my girl ride – can’t wait to watch her again today ♥
  • Christmas card outfits – and photos CHECK!


Last week’s Intentions : {weekend notes}


Here’s a peek at our weekend….

Dinner + a Movie //


Dinner at Symposium in Davis.  How is it that there is a pizza place that I’ve never even heard of?  The food was fantastic.  Lots of delicious options, but you know me, I stick to the pizza.  We ordered the Yianni’s Special.  Bacon + sausage + salami + pepperoni + olives + shrimp + mushrooms + fresh tomatoes.  I will be going back.


The Greek salad – bomb.

Oh and the Spanko Triopita was so good……

SPANAKO TIROPITA –  Filo dough basted with butter and stuffed
with spinach and feta cheese, baked in the oven until golden brown

It was like a savory baklava.

Speaking of baklava, the Corbett babes invited me over for another Baklava making night next month. #happyaf

And I watched American Made.  Remember it was like the ONLY think on my to-do list for the weekend?



I didn’t realize until the movie started that it was a biographical film, which made it so much more interesting.

Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellín Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, ‘The gringo that always delivers’.

Running Group //

Toni + I completed our first day with the running group.  We met at Dave Douglass Park (98 + El Dorado) go to Woodside Park.  Then back.  I believe it was a 1.5 mile loop.  We did run/walk intervals.  Which we’ve done in the past.  Together.  That’s pretty much why we are doing it now.  Kaia posted about this 5K training for the Running of the Turkey’s through the Community Center.  I emailed Toni….”should we do it, for old times sake”.  Her reply “Signed Up!”  I’m so happy we’re doing it together again.  It’s nice to chat + get in a little exercise at the same time.  Typically when we get together, we are tipping wine glasses over conversation…haha.

If you’re interested click below for more info:

C2F’s Running of the Turkey 5k Run/Walk Training



Benny Bear //

Watching Benny play soccer was a highlight, that’s for sure ♥

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{weekend notes}


Hi Friends + Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great relaxing weekend.  Now we’re back to the grind.


Intentions for the Week:

  • Sleep (going on one solid week of little to no sleep) Finally feeling good again
  • Make Not Yo Mama’s Meatloaf Will be sharing soon!
  • Chill out on the wine I went 6 whole days without a glass…WTF!!!
  • Blog all the recipes I’ve been hording – Failed
  • Running Group Saturday morning – And I actually enjoyed it….Thanks Toni!!!
  • Schedule downtime – I kicked it HARD
  • Stay sugar-free (ish)
  • Go for a hike Convinced my Mom to do Pena Adobe with me!!!

Last week’s Intentions {weekend notes}


Weekend highlights…..

Friday night //

Sarah’s tostada’s were legit.  I can’t remember the last time I made or eaten a tostada.  Thinking they need to be added to the dinner rotation!



Slow mornings //

Morning coffee views.



Wine date //

Spencer came over to hang out.  And meet Link.  So cute!!!


Then my Mom was the ONLY “Yes” vote that screwed up our 100% poll…lol!!!




Cooking + Baking //

My kitchen smelled pretty great.  Mini pumpkin pie.  A seasonal favorite.


Melika’s chili.  I will be sharing this one soon!  It’s sooo good!


Garage Organization //

Have I even told you how much organizing makes me happy?  I can now fit my car in the garage with extra space.  Still have a little more work to do, but it’s begging to look better and better every day.



Flag //

I’ve never owned an American Flag before.  Always wanted one.  So I made that shit happen!  I’m totally in love with it!


Wedding Time //

Bay + her Dad wedding ready.  Bailey did her own makeup.  It’s hard to see in this picture.  I have to admit, she does a good job.



Martini Mama Liz //

Not only did Liz make me a killer martini…..


She also picked up THE dress in Sac for me 🙂

Although Instagam Story polls said “NO”, I said YES to the dress!  Sorry peeps!

Women’s Printed Mini Dress- Who What Wear



Harvest Party //

The Fricke Harvest Party was pretty cute.  I only wish I had Bay with me.  She would have loved it.  Anna – I think this should be a tradition 🙂



Baby Shower //

A surprise baby shower for my sister.  Andrea + Erin did such a great job making this happen.  And she was surprised.


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{shopbop sale}

I interrupt your regular scheduled programming to bring you this VERY public service announcement……
Shopbop is having a sale.
And I’m currently accepting applications for a sugar daddy so I can scoop up some of these great sales 🙂  Only till Friday night though.  Then the sale is over.  And your services will no longer be needed.
I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again.  You need these Levis.
They are the “IT” jean.  GAP True Skinny are a close second.  I don’t know how to explain it, but they almost give you a nice little butt lift.  Sounds crazy, but you gotta try them on to understand.  You can even grab a pair for $70!!!  Do it.
I even wrote a post about it!!
Remember my shades from {friday 5}, yep, they are on sale too!!!
Check out my other picks and pretties that I currently have my eye on!  That Madewell bag is everything!!!
{shopbop sale}


xoxo stacyb

{candy striped twins}

Happy Thursday peeps.  The count down is on….5 days till it’s officially SUMMER!!!  The temps are rapidly rising here in California and I’m trying my hardest not to bitch about it, since I spent all winter complaining about the cold…Ha!


J.Crew has gone and done it again.  Candy Stripes for our Mother/Daughter twinning game!  Clearly I’m a sucker for stripes.  Typically black, navy or white, but this colorful print evokes summer and all the fun it brings.  Don’t you think?

Bay says it reminds her of a popsicle 🙂




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{a little of this + a little of that}


Happy Thursday!!  Sorry, but I’m saving my “Whoop Whoop!” for tomorrow.



  • Exciting news: I’m going to be a Tia to a new baby niece/nephew in November ♥


  • I went to Target yesterday.  Surprise, surprise!  I bought a really cute top and a popcorn maker, like the old school air popper one and I’m super pumped about it!


  • My recurring snake dreams are at an all time high.  EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!  So I googled it: a fear or an unresolved issue.  WTF?

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