{weekend notes}

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Happy Monday friends!  We survived another Celebrity Golf Tourney.  As always, such a good time.  Friends + sunshine + celebrities + drinks!  That’s what this annual weekend trip is all about.  Hope you all had a killer couple of days too.  Now back into the swing of things.  Luckily I made prior plans to meet my homegirl for an early (4:30 am) workout….otherwise I’m pretty sure my snooze button would have gotten a good workout…HA!  Bay started Algebra Academy this morning.  And I’m hosting a rosé tasting + OC Housewives season premier this evening.  Have you watched the trailer?  It’s going to be ridiculous…just how I like it!

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Host a rosé tasting
  • Find a sunflower field
  • Make caprese salad
  • Go see Mama Mia with Bay in the theater
  • Tell you all about the perfect white denim I found
  • Stay away from Target
  • Donate/sale 10 items from my closet
  • Try a new foundation…maybe back to Estée Lauder?
  • Play tennis
  • Finish cabin laundry
  • Send back returns

 

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Highlights from the weekend……..

This was my third + final weekend in Tahoe for the month.  I’m tired!  Ha!

Always a pit stop at Strawberry Lodge.  And the bartenders are getting better + better at making a skinny, skinny marg each time!

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Pizza + carafe of red wine at Lake Tahoe Pizza Co.  It’s just how we roll.

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Quite possibly the highlight of the weekend…..karaoke at the Classic Cue.   If you follow any of us on Insta-stories, then you know what I’m talking about.  Classic Cue never disappoints on a Friday night.  And we even roped some of our favorite Golf Tourney homies to partake in the amazingness!

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Best part – one of the singers from Friday night, just so happened to be Andrea’s uber driver Saturday morning.  LOL!  You can’t even make this shit up.

 

Celebrity Golf Tournament

The 17th hole at Edgewood is such a show off!

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We got the guys to take 1 picture the whole day.  Thank god it turned out 🙂

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Drink of choice: skinny, skinny margs.  AKA tequila on the rocks with a squeeze of lime.

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{friday 5}

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Who else is ready to shake a tail feather?  We’re headed back to Tahoe and I couldn’t be more excited.  It’s our annual no-kids Tahoe trip for the Celebrity Golf Tournament.  Which means we’re gonna have a damn good time.  Ha!  Hope you all had a great week!  And even better weekend 🙂

5 things on my mind…….

 

ONE – Portland, OR //  You guys, Cory surprised me and booked a 4-day Portland Trip.  Get this – I’ve never been to Oregon!  Swear.  I’ve hardly been anywhere outside CA to be perfectly honest.  We chatted the other night about making a goal to visit a new State each year and he straight up delivered!!  Okay, so I need ALL THE THINGS Portland.  Where to eat.  Where to stay.  What do to.  Bar, ALL the bars.  We are renting a car to check out Cannon Beach (staying 1 night) #bucketlist and Multnomah Falls.  I think could spend the entire day on Pinterest pinning everything.

Check out what I’ve pinned so far: xoxostacyb – Portland

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TWO – Nordy’s Sale //  In case you haven’t heard, there is a sale going on at Nordstrom…lol!  Not going to bore the shit out of you, promise.  But, there’s some good stuff that I think we need to go over real quick:

Zella Leggings $35 // Madewell Step Hem Jeans $34 (call and ask for a price match) // BP Cardigan $31 // Halogen Seamless Bandeau $11 // Free People Thermal $44 // Top Shop Cardi $49 // North Face Jacket $68 // Top Shop Dress $39 // Top Shop Leather Jacket $47 // Madewell Black Skinny Jeans $84 // Free People Sweater $51 // Nike Sneakers $55 // Raw Hem Tee’s $11 // Studded Mules $49 // VANS $42 // Black Studded Boots $129 // Fleece Pullover $51 // Camo Military Jacket $149

And that’s just to name a few of my top picks!  What’s in your cart?  Tell me all about it.  I love this shit 🙂

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Welcome Monday!  With open arms.  I can’t even remember the last time those words came out of my mouth….or in this case, typed on my keyboard.  It’s amazing what a relaxing weekend PLUS a goodnight sleep does for the soul.  Woke up ready to kick this weeks ass!  Even got some early morning steps, which hasn’t happened in far too long.  Monday’s are for fresh starts and I’m all about it today!  Just hope I feel the same way tomorrow 🙂

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Keep Bay entertained(pool dates + sleepovers + riding) 
  • Celebrate Alex’s birthday with all the homegirls ♥(good times as always)
  • Get 15,000 steps per day (did it…got a workout in every weekday…this is a big deal) 
  • Homemade ice cream(did anyone try the Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream?)
  • Clean the back patio(it makes me crazy happy)
  • Get blonde again(Allison straight up KILLED it) 
  • Air dry hair 3x this week(been rockin a fro)
  • Taco Tuesday date with Bay(tacos + convos were so good)
  • Library for new reads(Magnolia Table + True Roots + Gray Malin…not really reading material though) 
  • Celebrity Golf Tournament (whoop whoop)
  • Walk the arboretum on my lunch break – (Too damn hot for that shit)

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Highlights from the weekend:

We headed back up the hill Tuesday evening to celebrate the 4th at the Cabin.

Fancy meeting my sis + bro in-law at Strawberry Lodge.

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Strawberry got fancy for the 4th.  But in sad news, the jukebox is broken.  Which is absolutely devastating if you’ve ever had the opportunity to play a song on it.

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2nd traditional pit-stop: Lake Tahoe Pizza Co!

Bay also takes a picture in this bug every.single.time too!  What can I say, we are creatures of habit.

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While we take pics, Cory makes friend with all the dogs 🙂

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Surprised the kiddos with a donut board for breakfast.

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I picked up every shape + size I could find.

And topped them with cute USA flags on toothpicks.  The kids where in heaven!

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Read to celebrate the 4th! #cousins

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To the beach!

 

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Getting in a beach on the 4th has become a little tricky.  We got it all figured out this year though.

Load up all the bikes.  Drive down early to get a parking spot.  Ride the bikes back to the Cabin.

Then we ride back and forth all day.  Luckily our cabin is fairly close and there is a nice bike trail.

A lot of woke, no doubt.  But 100% worth it!

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From the beach to The Beacon Bar & Grill for Rum Runners!  It’s a must!

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Bay + Gram swam to the bouy.  It was high on Bay’s beach to-do’s!

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Back to the beach after dinner for the fireworks!

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Is it just me, or does the Summer seem to fly by once the 4th of July is over?  As fast as it’s going by, we’ve been loving every minute of it!

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Good morning!  To be completely honest, I cannot believe it’s already Monday.  I spent the last couple of days in Tahoe and it’s like I blinked and boom, the weekend was GONE!  Not a fan of a Holiday landing on a Wednesday.  Do you celebrate all week?  Last weekend?  Or next weekend?  I say we just celebrate all July?  What do you say?  I get lots of questions about where to eat.  Where to hike.  The best beaches in Tahoe.  I’m thinking of doing a South Lake Tahoe blog post.  Is that something you’d be into?  Leave a comment and let me know : )

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Blog June recapDone {june in review} 
  • Grill peaches for dessert(and a peach galette) 
  • Renew AAA roadside – (a must with all the miles I’ve been putting on the old Pilot)
  • Hike a new trail
  • Make a recipe from the Inspiralized & Beyond Cookbook
  • Take lots of pics with Bay’s Instax camera – (harder than it looks…iPhone pics are so much easier) 
  • Surprise the kids with a breakfast donut board(cool breakfast idea for the kiddos)
  • Celebrate the 4th of July in Tahoe (So much fun with the fam!)
  • Watch the fireworks from the beach(it’s a tradition) 
  • Wear red, white + blue all week long(I rocked all three tops
  • Put up all the American Flags I can find(always)
  • Cook with salmon #craving(made baked salmon over lemon spaghetti…BOMB)
  • Survive the work week + HWY 50(barely) 

 

 

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Highlights from the weekend…….

 

Friday night, date night //

I’ve been wanting to check out the Revival at the new Sawyer Hotel in Sac.  But, if you’re a male, you cannot wear flip-flops.  At a bar that has a pool?  Hmmmm!  Doesn’t make much sense to me.  Since Cory, (and I’m sure 90% of males on a 100 degree day) were also wearing flip-flops, we were turned away.  Question, are guys encouraged to rock dress shoes + shorts?  End of rant!

So we checked out Punch Bowl Social again.

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When Stover’s Home //

We get together for drinks + a catch up sesh.  Stover even shopped my closet for her outfit 🙂  Missing some homies, but always a good time.  The three of us here, we’ve been friends for over 20 years.  Crazy!  We can reminisce about the good old days all night long!

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Caboodle Poll //

I got another 100% poll Saturday morning.  Every person who voted, once owned (or still has) a caboodle.  I love when classics become popular again.

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Beach Cover-Up //

I was so excited to pack this cover-up, that I totally forgot to wear it….Ha!

SZ Blockprints™ for J.Crew Kitty top

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Peace Out //

Bikes loaded up, hitting the road

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My favorite Place //

Found my favorite peeps at my favorite spot Saturday morning.  Pope Beach!

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Bay + Daniel ♥

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Straight Chillin

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Daniel loved my hat

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Electra Snobs

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Gangs All Here //

One of the perks to our cabin, a brewery right around the corner.

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South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company

Love their blonde

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We ended up making ourselves at home at the brewery, once we found out there was an active shooter in our neighborhood.  SWAT + police EVERYWHERE!  Right up the street from our cabin.  Luckily it didn’t go on all night.  They finally got the bastard and we were able to go home.  Definitely makes for an interesting night!

South Lake Tahoe – deadly shooting

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Trying new recipes //

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{friday 5}

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It’s finally FRIDAY!  You guys, I knew it was happening, I let it happen.  Last week was a complete shit show.  HA!  I planned it that way, of course.  But, hot damn – I’m exhausted.  Straight up overstimulated!  I cannot wait to put my butt on the beach + enjoy the weekend with my family!!

But, first – I got some stuff on my mind……

 

ONE – Park Winters Summerland //  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at Park Winters Summerland.  My first influencer event.  It was nothing short of magical!  Great people.  Amazing vendors.  Delicious cocktails (still devastated I wasn’t able to stay for dinner)  Beautiful venue!  I’ll be sharing more next week!  BIG THANK you Park Winters for inviting little ol me 🙂

And I absolutely LOVED all the messages saying “yay, you wore the dress” it reassures me you guys actually read what I write 🙂  And yes, I had to wear THE dress!

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Striped Ruffle Maxi Dress

 

TWO – Mrs. Chase Letter //  I finally got to cleaning out all the end of school year paperwork and whatnot.  Digging through papers, I found an envelope addressed to Bailey.  She opened it.  Read it.  Tears rolling down her cheeks.  Then I read it.  Also with tears rolling down my cheeks.  What a great reminder of how much we LOVE Plainfield Elementary School + Mrs. Chase, Bay’s kindergarten teacher 7 years ago! #plainfieldmustang forever ♥

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THREESeka Hills Fireworks // My second time visiting Seka Hills this week!!!   Such a treat!  Last night was the annual Seka Hills Family. Fun. Food. Fireworks. 💥 It’s exactly that.   All our friends.  Arts + Crafts for the kids.  A photo booth even.  Chando’s Tacos…yumm!  And for the grand finale, the best firework show in our area!  

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{weekend notes}

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Hello + Happy Monday!  Did you wake up motivated?  Or are you dragging ass?  I fall in the later category.  Is too much sleep a real thing?  I’m currently downing my second cup of joe ready to kick some ass, kinda!  Image-1 (3).png

 

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Style my nightstand(Did you catch the dets on {a little of this + a little of that})
  • Get Bay packed for Tahoe(Her closet is empty)
  • Seka Hills Fireworks-   – (Always a good time) 
  • Pull out all our red, white + blue decor(Even thought there wasn’t a bike parade :()
  • Make flag luminaries(Coming Wednesday…stay tuned!)
  • Create an appetizer with watermelon(Has anyone tried the {watermelon bruschetta})
  • NO online purchases ALL week FML! – (Epic FAIL!  Too many good sales to pass up)
  • 70 oz water daily(Killed it….till the weekend)
  • Decide on one thing to give up for 30 days…this is tricky!(I may be setting myself up for a massive failure) 
  • Track down some new foodie finds(ohhhh, ACV drinks…sharing the details Friday)
  • Pay Park Winters a visit(Spent the most magical afternoon at my very first influencer event.  We’ll be chatting more about that)

 

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Highlights from the weekend:

Girlfriends //

Kicked off the weekend with dinner + drinks with this babes at Morgan’s!

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Ended up doing the walk of shame down the alley to the Stag.  Haven’t done that in YEARS!

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Birds eye view

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Friday night shenanigans //

When your phone has about 40 of these……

Thanks for all the laughs girls ♥

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And one really blurry “good one” ha!

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My dress from last weeks post: {10 habits by rachel hollis}

 

I really came for the nacho bar

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Check out Jamie James + her no-fear crazy chicks

 

Always admiring the sun when it shines through my dungeon house

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Playing with a new recipe…..watermelon + mint + feta are the main characters.  Coming to the blog this week!!!

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Saturday morning 79 degrees at 7:30 am!  NOPE!

Heading for the coast STAT!

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Just a few of my summer time favorites that I packed up.

 

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Hat: Nordstrom

Slides: Target

Bandana: J.Crew 

Cut-offs: Madewell

Peace Sign Tee: Madewell

Bamboo bag: Amazon

Still working on a Summer Staples blog post.  Hopefully I can get it out this week or next!!!

 

Repeat Offender // wearing this chambray tank AGAIN!  Please excuse the rookie tank lines…lol.

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Dillon Beach //

Have you ever seen that many peeps posted on Dillon Beach?  Me either.  I’ve never endured that kind of traffic either!  EVERYONE and their mother’s headed to the coast to beat the heat!

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Crabbing + Bud Lights go hand in hand

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I think I brought the guys luck!  Ha!  Can’t decide which one of these I like better.

Crab vs. Cory

Hmmm.

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Beautiful day on the water

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I pulled this crab net and let me tell you, it was heavy AF!  No wonder!  It was also full AF!

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First time we’ve caught all Dungeness crab.  Last time we only pulled rock crab.

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Watching the sunset in Jenner, CA

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Dinner at River’s End.  Everytime we pass this restaurant I always say some day I want to stop.  But there is NEVER any parking.  Which must mean this place is legit.

There just to happen to be 1 spot.  So we stopped!  Bucket list CHECK!  √

River’s End is perched on a bluff overlooking the Russian River where it greets the Pacific Ocean.  It’s fucking magical!

Oh and the chard, it was fantastic too!

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I didn’t take any photos of our food other than the butter, ha!  As you can see, even the butter had amazing presentation.  The food was to die for!  I read that they prefer you save your phones + photos for the outdoors.  Once I read that, I obliged.  It was really hard though…lol.

The views from this place were seriously out of a magazine.

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We set up camp at Casini Ranch.  The ONLY campground with a spot left.  Like I said, the amount of peeps at the coast was absolutely unreal!

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Homeward bound lead us through Occidental.  Which I’ve been to once.  After a girls trip to the Happy Hideout.  I think it was the time we left Bodega and stopped for breakfast?  I got violently ill.  I belive it was a possible case of the bottle flu.  So this quant little town looked pretty new to me 🙂

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Pit stop for Michelada’s + breakfast burritos at El Mariachi Cafe.  Total dive Mexican restaurant, but their food was bomb.com

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We went though Sepastopol, which I’d also never visited.  Such a cute town.  I want to spend more time and dig in to all it has to offer.

We took every back road we could find.  Which lead us to another spot I’ve always wanted to stop at…..The Fremont Diner.

This place has been on my radar since Gal Meets Glam blogged about it back in March 2016,

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I had no idea what I got myself into.  I needed about 2 hours to check this whole place out.  That cute trailer is where you place to-go orders.

I highly recommend the peanut butter shake!

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{summer to-do’s}

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Hey Girl,

Consider today the OFFICIAL kick off to summer.  Happy Summer Solstice!

Summer’s here!  Which means it’s time to take a deep breath and savor everything the season has to offer.  In your happy place.  Whether that means sitting by the ocean.  Camping under the stars.  Sipping rosé in your own backyard.  Dinning al fresco.  Gardening!

You know I love a good seasonal to-do list by now.  I couldn’t be more excited to write down ALL THE THINGS we’re planning to try out this summer.

Because in the end, memories aren’t made by sitting around waiting for them to happen, but from when you get out and live.

 

2018 Summer To-Do’s 

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