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{weekend notes}

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Wine flies when you’re having fun 🍷🍷

Today I’m grateful for:

a fresh start

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sunny days

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and cute kimonos from bella moda boutique!

Why did the weekend fly by so fast? Spent Sunday Funday wine tasting in Clarksburg. We #chardsohard at Bogle Winery. Cory even joined the wine club so cheers to more trips in the future. We had a very chill weekend and even more chill week ahead. Trying to really embrace the final weeks of summer.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Soak up all my time with Bay before school starts
  • Make zero point meatballs
  • Kick my Mom’s ass at weigh-in this week
  • Take extra good care of myself
  • Decide on a 2020 planner
  • Actually take a hike on the weekend (not just talk about it…lol)
  • Breakup with sugar (added sugar) for 10-days (bye chardonnay)
  • Pink hair, don’t care?
  • Give out some random acts of kindness….the whole World needs it!

This week on xoxostacyb: Not making any promises lol, but I’m hoping to get up Target Tuesday. New Trader Joe’s items we’re loving. And finally my Old Navy Try-on. Maybe, just maybe Friday 5 too?

Highlights from the weekend……

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{weekend notes}

After being gone the last few weekends, I was looking forward to a weekend at home. As Bay used to call weekends “stay at home days!” It was really, really nice to do NOTHING! Like, nothing at all. We slept in. Drank lots of coffee in PJ’s. Sat by the pool both Saturday and Sunday. Had some really good dinners. And straight up kicked it.

After lots of resting over the last couple of days, I woke up this morning ready to kick Monday’s ass….kinda. Ha! Got my steps. Working on my water in-take as I type. Have a great day friends!

Needless to say, today’s post is going to be short + sweet!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Date night to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Closet Clean out + blog post all about it
  • Loose 1 1/2 lbs at Weight Watchers weigh-in (I’ve got money riding on it)
  • Create a new centerpiece. Maybe using a fern?
  • Track everything: steps + food + water
  • Stock-up on Leaves candles (so sad the Davis Bath & Body closed)

This week on xoxostacyb: sharing a zero weight watchers point taco Tuesday recipe. Bay Baked Reese’s S’more dip and it was divine. Hoping to get that recipe up too. I did a closet clean-out. Still have more to do….so we’ll chat about that at some point too. And last but not least – Trader Joe’s. We tried a bunch of new products, so we’ll be spillin the tea on what we think!

Highlights from the weekend……..

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{weekend notes}

Good morning! Happy June! It’s officially the last week of school. Which basically equals = shit show. So many things happening as we wrap up the school year.

I accidentally deleted my on going to-do list on my phone. Like it’s gone, gone. I checked my deleted and it’s not even there to restore. At first, I was really, really stressin. Like sweat stressing. After I realized there is nothing at all I can do about it….It was kind of reveling. I’m sure there will be something I forget to do, but it’s okay.

Intentions for the Week:

  • celebrate my girl Nicole’s Birthday
  • fill in my June calendar with ALL THE THINGS
  • hit the gym mon – fri
  • hang with my nephews
  • sit by the pool
  • go to bed at a decent hour (why do I wanna be a night owl lately?)
  • listen to Bay give her Treasurer speech
  • wash all the windows + sliders (it’s amazing what a difference it makes)

This week on xoxostacyb: Putting the finishing touches on my Father’s Day Gift Guide. Hoping to squeeze in a recipe. Tips on how to have a better Monday. And we’ll see what else I can come up with…lol!

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{weekend notes}

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Good morning! And happy Monday. I haven’t typed those words in a while. Truth is, I can’t remember the last time I woke up feelin it on a Monday….till today. I forced myself to the gym at 5am. And let me tell you, the struggle was real. The devil in my head had every single excuse not to go, but somehow I managed to get up and out the door. It’s amazing how great your day starts after a sweat sesh.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating all the special women in your lives.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Bay’s ortho appointment. Her braces come off this week!!!
  • Make my {asian turkey + green beans}
  • Edit photos for this week in advance
  • Spend more time on Pinterest
  • Pedi’s date with Bay
  • Share a delish healthy burger recipe
  • Celebrate GG’s 94th Birthday
  • Enjoy the evenings on our outdoor patio
  • Take a dip in the pool

Highlights from the Weekend……

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{weekend notes}

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Happy Monday friends!  Hope you all enjoyed that sunshine over the weekend.  Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous.  Made me so ready for Spring.  January is like the longgessttt month ever…and we’re in the final week.  I’m looking forward to flipping my calendar to February and a fresh start on a new month.  One with less pressure.  Less shit to do…..Kinda.  Amway, hope your Monday is off to a good start.  I’m getting my hair done today, which always puts a smile on my face!

Intentions for the Week:

  • write thank you notes
  • pull out valentines day decor and get festive af
  • share stuffed bell pepper recipe
  • catch up on laundry
  • delete photos off my phone
  • hit my fitness + water goals
  • build the Omega Nu website…finally
  • have my mom + sis over for a facemask + wine night
  • make breakfast egg cups
  • give homemade celery juice a shot

 

This week on the blog: Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe.  Hopefully I can get my Yosemite post complete.  Black on Black on Black #ootd.

Highlights from the weekend……

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{trader joe’s haul}

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I asked.  You voted!  128 YES “show us your TJ’s haul” So let’s do it!

I first wrote about my LOVE for TJ’s back in March of 2016.  Many of the items I’m sharing today, you will also find on  {20 trader joe’s products i’m obsessed with}

I re-read the post and I think this is my favorite part, and still totally true:

Little does anyone know, I’m mainly there for the flowers, cheese and carbs….maybe something organic.  Sometimes.

Haha.  100% accurate!  I reward myself with a bottle of chard + the 99 cent bag of dark chocolate covered almonds after every successful trip too!

It’s clear that I have a THING for Trader Joe’s.  Other than Target, it’s my most frequented store that I don’t hate spending time in.

Another, more recent post {food finds} I added some newer TJ’s finds.

One time I even blogged about {$12 grocery store arrangement} I but fresh flowers weekly and TJ’s by far, has the best + most inexpensive selection!  I also made {floral + herb smudge stick diy} with TJ’s stems.  Probably my favorite TJ’s floral purchase – eucalyptus.  Remember when I made this for my shower? {a little of this + a little of that}

And if you scroll all the way to the bottom, I’ve linked up all my Trader Joe’s recipes for you too!

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SOME OF OUR FAVORITE TRADER JOE’S PRODUCTS 

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Well friends, we’re in the home stretch of summer.  Today I’m feeling equal parts excited AF for school to start and not sure “I’m ready” to drop my little girl off at Middle School.  The Sunday scaries got me good last night.  I tossed + turned over thinking. The hustle and bustle of school beginning has me getting all kinds of organized.  Ready for the routine.  The not so settling part – we’ve got so much “new” happening this year.  The whole new school.  Our morning routine is changing drastically.  Hello zero period.  You know what I mean?  All that unknown stuff.  Luckily Bay is beyond pumped which makes my heart incredibly happy!

I really wanted to dedicate this week on the blog to all things back-to-school.  But, then I remembered that whenever I spend the entire week on one topic, I get so burnt out.  So, we’ll be chatting about ALL THE THINGS.  School.  #ootd’s  Organization.  Oh and I’ve got the best easy weeknight dinner for you too.  It’s a crockpot recipe I’ve been making for years.

Lot’s of Inentions for this week!!!

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • Organize ALL THE THINGS(anything + everything is organized AF)
  • Meal prep like a boss(killed it)
  • Pre-plan outfits…for me + Bay(this was crazy helpful in the morning)
  • Make lunches the night before(lifesaver)
  • Celebrate Toni’s Birthday(love hanging with my high school girlfriends)
  • Workout Monday – Friday – (failed…skipped Thursday + Friday)
  • 15k steps per day(but I did get my 15k per day!!)
  • Forever 21 shopping trip(Bay found so much cute stuff)
  • EARLY bedtime(9pm yo my boo)
  • Punctuality(on time everyday…can I get a WHOOP WHOOP)
  • DIY Happy Birthday banner(we taped it to the wall….things have changed)
  • All the 1st day of school traditions (except Raley’s…so sad.  Damn zero period)
  • Final Tahoe summer hurrah(just what the doc ordered)
  • Spoil my girl on the 23rd(obvi I went a little overboard, per usual) 

 

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}

 

Highlights from the weekend……

The Yolo County Fair!!

Beer me!

If I don’t drink another not-so-cold keg beer till next Fair, I’d 100% be okay with it…lol.

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The tacos though, that’s another story.  Why are they only this good at the Fair?  365 days is a long time away.

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Say cheese

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Just spying on the big girls ♥

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The tornado

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The Midway of Fun aka kids heaven!  The most expensive place on earth…ha!

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Annual Beer Gardens cousins picture.  With the newest edition, Daniel.

Now look at the photo below this one……

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Beer Gardens 2009.  8 years ago.  Our babies!  #bestillmyheart

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The good ol Derby.  Always a good time.

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{weekend notes}

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Hello Monday!  You kinda ruined my day, to be honest.  Not you, Monday did!  I somehow overslept by 2 1/2 hours.  Which means I feel like I’m 2 1/2 hours behind in EVERYTHING today.  But, damn I sure did get some good sleep!  Hope your Monday is off to a better start than mine!

In other news, I got a notification that today, this very post, is my 700th blog post.  CRAZY!  Seven hundred.  If you’ve been following since the beginning, you should know me pretty really well by now…HA!

 

 

Intentions for the week:

  • Set a pretty table(coming this week)
  • Share the newest addition to my room(what did you think?)
  • Organize (or throw away everything) both linen closets(thanks Bay)
  • Find a new houseplant – (looking for something unique is hard)
  • Gather goodies for Bay’s birthday surprise(I cannot wait to show her + you)
  • Have GG over for dinner(peek of my week)
  • Rock my new romper(think i need a size smaller, which is a good thing I guess)
  • NO-sugar for 10 days #FML(staying strong…till Tuesday)
  • Order Bay’s birthday cake from Timothy’s Bakery (It’s the best one yet)
  • 15k steps per day(straight up killed it + added BBG so I’m so sore) 

 

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}

 

Highlights from the weekend……

Friday, Bailey spent the entire day riding + washing + braiding horses.

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Straight up braid #goals

It’s pretty impressive the work that goes into getting these horses ready for a horse show.

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Went downtown to check out First Friday.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new bella moda boutique, you need too.  So many cute tops.  And the priced are super reasonable.

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Cory surprised me with Steve’s Pizza + extra ranch.  It’s true love!

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Rise + shine its horse show time!

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I bribe Alex….bubbles for braids!

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Spencer photo bombing Bay’s braid pic.  Some day I need to learn to braid!

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Woodland Stallion Station!

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Bay + Ruby getting warmed up.

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That smile says it all

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Whispering sweet nothings ♥

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So proud of my girl!  She got her first horse show ribbon.  And watching her do what she loves brings so much joy!

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Cousins

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Wish I would have gotten a photo of them all dressed up.  Next time.

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Amanda, the girls trainer.  The girls adore her and their barn time with her each week.

Can’t wait to watch them do it all over again.

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Off to the Roots to Wine Twilight Picnic

Tabor Ranch tasting room is looking really good

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Let’s rock

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We checked in, grabbed our glasses and opted to walk (instead of shuttle) to the venue.  I’m really happy we did….the whole walk looked like this.

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Rosé all day

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All the local wineries hosted a tasting.  First stop…Seka Hills!  My favorite.

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The picnic area was the place to be.  The live band started right before the sunset.

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Wine tasting in the barn

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View from the top of Tabor Ranch.

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Food trucks + pizza!

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If only the skies weren’t full of smoke.  This view is breathtaking either way.

My date ♥

Big thank you to Seka Hills for inviting us to the Root to Wine event.  Such a fun night with all the local wineries we love so much!

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My dress is on sale for $17!!!  And it comes in 2 colors.

Women’s Off the Shoulder Smocked Top Maxi Dress

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Pit stop at the casino….which ended up being the longest pit stop ever.

And I didn’t fall asleep at the black jack table this time…for the record!

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Sunday morning vibes

Bay + I lounged all day long.  It was so incredibly nice!

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The cooking + serving crew at 4th & Hope!  Teaching these kiddos to give back to the community.

I think it’s safe to say, we all had the feel good’s by the end of our shift.

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We decorated the 4th & Hope table with Mezger Zinnia’s.

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Sunday dinner dates.

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{hosting a rosé tasting}

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Today we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects.  Wine!

Wine flies when you’re having fun!

Ain’t that the truth.  4 bottles between 5 girls….GONE!  Ha!

It was all in the name of the Rosé tasting game.  So, it was for a good cause.

Remember the time I convinced some girlfriends to do the {3 glasses} wine game?

I clearly have a thing for wine games 🙂

BIG thanks to Greta + Sarah P + Korine + Sara for playing along with another one of my crazy ideas ♥

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I hosted a Rosé tasting + OC Housewives premier at my house the other night.  I think it’s safe to say the two go hand in hand.  Wine + Bravo!  Right?

I get asked ALL THE TIME “what’s your favorite rosé.  One you can grab at Target when you’re gathering all the other shit you really don’t need.  Except the rosé.  You actually NEED the rosé.

So I put my homegirls to the test.  I bought 4 bottles of rosé from Target.  Covered them in tissue paper.  And handed out score cards.

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Here is the order we tasted:

Bottle #1 Dark Horse $7.99

Bottle #2 California Roots $5

Bottle #3 La Vieille Ferme $6.99

Bottle #4 Josh $10.99

 

The results:

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