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{a little of this + a little of that}

Dress (on sale) | Denim Jacket (on sale) | Hat | Sunglasses | Necklace

Good Morning friends. It’s kind of hard to believe THIS weekend is Memorial Day.

I’m still on my NO online shopping this week kick. Totally knowing this sale was going to happen.

I had something completely different planned for today, but when I woke up and saw everything that was already SOLD OUT on the NSALE….change of plans. You gotta jump on it Mama’s. If there is something you want. Get it. Get it quick. Remember – Nordstrom has the very best customer service. If you get something and change your mind. Or just don’t like it as much as you initially thought, return it! It’s FREE! Just use the return UPS slip in your package and you’re good to go. But, I promise you one thing…..

ALL the good shit will be gone in the blink of the eye.

And for those of you that give zero fucks for the Nordstrom sale……

a little of this + a little of that //

As I was typing this blog post, I saw in the top corner the number 887. This my friends, is my 887th post! So nuts!

Question: What’s your Taco Bell order? We’ve all got one, right? Mine: beefy 5-layer burrito lots of mild sauce and a crunchy taco. Sometimes I get real wild and ask for chips + guac too!

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{gucci gang}

Blazer | Bodysuit | Shorts | Sandals | Belt | Sunglasses

My belt is as fake as my tan. Ha! This single mama can’t score the real deal. But, why would I? When the $20 knock off is legit? $20 vs. $500! Today I’m sharing some closet staples that you can mix + match though the seasons. Like this blazer I’ve owned FOR-EV-Errrr. Looks great with jeans + dresses + skirts and shorts! Levi’s shorts that I can’t stop rockin. They are the perfect no-ass-showin’ length. The bodysuit, I know, I have showed it to you 3 times now. With a maxi skirt + overalls + and now I add shorts to the list. It comes in black too and I’m gonna go ahead and need it too. The TB Millers that I swear by. Breaking it all down below……

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{easter basket ideas}

I LOVE Easter time. Well, I love all Holidays. We have so many fun Easter traditions, which makes this Holiday so fun. I always fill Bay’s basket with all the things summer time. New swimsuit. Beach towel. Goggles. Cute floatie. I pretty much follow what my parents did when I was a kid. Always a swimsuit and saltwater sandals. Oh and lots of candy. You can’t forget the candy! It’s like a Christmas stocking, but with summer stuff. All the fun little goodies.

I used to be able to post all my goodies here, but now I have a tween that likes to read my blog and look at all my photos. And since I want her to be somewhat surprised, I’m going to save her exact basket for Easter morning. I’m sharing all kinds of ideas. Some are in her basket this year. Some I’ve used in previous years. I even got extra and did a boy basket too!

I try to think of things she’s going to need as summer approaches and Spring break rolls around.

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{weekend notes}

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. The weather was so good yesterday, I didn’t want Sunday to end. Then Monday had to happen. Woke up sick, I think? Lost my voice over the weekend. Was kinda thinking allergies, but today I’m just beat. So, I’m going to dedicate the week to wellness and self care. Hopefully I can get myself on the mend. Because, God knows, I don’t have time to get sick.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Take care of myself (I don’t have time to get sick)
  • Make a Spring Self Care list
  • Celebrate Cory’s Birthday
  • Share past Easter posts
  • Help Bay work on her Spring Show buyer letter
  • Take outfit photos for the blog
  • Write a post on Easter basket ideas
  • Plan out our day in the City
  • Drink a shit-ton of water
  • Hit my health goals for the week

This week on the blog: Spring Self Care. Share a new #ootd. Lots of Easter goodies.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{spring to-do’s}

My top: Abercrombie | Bay’s top (50% off): J.Crew Factory |
My denim (40% off): J.Crew // but I’m saving my pennies for these (they’re on sale too): Madewell | Bay’s denim (ONLY $21): J.Crew |
My heels: Nordstrom | Bay’s sandals: Target (similar) |
My earrings: Madewell | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bay’s earrings: Madewell

Spring is here (beating a dead horse, I know) and so is our seasonal Bucket List. All the things we hope + wish + plan on exploring + creating + making + doing!

Keeping a running list is a great way to remember all seasonal things you enjoy doing or look forward to do.  When we have a free weekend, I like to refer to our To-Do’s and check items off as we go

Spring To-Do’s

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{gimme all the white tops}

Tomorrow is the first official day of SPRING! I could cry….I’m that excited. Well, except there is rain in the forecast.

We’ve been all over the place today. Bay had an ortho appointment where they scheduled her braces removal. I cannot believe it’s been 2 years. And they also warned me that she’s going to look 10 years older than she already does. Noooo! She’s so excited and I’m so excited for her.

And I FINALLY got my car back today. I was driving a Dodge Journey for the last week. It’s wayyy newer then the ol Pilote. Has all the bells and whistles. And I was so excited to sit in the drivers seat of my 6 year old Honda.

I was also today years old when I learned that you can sign over a check to someone else. Where have I been? You just endorse it and anyone can deposit it? Doesn’t seem legit to me. I guess you learn something new everyday!

I had something else planned for today. Then I got a notification that my tunic, that I fell head over heels for, is on sale. 30% off! And it’s a newer arrival. So, this basically NEVER happens.

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{weekend notes}

Wasn’t it such a perfect weekend? Hey Mother Nature, keep up the good work! We rested. We relaxed. We enjoyed friends + family. And we had corned beef and cabbage. I gotta say, it was a good one.

But, hot damn…I woke up on the wrong side this morning. I’ve been grumpy AF and I can’t blame it on staying up too late or a hangover…Ha! Tomorrow will be a better day though, I’m sure of it!

I loved seeing everyone making xoxostacyb recipes over the weekend. Makes my whole day. And all the Weight Watchers questions and newbies. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions….I got your back. And keep posting food pics. Love all the fun ideas!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Host a GIVEAWAY….I hit some major goals because of you all!!!
  • Share my Easter table
  • Finish our Spring To-Do’s list
  • Work on Easter Basket ideas
  • Clean up the back patio
  • Plan a hike for the weekend
  • Wait patiently for my Mom to get home from Palm Springs. I’ve got so much to catch her up on
  • Pick up some flowers to plant
  • Hit my activity daily goals
  • Thursday weigh-in
  • Watch Bay at riding lessons

This week on the blog: New recipe. Things I’m loving. Annnddd…a giveaway! Stay tuned!

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{weight watchers 1 week results}

Cali Coast Tee: J.Crew (40% off) | Denim Jacket: J.Crew (40% off) | Black Denim: Madewell/Nordstrom (size down) | Flats: Nordstrom

So, I joined Weight Watchers! Some of you are into it. And some of you definitely are not. That’s totally fine. Since I’ve been getting a butt load of DM’s and questions, I’m going to share ALL THE THING Weight Watchers today. This is 100% my personal opinion. I am by NO means a health expert…lol. Just sharing what I know in hopes of answering some of your questions.

Backstory, I used Weight Watchers after Bailey was born – back in 2007. I lost over 25 lbs and became a lifetime member. Then…..I quit going.

My girlfriend Toni, who recently started Weight Watchers for the first time totally inspired me to go back. After hearing about her 18 lbs weight loss, I knew it was time to get my ass in gear. I recruited the OG’s, My Mom and Sister to join with me. Love you girls and thank you for all the support, recipe sharing, text messages! Let’s do this!

Does Weight Watchers really work?

Here we go…..I started Weight Watchers last Thursday, March 7th.

Today marks 1 week using the plan. Following it 100%. Some workouts + walking. But, mainly focusing on tracking my food. I did my weekly weigh in this morning and here are my results…….

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{weekend notes}

Monday! When you don’t whoop it up on the weekend, Monday’s don’t suck quite as bad. Not going to lie, yesterday I straight up struggled. Kept trying to stay busy so I didn’t think about pouring a glass of wine or opening a beer..lol. Enjoy this sunshine and make today a good one!!

Intentions for the Week:

  • Make a fun Springy flower arrangement
  • Watch my nephews play baseball
  • Tell you guys more about Weight Watchers (I’ve been getting lots of questions)
  • Try homemade buffalo cauliflower
  • Movie theater date with Cory to see Free Solo
  • List clothes to sell on online yard sale and Poshmark
  • Stay on track with point and activity
  • Challenge myself to no online shopping all week
  • Try not to dream about booze

This week on the blog: DIY Spring wreath. Target finds. And hopefully a St Patrick’s Day day recipe…if I can get my shit together.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{5 items to buy for spring}

Eyelet Top: J.Crew | Levis: Nordstrom // Shopbop | Mules: Nordstrom Rack | Earrings: J.Crew | Bracelet: J.Crew | Bamboo Tote: Amazon

Yesterday I made a BOLD decision. I gave up booze for lent. Alex and I did the math, it’s 43 days. Whoever said lent is 40 days, is a damn lair! Just saying. And I joined Weight Watchers.

So, I apologize in advance for anything I say or do while I’m sober and starving!

In other news, the sun is shining! And my J.Crew Ruffle Neck Eyelet Top is on SALE! So, there are two things to be grateful for today!

See how I changed that to happy shit? I’m working really hard on that. For every negative thought….you have to cancel it out with 2 positive thoughts. Try it, I kinda think it works?

Now let’s talk clothes…….

J.Crew has a promo going on today. 30% off full price styles (aka new arrivals) with code: SUNNY

Eyelet Top: J.Crew | Levis: Nordstrom // Shopbop | Mules: Nordstrom Rack | Earrings: J.Crew | Bracelet: J.Crew | Bamboo Tote: Amazon

So I thought today would be a perfect day to chat about transitioning to Spring.

5 Items to buy for Spring

  1. A classic white top. My faves are my Eyelet Top (from this post) and this Funnel Neck Eyelet. You can never go wrong with a white top + jeans!
  2. Perfectly distressed jeans. See #1 🙂 Levi’s will forever be my go-to
  3. Fun statement earrings. I bought these Fan Earrings in sundrenched peony and I’m obsessed. Super lightweight and FUN!
  4. Bamboo or straw bag. I picked up my dupe to the Cult Gia bag last year on Amazon for $40 and rocked it all summer. ps…your shit wont fall out of the cracks either!
  5. A great pair of natural colored shoes. I cant stop wearing my $40 Block Heel Mules. They are such a staple in my closet. They come in 4 color options and you just cannot beat that price tag!
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