Cooking · Food · foodie · ootd · Recipe

{easy clam chowder + soup round up}

SHOP: Balloon Sleeve V-Neck Pullover Sweater (sized down to a small) | 9-Inch Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (60% off) | Signature Engravable Disc Necklace | Martha Stewart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Soup season is the best season.

I swear, once I made a big ol pot of soup, all I wanna do it make more. Nothing better than a bowl of warm goodness on these cold rainy days.

Before I get started with my easy clam chowder recipe, I thought I’d round up 10 of my best soup recipe for you. Just in case you want to make them on repeat, like I do ūüôā

NO 1. | {chicken tortilla soup}

NO. 2 |{turkey + loaded veggie chili}

NO. 3 | {chicken tomatillo soup}

NO. 4 | {creamy tortellini + sausage soup}

NO. 5 | {easy turkey chili}

NO. 6 | {slow cooker butternut squash soup}

NO. 7 |{corn chowder // kitchen essentials}

NO. 8 | {creamy zuppa toscana soup}

NO. 9 | {slow cooker white chicken quinoa chili}

NO. 10 | {broccoli cheddar soup}

Lot of delish soups to get you though the season.

And now for the easiest clam chowder recipe on earth. My mom has been making this for years. And it’s like a bowl of comfort. You know what I mean?

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fashion · Food · foodie · Healthy · Kaia · ootd · sale

{tennies + denim}

Tennies + Denim + Statement Necklace //

When I write about clothes,¬†it makes me¬†so happy. ¬†Although, when I do write posts like this, they tend to get the least views. ¬†Recipes + Weekend Notes always get the most traffic over here on xoxostacyb.¬† Truth is – I love writing about it all. ¬†So if it’s not yo thang, come back tomorrow ūüôā¬† I want to keep a good balance of recipes + clothes + kaia + kiddo stuff + pretty things, etc.

OK, lets get back to clothing……

So much inspiration here + here.  What do you think?   Are you all about it?  Or Um, no thanks?  I fell in love.

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This outfit is pretty much everything I swore I’d never rock. ¬†A few months ago, had you offered to pay me to wear jeans + nikes….I would have laughed and said, “no thanks.” ¬†Now it’s all over the place. ¬†Instagram, Pinterest, everywhere I look. ¬†I’ve never since last week, ever, worn tennis shoes to work. ¬†Even my co-workers think it’s

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Cooking · fashion · Food · foodie · friday · friends · Holidays · jcrew addict · kid style · mom & me · weekend

{friday 5}




Weekend time is the best time!!! ūüėé

Friday 5, lets do it –

ONE – Last night I¬†whipped up this¬†baked polenta with sausage and artichoke hearts with a big green salad and grilled asparagus. ¬†BOMB. ¬†Martha Stewart never disappoints. ¬†It’s an easy weeknight dinner that delivers.

Check out the recipe :

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 white onion, thinly sliced

1 pound sweet italian sausage

2 garlic cloves, chopped

3/4 cup marinated artichoke hears, coarsely chopped

1 tube prepared polenta, cut into 1/4-inch rounds

1/3 cup chicken stock

1/4 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

salt + pepper

** I added sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan too, do it!!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large skillet, heat oil over medium.  Add onion and cook 5 minutes, until softened.  Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and stir in artichokes; season with salt and pepper.

In a 2-quart baking dish, layer polenta rounds and spoonfuls of sausage mixture. Pour stock over top and bake until bubbling and polenta is pale golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.




You can find the recipe and video here.

Thanks Martha – you’re still the shit!

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Cooking · foodie · Kitchen · wish list

{wednesday wish list}

I’m sure you can tell by now that I have a love for all things pretty. ¬†Kitchen + Entertaining especially. ¬†It rarely goes out of style. ¬†And, you don’t grow out of it…lol. ¬†I use¬†my parent’s 38 year old wedding china and absolutely adore it. ¬†It’s timeless. ¬†I’m a collector of white serving dishes – I can’t help it. ¬†The uniform look of a beautiful buffet covered with white serve-ware really makes the food pop. ¬†World Market, Pottery Barn and Target are just a few of the places I frequent for new kitchen goods.
Here is my wish list of all kitchen pretties I would love to add to my cherished collection.

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fall · family · fashion · foodie · Halloween · Kid Food · kids

{dating my daughter}

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Isn’t that the truth!! ¬†Since motherhood is such a huge part of my life, I’ve decided to dedicate Tuesday blog posts to Kiddo topics. ¬†This is for you, my Mama friends!! ¬†Kid approved food + clothes + activities + of course, Holiday ideas. ¬†Hopefully something most of¬†you can relate too:)

I asked my 9-year-old what I should write about today and these are topics of her choice:

Last month Bailey and I decided that Monday’s after school and work, we would plan a date. ¬†Just the two of us. ¬†Something we both enjoy doing. ¬†Every Monday. ¬†Together. ¬†I should mention, I totally stole this idea from my girl,¬†Gretchen Rubin. ¬†She’s the shit! ¬†(I think that might be my first blogging cuss word?) ¬†Gretchen is the Author of the Happiness Projects. ¬†I listened to the audio books and loved that I could relate to some of her projects. ¬†This one might be my favorite.

Since I began dating my daughter, we’ve gone to the movies, the park, frozen yogurt, cooked meals together, facials, and shopping. ¬†It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or expensive. ¬†Bailey is an only child, so she obviously gets a lot of my time and attention. ¬†There’s just something special about making a designated “date” that we can both look forward too. ¬†Time to talk about anything. ¬†Time to do things together uninterrupted. ¬†Time to connect.¬†¬†Two hours of undivided attention. ¬†Weeks and days get busy, but Monday’s are a date – no matter what! ¬†Each Monday since, I’ve gone to bed with such a full heart. ¬†And what makes it better, Bailey¬†told me she does too. ¬†It’s the little things that truly count. ¬†Monday dates are something you will be hearing more of:)


Bailey’s Tank¬†from Gentry’s Closet is so cute. ¬†Go check out her Etsy page.

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