Friday FIVE for August 4th

Yay. I managed to eek out a Friday FIVE.
I’m so proud of myself.


TOMS for Fall.
It’s a been awhile since I talked about TOMS on my blog, but I still love them, in fact … my arthritic toe does NOT like a heel of any kind, so I’m even more of TOMS girl than I used to be! I even ordered and sent a surprise pair to Clark two weeks ago!

I’m including them in my Friday FIVE because the new styles for FALL are online and trust me, they go FAST!
I ordered a “pewter metallic” pair for me.


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Coaches Oats Pancake Mix.
I was introduced to Coaches Oats pancakes at our family reunion and they are DE.LI.CIOUS.

Apparently, I’ve not noticed this mix at my local Costco.
My sister assured me that they carried it (at least off and on) and even my husband said, “I’ve seen it!”
Needless to say, I was there as soon as I got home and bought 3 bags.

If you don’t have a Costco near you or you want to learn more about Coach (a real guy), his family and his products, go HERE.


And … if you’re going to eat pancakes, you’ll need something to drizzle on top! You should definitely try one of these Organic Blue Agave Syrups.

I’ve been avoiding as much refined sugar as possible these days, so I’m using Agave syrup, which has a lower glycemic index and is not as overwhelmingly sweet.
Note: I’ve been using this instead of honey in Chanda’s Granola recipe and I LOVE it!


I’m SO SUPER excited about this new App from Keri Smith.

This is because I’m a HUGE fan of her books–my favorite is Wreck This Journal and NOW … thanks to the magic of technology, you can wreak away without wrecking anything!

Go DOWNLOAD this now and tell everyone it is for your kids.


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Did you know you can get a BIG beautiful box of 100 Pantone Postcards

Yep! Just imagine the color you could add to people’s mailboxes!

Even the box makes me happy.

Have a great weekend.
I’m off to Utah and I’ll be back (with Clark) next Wednesday night!


  1. Ordered the calculus TOMS for my daughter. She’s excited to wear them for school!

  2. Love the panaone postcards – except that I would have trouble using them – I think I’d have too much fun fiddling with them :).

  3. Ooh – the pancakes look delicious, and that app looks like so much fun! My kids and I had so much fun with “Wreck this Journal” last summer, this summer we’re all working in our own art journals! Thanks, Stacy!

  4. Love your five!

  5. Karen Schmidt says:

    Love the five this week. I’m excited for you to see Clark… have a great weekend.

  6. This is my first Friday Five. I must say I am intrigued by everything. This is my first introduction to Keri Smith and Wreck this Journal. I can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Long, long day at work. Love sitting for a moment and finding your Friday Five!


  8. Hey there Stacy love the friday 5 picks. Especially love the postcards, tried to click on the link and got your banner so went to pantone and can not find please help. My best friend is wild about colour and she will go crazy for these.

    • so got it working, link not working in my blog reader but fine in your blog so my error have a great weekend

  9. Tracy Moniz says:

    Stacy!! Thanks for posting the Wreck This App – already purchased and am playing with it!!!! :)

  10. I’m just checking out Pinterest tonight (for the first time – I’ve been hearing about it from all kinds of different people), and I wondered if you’re on it yet…? Would love to see what you find out there in the world (like this fun Friday Five :-).

  11. The shoes looks os chic and so comfy – is that supposed to happen with shoes? LOL Also, loved the pretty postcards – great, GREAT colors!

  12. We r a Toms family too. I need to order new ones for everyone before school starts. Love the color of the ones above.
    The syrup looks and sounds delish!
    P.S. Would you please stop offering so many fabulous classes at BPC; I want to take them all and I barely have time for one class. you have at least 3 awesome classes that happen at the same time; i’m having a heck of a time choosing just one class :( Tough problem to have, right?! lol Seriously great variety of classes being offered – Thank you

  13. Thanks for this great post! I was able to snag the new Herringbone Toms for myself and 2 navy canvas ones for both my girls to match their school uniforms after reading this post on Friday. Today I received Toms email blast announcing the new fall shoes! You were ahead of them even! Yea!! Thank you, as you stated, their shoes go super fast!!

    Have a wonderful, blessed week Stacy!

  14. I so appreciate the story behind the TOMS shoes, and they’re cute too! Thank you for sharing your faves with us.

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