Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday and happy March!

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I am rarely on Facebook these days, but I happened to see a friend post about a food chopper that she just ordered. Considering all of the food prep we’ve been doing, I immediately ordered it. The Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper is the jam! I first used it for bell peppers and wasn’t a huge fan because they turned out pretty watery. I used it next for onion and cilantro and it was amazing! I think I chopped the peppers too fine so I probably will try them again. Overall, I’m a fan. It’s so fast and easy!

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Greg and I really love iced coffee (with vanilla and cream) and it’s our go-to drink at Starbucks. Greg did some research and found a copycat recipe from Starbucks themselves! He’s been grinding, pressing, and icing coffee each week for us and it’s so good!

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Thank you Target for the best shirt of the year. Both of my kids got a new Strong Like Mom shirt to sport. Bravo, Target, bravo!

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The Hoosiers got a big win last night in the Big Ten tournament giving us a glimmer of hope for making the tournament. Either way, we’re ready for March Madness! Bring on the basketball!

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Happy Friday! I apologize for missing last Friday, but now that the semester has started, my Friday loves may not happen each week. I’ll do my best! The good news about skipping a week is that there is more to love, so let’s get started!

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The Gap x Disney collection was released right after Christmas and it is absolutely adorable. There are so many cute things for babies, toddlers, and kids. It seems there are some items that are already out of stock, but I am eyeing a couple of things for the kids.

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I have shared a couple good books recently and I am always adding to my must-read list. Here are 7 books to help you feel fabulous right now.

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We have been trying a lot of new, healthy recipes over the past couple of weeks. Michelle and I have been testing them out and swapping the good recipes that we find on Pinterest. This week we had BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats which were a huge hit! We are really loving zucchini boats. They are a great alternative to carbs and surprisingly really filling. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a new recipe next week.

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I also am loving my Instant Pot. I have had it for almost a year now and I am finally feeling comfortable with it, even though I haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do. I frequently use it for hard-boiled eggs, quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and chicken. It’s been clutch on our big meal prep days on the weekend. I am excited to expand my horizons and start using more of the settings. Ha!

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Happy Friday! I’ve been slacking on my Friday loves, so I have a lot to catch up on. Let’s get to it.

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When we saw Trolls in the theater, we got to see the preview for the new Lego Batman movie. We’ve since watched the trailer several times and are all so excited to see it in February. There are 20 minifigures that go with the movie, which are all so cute. I am pretty sure vacation Batman is my favorite. Speaking of Batman, the kids love to sing the Batman version of Jingle Bells, so I was excited to find this free Batman smells printable from recipe for crazy to go with our Christmas decor.

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I picked up a couple pairs of the new Old Navy Pixie Chino pants and I love them! I think I have previously shared my love for the Old Navy Pixie pants, but I like the chinos even more. They are not as tight or stretchy as the regular pixie and they are great for work. I have Gray Stone and Cool Sage Green.

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Michelle and I frequently discuss how we are still so emotionally involved with Grey’s Anatomy. I know a lot of people don’t watch it anymore, but I just can’t seem to quit it. She sent me this article and it made me want to go back at watch every single one of these heart wrenching episodes. Why do I love this show so much?!

21 Heartbreaking “Grey’s Anatomy” Medical Tragedies That You will Never Get Over

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I have been doing majority of my Christmas shopping online and I am loving Ebates! I know I’ve mentioned this one before too, but if you haven’t signed up for Ebates, you are missing out. You get cash back for shopping online. It’s seriously that simple. I use the handy Google Chrome extension so it reminds me to activate my Ebates when I’m shopping.

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Of course, I am loving all things Christmas right now! We’ve had so much fun with our advent calendar activities, including building a gingerbread house and making reindeer chow this week. The kids also have the Lego City and Lego Friends advent calendars, so they have loved building Legos each morning. We are looking forward to more Christmas fun the next few weeks!

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Happy Friday!

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I know that I have mentioned our love for Sugarcrash Kids before, but I shared a little bit more over on Orlando Moms Blog this week. I also haven’t shared that fun news that the kids were interviewed at the end of one of the podcasts this season! They are in the BUGS!!! episode and you can listen to it on their website. They are at the 17:55 mark if you want to have a listen. They were so excited when they heard themselves while listening to the podcast.

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Last week, Misha mentioned her love for the Cat & Jack line at Target and I couldn’t agree more! I was thrilled to get to buy some itty bitty baby boy clothes for a good friend this week. I had so much fun browsing all of the adorable baby items. I still stand by one of our favorite and most efficient baby items ever: the inverted zipper pajamas!

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Badass Mom Pumps Breast Milk While Competing In Half Marathon

Wow. You go girl!

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Last month, Greg had the opportunity to serve on a jury when he was summons for jury duty and this week it was my turn. The Gilbertsons are done for the year with jury duty — though I hope it is longer. I was on an intense criminal case and it was mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. Not to mention classes ended this week and we are in the midst of finals week. Overall, it was a great experience. I am proud to say that I have served on a jury and our courthouse wasn’t half bad either.

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Crosby has had such a great week going to the potty and I have been consistently thinking to myself “boy undies are way cuter than girl undies.” Case in point: these boxer briefs.

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I have to admit, I planned a killer dinner menu this week, even though I didn’t get to enjoy much of it since I was at the courthouse late most of the evenings. On Monday, we had Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp and it was SO good! This will definitely be added to our regular dinner list. You  must try it!

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Happy Friday! I inadvertently skipped last week so I have two weeks worth of loves.

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The Huffington Post shared a gender reveal video this week that you must watch —

Little Girls’ Adorable Reaction To Baby Gender Reveal Captured On Camera

I prefer not finding out the sex until the baby is born, but I would totally want to do this too.

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There are so many great buys right now at Old Navy. Kenley has this tank maxi and it is only $10 right now, so she is getting it in a different color. If you’re in the market for pajamas, the Marvel, Mickey, and Star Wars pajamas are only $12, which is cheaper than almost all of the others. The stripe muscle tees are only $8 and they are seriously, so cute.

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Emily Ley released the 2017 Simplified Planners this week and oh my goodness, I don’t know how I am going to decide. I am leaning towards going back to the weekly version because of the completely different type of planner this year. It’s so sleek and pretty. I also pre-ordered her book, Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy this week, which I am so excited to read!

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This boy got his stitches out on Wednesday, so we headed to our favorite place – Tijuana Flats to celebrate with tacos! I think he was very happy to be eating crunchy, flavorful food again.

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I got my first Stitch Fix last night! Stay tuned, I will share what’s inside next week.

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Happy Friday!

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I know I’ve already mentioned it this week, but my mom and I spent the day shopping on Monday and it was amazing. We had such a great time and decided that Mondays are the days to go shopping. We pretty much had the mall to ourselves, so we took our time scoping out all the sales. One of my good finds was this eyelet-front sweater from Gap. I wish I would have gotten it in every color. It’s perfect for the Florida fall because it’s light and airy. It was cheaper in the store, but still a great deal right now. It does run big though… I ended up getting an extra small.

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On that same note, the GapKids x ED collection is now on sale at Gap. The shirt I loved was out of stock (both in store and online), but I did get Kenley another cute shirt and these comfy pants. I really wanted a pair for myself. They are SO soft!

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This article is spot on. I love everything about it.

Joke All You Want, But My Sorority Days Were Golden

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned here yet how much we’re loving that the fall TV shows are back! Our favorite right now is How To Get Away With Murder and I am STILL watching Grey’s Anatomy. I just can’t quit it. I think it’s still early enough for us to jump on the bandwagon for some new shows, so if you have one you love, let me know! I am definitely going to try to get into Scream Queens which I have heard great things about so far.

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The Mets are in the playoffs and their first game is tonight!! We are already nervous wrecks. It’s going to be a late night.

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