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Happy Friday and happy April! Apparently I haven’t shared my loves in about a month (and I can’t even get them posted on the right day), so we have a lot to catch up on, let’s get started.

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In the world of sports, college basketball and March Madness has come to an end. I am sad to see basketball go, but I am excited about the new regime at IU. UCF ended their season in the final four of the NIT tournament, so that was exciting! Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to any games this year, that’ll be a goal for next year. Greg is thoroughly excited that baseball is back. He also opted to sit out of fantasy baseball this year, so watching games has been more laid back than it has been in years. Let’s go Mets!

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This just in, parenting is hard. Here are a couple of good articles I’m loving lately: 9 Reasons Why I’m The Mean Mom, Not The Cool Mom and Dear Working Mom. Also related, I’ve been listening to the Simple Families podcast and Denaye has some really great episodes.

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I don’t know why it took me so long to try coconut milk, but I’m obsessed. I’ve completely replaced my coffee creamer with it and I had it on my cereal this week. It’s delicious! My new drink at Starbucks is iced coffee with vanilla and coconut milk. I swear I’ve been talking about it all week. As far as dinners go, we’ve been having a lot of our usual favorites, but we are definitely adding these grilled shrimp tacos with avocado salsa in to the rotation. Yum!

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We were late to the game with watching Moana, but Greg randomly brought it home a few weekends ago so we finally watched it. It is SO good! I think Greg and I may have liked it even more than the kids. We’ve also been listening to the soundtrack nonstop on Spotify, which is just as amazing as the movie. If you haven’t seen or listened to it, I highly recommend it. We also saw the new live action Beauty and the Beast the day before we left on the cruise. It was also really good!

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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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College basketball has come to and end and what an ending it was. Unfortunately, neither Greg, nor I could stay awake to watch the end of the game, so I was pretty bummed when I woke up the next morning to find that we missed an unbelievable finish to the National Championship game. However, I’m not going to lie, it did hurt a little bit seeing North Carolina there in place of our Hoosiers, but there’s always next year. My favorite part of the whole tournament is One Shining Moment and I was happy to see that Yogi made it in there. Thank you #11, you will be missed!

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I got my first pair of Sanuk flip flops a few weeks ago and it is safe to say that I am never going back. They are SO comfortable and very reasonably priced. Kenley also got her first pair of big girl flip flops (with out a strap on the back) and she loves them! They ice cream is too cute, if I do say so myself.

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I have mentioned Snapchat here before, but I don’t think I’ve shared this article. If you’re new to Snapchat or have no clue what I am talking about, here is A Complete Guide to Snapchat. Find me at kendradee03.

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Greg would be sad if I didn’t mention something about baseball… opening day has come and gone and the MLB season is officially underway. Let’s go Mets!

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It’s spring break week! The kids have been out of school all week, my parents have been here, and Greg and I have been living it up. Each year we look forward to this little break from making lunches and rushing out the door in the mornings. Greg and I stopped by Starbucks on the wait to work twice and we ate lunch out every day. It’s always nice to break up our normal routine a little bit.

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I have really wanted to make brussels sprouts for a while but never really got the courage to do them. Knowing that my mom would be here this week, I picked up a bag at Aldi last week to make. I used this recipe and also made garlic aioli to go with them and oh my goodness… they were so good!! Everyone loved them and we will definitely be making them on a regular basis.

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As part of our pre-vacation ritual, my mom and I got a pedicure this week. We decided to take Kenley for her first pedi ever! She was very reluctant at first and only wanted me to paint her nails, which I obviously couldn’t do as I was sitting in my chair getting my feet massaged. She finally gave in and got her toes done with the cutest little flower, then decided that she was going to take it upon herself to get a manicure too. She was so happy that she did it!

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Misha’s shop opened this week! If you haven’t already, check out The Petite Flag Shop. I can’t wait to add a flag to our gallery wall, but the problem right now is deciding which one to get!

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IU plays UNC tonight in the Sweet Sixteen! Go Hoosiers!!

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This is no surprise but it’s MARCH MADNESS time!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! We went out to lunch yesterday to watch the start of the games, but unfortunately we didn’t pick back up until the IU game last night. Not only did IU win, but our friends were on TV with their sweet baby girl! The cutest little Hoosier fan ever!

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Our little leprechauns celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at school on Thursday with no school uniforms and their comfy green clothes. At dinner, Kenley went on and on about the leprechaun came into their room during nap time and made a big, big mess! He took blankets off four of her friends (she also provided the names) and took all of the backpacks off the hooks. He also flipped over “just one table” near the kitchen. It was the best story and I really wish I would have gotten it all on video. She was so amped up it!

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I voted on Tuesday and it was awesome. To be honest, it had been a while since I actually visited the polls due to getting absentee ballots the last few elections, so it was pretty exciting!

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I just downloaded the Think Dirty app last night and I have been scanning items in our house like crazy… Has anyone else used this yet? What do you think?

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The Country Music Awards were this week and I am sure you’ve already heard, but JT and Chris Stapleton stole the show.

Also exciting, Knightro was on stage with Brad Paisley during his performance of Country Nation!

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This is turning into a music-loving week, but I am currently obsessed with Rachel Platten’s new song – Stand By You. It’s amazing!

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Now that baseball is over, it’s time for college basketball! The Hoosiers are ranked #14 going into the season, but all that matters is where we are in March. Let’s get it started!!

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March Madness is right around the corner and the B1G Tournament well underway. The Hoosiers played last night and live to see another day! They will play Maryland tonight at 6:30pm! This is getting me very excited for the nonstop basketball watching that will be happening next week.

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I attended my third Meet + Make last night hosted by Sarah Hearts at West Elm. We painted a set of glassware, had delicious treats, chatted with friends, and made a wish list of everything I want from West Elm (which is basically the entire store).

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I had been thinking about jumping on the essential oils bandwagon for a while. After Crosby’s last ear infection, I decided to take the plunge. I ordered the Young Living starter kit and it arrived this week! I will admit that I am a little overwhelmed at all of the options and possibilities but I am so excited to learn more and incorporate the oils into our lives. I’m sure I’ll be sharing my favorites soon enough!

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