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Friday Favorites | Hello April

Happy April everyone!! Hopefully this isn't a day when tricks get played on you! The weekend hasn't filled up too much yet, but either way I'm looking forward to another one! Linking up with Amanda to share some favorites from the week! 


Favorite April Challenge

April 1st marks day one of this ab challenge for me!! No explanation needed for this one - it's happening!

Favorite Video

Have you guys seen any of the Carpool Karaoke videos yet? If not, you're missing out on some hilarity!! Sia, Jennifer Hudson, One Direction & Stevie Wonder have all done them - just to name a few and Jennifer Lopez just aired her's on Tuesday night!! It's a long video that I watched in entirety on the treadmill - that made the mile go by fast!

Favorite Recipe

This sold me at 3 ingredients and none of the guilt!! Definitely making this crock pot meal soon - all you salsa lovers will want to make this too! 

Favorite Buys

celebrate // balancing in heels
Here's why I love Amazon - instant gratification!! As much as I wanted to get the hardcovers of both of these books, I decided to get the kindle version so I wouldn't be adding to our already growing table book collection and I didn't have to worry about any of them being sold out! So excited to dig into Lauren Conrad's newest book Celebrate (all about party & event planning) & also Kristen Cavallari's Balancing in Heels

Favorite Links//

//Are you guilty of texting and walking...I am, but I'm going to be more conscious of it after reading this article
//Love this piece on how to style your coffee table
// I yearn for this kind of office closet

Hope this first April weekend is good to you! Come back Monday for Weekending!

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  1. Balancing in Heels is on my "to order" list. I have heard great things about it and I was always a Kristin fan back in the Laguna Beach days. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Yay for Kristin's book!! The pictures are fantastic! And I love carpool karaoke! One of my favorites is Chris Martin from Coldplay because I am a huge Coldplay fan! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. I'd love to hear your review on Lauren's new book! I though it looked good. And that Ab workout looks legit!! Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

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  4. So much goodness!! I make that crock pot chicken all the time. We love it over sweet potatoes. I swear that Jlo carpool karaoke was the best one yet!! 30 day challenge looks like a goodie!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

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  5. That recipe looks AMAZING! And so easy, definitely trying it soon! And I just downloaded Balancing in Heels. So cute so far. I love that the downloaded versions still get all the pics! Happy Friday love!

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  6. Hope you like the books you downloaded! Definitely let us know! :)
    That recipe looks fabulous, and the ab challenge sounds like a GREAT way to start off Spring!
    Hope you guys have a good weekend!!

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  7. I love seriously everything you shared! Every James Corden carpool karaoke is the best -- and JLo's was no exception! :)

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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  8. I really want to read Lauren Conrad's new book! And those celebrity car videos are so fun. I absolutely love them!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  9. You have got some great links to peruse through today! I can't wait to check them all out, especially the coffee table styling! Have a fabulous weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. OMG when they text Leonardo DiCaprio during car karaoke, I dieeeee. Happy Friday!

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  11. OMG I was dying over this Carpool Karaoke with J Lo! So funny when he texted Leo too!! This is the only one I've seen, I need to check out the rest. And I love this ab workout for April! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. Hooray for Friday! That Carpool Karaoke is so funny. I love that stuff. Thanks for the crockpot recipe. I'm always looking for something new. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Happy Friday, B!! That crockpot meal looks incredible! Can't wait to check out the recipe along with the other fab links you've included! Thanks for sharing! Hope your weekend is a lovely one! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  14. I just finished Kristin’s book and really liked it! There are some great recipes in there I can’t wait to try. The ab challenge looks awesome!

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  15. Both of those books were actually next on my list! I totally should buy the kindle versions too because we literally have no room for more books! I'll totally do the ab challenge with you--this girl needs to get her butt in gear!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  16. mmmm that crockpot meal looks amazing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. OMG I LOVE those carpool karaoke videos!! I was dying over the Adele and Justin Bieber ones. Haven't watched J Lo yet but I definitely will today!

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  18. I'm all about a crockpot meal so definitely need to make that. And I need to jump on that ab challenge too! Bikini season is hereee! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  19. Love LC and Kristin!! Actually I used to find Kristin SO annoying, but I like her a lot now. I'll definitely be checking out her book and LC's too. JLO is so funny and I love her on American Idol even though I haven't watched much of it this season. I also don't text and walk. I'll wait until I'm able to respond without injuring myself haha. Happy Friday to you and I hope that you have a fab weekend!!! :-)

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  20. I love that Carpool Karaoke video with JLo!! So funny! Happy Friday!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  21. I am screenshotting that ab workout. I did something similar a few years ago, and I could tell a difference (internally, maybe not externally) in a week or so. On a completely different note, that crockpot meal looks amazing! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  22. I just LOVE James Corden lol those car karaoke videos are always hilarious :) Can't wait to get my hands on Balancing in Heels! Let me know what you think about it! Have a great weekend lady! xx

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  23. who doesn't need an ab challenge?!? I have seen the Carpool Karaoke with Adele and it is awesome! Have a great weekend!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  24. That crockpot meal looks delish! Loved Kate's makeup closet..seriously still swooning over it. Have a great weekend, gal! xo

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  25. i want both of those books - who doesn't love LC and KC? i still need to watch the j.lo carpool karaoke! such a slacker over here ha. happy weekend love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  26. Happy Friday! I'm really going to try and jump on that ab work out. Still trying to lose the last bit of baby weight. Have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  27. Oh I'm so glad you posted the Jlo video because I've been meaning to watch it! I seriously love these (did you see the Chris Martin one!? So cute). I want to be BFFs with James too ;)

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  28. I need to make time to watch that JLo vidoe because I always love carpool karaoke!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  29. I need a good ab challenge. Especially with summer coming!
    I gotta check out the J-Lo carpool - I hadn't seen that one yet.
    Happy April's Fools day!

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  30. I posted the same video of JLo! I love her! Thank you for reminding me to get Kristin Cav's new book! I forgot it was out!

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  31. I could not love Lauren Conrad more, can't wait to pick up her new book! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  32. I also feel the same way about Amazon. I have so many books on my kindle right now but I think I need to add Lauren and Kristin's books to that collection. Have a great week!

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  33. I also feel the same way about Amazon. I have so many books on my kindle right now but I think I need to add Lauren and Kristin's books to that collection. Have a great week!

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  34. That ab challenge looks awesome!! I really want to read Lauren & Kristin's books as well. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  35. That ab challenge seems intense...good luck! I need to read the article about how to style your coffee table, I just bought a tray and don't know what to put in it! Lol

    Happy April!

    xo, Kristina

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  36. I love Amazon, I'm constantly downloading new books! Okay...I need a closet like that...my vanity is overflowing. If only I could get the husband to give me his closet...
    Haha! Hope you have a fantastic weekend Biana!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  37. I never watched the carpool vids before, I keep seeing it on my suggested videos for YouTube, but haven't clicked. Thanks for sharing because this was so hilarious, haha! I have two of Lauren Conrad's books and love them! They're great, short reads and make really great coffee table decor, I need to get this one! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, I always look forward to your posts! I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  38. I love ALL crock pot recipes so I'll definitely be trying that! I totally believe that about texting and walking.. people bump into me all the time. My brother told me he's seen places with texting pedestrian lanes now!

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  39. I loooved that video too- I made my husband watch it yesterday when he got home from work- so, so funny! That crock pot meal looks delicious & there's nothing better than instantly having a new book without having to leave your house :)

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  40. I watched the Jlo video yesterday... and I was crying laughing!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  41. Hope you have a great weekend! Happy April Fools Day!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  42. Oh man that ab challenge looks intense! It's definitely something I should consider though. I pre-ordered Kristin's book (LB fan over here) and I just finished it the other day. I wasn't thrilled with it, except for the food part, she does provide a lot of interesting facts and I'm excited to try some of her recipes. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  43. Um, I totally need to get on doing that ab challenge with you! Summer is sneaking up fast and I am totally unprepared from all my Winter gorging hahaha. Great favorites... I hope you have a wonderful weekend gorgeous! XO -Kim

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  44. I cannot wait to see that Jennifer Lopez video, I love her. I need to check out that 3 ingredient meal too, I'm all about easy, delicious recipes! Have a great weekend

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  45. You just completely sold me on the abs challenge! Can we form a support group, please? Happy Friday! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  46. Okay, I really need to do that ab challenge. I tried to do a squat challenge and lasted 2 days...yikes.
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  47. Ugh...I need an abs challenge. Definitely need to tone up after eating way too many carbs this winter! Have a great weekend :)

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  48. For some reason I have to have a book in hand - strange, yes, but I cannot concentrate on reading on my tablet! With that being said, I got Kristin's book last week and I'm waiting on Lauren's to get to my doorstep! I'm so excited! Good luck on your ab challenge! -xx Leah Chasing Texas

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  49. I love J Lo. I watched that this morning! Do you watch Shades of Blue? I was watching a few of those last night.

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  50. i love watching those Carpool Karaoke videos. So entertaining! And I'm pinning that recipe. I love cooking with balsamic vinegar and crockpot recipes are a quick sell for me to try. lol

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  51. I have got to watch those karaoke videos. LEt me know if the books are worth it!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  52. I can't wait to hear if you like the books! That recipe looks like something Chris & I would love! :) Have a great weekend, lady! :)

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  53. I can't wait to read Kristin's book. Last Sunday morning Chuck and I watched so many videos on YouTube including carpool karaoke...LOL- we saw Elton, Justin Bieber and Adele...all hilarious!

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  54. That chicken recipe is going down next week! I've done it plenty of times with just salsa, but I bet the balsamic would be a great addition. Good luck with the ab list!! I am DETERMINED to get abs this year. I have been doing beach body videos everyday. Planks, planks, planks!! xx

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  55. Seriously could watch these car ride karaoke videos for hours! They are so stinking funny! Have a lovely weekend Biana!

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  56. Ohhh I make salsa chicken all the time, but never thought about adding balsamic vinegar to it! Gotta do that! I want LC and Kristen's books so bad!!! Especially Kristen's with the healthy factor. I might have to get those in hardcover since most of my books are ebooks and I can stand a few more pretties on the shelf! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  57. I haven't read either of those books, and to be honest I am quite surprised, esp. about the Kristin Cavalari best-seller, so I just might do the same as you and get the Kindle versions. Thanks for this post. Have a great weekend.x/Madison
    Sassy Palate Ventures

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  58. good luck with the ab challenge! you've got this! i need to do something like that lol. i love the Carpool Karaoke series but haven't seen j lo's yet so i'll have to watch it tonight. that recipe looks so good as well, 3 ingredients?! yes please. have a good weekend :)

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  59. That ab challenge looks totally good. Now for the motivation to do it haha. I know I need to mix it up so that's a good way to start.I LOVE carpool Karaoke. I will watch this JLo one. She's pretty funny I bet's good! http://mymonochromaticlife.com

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  60. I love when someone reminds me that Carpool Karaoke is a thing, haha. The One Direction one had me crying. (I'm way too old to be a One Direction fan, but I am anyway!) Texting and walking used to be a really bad habit of mine, and now I try to at least duck off the sidewalk or wherever I am to a place where I can stop, if it absolutely can't wait till I get where I'm going!

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  61. Ah I definitely want LC and Kristen's book too! Hope you have a fab weekend!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  62. Can't wait to read LC's book! You sold me on that recipe with three ingredients! And looks like I'll be joining you for the ab challenge! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  63. Seriously, how is it April already!? I can't wait to hear how the two books are; I'm always looking for some light reading!! Make today work and have a great weekend, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  64. Can't believe April is here already! I need to read those books, heard great things. I'm reading Emily Maynard's and loving it so far. Have a wonderful weekend friend!

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  65. Good luck on your ab challenge! That recipe looks so good.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  66. Really wanting to order Lauren Conrad's book! Can't wait to hear how it is!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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  67. That carpool video was amazing, I wish I had Leo's number!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  68. That 30 day ab challenge sounds so awesome! Planks are some of my least favorite moves to do but I know that they're so effective! And hooray for new books! I can't wait to hear what you think about them!

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  69. Ohhh, I did a very similar ab challenge last month and LOVED it!

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  70. Love that both of the Laguna ladies have books out at the same time! I've always been more of an LC fan so I'll try that one first :)

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  71. I need both the KC and the LC books! Girl crushes! That recipe sounds so simple and delish! I would never think to mix balsamic and salsa! Hope you're having a great weekend! xo

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  72. Hello April!! {how is it april already?!!?} That ab plan actually doesn't look toooooo difficult. May need to try! Also, I want LC and Kristen's books baaaad!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  73. Checking out that AB challenge! Lets hope I can make it!

    The carpool are hilarious!! I think he's had Patrick Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe but not for singing. Just interview in the car.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  74. Happy April you too! Looking for that Balancing in Heels now. Thank you for sharing!

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  75. That ab challenge is awesome - I'm a few days late but I'm going to add that to my workout routine. I can't wait to pick up Celebrate!

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  76. OMG that carpool karaoke is hilarious. I think the Jennifer Lopez one is my favorite!

    And yes, for Balancing in Heels... I just got mine Saturday! I can't wait to dig in!

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  77. How is KCAV's book? I have never been able to decide if I like her or not!

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  78. I'm guilty of texting and walking too and when I see others do it I think it looks so silly. It's better to be aware of our surroundings! I love that recipe. Salsa chicken is one of my go to's and it sounds delicious to add some balsamic vinegar!

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  79. I cannot believe it is April already. I love love the office space organization. That dish looks so yummy. And I must say I need to check out those books and the funny celebrity videos you mentioned. =)

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