Feeling inspired by Rina Kay’s monthly round up, here’s my take on monthly favorites.
March is a significant month in my life, thanks to my birthday, my parent’s anniversary, and the introduction of spring.
This year, March was also full of excitement and newness. Chad and I traveled to Arizona during the first week, driving through the Grand Canyon to the Rockies spring training.
Blog-wise, I felt inspired and, on a whim, decided to design some Sunshine with Savannah merchandise. Be on the lookout for some fresh designs, printed on clothing, stationary, and more.
I am going to see my best friend, Laura, in a few days, for one of her very rare visits from Alaska. Chad and I are going to Gunnison, seeing both her and his family. (Laura and Chad are cousins, FYI. #SmallTownStruggles)
Here are my top picks for the month of March.
Music: Ariana Grande
With her recent release of the album “Thank u, next,” Ariana Grande has been on repeat. I’ve loved her new, sleek sounds, especially with the likes of “Seven Rings.” She’s been my go-to in the car, for shower music, and everything in between, hyping up my birthday month.
TV Show: The 2000s
We found this documentary on Netflix and quickly fell in love. Each episode dives into a facet of the 2000s, from television to music to the elections to the War on Terror. Not only is it well-done (thanks, CNN!), it also comes with a powerful sense of nostalgia. We ripped through this series, and were happy to see that there is a 90s version as well.
Outdoor Adventure: The Grand Canyon
In March, Chad and I were both able to experience the Grand Canyon for the very first time. It was an amazing time, and the views were a mix of breathtaking and awe-striking. It’s vast and huge and it makes you feel very small, and aware of Earth’s magnitude.
I hope everyone is able to make it to the Grand Canyon in their lifetime.
ResortPass is a service that allows you to access resort pools and facilities while you’re on vacation, and aren’t staying at that hotel. We used ResortPass to spend a day at the Arizona Grand Resort’s Oasis Water Park, and it was amazing to use the pool and relax with the palm trees without having to spend hundreds of dollars to get a room.
We will definitely look into this service on our future vacations!
On our trip to Arizona, Chad and I were able to experience several new restaurant finds. Among our favorites was Helton’s, a brewery located in central Phoenix.
It was a great spot: the drinks were affordable, the atmosphere was pleasant and open, and the beers were delicious. I had a few glasses of a delicious berry-flavored sour—one of my favorite sours in a long time. It was fruity, crisp, and the perfect amount of tart. Helton’s was awesome.
Book: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Though it was a little tough for me to get into initially, All the Light We Cannot See turned out to be one of my favorite novels in a very long time. The book follows two story lines: a young, blind French girl and a young German boy, as they come of age during the second world war. It’s an excellent and gripping novel, and I highly recommend it.
And that rounds out March favorites! Thanks for tagging along on my pursuit of sunshine.