Best of March

Feeling inspired by Rina Kay’s monthly round up, here’s my take on monthly favorites.

March Faves

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.


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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

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.

Service: ResortPass

We bought a ResortPass for Arizona Grand Resort.

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!

Brewery: Helton’s

Beer from Helton Brewing Company

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.



22 thoughts on “Best of March

  1. Hi Savannah! I’m heading to AZ in May so I’ll be sure to stop by the brewery. I’m also really interested in the documentary you mentioned. Looks pretty cool. My husband and I will check it out. Def pinning this. Thanks!

    1. Awesome! I hope that it isn’t sweltering hot by then! Before you go, I would definitely surf Groupon and search spots near where you’re staying—that’s how we were able to find really good deals and find these places. I hope you guys have an amazing trip. Thanks for reading, commenting, and pinning! 🙂

  2. Whoa, you’ve been busy this month! Everything sounds so fun. I find myself turning to 7 rings myself. Arizona is on my bucket list, it looks like an awesome trip!

  3. The Grand Canyon is also firmly on my bucket list, it looks stunning, and these monthly listicles are great! I will also have to check out the 2000’s for the nostalgia factor alone, keep doing what you are doing! 😁 xx

    1. It’s amazing! I think we’ll be back, and try to explore another area when we do. It’s just so cool. And heck yeah—after we finished the 2000’s, we realized that there’s also a 90s series as well, and were very excited. Can’t wait for the 2010 version to be made in a few years. Thanks for reading! 🙂 xx

  4. Sounds like you have had an exciting March! Also loving Ariana Grade at the moment. Really enjoyable read, thank you.

  5. I have always wanted to visit to Grand Canyon, but just haven’t made the trip yet. Hopefully I do sometime soon because it looks amazing. I have also had my eye on that documentary on Netflix for a while now and will probably check it out now that you mentioned it! Awesome post!

    1. I’m still so hyped up over the canyon and its beauty! Prior to our trip, I pretty much only wanted to go if the chance fell into our laps, which is what ended up happening. Now, I feel like a top fan, haha. And yes to the documentary, as well as the 1990’s version, which we watched after! Both are created by the same people and are awesome. Thanks for reading!

  6. Sounds like an exciting month! OOOH YESSS, I am totally feeling the seven rings vibe. Ari’s killing it with the latest album. The Grand Canyon looks exciting. The ResortPass system sounds interesting. I should look into this. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Nancy ♥

  7. Love this post! Looks like you’ve been having a great month so far! Happy birthday! Thankyou Next is an addictive song! Lol. I really like watching CNN they have some pretty good programs, the decades series being one of them! They actually start from the 60s! One of my fav programs on CNN would be Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. Have you heard of it? The Grand Canyon looks beautiful, but i’ve heard too many horror stories to muster the courage to visit!

    1. Thank you so much! It was a great day. 🙂 And I’m going to have to catch up on their other decade series—I love how they dive in and have so many expert voices involved! I have watched a few Parts Unknown, and will have to watch them all, just to honor what a neat guy Anthony Bourdain was; he’s very missed!

      And I hope that you’re able to make it; I also thought about some of those stories and of people falling, but there were lots of saftey precautions and a railing throughout, so there are ways to make things safe. 🙂 I hope you are able to make it!

      1. Anthony Bourdain was definitely a very awesome guy! His series was so interesting! Amazing how much you can learn about different cultures through food! It’s really sad what happened with him. The Grand Canyon looks beautiful, so maybe I will visit! I will definitely try to follow those precautions you mentioned to stay safe and still have a good time!

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