15 Things That Made Me Smile in March

Apr 01, 2020

What a month March has been. It came in like a lamb and went out like a lion, depending upon how you qualify each. But do not worry, I have not forgotten to share this monthly post. In fact, this time, as March has entirely occurred, I will be sharing ALL that has made me smile, and despite our current situation, there was much, and I hope for you as well.

1.Making the food for the first meeting of a reading club and listening and partaking in our discussion on topics of interest. Looking forward to when we will be able to meet again.

2. Enjoying wonderful books recommended by TSLL readers

~shown below: Introvert Power and The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

3. Having time to try new recipes and enjoy favorites

~NEW: check out the recipe for these Épicerie Brownies

FAVORITE: Matzah Brei

  • Moistened Matzah – two
  • Place Matzah (broken up) and one onion sliced into a medium-heat skillet with oil and butter
  • Cook until the onions are nearly softened.
  • Add 4-5 whipped eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Immediately at 4-5 slices of cheese (cheddar or your favorite) to the pan so that it melts into the cheese
  • Cook until eggs are cooked.
  • Serve and enjoy.

4. Daffodils. Just daffodils.

~see more daffodils in this post

5. Sowing seeds and watching them emerge from the soil

~Check out this post which shares 12 Simple Steps for Sowing your own Seeds.

6. Having newly stocked homemade croissants in the freezer

~check out the recipe here.

7. Speaking with and seeing fellow teaching colleagues as we gear up for remote teaching.

8. The music of birds enjoyed while walking, while waking, while sitting and relaxing.

9. Connecting with TSLL readers even more during this time.

Thank you to everyone for reaching out, sharing what inspires you, what you have made in your kitchen that was inspired by The Simply Luxurious Kitchen and what helps you make it through this time of staying home. I will continue to do my best to share more moments, ideas and videos to make you smile and bring a bit more joy.

10. Having more time to be at home, and make the most of it as such an extended period may never come again.

Prior to our required “stay-at-home” period I had been hoping for time to just be in my new home. To just live in it, feel it, see the light at different times of the day. Well, I got my wish. And while I did not want to have it come about this way, I am doing all that I can to savor this opportunity to “live” in my house, see what it needs, how it wants to be, what it has the potential to be, and I within it if I decor and live in it well. Clarity has arrived for many projects with the space to explore and think freely, and for that I am thankful.

Case in point, I had originally thought I wanted two lounge chairs such as the one seen below in the forefront, but after living in the living room, really moving about in it, I realized I only needed one, and it fits the space far better.

11. Finding a lovely new IG account that captures the little things that make a talented eye smile – interior designer of Colefax & Fowler, Wendy Nicholls

~View her London flat here, and see below the green chair as shown in House & Garden, and captured below in her IG pic just posted yesterday.

View this post on Instagram

A month in the country?

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12. Beginning to wallpaper with grasscloth for the first time and seeing success (more to come soon with the full room reveal in April).

13. Walking, exploring, napping and enjoying time with the boys

14. Fixing a teapot spout!

15. Sunday mornings, each and every one.

Luckily, March had five Sundays, so there was much to smile about. See all TSLL’s Sunday Mornings here.

I know March has not gone as any of us would have hoped, but it is my hope that you found many moments to smile, to savor and to appreciate all the more that is going well.

SIMILAR POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

~16 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (February 2020)

~12 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (January 2020)

~2019 Round-Up of What Made Me Smile Throughout the Year

~15 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (November 2019)

~15 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (October 2019)

~12 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (September 2019)

~11 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (August 2019)

~16 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (July 2019)

~10 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . .  (June 2019)

~10 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (May 2019)

~11 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (April 2019)

~13 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, So Far . . . (March 2019)

~10 Things That Made Smile This Month, So Far . . . (February 2019)

~12 Things That Made Me Smile This Month, (January 2019)



9 thoughts on “15 Things That Made Me Smile in March

  1. Oooo, just saw little brown cottontail outside my window to the backyard! He’s avidly solving my dandelion issue and staying healthy himself. I have no idea where he came from, but nice to have this little guy join the squirrels, finch, wren, blue jays, sparrows, crows, and bumblebees. One crow JUST picked a large stick off the neighbor’s star magnolia for his next! My new ‘office’ is the sunroom. The heated tile floor is nourishing the potted citrus plants and the sourdough starter on the windowsill.

  2. Don’t you just love hearing the birds every morning, no matter the weather (or the what-not)?! They bring such a soaring joy and hope to the day, a promise that it is indeed all fresh and new and full of possibilities.
    And yes, when those little shootlings emerge, you are thrilled and full of awe and rightfully quite proud of oneself. And then worried like the dickens if everything will turn out right…
    Glad you were able to mend your lovely pot 🙂

  3. Beautiful morning here, looking forward to a walk, socially distant from a friend. As a fellow introvert living alone I value this time each day. I am finding that extended time alone is giving me much needed opportunity to reflect and, as in your home planning, to re-consider decisions which I thought were already made. Have a lovely day, with best wishes from England.

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