March Favorites

Yes I know. It’s nearly the second week of April. But I’m going to be completely self-indulgent and share my March favorites, even if I’m a little late with it.

Homemade Cake Doughnuts

Stumbling upon this cookbook from Seattle’s Top Pot Doughnuts may prove life-changing. Their great recipes and detailed instructions made for a very successful first foray into doughnutting. And it won’t be the last.

You want these, don’t you?

Cake Doughnuts

Tara Stiles, This Is Yoga

I do a good bit of yoga at home. This is because I am cheap, and also because I can be done with a home workout in the time it would take me to arrive at the gym. Did I mention I’m a bit of a homebody?

In selecting a yoga DVD, there are 3 things I look for:

  • A variety of routines of varying lengths
  • Minimal cheese (or as is more often in the case with yoga, minimal breathy-speak)
  • No inner goddess talk. (Which is my personal way of saying, I-don’t-wish-to-bow-to-myself-thank-you-very-much.)

I recently discovered This Is Yoga by Tara Stiles, which meets all of my criteria and has a video encyclopedia of the poses explaining exactly how your body should be positioned for each one. Can someone say genius?

I spent a good amount of time with Tara last month. Love love love-ing This Is Yoga. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

Irish Seven Course Meal

I’m a compulsive reader. It’s weird, but also quite handy. (Like when obsessive sign-reading helps you realize you can forgo the 50-person visa line for the 5-person visa line next to it. Score.)

The other day over-reading produced me with this gem from the menu at a local pub. I’d never heard of this before and it cracked me up:

Seven Course Meal

Podcasts and Other Audio Content

Why did it never occur to me to listen to podcasts while I clean? Without a dishwasher, I spend a good chunk of time each week standing in front of the sink, and it’s a perfect opportunity to learn a thing or two while I stare mindlessly at stainless and bubbles.

Because of my entrepreneurial bend, I’ve primarily been listening to businessy podcasts. My two favorites lately have been the Social Triggers Insider and Michael Hyatt’s This Is Your Life.

The Dude Discovered Emoji

How does this get to be a March favorite, you ask? Because immediately after discovering emoji (which took him a very long time), he immediately began crafting complete scenes with them and creating his own emoji-slang. He’s always spoken “jive,” and now jive has gone icon. Here are a few of my faves.

emoji collage final

Translation notes: the first image references date night, the second begins with a translation of his most recent emoji series, moves to a commentary about particularly loud chewer, and ends with my most recent thought on our continual question “why are these the emoji we ended up with?”

What about you?

What things captured you in March?

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  • bianca April 5, 2013, 8:29 am

    Love the March faves!! I wish I could do a monthly faves list but I think the sad fact is I’m not adventurous enough to have that many “new” things or old things turned fave things…

    The Irish 7 course dinner? Bahahaha. Classic.
    Also, LOVE the emoji convos! Before I got this new phone, hubs and I used to speak emoji! Love the reference to the loud chewer. Awsome!
    Oh, and P.S. Those doughnuts are DROOL-WORTHY!!!
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  • Lauren April 5, 2013, 9:29 am

    Loved this month’s faves! Those doughnuts look delightful! I myself love working out at home too. Our surround sound offers free workout videos and I’ve found a few yoga ones that I really enjoy, along with some cardio videos of course.

    The emoji bit is quite hilarious.

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  • amber April 5, 2013, 10:55 am

    Glad you loved the March faves! Maybe I’ll have to start posting more of the emoji creations somewhere…

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  • Sarah @ Losing My Lemons April 6, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Lovely & very funny Amber!!! So you!

    I was undecided what to make for dinner tomorrow, but now I know! That Guinness baked potato sounds bloody fab! Lol

    Loved the yoga talk, I think I’d like the un-breathy-goddess type yoga too… Is there a screaming, wine guzzling version DVD available too perhaps?

    Xxx Sarah xxx

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    • amber April 7, 2013, 12:13 am

      Screaming, wine guzzling DVD yoga. Perhaps it’s our shared path to stardom!

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