"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is Summer in the light and Winter in the shade." ~ Charles Dickens

I thought February was a fever dream, but March went by just as quickly. I can't believe that today marks the 1st day of April.

March was a great month overall, aside from some minor health annoyances. For example, last week I had a migraine that persisted for two days and God was it painful. I suspect that all the polled in the air was the culprit. However, I can't complain too much; the welcoming of Spring was my favorite part of the month.

The "super bloom" blanketed the hills in a fiery orange. California poppies and other wildflowers were a big draw. It took Nate and I over four hours to make the drive from Temecula to Los Angeles two weeks ago, which is NOT typical. Crowds of people lined the freeway in hopes of documenting the beauty. Nate and I scoffed, mostly because we were running late and traffic was insane, but really, I couldn't blame people for taking photos. I snapped the one below from our car as we passed by.

As a side note, I've seen some bloggers getting backlash for posting photos of the super bloom. I absolutely understand some of the concerns about preserving nature, but there are areas that are sectioned off with clear walking paths and most people are respectful of the rules. If there's one thing that Californians are famously passionate about, it's nature. 

Once we arrived in L.A. we went straight to my grandmother's house. I don't talk about my family very often, with anyone. My dad and I have had a strained relationship all of my adult life, and although it isn't completely healed, I am making more of an effort to visit. My grandmother is getting older, and her memory isn't as sharp as it once was. Despite differences and resentments, I love them and it's my responsibility to show them. Life is short.

Things I liked in March:

Finding a missing moonstone ring behind my nightstand after spilling water everywhere. This was in the midst of my migraine fog, so at least one good thing came out of it!

I love understanding more about public policy issues, and The Remnant podcast had two excellent discussions on homelessness and opioids. 

I'm late to the Netflix show called Friends from College, but after Katie introduced me to it I'm completely hooked. Plus, I love Fred Savage. If you want a good laugh, I highly recommend it!

Celebrating my friend's birthday on The Queen Mary in Long Beach. It also happened to be Saint Patrick's Day.

Things I didn't like in March:

I struggled with cystic acne on my chin (and still am). I feel like my skincare routine is solid, but maybe I'm missing something. I plan on writing a post about it if you're interested. Hormones are a bitch.

That's it for today, but I'll be back on Wednesday with an outfit post!


  1. this month flew by so fast and yes enjoy friends from college. This show is hilarious.


  2. I've never heard of Friends from College! Thanks for the recommendation! And I just read an article about how the super bloom is such a huge draw for influencers. I'd love to see it myself but not for blogging purposes. Same goes for the flower fields in Carlsbad!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. Oh man the poppies look INCREDIBLE! I also heard about the blogger backlash but I figured it was just another thing to be mad about LOL. I have watched Friends from College and I really liked it! I feel like it's an underrated gem!

    The Adored Life


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