Can you believe it’s April already?! Thank goodness. I totally ran outside without a jacket today!

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Marathon training is coming along. My next race is May 26th, so I’m happy that I’ll get to spend the rest of the training season outside. I went to visit my family this past weekend, and even though there was snow on the ground (see above picture), the air was warm and the sun was bright. Luckily, the longer days inevitably bring warmer weather, so I’m trying to spend as much time as I possibly can outside.

March was filled with a lot of school work (as usual), baking, and I watched the entire first season of Homeland!! Do you watch it? I’m freaking out over starting season 2!!

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Another big change to my life was Google’s announcement to stop Google Reader. When I first heard about it, I was totally devastated, but after trying Bloglovin and Feedly I’ve completely calmed down. I’ve chosen to stick with Feedly. It allows me to see new posts and search within the program for old blog posts, like Google Reader does. I like the look of Bloglovin, but it doesn’t seem to have a place to search for recipes. Have you made the switch yet? Or did you not use Google Reader?

Other March things? I cooked, watched some television, and I listened to stuff. Below is a small collection of things I fell in love with this month, and wanted to share with you. xoxoxo

Recipes I Made From Other Food Bloggers (and loved):
Bean and Cheese Burritos by Pink Parsley
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole by The Novice Chef
Garlic Butter Spaghetti and Herbs by Pinch or Yum
Slow Butter Braised Asparagus by Steamy Kitchen
Mexican Quinoa by Annie’s Eats
Spaghetti with Pest Trapanese by The Little Kitchen

Favorite Recipe I Made:

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This amazing breakfast. Seriously guys, this stuff is awesome. It’s fontina, eggs, spinach, and garlic breadcrumbs baked together…what else could you want?!

Podcasts That Took Over My Ears:
Stuff Mom Never Told You. I have been going through episodes from this podcast non-stop! They cover so many topics from ‘why women usually outlive men’ to ‘transgender 101′. SO GOOD!

Movies I Saw this Month:
Zero Dark Thirty. Finally! I have heard so much about it, and am so glad I got around to watch it. It’s intense, as I’m sure you can imagine, but a great film.

Amour. This movie is real – liiiiike really real. Usually when I think about love, I think about The Notebook or romantic gestures. I know this isn’t realistic, but it’s just where my mind goes. This movie shows a husband and wife, both retired piano teachers in their eighties, deal with Anne (the wife) after she silently suffers a stroke. It makes you think…how would I react if I were in my eighties and couldn’t do anything for myself? How would my husband react? Anyway, it made me think. A lot. And it’s a movie I’ve been thinking about for three weeks!!

That’s all for now. Let’s make April a good one!

14 Responses to March Things

  1. I hadn’t used any sort of reader for blogs until everyone started freaking out about the google one going away. I started using BlogLovin, but I’m not sure I’m sold. I’ve double checked (and triple, and quadruple) that I’m following several blogs, but the new posts don’t show up! It’s so weird. (Don’t worry, yours are showing up)

  2. kaceyjt says:

    The house picture is absolutely gorgeous! It makes me want to leave and head out somewhere secluded and beautiful…except maybe without snow:) I’m ready for warmer weather!

  3. Tracey says:

    Yes a million times over to Homeland – one of my 2 or 3 favorites shows on tv, easily. You’re going to love season 2! I’ve been wanting to see Zero Dark Thirty too, I’ll probably wait for DVD at this point.

    • katrina says:

      I actually like Homeland better than Zero Dark Thirty, but it was still good. What are you watching these days? I have a feeling I’m going to BLOW through season 2 and need something else! xx

  4. I’m a huge Homeland fan! I had to play catch up right before Season 2 started and it was no problem…I was watching two episodes a day because I couldn’t get enough. That’s rare for me! I saw Zero Dark Thirty, and it was very intense and interesting. I’m using Bloglovin, and I’ve also got the Feedly app on my phone. There are benefits to both, but I think I like Bloglovin a little more! Those eggs look divine!

  5. Looks like you had a jam-packed month :) And some good food too!

  6. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    We are addicted to fontina cheese!! We go to this restaurant in miami just for a fontina cheese fondue!! We are going to have to start going in disguise cause we are starting to get a little embarrassed..

  7. Those eggs do look seriously yummy! As for Homeland? Totally obsessed – can’t wait for the next season!

  8. Joanne says:

    YES for running outside!! It’s seriously the best.

    I haven’t started watching Homeland yet but as soon as the boy moves in and we get cable…YES.

    I need to just make all the recipes you make every month…they all sound so tasty!!

  9. Monet says:

    I’m still having a hard time letting go of google reader. I’m a creature of habit! But I will see that Homeland is AMAZING. Definitely a new obsession of mine too! Thank you for sharing. What a lovely dose of good things. I hope you have a nice end to your week and an even more blessed weekend.

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