Monthly Goals | March

Monthly Goals - March 2015

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“Dear March – Come in –
How glad I am –
I hoped for you before –
Put down your Hat –
You must have walked –
How out of Breath you are –
Dear March, how are you, and the Rest –
Did you leave Nature well –
Oh March, Come right upstairs with me –
I have so much to tell -.”
Dear March – Come is (1320) by Emily Dickinson

Life has been so busy lately that this here blog has taken the back seat. But I figure that March is as good as any other time to start getting back into it.

March Goals

+  Blog Twice A Week. This seems like an easy goal to have while I’m getting back into blogging.
+  Respond to February Comments. Ah, I’ve got about a million comments to respond to from last month, including those wondering about essential oils.
+  Rock Climb 3x A Week. I’ve been going rock climbing 3 times a week for the last few weeks and I love it. I think that this is my favorite workout that I’ve tried recently.
+  Try 2 New Recipes A Week. I use to try 2 new recipes a month but now I’ve graduated to trying 2 new recipes a week. Those of you that follow me on instagram have probably seen that I’ve been trying to cook online vegan food at home. It’s been fun to experiment with new foods!
+  Complete a yoga challenge. I am really excited about this handstand challenge!

A photo posted by Kerri Verna (@beachyogagirl) on

+  Complete the March Wedding Planning Checklist I’ll share that shortly!

What are your goals for the month?

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10 Things To Do In London

Hello lovely Treasure Tromp readers! My name is Amanda and I usually blog over at Rhyme & Ribbons. I’m originally from New Mexico but I’ve been living in England for almost 5 years now.  Suffice to say, I love it! There are some things that are just synomous with London: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, eating fish and chips, having afternoon tea and riding Double Decker buses just to name a few. And all are famous for very, very good reasons. I’d definitely recommend getting to experience all of the above at least once in your life. But here are a few additional things that I think everyone should experience in London:

central london

10 Things To Do In London

1. Visit an English Heritage Property. Two great ones to start with in London are Fulham Palace and Eltham Palace.

2. Instead of taking the Tube or bus, walk a bit. The walk along the South Bank from The South Bank Centre at Waterloo to Tower Brisge is particularly incredible.

3. Take a tour of Highgate Cemetery. Many of the classic celebrities of yore are buried there, and it’s one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in London. Keep your eyes peeled for Karl Marx and Douglas Adams (writer of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). You’ll need to book to get into the West Cemetery ahead of time.

4. See an unexpected show on the West End. “The Lion King” and “Wicked” are great, but use the opportunity to see something you might not get a chance to see elsewhere!

5. Take a dip in one of the ponds in Hampstead Heath. There are female, male and co-ed ponds. No matter the season, the ponds are open and even in the summer the water is chilly so in the winter swims in the pond are for brave interns!

6. Go shopping in one of London’s classic outdoor markets. Borough Market is especially great for foodies, Portobello Road for vintage lovers, Camden Market for a crazy assortment of things, and my personal favourite, Columbia Road Flower Market for more flowers than you can practically comprehend.

Flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market. 

7. Set aside an entire day for picnicking and exploring Kew Gardens.

8. If you are a massive Harry Potter nerd like me, don’t forget a trip to the Harry Potter Studios Tour as well as seeing Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross.

9. Have a curry in London’s Brick Lane.

10. Spend a day in Greenwich; visit the markets, say “Hello” to the famous Cutty Sark and then take the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and walk under the Thames.

But no matter where you go in London, I can guarantee you’ll find something to enjoy! Thanks for reading! 

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Thanks to Amanda for sharing these great ideas for things to do in London!

Death Cab & Treat Yo’ Self Thursday {link-up #56}

I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I love / am pretty much obsessed with Death Cab for Cutie / Ben Gibbard. Every time they put out a new album, I have it on repeat for weeks. So clearly I’m jumping for joy over the release of Black Sun – especially after how disappointing Codes & Keys was for fans / me.

Every time a new Death Cab CD comes out I take a trip down memory lane and listen to all my favorite DCFC songs. And I just bought tickets to see DCFC (for the 6th or 7th time – although two of those were Ben Gibbard solo tours) for their last show of the tour in October up in Seattle so Death Cab is on non stop around the house. Below are some of my favorites that you should give a try.

Bixby Canyon Bridge – Narrow Stairs

Summer Skin – Plans

Lightness – Transatlanticism

Tiny Vessels- Transatlanticism

Photobooth – Forbidden Love EP

(The song that made me fall in love with dcfc)

Picking one song from The Photo Album is pretty much impossible. So here is a video from the song that is most applicable to my life but do yourself a favor and listen to the whole album.
Why You’d Want To Live Here – The Photo Album

The Employment Pages – We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes

And while this might not be a death cab song, Nothing Better by the Postal Service is one of my favorites. I went to a Ben Gibbard show one time and seeing singer / Goddess Jenny Lewis walk on stage to sing this song was a concert highlight.

Treat Yo’ Self Thursday!

Welcome to the 56th Treat Yo Self Thursday!

How to Treat Yo’ Self:

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