What’s Up: March 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! March was full of good food, fresh air, and lots of March Madness. The highlight of March was seeing The Music Man on Broadway and going to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. We’ve had some nicer weather this month and it’s been great to get outside and see everyone else coming out of hibernation. The city feels very optimistic for the spring and summer, I know I am!

On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:

What I’m eating: I had so many collaborations this month with restaurants so my Foodie Friday will be jam packed! The most epic thing I ate this month was this 24-Layer cake from Carnegie Diner Deli. I will say I prefer the confetti cake, because I like vanilla better, but this cake was still delicious! If you’re wondering, we had to take most of this home 🙂

What I’m reminiscing about: five years ago in March 2017, I was taking a final exam for one of my Master’s in Taxation classes, and when I turned my phone back on after the exam, I had a text from an unknown number. I unlocked my phone and it was my first text from Jon (he got my number from his mom), and I was very excited! It’s crazy to think that was already five years ago, but we always like to reminisce on the beginning of our relationship.

What I’m loving: MARCH MADNESS – it’s so fun to have basketball back to normal this year! There have been so many upsets and close games, and my bracket is beyond busted, but it’s still such a fun time of year!

Favorite post of the month: Music Man on Broadway – I absolutely loved this show and had the best night being back on Broadway.

What I’m Up to: when I was creating my Spring Bucket List, I stumbled upon so many new ideas to blog about and experience, so I’m taking advantage of all the fun and interesting things to do in the city while we still live here. Apparently this shovel is art, but it was so much easier taking a picture of it than the Christmas tree! Spring is blooming all over the city as you can see.

What I’m working on: this is kind of silly, but I’m working on figuring out how to blow dry my hair like they do at the salon. I do not like doing my hair, so I am trying to get better at it in hopes that it’ll get easier eventually ha. I haven’t had to cut my hair out of a round brush yet, so it’s going ok so far

What I’m excited about: travelling again! I’m going to Utah in early May and then Jon and I are off to Paris and London later that month so I’m impatiently counting down the days. Our last trip abroad was to Scotland in 2019, it feels like forever ago!

What I’m watching/reading:

Our favorites this month were Only Murders in the Building, Encanto, The Adam Project, March Madness, and golf. We also watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Tindler Swindler, finished Seinfeld, and thought How I Met Your Father was pretty bad. We’re currently watching season two of Bridgerton and The Parisian Agency (it’s like a Paris Million Dollar Listing) on Netflix.

I had a better month of reading and finished four books:

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed – this was my favorite book of the month
  • The People we Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover – this book was very disturbing but I couldn’t put it down
  • The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo – I loved the short and quick chapters

What I’m doing this weekend: hopefully going hiking Saturday and then ordering in while we watch the Final Four.

What I’m looking forward to next month: all of the spring blooms around the city and watching The Masters! I associate The Masters with spring and I hope I can see the famous azaleas in person one day.

What are you looking forward to in April?

19 thoughts on “What’s Up: March 2022

  1. Busy, busy times Lyssy. That 24 layer cake is insane. Cute story about your first text from Jon. Amazing how things can work out, is it not? Have a great week. Allan

    1. It truly is amazing how things work out! My move from Michigan to NYC was very seamless too, it was meant to be 🙂

  2. Sounds like a pretty good month! I’ve actually been watching march madness for the first time in a few years. I always watched as a kid but kind of drifted away from it. It’s been so much fun to watch again. I think spring is slowly arriving here too, although as I write this it’s lightly snowing. Happy spring! 🌸

    1. This years March Madness is a good one to come back too, I’ll be sad when it’s over! I had to put on my winter coat/hat the other day and I was quite bummed, but now it’s warm again. Happy spring to you too!

    1. I’m just trying to make the most of my time here, before we eventually move to the burbs. So glad you enjoy following along on my adventures 🙂

  3. Wow – that’s a lot !! I LOVE that shovel! It’s exactly the kind of thing that would attract me. As for that cake!!!!

  4. A lovely action packed month Lyssy. Now the days are getting longer I think everyone is feeling more optimistic. I enjoy watching The Masters too for the beautiful azaleas and the pristine greens. Your photo of the giant garden trowel was amusing! Have a great weekend.

    1. I do enjoy the days getting longer and sunnier! The azaleas and greens are so gorgeous. My dad went a few years ago and said it was even prettier in person, hopefully one day I’ll win tickets to go! The garden trowel is funny – hope you have a great weekend too!

  5. What you’re reminiscing about was just too cute! ❤️
    I loved my road trip to Utah, hope you’ll like it too in May! Paris and London too 👌🏼 I’ll be in London in May as well but I don’t know when exactly, you might notice by now that I’m more a last-minute-trip planner lol

    1. Maybe our paths will cross in London! Haha you are definitely very spontaneous! I feel like every other weekend I see you somewhere haha

  6. It sounds like March was a great month, and Broadway looks so cool! The weather is finally starting to warm up so that should be good for hiking too, looking forward to reading more adventures next month 🙂

    1. Thank you! Hiking will be so great after being cooped up all winter, I hope you’ll be sharing some hikes too.

  7. Love the reference to the very first text from Jon (and how many have there been since?) When you acknowledge anniversaries like those you know you have a great thing going. LOL about the “hair project” – all the best with that. Finally, your Spartans had a better late-March early-April than I assumed. Hoops made March Madness (along with practically the entire Big Ten) and as you pointed out, your amateur co-Spartan Piot made it to The Masters, if not to the weekend. Like you and Jon, I’ll be watching a lot of the action this weekend. I never miss the Sunday back nine.

    1. Maybe millions, although the last two years we were always next to each other ha. The Spartans did a lot better than I thought they were and played a great last game so I was happy. Duke did feel like a destiny team, but I guess it wasn’t in the cards for them. Should be a good day in Augusta! Not sure McIlroy will pull off an upset, but I like both Scheffler and Smith, they seem like good guys.

      1. As usual the Masters delivered on the back nine (and #12 brought down a contender yet again), even if Scheffler had it all but wrapped up early. Rory’s round was one for the ages and he’ll get his jacket one of these years. His final shot from the bunker, followed by Morikawa’s, was one of the most electric moments I’ve eve seen. Must’ve been something to witness it in person.

      2. Those bunker shots sure were incredible! I was hoping Rory might have a chance, but second place is still good. I probably would’ve missed the putt Scheffler missed at the end ha. Putting makes me very nervous.

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