What We’re Into: (Belated) March Edition

Today’s post by Marybeth Whalen and Ariel Lawhon | @MarybethWhalen and @ArielLawhon



Spring. The loveliness of the blooming flowers and budding leaves is welcome this year more than ever. Goodbye Old Man Winter! Don’t let the door hit ya!

My Ideal Bookshelf. I love spying on other people’s bookshelves and these lovely drawings allow me to not only do that, but to do it in a most satisfying way.

Jenn Hatmaker’s thoughts on why we have made parenting too precious. This post went viral for good reason.

This Easter bark for the kiddos.

The Pandora Spring Break 1985 station. Ah, the memories!

Listening to THE FRINGE HOURS on audio while I’m doing things around the house.

Thinking about habits– and learning about my habit tendency— thanks to this book.

This movie. And this one. And seeing this one in the theater for the 30th anniversary!! Highly nostalgic.

Writing outside on pretty days at a small lake near my home. The singing birds, the light spring breeze, and the warm days all seem to aid my creativity. It’s so nice to be outdoors!



Opening the windows. It’s a small thing, really, but after such a long and miserable winter it feels like freedom to open the windows.

House hunting. It’s a long story for another day but my family is currently in the market for a new home. Preferably one that comes with a really big yard. With four boys and a shedding dog we need space to run outside.

The audio version of INKSPELL, read by Brendan Fraser. It’s no secret that I struggle with audio books. The fault is mine entirely. My mother read to me as a child and her voice is perfect and I expect all audiobook narrators to sound like her and none of them do so I protest by not listening at all. That said, I’ve heard that INKSPELL is amazing and since I read INKHEART to the boys last year I thought I’d dip my toe in the world of audiobooks with this one. And it was a very good choice. Brendan Fraser is simply brilliant.

And finally, I am very much into these shoes right now. I bought them in February, when the driveway was buried under three inches of ice, as my way of sticking it to Old Man Winter. Also, they are red and they are Tom’s and how can anyone resist a pretty wedge heel like this?


3 Responses to What We’re Into: (Belated) March Edition

  1. Marybeth Whalen April 3, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    LOVE the shoes!! Might just have to get me a pair of those.

    Definitely gonna check out Inkspell read by Brendan Fraser. Love him from Scrubs. (For those of you who saw the episodes he appeared in, you know the tears that well in my eyes when I think of his character.) Sniff!

  2. MJ @ Creative Madness Mama April 10, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    I love this post. Isn’t it about time things started blooming? I’ve noticed we’re opening the curtains so much more. The green grass and leaves coming out on the trees (especially the red of my Japanese Maple) are so much nicer to see than just grey/brown branches!

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