Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Favorite Things of March // 2018

How March went.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes {Volume II} - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
After disliking a couple of ACD's short stories I tried for a British Literature class in 9th grade, I decided to give the literary Sherlock another chance as a 20-year-old... and I'm glad I did. I am enjoying this volume immensely.

Cloaked - Rachel Kovaciny
Just finished it on the 2nd of April, actually. It was good, but nothing to get really excited about.

Show Them Jesus - Jack Klumpenhower
Still working on this one; but I'm really learning from it.


Bruce Almighty (2003)
Kinda funny, but also very inappropriate. So. It's a pass.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Waaayy more morbid than I had anticipated. But I kinda liked it too. The cinematography was really pretty and the acting was great. So. *shrug*

Sense & Sensibility (1995)
Not as well-loved as P&P '95, but a good movie just the same.

The American President (1995)
I so wanted this to be good (the trailer looked bomb), but it just... wasn't.

Turner and Hooch (1989)
Oh my gosh, so cute and funny. I will definitely re-watch at some point (check out the parents guide on IMDB before you try it, tho).

The Imitation Game (2014)
A re-watch. Still as good as I remember it.


Essential Oils Locket
At one of my jobs (the craft store job), we have begun to sell some lockets that include a little absorbent pad inside to moisten with essential oils.
It's seriously great; I put my immunity oil (my favorite oil) in the necklace, and it lasts all day, right under my nose. The locket is cute, too.

Trader Joe's Creamy Tomato Soup Seasoned Crackers
Have you tried these? If you have a Trader Joe's near you, pick these up next time, cause they're pretty good.

Taco salad at work
One of my favorite lunches to bring to work (at my other job; my embroidery job) is homemade taco salad with romaine lettuce, tomato halves, black beans, Trader Joe's green salsa (my favorite salsa in the world hands down), Fage yogurt, grated sharp cheddar (always sharp), chopped avocado, and halved olives (I love black olives to death), plus Chalula hot sauce (love this cause it's not too hot and it has great flavor), with juice from a lemon sprinkled all over. And... I think that's it. But yeah. It's my favorite lunch right now. I would take a picture, but as I mentioned in a few posts ago, my camera is either lost or gone forever so I have no way of showing you things. *sadness*

One last thing:
My Surprise
Well, I promised to reveal my surprise to you guys in my March Highlights post. That is, my little item that I've been saving for. Unfortunately, because of certain issue regarding car maintenance
(#drat cars #drat adult life too),
I haven't bought it yet. So it will take me another two weeks of saving (or so) before I can afford #The Thing.
But I will let you all know when I have it! I am quite impatient myself.


We are still moving.
And still busy. But hey, at least at this point the whole house is super clean.
 I hope you can live with The Storybook Journal looking like Winter for a little bit longer, my friends, because when you're moving...

It's in the works, though. It will be looking like Spring before long, so hang tight.

I put a Thing on my sidebar and I'm unnecessarily proud of it
This is kinda random, but I figured out how to put a Goodreads widget on my sidebar! Yeah, I'm really bad with technology stuff. Which explains why I get overly excited about these things. So yeah. Now ya'll can see what I'm currently reading. What up.


So I tried a new TV show last week. The Mentalist. It's a little too edgy for my taste, but there were things I really liked about S1E1, and what's more I felt an instant (and somewhat eerie) connection to the protagonist, Patrick Jane (played by Simon Baker). I'm even more sure about that last bit after I discovered this post, as I too am an INFJ personality type.  To be honest, he was almost exactly like me! I think it's so cool to find a fictional counterpart in an unexpected place.
Seriously though; from now on, even if I don't continue watching The Mentalist, every time I hear of or see Patrick Jane around the Web, I'm going to be like:

Aw yeah.

These posts by Naomi:

The Note on the Wall - #1
The Note on the Wall - #2
The Note on the Wall - #3

There are more parts coming, but these are the ones I've read so far, and mmm I just love them. #please write a book

This song by Cory Asbury:
Reckless Love
I love this song so much; it's a new song but for some reason it reminds me of my childhood...? *shrug* Anywho. It's a great song. Give it a listen.

Well, that's it. Sorry to keep you waiting for nothing in regards to my 'surprise'. But hey, at least you know what I did this month! That's sure important, right?


p.s. I saw the first ladybug of Spring yesterday.


  1. I second the #dratcars #dratadultlife thing too...

    Awesome wrap-up, Amaris!


  2. Great wrap up!

    I love essential oils too!! My favorite is Peace and Calming.

    Glad you're month went well, here's to an even better April. <33

    1. Thanks! Yes, I love essential oils. They're great. ;)

      Happy April wishes to you too!


  3. It made me so happy to see that you're enjoying my stories. Thank you. 💜

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait until the rest of the parts come out. :D

  4. The suspense is killing me... and another "clue" is not helping! Essential oils are the best, my favorite is Spearmint. I love your winter blog look so no hurry in changing it. I want the glove/sleeve thingys!

    1. Haha sorry to keep you waiting! :) I'm getting rather impatient myself (even though I know what it is)!
      Yes; essentials are the best.
      Oh, thanks!
      I'm glad you enjoy the Winter look because it might have to stay that way for a bit. :)
      I'm working on the Spring look, though!!!


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