March, what a dreary month! Each day I would wake up hungry to see the sun shinning down, but gray skies dominated the weather forecast. It’s crazy how a series of gloomy days can take a toll on you mentally. Luckily, Ian and I had a few fun days penciled in on the calendar to keep our spirits up!
First on our list was to attend the Showcase of Homes! We drove around town touring new builds and fell in love with bits and pieces of each house. Sadly, I discovered I have expensive taste and was drawn to quartz countertops and hardwood floors. I guess a girl can dream, right?!
Next up on our calendar was the Gaelic Storm concert! There’s nothing like dancing to bagpipes to get you in the holiday spirit! This was our third time seeing them perform, so I think it is safe to say this has become one of our favorite St. Patrick’s day traditions.
As the month came to a close we had a few quiet days at home. I took advantage of this time to deep clean the apartment, clear out my closet, and enjoy one of my favorite pastimes – baking. As the rain pitter pattered on the roof, I preheated the oven and kneaded dough for a batch of cinnamon rolls! I think I finally perfected my recipe, so keep your eyes peeled for the post later this month!
I’m always up for a delicious salad, but at the end of the day, I often realize I didn’t eat enough veggies. In an effort to sneak more greens into my diet I wanted to make a healthy snack I could pack in my lunch.
As I brainstormed on what I could make that was loaded in veggies AND was delicious enough to make me excited to eat it – I came up with chickpea salsa! I was confident there would be loads of recipes on Pinterest, but as I scrolled around I realized I was wrong. So I hit the grocery store without a recipe and decided to wing it. And guess what?! It turned out to be an instant hit!
The fresh flavors combine to make an energizing snack that is perfect to pack in your lunch or serve at your next party! Plus, if you are like me and want to increase your veggie consumption you can’t go wrong with this delicious salsa!
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1 green pepper
- ½ onion
- ½ cucumber
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 15 oz. can of chickpeas, rinsed
- ½ tsp. dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cucumber into bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl
- Add in the chickpeas, garlic and dill
- Mix until well combined and season with salt and pepper
Daylights saving is rough. I love the extra evening sunshine, but losing an hour of sleep requires an adjustment period. Over the past week, I’ve tried to modify my nighttime routine to get a full eight hours of sleep, but much to my dismay I find myself lying wide awake in bed while the clock ticks away.
Beep. Beep. My morning alarm chirps right on time. It’s time to start my day, but all I want to do is pull the covers over my eyes and snuggle up next to Ian. Slowly, my sleep schedule will be back on track and mornings won’t be so rough, but for now – “The snuggle is real.”
If you are in need a few extra minutes of shut-eye lately, enjoy this FREE printable! Download The Snuggle is Real print to brighten up your bedside table!