March Favorites

I honestly cannot believe it’s already the end of the month. WHY DOES TIME GO BY SO FAST?!

Ok ok ok, I know I say something like that every month; but damn (!!) time feels like it has been flying by at lightning speeds! SO here is everything I have been loving this March.

Favorite Products/Services:

J.Crew Long-Sleeve Bodysuit

After seeing Liz post about how fabulous she feels in this J.Crew bodysuit, I went straight the to store and came home with both colors. Who knew that a crew neck, long-sleeved shirt could make you feel so fabulous!?

Favorite Workout:

Iron & Oar

I had the amazing opportunity to try out Iron & Oar – a boutique fitness studio in Lakeview specializing in a rowing classes combined with weightlifting! Each class is broken into two parts: cardio (rowing) and strength (weight lifting). It was cool to get an actual lesson on how to properly row and it was great to challenge my body in a new way. Next time, I am going to try their ROGA class – rowing and yoga!

HIP Fitness

As I mentioned last month, I discovered my love for pilates megaformer classes. While in Houston last week, I found a great studio – HIP Fitness – with a $15 class for first-timers! Let me tell you, this class was KILLER. 45 minutes of non-stop movement on the machine. To say I was sore for 3 days is an understatement.

Favorite Eats:

Chicken Taco Salad and Hibiscus Kombucha

This could be the best salad I have ever eaten in my entire life – the Taco Salad from Local Foods in Houston. It was hearty and delicious and full of greens, protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. It also helped that the restaurant was light and airy and they had kombucha on tap. I was a very happy girl.

Korean Turkey Burgers

Oh. My. Goodness. These burgers were GOOD. Like I was so excited for tomorrow’s leftovers good, but Pat liked them too much to leave leftovers… These Korean Turkey Burgers are from a fellow Chicago blogger – Nora at A Clean Bake. I have loved every single recipe of Nora’s that I have made and I will definitely be making these again!

Favorite Things I…

watched:

  • TV Show // The Great British Baking Show – PLEASE tell me that you’ve watched all three seasons that are available on Netflix. Please please please. And please call me so we can talk about it. I’m obsessed with Mary Berry (but, who isn’t?!) and cannot get over her use of the word ‘scrummy’ and the phrase ‘soggy bottoms’. Now all you need to do is watch this.
  • Movie // CHiPs – This movie was so freaking funny. I have never seen the show that it was based on, and am told it was a drama; but Dax Shepard and Michael Pena are so good together. At one point during the movie, I actually spit I was laughing so hard.

read:

  • Book // A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol by Eileen Laird – I’ve been doing a ton of reading lately about the AIP diet. While most books are pretty information dense and lengthy, Eileen’s book is short and to the point. I read the entire thing in under 3 hours and it’s small enough to fit in your purse and take with you for a quick reference while out. I’ve been thinking about adapting a paleo diet to see if my Raynaud’s symptoms improve, but I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you ever adapted a paleo or AIP diet to manage autoimmune symptoms? Please comment below or send me an email!
  • Blog // How To Be A Successful Beginner Blogger by Miss Allie’s Kitchen – My blogger bestie wrote this fabulous article about being a beginner blogger and starting your own business. This article is seriously chock-full of good information and helpful tips on getting started. If you are thinking about starting your own blog, make sure to give it a read!

listened to:

  • Artist // The Neighbourhood. I featured The Neighbourhood’s Sweater Weather in Lyrics & Libations and I seriously cannot get enough of this group. I hiiiiighly recommend checking out all of their music on Spotify; but one of my favorites is RIP 2 My Youth.
  • Podcast // Food Blog Business with Lindsay Cotter on The Chopped Podcast. Lindsay is the brains, business, recipe creator, food photography, and everything behind Cotter Crunch. I love hearing stories from food bloggers about how they approach turning their blog into a business and her unique story of how she got started!

Happy Friday friends and Happy last day of March!


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11 thoughts on “March Favorites

  1. Emily

    I haven’t seen the Great British Baking Show, but now I feel like I should check it out!

    And 45 minutes of non stop movement in a class; that sounds tough. I love trying those new workouts that make you feel muscles that didn’t hurt before. They are a great way of keeping me humble, when I get too cocky about how fit I’m ‘feeling.’

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    1. Ellie Post author

      I couldn’t agree more! I’ve tried a few new workouts lately and I my entire body has been so sore. But it’s a great reality check and such a good challenge! And YES – you need to check out the show. It’s amazing!

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  2. Lephan

    I love this! I need to try out Iron and Oar while I still live walking distance! I will also be reading Miss Allie’s Kitchen’s post on being a beginner blogger! Have you tried Pilates Proworks on Halsted? It’s pretty legit!

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  3. jess larson | plays well with butter

    ok MAJOR PROPS to you for pulling off a striped bodysuit. bodysuits are everything my inner 90s child has been dreaming about for the last 20 years…but i just can’t bring myself to do it! loved the update, ellie – & totally agree that time is flying by too flippin fast! xx

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