March Stuff!!

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My dad paid me a visit in late February, while on a 2-day layover to Kuala Lampur. I drove him to the airport where he boarded his Malaysian Airlines flight. Ten hours later I received a text from him telling me his flight to Tokyo was the worst of his life. He then took the second leg of the flight and said it was even worse. The pilot flew the plane straight through a bad snowstorm; the plane jolted up and down for about an hour while the plane’s lights flickered on and off. He said he had never been so scared for his life. For his return flight, he booked another flight on another airline, despite knowing he wouldn’t be reimbursed from Malaysian Airlines. Luckily he made it home safe and sound.

About a week later, the Malaysian Airline Flight 370 disappeared and has yet to show a trace. When I heard the news I started crying. All of the what-ifs played over and over again in my mind. On one hand I felt so happy that my dad wasn’t on that flight to Beijing, but I also felt so terrible for the people whose family members are still missing.

Needless to say, March started off on a super grateful note.

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March also started with a huge rainstorm coming into town. It was a big moment for Los Angeles.

I threw, along with our friend Natalie, a BBQ-themed birthday party for Joshua; and it just so happened to be on the same weekend as the epic rainstorm, so the BBQ moved inside.

Luckily no one cared because there was tons of BBQ and my dream of having a Bloody Mary Bar (equipped with Slim Jims) came true.

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Ceramics continued…and I made my very first plate!

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Amelia thought this sprinkler was the scariest thing ever.

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I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. LOVED IT!

I’m dreaming about making the dessert from the movie. Might be a cute blog post.

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There were beautiful Spring walks.

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My favorite recipe of the month goes to this Black Pepper Strawberry Butter.

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Lilas came in season and my whole living room smelled sweet and fragrant. AHH!

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While I was being a bad dog mother and texting, Amelia found a pizza crust on the ground and ate it obviously.

Sometimes I think she’s my spirit animal. Like, if I was a dog I’d totally do that too. Why let pizza crust go to waste?!?!

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Bri let me take a class of Blogshop Online! I learned new tricks, lots of time-saving tips and had a good, creative afternoon. I highly recommend it.

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There was a trip to Ikea. I honestly despise shopping, so soft-serve helps.

March Stuff!! // www.acozykitchen.com

Good Egg is a grocery delivery service that I LOVE. There’s no minimum and you order directly from the farm so your produce and food goods are super fresh.

March Stuff!! // www.acozykitchen.com

Amelia and I love going to the park at magic-hour. It’s my favorite thing to do.

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I ended the month in New York for some work stuff. I ate pizza, pretzels and drank a few too many old-fashioneds.

March Stuff!! // www.acozykitchen.com

I’m couldn’t be more excited for April.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Belinda@moonblushbaker April 1, 2014 at 12:45 am

Aww so cool! I have always want to try my hand at pottery too. Any tips?

That butter recipe is my new fave bagel spread. Great addition to your recipes.

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Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Definitely take a class. You’ll make a bowl on the first or second day. It’s great.

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AbbyThe Frosted Vegan April 1, 2014 at 4:01 am

I would totally be your spirit animal friend, pizza crusts on the ground are still pizza!

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Christine April 1, 2014 at 4:46 am

Thank you for sharing little bits of your world. You started my April with a smile :)

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lucy April 1, 2014 at 6:53 am

Lilacs are my favourite for spring! Can’t wait til mine start to bloom! I love your blog and I’m happy for you and your father. Thank the heavens above and prayers for those missing.

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Catherine April 1, 2014 at 7:41 am

What kind of camera do you use for your blog?
Also thanks for posting about blogshop. I want to begin a blog but really need technical help in a lot of areas.

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Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Hi! I use a Canon 5D. It’s helpful but it sort of depends on what you’re ultimate goal is with your blog.

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misskimberlynn April 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

You are so dang pretty!

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steph @ stephsapartmentkitchen April 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

Adorable! I love the addition of these little bits into your site. I’m browsing around on Good Egg right now – it’s such a great solution for those of us who don’t have regular access to a farmer’s market!

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Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Thanks, lady! And yes, agreed. The low delivery fee makes it feasible too.

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Madelein - mother to six wonderful kids April 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Nice post :-)

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AnneElise April 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I have yet to see the Grand Budapest Hotel, but there was a recipe video released a while back for Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolate and it’s totally adorable.

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Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Oh I saw that! It’s adorable.

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Denise April 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Touching post……being grateful for life is always humbling.

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Sarah April 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

That pretzel looks amazing and I need one in my face right this second! My dog is definitely my spirt animal and also my siamese twin.

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Ashley April 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I here so many good things about blogshop! It’s on my list of things to finally get around to. Hope you learned a lot! PS I am so in love with your pup! Such a beautiful breed.

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Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I did. I recommend it! xoxo

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Emily @ Life on Food April 2, 2014 at 3:33 am

I am trying to work in an art class. Love it!

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Billy April 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Yes to all of this and absolute yes to spirit animals eating pizza crusts off the ground. Mose is a carbwhore and I think it might be because of me.

Also A+ for dat bloody mary bar.

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ashley - baker by nature April 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

We’re going to see The Grand Budapest Hotel to-night and I just know we’re going to love it! Wes is so clever! And YES to Amelia eating that pizza crust. Just yes.

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Nina April 8, 2014 at 11:28 am

Any chance we could get a separate post of the BBQ-themed birthday party? I’d love to see more.

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