Things I Learned In March

Well, folks! It’s the end of March. Time to link up with Emily Freeman and share what we’ve learned this month. 


  1. Our kitchen counter has an extremely handy outlet just below the ledge. We’ve lived here over a year. Is there an extra bedroom somewhere?
  2. If you tweet it, books will come. All this time on Social Media has really paid off. The Motherhood ran a giveaway on Twitter for Melanie Shankle’s new book The Antelope In The Living Room – AND I WON! Melanie Shankle blogs at and, y’all, she is hilarious. I love this woman. Antelope was her memoir on marriage and she’s also written a memoir of motherhood called Sparkly Green Earrings. Both come heartily recommended. (And they’re even more satisfying if you can win them on Twitter!)
  3. How to make French toast. Last Saturday Ben and I did nothing. Okay, we made French toast and cuddled our daughter and binge-watched The Office. It was fabulous. And I learned how to make French toast! Believe it or not (you probably won’t have a hard time believing) I’ve never made French toast before. Thanks Pinterest. Though we felt totally lazy, I was reminded of DA Carson’s quote about rest, “We are whole complicated beings: our physical existence is tied to our spiritual well-being, to our mental outlook, to our relationships with others, including our relationship with God. Sometimes the godliest thing you can do in the universe is get a good night’s sleep – not pray all night, but sleep.” (from Scandalous)


  1. J. Rae on March 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Hahaha! If you find that extra bedroom, I expect pictures!

    • Victoria on March 31, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Haha! I know, right? It’s amazing what can be hiding in plain sight!

  2. Bek on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Saturday was a binge-the-Office day for me, too! What season did you watch?
    Congrats on the book win! So cool! 🙂

    • Victoria on March 31, 2014 at 11:42 am

      We’re (finally!) on season 9! Just two episodes left! I stopped watching regularly once Michael Scott left, I missed so much!!!!!!!

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