Currently: February 2019

Well, here we are. It’s the second month of 2019. February has been treating us well so far. Pittsburgh has had some warm weather and sunshine the past few days, which has been absolutely lovely!

Family with baby girl

Here’s what’s currently going on in my life!

Current book Just finished this, which was really gripping. I picked up this political-based book and this medical memoir and can’t decide which to start first! I’ve also been reading all about about soup and cookies. A great combo, lol.

Current joy When Sadie wakes up and realizes who I am. She gets the biggest smile on her face and it makes me so happy.

Current food Rye bread. I just love that sharp, almost licorice-y flavor.

Pepperidge Farm Seedless Jewish Rye Bread

Current laugh I recently fed Sadie right before Jimmy and I walked into church and forgot to pull the flap of my nursing shirt back down and totally walked into church with my bra showing LOL.

Current blessing Jimmy and I bought a family car! We were using his truck as our family vehicle, and Jimmy was taking my two seat truck to work, but it was tough to get in and out of his two-door truck with Sadie’s carseat. Now we have a five person SUV!

Current beauty product Clear coat nail polish. I haven’t had much time to full-on paint my nails, but just adding a clear coat makes them look a little more put together 🙂

Current cuteness Sadie and her cousin Hunter! They spend a lot of time together in the church nursery, and I’m really excited to see them interact more as they grow up together.

Babies laying together

Current song Known by Tauren Wells.

Current baked good The best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever baked. Up next, I’m thinking I need to make graham cracker chocolate chip cookies because Maureen mentioned them and now I must. bake. them.

Current drink Going out for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. It has felt so necessary to have the extra caffeine with Sadie’s sleeping habits lately, haha.

Current indulgence Pet sitting! Doing things I did pre-Sadie feels so indulgent, lol. My mother-in-law and her fiancé baby sat Sadie and I was able to pet sit one of my long-time clients. I’ve also taken Sadie pet sitting with me a few times, which has been a lot of fun.

Walking chocolate lab in Pittsburgh PA

Current goal I’ve been wanting to paint the drawers on a hutch in our living room for a long time. I have the paint, I just need to make it happen.

Current excitement Jimmy and I are having his siblings and their significant others over on Valentine’s Day for a special dinner. I just need to decide what to make! Any ideas?!

Current craving A date night with Jimmy.

Current fun Taking Sadie to the library. I know this is only going to become more and more fun as she grows up, too! I just found out our local library is having a “babies and books” day a few times each month starting in March. Can’t wait!

Mom and baby at library

Current obsession Researching topics for a Bible study I’d like to create.

Current need Absolutely nothing! I have been so blessed.

Tell me something current from your life!



  1. LOL about your bra showing in church! It’s hard to remember to close everything up when there are so many layers!

    Okay, Andy loves rye bread and I have never been a fan but couldn’t put my finger on the reason why. When you mentioned it tasting like licorice, I was like that’s it!! Never realized that it has a hint of that flavor but that’s totally why! Too funny!

    I love Sadie’s little headbands! Those are so cute on her — she is one stylish little girl!

    1. Truth!!

      So, so funny about the rye bread and licorice flavor! Now you know, haha!

      I’m pretty much obsessed with Sadie in headbands! I don’t know what it is about a little girl in a headband, but I just love it! She’s way more stylish than me, haha.

  2. Congrats on the new car! So exciting! And from personal experience it’s easy to fit dogs into a 5 person SUV when you take them out and about.

    I never thought rye bread tasted like licorice since I don’t like black licorice but I like rye bread. Interesting how we all taste things a little differently!

    If you want a low key dinner a taco bar is a great option. We’ve done that with a couple for dinner before and it was fun since everyone got exactly what they wanted. For something a little more fancy bacon wrapped pork medallions are delicious and can be paired with so many different veggies for sides.

    1. Thanks, Maureen!! It really is so much easier to get in and out of a SUV with a baby than a two-door truck! It’s pretty much life changing, haha.

      So true about tasting things differently!!

      A taco bar should totally be my next dinner night menu! Such a fun idea.. and I love the bacon wrapped pork medallions, too!! Simple and elegant!

  3. I’m so glad you got to do some pet sitting!! I bet the pup was thrilled to see you.

    Oh no on the nursing coverage incident! At least you had bra coverage. Did you realize yourself that you’d forgotten to pull the shirt down or did someone point it out?

    Congrats on the new car! I have a five seat SUV (a CRV) and I love it. It’s a great size car for a family with one or two kids.

    1. Me too! It fills my heart up!! She was one happy pup when she saw me, which made it even better 🙂

      Someone totally had to point out that my bra was showing, haha!! Mom brain over here!!

      Yay for loving your SUV! I am really enjoying ours now that we’ve had it a few weeks!

    1. We are super happy with the new car! It’s a total game changer 🙂

      Thanks for the compliment on the picture! We truly are blessed! ❤ I hope all is well with you, Kylie!

  4. Oh the things you’ll experience while breastfeeding that no one warns you about… HA!!! I definitely had my share of moments like that! 🙂
    Congratulations on the new car. That’s so awesome!!
    Libraries are SO fun with kiddos!! I love taking my little ones to the library each week to pick out books and play with the fun toys. And story time is a blast! 🙂

    1. Seriously! I think I could write a novel on breastfeeding at this point and we’re only 4.5 months in! We are just getting into the biting stage… OW! Did you ever experience that?!

      The library truly is so much fun! I thought it was fun as an adult… now with a baby it’s even better!

  5. I already added both of those books to my reading list!

    Love some chocolate chip cookies. I just ate one, we bought a large container of them from Costco for the Super Bowl and had some left over 🙂

    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy them!

      I’ve never had Costco chocolate chip cookies… I need to try them! I feel like you’re the chocolate chip cookie connoisseur after the awesome post you did on the bakeries and cookies in Charleston!

  6. Oooh yay for a new family car! Which SUV did you end up with?

    Oh girl, the nursing top incident. Totally happens! I’m glad you are able to laugh about it, though.

    I look forward to hearing what you decide to make for Valentine’s! Thursday is normally our “leftover” night, but I was just thinking the other day that I might should maaaaybe do something a little more special for dinner that night. Maybe leftovers in the shape of a heart? Haha! Just kidding, I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

    Books & Babies! Love that! I bet Sadie will have a blast! 🙂

    1. We’re so happy with the new family car!! We got a BMW X3!

      Leftovers in the shape of a heart made me crack up!! What did you end up making?!

      Oh I am so excited for the Books & Babies class at the library!! I don’t know who will enjoy it more, me or Sadie, haha!

  7. That’s so nice that you all can enjoy some warm weather even in February!!

    Rye bread was always my favorite growing up (still is)!

    Sadie and Hunter are just adorable!! Oh my goooodness ❤

    You Valentines dinner sounds wonderful- can’t wait to see what you make 🙂

    This was sooo fun to read, Allie! Thanks for sharing ❤

    1. The warm weather was glorious while it lasted!

      Yay for finding a fellow rye bread lover! I feel like people have strong opinions on rye bread and it’s either a love or hate thing, haha. Probably because the flavor is so intense!

      Hope you’re having a great week, Mackenzie! ❤

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