Currently: April 2019

It’s April. What a lovely month! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Current book Just finished up reading about all things baby-led weaning, which was interesting. Still reading this devotional book for the mom’s group I’m co-leading, and just started re-reading this book that I enjoyed a lot last year.

Current joy Birds! We have a bird feeder just outside our kitchen window and I finally bought some seed to fill it with. I’m enjoying seeing birds at the feeder each day. Cardinals are my favorite. We also have a hummingbird feeder that I need to fill with nectar, too.

Bird feed for bird feeder

Current app Peanut. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like Tinder for meeting moms. I got “matched” with a mom that lives in my neighborhood and we’re hoping to meet up with our babies soon!

Current tv show Deliver Me. I have no idea how I got into a random birth-related show that was filmed in 2008-2011, but I’m diggin’ it.

Current obsession Dark chocolate.

Chocolove Rich Dark Chocolate

Current goal I want to vacuum and wash our car on a monthly basis. We’ll see how I do on this one 😉

Current craving I’d love to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo soon. I think Sadie would enjoy it as well!

Current food Pancakes. I was told Kodiak Cakes are delicious, so I picked up a box of the oat and honey mix and they did not disappoint! And yes, I ate them while standing at the counter 🙂

Kodiak Cake Pancake Mix Oat and Honey Whole Wheat

Current blessing The joy of spring and all the exciting things coming up. My sister and sister-in-law are expecting their daughters next month, we’re beginning to plan our garden, and just enjoying more daylight and warmer weather!

Current excitement We’re traveling this month! This will be Sadie’s first big trip and I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Fellow parents, any tips on long road trips with babies?!

Current cuteness Sadie in a Carhartt shirt! Jimmy wears a lot of Carhartt gear at work, so we thought it would be cute to get her a tool belt t-shirt so she can dress like her dad.

Baby girl in Carhartt baby t-shirt tool belt

Current beauty product I’ve been using Sun Bum shampoo and conditioner lately and it smells just like their sunblock. Strange? Maybe, but I really like the smell of sunblock.

Current drink I’ve been having a glass of apple juice almost every day lately. Random, but delicious.

Current fun Family nights at home. It’s so nice to have a few nights each week where we have nothing on the agenda and can just relax as a family.

Dad holding baby up to window with cat

Tell me something current in your life!



  1. We have been talking about getting a bird feeder for humming birds!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. We are HUGE fans of Kodiak Cakes here in this family!! I love that we enjoy them just like that… or we can throw in blueberries, mashed banana… or even a handful of chocolate chips. 😉 So yummy!! And I always feel so energized afterward.
    And oooh, I can’t wait to hear how traveling goes! We actually just booked our first-ever travel plans as a family of four (because we haven’t traveled with Kaitlyn yet either, even though she turns two in May). It’s a road trip to Maine (only like 3 – 4 hours), and we’re staying for four nights.But I’m really excited to start experiencing new places with our kiddos. It’s all so much fun! I can’t wait to see pics and to hear how your traveling goes! 🙂
    P.S. I love Sadie’s tool-belt shirt SO much. Too much cuteness!! 🙂

    1. You totally gave me the idea to add mashed banana into Kodak cakes! I tried it this week and can I just say thank you?! So delicious!

      We are driving as I type this comment! So far, so good! We have brought lots of toys, one new toy, and a few books! I’m surprised, but the books seem to be the biggest hit! I hope your trip goes well!! Maine sounds glorious 🙂

      1. I’m SO glad you tried the mashed banana in the Kodiak cakes and liked it!!! Aren’t banana pancakes the best?!?
        And awwww!!! Happy and safe travels! xoxo

    1. I highly recommend! I’ve tried a few variations now… adding mashed banana and adding cocoa powder to make them chocolatey! I hope you enjoy the. If you give them a try 🙂

  3. I love your goal of washing and vacuuming out the cars monthly! Just this past weekend, we washed & vacuumed our car and it feels so nice to have it done! I think I tend to underestimate how great it is to have a clean car, inside and out. Also, Sadie is adorable in that shirt!!

    1. It’s a lofty goal for me, but who knows, maybe I can get it done! Like you said, it’s a good feeling to have the car all clean!

      Thanks for the compliment on Sadie in her shirt!!

    1. Yeah, they’re similar to Bisquick in that you just add water and/or oil if you’re making pancakes or waffles! What’s different is that they’re considered healthier because they use whole grains, some mixes have extra protein, and they don’t use artificial ingredients!

  4. We love Kodiak pancakes!! We also use them to make “cake-in-a-mug” (1/4 cup mix, 1/4 cup milk of choice, small handful of mix-ins, microwave 1 minute, enjoy) and muffins ( I just made a batch of the muffins this week!

    How is Sadie old enough for us to be talking about Baby Led Weaning and food?! Isn’t she just a newborn. Ah, big kid. These pictures of her are amazing me. She is growing so fast!

    Best of luck with traveling! I’ll send you a message with some of the things that worked well for us. 🙂

    1. Okay, thank you so much for that little recipe idea!! I need to try it ASAP! I love how simple it is!

      I literally have no clue how Sadie is into baby led weaning already… like how?! It’s wild!

      Thank you SO much for your email! It was a huge help! I’m going to reply sometime today if Sadie allows, haha!

  5. Oh she’s so cute with her tool belt!! Ready to start welding with Dad in the shop.

    I have heard good things about Kodiak cakes. The oats and honey flavor you mentioned sounds really good.

    1. I couldn’t resist the little T-shirt! Even if it was $10 and she’ll outgrow it way too fast, haha.

      I kept hearing all about Kodak cakes and finally gave them a try. I’d definitely recommend them! They’re easy to make and I feel good about the ingredients!

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