Currently: November 2020

It’s the penultimate month of 2020. Wild! It’s officially the holiday season, too, which is making me very happy. I’m really excited to share the joy of this time of year with our little Sader Tot 🙂

Fall leaves

Here’s what’s going on in my life this month.

Current books I just finished Etched in Sand and whew was it intense. Not a light read, but very moving. I’m onto one fiction book: Dear to Me and one nonfiction book: Midwife: An Adventure. Always reading about the Amish and midwifery, haha.

Current laugh When Jimmy and I were out last weekend we were in a store and I heard someone say “Ugh, when did boot cut jeans come back in style?” and I was so embarrassed… I’ve been wearing bootcut jeans for the past ten years, LOL.

Current baked good Sourdough bread. I’m back on the sourdough train and loving it!

Sourdough bread

Current beauty product Nail strips. I don’t know if I can go back to regular nail polish now! The fact that I don’t have to wait for my nails to dry is a game-changer.

Current obsession Crafting for Christmas. I’m so excited to decorate this year! Jimmy and I are butting heads on when we should decorate, though. He wants to wait until after Thanksgiving and I was ready at midnight on October 31st. What’s your take?

Current fact Amazon now delivers Siberian huskies 😉

Siberian Husky sitting in Amazon box

Current food I made tofu for the first time in years today. Who am I?! I like to marinate it in soy sauce, honey, garlic, and spices and then bake it at 400 degrees until it’s crispy.

Current excitement My sister is having her anatomy scan on Friday!

Current cuteness Sadie all bundled up for cold weather. Also, why does she suddenly look all grown up?!

Toddler wearing cat hat

Current drink We just opened a bag of this coffee. I’m not much of a dark roast gal, but Jimmy loves it so we switch between light and dark roasts!

Current question What is one thing bringing you joy lately?

A look back…

Currently: November 2017

Currently: November 2018

Currently: November 2019



  1. Your sourdough bread looks amazing! I’d love to try baking sourdough but it seems a bit complicated with the starter and everything. Is it easier to make a starter and look after it? The tofu sounds delicious too — I recently made marinated tofu too, but I didn’t bake it. I should try baking it next time!

    How exciting about your sister’s scan!

    One thing that’s bringing me joy is being able to go for walks and enjoy nature and the fresh air. I saw a fox running through a field this morning! We’re in lockdown again in the UK but at least I can get outside 🙂

    1. Thanks for the compliment on my sourdough! Looking after the starter is very easy and only takes a few minutes each day! The thing that was difficult for me in the beginning was getting all the supplies–whole what flour, a food scale, dutch oven, proofing basket, and a bread lame. Other than that, it’s very straightforward and simple! If you decide to make a starter and get “into” sourdough, I highly recommend this cookbook:,aps,146&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyWVJVSUFDWUJHUlcyJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzQzNTMxMVIzSDNLVVlZVU1YNyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTQ5MTkzMjhNNzRLNEE5NVE1QSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=&linkCode=ll1&tag=alliezottola-20&linkId=a029298b314b5a129339f430f9198ade&language=en_US

      Let me know if you try baking the tofu! I also make it in BBQ sauce on the stovetop sometimes 🙂

      In case you didn’t read, my sister is having a boy!! The scan went well!

      Yay for getting out in the fresh air and seeing a fox!! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one in person except at the zoo.

  2. Nail strips are such a game changer for life with little kids! Nicole introduced me to them and they have been a game changer!

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