Books and Baking

Books and baking. I’m pretty sure that could have been the name of this blog 😉

I feel like it has been a while since I last posted, but it has only been a few days that have felt like weeks due to a not-so-fun sleep regression and toddler separation anxiety. God is teaching me so much as I parent Sadie and something I’m learning lately is to let go of expectations.

Toddler sitting in window with husky

There are a million things I’d like to do, but the most important thing is that I serve God and my family. I’m right where He has me and that’s what matters.

Some days I just won’t get my real estate work done, or the laundry folded, or even get to shower. Some days the only accomplishment I have achieved is getting my toddler to take a stroller nap.

Toddler sleeping in Graco stroller

I’m realizing that’s okay. This is such a short, precious season of my life with a little one who is so dependent on me. I’m blessed to be with her each and every day and I pray I can always be present and show her the love God has shown me ❤

Parenting a child can feel so all-consuming at times. It’s the hardest, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I constantly feel God refining my character and pushing me to seek Him in every moment.

Onto the baking and books. We had a church fellowship planned for Sunday night and I made blueberry muffins with a cinnamon crumble topping!

Blueberry muffins with cinnamon crumble topping

Church ended up being cancelled due to a power outage, so we enjoyed the muffins after dinner. We’ve had some windy days here lately.

Jimmy had another long day at work in West Virginia yesterday. He left our house at 5:45 am and got home at 9:45 pm. Sadie and I whipped up brown sugar pumpkin spice cookie dough while he was away and we baked it tonight for us to all celebrate an evening together 🙂

Brown sugar pumpkin spice cookies

Sorry about the poor lighting… daylight savings life, lol.

Let’s talk books! Here’s what I’m reading at the moment:

Books I’m eying up next:

Books Sadie has loving:

Are you reading any good books?

What’s the last thing you baked?

What’s the weather like where you live?



  1. “There are a million things I’d like to do, but the most important thing is that I serve God and my family. I’m right where He has me and that’s what matters.” YES!!!! That whole top off of your blog spoke directly to my heart, and I needed to hear that tonight. Thank you for sharing that wisdom!
    Those blueberry muffins look SO yummy!
    And I love that you included books Sadie loved with your current reading list! I’m totally doing that in my next book review!! 🙂 I love sharing our favorite kids books along with the ones I’m reading.

  2. Well, as far as Book reading, I’m still slacking. The Bible every morning, and still working on the Shannon Miller biography.
    Baking – chocolate chip cookies ❤️
    I love fall in Pittsburgh! It’s becoming one of my favorite seasons.
    You’re doing a phenomenal job with Sadie – believe me, she will thank you some day when she understands.
    Love you~ Madre

  3. Your doing an awesome job as a mom! It’s so rewarding to see you on that role and your godly out look on it and life in general!

    If you have any left over backed good send them my way!

    Love 💕 you!

  4. Oh friend, hang in there. You are so right about how fleeting this time is. Letting go of expectations is so hard! You are doing so great, friend. ❤

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