I missed two weeks of Friday Favorites, so I have lots to share today! First of all, happy Friday! Do you have any plans this weekend? I want to hear about them and your favorites in the comments 😊
Let’s get right to the good stuff of what I’ve been loving lately!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. No Friday Favorites post is complete without me mentioning some sort of food item, right?! I’ve had my eye on the New Zealand-based brand Fix and Fogg peanut butter for a long time. It went on sale soo I bought a jar of the dark chocolate flavor. Oh, it’s so good! The right amount of chocolate and it’s slightly crunchy. Perfection.
Decorating for fall. Sadie and I pulled out our fall decorations this week and had a blast putting pumpkins and garlands all around the house. I bought some faux mums to put outside in a planter and got a new pillow at Walmart. My favorite fall decor piece is still my pumpkin candle holder. It makes me so happy!
Fall children’s books. On the heels of all the decorating, I also pulled out our bin of seasonal books and grabbed all the fall and Thanksgiving ones. Sadie and I have been reading about pumpkin patches and turkeys and getting in the fall spirit 🤗 I’m curious, do any adults out there have favorite novels that are set in the fall season? Send me your recommendations if so!
Zingo. If you’re not the parent of a young child, you’ve probably never heard of Zingo. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like an exciting and simple form of bingo for kids 4+. We’ve been playing it daily and even Jimmy and I think it’s pretty fun!
A new novel. I mentioned in a recent post that I was looking for a new novel since I finished The Bodyguard. I’m now reading The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center! I’m only a few chapters in, but as always, love the author’s style of writing. My sister is reading this book and has sent me a few quotes that had me nodding my head so hard. Definitely adding it to my to-read list!
September weather. You never know what you’re going to get with the weather in Pittsburgh in September. Sometimes it’s rainy, other years it has been blazing hot all month. This year, it has been pretty perfect: chilly mornings in the 50s/60s that are so cozy and then warm, sunny days with highs in the 70s. Perfect weather for a picnic with my favorite girl 💜
Candles. Since it’s beginning to cool off here in the ‘Burgh, I’ve been pulling out my candles more and more. Sadie and I stopped at Yankee Candle this week and picked out a few candles together. I was pleasantly surprised by how well-behaved she was among all the glass jars calling her name 😂 We left with a pack of tea lights in a cider scent and a couple of votives that were pumpkin-scented.
Living the husky life. Okay, are you ready for the next crazy Niva story?! We keep her in our basement when we go to church and she’s been going to the the bathroom and chewing things while we’re gone so we decided to start crating her. We came home from church this week and she was out of her crate and it was still locked. HOW!!! She’s seriously too funny. She had a husky play date at our house this week and got some energy out 😊