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Currently: September 2019

We are somehow in the ninth month of 2019. How?! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Sunrise in nature on trail in Pittsburgh, PA

Current book This book on how to improve your relationship with your phone. Man is it good! I highly recommend if you’re ever frustrated by how much you use your phone.

Current beauty product Can dental floss be considered a beauty product? I like how easy to use these mini flossers are. I’m beginning to realize I’m a bit of a dental nerd. I love trying out new toothpastes and all things dental-related, lol.

Currently feeling Behind on pretty much everything, lol. This sweet little girl keeps me busy!

Baby smiling in bumble bee dress

Current blessing Safety. My parents left their beach house in the Outer Banks just before hurricane Dorian hit and I’m so glad they made it back to Pittsburgh safely.

I forgot to mention in my last post that Jimmy and Sadie and I were walking on the beach one morning when we were interviewed about the evacuation and we actually made it on the news. We’re in the first video starting at the 1:18 mark.

Current baked good Brownies! I picked up this mix and was skeptical of it, but pleasantly surprised by how fudgy and delicious these brownies turned out!

Foodstirs Chocolate brownie mix

Current goal Organizing our basement. I just donated a bunch of items we weren’t using and now I need to organize the things we do have.

Current craving Doing something crafty for fall. I’m thinking some watercoloring or making a homemade wreath is in order soon!

Current fun Spending time with Jimmy and Sadie. Since we had to cut our vacation short, we decided to make the best of Jimmy’s time off work and have a little staycation here in Pittsburgh. We took Sadie on a trail walk and played at a few local playgrounds it was a blast!

Mom and dad at park with baby girl

Current baby product This adorable bath rinser cup that keeps water out of Sadie’s eyes while we bathe her.

Current food Salmon! I think I could eat it every day and never get sick of it.

Current drink Chocolate chia seed smoothies. I never thought to add chia seeds to a smoothie until I realized how thick they make them and now I’m hooked!

Chocolate chia seed smoothie

Current excitement Our neighborhood has its annual fall festival in a few weeks and I can’t wait to go with Sadie and Jimmy! Last year Sadie was still in the womb and this year I have a feeling she’s going to love the petting zoo. What a difference a year can make 🙂

Tell me something current in your life!

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Cupcakes, Books, and Keeping It Real

I’m officially in cake mode again! Well, cupcake mode. I’ve been practicing cupcakes for Sadie’s first birthday party! We’re doing a honey bee themed party and I’m having way too much fun with ideas for treats.

Honey themed cupcakesHoney bee cupcakes with honeycombCandy honeycomb

I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and butterscotch “honeycomb” and topped them with a drizzle of honey! The only thing missing are these candy bees. I’m thinking I want to try out some chocolate covered pretzel ideas next. Can’t wait!

Onto the topic of reading. I’ve been reading up a storm lately. Mostly pregnancy and birth-related books–my favorite.
-Just finished Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
-Currently reading The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
-Up next is this birth story book

If you’re interested in reading about all things pregnancy, birth, baby, and parenting, I have a page where I list all of titles I’ve read in each category.

Now it’s time to keep it real here on the blog. I have three things to share today!

White and brown American Cocker Spaniel

1. Malcolm puked under mine and Jimmy’s bed the other day and Mavis crawled underneath it to eat the puke before I could clean it up. She then decided she couldn’t crawl back out and was stuck. I couldn’t move our bed because it’s too heavy. I called Jimmy while he was at work and we both had to just laugh that we have these weird/random situations with our small zoo of animals. Mavis eventually crawled back out when I pretended I was going on a walk without her, lol.

2. Remember how I called 911 when Sadie hit her head and was bleeding from her mouth? Jimmy and I had to call again less than two weeks later when she was choking on a plastic gum wrapper while we were driving. It was by far the scariest moment of my life. Thankfully she was able to breathe again after the longest minute of my life, but it was awful. I had a lot of fear and worry after that incident. I’m just focusing on the fact that she is okay now and God is in control. This parenting thing is not for the faint of heart.

3. I am so behind on blogging. I feel like it takes me three times as long to post and comment on blogs. I am reading other blogs and thinking of post ideas all the time, I just have a hard time finding the time!

Well, that’s all for today! I hope everyone has a great week and I’ll be back the next time I find a free moment 🙂