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Saved For A Rainy Day

You know the concept of saving something for a rainy day? I took it pretty literally today. We woke up to rain here in Pittsburgh and everyone in our zoo was a little stir crazy.

Niva went to doggy daycare and I pulled out Sadie’s water painting mat that I’ve been saving for, well, a rainy day. 

Toddler playing with water painting mat

I’m not sure if Sadie or I had more fun playing with that thing. It’s pretty cool! 

Remember the $0.34 dress I mentioned buying at the thrift store? Here’s how it looks on Sader Tot. Also, she insisted on wearing rain boots that day even though it wasn’t raining 😉

Toddler wearing corduroy dress

Thankfully Jimmy didn’t have such long day at work yesterday! He came home and made a fort with Sadie while I got some real estate work done.

It always amazes me how he comes home from working nine hours and is ready to play the evening away. I also heard them pretending to sleep, so hopefully he got a little rest 😉

Dad and daughter inside couch and blanket fort

Last but not least, I want to introduce you to my new sourdough starter, Jethro.

I’ve been feeding him for about a week now and am hoping to bake my first loaf with him today or tomorrow. Can’t wait!

Sourdough Starter

Do you save anything for a rainy day?

How It Came Out, Holiday Coffee, and Our Zoo

Here’s how the challah from my last post came out! I think I would be happy baking bread every day for the rest of my life. 

Challah bread

What do you think about holiday-flavored drinks?

I’m not really into flavored coffee, but I tried Starbucks Holiday Blend k cups and found them to be just right in terms of having a different flavor than “normal” coffee, while not being overly sweet or flavored. Definitely recommend 🙂

Starbucks Holiday Blend K Cups

Speaking of holidays, I mentioned having trouble finding books that were fall-themed but didn’t mention Halloween and Rach sent me a whole list of fall books. I went down a rabbit hole of looking at books and ordered this one. It’s so precious!

Oh, have I ever mentioned our house is a zoo? I was feeding Niva and put her dog food down on the ground and she jumped on the table while Sadie sat on the ground and ate Niva’s food. Totally logical, right?!

Siberian Husky on table

What hobby would be happy to do every day for the rest of your life?