Butternut Squash Soup

Currently: October 2020

Welcome to October! I’m not sure how it’s fall and the tenth month of 2020, but here we are. Also, want to hear something crazy? This month marks ten years of blogging for me. 

Carnegie Library

Here’s a look at what’s currently going on in my life this month! 

Current book Still working my way through Midnight Sun and Sadie has been enjoying the Gerda Muller Seasons Collection that my blogging friend Grace gave her for her birthday! Thank you, Grace 🙂

Current excitement Celebrating Sadie’s birthday with our families. We’re having a little get-together with immediate family tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it!

Current joy The everyday moments of life. Going to the library with Sadie, taking Niva on a walk, snuggling with Malcolm on the couch, sitting next to Jimmy at church. Such blessings!

Toddler at Carnegie Library

Current indulgence Taking a nap while Sadie is napping. It doesn’t happen often, maybe once a week, but it’s always refreshing to get in a power nap every once in a while 🙂

Current food Butternut squash soup. I’ve been using this recipe for years and love how simple it is.

Current feelings Sad our garden is on its last leg but excited for this season and the upcoming holidays. 

Current cuteness Niva sleeping in our backyard. The weather has been cooling off here in Pittsburgh and she is loving it. 

Siberian husky sleeping in yard

Current baked good I’m really wanting to pick up some molasses so I can bake these or just some good ‘ol ginger snaps. 

Current beauty product This leave-in conditioner has been making my hair so soft. 

Current drink I usually buy Sadie Juicy Juice in the fruit punch flavor at the store and always steal some from her because it’s so good. Also loving this coffee, as always. 

Current laugh I was at the grocery store the other day while Sadie was napping and checked on her via our baby monitor and found this adorable scene. 

Dad sitting in baby's crib

Current craving A trip with Jimmy. We haven’t gone on a trip just the two of us since before Sadie was born and I’ve been dreaming of a little one-night getaway!

Current goal As always, going through our belongings and donating what we no longer use and then organizing what is left over. 

Current confession I’ve been looking at Christmas decorations. I may or may not have picked up a few holiday-esque things at Dollar Tree the other day. Are you a “it’s too early to think of Christmas” person or a “yay! Christmas!” person?

Current blessing This may sound weird, but the joy of passion. Just being creative and having ideas and doing things is such a blessing, you know?

Tell me something current in your life!

Two screen shots + some pictures

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented (and emailed/Facebooked/text messgaed) me about my last post.

Wow. I didn’t expect to receive so much support and advice. I love the blogging community and the amazing friendships I’ve made. I will definitely keep everyone updated on my situation and how I’m handling things!

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Two screenshots

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The temperature was 39° when I woke up the other day, and I continued to be crabby about the chilly weather by complaining to Jimmy. I better suck it up because I lived through 8° weather in January!

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I’ve been listening to this song way too much.

Some pictures

Hannah
Hannah stole my phone the other day and took some selfies. Now they are on the internet. Love you, Hannah 😉

crocs
I’m really sorry, but I think Crocs are my favorite shoes. I even wear them out in public.

pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is pretty awesome.

Did you know it’s officially fall? Yeah, I bet you already knew that.

Here are some of my favorite fall recipes:
Butternut squash muffins–Don’t knock ’em till you try ’em!
Pumpkin muffins
Pumpkin smoothie
Pumpkin spice pancakes
Butternut squash soup–it only has five ingredients!
Mom’s chili
Rosemary Chicken
Sweet potato-lentil stew
Vegan oatmeal cookies

What’s your favorite fall recipe? Please share!