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Toddler climbing out of crib

Escape Artists, Thrifting, and Fall Reading

I think Niva’s fence jumping habit is rubbing off on Sadie. I heard her stirring in her crib yesterday morning and checked her baby monitor to find this scene. We have two escape artists on our hands, lol.

Toddler climbing out of crib

Thankfully I caught her before she fully climbed out, but I feel like our crib days are numbered. Fellow parents, when did you switch your child from a crib to a bed?

We’ve been doing some fall-themed reading here in the Zottola household. Sadie really enjoys Biscuit books, so we added a few fall ones to our growing collection. 

Biscuit books

We don’t celebrate Halloween, and I’ve found it tough to find children’s books about fall that aren’t Halloween-related. When I saw Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch, Biscuit is Thankful, and Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit I was so pumped! 

Do you like to go thrift shopping? I don’t go very often, but every time I do I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. I especially like to thrift clothes for Sadie because she grows out of things so quickly. 

My mom, Sadie, and I went on a little girls’ outing to a local thrift store and found a few great deals.

Thrifted toddler clothing

The bird top was $2.09 and the bunny rabbit jumper was $1.04. 

Thrifted toddler clothes

The red dress cost $2.09 and the adorable animal print sweater was also $2.09.

Penn State toddler outfit

Last but not least for clothing, Sadie scored a Penn State shirt for $1.04 and jeggings for $0.99. 

I couldn’t pass up the book section because, well, books. I grabbed a book that tells the story of Noah’s ark for $0.50 and a marriage book I’ve been eying up for years for $1.99. I’m excited to dive in. 

Love and Respect and The Story of Noah

What was the last item you got a great deal on?

Modest Fall Outfit Ideas

I last posted about summer outfit ideas in June and got great feedback on that post, so I’m excited to share some for the new season!

1. Dress + Ankle Booties

Modest fall outfit idea dress with ankle booties

Dress // Ankle Booties // Necklace // Headband // Purse

2. Maxi Skirt + Denim Jacket

Modest fall outfit idea from Amazon with maxi skirt and denim jacket

Skirt // Shirt // Jacket // Shoes // Earrings

3. Sweater + Jeans

Modest Fall outfit from Amazon

Sweater // Jeans // Shoes // Necklace // Purse

4. Cardigan + Denim Skirt

Modest Fall Outfit Idea with skirt and cardigan from Amazon

Skirt // Cardigan // Shoes // Tank Top // Ring

5. Flannel Shirt + Jeans

Fall outfit idea from Amazon

Flannel Shirt // Boots // Bracelet // Nail Polish // Jeans