Nine Things Making Me Happy Lately

Sharing a few things making me happy lately!

1. Bible time. Our house is rarely quiet, but 5:00 am is probably the most silent it gets. You’ll usually find me with a mug of coffee, my Bible, and a notebook to take notes. 

Bible and journal with coffee

2. Heirloom recipes. I got a surprise package in the mail yesterday. My aunt sent me a few recipes that were my grandma’s and great grandma’s. I can’t wait to try them out! 

3. Cornbread. Yup, cornbread is making me happy, okay?! I hadn’t made a pan of it in a while and this one definitely hit the spot. Niva supervised the whole process from start to finish, lol. If you’re a fan of cornbread, do you like it sweet or no? I’m a big fan of the sweet kind! My favorite recipe uses honey to make it sweet.

Cornbread and husky

4. Naps. Sometimes you just need a good nap, you know? Are you a fan of naps?

5. Teaching Sadie about Christmas. I’ve been going over the story of Jesus’ birth with Sadie this week and it’s such a joy! We read Baby Jesus and acted it out with her nativity set. 

Little People nativity set and Baby Jesus board book

6. Conversations with strangers. Sadie and I were in Dollar Tree yesterday picking up a roll of wrapping paper and a lady shopping nearby saw Sadie and they had a cute conversation. 

-Lady: Hi! Are you helping mommy shop?

-Sadie: Mhmmm.

-Lady: What do you want for Christmas?

-Sadie: Umm, snacks?

7. My dad and Sadie. My parents watched Sadie on Sunday between the morning and evening church services and my dad and Sadie took a nap together. 

Toddler and grandpa taking a nap together on couch

8. Baking. I’ve been baking up a storm this week and loving every second of it. Do you do any baking or treat-making for Christmas? 

9. A new book. I’ve been wanting to learn more about essential oils and I found a book that shares scripture references for oils mentioned in the Bible and how they were used. It also has great information on safety as well as remedies and recipes. 

Essential Oils of the Bible Book

Tell me something that has been making you happy lately!

Happy Box, Back to the Park, and Snuggles

The best kind of days start out with snuggles on the couch.

Toddler and husky snuggling on couch

Most parks in Pittsburgh have reopened while following social distancing guidelines and man did it feel good to take Sadie to the park last night!

I think she forgot what a park even was. She kept saying “oh!” and smiling at everything. 

Toddler on swing

Toddler smiling at park

I did something else I haven’t done in a while last night. I baked a pan of cornbread!

We all chowed on that for dinner along with barbecue chicken and vegetables. 


I am very pleased to report that Sadie liked the cornbread. I wonder if she will have my level of love for cornbread as she grows up, haha. 

Speaking of levels, Jimmy said I reached level 200 of motherhood because Sadie handed me a booger in the car on the way home from the park. How many levels of motherhood are there? I think us moms should come up with a scale of mom-type things that happen at each level 😉

Sadie spent a few minutes relaxing in our fire pit once we got home from the park. 

Toddler playing in fire pit

In other news, I have dubbed my little box of thread as my happy box. Every time I pull out my needle and thread, I am in my happy zone. I’m currently working on a shirt for Sadie and can’t wait to see how it comes out! 

Box of thread

Are you currently working on any projects?

Do you like cornbread?