A Few Favorites

Hello! Just popping in today to share some favorites as of late. It’s currently 5:52 am on Saturday as I type up this post and a certain little someone is keeping me company because she woke up way too early. Like 4:45 am early.

Mom and toddler

We took a photo on my laptop, tired eyes and all 😉

Alright, onto to the favorites!

1. Hummus. The lemon hummus is great and isn’t overly sweet. The buffalo style hummus is spicy and full of flavor! Do you like hummus? If so, do you have a favorite flavor? I’m a fan of roasted red pepper. 


2. Park days with Sadie. I know our beautiful weather days in Pittsburgh are likely limited for the rest of 2020, so any time the sun is shining and it’s warm you will probably find us outside. 

We went to the park this week and I was impressed with Sadie wanting to try new things like climbing different structures, going down slides, etc. as she’s a pretty cautious child. Go Sader Tot!

Toddler walking in dress and cowboy boots

3. Studying contentment. I’m currently working through this study guide on cultivating contentment and it’s very inspiring and has me doing a lot of thinking and praying.

I was especially struck by the quote below. What a wonderful reminder that this broken world we live in isn’t all there is to life. With Jesus as our Savior, we can look forward to eternity in heaven each time we feel discontent in our life on earth.

Cultivating Contentment Study Guide

4. Little moments. If it’s warm enough, Sadie and I eat lunch outside and sometimes we let Malcolm sneak out with us.

Other little moments: we had our monthly family night on Thursday and had Thanksgiving dinner. Sadie and I cooked the green bean casserole together and it was so sweet having her help me. 

Girl and cat sitting outside together

5. Decorating for Christmas. Yay! I’ll probably do a separate post on this, but we have our decorations up and it’s making me so happy! We filmed a vlog of the process and I have a feeling this will be fun to look back on 😉

Tell me some of your favorite things lately!


Recent Eats


Here are some of my recent eats:

chineseSemi-homemade General Tso’s chicken. I just breaded the chicken with flour and fried it in oil for a few minutes, and then added enough sauce to coat the chicken. Easy peasy.

IMG_4967A fellow classmate was fundraising for THON, so I had to show my support 😉

IMG_4995Black eyed pea stew! I found black eyed peas on sale at the grocery store for 50 cents, so I researched some soup recipes and made this stew. The only thing I changed was that I replaced the kielbasa with sausage. It was great!

IMG_4993Check out the new Pop-tart flavor! I tried the limited edition marshmallow hot chocolate flavor in this post and the strawberry flavor in this post. Red velvet? Highly recommended.

That’s all the pictures I have of food for ya.


In my next post, I have a lot (of random things) to share, including the fact that my family got a new kitten! FelixMeet Felix!

Don’t worry, I’m still giving lots of love and kisses to Lola, the most shiny dog in the world. I need to learn her secret for shiny hair… lolaI can’t imagine life without animals! They’re such a blessing.


Have a great weekend!