Husky life

Pinecones and a Dog Bone

What do pinecones and dog bones have in common? Nothing really, except the fact that Sadie nibbled on both on Saturday.

Dog and toddler chewing on bones

Sader Tot is obsessed with anything that belongs to Niva including her water dish, food, and bones. It’s a good thing Niva is great at sharing.

As for the pinecones, we did some crafting! Jimmy went to a leaf raking service project at our church and brought home some pinecones thinking I would want to craft with them. He knows me well 🙂

Mom and daughter making bird feeders with pinecones

We tied twine around the pinecones, covered them with peanut butter, and rolled them in bird seed. It was definitely messy–I’m pretty sure I’ll be cleaning a mixture of bird seed and peanut butter off of every kitchen surface for a few weeks–but a ton of fun!

We plan on hanging them soon and I’m super excited to see what Sadie thinks when she sees a bird eating from her little homemade bird feeder. It worked out well, too, because she’s learning about birds and fall this week in school! 

Toddler pine cone craft

Toddler pinecone craft

Other fun over the weekend included a trip to Starbucks with my girls. Mama got a (much needed) coffee, Sadie got a chocolate milk, and Niva got a fun car ride. It was a win for all of us. 

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Okay, I’m going to sign off now. I have no brain power left. We’re still going through the whole sleep/nap strike thing over here and my eyes are already heavy at 5:35 pm. 

Tell me about your weekend!

Currently: November 2020

It’s the penultimate month of 2020. Wild! It’s officially the holiday season, too, which is making me very happy. I’m really excited to share the joy of this time of year with our little Sader Tot 🙂

Fall leaves

Here’s what’s going on in my life this month.

Current books I just finished Etched in Sand and whew was it intense. Not a light read, but very moving. I’m onto one fiction book: Dear to Me and one nonfiction book: Midwife: An Adventure. Always reading about the Amish and midwifery, haha.

Current laugh When Jimmy and I were out last weekend we were in a store and I heard someone say “Ugh, when did boot cut jeans come back in style?” and I was so embarrassed… I’ve been wearing bootcut jeans for the past ten years, LOL.

Current baked good Sourdough bread. I’m back on the sourdough train and loving it!

Sourdough bread

Current beauty product Nail strips. I don’t know if I can go back to regular nail polish now! The fact that I don’t have to wait for my nails to dry is a game-changer.

Current obsession Crafting for Christmas. I’m so excited to decorate this year! Jimmy and I are butting heads on when we should decorate, though. He wants to wait until after Thanksgiving and I was ready at midnight on October 31st. What’s your take?

Current fact Amazon now delivers Siberian huskies 😉

Siberian Husky sitting in Amazon box

Current food I made tofu for the first time in years today. Who am I?! I like to marinate it in soy sauce, honey, garlic, and spices and then bake it at 400 degrees until it’s crispy.

Current excitement My sister is having her anatomy scan on Friday!

Current cuteness Sadie all bundled up for cold weather. Also, why does she suddenly look all grown up?!

Toddler wearing cat hat

Current drink We just opened a bag of this coffee. I’m not much of a dark roast gal, but Jimmy loves it so we switch between light and dark roasts!

Current question What is one thing bringing you joy lately?

A look back…

Currently: November 2017

Currently: November 2018

Currently: November 2019