Motherhood

More Rainy Day Fun + A Few Favorites in Threes

We had another rainy day here in the ‘Burgh, so we decided to get outside and have some fun. We pulled on our rain boots and rain jackets and hung out outside for a bit!

Mother and daughter rain boots

Mom and daughter walking in rain

I’ve been working on teaching Sadie the colors of the rainbow, so we collected leaves for a little project.

She was so excited to show Jimmy her craft when he got home from work! The second he walked in the door, she took his hand and dragged him to the fridge and signed leaf. So sweet!

Toddler leaf craft for fall

Onto some of my recent favorites in lists of threes because I love a good list!

Favorite Moments Lately

  1. Playing Elefun with Sadie and Jimmy. Did anyone play this game growing up?!
  2. Working on Christmas crafts. I’ve been making wreaths and upcycled a mini Christmas tree this week.
  3. Hanging out with our church family. I love spending time after services just watching all the kids play and catching up with everyone!

Recipes I’ve Been Cooking and Baking

  1. Chickpea Soup
  2. Apple Cider Pork Chops
  3. Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cookies

Cookbooks I’ve Been Using Nonstop

  1. The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion
  2. Artisan Sourdough Made Simple 
  3. Modern Jewish Baker

Things I’m Excited For

  1. Jimmy and I are doing a staycation this weekend!
  2. Thanksgiving–I have no clue what we’re doing but I’m pumped.
  3. Decorating for and celebrating Christmas.

Pet Products We’ve Been Using On Repeat

  1. Waterless Shampoo. This has been a lifesaver with the rainy weather we’ve been having and Niva smells amazing after I put this on her. 
  2. Car Harness. It’s perfect for keeping Niva secure when we drive her to and from doggy daycare.
  3. Cat Toothbrush Toy. That’s right… a cat toothbrush, haha. 

Cat toothbrush

Tell me some of your favorites!

How It Came Out, Holiday Coffee, and Our Zoo

Here’s how the challah from my last post came out! I think I would be happy baking bread every day for the rest of my life. 

Challah bread

What do you think about holiday-flavored drinks?

I’m not really into flavored coffee, but I tried Starbucks Holiday Blend k cups and found them to be just right in terms of having a different flavor than “normal” coffee, while not being overly sweet or flavored. Definitely recommend 🙂

Starbucks Holiday Blend K Cups

Speaking of holidays, I mentioned having trouble finding books that were fall-themed but didn’t mention Halloween and Rach sent me a whole list of fall books. I went down a rabbit hole of looking at books and ordered this one. It’s so precious!

Oh, have I ever mentioned our house is a zoo? I was feeding Niva and put her dog food down on the ground and she jumped on the table while Sadie sat on the ground and ate Niva’s food. Totally logical, right?!

Siberian Husky on table

What hobby would be happy to do every day for the rest of your life?