Pittsburgh Weather

Toddler jumping in a puddle with rain boots

Last Harvest, Challah, and Would You Eat This Donut?

I was at Dunkin’ the other day and saw that they have a spicy ghost pepper donut. Would you eat it? I think I would try it because I feel like it would have the whole sweet and spicy thing going on.

The DIY decorating kit below the ghost pepper donut looks pretty cool, too. 

Spicy ghost pepper donut from Dunkin

Do you spell it donut or doughnut? Apparently, donut is the Americanized spelling of the tasty treat. Also, what is your favorite type or flavor of donut? I like Dunkin’s strawberry frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles 🙂

I think I harvested the last of the vegetables from our garden today. We’ve had a few frosts, so I think everything is about done.  

Green peppers and tomatoes from vegetable garden in Pittsburgh, PA

I would love to do indoor gardening throughout the winter with a grow light, but we have one curious cat who likes to nibble on flowers and plants. 

We’ve been getting a bit of rain here in Pittsburgh the past few days. I enjoy rainy days for the most part. They feel like the perfect type of day to light a candle and read a book. Rainy days are also fun with a toddler who likes to jump in puddles!

Toddler jumping in a puddle with rain boots

We filmed a vlog on Monday, so you can see Sadie in action at the 10:30 mark in the video. There’s also some cooking (four ingredient pizza pockets!), grocery shopping, and homeschooling in there 🙂

I braided this loaf of challah earlier today and it’s in the oven right now. It always feels great to braid some bread and do things with my hands. 

Challah bread braided before going into oven

What do you think of rainy days?

Have you ever had challah bread?

Five Things

It’s currently snowing in Pittsburgh as I type this blog post. Man am I ready for a nice, long stretch of warm weather! We had a gorgeous, sunny day in the 70s (it may have even hit 80 degrees?!) on Saturday and it was lovely. Cannot wait for more of that.

Okay, enough about the weather. It’s time to share five random things from my life!

1. Farm fresh eggs.

Farm fresh chicken eggs

My sister’s in-laws have chickens and Jimmy and I buy eggs off them from time to time and they’re so, so good. The difference between these eggs and the eggs I get from the grocery store is unreal. Have you ever had farm fresh eggs?

2. When work = photography.

Young couple smiling at each other under shade of trees outside

I met up with my brother and sister-in-law last week to take photos of a house they’re listing (they’re both real estate agents for my family’s real estate agency) and couldn’t help but snap a few shots of them afterwards! While I love doing the marketing and social media for my family’s business, it’s always a treat to get out and use my camera.

3. The return of coffee.

Dunkin Donuts iced coffee latte blueberry decaf

I think coffee and I are back on good terms again (pregnancy made me averse to coffee for a bit)! I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts over the weekend and ordered a decaf blueberry latte and it was amazing! Do you like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee? What do you order there?!

4. Pregnancy updates.

17 weeks pregnant baby bump

I think this is the first picture I’ve posted of my bump?! It was last week, when I was 17 weeks along.

I have to admit, I feel a little conflicted blogging about pregnancy because I know it can be such a sensitive topic. I don’t want to overshare, but I also want to document the journey here on the blog. What do you guys think? Any advice or thoughts?

Here’s a quick little update: I’m 18 weeks today. Jimmy and I both felt the baby move on Saturday night and it was the coolest thing ever! We find out baby’s gender in two weeks and are taking everyone’s votes on which gender they think he/she is. Let me know your guess in the comments! I have no feeling one way or the other, and Jimmy is getting boy vibes.

5. Vlogging.

I’m on a vlogging kick lately! A few of you said you liked seeing more of my daily life and being able to put a voice and personality to my face, so here’s another vlog. I filmed this one yesterday and it was just a basic Monday for me 🙂

Alright, I’m going to get going! I have a few projects I’ve been chipping away at lately for church and my family’s business, so I’m hoping to make a dent in those today.

Tell me something random from your life!