Pittsburgh

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!

Saved For A Rainy Day

You know the concept of saving something for a rainy day? I took it pretty literally today. We woke up to rain here in Pittsburgh and everyone in our zoo was a little stir crazy.

Niva went to doggy daycare and I pulled out Sadie’s water painting mat that I’ve been saving for, well, a rainy day. 

Toddler playing with water painting mat

I’m not sure if Sadie or I had more fun playing with that thing. It’s pretty cool! 

Remember the $0.34 dress I mentioned buying at the thrift store? Here’s how it looks on Sader Tot. Also, she insisted on wearing rain boots that day even though it wasn’t raining 😉

Toddler wearing corduroy dress

Thankfully Jimmy didn’t have such long day at work yesterday! He came home and made a fort with Sadie while I got some real estate work done.

It always amazes me how he comes home from working nine hours and is ready to play the evening away. I also heard them pretending to sleep, so hopefully he got a little rest 😉

Dad and daughter inside couch and blanket fort

Last but not least, I want to introduce you to my new sourdough starter, Jethro.

I’ve been feeding him for about a week now and am hoping to bake my first loaf with him today or tomorrow. Can’t wait!

Sourdough Starter

Do you save anything for a rainy day?