Spring, Hamburger Cakes, and Morning Routines

It’s finally beginning to warm up here in Pittsburgh! Last Saturday, it snowed. This Saturday, I think it hit 80 degrees! It sure was nice to see the sun shining and go outside without gloves and a hoodie on, lol. 

Toddler eating popsicle

Sadie has been enjoying lots of popsicles and loves wandering around the yard. We’re hoping to plant our garden this week and I’m going to be baking a hamburger cake! If you remember this cake, you’ve officially read my blog for nine years! Jimmy and my brother-in-law requested I bake it for their birthdays, which are just a day apart 🙂

Something I’ve been doing lately to celebrate the spring weather is taking my watercolors outside and spending some time painting while Sadie plays in the yard. 

Watercolor Orange

Someone who isn’t into the warmer weather lately is Niva. She definitely gets tired out quickly in the heat!

I’ve been making sure Sadie and I walk her first thing in the morning, and then as a family we try to walk her around dinnertime when it cools off again. 

Siberian husky sleeping

Speaking of Niva, she and Malcolm are so excited to eat breakfast each morning that they make quite the ruckus when Jimmy and I get up. Our bedroom is right across from Sadie’s and they’re usually so loud that they wake Sadie up, so we decided to try a little experiment. 

We like to have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but that usually gets hampered by the pets waking Sadie up and us tending to her and feeding them. So, I had the idea to make a little coffee bar in our bedroom so we could have our mugs of coffee in peace and not wake Sadie up at 5:00 am!

Bedroom coffee bar

The verdict? It worked! We had coffee in peace and quiet and didn’t even have to leave our room. Most importantly, we didn’t wake Sadie up, lol. I don’t know if we’ll keep doing it, but it was nice to just sit in bed with a cup of coffee, pray, and stare out the window as the birds chirped! 

Do you have a morning routine?

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Currently: May 2020

It’s May! That means we’re planting our garden this month. We also have Jimmy’s birthday, my nieces Caroline and Remi are turning one, and my brother-in-law’s birthday is this month!

Dad and daughter tilling garden

Sadie and I pulled up the landscaping fabric from last year and Jimmy tilled our garden plot earlier this week! 

Here’s what’s currently going on in my life, with a few affiliate links included!

Current book Just finished up re-reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines and this is on deck next! Sadie has been into all things Biscuit.

Current joy Our sweet pup, Niva! I think I tell Jimmy how much I love her like 10 times a day.

Black and white Siberian husky

Current beauty product The hair styling product I typically use to attempt to tame my hair was out of stock, so I tried out this texturizing hair cream and it just might be my go-to hair product from now on!

Currently looking forward to Planting our garden later this month!

Current baked good Mini cheesecake bites.

Mini cheesecake bites

Current drink Tim Horton’s coffee.

Current prayer Healing for our world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just physical healing, but also emotional, spiritual, and financial. I pray everyone reading this is safe, happy, and healthy ❤

Current fun Scrapbooking. My friend from church made me a scrapbook to fill out as a baby shower gift and I finally finished it this week. Sadie has loved looking at it and I try not to cry every time I see photos of her as a newborn!

Scrapbook for baby girl

Current blessing Jimmy is back to work!

Current baby product Three words: diaper. rash. spray. Why did I not discover this sooner?!

Current project Jimmy has been renovating our back porch! He took out the wooden railing and posts and replaced the posts with steel beams. Next up: new railing!

Back porch

Current obsession Vlogging!

Current food I have curried chickpea soup simmering on the stove as I type up this post.

Current cuteness Sadie wearing a hat. She thinks hats are the coolest 😎

Toddler wearing hat

What’s currently going on in your life?