Sarris Candies

Four Thoughts

Hey hey and happy Wednesday! Sadie is currently taking a nap and I have a pile of laundry sitting next to me, but I’d much rather blog. So here I am 🙂

Just sharing a few thoughts and snapshots from the past week or so!

1. Sarris Candy

Sarris Candy Canonsburg, PASarris Candy Chocolates

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Jimmy and I live pretty close to a famous candy store called Sarris Candies. It’s fairly well known in America and I don’t know what it is, but their chocolate is some of the best I’ve ever had–it’s so smooth and creamy.

We decided to get out last night and take Sadie on her first trip to Sarris! The store has tons of candy, stuffed animals, and holiday displays. It’s safe to say that Sadie enjoyed all there was to see and mom and dad got stocked up on chocolate!

2. Bowling

Guys bowling with baby girlSisters hugging

Jimmy, Sadie, and I went bowling with our church over the weekend. I actually bowled better than I thought I would (I got a strike and a few spares!) and had fun catching up with family and friends. There’s just nothing like having fun with our church family!

3. Meal Prep

SandwichesEgg and hash brown casserole

Another thing I don’t think I’ve mentioned here on the blog is how I do meal prep for Jimmy’s breakfast and lunches! Basically, I have a rotation of breakfast recipes I make and freeze for him. I also make a week or two of sandwiches in advance and freeze them.

I used to make his lunches each night and he would have a bagel for breakfast, but we started getting a bit more streamlined around the time Sadie arrived and it has been making our lives so much easier! Would anyone be interested in a full post on my method and the recipes we like to use?!

4. Making friends with problems

I was recently reading a devotion about treating persistent problems as something God can fit into a pattern for good (Romans 8:28) if we love, trust, and walk with Him through them.

Basically, problems can become a stumbling block and cause self pity, or we can see them as something that is transforming us into the person God wants us to be. The key is that we get to choose to make friends with difficulty and even learn to thank God for it or react with anger and distrust. It really resonated with me so I thought I’d share!

Well, I better get going because Sadie just woke up! Looks like the laundry will have to wait until later 😉

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Five Things I’m Loving Lately

1. My Boys. Malcolm is definitely a daddy’s boy. He loves Jimmy (and vice versa!) and basically any time I see Jimmy around the house, Malcolm is in his arms. So sweet.

Guy holding black catBlack cat snuggling

2. Awesome clients. One of my pet sitting clients surprised me with chocolate covered pretzels the other day! Sometimes pet sitting is tough work (gotta love picking up dog poop in below freezing temperatures over and over again haha) but the relationships I’ve established with my clients and their pets makes it all worth it a million times over. And some good chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt 😉

Sarris Candies Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

3. Dog sweaters. Tis the season for cold weather, and for my family that means dog sweaters! I bought Lola a sweater last year, but it ended up being a crop top (LOL), so I gave it to my parents and I’m happy to report if fits their cocker spaniel, Brandy. I also bought Mavis a sweater so she can stay warm while we pet sit together. Now I just need to get Lola one that fits her!

Cocker spaniel in sweater Brown and white cocker spaniel puppy in sweater

4. A new cereal addiction. First it was pumpkin spice cheerios, then cinnamon puffins, then cocoa bunnies. Now I’m onto pumpkin spice life. What’s your favorite cereal?

Pumpkin Spice Life Cereal limited edition

5. Mavis when she first wakes up. She looks exactly like I do when I wake up before 7:00 am!

Cocker spaniel puppy waking up from nap

What are you loving lately?