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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!

Currently: June 2020

It’s June! Definitely one of my favorite months. From the weather to gardening, to celebrating mine and Jimmy’s wedding anniversary, it’s just a wonderful time of year. Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month, with a few affiliate links included!


Current books Just finished A Midwife’s Story by Penny Armstrong and now I’m onto this memoir and enjoying it a whole bunch.

Current joy I harvested arugula and micro greens from our garden on May 31st and planted a jalapeño plant in a pot. Hoping to preserve jalapeños again this summer.

Current blessing Church family that’s also family. My cousin-in-law Katie (who is a mom of five!) answered my endless questions about child discipline the other day and is always such an encouragement to me.

Current cuteness Sadie wearing a watermelon romper while holding her stuffed husky that was my sister’s while she was a child.

Toddler in watermelon romper with husky stuffed animal

Currently looking forward to Reuniting with our church family later this month!

Current food Teddy grahams. They have just been hitting the spot lately 🙂

Current fun Continuing to learn sign language with Sadie. I feel like it has opened up so much communication for us and we both enjoy it.

Current baked good Apple pie!

Apple pie with stars and hearts

Current obsession Having fires in our fire pit with Jimmy after Sadie goes to bed.

Current prayer The United States and all the riots that have been happening throughout the country.

Current toddler product Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Pad. Sadie has so much fun making different scenes with all the stickers, and I love that she can use it again and again. I also love the price 😉

Current pet product Niva is blowing her coat, so I got these gloves for brushing her and they have been amazing! They work well on Malcolm, too!

Dog shedding gloves product

What’s currently going on in your life this month?