Coffee Dates and House Updates

It’s the end of January! Winter is in full swing, so Sadie and I have been keeping warm by having Starbucks dates most mornings and it’s one of my most favorite parts of the day.

Baby eating pouch at Starbucks

I pack her a little breakfast and a few books and we go to our Starbucks and find a table to read and hang out. I’ve been enjoying the veranda blend coffee with cream and the special time with Sadie girl.

We’ve been using the winter months to work on a few house updates and projects and it has been so nice to tackle a few items that have been on our to-do list for too long!

First on the list was a new office space for me. Sadie’s nursery was our home office, so I was in need of a space of my own (aka not the kitchen table, lol) since I work from home.

Wall mounted desk and filing

My office space is now in our “closet room” which is a bedroom that we use as our closet because our closets are teeny tiny. We added a wall-mounted desk and a cute filing organizer and I feel so much less discombobulated when I’m working. It’s just so lovely to have my own space!

Jimmy also built a mesh wall rack to hang pots and pans in our kitchen.

Rack to hang pots and pans in kitchen

He literally built that in a few hours. He never ceases to amaze me with his welding talent and creative abilities. Also, do you like our back door?! We need to add one more coat of paint, but I am loving the yellow! It makes it feel so sunny in our kitchen and I smile every time I see it.

Last but not least, we put a coat and shoe rack up in our basement for when we come home and need to take off our shoes and jackets. It definitely makes coming and going a lot more streamlined!

Industrial coat and shoe rack

Do you use the winter months to take on indoor projects?

What’s your favorite type of coffee?

Currently: November 2019

It’s November! Let the holiday season begin! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Yard in November with frost

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Current fun Family walks after Jimmy gets home from work. We decided that we won’t let cold weather and an early sunset keep us from being outside as much as possible, so we just bundle up and take Mavis and Sadie on a quick walk around the block before dinner most nights. It’s such a great way to connect as a family at the end of the day ❤

Currently making Homemade vanilla extract. The hardest part is waiting eight weeks for it to be ready!

Current drink Starbucks Holiday Blend, with a side of Mavis 🙂

Starbucks Holiday Blend 2019 and cocker spaniel dog

Current question Does anyone else wake up first thing in the morning and just instantly have 600 random questions in their brain? This is me 24/7. For example, the other day I had the following questions floating around my head (among a million others) before 6:00 am:

-Why do camels have humps?
-What did manna look and taste like?
-Do Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes shed more?
-How do you sprout chia seeds?
-Is it possible to spray paint screws?
-Can you grind your own flour using a food processor?

Current food I’m totally addicted to this honey cinnamon peanut butter.

Current baked good Challah! My absolute favorite bread to bake. Word got around at our church that I’m an avid bread baker, and I’ve been getting orders for challah. So. much. fun.

Challah bread

Current book(s) When I Was White: A Memoir by Sarah Valentine (<–fascinating and based in Pittsburgh!) and the book of Exodus (still loving my new study Bible so, so much). Sadie’s current favorite is Babies Love First Words by Scarlett Wing. I’m pretty sure it’s how she learned to say ball!

Current beauty product Literally nothing. I have broken out in the most annoying, weird rash all over my body. I have no idea what it’s from, so I’m trying not to put anything on my skin. Bleh.

Current joy Savoring little moments. I spent a few minutes watching the sun rise this morning and just taking note of all the color changes and the smoke coming from chimneys in our neighborhood. It’s lovely to just pause and take things in, you know?

Tell me what’s current in your life this month!