Thrift Store

Castaway

See that face? That’s the face of a girl with no more cast and a new dress form the thrift store. A sleeveless dress that I actually got to wear in November because it was close to 80 degrees today!

Loft dress

Cue the happy dance! I went to my follow-up appointment with an orthopedic doctor for my hand and he said he thinks my bone is just severely bruised.

He said I could have my hand in a splint or just have it bare as long as I take it easy. So, I’m a castaway! That thing went straight in the garbage 😉 I’m definitely still in some pain, but so excited to be free!

Sadie says hello!

Toddler in skirtall

She was enjoying being barefoot when I took this picture. The poor girl has been having a tough week so far. She has been fussy and clingy I can’t figure out if she’s getting her two-year molars, has an ear infection, or is just feeling off. Poor gal. 

Is anyone else getting super excited for Thanksgiving? Now that we’re in the double digits of November I’m in Thanksgiving mode! We’re going to have a family Thanksgiving night with just Jimmy, Sadie, and I the week before the actual holiday and I can’t wait. 

Are there any recipes that you make for Thanksgiving or fall in general? I’d love to hear about them! 

Here are a few of my 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?