Five Favorites

Sharing five recent favorites today!

1. A Wonderful Labor Day Weekend. Highlights of the weekend included church outside, followed by a cookout and fireworks on Sunday night and spending the day with my sister’s family on Monday!

Toddlers in red white and blue dresses playing together

2. A convenient baby or toddler product. My mom actually turned me on to these stick-on disposable placemats. They’re nice to take along to a restaurant or have at home for messy meals or crafts.

3. The book of Proverbs. I started reading a chapter of Proverbs each day at the beginning of September and have been enjoying it. Proverbs is the perfect book of the Bible to do a daily reading from for a month because there are 31 chapters! I’ve done this a handful of times and it’s always so enriching.

4. Starting school with Sadie. I started homeschooling Sadie this week and it has been going well! She’s learning about colors and I’ve had an absolute blast planning out things to go along with the lessons (think: books, fruit loops, and balloons).

Toddler in overalls

5. Vlogging. I’ve been having such a fun time getting creative with filming vlogs lately! I filmed one on Sunday, which gives a peek into our day and I also shared the curriculum I’m using to teach Sadie.

I’m planning on filming how I braid and bake challah soon because I got a special request for that! If you ever have and vlog or blog posts you’d like to see, let me know and I’d be happy to answer any questions or post about whatever it is 🙂

What’s a favorite of your lately?

Back porch with string lights

Currently: September 2020

Hello September! I’m not sure how it’s the ninth month of 2020 already, but here we are. What is September like where you live? It’s generally still warm here in Pittsburgh, but the daylight fades faster, the mornings have a slight chill, and the leaves begin to change colors.

Back porch with string lights

Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Current excitement Starting homeschool with Sadie this week! We’re going to be using the Abeka preschool for 2s program. If anyone is interested, I’ll post a review after we’ve gone through the curriculum a bit!

Current blessing Family. You know when you have one of those rough days where you just need to cry and vent? I was having one of those and called my parents and sister and they all talked me off the emotional ledge, lol. Truly, it’s a blessing to have people who love and care for me.

Current food Sloppy joes. My recipe for sloppy joes is so simple and uses pantry staples like ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and honey. I filmed a grocery shopping vlog recently that also shows how I cook sloppy joes!

Sloppy Joe with corn on the cob and quinoa

Current fun Decorating for fall. I’ve been all about making our house feel festive and cozy lately!

Current craving A date night with Jimmy.

Current joy I’m going to be an aunt again! My sister and her husband are expecting their second baby in March 🙂

Current books I finished up this novel and just started this one. I’m on a roll with Amish books lately. I’ve also been doing a deep dive into the book of 1 Samuel with this Bible study.

What’s current in your life?