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A Few Favorites

Hello! Just popping in today to share some favorites as of late. It’s currently 5:52 am on Saturday as I type up this post and a certain little someone is keeping me company because she woke up way too early. Like 4:45 am early.

Mom and toddler

We took a photo on my laptop, tired eyes and all 😉

Alright, onto to the favorites!

1. Hummus. The lemon hummus is great and isn’t overly sweet. The buffalo style hummus is spicy and full of flavor! Do you like hummus? If so, do you have a favorite flavor? I’m a fan of roasted red pepper. 

Hummus

2. Park days with Sadie. I know our beautiful weather days in Pittsburgh are likely limited for the rest of 2020, so any time the sun is shining and it’s warm you will probably find us outside. 

We went to the park this week and I was impressed with Sadie wanting to try new things like climbing different structures, going down slides, etc. as she’s a pretty cautious child. Go Sader Tot!

Toddler walking in dress and cowboy boots

3. Studying contentment. I’m currently working through this study guide on cultivating contentment and it’s very inspiring and has me doing a lot of thinking and praying.

I was especially struck by the quote below. What a wonderful reminder that this broken world we live in isn’t all there is to life. With Jesus as our Savior, we can look forward to eternity in heaven each time we feel discontent in our life on earth.

Cultivating Contentment Study Guide

4. Little moments. If it’s warm enough, Sadie and I eat lunch outside and sometimes we let Malcolm sneak out with us.

Other little moments: we had our monthly family night on Thursday and had Thanksgiving dinner. Sadie and I cooked the green bean casserole together and it was so sweet having her help me. 

Girl and cat sitting outside together

5. Decorating for Christmas. Yay! I’ll probably do a separate post on this, but we have our decorations up and it’s making me so happy! We filmed a vlog of the process and I have a feeling this will be fun to look back on 😉

Tell me some of your favorite things lately!

Husky sitting on girl

Fence Extensions, Reading, and a Thrift Find

Hello and Happy Tuesday! How is your week going so far? Poor Jimmy had a long day yesterday. He had to travel to West Virginia for work and was gone from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm. He’s such a hard worker. He (and my dad–thanks, dad!) also spent most of the day on Saturday working on our fence extension. 

We’re hoping the extra few feet of fence keeps our pupperoni pizza in our yard! 

Husky sitting on girl

I filmed a vlog on Saturday, too! It features the oh-so-exciting fence, my parents loving on Sadie, some cleaning, Sadie getting her nails painted, a bonfire, and more. It was a good day 🙂

I’m still loving reading fall-themed books with Sadie. My mom gave this one to Sadie and she has had us read it about 839 times since Saturday.

Grandpa reading to grandchild

Sadie and I went thrifting together again! There’s a Goodwill outlet store near our house, so we popped in and Sadie scored a new dress.

Everything is sold by weight at the outlet stores, so her dress cost $0.32. I can’t wait to see her wear it! 

Gymboree toddler dress from thrift store

I also bought a mini Christmas tree at the thrift store that I’m going to try and revamp this week. I’ll take some before and after pictures when I get the chance! 

Before I finish out this post, let’s talk books.

–> I just finished Runaway Amish Girl and found it absolutely fascinating. The author decided to leave her Amish life at age 18 and earned her GED and put herself through college. Along with that, she had to adjust to a new culture without the support of her family.

–>Now I’m onto Etched in Sand and it’s intense. The author and her siblings survived an abusive childhood but chose to rise above and depend on each other. 

–> Last but not least, I finished a devotional in the Bible app called Quieting the Shout of Should, which is based off of a book with the same name and now I’m adding that to my to-read list 😉

What are you reading?

Do you have a to-read list?

What did you do this weekend?