Getting warm weather ready

I’ve been methodically getting our backyard oasis ready for summer. There’s still plenty more work to do, but it is coming together beautifully! While I was rehanging solar twinkle lights under the green shade cloth today, Paisley enjoyed the freshly power-washed cushions and outdoor furniture! Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting our backyard ready for good times with Mama! Day 134…

A day like others

Every day is like Mother’s Day in our house, Mama told me. And so today was a day much like many other days in our home. I made special meals for Mama and we ate together, as usual. I watched over her and gathered whatever needed finding, as I always do. We enjoyed a restful…

As Mother’s Day nears

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this lovely message. Thanks to my friend Jen for sharing this on Facebook! Day 132 of 365. And Day 863 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: A rescheduled day 2 years ago today: The return of summer produce What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

Cardboard car fun

Our adorable, sweet neighbors stopped by to bring Mama beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day — and we had a big surprise for them! We saved a giant delivery box and created a cool “car” for the girls. I used their favorite colors to write their names into a “license plate.” With their help, we drew on…

Mama’s beautiful new do

Mama had a total transformation at the hair salon today. I brought her to see my stylist, Matthew Benson, because he is a true magician with hair and an absolute joy of a person. We love him! Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama’s gorgeous new haircut! She is thrilled with the new look! Special thanks to Matthew! Day 130…

Trying sopapillas for the first time

Mama and I have recently fallen in love with the Mexican restaurant around the corner, and tonight we discovered they have a wonderful dessert called Sopapillas. It’s a crispy fried flatbread sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, served warm, and topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. It was absolutely delicious! We love tasting new…

Flowers outside Mama’s window

When Mama looks out her bedroom window, she’ll now be greeted by these pretty white flowers in a hanging pot. I planted them a few weeks ago, but I waited for them to survive the transplant before getting on a ladder to hang the pot. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama’s joy at seeing these beautiful flowers right outside her bedroom…