Wealth of hibiscus

Despite the ongoing heat wave, our hibiscus plant bloomed big today! Mama and I counted seven flowers with an eighth about to open (and two fallen on the ground). This is especially exciting because this same plant struggled last year, only giving us one bloom at a time and each only lasting a single day…

Surviving the heat wave

Yesterday was about survival. A massive, record-breaking heat wave of 106° took us down. It was rough. That’s also why this post is late; I was too wiped out from the heat and from monitoring Mama‘s condition to post this yesterday. Saturday night we realized that our normally, naturally cool house was no match for…

Delightfully easy, tasty snack

Today was too hot to eat much so Mama and I enjoyed this yummy snack of as a light meal instead. I think of it as easy gourmet. It’s goat cheese spread on top of a cracker with a drizzle of star thistle honey and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley from our garden. The…

Mama’s unbridled joy

Today we were running an errand at Big Lots when Mama discovered a tiny bistro dining set in their Fairy Garden section. It’s adorable and happens to look similar to a life-size version sitting in our front yard. So we get home and Mama is simply overjoyed. “It’s not everyday you get a 3-piece dining…

Oasis at night

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely warm evening spent in our backyard oasis. Mama and I recently completed our DIY creative shade solution for our yard; and we’ve now been having the fun of curating a private beach-feel. We are loving these blue net lights, a gift from our dear friend Lisa! Day 166 of 365.…

Popsicles all grown up 

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this delicious, refreshingly grown up take on a popsicle! It’s a Coldbrew Coffee goodpop made with real, wholesome and natural ingredients. It’s also made with fair trade coffee and contains no unpronounceable ingredients. Mama and I loved them! It tasted like a perfect iced coffee turned into a frozen treat! Day 165…

Avo toast to the rescue

Eating has become a challenge for me as I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. All food or liquid causes me terrible pain as it passes through my inflamed small intestine, but I’m learning what makes it unbearable and what’s becoming tolerable. Mostly I’m sticking to bland, soft foods that are known to digest easily. It’s…