Magical mint chocolate cupcakes

We are mint chocolate addicts — and so our dear friend and chef/artist/extraordinaire Lisa tested out several batches until she came up with these incredible mint chocolate cupcakes for our big celebration this weekend. The frosting is light, creamy and super minty with a lovely shaving of chocolate on top. The cupcake pairs perfectly, airy…

Binging with my bestie 

After our big backyard celebration yesterday, today was a much-needed rest day! Lucky for me, my bestie Alyssa is visiting all the way from Los Angeles — and so we got to rest up and hang out together! We binge-watched “Friends from College” on Netflix, which seemed perfectly appropriate since we became friends our freshman…

Help from friends

Today’s #OneGoodThing was help from several of our friends. The aid manifested itself in several very different ways, but all are dearly appreciated. We feel so grateful to have found our own little community. Day 189 of 365. And Day 552 in a row! 1 year ago today: Abby’s triumphant return 4 years ago today: A Venetian…

Summer brightening announcement

This afternoon I received a text message from one of my very best friends that she’s coming to visit me next month!!!! Alyssa has been one of my besties since we were 18 — which means we’ve known each for about half of our lives. We lived in Israel together and went to college together,…

Reconnecting x2

Today I caught up over the phone with two of my besties! This may sound like nothing, but it’s been a while since I’ve spoken to either of them. Sometimes it can feel difficult to crawl out of my world, but I’ve really missed them. I felt so happy to hear how well they’re each…

The bright side of a colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy this morning, which means there’s no getting around that today (and last night) has been long and pretty awful. In case you haven’t done this before, you have to drink FOUR LITERS of gag-inducing laxatives. Yeah, it sucked. I’ve been having pretty severe GI issues for more than a year now,…

Sweet visitor

Our friend Trisha stopped by for a visit today and Paisley fell in love. Luckily, Trisha loves dogs. We haven’t seen Trisha since last summer because she lives far away, but we loved getting to catch up with her today. Today’s #OneGoodThing was our sweet visitor! Day 141 of 365. And Day 507 in a row! 1…