Garden arch redesigned

After months of planning and several redesigns along the way, I finally got an archway up in our garden this evening. It’s still a project-in-progress, but I am so pleased with the development. I had to disassemble the lovely wooden trellis arch I created a couple of weeks ago, as it wasn’t flexible enough and…

It finally broke…

The days-long heat wave finally broke this evening! Hooray! Refreshing honeydew melon mint popsicles saved us from overheating. Paisley spent much of the hot afternoon trying to keep cool passed out on the floor, but Mama and I had a wonderful time visiting with our friend Nicole. With temperatures dropping into bearable this evening, Mama…

Cookies in the dark

The heat wave drags on and knocked out power in most of our neighborhood last night. Hence the late post. I’d spent much of the day making cookie dough in preparation of upcoming festivities. I portioned out most of the dough in ready-to-bake balls, but I baked a few for quality control. 🙂 When we…

Heat wave arsenal

A heat wave has paralyzed us. It was 102-degrees at the peak and stayed that way until well after 5 p.m.—only just dropping below 80 around 11 tonight. Though I watered our garden early in the morning, Mama and I have stayed indoors. Our efforts to keep cool expanded to our full arsenal. We finally…

Hot summer night sky

It was a scorching hot day, so Mama and I tried to stay cool inside. Temperatures were still in the low 90s at 6 p.m. But this evening, when it finally got down to 85-degrees, we went outside for some fresh air. The sky was breathtaking! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was this beautiful hot summer night…

Paisley’s spa day

Mama and I are still enjoying our sparkling mani-pedis from yesterday, and today it was Paisley’s turn at the salon. She received wonderfully thorough grooming at the lovely nearby “Hair of the Dog,” where they adore our girl! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was cuddles with our clean girl, Paisley, with many thanks to the ladies at…

Joyful summer self-care

Despite sharing something good with you every day, we’ve had a rough last couple of months. Frankly, it feels like a real shit show. We needed a jolt of happiness, so Mama and I went out for mani-pedis this morning. We chose bright, happy colors with glittery top coats; and we really enjoyed the new…