Giant peach dumplings

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these giant fresh peach dumplings in cognac sauce with Mama! I used a recipe from the first Smitten Kitchen cookbook, except I swapped out Bourbon for Madagascar Vanilla Cognac (because that’s what we had). Delicious! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 279 of…

Pedicures for everyone!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting pedicures with Mama and a bath for Paisley! We enjoyed the pampering at Pazazz Nail Salon, and did Paisley at Hair of the Dog! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 277 of 365. And Day 1,373 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following…

Birthday surprise for Mama

I surprised Mama today by showing up in the middle of her Senior’s Memoir Writing Class with birthday cupcakes! After dropping her off at class and secretly conspiring with the teacher, I dashed off home and baked the fastest dozen cupcakes of my life. I didn’t manage a photo of the ginger cupcakes with vanilla…

Multi-hued Morning Glory

Months ago we planted Morning Glory and Moon Flower seeds in the pots on either end of our DIY Garden Arch. We have watched as beautiful heart-shaped leaves wound their way up the trellis on both sides. We celebrated when the two sides met. And yet, there were still no flowers. Until this week. Actually,…

Happy birthday Mama!

Happy birthday, Mama! You are one amazing woman, a true medical miracle —and today’s #OneGoodThing! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 274 of 365. And Day 1,370 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)! 1 year ago today: Mama’s birthday in…

Creative month ends in love

Our month of creativity culminates today with the inspiration/prompt: love. This daily art challenge has been a labor of love. Yes, perhaps some dishes went undone, and laundry lingered. But Mama and I rekindled our love for drawing and painting with watercolors. Today I painted “Art is for Everyone” as a statement. Being an artist…