If the “Cheers” bar was an organic market

The highlight of many a Fridays for the Nosy Parker family is my trip to our local organic market. Not only does Oliver’s offer incredible produce, but the bakers special-order our favorite ginger cakes and I’m greeted with hugs around the store! I love catching up with the kind-hearted staff, many of whom ask after…

Cream cheese does the trick

Our sweet girl Paisley has become more fickle in her tastes, deciding she no longer cares for Pill Pockets (flavored treats used to hide medications). That’s a problem since she’s been on a recent course of antibiotics twice a day and her chicken allergy limits our options. Thankfully, like the good little Jewish dog she…

Free samples and friendly faces

On the way home from a stressful medical appointment, Mama and I decided to pop into CVS for a few random things and our day was completely uplifted. When we couldn’t find a particular item, we happened to meet our local store’s Beauty Consultant, Nicole Cowlin. She was so helpful and kind to us, even…

The most fun we’ve ever had at a medical appointment

After a stressful check-in, this gorgeous ray of sunshine brought us into a relaxing medical office space with a giant print of a tropical beach on the wall. We loved meeting Randeep, who taught us how to use and care for Mama’s new, high-tech CPAP machine. We had a great time getting to know Randeep,…

Soaking after weeding

Wild mushrooms have been surreptitiously taking over our front yard. Mama and I didn’t notice them at first because they blend in with the landscaping bark. We’ve been keeping our sweet Paisley away from the potentially dangerous fungi. This afternoon I weeded as many of the little buggers as I could manage until my back…

Wonderland flower

While on an adventure at our locally owned home improvement store this weekend, Mama and I fell in love with this gorgeous flower in their nursery. Though we haven’t planted it yet, we keep coming back to visit this massive, fantastical bloom, which feels like it’s straight out of Alice’s Wonderland. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying…

Spending our winnings

Several of our backyard projects came one step closer to reality today, as Mama and I gathered all of the supplies needed at Friedman’s Home Improvement, where she recently won a gift card! Normally we don’t shop during weekends (if we can help it), but they were having a big sale and we love a…