New sheets for the Boston obsessed

I am really looking forward to crawling into bed with my new whimsical sheets tonight. They may be a little silly, but the Boston Terrier-like polka-dotted pattern just makes me smile. I found them on a ridiculous sale (think nearly 75% off) thanks to a post in a Facebook group for Boston Terrier families. They…

Uplifting, amazing surprise

This beautiful bracelet arrived for me in the mail today—a surprise gift from my dear friend Trisha. A soft leather band holds a sliver bar that reads: “You are amazing. You can do anything. You rock!” It was exactly the inspiring boost I needed on a difficult pain/nausea day. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this thoughtful gift…

Donuts after the DMV

I had the dreaded task of going to the DMV to renew my driver’s license today. It had been 15 years since I’d had a new photo taken and I needed the new “REAL ID” that’s being required this year. Despite having an appointment and people there being nice today, the DMV is an inherently…

Special coffees and clean-ups

As if a hair appointment wasn’t already awesome, we now like to enhance the trip downtown with a cup of Brûlée coffee from a lovely cafe several doors down from our salon. Mama and I both got to see our incredible stylist Matthew for a little clean-up (on my pixie) and bang trim (for Mama).…

A rare abundance of spoons

I woke up feeling less exhausted than usual with an itch to get things done and get outside in our garden. It was one of those rare days in which I accomplish a bunch of tasks before collapsing. This beautiful Sunday, I did a minor plumbing project (more to come on that another day), re-hung…

Queer Eye-inspired brunch

In our family, I’m known for my banana pancake and turkey bacon brunches. But Mama is on a no-bananas kick at the moment, so I took inspiration from an episode of Queer Eye that we recently watched. Just like Antoni did on the show, I cooked up apple chunks in butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup.…