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.…

A yummy love day

Our Valentine’s Day was filled with scrumptious flavors of pomegranate brisket with sweet potato mash followed by homemade key lime pie, sweet cards from our dear friend More Diane, and Shabbat candles! Paisley was not a fan of her “I woof you” bandana, but she was very interested in the pie. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama…

A new kind of felt flower

After cutting out more than 800 rose petals from bright red felt fabric, I needed a break in both color and pattern. I decided to try creating a totally different felt flower. It came out much better than I’d hoped and my creative spark is humming with possibilities. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a new kind of…