Painting the Town (and other ways to enjoy life with and without food)

Before turning 23 last week, I was stressed about how to celebrate. How does one have a birthday that doesn’t revolve around food in some capacity? Good thing there are places like Paint the Town. Unleashing our creativity, check. Catching up, check. Making memories to keep, check.

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Now I have a beautiful plate marking a new year of adventures. (Each balloon is a thumbprint from one of the girls.) Someday, I will bake a cake and eat it on this plate. So far a Maple Apple cake is in the lead! But for now I’m enjoying peaches and almond butter.

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I’m celebrating this new week of 23 with other ordinary and wonderful delights, like tea with a good friend.

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And as a bonus dinner tonight, fresh carrots from my dad’s garden:

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Did you know some come in corkscrews? They must all become boring on their way to our grocery stores.

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And even if I can’t eat much other food right now, that doesn’t mean it can’t become a creative project.
Apple printing with my preschool kids…a cute way to get them excited about the fall season and learning!

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Anyway, it’s all about simple, whole, pure food right now. And today I’m feeling okay with that.

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