IG: First zucc of the season, *finally* ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. This babyโ€™s of the Cocozelle variety, a striped green zucchini. My zucchini plants all had a rough start since they got mowed down by the Larry the groundhog, but Iโ€™m hoping theyโ€™ll make a full recovery with a bit of love ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ This one will more than likely become delicious healthy zoodles๐Ÿ˜

First zucc of the season, *finally* ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ.
This babyโ€™s of the Cocozelle variety, a striped green zucchini. My zucchini plants all had a rough start since they got mowed down by the Larry the groundhog, but Iโ€™m hoping theyโ€™ll make a full recovery with a bit of love ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ
This one will more than likely become delicious healthy zoodles๐Ÿ˜

IG: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”SOLDโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Ahhh! Next chapter, anyone?! ๐Ÿ“– This dopeee 1960โ€™s bungalow on a 3/4 acre lot (๐Ÿ˜ฑ) is about to be our next chapter. A space of refuge where Jeff and I can rest, recharge, create, nourish, grow and share… a space carefully curated to support our needs, dreams, passions and goals ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ. Neville too ๐Ÿ˜ฝ. Thatโ€™s what makes a house a home, si? This house had amazing energy when we set foot in it, and the lot knocked our socks off. Weโ€™re over-the-moon excited for this new chapter. โ†—๏ธ๐ŸŒ™ There will be SO MUCH GARDENING (room for a large greenhouse๐Ÿ˜) and oodles of creative food curation and COOKING that takes place in this space and I canโ€™t even contain my excitement for it. ๐Ÿคช๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ› After living in Toronto within the same area for 30 years, and the same house for a collective 25 years, I can finally say Iโ€™m more than ready to take the leap and experience a new home + area that is more in line with what Iโ€™ve evolved to value and appreciate. 2018 has been a year of massive change for me and I am SO grateful for it. 2017 was so yeah, Iโ€™ll take it ๐Ÿ˜Œ. Current goals? Minimizing; getting rid of things I really donโ€™t need. Iโ€™ve accumulated too much and Iโ€™m feeling pretty weighed down with stufffffffff ๐Ÿ˜ต. I know, though itโ€™s not an easy process, that Iโ€™ll feel lighter and freer without a lot of it. Have any tips for me?? Comment below if youโ€™ve ever done a massive personal item purge and let me know how you felt afterwards ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ. Happy Sunday, all! โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”SOLDโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
Ahhh!
Next chapter, anyone?! ๐Ÿ“–
This dopeee 1960โ€™s bungalow on a 3/4 acre lot (๐Ÿ˜ฑ) is about to be our next chapter.
A space of refuge where Jeff and I can rest, recharge, create, nourish, grow and share… a space carefully curated to support our needs, dreams, passions and goals ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.
Neville too ๐Ÿ˜ฝ. Thatโ€™s what makes a house a home, si?
This house had amazing energy when we set foot in it, and the lot knocked our socks off.
Weโ€™re over-the-moon excited for this new chapter. โ†—๏ธ๐ŸŒ™
There will be SO MUCH GARDENING (room for a large greenhouse๐Ÿ˜) and oodles of creative food curation and COOKING that takes place in this space and I canโ€™t even contain my excitement for it. ๐Ÿคช๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ›
After living in Toronto within the same area for 30 years, and the same house for a collective 25 years, I can finally say Iโ€™m more than ready to take the leap and experience a new home + area that is more in line with what Iโ€™ve evolved to value and appreciate.
2018 has been a year of massive change for me and I am SO grateful for it. 2017 was #roughAF so yeah, Iโ€™ll take it ๐Ÿ˜Œ.
Current goals? Minimizing; getting rid of things I really donโ€™t need.
Iโ€™ve accumulated too much and Iโ€™m feeling pretty weighed down with stufffffffff ๐Ÿ˜ต.
I know, though itโ€™s not an easy process, that Iโ€™ll feel lighter and freer without a lot of it.
Have any tips for me?? Comment below if youโ€™ve ever done a massive personal item purge and let me know how you felt afterwards ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ.
Happy Sunday, all! โค๏ธ

IG: New blooms excite meeeee ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ This one was from an โ€˜old fashioned flower seed mixโ€™, so after sowing from seed I had no idea what kind of flower it was going to blossom into! And I still donโ€™t know exactly what kind of flower it is ๐Ÿค” What a beautiful surprise

New blooms excite meeeee ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
This one was from an โ€˜old fashioned flower seed mixโ€™, so after sowing from seed I had no idea what kind of flower it was going to blossom into!
And I still donโ€™t know exactly what kind of flower it is ๐Ÿค”
What a beautiful surprise!
#namethisflower

IG: My vintage laundry tub spaghetti squash is about the size of a small (oblong) grapefruit now ๐Ÿ˜ As you can see, I mulched with straw and whenever I look at the squash it reminds me of a very special egg in a nest ๐Ÿฅš (that continues to grow? lol). After this weekendโ€™s intense heat wave, growth of everything seems to have accelerated tenfold. This also led to all my cool weather crops bolting and going to flower๐Ÿ”œ to seed (my lettuce and remaining pak choy and spinach are basically done because of the heat) but the hot weather crops like cucumber, peppers and tomatoes are so happy! Cโ€™est la vie ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

My vintage laundry tub spaghetti squash is about the size of a small (oblong) grapefruit now ๐Ÿ˜
As you can see, I mulched with straw and whenever I look at the squash it reminds me of a very special egg in a nest ๐Ÿฅš (that continues to grow? lol).
After this weekendโ€™s intense heat wave, growth of everything seems to have accelerated tenfold.
This also led to all my cool weather crops bolting and going to flower๐Ÿ”œ to seed (my lettuce and remaining pak choy and spinach are basically done because of the heat) but the hot weather crops like cucumber, peppers and tomatoes are so happy!
Cโ€™est la vie ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

IG: Urban gardening principle #1: get creative with containers! ๐Ÿค— Whether in a home, apartment or condo, if you have an outdoor space that gets a lot of sun, you can probably successfully grow something! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ Here is one of my most recent growing spots. I got creative here, maximizing otherwise unused space on the stairs and against the house with railing boxes, a panel of last yearโ€™s chicken enclosure and 5 big pots. In this tiny area Iโ€™m growing 5 cucumber plants, 7 tomato plants, 3 pepper plants, and multiple types of flowers tucked in. ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ’ Itโ€™s very possible to grow a lot in a small space if you โ€˜think outside the boxโ€™ and get creative with whatever space you have. Happy July! Hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful long weekend ๐Ÿ˜˜

Urban gardening principle #1: get creative with containers! ๐Ÿค—
Whether in a home, apartment or condo, if you have an outdoor space that gets a lot of sun, you can probably successfully grow something! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ
Here is one of my most recent growing spots. I got creative here, maximizing otherwise unused space on the stairs and against the house with railing boxes, a panel of last yearโ€™s chicken enclosure and 5 big pots.
In this tiny area Iโ€™m growing 5 cucumber plants, 7 tomato plants, 3 pepper plants, and multiple types of flowers tucked in. ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ’
Itโ€™s very possible to grow a lot in a small space if you โ€˜think outside the boxโ€™ and get creative with whatever space you have.
Happy July!
Hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful long weekend ๐Ÿ˜˜