IG: 🙆🏻‍♀️STOKED! Behold my plot for my inaugural entrance into the world of community gardening 🙌🏼🌱👩🏻‍🌾 Cuz I never ever have enough space to grow everything I want to grow at home plus this year I have zero places to grow anything just yet and I am dying to get started on some early season veggies. Patience? Wtffff is that, my seedlings are bursting out of their homes and I need to get my hands in the dirt. 🌱 How cool is this— you rent a plot for the season, but with that rental you are given 2 plots— one for you and an adjacent ‘community’ plot that you commit to caring for as well. And the food harvested from the community plot is donated to the local food bank!!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Gaddddamn genius. Cuz who the f**k actually wants to just eat Kraft Dinner and canned beans? No one, and no one should have to—fresh, nutrient-dense food is so important for everyone and I’m so, so thrilled to give a lil’ back while doing what I LOVE to do. … Can you tell I’m excited? 🌱 Side note: there is a SERIOUS shortage of community gardens / plot availability around here. I contacted every single one of them anywhere nearby looking for a plot (there are quite a few) and every one has a 1-2 year waitlist 😭. The dream? Start my own community garden… But for now if you know of anywhere around Dundas / Hamilton / Waterdown / Ancaster where I can grow stuff, please hit me up. 🌱

🙆🏻‍♀️STOKED! Behold my plot for my inaugural entrance into the world of community gardening 🙌🏼🌱👩🏻‍🌾
Cuz I never ever have enough space to grow everything I want to grow at home plus this year I have zero places to grow anything just yet and I am dying to get started on some early season veggies.
Patience? Wtffff is that, my seedlings are bursting out of their homes and I need to get my hands in the dirt.
🌱
How cool is this— you rent a plot for the season, but with that rental you are given 2 plots— one for you and an adjacent ‘community’ plot that you commit to caring for as well. And the food harvested from the community plot is donated to the local food bank!!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Gaddddamn genius. Cuz who the f**k actually wants to just eat Kraft Dinner and canned beans? No one, and no one should have to—fresh, nutrient-dense food is so important for everyone and I’m so, so thrilled to give a lil’ back while doing what I LOVE to do.

Can you tell I’m excited?
🌱
Side note: there is a SERIOUS shortage of community gardens / plot availability around here.
I contacted every single one of them anywhere nearby looking for a plot (there are quite a few) and every one has a 1-2 year waitlist 😭.
The dream? Start my own community garden…
But for now if you know of anywhere around Dundas / Hamilton / Waterdown / Ancaster where I can grow stuff, please hit me up.
🌱

IG: Growing season is in full swing and that makes me so happy! 🌱 I seeded these tomatoes on March 16, so a month ago today, and they’re busting out of their homes now. I have now moved them all to bigger pots where they will remain until they are planted, but I’m quickly running out of space in my grow light shelf, so I need to get some of my cold weather seedlings planted like spinach, arugula, lettuce, pal choy and onion to free up space. I also need to direct seed round 1 of carrots ASAP! Problem is, we don’t have anything built for me to grow in yet 😭

Growing season is in full swing and that makes me so happy! 🌱
I seeded these tomatoes on March 16, so a month ago today, and they’re busting out of their homes now. I have now moved them all to bigger pots where they will remain until they are planted, but I’m quickly running out of space in my grow light shelf, so I need to get some of my cold weather seedlings planted like spinach, arugula, lettuce, pal choy and onion to free up space. I also need to direct seed round 1 of carrots ASAP! Problem is, we don’t have anything built for me to grow in yet 😭

IG: Most of my photos are blurry, cuz, 8 week old puppy, but sometimes I get one in focus LOL 💕 Update: we are all getting to know each other and getting settled, and she is a very good sweet gurl @truffletheblacklab

Most of my photos are blurry, cuz, 8 week old puppy, but sometimes I get one in focus LOL 💕
Update: we are all getting to know each other and getting settled, and she is a very good sweet gurl 👌🏼




#blacklab #puppy #Truffle #8weeks #sweetgirl #welcomehome #labradorretriever #labrador #dog #blacklabsquad @truffletheblacklab

IG: Announcing: TRUFFLE 😍 This beautiful black lab was born on January 30, 2019 and has just joined our fam. She is the sweetest lil’ lady and we are overjoyed to start a new adventure with her. Neville isn’t sure what to think just yet, but he’ll come around. Welcome Truffle, we have been waiting so long for you! 🥰

Announcing: TRUFFLE 😍
This beautiful black lab was born on January 30, 2019 and has just joined our fam.
She is the sweetest lil’ lady and we are overjoyed to start a new adventure with her.
Neville isn’t sure what to think just yet, but he’ll come around.
Welcome Truffle, we have been waiting so long for you! 🥰

IG: 2019 setup: I’m using some additional florescent lighting on my seedlings this year for the first time ever. In the past I have only used window light but on super sunny days when fragile seedlings get blasted with full, hot sunshine, it isn’t ideal. I’ve accidentally cooked some for sure, even this year already 🤷🏻‍♀️. Also, I was too cheap/lazy to set up a lighting system in our old house, but the original owners of this new place left us with a bunch of florescent lights that are actually great for this. So, why not try? I have still placed them in a window but am diffusing the natural light with a tight mesh-like shower curtain I bought at yesterday. Every year is truly an experiment but every year I definitely gain a deeper understanding and become more efficient. Thanks to Jeff for putting up with my growing obsession as I take over a large area of our walkout basement to do this… until we build that greenhouse 😙. Also I have nowhere to actually plant any of these yet so this will be interesting 😅. Send help.

2019 setup: I’m using some additional florescent lighting on my seedlings this year for the first time ever.
In the past I have only used window light but on super sunny days when fragile seedlings get blasted with full, hot sunshine, it isn’t ideal. I’ve accidentally cooked some for sure, even this year already 🤷🏻‍♀️.
Also, I was too cheap/lazy to set up a lighting system in our old house, but the original owners of this new place left us with a bunch of florescent lights that are actually great for this. So, why not try?
I have still placed them in a window but am diffusing the natural light with a tight mesh-like shower curtain I bought at #ValueVillage yesterday.
Every year is truly an experiment but every year I definitely gain a deeper understanding and become more efficient.
Thanks to Jeff for putting up with my growing obsession as I take over a large area of our walkout basement to do this… until we build that greenhouse 😙.
Also I have nowhere to actually plant any of these yet so this will be interesting 😅.
Send help.

IG: LIKE A KID IN A GODDAMN CANDY STORE. I bought myself more seeds today…🥳 So I was on the way to the gym, about to pass the local seed place I drive past every day, and keep meaning to check out, and then thought, WTF I can work out any day, it’s my birthday, today is the day to finally visit @williamdamseeds. I went in cuz I needed Brussels Sprout seeds, and I left with 13 different packs of seeds, 4 more seed trays, 100 labels, and $85 less rich (oops?), but I had the best time! Lesson: do the things that bring you joy and have no regrets about it. Especially on your birthday. Okay?

LIKE A KID IN A GODDAMN CANDY STORE.
I bought myself more seeds today…🥳
So I was on the way to the gym, about to pass the local seed place I drive past every day, and keep meaning to check out, and then thought, WTF I can work out any day, it’s my birthday, today is the day to finally visit @williamdamseeds.
I went in cuz I needed Brussels Sprout seeds, and I left with 13 different packs of seeds, 4 more seed trays, 100 labels, and $85 less rich (oops?), but I had the best time!
Lesson: do the things that bring you joy and have no regrets about it. Especially on your birthday. Okay?
#ThisIs31 #birthdayseeds

IG: Combating DAYLIGHT SAVING and/or JETLAG 🥴⏰✈️ This struggle is real. And these happen to be two things affecting me simultaneously at the moment, given that the clocks were switched an hour forward less than a week after we got back from a 5-hr timezone shift (now 6hr!)🥴. Anyway, I wanted to share 3 products are lifesavers for me for daylight saving & jetlag recovery: 1. Melatonin (sublingual spray). I LOVE melatonin spray as a short-term solution for getting my body back on track when my internal clock is confused. I prefer spray as opposed to capsules or tablets as the effect is quite immediate and you can dose much lower (one spray is 1mg as opposed to capsule or tablets which are often 5mg and that’s just too much IMO). I have tried a few different products and love this one by @seroyalbrands Genestra. I take 2 sprays under my tongue (2mg) before I want myself to go to sleep and my body is almost immediately tired— I never travel without it! 2. Magnesium (high quality topical, Natural Calm powder or Bisglycinate capsule). Whether in a high quality topical like this excellent @ancient.minerals product or taken internally adequate Mg is KEY for a relaxed, deep sleep. In fact, with all the stress we all have in our lives these days, most of us are deficient in this vital mineral and we could likely all benefit from it. I like to rub this topical on my belly, plus on any sore muscles before bed for relaxation & deeper sleep. 3. CBD oil (full spectrum, water soluble!) WOW, game changer. I’ve tried many CBD oils over the years without feeling any effects (no better, no worse; just same) but this one by @zilisllc knocks my socks off. With it being full spectrum, organic and water soluble, this stuff is highly absorbable, so verrry potent. A tiny dose (.25mL) before I want to sleep makes for EPIC deep sleeps. And FYI, it’s 0.0% THC so only the potent CBD is making me 😴, promiseee. Sadly, this is NOT available in Canada at the moment, but if you can find another good water-soluble brand up here in the north it’s definitely a SOLID addition to your sleep game! • Wishing you a quick recovery from this Daylight Saving craziness or if you’re returning from a trip! ❤️

Combating DAYLIGHT SAVING and/or JETLAG 🥴⏰✈️
This struggle is real. And these happen to be two things affecting me simultaneously at the moment, given that the clocks were switched an hour forward less than a week after we got back from a 5-hr timezone shift (now 6hr!)🥴.
Anyway, I wanted to share 3 products are lifesavers for me for daylight saving & jetlag recovery:
1. Melatonin (sublingual spray).
I LOVE melatonin spray as a short-term solution for getting my body back on track when my internal clock is confused. I prefer spray as opposed to capsules or tablets as the effect is quite immediate and you can dose much lower (one spray is 1mg as opposed to capsule or tablets which are often 5mg and that’s just too much IMO).
I have tried a few different products and love this one by @seroyalbrands Genestra. I take 2 sprays under my tongue (2mg) before I want myself to go to sleep and my body is almost immediately tired— I never travel without it!
2. Magnesium (high quality topical, Natural Calm powder or Bisglycinate capsule).
Whether in a high quality topical like this excellent @ancient.minerals product or taken internally adequate Mg is KEY for a relaxed, deep sleep. In fact, with all the stress we all have in our lives these days, most of us are deficient in this vital mineral and we could likely all benefit from it. I like to rub this topical on my belly, plus on any sore muscles before bed for relaxation & deeper sleep.
3. CBD oil (full spectrum, water soluble!)
WOW, game changer. I’ve tried many CBD oils over the years without feeling any effects (no better, no worse; just same) but this one by @zilisllc knocks my socks off. With it being full spectrum, organic and water soluble, this stuff is highly absorbable, so verrry potent. A tiny dose (.25mL) before I want to sleep makes for EPIC deep sleeps. And FYI, it’s 0.0% THC so only the potent CBD is making me 😴, promiseee.
Sadly, this is NOT available in Canada at the moment, but if you can find another good water-soluble brand up here in the north it’s definitely a SOLID addition to your sleep game!

Wishing you a quick recovery from this Daylight Saving craziness or if you’re returning from a trip! ❤️