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! ❤️

IG: 😍The face of PURE BLISS due to puppy cuddles & cuteness overload😍 Not sure yetttt if this sweet girl will be the one we take home in 2.5 weeks, or if it’ll be one of her 3 sisters, but it doesn’t matter; they’re all special and going to wonderful loving homes. Whichever girl we are placed with is exactly who we’re meant to have 🙌🏼 Baby girl, we’ve been waiting so long for you, *we’re so excited for you, and we can’t wait for you to join our family ❤️ [*Neville may feel differently but I know you’ll be best buds in time]

😍The face of PURE BLISS due to puppy cuddles & cuteness overload😍
Not sure yetttt if this sweet girl will be the one we take home in 2.5 weeks, or if it’ll be one of her 3 sisters, but it doesn’t matter; they’re all special and going to wonderful loving homes.
Whichever girl we are placed with is exactly who we’re meant to have 🙌🏼
Baby girl, we’ve been waiting so long for you, *we’re so excited for you, and we can’t wait for you to join our family ❤️
[*Neville may feel differently but I know you’ll be best buds in time]

IG: Well, another adventure for the books and so many mixed emotions about being back in Canada (4 weeks goes way too fast!)🌅 We love Hawaii so much; it has burrowed deep into both of our hearts & souls, and leaving is TOUGH, because it, too, feels like home. But we also love our new home in Dundas, our kitty, our friends and family surrounding us here, and Canada, in general, which is a pretty epic country. Can we have both? That is something we’re constantly strategizing, and I truly believe anything is possible. Up next? Making the most of the blessings we have here and welcoming the addition of a darling new family member at the end of March who is going to keep us on our toes

Well, another adventure for the books and so many mixed emotions about being back in Canada (4 weeks goes way too fast!)🌅
We love Hawaii so much; it has burrowed deep into both of our hearts & souls, and leaving is TOUGH, because it, too, feels like home.
But we also love our new home in Dundas, our kitty, our friends and family surrounding us here, and Canada, in general, which is a pretty epic country.
Can we have both?
That is something we’re constantly strategizing, and I truly believe anything is possible.
Up next?
Making the most of the blessings we have here and welcoming the addition of a darling new family member at the end of March who is going to keep us on our toes…🐶
#lifeisgood

IG: ☀️SUNDAY FUNDAY👫 We decided to explore an area further than we ever had yesterday and ended up going on a 14km seaside hike 🙌🏼 We followed this feat off with a refreshing dip in the ocean, and then Jeff beastmode carried me the last mile back to the truck (140lbs + 15lb backpack!!), cuz he’s nuts and wanted the extra workout + I got some killer blisters 😅🤷🏻‍♀️ All-in-all, epicccccccc.

☀️SUNDAY FUNDAY👫
We decided to explore an area further than we ever had yesterday and ended up going on a 14km seaside hike 🙌🏼
We followed this feat off with a refreshing dip in the ocean, and then Jeff beastmode carried me the last mile back to the truck (140lbs + 15lb backpack!!), cuz he’s nuts and wanted the extra workout + I got some killer blisters 😅🤷🏻‍♀️
All-in-all, epicccccccc.

IG: We finally got our in the water last night, after encountering many obstacles most of the trip (mostly weather-related; waves WAYYY too big + epic undertow 🌊, or so much rain that the water was too full of run-off to go in, or no truck to transport our boards…). But the usually murderous winter waves on calmed down yesterday and we were able to get into the water right out front of the house and back up onto our boards after over a year! And then, this epic sunset 🙌🏼😳❤️ Uppp there on the memorable moments of this trip, and best way to spend a 😊🏄🏻‍♀️👫

We finally got our #SUPs in the water last night, after encountering many obstacles most of the trip (mostly weather-related; waves WAYYY too big + epic undertow 🌊, or so much rain that the water was too full of run-off to go in, or no truck to transport our boards…).
But the usually murderous winter waves on #papohakubeach calmed down yesterday and we were able to get into the water right out front of the house and back up onto our boards after over a year! And then, this epic sunset 🙌🏼😳❤️
Uppp there on the memorable moments of this trip, and best way to spend a #FridayEve 😊🏄🏻‍♀️👫

IG: Huge love shoutout today to everyone back in 🇨🇦 that has made this month of travel and remote working possible for us 😍 😽 @trishc7 & @ledrefpl for taking care of our precious NevNev 🌱 @banoubee for taking care of my special and massive collection of plants and keeping an eye on our new home 🏠 @chris91costa for literally years of watching our Toronto home, especially now as its sale is about to *FINALLY* close on Feb. 28th • We are soooo blessed to have such wonderful friends (that are more like family) and so grateful for your help. Please call on us if you ever need a thing! (Also shoutout to @saidailaqua for taking on & looking after plant collection for 6 months of last year… so amazing 😱)

Huge love shoutout today to everyone back in 🇨🇦 that has made this month of travel and remote working possible for us 😍
😽 @trishc7 & @ledrefpl for taking care of our precious NevNev
🌱 @banoubee for taking care of my special and massive collection of plants and keeping an eye on our new home
🏠 @chris91costa for literally years of watching our Toronto home, especially now as its sale is about to *FINALLY* close on Feb. 28th

We are soooo blessed to have such wonderful friends (that are more like family) and so grateful for your help.
Please call on us if you ever need a thing!
(Also shoutout to @saidailaqua for taking on & looking after plant collection for 6 months of last year… so amazing 😱)