IG: My 2019 summer garden has officially started! 🌱(whaaaaat? No onion emoji?!) Welp, it may be January 23, but I have started seeding the first of what will be in my 2019 garden— ONIONS! This will be my first year planting onions as I’ve never started early enough and haven’t had a desire to plant them from pre-grown sets… I like gettin’ dirty with seeds! Love this tip from @savvygardening about winter sowing onions in plastic containers🙌🏼. I’ve saved a container from microgreens, 2 from @nudl_artisan_pasta_gf pasta, and one from a @duffletpastries cake, and these containers have now graduated to onion incubators. Spinach/lettuce clamshells would work even better but I didn’t have any. To explain the process briefly, you poke drainage holes in bottoms and lids, plant your onion seeds* (*here in Ontario you want LONG-DAY onion varieties*) in about 3 inches of potting soil, and then LEAVE OUTSIDE until spring in a shady, protected spot. They lie dormant until it’s the perfect time for them to sprout, and then that’s when you begin to give them a little TLC (water, lid on/off, nighttime tuck-ins on cold nights.) Then, as soon as your soil can be worked in early spring (mid to late March or so here in zone 5) you plant these babies in the garden! I’ll link the full how-to article in my profile. Thanks again for this simple tip @savvygardening! Sooo looking forward to my own organic onions this year 🙌🏼 🌱🌱🌱

My 2019 summer garden has officially started! 🌱(whaaaaat? No onion emoji?!)
Welp, it may be January 23, but I have started seeding the first of what will be in my 2019 garden— ONIONS!
This will be my first year planting onions as I’ve never started early enough and haven’t had a desire to plant them from pre-grown sets… I like gettin’ dirty with seeds!
Love this tip from @savvygardening about winter sowing onions in plastic containers🙌🏼. I’ve saved a container from microgreens, 2 from @nudl_artisan_pasta_gf pasta, and one from a #GF @duffletpastries cake, and these containers have now graduated to onion incubators. Spinach/lettuce clamshells would work even better but I didn’t have any.
To explain the process briefly, you poke drainage holes in bottoms and lids, plant your onion seeds* (*here in Ontario you want LONG-DAY onion varieties*) in about 3 inches of potting soil, and then LEAVE OUTSIDE until spring in a shady, protected spot. They lie dormant until it’s the perfect time for them to sprout, and then that’s when you begin to give them a little TLC (water, lid on/off, nighttime tuck-ins on cold nights.)
Then, as soon as your soil can be worked in early spring (mid to late March or so here in zone 5) you plant these babies in the garden!
I’ll link the full how-to article in my profile.
Thanks again for this simple tip @savvygardening! Sooo looking forward to my own organic onions this year 🙌🏼 🌱🌱🌱

IG: ⬆️CANADA’S LATEST FOOD GUIDE ⬆️ (this graphic is IT!) What are your thoughts? Personally, I think this is wayyyyy better than ever before. (Though the bar was pretty low😆). Sad that healthy fats that support so many key functions in our body aren’t included in the main imaging, but previous guides recommended we use “vegetable oils such as canola and soybean oil…[and] limit butter” which couldn’t be more horribly wrong for our health🤦🏻‍♀️. So I guess no recommendation is better than awful recommendation? And at least this one doesn’t explicitly recommend that we eat bagels, cereal, canned milk, soy beverages and drink juice? 😱 On the positive side, loving the new recommendations for ‘eating habits’ like: •“Take time to eat” •“Notice when you are hungry and when you are full” •”Cook more often” •“Plan what you eat” •“Involve others in planning and preparing meals” •“Enjoy your food” •“Eat meal with others” 🙌🏼 OF COURSE I don’t 100% agree with this guide (will I ever?!) but it’s certainly a HUGE step in the right direction, Canada! Way to go

⬆️CANADA’S LATEST FOOD GUIDE ⬆️
(this graphic is IT!) What are your thoughts?
Personally, I think this is wayyyyy better than ever before. (Though the bar was pretty low😆).
Sad that healthy fats that support so many key functions in our body aren’t included in the main imaging, but previous guides recommended we use “vegetable oils such as canola and soybean oil…[and] limit butter” which couldn’t be more horribly wrong for our health🤦🏻‍♀️.
So I guess no recommendation is better than awful recommendation?
And at least this one doesn’t explicitly recommend that we eat bagels, cereal, canned milk, soy beverages and drink juice? 😱
On the positive side, loving the new recommendations for ‘eating habits’ like:
•“Take time to eat”
•“Notice when you are hungry and when you are full”
•”Cook more often”
•“Plan what you eat”
•“Involve others in planning and preparing meals”
•“Enjoy your food”
•“Eat meal with others”
🙌🏼
OF COURSE I don’t 100% agree with this guide (will I ever?!) but it’s certainly a HUGE step in the right direction, Canada! Way to go! 🍁
#canadafoodguide2019

IG: It’s Blue Monday, aka ‘the most depressing day of the year’!🤷🏻‍♀️ According to the guy who made it up over 10 years ago for a travel company marketing campaign [and with no scientific backing] the third Monday in January is the pinnacle of BLAGHHH due to a combo of factors and variables like: ❄️cold poopy weather 💸holiday debt 🎅🏼the end of Christmas 💪🏼failed New Year’s resolutions and 🙇🏻‍♂️general low motivation levels • Even though Blue Monday isn’t a REAL thing, I’m feeling pretty wonky today from this full-lunar-eclipse-wolf-blood-super moon and this new LEGIT winter weather that I’m already decidedly over🌬 (holy, cold!). Soooo, here’s a pic of me with a rainbow unicorn and some advice to get you through today: 🌈do something silly and laugh 🌈eat some cozy & warming real food like a big hearty stew or chicken soup 🌈do a workout or get some kind of movement in. Yoga, weights, stretching, dancing… you decide 🌈write down 3 things you are grateful for 🌈go to bed early and revel in this hibernation time of year without guilt • HAPPY BLUE MONDAY!

It’s Blue Monday, aka ‘the most depressing day of the year’!🤷🏻‍♀️
According to the guy who made it up over 10 years ago for a travel company marketing campaign [and with no scientific backing] the third Monday in January is the pinnacle of BLAGHHH due to a combo of factors and variables like:
❄️cold poopy weather
💸holiday debt
🎅🏼the end of Christmas
💪🏼failed New Year’s resolutions
and
🙇🏻‍♂️general low motivation levels

Even though Blue Monday isn’t a REAL thing, I’m feeling pretty wonky today from this full-lunar-eclipse-wolf-blood-super moon and this new LEGIT winter weather that I’m already decidedly over🌬 (holy, cold!).
Soooo, here’s a pic of me with a rainbow unicorn and some advice to get you through today:
🌈do something silly and laugh
🌈eat some cozy & warming real food like a big hearty stew or chicken soup
🌈do a workout or get some kind of movement in. Yoga, weights, stretching, dancing… you decide
🌈write down 3 things you are grateful for
🌈go to bed early and revel in this hibernation time of year without guilt

HAPPY BLUE MONDAY!

IG: Spent the day wedding dress shopping with THIS beautiful woman (+ 5 of my favourite women in the world, + bride’s mama bear). You may not have found THE ONE today but you’re a million steps closer! 👰🏼👰🏼👰🏼 Plus wasn’t that the funnest way to spend a big winter storm day?

Spent the day wedding dress shopping with THIS beautiful woman (+ 5 of my favourite women in the world, + bride’s mama bear).
You may not have found THE ONE today but you’re a million steps closer! 👰🏼👰🏼👰🏼
Plus wasn’t that the funnest way to spend a big winter storm day?! #bridesmaiding #besties #morephotostocome #Toronto

IG: 🤸🏽‍♀️Look out 2019– it has begun. This year I will add fun and flexibility to my regular strength training and will master the back walkover, the front walkover, the stationary handstand and the walking handstand 🤸🏽‍♀️(GRACEFULLY*—key word, waysss to go 😆). Why? Cuz movement + more fun + more flexibility + better balance + working towards goals is a win, win, win, win, win. After healing my gut through functional medicine, seeing an amazing chiro and getting into a VERY consistent but quite simple strength training routine (+ targeted stretching, holyyyy pecs), my body feels better at 30 than it did for the last decade🙌🏼. 🤸🏽‍♀️ How are you melding movement + fun this year?

🤸🏽‍♀️Look out 2019– it has begun.
This year I will add fun and flexibility to my regular strength training and will master the back walkover, the front walkover, the stationary handstand and the walking handstand 🤸🏽‍♀️(GRACEFULLY*—key word, waysss to go 😆).
Why? Cuz movement + more fun + more flexibility + better balance + working towards goals is a win, win, win, win, win.
After healing my gut through functional medicine, seeing an amazing chiro and getting into a VERY consistent but quite simple strength training routine (+ targeted stretching, holyyyy pecs), my body feels better at 30 than it did for the last decade🙌🏼.
🤸🏽‍♀️
How are you melding movement + fun this year?

IG: Burrito Thursday! 🌯 Last night we had the pleasure of meeting the freshest little 7-day-old nuggets, Franklin and Oliver 😍😍😍 Holy crap, could you sweet little boys be any cuter?! Your Uncle Jeff and Auntie Laura instantly love you! Mama @prettyinping and daddy @axel_throws, you are crushin’ the new parent game already. So excited for you and your beautiful new (double size) fam! 🥰

Burrito Thursday! 🌯
Last night we had the pleasure of meeting the freshest little 7-day-old nuggets, Franklin and Oliver 😍😍😍
Holy crap, could you sweet little boys be any cuter?! Your Uncle Jeff and Auntie Laura instantly love you!
Mama @prettyinping and daddy @axel_throws, you are crushin’ the new parent game already. So excited for you and your beautiful new (double size) fam! 🥰

IG: Sunday lunnnnnch 👌🏼 I marinated this local bone-in 100% grass fed sirloin steak for almost 2 days in the juice of a freshly squeezed orange, fresh homegrown garlic, Himalayan salt and pepper, and then paired it with organic shitakes and a massaged organic kale salad (kale and shiitakes from my weekly @durandmarket Market Box delivery, shoutout cuz they’re awesome!). Finished with a sprinkle of maldon salt, cuz yum 🤤 Our chest freezer / freezer / extra fridge freezer 😳 is full to the brim with the side of 100% grass fed beef we just got from a wonderful local farmer… anybody need any consciously raised, no-grains ever meat? Holla! LOL

Sunday lunnnnnch 👌🏼
I marinated this local bone-in 100% grass fed sirloin steak for almost 2 days in the juice of a freshly squeezed orange, fresh homegrown garlic, Himalayan salt and pepper, and then paired it with organic shitakes and a massaged organic kale salad (kale and shiitakes from my weekly @durandmarket Market Box delivery, shoutout cuz they’re awesome!). Finished with a sprinkle of maldon salt, cuz yum 🤤
Our chest freezer / freezer / extra fridge freezer 😳 is full to the brim with the side of 100% grass fed beef we just got from a wonderful local farmer… anybody need any consciously raised, no-grains ever meat? Holla! LOL
#happysunday #fuel #realfood #HamOnt

IG: My houseplants are keeping me grounded for now but I’m still ITCHING to get my hands in the dirt and grow nourishing organic FOOD (missing my unlimited supply of everything at my fingertips)! We brought 3 of our 4 raised beds to Dundas with us (😅wheeewww) but nothing is set up yet, and I don’t have a plan for where anything is going! Frankly, I am a little overwhelmed with the possibilities but I know that I will figure it out eventually and grow my heart out!!! Until then, I’ll be dreaming of years past and all that I want to grow 😎🌱👩🏻‍🌾

My houseplants are keeping me grounded for now but I’m still ITCHING to get my hands in the dirt and grow nourishing organic FOOD (missing my unlimited supply of everything at my fingertips)!
We brought 3 of our 4 raised beds to Dundas with us (😅wheeewww) but nothing is set up yet, and I don’t have a plan for where anything is going! Frankly, I am a little overwhelmed with the possibilities but I know that I will figure it out eventually and grow my heart out!!!
Until then, I’ll be dreaming of years past and all that I want to grow 😎🌱👩🏻‍🌾