IG: My @spoonkspace Spoonk acupressure mat is one of my favourite tools for relaxation/de-stressing. Lying on it actually makes me fall asleep, so I will often lie on it in bed. Anyway, apparently it feels good for kitties too, because I just walked into our bedroom and found this–???out collllllllld, so relaxed

My @spoonkspace Spoonk acupressure mat is one of my favourite tools for relaxation/de-stressing. Lying on it actually makes me fall asleep, so I will often lie on it in bed. Anyway, apparently it feels good for kitties too, because I just walked into our bedroom and found this–???out collllllllld, so relaxed. #cataccupressure #catcupressure #spoonk #spoonkmat #acupressuremat #relaxation #destress #acupressure #sleep #cuddles #love #happysaturday #lovethisguy #neville #health #wellness #catmom #catsofinstagram

IG: My ghetto AF greenhouse? Can I even call it that?! I literally ran out of space inside and it’s been too cold to leave these guys outside overnight still… so I had to get creative. I closed in the chickenwire tomato enclosure that Jeff built me last summer using scrap plastic I found around the house and popped an old shelf in there… the front is a $2 Dollarama shower curtain I used as a drop cloth for painting, one side is a Goodwill donation bag, one is another random clear plastic bag, the roof is some ancient plastic sheet also used for a paint drop cloth and the back wall is an old blue cotton sheet. All secured with hockey tape and a little masking tape. But hey, it was basically zero degrees Celsius last night and they were fine this morning, so it WORKS! I mean, there was no point in spending money on this hilarious venture or trying to make it look good when it’s totally temporary. Plus it’s funnier this way

My ghetto AF greenhouse? Can I even call it that?! I literally ran out of space inside and it’s been too cold to leave these guys outside overnight still… so I had to get creative. I closed in the chickenwire tomato enclosure that Jeff built me last summer using scrap plastic I found around the house and popped an old shelf in there… the front is a $2 Dollarama shower curtain I used as a drop cloth for painting, one side is a Goodwill donation bag, one is another random clear plastic bag, the roof is some ancient plastic sheet also used for a paint drop cloth and the back wall is an old blue cotton sheet. All secured with hockey tape and a little masking tape. But hey, it was basically zero degrees Celsius last night and they were fine this morning, so it WORKS!
I mean, there was no point in spending money on this hilarious venture or trying to make it look good when it’s totally temporary. Plus it’s funnier this way. ???????????? #plantmothering #urbanfarming #urbangardening #gettingcreative #comeonspring #warmup #greenhouse #ghettoAF #hahaha #happyplants #organic #wellness #health #farmtotable #cantwait

IG: It’s Easter weekend, so I must re-post this Easter-themed photo which is probably my favourite photo of 2015, and was a wonderful Easter weekend spent in Ohio with my family. Easter is a significant holiday for me because it happens to be the anniversary of my dad’s passing (Easter weekend– Saturday, April 15, 1995) and though the timing of Easter weekend varies each April, sometimes earlier and sometimes later, this year happens to fall on the exact weekend/day as it did 22 years ago. So, I will be taking extra time this weekend to show love and gratitude for everyone who holds a place in my heart (it’s a realllll full space❤️), whether they are still around or not. And to recollect the amazing memories of people and experiences I’ve had, because I have been SOOOO friggin’ blessed. Whatever Easter means to you, I’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of love, gratitude and genuine laughs (exactly what I am experiencing in this photo…). Xo

It’s Easter weekend, so I must re-post this Easter-themed photo which is probably my favourite photo of 2015, and was a wonderful Easter weekend spent in Ohio with my family.
Easter is a significant holiday for me because it happens to be the anniversary of my dad’s passing (Easter weekend– Saturday, April 15, 1995) and though the timing of Easter weekend varies each April, sometimes earlier and sometimes later, this year happens to fall on the exact weekend/day as it did 22 years ago.
So, I will be taking extra time this weekend to show love and gratitude for everyone who holds a place in my heart (it’s a realllll full space❤️), whether they are still around or not. And to recollect the amazing memories of people and experiences I’ve had, because I have been SOOOO friggin’ blessed. Whatever Easter means to you, I’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of love, gratitude and genuine laughs (exactly what I am experiencing in this photo…). Xo #happyeaster #gratitude #laugh #blessed #lamb #newborn #haha #love #family #happiness #memories #experiences #takeamoment #smile #hilarious #showlove #happyfriday

IG: Check out my BLACK GOLD! Aka compost– decomposed plant material RICHHHH with a zillion nutrients and beneficial insect life to build a thriving garden (and earth). Think of it as “superfood” for your garden. Are you just giving your plant-waste away to the city /town to deal with (green bin), or worse yet, throwing it in THE GARBAGE ??! I won’t compost-shame here, but I want to let you know that it’s sooo easy, anyone can do it, if you are a gardener or farmer it is a MUST, and you can still do it if you live in an apartment, condo or small home without must of a yard (composters for the urban dweller exist!). I will be using this compost (started last summer) to feed my soil and my garden this year. It is the ultimate cyclic, earth-friendly, happy planet practice. Wheeeeeee compost P.s. My mama has been composting my whole life, since before composting was ‘cool’ (haha), and she always had the most beautiful, lush healthy gardens. She knew. Thanks for the inspiration, mom ??

Check out my BLACK GOLD!
Aka compost– decomposed plant material RICHHHH with a zillion nutrients and beneficial insect life to build a thriving garden (and earth). Think of it as “superfood” for your garden. Are you just giving your plant-waste away to the city /town to deal with (green bin), or worse yet, throwing it in THE GARBAGE ??! I won’t compost-shame here, but I want to let you know that it’s sooo easy, anyone can do it, if you are a gardener or farmer it is a MUST, and you can still do it if you live in an apartment, condo or small home without must of a yard (composters for the urban dweller exist!). I will be using this compost (started last summer) to feed my soil and my garden this year. It is the ultimate cyclic, earth-friendly, happy planet practice. Wheeeeeee compost! ?#compostPSA #compost #blackgold #plantfood #plantnutrition #Urbanfarming #gardening #growyourown #recycling #feedingtheplanet #holisticnutrition #digginginthedirt #spring #wellness #planting #love #joy #health #healthygarden #healthyplants #happyfriday
P.s. My mama has been composting my whole life, since before composting was ‘cool’ (haha), and she always had the most beautiful, lush healthy gardens. She knew. Thanks for the inspiration, mom ??

IG: Welp folks, looks like I’ve had to take the organic urban grow-op vertical today ⬆️ due to overcrowding of our ONE well-lit window and it being too cold to put these itty babies outside. Urban farming at its finest– you improvise! I’ve grown 100% of my seedlings from organic/heirloom seed this year and I have a BUNCH more I still want to sprout (but am panicking because I don’t have the room?! Oh no!!). Currently IN THIS WINDOW we have: •baby bok choy •blue Scotch curled kale •English thyme •Vates curled kale •ruby red Swiss chard •butternut squash •sugar pie pumpkins •dark green zucchini •striped zucchini •chives •watermelon beefsteak tomatoes •mystery tomatoes •tomatillos •jalapeños •bell peppers •mouse melons •curly garden cress •basil •sunflowers •marigolds •nasturtiums •calendula •holy basil / tulsi •freckles lettuce •sage •cilantro •bloomsdale spinach •candycane beets •dill •ground cherries •baby dill cucumbers •giant Italian parsley And I still have carrots, lavender, cauliflower, onions, sweet potatoes, an array of flowers, more beets, laccinato kale, and MORE to sprout. Whooooaaaaa. It’s gonna be a GREAT summer

Welp folks, looks like I’ve had to take the organic urban grow-op vertical today ⬆️ due to overcrowding of our ONE well-lit window and it being too cold to put these itty babies outside. Urban farming at its finest– you improvise! I’ve grown 100% of my seedlings from organic/heirloom seed this year and I have a BUNCH more I still want to sprout (but am panicking because I don’t have the room?! Oh no!!).
Currently IN THIS WINDOW we have:
•baby bok choy •blue Scotch curled kale
•English thyme •Vates curled kale •ruby red Swiss chard •butternut squash •sugar pie pumpkins •dark green zucchini
•striped zucchini •chives •watermelon beefsteak tomatoes •mystery tomatoes •tomatillos •jalapeños •bell peppers •mouse melons
•curly garden cress •basil •sunflowers •marigolds •nasturtiums •calendula •holy basil / tulsi
•freckles lettuce •sage •cilantro •bloomsdale spinach •candycane beets
•dill •ground cherries •baby dill cucumbers •giant Italian parsley
And I still have carrots, lavender, cauliflower, onions, sweet potatoes, an array of flowers, more beets, laccinato kale, and MORE to sprout. Whooooaaaaa. It’s gonna be a GREAT summer! ??? #urbangarden #urbanfarm #toronto #goingvertical #organic #heirloom #sprouts #seedlings #nutrition #farmtotable #nutrients #eatyoveggies #veggies #nomnomnom #holisticnutrition #plant #love

IG: Keeping lunch SUPER simple today (because I literally have a lot of seeds to sow and seedlings to transplant, AND because who doesn’t love simple?!) with 2 gently poached eggs over steamed spinach with avocado, kimchi, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, Mennonite bacon and sprinkled with Colima unrefined sea salt… flavor heaven right here ma peeps!! ?? Side note: I will admit that kimchi sometimes looks like the contents of a zombie’s stomach (like here) but faaacccckk it’s so delicious and so good for you ??‍♀️. Happy Friday

Keeping lunch SUPER simple today (because I literally have a lot of seeds to sow and seedlings to transplant, AND because who doesn’t love simple?!) with 2 gently poached eggs over steamed spinach with avocado, kimchi, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, Mennonite bacon and sprinkled with Colima unrefined sea salt… flavor heaven right here ma peeps!! ??
Side note: I will admit that kimchi sometimes looks like the contents of a zombie’s stomach (like here) but faaacccckk it’s so delicious and so good for you ??‍♀️. Happy Friday!! #happyfriday #lunch #bulletproof #organic #simple #simplicity #fat #realfood #flavour #delicious #sogood #keto #wellness #bulletprooflifestyle #yum #nomnomnom #nutrition #easy #highquality #colimaseasalt #bacon #priorities #ferments #probiotics #love #butter #postworkout #freshandfrank

IG: Here is the beginning of this year’s epic urban farm/edible garden! Sprouting all these babies from last year’s collected seeds. Grateful that my man was totally on board with me rearranging our entire livingroom today so that these seedlings could have the window with the VERY BEST light ??. He supports my dreams and pursuits wholeheartedly ❤️. Here we gots Swiss chard, bok choy, marigold, nasturtiums, tomatillo, tomato, zucchini, holy basil (tulsi), jalapeño, bell peppers, lettuce, chives, dill, sage, ornamental sunflowers, and basil. And I plan to add more varieties shortly (I need more seeds) ??????. Can’t wait until the weather is stable enough to put them outside and then plant! Time to get back to finding a place for the rest of the furniture now

Here is the beginning of this year’s epic urban farm/edible garden! Sprouting all these babies from last year’s collected seeds. Grateful that my man was totally on board with me rearranging our entire livingroom today so that these seedlings could have the window with the VERY BEST light ??. He supports my dreams and pursuits wholeheartedly ❤️. Here we gots Swiss chard, bok choy, marigold, nasturtiums, tomatillo, tomato, zucchini, holy basil (tulsi), jalapeño, bell peppers, lettuce, chives, dill, sage, ornamental sunflowers, and basil. And I plan to add more varieties shortly (I need more seeds) ??????. Can’t wait until the weather is stable enough to put them outside and then plant! Time to get back to finding a place for the rest of the furniture now…???? #happysunday #urbangarden #sprouts #seeds #seedlings #gardenmode #garden #indoorstart #sun #water #babies #spring #food #farmtotable #growyourown #organic #produce #urbanfarming #cannotwait #nomnomnom #veggies

IG: A large part of my self-care routine is is MAKING THE TIME ⏱ (yes, that is the toughest part) to challenge my body regularly. To me, this means resistance training (heavy weights make my body happy??), but to you this could mean something else; namely whatever lights up your body and gives you those exercise induced endorphins to make you feel INVINCIBLE! (However, I personally recommend resistance training?… when I am physically strong I feel stronger mentally). For me to keep up my routine throughout my visits to Ohio, this has meant having to get 2 gym memberships… one in Toronto and one in Ohio. This might sound crazy to a lot of you, but it’s all about priorities and what is most important to YOU ??. The additional cost for me ends up being the monthly equivalent cost of about 6 Starbucks coffees, and I make my coffee at home and rarely eat out, SO this is how I CHOOSE to spend my money instead. But ultimately, you can’t really put a price on health and you only have ONE body, so treat it nice kids

A large part of my self-care routine is is MAKING THE TIME ⏱ (yes, that is the toughest part) to challenge my body regularly. To me, this means resistance training (heavy weights make my body happy??), but to you this could mean something else; namely whatever lights up your body and gives you those exercise induced endorphins to make you feel INVINCIBLE! (However, I personally recommend resistance training?… when I am physically strong I feel stronger mentally). For me to keep up my routine throughout my visits to Ohio, this has meant having to get 2 gym memberships… one in Toronto and one in Ohio. This might sound crazy to a lot of you, but it’s all about priorities and what is most important to YOU ??. The additional cost for me ends up being the monthly equivalent cost of about 6 Starbucks coffees, and I make my coffee at home and rarely eat out, SO this is how I CHOOSE to spend my money instead. But ultimately, you can’t really put a price on health and you only have ONE body, so treat it nice kids ??. #rantover #selfcare #routine #workout #strong #health #fitness #ilikebigbutts #wellness #priorities #holisticnutrition #body #strength #resistance #holistichealth #fitchick #stronggirls #gunz #girlswholift #eatrealfood #muscles #love #focus #endorphins #bestrong #feelgood #eatwell #bulletproof #prioritizeyourhealth #happythursday

IG: ??ughhh these boys light up my life SO much and I am missing them like crazy right now (as I am in Ohio taking care of family bizzzz, and will be back and forth for the next while). I feel SO blessed to have who I have, who I have had, and who I WILL have in my life (a pre-blessing for some unknown awesomeness?!), because when you allow yourself to experience deep love it stays with you always. Though I have experienced multiple, heartbreaking losses in my lifetime already, I am not broken or bitter, as I could allow myself to be. I am merely more receptive to life’s beauty, wonders and miracles, big or small, and hyper-aware of how precious life is, what my priorities are, and what is ACTUALLY important (hint: it IS NOT stuff). Take some time to feel gratitude for what is GREAT in your life today, because no matter what is going on (and we like to dwell on all that is WRONG), there will always be SOMETHING to be thankful for ❤️❤️❤️

??ughhh these boys light up my life SO much and I am missing them like crazy right now (as I am in Ohio taking care of family bizzzz, and will be back and forth for the next while). I feel SO blessed to have who I have, who I have had, and who I WILL have in my life (a pre-blessing for some unknown awesomeness?!), because when you allow yourself to experience deep love it stays with you always. Though I have experienced multiple, heartbreaking losses in my lifetime already, I am not broken or bitter, as I could allow myself to be. I am merely more receptive to life’s beauty, wonders and miracles, big or small, and hyper-aware of how precious life is, what my priorities are, and what is ACTUALLY important (hint: it IS NOT stuff). Take some time to feel gratitude for what is GREAT in your life today, because no matter what is going on (and we like to dwell on all that is WRONG), there will always be SOMETHING to be thankful for. ?#love #sograteful #kittycat #Neville #myloves #loveforever #thankful #missyou #blessed #showlove #attitudeforgratitude #mindset #priorities #importance #wellness #relationships #family #health #thankyou #myfamily #myboys ❤️❤️❤️