Papaya seedlings

I sowed some Papaya seeds on Febuary 25th from a fruit I purchased at the grocery store. I don’t like just tossing seeds. I’m always planting seeds out of fruit for the fun of It mostly. Do you like growing things from seed? I love any kind of propagation though. So far about 10 have popped through the surface. I expect more to pop up soon. With Papaya theres male and female. The females produce the fruit, so hopefully I have several females. I probably sowed close to 100 seeds co don’t need that many. I think I’ll keep 5 ladies. I’ll sell the rest at the farmers market for cheap. Here’s what they look like so far. Look closely and you can see the little green cuties!

I’ll post updates!

Much love & many blessings



Making better choices.

I’ve struggled with my weight since high school. I’ve recently started making some better choices food wise. I’ve cut out meat and have gone vegetarian. This morning I had a healthier breakfast compares to what I use to have. I has some hash browns with a runny yolk egg and avocado. Avocados are seriously my addiction! I use to have two eggs over cheesy grits with bacon and toast almost every morning. I’ve also started working out and been keeping track of my progress. I’m using a work out app and Instagram. I like using Instagram as a platform to keep myself motivated because there’s so many people who are supportive and doing the same thing you are. I don’t have a goal weight or anything. I just want to be healthy and confident in my body.

Heres a picture of my breakfast this morning.

If you want to check my Instagram out here’s some links.

My weight loss journey account:

My main account:

Art account:

Much love & many blessings!


Knit/crochet projects I’ve been working on

Here’s several projects I have in the works.

This first project is a granny square throw I’ve been working on in fall colors. I forgot how satisfying granny squares are. The blocks are 6 1/2 inches. I plan to start another one after I finish this one or one if my other throws.

I have this beanie going with two stands of yarn. I really like how the colors compliment each other.

This is a knitted pillow. I’m actually quite farther than this right now. I love the simple texture it has with the little pops of purl stitches.

Another crocheted afghan I have going on. This one is halfway done and I’m on my 3rd or 4th skein of yarn.

Shawl I have in the works. In a lovely soft pink color.

Another afghan I have going. I need to buy more yarn for this one.

An Afghan I’ve been knitting. It’s much farther than this, but I was to lazy to pull it out.

This is what I have in the works. I need to learn restraint from starting new projects. Lol!

Much love & many blessings!


Kalanchoe propagation.

Long time no blog! I’m back and will be more constant. I have some blogs set to go up on future days. Today’s post is on propagation. I love propagating plants from leaves! This Kalanchoe is one of my most recent ones. My mom actually bought me two huge leaves for this NOID Kalanchoe at a booth for the local master gardeners. They have really took off! It always amazes me on how many little plantlets pop up. You just lay the leaf on top of moist soil and the leaf notches will send out roots then little plantlets will start to grow! I plan to use several of these plants as mother plants for my nursery and keep a couple for my personal collection. This would be a great project for kids to get them into gardening. You just lay the leaf on most soil, I press the leaf stem into the soil some also. Not sure if it helps any or not.  Just keep the soil moist and somewhere in indirect light. You have to be patient, but when the little plantlets pop up its so rewarding. Most Kalanchoe will do this, so give it a try! 

Much love & many blessings!


Simple breakfast.

Today I had a very simple breakfast. I felt like something fresh and light this morning. I just had some pineapple, macerated strawberries (99 cents at Aldi’s), sunflower kernels, chia seeds, and fresh mint. Pretty self explanatory really. It was really tasty and exactly what I needed! This was one of the best pineapples I have had in a long time!



Much love & Many blessings!


Toasted bread and Chutney.

First off I’m not really sure if this would be considered a Chutney or not. That’s what I’m calling it though because I didn’t know what else to call it. It had apples, tomatoes, onion, garlic, pepper, salt, mushroom broth (see last Wednesday’s post), lemon juice, paprika and kale. I cooked the onion first then added the garlic until it blossomed. After that I added everything else and let it simmer until the flavors melded together. I added the kale at the end so it kept some texture. I just sliced up some baguette, rubbed with oil and toasted until crispy and golden brown. Then I rubbed them with a garlic clove when they came out of the oven. It was a tasty little dinner.



Much love & Many blessings!


Mushroom broth!

This week I’m sharing a broth I make from the stems of mushrooms. I don’t eat the stems usually. I prefer the caps because they are more tender. At least in my opinion they are. Maybe I’m crazy, haha. What I do though is save my mushroom stems and keep them in the freezer. When I feel I have enough I put them in a pot with some water, onion, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. I used some onion tops here just because I had them. Let that simmer until I reach the flavor I want. Just depends on the size of batch you are making. No longer than an hour though. It will turn a nice light brown color that’s great for sauces and gravies.


Much love & Many blessings!