Tomatoes are Planted!

Here’s the latest on my tomato garden. Since I am still new at this, I decided to go raised bed style as it is easier to control the conditions for the plant to thrive, or so I’m told.

I have grown tomatoes in the past with some luck, in a taller planter. Tall garden planters happen to make growing tomatoes easier. I put some bamboo garden stakes in and tied them with some garden tape for them to grow tall.

Moreover, while searching for a how-to guide for vegetable gardening, I found a lot of resources that were helpful. However, my favorite is definitely The Vegetable Gardeners Bible. You learn so much about the why’s in addition to the how’s. If you are looking to start gardening, I highly recommend it! But before you venture on the journey of gardening, it would be a good idea to know whether you have a green thumb or not. While some people have magic in their hands, others may have to work a little harder to learn how to grow a healthy plant. If you are new to this, you could also look for professional landscaping services to help you with your lawn maintenance. The services might include mulching, planting, landscape design, hardscaping, gutter cleaning, and much more. That way, you can learn about all of the processes involved and then attempt to do it on your own the next time. And if you want to implement better ways, such as indoor gardening techniques and greenhouse growing methods, you can look at lighting options from Scynce LED and similar companies that can help you improve on your hobby.

You can even use pebbles to decorate your garden to make it look more attractive. Like, if you have an eroding pathway, you can cover it with pebbles for an instant facelift. If the area is heavily trafficked, you may want to use 20-30mm pebbles with a depth of coverage of 50-70mm for the best results. You may simply need to look for a Stone Supplier in your area who has a large selection of pebbles so that you can select the structure that can work best for your garden area.

By the way, the planter on the right is holding my strawberries a purchase I made on a whim, and a wish. I cannot say that I am a fan of strawberries. However, I cannot deny that I like strawberries. It is a kind of mixed feeling that keeps me motivated to grow them. I just hope that they grow well and grow healthy. Crossing my fingers. I will keep you posted.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!