Project Plant Parenthood

I know this looks really random seeing a gardening post on my BEAUTY blog. But I just felt like sharing my plant story because its one of the best and most existing projects I have started this year.

This probably such a granny thing to say but I am such a proud plant owner. I started Project Plant Parenthood last July with just a few crops to plant but when you see them grow stronger and taller, it starts to get addicting. The satisfaction you get when you see a seedling sprout of the soil is just so heartwarming.

From July till now, I have planted so many kinds of vegetables that I can go on and on(Kale, Rocket, Salvia, Cherry Tomatoes, Pomodoro Tomatoes, Garbanzos, Okra, Pechay, Avocado, White Radish, Eggplant, Limoncello Lemons and Basil) Buy planting these it really does take a huge chunk out of our grocery list because we could just grab some from our own garden. And not to mention, but these are all organically grown, in a sense that the seeds I planted weren’t genetically modified and not sprays were used, just natural fertilizer like bagasse.

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Cherry Tomato plants
Cherry Tomatoes

I bought most of my seeds in a coop in Florence, Italy. These seeds are now about 2 meters tall–as of Mid-November 2015. And we tied them to the window grill so it just grows naturally on the grill. When the tomatoes are a bit ripe, you can basically just grab them and take a bite!

Ripe Cherry Tomatoes


It was kind of hard to find a space to grow White Radish in my garden without ruining my mom’s garden landscape. So we planted it in such a way that it was hiding behind the foliage but still being accessible to maintain.


My Basil leaves are HUGE! Its about the size of half my hand. And did I mention that it smells so good? I love that I can just pick some leaves from my plant and use it to cook my meals.


This Okra plant was the fastest plant the grew in my observation and it is also one of the biggest that I have grown. Right now, we harvest Okra everyday. And they say that it is so much better than the store bought ones because it isn’t chewy or over grown.

Are you a proud plant mother as well? Tell me your story!

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Spreading Love This Christmas

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I stumbled upon these lovely gifting cards and postcards during the CIS bazaar last November at the Oakridge tent in Cebu, Philippines. The lady told me she actually watercolor painted them herself and then scanned them which made them extra personalised. I am such a sucker for postcards and lovely greeting cards.

So since ‘Tis the season to be jolly’a simple way to do that is to spread some love. It doesn’t have to be through material things or through throwing a wad of cash at someone. A little way I like to share the ‘love’ is to write letters to the people I care dearly about. It becomes more sentimental and special when you see someone’s hand writing I think–good or bad! The note doesn’t even need to have a season for its purpose. It can be for when someone is going through a rough time or maybe you just really miss them. But since it is the Christmas season, send a letter to your friends and family near or far and tell them how important they are to you, how much you love them and of course, send them lots of x’s and o’s this yuletide season!

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How do you spread the love during this time of the year?

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