So much beauty in fresh organic fruits and vegetables. 🌸have you ever had dragon fruit? what’s your favorite fruit? mine is an obvious mango 🥭but i love a good dragon fruit, lychees, longans, durian, and papaya. most of these fruits don’t taste that great if it was grown conventionally and shipped across the world though. so what fruits grow locally for you and taste amazing? if you ever visit hawaii be sure to go to the local farmer’s markets to get the locally grown organic produce and support our farmers. what might be surprising to a lot of people is over 90% of the food on the island is imported here even though we live in the perfect climate to grow everything we need. the more we buy locally grown plants 🌱 and support the farmers, and the more we put efforts in to growing our own food, the better we take care of the aina and is good for the planet🌏
How good a reminder is this. “people are often unreasonable and self-centered. forgive them anyway. if you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. be kind anyway. if you are honest, people may cheat you. be honest anyway. if you find happiness, people maybe jealous. be happy anyway. the good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. do good anyway. give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. give your best anyway. for you see, in the end, it is between you and god. it was never between you and them anyway.” - mother teresa
Giveaway! i’ve teamed up with one of my favorite entrepreneur mamas mia from @snuggle_me_organic and she’s giving away 3 of you your very own organic cotton lounger plus 3 full sets of 8 of their new swaddles, which are sooo soft and snuggly.
the lounger hugs scout in all the right places and is perfect for napping and resting, scout loves it! to enter: like this picture and follow @snuggle_me_organic . tag friends in the comments below! that’s it! don’t want to wait? grab anything from their site at snugglemeorganic.com for 25% off now. use code: ellen25 . not affiliated with instagram. 3 winners chosen to win a snuggle me organic. closes in 48 hours.
edit: closed! congrats @sarah.curline@carriepinecone@prettypurplekao please dm @snuggle_me_organic for prize!
She’s growing up so fast right before my eyes i can’t even handle it! feels like only yesterday i was pulling her up onto my chest, embracing her soft wet body as i heard her first cry in my arms. and finding out she was a girl in that moment brought us to some serious tears, i was so surprised. oh scouty you are an angel, we adore you!
⚡️rockin’ melon apple smoothie chocked full of the good stuff! i’m having so much fun creating all the recipes for the kid approved plant based recipe ebook im working on! im also filling the book with loads of in depth information on picky eater tips-how to help your children love their🍑fruits and🥦veggies, tips for staying healthy in social settings, kid birthday party vegan recipes🎂, and so much more. im so excited to get this book out to you guys. thanks sooo much for all your support! now what shall i call this book🧐…any ideas guys? i’m open to hearing your thoughts!
Andrew and i just finished an 8 week marriage course and it was soo good for us. even after being together over 16 yrs we still have so much room to understand each other’s emotional needs better. sometimes we get in a rut cuz it’s easy to let our relationship take a back seat with all the business of life, work and raising kids! but in order to have a fulfilling marriage we gotta make our relationship a priority. you gotta put in the effort to reap the rewards.
most of the time when we aren’t vibing great, are arguing a lot, or just don’t feel good feelings about each other, it’s because we aren’t meeting each other’s basic emotional needs in the way that we individually need it most. we might be showing love to each other, but not in the way your partner appreciates it best.
have you ever read the book “the 5 love languages”? i highly recommend it if you are new to this concept of showing love to each other in different ways.
the 5 love languages are:
words of affirmation
acts of service
quality time physical touch
and the course we did went into even more detail.
the top 10 basic emotional needs in the course were:
affection, s****l fulfillment, intimate conversation, recreational companionship, honesty and openness, physical attractiveness, financial support, domestic support, family commitment, and admiration.
have you ever discussed this with your spouse? have you thought about what specifically makes you feel most loved by your partner and shared what your partner can do to make you feel loved, satisfied and fulfilled and vise versa? sometimes all it takes is some tweaking in how you show your partner love for fireworks to take off like when you first started dating. because “more often than not, being right or wrong for someone depends not on some mysterious compatibility quotient, but on how willing and able you are to meet that someone’s needs.” (quote by willard harley jr.)
Elvis tenderly holding a rescued chicken at the leilani farm sanctuary ❤️🐓 @laureleeblanchard . andrea is her name 🐓, she answers to your call, and runs up for pets and cuddles. the boys all took turns holding her with excitement. it’s a beautiful thing to see how naturally and instinctually loving that children are towards animals. #vegan#healthyvegankids
The vegetables in our garden are growing so abundantly right now! in our garden bed currently: lettuce, chard, 🌱kale, basil, squash, 🍅tomatoes, papaya, lemongrass, chives, kalo (taro) and cassava. andrew has been working so hard planting all kinds of fruit trees too🍊🥑, and he’s so good at it! he layers everything with vegetable compost and wood chips for mulch. if you haven’t seen our hawaiian home garden tour youtube video yet ill fill you in. we already have a few mature coconut trees on the property, a couple tangelo trees, and an avocado tree but he now has planted more fruit trees that are growing and will eventually provide abundance for us over the years: another avocado tree and coconut tree, a lychee tree, surinam cherry tree, brazilian cherry tree, jackfruit tree, lime tree and more bananas and papayas. he also dug a beautiful compost area and planted papaya seeds all around it last week. and he still wants to plant an ulu (breadfruit) tree and also more citrus. he’s working so hard, creating a sustainable life for us- and its d**n sexy to me! im really thankful for the home grown vegetables andrew grew for our salads and smoothies this week.🙏🏼