Touring my backyard, literally

Over the weekend, I managed to put in some work in further greening our backyard. Most of it is already teeming with plants but the wrought iron plant structure attached to the back of the tiny house has yet to receive some love. It took three tries until I finally settled on a grouping thatContinue reading “Touring my backyard, literally”

Last sunset for our turtle friends

Did you know that turtles lift each other up? In a nest, the strongest hatchlings are on the bottom. With their eyes still closed, with no idea what sunshine is, they will push their brothers and sisters above so they can break through the sand and start their journey in life. They will then makeContinue reading “Last sunset for our turtle friends”

My top 5 houseplants with the prettiest leaves

In my recent plant propagation post, I was replying to The Parmigiana Whisperer when the idea for this new post came. She is right – plants are incredibly pretty and there are ones with stunning leaves. Flowers are great but everyday lovely foliage is even better. Below are my top 5 houseplants with to-die-for leaves!

12 Common houseplants I am currently in love with

I have not done a plants post in a while so what better way to catch up than share some of my favorite plants? There are plants at every corner of our tiny house and I honestly love them all. However, there are some that I just go nuts over every time my eyes landContinue reading “12 Common houseplants I am currently in love with”

Dear turtle friends, your eggs are now turtles

Since we shared our pawikan conservation project in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan, The Philippines, over 3000 baby turtles, locally known as pawikan, have hatched and were released back into the sea. We cannot say it enough, but thank you very much for your support!

2021: The year of engagement?

This year is drawing to a close, and so it is time to think about the next. Let’s not fool ourselves: the challenges of 2020 are not just going to disappear as we turn to 2021. But a new year always comes with an opportunity to set an intention, and I would like to suggestContinue reading “2021: The year of engagement?”

A quick thought on living in tune with nature

It gets pointed out a lot that we humans are the only beings on the planet who don’t live in tune with nature. Instead, we exploit, destroy, and otherwise undermine nature’s systems for our own short-term gain.

How to keep your houseplants happy: simple, effective plant care tips

Most of you complement me generously on how I keep my houseplants happy and healthy, but I have to admit this is not some super power or ancient secret from the Far East. Not even a green thumb. I am just able to research plants in advance and pay attention to them once we shareContinue reading “How to keep your houseplants happy: simple, effective plant care tips”

Quiz: Which houseplant should you get

Dear plantitas and plantitos, here is a fun quiz, totally scientific, to help you decide what plant to get if you are keen on hopping in on the current plant craze. The result will lead you to an easy-care, beginner-friendly, altogether wonderful plant that matches your personality and style. It is only a rough guideContinue reading “Quiz: Which houseplant should you get”

5 Best documentaries worth watching on Netflix and YouTube

Can I just add some nice things to your to-binge list? Last night, my sister recommended watching Social Dilemma. While I wait for inspiration to come so I can finally get to it, I would like to share some insightful documentaries that I have previously watched on YouTube and Netflix, for you know, times whenContinue reading “5 Best documentaries worth watching on Netflix and YouTube”