Quarantine Gardening 2020 (amazon links included!)

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Oahu’s 2nd round of Stay at Home orders are in place and if I were you, I’d get to allll the DIY projects you’ve ever wanted to do while having the intense pleasure of your own company.

Continuing where I left off during the last lockdown, I am refocusing the wonderful gift that is energy and sharing that with you.

Living in Paradise has its perks. Not only are we able to plant the seeds to our dreams We are able to sustain and maintain a thriving edible garden! Tropical conditions alongside with your tender love and aloha, Is the very sheer force which is your attention and intention that will transfer over and literally grow the nourishments you don’t have to overpay for during this challenging time.

Join me in the movement that is #sustainableliving and grateful for everything we do have cuz that’s the real #mana

I am starting my edible garden again and creating mixed greens all ready to enjoy by the next full moon. This soon to be exclusive salad/smoothie bar will serve and sustain your immediate and future needs as this is a trim and enjoy kind of edible landscape.

I’ve included links for your gardening needs, all on amazon!

2 slot clear window planter

18 piece plastic plant liner 6/8/10″

Seed Starter Tray

Schultz “slow release vegetable fertilizer”

Miracle Grow seed starting potting mix

Aerogarden Indoor Hydroponic herb garden

Beginners Dozen Salad Starter Seeds






Establishing a schedule that works for you.

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Having all this time to myself goes beyond my wildest dreams. Even with a long wishlist of things to do, I am still finding myself adjusting to the massive amounts of time we have been blessed with.

Assessing the thoughts, minding our ways to slow down then wildly stumbling into the pains and pleasures of the mind!

This new world and its new set of rules have thrown off even my happy go lucky, anything goes spirit. I am realizing to smash these goals I’ve been randomly carrying around for years, THIS IS THE BEST TIME to utilize such talents and skills.

I am the type to have my preferred goddess rituals list done before I can even extend myself to others. This means, I start the day with a great solitude space and hours, or power hours. In this time block, I am able to meditate, exercise. channel the thoughts and visions that would be otherwise clouded from the days noise.

Next to that, sticking to my own personal beauty ritual. It varies day by day. Some days less is more, some days more is more. I can certainly adjust to the mood and emotions of the day. I am challenging myself to post more so I am driving myself to that commitment and goal!

After allll of that, I neeeeeeed to have a very inviting and entertaining space even just for one. It constitutes of a morning cup of caffeine and a few bowls of cannanis. Breakfast or Brunch may accompany it but I’m not too demanding of the 3rd details. The first two winning combination tho, MOST DEFINITELY.

NOW, this is the part where I can be flexible. Lessons with the keiki, gardening, exploring, dreaming, visualizing, being, resting….and all of these activities can take hours  give or take.

During this downtime in quarantine, I am finding solace in the simplicity of these activities. Of course my city life is extreme in comparison but this reset has allowed me to view my priorities in a different way.

I NEED this type of routine and stability to create a boundary for myself and others. I have been so passive in being proactive that this complete overhaul and immediate call of adaptability has forced me to rewire and find out what works for the better.

I am very much still a free spirit. I come and go as I please, just this time, with a little more direction and discipline. Would you like to follow my progress? Add me on instagram! @almondjoyce

By having a streamline of enjoyable activities for the day allows me to make room for anything else that comes up. Of course each day seems like a trial and triumph…and a reflection of it will be posted here.

No promises, just actions, AJ


Micro Greens

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Being quarantined brings out the best in me. I am absolutely going coconuts over my edible, ornamental and medicinal garden. Spending much needed time to be in nature and get my hands dirty. I realize after months of spending majority of my waking hours in the corporate retail jungle, its a very enriching to break the survival habits and grind to command and commit to something else that my heart desires.

It’s important to me to transfer and exchange this pent up energy and I find that my various array of plants can take just that.

My current features are as follows.

A full moon in libra harvest of micro greens, ranging from basil, dill, fennel and wild sprouts.

Of course I have a Pinterest board full of recipes I am going to teach myself on how to create being that we have time, starting tomorrow!

Green with envy? Then come join me! AJ