When it comes to steak, keep it simple! This #CanadianBeef Picanha cooked to a perfect 130F for 3 hours with my @anovaculinary #sousvide , seared on a high heat grill and finished with the best @aureliusfoodco EVOO and @vanislesalt True North Flake sea salt. #steak#beef#ottawa#myottawa
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts — Winston S. Churchill✨
GUYS! Today, I started my day feeling like a success. Today, I completed my last day of the 21 Day Fix!
It’s been a heck of a journey. I originally got two weeks into the three week program when I feel ill, needed to take time to rest, and realized how quickly two weeks with minimal exercise slipped by. I could have quit, I had, after all, « failed »
But did I really? My biggest success was brushing myself off and deciding to start the 21 Day Fix over again from the beginning and do it to the best of my ability, start to finish. My failure was not final. I continued and I succeeded.
The best part? I plan to continue on this journey: tomorrow, I embark on a new adventure with the #80dayobsession - wish me luck! 💕
Between you and (cact)I, we've always felt that our Opuntia's welcoming open arms have just screamed "hug me!" And so on this week's no #fomo Friday we did just that! 😘
Our Opuntia (which are also commonly known as prickly pear cactus) has been enjoying the summer sunshine and we have loved watching all of its new growth! To keep this cactus friend happy, we would recommend a bright, naturally lit room and thorough waterings when the soil is completely dry (this process has been more frequent in the summer months!).
We also generally water our Opuntia (and other cacti) from below. This means that instead of pouring water directly into the soil, we fill a container or tray with a couple inches of water and place the grow pot inside. This allows for the plant to soak up all the water it needs, but we have also found that this methods helps to avoid rotting the base of the cactus.
A frequently asked question is: How will I know when the Opuntia (or other cactus friends) is finished drinking using this watering method?
Often you can tell by two indicators: (1) the change in the colour of the soil from a light brown to a dark brown which is moist to the touch and (2) the weight of the grow pot is now significantly heavier. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Share with us in the comments the method you prefer to use for your cacti! 😊
**Hugs were also made easier by these new handwoven baskets we just got in! Much softer than cactus prickles, but we were happy to finally show our Optunia some love! Come visit our cactus friend in person! 💕
⚠️International giveaway alert🙋🏻
Spending this Sunday with my best friend (Guitariana) and planning my next travel adventures! Thought I'd spread the good vibes and team up with @caseapp to host a giveaway where the lucky winner will receive any product from their site!
1) Follow @beatificbrenda
2) Tag a friend you want to travel with
3) Tell me where you'd like to go
Unlimited entries, #caseapp giveaway ends August 24th!
Wondering how to burn off some of the extra beer 🍺 and late-night deliveries 🍔 🍕 you’ve consumed over the weekend? @zumba_on_the_hill is happening every Sunday at 3pm on Parliament Hill. Make the most out of the last few weekends of the summer! Bring a friend or come meet some new ones! #ottawafun
Had to go to @ikeacanada and splurge on their Bluetooth speaker named ENEBY. Need it for my record player. Verdict: For $60, it is a decent sounding speaker to play your favorite vinyl!!! I’m not complaining and love it 😜 #enebyspeaker
Sometimes, we all just need a beer and a break. Thank you, and congrats, to @motomooseottawa on the wedding, and for inviting me to such a lovely spot to celebrate with you two, and your families. Fantatic wedding, lovely people, and a much needed break for this stressed out human!
Today is such a beautiful sunny summer day and we just received amazing news! Thanks to @ontarioartscouncil we will be able to start creating a new set list of songs and stories to share with you all! This fall we will be writing with lots of amazing artists and spending time away to create new work and music that will be put into our first full length album! We feel so blessed and excited to start this journey! 😍🌻
Hey all!! 😬 I’m jetting off to Prague tomorrow for a couple weeks!! I am so excited 😁 I’ll be inactive for that time but I’ll be back with lots more fun content in September! Have a wonderful next couple weeks, enjoy and make the most of it! 🙌🏼😊
If you’ve ever wanted to have a look at our custom Belkraft Water Purification Units, there is one set up with the Birch Bark Coffee display at Massine’s Your Independent Grocer (296 Bark Street) in #Ottawa ! These are the exact units we’ll be installing in homes suffering from lack of clean water due boil-water advisories. Learn more about them on our website linked in bio ☕️🙏🏻💦