A look inside Canada’s most expensive listed home

An article from The Star snagged my attention the other day when it appeared on my phone. Written by Carola Vyhnak, the article tells the story of Oakville’s Chelster Hall estate with an asking price of $59 million dollars. Previous owner of the estate is Hugo Powell, retired president of Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. in … More A look inside Canada’s most expensive listed home

The 2018 Emmys

This year’s 70th Emmys took place on Monday evening in Los Angeles, so I figured it would make sense to summarize the winners to save time for all of you. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amazon took the lead in terms of most Emmys won. Receiving five for the evening, the show was recognized for its comedy … More The 2018 Emmys

Product review: Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation Drops

I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation for years now, and as much as I love it, I was getting a little bored with the forever increasing price tag on it. So, when I went to Shoppers to pick up a few things a couple of weeks ago, I asked the cosmetician … More Product review: Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation Drops

Horror Disappointment

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve likely caught onto the fact that I watch a fair share of horror flicks. I absolutely love them, and while gore isn’t something I particularly enjoy in a movie, sweat-inducing, heart-pumping films are the ones that get me going. That being said, I cannot remember … More Horror Disappointment

Stubborn Acceptance

“There are some things in life you simply cannot change.” This phrase, and affiliated variations, is something I remind myself of when I am feeling particularly stressed or my anxiety is getting the best of me. I am the type of person who prefers control over spontaneity. Do I perceive this trait as negative? Not … More Stubborn Acceptance

Genuine Friendships

A couple of nights ago, I spoke on the phone with a good friend of mine from high school. I haven’t seen or spoken to her for quite some time because we’re both busy, so we agreed a phone call was needed. We chatted for just about an hour on the phone about all sorts … More Genuine Friendships

Animal activists are causing bodily harm attempting “outreach” to truckers

Before I delve into this topic, I want to state that the purpose of this post is not to insult or criticize anyone’s personal opinions or views towards the consumption of meat. I eat meat personally, but I respect those who don’t. I feel it is important to make mention of this before I begin. … More Animal activists are causing bodily harm attempting “outreach” to truckers

Nike’s sales are only going up

I’m assuming you’ve already heard the news, but in case you haven’t, Nike caused quite the stir when they debuted Colin Kaepernick’s face as the lead of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick’s personal slogan for the campaign reads “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick is best known as … More Nike’s sales are only going up

Here’s why the Serena Williams fine is so sexist

This past Sunday, Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for supposedly violating three match codes in her loss to Japan’s Osaka. The referee at the match fined Williams $10,000 for verbal abuse towards chair umpire Carlos Ramos; $4,000 for being warned for coaching; and $3,000 for breaking her racket, according to an article from Global News. … More Here’s why the Serena Williams fine is so sexist

Why is no one talking about motherhood?

After having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other evening, I came to the realization that motherhood, specifically for new or first-time moms, is not discussed nearly enough in contemporary society. Postpartum depression, frustration, loneliness and isolation are things that can impact a woman shortly after she gives birth, yet no one … More Why is no one talking about motherhood?

How much do parents spend on extracurricular activities for their kids?

An article by Erica Alini for Global News states that a poll recently quizzed one thousand Canadians across the country regarding just how much money goes towards their children’s extracurricular activities. The survey unveiled that “…55 per cent of families feel stretched thin because of after-school programs,” and further, “almost a third (32 per cent) … More How much do parents spend on extracurricular activities for their kids?

Weighted blankets: are they worth the price?

A couple of months ago, weighted blankets started popping up throughout my social media feeds, specifically as advertisements on Instagram. They’re exactly what like they sound like; a blanket, weighted usually with sand, to help people to sleep better. My sister saw somewhere that the blankets were half price, so she looked into it and … More Weighted blankets: are they worth the price?

This convenient device could save your life

An article by Rachel Manfield really hit home for me regarding its subject matter. It discusses the devastation Paul Davidson encountered when his daughter, Christine, was abducted from a mall parking lot six years ago, never to be seen or heard from again. Davidson decided to use what happened to his daughter as an incentive … More This convenient device could save your life

Here’s how Hawaii’s farming industry has been pummeled by weather

An article from the Washington Post recently caught my attention. Written by Breena Kerr and Lynh Bui, it’s opening line reads “Historic, torrential April rains on the island of Kauai wiped out much of Hawaii’s taro crops — the main ingredient in poi and a staple carb of the island diet.” So often when we hear … More Here’s how Hawaii’s farming industry has been pummeled by weather

It’s true: dog’s really are more than we deserve

Let’s be blunt; if you’re not a dog person, you may as well stop reading now. You should also re-evaluate you life choices. If you are a dog person, though, welcome! I am a dog person through and through, and an article by Jan Hoole and Daniel Allen has only intensified just how damn grateful … More It’s true: dog’s really are more than we deserve

Be Kind

When I was younger, I heard the saying, ‘Be kind to everyone. You never know what someone is going through.” This saying has become a sort of mantra for me, if you will, because I truly believe this sort of sentiment is needed in today’s world more now than ever before. Society is full of … More Be Kind

Hypocrisy In the Bible

Religion is an incredibly controversial topic, specifically Catholicism as of late, but as someone who attends mass each Sunday and has come to acknowledge just how hypocritical the Catholic religion is, I wanted to take it upon myself to dissect one reading in particular and its blatant perpetuation of sexism and male patriarchy. This passage … More Hypocrisy In the Bible

Hautelook.com

I posted a few days ago about my struggles with modern-day shopping, asking for some input regarding where to shop for both casual and work-appropriate clothes. Much to my delight, I received a recommendation from a friend from University (you rock, Elisa), and I have already made a purchase from hautelook.com. Hautelook.com is affiliated with … More Hautelook.com

Dealing With Death

I am rather fortunate to still have three out of four grandparents living. My grandfather passed away ten years ago, and his wife, my grandmother, is in good health. My other set of grandparents, my Oma and Opa, are 90 and 92, and my Oma is going downhill in terms of her health. My family … More Dealing With Death