Polenta has quickly become one of my favourite meal components since I began eating it consistently, and after much tampering and experimenting, I’m pretty confident I’ve come up with my own version of it that will satisfy just about anyone’s palate. It’s quick, simple and delicious; what more could you ask for? I typically make … More Quick and Delicious Polenta
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve felt as though you have officially hit ‘rock bottom,’ or have felt as though things can’t get much worse than they already are. Maybe it’s your work, your relationship, your family life, or your finances. Whatever the context may be, feeling as though things can’t get … More Why Hitting Rock Bottom Is Okay
Desi Perkins, a Youtuber specializing in makeup, recently posted a video in which she discusses the struggles she and her husband have been facing for several years in their desire to start a family. She has mentioned in previous videos that after years of trying, she and Steven, her husband, did conceive, however she miscarried and … More Why You Need To Stop Asking If Someone Is Pregnant
Sweaty, smelly armpits aren’t exactly the most attractive thing in the world. Unfortunately, however, they’re far more common for a lot of us than we’re willing to admit, hence prompting today’s post. My armpits have always been a bit of a nuisance for me, personally. They sweat more than what one may categorize as ‘normal,’ … More Product Review: Dove Sensitive Shield Dry Spray Antiperspirant
My sister shared the following photo on Facebook a few days ago, and the contents of this image really got me thinking. Posted by the National Farmers Union, this image is a disturbing reminder to consumers of just how imbalanced the profit farmers earn for the goods they produce is. Granted, the National Farmers Union … More What Do Farmers Really Make?
A colleague of mine is an absolute wizard when it comes to essential oils. She knows the benefits of just about every type of essential oil, for example, what to use them for or what not to use them for, and she actually makes bracelets infused with a variety of essential oils. Check out her … More Peppermint Essential Oil Vs. Inflammation
I would argue most of us have either heard of or have used facial masks at some point in our lives. Whether they be hydrating, soothing, detoxifying or purifying, there’s a mask for just about any skin concern. What about hair masks, though? When summer rolls around, the ends of my hair tend to look … More Is Hair Masking A Thing?
Therapy and/or counselling can be thoroughly beneficial for individuals in a variety of contexts. Whether professional help in these regards is sought for mental illness treatment, relationship conflicts, or simply to speak freely with an unbiased person, therapy and counselling are generally a great help to those who make use of them. I have noticed … More A Societal Acceptance of Therapy and Counselling
I was recently talking to someone who happens to be quite knowledgeable about essential oils and their beneficial properties, and our conversation prompted me to do some research regarding how essential oils can help to combat acne. This information comes from Bustle, and I found the article to be quite informative. Tea Tree Oil: You’ve … More Essential Oils for Acne?
Directed and written by Gerard Barrett, Brain On Fire is a 2016 American-Canadian-Irish biographical drama, depicting the true story of Susannah Calahan. Based on Calahan’s memoir, Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness, the film starts Chole Graze Mortez as Susannah. This movie was recently added to Netflix, and after finding the movie to be so inspiring, I wanted … More Film Review: Brain On Fire
A couple of days ago I had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone close to me about the amount of judgment that exists in contemporary society regarding plus-size individuals. The stigma surrounding overweight people has always bothered me, but the conversation I had with someone I love who happens to be a victim to this stigma … More Why Someone Else’s Weight Is None of Your Business
With the current onslaught of boiling temperatures wreaking havoc across Southern Ontario as of late, what better time to dedicate a post to heatstroke and the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of this condition. Heatstroke really is no joke, and for those of us who work outside in temperatures this extreme, it’s crucial … More ‘Do I Have Heatstroke?’
Every year throughout the first week in July, the city of Brantford, Ontario, is host to the International Villages Festival. Brantford is the only city to offer the International Villages Festival in the province of Ontario, and it is a wonderful way to permit individuals to experience different cultures they likely would not otherwise. The … More Brantford’s International Villages Festival
An article by Irina Ivanova titled “Farmers are Killing Themselves In Staggering Numbers” caught my attention the other day when it appeared in my Facebook newsfeed, unfortunately for the wrong reasons. I was aware that mental illness and suicide is prevalent in the farming community, but this article allowed me to recognize just how severe … More Suicide Amongst Farmers
Ahhhhh, the selfie. The simple act of taking a picture of oneself, usually taken with the intention of posting the photo on a social media website to display to others. With websites like Instagram and Facebook gaining popularity among internet users, selfies have become a mandatory aspect of self-representation in the world of social media. … More The Selfie
I have been using a setting powder from Cover FX for quite a while now, and frankly, I’m getting a little bored with it. It’s not a bad product by any means, but I don’t think it’s worth the cost. I was getting some things at a Shoppers a few days ago when I decided … More Product Review: Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
I recently viewed a PETA video, narrated by Kat Graham, depicting the horrid condition of several hen barns in British Columbia. Unkept, inhumane, and blatantly unacceptable, the barns that were featured in this video are a poor example of how farming occurs in Canada. I am completely and entirely against animal cruelty in any way, … More How Reliable is PETA?
It seems as though every time I am out on the roads driving, I encounter a fellow driver who simply fails to have any comprehension of what road safety consists of. Driving recklessly, texting, speeding, tailgating, swerving, failing to stop at stop signs, and not abiding by the rules of the road are just a … More Are the Roads Really Safe?
My family and I are often on the hunt for new restaurants to try out, so when my mom and dad received some gift cards for the Lakehouse as a gift, we figured it would be a great place to attend following my graduation from Niagara College. My mom, dad and I had been to … More Restaurant Review: The Lakehouse
A dew days ago I had the privilege of returning to Niagara College (Welland campus) to attend convocation with my wonderful Public Relations colleagues. The day really was lovely, and it was especially fantastic to see my friends once again as we haven’t seen one another since classes ended in April. The ceremony itself was … More Niagara College Convocation 2018
Mascara is one of my best friends. I rarely leave the house without a few strokes of the wand against my eyelashes, and for me personally, I find mascara to be one of the most effective ways to wake up tired-looking eyes. I have been using my Covergirl mascara for quite a while now, and … More Product Review: Essence’s The False Lashes Mascara Extreme Volume and Curl
I am someone who sports rather ridiculous tan lines throughout the summer months. This is a result of the attire I sport while working on the farm; typically jeans to protect my legs, work boots, and a racer-back tank. My arms and shoulders become quite tan, however, the lower half of my body does not, … More Is Self-Tanner Worth the Hype?
When I first started blogging, I was rather unsure of where exactly ontheedgeofeverything was headed. I knew I wanted to own and operate a blog with a variety of topic content, rather than adhering to one specific niche, hence how I came up with the name. I have absolutely nothing against blogs that do abide … More The Beauty of Blogging
Date night between a couple is time intended to serve as enjoyable and romantic, not boring. Yet, over time, it becomes difficult to come up with new and exciting date ideas to keep things fresh between you and your partner. I did some brainstorming and did my best to come up with some unique and … More Summer Date Ideas
My sister is incredibly talented when it comes to makeup, as reluctant as she is to admit it, therefore I figured her opinion towards some of the best summer beauty must-haves would be a realistic perception. Here are her top makeup products for the summer months. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Compact Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick According … More Best Summer Beauty Must-Have’s
Keto, or the Keto Diet, is a term I am beginning to hear more and more frequently. Unsure of what exactly this diet consists of, I decided to do some research. In simplest terms, a Keto Diet involves a low carb meal plan. A low-carb diet encourages the body to produce ketones within the liver, … More What’s All the Fuss About Keto?
It’s never fun when you’re rushing to get ready for work, only to open your tube of mascara and recognize that it looks like wet tar. Or perhaps you apply your foundation with no issues, but when you take a peep in the mirror a few hours later, it’s separated across your face like a … More When Should I Throw Away Makeup?
In the simplest terms, responding to the question that titles this post, no, they don’t. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’re likely aware that I am an advocate for educating individuals about eating disorders and the consequences they leave in their wake long after they’ve ‘passed.’ I struggled with an … More Do Eating Disorders Ever Fully Go Away?
I can thank my parents for my eternal love of classic rock and roll music. Growing up, country and rock were typically played in our household, specifically on Sunday mornings, and although they may seem like insignificant memories to others, for me, they are the reason I have such a passion for music. I often … More Here’s Why You Can’t Beat Classic Rock & Roll
I identify as someone who thoroughly enjoys living in a small town. So often you hear negative comments about small towns, or even living in the countryside, but for those who have yet to experience small town living, these comments really are inaccurate. It is hard for me to articulate in words what exactly it … More Small Town Living