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
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
“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
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
I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Canadian Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) for my job. I had never been to the show prior to this year as it occurs during the busy season on our own farm, but after hearing about it for years, I was looking forward to seeing what it’s all about … More The Canadian Outdoor Farm Show
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
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
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
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?
I came across a video on my Facebook newsfeed, and its content was so awesome, I wanted to talk about it with you. Give it a watch; it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time, and it’s hard not to be in a good mood after watching it. McMaster University has developed a program … More McMaster University is doing it right
The recent passing of my Oma has encouraged me to contemplate the concept of both funerals and celebrations of life. Although I have never attended a celebration of life, I know many people who have, and by the sounds of it, they’re a lot more meaningful than funerals. Don’t get me wrong; funerals are important. … More Funerals vs. celebrations of life
I’ve addressed anxiety and the many struggles that accompany it before, but recent events have led me to re-visit the topic. Anxiety is hands down one of the most burdening things to deal with on a daily basis. Your own thoughts turn against you, and at times, it feels as though you’re swallowing yourself whole. … More Is your anxiety a burden for others?
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?
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?
I am not one to refer to myself as spontaneous, however, one could argue otherwise considering I requested to have both of my helix’s pierced when I went to have my tattoo done, on the spot. I thought about asking to have them pierced on my way to the studio, and when I saw the … More Thinking about getting your helix pierced?
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
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
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
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
Often times when I mention my food intolerances to someone in conversation, I am asked what exactly I eat in a day. I imagine this is because my food intolerances sound rather dramatic when said aloud (I can’t eat gluten, dairy or egg), and while my diet can get a little lack-lustre, it really isn’t … More Everyday Eating With Food Intolerances
Being in a funk is a rather unfortunate experience. You feel sluggish, unmotivated, and for me, personally, downright sad/glum. Funks can happen in a variety of situations; perhaps you’re feeling rather stuck at work, and can’t seem to designate any light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak; maybe it’s with your partner, … More How To Get Out Of A Funk
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
I got my first tattoo a few years back. A very simple semicolon in black ink on my left wrist. I posted a couple of days ago about my second tattoo, and while my initial tattoo didn’t cause my any significant pain, this second one had me fighting the urge to yell at the tattoo … More Do Tattoos Really Hurt? (Yes, Yes They Do)
When I came across Romina on Netflix a few nights ago, the description offered peaked my interest. “A shocking assault inspires horrific violence when a group of teens encounters a girl from their school while camping in a remote spot” is what it reads, and to be honest, if you’re into horror movies, why wouldn’t … More Romina: Not Worth the Watch
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
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
I got my first tattoo when I was in my second year of University. I had a semicolon tattooed on my left wrist, the semi-colon representing its affiliation with mental health awareness and the semicolon movement as a whole. I have been wanting to get another tattoo for a couple of years now, but I … More DistINKtive Arts Studio
In yesterday’s post I mentioned that my mom and I visited a bakery when we were in Port Dover on the weekend, and because the desserts I got from said bakery are so darn delicious, I wanted to share it with you. Trish’s Bakery Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Dover, opened in 2009 … More Trish’s Bakery Cafe
I feel like Port Dover is a little gem in Ontario that often fails to get credit for how darn cute and nautical it is. My family and I have been visiting Port Dover yearly since I was a toddler, and over the years I have come to appreciate this little town and all it … More Port Dover
Since I’ve begun to work off the farm, I’ve had to step my wardrobe game up a little bit in terms of owning some work-appropriate attire. When I’m working at home, jeans, a sports bra, a tank top, work boots and a cap is all I need, but these items aren’t exactly business casual. In … More Struggling to Shop