Hamburgers, in my opinion, are the absolute shit. To clarify, when I refer to something as ‘the shit’, it means I have a grand appreciation for it, and further that I respect the hell out of it. Just in case anyone was wondering why I was referencing hamburger and shit in the same breath. Hamburgers … More Looking for a homemade hamburger recipe? Look no further
Sleep is something that is absolutely essential to the health and overall function of the human body. It provides an opportunity for our minds and bodies to rest, heal and regenerate, and without it, we’re pretty much useless, not to mention going too long without sleep can literally kill you. Despite the significance of sleep … More Having trouble sleeping? Read this
For anyone who read the title of this post and rolled their eyes, internally thinking ‘did she not literally just write about this damn show?’ I request your patience. Yes, I did recently write a post about this show. However, at the conclusion of this post I said I would update all of you once … More Netflix: Valhalla – is it worth watching?
Creative writing, aside from my blog, is something I sincerely wish I dabbled in more than I do. Creative writing is the shit; for me, it’s like a temporary escape as you’re able to delve into an entirely fictional world and create it as you see fit. It’s quite similar to reading, in a lot … More Want to try creative writing? Read this
If you follow my blog to any extent, it’s no secret that I have Lyme disease. I was diagnosed about a year ago, and while I’m certainly feeling better now than I did this time last year, life ain’t exactly peachy when you live with Lyme, or any chronic illness, for that matter. I also … More Living with chronic illness? Read this
I would consider myself to be someone who questions a lot of things in life. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’ve always been so inquisitive about probing into matters I’m not fully versed in; my instinct to ask questions and challenge things developed later in life, and I like to think this is because I gained … More The importance of questioning
While it isn’t quite watermelon season yet here in Ontario, the time is approaching, and I and a lot of other Ontarians are arguably excited. Watermelon is the shit; it’s super refreshing on a hot day, and because it contains so much water, it is a very filling snack, which I can appreciate. The one … More Here’s how to make a mean watermelon salad
I consider myself to be someone who views both traditional medicine and naturopathic medicine to be of equal importance. I think it is important to acknowledge, however, that there are some things I believe should be tackled with traditional medicine, and others with naturopathic medicine. Certain ailments require certain treatment, and one route is better … More Should you be using elderberry?
When you work on a farm, it is safe to say that you tend to work rain or shine, to a reasonable extent. Unless the weather is so drastic it is actually preventing you from getting farm work done, the work continues as farming and agriculture are rather time-sensitive. While it makes sense that farm … More Tips for working in extreme heat
I am damn proud to say I come from a farm. I have lived on my family’s farm for my entire life, and I’ve been working on the farm since I was about 11-years-old. I realize that might sound a little jarring to anyone who doesn’t have familiarity with farming and farm families, but we … More Advice from a farm girl, to farm girls
I love food, as do most of us. My love for food arguably stems from the food my mom made for me growing up, as well as my background; I’m Hungarian and Dutch, and while the Dutch may not necessarily be known for their food, the Hungarians sure are. I follow a few food accounts … More Read this to learn how to change your potato wedge game
It is no secret that I have a slight obsession with Vikings and the Viking era in history. Ever since I stumbled across the insanely popular and successful television series ‘Vikings’, I have been positively hooked, and, I think, for good reason. Vikings, while a tad barbaric and uncouth, were rather remarkable people in terms … More Is ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ better than ‘Vikings’?
I could probably type one word and leave it at that for the entirety of this post, but I’m not that crude, don’t worry. Honestly, though, simply replying with life itself to the question proposed in the title of this post would suffice as an answer, because life as a whole is quite intriguing. Fascination … More What do you find fascinating?
To say I’m stressed the hell out right now is a bit of an understatement. The wedding is less than three weeks away, and the home Blaine and I will be living in is just about move-in ready; throw work into the mix and I’ve got myself a stressed trifecta. Things could always be worse, … More The harsh reality of being reminded of your flaws
I will throw hands right here and now with anyone who can tell me with sincere honesty that eating raw cookie dough isn’t absolutely the best part of making homemade cookies. If you’re telling yourself otherwise you’re a damn liar and that is that. In case you couldn’t tell, I have some passionate feelings toward … More Here is how to make homemade cookie dough that is safe to eat
Spelling is something considered to be a tremendous hurdle for a lot of us to conquer. And, really, I can see why. As someone who studied English in university, I am fully aware of how fucking ridiculous spelling can be within the English language, and, simply put, the spelling of specific words really doesn’t make … More Do you struggle with spelling? Read this
Commas are vastly underrated, in my own humble opinion. Sadly, a lot of us aren’t actually familiar with how to properly use commas, which is why I think there is a little hostility towards them, but once you gain an understanding of how and further why they work, you’re smooth sailing, my friends. I thought … More Let’s hear it for the comma
My post a few days ago regarding how to make some wicked homemade French fries inspired me to dedicate some more posts not only to recipes, but further, recipes for quintessential foods I feel like we often take for granted. French fries are arguably one of the most popular foods on the planet, but they … More Here is how to make some killer onion rings
French fries are a lot like chips in the sense that you simply cannot only have one as it would defy the laws of the universe. The same goes for popcorn kernels and cats – one just doesn’t cut it as it just is not enough. Considering French fries are the go-to side dish for … More Read this to learn how to make the best homemade French Fries
As I mentioned in my former post about punctuation and proper use in the English language, there are a lot more forms of punctuation than we arguably realize. Most of us, when we think of punctuation, consider more common forms of it, for example, periods, exclamation points and question marks. But, as anyone who knows … More Navigating even more punctuation
Allow me to stipulate right from the get-go that I am not a professional bridal shower attendee. This post is based solely on experience, and please correct me if you note anything that I am speaking incorrectly about. I have a decent amount of family in the States. I have family all over the world, … More The difference between Canadian and American bridal showers
In lieu of yesterday’s post discussing synonyms, antonyms and homonyms, I thought I would continue with the English theme for today’s post. Like I said yesterday, I’m brushing up on my English knowledge via tutoring and I figure this information is (hopefully) relevant to someone out there. Today, we shall be discussing punctuation and how … More Navigating punctuation
Within the past couple of months, I’ve been dabbling in tutoring. More specifically, I’m tutoring folks who are looking for some assistance pertaining to the English language, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Because I haven’t exactly applied my English learnings to a more detailed degree since coming back to work full-time on the … More What in the homonym?
As the house Blaine and I will be moving into shortly continues to progress, it is safe to say that I’ve been making some lists pertaining to what items we still need for our future home. Thankfully, we got most of the essentials via gifts for my bridal shower back in the fall, so we’re … More Should you be using a dehumidifier?
I’ve dabbled in newspaper article writing here and there for a few years now. I’ll be honest and admit that I haven’t written one for a while, but if I were to add up all of the articles I’ve written over a span of about five years, it’s probably in the hundreds, which is wild. … More Here’s how to write a solid newspaper article
I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts that the supernatural realm is insanely interesting to me. Terrifying, but interesting. My interest in all things paranormal and/or supernatural was piqued a few years back when I started reading up on the topic, and ever since, I’ve been hooked. I’ve done a fair bit of reading on … More Do you believe in the supernatural realm?
I would consider myself to be someone who is not terribly sensitive to sunlight. I honestly think my skin’s tolerance of sunlight stems from working outdoors on the farm from a young age, and for quite a long time now; I’ve built up a bit of an immunity to the sun, if you will, so … More Wondering what Polymorphous Light Eruption is? Read this
I firmly believe that brownies are just one of those things that provide an instant mood boost. Brownies are the shit; they’re slightly crunchy on the outside and on the edges, yet soft and gooey on the inside, enveloping your mouth in a chocolatey euphoria. At least, that’s how I enjoy my brownies. In case … More Read this to learn how to make the best homemade brownies
When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease about a year ago, I learned a lot. I educated myself on the disease itself, as well as treatment, and believe me when I tell you that when I started exploring treatment options, I was scratching my head as I have never heard of some of the … More Here’s why you should be using an infrared sauna
Without fail, I burn the first time I’m outside in the sunshine for the entire duration of the day while working on the farm. It happens every year; I usually get a solid burn on my shoulders, back, and the back of my neck, and from there forward I tend to tan and don’t typically … More Read this to learn about some sunburn remedies