I absolutely love Mexican food. My entire family does, actually, so when we have the opportunity to grab some, you can bet your sombrero we do. My sister has been going to Guac Mexi Grill in Brantford for a few years now. I’ve eaten there a few times, though I haven’t been for quite a … More Have you been to Guac Mexi Grill?
I will be entirely candid and admit that as much as I like to believe I’m super savvy and knowledgeable in the realm of skincare, I’m really not. I mean, I’m not a complete imbicile when it comes to knowing what works for my own skin, but I’m certainly not a professional. I am in … More Looking for an affordable chemical peel? Read this
I am a practicing Catholic and have been my entire life, arguably as a result of the influence of my religious mother. She and I attend mass weekly, and have for a while, and I imagine we will continue to do so for a long time. Priests come and go in their designated positions serving … More Challenging expectations in the priesthood
If I were to start this post by preaching to you that a change in attitude can result in a change in your overall life, there is a probable chance you would tell me to shut the hell up. And, honestly, rightly so. We’ve all heard about how powerful a positive attitude can be, and … More The power of shifting perspective
Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, by any means, a professional creative writer. I’m not even entirely sure as to how one goes about becoming a certified creative writer; is one granted this title after publishing a text? Or perhaps the title is bestowed on someone who undergoes proper … More Read this for some creative writing tips
This past Monday was Blue Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with what exactly Blue Monday is, it is referred to as, essentially, the most depressing day of the year. I didn’t notice myself feeling more depressed than I normally would on this year’s Blue Monday date, but I thought I would dedicate a post to … More Need a pick-me-up? Read this
It’s safe to say that within the realm of health and wellness the development of new and unfamiliar words is a relatively common occurrence. Whether it be a condition, a disease, a treatment, or something else, there are some rather funky terms used in the context of health, and dry brushing might have you scratching … More What the heck is dry brushing?
I’ve mentioned my love for Hungarian cuisine here on my blog before, and while I may have already said it, trust me when I say I will say it again. And again. And probably again. If you’re Hungarian like myself, or have sampled Hungarian food at any point in time, you know what I’m talking … More Here’s how to make homemade Hungarian goulash
It’s a philosophy that we arguably all have heard at some point or another, but regardless of its prominence, the concept of staying silent when we have nothing nice to say is one that remains absolutely relevant, and likely will continue to be, infinitely. It’s a rather simple yet effective ideology, and I believe it … More The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer
When I was at Blaine’s the other evening, we were a bit bummed to discover that his Playstation was on the fritz and refused to load or play any films or television shows. At first, we thought his wifi network wasn’t working, but after looking it up online, we learned that the entire Playstation network … More Have you seen ‘Stop-Loss’?
I mentioned in a post a little who ago that I recently found out that I have something called a Baker’s Cyst in my left knee. More specifically, in the back of it, which I find quite interesting considering all of the pain in my knee is in the front, but the human body doesn’t … More Need a knee brace? Look no further
As stated in yesterday’s post, the following is a continuation of providing all of you with some quirky and intriguing facts to browse through. Brought to you by womansday.com again, these facts are equally entertaining and as random as they were yesterday. “The oldest living animal is reportedly a Seychelles giant tortoise named Jonathan. Only 5% of … More … and here are some more random facts
I’m pretty sure I have mentioned my odd and slightly bizarre liking for absolutely random facts here on my blog before, but in case I haven’t, now you know. I’ve always enjoyed reading up on and hearing spontaneous truths pertaining to all sorts of subject matter, and I like to consider it both an educational … More Are you familiar with these random facts?
I’ve been blogging here for a few years now, and not once, to the best of my recollection, have I shared that I am a smoker. I think my hesitance to share this with you is because when I first started smoking way back when I was in university, I hid it from most people. … More Attention all vapers: the Vaporesso Xros 2 is what you want and need
For about six months now, I’ve been having some rather significant pain in my left knee. I hurt this same knee playing rugby several years ago, and while it’s been good in terms of not bothering me too terribly, I may or may not have been rather intoxicated at a wedding of good friends of … More Not sure what a Baker’s Cyst is? Read this
Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety
While this time of year is often referred to as the most wonderful, it is also, understandably, quite stressful for some of us. I’d wager more of us than not can relate to my previous statement. With family gatherings, dinners, gifts and decorating, it makes sense that we might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Throw … More Here’s to self-care this holiday season
We have three dogs on our family farm. During the day, they’re out and about, roaming with someone in my family or they’re in their kennel. In the evenings, we bring them inside our garage where they sleep. We never used to lock our critters inside in the evenings, but ever since our beloved dog … More Does Febreze AIR stand up to stink?
If I really wanted, I could keep this post quite short and simply state that being a woman in the agricultural industry isn’t ideal. I could even be so bold to say, with complete honesty, it sucks. But, that would be a very generalizing description, and I think it may be more beneficial if I … More The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry
If I ever encountered a situation in which I was forced to name my favourite desserts, cookies would, without a doubt, be mentioned. They’re pretty fucking great, and I like to think of them as something more than a small dessert square but something less than a piece of cake. They’re the perfect buffer in … More Here’s how to make some homemade white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t please everyone,’ or something similar. It’s a simple saying, yet one that contains tremendous truth in its limited words, and I think it is one a lot of us could benefit from in terms of its honesty. When I was in my … More Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone
There are quite a few of us who collect decorative pieces to commemorate certain holidays throughout our calendar year. Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas are arguably the most common holidays we typically decorate our houses for, but I am sure there are some I’m missing as well. Much like a gift, homemade things are often … More Read this for some homemade Christmas decor inspiration
There is a probable chance that some of you will read the title of this post and, understandably, chuckle. To be entirely honest, I would likely have the same reaction if I wasn’t aware that candle maintenance even exists. I watched a video via Instagram not that long ago which featured a woman blowing my … More How well do you know your candle maintenance?
Anxiety, unfortunately, is something that has relevance to a lot of us. I would wager that more of us in today’s world have anxiety than not, and while this realization is disturbing to some extent, it’s also logical; it makes sense so many of us are dealing with this specific form of mental illness considering … More Navigating how to challenge anxiety
I am, and have been a member of the itty bitty titty committee since I hit puberty. It’s a genetic thing courtesy of my mom and her family, and while for a long time when I was a teenager I was extremely self-conscious of my lacking chest, I have come to the realization that small … More Shein bras: hit or miss?
I was scrolling through my social media feeds today and came across a reel via Instagram that a beautician composed. The reel began with a caption she wrote which read something along the lines of, “As a beautician, never use the following shampoo and conditioner brands.” The reel then depicted brief flashes of photos of … More Do you know what’s in your shampoo and conditioner?
Compromise and sacrifice are two rather different concepts. One involves meeting someone halfway as a means to cooperate and make a situation more feasible to ourselves and someone else, while the other requires giving up something, typically done to achieve a common good or goal. Despite the difference in meaning when comparing these words, a … More Understanding the difference between compromise and sacrifice
My cuticles and I have a bit of a history. Considering I was such an aggressive nail-biter when I was younger and quite frequently used my teeth to rip the entirety of the cuticle off of each and every nail, it makes sense that they now are thicker than a snicker, and the bastards grow … More Check out these cuticle removing solutions to make at home
My mom and I, a couple of evenings ago, ventured to our local movie theatre to see ‘House of Gucci’. We both agreed we would go and view it together when we first saw the trailer for the film, and so we did just that and had ourselves a lovely mother-daughter date. I was a … More Ignore the critics and go see ‘House of Gucci’
Oily skin, speaking from experience, is a bit of a blessing and a curse. Oily skin is beneficial in the sense that ageing and wrinkles, down the road, are diminished if one has oily skin because the skin is typically quite hydrated. Oily skin can be a real pain in the ass in the sense … More If you have oily skin, read this