Food, and most things associated with it, have earned a special place in my heart. I love to eat, as do most folks, I imagine, and I enjoy cooking as well, although I absolutely prefer consumption over preparation. Does anyone else find it positively enraging to consider how long it can take to create a … More A moment of appreciation for these food hacks
Earlier this week, Blaine and I were trying to figure out what to watch together. We agreed to take a small break from The Walking Dead as well as Beef, two series we have been watching somewhat consistently, and decided on a new addition to Netflix – a film titled The Immaculate Room starring Emile … More Consider this a sign to not watch The Immaculate Room
I will begin this post with utmost transparency and admit that I am not someone who uses milk thistle. The reason I picked milk thistle as a topic for today’s post is because my mom recently started using it at the recommendation of her naturopath, and because I’m not terribly well-versed in all things milk … More Should you be using milk thistle?
Lemongrass restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario, should be on your list of restaurants to visit if you’re a fan of Asian fusion cuisine. My mom and I started going to this place while my Oma and Opa were still here with us, as they lived in a retirement home about 10 minutes away from Lemongrass, and … More Here’s how to make authentic peanut sauce
While I sadly cannot recall where exactly I read it, I often think about a quote I came across a while ago from someone commenting on the millennial generation as a whole. The message was implying that millennials, collectively, are a generation of people built on the foundation of pleasing others before themselves because of … More People pleasing: know when to quit
Blaine and I have been parents to our pup, Lenny, for a little less than two months now. She has certainly shown her true colours in the last while, to say the least, and while Blaine and I are thrilled she has become comfortable with us, we aren’t the biggest fans of her chewing tendencies … More Is your dog a chewer? Read this
I wrote a post a couple of days ago discussing a newly released television series titled Beef. When I was researching the show to determine the names of the actors and actresses that portray the show’s characters, I skimmed through some reviews, and one caught my attention as a result of its wording. As I … More Why have we become so reactive?
When I sat down to write today’s post, I hit the wall hard when it came time to come up with a topic to discuss. I eventually decided on a recipe of some sort, but because I couldn’t think of one in particular to share, I thought I would ask Blaine to see if he … More Here’s how to make the absolute best peanut butter cookies
Creative writing, for anyone unfamiliar with the premise, suggests its purpose directly within its title; it is the act of writing creatively, meaning there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it, and further, the writing itself can occur in a variety of forms. For one person, creative writing might resemble a short story, … More Let’s talk about creative writing prompts
For anyone who read the title of this post and thought of something inappropriate, get your damn mind out of the gutter. Noodles, for the sake of this post, refer to nothing more than types of pasta, and certainly are not making reference to a specific male appendage. If your mind did wander somewhere a … More What’s your noodle preference?
Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s in regard to subject matter – we are talking about essential oils, the best types to use, and what they’re commonly known for. I am not an expert, but I would wager that each and every form of essential oil offers benefits as opposed to negatives. I mean, … More How well do you know your essential oils?
Essential oils have arguably exploded in popularity over the last few years. When I was a kid, I don’t think I had ever even heard of essential oils – nowadays, everyone and their mother seems to use them. I realize that is a stark generalization, but I’m hoping you get my point. The increase in … More Use these essential oils in your diffuser
Earlier this week, my sister accompanied me on a much-needed Costco trip. I haven’t been to Costco for a hot minute, and I like to visit a few times a year to stock up on certain items, and also to peruse the shelves and see what is new and exciting. When my sister and I … More Need some energy? Try a ZOA
When I was still living with my parents, I often heard my mom express her frustration when it came to thinking of new things to cook for dinner. She would tell me that it is far too easy to get into a cooking rut when it comes to preparing meals for yourself and family, and … More Make this for dinner tonight
I am quite literally writing this post doubled over in pain at my kitchen counter thanks to a lovely condition myself and a fuck ton of other women suffer from known as PCOS, which is short for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The condition involves the development, growth, and occasional or frequent bursting of cysts on your … More The sad reality of women’s health
When I was younger, I firmly believed that washing my hair daily was irrefutably necessary. I’m not exactly sure if I was specifically told this by someone with influence, or if I somehow managed to convince myself of this without any direct interference, but either way, I used to wash my hair far more often … More No, you really shouldn’t wash your hair every day
There is a chance you read the title of today’s post and thought to yourself, who in the hell would want to make their own laundry detergent if you can just buy it? A valid argument undoubtedly, and I can’t really say much to sway your opinion toward having an interest in how to go … More This is how to make laundry detergent from scratch
When I sat down to write this post, I knew I wanted to share a recipe with all of you, but I was struggling to designate what specific dish I wanted to find a recipe for. I started brainstorming some popular foods that many of us consider comfort food, and I came to the sudden … More Read this to learn how to make some wicked lasagna
By absolutely no means do I consider myself a doctor, nor a healthcare expert for that matter. I firmly believe, though, that a hell of a lot more of us would benefit from learning some basics regarding medicine, healthcare and naturopathy, hence why I often write about topics related to these concepts. In regard to … More Should you be taking magnesium?
Anyone who has the (hopefully) pleasure of knowing me is certainly familiar with my snacking antics. I eat a lot, I eat regularly, and I love fruit, therefore a common snack food I enjoy is 100 per cent fruit bars that don’t contain any additional sugar. I have never been able to comprehend why the … More SunRype versus That’s It: a fruit bar showdown
Kim Kardashian and Candace Owens found themselves in a heated exchange recently regarding an advertisement for SKIMS, a clothing company Kim founded and owns. SKIMS consists of a variety of different clothing pieces, but it is arguably best known for its shapewear. Candace Owens, who, if you’re unfamiliar with her, is a conservative author, talk … More Inclusivity: Kim Kardashian versus Candace Owens
I hardly consider my love for Australian cattle dogs to be a secret. My family has owned and loved them since I was a young girl, and now Blaine and I have one of our own; Lenny is an Australian cattle dog mix, but I still think she fits the blue heeler criteria, even if … More Let’s talk about Australian cattle dogs
If I had to guess, I imagine most of us are familiar with raccoons. When I say familiar, I am inclined to think that most of us have at least seen an image of these furry friends, and there are plenty of us who see them on a semi-regular basis. I’ve always found raccoons to … More How much do you know about raccoons?
Spring may officially be upon us, but the weather here in Ontario, Canada, isn’t exactly reflective of this as of late. In fact, I’m pretty sure this period of time is when a lot of us fall victim to the cold, miserable grasp of a variety of delightful colds and viruses, and chest infections are … More Here’s how to tame a chest infection (part two)
I should probably make mention of the fact that while I am not certain I do have a chest infection, I’m pretty sure that is what I’m dealing with. I’ve had more than enough experience with them over the years, arguably because I smoke, and while just days ago the status of this shit in … More Here’s how to calm down a chest infection
I sincerely hope someone appreciates the title of today’s post. Is it corny? Yes. Did I literally chuckle as I typed it out? Yes. No ragrets. My former statement is a reference to the widely popular film We’re the Millers, in case anyone was concerned about my welfare regarding the spelling of the word ‘regrets.’ … More Get ‘otter’ here!
If you can tell me right now, with a straight face, that you are not a fan of otters, do me a favour and find yourself the nearest dumpster and clamber up inside, head first. Please suppress any impulse to remove oneself from said dumpster until your perception of otters has changed, or, until you’ve … More Let’s talk about otters
Blaine and I have been committed to watching the entirety of The Walking Dead over the span of the last few months. He introduced me to the show, and I am sincerely glad he did as I’ve really been enjoying it. A couple of evenings ago, we turned on Netflix to watch The Walking Dead … More Have you seen ‘Outlast’?
I would wager that the majority of us are familiar with the expression ‘trust your gut.’ Essentially, the saying implies that our digestive organs have the ability to send us subliminal messages pertaining to, oftentimes, hairy situations, and that we should trust the message being conveyed. Phrased in this manner, it is understandable why a … More Trust your gut
I promise I won’t do a series pertaining to the many uses for apple cider vinegar as I did for baking soda. I could, but I digress. That is, after today’s post. My mom and sister gave me the impression that my baking soda saga was a wee bit excessive in terms of its duration, … More How do you use apple cider vinegar? (part two)