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?
Similar to my post discussing how to make homemade beef stroganoff a few days ago, and the source of the inspiration of said post being attributed to my dad, a similar theme is applicable to today’s post. I was struggling to come up with a topic and asked my mom for some ideas, and she … More Hang in there, friends; Spring is around the corner
My sister celebrated her 29th birthday earlier this week, and her one request to commemorate her special day was to make a trip down to Bass Pro with myself and my parents. Thanks to COVID we haven’t really been out a whole lot, and while venturing out to Bass Pro may not seem like the … More A moment of appreciation for Bass Pro
It is possible I am being presumptuous, but in accordance with my own observations and experiences, I think it is safe to say a lot of us tend to do more baking in the colder months of the calendar year. It makes sense, really; I certainly don’t find the prospect of baking with a blazing … More Doing some baking? Read these hacks first
Makeup is something I have grown to appreciate as I have gotten older. When I was in my early teens, I would dabble with some mascara and maybe a bit of concealer from time to time, for example, if it was picture day or something, and that was about it. Once I started getting acne, … More Have you heard of this new sustainable makeup company?
A few days ago, my mom, dad and I had a solid chat regarding how wasteful our society is. Hence the emphasis placed on consumerism; without it, we wouldn’t be nearly as wasteful as we are, in my opinion. Consider cell phones, as a prime example. Depending which company you’re with in terms of a … More This is why we need to stop being so consumeristic
Batteries, as most of us are aware, aren’t necessarily the best thing for our planet. They’re incredibly useful, and, often times, a must, but with the demand for these puppies comes scrutiny for properly disposing them, among other environmental concerns. As it turns out, though, there has been tremendous advancements in the context of developing … More Fuelling batteries with … sugar?
Having a lush, green lawn is something a lot of us strive for. It does look pleasant when maintained, and for most of us, having green grass is much preferred to having spotty, dead and burnt grass, which does often happen here in Ontario in the summer months without a lot of precipitation. This year … More Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss
I’m hoping we are all aware that fuel is what powers most vehicles, aside from electric ones. Whether it be gasoline, diesel or coloured diesel, fuel is needed to enable vehicles to move and operate. With fuel use comes emissions and environmental concerns, hence why electric vehicles have exploded onto the automotive scene within the … More Using booze to … power vehicles?
Mosquitos have to be one of my least favourite insects in existence. I realize they serve a purpose, but they’re ultimately little shits that pride themselves in going around pricking people and feasting on their blood, only to leave them in ultimate discomfort thanks to insane itching. That’s just my own subtle opinion on the … More Read this to lean what actually repels mosquitos
Air conditioning is one of those things that goes under appreciated until it stops working, or ceases to exist. My parents opted to have central air conditioning installed in our home a few years ago now, and prior to having central air in our house, we relied on window units. They worked okay, but nothing … More Move over, AC; cooling roofs are here
Ticks are, in my opinion, some of the worst critters in existence. They really don’t serve much of a purpose other than being a carrier of Lymes disease (depending on the type of tick), and considering they very much have the ability to totally and completely turn someone’s life upside down assuming they are carrying … More Here’s how to avoid ticks this summer
Did you think I would leave you hanging after yesterday’s post? As promised, here are the remaining commonly believed myths that scientists have debunked for us, cited from an article via The Good News Network. “The myths around contact lenses getting lost behind your eye, as well as freezing to your eye in cold weather made … More And here are some more already debunked myths you might believe
As promised, here are more rather nifty and ingenious gardening hacks, brought to you by an article via The Good News Network. “5. Get rid of pests with orange peels: You love your plants, but so do the bugs in your house. What to do? Simply place orange peels around your greens, says @ghibligreenhouse. “6. Make … More Here are some more efficient gardening hacks
Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly respected figure in Hollywood. He is a phenomenal actor, and I have yet to see a performance by him in which he is anything but spectacular. In addition to blessing our screens over the years, this guy is also a huge advocate for environmental and animal conservation. He always has … More Praise to Leonardo DiCaprio for helping the environment yet again
Dandelions are like the gift that just keeps on giving. I knew these guys were versatile in terms of what they can be used for, aside from an unwanted lawn fixture, but I guess I wasn’t aware of just how many uses this weed offers. I found an article courtesy of The Good News Network … More Making rubber with … dandelions?
As many of us are already aware, food waste is a tremendous issue on a global scale. It is incredibly frustrating to acknowledge the amount of food that is wasted on a daily basis considering how many people among us are starving, which is why I’ve always been rather passionate about refraining from wasting food. … More Have you heard about this incredible app to fight food waste?
Gardening is a practice a lot of us take pleasure in doing. Some of us garden for work while some of us garden for pleasure, but regardless of the reason as to why you are gardening, it is a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors, and further, appreciate the work that goes into the … More Can gardening be good for your health?
I’m still here going strong, serving up some super cool and super random facts courtesy of bestlifeonline.com. In case you haven’t yet, I highly encourage you to take a look at the website page these facts come from, because while I’m listing the basic facts, each fact has a tidbit of information affiliated with it … More And here are yet some more random facts to liven up your day
As promised in my post a few days ago about random facts, here are some more, still from bestlifeonline.com. “The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’ Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits—without ever hitting No. 1 (this one personally pains me seeing as CCR is one of my favourite bands and … More Here’s some more random facts to improve your day
I’ve said it before via my blog in a couple of different posts, but I thoroughly enjoy reading very random yet simultaneously interesting facts. I’m not exactly sure why I enjoy doing this, but I have my entire life, and I’m hoping there are some folks out there who, like me, find pleasure in reading … More Here’s some random facts to help you get through your day
‘Enjoy the small things in life’ is a saying all of us, arguably, have been told or have said at some point in our lives, and for good reason. I am a firm believer that life is full of simple joys that don’t have to be particularly elaborate or over the top, and even more … More What do you consider to be simple pleasures?
Ticks, within the past few years, have become a real nuisance across the province of Ontario, and, I am relatively certain, in many other regions of the world as well. They’re vile creatures and ultimately don’t serve much purpose, so I really don’t feel badly bashing them; they suck. As most of us are aware, … More Here’s why you need to check yourself for ticks this summer
I know, I know. Dogs and socks aren’t exactly the most common pairing in an equation, but hear me out. I came across an article from The Good News Network explaining how these two very different things can come together to achieve a beneficial common good, and I’m guessing you’ll want to hear about it. … More Read this to learn how your old socks can help dogs
Garbage has come a long way in terms of what it can be used for in an environmental context. Never before in history have we, collectively as a society, been able to repurpose garbage and other waste into new and useful materials, thanks to the scientists and engineers who have been creative enough to determine … More Turning garbage into fashion
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; I find it truly mind-blowing that in 2021 we are still discovering positively astounding elements from history that are, often times, well-preserved. It really is incredible to consider just how much is in existence that we as humans have yet to unveil, and it is fascinating … More Have you heard about this recently discovered Ancient Egyptian city?
Coffee is arguably something a lot of us thrive off of. Live off of, even. Personally, I drink more coffee than I would like to admit, and that’s after cutting back quite drastically; when I was in university I was drinking eight to ten cups a day, which is a tad excessive. Because I’m such … More Need a reason to drink more coffee? Read this
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
I have a significant amount of respect for those of us who are crafty and creative enough to repurpose everyday items into something spectacular. I’ve dabbled in DIY projects myself, and while I’m not completely terrible when it comes to transforming something into an entirely new item, I’m not exactly a professional. In addition to … More Transforming tires into playgrounds
The innovations and advances that have occurred as of late in terms of recycling, repurposing and reusing plastic waste are tremendous. It really is rather mind-blowing when you allow yourself to pause and acknowledge just how far we have come in the context of environmental conservation, and we aren’t finished yet. It’s pretty bloody awesome. … More Read this to learn how to turn recycling into an income