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?
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
I think I could garner a unanimous agreement from women in my generation that using Bath & Body Works products while in elementary and high school was a rite of passage. When I was about 12, Bath & Body Works products, specifically their scented ones, were all the rage among my peers and me, specifically … More Do yourself a favour and stop using Bath & Body Works products
I won’t go so far as to say the title of today’s post is an improvement from yesterday’s, but I do think it’s slightly less corny. I could be completely wrong and it is possible today’s title is, in fact, even worse than yesterday’s, but I like to be as optimistic as possible, so let’s … More Bear with me…
Please excuse my sad attempt at a quirky pun for the title of today’s post. Bear puns aren’t exactly the most common thing, so it was a little tricky trying to make a play on words about these majestic beasts. Bears scare the absolute shit out of me, and they always have. I’ve been scared … More How ‘bear’ you?
While brainstorming a topic for today’s blog post, I came to the realization that I haven’t written much about any of the vendors and/or services Blaine and I used for our wedding. Each and every single vendor we went with for our wedding were truly incredible, one such vendor being our florist, who goes by … More Looking for a florist? Read this
So far, this year has not been one for the books in terms of farming. It’s been shit, to put it plainly, and looking at the long-term forecast, things aren’t improving anytime soon. Depending on crops, growing seasons and periods differ for farmers here in Ontario, as well as everywhere else in the world. Some … More Enjoy eating? Read this
I’ll be honest in admitting that prior to living in my own house, I kind of underestimated vinegar in terms of its cleaning abilities. I was fully aware that vinegar is essentially a powerhouse in terms of what it can do for a variety of things while living with my mom and dad, but because … More Let’s hear it for vinegar
Podcasts aren’t new. They’ve been around for a hot minute, and most of us are fully aware of how great they are. Everyone but me, apparently, but I am pleased to report that I recently have begun to delve into the black hole of available podcasts, and so far, I’m really enjoying their existence. In … More The beauty of podcasts
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