A few nights ago, Blaine and I were finishing up an episode of ‘Queer Eye’ at his place. The episodes are roughly 40 minutes or so, meaning when it finished we had to find something else to watch. We wanted to switch it up a bit, so after browsing through Netflix, we settled on a … More ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’: is it worth the watch?
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
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
Emotions are something that all of us have, but they aren’t something all of can say we have tremendous and rigorous control over. Some of us fare better than others in this department, which is understandable considering we as people all have varying levels of sensitivity, but I thought it might be useful to discuss … More Here’s how to better manage emotions
My family and I have some Hungarian roots, courtesy of my dads side of the fam jam. My dads father was a first generation Canadian as his father emigrated to Canada from Hungary a ways back, and we still have a solid amount of family over there, whom we have had the pleasure of visiting … More Have you been to Budapest in Brantford?
The other day, I had a bit of a twilight zone moment, if you will. I was exercising in my basement, and for some unknown reason, my mind was suddenly inundated with memories from when I was playing the sport of rugby, which I loved. It was a passion of mine, when I was playing, … More The significance of taking the time to explore what we love
This years Christmas was a unique one. Come to think of it, so was last years. And the year before that. It’s safe to say that COVID has made its presence known in the context of Christmas and celebratory gatherings in general, and I would wager most of us have experienced disruptions in plans as … More The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas
I should arguably preface this post by stating that I completely and entirely recognize that not everyone has siblings, and further, there are some of us who have tarnished relationships with our siblings. I do not mean to generalize, but rather, I wish to orchestrate this post in a manner that is relevant to those … More Here’s why you should spend more time with your siblings
Small acts of kindness are suitable at any given point in time, but perhaps their effect is more pronounced when delivered in the midst of the holiday season. Christmas signifies a multitude of joyous emotions, thus it makes sense that small acts of kindness tend to occur more predominately during this time of year. Small … More Read this for some small acts of kindness inspiration
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 feel like a lot of folks are going to read the title of this post and relate to and further agree with it. Which is the exact reason as to why I am writing this post, because it is simultaneously alarming and comforting to acknowledge more and more of us are feeling this way … More Why has Christmas become so stressful?
This past weekend, Blaine and I ventured out to Moore’s in Brantford to pick out what he and his groomsmen will be sporting for our wedding. I told Blaine I was more than willing to provide input and my opinion in terms of what he and his guys are wearing for our wedding, but I … More Planning a wedding? Check out Moore’s in Brantford for your wedding party
If you read yesterday’s post, I’m hoping you gained a little bit of knowledge pertaining to Norse mythology and its origin story. As promised, today’s post will delve a little deeper to share some information regarding the Norse Gods and Goddesses, figures whom I find to be fascinating in terms of what they each represent. … More Get to know your Norse Gods and Goddesses
If I’m being blatantly honest, I’m getting rather irritated with the lack of discussion and media coverage pertaining to the victims of residential schools here in Canada. When news first broke about the discovery of children’s bodies buried in the ground beneath a former residential school in British Columbia, the country of Canada, collectively, along … More Why aren’t we talking about residential school victims anymore?
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
With Halloween upon us, one thing is for certain; spooky season is here, in full swing, and I am living for it. Halloween is, undoubtedly, my favourite time of year. I love everything about it, for several reasons, but one reason that stands out in particular is that it is a time of year in … More Here are some spooky movie recommendations for this Halloween
A little while ago, Blaine and I ventured out to our local Lowe’s store to browse for and potentially purchase some appliances for our future home. We wanted to do this sooner than later as we have heard from a lot of people that COVID-19 has dramatically slowed down shipments of appliances and we didn’t … More Need new appliances? Read this
Britney Spears, in my mind, will go down as the one and only queen of pop. This woman exploded onto the scene at the mere age of 16 and had the entire world watching, thanks to her incredible dance, music and performance abilities. She made herself known with influence and grace and quickly dominated the … More Have you seen ‘Britney Vs. Spears’?
As we’re all aware, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it’s that time of year in which we express our thanks and gratitude towards things in our life that we are appreciative of. That’s likely the most generic explanation of Thanksgiving I’ve ever given, but I think I’ve encapsulated the essence of the celebratory day in … More What are you thankful for?
As we are all well aware by now, presuming you are following my blog in a somewhat consistent manner, I am an avid watcher of horror movies. Blaine, my fiancé, is as well, although I’ve kind of forcefully converted him to enjoying them because I’ve made him watch so many with me. He’s a great … More Have you seen ‘Midsommar’?
Some good friends of mine recently welcomed a beautiful boy to the world. This is their first child, and these two people happen to be the first friends of mine to have a child, so it’s been a rather exciting process overall. Their son is just over one month old, and I was able to … More Recognizing the superpowers of new moms
As many of us are aware, relationships tend to change a wee bit from when they first transpire compared to when they reach the status of being long-term. In the beginning, or ‘honeymoon’ phase of a relationship, if you will, sunshine, rainbows and puppies seem to blossom out of bodily ports and everything is covered … More The danger of getting too comfortable in long-term relationships
I very much feel as though COVID-19, among other negative outcomes, has caused a lot of us to become lazy in the context of communication. The reason I say this occurrence is a byproduct of the coronavirus is because I’ve certainly noticed more issues pertaining to communication and a lack of it since this pandemic … More Have we forgotten how to communicate?
Listening is something most of us likely do not consider to be a skill, but rather an innate characteristic of being a human being. I disagree, however, as I do, in fact, consider listening to be a skill, and I firmly believe it is a skill most of us could use some assistance with. I … More Listening: a how-to guide
I’m at a point in my life in which I’ve grown rather tired of meticulously filling in and carving out my eyebrows to enable them to look as though they grow perfectly on my face. It’s time consuming, frustrating, and, for me, personally, somewhat stupid. I decided to embrace a more natural eyebrow look this … More e.l.f. Wow Brow: a hidden gem
Within the past few years, things like acceptance, diversity and representation have, in a way, dominated social constructions. There has been a tremendous push to acknowledge and advocate for those among us who have had their voices silenced and have been rejected for a significant length of time, and for good reasons. While the pressure … More Have we gone too far with inclusivity?
Second chances are, I would argue, a controversial topic for a lot of us. Based on my own interactions and conversations with people on the matter, it seems as though we are either in favour of giving them, or we are entirely against it, with no in between. I had a conversation with my fiancé … More How do you feel about second chances?
Music really is an incredible thing. It has the power to unite us, or divide us, depending on someone’s music preferences, and it serves as the perfect muse for most of us going about our days. I thought it might be fun to share with all of you some of my favourite songs of all … More What are some of your favourite songs?
I find it a little disappointing I’m even writing a post on this topic, because, really, to answer the title of this post, you should respect service industry workers because it’s human decency. That’s really all there is to it, but, unfortunately, I’m finding we are collectively needing this reminder because I work in the … More This is why you should respect service industry workers