As of late, there has been a heck of a lot of conversation pertaining to a newly released show on Netflix titled ‘Squid Game.’ I read that this show is on track to becoming Netflix’s most successful show ever, and from what I have heard about it, I’m not exactly surprised; ‘Squid Game’ bring a … More Yes, you need to watch Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’
Anyone who has heard of Lululemon Athletica before likely knows the price tag attached to any of their products. I can recall being in elementary school and longing for the classic Lululemon sweater all the gals wore, only to discover the cost of them and quickly coming to the realization I potentially wouldn’t ever own … More Is Lululemon worth the money?
Within the past year or so, deep fried pickles have quickly become one of my favourite appetizers to order and enjoy when I’m out for dinner. I’m not entirely sure why it took me so damn long to acknowledge how incredible these bad boys are, but regardless of the timeline, I am happy that deep … More Here’s how to make homemade deep fried pickles
Lymes disease, for anyone who knows anything about it, isn’t a condition I would wish on anyone. In simple terms, it absolutely fucking sucks, speaking from experience. And, allow me to add that I believe I have a milder version of the disease than some, and it still positively kicked the living shit out of … More Making progress in treating Lymes disease
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’?
Life hacks are one of those things that I tend to gravitate towards in the context of reading whenever I see an article about them. I’ve collected a handful of life hacks over the years that have truly made a tremendous difference in the realm of whatever the hack is for, and I’m not exactly … More Read these life hacks to free up a lot of extra time for yourself
Mozzarella sticks are just one of those things that seemingly make life itself better. There’s nothing like biting into a freshly deep-fried, crispy, warm coating and watching the cheese stretch endlessly as you pull such a masterpiece away from your lips. Get your minds out of the gutter you sick people. Mozzarella sticks are pretty … More Here’s how to make homemade mozzarella sticks
Yes, folks. Here we are, yet again, reviewing a horror movie. I would say I’m sorry, but I would be outright lying to you if I did. I love me a solid horror movie, and when I see one worth watching, imma let you know. Blaine and I watched ‘The Guilty’ a few nights ago … More If you haven’t seen ‘The Guilty,’ here’s why you should
We will all, at some point or another, likely experience a ‘falling out’ in a relationship we have with someone who is of importance to us. The relationship may be a friendship, a romantic one, or a familial one; regardless of the origin of the relationship, life isn’t perfect, and shit can occur to cause … More Making amends to find happiness
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’?
Based on recent conversations and interactions I have had with a variety of people recently, I think it is safe to say that I am not the only one who is noticing how angry a lot of us are as of late. I’ve discussed it with friends and family, and those who I have chatted … More Why is everyone so angry?
About a year ago, a couple of my good friends and I lost touch. There were multiple working components to the situation which complicated things when we initially lost contact, and over time, things became more obscure as a result of miscommunication and false narratives. Recently, I was able to reconnect with both of them, … More Finding freedom in confrontation
I’m willing to bet that just about all of us know someone in our lives who is a complete and total unjustified asshole and lives their life abiding by the “I’ve been this way for this long so I’m not gonna change now” mantra. Often times, this narrative applies to older folks, but not necessarily … More Here’s why we need to stop changing ourselves to appease others
Fear is arguably something most of us don’t necessarily enjoy experiencing. Typically, we associate fear with negativity, because the feeling of fear isn’t exactly to be desired in a general sense. We stigmatize fear because it does, so often, present itself in dire, unsettling circumstances, so it makes sense that fear isn’t something we would … More Finding opportunity in fear
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
A few nights ago, my family and I were discussing post-secondary education, specifically university institutions, and how, really, they aren’t so great in terms of the educational curriculum they offer. This may be a bold statement, and I realize this stance varies significantly depending on the subject matter or specific area of study one may … More Acknowledging flaws in post-secondary education
Not too long ago, an individual my family has known for many, many years passed away. This certain person wasn’t technically our own family, but may as well have, and we were and remain to be rather saddened to learn of their passing. After I heard the news, I started thinking about death. I realize … More Recognizing the intricacies of grief
Happiness is something all of us should have the opportunity to experience over the course of our lives. Without it, life would be rather bleak, and I’m not exactly sure what our planet would look like or how it would function in the absence of joy. It is disheartening to acknowledge that there are some … More Here’s how to be happier
There are a few items in the fashion industry that have been kicking around for quite a while now, with no intentions of disappearing anytime soon. Some examples, off the top of my head, include Crocs, Birkenstock sandals, and Lululemon athletic pants. These fashion staples are seemingly timeless in regards to their long-standing presence in … More Are TNA parkas worth the money?
Chronic illnesses are a real bitch. There isn’t much sense in sugar-coating the matter, because that would be a disservice to anyone who, like myself, lives with chronic illness(es); they’re frustrating, discouraging, and relentless, and they aren’t something I would wish on anyone. Chronic illness as a topic is a rather vast one, and by … More The reality of living with a chronic illness
Facebook Marketplace, for anyone who has ever used it, can be a bit of a shit show. You see something you’re interested in and send a message to the seller, only to never hear back; you make the trip to see the item you’re intrigued by in person only to discover it does not resemble, … More The beauty of Facebook Marketplace
This past weekend, my fiancé and I attended a wedding for good friends of ours. The groom has been one of Blaine’s best friends since they were kiddos, and his now wife has also become a good friend of ours over the past few years. Blaine was a groomsman in this wedding (as he is … More The beauty of being yourself, unapologetically
Quite a few years ago, my sister, as a surprise for my birthday, purchased us both passes to attend a makeup convention in Toronto. That birthday still stands out in my mind today because it was such a unique and different experience from anything I would typically do for myself, and she and I had … More Have you heard of Cake Beauty?
I had a rather engaging conversation with my mom and dad recently regarding COVID-19. More specifically, we were discussing all of the controversy and differing opinions pertaining to the coronavirus vaccination, and whether or not this entire pandemic has collectively encouraged us as people to become selfish. After the chat I had with my parents, … More Has COVID made us selfish?
I will be completely honest in admitting I am not someone who necessarily deals with stress well, depending on what it is that is causing me stress. I will say, however, that over the past few years, I have improved in terms of how I deal with stressors and the effects they have on my … More Tips for handling stress
This summer has not been one for me in terms of getting stung by bastard insects. I was stung by a hornet about a week ago on my neck, and as I sit here writing this post, my arm is throbbing thanks to two yellow-jacket stings on my forearm and my hand. I was doing … More Check out this natural remedy for wasp stings
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?
I’ve been debating whether or not to write a post addressing the many opinions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine as I’m typically not one to address highly controversial topics here on my blog. I have come to the realization, however, that I’m tired of remaining quiet on the topic, and so here we are. Allow me … More Can’t we all just get along?
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