It would be an absolute rarity to go throughout life without ever encountering someone with beliefs or opinions that differ from our own. As people, we are all individually unique, meaning it’s almost impossible to engage with someone who completely and entirely agrees without hesitation with another persons beliefs and opinions. Despite our obvious and … More The significance of respecting differences
I would argue that a lot of us could seriously benefit from paying better attention to our bodies and minds in terms of what they need, or don’t need, from us. If you disagree and do, in fact, stay well in tune with what your body and mind is attempting to communicate to you, I … More The importance of listening to your mind and body
A few night ago, my sister and I met up with our cousins for dinner in Hamilton, Ontario. We often meet in Hamilton because it’s sort of the halfway point between us and them, and also because Hamilton has a far better selection of restaurants than Brantford does. My cousin picked out a place called … More Have you been to Electric Diner?
I think it is relatively safe to say that we live in a society that has, without a doubt, convinced a lot of us to believe that sharing an opinion is a rite of passage. Personally, I think this stems from a lot of modern social elements such as cancel culture, being woke, and further … More How to deal with unwanted opinions
Cinnamon buns are one of those things people either adore or despise. There really doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, not to mention the controversial divide between frosted and glazed cinnamon buns. Personally, frosted is the way to go, but that’s just my two cents. In the cinnamon bun realm, one in particular reigns … More Here’s how to make Cinnabon cinnamon buns at home
Living on a farm, it’s safe to say my family and I have ample room for a few critters here and there. In total, in the context of pets, we have two goats, five cats (two indoor, three outdoor), and three dogs. I realize we aren’t exactly your average household with one or two pets, … More The benefits of owning pets
Confrontation is something I’m willing to best most of us would prefer to avoid. Addressing an issue face-to-face with someone isn’t necessarily the most pleasant thing to do, and while at times needed, most of us tend to shy away from confrontation whenever possible. That being said, there are times when confrontation simply cannot be … More The beauty of straightforward confrontation
Maintaining healthy, balanced friendships is a relatively tricky concept. If you disagree with me, consider yourself quite fortunate; for a majority of us, though, keeping up friendships isn’t always a walk in the park. Friendships, like relationships, require effort, time, commitment and sacrifice, and at times, staying on par with multiple friendships and friend groups … More The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult
I’m not what you would call a big drinker when it comes to alcohol. I never have been, and likely never will, solely because I was raised by two parents who don’t drink terribly often, and an older sister who doesn’t drink period. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a few drinks from time … More Have you tried Storyteller Beverage Company’s Bees Knees?
Honesty is something that I value. I always have, and likely always will, and I do believe being honest is a character trait in life that really isn’t overly popular among us. There is a difference between being honest and being blunt or brash, though, and I believe this difference is worth noting. Honesty in … More Is honesty really the best policy?
I’m not someone who typically watches Marvel movies. I don’t have anything against them, per say, I’ve just never really been into the whole superhero comic book realm sort of thing. That being said, I did recently watch a Marvel movie that I really enjoyed, and I have no shame in admitting that the main … More Have you seen ‘Venom’?
If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself, ‘Who in the hell is Lagertha?‘ There is a strong probability you haven’t seen the television series Vikings. If this is the case, not to fret, although you really are missing out on a phenomenal series. Lagertha is a main character in Vikings … More A moment of appreciation for Lagertha
Body hair is one of things that, for women, is either of utmost importance or gets shunted to the back burner in terms of removing it. Some of us are pretty adamant about staying on top of our hair growth and grooming accordingly, while some of us simply don’t give a shit. I wish I … More Product review: Nair Shower Power
Decorating is, in my opinion, a concept that we either love or hate. I could be entirely wrong, but my stance on the matter stems from observations over the course of time in addition to personal experiences. I still live with my parents, so I haven’t had much opportunity to dabble in decorating aside from … More The importance of knowing your own taste when decorating a home
There are quite a few duties and responsibilities that present themselves to any given bride or groom when preparing for their wedding. I certainly was not prepared for the amount of work that goes into planning a wedding, and I will be honest in saying that I am not a bride who particularly enjoys finessing … More Making a wedding registry? Read this first
I have absolutely no shame in admitting that my sense of humour checks all of the boxes on the demented list. Whether it be sick, twisted, dark, weird, sexual or inappropriate, that kind of comedy is my shit. It’s a plus for my that my fiancé happens to share my same sense of humour, so … More Looking for a raunchy comedy? Look no further
Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance
After I wrote my recent post regarding some super savvy beauty hacks, I got to thinking; How many other hack realms can I discuss here with all of you lovely people? That may seem dramatic, but I have no shame in admitting I’m a bit of a theatrical person. My last hack post was somewhat … More How about some hygiene hacks?
As a woman, I can attest to the trials and tribulations that often coincide with the concept of beauty. Actually, beauty isn’t the right term. Perhaps beauty maintenance would be more fitting. When I say beauty maintenance, I’m making reference to all of the joyous things that come with identifying as a woman, for me, … More Check out these super helpful beauty hacks
Yesterday’s post seemed to go over quite well with you, my lovely readers, and because of this, and also because I said I would continue the topic for today’s post, I’ve got plenty more small lifestyle changes that produce big wins to share with all of you, courtesy of lifehack.org. Check out the rest. 21. … More … and here are even more attainable life changes to become healthier
Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is arguably something we all strive to achieve to some extent. We try our best to eat healthy, drink enough water, get plenty of sleep and engage in physical activity, but sometimes, life gets crazy, and we get off track. For a lot of us, I would argue, it … More Here are some small changes that can make all the difference with your health
There are a few simple things in live that bring me joy. Falling asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm, curling up with a good book and a cozy blanket, and having a warm bath on a cold winter evening, to give some examples. Oh, and ‘Vikings.’ That’s another one. When I say ‘Vikings,’ I’m … More A moment of appreciation for ‘Vikings’
Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important
Projecting is something that a lot of us partake in, whether willingly or unwillingly. For anyone unaware, projecting is when we force our thoughts and emotions onto those arounds us, therefore it can be negative and positive. For the sake of this post, though, when I say projecting, I’m referring to the negative form of … More Here’s why we need to stop projecting
I am a perfume junkie. I always have been and likely always will be, and I really have no issue with hoarding samples and bottles until my room smells like a heavenly, rather over-powering oasis, much to my family’s delight. I have my favourites that I have collected over the years, and after looking through … More Looking for the perfect summer scent? Look no further
Are we really surprised that I’m writing yet another post reviewing a horror movie? Muahahah. Yes. Yes I am, and this one I’m eager to discuss with all of you. Blaine and I watched a movie titled The Devil Below via Netflix not too long ago. I opted to put it on because the trailer … More Have you seen ‘The Devil Below’?
Without going into too much detail, I was recently diagnosed with a not-so-great autoimmune disease. It’s been a long time coming as I’ve been feeling rough for just about a year now, with my symptoms getting progressively worse with time. Once I learned about the condition I have, I had a good vent session with … More Yes, you are stronger than you might think
My older sister and I had a great chat a couple of nights ago when I got home late from work. I think it is important to mention that my big sister is, literally, my best friend, and I really don’t know what my life would consist of without her presence. If you’re curious as … More Socially awkward? No need to fret
Apple cider vinegar is, in a way, a sort of nutritional powerhouse. The benefits and advantages of consuming this stuff are significant, and while the tase of apple cider vinegar may not be the most enticing thing, I’d say the pros outweigh the cons in this specific equation. For anyone unaware of just how many … More Here’s why you should be drinking apple cider vinegar
Not too long ago a good friend of mine reached out to chat with me about a recent breakup she is going through. I was touched she thought of me to lean on and potentially offer her some advice pertaining to the situation, although once she got into the nitty gritty details of how her … More Here’s why knowing ourselves is so, so important