I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board
The day and age we find ourselves living in is a rather complicated and confusing one. Never before have we as a society been faced with such a likelihood of saying or doing something that has the potential to offend someone, and it can be difficult to distinguish what is socially acceptable and what isn’t … More The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment
The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
I’ve come to the conclusion that hardships and struggles are an inevitable component of life. Assuming someone lives to be 80, that is a lot of time to spend on this Earth, and going so long without encountering any sort of challenge is highly improbable, and furthermore is highly unrealistic. Life is unexpected, unpredictable, stressful … More The importance of perseverance
It’s a day so many of us dream of; going shopping for a beautiful wedding dress. Browsing the selection in a given store and feeling the smooth and soft fabrics glide across your hand as you walk down aisles upon aisles of stunning white gowns, waiting for you to try them on. Perhaps that’s a … More The reality of wedding dress shopping
If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week
I sit here writing this thanks to some very self-applicable life experience in the context of head injuries. I’ve had my fair share of melon-whacks over the course of my life, especially playing the game of rugby, but sometimes, head injuries can occur when you least expect them to. I was just working in our … More Here’s how to tell if you have a concussion
Music is something pretty well all of us enjoy. Regardless of our preferred genre(s), it is relatively safe to say that just about all of us have listened to music at some point in time, and for those of who don’t, I find it a tad weird, but no judgment. While most of us enjoy … More Yes, learning music is good for your brain
If you reside in Brant or Norfolk County, chances are you’ve heard of Devlin’s. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Devlin’s Country Bistro has been an integral component of the village community since it first opened in 1990. Devlin’s, for my family and I, is a place we prefer to give our business for … More Here’s why you need to try Devlin’s Country Bistro
The concept of treating oneself is one that can easily be misinterpreted. For some of us, the idea of spoiling ourselves or indulging in something lavish from time to time, whether it be a purchase, food, or travel, is second-nature; on the other end of the spectrum, some of us believe that treating ourselves can … More Yes, you do need to splurge from time to time
Acceptance is a skill that is acquired over the duration of our lives, and is one that offers utmost importance in terms of the meaning behind the word. It’s far more than tolerating someone or something; it is the ability to recognize flaws and tendencies associated with a person or a thing, but being able … More The importance of accepting people as they are
Shampoo and conditioner are two products that just about all of us make use of. One is important in terms of its ability to clean hair, and the other acts as a sort of follow-up by bringing moisture and other hydrating properties back into hair that shampoo may have stripped. While we’re all aware of … More Try this hair hack and never use conditioner again
I think it is safe to say that Hungarian celebrities aren’t exactly the most discussed topic. It isn’t as though these people aren’t recognized for other things, such as their careers and other accomplishments, but in terms of a cultural representation, I would wager Hungarian backgrounds aren’t all that common among celebrities. Because of my … More Recognizing Hungarian celebrities
For whatever reason, food just seems to taste better when consumed in the late hours of the evening. We all know eating late isn’t the best practice as it can be a hindrance to our metabolism, but from time to time, you gotta cave and raid the fridge after binging Netflix for hours and it’s … More Yes, eating late at night really is as bad as you think
Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay
I doubt the likeliness of coming across anyone who isn’t a fan of massages. I don’t really understand how someone couldn’t enjoy having a professional relieving knotted, tight and twisted muscles that are causing discomfort, but no judgment if you aren’t a fan. Personally, I never really realized the importance of getting a massage until … More Should you be getting more massages?
It’s a question as old as time and one that brings forward all sorts of differing opinions; whether or not ghosts are real, and further, whether or not we believe in their existence. I’m not here to tell you that one response is superior to the other, or that there is a definite answer to … More Do you believe in ghosts?
I wrote a post the other day about satin pillowcases and whether or not they’re worth investing in. I explained in this post how I’ve been hearing an awful lot about both satin and silk pillowcases and how they’re a game changer for those of us who make use of them regarding hair and skin. … More Satin pillowcases: worth the money?
I think it is safe to say that honesty is a rather important aspect of any serious relationship. Without honesty, trust cannot build, not really exist whatsoever, and without either of these things, a relationship certainly wouldn’t be a healthy one. In fact, there may not be a relationship at all. In addition to being … More The importance of utmost transparency in serious relationships
We live in a very technology-dominant world. This isn’t a new realization by any means, and with each passing day, more advanced technology is developed with innovation beyond comprehension. Communication has become very technology-oriented, and with that, we have been forced to adapt to chatting with others through the internet, email, text messaging, video calls, … More Here’s why standing your ground via e-communication is so important
Blaine and I recently began renovating the house we will (hopefully) be moving into by the end of this year. We haven’t yet lived together, so the prospect of moving in together is an exciting one. We are exceptionally fortunate in the sense that the house we happen to be moving into is owned by … More The reality of renovating a home
I wrote a post a little while ago reviewing a new series I started watching via Netflix titled The Last Kingdom. When I wrote this post, I wasn’t too far into the show in terms of its seasons and the episodes within, but now that I have finished all of the released seasons (season five … More Is ‘The Last Kingdom’ better than ‘Game of Thrones’?
If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are. I would just like to say that while it is … More Order takeout – it’s more important than ever
Now that all the hype pertaining to Christmas has diminished a wee bit and we’re all well fed and watered, I’m curious as to how everyone celebrated this year. In my family, we normally have a relatively large gathering with my dad’s family and also my mom’s, but obviously, these gatherings didn’t take place this … More Christmas 2020: different, but good
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which more of us than usual are trying to determine how to stay healthy. I would wager that a lot of us are abiding by practices and routines that we haven’t before in an attempt to stay healthy and dodge COVID, … More Here’s how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season
Today is the day. December 25, Christmas Day, Santa’s Day … it has a few different names, but regardless, its purpose remains constant; it is a day of celebration on a global spectrum. Without beating a dead horse, I suppose I should make mention of the fact that Christmas 2020 is a hell of a … More Merry Christmas
It seems to me as though people in general are excessively miserable as of late. As human beings we are all a little bit miserable from time to time, but recently, it is almost as though all of us had someone shit in our morning coffee. Considering the current circumstances we are finding ourselves in, … More Mind your tongue
I think it is safe to say that there isn’t much regarding COVID-19 itself that is worthy of appreciation. This virus has beat the hell out of 2020, and it’s still lingering. While this year hasn’t exactly been our best, I have made note a couple of different times in various posts of the positives … More Gaining appreciation via COVID-19
I realize that a lot of us are likely going to read the title of this post and think to ourselves, ‘seriously?’ considering how much of a shit show 2020 has been. It is hard to believe that at the beginning of this year we were mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and fearing murder … More What are your 2020 highlights?
I would wager that a majority of us have come to the realization that Christmas will look rather different this year compared to past years, thanks to COVID-19. We all celebrate Christmas differently, but this year will be once in which most of us will be celebrating in a similar manner; with far fewer people, … More Cheers to a COVID Christmas