Apparently I’ve been feeling creative with my hair as of late, seeing as this is the second hair tutorial I’ve written about in a rather short period of time. I’ll take all the creativity I can get. I find that with long hair, styling and unique ideas seem to be easier to accomplish. Is it … More Dutch front braid hair tutorial
Work ethic is timeless in terms of its value. If you’re someone who possesses strong work ethic, you’re at a tremendous advantage over those who don’t when it comes to the work world. The problem is, though, that strong work ethic seems to be becoming more and more scarce in popularity, and from my understanding, … More Where did the good work ethic go?
Summertime often evokes elegant and soft hairstyles. Perhaps it’s because with summer comes a more whimsical attitude and a sense of happiness throughout the air. I know, I sound like I’m writing a book of poetry. Moving on. Summer, as wonderful as it is, can make wearing hair down a rather unpleasant experience. Humidity kicks … More Summer twisted crown hair tutorial
We’ve definitely all heard about “the power of a positive attitude,” yet I question how many of us truly acknowledge just how influential a change in attitude can be when it comes to everyday life. It is incredibly easy for us to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. We’re under … More Change your attitude, change your life
With warmer weather finally sticking around here in Ontario, us Canadians are beginning to emerge from our igloos to spend some time outdoors. Completely accurate, and not stereotypical in the slightest, I know. Warmer temperatures typically correlate with outdoor activities, and around this time of year, people start itching to find things to do outside. … More Consider exploring locally
I mentioned a while ago that I’ve taken it upon myself to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. Learning anything unfamiliar is challenging, but musical instruments are in a league of their own, in my opinion. I had never so much as plucked a string on a guitar before my boyfriend got me a … More My tips for learning guitar
Earlier this week, I had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy done. And, to answer your likely immediate question, no, it wasn’t the most pleasant experience. These procedures were performed because of my stomach/digestive issues, and considering I’ve never had any sort of gastric procedure performed before, I was a little unsure of what to expect. … More Curious as to what a colonoscopy entails?
Back in December, I created a post describing some of my favourite tunes and the reasoning as to why they’re my favourite. All of us have songs that are near and dear to our hearts, and it’s interesting to learn why certain songs resonate deeper with us than others. Since my previous post listed only … More The power of song: part two
Everyone has bad days every now and again. It’s relatively inevitable. Things don’t go as planned, stress rises, and soon, it seems as though the universe is working against us. Although bad days are somewhat unavoidable, there are ways to turn someone’s day around who really needs a break. I thought I would compile a … More Here’s how to turn someone’s day around
I firmly believe that maintaining a positive and healthy relationship with a partner is more difficult in today’s society than it has ever been in the past. Between a dependency on social media, the rising cost of living, and communication difficulties, it’s easy to understand how and why relationships fail nowadays. Perhaps the separation between … More PSA: It’s okay to struggle sometimes in relationships
So often I come across people that self-identify as either a cat person or a dog person. My question is, why can’t a person love both dogs and cats? I realize that many of us do, in fact, identify as someone who loves cats and dogs equally. I include myself in that identification. What intrigues … More Not a cat person? You’re missing out
Setting aside time to do things for ourselves is something I firmly support. Life can get chaotic, and the importance of taking some ‘me time’ has never been so valuable. Unfortunately, ‘me time’ may be something that commonly gets axed in our lives. We get caught up in other duties and responsibilities, and before we … More How to make more time for yourself
My sister has a decorative sign that reads “Be yourself. The world will adjust,” and because this statement resonates with me so deeply, I wanted to delve into it a bit further. We’ve all seen and heard cliche statements similar to the one on my sister’s sign, but I question whether or not we’re truly … More It really is okay to be yourself
Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, … More Thinking about starting a blog?
Winter can be a tough time of year for a lot of us. The weather is cold and dreary, many of us are confined to the indoors, and there isn’t a whole lot to look at outside in terms of greenery. My mom was telling me that she was recently speaking with a nurse practitioner … More Feeling the winter blues?
Although I’m not a mother myself, I deeply sympathize with moms when it comes to dealing with the highs and lows of being a parent. The other day, I ran into a young mother who was having an incredibly tough day. She explained to me that no matter what she tried, her baby continued to … More Normalizing motherhood breakdowns
I realize the title of this post is a little dramatic. Perhaps even slightly hyperbolic. However, the question is one worth raising with online shopping trends as of late, and I think it’s worth exploring, too. I’ll be completely honest in stating that I rely on online shopping relatively frequently. I have never been a … More Is online shopping taking over the world?
As my fascination in the paranormal realm continues to grow, I’m continuously on the hunt for new shows and series that document real-life experiences with the supernatural. I discovered a series on Netflix titled Haunted last week, and after completing the six-episode season, I thought I would share my opinion of the series with you … More Series review: Haunted
Media and news outlets are things we as a society rely tremendously upon to gain insight and knowledge about current events across the globe. Politics, disasters, violence and weather are just a few examples of topics we seek to learn about, and for the most part, this information is readily available across a variety of … More Here’s the problem with mainstream media coverage
I wrote a post a few days back about how much our mood can be influenced by either strong or poor organization, and I thought I would offer some of my own tips for staying on track. These tips aren’t exactly groundbreaking in terms of how they function, but in case you’re in need of … More How I stay organized
Being organized can make or break your happiness, as dramatic as that exclamation sounds. But I really do mean that, speaking from experience. I’m rather grateful that I have always been a somewhat organized person. I like to have a plan, I believe knowing the facts is important, and I try my best not to … More The power of organization
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve heard the phrase, “I’m not a quitter.” And, depending on the context, this may be an appropriate thing to say. What is important to keep in mind, though, is that there is a distinct difference between giving up and walking away, and the two should not … More The difference between giving up and walking away
On the weekend, my dad hosted a little get together in one of our barns with many of the friends he’s met through his involvement with local car clubs. Perhaps I should use the term gathering instead of get together, as quite a few folks came out. Either way, it was a great opportunity to … More Unity in the automotive world
Being happy is important. A rather simple statement, yes, though one that runs deep with legitimacy and significance. If you aren’t happy, it’s difficult to designate reasoning to continue to move forward and progress in this crazy thing we call life. As I mentioned in a previous post, I haven’t really been feeling like myself … More 13 things you need to start doing to be a happier person
Sometimes in life, we’re presented with circumstances that are well beyond the sphere of our control. This can be difficult to process, considering as humans we have a tendency to want to delve into something that requires repair or attention in order to better it. And, as hard as we may try to rectify the … More Grappling with the unchangeable
It can be difficult to recognize things about ourselves that we appreciate, or love. I would argue that because we are socially conditioned to seek out our flaws and the flaws of others, a social construction that is perpetuated through social media, print media, and visual media, we fail to consider that there are things … More Promoting self-love
I have always held tremendous faith in the saying ‘trust your gut.’ I’m sure there are other variations of this particular saying, but the just of it remains the same. Growing up, my dad was one to always stress the importance of listening to my gut when facing a difficult decision. Hearing his faith in … More Here’s why trusting your gut is so important
I think it’s safe to say that everyone has a pet peeve of some sort. Perhaps some of us refrain from actually exercising the use of the cliche term ‘pet peeve,’ as it is often over-used and inappropriately tossed around. But, at the end of the day, everyone is fully aware of something that pisses … More Pet peeves
I am that person who is literally always cold. You can ask anyone in my family – I am consistently complaining that the house is too cold, regardless of the time of year. And yes, the complaints become significantly worse in the winter months. I actually find my inability to tolerate cold temperatures interesting. The … More Hacks for keeping warm
Local business and their success have always been of importance to me. Their importance likely stems from being raised in an agricultural environment, where small businesses often collaborate for a greater result, and further my sisters own small business. Seeing the folks who own and operate small businesses, busting their butts each and every day … More Finding and supporting local businesses