I’m not someone who uses face masks to the extent I arguably should. Masks are great for your skin for a wide variety of reasons, and different masks offer different benefits. Generally speaking, any time I do happen to make use of a face mask, it’s for my acne, acne scars and pigmentation, so I … More Looking for a new face mask? Read this
As of late, Duolingo has somewhat taken the language world by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, not to worry – I’ll fill you in to the best of my ability. I just heard about this app a few months ago, and because I’ve always to be able to speak Spanish to be able … More Have you tried Duolingo?
This past Sunday, Blaine and I did some small-scale entertaining in our home. Well, to be honest, I did the majority of the entertaining, but Blaine was present, so I suppose he gets some recognition. We had Blaine’s parents over for dinner, and it marked the first occasion on which I prepared dinner for someone … More Make this for your next dinner
Perfectionism, if you’re someone who deals with it, isn’t necessarily the most pleasant thing to experience. In simple terms, perfectionism is when we try to live our lives and complete tasks and duties in a manner that is nothing less than perfect, and, in case it isn’t obvious, this results in a fuck ton of … More Dealing with perfectionism
Fall has certainly made its presence known here in Ontario as of late. Once the official first day of Autumn arrived, the temperature dropped dramatically, and it hasn’t really come back up into what one may consider warm temperatures. Now that fall is upon us and winter is coming (said in John Snow’s voice), there … More Dry hair? Read this
Please don’t kill me, but I have to be honest and admit that I am not in any way, shape or form a big fan of pumpkin. You can prepare it however you would like, but I’m probably not going to enjoy it, regardless of the version of pumpkin you serve me. I love pumpkins … More Here’s how to make the perfect pumpkin pie
I read an interesting statistic recently. Granted, this statistic was depicted via an account on Instagram, so I can’t exactly verify its actuality, but if I had to guess, I would believe it to be true. The statistic in question stated that millennials, as a generation, are people pleasers, meaning we have a hard time … More Stop feeling guilty for saying no
Quite a few years ago, I was blessed to come across an item in the supermarket known as Tajín. If I remember correctly, I picked this up while doing some grocery shopping while I was in university, and I fell head-over-heels in love with the stuff. Devastatingly, I haven’t been able to spot this glorious … More Looking to flavour your food with something new? Read this
I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. As I’ve stated several times here on my blog before, as much as I enjoy and appreciate having long locks, at times I am significantly tempted to grab my husband’s clippers and shave it off. When I’m feeling the urge to buzz it, it’s usually because I’ve … More Looking for an all-around beneficial hair product? Check this out
As stated in yesterday’s post, todays will cover some of my own personal tips and tricks to absolutely ace a job interview. Well, to be honest, I can’t say for certain whether or not my suggestions will assist you in knocking the socks off of your interview, but I sincerely hope they help to some … More Job interview tips (part two)
Confidence, in my own humble opinion, is one of those things that people either have, or don’t. There really isn’t much middle ground in the equation of confidence; it’s either there, or it isn’t. I don’t really know how someone could be half-confident. It’s one or the other. For some folks, confidence comes quite naturally, … More Read this to learn how to boost your confidence
I think it is safe to say that I’ve been on a bit of an animal roll as of late, but I’m quite content covering this material. Animals are truly wonderful beings, and I think more of us could benefit from learning about specific creatures from time to time to broaden our minds and knowledge … More Get your pig on
I will be entirely transparent and admit that I haven’t left Canada in approximately ten years. The last time I crossed the border, my mom and I flew to Puerto Rico for a family wedding, and it’s been a hot minute since I’ve dabbled in travelling following that excursion. But, prior to this tremendous gap … More Where is your favourite place to travel to?
I came to the realization the other day that I share plenty of recipes with you from a variety of sources, but to date, I believe I’ve only shared one of my own personal recipes, if you can call it that. I don’t normally use recipes when I cook, unless I’m looking to make something … More Try this pasta dish for dinner tonight
Chickens have been in my life for quite some time now. When my sister and I were younger, one of our responsibilities on our family farm was to collect eggs from our laying hens, provide them with feed and water, and muck out their coop when needed. We had laying hens for a few years, … More How well do you know chickens?
When I was still living with my mom and dad, I was fortunate and privileged in the sense that my mom took care of our entire family’s laundry. Sure, I helped out with it occasionally, but my mom takes full credit for doing laundry for a large component of my life. My mom is rather … More Are Gain Fireworks worth trying?
I had a bit of a deprived childhood regarding comfort food classics. My mom, bless her and her genuine intentions, sort of did a 180 with her cooking after she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time – she wanted to feed her family food that was nutritious and beneficial, and as much as … More Here’s how to make some homemade Hamburger Helper
While Blaine and I have just about all the furntiture we require in our home, with the exception of one or two things, our walls are looking a little barren seeing as we are seriously lacking in the art department. We have a few things hung at this point, and we will definitely display some … More Looking for some unique art for your home? Read this
I’ve been rocking long hair for quite some time now. I’ve always had long hair, with the exception of one very poor experience at a hair salon when I was about 13 – my hair was roughly halfway down my back, and I went in for a trim. When I left the salon, my hair … More The pros and cons of having long hair
I think it would be safe to say that within the past five years or so, we have all heard someone make a comment about up-and-coming generations and the concerns and worries affiliated with them. And, if I had to guess, whenever we have heard these types of comments, we casually and mindlessly agree without … More Concern for future generations
I sincerely apologize to any of my readers who don’t watch Stranger Things when I compose posts about the show. I was skeptical of its premise when it first started gaining popularity, and trust me when I say I resisted hopping on the bandwagon for quite an extended period of time. As you likely know … More Stranger Things – yet another update
I would argue that just about all of us would say we are busy. Busy seems to be an inevitable state when it comes to this thing known as life, and I find we are becoming busier and busier the older we get. While I’m not certain if we truly are taking on more duties … More The significance of designating time to spend with your partner
I really hope when the title of this post is read that people realize I’m referring to the animal version of a cat. Not the other perverted idea of a cat. Perhaps I’m a sicko for even thinking this, but these days, ya just never know where people’s imaginations are going to take them. Hence … More Should you be brushing your cat?
It’s a wee bit ironic that I’m writing this post while not being able to taste anything courtesy of COVID. As miserable as the main physical symptoms of COVID are, I honestly think not being able to taste or smell anything has been the worst symptom yet, arguably because it keeps prolonging itself and food … More Here’s how to make some wicked bruschetta
I’ve been told a few times in my life that I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I think this is a good attribute to possess, within reason. This idiom usually refers to someone who is quite open in terms of their emotions and vulnerability, and while the majority of folks wouldn’t take advantage … More The sad realization that some people really don’t care
As I sit here writing today’s post, I am pleased to report that I have officially hit day five of the COVID chronicles. The fifth day can potentially be the last day that one with COVID shows symptoms, so here is hoping. I’m feeling better than I was a few days ago. The muscle aches … More COVID update
This past Friday, I woke up feeling like an absolute bag of dog shit. For all of you literal folks out there, no, I don’t know what a bag of dog shit feels like. But, if I had to guess, I am inclined to think that because of the scent of dog crap trapped within … More The COVID diaries: Lauren edition
Horses are animals I have always had a deep level of respect and admiration for. My appreciation for these beasts arguably stems from my familiarity with them; both my sister and I rode horses competitively when we were younger. My sister rode for about 15 years and showed Western, whereas I rode for I think … More How well do you know horses?
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom and I recently made a trip to Costco. I picked up some new goodies as well as some I’ve been getting from Costco for a while, one such item being the cookies that they bake in-store. Costco actually has a rather impressive selection of baked goods. If I’m … More Costco cookies: yes or no?
My mom and I ventured out to Costco a few days ago for a long overdue visit. She and I had been trying to determine a day to go to stock up on some goodies that suited the both of us, but things tend to get a little squirrely scheduling-wise when we are in the … More Run, don’t walk to grab this from Costco