I should probably clarify the question that exists within the title of today’s post. When I say cat’s claw, I’m not referring to a literal cat claw that can be found attached to the pad of their foot; rather, I’m making reference to cat’s claw as an herb, and if you haven’t heard of it, … More What in the heck is cat’s claw?
I can’t exactly say I’ve kept my love and adoration for perfume a secret here on my blog. I’ve been obsessed with all things scented from a young age, and that is not an exaggeration; when I was about 12 or so, my mom used to have a rule that I had to keep my … More Is Burberry Her Eau De Parfum Spray worth buying?
When my Oma and Opa were still here with us Earth-side, towards the end of their lives, they found themselves living in Hamilton. They lived in a retirement home, and once a week, my mom would head to the Hammer to visit with them, run any errands then required, etc. I was in university during … More Read this if you’re a fan of Vietnamese spring rolls
I think I could garner a unanimous agreement from women in my generation that using Bath & Body Works products while in elementary and high school was a rite of passage. When I was about 12, Bath & Body Works products, specifically their scented ones, were all the rage among my peers and me, specifically … More Do yourself a favour and stop using Bath & Body Works products
Anyone who has been following my blog to any extent is arguably aware of the fact that I am an adult woman and still deal with acne. I’ll be 28 this May, and I’ve said it before and I shall again – my skin seems to be shittier in terms of acne now that I’m … More Are these two products the key to clear skin?
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t, allow me this opportunity to inform you all that Blaine works on his family’s cattle farm. It’s a beef operation, meaning the cattle aren’t exclusively Holstein for producing milk; rather, these cows are a variety of breeds and are raised for consumption. Being … More Let’s make homemade hamburgers
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom, sister and I spent an afternoon in Cambridge on the weekend to do a little bit of shopping. After our shopping came to a conclusion, we were trying to figure out where to go for dinner. My sister did a quick Google search to see what restaurants … More Have you been to The Black Badger in Cambridge?
This past weekend, my mom, sister and me took a much-needed afternoon to get away from the farm for a little while. Anyone who comes from a farm background will know precisely what I mean in my previous statement, and for anyone unfamiliar with agriculture and farming families, I’ll briefly explain; because most family farms … More You never know who you might be talking to
If you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’re probably aware of the fact that spinach is considered to be a superfood. Superfoods are foods that go above and beyond in terms of the nutrients they offer, and spinach is one of the more well-known superfoods if I had to guess. I mean, … More Let’s hear it for spinach (part one)
If you’re a PC fan, allow me to start this post off by warning you that you’re probably going to want to move your cursor toward the upper left corner of your screen and hit the red button with the ‘x’ on it. Then again, I’m not entirely certain that’s the location of the ‘exit’ … More Let’s hear it for the MacBook Air
One of my dearest friends recently set out on a lifelong goal of becoming a certified yoga instructor. She travelled to Costa Rica to do so and completed an intensive and thorough course to earn her yoga teaching credentials, and in chatting with her about it and everything the course entailed, I’ve come to not … More Should you do yoga?
Please excuse my sad attempt at a quirky pun for the title of today’s post. Bear puns aren’t exactly the most common thing, so it was a little tricky trying to make a play on words about these majestic beasts. Bears scare the absolute shit out of me, and they always have. I’ve been scared … More How ‘bear’ you?
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say my cooking can compete with the likes of Ina Garten, I will say that I’m not as terrible in the kitchen as I may have made myself to believe. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with cooking and baking, and my parents were kind … More Try your hand at some homemade pizza
I follow a gal on Instagram who goes by the name of Zoe Roe. Initially, I started following her because I find her and her content to be hilarious, but in the process of following her on Instagram, I came to the realization that she, like myself, has a history with eating disorders, and some … More Can we stop glorifying people with disordered eating?
For the first time, Blaine, myself, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his sister participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange for Christmas that just passed. Normally, we set a budget and get gifts for all of us, from all of us, but this year, we decided to switch things up and try our hand at … More Here’s why you need to get yourself a Lindo Eco Clean Face Brush
I feel as though one could strongly argue that there are two types of people in this world; ones who love and adore goats, and others who don’t, likely because they’ve had an unfortunate encounter with one or something along those lines. At least, that’s the only reason I can come up with as to … More Get your goat on
My husband is a tremendous fan of Bits and Bits, specifically the barbeque flavour, which can be tricky to find. His ultimate preference, however, is his mom’s homemade Bits and Bits, and understandably so; I have yet to consume anything my mother-in-law has prepared that is anything shy of phenomenal, and her Bits and Bites … More Here’s how to make your own Bits and Bites
If I had to guess, I would wager that between myself and my family, we, collectively over the span of a few years, have probably gone through half-a-dozen Keurig machines. I won’t lie to you; considering my family’s track record with these devices, I really didn’t have a whole lot of faith in them. I … More What’s your go-to Keurig pod?
The relationship between myself and my eyebrows is an extensive one, with an interesting history. I have quite literally done just about everything to my eyebrows over the course of the years; I’ve overplucked them, under plucked them, failed miserably in attempting to shape them, accidentally removed half of one, filled them in too heavily, … More Know your brows
In case you haven’t heard of Henry Cavill, allow me to give you a brief synopsis. He is arguably one of the most attractive men to ever grace planet Earth; he is absolutely sculpted in terms of muscle and physique; I don’t know him personally, and doubt I ever will, but he seems sincere, genuine … More No Henry Cavill? No Witcher
I have expressed my love for Morroccanoil hair products a few times already here on my blog, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I have yet to try a product made by this brand that is anything short of great, and it treats my hair rather nicely, if I may say so. I’ve … More Here’s why you should bless your hair with some Morroccanoil Treatment
When it came time to start preparing dinner a few nights ago, I found myself looking at two raw, skinless chicken breasts, wondering what in the fuck I was going to do with them in terms of how to serve them. Eventually, I just started grabbing random shit from my fridge and cupboards and in … More Here’s your next weeknight dinner
There is a strong chance you’re heard the term fat-shaming before. In simple words, it essentially involves making someone overweight feel like a complete piece of shit because of their size, invalidating their own emotions and the fact that they’re a human being in the process. Socially, we have been conditioned to perceive overweight people … More Why are we fat-shaming people trying to lose weight?
Blaine and I recently once again found ourselves on the Netflix homepage, trying to determine what to watch. I wanted to watch The Walking Dead but Blaine wasn’t in the mood, so naturally, we ended up watching what he wanted to. I really can’t overly complain this time because he did, at least, pick a … More Have you seen ‘Glass Onion’?
Happy, happy new year, my friends. I hope you were all able to participate in whatever your festivity preference for ringing in the new year is, and I wish you all health, love and happiness in 2023 and beyond. I thought it might be fun to do a 2022 recap – not only for myself, … More Welcome, 2023
For anyone unaware, Lush Cosmetics is a company that specializes in skin and bath-related products, making everything from bath bombs to facial soap bars. Their products are stellar thanks to the strict company policies they abide by, and to give you a sense of what I mean by this, check out the following excerpt from … More If you’re a fan of Lush, read this
Just about every year during the holiday season, my sister ends up preparing at least one meal. My sister’s cooking abilities are God-given, if you ask me, and I have yet to consume anything she has made that fails to be anything but truly delicious. I genuinely mean that. One of the many tremendous dishes … More Here’s how to make your own pigs in a blanket
To answer my own question, for Blaine and me, it was a busy holiday season this year. We went to my grandmother’s house with my aunt and cousins, my parents and my sister on Christmas Eve; on Christmas Day Blaine and I went to my parents to open gifts with my sister and we had … More How was your Christmas?
I’m not someone who particularly enjoys going back on my word, and when hippos are the subject matter, there is absolutely no exception to the rule. In yesterday’s post, I said today’s would also discuss hippos and share some interesting facts affiliated with them, and here we are. Again, this information comes from http://www.natgeokids.com. “6) Despite … More Let’s hear it for hippos, again
Allow me to begin this post by stating that while hippos are incredibly aggressive and dangerous animals, I have this false hope that this simply isn’t the case because they’re just too darn cute. I realize if I ever wound up face-to-face with a hippo, I would arguably have a change of heart. Until that … More Let’s hear it for hippos