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
I absolutely love guacamole. You just can’t go wrong with it paired alongside a bowl of some crunchy, salty tortilla chips, and it’s versatile in the sense it works as an appetizer or even a meal, depending on what you’re feeling on a given day. I could easily eat chips and guac as a meal … More Read this to learn how to make some delicious guacamole
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
As I mentioned a while ago, I’ve recently started watching Stranger Things. I just finished the second season, and while I have a ways to go before I’ve concluded the series, I have developed some opinions and have made some observations about the show I thought I would share. If you don’t watch this show, … More Stranger Things update
Yesterday’s post truly reminded me of just how much I miss having horses in my life. That isn’t to say I’m going to go out and buy myself a horse, because your girl isn’t exactly swimming in money, but perhaps way down the line one day Blaine and I could have a few of these … More … and some more horse knowledge
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
I’ve never really been one to wear shoes indoors. I don’t have anything against folks who do wear shoes inside their home, but because I grew up in an impeccably clean home, I simply didn’t need to don shoes. Ya know? That isn’t to say if you wear shoes inside that your house isn’t clean. … More Looking for some comfy slides? Read this
As stated in yesterday’s post, today’s is a continuation of the discussion we were having regarding beauty myths and facts, and, more importantly, which is which. The beauty realm is a big one, and it’s easy enough to get confused with products, regiments and knowledge on a general basis, let alone when you throw misconceptions … More Myth versus fact; beauty edition, part two
We have all been at the receiving end of some rather interesting beauty tips and tricks, some of which may have some sustenance, and others, not so much. Passed down through generations, we are often told concepts and ideologies from a young age that, as we grow, we begin to perceive as truth. When we’re … More Myth versus fact; beauty edition
There are certain things in life that arguably shouldn’t be purchased used. I’m not going to provide specific examples of items you probably shouldn’t buy used, but I hope you get my point. One example that comes to mind is a toothbrush. I’m hoping that one is relatively obvious. If not, please consider seeking some … More Facebook Marketplace: hit or miss?
While brainstorming a topic for today’s blog post, I came to the realization that I haven’t written much about any of the vendors and/or services Blaine and I used for our wedding. Each and every single vendor we went with for our wedding were truly incredible, one such vendor being our florist, who goes by … More Looking for a florist? Read this
If you haven’t heard of Andrew Tate, consider yourself fortunate, in a sense. Simply put, he’s a misogynistic piece of shit who dedicates his social media platforms and influence to perpetuating messages that condone violence against and the hatred of women. As terrifying as his content is, what is even more terrifying is just how … More Beware of Andrew Tate
I am someone who arguably dabbles in self-criticism more often than I should. I’m not entirely sure why it is I’m so hard on myself, but I have been my entire life. I think it stems from my perfectionist tendencies, if I had to take a guess, but I’m sure there are other contributing factors, … More Are you too hard on yourself?
Cooking, as a concept, can be relatively challenging in itself. It requires time, effort, creativity and skill, to an extent; throw kiddos, school, after-school activities and work into the mix, and making a weeknight meal is less enticing than wrestling with a grizzly bear. I don’t have children myself, but this is what I have … More Read this for some weeknight meal inspiration
Put simply, exclusion, in a personal sense, sucks. The concept of being left out of something isn’t one that I imagine anyone desires, and further, it shouldn’t be one that we wish upon others. Exclusion can be isolating, depressing, and lonely. I firmly believe that we exclude others, from time to time, unintentionally. I say … More The harsh reality of exclusion
I happen to love burritos. I’ve enjoyed them for as long as I can remember, although my passion for these delightful things arguably peaked when I was studying at Brock University – in Brock’s Marketplace, which is basically a huge dining hall with all sorts of yummy options, they had a burrito station, and I … More Here’s how to make some mean burritos
I didn’t think I would ever get to a point in my life in which I’m writing blog posts about dish soap, but here we are. I’ve mentioned how much of a struggle it can be to come up with ideas for blog posts every day, so when I was wracking my brains, trying to … More Is Dawn Ultra Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray worth buying?
When I was in university, I endured a phase during which I would get my nails professionally done every few weeks or so for roughly two years. When I say I would get my nails done, I’m not talking about a basic manicure; I would get bio gel nails. For anyone unfamiliar with bio gel … More Bio gel nails: yes or no?
A few days ago, I slept in. This happens to the best of us, but because I could literally sleep through a bloody hurricane, it tends to happen to me more often than I would like it to. One of my responsibilities with the farm is work affiliated with our poultry barn, which includes walking … More The consequences of projecting
Perhaps this isn’t the most optimistic post I’ve written, but that’s okay. I would be lying if I said all of my blog posts address positive material, and today’s post is no exception. When I was attempting to come up with a topic for today’s post, my mind wandered into the realm of pet peeves, … More What gets your blood boiling?
Beavers have been in my life ever since I was a child. Perhaps I should stipulate that, for the sake of this post, when I say beaver, I’m making reference to the animal. Not the other version of a beaver. Moving on. Our irrigation ponds on the farm are home to beavers, some more than … More Let’s hear it for beavers
I thought for today’s post I would provide you, my wonderful readers, with a list of men I happen to appreciate. Is it possible you really don’t give a flying fuck about men I like? Yes. Am I going to proceed and compose this post regardless? You bet your sweet ass I am. The men … More Let’s hear it for these men
I recently took on a new tutoring client. The client in question is 10 years of age, and, actually, they just turned 10 a couple of weeks ago. When this client’s mom first reached out to me inquiring about tutoring their child, I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to take on a student so … More Talking to children: a how-to guide