To the best of my recollection, I believe I have had my blog going strong for at least five years now. There is a solid chance I’ve been blogging longer than five years, but I don’t really feel like scrolling all the way back to my very first post – this would take hours and … More The beauty of blogging
Mug cakes, for anyone unfamiliar with them, are essentially exactly what the name suggests; a cake in a mug. They’re delicious, simple to make, and often require ingredients you likely already have in your cupboards. I first heard about these divine little creations a few years ago. It took me a while to get around … More Here’s how to make a mug cake
It is safe to say I’m on a bit of a beauty kick here on my blog as of late. I hope you, my beloved readers don’t mind, as my beauty-related posts seem to go over well in terms of views and engagement. So, why not delve into the incredibly immersive topic of the best … More Check out this year’s best beauty products so far
Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance
Anyone who has experienced the inability to fall asleep can attest to how insanely frustrating it is. You are tired, mentally and physically, though despite your fatigue, as soon as your head hits the pillow, your thoughts begin racing and you can’t seem to muster any tranquility in order to get some much needed shut … More Can’t sleep? Read this
Grey hair is something that a lot of us tremendously fear. I believe the phobia of going grey stems from a fear of aging, and perhaps even ageism itself, however it’s a bit ridiculous how fearful so many of us are of seeing our hair turn grey considering just about all of us will experience … More Can grey hair be reversed?
Stress is something that just about all of us experience throughout life, some more than others. And, really, the concept of stress is a very personalized one; what may be a significant source of stress for one person may not be for another. While stress in itself is almost inevitable for any of us, we … More Here are some effective stress-management tips
After I wrote my recent post regarding some super savvy beauty hacks, I got to thinking; How many other hack realms can I discuss here with all of you lovely people? That may seem dramatic, but I have no shame in admitting I’m a bit of a theatrical person. My last hack post was somewhat … More How about some hygiene hacks?
As a woman, I can attest to the trials and tribulations that often coincide with the concept of beauty. Actually, beauty isn’t the right term. Perhaps beauty maintenance would be more fitting. When I say beauty maintenance, I’m making reference to all of the joyous things that come with identifying as a woman, for me, … More Check out these super helpful beauty hacks
Yesterday’s post seemed to go over quite well with you, my lovely readers, and because of this, and also because I said I would continue the topic for today’s post, I’ve got plenty more small lifestyle changes that produce big wins to share with all of you, courtesy of lifehack.org. Check out the rest. 21. … More … and here are even more attainable life changes to become healthier
Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is arguably something we all strive to achieve to some extent. We try our best to eat healthy, drink enough water, get plenty of sleep and engage in physical activity, but sometimes, life gets crazy, and we get off track. For a lot of us, I would argue, it … More Here are some small changes that can make all the difference with your health
Acne and me go way back. I regret to attest to just how long acne and I have been familiar with each other, but to put it simply, I’m 26 and I still deal with pimples every. single. day. I’d love to share a guaranteed anti-acne regiment with all of you, however that would make … More Check out these at-home acne remedies that are probably already in your cupboards
There are a few simple things in live that bring me joy. Falling asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm, curling up with a good book and a cozy blanket, and having a warm bath on a cold winter evening, to give some examples. Oh, and ‘Vikings.’ That’s another one. When I say ‘Vikings,’ I’m … More A moment of appreciation for ‘Vikings’
Hiccups are something likely just about all of us have experienced at one point or another in life. If you share the same feelings towards hiccups that I do, we can agree that they are some of the most irritating things to deal with, and they often overstay their welcome. Normally, I get hiccups when … More Do you suffer from hiccups? Read this
Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important
Projecting is something that a lot of us partake in, whether willingly or unwillingly. For anyone unaware, projecting is when we force our thoughts and emotions onto those arounds us, therefore it can be negative and positive. For the sake of this post, though, when I say projecting, I’m referring to the negative form of … More Here’s why we need to stop projecting
I am a perfume junkie. I always have been and likely always will be, and I really have no issue with hoarding samples and bottles until my room smells like a heavenly, rather over-powering oasis, much to my family’s delight. I have my favourites that I have collected over the years, and after looking through … More Looking for the perfect summer scent? Look no further
Lymes disease is a condition that, upon hearing it aloud, a lot of us cringe, wince and show hesitancy towards, arguably because a lot of us are aware of how debilitating this disease can be. For anyone unaware of what Lymes disease is, it is carried by certain ticks (blacklegged/deer ticks) and is transferred from … More How much do you know about Lymes disease?
Are we really surprised that I’m writing yet another post reviewing a horror movie? Muahahah. Yes. Yes I am, and this one I’m eager to discuss with all of you. Blaine and I watched a movie titled The Devil Below via Netflix not too long ago. I opted to put it on because the trailer … More Have you seen ‘The Devil Below’?
I am, without a doubt, an absolute sucker when it comes to getting songs stuck in my head. Moreover, it isn’t usually as though I mentally go over the entirety of a song’s lyrics in my head; rather, it’s the same one or two lines, over and over, until I have the urge to rip … More Can’t get a song out of your head? It could be a good thing
Without going into too much detail, I was recently diagnosed with a not-so-great autoimmune disease. It’s been a long time coming as I’ve been feeling rough for just about a year now, with my symptoms getting progressively worse with time. Once I learned about the condition I have, I had a good vent session with … More Yes, you are stronger than you might think
My older sister and I had a great chat a couple of nights ago when I got home late from work. I think it is important to mention that my big sister is, literally, my best friend, and I really don’t know what my life would consist of without her presence. If you’re curious as … More Socially awkward? No need to fret
Apple cider vinegar is, in a way, a sort of nutritional powerhouse. The benefits and advantages of consuming this stuff are significant, and while the tase of apple cider vinegar may not be the most enticing thing, I’d say the pros outweigh the cons in this specific equation. For anyone unaware of just how many … More Here’s why you should be drinking apple cider vinegar
Not too long ago a good friend of mine reached out to chat with me about a recent breakup she is going through. I was touched she thought of me to lean on and potentially offer her some advice pertaining to the situation, although once she got into the nitty gritty details of how her … More Here’s why knowing ourselves is so, so important
A few days ago, my mom and I had to make a trip to Niagara. We opted to take my truck as opposed to my mom’s vehicle, and in doing so, I was in full control of the music, which I can always appreciate. I love classic rock, as I have mentioned before here on … More Here’s to the pioneer rock bands
Air conditioning is one of those things that goes under appreciated until it stops working, or ceases to exist. My parents opted to have central air conditioning installed in our home a few years ago now, and prior to having central air in our house, we relied on window units. They worked okay, but nothing … More Move over, AC; cooling roofs are here
A few days ago, Blaine went golfing with some buddies for a bachelor party. I called him later on that day to see how the party went, and he started to tell me that he was rather taken aback by the ways in which a lot of the men golfing were speaking to the girls … More Here’s why we need to normalize calling out harassment
Ticks are, in my opinion, some of the worst critters in existence. They really don’t serve much of a purpose other than being a carrier of Lymes disease (depending on the type of tick), and considering they very much have the ability to totally and completely turn someone’s life upside down assuming they are carrying … More Here’s how to avoid ticks this summer
Ahhhh, hangovers. As miserable as they are, they’re often an indication of a fun-filled evening that occurred prior to us waking up with a pounding head, which, in a way, is kind of a positive. What isn’t so positive is how awful they can make us feel, and further, how long they can linger and … More Could a vegetable be the cure for hangovers?
Ice cream cake is one of those things that can basically instantly improve anyone’s mood in any given situation, within reason. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like ice cream cake, and for good reason; it really is an all around phenomenal creation, and it sure as hell hits the spot on a … More Here’s how to make some awesome homemade ice cream cake