Coffee is arguably something a lot of us thrive off of. Live off of, even. Personally, I drink more coffee than I would like to admit, and that’s after cutting back quite drastically; when I was in university I was drinking eight to ten cups a day, which is a tad excessive. Because I’m such … More Need a reason to drink more coffee? Read this
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
I have a significant amount of respect for those of us who are crafty and creative enough to repurpose everyday items into something spectacular. I’ve dabbled in DIY projects myself, and while I’m not completely terrible when it comes to transforming something into an entirely new item, I’m not exactly a professional. In addition to … More Transforming tires into playgrounds
With the recent shutdown here in Ontario thanks to a rise in cases of COVID-19 and its variants, small businesses have taken a tremendous hit. All businesses have taken a hit in some way as a result of this pandemic, but arguably not nearly to the same extent small businesses have, and this third lockdown … More Small businesses need our help
Comfort food, as the name suggests, is a dish of any kind or form that brings the consumer joy upon eating it. That’s my own personal definition of the term, anyways. It is rather unfortunate that because comfort is intended to bring comfort, it is normally not the most nutritious item of food we put … More Do you have a go-to comfort food?
I would like to start this post off by stating that the information in this post is subjective and not scientifically-backed. These are my own thoughts, ideas and opinions, and by no means am I trying to imply that I am certified to give concrete advice in the context of mental health; rather, this is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with a mental health crisis in a pandemic
I’ve been chirped more times than I can count because I am a serial re-watcher. When I say I am a serial re-watcher, I am referring to how many time I re-watch television series as well as movies, and while I personally don’t see anything wrong with this behavior, apparently, others do. I get asked … More Do you re-watch shows? Read this to learn why it is a good practice
When it comes to discovering buried treasure, I think it is relatively safe to say that rabbits aren’t exactly the first thing that come to mind. Pirates, perhaps, or even a niffler (Harry Potter reference, if you know, you know), but normally speaking, not rabbits. That is, until I came across an article from The … More Have you heard about these treasure-finding rabbits?
I haven’t met too many people that don’t like macaroni and cheese, and arguably for a good reason; what isn’t there to like about soft, chewy noodles wrapped in a warm, gooey, cheesy hug? When I was avoiding gluten, dairy and egg in my diet a couple of years ago, it is safe to say … More Here’s how to make the best mac and cheese
Here in Ontario, it’s about that time of year again where winter occurs in the early hours of the morning, spring and then summer arrives around noon or so, autumn make its presence known mid-afternoon, and we are back to winter in the evening in the context of temperature. The weather around this time of … More Feeling down? Try one of these pick-me-ups
As you likely know if you’ve been following my blog at all, I thoroughly enjoy watching scary movies. Whether they’re technically a scary film, a horror film, or a thriller, depending on their genre categorization, I’m a sick bastard and like having the shit scared out of me. You’ve gotta feel alive every now and … More Have you seen ‘Alone’?
This past weekend, Blaine and I embarked on a much-needed getaway. In the seven years we have been together, not once have we gone on a mini-getaway, and as much as we would have liked to have done this sooner or even more often, we’re both a wee bit busy. I booked a one-night stay … More Have you heard of The Halfway Niagara?
I think it is relatively safe to say that within the past few years, avocados have exploded in terms of popularity. I happen to love avocado and have always tried to fit it into my diet, so I certainly have no complaints about it becoming more and more of a staple food in so many … More Yes, avocados really are a superfood
Farming, I hope we are all aware, is one of the most significant professions in existence in terms of what it helps to achieve. Without farmers, there wouldn’t be a whole hell of a lot of anything; they produce food and crops to feed the world, to create materials and other resources, and, they’re some … More PSA: farmers need our help
In the current world we are living in, it is somewhat arguable that we as humans have never been more conflicted in terms of our emotions. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered all sorts of different reactions from us in regards to how we are handling its repercussions; some of us have developed mental health issues; … More Here’s why standing up for yourself is so important
Photography is something I have always had an interest in, and further, have always had a tremendous amount of respect for. Growing up, my dad was an avid amateur photographer; arguably, his skill level was and remains to be higher than that of an amateur considering he took a few courses and lessons when he … More Photography: more than taking pictures
The innovations and advances that have occurred as of late in terms of recycling, repurposing and reusing plastic waste are tremendous. It really is rather mind-blowing when you allow yourself to pause and acknowledge just how far we have come in the context of environmental conservation, and we aren’t finished yet. It’s pretty bloody awesome. … More Read this to learn how to turn recycling into an income
Kitchen scraps, or food scraps, depending on what you prefer to call them, aren’t exactly the easiest things to make use of. It is difficult to come up with a way to incorporate food scraps into your cooking routine, so often times we tend to throw these ingredients away, however, food waste is something I’m … More Here’s how to make use of those kitchen scraps
Within the past couple of years or so, my knowledge, appreciation, and respect for cannabis has exponentially increased. I used to disassociate myself from using anything that contained cannabis because of the stigma associated with it, despite it now being legal in Canada, but after altering my close-minded perception a bit, I’ve certainly garnered a … More Have you used cannabis hair products?
The idea of escape rooms isn’t exactly one that appeals to me. While I believe the concept of escape rooms to be interesting, I personally have no desire to be locked in a room with a group of people and battle against the clock in an attempt to figure out how exactly to escape said … More Have you seen ‘Escape Room’?
Granted, the topic of this post is a wee bit odd, but hear me out. I’ve always loved slugs, don’t ask me why, and I think they’re rather interesting creatures. I can remember picking up slugs on the farm when I was younger and placing them on surfaces solely to observe them moving, and while … More Have you heard of this regenerating slug?
The concept of repurposing is one I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for. There is something incredibly satisfying in restoring an everyday item to bring it back to its prime and give it use once more, and further, it provides ample opportunity to get creative and show some artistic flair. Personally, I … More The beauty of repurposing
Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself
The year of 2020 arguably enabled more of us to tune into, watch, and quite possibly finish a wide variety of both films and television series, among other media productions. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the numerous lockdowns it resulted in, a lot of us found ourselves with a significant amount of free time … More Looking for something to watch? Click here
The other evening, once again, Blaine and I found ourselves endlessly scrolling through Netflix, trying to decide on what to watch. We scrolled past a movie titled Head Full of Honey, which Blaine had watched a while ago and briefly told me about, and because he really enjoyed it and I hadn’t seen it, we … More This is why you need to watch ‘Head Full of Honey’
I was reading a Buzzfeed article not too long ago listing some of the best beauty and hygiene products that Amazon has to offer. Sometimes, the products featured in these sorts of articles can be pretty neat, so I tend to scroll through them from time to time. One of the items the article recommended … More So, do zit patches actually work? Click here to find out
A couple of nights ago, Blaine and I were scrolling through Netflix, trying to determine what to watch, when we stumbled across a film titled Hit and Run. We watched the trailer, agreed it looked pretty enticing, and decided to tune in. Hit and Run “is a 2012 American action comedy film written by Dax Shepard, with David … More Have you seen ‘Hit and Run’?
Daylight savings is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest concepts in existence. Originally, turning the clocks back or forward, depending on the time of year, was done so to benefit farmers, but as someone who has been raised by, lives with and works for farmers, I can personally attest to the bullshit that stands … More Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings
If you’re a resident of Brant or Norfolk County, there is a chance you have heard of Robby’s Pizza & Wings, either their Brantford or Burford location. And, if you haven’t, I’m reluctant to tell you that you have one hundred per cent been missing out in terms of pizza consumption, as well as wings … More Yes, you need to try Robby’s Pizza & Wings
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what in the literal hell?’ which is a rather understandable thought. Peanut butter is a delightful concoction many of us make use of on a daily basis, but it isn’t exactly something that we associate with personality and its … More Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality