Blaine and I received a Roomba as a wedding gift from great friends of ours, and I absolutely love the thing. The time I am able to save while this thing is vacuuming for me makes it well worth the price, and because of the sensors the machine comes equipped with, I’m able to run … More If you own a Roomba, do yourself a favour and be mindful of dog poop
If you or someone you know deals with anxiety on a daily basis, you’re likely familiar with some tactics and coping mechanisms that are often recommended by professionals that intend to alleviate the severity of anxiety when it presents itself. Some common examples of suggested coping mechanisms to calm anxiety include breathing exercises like diaphragmatic … More Knowing your limits when it comes to anxiety
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
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
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
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?
Today wasn’t the best day I’ve had. I should probably mention that I write my posts for my blog two days out, so by the time you’re reading this, the bad day has (hopefully) passed. That isn’t to say I won’t experience an additional bad day sometime soon, because without coming across as pessimistic, tis … More Dealing with bad days
To say I’m stressed the hell out right now is a bit of an understatement. The wedding is less than three weeks away, and the home Blaine and I will be living in is just about move-in ready; throw work into the mix and I’ve got myself a stressed trifecta. Things could always be worse, … More The harsh reality of being reminded of your flaws
I have started to dabble in a wee bit of English tutoring here and there as of late. I figure it might be beneficial to actually put my education to use, seeing as I’ve been inactive in the journalism world for a while now, and because I was so turned off by journalism in the … More Recognizing the subjectivity of the arts
Similar to my post about tanning, I would like to claim this opportunity to profess that I am not someone who gets their eyelashes done frequently. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never had any kind of service performed on my eyelashes, and the reason I am now is, once again, as … More Lash extensions vs. lift and tints: is one better than the other?
Allow me to stipulate that I do not make frequent use of tanning beds. I don’t make any use of them, actually, however, I have a bit of a dilemma that is requiring me to do so. I work on our family’s farm year-round, and, in the summer months, I tend to get a tan … More Never been tanning before? Read this
Mental health issues have, unfortunately, become something that a lot of us are far too familiar with, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Whether you were already dealing with mental illness and have found your condition to be intensified thanks to the coronavirus, or if you have never experienced mental illness prior to this pandemic … More The importance of patience when it comes to mental health recovery