On Sunday evening, my mom, dad and I decided to grab some Chinese food for dinner, and naturally, we went to our favourite local spot – The Oriental in Brantford, Ontario. The Oriental truly serves the best Chinese food in Brant County, hands down, and while just about everything on their menu is phenomenal, one … More Here’s how to make homemade almond soo guy
This past weekend, my family and I ventured down to Niagara, my old stomping grounds, for my cousin’s wedding. I say stomping grounds not because I ever officially lived in Niagara, but because I did five years of schooling in the region and lived in student housing. My sister and I are bridesmaids for my … More Have you been to Casa Mia Ristorante and Bar in Niagara?
If you consider yourself a country music fan and haven’t yet heard of Mr. Kip Moore, then boy, do I have a discovery for you. If you ask me, this man is an incredibly underrated musician, and if you’ve been sleeping on him and his sound, allow me to be your alarm clock, blaring loud … More Let’s hear it for Kip Moore
Chinese food really is a comfort food classic. It checks all of the boxes in terms of what a comfort meal should consist of, as well as what the consumer experiences whilst eating it, and just about all of us can agree that a solid Chinese food dinner hits the hunger spot. There is a … More Have you been to The Oriental in Brantford?
Earlier this week, I met up with a friend of mine to go for dinner. We originally wanted to have sushi, but after calling two locations in Brantford and not having much luck, we figured we were going to have to get a rain check on the sushi and settle for something else in the … More If you like sushi, read this
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
So far, this year has not been one for the books in terms of farming. It’s been shit, to put it plainly, and looking at the long-term forecast, things aren’t improving anytime soon. Depending on crops, growing seasons and periods differ for farmers here in Ontario, as well as everywhere else in the world. Some … More Enjoy eating? Read this
For many of us, Chinese food is our go-to hangover food. Personally, I enjoy eating Chinese food regardless if I am hung over or not. Still, there is something to be said pertaining to the satisfaction earned munching on some chicken balls and egg rolls when your liver could rival that of formaldehyde in terms … More Read this to learn how to make Cantonese Chow Mein from scratch
This past weekend, my bridesmaids and I partook in my bachelorette. I plan to dedicate an entirely separate post to share the glorious details of my bachelorette with all of you. Don’t you worry. To provide you with some context, one of the elements of my bachelorette was dining at Spencer’s at the Waterfront in … More Have you been to Spencer’s at the Waterfront?
This past Saturday, Blaine and I were trying to determine a place to visit to grab some dinner. We didn’t really want to drive into Brantford, nor did we want to hit up a spot we go to regularly. Blaine suggested the Drumbo Pub, and since neither of us had dined there, we figured it … More Here’s why you should visit Drumbo Pub
I am not someone who frequently visits any type of salon, studio, or beauty-related business. I never have, and probably never will, simply because the world of aesthetics and all of its services have never really appealed to me. Working on a farm isn’t exactly a profession in which beauty and my appearance are my … More Here’s why you need to visit Blush Medical Aesthetics
Similar to my post discussing how to make homemade beef stroganoff a few days ago, and the source of the inspiration of said post being attributed to my dad, a similar theme is applicable to today’s post. I was struggling to come up with a topic and asked my mom for some ideas, and she … More Hang in there, friends; Spring is around the corner
A few nights ago, where I reside was slammed with a decent winter storm. I live in Southern Ontario, and while I’m not sure how large the storm system was, I think it impacted more of the province than not. We received a solid dumping of snow a few weeks ago, which, when met with … More Driving in snow: a how-to guide
I think it is more than safe to say that the pandemic we have found ourselves navigating for far too long now has revealed some differences in opinion between people. Most of us can agree that this pandemic and COVID-19 itself has upturned our world as we know it, but not all of us can … More Understanding that a difference in opinions doesn’t equate to disrespect
Blaine and I, the other evening, once more found ourselves aimlessly scrolling through Netflix titles, trying to settle on a movie to watch. Netflix is great, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I honestly feel as though it offers too much selection; you can spend two hours just trying to find something to watch. We … More This is why you need to watch ‘Indian Horse’
This years Christmas was a unique one. Come to think of it, so was last years. And the year before that. It’s safe to say that COVID has made its presence known in the context of Christmas and celebratory gatherings in general, and I would wager most of us have experienced disruptions in plans as … More The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas
This time of year in Ontario, a lot of folks start experiencing signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as a result of the daylight savings that occurred a few weeks ago. The clocks went back an hour, which means that by 5pm, we are just about in complete darkness. Seasonal Affective Disorder … More Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder
This past weekend, Blaine and I ventured out to Moore’s in Brantford to pick out what he and his groomsmen will be sporting for our wedding. I told Blaine I was more than willing to provide input and my opinion in terms of what he and his guys are wearing for our wedding, but I … More Planning a wedding? Check out Moore’s in Brantford for your wedding party
Quite a few years ago, my sister, as a surprise for my birthday, purchased us both passes to attend a makeup convention in Toronto. That birthday still stands out in my mind today because it was such a unique and different experience from anything I would typically do for myself, and she and I had … More Have you heard of Cake Beauty?
Graphic design is one of those things that we may not necessarily realize the importance of. Graphic design is literally everywhere; signage, menus, magazine covers, logos … the list goes on. We see it daily, yet a lot of us don’t necessarily realize just how pivotal graphic design is considering we are immersed within it … More In need of a graphic designer? Read this
Having a lush, green lawn is something a lot of us strive for. It does look pleasant when maintained, and for most of us, having green grass is much preferred to having spotty, dead and burnt grass, which does often happen here in Ontario in the summer months without a lot of precipitation. This year … More Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss
A couple of weeks ago, I received a long-awaited phone call from Bridal Boutique in Brantford that my dress had arrived. I say this phone call was long awaited because I purchased my wedding dress from Bridal Boutique back in February; the dress I picked in particular is made by Madi Lane, an Australian designer, … More Need a wedding dress? Visit Brantford’s Bridal Boutique
A few night ago, my sister and I met up with our cousins for dinner in Hamilton, Ontario. We often meet in Hamilton because it’s sort of the halfway point between us and them, and also because Hamilton has a far better selection of restaurants than Brantford does. My cousin picked out a place called … More Have you been to Electric Diner?
Not too while ago my mom brought home an almond pie from a Dutch shop in Hamilton. If you’re wondering what the hell almond pie is, you’re not alone. I had never heard of or seen this type of dessert prior to my mom bringing it home, but hot tamale is the shit good. The … More Here’s why you need to try almond pie and how to make it
I’m not what you would call a big drinker when it comes to alcohol. I never have been, and likely never will, solely because I was raised by two parents who don’t drink terribly often, and an older sister who doesn’t drink period. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a few drinks from time … More Have you tried Storyteller Beverage Company’s Bees Knees?
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
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
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?
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