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
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
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
If you, like me, are a resident of Ontario, it is probable that you, also like me, have been seriously contemplating moving to Antartica as a result of this recent heat wave that has been shin-kicking us for about a week now. It’s a tad excessive. Unfortunately, here in Ontario, in addition to sweltering heat, … More Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer
Waking up early has never really been my forte. I will get up early when necessary, but I will admit that it is a struggle, and I most definitely am not a morning person. My bed seems to hold this magical power which makes it very difficult to leave it when I wake up in … More Could waking up earlier help combat depression?
If you’re curious as to where the inspiration for this post originated from, let’s just say as I’m writing this I’m dealing with a rather troublesome headache. I’m fortunate in the sense I don’t get headaches often, but when I do, I’m reminded of how much they seriously suck. I was googling how to go … More Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies
The past few days here in Canada have been rather bleak, and for good reason. News recently broke pertaining to the remains of 215 children that were discovered on site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, that were forcibly taken from their families and thrown together in a mass grave in an … More If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools
SHEIN, within the past little while, has seriously exploded onto the women’s clothing scene. Men’s clothing, too, although from my own observations, it seems as though more women tend to purchase from SHEIN than men, but I could be wrong. I’ve ordered a few things from SHEIN over the past year or so, and I … More Thinking about buying bras from SHEIN? Read this first
As promised, here are more rather nifty and ingenious gardening hacks, brought to you by an article via The Good News Network. “5. Get rid of pests with orange peels: You love your plants, but so do the bugs in your house. What to do? Simply place orange peels around your greens, says @ghibligreenhouse. “6. Make … More Here are some more efficient gardening hacks
A couple of days ago, my mom informed me she was going grocery shopping and requested that if there were any items I was in need of to write them on her list. I’ve been craving some cookies and cream ice cream as of late, so I jotted that onto her note and expected her … More Have you had Shaw’s ice cream?
Cancer is a word that, unfortunately, most of us are familiar with. Whether it is you yourself who has been diagnosed with cancer, a friend, a loved one or family, just about all of us can say we have been affected by this horrid disease. It is becoming more and more of an issue with … More Are we nearing a cure for cancer?
The sensations we experience when we are feeling inadequate aren’t exactly pleasant ones. Some that come to mind include inferiority, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and sadness, and that’s only naming a few. Feeling as though we are inadequate, or, in simpler terms, not good enough, is truly a debilitating sentiment. It is frustrating because while we … More How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy
Self-pity, while a rather unattractive practice, is a bit of an inevitable one in this thing we call life. We are human, and therefore act, feel and behave as humans do, so sometimes we succumb to the temptation to feel bad for ourselves regarding a particular unfortunate event. Self-pity is a very normal occurrence from … More Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself
I’ve said it before via my blog in a couple of different posts, but I thoroughly enjoy reading very random yet simultaneously interesting facts. I’m not exactly sure why I enjoy doing this, but I have my entire life, and I’m hoping there are some folks out there who, like me, find pleasure in reading … More Here’s some random facts to help you get through your day
Ticks, within the past few years, have become a real nuisance across the province of Ontario, and, I am relatively certain, in many other regions of the world as well. They’re vile creatures and ultimately don’t serve much purpose, so I really don’t feel badly bashing them; they suck. As most of us are aware, … More Here’s why you need to check yourself for ticks this summer
If you’re a resident of Ontario and are tempted to pull your own hair out after Doug Ford’s most recent stay-at-home order, you’re not alone. In all honesty, I’m surprised I haven’t seen more bald folks walking around. If, however, you would rather not buzz your head out of desperation and boredom, I encourage you … More Bored stuck at home? Read this