I’m not someone who uses face masks to the extent I arguably should. Masks are great for your skin for a wide variety of reasons, and different masks offer different benefits. Generally speaking, any time I do happen to make use of a face mask, it’s for my acne, acne scars and pigmentation, so I … More Looking for a new face mask? Read this
I’ve been vaping for a couple of years now. I originally bought a vape in hopes of it allowing me to cut back on how many cigarettes I smoke in a given day, and I do believe it has helped me to cut back a bit. Perhaps not as much as I would like, but … More What is your go-to vape flavour?
Blaine, my husband, is an avid sports fan. He always has been, to the best of my knowledge, and he’s been playing hockey and baseball since he was a wee guy. Blaine actually wanted to become a sports broadcaster. Ultimately, life took him in a different direction, but if there is anyone capable of doing … More Here’s why you should watch any ‘Untold’ series on Netflix
One of the last times I made a trip to Costco, I came across a product in their snack section that caught my interest. I spotted some fruit bars, and because so many of these types of items contain a lot more than you’re anticipating (like excess sugar), I always check out the ingredients. I … More Looking for a healthy snack? Read this
As of late, Duolingo has somewhat taken the language world by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, not to worry – I’ll fill you in to the best of my ability. I just heard about this app a few months ago, and because I’ve always to be able to speak Spanish to be able … More Have you tried Duolingo?
This past Sunday, Blaine and I did some small-scale entertaining in our home. Well, to be honest, I did the majority of the entertaining, but Blaine was present, so I suppose he gets some recognition. We had Blaine’s parents over for dinner, and it marked the first occasion on which I prepared dinner for someone … More Make this for your next dinner
Fall has certainly made its presence known here in Ontario as of late. Once the official first day of Autumn arrived, the temperature dropped dramatically, and it hasn’t really come back up into what one may consider warm temperatures. Now that fall is upon us and winter is coming (said in John Snow’s voice), there … More Dry hair? Read this
Please don’t kill me, but I have to be honest and admit that I am not in any way, shape or form a big fan of pumpkin. You can prepare it however you would like, but I’m probably not going to enjoy it, regardless of the version of pumpkin you serve me. I love pumpkins … More Here’s how to make the perfect pumpkin pie
I read an interesting statistic recently. Granted, this statistic was depicted via an account on Instagram, so I can’t exactly verify its actuality, but if I had to guess, I would believe it to be true. The statistic in question stated that millennials, as a generation, are people pleasers, meaning we have a hard time … More Stop feeling guilty for saying no
Quite a few years ago, I was blessed to come across an item in the supermarket known as Tajín. If I remember correctly, I picked this up while doing some grocery shopping while I was in university, and I fell head-over-heels in love with the stuff. Devastatingly, I haven’t been able to spot this glorious … More Looking to flavour your food with something new? Read this
Job interviews are something I haven’t dabbled in for a few years now. I’m working on our family farm and am doing some part-time tutoring, and neither of these positions required an interview to secure, although I imagine being subjected to an interview by my dad to work for him would be rather entertaining. While … More Here’s how to ace a job interview
Confidence, in my own humble opinion, is one of those things that people either have, or don’t. There really isn’t much middle ground in the equation of confidence; it’s either there, or it isn’t. I don’t really know how someone could be half-confident. It’s one or the other. For some folks, confidence comes quite naturally, … More Read this to learn how to boost your confidence
I think it is safe to say that I’ve been on a bit of an animal roll as of late, but I’m quite content covering this material. Animals are truly wonderful beings, and I think more of us could benefit from learning about specific creatures from time to time to broaden our minds and knowledge … More Get your pig on
I will be entirely transparent and admit that I haven’t left Canada in approximately ten years. The last time I crossed the border, my mom and I flew to Puerto Rico for a family wedding, and it’s been a hot minute since I’ve dabbled in travelling following that excursion. But, prior to this tremendous gap … More Where is your favourite place to travel to?
When I was still living with my mom and dad, I was fortunate and privileged in the sense that my mom took care of our entire family’s laundry. Sure, I helped out with it occasionally, but my mom takes full credit for doing laundry for a large component of my life. My mom is rather … More Are Gain Fireworks worth trying?
I had a bit of a deprived childhood regarding comfort food classics. My mom, bless her and her genuine intentions, sort of did a 180 with her cooking after she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time – she wanted to feed her family food that was nutritious and beneficial, and as much as … More Here’s how to make some homemade Hamburger Helper
While Blaine and I have just about all the furntiture we require in our home, with the exception of one or two things, our walls are looking a little barren seeing as we are seriously lacking in the art department. We have a few things hung at this point, and we will definitely display some … More Looking for some unique art for your home? Read this
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
I think it would be safe to say that within the past five years or so, we have all heard someone make a comment about up-and-coming generations and the concerns and worries affiliated with them. And, if I had to guess, whenever we have heard these types of comments, we casually and mindlessly agree without … More Concern for future generations
I would argue that just about all of us would say we are busy. Busy seems to be an inevitable state when it comes to this thing known as life, and I find we are becoming busier and busier the older we get. While I’m not certain if we truly are taking on more duties … More The significance of designating time to spend with your partner
I’ve been told a few times in my life that I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I think this is a good attribute to possess, within reason. This idiom usually refers to someone who is quite open in terms of their emotions and vulnerability, and while the majority of folks wouldn’t take advantage … More The sad realization that some people really don’t care
As I sit here writing today’s post, I am pleased to report that I have officially hit day five of the COVID chronicles. The fifth day can potentially be the last day that one with COVID shows symptoms, so here is hoping. I’m feeling better than I was a few days ago. The muscle aches … More COVID update
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
As I mentioned a while ago, I’ve recently started watching Stranger Things. I just finished the second season, and while I have a ways to go before I’ve concluded the series, I have developed some opinions and have made some observations about the show I thought I would share. If you don’t watch this show, … More Stranger Things update
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom and I recently made a trip to Costco. I picked up some new goodies as well as some I’ve been getting from Costco for a while, one such item being the cookies that they bake in-store. Costco actually has a rather impressive selection of baked goods. If I’m … More Costco cookies: yes or no?
My mom and I ventured out to Costco a few days ago for a long overdue visit. She and I had been trying to determine a day to go to stock up on some goodies that suited the both of us, but things tend to get a little squirrely scheduling-wise when we are in the … More Run, don’t walk to grab this from Costco
I’ve never really been one to wear shoes indoors. I don’t have anything against folks who do wear shoes inside their home, but because I grew up in an impeccably clean home, I simply didn’t need to don shoes. Ya know? That isn’t to say if you wear shoes inside that your house isn’t clean. … More Looking for some comfy slides? Read this
There are certain things in life that arguably shouldn’t be purchased used. I’m not going to provide specific examples of items you probably shouldn’t buy used, but I hope you get my point. One example that comes to mind is a toothbrush. I’m hoping that one is relatively obvious. If not, please consider seeking some … More Facebook Marketplace: hit or miss?
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