I have no shame in admitting I’m a wee bit obsessed with anything medieval or Viking. I realize these two facets are rather different in what they contain regarding historical events and figures, but they’re two areas of history that get me going. I’ve watched just about every medieval/Viking television series and movie in existence, … More Are you familiar with Valhalla?
Allow me to begin this post by stating if you’re debating whether or not to spend the money and invest in a pair of Airpods for yourself, don’t. I’m saying this because I, like many others, fell victim to Airpods when they first came out and purchased them hurriedly because they were the wireless headphones … More Looking for some wireless headphones? Read this
I firmly believe there is a hell of a lot of us in existence that doubt the power of a positive attitude or mindset. I cannot say for certain what the reasoning behind this is, aside from, perhaps, a lack of faith regarding our positivity and manifestations and what they can conquer. But, the right … More Attitude really is everything
There are a plethora of terms that exist within the beauty world that will have you scratching your head in confusion, to say the least. Granted, there are some bizarre words in just about any industry, but if I had to pick specific realms that offer the most insane terms, I would wager it is … More What the heck is Niacinamide?
I said it in yesterday’s post, and I’ll say it again in today’s; I am not someone who falls victim to seasonal allergies and I am damn grateful I don’t. For someone who spends the majority of their time working outdoors in close proximity to dander, dust and pollen, having to deal with allergy symptoms … More Suffering from allergies? Read this (part two)
Fortunately, I am not someone who suffers from seasonal allergies. At least, I don’t think I do; I’ll get a little stuffy and have a bit of a scratchy throat after cutting grass sometimes, but that’s about the extent of my allergy symptoms. While I personally am not a victim of seasonal allergies, plenty of … More Suffering from allergies? Read this
I would wager that we have all, at one point or another, encountered a person whose situation is anything but ideal. Perhaps they’ve recently endured a tragic loss; maybe they’re struggling financially; regardless of their specific situation, sometimes, it takes an occurrence to meet someone who has been dealt a far shitter hand at life … More Putting things into perspective
I’m a little surprised with myself in the sense of how many of my recent posts have been inspired by Instagram reels, but surprise aside, we’re going to continue rolling with this creative inspiration. I’ve told you enough that coming up with new and innovative ideas for daily blog posts can become challenging at times, … More Short-term pain for long-term gain
I figure it is usually best to take any information gained via social media with a grain of salt. If sources and references are provided alongside an educational social media post, that’s wonderful; the majority of things we see on social media platforms, however, in an educational context, are often presented without any background information, … More Have you heard of the ‘let them’ theory?
Mental health is something I’ve been rather passionate about for many years now. Given I experience mental illness, as do some of my family members and friends, mental health and its advocacy are of tremendous significance to me, and considering the current state of the world, I feel as though it is something that should … More Why aren’t we talking about men’s mental health?
Whether you refer to it as marijuana, weed, the devil’s lettuce or another term, pot is a drug that has gained tremendous popularity amongst users in the last few years. Has marijuana always been used and enjoyed? There is a high probability of this, however, now that it is legal here in Canada, it has … More Do you know your weed preference?
This past Monday, I celebrated my 28th birthday. I feel as though I should stipulate that while I am more than willing to share my age with all of you now, I may not be so willing once I’m over 40. That won’t be for a while, though, so we should be just fine in … More Another year, another birthday
The month of May is a busy one for me and my family. Not only do we start planting some of our crops on our farm in May (some are planted earlier), but we also celebrate Mother’s Day, Blaine’s birthday, my birthday, our nephew’s birthday, and Blaine’s Dad’s birthday. My birthday and Blaine’s are four … More Read this to learn how to make homemade Dairy Queen ice cream cake
If you know me on a personal level, and have for a little while, there is a strong probability you are familiar with my love of Harry Potter. I don’t blame you if you don’t believe me in what I am about to say, but to the best of my recollection, I started reading the … More Can we leave well enough alone?
I am not a ghost hunter, although I probably would enjoy being one rather thoroughly. I’m not a supernatural expert, nor am I a demonologist; rather, I am someone who takes tremendous interest in things beyond our world, or human form, and because I’ve sustained this interest for several years, I’ve come to learn a … More Here is how to determine if you’re in the presence of something supernatural
This past Thursday, Blaine and I celebrated his 29th birthday. He isn’t exactly the type to willingly engage in celebratory birthday activities, so our festivities were pretty low-key, just as he prefers. Blaine has a sweet tooth but can be picky with his desserts. He is an avid fan of his grandmother’s chocolate pie, and … More Read this to learn how to make homemade chocolate pie
In case you’re unaware, this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. I imagine there are still a few folks out there scrambling to come up with some gift ideas for their mom, so I thought I would compile a list of some gift ideas to potentially help anyone out. Also, just as some useful advice for … More Read this for some Mother’s Day inspiration
I can say with confidence that my appreciation for rice has increased exponentially since marrying Blaine. I realize that’s a somewhat odd proclamation, but allow me to explain; Blaine loves rice and could arguably eat it every single day. I’ve always liked rice, don’t get me wrong, and seeing as I am preparing meals for … More Let’s hear it for rice
Occasionally, I get the impression that being a good listener is a skill that is harder and harder to come by. I have my own speculations about the reasoning behind this lack of attentiveness in the context of listening, but I do believe social media and technology have been significant perpetrators. Considering how much time … More How well do you listen?
This past weekend, Blaine and I attended an AC/DC tribute concert at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Ontario. The band in question calls themselves Hells Bells, and they’re actually the longest-running AC/DC tribute band in the world, according to their website. The band came together in Toronto in 1994. If you’re a fan of AC/DC, … More Hells Bells – the ultimate AC/DC tribute band
I often get the impression that Australia is a world of its own. They just seem to do shit their own way and refrain from allowing social norms and constructions to influence their way of life, and I think it’s rather admirable. One of my best friends is in vet school in Australia, and some … More Did you know this about Australia?
Upon sitting down to compose today’s post, I was once again met with some highly discouraging writer’s block. I think I sat and stared at my laptop screen for 15 minutes until, out of desperation, I turned next to Blaine (he was watching television in our room) and asked him for some inspiration. He pondered … More Need a new mattress? Read this
There are few things in this world that are worse than absolutely destroying a television series with poor writing. Unless you consider ruining a series with poor writing that was, up until a certain point, written exceptionally well. I’m willing to bet just about everyone could name a series that became an unfortunate victim of … More Can we stop ruining television series with poor writing?
I positively love jalapeno poppers. They’re tasty as hell and offer a delectable combination of crunch, courtesy of their breading, and creaminess, courtesy of their cheese-filled centre. Granted, you don’t know how hot they’re going to be until you bite into one, but that’s part of the experience. I cannot help but think of my … More Here is how to make some homemade jalapeno poppers
I’ve made mention of my family’s farming operation here on my blog many times, and I will probably mention it many more times still. Farming is a central component of my own life, my family’s, and our ancestors, so it is arguably something I’m going to discuss here and there. Our farm produces tobacco, ginseng, … More Do you know where your chicken comes from?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness of any sort is arguably aware of the countless frustrations that accompany it. Chronic illness can occur in a variety of forms and diagnoses, both in a mental and physical sense, and while different types of chronic illness do differ in regard to their severity, one … More Navigating through chronic illness
Anyone who has the privilege of knowing me on a personal level is well aware that I swear, and furthermore, that I swear a lot. I just fucking love swearing, ya know? I find it quite cathartic. Believe it or not, I never used to swear when I was younger, and thanks to a heavy … More Try these creative insults out
In case you’re new to my blog, I have Lyme disease. I realize that sentence is rather blunt, but I tell it like it is, my friends. If you’ve been following my blog to any extent, regardless of consistency, you’re probably aware I have Lyme disease because I write about it here and there. You … More Lyme flare-ups: a how-to guide
I consider myself to be a lot of different things, but a chef is not one of them. I enjoy cooking, for the most part, and I take pride in preparing food for myself and Blaine, meaning I don’t half-ass things when it comes to cooking, for the most part. We all have our days, … More Make this for dinner tonight
Words, in principle, can be fickle. In trying to determine which specific words to use when trying to express a certain emotion or feeling, it can be challenging to identify which words will deliver your message in the best way possible; precisely, concisely, and clearly. English is a bitch of a language even for native … More Do you really know what you’re saying?