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We got a Puppo!

Really the title says it all. We got a dog. Well we actually got a dog the first week in November. If you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen pictures of her. If you don’t follow me on instagram, then go follow me because I post adorable pictures of my Pup. Anywho, everyone […]

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2021 Goals

Well here we are, a new year. I know 2020 was a shit show, I think that we can all agree on that. I know that everything is not going to be better because it is 2021, but things are looking up😊. So just like a lot of people, I set myself some goals for […]

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…and with that 2020 is over.

Wow what a year 2020 was. I cannot believe that it is over already. I won’t lie this year felt like it took forever but somehow also felt like it passed really quick. Looking back on this year, there was a lot of not great things that happened. Mostly just dealing with COVID-19. I don’t […]

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Happy Holidays

Hey everyone! I hope that y’all can have as joyful of holidays as possible with the current world situation. I hope you are able to see some family, blood or choosen, virtually or possibly in person. This holiday season will be extra hard because of restrictions but we are hopefully nearing the end of this […]

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How to handle Halloween during a pandemic

We have reached spooky season! But we are also in a pandemic which has numbers going up again, at least where I live. Last year, my partner and I got possession of our house on November 1st, so we didn’t get to hand out candy to kids and before that we lived in a condo […]

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Every Basic B*tches Fall Photo List

We have reached the best time of year and ultimately the prettiest. If you live in Saskatchewan, you know that this is really at max a month window. Usually there will be snow soon after or the wind has blown all the leaves off the trees. As I am writing this, I can see the […]

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It is that time again! You can smell the pumpkin spice in the air…. along with a bit of a brisk wind. It is fall! which is this bitches favorite season! ( I wear my basic bitch-ness proudly). Naturally I had to make a list of things that are a must for the season!

  1. Get a Pumpkin Spice latte (but not from Starbucks)

Yes this is number one one my list! When I was in college I had countdowns till Starbucks would release this coffee again. Now in recent years I have found that if I order it, it is just too sweet ( if I get it, it is half sweet). With the popularity of this drink I have found it in more and more local coffee shops which is awesome! They tend to be not as sweet and I get to support a local coffee shop!

a tree that has started to shed its leaves. At the top of the tree the leaves are baren, middle of the tree the leaves are orange and at the bottom the leaves are yellow.

2. Going for a walk on the University grounds/ by the river

So this one may not be accessible for everyone, but if possible get out and do it. If you don’t live near a body of water or a university, go wherever there are trees with leaves changing colour. The smell of the leaves with that cold air filling your lungs is magical.

a picture of 2 jack-o-lanterns with grinning smiles across the front

3. Carve a pumpkin

This one I tend to leave to the week-ish before halloween so the pumpkins make it. I have now made it a tradition for my partner and I to carve pumpkins and this year people will actually get to see them. It is our first halloween in our house so I am very excited for this.

4. Play in the leaves

Ugg this one is just to appease the child in me. I love kicking around a pile of leaves. That crunch of the leaves under your boots is just awesome. Do expect a picture of me playing in leaves on Instagram….

a red two-wick candle is burning it smells like apple balsam.

5. Get a fall themed candle

not going to lie, I had one of these mid August. I live for all the smells of fall. I have a Apple candle going as I write this. Going along with my theme of shopping local I also got a candle from Coal and Canary, a candle company from Winnipeg.

6. Eat Pumpkin Pie

There is only one appropriate time to eat pumpkin pie and it is fall. If you don’t like pumpkin pie… GTFO. Just kidding. I have always loved pumpkin pie and probably forever will. Also Canadian thanksgiving is in October, so it is synonymous with that. This year I may also try and make my own? I am not usually a baking type but maybe I will have to give it a try.

a few pumpkins in a field ready to be picked

7. Visit a pumpkin patch

This one is a tradition for my friends and I, and I cannot wait till we can possibly go to one this year? (thanks COVID). I like to make a photo shoot of it so we dress very fall-ish.

8. Having one last fire

This one is usually the one to usher in fall officially. I love sitting by a warm ass fire with a blanket wrapped around me with just my nose poking out and the tip being cold.

9. Make a soup

ok this one may sound weird but hear me out. I normally hate soup ( except for a very specific one) But when fall rolls around and the weather being more moody than normal I seem to want soup. I have for the past few years been trying to make the perfect butternut squash soup. I have yet to get it but I will attempt yet again this year. Who knows, maybe a recipe will come out of it. I also have another type of soup pinned that I am wanting to try. I will report back with my findings.

a picture of two glasses of mulled wine sitting on a star tray. Behind them is two christmas gifts and some pinecones
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10. Make mulled wine or apple cider

This one I am just starting as a tradition. I made some mulled wine for my friends-mas last year and it was delicious and mad the house smell amazing. So naturally I will have to make it again or maybe I will try my hand at apple cider.

a picture of Devan holding a tiny pumpkin. She has a brown leather jacket on and her big reversible scarf

And that is my 10 things that I have to do for fall. I truly enjoy doing all of these because there is just something different about fall. The way it smells, the way it washes over me and bring about a calmness. It is also not 35 degrees celcius so I am not sweat out liters of water, so that is a bonus.

Like I had said on previous posts expect an influx in the fall posts. I have a few ideas in mind just have to execute them.

Until next time

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8 THINGS THAT GET ME TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN A DAY

Hello all! and welcome to another bomb list of a blog post! Ever since COVID-19 happened and shut down/forced people to work from home I found that my productivity and motivation plummeted. Like really dropped off. I would wake-up have my coffee, mosey my way to my home office and half ass do my work. […]

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Another book down! And now I am starting to get the books that everyone was reading when the Black Lives Matter movement was at its peak (btws there are still things going on and there is still the fight against racism check out my blog post about it)

On my list of many books by black author I am glad I got to read this one first. It was a short book, but was so concise.

So a little bit about Austin Channing Brown, She is a writer, media producer, and speaker. Her career is amazing and really just leaves me inspired. If you have the time look her up, I think she is an amazing person and I am so glad that she does the work that she does.

OK so onto the book. This book is Austin’s encounters with racism at different stages of her life. You start out in her childhood and how she grapples with living in a predominantly white neighborhood. Eventually you make it up to adulthood and how Austin embraces her blackness and is out in the world fighting racism.

Even though this book was short, it was good. Austin brought many things that I did not consider to light. One of the things I just need to quote.

I am not impressed that slavery was abolished or that Jim Crow ended. I feel no need to pat America on the back for these “achievements”. This is how it always should have been. Many call it progress, but I do not think it is praiseworthy that only within the last generation did America reach the baseline for human decency.

I can’t tell you what page that was on because it was not on the screen capture, but really that quote just really drove home this issue. Racism should not even be a thing, but it is and we should not be congratulating people on treating others with kindness. That should be the standard.

Another thing that I never really thought of was basically airing your past racist tendencies to Black people. Basically looking for forgiveness or that it is “ok”. They don’t want to hear you confessions, show them you are better by doing better now. What is in the past is in the past.

Overall this was a great book. It is short and shows a whole lifetime of dealing with racism. Austin brough many great points and I think this would be a great book to read for anyone. Definitely a 5 star book.

So yea def a good read and cannot wait to read more and learn more! Let me know in the comments what books you have been reading and what you have learnt from them!

Next week I will be writing about my closet and how it has changed so keep your eyes peeled for that!

until next time!