LIFE

/līf/

The period between birth and death of a living thing, especially a human being

Atomic Habits by: James Clear

Another Wednesday…another book review! I am always looking for book recommendations so when a youtuber that I follow was reading it and suggested Atomic Habits I immediately when to put a hold on it at my digital library. As I was reading this book I would have to periodically jot down some notes to keep […]

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY: CELESTE NG

Here we are again! Another book review. I would like to pat myself on the back because I have been doing so good at reading all the books. Although I have also gotten super overwhelmed because I put a butt tonne of holds on books and they are all coming up to be read! Eeeek! […]

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. […]

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott

It has been a hot minute since I have read a book, but I have finally finished one again and here is the book review! The latest book I read was In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott. In my personal goal of reading more books that are by diverse authors, […]

WHY BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER

It has been a few weeks since the world found out about the tragic murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (and others) at the hands of the police. This erupted the world in protests and a call to make a change is so many ways. Over the past weeks I have really been diving […]

BAD BLOOD BY: JOHN CARREYROU

Finally, my last book from the back log of books that I read over the past month! I read this book firstly based on its title. It just intrigued me. Once I figured it out that it was about a silicon valley start-up, I immediately knew which company it was about only because my friend […]

THE YEAR OF LESS BY: CAIT FLANDERS

Slowly, very slowly, I am working my way through the backlog of books to review. So let get to it and tell you about my second book The Year of Less by Cait Flanders. This book is exactly as its name implies, Cait challenges themself to getting rid of a good chunk of their possessions […]

THE WITCHES ARE COMING BY: LINDY WEST

Another day and another book review! After a bit of a hiatus to do lots of learning to be a better ally, I decided that I needed to write again. There will be more to come about life and current world climate but I have a backlog of book reviews right now so that is […]

ARTEMIS BY: ANDY WEIR

So when I finished Pandemic (my last book review) I wanted to read something else immediately. I have been unsuccessful in finding a free e-book version of Genome (second book to Pandemic), so I needed to find something else to satisfy my reading hunger. I decided to look and see what my local library had […]

29 things that I learnt from my 29 years

Hello! look at me go, two blog posts in one week! I am really making up for lost time! But in all seriousness, I had planned to post this one the week before my birthday (oops). When that time came I didn’t have my list together nor did I have the motivation to write anything. […]

PANDEMIC BY A.G RIDDLE

Hi everyone! It has been a hot minute since I last read a book. Mostly because I like having a physical book and due to COVID-19, the libraries are closed. I also don’t particularly like buying books unless I absolutely love them or will go back and read them again. So I needed to find […]

you know what…..social isolation is teaching me things

so the world is a mess with COVID-19. Canada especially has been taking the social isolation seriously, which is good don’t get me wrong, it just sucks. There is nothing more that I want to do than be sitting on a pubs patio basking in the sun as a waitress brings me multiple glasses of […]

TILLY BY MONIQUE GRAY SMITH

I got this book from the library because it was marked as an indigenous author. I want to try and read more indigenous authors to learn their stories. Honestly I havent had much luck when I go to the library and wonder around to find books. The past few times I have done that I […]

Tushy review (is it worth it?)

First things first… what is a tushy? Well it is a brand of attachable bidet. So essentially it is an attachment to your toilet that shoots water up your butt to clean it. It is suppose to wash away anything that has been left behind on your behind🤣 So if you know me, you know […]

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON VALENTINES DAY!

Most people don’t know this but Valentine’s day is my favorite holiday. Not because I love getting flowers are being showered in gifts but because I love the color pink, there are hearts everywhere, and cinnamon hearts are readily available ( I eat these until i am literally in pain). I am not much of […]

JURASSIC PARK – MICHEAL CRICHTON

Well another book down! Good job Devan! my goal is to read 20 books in 2020 so that puts me at 1.5 books a month. I am 1/2 a book ahead of what I need to be! Ok Devan get to the review! OK, This book is entertaining, just like the second book that I […]

WHAT STARTED DEVAN SMILES?

So it is that time for another blog post, and I think the hardest thing about writing blog posts is figuring out what to write. I decided today I would write about why I started devan.smiles.com. I have been told throughout my life that I am a generally positive person. as I have grown older […]

THE LOST WORLD BY MICHEAL CRICHTON

One of my goals for 2020 was to read more. This is the first book I have read in 2020 and damn was it thrilling. Now I have not watched the Jurassic Park movies since I was a kid so I don’t really remember what happens in them nor do I remember any of the […]

NEW YEAR/ DECADE…NOT NEW ME!

Well it has been just over a week since the new year and new decade have started. I don’t know about you but that is exciting! I am not a new years resolution person at all. I never really like the word, maybe because growing up a new years resolution was always associated with diet. […]

easy and cheap Halloween costumes

Welp it is that time of year, the week before Halloween. I don’t know about you but I always get caught up in everyday life. I don’t even realize it is Halloween and I am scrambling for a costume so I don’t look like a fool at whatever Halloween party my friends and I have […]

Ways to reduce waste

A big conversation everywhere is the environment, and in the grand scheme of things it may seem like you doing anything may not help combat the battle to change it, but it does. You may seem like a single person and you doing your part CAN help. I think that 7.53 Billion people trying to […]

MY THOUGHTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

So this has been a hot topic for quite some time. Scientists were aware of it since the 1970’s and with the use of computers in the 1990’s, we have just increased our ability of gathering data proving that the temperature of the earth is going up. With the advances in technology, we now more […]

Fall favorites

It is officially fall. This is literally my favorite season! I cannot wait to share with you what some of my fall favorites are. my Kate Spade blanket I was gifted this blanket a few years ago for Christmas and it has been a solid fav. I am always using it while I am siting […]

A YEAR OF GROWTH

Well, I have officially been moved out of my parent’s house for a full year! It is beyond belief to me! Literally, where did the time go? Anywho my “adulthood anniversary” also coincided with the beginning of the end of the year. Wow, that last sentence is a mouthful. But it is true, December is […]

THE FIRST!

Well, here it is, my very first blog post! As I was preparing for my website to get up and running, I realized that I need to write an actual post. I was thinking of things that I wanted to write about but this is the first post so I kinda wanted to make it […]

GIRL, WHERE WERE YOU?

Hello!  It has been a hot minute since I have last posted anything on my blog. There has been so much going on in my brain and life. It has been so long because a few things happened and I kind of spiraled and all of a sudden a few months passed and now we […]


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