What I Devour | Horror Movies With Ravenswood Besieged

I have to be honest with you guys. I have never really been a fan of Halloween. I mean, sure – as a kid I loved getting dressed up and going trick or treating. I mean, it’s the one time a year that it’s ok to take candy from a stranger – what kid wouldn’t love that?! But as an adult – Halloween and I have never really jived.

In my 20s I was bartending and doing bottle service in nightclubs and the Halloween parties were always the worst. It’d be SO busy and people would drink WAY too much…and then throw in the fact that everyone was in costume? That’s all just a recipe for a messy night.

Now that I’m older, and I’d like to believe at least a wee bit wiser, my ideal way to celebrate Halloween is to put on a scary movie and curl up with a cutie. I mean – I’m not about to watch them on my own! C’mon! I’m way too much of a scaredy-cat. LOLHorror Movies This Halloween With Ravenswood Besieged

If you’re like me and planning on staying in and binge watching horror movies, here are some of my suggestions:

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CONTEST | Enter To WIN A Pair Of Tickets To The Everything To Do With Sex Show

Enter To WIN A Pair Of Tickets To 17th Annual The Everything To Do With Sex Show In Toronto

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Are you looking for something fun, flirty, and sexy to do this weekend?

The Everything To Do With Sex Show is coming back to Toronto for its 17th year and I’m giving away a pair of tickets!

Why should you attend The Everything To Do With Sex Show, you ask?

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What I Devour | The Meal To End All Meals At The Citizen

Have you ever had one of those meals that was just so amazing that you couldn’t stop thinking about it, even weeks later? Like – you would find yourself day dreaming about that delish plate of pasta you devoured…or that succulent steak that was cooked so perfectly that it just melted in your mouth?

The Citizen Toronto

I have, and recently, might I add. A couple of weeks ago I was invited out to The Citizen for a hosted dinner. I was able to briefly stop by the media launch of the new menu for The Citizen a month or two ago, but I didn’t get a chance to try any of the food. (I triple booked myself on events that night and by the time I got there…it was too late. #FailJJ) I did chat with other bloggers who had a chance to try the dishes – and everyone was raving about every.single.thing. So when the team invited me out for dinner, needless to say – I was more than happy to go out!

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#WorldMentalHealthDay | It Gets Better, I Swear – It Does Get Better

These posts are never easy to write. Scratch that, they’re never easy to start writing…but, once I get started – it’s as if I literally cannot stop the words from coming out. So…if it sounds like I’m rambling a little bit it’s because I likely am and am not even going to edit this before I post it because then I may chicken out and not hit publish…

I can’t tell you how many times I have started a post of this nature, gotten a couple of lines in and the overwhelming feeling of failure/embarrassment/whatever takes over and I cannot continue.

*At this moment I have exactly 374 posts in my draft folder…that’s not including what I’ve written in my notepad on my phone, or the notebooks strewn and hidden all around my apartment…each of those are in double digits…

Most people don’t even realize that mental health is something I have been battling forever. They see the ‘happy-go-lucky’ gal they know online, and don’t realize there is so much more to it…to me.

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Words I Write | Sometimes It’s Ok To Be Selfish

jenn and the city

Real life isn’t always the silly selfies you see online. Real life can be hard; real life can be exhausting.

There will be those days where you feel down and out; those days where you feel frustrated and angry.

Those days where you will just want (and maybe even need) to just shut out from everyone and everything…and that’s ok.

There is no harm or shame in taking a little time to yourself.

It’s a healthy thing to do – disconnect and just ~*LiVe*~ your life.

It’s become so easy to get preoccupied and swept up into this whole thing, this “online life” we live…but, take that step back every now and then.

After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.

Recharge and refocus your energy.

But always remember that no matter how bad it seems, it will get better.

…ok, love you – bye.

Where Is Home? Creating A Lifetime Of Memories In Norfolk County

As someone who has moved more times than she can count (seriously, it’s over 30 times and I’m only 32 years old) – it was always difficult to know where “home” was. Sure – I had my house/apartment…where I would go every night and lay my head – but where was HOME? Well – that was always my great grandparents house in Norfolk County.

No matter where I moved in the city, and eventually across North America – that house, my great grandparents house – was always home base.

Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast. These towns include Port Dover, Turkey Point, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford and Port Rowan.

I would spend every summer here with my grandmother. We would take a bus into Hamilton, Ontario bright and early, have breakfast or lunch at the mall (she’d always treat me to a McDonald’s happy meal) then wander over to the thrift store to browse the bookshelves while we waited for our second bus that would eventually take us right into Simcoe, Ontario.

jenn and the city norfolk county

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#TogetherWithTwoOceans and The Bachelorette Canada

#TogetherWithTwoOceans

If you follow me on Twitter and Snapchat – you’ll know that I am obsessed with a fan of the whole Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise franchise.

Over the past couple of seasons, I have actually scheduled my time around the weekly episodes because one of my favourite things to do is pour myself a glass of wine, or two, and live-tweet while I watch the shows.

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Oh, Look – There’s Jenn Again…Look At Her Sucking At Adulting #TypicalJJ

I see people around me, with so much more responsibility – spouses, kids, multiple jobs, mortgage payments, hiding their receding hairlines, dealing with that one lone nose hair that refuses to give up, (it’s like – go away Hairy Larry* – no one likes you!) and I wonder to myself, “How the heck do they do it?!”

Then I’m left feeling like complete dirt about myself, more so than normal, because these functioning adults are kicking butt at adulting and doing all the adulting they can…and I’m sitting here having wine and ordering pizza for dinner…again.

I mean, not that there’s anything wrong with wine and pizza.

They’re two of my most favourite things in the whole entire world…but I mean, put a vegetable in your body once in a while, Jenn. Sheesh.

So as I stuff my face with another slice, slurping down wine in between bites – I had to wonder to myself…

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CONTEST | Eligible Magazine presents The TIFF Bachelor Party

TIFF Bachelor PartyYou guys know how much I love all things The Bachelor / The Bachelorette / Bachelor In Paradise – so when I heard that some of the studs from the most recent seasons of each would be at Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party – I was excided…to say the least.

Judging from how much my Twitter followers engage while I live tweet the shows – I know there are plenty of other fans out there too. So…lucky for you guys, I’m giving away a pair of general admission tickets to the party!

At Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party,  Tenley Molzhan, Robby Hayes, Vinny Ventiera, Jared Haibon, and Brett Melnick will all be there. You’ll be schmoozing with them and I have a feeling they’ll be more than happy to pose for a selfie or two…if you ask nicely!

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game With Sonnet Insurance

#SonnetLovesJays

What do you do when you get an email that says, “Hey Jenn! How would you like to come out to the ballpark with Sonnet Insurance and meet Kevin Pillar?”

Umm, easy – you respond with a very enthusiastic “YES, PLEASE!!”

And that’s exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago.

Sonnet Insurance Blue Jays Uniform

If you’re a Blue Jays fan and have been to a game this season, I’m sure you’ve seen the Sonnet signs around the Rogers Centre. If you haven’t been to a game yet, they’ve also been heavy supporters on Twitter – sponsoring the weather report and letting the fans know whether or not the dome would be open for each game.

On top of this, Sonnet is celebrating the Blue Jays all season long with some exciting events. First up, was the day they invited me out – Kevin Pillar Bobblehead Day. On July 24th, the first 20,000 fans into the Rogers Centre were gifted with a Kevin Pillar bobblehead…but luckily, our group had them waiting for us when we entered the suite, along with a few other goodies. (!!!)

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