What being an only child is actually like (Hint: we’re not all spoiled)

Many people think that only children have certain qualities because of the fact that they are the only child that their parents have. But as an only child, I beg to disagree.

Because we have no siblings, we as individuals have to do more work around the house. I mean, I make dinner 3 times a week and I have many other friends who do this too. It’s not like we have no responsibilities at all.

Christmas! Isn’t it lovely? Me diving into all the presents under the tree for me. Lies. I get a fairly average amount of gifts at christmas. I get probably around 4 gifts plus a stocking. I’m very grateful for everyone of them. I know kids who have siblings who still get 500$ worth of gifts.

Another idea that some people have about only children is that we get all the attention. Which is true, until you turn about 7 or 8 and then everyone is equal. Meaning, I have 33% of the attention in my house. Most people assume it’s like 90%.


So, in conclusion, I believe only children are not necessarily as you may think. We do have stuff to do. So don’t believe the stereotypes you may here about us.

Wheat, Gluten, Lactose and Nut-free Vegetarian School Lunches

So, you may be wondering, how on earth do you make a wheat, gluten, lactose, nut-free vegetarian lunch? Well, aren’t you lucky. I’m going to tell you.

Mega salad 

Get a jar. Add lettuce, spinach, blueberries, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds into the jar. And if you like dressing, you are again in luck:

Lemon maple dressing

Get a bowl. Add half a lemon, some maple syrrop (add as much as you want ), and a table spoon of olive oil into the bowl. Stir and dress your salad because salads don’t like being naked.

Granolla & Yogurt fruit mix (Lactose free) 

Get a container. Fill it up with yogurt (If you are lactose intolerant, use lactose free yogurt, Vanilla or honey taste the best). Get another container so your granola doesn’t get soggy. Add in the granola of your choice. Then add fruit you like. I like peaches, blueberries, and strawberries. At lunch time, add yogurt to the granola and fruit.

Nut free PB & Banana sandwiches 

Take 2 pieces of gluten free bread or a bagel (or non gluten free if that’s not an issue for you). Spread an alternative nut butter on your bread/bagel (I like sunflower seed butter). Then add banana slices. Optional: Sprinkle chia seeds on for extra protein.

Snack time!!!

PB banana bites:

If you add chocolate I recommend doing this the night before.

Slice banana then put fake PB/Alternative nut butter in the middle.

Optional: melt chocolate (1 minute and a half in the microwave) then spread it on top and put in freezer over night. (if you eat while still frozen, it tastes like a frozen snickers bar)


I like to bring berries, or apple slices, granola bars, crackers.


So that concludes my wheat, gluten, lactose, nut-free vegetarian lunches. Bye!



Top 5 summer Reads (Summer series Part 1)

So today I’m going to do my top 5 summer reads for part 1 of my summer series.


Theese books may have nothing to do with summer. The reason I’m calling it part of my summer series is because I think these books would be good for summer events such as vacations, beach days, camps, etc. Also, keep in mind I’m no professional reviewer.

#5. Let’s start with a series most pre teens have heard about… Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. There’s nothing that makes it stand out too much, it has humour, crushes, homework, it’s based in middle school, but it’s an amusing quick read. Diary of a wimpy kid is about 12 year old Greg Heffly, your average 12 year old entering middle school. But when Greg re-unites with his pal Rowley, he becomes a bit to popularity obsessed. There are definitely better books out there, but this is good for long car rides or a quick read at the beach. I rate this: ★★★☆☆. Best for middle school age group.

#4. Next up, this is for people who like figuring things out. Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol,  is about a 10 year old detective named, you guessed it… Encyclopedia Brown. Through out the series, he helps solve mysteries around his neighbourhood. Great for camping since the books are lightweight and easy to read. I think this book is best for the 7-10 age group. I rate this ★★★★☆

#3. The book series that kids read and think unrealistic expectations about babysitting, The Babysitter’s club by Ann M. Martin. This was the book series that gave me the idea that I could start a day camp once I’m 12. But great books. I think I read the first one when I was …. 8? This book is about 12 year old Kristy. Kristy and her friends start a babysitting club. Well, kind of expected for the tittle. Anyways, This book has very relatable situations that many girls go through. Good for at-home in-bed days when you don’t feel like doing anything. Raina Telegemire made a graphic novel version if you do prefer comics. I rate this ★★★★☆ I’d say 6-12.

#2. Second on the list for a reason, Chiggers by Hope Larson is about Abby, a pre teen girl at summer camp. The same summer camp she’s been to since she was young. But this year everyone is different. As she and her friends drift apart, Abby tries to get to know the mysterious new girl, Shasta. This is a great graphic novel. I recommend this most for 10+. Rated: ★★★★ and a half.

#1. This next one is my favourite series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare This book is great if you’re into Fantasy novels. City of bones, the first out of 6 books I believe, introduces a new race called Shadow Hunters. Shadow Hunters slay demons. 16 year old Clary Fray, finds out she’s a shadow hunter. Jace, a fellow shadow hunter, must take her to a shadow hunter institute where she may begin training. This series is amazing. It’s definitely mature, (the back says 14+) but a great book.

That contudes part 1 of my summer series. Let’s pretend contudes is a word. And let me know if anyone gets that reference in the comments. If you do you’re epic.. and you are too if you don’t! Anyways, Let me know if there’s any requests for my summer series.

Bye, Patia.

5 Summer Series

Hey guys,

So I know I don’t post very often, but I’m going to this summer. This summer I’m going to do a 5 summer series. Every week, I will post a top 5 of something I like. So far I have ideas for books, songs. If anyone has any other recommendations, please comment them.


Love, Patia

Summer Essential Cruelty Free List

Hey guys,

So recently I’ve been really into animal’s rights stuff and not buying from animal testing brands. Aside from medicine, I will not but anything tested on animals. Since it’s summer now, (happy solstice by the way), I’m going to make a summer cruelty free list.

Instead of….                                      Use…..


Banana boat                                         Green beaver


Baby lips                                               Burt’s bees


Crest                                                       Tom’s


Vaseline                                                 Live clean




weird question tag

15 Weird Questions Tag

The weird Question:

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Patia bo basha

#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?

Nail biting?

#3. Do you have any weird phobias? \

I used to be afraid of escalators

#4. What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?

I don’t really care if people know what I like to listen to, but I like to listen to destiny’s child.

#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

People who go into other people’s business.
#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?

Nail biting?
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

I have a one person tiny bed, so I take up the whole thing

#8. What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?

I had a lot…. I don’t remember which I had first.
#9. What’s the drink you always order at starbucks?

Well, flavour wise frappachino but you know parents and being healthy…So probably mango smoothie?

#10. What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?

I have no answer.
#11. Which way do you face in the shower?

Back to the water

#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?

I can roll my tounge.
#13. What’s your favorite comfort food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?

Hot chocolate? I know it’s a drink… But it counts.
#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?


#15. Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing?


Happy Actual spring!

The warm weather is finally here and I can pull out my shorts. HEAT! Gosh, it has been heck. It has been like such a cold winter like -20 C average, and then then for weeks it was like ranging  from -5 to 5, but it’s finally like 15. The only problem is my indoor cats strongly enjoy thee window and we have to make sure they don’t scratch through….


Band books & updates about me

Hey guys! Long time no post. Sorry! BTW, I hate when people online are like “long time no see” because you don’t really see the people you’re blogging or vlogging to.

Anyway, today I’m writing about music books. You know those books that tell you how to start a band and write songs and stuff. But they never really tell you about the connection part. Personally, I think if you don’t have a connection as friends or best friends, I don’t think you should be in a band together. I mean, why bother having a band if you can’t even connect? I think a strong friendship is an important bond bands all need to have.

Okay, now  that I’m done rambling about bands, half to three quarters of the readers are probably wondering how I’ve been. I assume this because if you’re reading this you’re probably a family member, a friend, or a spammer. I also assume that the spammers are the ones who don’t give a chiz about my life. So, I’ve been good lately I’ve reacenly hit my goal of saving 50$ thanks to babysitting, and opening my piggy bank. (I had over 15$ worth of coins in there). So that’s good. I’m also half exited about middle school. Half meaning half exited and the other half nervous. There’s just going to be a lot of change next year.


I know this has been a long post, so I’ll let you go. Bye!