If you’re anything like me, you absolutely hate, and I mean despise, having to hit the gym and embarrass myself for a good 45 minutes in front of people who clearly know what they are doing (I do NOT). I have never been a person who can just drop everything and head over to the gym, and actually enjoy working out in a room full of buff fitness gurus. I also have a slight heart condition and can’t work out too hard or I will likely pass out, so I’ve had to find ways to combat my  dislike of the gym and discover other methodsRead More →

I am fairly new to the world of blogging but I had been contemplating and researching the best ways to display my blog for months before I actually started it. I didn’t even start my entrance to the social media world with this blog, I started it with my Instagram account livelaughbox. I remember scrolling through Instagram one evening after work and I came across a subscription box, Urthbox, that claimed to deliver healthy snacks to your door in a box on a monthly basis. ‘Cool, this is awesome,’ I thought as I searched the website and looked at the various options of boxes. BeforeRead More →

I have always been a NEGATIVE person. I looked at every situation and every circumstance from a negative point of view. I regarded everything and anything that could happen to me as a result of a chain of bad events that would continue to happen in my life. I had been through a lot growing up and been raised by a single mother. I had been cheated on, lost some important people in my life, been denied jobs and scholarships, failed exams, had money stolen from me and watched people I love go through some pretty tortious circumstances in their own lives. It wasn’t untilRead More →

I got my Calm Box in the mail a couple of days ago and this is definitely one of those niche boxes that I consider essential every month. I regard myself as a decently calm individual but there are definitely times when I let certain situations get the best of me, and I get extremely stressed and anxious in return. The Calm Box provides a themed subscription box with products to help ease the mind and soul, usually including some variation of tea, candles and an activity or item to help calm you down. It costs $35.00/ month with free shipping if you live in TheRead More →

Although it has been around for centuries, ice wine has become extremely popular as of lately and ice winery tours have been filling up with interested tourists who want to get their hands (and mouths) on a bottle of ice wine. I first heard of ice wine while on a Niagara-on-the-Lake tour of 4 different wineries. We stopped at Inniskillin Winery where we were offered a taste of their finest selection of ice wine and then given a tour on how the ice wine is made; turns out it’s a lot more work than regular wine. Ice wine (also called dessert wine) was first created inRead More →

Relationships have always been something that I’ve convinced myself I don’t really need, but they have always taught me so much about who I am as a person and what I truly want out of life. I had my first serious relationship when I was 17 years old and I met my ex-boyfriend at the local grocery store I worked at. I was a cashier, he was a stock boy, and from there we continued our romance in the halls of our high school and on our lunch breaks at work, where everyone knew we were a couple. We broke up about a year intoRead More →

One day, I would LOVE to own and operate my own winery. I love wine (clearly) and have dreamed of creating my own adorable little wine ship by the vineyards where I make wine and live life to the fullest, watching people enjoy my product. My love of wineries started when my friend decided to have her birthday at a small winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was an adorable little cottage themed setting with delicious smells and beautiful sights of the vast fields of grapes marking their territory. We enjoyed wood-oven pizza for lunch that tasted like angels carved and created the sauce with their ownRead More →

It’s my favourite time of the week- subscription box reviews! I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this lovely box shipped from Western Canada. I usually like to look for boxes that I can purchase that either support some kind of charity or carries items that are derived from small and local businesses. Fortunately for me, this box has both features! Every time you purchase a Calla Life Box, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a deserving charity. I know in the past, the company has worked with “I Can For Kids” to help end childhood summer hunger. Cost: The boxRead More →

Believe it or not, tea was once used as solely a herbal remedy to help sore throats and sickness. Today, it used not just to treat colds but also largely used for pleasure. I look forward to waking up in the morning and making my tea of the day because it literally soothes my soul when I’m at work and makes my morning commute that much more bearable. Aside from purchasing (sometimes too much) tea from David’s Tea, receiving tea in monthly subscription boxes and making impulse purchases in random grocery stores, sometimes I enjoy steeping my own tea with herbs, spices, etc. I likeRead More →

In my fourth year of university I took a Kinesiology course that focused on understanding the connectedness of the body, mind and soul. I had tried yoga maybe once or twice before this and I had friends who were super connected to their spiritual side, complete with crystals and meditation and the whole 9 yards. I was ignorant to this lifestyle and didn’t really care about or appreciate this spiritual side of me and what kind of person I could become if I just got in touch with that side and who I could become. I remember my instructor for this course was extremely intoRead More →