I have never heard of or even considered that apple cider vinegar could be something that is beneficial for health. Isn’t vinegar supposed to be sour, bitter and acidic? I mean, I guess it never crossed my mind that shooting vinegar in the morning was something people do, but apparently the health benefits of this organic cider blend are seriously off the charts.  I’ve also heard of a few celebs and athletes who do shots of apple cider vinegar every morning. Talk about commitment! As with most health trends, I started by doing my research into apple cider vinegar to see if it was reallyRead More →

Okay, let’s be real here. I started livelaughblog as a way to talk about actual, realistic lifestyle things that everyday humans also experience and enjoy. As a way for people to come together and talk about real life issues, products, and things that make me happy. I brought up the concept of having a blog to a couple of friends, and they literally laughed in my face. I mean, I get it. I see why people doubt how blogging could turn into something big, but what’s wrong with having hope and believing in yourself? I guess that comes from a while back when I gotRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

We’ve al been there- you wake up in the morning once your alarm goes off and dismiss it for another 5 minutes. You lay there thinking about the events to come in the day ahead, maybe you have an important meeting, maybe you have to drop your kids off at your parent’s house, maybe you don’t have anything to do at all. You get up, make yourself your tea/coffee/whatever it is you drink in the morning, and you sit enjoying the 5 minutes you have to yourself to sip your coffee and reflect on how you feel about today. You feel shitty, you feel likeRead More →

Before I even begin writing the content of this post I just want to express how much I LOVE weddings. I was the typical little girl walking down the pretend aisle in my mom’s wedding dress, with the groom waiting at the end of the aisle in the form of my teddy bear. To this day, I love going to weddings, talking about weddings, planning weddings, etc. I seriously considered becoming a wedding planner twice and I almost enrolled in a weekend course but couldn’t produce the funding at the time. So even though I love weddings, I still think the wedding industry squeezes aRead More →

I don’t know about you guys, but giving Christmas gifts are 100000% my favourite part of Christmas. You get to see the expression on someone’s face when you hand them that gift that you just KNOW they have been waiting for. I’ve always been one who likes to give personalized gifts, especially handmade cards with pictures plastered all over the front of the awesome times you have shared with that special person. I have made so many personalized gifts over the years, I thought I would share my favourite DIY gift ideas! Personalized  Card What’s better than grabbing a regular piece of paper and jazzing itRead More →

I know I usually write about healthy and wellness living, considering I am extremely passionate about what I do and what I write about on a daily basis. BUT, with the spirit of Christmas in the air and the holidays less than two weeks around the corner, a dessert recipe is needed, no, it’s MANDATORY! I have many, many, many favourite recipes to make around Christmas but I decided to share one that I haven’t made in a couple of years. This recipe pretty much appeals to anyone who likes chocolate, cherries, and a luscious graham cracker-buttery crust. Need I convince you more that youRead More →

Each week I’m going to put two similar products from different companies up against each other and pick a winner! I LOVE trying new skincare products, and I’m always up for going for new brands that I’ve never heard of or even products that seem odd to me. This week just so happens to be Arbonne versus Lush, two of the most popular skincare brands for many different reasons. Let’s start with the basics.. Arbonne’s tagline alone is ‘pure, safe, beneficial’; so they promise consumers that the products they are receiving are chalk full of healthy and premium botanical ingredients that also promotes living aRead More →