Author: Christine

home coming queen

Homecoming Queen

I heard a song the other day –  Homecoming Queen by Kelsea Ballerini, and it hit me in my core. Have you heard it?  It’s really good. I was not a homecoming queen – they don’t have that in Canada, but I was a fair queen. In small town Ontario – fair...

back to school

Back To School Supplies

Fall is approaching…. Fast.  That means one topic to parents; back to school and back to school supplies.  This may be exciting for some or this may be stressful for others.  For me, it’s a mixture of both. Don’t you just love New York in the fall?  It makes me want to buy school...

eggs, breakfast

Easy Egg Cups

How healthy are your morning meals? Are you a boxed cereal type of person? Toast and peanut butter? Scrambled eggs? Smoothie or even Avocado Toast? Regardless of your eating habits, these easy egg cups will certainly be a hit for a protein packed, mouth watering breakfast or a simple snack...

back to school, fall

Fall Back – Spring Ahead

Happy September 1.  When you opened your inbox today, were you shocked and surprised to see Laughter and Luggage in there?  I am so happy to be back in your inbox (or social media link if that’s how you find me). The summer hiatus was much needed.  Not only did my brain get...

Time For A Vacation

We are in mid July now and long weekends, holidays and vacations are beginning to commence.  Whether you are Canadian or American, you just celebrated your countries birthday and if you are like a large number of people, summer holidays are just around the corner.  Every year, we sit down as...

on empty

Are You On ‘E’?

Do you ever have those moments where at the end of the day you have nothing left?  You literally fall into bed and collapse for the night?  I know I have.  I also know that I often get to the point in a week where I am like the Energizer Bunny – going...

Canada

Reasons Canadians Should Be Proud

Happy Canada Day.  July 1 is Canada’s 154th birthday.  With the nearing of this holiday, it got me thinking of reasons why Canadian’s should be proud. I am not a worldly traveler, but I have travelled a small bit.  We lived a short time just outside Chicago for my husband’s schooling, we have travelled...

rice salad

A Savory Summer Salad

Are you like me and love salads in the summer?  Every Wednesday throughout the summer, I can be found prepping in the kitchen various weekend salads for the cottage.  I love when I find that perfect new savory summer salad. One salad that I not only make throughout the summer, but also...

My Birthday Boy

How do you celebrate birthdays? Do you do anything special for your family? Your loved ones? Your friends?  I certainly do.  I love to go all out and make my loved one’s birthday special.  It brings me so much joy in doing so.  Today, we are celebrating our son’s 18th birthday.  Our special birthday boy.   And...

fitness

Fitting In Your Fitness

Are you a busy mom? A busy Wife? Or simply unable to organize your day to fit in ‘you’ time? I know I have been there.  Some days, by the time I am up, have organized the household, get to work, home from work and meal plan – by the end...