February 20, 2017 Laura 3Comment

Boundaries. This is something I give a lot of thought to, something I’ve quite struggled with in the past – in relationships, in friendships, with family, and at work. It’s led me to feeling drained and burnt out many times. I know setting boundaries with those we care about can be tough, in fear of letting them down, but if we don’t it can lead to complete exhaustion, and even resentment.  Setting personal boundaries is a very important aspect of taking care of ourselves and in building strong, healthy relationships with others. Boundaries are also key in keeping our lives…

February 19, 2017 Laura

Ready to fall in love? Fall in love with yourself, strengthen your self-care routines and rise to your best self!  What’s on my reading list: 15 Books To Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life (Click the titles for more details and easy shopping)   Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams – When you love yourself, life is limitless. You can do anything you want. In Radical Self-Love, you’ll discover exactly what makes you so magnificent, and you’ll gain a litany of tools and techniques to help you manifest a life bursting with magic, miracles, bliss, and adventure! Featuring…

February 17, 2017 Laura 3Comment

Wishes make me think of dandelions…like when we were young and we would grab as many as we could gather in our hands and blow the seeds around and send out the simplest wishes. Wishes are magical sparks that dance around our mind like sparklers. They are the easy breeze that blows through the leaves. They are the little blocks that make up our dreams. Wishes are like little fairies skipping through our imagination. wishes: plural noun : desires or hope for something to happen Our wishes change as we grow. When I was little I wished to grow a mermaid…

February 15, 2017 Laura

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness!   – Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! – boosts the immune system – good for the eyes and skin – can improve your mood – helps maintain a healthy heart – assists in healthy bone growth – Helps beat kidney stones. – Grapefruit is a natural fat burner and boosts metabolism!  – It’s hydrating! Grapefruits are made up of about 9% water and are packed with electrolytes!  – They’re high in antioxidants! – Helps reduce cholesterol. – They’re low in…

February 14, 2017 Laura 3Comment

“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.” I came across that quote the other day and I couldn’t help but immediately think of the friendships I have in my life right now. I have the greatest friends!  The #LoveBlog2017 is back and today’s prompt is Friendship. This was such a fun post to write, thinking of all the wonderful moments I’ve had with my greatest and bestest friends!!! I have the kind of friends that could see me at my ugliest moments and still would…

February 12, 2017 Laura

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going by! I’ve been so busy with work and blogging and administrative kind of stuff that I decided I deserved a craft day…and what perfect excuse to make some cute DIY stuff but for Galentine’s Day!  I pruned through Pinterest and found my favorites:  Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from The Kitchen Is My Playground XOXO Plate from The Pinning Mama DIY Heart Mobile from Little Inspiration  Valentine Heart Jars from Mason Jar Crafts Clay Valentine Hearts Garland from So Much Better With Age Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pops from…

February 12, 2017 Laura

Valentine’s Day can bring controversial feelings to many singles but it doesn’t have to. Love comes in so many forms and in so many areas of our lives. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating that love in all places.  This year will be the first Valentine’s Day in a bit that I’m on my own but that doesn’t mean I won’t be celebrating the holiday this year. I’ll be diving right in to the celebrations even so, actually this year I’ve decided to make Valentine’s Day about me and the self-love I am continuously cultivating in my life.   1.) Light some…

February 10, 2017 Laura

This has to be one of my favorite fashion pick posts. I love scouring the sales racks for the coolest deals! Who doesn’t? This month’s sale picks all come under $25, woot! woot! I know Punxsutawney Phil said there would be six more weeks of Winter but I couldn’t help but sneak some pops of color and spring time pieces in the mix too.  Grow your closet without emptying your wallet with these fantastic deals. Check out my featured picks and then shop all my picks – In Love With February Sales Fashion Picks . Lace Long Sleeve Fitted Dress – I…

February 9, 2017 Laura

Love can be expressed in so many forms. Love is an art in itself. Love can be poetry, Love can be color, Love can be music.  Love can be a slight glance or a brush of a hand.  Tonight I want to showcase some of my favorite expressions of love through art.  Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, Antonio CanovaThe passion shines from this statue. The sculpture represents the moment after Cupid has awakened Psyche with a kiss. The sculpture is displayed at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The Birth of Venus…

February 9, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

When I sat down the other night to write my post for #LoveBlog2017 I was tasked with writing for the prompt loss. We experience many forms of loss in our lives. Loss of relationships, loss of time, and loss of loved ones. I read many wonderful posts from bloggers about their losses and how they’ve dealt with their grief and one thought kept cycling back through my mind. About three years ago my Grandmother passed away, just two weeks shy of thirtieth birthday which was a pivoting time in my life. Her death hadn’t been expected and threw my family…