March 20, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

Our beliefs can transform our lives. Many of my beliefs I have carried with me year after year,  helping shape me into the person I am today and the person I strive to be. These beliefs have continued to inspire and motivate me in each of my days. They give me strength and hope and the fire to keep going no matter what obstacles or heartache come my way. Your beliefs become your perspective. 

March 16, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

About a year ago, I started art journaling…I found it a wonderful release of the stress that the day had brought. Since then my mind has opened and the creativity and artistic nature of my personality has unleashed so much more. Today I sketch, I paint routinely, and I dive into free drawings with my pastels when I find I’m struggling to sleep. This #artthursday I took a look back at where I started adding art back into my daily routines…this shows that when we start with just a simple step it can unleash us into many wonderful places as…

March 15, 2017 Laura

Sometimes we have to let people go just as we have to let things go. It can be hard, feelings of guilt or remorse can seep in. Sometimes we outgrow people, sometimes they aren’t healthy for us, sometimes it is just time to move on. We must let free all things that no longer serve value or purpose in our lives – things, people, jobs, habits…Just as a tree drops its leaves so that it may continue to grow we must also. Dear Lost Friend, You may think I don’t care, that I’m selfish or insensitive, but that isn’t the…

March 15, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

The first fish I ate… Salmon…considered a brain food (oh that’s why I’m so smart!)  Salmon: Is a great source of high-quality protein Contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids which have been proven to protect heart health, lower risk for stroke, improve blood lipid patterns and blood vessel function, and help reduce symptoms of immune and inflammatory disorders High in Vitamins A, B, B6, D, and Vitamin E (which is a powerful antioxidant) Also contains Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Phosphorus Check out my Low Cal, Healthy but still Tasty Salmon Recipe   * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or…

March 14, 2017 Laura

  Writers of the Future: Volume 33 I have really been enjoying my evenings cozied up with “Writers of the Future: Volume 33”, a collection of Sci-Fi & Fantasy short stories presented by L. Ron Hubbard. This book has been a wonderful introduction to some fantastic up and coming authors.  Each short story has encompassed an adventure lighting my curiosity and imagination on fire. I’ve read of a man on a shipwreck that encounters the devil, of a murder on the moon, and of a man’s mind lost to a robot. With one book I can go on many treks…

March 13, 2017 Laura

Life can be tough. It can be complex, and sometimes the people that you encounter can be challenging to communicate with. But even in moments of frustration, kindness will always prevail. How to be Kind Even in Tough Situations: 1.) Take a deep breath before you respond. Use the breath to slow your words, control your body language, and let it flow through you calming your thoughts. 2.) Change your perspective. Maybe their fight isn’t really with you. Maybe they’re frustrated with the situation as a whole or maybe they have a whole separate inner battle surging through them. Maybe…

March 11, 2017 Laura

I can’t help but love St. Patrick’s Day…it’s fun, it’s exciting, and the Irish is in my blood…and I get to go all out in green! This week’s fashion picks will help you get decked out in green spirit! Shop the full board here – “Getting Green” Fashion Picks and check out my favorite picks below:   Walking on the Sun Lace Casual Dress – This dress has it all – fun, flirty, and bringing in Spring. This cute frock is sure to get you into the St. Patty’s Day mood! I love the bright hue of green this dress encompasses and the all over…

March 8, 2017 Laura

The wonderful red, juicy fruit – the strawberry. Not only a great sweet treat to beat those cravings but packed with wonderful nutrients.  A simple, sweet treat recipe: Ingredients: – Package of Sugar Free Strawberry Jello – Fat Free Whipped Cream – Sliced Strawberries 1.) Prepare jello as directed on box. 2.) Place sliced strawberries in jello mix in bowl. 3.) Allow jello to set as instructed on box. 4.) Scoop into serving dishes and top with whipped cream. * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal…

March 5, 2017 Laura

A glass of wine means so much more to me than just a cup of alcohol…a glass of wine means friendship, good conversation, a moment to relax, to chat about memories and dreams. Some of my fondest memories circle around a good glass of wine. I remember sitting on the patio next to the garden dreaming up adventures and life with my neighbors, I remember the 4th of July that my mother and I sat on the porch and watched the fireworks from our backyard, the shared bottle of wine around the bonfire, the glass of wine with my best…