April 19, 2017 Laura

Hello all my loves!  So as many of you have been reading, I am on a journey towards living a more minimalistic lifestyle. I want a life with more simplicity and joy, filled with more adventures and experiences, and less stuff. This has also brought some thoughts to the top of my mind about how I fill my schedule. I want to create a space that isn’t just filled with busyness but is filled with tasks and activities that are full of joy and that are helping me move forward on a path towards reaching my goals and my dreams. So this…

April 16, 2017 Laura 3Comment

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Life can be tough. It can be challenging, busy, and stressful. Sometimes stress is unavoidable. But becoming over-stressed can hurt our health, state of mind, and our happiness. It’s important to make it a priority to help keep stress at bay no matter how hectic things get. I reached out to my community of Wellness Bloggers for their expertise on how to keep stress under control so that you can keep the joy high in your life and keep on managing every day beautifully and strong. Julie Voss www.hellopeacefulmind.com Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – Instagram -…

April 15, 2017 Laura

The color feels as light as fog. It is as pretty as the scent of a French girl’s perfume. It has the softness of a mother’s embrace. And can only be heard when snow flurries touch the ground. The taste is of a sweet sugar cane. This lovely color, Is the color of Meadow Posies.

April 14, 2017 Laura

I don’t know about you but I’ve got Spring Fever bad. I am so excited to have sunny days with bright blue skies! So excited to be able to leave my coat in the closet!  Who doesn’t love big style savings too! Here’s my round-up for Springtime Sales:  White Off Shoulder Long Sleeve Bell Design Floral Top – $18.99 (Regularly $37.99) Grey Suede Point Toe Cutout Strap Design Back Zipper Heels – $14.99 (Regularly $39.99) ASOS Double Layer Cold Shoulder Pleated Mini Dress – $36.50 (Regularly $61.00)  Tyra Fringe Tank from Anthropologie – $49.95 (Regularly $98.00) Two Arrows Woody Floral Cami Top – $29.99 (Regularly $78.00)…

April 13, 2017 Laura 18Comment

As an artist I am always looking for ways to grow. I have several forms of art and artistic expression that I am eager to try. Oil Painting – my go-to paint choice has always been acrylic, in the last year I’ve expanded into water colors but I still have yet to give oils a try so that’s most definitely on my list! Macrame – The beautiful wall hangings and jewelry that I’ve seen come from this wonderful craft are beautiful. I think this is a skill that will take more patience but I think it will be relaxing and…

April 12, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

Bananas are an quick and easy go-to snack or addition…I love some in a bowl of cereal!  Bananas fall onto the Power Foods list for many many reasons: Most commonly known for being high in Potassium – essential for good heart health helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels Potassium also helps you be more mentally alert A great source of fiber (about 3grams per medium banana) helps aid and regulate digestion A calcium rich fruit Low in sodium Low Fat Bananas do contain a type of fat called sterols though, which helps keep blood cholesterol levels controlled by blocking the…

April 12, 2017 Laura

Jumping into the warmer weather with a Spring CauseBox CauseBox curates a box full of wonderful unique items that give back to the world. This has been my favorite subscription box ever. I love that I am sent amazing items each season that are carefully picked with a purpose. The focus of Spring’s box was authenticity and the beauty of one’s self. “Stay  True and Be You” was this season’s message. Check out all the great goodies I received in this season’s box: “Be You” Block Print – Each box always includes an inspirational print. This box’s piece was created…

April 10, 2017 Laura

I see a lot of posts about minimalism that focus on owning less stuff and de-cluttering, this isn’t what minimalism is about for me. For me, minimalism is more emotional than functional. Minimalism is about learning to make room for things that have meaning to my life, things that bring value and joy to me, and about letting go of the things that don’t. It’s about clearing space for better things in my life, allowing space for things to grow. It’s about following my heart and soul’s desire to have more in life, more than just stuff, things bigger and…

April 9, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

I was browsing through some old posts, doing my monthly reflecting thing, and I came across this one. I wrote it in September of 2014, a true turning point in my life. With Easter soon here, it brings thoughts to mind of hope and new beginnings, a thought of how true pain can bring upon us glorious resurrection. I can’t say that my life became easy, or that heartache stopped to exist in my life after this turning point, and maybe some days I still don’t take it in the best stride, but I do come back from it every…

April 8, 2017 Laura 10Comment

I found this poem in a folder from my childhood. This poem speaks of how I perceived confusion as a child. Confusion is the dark gray of a stormy sky It sounds like the crying of starving children The taste is of stale crackers And the smell of a salty sea An evil curse upon a prince I see Confusion makes me feel as if the world Has turned against me I think that confusion in many ways feels the same to me today as it did to me as a child. Confusion can stem so many more emotions in…