October 19, 2017 Laura

So I’ve decided that this year I want to dress up for Halloween…I missed last year but did enjoy handing out candy at the door (so many adorable costumes!!!). I ran through a bunch of ideas for costumes – I could do this for days, I love Halloween!!! 1) Cute & Simple Bunny I decided on this one for the office! It’s simple, cute and I can manage through the day without any crazy costume malfunctions. I picked up a set of super adorable lace bunny ears (I went with pink) and I got one of those pom pom key…

October 16, 2017 Laura

Swirls of Jasmine and Amber smoke fill my room encircling me in their sweet scents… This is one of my experiences from my Yogi Surprise Box. I can’t get enough of the wonderful treats I received. Whether you are a new Yogi, a long term practicing Yogi, or just inclined to living spiritually this box creates the right moment for you. Auromere Incense Sampler – I use incense on a daily basis. They are a huge part of my daily rituals and routines. However many times I run into an issue because many incense are made with imitation fragrance oils which…

October 5, 2017 Laura

Learning to be grateful for the things, feelings and surroundings we have in life is a practice that will help lead us to  happiness. When we appreciate all that we already have and all the things we’ve experienced, we can see so much more opportunity in our lives. A few months back I did this challenge and it got me thinking how thankful for all I have gone through and how blessed I am in each day. Follow along this challenge to help open new ways of seeing your life and to express gratitude for all that you are and…

October 4, 2017 Laura

For this month’s reading list I thought it’d be fun to get a little spooky. Whether you’re looking for a good mystery or murder novel or a crime-solving thriller this is the list for you! Two of my favorites are on this list too!  Reading List: Murder, Mystery and Horror   Altar of Bones by Philip Carter – This is one of my favorite reads – A deathbed confession ignites a globe-spanning race for answers in this page-turning thriller. Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present-day San Francisco unlock a long-buried secret that alters history. Now, a pair of…

October 2, 2017 Laura

I had a little help from my son with this post, as we sat at the kitchen table Saturday morning thinking about the things we want to do together in the next few months. I’m a huge fan of bucket lists. Bucket lists set into motion little adventures (and big adventures). Here’s our little round-up of adventures to have this Fall full of creativity, some tasty treats, science experiments, and a little travel. 2017 Fall Bucket List 1) Carve Pumpkins 2) Take a trip to NYC 3) Go on a fall hike 4) Make pumpkin ice cream pie 5) Paint…

September 13, 2017 Laura

Happy Positive Thinking Day!!! A good day starts with a good thought. Wake up every morning and think happy things to get your day going. To celebrate Positive Thinking Day I made a list of twenty things that make me smile. A simple trick but a trick that works – If you’re feeling a little down, think of something wonderful in your life. Gratitude is a gateway to happiness. Train your mind to see the bright side of everything.  Having breakfast with my son. Flowers. A good laugh with my boyfriend. Talking on the phone with my mom. Having a…

September 7, 2017 Laura

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an #artthursday round-up post…I’m feeling a bit crafty! I have a secret love for sharpies so this was a fun one for me to put together and I can’t wait to give some of these a try! This list is great for some new home decor and for some gifts for loved ones for the upcoming holiday season!  “Stained Glass” with Sharpies from Happy Hooligans – These are a sure way to add some color to your kitchen. Fill with fresh flowers and place to add a little “Sunshine” in your day!  Sharpie Dot Flower Pot…

August 8, 2017 Laura 2Comment

We’re all on a journey, each of us winding down an individual path crossing into and out of each other’s lives. This month my focus is on regaining the balance I need in my life. The balance between body, soul, heart, and mind. Naturally that turns my attention to developing myself spiritually as well to help bring all those points together as one. This month’s collection is a collection of books to bring out and deepen our spiritual sense and growth.    Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism – In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest…

July 1, 2017 Laura

Summer is officially here and I am so ready to hit the sunny beaches! I put together this great list of reads to pack in your beach bag for while you’re soaking up the sun. 2017 Reading List: Beach Reads   The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor –  One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of…

June 8, 2017 Laura

We all know the “I’m borrrrrreeeedddd” whines from the kiddos we get once school lets out. Here’s five super easy to pull together crafts to jump into. 1. Make a sun-melted crayon candle. – I did this one a couple weekends ago with my son. (You can check out my day here – A Day In My Life: Weekend Bliss & Tasks). Fill a jar, we used a vintage looking mason jar, with unwrapped crayons and add a wick. Set in the sun to melt. 2. Paint Pet Monster Rocks. – Collect some smooth rocks and paint in bright colors. Glue on…