August 4, 2017 Laura

To All My Past Lovers: I hope you go out there and find yourself. I hope you explore and experience the world with eyes wide open. Maybe I gave you too much, maybe I didn’t give you enough. Maybe I hurt you, maybe you hurt me, or maybe we hurt each other. Maybe we were too different or maybe we too much of the same. I hope you are learning to let go. I hope you have forgiven. I hope you have moved on. I am ready to forgive. I am ready to let go. I am ready to move…

August 2, 2017 Laura 2Comment

Adrenaline was coursing through my veins. I started my Fitbit too soon, I had to stop it. I was nervous. I was anxious. I was excited. One by one, clouds of emotions rolled over me. Here I was standing under an over cast sky on an early Saturday morning in June waiting for the announcer to yell, “Go!”. I stood still, holding my balance strong while being bumped around by runners rearing to take off just as much as I was. I was at the starting line of The Baltimore 10 Miler. Thoughts of doubt, thoughts of disbelief, and thoughts…

July 31, 2017 Laura 1Comment

It’s been such a while since I’ve written, shared, or to be honest even visited my blog. It wasn’t that I was turning my back on all of you or my dreams. I just found myself overwhelmed with all the things going on in my life. I tried hard at the beginning to stick to my routines and to push through the chaos but I kept sliding, feeling like I was in the middle of a meteor shower with all space rocks being hurdled at me. I learned quite a lesson about how self-care can mutate in our lives depending on…

June 11, 2017 Laura 3Comment

  It can be a challenge to keep the pups entertained when you have so much going on…though I’d love to spend my whole days running around, throwing the ball or playing tug-of-war with my pups I know that’s just not my option most days. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely sneak in some play time throughout the day but there are the down times I need to get some time behind the computer screen so keeping the pups entertained on those counts is a must.  My pup Lucy has a gluten-allergy which surprisingly I learned that most dog treats…

May 30, 2017 Laura 2Comment

Get To Know Your Blogger What’s a day in my life like? Well I make sure I have at least a little adventure in each day. I focus on finding beauty and peace in each of my days. I make sure to do at least three things to help me get closer to my goals. I include some self-care practices into every day. And I like to have a little fun each day. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information please reference my disclosure page. All opinions are my own.  Before everyone woke up, I was…

May 26, 2017 Laura

So super late, must admit, the last week has felt a bit overwhelming, just so much that has crept up on my plate. In some moments I feel like quitting and crawling under the covers and sleeping right through all the chaos but in most of the moments I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I finally got home last evening I was having a “ah, forget it, I’m so tired moment” but then some little things with big impact to me happened…I received two of my product shipments for my upcoming store launch (more…

May 7, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 31Comment

This phrase has stuck with me for several years now, “The grass is greener where you water it.”  So many times we look at others and their lives, especially with all the social media “glamour” out there nowadays, that we wonder what it would be like to be in their shoes. The thing is, we don’t know their story, we don’t know what they went through to get to where they are. We cannot be anyone other than ourselves in truth but we can focus on nurturing ourselves and building our lives to be what we want and get what…

April 27, 2017 Laura 27Comment

Mothers’ Day is near. This is a time to celebrate our love and appreciation for all that our Mothers have done for us.  Here’s a short list of some of my favorite thoughtful and sweet gifts:  Gifts for Mom – Mothers’ Day Gift List Mom deserves a little pampering and care. Let her know how special she is and put together a self-care and nurture basket with a face mask, lotions, bath salts, and lots of wonderful pampering goodies with this beautiful personalized plush robe. Personalized Plush Robe from Things Remembered A chic and sweet frame so that Mom can…

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 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…