May 23, 2017 Laura 1Comment

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information please reference my disclosure page. So as I journey towards Minimalism, I find myself in a constant battle over my wardrobe. I love clothes and style, after all I had a focus in Fashion Design & Merchandising for part of my schooling. Moving to a ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ (even though I do think they are a wonderful idea!) is just not something that is a realistic goal for me right now but that doesn’t mean I can’t slender my wardrobe down. Each season, I make time for a good closet clean-out and overhaul. Minimalism…

May 12, 2017 Laura

So I found myself feeling down and out yesterday morning, less than motivated to get anything done on a very busy week. Sick days are never convenient especially for us “always keeping busy and always have something to do” types. But when your body calls for some healing time you shouldn’t ignore it. king at my to-do list, however, I knew it wasn’t a day I could give up completely to stay in bed. Luckily I have a job that I can remote into and work from home on days needed and with budget time approaching soon I couldn’t feel…

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…

May 1, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

May is National Meditation Month. I learned that May was Meditation Month recently and I thought it would be a great time to revisit how meditation is beneficial for our lives. It is a place where we can find answers, heal our hearts, souls and minds, and a place where we can find peace away from the chaos of our worlds.  12 Ways Meditation Helps You: – Helps you with focus and awareness. – Helps you manage stress and anxiety. – Increases your energy levels. – Clears you mind. – Teaches  patience, discipline, and self-control. – Can increase your creativity. – Improves sleep. -…

April 30, 2017 Laura

Sometimes I need a little help getting motivated, a little kick in the butt to get back to tasks. I have found TED Talks to be extremely inspiring and motivating. They speak truth, they speak action, they speak change. A key way to keep motivated to work towards your goals is to surround yourself with motivation and positive thoughts of change. Surround yourself with positive, motivated people. Post motivational quotes at your desk, in your planner, and in your room. Read an affirmation every morning. Listen to music while you work or clean. Read motivational books and listen to motivational…

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 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 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…