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…

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…

March 1, 2017 Laura

Last year I gave up all meat for the six weeks of lent – which resulted in me replacing it with carbs – I wasn’t as disciplined as I should have been and I didn’t get what I wanted out of Lent last year other than proving to myself I could not eat meat for six weeks. This year I want to practice in a way that is truly meaningful and purposeful to me and to my life. I’ve been feeling rather in a bit of a rut the past couple of weeks and Lent couldn’t have come at a…

January 21, 2017 Laura

So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both. Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.  Being an ambivert means: 1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge. 2. I’m more comfortable meeting new people and experiencing new places with my friends there. 3. I will adjust my energy level to accommodate my company. 4. I can work in a group but I also like to complete some tasks individually. 5. Some people think I’m…

January 13, 2017 Laura 3Comment

I had it on my bucket list last year to paint a self portrait. I took it off my bucket list this year. Though I haven’t sat down in front of the mirror and painted a mere image of myself, I have painted many self portraits. Each piece of my artwork also has a piece of me in them. A reflection of who I am, how I feel, how I see. Artwork is an expression of ourselves, in each piece a part of our individuality is captured. Therefore I will always be painting a self portrait in some way. In…

January 2, 2017 Laura 6Comment

During my 2017 Goals & Intentions Planning, I sat and revisited my Bucket List…this has been growing and transforming over the years realigning me with what I feel is a purpose in my life.  Let’s start by taking a look at what I checked off at my 2016 Bucket List: Make a bucket list. Have some paintings in an art show (woot, was in three this year!), paint a self-portrait…okay so I didn’t do too much checking off in 2016 but I did still have some amazing other adventures – rode in a bi-plane, went to Chincoteague, VA, smashed a car (like in a…

May 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I keep a pretty busy schedule…it’s important for me to make sure I keep a balance of wind down time, me time, a way to recharge myself…so here’s my list (another one of those, get to know your blogger posts!) … a make sure to complete at least one, but sometimes a day calls for two or three! I just couldn’t resist sharing this picture! This is totally my expression after a long day!   Meditation Sketching Painting Art Journaling Yoga Reading Taking a long hot shower Taking a walk A dip in the ocean A cup of tea Coloring…

April 6, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

A few of my favorite things…some things that bring me joy and peace… My Favorite Flower – Poppies My Favorite Colors – Cobalt Blue & Violet My Favorite Current Song – “Lost Boy” by Ruth B My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Mint Choc Chip My Favorite Yoga Pose to do – Child Pose – it’s just so relaxing! My Favorite Scent – Dragon’s Blood My Favorite Tree – Weeping Willow My Favorite Animal – Elephants My Favorite Meditation Music Artists – Philip Wesley Dean Evenson My Favorite Hobbies – Painting and Hiking Some of my current (healthy) obsessions: Notebooks…

March 1, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

Having a bucket list is the trendy thing to do right? I used to think so a little bit (and don’t get me wrong, I do love to be a little trendy sometimes) but this is one I wish I had jumped on the band wagon a long time ago… I’ve always been kind of a free spirit but I was a boxed in one for awhile. Last year I had some trials that broke me and boy am I glad they did. The great thing about breaking is you get to decide how to put everything back together again…so…