March 14, 2017 Laura

  Writers of the Future: Volume 33 I have really been enjoying my evenings cozied up with “Writers of the Future: Volume 33”, a collection of Sci-Fi & Fantasy short stories presented by L. Ron Hubbard. This book has been a wonderful introduction to some fantastic up and coming authors.  Each short story has encompassed an adventure lighting my curiosity and imagination on fire. I’ve read of a man on a shipwreck that encounters the devil, of a murder on the moon, and of a man’s mind lost to a robot. With one book I can go on many treks…

March 5, 2017 Laura

A glass of wine means so much more to me than just a cup of alcohol…a glass of wine means friendship, good conversation, a moment to relax, to chat about memories and dreams. Some of my fondest memories circle around a good glass of wine. I remember sitting on the patio next to the garden dreaming up adventures and life with my neighbors, I remember the 4th of July that my mother and I sat on the porch and watched the fireworks from our backyard, the shared bottle of wine around the bonfire, the glass of wine with my best…

March 2, 2017 Laura 21Comment

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” ~ The Beatles The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster for me. From feelings of stress to excitement to anxiety to rejection to frustration, it was quite the ride, I was all over the place. Just a passing time in my life. We all have these times, these ruts, those moments – and it’s okay, we’re human. I allowed the lack of balance in my life in those couple of weeks to get the better of me. I became overly self-critical and frustrated with…

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…

February 27, 2017 Laura

  If you are looking for a great thrilling ride and adventure, this book is for you!  – Stormy Waters: A Crime Thriller by Miron Benari Adam awakens on the beach next to an odd and mutilated body, with no memory of how he had arrived there. He runs only to be picked up by the police and is now a murder suspect but left dazed by his injuries, he can provide no explanation to clear himself or to convict himself.  Within the first few sentences, I was immediately drawn in and caught, each paragraph leaving me more and more curious of…

February 17, 2017 Laura 3Comment

Wishes make me think of dandelions…like when we were young and we would grab as many as we could gather in our hands and blow the seeds around and send out the simplest wishes. Wishes are magical sparks that dance around our mind like sparklers. They are the easy breeze that blows through the leaves. They are the little blocks that make up our dreams. Wishes are like little fairies skipping through our imagination. wishes: plural noun : desires or hope for something to happen Our wishes change as we grow. When I was little I wished to grow a mermaid…

February 14, 2017 Laura 3Comment

“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.” I came across that quote the other day and I couldn’t help but immediately think of the friendships I have in my life right now. I have the greatest friends!  The #LoveBlog2017 is back and today’s prompt is Friendship. This was such a fun post to write, thinking of all the wonderful moments I’ve had with my greatest and bestest friends!!! I have the kind of friends that could see me at my ugliest moments and still would…

February 12, 2017 Laura

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going by! I’ve been so busy with work and blogging and administrative kind of stuff that I decided I deserved a craft day…and what perfect excuse to make some cute DIY stuff but for Galentine’s Day!  I pruned through Pinterest and found my favorites:  Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from The Kitchen Is My Playground XOXO Plate from The Pinning Mama DIY Heart Mobile from Little Inspiration  Valentine Heart Jars from Mason Jar Crafts Clay Valentine Hearts Garland from So Much Better With Age Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pops from…

February 9, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

When I sat down the other night to write my post for #LoveBlog2017 I was tasked with writing for the prompt loss. We experience many forms of loss in our lives. Loss of relationships, loss of time, and loss of loved ones. I read many wonderful posts from bloggers about their losses and how they’ve dealt with their grief and one thought kept cycling back through my mind. About three years ago my Grandmother passed away, just two weeks shy of thirtieth birthday which was a pivoting time in my life. Her death hadn’t been expected and threw my family…

February 8, 2017 Laura 4Comment

Memories…… We carry so many with us, it makes me wonder where they all stay. Some locked away only to be recalled by a certain spark. Some that bring strength, some that bring joy and just the slight smile, and some that still sting like the prick from the sharp edge of a dagger. I would not return any of them though, for they make up a part of me.  I still remember the steadfast words that my grandmother told me while I sat by her hospital bed, “Everyday just do your best and that will always be enough.”  -…