March 14, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I know I say it all of the time but it’s true, life is a journey, a string of lessons, a never-ending growth process…Here’s my list of self lessons (I love lists!) #listchallenges I cannot let my blood sugar drop too low or I become ultra cranky…I am that Snickers commercial in real life ; ) I need a little structure and routine in my life to stay organized and feel level. I need some alone time at least once every week, every two weeks stretching it, to recharge or I burn out. I’m connected to the weather. I’m always…

March 6, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

The past is the past. The future is the future. But I am here now. My greatest lesson I have learned (and am still learning to master the practice of it) is to be in the present, to live, to feel, and to embrace the present. We spend so much of our time and our energy thinking about the what if’s and the what will be’s that we miss so much of what is happening right in front of us or to us at that very moment. There is a quote that I recite when I find myself falling down…

March 4, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I want to set an example, how to fully live life, not be confined to one said structure, not confined to a box. To show everyone that the trials, the challenges, the mistakes I’ve made, the heartbreaks I’ve endured have led me, created me, into this perfect state, the perfect place to flourish as I dream to, to build the empire I envision. That it’s given me the strength, the wisdom, and the ability to manifest, to procure, to conquer everything I want to be mine. Because dreams do come true. Because I do believe in magic. I believe that…

March 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Here’s another throw back post from my previous Foodie blog…Enjoy! Today we start the day with Homemade Pancakes and sausage links (I cheated a little on those- just had to cook them) – yum! I had my kitchen assistant in tow too! This is a batter I’ve made several times before – for about two years probably now but it’s so simple to make and typically I have all the ingredients on hand that I had to share! It’s less expensive than buying the pre-made mix and almost just as easy to make than the mix up pancake batters. Homemade…

March 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I announced that I would be closing my other two blogs and moving my focus to www.dofivethingsaday.com earlier this week…with that I wanted to reminisce a little and share some of my old posts from my other blogs – revisit how I’ve come along since then… this post is from 2 years ago…aren’t my kitties adorable <3 … here’s my cat poem… Some days I just want to be a cat…attitude is always acceptable…cat naps are always scheduled into the day…toys are scattered around the house…easily entertained…being pet and snuggled is a daily routine…food and water presented…and someone always coming…

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…

March 1, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I took a walk around our yard to let the morning’s sun rays touch my face. I had been battling with a feeling of containment in my life. I wanted so much more out of this life. I came across this bloom in our garden and it reminded me of a quote. “and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” I had reached that moment in my life in where I could no longer remain stagnant. I needed more. It hurt to not have it….

July 13, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” ~ Charles Bukowski I find I may have let myself fall off of the cobblestone path I had set myself onto. My life has been a bit of a whirlwind and I’ve allowed myself to get swept up and lost in it. I do not blame life or others for how I’ve veered or how I feel, for it is myself that allowed myself to stray. I allowed myself to not keep up with my routine of daily yoga, to not watch nature to find peace as I had…

June 3, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

What does it mean to complete self-discovery? Wikipedia states: the term “journey of self-discovery” refers to a travel, or series of events whereby a person attempts to determine how they feel about spiritual issues and priorities. Just a month ago I viewed the world from a different shade. I was a workaholic, spending 10-12 hours a day in the office and then at least another 6 hours out of the office worrying about work. I felt stressed out, exhausted, and even overwhelmed some days with life in general. I sacrificed time with my family, missed my son’s sports games, and…