April 21, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

With the thought of bananas – tagging my Power Food post from earlier this week – Power Food – Bananas  – this week’s #tbt post is my Grandma’s Banana Bread Recipe – I posted it publicly about 2 years ago after much debate about letting this cat out of the bag, but over the last several years I’ve learned that we’re here to share our joy with others (I’m awfully dramatic about banana bread aren’t I!) Two years and two months ago I wrote… There aren’t many things better to me than my Grandma Bell’s Banana Bread…and today was a good…

April 18, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

         I’m sitting here thinking about what I want to write…this weekend had it’s frustrations for sure – like that darn Windows 10 update I’ve been trying to avoid on my laptop – that pretty much stalled any computer work I was going to catch up during the day – but it did give me time to work on some other things that have been lingering on my to-do list for quite some time now – like updating my Poshmark closet (if you haven’t yet, you should def check this app out – it’s an online marketplace where you…

April 16, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 1Comment

I have the power to choose. I have the power to choose to have positive people in my life. I have the power to choose to be happy. I have the power to choose my battles. I have the power to choose to share love, joy, and hope. I have the power to choose to be free. I have the power.

April 9, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

A lovely spring day in April…snowing on a Saturday morning. I fell asleep last night to a disbelief that the snow would be coming. But this morning I awoke to a silence and certain gentleness in air. I climbed out of bed to let my pup out to the yard to potty and there it was, plump white snowflakes falling before me. The yard blanketed with the white fluff. I could flinch knowing that I have that inner desire for bright, warm, sunny days but the thought climbed into my mind that how often do we get to see snow…

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…

April 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

          About 5pm my Friday night plans changed…my plans were to curl up with my son and watch a movie but then I get a text asking if he can go to a friend’s house for the night…those teenage years are coming…guess that’s the road I’m going to have to cross whether I’m ready or not, the time in a boy’s life when hanging out with mom just isn’t as cool…so I grabbed that not-so-healthy fast food salad and fries and headed home to feed the animals, put on my sweats and have been spending the night coloring. It’s funny…

March 29, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Today was a busy busy day, I apologize for the late night post…today was a day of catch up and surprisingly I still have energy left…this is what happens when you do things you love!!! Today is #motivationmonday – I love days like this! Motivation and Inspiration are key factors to keeping us going. I have several motivators – success, praise, accomplishment, the desire to help and inspire people, set an example for my son that dreams can come true, the desire to live life and be happy…there are just so many reasons to live life and work towards your…

March 24, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

We are raised that there is either wild or there is civilized. We always have to make an ultimate choice. Why can’t we be a healthy mix of both? Why can’t we be wild & free and stable & strong all at the same time? I like to think of myself as a free spirit, a free thinker but I need an organized world to dance in. I enjoy spontaneity but I also find I thrive in routine. I need a balance of both in my life. I need the space to run when I feel the need to be…

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…