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…

June 2, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

“I am sitting in an open field, with legs crossed under me in meditation pose. A storm is on the horizon, thunder rolling behind me. The sky is filled with bold shades of red among the gray clouds. I imagine myself in a glass box. The storm moves in above me, the rain pitter- patters on the north side of the box. I am protected though, I feel safe. I watch the storm pass through, taking in its strength. The rain stops, but the thunder continues to call. The front of the glass box opens and  I climb out. I…

May 27, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

“I am strong, I am capable, I will succeed.” – my daily mantra. As I reform my life and my direction I continue to create a routine to create strength, courage, and calmness to help me achieve my goals. How I start my days now: 1. Pour a cup of coffee – I saw a quote online the other day that read, “Coffee is my spirit animal” – that is so true for me! 2. Clean out my emails – delete junk mail, read immediate pressing matters, and organize inspirational/project ones into a folder for quiet time later. 3. I…

May 18, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

Oh Mondays… I would have thought that Mondays would feel different now that I’m unemployed but they really don’t. That awful “Monday Morning Stress” feeling still creeps up on me. I still have that “should I have embraced the weekend differently, could I have gotten more done?” thought on my mind when I wake up. I find myself now not in a routine to get up, get dressed, and go to the office and left feeling slightly empty without it. I’ve been considering a life and career change for awhile but wasn’t anticipating the decision to be placed in front…