June 3, 2017 Laura 3Comment

It’s no secret that I’ve been really hammering down and trying to build a simpler life…I always manage to have a lot on my plate though and that seems to be how it’s going to be for a bit yet…but I am working on organizing my life so that I can complete more tasks efficiently, add more mindfulness into my days, and focus on my main priorities first. I’ve been de-cluttering like crazy (you can check out my Closet Clean Out Post here), working on redefining my blog and blog series to align more with my goals in life and…

May 29, 2017 Laura 21Comment

Ah the mighty to-do list. I have a saying for myself that goes, “if it makes it to the to-do list it’ll get done, if it doesn’t then it gets lost.” I depend on my to-do list like a road map to my duties, so much that it can get a bit out of hand sometimes. I have been working on mastering the to-do list process for many months (okay, seriously years) and I think I’ve finally nailed down a process that is working for me. It might continue to evolve as I do but for now I think I’ve…

May 23, 2017 Laura 2Comment

  So as I journey towards Minimalism, I find myself in a constant battle over my wardrobe. I love clothes and style, after all I had a focus in Fashion Design & Merchandising for part of my schooling. Moving to a ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ (even though I do think they are a wonderful idea!) is just not something that is a realistic goal for me right now but that doesn’t mean I can’t slender my wardrobe down. Each season, I make time for a good closet clean-out and overhaul. Minimalism isn’t about only owning the less stuff you possibly can, it’s about…

May 20, 2017 Laura

Sometimes we find ourselves feeling a bit off, feeling a little lonely. Finding a way to reconnect with loved ones, the world, and with yourself will help qualm these feelings. Here’s a list of 15 activities to help you beat those blues and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.  Message a Friend. Read a book. (Here’s a great list of some wonderful Self-Care & Self Love Books: 15 Books to Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life) Put on music and dance around the house. (Something upbeat to get you moving!) Go to the gym. Call your Mom or…

May 12, 2017 Laura

So I found myself feeling down and out yesterday morning, less than motivated to get anything done on a very busy week. Sick days are never convenient especially for us “always keeping busy and always have something to do” types. But when your body calls for some healing time you shouldn’t ignore it. king at my to-do list, however, I knew it wasn’t a day I could give up completely to stay in bed. Luckily I have a job that I can remote into and work from home on days needed and with budget time approaching soon I couldn’t feel…

May 11, 2017 Laura 5Comment

Today’s #ArtThursday is brought to you by me…and the benefits of Art Therapy. Did you know that practicing art or even by doing a craft it can act as a meditative practice for you? When we channel our energy into creating something it can have many therapeutic properties. 1.) Art is relaxing and has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and decrease worry. 2.) It can teach us insight, empathy and acceptance. 3.) It promotes self-expression and can help us express and process emotions or stress that we may have suppressed. 4.) Art therapy stimulates the mind. 5.) It…

May 7, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 31Comment

This phrase has stuck with me for several years now, “The grass is greener where you water it.”  So many times we look at others and their lives, especially with all the social media “glamour” out there nowadays, that we wonder what it would be like to be in their shoes. The thing is, we don’t know their story, we don’t know what they went through to get to where they are. We cannot be anyone other than ourselves in truth but we can focus on nurturing ourselves and building our lives to be what we want and get what…

May 5, 2017 Laura

Let’s face it, being a Mom is a full-time job, and it can be a tough job too. Celebrate all of your hard work this Mom’s Day by indulging in some wonderful Self-Care!   10 Ways You Can Add Some Self-Care to Your Mother’s Day Sunday 1.) Have a spa day – go get your nails done, get a pedicure, put on a face mask. 2.) Sunday Brunch with a delicious mimosa. 3.) Cuddle up with the kiddos for some snuggle time and a movie. 4.) Take a hike and take in the beautiful scenery. 5.) Kick off your morning with some…

May 1, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

May is National Meditation Month. I learned that May was Meditation Month recently and I thought it would be a great time to revisit how meditation is beneficial for our lives. It is a place where we can find answers, heal our hearts, souls and minds, and a place where we can find peace away from the chaos of our worlds.  12 Ways Meditation Helps You: – Helps you with focus and awareness. – Helps you manage stress and anxiety. – Increases your energy levels. – Clears you mind. – Teaches  patience, discipline, and self-control. – Can increase your creativity. – Improves sleep. -…

April 30, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Sometimes I need a little help getting motivated, a little kick in the butt to get back to tasks. I have found TED Talks to be extremely inspiring and motivating. They speak truth, they speak action, they speak change. A key way to keep motivated to work towards your goals is to surround yourself with motivation and positive thoughts of change. Surround yourself with positive, motivated people. Post motivational quotes at your desk, in your planner, and in your room. Read an affirmation every morning. Listen to music while you work or clean. Read motivational books and listen to motivational…