October 30, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

Today I did something unexpected, something that would surprise the folks that have known me for so long. Today I climbed into a bi-plane, a plane that had no windows or doors on it today, and I went for a flight. The feelings of freedom I had being in the air overcame my fear of heights. There was no fear of anything being up among the clouds. I felt invigorated, I felt calm, I felt at home. My mind was filled with amazement, my heart filled with courage and strength. It was breathtaking, bringing tears to my eyes. I had…

October 27, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Halloween snuck up on me this year, creepily approaching…with the Halloween weekend approaching I wanted to share a favorite among our household – a delicious discovery, a wicked twist on a classic… So keeping in mind that it’s also #tbt tonight seemed like the perfect night to share this throwback recipe: Zombie Meatloaf – Deliciously Dangerous! Make your meatloaf recipe as normal. Shape meatloaf into a head shape. Wrap in bacon. Use onion slices for eyes – slice slightly into them and add drop of red food coloring to center (the food coloring will bleed out making the eyes look…

August 24, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

“A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.”  This is one of the many quotes that hang on my wall. A secret to life is to believe that every thing has a purpose. Good times bring us joy and bring us up, rough times give us lessons that make us stronger. I believe we all are made for a higher purpose of some kind. Our experiences in our lives will help us become what and who we are meant to be if you are open to the lessons…

August 21, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Sunday – a day for relaxation, refreshment, and reflection. “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” I find I do most of my reflection on Sundays… It seems the world slows down a little on these days. I usually get to sleep in a little, stay in the dream realm just a little longer which leaves me awakening with a sense of wonder and in thought. No office to rush to on Sunday mornings, nothing to derail my mind. I am in a peaceful moment, it is quiet in the home…gives me the space to think… If you’ve…

August 20, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

We must remember to be bold in all areas of our lives.    Be bold in love,   be bold in making our goals,   and be bold in facing our fears.    

June 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I love to cook but I also love to eat healthy…sometimes coming up with the right combination can be tricky… this is a recipe I put together for my Mom and I one night….keeping it around 300 calories per serving (came to 311.5 calories for total meal – I came pretty close!) Recipe is broken down for one serving – multiply to create additional servings. Ingredients – 3 oz salmon fillet 1/2 c broccoli florets 1/2 medium tomatillo 1 Tbsp chopped onion 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 Tbsp sesame seeds 1/3 medium potato Blackening Seasoning Directions…

May 5, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I’ve always loved painting but in the past I’ve lacked a technical approach…I’m not where I feel I am destined to be but it’s revitalizing and motivating seeing how far I’ve come. I’ve gone from small canvas paintings to last summer making my way into an International Online Art Gallery (woohoo – that was on my bucket list!). I wouldn’t call myself a pro but I can say I’m proud of some of my work, and everyone has their own style which is always a comforting reminder. The important thing to remember in art is that it is an expression…

May 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I keep a pretty busy schedule…it’s important for me to make sure I keep a balance of wind down time, me time, a way to recharge myself…so here’s my list (another one of those, get to know your blogger posts!) … a make sure to complete at least one, but sometimes a day calls for two or three! I just couldn’t resist sharing this picture! This is totally my expression after a long day!   Meditation Sketching Painting Art Journaling Yoga Reading Taking a long hot shower Taking a walk A dip in the ocean A cup of tea Coloring…

April 28, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve made this recipe…and I noted in an old post that it was delicious…with my life in a busy, tight schedule I thought this was a great recipe to revisit. Taking only about 30 minutes to make, it is a great fit for an evening getting home at 7pm. I hate eating too late because then I tend to have a hard time getting to sleep at a decent time so the quicker and easier recipe for an evening during the work week the better, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice…

April 28, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

As I sat pondering my progress in life one night I was struck with the thought of time…the thought that “time waits for no one”… the thought that if we don’t go for it, we may never… but also the thought that we spend so much time trying to think of what to do next that we miss what may be happening to us right in that very moment. Time is something that is constantly moving forward, though we may “take a moment to pause”, that actually that paused moment is still a moving moment, it is still taking us…