November 8, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

“You cannot pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first.” Recently I started a Self-Care Challenge on www.JaneTravis.com. Working through the Self-Care Challenge got me thinking about where I am in life and what I want to achieve, it has helped me refocus my efforts to be more in channel with my goals. This challenge has been helping me become more aware of what I need and what I truly want out of life, what is my purpose in life, what am I set forth to do. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information please reference my…

November 7, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

We all have those days, the days that we just can’t quite feel enough, or maybe you’re just so emotionally or physically drained that you just can’t take anything else on. It’s okay to have these days, it’s natural to have these days…these are signs that we need to take some time to rejuvenate, to refresh our spirits. Take the time and do something that will uplift your spirits.  Read – Immerse yourself into a fantasy. Take a vacation from reality and dream. This can release your mind from the things troubling you. A relaxed mind can handle the challenges…

November 7, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

It was a calm night but my mind was nowhere near at peace. The dreams that leave you sitting up at night are the ones determined to not let you go.  If your heart desires to obtain a goal so much that you cannot fall asleep then it is a sign. It is calling out to you to set your intentions to make it happen. I laid in bed thinking of painting and painting and painting. I dreamed up my boutique and art gallery as if it was coming to life right in my mind. It was in that moment that…

November 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I get up early, I go to bed late. Some days I’m stressed, some days I’m just tired, and some days I’m full of spunk but most days I’m happy, and every day I am grateful. I made the comment today a few times of how busy a day today was and twice I was told how great that was because busy means job security. In the light of the current (past week) events in my workplace, that is true. I am so grateful to be where I am today. I worked hard to get to where I am and…

November 1, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Within your mind you have the power to find beauty, peace, and happiness everywhere. I have been asked many times, “Why are you so happy? How are you so positive?”, well because I choose to be. My best piece of advice when you aren’t in a situation that makes you happy – you have two choices to make yourself happy, either change the situation or change your perspective but take control. I’m not perfect and I have my down times and even have my slumps I occasionally get stuck in (example – I get “hangry” and I also get cranky…

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.