January 10, 2017 Laura 26Comment

I believe in surrounding myself with inspiration and motivation that fuels me throughout my day. I build my bedroom with the same idea. Every task I complete I want to inspire me…including making my bed… I am given a gift every morning that I awake. I am given the ability to go make my day any way I want it to be, the opportunity to make it an amazing day. I will admit some mornings are tough, sometimes the bed is too warm and the day is too cold, or I’m too tired and I know a long day awaits…

January 6, 2017 Laura

With the New Year comes thoughts of healthy habits, becoming the best and healthiest version of yourself. I wanted to kick off the year with a give-away to help you stay chic while you’re hitting your H2O goals! Enter below for your chance to win a S’well Water Bottle! Be stylish and socially conscious with a chic water bottle from S’well. They also partner with UNICEF, helping provide clean water to children so you can feel good while you are getting your H2O in each day.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

January 4, 2017 Laura

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas and recipes in this series to help you fight the temptation of running to the vending machine. This week’s choice – almonds! I will never forget my first time eating a raw almond from the organic stand at the Farmer’s Market – ripping off the…

January 3, 2017 Laura

My ex says to me, “You just want to go and be seen all the time.” His comment really irked me. It made me feel as if he was implying I was a show-off which doesn’t really fit my personality or my values and it bugged me. The comment stuck with me, it kept nagging at me and I kept analyzing it over and over. Driving home from the grocery store, laying down to sleep at night – I’d think of it. Such a simple comment that had become ever-so annoying to me, sticking in my mind. Last night it…

January 2, 2017 Laura 6Comment

During my 2017 Goals & Intentions Planning, I sat and revisited my Bucket List…this has been growing and transforming over the years realigning me with what I feel is a purpose in my life.  Let’s start by taking a look at what I checked off at my 2016 Bucket List: Make a bucket list. Have some paintings in an art show (woot, was in three this year!), paint a self-portrait…okay so I didn’t do too much checking off in 2016 but I did still have some amazing other adventures – rode in a bi-plane, went to Chincoteague, VA, smashed a car (like in a…

January 2, 2017 Laura 31Comment

I spent the day by myself but not alone…kept tucked away at home most of the day with my pup but it was not short of anything but an amazing day. I love the New Year so much (I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before). A day spent reflecting, planning, and dreaming of reaching my goals in 2017. Sunday dinner was nothing fancy today, but still special to me. I have to be honest, I was going to hit the drive-thru at McD’s but then Perkin’s brightly lit sign yelled “eggs!” to me…I enjoyed a quiet dinner for one in a…

January 1, 2017 Laura 40Comment

2016 was about finding inspiration and motivation in my life, 2017 will be about making things happen. I put building blocks in place, started gathering my tools for success, started pulling together my tribe – 2016 had its struggles and its sorrows but it has amazingly putting me right where I need to be to enter 2017 and that is such an inspiring feeling. Wonderful things came into play last year (so weird to say that already!) which helped shape me to where I am today, the first day of a beautiful and magical New Year! Recap of some of…

December 30, 2016 Laura

One of the things I love so much about blogging is the opportunity to meet so many like and loving souls. I met Shan – I felt an instant connection to just in the little bit of time we’ve chatted. I feel like we are kin spirits, aligned in our journeys, with paralleled thoughts. She gave me the wonderful freedom of reviewing her 2017 Magical Manifesting Diary. It really is a magic-making book!  I absolutely love the theme of this diary, adventure. That is my own theme of life as well, spread love and adventure all throughout your life.               …

December 29, 2016 Laura

I have always been in love with mermaids…some days thinking maybe I was/am one – who knows… I have a pretty imaginative mind. More recently I have been exploring my design of mermaids, through my sketches and my paintings. As I sketched and painted, it brought to me to a memory of a dream within a meditation I had a couple of years ago. I thought it’d be fun to share for a #throwbackthursday post. My dream spoke of pain and love, of disaster and beauty. It is how I feel the world is balanced, that even though there may…

December 28, 2016 Laura 12Comment

A couple days before the New Year rings in and I have two vacation days ahead. What are my plans – staying home, kicking it in some sweats and going to town on cleaning, organizing, ditching the clutter, and writing those resolutions down! The New Year is always an exciting time for me, like a new bud blossoming open, it creates a new beginning and new life unto all of us.  You can’t go wrong in these cozy duds. Check out my top picks for cozy wear for your New Year’s prep. https://www.mavenx.com/board/A8SSsNyoRgTNrXB9s