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….

October 29, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

This is a difficult post for me to write but I feel it is important that we share our stories to help others. The risks of strokes are real and many of us are unaware of how much a stroke can affect our lives. My Grandfather had a stroke last December and it changed my and my family’s lives forever. Luckily the Lord was watching over him when it happened… he was in his basement and happened to be on the phone with my uncle when it occurred so we were able to get help to him fairly quickly but the…

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 14, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

Grey swirls interrupted by shrouds of deep orange filled the sky. She watched in awe, mesmerized by the passion it exuded. A lonely arrow shot into the sky slashed through the sun. The sky grew dark. She dove, her fins pushing her deeper and deeper into the ocean’s captivity. A lonely glow shone down to her. She followed the warm trail back to the surface. Thrusting herself up from the water, she found a solo lantern sitting on the stone ledge. A sharp ache spread throughout her as the second arrow pierced her chest. She fell back into the sea….

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…