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…

April 27, 2017 Laura 27Comment

Mothers’ Day is near. This is a time to celebrate our love and appreciation for all that our Mothers have done for us.  Here’s a short list of some of my favorite thoughtful and sweet gifts:  Gifts for Mom – Mothers’ Day Gift List Mom deserves a little pampering and care. Let her know how special she is and put together a self-care and nurture basket with a face mask, lotions, bath salts, and lots of wonderful pampering goodies with this beautiful personalized plush robe. Personalized Plush Robe from Things Remembered A chic and sweet frame so that Mom can…

April 19, 2017 Laura

Hello all my loves!  So as many of you have been reading, I am on a journey towards living a more minimalistic lifestyle. I want a life with more simplicity and joy, filled with more adventures and experiences, and less stuff. This has also brought some thoughts to the top of my mind about how I fill my schedule. I want to create a space that isn’t just filled with busyness but is filled with tasks and activities that are full of joy and that are helping me move forward on a path towards reaching my goals and my dreams. So this…

April 16, 2017 Laura 3Comment

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Life can be tough. It can be challenging, busy, and stressful. Sometimes stress is unavoidable. But becoming over-stressed can hurt our health, state of mind, and our happiness. It’s important to make it a priority to help keep stress at bay no matter how hectic things get. I reached out to my community of Wellness Bloggers for their expertise on how to keep stress under control so that you can keep the joy high in your life and keep on managing every day beautifully and strong. Julie Voss www.hellopeacefulmind.com Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – Instagram -…

April 15, 2017 Laura

The color feels as light as fog. It is as pretty as the scent of a French girl’s perfume. It has the softness of a mother’s embrace. And can only be heard when snow flurries touch the ground. The taste is of a sweet sugar cane. This lovely color, Is the color of Meadow Posies.

April 13, 2017 Laura 19Comment

As an artist I am always looking for ways to grow. I have several forms of art and artistic expression that I am eager to try. Oil Painting – my go-to paint choice has always been acrylic, in the last year I’ve expanded into water colors but I still have yet to give oils a try so that’s most definitely on my list! Macrame – The beautiful wall hangings and jewelry that I’ve seen come from this wonderful craft are beautiful. I think this is a skill that will take more patience but I think it will be relaxing and…

April 12, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

Bananas are an quick and easy go-to snack or addition…I love some in a bowl of cereal!  Bananas fall onto the Power Foods list for many many reasons: Most commonly known for being high in Potassium – essential for good heart health helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels Potassium also helps you be more mentally alert A great source of fiber (about 3grams per medium banana) helps aid and regulate digestion A calcium rich fruit Low in sodium Low Fat Bananas do contain a type of fat called sterols though, which helps keep blood cholesterol levels controlled by blocking the…

April 12, 2017 Laura

Jumping into the warmer weather with a Spring CauseBox CauseBox curates a box full of wonderful unique items that give back to the world. This has been my favorite subscription box ever. I love that I am sent amazing items each season that are carefully picked with a purpose. The focus of Spring’s box was authenticity and the beauty of one’s self. “Stay  True and Be You” was this season’s message. Check out all the great goodies I received in this season’s box: “Be You” Block Print – Each box always includes an inspirational print. This box’s piece was created…

April 10, 2017 Laura

I see a lot of posts about minimalism that focus on owning less stuff and de-cluttering, this isn’t what minimalism is about for me. For me, minimalism is more emotional than functional. Minimalism is about learning to make room for things that have meaning to my life, things that bring value and joy to me, and about letting go of the things that don’t. It’s about clearing space for better things in my life, allowing space for things to grow. It’s about following my heart and soul’s desire to have more in life, more than just stuff, things bigger and…