• You are too smart to be the only person standing in your own way! | Gypsy Magpie

    Getting Out of My Own Way aka Self Confidence

    Since it’s the month of Confidence, I figured maybe it was high time to put what I’ve been working on into action. So much easier said than done! Self confidence is scary. A couple weeks ago, a darling 20-something I used to teach contacted me about a new market series she and her mom were […]

  • Magpie Adventures: Goblin Valley State Park | Gypsy Magpie

    Magpie Adventures: Goblin Valley

    For Spring Break this year, we took a road trip to Southeastern Utah for a little R&R. The first 6 months of the year is my husband’s heavy time for his trucking company which takes him away for weeks at a time, so by April we were all in need of a family getaway. We […]

  • I needed a way to gather my inspiration for my dining room project together in one place, so I created this little inspiration board to keep me focused! I love inpiration boards! | Gypsy Magpie

    Dining Room Inspiration Board

    When I was taking interior design classes in school, we were taught to create inspiration boards for the projects we were working on. Because I am such a visual person, I always loved that part of the planning process. There is just something about having everything placed together in front of my eyes that helps […]

  • Confidence, May's Family Focus | Gypsy Magpie

    May Family Focus: Confidence

    I’ll bet y’all thought I forgot about this months Family Focus, didn’t you? Nah, it’s been mulling around in my head for a while now. I just needed a little time, some quiet moments to myself. The hubs has been gone pretty steady since February and though I was adamant that I wouldn’t revert to […]

  • Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. Ideas for celebrating Earth Day 2016

    Earth Day 2016 Ideas

    I started writing this post last week, but didn’t get it done. Our spunky little grandma passed away and all our focus has been there the last little bit, as it should be. With Earth Day tomorrow, I’m sorry that this is such late notice, but hopefully you understand. I know it’s only a day […]

  • Where I Am Wednesday: Just muddling through | Gypsy Magpie

    Where I Am Wednesday: Shiplap, Birthdays, & Bullies

    Like I said last week, I’m trying to learn to embrace the process. In that vein, I thought I’d start a little occasional post series on here called Where I Am Wednesday… all about what I’m doing and where I am right now, in this moment. Sort of a mash up of everything going on, […]

  • Embracing the Process | Gypsy Magpie

    DIY, Chaos, and Embracing the Process

    If you’re following along on Instagram, you know I opened a Pandora’s Box of DIY craziness 8 weeks ago. I’m almost embarrassed to type that, 8 weeks! 2 months of living in a disaster area and not a ton to show for it so far. I haven’t posted much about it all because I had […]