• Richard and Linda Eyre's The Entitlement Trap

    Joy and Consistency

    This last little while, I have been working on learning how to be a better parent and discovering how to raise happy children. This feels weird to admit but, things came easy for me when my little ones were babies. It was innate in me, natural. I relished it. Infancy is like a drug to this […]

  • Green refinished vintage high chair {Gypsy Magpie}

    A Painted Vintage High Chair… and Progress

    Today an AMAZING thing happened, I actually finished a project. Yes, I said finished! I know, I know, it is very hard to believe. However, I did have a little motivation in the form of an angry giant who wanted to pull his truck in the garage. Shh! Did you hear that? Me, neither… Two […]

  • Don't just Survive, Thrive {Gypsy Magpie}

    Survival Mode

    I wish I could say that my absence from blogging was because I was on an incredible trip or doing something fabulous, BUT that would be far from reality. What have I been doing? Well, to sum it up in one word… surviving. You’d think that after 7+ years of this job, that the traveling […]

  • Create a Little Inspiration

    I have to be honest, I have recently been suffering from something rather diabolical. What, you ask? What horrible disease could possibly be plaguing me? Lack of Creativity! Yep, I have had a creative block, for MONTHS! To some people that might seem pretty silly, but for someone who has a natural inner need to create, […]

  • Honeybee {Gypsy Magpie}

    Honeybee

    via The Graphics Fairy I found out this week that I am getting a niece. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Apparently, after all the boys my parents produced, there is no testosterone left! This will be the 4th granddaughter. Who would have ever imagined, well, other than my Nana. She wishes girls on everyone so […]

  • About Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    The Letter

    My Daddy thinks I’m pretty great. He always has. And if that wasn’t always the case, he NEVER let on. I was his “Sunshine Girl” and my little girl me made him happy. But, if you listen to most of my extended family or old neighbors tell it, you’d get a different story. I must of […]

  • Just because you loved them {Gypsy Magpie}

    Motherhood… Just Because YOU Loved Them

    Legend has it that my Great-Grandma Anderson made THE best banana bread. My dad tells my mother every time she makes some. To be quite honest, one of the reasons I learned to cook as a teenager, was so that I could make my daddy as happy as his grandma made him. I wanted desperately […]