• Purpose: to live deliberately... my word for 2017 | Gypsy Magpie

    My One Word for 2017

    Hello 2017! It feels so strange to say that, and yet so wonderful too. 2016 wasn’t a horrible year for me, but it wasn’t a fabulous one either. There were no huge defeats and no great triumphs. It just sort of was. I felt stagnant and hopeful at the same time. I wanted to move […]

  • Merry Christmas 2016! | Gypsy Magpie

    Merry Christmas 2016!

    Oh my goodness, it’s really here! Merry Christmas 2016, you guys! I just wanted to take a quick moment in the craziness of Christmas to say thanks. Thank you for being absolutely awesome this year. Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I can’t thank you enough for the encouragement you’ve given me. […]

  • 5 ideas for serving others | Gypsy Magpie

    5 Ideas for Serving Others

    This Christmas has been a heartbreaking one for so many of my loved ones. I’ve been struggling trying to find some way to reach out and show that I am here and I care. My friend told me yesterday that service was scary. She never felt confident in her abilities to reach out and do. […]

  • Bee's Books and Her Little Free Library | Gypsy Magpie

    Bee’s Books and her Little Free Library

    For the last few years, my oldest daughter has been dreaming and scheming up plans for her very own bookstore. Bee’s Books, as she lovingly refers to her imaginary shop, will be filled with books, imagination, and adventure. The walls will be covered in bright murals pulled from the pages of her favorite novels with […]

  • Aspire to be a Giver | Gypsy Magpie

    Count Down to Midway Market

    Oh my stars, you guys! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet around here the last couple weeks, but the final count down to Midway Market is on! There are 5 days left until the market and to say I am burning the candle at both ends would be an understatement. I have so much to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]