• New Years Trick {Gypsy Magpie}

    My Cruel New Year’s Trick

    Something horrible happened over the holidays… Manly surprised me with this amazing little beauty. Cruel and unusual punishment, I tell you! What’s cruel about it? I can’t use my right arm. On New Year’s Day, I decided to roll around with a snowmobile, which resulted in the dislocation of both my clavicle and my shoulder. […]

  • Low-key Christmas {Gypsy Magpie}

    2 nights after Christmas & all thru the house

    Christmas came and went. Somehow I hurt myself pretty bad and was annoyingly laid up for 2 weeks. After a week and a half of horrible pains in my neck and nasty migraines, Manly dragged me into the chiropractor to figure out what was wrong. I don’t know why I don’t like the chiropractor. I […]

  • Halloween Procrastination {Gypsy Magpie}

    Procrastination Strikes Again!

    T-minus 21 hours until my husband’s family Halloween party… and, only 2 of the 4 costumes are done. Procrastination? Why, yes! Right now, as I type, I’m supposed to be looking up tutorials for making a Pippi Longstocking wig. This post may contain affiliate links which helps me keep this creative little happy place going […]

  • Celebrating August One

    Yesterday was a special little holiday for our family. It was what we lovingly refer to as August One around here. Remember THIS POST from last year, when I told you all about my Auntie Ella and my very first deliberate tradition? Well, yesterday was “August One” 2012… and it was “perfect, like Janet” in […]

  • My One Word

    Happy 2012 y’all! It’s been a long break since the last post, but sometimes you just do what you have to do to get by, you know? With a trucker, 4 kids, Christmas, New Year’s, and a little vacation, I got a little busy, but had a lot of fun. Then, this past Thursday, my […]

  • Love Her Mother {Gypsy Magpie}

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Tonight I watched my husband’s dad sing “Feliz Navidad” into a candy cane. With a Santa hat and a big mustached smile, he danced around our living room with my little girls. As I giggled in the kitchen, I listened to my daughters squeal in delight as their beloved Grandpa dipped and twirled them across the floor. Some men […]