• 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. […]

  • #lighttheworld this Christmas!

    Light the World

    Needing a little something special to get your family in the spirit of Christmas this year? My church just kicked off a wonderful Christmas focus called Light the World, all about making the world a brighter place through service. I can’t tell you enough how excited I am about this! When we choose to follow […]

  • Perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement | Gypsy Magpie

    October Family Focus: Perseverance

    Perseverance. Stick-it-tooey. Tenacity. Determination. Moxie. Persistence. Grit. Whatever you want to call it, we all need more of it in this day and age. Ok, honesty here… I have been working on this focus since July. Yes, I said JULY. I have been hit in the face with lessons on perseverance every dang time I […]

  • Join us as we focus on NATURE for the month of June! | Gypsy Magpie

    June Family Focus: Nature

    The hubby got a few days off from the road so we loaded up the car on Friday and took off for Sanpete County. We spent Memorial Day weekend up on the mountain with my family and had so much fun. Nature has a way of slowing things down, clearing the mind, and helping a […]

  • 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 […]