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    Happy Home

    It seems like life has a way of ramping up the pace without me knowing it. One day I just get overwhelmed by it all and have to take a step back. I know there is not really a way to completely put the brakes on, but there has to be a way to make […]

  • Lessons from Spring Break {Gypsy Magpie}

    Lessons from Spring Break

    This past week was glorious Spring Break! *Insert angels singing here* We took advantage of the time off of school and ventured down to one of our favorite little out of the way places, MOAB, UTAH. via discovermoab.com My family has been going to this fun little town for as long as I can remember. […]

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    Comparison is the Thief of Joy {F. F. #6}

    This week in a nutshell: planning Minute to Win it activity for my YOUTH GROUP, carrying out said activity for my youth group, Scouts, driving, gymnastics, 3 year old terrorists, Achievement Days (an activity for girls 8-11 in my CHURCH), piano lessons, driving, bottle of bubbles poured on my bed, washing bubbles out of cal-king […]

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    Dinner Table Talk

    This past week has been a blur. There has been something every day and every night. Everything has been twice as hard as it should be. The kids are still cranky from being sick plus add daylight savings time on top of that and we are talking a serious treat! A whole lot of attitude […]

  • Determined Woman {Gypsy Magpie}


    There is something amazing about you, Woman. You are soft and tender, yet tough as nails. You are Mother Earth and Mother Bear, whether mother or not. You take the day on the chin and then come back for more the next morning. You listen and feel on a level that even you can not […]

  • Friday Favorites {Gypsy Magpie}

    Friday Favorites

    Here is a little bit of what I have been crushing on this week:    Urban Outfitters Zig Zag Duvet: Bought this in blue for my 8 year old’s birthday and she big puffy heart LOVES it! It’s a beautiful Tiffany Blue that thankfully tones down her pink walls. {Have I mentioned that I absolutely […]

  • You're not as breakable as you think {Gypsy Magpie}

    Straight Jacket

    I have officially been in this straight jacket shoulder brace for three days. I’ve been told it shall be my daily companion for 4-8 weeks. The dang clasp is in the back. I may murder the inventor when all is said and done… It’s been 16 days since my accident and my patience and spirits […]