• Listen {Gypsy Magpie}

    My One Word 2013

    Last year, I decided to turn my New Year’s resolutions into One Word, one overarching focus. This past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what was accomplished in 2012, and I was feeling a little frustrated. My life still isn’t in any semblance of order. There are unfinished things and loose […]

  • 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 […]

  • Good, Better, Best

    If you haven’t been able to tell from my sporadic-ness this past month or so, things have been a little wild. Manly was trucking for all of November, well, minus 6ish days off and on, but just let me be melodramatic and say ALL of November because it makes me feel better. Deal? Sweet. I […]

  • My thoughts on Lowering the Bar and Being Awesome {Gypsy Magpie}

    Lowering the Bar and Being Awesome

    This past summer I was lucky enough to be involved in the 5th, and what looks to be final, addition of the The 30 Strangers Project with the remarkable Justin Hackworth. I enlisted my mama and my “Nana” to come along and be part of it with me. We all share the same genetic mutation, […]

  • Date Night {Gypsy Magpie}

    Date Night

    I have fantastic news! Last night, Manly and I went on a date! Yeah, like a REAL date. We’re talking no kids, got dressed up, stayed up late, and didn’t eat fast food kind of date! Coconut Shrimp, baby! I can’t tell you how needed it was. Let’s just say our last date was for […]

  • Reflections

    I’m trying something new in my Young Women’s lessons called “Reflections”. It’s a mental exercise that my dad told me about. He shared with me how much this simple practice has helped the youth of his stake to take what they are learning and apply it to their lives. My father told me about one […]

  • How to cut corn off the cob {Gypsy Magpie}

    How to Cut Corn from the Cob

    I recently got some shiny new teeth. Yeah, you weren’t expecting that one, were ya! When I was a little girl, I had a gnarly accident involving my older cousins, a slide, and a lovely little cement barrier. Long story short, my front tooth was knocked out through my lip and the adult tooth that […]