• Assume Good Will {Gypsy Magpie}

    Assume Good Will

    Is it just me, or does it seem lately that we are all a little too eager to jump down each other’s throats? Whether it be politics, religion, how someone looks, the type of music they listen to, right on down to how they looked at you this morning! Maybe it’s the ease of communication […]

  • How to make Homemade Bread Crumbs {Gypsy Magpie}

    Next to Free Breadcrumbs

    I want it noted that I made myself fold ALL the piles of laundry that were laying on my bedroom floor BEFORE I could play on this blog tonight. No, no, applause isn’t necessary… but, seriously, clap louder! This is a huge deal! Last week my sister texted me from the grocery store, trying to […]

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    My New Scary Adventures in Young Women’s

    Do you recall how I talked about trying to learn about faith, HERE? This past month has been a wee bit nuts. I was called to serve as the Young Women’s President for the youth organization of my ward of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will have close to 50 […]

  • Fun in Oceanside {Gypsy Magpie}

    Oceanside, CA.

    My family just enjoyed a week at my family reunion in sunny California. Needless to say, we are all going through withdrawals now that we are home! It’s soooooooo nice to have a few days where you are free from all the day to day crap and can just relax, have a blast, and be […]

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    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 […]

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    What Matters Most

    Today, I went to the funeral of a fun, rambunctious, sunshine of a 5 year old boy, named Carson. Carson loved trucks, sports, jeeps, going fast, and laughing. He learned to ride a bike before his 3rd birthday, and was one tough little cookie. He had courage… Carson Courage. He lived life to the fullest, […]

  • Compliments of the Man {Gypsy Magpie}

    Compliments of the Man

    Last night, my hubs tells me in his sweetest, most sincere voice that I have “nice broad shoulders” and then with the speed and agility of man about to be shot, says “but, not in a Olga East German Swimmer kind of way.”  This was soon followed by snickers, giggles, and then all out rolling […]