• Heartfelt and hopeful DIY string art #PRINCEofPEACE | Gypsy Magpie

    DIY Anchor String Art #PRINCEofPEACE

    When I was a girl, I liked to help my grandpa out in his workshop. To keep me from getting under foot, he used to give me pieces of scrap wood, a hammer, nails, and rubber bands. He taught me to hammer the nails into the wood, then showed me how to use the rubber […]

  • Hope is an anchor for the soul. The tender story of how a heartbroken veteran learned to hope #PrinceofPeace | Gypsy Magpie

    Hope is an Anchor for the Soul #PrinceofPeace

    This Easter, mormon.org has created a beautiful initiative on Jesus Christ called #PrinceofPeace. In Isaiah 9:6 we read, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” […]

  • Christmas Star DIY plus Free Printable Gift Tag to Light the World this Christmas!

    Christmas Star DIY

    I thought I’d have this fun little Christmas Star DIY up on the blog last week but my computer had a spasm. I gave Santa Claus my biggest, best puppy eyes and asked for a laptop under the tree on Christmas morning, so cross your fingers he comes through! Speaking of puppies, mine destroyed my […]

  • #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 […]

  • A Christ Centered Easter | Gypsy Magpie

    Christ Centered Easter

    March is here! Spring is on it’s way and I am incredibly excited! I am oh so thankful for a winter full of snow but wow, am I ready for green grass and growing things. The thought of gardening, birds chirping, and colorful flowers is getting me through these final weeks of snow here on […]

  • Service. Sometimes it's just about showing up. | Gypsy Magpie

    Creating Joy: Afterthoughts and Snapshots of 2015

    In 16 short days a new year will begin, are you ready? As I try to prepare the last odds and ends before Christmas, I find myself thinking about the past 12 months and what I have learned. 2015 was my year to work on creating Joy in my life, my home, and my family. […]

  • A letter from an old LDS Young Women's President to a new one. You can do this. {Gypsy Magpie}

    Arise, and Shine Forth

    Dearest New Young Women’s President, They told me months ago that this day was coming. They didn’t tell me your name, but I was asked to prepare for you to take my place just the same. I took it hard, tears fell instantly and they haven’t stopped. I’m still trying to come to grips with […]