• Creating new traditions {Gypsy Magpie}

    August One- The Tradition

    OK, so here is another random confession… We really don’t have any of our OWN traditions. Yep, we’ve been married for 10 years and we don’t do anything unique to our own little family unit. I’m not sure why, other than the fact that between the two of us, we have a very large, loving, incredible, […]

  • Richard and Linda Eyre's The Entitlement Trap

    Joy and Consistency

    This last little while, I have been working on learning how to be a better parent and discovering how to raise happy children. This feels weird to admit but, things came easy for me when my little ones were babies. It was innate in me, natural. I relished it. Infancy is like a drug to this […]

  • Green refinished vintage high chair {Gypsy Magpie}

    A Painted Vintage High Chair… and Progress

    Today an AMAZING thing happened, I actually finished a project. Yes, I said finished! I know, I know, it is very hard to believe. However, I did have a little motivation in the form of an angry giant who wanted to pull his truck in the garage. Shh! Did you hear that? Me, neither… Two […]

  • Sunsets are Therapeutic

    They should NOT allow women with multiple children to attend church without a significant other/referee/hired thug. I thought I’d figured that out last week, but today really cemented it for me! Lulu was in rare form today… which was not helped by the “dry-councilman” going over time. I took the baby out once, June out […]

  • Don't just Survive, Thrive {Gypsy Magpie}

    Survival Mode

    I wish I could say that my absence from blogging was because I was on an incredible trip or doing something fabulous, BUT that would be far from reality. What have I been doing? Well, to sum it up in one word… surviving. You’d think that after 7+ years of this job, that the traveling […]

  • Smiling {Gypsy Magpie}

    Something to Smile About

    Today I wrote a children’s book. Well, I think it’s been written in my head for years. I just finally wrote it down on paper, well, typed it on Word. I don’t know what I’ll ever do with it. Let’s be honest, I’m a stay-at-home mother of 4 from Utah, so it probably won’t ever […]

  • Create a Little Inspiration

    I have to be honest, I have recently been suffering from something rather diabolical. What, you ask? What horrible disease could possibly be plaguing me? Lack of Creativity! Yep, I have had a creative block, for MONTHS! To some people that might seem pretty silly, but for someone who has a natural inner need to create, […]