• 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Faith

    This past week has been a rough one, and this week isn’t looking any easier. I’m not going to get into it, so, let’s just say that I am getting a crash course in faith. I’m learning about fear and inadequacy and all that junk like never before. You know, being pushed out of your […]