• Fall Photos

    A couple of weeks ago, we did the impossible!We got family photos taken!The last family picture of us {that I will openly display} was when our 3rd little piggy was about 18 months old…she is now 4. To top that off, the last time said piggy had a real picture taken was when she was about […]

  • The Old Man's Major Award {Gypsy Magpie}

    The Old Man’s Major Award…Only Better

    Have I mentioned how addicted I am to Pinterest? I have found enough ideas for 2 lifetimes! But, once you pin them, what do you do with the info? I’ve pinned so much that I’ve forgotten what I have even pinned! Well, the last few weeks, I have seen several Pinterest Challenges going on around […]

  • Beautiful Heartbreak

    Life isn’t easy… for anyone. Isn’t it amazing how a trial can push us out of our comfort zone to become a better more beautiful version of ourselves? How we handle the pushing is up to us. Sometimes it just seems like it’s all too much. It’s almost too difficult to keep going. But we […]

  • It’s all about the Pink.

    Warning! This blog is about to get personal. If you can’t handle it, go type the word “kitties” into your Google search bar and go with that… If you are still with me, please love me through my imperfections. If you didn’t know already, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s kind of a big […]

  • Spelling City Recap

    Wow, I haven’t posted in 3 weeks! That tells you how my life has been! Busy busy busy with hardly anything to show for it! I told you that I’d let you know what my experience was with Spelling City, so here you go! For the past few weeks, we’ve been using this fun little […]

  • Spelling City

    I don’t know about you, but it seems like my kids have been struggling with spelling lately. We are all getting terribly bored of the daily mother/child fake spelling test routine. We are ready to change things up. I’ve been given a premium membership to VocabularySpellingCity.com for a candid, personal, online review. VocabularySpellingCity.com helps students […]

  • My first dutch braid {Gypsy Magpie}

    Going a Little Girly

    I was one of the lucky few to grow up with 5 younger brothers. I LOVED it! {It probably helped that I was a tomboy.} We played in the mud, caught lizards, lit spiders on fire, and blew up stuff. Life was dirty, sticky, and full of surprises. Flash forward a decade… I now have […]