• Open: My One Word 2022 | gypsy magpie

    Open: My One Word 2022

    Where do I even begin to explain all that has happened since I last wrote here? In truth, I really don’t know. My body fell apart. BRCA2 reared its ugly head. I was cracked open and I’ve done my level best just to keep walking since. Step by step. Day by day. Healing. Getting stronger. […]

  • 5 Female fitness YouTube channels to sweat to this winter | Gypsy Magpie

    5 Female Fitness YouTube Channels To Sweat To This Winter

    It’s January and everyone has set weightloss goals, so let’s talk fitness for a bit. In the warm months, I want to be outside all the time. Playing at the park with my kids, taking the dog for a walk, hiking mountain trails, going for a run in the morning. I love it all. But […]

  • Living a Life that's Important to Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    That’s Important to Me

    I shared a song that I love on my personal Facebook page this morning and within minutes I received a text from my mother that said she felt a blog post coming on. With her encouragement I’m taking a break from crafts, food, DIY, and adventure to share a bit of my heart today. It […]

  • Nothings {Gypsy Magpie}


    I am sore and feeling a little wierded out that three total strangers all handled my breast this morning. Yet, at the same time I honestly couldn’t be more thankful that they did. I ended up needing several mammograms and an ultrasound before the radiologist decided to come in for yet another ultrasound just to […]

  • Blue Eyes {Gypsy Magpie}

    Blue Eyes

    The doctor called tonight. The mammogram didn’t go like I had hoped. There is something there and they don’t know what. Next week I will meet with the head Radiologist and get two spot specific mammograms and an ultrasound, then we will go from there. I realize that it’s too early to freak out, that […]

  • Live Happy Challenge: Results

    Last week I announced to the universe that I was going to try the LIVE HAPPY CHALLENGE, big mistake. I think it’s like praying for patience. Pray for patience and somebody says, “You want patience? Hold on to your seat, girl!” That’s exactly what happened when I decided to do DR. MATT’S challenge. The daily […]

  • Angelina Jolie, BRCA2 Gene Mutations, and Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    Angelina Jolie, BRCA Gene Mutations, and Me.

    If you’ve stuck around here very long, you know that I carry a GENETIC MUTATION that gives me an extremely high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, among other things. I have talked about it HERE and more recently, HERE. It is something that is constantly in the back of my mind. How excited I […]