• Mudroom After Update #1 {Gypsy Magpie}

    DIY Mudroom, Merry LATE Christmas to ME!

    When my hubs asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I gave him a big hug and answered…”wood“. He just looked at me, shook his head, and said something along the lines of “Why can’t you be normal and ask for something that I can just go buy at the store?” with a long *sigh* added for emphasis. That’s when I […]

  • 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 […]

  • Our Best Bites Love {Gypsy Magpie}

    What’s for Dinner?

    Whenever I am faced with the “what’s for dinner?” dilemma, and I can’t come up with something on my own, I find myself turning to the lovely ladies at Our Best Bites. Every recipe I have ever tried from their website has been fantastic! I think it helps that Sara and Kate are mothers with young families. […]

  • 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 […]