• Supporting a friend who has lost someone to suicide. Be there, my friends. Just be there. | Gypsy Magpie

    Supporting a Friend Who has Lost Someone to Suicide

    I have to be honest, I have thought about this post for years now and every time I start, I doubt myself and delete it all. There are several weeks in January and February that my heart feels particularly soft so here I am attempting to write these words yet again. Suicide. How do you […]

  • Bottles | Gypsy Magpie


    The last two weeks I have done a lot of self reflection. I had a conversation with a loved one, and I surprised myself with what I said. It really bothered me. Like I said before, I’m a bottler and I’m trying to learn to overcome that this year. Well, I finally opened the lid […]

  • Easy Christmas Card Garland {Gypsy Magpie}

    Christmas Card Garland

    The main floor of our home doesn’t have a lot of walls to hang things on, so when we had our first Christmas in the house, 3 years ago, I was at a loss for where to hang the Christmas cards we received from our family and friends. I like to display them out in […]

  • Be Still {Gypsy Magpie}

    Be Still

    Remember back in January when I chose the word LISTEN to focus on this year? Wow, I could have never foreseen the amount of opportunities I would be given to do just that. Maybe when you focus on something you notice it more? Maybe you become more open to the teaching experiences that are thrown […]

  • Moving Mountains {Gypsy Magpie}

    Moving Mountains

    It’s been nearly 2 months since I have sat down at this computer. I have to be honest, I’ve avoided it like the plague. I didn’t feel I had the words to do justice to the experiences we have had this summer with love, and with loss. I don’t think I have the words even […]

  • 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, […]