• My One Word 2016: Focus

    The New Year is here! A fresh start, a new beginning, and another word. I have been thinking about my One Word for 2016 for over a month and the same concept keeps coming back to me. It must be a boomerang because I throw it away and it comes right back. That dang word […]

  • My One Little Word 2015 {Gypsy Magpie}

    My One Word 2015: Joy

    Happy Day! After several months and a lot of hours, this little creative place finally has a real home. Moving from a blogspot to WordPress was a ton of work, and there is still more to do but I’ve realized that it will happen with time. There is so much more to learn about this […]

  • My One Word: 2014 {Gypsy Magpie}

    My One Word: 2014

    When I was growing up a family friend named MaryAnn, would pick one skill or aspect of her life that she wanted to work on and then she would devote that year to becoming better at it. One year she took up painting, another year she learned about herbs and essential oils, another was food […]

  • Listen {Gypsy Magpie}

    My One Word 2013

    Last year, I decided to turn my New Year’s resolutions into One Word, one overarching focus. This past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what was accomplished in 2012, and I was feeling a little frustrated. My life still isn’t in any semblance of order. There are unfinished things and loose […]

  • Project Order Master Plan {Gypsy Magpie}

    Project: Order…The Master Plan

    A decade ago, when Manly and I tied the knot, I was put on “the pill”. It seemed like a good idea because everybody else I knew was on it, so it must be great, right? Wrong! {Well, for me anyway. It may be fantastic for you. If so, rock on!} Out of nowhere, my naturally optimistic, […]

  • My One Word

    Happy 2012 y’all! It’s been a long break since the last post, but sometimes you just do what you have to do to get by, you know? With a trucker, 4 kids, Christmas, New Year’s, and a little vacation, I got a little busy, but had a lot of fun. Then, this past Thursday, my […]