Blogging, Life, Lists

October Wrap-Up and November Goals

October was a whirlwind of a month, to put it lightly. Much of the first few weeks flew by as our days were consumed with moving, and unpacking... and setting up the house... and figuring out bills... and... and... and... That said, even with all the chaos, October ended up being a pretty good month… Continue reading October Wrap-Up and November Goals

Life, Lists, Travel

July/August Wrap-Up and September Goals

The last two months have been just an absolute whirlwind. There’s some pretty big and significant life-changes that have been going on behind the scenes here at Magpie over the last few weeks that have been simultaneously super-exciting, and absolutely terrifying. I won't say too much about it all on here until all is said… Continue reading July/August Wrap-Up and September Goals

Lists, School School School

Tips for Emailing Your Professors – From a Professor!

In recent years, one of the most common things I’m asked about by students is email. Specifically, how to email your professors. When I first started getting this, I was a little confused by it - until I realized that we’re at the point where none of our traditional students remember a world without IM… Continue reading Tips for Emailing Your Professors – From a Professor!

Lists, School School School

12 Tips for Adjusting to College from a Student Turned Professor

This year marks my 7th year teaching college. It’s an absolutely CRAZY thing for me to think about, since it seriously just feels like yesterday that I was receiving my MA. But time marches ever forward, and with seven years of teaching under my belt, in addition to the five years I spent in higher… Continue reading 12 Tips for Adjusting to College from a Student Turned Professor

Life, Lists

Liebster Award and Blogger to Blogger Personal Tag

It’s been a very hectic week here at Magpie Making Do (for a variety of personal reasons that I’m not going to get into here, including a death in the family), and I’ve noticed myself feeling very guilty about not posting in more than a week and a half - which is nice, because it’s… Continue reading Liebster Award and Blogger to Blogger Personal Tag

Book Love, Lists, Magpie Reviews

#ReadWomenMonth Reading Wrap-Up

Participating in StasiaLikesCakes’ Read Women Month was a really fun, fulfilling, and enlightening experience. I did both the Instagram challenge (see that wrap-up here), and the reading challenge, and in the process read 9 books, reacquainted myself with reading fiction regularly, and learned a lot about my reading preferences and habits. I realized how much… Continue reading #ReadWomenMonth Reading Wrap-Up

Book Love, Life, Lists, Travel

June Wrap-Up and July Goals

Ah, another month gone, another goals wrap-up post - and June did NOT go as smoothly in terms of goals as I hoped it would. That said, it wasn’t quite the total failure that it could have been. So how’d I do? Well, June was a strange one this year. I spent the first two… Continue reading June Wrap-Up and July Goals

Book Love, Lists, Magpie Reviews

#ReadWomenMonth Instagram Challenge Wrap-Up

Today marks the end of #ReadWomenMonth, and not only did I pledge to read only female authors this month (wrap-up on that coming soon), but I also participated in the Instagram challenge - as best I could anyway. So today, I’m wrapping the month up with a compilation of all my Instagram posts over the… Continue reading #ReadWomenMonth Instagram Challenge Wrap-Up

Life, Lists, Making Do

May Wrap-up and June Goals

Well, hot damned. It’s June. Already. I find myself saying that a lot these days. “Already!?” “It’s summer already!?” “It’s [insert month] already!?” And the busier I am from day to day, the more I seem to be saying it. And May was a VERY busy month. It always is. From wrapping up and ending… Continue reading May Wrap-up and June Goals

Life, Lists

April Misses and May Goals

So it’s time for my monthly wrap-up! Who knew it was going to be May so soon? It completely snuck up on me, and unfortunately I didn’t really meet all my goals for April as a result. To recap what I wanted to do, you can find the full post here. I was able to… Continue reading April Misses and May Goals