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

Baking and Cooking, Life, Magpie Writes, Making Do

The One Where Magpie Hates Healthy Eating

So one of my biggest goals for this month is a total ban on take-out and fast food. Over the last couple years as I’ve added job after job, my eating habits have basically found themselves going right down the toilet. Whatever was quick, easy, and convenient was what was on the menu. I drive… Continue reading The One Where Magpie Hates Healthy Eating

Life, Lists, Making Do

March: The Good, The Bad, And the Goals.

As part of my plan for getting more consistent around here, I’ve decided to make it my goal to post a wrap-up of each month - this way I can sort of look at each month in review, identify what I accomplished and what needs improvement. I feel like it’s also going to be nice… Continue reading March: The Good, The Bad, And the Goals.

Life, Magpie Writes, Making Do

Reassessing for 2017

So any of you who have been around for a while know that my blogging over the last two years has been… sporadic at best. I’ll have a month or two where I’m really consistent, and then go on radio silence for three. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years trying… Continue reading Reassessing for 2017

Life, Making Do, Purchases

2017 Bullet Journal Setup

I've done a detailed Bullet Journal Set-up post the last two years, but as I started to set up this year's, I realized that over the course of those two posts, I've really sort of settled into the system that works for me. So this year, I'm not really changing much up from last year,… Continue reading 2017 Bullet Journal Setup

Life, Lists, Making Do

My 2017 Goals

So it's January, and of course, that means it's resolution time. I've spent a lot of time these last two weeks really putting thought into what this year's goals should be, because I feel like I'm very much at a crossroads of sorts. I'm turning the big 3-0 this May, and there's a lot of… Continue reading My 2017 Goals

Life, Making Do

Take Back What’s Yours!

I’m taking back my CONTROL. An appropriate post for my return to the blogosphere after an almost three month absence, to be sure. Because really, that’s what this absence has been all about. My loss of control. Or at least the feeling that I’ve lost control taking control of me. I just really lost my… Continue reading Take Back What’s Yours!

Home Dec Love, Links, Making Do

Filling Empty Wall Space

I've been on a home-dec kick lately. Or rather, I've been on a home-dec kick on PINTEREST lately. Because actually decorating the apartment requires money - at least a little - and money is exactly what I should not - no, CAN'T - spend right now. But anyway, I've been specifically concerned lately about our… Continue reading Filling Empty Wall Space

Life, Lists, Making Do

Mid-year New Years’ Resolution Check-in

Well, we're officially in July. Six months have passed; I'm not really sure where the time went. It feels like it was only yesterday when I was making my New Years' Resolutions, and already we're halfway to new ones. So I guess it's about time to check in and see how I've been doing. Let's… Continue reading Mid-year New Years’ Resolution Check-in

Making Do, Tutorials

A Test of a Pinterest DIY Cleaner

So bathtub cleaner is expensive. Cleaners in general are expensive. This is not news to anyone I'm sure, and it certainly wasn't news to me. But with my financial situation set to become what it will at the end of this semester* it has gradually become more and more soul sucking to have to purchase… Continue reading A Test of a Pinterest DIY Cleaner