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, Magpie Runs

So Magpie’s Gonna Run a 5k… Again.

So I know I said in my June goals post that fitness was on the docket, but that I wasn’t going to follow any set plan or anything. Well, turns out I’m a liar. I’ve started a Couch to 5k program. Whoops. Well, at least it’s a good whoops. I’m using the C25K - 5K… Continue reading So Magpie’s Gonna Run a 5k… Again.

Book Love, Magpie Reviews

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I’ll be honest, I started out not really feeling this book. I picked it up on a whim after one too many times seeing it in the bookstore and reading one too many internet reviews just raving about how good it was, but I wasn’t super excited about it. The description on the back cover… Continue reading Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book Love

#ReadWomenMonth 2017

So a few days ago I stumbled across the greatest idea on Twitter - Stasia of Stasia Likes Cakes has designated June as Read Women Month, complete with corresponding instagram challenge. And I am totally all about this. One of my big goals for June is to just read. A lot. I’ve spent the last… Continue reading #ReadWomenMonth 2017

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, Magpie Writes

The One Where Magpie Turns 30.

So it’s May. Can we all agree to not know how this happened? Because I really seriously feel like the last two months somehow flew by in the span of a week. I’m not sure how. But I swear it did. Because it’s May. More than halfway through May, actually. And I’m super-duper not ready… Continue reading The One Where Magpie Turns 30.

Book Love, Magpie Reviews

Magpie Reviews: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This book… Well... I guess I don’t know precisely how to start this? Because this book is controversial. I read it specifically because I’ve been seeing controversy pop up all over the place and I’m a sucker for a good debate like that. And I don’t really know how to approach this review, because to… Continue reading Magpie Reviews: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher