Blogging, Life, Magpie Writes

On Blogging Seriously (and Being Seriously Overwhelmed)

I’ve wanted to blog seriously for years. Honestly, 10+ years ago when I first discovered bloggers like Alicia Paulson of Posy Gets Cozy and Jane Brocket of Yarnstorm it quickly instilled in me a nagging want. To be a blogger. To take this seriously. To make this world of creativity a serious part of how… Continue reading On Blogging Seriously (and Being Seriously Overwhelmed)

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

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

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

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

Holidays, Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! Ours was busy, but joy (and dog*) filled - and even though I’m still working through my 30 days of Gratitude and Reflection Challenge (I will finish it eventually - I will just probably start sprinkling in regular posts in between now that November is over and… Continue reading Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

Holidays, Life

30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 4

A Food Item: COFFEE Today I am thankful for coffee, in all its iterations. Coffee, espresso, lattes, coffee beans, coffee grounds, coffee flavored whatever. Just, coffee. It keeps me running, and keeps the number of civilian casualties as a byproduct of me continuing to function down to a minimum. I really don’t know how I’d… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 4