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Gypsy Forest
Massachusetts
mama . writer . foodie . crafter . lover of this one crazy life .
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Oh my. It feels so tricky to navigate these adolescent waters. Our education has been a mish-mash of public school, homeschool, and magnet schools. Right now, after two years of public high school.... my oldest girl has decided to come back home this fall. The hardest part in the whole journey is to offer just enough advice in hopes that they won't get too lost..... while still trying to let them figure it out on their own as much as possible. Our ideas are never right after all (wink). And I thought toddlers were tough! Cheers to new beginnings for you all!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on a quiet june at SouleMama
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I know, that's a whole lotta pictures!! The studio is pretty much finished up with its little makeover. I am so happy to have fresh paint on the walls. The old brownish grey is gone and everything looks fresh and clean. It took 3 gallons of paint! 3 coats!! I picked up some new lights at IKEA and this winter... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
I am so grateful you took the time to address this. Even though we put ourselves out there by being bloggers, what we share is still tiny personal pieces of our lives. Ones that I always hope will be received with a thoughtful heart on the other end. Especially perhaps for those of us who blog with a strong sense of community in mind. Come and go. That is the flow of all things. I can't tell you how much I have struggled with my own blog in the last few months.... and to see you write here about yours.... and a lack of energy in this space.... and concentration of energy in other spaces.... it just makes you seem all the more real. (and it makes me remember there is an ebb and flow to all things) And that's why I keep showing up. To see your dreams become reality. To read the words of a truly lovely soul.... wherever you are on the journey. And as a fellow Ani lover.... I am totally smiling at your blog name and this post on evolving ;) xoxo
Toggle Commented May 21, 2015 on Some Blog Housekeeping at beauty that moves
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It's our second year in the garden here. Our chives, oregano, & sage overwintered. I was happy to see it under the leaf mulch I had put down. It was green and thriving as soon as the feet of snow melted away. The mint, lemon balm, and nettle have all come back. We've already enjoyed a few things made with... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
I made one! Here it is :: http://www.gypsyforest.com/welcome_to_gypsy_forest/2013/09/30-minute-patchwork-pillow.html Thanks for reminding me..... I'll have to repost it here soon.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2015 on eight point patchwork star pillow at Gypsy Forest
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Oooohhh….. nibs sound delicious! I need to add some of those next time….
Toggle Commented May 15, 2015 on simple breakfast at Gypsy Forest
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Thanks KC :) I swoon over anything AMH puts out…. always so lovely!!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2015 on eight point patchwork star pillow at Gypsy Forest
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Oh I loved this. You summed it all up so perfectly. I often struggle with his holiday too. For many of the reasons you shared. Mothering is not a noun. It is not a title or specific thing to me. It is a verb. An act of doing with love and nurturing and a lot of mistakes. Wether the "mothering" is bestowed upon people from our own womb is of little importance. We collectively mother our children, our creatures great and small, as a whole. A whole community of mothers, mothering. (and as we get older the ones we find beneath our wings may not be our own, or even children at all, but young adults who we pour our mothering onto...... goodness I'm not sure how that is happening or that I am worthy, but it is beautiful all the same). xo~
Toggle Commented May 13, 2015 on Mama's Day at SouleMama
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I've been meaning to make up some new pillow covers for awhile now. After stitching together these star quilts around the holidays I thought a pillow cover with the same design would be fun. I played around with different prints from my stash before deciding on these Anna Maria Horner solid cottons with a bold print in the middle. I... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
I’m all about yummy+easy this time of year :)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on simple breakfast at Gypsy Forest
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Steel cut oats are my favorite winter breakfast! Any rolled oats are delicious in this breakfast. I hope you enjoy it ;)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on simple breakfast at Gypsy Forest
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Thank you so much for the sweet words. And you are right, blogging does become work sometimes too. It’s funny…. for awhile I thought about letting it go. It was just hard to show up. But instead I just let myself off the hook for feeling like I “had” to do anything. After awhile I felt like I had something to say again. Or share. Blogging has been the longest hobby I’ve ever stuck with it….. so it makes sense to have some growing pains I guess. Anyhow….. thank you for the kind words. They made me smile :)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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Oh thank you for the sweet words :)
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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As soon as the weather starts to warm up, our breakfast begins to shift. I want something quick, nourishing, easy, and cool. My favorite go to is a combination of nuts, raw oats, and fruit. A bit of yogurt or kefir. Or sometimes almond milk. Drizzled with honey or maple syrup. It keeps our bellies full as we go about... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
Thank you. Happy Mother’s day to you too!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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Those are such good rules for life….. go slow, eat well, play. I am always trying to remember those things myself :)
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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And so it goes. xoxo~
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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I think everything has its time…… and I’m learning to be kinder to myself when the time is not now. For whatever reason that may be. I’m glad you’re drawing again KC :)
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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If I saw those things in your pantry, I would feel a sigh of relief that we all have these times…. we are all in this together. Parenting, working, living. And I truly believe that a loaf of bummer store bought bread and a few frozen pizzas every now and then bring some gratitude back to the meals that are pulled together with so much time and love put into them. Time away from our art brings gratitude to our hearts when we are called back to it….. we will get there too….
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on out of habit..... at Gypsy Forest
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Summer just snuck right in!?! Not complaining one bit of course, but surprised to see our apparel change so drastically in a weeks time. Oh how I've missed the feeling of the warm sun on my back.... and being in the dirt. Happy weekending to you!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2015 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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i'm out of habit. being a creative person has ebb and flow.... and there has been a serious ebb here. going on a few months now. for the longest time i tried to manually override it. but then i realized some part of me just needed to check out. needed some some time, some breathing room. i know that probably... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
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Sophie LOVES that series. We have not watched the BBC series…… but I have heard they are very good. Instagram is pretty fun! It’s easy to get the hang of too (which is perfect for me, ahem. not too tech savvy).
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Thank you Tracey :) We are all feeling better…. a bit of annoying lingering coughs….. but all in all much better!
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on a brand new shop at Gypsy Forest
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Haha! I totally get the font decision….. of course I am known for overthinking small decisions. (ahem) Thank you for the sweet words about the new shop…. I am really excited to have it up & running :)
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on a brand new shop at Gypsy Forest
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