Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

Welcome travelers near and far, I have been waiting for some visitors for quite awhile. So where have I landed you may ask yourself? Well kick off your shoes and rest your bones, Gypsy Spirit Rising is a cozy place to be.

Stay at home mother and housewife are my occupations. Maybe you don't consider this a job but it is a lot of work. I get asked "what do you do all day" and I reply "oh nothing much". Wait, I do a multitude of miscellaneous daily! Thus brought on my urge to blog and put it out there. Gypsy Spirit Rising came from the feeling that surrounded my heart as I made the leap to become a part of the blogging community ( I was scared at first, silly now that I think about it)

So what will you find here if you drop by for a visit? We're a family of six  living off of a shoe string budget ,so creative ways to get by with what we got comes into play. Thriving off of thriftyness is one of my mantras. I like to share recipes that I cook for the whole family and personal ones I enjoy. It's hard being a vegetarian in a house full of carnivores. I've been embarking on a greener eco life style so homemade all natural products and ideas will be sprouting soon. I love to recycle and  re-purpose, crazy up-cycles will abound. And here's where my true Gypsy Spirit comes into play. You will find a touch of magic with herbal lotions and potions and a multitude of other workings under the sun and moon.Thanks for stopping by my little urban homestead. I look forward to traveling the blogosphere to visit you. 

Special thanks to Vicki of 2 Bags Full for creating this awesome event for bloggers to unite.

2 Bags Full


  1. Just stopping by from GYB 2014 as your latest follower.
    My DH has just asked what I am doing and I replied 'I'm learning how to Thrive on Thriftyness'
    'Good' he said!!
    I will enjoy your blog and wish you a successful weekend!
    Wren x

    1. Now that's quite an introduction on your blog my new friend. It seem's I can't comment directly on your blog because I don't have a google plus account, but I will work on setting up one. I look forward to your adventures.

  2. Welcome to the Party! I am one of the Grow Your Party Volunteers for Vicki, and am so glad you have joined in on the fun. Can't wait to return and read more - I love thrift shopping too! All the best, I am sure you will be seeing your Followers numbers jump (I am your latest Follower!)!

  3. I'm charmed by your lovely blog and your gypsy spirit, and look forward to discovering more.

  4. I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. I see you are in sunny CA. We are quite cold here in NY. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  5. I wouldn't even think about asking such a thing to the mother in a household of six..!
    I enjoy thrifting and upcycling too, being part of a couple living on little more than half an income.
    That is actually one of my 'maybe-projects' for 2014 - no shopping. But we'll see :)

  6. Hi there! visiting from Grow Your Blog, and wouldn't you know, I have a bit of an addiction to large family themed blogs (I'm a 59 year old only child mother of two adult children.)

  7. I'm vegetarian too and as I do the majority of the cooking there isn't usually any meat in the house *lol*

  8. Lovely to meet you here at the GYB party, and I've become a follower so I'll be back on a less frantic day...
    We lived in Pasadena, CA when we were first married - hubby is from Nipomo, originally :)
    And being a SAHM is definitely a full-time, demanding job - and we only have 2 kids (now 16 and 18)!!

  9. Thank you so much for your comment... I'm so sorry you've had 3 TIAs - are the doctors monitoring your blood at all? I'm on warfarin for the rest of my life, which is closely monitored, but TIAs can be warning signs that your blood's too thick... I've never had high blood pressure or TIAs so the stroke was a shock (although I do have Protein S deficency [sticky blood] resulting in several miscarriages till it was diagnosed), yet I was told it doesn't cause strokes - though I'm not convinced...
    Anyway, sorry, you don't need to know my medical history! I just wanted to write back to you, and I hope your doctors are aware of your TIAs...
    With love x

  10. The name of you blog excited my imagination, and you fulfilled it beautifully. I do feel comfortable and at home reading your posts. Looking forward to enjoying more 'chats' in the future.

  11. Hi ... glad I found you at the blog party!
    Listen, housewife and mother are the hardest jobs to fulfill ...
    I'm enjoying your blog ... and have decided to become a follower ...
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  12. Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog - I love it!! I'm a new follower and will be sure to visit often... xoxo Silke

  13. Hi, it's nice to meet you. I swung over from GYB at Vicki's. I think I could learn quite a bit from you because I'm always trying to figure out new ways to use or recycle or upcycle old things and I'm kind of, well, lousy at it. lol I do well for my little miniature fairy house, but for big people I'm a bust. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better. Bright blessings, Bird

  14. I'm already a follower, just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog :0)

  15. Hi,

    We're visiting from the GYB party and your blog is charming. Have you visited our friend's blog Urban Overalls?( I think you two are kindred spirits.

    Deb and Kathy

  16. Cool Blog! I'm a thrifty girl too :-D I'm a follower now and hope you will stop by my blog as well. Regards, Tammie Everly/ TTE Designs

  17. Mmmmm potions and lotions - I like it!

    This feels like a cozy place with many small magics... I'm in!

    I look forward to following your journey.

    My ramblings about ... writing, meditation, life and sometimes gardening or ...whatever... are over on my blog ...Ramblings of a renegade scribbler

    This is my first ever blog party and I am LOVING it.

    Hope you're having fun, too.

    go easy ~p

  18. A touch of magic sounds delightful. We've just moved onto five acres. We have a veggie patch, an orchard and a meadow. The meadow lifts my spirits and invites me to dance in it. iIve enjoyed reading some of your posts, I will be following. If you check me out you will find my new blog but you might like my other one where I ramble on about life on the homestead.

  19. Hello Mixitali I'm Lynet, nice to meet you, your blog is beautiful, I following now,I love to share with you from now on and we are good friends!Happy grow your blog

  20. Being a stay at home mom is a lot of work! Don't sell yourself short. A few years ago I went down the greener path and have been very happy with the results and new way of doing things. I wish you the best of luck. It was so nice to meet you.


  21. I'm still making the rounds from Grow Your Blog. Thanks for sharing your story & blog. My redwork/ embroidery blog is!


  22. Hey there from GYB blog hop. Your resourcefulness is inspiring, kudos to you!!! I can't wait to hear about your new projects.

  23. SAH Mom is the best job in the world, are you kidding me? And now that they are all grown up, I had to get a real job for something to do!!! I love your Gypsy way, and hope you are enjoying the blog party. Stop by to see what I re-purpose!

  24. There's honor in being a homemaker; the best job I've ever had!

  25. Thrifty is nifty! Fellow thrifter here too! Thanks for sharing some of your story!

  26. Hello! I really like the upcycled crayon idea. It was nice to meet you in the GYB hop.

  27. Hello Mixitali I'm Carole and I'm pleased to meet you. Lots of wonderful reading here and I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  28. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

  29. Hi, I'm Keli from GYB. I am glad to have stumbled across your blog - your life sounds inspiring and loving (of the earth and your family) and I look forward to living and learning with you through the blogosphere in future :) x x

  30. I might of think you are a coffee drinker, yup. I'm here from GYB and u have an inspirational life. We can all use a lesson in re-purpose and thriving frombeing thrifty, there would be a lot less waste in this world. I hope you have the time to visit my blog and see what I'm up to.

  31. Hi, nice to meet you. I cannot imagine how anyone can ask a stay at home wife and Mom what they do all day. When I filled that role I would have liked a few extra hours each day. (or maybe another day or two each week.) I have enjoyed reading you blog. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

  32. What a delightful introduction! I look forward to reading more of your blog from a fellow housewife/stay at home mum of four. Have a great day niky x

  33. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site contact info is I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

  34. Hi I'm visiting from GYB and love your different blog posts and writing. I'm looking forward to following you.
    Love and best
    Craft blog
    Cat blog

  35. Loved reading your blog, a few more hours in the day would be great the days rush away so fast and there is always plenty to do, hope you will pop in and visit my blog sometime.



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