Mag's Soul

#TraceWalks5K April 07 2015

Recently, on social media, I have been sharing some snaps of my son Trace's training to walk in the Centennial Middle School "Braves Run" on April 18th. So here's the story: When he was walking to an assembly on the run, he mentioned to a friend that he wasn't sure why he was going, since "he couldn't do it". This friend, encouraged him anyways, and told him "why not, you...

Power and Love February 14 2015

Valentines Day. I usually spend it with the kid, but he is at his dads this year. Its been quite the week around here. Its funny how one event can change your world. Strange how you will never be the same after it happens. Then I saw this post by one of my favorite photographers, Carla Coulson, where she accepted a challenge by Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray...

Lightly My Darling February 09 2015

My New Years Resolution, this year, was inspired by a woman I met during The Ride Festival back in July. She was shopping in my tent and I commented on her tattoo- "Lightly My Darling". She explained that it came from a poem, but that her father used to tell her that when she was upset or sad or heartbroken. I was busy slinging headbands so I couldn't google it right then, but...

It All Started with a Feather January 17 2015

Today, is MagSoul's 5th Birthday. 5 years. That seems like such a long time. But it feels like yesterday. I woke up early and went through a bunch of old pictures on my old laptop, and was amazed at the journey.  And it all Started with a feather.   My sister Suzanne, the eldest of the Mocko 6, sent me this feather hair clip for Christmas in 2009. I was...

The Hustle Is Real July 26 2014

I just love saying that... I remember a time when I was fearless….I am sure I didn't think of myself that way then. (In fact in my early twenties, I suffered from a lot of anxiety and panic attacks.) But fearless, in retrospect, nonetheless.Even when we moved here in 2011, I was not afraid. I wasn't afraid to make friends, I wasn't afraid to open a store. I wasn't afraid to...

Graduating and Yesterday's Milestone May 13 2014

In the midst of the hustle, I sit down today to appreciate milestones. My niece Emma is graduating high school this week and I am, oh so very, proud of her. And of my big sister Kara, who has been working so hard, for so long, to make a great life for her and her girls. You guys rock. But wait, wasn't Emma just a two year old, riding next...

#HopeProject April 01 2014

Hope Bags. "It's what's on the inside that counts! Fill this Hope Bag with keepsakes of hopes, dreams, wishes, memories and anything you hold dear. Hope Bags make wonderful gifts for your loved ones and their special occasions- a baby shower, brides, to remember a loved one, a friend needing inspiration or care, or for your own child to open one day. As you fill your Hope Bag, you will...

#30 - Its here. March 17 2014

Oh man, its the big day. I am 30 friggin years old. Wherever you are, do a little dance, say a little prayer, make a little (love) cheers for me tonight and send out some good vibes for this new year, please? I so cherish all of you, wonderful soul sistas.  So, I totally had this blog prepped, thinking that over the last week I would get in the 8...

#22 - Giving March 10 2014

Throughout this #30 blog posts before my 30th birthday challenge, I have mentioned a couple of my goals... One goal in particular is/was to text, call, write, etc someone in my life each day, and let them know how much they mean to me.  It's really not that hard, but sometimes I have to do a couple in one day- because I fall behind- kind of like this blog!  Sometimes...

#16 - #20. Nonsense, maybe. March 07 2014

Yeah, my procrastination has kicked in. But I have a good excuse I swear.....said every procrastinator, ever.  But here are a few numbered thoughts, that are not important enough to blabber on about-  but you may find truth and/or humor in.  #16- I have about 10 days until my 20's are over. All sorts of people are telling me how awesome your 30's are. I am super pumped about this....

#15- A club I never belonged to March 03 2014

Until recently, I have always felt like there is a club I never belonged to... Has there been a time in your life where you feel like you are exactly in the same place, yet do not belong there with those who are also in the same place? I feel like so often in our adult lives, it is easy to feel alone.  I have been a mom for longer...

#14 - A Rant February 24 2014

I really do not understand why people use social media for hate and bullying and voicing their crappy, mean thoughts. I think I may wage a war against it. I sincerely doubt that the mean people outnumber the kind.  Who is with me?  I watched a TEDtalk early this morning by a woman with cerebral palsy. She is Palestinian, lives in New Jersey, and was saying how she was never...

#11- The Importance of Sharing February 04 2014

I am sure you all are sick of my "share to wins"...ha, maybe? I always feel guilty when I do it, my biggest supporters, you all, already do so much to spread the word for me. (Oh, and shameless plug, go follow me @magsoulsista on Instagram for the giveaway today before 5 pm! All you need to do is tag me in a pic of your MagSoul or handmade item!)...

#6..7..on through 10 January 30 2014

Combining a few posts because I have been a sewing maniac and therefore not blogging. Not going to bore you with 30 long posts of my babbling...so here is 5 in a row of the 30 Ways I am living to my 30th Birthday! #6 - Single Mom Syndrome- I have it! I have a hard time asking for help... I have gotten better at this, at least with people...

#5 - THIS HOPE BELONGS TO: January 26 2014

So a couple posts ago, I gave you all a little spoiler that I am working on something new. Its really different, and its just a side project. I will still keep making scarves and skirts etc.  I have always wanted to find a way to share love and hope.  Several years ago, I started a "hope box" based on the traditions I read about trousseaus and the like. I...

#4 - 3 Life Changing Tips January 26 2014

It goes hand in hand with getting older, that you realize how wise others are, and that "yes, please!", you would like their advice!  Here are my favorite practical tips: 1. "Drink 2 glasses of water right when you wake up!" - my friend Jeremy Boone tweets this reminder daily, and I finally started listening. It has made a huge difference in how I feel in the morning, and also...

# 3 - NO GPS (and a spoiler alert for MagSoul!) January 22 2014

When was the last time you used a paper map? I always use my phone GPS, just google it, click "directions to here" and Siri will do the rest!  Ever asked Siri for direction with a personal life map? Should I ------, Siri?   Yeah she won't help. This leads me to a new project at MagSoul. I am so excited to unveil it. It revolves around a tradition I...

The Battle.... # 2 of 30. January 20 2014

The #2 on my way to 30 is admitting a real mom thought out loud to this big bad world:  I am scared I am going to mess my kid up. (I think we all think this, so this is not a pity party, but instead a hopeful shot in the dark that I am not alone here) For about 6 weeks now, Trace's recovery has been in this weird...

30 Ways to 30- #1 January 17 2014

So I have entered the last two months of my 20's.  I am pretty stoked. I have always wanted to do whatever my sisters do, and they have all been 30. Well not Kara, she is still 29, so it will be sad to not be the same age as her anymore.   In the spirit of a new decade, I am issuing myself a challenge:  to write 30 Blogs on...

Give Forward, Give Conscious Thanks November 27 2013

I posted this on my sister Lindsay's "Give Forward" site this morning and wanted to keep sharing. Lindsay and Brandon are planning to attempt IVF this coming year and need a little help. Read my sisters story through her posts here.  https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/ntb3/wiley-s-ivf-fund   I wanted to share my "update" as a team member today, pre Thanksgiving, as it is what I am giving thanks for this year.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________   If...

A label-less Day November 14 2013

Woman. Sister. Mother. Friend. Accountant. Waitress. Gullible. Loving. Funny. Sassy. Religious. Sweet. Pathetic. Self-Righteous. Bi*$h. Flirt. (or the next word after that). Pitiable. Loser. Winner.  What labels do you wear everyday? What have you labeled someone else today? Labels follow us consciously and unconsciously. Sometimes we don't even know something we don't want to be, until we have already found a way to overcome it. Sometimes we label someone before...

Lets get real.... November 08 2013

I've been trying so hard to be conscious that it led me right to being conscious of other things... So let's get real.  If you didn't know already, I am a single 29 yr old mother of an 11 yr old boy who has cerebral palsy, but has extra special needs right now. He is 13 weeks post op from a major surgery. He is mostly in a wheelchair, but...

You have as Many Hours in a Day as Beyonce November 06 2013

My niece Alina posted a pic of this quote in her instagram awhile back, and I laughed out loud (I am NOT an Lol'er, so let's just insert some hahahahaha). Then I didn't think about it again.  Until today.  (Being conscious is a tricky task) I was shopping for some display pieces for Vintage Charlotte Market (on Nov. 16th at The Fillmore in Charlotte- http://www.vintage-charlotte.com/popup/   - #shameless plug) and...

November- A thankful state of consciousness November 04 2013

So the last few days I have been thinking, as I watched my social media friends posts for each day of thanks, that I should do the same. This coincides with the 2 year anniversary of my being in North Carolina. Wow, really two years? The first went by so fast, and the second so slow. And then I thought, "Crap, I am already on day 4, and what are...

A little news from Mags July 20 2013

Hello All, It has been an eventful few months at our house! Some of you may have seen on FB, Instagram etc, that MagSoul now features my own clothing as well. Skirts kicked off with a great response in Charlotte, and will be in Boone and HKY this week. This has been a long time in the "making" and I am really excited for this new chapter in my life....

A story about Change...Pun intended! February 17 2013

  I’m sharing some personal thoughts today. Bear with me. I have a point I swear… We are prepping for Trace’s “Single Event Multi Level” surgery in the next several weeks. Essentially they will go in from his hips to his ankles, cutting and lengthening tendons, realligning hips, femur and ankles bones to be in proper order. Its a 12 week intense recovery so several transitions need to be made to...
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