About Makie

MAKIEmusic.com ↞ Maker of Indie/Folk Music & Art. Lover of horses, farm & natural living. Earth child here @NativeGypsies. Living the SoCal Beach-Life & Midwest Farm-Life. ↠ Meet MakieStories by Makie

Have you ever seen the movie, “The Red Balloon”? Or “The Red Shoes”? These movies made a big impression on me as a youngster, and it makes me think how powerful color is in our lives.  Color is used in story telling; it evokes feelings of power, passion, strength, and danger, to feelings of serenity,Continue reading

Prior to our wedding in Minnesota, I joked with my soon-to-be step son that I was going to wear these with my dress… They definitely cover the “something blue” category, and he thought they were absolutely the coolest thing ever, but I told him I was more likely to wear cowboy boots. Which is whatContinue reading

I will forever love wearing hand-me-downs from my family.  Especially the vintage items.  Although, I’m sure my mom doesn’t appreciate that her High School graduation dress is considered vintage.  But that just means I’m getting old, too.  So we’ll accept that, and step into our wise, womanhood with grace and beauty, and the perfect amountContinue reading

I’m a fan of wallpaper.  For just the right places and spaces.  Patterns and color are important to contemplate when designing a room.  Not only should you consider whether you think something is ‘cool’ or beautiful, but it’s smart to think about how you want to feel in the room you’re papering, and what youContinue reading

I’ve always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl Flea.  It is one of the most famous markets in the world and features over 20,000 vendors.  If you’d like to make it a stop on your next trip to Pasadena, California, it happens the second Sunday of every month.  Mark your calendars! We went preparedContinue reading

At Native Gypsies we are drawn to things of a different generation.  We love stories.  We love creating.  We love family. Brooke and I have remarked on several occasions this last year how we are surprising ourselves by how old-fashioned we are becoming.  It might not be completely en-vogue, but we’d rather be real andContinue reading

Todd bought a house to fix n’ flip. This is Todd.  I thought you’d like to see him. (He has a boat, and therefore he is “Captain”.) Captain CAAAAVE MAAAAAN, that is! The house has this great little garage with the most fabulous wallpaper I ever did see… And lots of junk to dig through.  Seriously,Continue reading

We love creative women and female entrepreneurs here at Native Gypsies!  Especially those who do it together.  BmbleBaby is a Denver based company founded in 2015 by Caitlyn Van Valin and Heather Bell.  By law they are sisters, by choice they are friends and through their passion they started BmbleBaby, Inc. BmbleBaby is all aboutContinue reading