Hi, I’m Gwen – 41 years in the making and still evolving. I find myself here with an awesome husband, two challenging but amazing teenagers, and one free-spirited 10 year old. Honestly, it’s the scene I always dreamed would come true (minus the laundry). Of course it’s not perfect, but I’m loving this season of life. In my new stage of motherhood, I am able to carve out more time for writing, repurposing furniture, dabbling in a whole lot of things and occasionally cleaning the house.
Christmas is my favorite. It looks like it threw up in my house most years. Every year we go get our tree at the tree farm the day before Thanksgiving. They aren’t even open, but I call every year and they let us come early. We have it all to ourselves as we...read more
I’ve been saying, “I”m busy.” A LOT. I probably shouldn’t say it to people because when I hear it from someone, I think, “Yeah, join the club.” All of these “to do’s” suck up life like a really good...read more
I love Joplin. I just do. We went to the high school football game this evening, and the stadium was sprinkled with people that will put a smile on your face. The weather was gorgeous and the aroma of the concession stand was nostalgic. I looked down...read more
Happy Fall! I wanted to take a moment to share with you a FAST, EASY and SPECTACULAR recipe for moist pumpkin muffins. I have had these brought to me TWICE in the last few weeks (thank you Rebecca and Diana). We don’t waste time and share anything we...read more
Sometimes it seems that things are only going downhill. One problem after another arises, and we feel so helpless. We can’t physically do anything to fix it, and its easy for skepticism and negativity to start surfacing. Prayer and time spent with God is our...read more
Sometimes choices are tough. You stew over which direction to take, and many times it would be simple and comfortable to justify the choice that would suit you best. But, deep down, you know that is not the decision that would honor God. I get so caught up in my...read more