8 ways to have a blessed day.

eat your favorite meal act out a fantasy reward yourself with a pair of earrings or other small item remember to be still investigate an interesting sounding website nap outside google yourself sample a “crazy” idea


Knitting a sweater is a grueling yet exciting quest.

First sweater I’ve made in years<link> unfinished projects Years ago I told myself that I’d knit myself a really nice cardigan every year. Years went by and I did not follow through. In 2015 I decided on a pattern, purchased yarn, and started a cardigan. Not surprisingly, It took me way longer than I thought […]


How to find the best Good Books to Read

stack of books from Gwen's I love reading pile

now includes…. what about … Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson! P.B. Ryan’s Nell Sweeney series K.M. Weiland’s novels   *is there a reason so many female novelists use initials for their name?   Trilogy by Megan Whalen Turner A trilogy I enjoyed while waiting for another book to become available from library. Started with The […]


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9 best ways to save money while loving life

best ways to save money pile of cash

Honestly, I have trouble understanding saving. My sister likes to save money just because. For me “it’s just paper until you spend”. I am an adult however so I’ve thought about saving and determined that it makes sense if it’s “for” something. While thinking I’ve come up with 9 of the best ways to save […]


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Painted rainbow by four year old niece.

What do you want to be when you grow up is a question that still plagues me at 52. I realize this is a sad statement but it’s true and lately I’ve been grappling with it almost daily. Well, today I’m going to let it go. I am grown and what I am is a […]


8 ways to have a blessed day.

eat your favorite meal act out a fantasy reward yourself with a pair of earrings or other small item remember to be still investigate an interesting sounding website nap outside google yourself sample a “crazy” idea


Knitting a sweater is a grueling yet exciting quest.

First sweater I’ve made in years<link> unfinished projects Years ago I told myself that I’d knit myself a really nice cardigan every year. Years went by and I did not follow through. In 2015 I decided on a pattern, purchased yarn, and started a cardigan. Not surprisingly, It took me way longer than I thought […]


How to find the best Good Books to Read

stack of books from Gwen's I love reading pile

now includes…. what about … Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson! P.B. Ryan’s Nell Sweeney series K.M. Weiland’s novels   *is there a reason so many female novelists use initials for their name?   Trilogy by Megan Whalen Turner A trilogy I enjoyed while waiting for another book to become available from library. Started with The […]


Let’s compare Kindles. Tell me about your awesome e-reader.

I love my Amazon Kindle. It’s almost five years old now and the battery is not happy about keeping a charge. I see a new on in my near future. It’s time to compare kindles. So which one will I get? It drives me crazy that there are so many options. I just want to […]


Today’s Quest

What is the purpose of seedless watermelons?

Were the seeds really bothering anyone? Why seedless? does seedless = GMO? My GMO issues and fears? Are seedless watermelons unAmerican? 4th of July watermelon – seedless <insert pic of label> in theory it was ripe but it didn’t taste ripe. It looked ripe. It did not taste ripe. “seedless watermelon” are they destructive? who […]


What should I read? The breakthrough Book Justification Project

Should you read anything at all? What would happen if every book I owe had to prove its worth to me? Well, I have so many and I need to purge but I keep acting as if I love them all equally.  It’s crazy but I do love my books. They’re comfort items. The make […]


Homemade salad dressing: 10 affordable recipes to concoct

Homemade Salad Dressing – Attempts Attempt #1 – pre-paleoRestart I mixed together 1 tablespoon of the following: olive oil (so many calories 120) carrot juice apple cider vinegar lemongrass paste Must have just been what I had on hand versus a recipe. The result wasn’t memorable. Attempt #2 – Coming soon … I’ll use a […]


Where are my remarkable virtual traveling companions?

virtual mentor friends Before starting on a adventure you should first gather traveling companions. You all don’t need to be BFFs. You might even need a frieneme along as long as they’re not too toxic. Unfortunately, I don’t always take my own advice. I’ve begun crafting GK.com without any allies, in secret almost. Introverts do […]