About

Hello, I’m Gretchen

Thank you for taking the time to look through my blog.  My intent is to share with you all the different things that are going on in my life as well as share some of the thoughts, recipes, creations, and poems that I love. 

Just a little about me…I grew up in the Midwest and still leave 5 minutes from the home that I grew up in although I have lived other places for periods of time.  

I have 2 girls that my ex-husband and I adopted through the foster care system.  They are teenagers and a lot of work with their special needs.  I have been divorced a few years and have a great relationship with my ex.  We were married 16 years and he’s still one of my best friends. 

I have a boyfriend, Bryan, who lives 3 hours North of me.  We have been together for 3 years.  As you can imagine we don’t get to see each other as much as we want to, but we make it work. Thank goodness for Facetime!  My Plott Hound Otto lives with him.  I miss both of them very much when I am in the cities.

I have a great family, and I count my sister Melanie as my best friend.  She’s two years younger than me, and we have shared lives, friends, and even apartments.  She’s the kindest person I know.  I do have 6 siblings in total, but Melanie and I are closest in age with the rest being much younger.  They are all great though.  I can’t wait until they start getting married and having children.  Being an aunt is the best!

I have a collage degree in Business and I work as a Support Representative for a Warranty/Technical Support Company.  However, my first love is creating!  I have so many hobbies that I often just give up and read a book because I can’t decide what I want to do when I have free moment. 

My hope is this blog will give me some direction with my free time.  I hope to share what I create and how I create.  My second love is animals, so I will be sharing my animals and others too.

I hope you enjoy!

Gretchen