About me

I’m a  30-something American living in New Zealand.

My husband and I are new first-time parents and our darling little daughter, Vivian, is the light of our life.  She has had are very rough start to life and we are currently battling our way through her health issues day by day.

If you’d like to help our little Vivian, please click the image below, or visit http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/hopeforvivian


We are also owned by our 4 cats, who are our furbabies.  I know this means I’m toeing the line of ‘crazy cat lady’ but I think having an other half keeps me on the safe side.

I like to let loose with a little writing here and there, now and then, so welcome to now & gwen!  I am a sucker for puns in any form.  I love to laugh.

I also love cooking, gardening, cats, coffee, and finding the little things that make me happy. I would love for my house to be clean all the time, but I realize sometimes life gets in the way.  It’s not a bad thing!

I tend to babble and go off on tangents.  I blame my mother for that — she would laugh and tell you that’s ok!   I miss her.

If you like what you read, why not link to me somewhere?  I’m always looking for blog buddies!  Please leave me a comment!

Disclaimer:  my grammar and punctuation skills might be a little rusty!  If you came here looking for perfection, you won’t find it ;)


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aprilvak
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 17:40:03

    We had five cats at one point. Don’t let em judge you!


  2. yashikibuta
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 04:16:13

    Hi Gwen! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Click here to see the rules http://yashikibuta.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/versatile-blogger-award/


  3. aleafinspringtime
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 00:21:00

    Hi Gwen! Really nice to meet you and your four babies :D I was in North Island in a little place called Whangarei (I think!) some 15 years ago. So, NZ will always have a special spot in my heart. Enjoy your spring while we enter into autumn. Hugs, Sharon


    • gwen
      Oct 14, 2012 @ 12:29:25

      Thank you for following! I haven’t been to Whangarei yet, but hopefully one day :) I do love New Zealand. I hope that your autumn is as beautiful as spring is here!


  4. strawbalegardener
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 18:16:22

    Hi Gwen, I like your writing style. What an adventure you are on in NZ. Send some of your summer heat our way. Minus 20 yesterday morning here.


  5. Queenstown Vibes
    May 04, 2016 @ 18:29:18

    Hi Gwen! I just stumbled across your blog in the searching of finding fellow people who have moved to NZ. We are currently about to start building over there in the hope of it being ready to move into next year! I have only just started my blog about the process of moving out of Australia and over there with our family! Looking forward to reading about your posts and your beautiful family a lot more! Not sure if my blog will be any good, I tend to babble an awful lot too but I wouldn’t have it any other way!


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