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Hello, I’m Gwen.

I work in advertising. I play in the kitchen.

I’m part tweenager. (Look at my iTunes playlist.)

I’m part Grandma. (Look at my oversize cardi collection.)

I’m part Romy or Michelle. (Look at the height of my hair.)

As a Christian, I'm learning how to glorify God in the everyday. To live into the status quo, like Jesus' own Manchurian candidate, and seep grace through its cracks.

I wish my life were a musical, but other than that, I’m pretty content.

(No surprise I also like to Yelp.)

The Casual Vacancy
The Explicit Gospel
Gone Girl
The Chaperone
Cutting for Stone

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Posts tagged "weddings"

Lovely Lexi married her best friend, Chris, on Saturday. Congratulations, newlyweds!

Chris and Lexi started dating at Mizzou during Mojo Ad, where I watched their relationship unfold before my eyes. Chris pursued Lex for weeks, even months, before she could see him as more than a friend—a fun, caring, quick-witted and whip-smart friend. After he’d been shot down more than once, I like to think I’m the one who gave Chris the confidence to ask her out for a final fortuitous time. (…He might’ve gotten some liquid courage from a flask in his pocket before he talked to her.)

Two years later, I was honored to stand by her side on her wedding day. Lexi is practically the definition of loyal, someone who’s always prepared with a fresh perspective, a word of advice or a sympathetic ear; without her friendship, I might not have survived graduate school or my adjustment to the working world. I couldn’t ask for someone sweeter to celebrate!

And the party itself was pretty killer, too.

This centerpiece will be a part of my future.


Definitely the most amazing hanging centerpiece I’ve seen so far.