About Me



About the Writers


Myles & Donna Hup

I love to cook, craft, travel, read and watch movies. I am obsessed with glitter, super heroes, dinosaurs and kindness. Love my small-town Midwest life!

My name is Donna.  I am a city girl gone small town.  I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (born and raised) and I now live in the small town of Northwood, IA which is in north Iowa right on the Minnesota border.

I am a child of God, a wife, a stepmom, a grandma, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, an artist,  a girly girl (and a trucker) Yes, I team drove a semi truck cross country with my husband. I love to travel and this was an awesome way to see the country. 

 In my free time I enjoy crafting, baking, reading and watching movies.  My favorite crafting supplies include (but are not limited to) glitter, modge podge, scrapbook paper and glass. I love to both cook and bake, but it seems like when given a choice to make anything I choose yummy desserts.  I could read books all day long and prefer to read books before seeing the movie.  I love all sorts of movies but some of my favorites are Sci-Fi, action, and comedies.  

I graduated from University of South FL in Tampa, FL with a degree in Chemistry.  I think science and dinosaurs are so cool! And yes, I totally realize I’m a nerd and I’m okay with that :)

I also write for Winnebago, North Iowa Local and Vacation Maybe.

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”

I started blogging because I enjoyed it.  I really had no idea the adventure I was starting.  I love being able to share with you all.

My husband and I met online! Yes, I got him from the internet, lol.  We’ve been married for 8 years and I’m so thankful for him!

I have 2 stepchildren, Trever (23) and Stacia (21) and one grand daughter, Athena (1 year old).

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My beautiful grand daughter, Athena!

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Our Family – Trever, Stacia, Myles & Donna

donnahup my cat Tiger


As this website has grown, I have enlisted more writers. We all contribute to the site.

Meet Diane:

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My sister, Diane, and her family.

My sister, Diane, also contributes to the site. She lives in south FL and is a real estate agent.  She and her husband, Mike, have three children.

Her oldest son, Jayden is also a contributor.

Meet Jayden:

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Jayden is 11 years old and in the 6th grade. He plays football and will be starting baseball this year.  He is active in his church youth group and also enjoys playing soccer and skateboarding. His favorite food is BBQ Ribs.

Meet Joycy:

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Joycy is our newest writer.  She is perpetual learner who lives life with her eyes wide open.  Joycy is grateful for the life experiences that have brought her to where she is and looks forward to seeing what the future holds!

Joycy grew up in a Caribbean household and was influenced by the plethora of cultures the South Floridan lifestyle provides from a young age.  She is the proud mother of one wildly creative, out of the box thinking teenager, an aunt to a lively toddler crew comprised of one nephew, two nieces, and 2 identical twin nephews on the way!

Her hobbies include: running, reading, working out, enjoying a great meal with friends & loved ones, traveling and diving into her next project or adventure.

Aptly named, she finds “joy” in her close relationships and is passionate about mentoring teens and young women.  Joycy is a former elementary school teacher turned Mental Health Therapist based in the South Florida area.

Joycy’s motto to living is: “We only have one life to live – it’s our responsibility to takes risks, trust in what we don’t see and fully live the life God’s given us.”