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Friday, July 22, 2016

Cats Outta The Bag: Okla-Homie

So I am letting the cat outta the bag...after months of basically keeping this whole thing a secret. I am moving...yep you heard me right I am moving (or have been in the process of moving over the past few months.) I am heading south to Oklahoma...it is a whole new exciting and scary adventure. This decision has been a whole process and what most people don't know is that it has been in the works for about three years. A few doors have opened up and I'm in faith walking through them. It is a very bittersweet move. I have had the privilege of living on the farm in Iowa (which I love) over the past few years. I have always believed that I ended up there because God knew that is where I would heal best...it was a place of safety during a lot of hard times that I would be faced with over the past few years. I have learned so much and grown so much being there...now I believe God is taking me into a new season...He has a time and a place for everything. He is stretching my faith in Him and his plan for my life....and sometimes that means taking steps when we don't really see the end result. So here is to new adventures.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

From Where I Stand: Knee High by the Fourth of July

From Where I Stand...the old saying goes knee high by the Fourth of July. I have been blessed to live on my grandparents farm the passed few years and blessed to sit around drinking coffee with them making small talk about how tall the corn is getting. It may not seem like much to anyone else but these are the moments I cherish. My whole world is changing...this dirt and few acres will forever be considered my home...it has always had my heart but now its for reasons deeper. This is my home. It is a privileged to stand here and get to see the corn pop up in rows one more time.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Workout Wear: Calia by Carrie Underwood

So working out is not my forte...on most days I basically feel like I am forcing myself to do it. But as a gal who is in her thirties and isn't getting any younger it is a part of life that I think is important. I am not hard core and most of my fitness routine is baby steps. I try to get in a good thirty minutes and do small lifestyle changes that include drinking more water etc. I'm just a normal gal trying to stay healthy. The one thing that makes me feel better as I am forcing myself to workout is being able to wear something cute or fun. So when I found out about Calia by Carrie Underwood I had to try her workout line of clothes. I have two pair of workout pants and I LOVE them. They fit so good and clearly they fit the cute and fun factor! These are my new favorite workout pants! #StayThePath is Carrie Underwood's motto for her workout line...and I love it...working out is hard sometimes but it is about staying on the path to be healthy. Little steps daily make a difference!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fear and Awesomeness

This picture I took a long time ago...it is of my cousin riding the swing on the farm. The swing no longer is up on the farm but for the majority of my years growing up this big swing existed. Over the years it was up in two different spots...the first spot was down in the timber. It would swing out over the valley of the timber. The second spot it hung was further down in the timber and would swing out over a farm pond (see above picture,) This swing was one of the highlights of hanging out at the farm. It was a mix of fear and awesomeness. I can remember dragging the swing up the side of the hill...then you would have to hold the big cable...you would pull yourself up on the cable and let the swing go...hoping you landed on the seat on the way down. It was a fear built up inside but once you took the leap and swung out over everything it was pure awesomeness. My grandma told me that when she would gather cows on the farm sometimes she would stop and take a few swings on that farm swing...she said,"and I was even a mom at that time." I loved that swing!

In this moment in my life decisions are being made that are on the verge of fear and awesomeness. Sometimes it is scary to jump but I feel like on the way down it will be full of awesomeness. I try to think of that old farm swing in these moments and life decisions. I have decided it is better to  always jump...to take that leap into fear and awesomeness!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Enjoy The Journey

Welcome to the new blog...as many of you know blogging is something I have done for a long time. But over the past couple of years my personal blog has been lacking in posts. About three years ago I started a journey that took me down a new road and my focus has been on that. That journey was opening my shop Chasing Buffalo Western Outfitters. It has been a learning experience to say the least. So after much contemplation I decided to start a fresh blog that goes along with the shop. It will have shop posts along with personal posts about my life and this wonderful journey I am on. So I hope you will follow along...and enjoy the journey!