Get my Birthday Outfit Look

 Shirt – Sonoma (last summer) // jeans – Cowgirl Tough // boots – Durango (type in FFACHAPTER to get $50 off) // necklace – Duck & Dressing // Belt Buckle – Won showing Cutting Horses! // Sunglasses – Extreme Sports Scuba

No… I’m not a fashion blogger. Far from it. I like to read fashion blogs and see how unfashionable I actually am. But when I woke up yesterday and realized it was my birthday, I decided that I wanted to dress up. Everyone commented on how I was “dressed up” too, so I decided to share my look with you in case you want to be “fashionable” just like me :).


Happy Birthday

Today is my 33rd birthday. I’m struggling with that number. While I’m happy that I am on this side of the ground, I’ve always heard that your 30’s are better than your 20’s. I mentioned that to my dad yesterday morning and he said it’s all in perspective. Perspective… Okay. Well if it is about perspective, I’m going to make 33 goals for this year. I did a 101 in 1001 project once upon a time. 1001 days is a little longer than a year (as in 2.75 years) and I wanted something a little more specific to my 33rd year

Item Started Completed

  1. Try a new restaurant, average 1 a month for the year (4/12 new restaurants)
  2. Find new local owned restaurants in Joplin.
  3. Explore Route 66 in this area.
  4. Travel to 8 states. (6/8) (KY, IL, KS, OK, TX, AR) 
  5. Get this blog up and running.
  6. Have 250 followers on my Blog Facebook Page. (60/250)
  7. Sell our Home.
  8. Build a New home (or at least start on one whether build from scratch or buy)
  9. Complete my branding and portfolio.
  10. Find a job.
  11. Become a travel blogger (sometimes if you can’t dream big).
  12. Pay off my car.
  13. Go strawberry picking.
  14. Enter a photo contest.
  15. Complete another 365 project.
  16. Try new food.
  17. Get published.
  18. Write a book.
  19. Stay the night in a new hotel.
  20. Visit the haunted hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
  21. Go SCUBA diving on a group trip that isn’t the lake.
  22. Help with the 2017 Trails for Kids.
  23. Pay off debt, become debt free if possible.
  24. Attend a horse race.
  25. Attend the BI in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  26. Attend the 2016 NCHA Futurity in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  27. Kayak the strip mines in Southeast Kansas.
  28. Work with companies to promote their product.
  29. Have this blog acknowledged on a higher level.
  30. Show at NCHA Day
  31. Use a gift certificate I won to ride with horse trainer Cara Brewer.
  32. Be willing to say “Yes.”
  33. Live life to the fullest.




*Pulled from my old blog Paved Dirt Roads


National Lasagna Day

Did you know that July 29th is National Lasagna day? Well if you didn’t, I’m glad you came to see me today!

So originally Lasagna was so named because of the dish that this baked casserole was baked in, however it has evolved into the dish we so commonly know as Lasagna.

Lasagna noodles tend to be large flat noodles that you boil before you place in the baked dish. Now days though there are even noodles that are “no boil” lasagna noodles.

So I guess what I’m trying to tell you is, Eat Lasagna Today!!!





*Pulled from my old blog Paved Dirt Roads

Chili’s {Joplin, MO}

Starting this out it seems like all I am able to write about is food posts, but I promise this blog will be more than about food! My mother is kicking butt at loosing weight so when I am with her we choose restaurants she’ll be able to eat at. I really should take cues from her, but that’s another post for another day. One restaurant she can find things to eat at is Chili’s and we recently got one in Joplin. By the way, does that make you want to sing the Baby Back Rib song that used to be their commercial theme song? If it didn’t, but it does now, you’re welcome :).