We picked my mom up from the airport yesterday. She was in Hawaii for 2 weeks or so for work. When she got off the plane she had on flip flops and Abug saw grandma’s toenails. She said, Pretty! and then insisted that she get her toenails like grandma’s. We decided to go ahead and get pedicures and my mom needed to get her nails filled (she has fake nails).

When we got there mom got in for her fill and Abug and I went over to the pedicure station. They wouldn’t give Abug a pedicure sadly. Then she started throwing a fit that she didn’t want her toenails painted, she wanted her fingernails painted like grandma’s. After we got her toenails painted, she did everything in her power to scrape the nail polish off. Grrrrr! Needless to say I don’t think she’ll be getting her nails professionally painted for a while. Boy that fit she threw was something else…. sigh!

Spurs and Pearls Western Show Apparel

Oh gosh people, have you heard of Spurs and Pearls Western Show Apparel? Just look at this show jacket! If you show Western pleasure horses, this would so turn the head of the judge. Okay so the horse has to turn the head also, but come on people, when you show, you work on making yourself presentable as well!

The attention to detail is just outstanding. The flowers (is that what you’d call them) stand out with all the hand beading that has been added.


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 :).


Fall fashion | Blogtober ’14

Truthfully when it comes to fashion at all I’m so far out of the loop it isn’t even funny. I doubt anyone wants to dress like me especially right now while I’m in weird sizes trying to drop the last of this baby weight. I sure hope if I ever do that my favorite clothes I had still fit…. I’m scared!

So seasonal fashion means nothing to me either… I typically wear jeans all year round and boots. Now in the summer you may catch me in shorts or capri’s but usually it’s boots and jeans. So here’s my style…



My Camera Bag

Since I got my first dSLR in 2009 I’ve wanted a certain kind of camera bag, but to be honest with you I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted. My original camera bag came from I can’t even tell you but it was black with pink lining. It was okay and I thought I wanted it… but… eventually I wanted something different.

A friend of mine sells Thirty One and I saw that they had a cute camera bag so I went that route.

So it was okay but again, not quite what I was looking for. I must be picky… So I really wanted a purse like camera bag but didn’t find one I liked so I bought a purse last summer and tried to make a camera holder. Hmmm… still not what I was looking for so I kept on the search.

So earlier this summer I saw the Kelly Moore A Beautiful Mess Bag and thought that’s what I wanted. I saved my money up and we purchased it. We as in hubby got it for me because I was debating… and debating… and debating…

Let me say, GORGEOUS bag but it wasn’t what I thought I wanted so I contacted them about exchanging it. And then I need to scream from the roof top because I got my Camera bag in the mail and ABSOLUTELY. LOVE. IT!

Let’s just say I’m happy! Holy cow and they are awesome to deal with, especially if you have to exchange! Wow. So anyway I got the 2 Sues in Orange Sherbet. What’s cool was yesterday morning I was carrying my bag and a gal was behind me with the Indigo and we both can tell you, we Love this bag! Yup, we had a small conversation about it. Don’t worry, I took the papers off the zippers since then and put my stuff in it!

St. Louis – Part I

**Sorry this is wordy/picture heavy but St. Louis is COOL!  
More so than I ever thought!!!  Please read…**

When we woke up Sunday morning we were a bit on the lazy side but decided we should get up and head to the Arch before everyone beat us there and we were there all day waiting to go up.  We got there around 9:30 or so.  When you enter the park there are gorgeous views.

And then you get to the main attraction.  They say this is in the area that Louis and Clark crossed the Mississippi River into the St. Louis Area, although remember this wasn’t St. Louis as we know it today :).  This is the Gateway to the West. (more…)

Scuba Diver Flag Toes

A few weeks ago when we went to the lake for the Safari Hunt, the Friday before hubby signed us up for Scuba Diving classes.  So that meant that the following Tuesday night we were headed to class at Extreme Sports Scuba, the same group who put on the Safari Hunt.

While we were down at the lake I talking to Grady and D the Man about sticking my toe straight up in the air, which just so happens to be like a thumbs up.  Thumbs up means going to the surface when you’re in the water.  How cool is that?  So they both wanted me to do this to poor Deb, who got stuck teach our class :).

In the mean time, I thought it would be fun to paint my toes up like the Diver Flag, so not only would I give her a thumb toes up, it’d include the Diver’s Flag.

So Here’s how to paint your toes up to look like a Scuba Diver’s Flag also….:

First things first… if you have toenail polish on currently, get rid of that stuff!

You want to be working with a clean slate.  Plus trim your toenails if they need it.  Mine were in need.


Take Two – Fashion Blogger…

We’ve learned that I am not a fashion blogger.  But even for not being a fashion blogger, sometimes it’s fun to take pictures and believe I am one.  I ran out of the house with my cell phone and handed it to my husband, here take my picture please?

I’m thinking that models and fashion bloggers don’t go around sporting the nice “Farmer’s Tan”, but that’s just the way I role.  I worked hard for that tan.  In fact, later that afternoon I worked on a second set of tan lines with this shirt.  Later that day we were headed to the hayfield to pick up 135ish bales of Alfalfa hay.  Boy it was a hot day.  I think I sweat more this last weekend than I have in the last month combined.  It’s been extremely humid.  And a lot of people say, don’t you live in Southwest Missouri?  What do you know about humidity?  Let me tell ya something, we get our fair share by far.  It’s absolutely crazy!

Today there is a 50% chance of rain.  I’m wondering what it will do… Tuesday night there was like a 30% chance.  I guess it poured up on the square at the North end of town but at the ball fields at the south end of town it spit sprinkles here and there.  Once all ball games were over it picked up a bit but never poured like the North end of town received.  And I promise, our town isn’t all that large.

And every post needs a Photobomber, right?  Marlie just wanted her few minutes of fame.

if anyone is interested in knowing what I’m wearing…

//American Eagle jeans//Justin Boots Flip Flops {similar}//Old Navy Tank top//Montana West Belt//Belt Buckle I won showing horses//Wedding band – From hubs!//
So there we have it.  My attempt at being a fashion blogger again.  Not great, but whatever.  Practice makes perfect right?  We’ll stick with that and hope that it at least gets better someday, right??  
Typically I’m not crazy about Thursday’s, I know they are the day before Friday but they are usually the longest day of the week in my opinion.  But today, I have fun things planned so maybe it won’t be so bad?  Next week this time Tbug will have been with us for a whole day.  She’s spending extra days with us this week.  Happy Thursday!

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