Forgiveness School

Forgiveness School

This lesson of AOH (Aperture of the Heart-my photography class) was a big one for me. I wanted to share a few random thoughts on it because like all of the other lessons so far, I felt it needed to be documented. Maybe no one else will ever read these words, maybe my daughters will need them at a certain time in their life and I'm not here. But it was pretty profound and something was realized that's taken over a decade to fully comprehend. Maybe you need it too. "My outside self might mark me as a certain age, but my inside self isn't defined by time. I'm every age I've ever been." All of a sudden after hearing those words, some of my feelings and emotions made sense. Some things you don't "get over" or quit feeling because of time. They might still sting the same way they did when that event happened, no matter how you've matured or changed with age. That's ok. Everything that has...

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Welcoming Beauty

Welcoming Beauty

Another post for my AOH photography class. I wanted to use my blog to document some small portions of my journal as well as my photos. Today's topic was "Welcoming Beauty as a Daily Practice." One thing this course has taught me is that I don't expect beauty in my everyday when in actuality, it's always around me. My circumstances do not have to be ideal but can still behold wonder. Horses have always been my safe haven, my escape. Something among my everyday. I think I was riding one as soon as I learned to walk. They are just a part of me. I grew up rodeoing and still enjoy my days on the back of one. They've always brought me a profound peace and sense of freedom I can't describe-there's nothing else in this world that can do that for me like a horse can. On hard days, I would run to the barn, open my horses stall door and bury my tears into his mane-throw the saddle on and...

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Aperture of the Heart

Aperture of the Heart

A few weeks ago, a close friend of mine shared a photography class on instagram. I soon recognized the photographer who had curated the course as the same one who recorded a video for them-sharing their child's tragic accident that took his life. I knew this person was highly respected and valued because of the relationship with my friend and how she's sat with her during this journey of healing. I knew this was something to consider. So I did. I've always wanted to take a photography course and get to know my camera better, learning how to shoot my family from my view and what I see daily. But what I didn't expect was that this course would revisit a lot of my own wounds, sadness, and insecurities. A deep dive into things I've carried for years. This course was on healing and using photography as a form of that. Capturing the beauty in our everyday, no matter the circumstance. To be...

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Farm Girl’s 7th Birthday Celebration

Farm Girl’s 7th Birthday Celebration

We had the most gorgeous day to celebrate 7 years of business at Farm Girl on September 10th. September 18th, 2014 was our actual first day open and since then, we have been throwing a party each year. This year was by far the best! Several of my small business friends joined in on the fun. You can find their pages here: Courtney Smith Silver Co.Whitley's Flower FarmBlooming Buffalo FloralsSweet Sisters Bake ShopFirefly Hollow Picnics We had handmade jewelry from Courtney, home grown flowers from Whitney, gorgeous bouquets from Shanna, and the cutest picnic spread for our VIP afterparty. I'm always blown away by the turnout and so grateful for the continued support from our shoppers near and far. Scout sold cookies and Lexi sold handmade bracelets and rings from their lemonade stand. Paisley gave out polaroid pictures to guests from our photo booth. And the cutest ladies rocking their...

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75 Hard

75 Hard

I completed the #75hard challenge yesterday and it feels so good to say that. To know I started something tough and finished strong. This summer, I was in a funk and knew in my heart that I needed to lean into something that would challenge me in all areas of my life, especially mentally. This challenge isn't about fitness although it has those aspects to it. But it's all about training your brain, gaining grit, and saying yes to hard things because those are usually the most important. I've noticed certain patterns in myself that I just wasn't proud of and the main one being that others could count on me but I couldn't. I would flake on myself time and time again. I had no mental clarity, was exhausted, and felt like I was at a complete standstill in my health/fitness journey. I was going through the motions of everyday life. I shared my journey on Instagram and you can find all of my...

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Valley S Design Co

Valley S Design Co

I'm thrilled to share a small business I have purchased from in the past and then recently came upon on instagram again a few weeks ago! Valley S Design Co. made by turquoise hoop dreams come to life and was so sweet to send me a few goodies to review (and a code-see below) for you all! This was the very first necklace I purchased from her "YEEHAW" and is one of my favorite pieces to wear. This comes in a set and it so cute and versatile! These are hands down the most lightweight hoop earrings I've ever owned! I love that they are also a statement earring and can be paired with a cute outfit or jeans and a tee! As a small business owner myself, you know how important it is for me that we support each other. Jennifer and I have a lot in common as farm and fire wives and we both raise longhorns! She is amazing at her craft and loves making jewelry...

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