I love recipes that take minimal effort and the grunt work of cooking gets done for me all day. One of my most used appliances is the slow cooker. I make these delicious, fall off the bone chicken thighs often in our house. Sometimes I’ll change them up with seasoning like lemon pepper or rosemary, […]

Hayfield Meals, Recipes

February 23, 2022

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

“I’m finally understanding the peace that comes with not defending yourself. I have been misunderstood so many times over the years and by people that really mattered to me. I used to absolutely crumble if someone I cared about misunderstood me in a negative way. I’d spin for days. Weeks! I’ve had friends tell all […]

Friendship, Thoughts

December 12, 2021

Thoughts On Friendship

Enjoy these Cowboy Christmas tunes with some western swing. I love classics, especially Dolly + Kenny’s album. From our ranch to yours.

Holidays, Mix Tapes

December 10, 2021

Holiday Mixtape

It’s our favorite time of year, especially around the house. I don’t do a ton of decorating because too much makes our small space feel so cluttered but I love adding festive touches here and there that gives our home a more cozy feel. I wanted to share a few areas I’ve styled for Christmas. […]


December 9, 2021

Barn House Christmas

Sharing @sammirobbins_ words because I think we all need to hear them. I know I did. ???????? “Did you lose your femininity? Is it hiding deep under layers of self protection, control, achieving success and being strong because no one else could be strong for you? You don’t want to be like that but don’t know how […]


December 8, 2021


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 […]

Aperture of the Heart, Faith, Thoughts

October 27, 2021

Forgiveness School

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 […]

Aperture of the Heart

October 20, 2021

Welcoming Beauty

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 […]

Aperture of the Heart, Thoughts

October 19, 2021

Aperture of the Heart

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 […]

Celebrations, Farm Girl

October 13, 2021

Farm Girl’s 7th Birthday Celebration

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