Monday, November 24, 2014


Does that mean I get a fancy badge attached to a "I'm clearly new" lanyard and all I do is run around ordering non-fat skim lattees with extra whip for all that are watching their weight?

Yep, that's about it. 

Kidding! So I'm an intern, but trust me, it's a lot more glamorous than it sounds! I'm the Youth, Sire and Dam intern for the National Reining Horse Association's Futurity 2014 show. Well when you put it that way!!! I know, I know, feel free to be jealous.

So this is an opportunity. And it's been 3 days and it already feels like home! I've never been the horse show girl, but this is so much like State and County Fairs and all the judging contests, that I really feel like this is it! So everyone here is a bit more impressive on the showing experience side, but THIS IS AWESOME!

I got this and I was so excited and now I'm here and it's even better! So I'm checking into my hotel and I sign the paper that says I'm staying here for 17 days! How many of you have really stayed in a hotel for 17 days! That's nuts, but I unpacked and now this place officially looks like a disaster, but hey two 20 somethings live here with no rules or dishes! And then I waited for my roommate to arrive.

She is literally the best. It's been 3 and a half days and I think we're officially on the same wave length.'s the best part...She's AUSTRALIAN! When working out becomes "gymming", a lot becomes "heaps", shady becomes "dodgy" the world just opens up!

This is the best, everything she says becomes suddenly more fun because she has the coolest accent. Yay me! So we started Saturday and I'm so excited we're roommates! As a fellow Economics nerd it makes life a little easier when you're just as interested in being efficient as you are in the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns.

We've gotten to the point where we have inside jokes, finish each others sentences, can spend hours not speaking and it not be awkward, and we agree without even saying it out loud! Today someone asked how long we had been together, in reference to my Facebook official relationship, she responds..."Us!?!? Like 3 days!" So we're also dating now. I know it's only been a few days, but I feel like it could get serious! I really like this one.

These two weeks are going to amazing and I can't wait. We might have stuffed 1200 contestant envelopes with 14 different pages and 1500 swag bags, but we had fun doing it and we are the A team! I can't wait to see what the rest of this internship brings!

How is everyone else's Thanksgiving week going?

Friday, November 21, 2014

That Time I Got a Job...

Well kind of, I wouldn't exactly call it a job job, but I'm supposed to get paid and I think I'm using parts of that degree I worked so hard for.

So I've been desperately searching for a way to make a little money from home. It's been a long 9 months living without Prince Charming and this summer was a God send! It was everything I could have asked for in our relationship. We saw each other 18-22 hours every single day.

Now if you can work with your significant other and then go home and be friends with them and want to spend time with them, I think you should get a prize. It's hard to have the same job and expectations and do the same dangerous things and not fight with each other about it. But we made it through the summer and now I'm ready to spend sometime with him away from work. So I've decided to become a camper queen and find something to do with my spare time.

I found just that! I followed a few people and did a little research and found this amazing woman who blogs, is a nurse, is a loving wife and mother and had an opportunity for me! So I decided to sign up.

I'm now officially a distributor for a health and wellness company called It Works! Global. Which sounds a little like I'm here to sell you something and I'm going to spend this post convincing you that all these products are amazing and work wonders. From what I researched, they do, but I'm not going to do that!

I'm sharing with all of you my opportunity! I'm finally doing something for me where I can make spending money, live in the camper and finally make it look like a home, and be with my favorite person! And I don't even have to leave the comfort of my sweats!

So if you're interested in those crazy wrap things or getting your body back for only $23 a month comment! Tell me you want to hear more. Or just go to my website and help a newly independent girl out!

Have you ever wanted to try sell through the internet businesses?

Link Your Ink!

The lovely ladies of Sage the Blog and Sew My Soul have come up with a wonderful link up that I'm super excited about!

Link you ink! A friend of mine once told me "Tattoos are a thing of our generation." I grew up in a family where tattoos were a big no-no, and still are. It's just not something you we should ever think about getting. As my mom would say, "You can't love something so much that you need it on your body forever." I'm not so sure I agree with her.

I was always nervous about wanting a tattoo and every time I saw someone with one I assumed that they were rebellious and not someone I would be friends with. But my first summer at Sombrero all that changed.

The first girl I ever met there was this hippie from Chicago who rode English style and was full of rebellion. She had a tattoo across her forearm of 5 birds. She said it represented all the people in her family. I was like "who is this girl, she thinks shes so cool." Then she became one of best friends! And that tattoo was just so her!

As the summer progressed, it seemed like getting tattooed and pierced was the thing to do with our spare time. In my two summers at Sombrero somewhere around 10 of us got a tattoo, piercing, or both!

I was inspired! I knew after I left that second summer that I was going to get one, it was only a matter of time. And I went through this rebellious stage my senior year of college where I didn't care what anyone thought or what the consequences were. So one day on the off chance that my best friend also had the day off we went and got inked up! Ironically both on our ribs!

I was beyond nervous, I knew exactly what I wanted to get and it meant so much to me I didn't even feel like explaining it too anyone. I knew it was going to hurt, but only for about 10 minutes. I was SO EXCITED!

Finally after ten minutes of pain, several pictures of the process, a small chunk of change, and a rush of rebellion, I was finally in the #girlswithink club!

So my tattoo is so small it's actually irrelevant, but it means a ton to me and I want to add to it very soon.

My tattoo looks like ancient hieroglyphs to the normal person, but to anyone in the horse world, they know it's a wild mustang brand. The BLM brands all of their caught mustangs with a coded sequence on the left side of the horses neck. They show up white because they are freeze branded on. {I went for black because I wanted it to show up}

How to read the BLM Brand:
-1st two: Year of birth
-Next 2: State they were found
-Last 4: Personal ID number

How to Read My Brand:
-My birth year
-Colorado's State Code
-Estes Park Zip Code

My brand reads: United States 93 180517

I got this tattoo for a few reasons. 

1. I spent two summers in Rocky Mountain National Park and those were the best 6 months of my life. You don't understand unless you were there living it.

2. I met my best friend, my other half, and my better self there.

3. It's the most beautiful place in the world

4. Mustangs are my favorite. I plan to adopt several one day and I am a huge advocate for the treatment of wild horses.

They say you shouldn't get a tattoo that has something to do with how you're feeling at that moment or what you're into at the time. So I got a memory, something that will never go away, a time in my life that I never want to forget.

So my tattoo is small and looks like scribbles to the average customer, but it means more to me that I can even describe and I'm so glad I got it. I just can't wait to add to it. If I could add on, I would add 3 purple mountains with white tops. I would add Long's Peak {naturally}, A mountain, and I'm not sure about the last one, maybe it's somewhere I haven't been yet.

Do you have any crazy ink that only makes sense to you? Or did you have traditional parents too that didn't believe in the power of ink?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Camper Living Hacks #1: Making your RV, Home!

So I decided to start a new series on the blog, Camper Living Hacks!!!  I recently just decided to take on the life of a pipeline girlfriend full time and I'm so excited. Prince Charming has been welding on the pipeline for about a year and a half now and after our short summer adventure, we're back on the road living it up in our 28 foot traveling home.

Since I'm spending the rest of the year enjoying my lack of a job, I decided to throw myself into this blogger series.

There a million and one hacks scattered across the pictures and links of ever so dedicated Pinners and I have creeped and researched most of them not finding exactly what I want when I look up "Camper Living Hacks", so I decided to share my own Camper Living Hacks with you all.

Throughout this series I will include, Tiny Kitchen Tips, Small Bathroom Solutions, Making a closet without a closet, Storage, Wifi and Cell Service Solutions, and Camper Kitchen Baking.

My favorite part about moving into any new space is decorating, so I decided to start the series with just that. I moved every year of college and with each passing year I accumulated more and more things. Eventually I was equipped with enough decoration to satisfy my inner interior designer. And after 1 dorm, 2 apartments, and 1 house, I decided I would be qualified to decorate our new camper.

With canvas pictures stating "Real Men use Duct Tape" and forest camo pillows, I decided Prince Charming got no say in the decoration process, I think it's only fair. So in my packed car I made sure decorating essentials were the first in here goes:

Making your RV, Home:

1. Pick a theme for the whole camper. Or color scheme. 
With such a small space as the camper rooms tend to mold into one another, making decorating each space different nearly impossible. So pick a theme or a few colors that will work well in every part of the space. 
     {Shockingly enough, our theme is western with some Native American influence. We used a lot of tribal print blankets, this pillow, and bright colors, with lots of pencil sketched western pictures}

2. Pick one item to build the theme around.
I picked this pillow above because it has lots of different colors and goes excellent with our theme.

3. Utilize all the colors in this item.
Picking something with a lot of color may seem overwhelming, but if the item has a lot of neutral color, like my pillow has 3 different browns, it makes it a bit less eccentric. 

4. Don't be afraid of using all these colors.
 If you pick a few basic colors or a theme, don't be scared to utilize all these colors, even different shades. As long as the colors are the same it doesn't matter if the colors match exactly. 
    {I picked red and blue for the kitchen. I have dark red towels and a lighter red table cloth. The shades are different, but the colors work well together. For the living room I picked blue and brown. The pillow has all the colors of my camper, the blanket has lots of the same colors as well, and there are many shades of brown in the different pillows.}

5. Personalize!
This is your space. Don't get too stuck on trying to make everything match and forget to put a little of yourself in the space. 
    {I love all of my art work in the camper, but each side of our bed has little of our personality in it. These are spurs I used at every summer working on a dude ranch. Clearly the matching fish pillows were on the latest episode of Design on a Dime!}

Hope these tips were helpful!

What are your interior design tips? Any camper hacks I should add to the series?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Guilty Pleasures

Good morning world, its a good day to be a camper queen. {Is that a thing? Today it is.}

My's up in the air. The only consistent things are my dog, my new car, and my other half. Tomorrow I could be half way across the state or even the country in search of the next pipeline. I'm trying to get a handle on that fact, so I'm taking out my stress and anxiety on this blog! I'm going to share in the next few weeks my life hacks for living in a trailer, how I survive the stressful life of a trophy wife, college graduate. 

So if you're just tuning in, you're unaware of the fact that I am a recent college graduate with two dogs, a prince charming of my very own, a camper, and a love of agriculture. Sounds pretty appealing doesn't it?!? Well up until now, I didn't think so either. Come on, I just graduated college and it's been 4 months and I still haven't managed to find a job, what?!?! We've been prepping for our whole lives for this moment, when we finally get to be whatever we want, we're real adults now. And I'm busy marathoning TVD. It's unfortunate, right?!?! WRONG!!

This is literally the best thing ever. It's been well forever since I can remember what it was like to just have free time. No obligations, no homework, no bottle feeding to be done, NOTHING! Read it, NADA! I have nothing to do with my day but feed my dogs, shower, eat, and occasionally do yoga! How relaxing does that sound?! So relaxing that I'm going to spend all my time indulging in My Guilty Pleasures. 

Top 10 Guilty Pleasures: 

1., hello The 100, TVD, and The Originals whenever I want. I've never been one to watch shows while they're actually on TV, but I've become so unhealthy obsessed with TVD that I have to know what's happening this moment, hence,

2. Netflix. Need I say more?

3. Yoga at home. My life has been so up in the air lately, I haven't been about to find yoga anywhere. I fell in love with it last semester at the gym and now I can't stop. I've been youtubing it up trying to find the perfect workouts.

4. Skipping yoga. Because I'm lazy and enjoying doing nothing.

5. Have a car that drives. Larry, 1994 Dodge Spirit, may he forever rest in pieces. I love my new Chevy.

6. Wearing my hair up. I wish it was socially acceptable to wear my hair in a messy, just rolled out of bed and I don't care bun, everywhere. I'm sure it might be for some occasions, but I don't look as cute as the Pinterest models do, so I'll just rock it inside the four walls of my camper for now.

7. Straws. I wish every cup and drink everywhere came with a straw! It makes drinking so much more fun and care free. {We see how this doing nothing has had a slight effect on my brain.} So like a 5 year old, you will never see me without a straw or sippy cup of some form.

8. Cooking. So that might make me sound a little crazy, but after 4 months of the same food every week, it's so nice to be able to make whatever disaster meal I so chose to create!

9. Work out clothes everywhere. Yoga pants...I love them. And occasionally I use them for actual yoga, but I also spend most days at the house decked out in spandex of the colored variety!

10. Instagram. Who isn't totally obsessed with checking their Instagram 70 times a day...or more!?!? I love it! And I've been able to cyber stalk, find more amazing bloggers out there! And able to start my Agvocate Baton! 

Well maybe it's not all bad, but I think we all need to take a little time for ourselves and indulge in the things that make us guilty. 

So what are your guilty pleasures?!? 

Friday, November 7, 2014

That Time I Moved...


I know, big move right? 16 hours later, I'm officially a resident of Native America. So now, my new car, my fattie dog, and my person now currently reside in the better side of the Oklahoma-Texas line! Prince Charming was excited! And I can't even handle life right now I'm so pumped!!!

I know we're all supposed to pack up and leave the nest eventually, but this just seems like something that doesn't happen in my family. And now I get to say I flew from the nest! Go me!

In addition to getting to see Prince Charming everyday, I get to finally experience FALL. That one season where the leaves change color and the weather is cooler and it rains, at a normal temperature not like a warm shower. That season where Pumpkin Spice Lattes can be consumed without the need for ice, soup is a regular dinner staple, and the words "sweater weather" actually has something to do with a need to wear a sweater, not just the time of year.

Being from the hottest state in the world, I realized you people take these season changes for granted. You are all so prepared and used to the changes in temp, that you rarely take a second glance at the numbers 45 on my car's degree gauge. This is all so new and I'm so excited! All of those long sleeve shirts I have only worn with shorts to make sure I don't die of heat exhaustion, those sweatshirts I bought from every city I've visited can finally be worn outdoors, not just in my car with the air on full blast. And this is the best part, I think I might actually be able to purchase a pair of winter boots!!!

So this place is great and I love living in the down-home, red dirt, small town, trailer living state that truly makes me feel like my life is a country song. I hope you're all jealous. Things are finally starting to fall into place and in two weeks I will be officially employed for two weeks to help with a futurity horse show and I am BEYOND excited! Wish me luck!

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