City Girl Meets The South


If you have a weak stomach, or hate the fact that people hunt animals for food STOP READING RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

I’m sorry Aunt Pat. Forgive me! 

This story unfolds on my first trip to The Cowboy’s “homeland”, I was on my way to meet his friends, family, and land. I was nervous, worried, and most likely a hot mess. The following events unfold within my first hour of being in the South.

Naturally I was given the grand tour of all the land to which The Cowboy’s family owned. He had slipped a new gun in the truck with us and as we were driving through the first piece of land The Cowboy hits the breaks on his truck, swings open his door, and steadies his gun BANG. He fired.

Then came the excitement “I hit it, I know I hit it” me, ever so smartly “hit what?”

Sure enough my Cowboy shot a deer from, goodness if I know, miles away. So naturally we had to go find the dear, and we did. At first I was in awe of the view from where the deer fell. It was simply breath taking. Then I realized there was a dead deer right at my feet and I didn’t want to look like such a yuppie so I should focus on what was important.

Right there before my eyes The Cowboy was hanging the deer off a tree and preparing to skin it. It was as if all the episodes of Little House on The Prairie were coming true right before my very eyes! Without a moment to lose I snapped a few photos then jumped right in. I grew up with brothers, we camped, I played in the dirt, I could skin a deer, right? RIGHT!

So there I was pulling away, trying not to smell it (because it smells awful) and trying to prove to myself I could do this sort of thing. Which I did, after we pulled off the meat we could use we headed off to a basketball game, where we could boast of our new found kill.

As time went on and I heard The Cowboy brag about how his city girl skinned a deer I realized, even down south not a lot of girls skin deer. So in the end my attempt to fit in ended up making me stand out, funny how that happens sometimes.

Moral of the story: Be yourself, it’s more fun anyway!

I can’t wait till deer season this year, maybe I will make my first kill on my own!








Do you have a crazy hunting story? I would love to hear about it!



21 Texts To Make Your Man’s Day

pickerimage (3) Girls are so needy sometimes, can I get an amen? We want our men to wine and dine us, to send us good morning texts, and to surprise us with gifts. But all the while our men our suffering from lack of attention and gratification. Don’t get me wrong, I love when The Cowboy spoils me with the above list. I’m starting to train myself more though to spoil him. Let’s start with the little things: 21 Texts To Make Your Man’s Day!

  • I miss you
  • I love you
  • Thank you for working so hard
  • I cannot wait till you come home
  • I have a surprise for you
  • What do you want for dinner
  • Movie night? Your choice
  • You’re my best friend
  • How am I blessed to have you
  • You’re such a sexy man
  • When you get home, let’s take a nap
  • I bought your favorite snack
  • I’m needing some you time
  • I hope you’re having a great day
  • Thinking of you
  • You’re AMAZING don’t forget it
  • Hey hottie, got plans tonight?
  • You’re my favorite
  • I need a kiss
  • Thank you for being you!
  • I love being yours!

It takes only a few seconds to send a text that can turn your man’s day around! Be original and be you, remember it’s the thought that counts. Stephanie

Instagram Lovin’

Howdy folks, (see I’m trying to sound like The Cowboy)

Congratulations! You’ve made it through half of the week, breathe we can finish on top!

I’m so excited to announce on this wonderful Wednesday that “The Cowboy & I” is now officially on Instagram!

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Because I’m oober excited (that’s a thing right?) I figured we could have a little fun.

Since The Cowboy and I are going to be living in the middle of, well, nowhere that means summers are full of green grass, wild flowers, and sunshine.

Grab y’alls phones and take a snap shot of the beautiful green world outside and tag @TheCowboyAndI  and #thecowboyandi

I want to see what YOUR summer looks like, don’t stress over it, have fun with it!

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Can’t wait to see all of your pictures!


Catch Up Tuesday


What a crazy week, so many fun things have happened and I just had to share a few of them with you!

1) My sweet little cousin turned 3 this past week, we all celebrated Woody and Buzz style! Isn’t he too adorable.


2) The Cowboy and I went and got our marriage license when he was in town last weekend. We were so exited we had to take a selfie.

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3) These precious ladies in my life threw The Cowboy and I a tea party themed wedding shower, don’t worry a detailed blog will soon be posted!


4) The day of the wedding shower my new little cousin decided to come early, clearly she wanted to be apart of the fun. Welcome to the world Sophie!



You Might Have Missed

Coffee For a Cause (better than Starbucks)

Anti-Stress Kit (everyone needs one of these)

Seeing Florals (and not just outside) 


Good Reads

Mouse Invasion: this post encourages me that I will not be the only wife who freaks out when I see a mouse on The Homestead.

DIY Wedding Gift: I love this idea and defiantly plan on recreating it for The Cowboy and I.

Don’t Be Ridiculous: Such a great reminder!  


What did your past week look like? Crazy, insane, fun? Leave a comment a let me know!






Loved Blend

Happy Memorial Day Monday!

Yes, it’s true Monday’s can be happy, the sun is shinning, and the smell of coffee is in the air…

But not just any coffee, coffee for a cause.

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My friends Jeremy and Emily have their own label at Eurasia Cafe called Loved Blend. The Arabic coffee beans are freshly roasted from Eurasia Cafe. (How cool is that!) But that’s not even the coolest part, $2 from every bag goes to Jeremy and Emily’s adoption expenses, and $1 goes towards projects that help with; extreme poverty, sex trafficking, education, refugee displacement, and more! That’s where the cause comes in, for just $13 you receive high quality coffee AND a chance to help two amazing people impact the world with their love.

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Trust me when I say this coffee is good, I don’t even like coffee and enjoy this blend, go ahead and ask The Cowboy it’s true!

If you’re interested in ordering Loved Blend, coffee for a cause you can click HERE! (Go on click it!)

You can also read more about Jeremy and Emily’s adoption journey on their blog Loved For Always.

But wait there’s more (yes more!), Emily also maintains an Etsy store to raise money for their adoption expenses so make sure you stop by!

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Skip out on the Starbucks this month and buy the coffee for a cause, it not only warms your tummy but your heart.


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