The Cutting Room Floor

A few months ago I shared that I was dipping my toe in creating Ebook covers. I’ve been learning Photoshop and all about layers and blending ever since. I can literally see how far I’ve come when I look at the very first covers I created to the covers I make now, and that’s just…

Deadwood PBR

Whew! What a blast! I had SO much fun in Deadwood last weekend. My husband and I went to see the PBR. It was great the first night, which was Friday. Just a little thunderstorm tracked through Deadwood while we were sitting in the covered bleachers, but the temperature was great. There were a few…

Camping at Mina Lake, South Dakota

This past weekend me, my husband, and my youngest daughter (Junior at SDSU/Air Force ROTC) went camping at Mina Lake. It was a gorgeous weekend here in South Dakota. High 70s and mid 80’s. We went kayaking, fishing and hit up a petting zoo in Aberdeen. I’m SO glad spring is finally here so we…

Charity Miles App

I walk. A lot. It’s my go-to form of exercise, and so it was a bit of a given that I would one day stumble on this app. A friend of mine always took selfies after her morning walks and posted them to Facebook and Instagram, and just under her sweet face it would look…

Easy Peasy Fall Wreath

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day – LOVE LOVE LOVE that store – and I wanted to pick up a fall wreath for my front door. Not that I don’t already have several, but you know, I’m that kind of chick, soooo…. They were, as my hubby said, pricey. Of course, the wreath…

Family, Faith & Freedom

Whew! Americans sure know how to turn it out on the 4th of July week/weekend. My family and I managed to fit in some fishing, swimming, two rodeos, two parades and consumed WAY too many calories these past few days. ‘Merica! I also tried my hand at some DIY 4th of July pallet/wood projects and…

PBR in Deadwood, South Dakota

Most people that know me know that I’ve fallen in love with the sport of bull riding. I moved to South Dakota in 2009 and attended my first rodeo in Mobridge on July 4th, 2010 – I was hooked. I’m originally from Sacramento, California. I was born in Illinois, and my parents moved to Cali…