Hello friends -

You may have stumbled upon this website thinking that you will find a couple who is living out on a farm or a ranch truly living the rustic lifestyle with amazing pictures of horses, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and all other cutesy farm animals. Well I am sorry to disappoint because that is not us, not yet anyways. You may be expecting to see pictures of a cozy house or beautiful views out in Colorado. Well you will find pictures of our cozy apartment in Denver, cozy cabin in the Rocky Mountains, & other cozy things. But we are not truly "rustic" although I must admit, I love all things rustic!

 
This is our family's cabin in Fairplay, Colorado just a short 25 minutes from the ski resort town of Breckenridge.

This is our family's cabin in Fairplay, Colorado just a short 25 minutes from the ski resort town of Breckenridge.

 

One of my biggest desires has always been to own a farmhouse or ranch out in the country, remodel it in a rustic, exposed hardwood, metal accent, and all things vintage & Texas-y style and raise our family in the presence of farm animals, four wheelin', home cooked food, shootin' guns, Jesus lovin' small town folks, and all other idyllic things you imagine that accompany this sort of lifestyle. Well... there are a few things standing in our way right now: 1) Ben (my wonderful husband) and I have NO idea how to farm or take care of these types of animals, 2) This would be a large financial undertaking which we have no real idea of cost of upkeep up a ranch or farmhouse, 3) We are both CPAs so we pretty much have jobs working in the corporate world and do not want to commute long distances to work, and 4) We have NO idea how to farm, ranch, or take care of these types of animals. :) So as it is obvious this dream will just have to wait, it does not stop me from loving all of these things. So in the mean time - I am going to practice my rustic decorating skills, sharpen my cooking skills, participate in any animal adventures that I can, watch Fixer Upper on HGTV over and over, be content and fulfilled right where God has me, and share our adventures along the way.

 
Our rather large pot of Homemade Texas Tortilla Soup - Stay tuned, I may just share the family recipe!

Our rather large pot of Homemade Texas Tortilla Soup - Stay tuned, I may just share the family recipe!

 

This blog is just the beginning of what I hope God uses to fulfill the plans He has for me. I am not sure exactly what this journey is going to look like but I look forward to the ride! I hope that you will join us.

I hope that this Thursday morning finds everyone cozy & snug inside and dreamin' about their plans for the weekend!

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:23-27
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