Friday, May 17, 2013

Favorite Finds Friday-Blog Edition

I would first like to say thank you to all of my followers. I wrote this post at the beginning of this week so that I had it ready for today and wrote it before I was having my "bad day". I just thought I would express how much I appreciate you guys and your support. Several of you reached out and offered advice and support and I am so truly thankful to have you all in my life! I also want you guys to know that I too have an ear to listen to if any of you need to talk and you don't want to post it on a blog or you just want to chat my personal email is emullins93@gmail.com . Please don't hesitate to shoot me an email. Thank you again for everything you guys do!
      
Erin

This week I'm going to do a blog edition of Favorite Finds Friday. I started following blogs around last August or September and it has truly changed my life! I have "met" so many wonderful people and have learned so much about many different things I never would have been exposed to in real life. I get really excited reading your posts and seeing pictures of exciting things going on in your lives and we are almost like a little cyber family in a way. We probably won't ever meet each other but we all celebrate, cry, laugh, support each other and inform the public together and that has been great!! I know many of you probably know many of these blogs but I though I would share some of my favorite blogs that I've found over the past almost year. I follow many blogs and like several on FB but there are only a handful that I follow almost religiously or who I know keep up with my blog with comments and stuff. I hope you go and check them out and get to know them too because they are some amazing people with so much to offer!!
 
The first blogs are the 2 blogs that I first started reading and really opened me up to the world of blogging. That would be the blogs of Adrian (Buckaroogirl) and Liz (Buckaroo Barbie). They are a couple of amazing young women who really have inspired me through their posts and opened my eyes up to the world of being a cowboy/girl.
 
The next blog that I'm going to tell you about is that of Amanda Barstow (The Barstow's: Our little house on the {West Texas} Prairie). I found her blog via a comment she had posted on another blog I follow. It was one of my nights off of work so I was trying to stay up all night and I came across her page. The first post I read of hers was about her trying to replicate a turtle bread from Pinterest. I about died laughing reading that post. So I went and read some of her other posts and just fell in love with her blog. She is also a person who has followed my blog and who I can almost always count on for a comment which I love having feedback on my posts. I always love hearing from her! She blogs about motherhood, going to school, her faith and following her rodeo cowboy all over the country.

If I ever had the chance to meet each and everyone of you I most defiantly would but one blogger in particular who I most want to visit their ranch and meet with would probably be Alyssa from Love Crosses Borders. She is an amazing young woman who traded the city life in the states for ranch life in Mexico with her soon to be husband. Her posts are filled with wonderful stories from the ranch including cattle, chickens, canning, gardening, cooking, her dogs, and mountain lion incidents. Along with amazing posts her pictures are always so fascinating to see because her surroundings are so different from what I've been exposed to.

The next 3 ladies  have a special place in my heart because they are all Missouri girls like myself. They are Laurie Link (Country LINKed), Elizabeth Martin (Circle the Wagons), and Jamie Rhoades (This Uncharted Rhoade) Not only are they from Missouri but they are all farm girls too so they each have a great deal in common with me and that is truly why I follow their blogs because I can connect so well with each one of them. They all also have some amazing farm pictures that I enjoy seeing. They are also all great with feedback on my blog and I truly appreciate hearing from them.

If your needing some inspiration and want to follow someone who is honest and genuine with her posts you need to check out Cassis blog Faith, Love, and Fast Horses. I have really enjoyed reading her posts about things she's going through in her life. Some of the things she talks about are thing's I've gone through and she gives me the courage to face them. She is an amazing young woman and a true inspiration to me.

The next 2 blogs are both from some ranching cowgirls who all have a passion for writing. They are Gussie and Kricket with Boots, Braids and Big Loops and Tess from Ride, Rope and Write. They have some amazing stories and poems that they have written and are very talented young ladies.

The next blogger is a woman from Nebraska with some amazing talent as a photographer and very crafty with repurposing furniture. That would be Suzi from Chores & Chandeliers. The first post I read from her blog was about putting a red chandelier in their pony barn. I though wow that is the craziest most awesome idea ever and have enjoyed her blog ever since!

2 bloggers who I have enjoyed learning about their lives through pictures are Emily from Fuhriman Ranch and Robyn from The Ranch Wife Chronicles. They both live in beautiful places and have some of the best pictures I've seen of ranch life. Plus Emily and I share the same love of corgis ;)

Finally I want to shout out to Katlyn from Midwest Farm Girl. She and I both grew up showing livestock and can relate really well in that aspect. She also gave me the opportunity to do a guest post on her blog which I really appreciated!!

I would love to talk about everyone because I enjoy every blog I follow but this would go on forever so hear is a list of a few others I really enjoy!

Keeping Up with Kelsey
Faces of Agriculture
Life on the Horizon
My Ranch Life
In  Between the Sunsets of Life
Ramblings from a Ranch Wife
Chronicles of a Lipstick Cowgirl
On the Banks of the Squaw Creek
Stories of a First Generation Farm Wife
West Eastern
Off the Beaten Path
Born to Pharm
Wild and Wooly
Sweet Silver Lining

Go and check them out you will not be disappointed!!!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout! :) I enjoy reading your blog, too!

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    1. No problem :) I'm glad you like it!!

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  2. You are doing an awesome job Erin! Love it too that were are both Missouri girls and even thought we are separated my many years (I will not say how many!), I feel we have lots in common and many things to learn from one another. Plan on getting together in July! Laurie

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    1. Thanks Laurie!! Age is but a number :) and yes I hope everything works out so that we can meet!!!

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out, even though I deserve the bad blogger of the year award! I promise I'm thinking about blogging daily and will be starting it back up soon!

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    1. No problem!! Don't worry about it you do a great job of posting on FB and keeping everyone in the loop that way.

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  4. Erin I have often enjoyed reading blogs by your friens as well as yours. Debbie G.

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  5. First of all, have I mentioned what a fantastic idea Favorite Finds Friday is? Well it is! Secondly to make one a blog edition? Absolute Genius! I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for the shout out :) I enjoy all of your posts, keep up the awesome writing!

    P.S. I'm looking for someone to feature for next week's Pet Escapades if anyone is interested....

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    1. Thanks Katlyn I'm glad you like the Favorite Finds Fridays. I'm glad you enjoy my blog as well! I will spread the word on the Pet Escapades post.

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  6. Thanks for the shout out girl! I'm so glad I've found you and I cannot wait to read more about you! I love the new layout, looks a little different but too cute! And Amanda over at the Barstow's IS straight up hilarious! Did you know she's from NE actually? Yup, they'll be moving back soon too! Where are you located? Perhaps we could meet up sometime!? :)

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    1. No problem Kelsey your blog is great!! Yes Amanda is hilarious and awesome and I did know she was from Nebraska. I'm from the Northwest corner of Missouri not very far from Nebraska at all. Can't Say I'm Much of a Huskers Fan :) but no hard feelings!!

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  7. Awww, thank you! This means a ton...I never thought people would read the crap I write, haha.

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    1. You're Welcome!! I never thought people would read my blog as well. I wish more people knew about your blog because It's not crap, you write some amazing stuff that I'm sure many people could relate to!

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  8. Hey thanks for putting my blog on your list. I just started this blog thing and am learning a lot from all you guys. I find it very interesting how other women run their ranch, get along with their spouses when they are with them 24/7 etc. Thank you. :)

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    1. No Problem :) I have only done the blog thing since last November and I have to say I have learned so much about different ways of life and so many wonderful people.

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