How To Find Rodeo Wear In Your Closet

Rodeo season is such a fun time although going out and shopping for rodeo wear can get pretty pricey. I’m going to show you how you can find items in your own closet that can be rodeo wear without having to go out and spend money on clothes.

If you don’t have cowboy boots then sometimes other boots can fit the part. If you want some cowboy boots and you don’t want to spend a lot of money then try thrift stores, Craig’s List, or Facebook to find some used ones.

These boots can be a good subsitution for cowboy boots.

Finding Rodeo Wear In Your Closet

Here is a list of clothing items that can make a good outfit for rodeo wear. Any jean shorts, skinny jeans, romper, loose fitted dress, maxi dress, spaghetti strap shirt, or anything that has ruffles. Belts, jean or suede jackets, big statement necklaces, cowboy hats, purses, and earrings can pull together an outfit for the rodeo.

If you feel like you are missing an item to pull off the look and you want to buy it, then these are the stores that I would recommend. 

CHARMING CHARLIE

TJMAXX

GOODWILL

AMAZON

CAVENDERS

Below you will find some items from my closet that I styled for rodeo wear

The first outfit is some skinny white jeans. I would wear these with heels or sandals on any other day. The top has ruffles and it’s a spaghetti strap shirt. For me to get the rodeo look that I’m going for I put a jean jacket over my shirt. I am wearing a cowboy hat and some cowboy boots. Everything was from my closet.

These next two examples are some dresses that I bought for my birthday but it was meant for me to wear during the spring and summer season. This first dress that is mint green seems like something that is very classy. I could see some pearl earrings and some cute heels going with this outfit.

This is how I made it to look rodeo ready.

I added a belt from my closet for a waistline look. I then added some cowboy boots. It’s a very easy and simple way to change up the look.

This third look is a bit different. This maxi dress looks bohemian. I added a belt from my closet, some boots, and a hat. It’s not traditionally rodeo wear but it fits the part with adding some flare.

Be sure to check out my last year’s rodeo post as well: It’s Time For Rodeo Wear Fashion

Red Velvet Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

I recently made chocolate mousse for my family and it was so amazing that I felt like it melted in my mouth. It tasted so smooth and rich, but not too sweet either. It was the perfect combination! My family loved it so much that I decided to try it as a substitution for frosting.

I love red velvet so I decided to make cupcakes and use the chocolate mousse instead of frosting. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. I’m so happy I tried this because now I prefer chocolate mousse over frosting.

How To Make Red Velvet Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

You will need a red velvet cupcake mix. I used Martha White Mix. Follow the directions to make the cupcakes. Make sure once you bake the cupcakes that you let them fully cool down.

Directions on how to make Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients: Heavy whipping cream, cocoa, and powder sugar

The first thing I do is I get a big bowl. You can use a glass bowl or in my case, I used a stainless steel bowl. I put the bowl in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. This makes the chocolate mousse come out that much better.

Secondly, I put 3 cups of heavy whipping cream in the bowl. Whip until it thickens.

Then I add 1 cup of powdered sugar.

After that, I sift ½ cup of cocoa and put that in the mixing bowl.

Mix it until it becomes creamy and smooth.

I then spoon the chocolate mousse in a decorating bag. You can use your choice of decorating tips.

I love the chocolate mousse inside my cupcake! I use a knife to make a small area to put my decorating tip inside the cupcake. I then add the chocolate mousse and then I start decorating from there.

Make sure to add any kind of sprinkles that you like.

Tip: The cupcakes will be even better if you put them in the fridge for 20 minutes before eating.

Enjoy!


Casual, Classy, and Cute For Valentine’s Day

I have three different Valentine’s Day looks: casual, classy, and cute. The three C’s are a must in fashion! The causal look is perfect for a casual outing with the family. The classy look is perfect for dinner and the cute look is great for a fun time after dinner for some drinks. Either way, you can never have too many options when it comes to fashion.

The things in your own closet can easily pull off these three looks. You just need to make sure you have some heels, sunglasses, and a purse. Red is traditional for Valentine’s Day, but other colors such as black, pink, purple, blue, and grey go well too.

Casual Look:

I am wearing some dark blue skinny jeans and a beige sweater with a heart on it. I am also wearing red heart-shaped sunglasses, and some red heels. You can find the sweater and sunglasses on my Amazon page.

Classy Look:

I am wearing a black leather skirt from Dillards. I am also wearing a white blouse from Amazon. I have the same red heels on, but I added a red clutch purse to this outfit.

Cute Look:

I am wearing a black crop top from TJMaxx and I’m wearing a white polka dot circle skirt from Dillards. 

I went with the red heels for all three outfits but I was still able to drastically change up each look.

Valentine’s Day is coming up next Thursday. Hopefully these selections can help with picking out an outfit if you don’t already have an outfit picked out.

You can check out my Amazon page here.

Be sure to check out my latest post on Valentine’s Day Family Activities and Gift Ideas. Also be sure to follow along next week for some recipe posts. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. I may be receiving a small earning from each item that is ordered through my Amazon page.

Family Valentine’s Day Activities and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming really soon. I put together some family-friendly Valentine’s Day activities and gift ideas. We have a thirteen-year old son, so we like to include him on whatever we decide to do to celebrate the day. Even if you don’t have kids there are still some great ideas.

Family Valentine’s Day Activities

Movie Night with popcorn, pickles, and candy- pick your favorite movie to watch

Board Game Night-playing games and for prizes you get candy.

Make your own photo booth- Get some wrapping paper of your choice and some photo props. I got my photo props in the dollar section at Target.

Make your own Valentines cards. You can use card stock, markers, cut out hearts, and stickers.

Poker with candy-Our family has been getting into poker lately. Our son really enjoys it as well as us.

Have a family picnic- pack or pick up your favorite food and sit out on a blanket at the park to eat together.

Dave and Busters-this is our favorite place to go to on Valentines Day. We get to play games, and have some good food and drinks. They usually have some great specials on adult drinks depending on what time you go. This has been our go-to place for the past 2 years.

Gift Ideas

Making your own flower arrangement- buy a container to put the flowers in. You can get a cheap container at the dollar store. Then buy some flowers. This shows that you put some thought and effort into this gift and it’s just more meaningful.

Make a candy bouquet- pick out your favorite candy bars. Put some tissue paper around it and then tie a ribbon around it.

Buy or make some personalized coupons- I bought mine at Five Below but you can easily make your own.

Make a personalized basket- In this basket I picked my son’s favorite candy, snack, an item that he has been needing, and his favorite toy.

Wood sign- I found this at the dollar section at Target. I thought it was really cool that you get to write on it and fill in the blanks.

You can also shop at my Amazon page to find some more gift items. Click here to go to the link. I hope this has given you some new ideas.

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. I may be receiving a small earning from each item that is ordered through my Amazon page.


Finding Yourself in the Storm

Finding yourself is not as easy as it seems to be. Think about the items we tend to misplace such as our keys, important documents, glasses, and etc. on a daily basis. They aren’t lost; they are just misplaced. 

Think about a storm coming through your home. High winds, rain, hail, and even snow coming through your home. It would be even harder to find those things after a storm coming through. A misplaced item could become a lost item, and it may be lost forever.

Now, think about yourself. Who you are as a person and what you believe in plays a big role in knowing yourself. It takes a long time to figure out who you are, and to be confident in the kind of a person you are.

Think about that storm coming through your life. It’s not an actual storm, but a life storm. Things get so confusing that you question everything. Literally you feel like you are in a dark storm and you can’t find your way out. This can be a death in the family, divorce, child custody battle, a health battle, finance issues, or just an emotional battle. Whatever it is, it seems to take everything out of you. It drains you until you feel that you have nothing else to give.

Trying to find yourself after that storm is unbelievably hard, it almost feels impossible. The truth is that it is hard, but the lie is that it’s not impossible.

Here are ways to find yourself in the darkest life storms.

Take time to be by yourself. That means to be completely alone and away from all distractions. Spend time and listen to your thoughts and the way you are thinking. We find out so much about ourselves when we are alone and when we don’t hear the opinions of others.

Journaling is a great way to make sense of what you are feeling. Sometimes we don’t even know what we are feeling until we see it for ourselves on paper. This can really help with the emotions that we go through during difficult times.

Stay active during the hard times. It’s easy to get depressed and not do as much, but that’s the worst thing you can do. Exercise and keep active. It can make a huge difference on your mental state of mind.

Make sure to have some meditation or prayer time with no distractions. No cell phone, just you and God. The times we are completely vulnerable and when we surrender ourselves to God, is when He moves in a big way.

I once was lost, down in a deep dark hole, but there’s hope and light at the end of the tunnel. It may take a while, but take it from someone who was once there. You will find yourself again. It won’t happen overnight, but don’t give up on yourself.

Athleisure Wear to All Day Wear

I am a huge fan of wearing athleisure wear all day long since I work from home. Yes, I am the type to wear workout clothes all day long even though I may not go workout. I am also the type to dress up. Even though I like to be in athleisure wear there are also times I need to look more presentable because I have appointments, meetings, and errands to run. 

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Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

Have you heard of a Moscow Mule drink? How about a Tennessee Mule? The Tennessee Mule is my husband’s favorite drink. I prefer to drink a Moscow Mule. If you have never heard of either drink, don’t worry, I’ll explain it. Valentine’s Day is coming up and I thought it was the perfect time to share my secret ingredient to make a Strawberry Moscow Mule.

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Recharged for 2019

Happy New Year Y’all! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve written a post. I miss you and I miss writing. I looked back and November 13th was the last post I wrote. I’m normally pretty good at staying consistent in getting posts out, but to be honest, I think it was much needed for me to take a step back and take some time off.

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