Country Outdoors


1. You’ve spent more hours a day with a pitch fork in your hand than a smartphone.

2. Grandma (aka Granny, Nana, Oma) always made iced tea in the sun after a long days work.

3. You learned how to drive a tractor before driving a truck.

4. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always have dirty fingernails.

5. These guys are your pets.

6. Some of the best times were spent at the County Fair.

7. It never occurred to you once that some girls don’t own a pair of Cowboy Boots.

8. You think this is sexy.

9. And/or this.

10. You love football.

13. This is your idea of the perfect date.

12. You always want to go back.

13. You wouldn’t need 12 signs to know you’re from the country, it’s just who you are.













Being a Country Girl is a huge blessing. Here is why I’m thankful to be a Country Girl.


1. I can get my hands dirty and feel amazing doing it.






2. Daddy taught me how to be a tough lady.

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3. I can drive a stick shift anytime, anywhere.













4. Keeping up with the boys is no problem.








5. Starry nights are always mesmerizing.











6. Boots are a way of life.










7. I can enjoy a nice, cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day.








8. This was one of my first birthday gifts.










9. Dad knows how to keep my boyfriend in check.










10. I have really cool role models like this lovely lady.










11. Hunting is always pretty epic.








12. Life is good.



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Photo credit: YouTube: hickok45


Have you ever needed to carve a pumpkin, but you just wanted to target practice too? Well look no further, Greg Kinman has just the solution! A man from Middle Tennessee has combined the art of target shooting and pumpkin carving in his videos he will show you how to carve your pumpkin with your Henry Rifle. Now this isn’t the first time he has carved a pumpkin with a firearm, Greg Kinman has posted a few videos on his YouTube channel hickok45.




The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, and Willie Nelson hail from the Lone Star State. Here are 10 things all Texas Country Girls love.

1. Any watering hole to swim in during the hot summer months. Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs, Texas.


2. Friday Night Football.


3. Let’s not forget the awesome homecoming mums.


4. Barbecue.


5. And oh yes, plenty of Tex-Mex!


6. Dove Hunting on Labor Day Weekend


7. Texas Country Music


8. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, or any rodeo across the state!


9. Selena & Miranda Lambert.

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10. A good ol’ Texas sunset.



The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” If you’re getting married this Spring you should take all precautions to insure that your wedding doesn’t crumble under the unpredictable weather conditions. Here are 12 reasons why rainy weddings aren’t so bad.

1. Get those umbrellas and rain boots out!


2. Seriously.


3. There’s no crying at rainy weddings!


4. Only awesome pictorial opportunities.


5. Your wedding party won’t mind either!


6. Because it’s your big day, rain or shine.



7. Rain, rain, don’t ever go away!


8. You are welcome on my wedding day.



You can’t deny that dogs are man’s best friend. One miniature schnauzer named “Sissy,” is the perfect example of this age-old saying. She escaped from her Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home and ran nearly 20 blocks to see her sick owner in the hospital. Nancy Franck who owns the dog has been sick from cancer surgery for the last several weeks.

A security camera caught the footage showing just how determined the pup was to see her owner.

“We looked up and there was this dog just that was just running across the lobby,” Mercy Medical Center security officer Samantha Conrad told KCRG.

Watch the entire video below.


Forget the fancy glitz and glamour of New Years Eve. In the country, all you need is some good company, great food and drinks, music, and the perfect bonfire party to ring in the new year. Bonfires are laid back, relaxing, and simply unforgettable. Here are a few DIY tips to planing the perfect New Years Eve bonfire party.

1. Find the right location

Whether it’s at your Pap’s ranch, by the beach, or a registered campsite, you want to find the perfect location to ring in the new year. Is there a burn ban in effect? Have the conditions been fairly wet, windy, or dry? These are a few questions to consider when planning.

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2. Prepare Easy & Tasty Food

A few simple, easy to prepare, DYI food items are frankfurters, burgers, smores, barbecue, beans, and anything that can be stored in a cooler. Plan your food items out ahead of time whether it’s something that can be prepared and chilled beforehand, or cooked by the fireside.


3. Use essential plates, cups, and storage

Some key essentials come with the plates, cups, and storage of your bonfire site. You want to keep drinks and perishable foods chilled at all times. Bring a cooler, trash bags/cans, and disposable cups, forks, and spoons to make cleanup easier, especially if you’re renting a campsite for the evening. You don’t want a hefty fine for the New Year.


4. Plan your signature Bonfire Party Outfit 

If you’re going to be outdoors for the evening and by the fireside, you want to make sure that you’re as comfy as can be. Hoodies, caps, and boots are a must. Keep it casual and low key.


5. Organize the Perfect Bonfire

Plan the right sized bonfire location. Some simple sticks will do the trick for something smaller and low key. Firewood works for a bonfire of a much larger scale. Be sure to use your best judgement when scaling the size of your fire. You don’t want things to get out of control or fizzle out before the night ends. Always be safe, and make sure to have a couple of experts around that can be on standby in case of emergency. Keep a cellphone or first aid kit on handy as well.


With these tips, we hope you have a thorough idea on how to start the perfect New Years Bonfire Party. What tips do you have? Leave us a comment!

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One Texas couple knows how to lighten things up for Christmas. Each year they create a magnificent holiday display synching Christmas lights to a popular tune. This year the theme comes from Disney’s “Frozen.” The house dazzles to the Academy Award Winning song “Let It Go.”

Last week Country Music Star Jennifer Nettles sang this tune with actress/singer Idina Menzel on CMAs Country Christmas.

Of course this Texas light display wouldn’t be complete without a lit up cactus.

“The cactus has been part of our display before there was a display. My wife and I found it alongside the road and fell in love with it,” the couple mentioned on YouTube.

And you know what they say, “Everything is bigger in Texas” – including Christmas light shows .