Country Life



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.

bonfire (1)

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!

Thanksgiving-DinnerWe love Thanksgiving so much. The family comes in from far and wide. Some cousins you haven’t seen since you were in diapers.

There’s football, laughter, and all the food you can get.  I mean sure, you can eat healthy too, after all there is green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie. That’s a good mix of fruits and veggies, right?

Here are 12 must haves for the perfect Country Thanksgiving.

1. Turkey
Whether it’s deep fried, or baked to perfection. Some like it sweet, some like it smoked, and some like it barbecued.

2. Mashed Potatoes
No one in their right might could deny this fluffy, buttery, goodness. Add a bit of garlic and basil and you’re in business.

3. Gravy
Mmmmm… We could swim in it.

4. Sweet Cornbread Pudding
We can’t begin to describe the yummy goodness that’s in bread pudding.

5. Country Ham
What’s wrong with a little extra meat? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

6. Cranberry Sauce
Whether it’s out of the can or homemade. We don’t care, it’s a must!

7. Cornbread Stuffing
Anything with cornbread and stuffing in the same sentence is a win in my book.

8. Green Bean Casserole
I’m going to stop you right there while I catch my breath. Green Bean casserole is a dream, and it’s healthy too (sort of)! We like it with mushroom sauced, baked with crunchy onions, and yumminess.

9. Sweet Potato Pie/Pecan Pie/ Pumpkin Pie
All the pies, we want them all.

10. Your Signature Cocktail
Whether you’re a mimosa girl, or like to slip in a bit of Moonshine in your Sweet Tea. You know you need something to watch down all that food and get you prepped for the game.

11. Football
I’m a Texas girl, and we love our Cowboys. I won’t apologize for it.

12. Your Crazy Country Family
Mom, Dad, Nana, my crazy siblings. I love them all. Spend some time with the family and cherish these moments. They are the best of times.

– Happy Thanksgiving!

anna_miglio_LG003You don’t have to live in the Country to be a Country Girl®. Country Girl® is a state of mind as well as a lifestyle. You can live in the Hamptons or Nashville Tennessee.

Country Girls® love the outdoors, are independent, down to earth, romantic, sensual, yet horseshoe tough. Country Girls® are just as comfortable watching a sunset on the beach or horseback riding on the trail.  She was a tomboy as a girl, ran barefoot, caught butterflies and walked through the rain without an umbrella. She is Sassy and genuine.

Country Girls® love muddin, bonfires, know how to shoot.

Country Girls® exude a quiet confidence and ease of being; a love of nature and classic style.

  • You don’t have to be from the Country to be a Country Girl

You don’t have to live in the Country to be a Country Girl®. Country Girl® is a state of mind as well as a lifestyle. You can live in the Hamptons or Nashville Tennessee.


  • You need a great pair of boots. A. They need to be comfortable and stylish and classy.
  • Work all day and play all night but keep great hygiene. Hint:  Country Girl Dream perfume is awesome !!!   Showers are good with natural soaps and shampoo. No harsh chemicals for Country Girls
  • Hair should be natural and makeup should be minimal. Country Girls are natures best friend so your look should reflect this.
  • Work and play as much as possible outdoors. Not only does the sun give us a healthy glow it also gives us a great dose of vitamin D.  Make sure however that you are wearing a good SPF sun blocker to protect your skin
  • Don’t be afraid to get dirty.  Country Girls love to play. Bonfires, muddin, anything outdoors.
  • Love animals but respect them. WE love dogs and horses.
  • Country Girls have attitude, Sass. We don’t let people push us around and we are PROUD Of it. We are nice and respectful but don’t’ Mess with a Country Girl, you will be sorry.
  • God and Country mean a lot to us.
  • Most importantly we are Proud to be a Country Girl

Enter our Country Girl of the Month Contest Here. 

It’s time for a look back at the Country Music Charts this Throwback Thursday.

September 25, 1994

On this day back in 1994 a man by the name of Joe Diffie was blowing up the Country Music Charts with the #1 hit single “Third Rock From The Sun.” To all the youngsters reading, watch the video with an open mind will you? 🙂

Joe Diffie – Third Rock From The Sun 

I’m sure we can all agree that no one had it easy back then with the mullet. Let’s flash forward ten years shall we?

September 25, 2004

Keith Urban scored his 5th number one single with “Days Go By” back in 2004, and days do in fact go by when you realize that this song is over 10 years old!

Keith Urban – Days Go By

This was a look back at the top hits from the past two decades on this Throwback Thursday.