Monday, November 24, 2014

Keeping up with the Kardashian's and no TV till Saturdays...

When I was little (ok not that I'm actually OLD now) my folks had a rule in the house.

No TV, except on Saturday mornings. 

Usually, the TV that WAS chosen in these stolen moments was either Loony Toons (I still love them) or old black and white films. My sister Lizzy and I loved the dancing and singing musicals from MGM, films like "Singing in the Rain" and "High Society" shaped our film education, while a steady dose of John Wayne and Gunsmoke aided in us knowing JUST how a man should act.

These movies and short moments we enjoyed the rarity of on Saturday mornings set me up for something, that later in life I will always be thankful to my parents for...and that was, to have a LIFE.

LIFE isn't TV. Plain and simple. 

Life isn't sitting inside watching drama-filled shows of fighting families and wishing we had as much money as them, because we had more than just the existence of an armchair and remote.

Instead of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" ...

We had horses, cows, the woods, the saddle shop, singing, the piano, camping, running, hiking, waterfall jumping, cave exploring, daydreaming, reading, cooking, fence building, colt riding, roping, dress-up, family time, hunting, and in my case - learning about and living full time in a 14 ft indian lodge from middle school through high school.

I am so surprised everyday living in town while attending college - how things like TV can take up so much of the "kids" around me time. They talk about what happened last night to so-and-so, they discuss their relationships and personalities in unique detail and more passion than most ever show while "engaging" in the class.

Now I have nothing against having a TV, or folks enjoying themselves relaxing - I'm just a weird old person in a 22 year old's body. I love getting to see the news ( OK so it mostly makes me mad or depressed but I must stay up-to-date on current events!) sometimes an occasional romantic comedy - western - or an old episode of friends. Mostly I take ten minutes on the weekend to draw while watching a documentary. I'm on a WWII kick and am watching basically the whole Military Channel history at the moment! But this black box does not control me. 

When I sit down, it is usually with a book. And that is because my parents gave me that love.
When I talk about my childhood, it is of camping and life experiences - not video games.
When I think of a piece of history that applies in class - it is because my folks took the time to talk to their kids at the dinner table, and to teach us about the importance of caring about the past.

When I get to school this week, talk around campus will be about some naked woman who decided to let someone take pictures of her rear-end.

Personally I don't give a damn about her. 

But because of my parents - these are the headlines from this week that I DO care about.

THESE are the people that are my superheroes.

THESE are the men and women who should be gracing our TIME MAGAZINE covers and being interviewed on the news.

THESE are the things that matter to me....what happened that changed what matters to us these days?

Maybe it doesn't matter, but this is what I wish we had more of...

  • We need more Grandpas who sit and tell stories about Vietnam and Korea. And kids that care to listen. 

  • We need more Eva Shockey's and Kendall Jone's who utilize their public status as advocates for conservation and passing that mindset onto the next generation.

  • We need less WalMarts and more mom-and-pops. 

  • We need more MADE IN AMERICA and less China.

  • We need more kids who look like kids, our little girls should be able to dress and act like little girls, not 25 year olds.

  • We need more reading. Davy Crockett, Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson. 

  • We need more HEADLINES that talk about WAR HERO'S like Lance Corporal William Kyle Carpenter and Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis. Men who risked, and some who gave their lives for the sake of their comrades and in the service of there country.

  • We need more people like Tom Moorhouse - hard workers and ranchers who care about the land and animals that they are charged with the care of.

  • We need more dinners among families around the same table, talking not texting. 

We need more REAL LIFE. More common sense. 

Less Kim K.

More God.

And no TV till Saturday. 

Love you all, 



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Serape, buffalo skulls and ranch plans...

I love pictures...

I save basically everything all the time. I see a picture of a cowhide chair.
I see plans of a fence for a future ranch I love?
Gorgeous high heels I will never wear and boots I shouldn't buy?

I use those pictures I save as inspirational reminders of what I love, what I miss, what I want - girly things like that. 

Here are some of what I save....

I hope it lends you a little Sunday inspiration as well...


~Adrian <3 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

4 different ways to rock your Ranch Royalty jeans!

Hey ladies! 

I am always getting questions about the BEST way to style your Ranch Royalty jeans....

Sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas beyond the work-boot-with-town-jeans scenario, but I've got some ideas for you today!

I like to mix it up, Ranch Royalty makes so many awesome different styles of jeans, that you can go right from the branding pen to town, to a night out dancing

Here are a few ideas for stylin' your threads this week! 



~Adrian <3

Sunday, November 9, 2014

"That's what I love about Sunday" A reminder...

It’s Sunday.

I got sick last night (NOT Ebola, don’t freak) and I’ve been resting in bed all day so that hopefully I will not terrorize my college campus this week.

Lately it has felt like God is telling me to SLOW DOWN.

Have you ever had that moment?

That moment when you realized that The Lord had been giving you small hints and clues about needing to chill out, and when you didn’t hear Him he just got a little bit louder?

I realized today, I had all of these AMAZING get-well messages and emails on FB and my website after my accident that I hadn’t read, or even attempted to respond to. 

So this afternoon, I sat down and have been slowly going through them. I cannot tell you how happy it made my heart, and how blessed I felt and loved- to everyone who took the time out to send flowers, cards and write or call…thank-you.

I came upon a certain letter today though that really felt like it hit home for me. Colleen Watt, a longtime family friend and someone I count like a second mom – wrote me one of the most insightful and kind letters I’ve ever received. In the letter, Colleen reminded me that as a Christian who is outspoken about my faith (and struggles WITH my faith) to my followers and fans, that I had the ability to use my wreck and slow-down time as a way of reaching out to others and sharing Christ.

At first when I read the letter, I felt a little sad.

 Like, “Ok God. But did you HAVE to make it so I couldn’t go to Texas to get my attention?!” 

And then I stopped and laughed a little at how selfish I really was being, the amount of POSITIVE and encouraging things that have come out of this time, not only for myself but for so many others has been a wake-up call.

 I’ve spent this “down- time” writing to survivors, responding and attempting to help find solutions to their issues concerning Domestic Violence, and have been able to be alongside several women as they broke free of their abuse and started to build safe and better lives. I’ve been able to meet and encourage younger singers and songwriters, and the joy that I have felt from being able to take that time is simply amazing.

I’ve realized that sometimes, the biggest blessings God gives to us, can come disguised as trials and struggles that we don’t anticipate or want. But Christ is BIGGER than what we can comprehend, His PLAN is bigger than what we realize, and sometimes – a better “something” is waiting just around the corner than what we could ever hope for.

Sometimes, you just need to be able to slow down enough, to hear what God’s plans are. I bet they’re better than anything we could imagine.

Colleen, thank-you for the reminder – today I’m going to slow down and listen a little bit closer to what The Lord has to say.

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope your day is as blessed as mine has been.



Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? 

Be strong and courageous. 
Do not be afraid; 
do not be discouraged, 
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nighttime in Nevada | Adrian Buckaroogirl | Live

Live performance of Adrian Buckaroogirl with special guest's Jon, Fritz and Mark.

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The song is "Nighttime In Nevada" Off my "Highway 80" album, available on itunes, Amazon, CDBaby and

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Adrian Buckaroogirl Channel Trailer

Channel Trailer for YouTube to celebrate OVER 1K followers!!!
Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We're ranchin' now! Ranch Plans & Day Dreams....

So I know I shouldn't be reading or looking at my computer...but I'm going a little crazy sitting still honestly - so I thought I would share some of my day dreamin lately! 

Looking forward to transferring in just another semester to my college of choice (I STILL haven't decided...this is hard! At least I know it'll be in TEXAS!) is exciting...dorm decorating ideas are swirling around, but mostly I think and dream about that NEXT place.

The place after school, a place to make my own lil ranch heaven, a place to put down some roots and use as a home base....

These are some of my inspirations....

None of these images are mine..I just love them for the inspiration!