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!



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An Update: Heads are not that hard, the WRCA and "How I Met Your Mother"....

Hello Everyone,

So I had bad news. Awful news really, and I can't believe I am having to write them down.

About a week ago, last Saturday - I got into a wee bit of a horse wreck with my good pony Blue Duck.

I landed on my back and my big head (amazing how you can do both at once so easily) and re-cracked my tailbone, cracked some ribs and did number 2984246 concussion on my least that is what it feels like.

Because it's been taking so long for me to re-coup and I'm still having symptoms, the docs are recommending that I don't travel and take it easy. Which is how I translate them saying "Adrian, rest in a dark room and don't work or even read".

Which means that I am so sad and disappointed to announce I will not be able to attend this years WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo TX.

I hate hate hate having to do this, and I cannot believe I will be missing my favorite event of the whole year. This is something that I look forward to all year long, so y'all will have to have EXTRA fun for me....and make sure you send lots of pictures!

In the meantime, I will be practicing the art of resting. And watching the whole 9 seasons of "How I Met Your Mother." And probably eating. And maybe crying a little.

Just joking, maybe.

Come on I'm a girl, I get to be emotional sometimes right?

Again, I am so sorry to everyone for being unable to attend, I will miss you all terribly.

Good luck to all the amazing teams competing this year!

You handsome Traitor Blue Duck.. (Ok so his back IS hurt but still)

ER rule-breaker. Also, high on meds.

Mothers are the best. Thanks for everything Momma Bear.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

You are worth protecting. A letter to fellow survivors.

                                   You are worth protecting.  
                                          *TRIGGER WARNING*

Awhile ago, here on the Buckaroogirl blog – I shared something really personal and difficult for me that I felt The Lord was leading me to say.

It was probably one of the hardest things I’ve done, and it has also ended up being one of the biggest blessings I’ve ever experienced.

Sexual abuse and domestic violence is not something most people are comfortable with talking about…and it shouldn’t be.

But it is also something that, as a culture, we have to be able to discuss and talk about. If we aren’t vocal about it – nothing will change.

When I say my experience with sharing my history was a blessing as well as being difficult, I really mean it. At first, the terror of wondering what people would say after I shared my history was the most difficult thing. Then, within the first few hours of posting the blog – I realized it didn’t matter how it affected me in the end anymore. God had a bigger plan with my story than I could understand, because He is using me to help other people.

The letters, messages and emails started pouring in right after after my blog was posted. I didn’t just receive letters from girls. Everyone always seems to think that WOMEN are the only victims of assault-and this is not the case. About 10% of victims, in the states alone, are men. Grown men and women, teenagers and children who I couldn’t believe were living through this hell-on-earth at their age, all wrote with their stories.

Questions, answers and prayers. Wonderings, hope and despair.
It was all there. From all walks of life, survivors who had healed long ago-and those who were just trying to make it to the next day in their journey of healing.

The responses and letters I received did exactly the opposite of what I expected, it made my heart hurt to hear about all the similar pain so many out there feel, just like I did. But the joy that I saw in these survivors, knowing they were not alone, and that we are all in this together-made my heart full of joy and hope.

This is basically a “tips blog.” A post with just a few solutions I have found through personal experience, that may or may not be helpful to the survivor’s situation. I always try and respond to any letter I get from those who are struggling and looking for advice, but I also know there are those who are too scared or intimidated to write-and so-this is for them.

I’m not claiming to have all the answers. Maybe these ideas won’t work for you, but maybe they will. And if even one little tid-bit can help someone to not feel so alone, or not so scared-then I want to share them.

You are loved, you are not alone.

  • ·      If it makes you uncomfortable, don’t do it. This is the time to be selfish about caring for yourself. It isn’t being rude, it isn’t being wrong. You have to be a little rough around the edges to protect yourself sometimes, care enough to do it-because your health and happiness isn’t worth you being polite. You are worth protecting.
  • ·      Take time out for YOU. I am a huge people person, but I need my alone time. A lot of it. Take time for a hot shower or bath, a cup of tea and a book. Chill in your sweats and TURN OFF YOUR PHONE. This quiet time is good for you and your soul and gives you time to think and re-charge. You are worth protecting.
  • ·      Beware of movies, TV Shows and music. I used to LOVE some seriously heavy metal music. A lot of dark rock, angry sounding stuff. But I realized that that sound, and the lyrics (even though sometimes you can’t understand what the heck they are saying) are damaging and you don’t even realize it. Movies are the same thing. I love Disney. I cannot do torture scenes, babies dying and women being beaten anymore. And I shouldn’t have to. Neither should you. Check the ratings on movies before you see them in the theater. Go with someone who loves you and whom you feel safe with. Choose subjects that will not cause a trigger for you, and do NOT try to force yourself to watch those things. I did for a long time. I thought I needed to be “tough” and “just watch them.” That is not the case. It is harmful. You are worth protecting.
  • ·      You have been through enough. Because of the violence that has been done to you, you will be more inclined to hang out with people who will hurt you as well or who are unhealthy. I know it sounds weird, but it is so easy to let happen. Protect yourself and make good choices about who you hang out with, and trust. Choose healthy, and caring people who don’t drink and do drugs. It will only ease the pain for a while before destroying you. You are the company you keep. You are worth protecting.
  • ·      Take care of your body. Eat healthy, don’t do fad diets and don’t starve yourself. It doesn’t help, I’ve tried. Drink lots of water, and try to get a good night’s sleep. If you have troubles with the dark and sleeping (I still do) Ask your doctor about natural sleep aids and breathing exercises. Take care of yourself. You are worth protecting.

I love you all, you are not alone.



ps. If anyone is struggling and feels like they need to talk, write, or just rant-I am always here. Please feel free to email me at