Music Monday 8 | What’s Your Country Song

Thomas Rhett’s new single, What’s Your Country Song, oozes nostalgia. If you were one of the lucky ones to grow up in a small country town, this song may very well elicit feelings of joy and warmth as you pull from those memories made. On repeat, this song brought all the feels which led me down a photo rabbit hole. I pulled a few for the slideshow below (swipe left if viewing from a phone) that I’m sure only my mama will appreciate.

Music brings back memories that can quickly turn to smiles and tears. Music is a universal language that speaks to all.

Go ahead, hit play on the song and start rummaging through your old photos for a trip down memory lane.

Enjoy. ❤

“What’s Your Country Song”

Did you grow up on a tractor
Did your daddy let you drive
Are you whiskey bent and hell bound
Even though your mama tried
Did you cruise down a backroad
With your dixieland delight
Are you on the chattahoochee
On a barefoot blue jean night

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

Do your exes live in Texas
Are you so lonesome you could cry
Are you heartbroke cause you know
That ain’t your truck in her drive
Are your friends all in low places
Underneath the neon moon
Are you already country
Back when country wasn’t cool

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

Who’s your strawberry wine
What’s your family tradition
What makes you turn it up, makes you raise your cup every time you listen

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

10th Annual B!tch Run | July 25th, 2015

↓ Girls, Girls, Girls  

What a day …

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with all these girls

And to think that it all started from these two minds.

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So, how on earth do I even begin wrapping up an entire days worth of photos into one post?   This is the main reason why it has taken me darn near two months to even start this entry.  Do I make multiple posts?  Do I make one giant one?  And what photos of the over 450 do I share with you fine people?

You feeling my dilemma here?

And so, it was decided.   This giantnoteworthy, epic day is going to be wrapped up into one GIANT, beautiful, powerful, kick-ass post featuring some equally beautiful, powerful, kick-ass women.

Here we go…

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The Hard Luck Saloon | Council Bluffs, IA

The Hard Luck served as our meetup point.  The start of Bloody Mary’s, shirt exchanges and pre-run group photos.  Because rain, of course.

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11:45am | Kickstands up.  Time to start the day.

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Nothing hotter than THAT view right there.

Hey ladies. ❤

The Wild’s | Bartlett, IA

Where the drinks were cold, conversations started flowing, people loosened up and epic gift giving was had.

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Now, why on earth they wanted to pick up my ass is beyond me.  I think Jenn just wanted to get a little frisky.

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But it served as the perfect opportunity for the girls to give me the most thoughtful, hilarious, absolutely PERFECT gift of all time.  Sneaky little sisters, I tell ya!

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I’m just going to allow the photos to do the talking from here on out.

Brace yourselves for this awesomeness.

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Oh, NO you DIDN’T!

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Oh, YES you DID!

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B!tches Betta Recognize!

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The Story.   Around the 4th of July I found a photo of this jacket on the good ol’ Internet and posted it on my Harleys & Heels page reminiscing about my Junior High years when I actually DID have this exact jacket.  Fringe and all.   Who knew that a few of these girls (I believe Tracy was the mastermind in getting this all going – LOVE you, doll) would pull off searching, finding, buying and organizing a group card.

Best, sistas, EVER.

And with that… we moved on.

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The Riverside Inn | Riverton, IA

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Kayla, Sara and Jess were the Jeep crew.

Fortunately, soon after this photo, they were able to take the Freedom Panels out!  It wouldn’t be a B run without a little rain! 🙂

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Cocktails…

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Selfies

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And more…

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Riverton was a short and sweet stop.  Enough for a couple cocktails and a little ruckus before leaving this quaint little town.  What kind of ruckus you ask?  Click here.

On to Shenandoah, IA where we caused a mild curiosity amongst the local PD.  I think we counted three drive-by’s?  I promise, we were on our best behavior.

All those women on two wheels? 

Ya, I’d do a few drive-by’s myself!

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Emerald Isle | Imogene, IA

Ah.. the home of little beers.

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These little guys are the reason and excuse for all remaining photos to come.

Exhibit A

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Exhibit B

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Exhibit C

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Exhibit D

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Exhibit E

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Exhibit F

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Oh, Little Beers.   You are sneaky little bastards.

WAIT!  How many did we have?!

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Time to MOVE…

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Harley’s Bar and Grill | Emerson, IA

Click on the below photo to see what 30 Biker Chicks do when they roll into town…

Trust me.  Click on it.

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Ha.  See now, aren’t you so glad you did?  Thanks, Jenny for the tunes.

Emerson was full of shenanigans… and cuddles… and selfies...

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Alright, Alright, Alright.  

We still have TWO more official stops! 

Let’s go!

The Hood | Silver City, IA

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The C-Town Crew!

Jessica, Tina, Me, Kayla, Jenn and Jenny.

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How cute is this photo?

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Cheese!

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Here comes Marcy!

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Always and forever the Free Spirit.  We can all learn a little about LIVING from this one.

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Let’s MOVE!

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The Backroom Lounge | Lake Ohana, IA

This was the last “official” stop before folks dropped off and went on with their evenings.

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And long drawn out good-byes.

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(Adopted) Sister Love

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Marcy naughtiness

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Final gab sessions

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Parking lot split

OUCH!

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And final group hugs.

Oh, did you think that was it?

You are clearly mistaken…

Who will be the last (wo)man standing?!

Let’s move.

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Lighthouse | Council Bluffs, IA

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I think it is very safe to say we all are having a grand ol’ time, ya?

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Tyree sang a pretty fab duet with this fine gentleman.

I smell Grammy.

Oh, no.  No no no… Not done yet!  Hang with me. We are moving on to the…

LAST STOP

21st Saloon | Omaha, NE

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YES!  That is IT!

Food, Water, Feet Up.  The End to a pretty fab day.

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July 25th, 2015

A Day to Remember with some of the BEST girls you could ever meet.

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Until next time…

Cheers!

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Professional Photos 

Fun Photos

  • The Girls

Service

  • The Hardluck
  • The Wild’s
  • Riverside Inn
  • Emerald Isle
  • Harley’s Bar & Grill
  • The Hood
  • The Backroom Lounge
  • Lighthouse Inn
  • 21st Saloon

Shirts

  • My Girls Ink

Weekend in Review | June 12-14th

Oh, hey!  Happy Tuesday.   Still dreaming of last weekend over here!

Friday

Happy Hour at DJ’s Dugout in Aksarben Village with the J’s.  Jessica M, Jessica B, Joey D. and me, Jordan P!   It was JOYOUS!

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Saturday

Easton Poker Run!  Started off with Tyree, Jen, Regeana, Clint and I.   When we took off, Tyree took the lead, followed by Clint, me, Regeana and Jen.    Clint unknowingly bathed the three of us with oil shortly after our journey began, so he had to check out before our first stop.  No fear : minor fix and he met up with us later.  Just don’t ask Jen how her riding experience was with no windshield during that fiasco.  Oopsie!

Oh and for the record – I have yet to wash my bike.  It’s an engine oil deep conditioning experiment.   Work with me on it.

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Heron Bay

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Next stop – whatever bar that was.  The middle of nowhere.

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HAPPY!

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We ended the day in Waterloo, NE for a few drinks, dinner and to meet back up with Clint.   Tracy and Cole even made it out!  YAY!

And, since my husband is my husband, it wouldn’t be right not to have something ridiculous going on when in his presence.  As he was riding he saw something on the side of the road.  He thought it was one of those leather whip thingamajigs you see some bikers have hanging off their bike, so he turned around to pick it up.

Nope.  Not leather.   Hair.  A dreadlock.   SOMEONE’S freaking hair.

Oy.

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So, naturally, the girls tied it into his beard.

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Because why wouldn’t you?!

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Honestly, only him.  He sure does keep the humor in our day to day lives.   It’s always a trip with him around.

After Waterloo we headed back to Omaha for a nightcap at Office West where Asa was able to meet up with us too.

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A perfect ending to a perfect Saturday.

Sunday

A whole lotta movie watching, lounging, laundry, good food eating and not a whole lot else.

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Cheers to a good week.  Tomorrow means we are halfway through ALREADY!

Weekend in Review 1 | March 2015

FINALLY, the weather is turning warm here in Nebraska.  I was riding the winter funk train last week and we were going fast with no stop in sight.   Seriously… worst funk I’ve had in a long time!   Luckily, the weekend really helped get me out of that nonsense.

Friday night after getting home from work, Clint started a bonfire, I grabbed the beer, turned on some solid country tunes and just sat taking in the calm surroundings.

And Champ’s disgusting kisses.

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 At one point Clint went inside to clean up before dinner and I took that moment to really crank the tunes, sing to myself, savor my beer and just relish the peacefulness.

Ahhh…  I needed that.

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After my hour of decompressing we headed out to Maria’s for some good ol’ Mexican food.   Taco’s to be exact.  Holy moly, I know I have mentioned how good that place is in the past, but if you have yet to test it out, please do so.

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Saturday I taught Insanity at 24 Hour Fitness | Cass Street location.  We had a solid class showing and kicked that workouts bootay.  Legit Badasses.

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At 11, I met up with Tyree for some much needed girl talk time.   I think we killed a solid 1.5 hours, if not more.   We met up at Muscle Maker Grill in West Omaha.  This place was so good and strategically placed next to Lifetime Fitness and a few other health and wellness shops.  Well played, Muscle Makers.  Well played.

Go check them out here.

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The rest of my day can be summed up in Bud Light, Vehicle TLC and sunshine.

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After Photo.  She’s downright GLOWING.  As is her owner. 🙂

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And this baby got to see sunshine for the first time in months.  Her heart is happy as well.

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PERFECT little Saturday.

Sunday I was able to meet up with my friend Blair to get in 6 miles at Zorinsky Lake.  It was a gorgeous morning for it, too.  It’s about time I started running again.  I’ve got a half marathon in two months.  EEK!  I HAVE to beat my 2 hour time.  1:59 is my goal time this year. 🙂

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The rest of Sunday incorporated a little shopping, cleaning, laundry… you know.  The usual Sunday stuff.

With that, I will leave you screenshots of my Saturday FB funny.  Hands-down the BEST Insanity conversation I have had to date.  Poor guy.

Cheers!

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