Thursday, April 10, 2014

Just a Sample of What is Rolling Around in Fern's Head

  • I really should've been a trophy wife
  • I was serape before serape was cool (circa 2007...BAM!)
  • What is a "typical girl", and how is she different from a "typical Southern girl"?  Do tell.
  • I am a drenching diva---

Stay Tuned...I promise to elaborate

Sunday, February 3, 2013

To Farmers and Ranchers Everywhere: THANK YOU


I have a confession...

I didn't tune into the super bowl.  Now, had Denver actually gotten their &*^$ together and made it...I may be sitting in my living room right now in a navy sweatshirt with orange paint on my face.  I'd probably still be by myself, but I'd have more of an interest in the game.  I happened to be on the phone with mom when the Budweiser commercial came on and switched the channel in time.  I took a break from lesson planning/developing to check Facebook and it was blowing up.  My newsfeed was overflowing with posts about the Dodge commercial.  I checked it out...

I got the chills. I cried. I called home to thank my Dad. I said a prayer and thanked my Granddad's and the generations who have gone before. Those men and women who worked tirelessly to feed their families and their country and leave a legacy. So thankful to be part of something bigger than myself...AGRICULTURE. 

Thank A Farmer

Friday, January 11, 2013

30 Days

In my most recent post I mentioned that I was attempting 30 days of no shopping outside of food and necessities.  There's something about lunch, deodorant, and TP...

During this same 30 days, I'm taking a chance...I'm finding 30 outfits in my closet.  My goal is to keep it mixed up and not wear the same pieces/combination of pieces for a month.  So far, so good.  Obviously, I'm combining jeans multiple times over the course of this "project"...and accessories are always a way to freshen up a look.  However, no pant/top/footwear combo may be replicated during this 30 days.

I've been at it since Monday of this week and it's been Fern-tastic.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

HAPPY 2013


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  CHEERS to 2013!!

I've been away for awhile.  I've taken on a new chapter in life, and I'm loving it.  I've turned a different direction professionally, taken on home ownership, and moved across the country (although a touch closer to home).  Most everyone that follows this is likely aware of all of this.  I've found a job that challenges me everyday, that allows me to put more of myself into it than my previous post, and that I wake up raring to face each day.  Some days my "fern-ness" is a lot for the Mid-West to handle, but we are both learning.  

I've thought a lot about 2013 and what I want from it...

I could sit here and tell you that I want life and love and happiness and wealth, but who doesn't. That's a wagon load of B.S.  Be original. Be attainable or at least set resolutions that are semi-attainable.

  • Focus on a healthier lifestyle
  • Be positive
  • Finish what I started in the previous decade
  • Budget better
  • Try new ingredients/foodstuffs 
Immediately, I'm going to put it out there that there's NO SHOPPING (excluding food and household necessities (i.e. deodorant, TP, detergent...you know...) for 30 days.  Let's see what I save.  What I save I hope to put towards "Fern's Fun and Fancy Home Fund".  I need to paint. I need window treatments. I want to landscape.  That's a lot, so I'll pick my battles.  Internal dilemma should I rework the kitchen or the bedroom/bathroom first...?

Side note:

Santa delivered this...I think that I'm in love


Cheers to a fun and fabulous 2013!!