Top 5 Friday: Marty Robbins

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Marty Robbins. What a singer, comedian, and performer. Like I have said countless times before, I am a lover of old country music. Growing up Marty Robbins was constantly on, and lately that has only increased. He has one of my most favorite albums, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. Top to bottom, his music is entertaining, comforting and a joy to listen to. Oddly enough, I don’t find myself dancing to too many of his songs. They are more the type to sit around a fire and listen to together, if…

Out in West Texas

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Holy smokes, it has been almost two years since I took a trip to West Texas. If you are fond of breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, wide open spaces and limited internet access, add West Texas to your vacation list asap. While writing my Top 5 Friday: Western Novels post, I realized I hadn’t shared many of the pictures I took on my long weekend out in Alpine and Marfa. Who knows why I didn’t get back and immediately overload y’all with them. Nonetheless, I’m here now with a couple handfuls…

Top 5 Friday: Max Stalling

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Max Stalling. Oh Max. I’m not sure how many years it has been since my ears first heard his music, but they’ve been better off ever since. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to see him live several times. He truly is one of the best when it comes to putting on a show. You’re not going to see fireworks blowing off the stage or him swinging on a wrecking ball. But what you will experience is good music, entertaining stories and spectacular musical talents. His music makes you smile…

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Almost a year ago, Guy Clark passed away. Unfortunately, it took him dying, for me to ever look his music up. Truly, I didn’t know who he was before then. But thankfully, after his passing I stumbled onto an online post sharing some of his music. And then for several months straight, I listened to nothing else. Nothing. About that time, I found myself at a crossroad of sorts. Not happy with work, not thrilled with how certain things had worked out personally and really just contemplating how life was supposed to…

As Good As Advertised: Vaquero by Aaron Watson

Vaquero

Let’s let the cat out of the bag right now, it’s tired of being stuck in this ole sack: Aaron Watson blew me away with this album. Last month we loaded up and made our way to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo for Xtreme Bulls and Aaron Watson’s performance. After a solid two hours of rodeo action, the tractors entered the arena preparing the dirt for the stage and additional seating to be set up. I couldn’t imagine the show being able to top Xtreme Bulls. There was…

The Journey Begins

Lent

Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart. Trees do bend though straight and tall; so must we to others’ call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. The wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy.…

On Repeat

Conway Twitty

Disclaimer: I wasn’t planning on posting today, but Conway Twitty made me. Do you ever find yourself listening to the radio, or Pandora, or Spotify and one song in particular keeps making its way to the top of the queue? Does it ever seem like you hear one song daily for a week straight? This has been happening to me since Monday, and I both love it and hating it at the same time. As I have mentioned multiple times, I rarely listen to the radio, due to my fixation…

@ the Moment: Start 2016

@ the Moment American Aquarium

January! Where have you gone? Before we know it, we’ll be doing the Christmas shopping and working on our 2017 resolutions! Okay, a bit of sarcasm and exaggeration there, but these days sure are flying by. This month has been busy, but the good kind of busy for the most part. Plenty of days and nights spent with family, several days of working cows and music! I’m going to share my latest and greatest playlist that has been streaming through my ear buds most of this month. It’s been far…

Good Music Wins Out

Last night Mom and I headed into town for another paint party! Last time I went, Sydney and her boyfriend accompanied me, so naturally I looked forward to spending the evening with Mom sipping on some Malbec and exercising all of those (ok the few) creative juices I have. The night ended up being a great success. Thankfully, the rain and messy weather held off until we made it back home. I highly recommend going, at least once, to one of these studios. I have only participated in paint parties at…

What You Do When No One is Looking

Me on Profile

Well what you do, is your business. In fact I have no earthly idea what you do when all eyes are turned. But, I do know what I do. And although most of these walk the line between somewhat embarrassing and flat-out, yep that’s me, I felt awfully inspired after my night of being relatively to myself. Sydney was home, but with her being an elementary teacher and all, she turns in for the night earlier. Even more so tonight, since I am riding a week of extra-sleep after being sick…