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And my new blog name is…

… Riot Ranch!  As you can see, everyone around the homestead is excited by this news – My first choice was Goats and Glitter, but it was already taken, so Riot Ranch it is.  Thanks so much for all your thoughts and encouragement.  I’m going to try and have the new blog up and running sometime before September! See you soon!  

My new blog name — part 2

I got some really great new blog names from you all — thank you so much!  Here they are (if I accidentally left one out, please let me know) – I swallowed a fly — (I’ve actually done this and it’s incredibly disgusting) Crunchy Chaos — (I love this) Redneck Renegade — (funny, although besides my Fry Daddy and love of Monster Trucks, I’m not technically a redneck) Glitter and Goats — (also love this and would make me continue…

My new blog name…

Thanks for all your encouragement about starting a new blog.  I have pretty much everything ready for it — new topics, posts, pictures and even videos.  I’m just completely stumped over a new name.  I’m just not a catchy-name-idea-person.  Every time I write a script I always wait until the very last moment to come up with a title and then just write something stupid on it like, “The new neighbor”.  But it’s one thing to come up with a…

The real me…

Last week during the Blogher conference when anyone would ask a question about what to blog about, the many moderators and experts would always answer, “What are you passionate about?”  It happened over and over again.  What are you passionate about?  What are you passionate about?  What are you passionate about?  Good advice and it really hit home with me because it made me ask myself that very question.  What am I passionate about?  And the answer is — not…

Friday Farm pics (I know, I know, it’s Saturday)

I’m starting to think I should change the name of my Friday Farm pics, or at least drop the Friday part, but I’m not supposed to —  See, I’m at a Blogher conference right now and they’re telling me all the things I should and shouldn’t be doing with my blog.  It’s a place where for two days all these women bloggers get together and talk about how to improve their blogs with things like view ability, optimized mobile templates,…

How to spend a ton of money for things on sale…

Have you ever shopped at a garage sale or Goodwill and the prices are so dirt cheap that you get an attitude when you find something that’s a little higher in price?  Wow, I love this shirt but I am not paying TWO DOLLARS for it.  That’s ridiculous.  A dollar fifty, maybe… Well, the same goes for me when I’m shopping at expensive stores.  After looking through racks of hundred dollar tank tops, if I find something that’s slightly less…

Friday Farm pics (on Sunday!)

I’ve been doing Friday farm pics for about a month or so now and I’ve gotten a lot of comments on how perfect my life seems to be judging by the pictures I show.  This is nice, of course — Who doesn’t want to hear how their life looks perfect?  But it is soooooooo far from the truth and I would never ever want to appear like the type of person who spit-shines their life for public consumption.  I rebel…

Parenting advice I’ll actually listen to…

Recently, I was given a delightful lecture on all that I was doing wrong with my children.  This person told me that my children “acted spoiled” and “aren’t disciplined” and if I don’t do something about it very soon I’m going to have “a real problem on my hands.”  This advice was unsolicited by me, of course.  This advice came out of nowhere as heddy warning of my horrible future fate as a parent who has obliviously screwed up big…