My Husband Moved Out

I have been dreading this day.

I know we will be just fine and that we have so much to be thankful for but I was getting pretty darn used to having my husband around all the time!

For the last three months since he was let go from his job he took over doing all of the farm chores, plus helped around the house, and hauled Liam to his sports. Oh, and helped ME with my store!

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And now he has officially moved out. Off to start his new chapter in a new town at a new job.

And I have to take over ALL of the responsibilities ALL of the time and that just freaks me out a little! Plus I have to pack up our house in the midst of all of that.

Thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and in 5 weeks (cross our fingers) we will moving out with him so we can all start our new adventure.

And I am sure we will be making the 5 hour drive many times in between to see each other.

We will miss him thats for sure…..but it will all be totally worth it!

Cheers,

Kimberley

I Drove A Tractor At My Brothers Wedding

My baby brother tied the knot today (well technically yesterday but I didn’t get home until well past midnight).

Congrats to my brother and his beautiful wife on their marriage and their wonderful country wedding.

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Love the chandelier in the barn!! The wedding ceremony was on their new farm and it was the perfect location for a little country wedding!

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They served refreshments out of the bucket of the tractor after the ceremony. Someone needed to take the tractor home between the ceremony and supper…..I handled it!

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You can dress me up but I will always be a farm girl at heart!

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It was a great day and I was also honoured to welcome the bride to our family during the reception!

Best wishes to them on all of their future adventures!

Cheers,

Kimberley

A Kick in the Butt and Quick Update

Life has been a crazy whirlwind and I really can’t complain……although it has been a tad hard on the nerves!

I left off with our house hunting adventures and where we are going and I have barely been able to keep my s#!t together to get the essentials done this past week…..it has been ridiculous.

Thank goodness for my awesome husband who has been helping me way more than he should have to or I would be so far behind in mailing packages and getting my work done!

He leaves for his new job very soon so I need to get my act together pronto!

On the bright side we found a house. Super excited about that. I will have to wait until its official official before I make any announcements as to exactly where we and The Dusty Road Boutique will be located.

In other excitement my family also has been getting ready for a wedding. When your busy you might as well be insanely busy! My brother is getting married this weekend and today we spent some time helping get ready for it!

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The light was amazing at the ceremony location…..that’s my old photographer coming out in me! The weather was also beautiful. The mosquitos were savages!

In all of this craziness and hustle and bustle I am definitely learning a lot about myself! Firstly, that it is okay to lean on others for help and support. There are times you really need them. I have never been one to seek out help but I am learning.

When I am in a rut and a little down on myself I look to youtube for some inspiration and a kick in the butt. I always seem to find just the right video and just the right time to open my eyes.

This time it was Mel Robbins speech “The Secret to Self-Motivation” and the thing that hit me was “you are never going to feel like it”. Those things you need to do to get closer to your goals. Those things you know you should be doing. If you wait until you “feel like doing them” it will never happen. You just have to do them, regardless of what you feel like at that moment.

Obviously she explains it better so watch the video. Absorb it and live it! It is life changing advice and exactly what I needed right now as I struggle to figure out how to adjust to my new reality and overcome a big emotional rut!

I knew better but I didn’t “feel like it” and I was starting to sabotage a lot of what I had been working so hard for!

Of course nothing is a quick fix but I feel like I am back on the right track.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

Where Are We Moving?

I always knew Dusty Road followers were the smartest!

I dropped one tiny little clue as to where we were house shopping yesterday and BAM the cat’s out of the bag.

So where is the Dusty Road Boutique (and my family) going?

cue the drumroll……………….

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picture from 620 CKRM

So we are still in the process of house hunting BUT one thing is for sure, we will be in or within 30 minutes of the beautiful community of Moosomin and we couldn’t be more excited about it!!!

The plan is to be fully moved out there by mid summer (if everything goes smoothly) and the boutique will continue to remain an online store only as well as doing a few pop-ups/trade-shows. From there we will see where things take us…..the future is big and bright and I have a few ideas up my sleeve but first priority will to be to get settled into our new home and community!

I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

House Shopping Day One

One thing harder then choosing what town to live in is choosing a house to live in.

We hit the road bright and early for the 5 hour drive to our soon to be new home town to begin yet another adventure……trying to find a house!

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As exciting as that may sound it is proving to be a challenge!

How much do we spend? How big do we need? Where should it be located? In town or acreage? Big yard or little yard? Project or finished? Old or new?

Ahhhh.

We looked at 5 houses today and have 4 more tomorrow and we seriously have no idea what to do!

This could take awhile.

In the meantime we enjoyed some delicious local grub……

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I hope you have an amazing long weekend full of family, friends and sunshine!!

Cheers,

Kimberley