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Making Peace and Moving On

Well that was a crazy day.

Mostly in a good way. We are still very overwhelmed with “life” stuff but we are incredibly blessed with the opportunities that are presenting themselves.

“When one door closes another door opens” may sound super cliche but it’s legit! And it provides so much hope when things aren’t looking so good.

Some people won’t understand why you are making the decisions you are. Why you choose certain things over others. And thats okay. We have to make peace with that and move on.


Speaking of that…..

I can’t stress enough how important it is to surround yourself with people who are positive and supportive influences on your life.

I am super blessed to have some great people that fit that bill in my life.

Like these girls sitting on each side of me…..

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We did another live video on Dusty Road’s Facebook page again tonight, episode #2 of Life and Style Live at Dusty Road! And I just have to say, these two girls (plus my sister who was away tonight) are giving up a big chunk of their Tuesday evenings to help me because they believe in me and my dream. And it’s not easy. We are doing something completely new and unique and we are trying to build up a viewership on a platform that we don’t necessarily have any control over. They are stepping way out of their comfort zones just to help me. That’s crazy, yet so so cool. I am forever grateful and I can only hope I am able to repay them in someway, somehow!

On another note, I know I have terrible posture but man on man, I need to smarten up!! No more slouching girl. Yikes.

In other news…..

My hubby and I went on a bit of an adventure today. Had a lunch date. He got a new hair cut (hopefully the new job will follow, haha). Went shopping for cargo trailers.

I’ve managed to convince him that a cargo trailer is a good idea as it’s pretty much the only way I am able to haul all of Dusty Road’s stuff to the trade shows.

I think I may have found one so stay tuned for that.

Also got to enjoy some of the sunshine and caught a few minutes of my sons baseball practice! I can’t believe only a few short weeks ago we had snow everywhere and it was miserable outside and now they are playing ball in the sunshine!


I am looking forward to lots more of that sunshine!

I hope you have an amazing day and remember, “you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”



My Groundbreaking Discovery

I’ve made a massive discovery.

It’s revolutionary really.

I have discovered…….

(cue the drum roll)

The current state of our desktop is a direct reflection of our life.



Well it certainly applies to me anyway, haha. Yup. My life is crazy, full, completely disorganized chaos!

Things are overlapping each other and there is hardly room for anything else.


Thankfully it only took a couple of minutes to organize and tidy up my desktop. Of course it may take a bit longer to “straighten up” my actual life but in all honesty if I take a second to sit back and look at the big picture it’s not as complicated as it feels, it just needs a little sorting out. And there is a lot, I mean a lot, to be thankful for!

On another note……

it’s okay to have waffles for supper right?



It seems to be an on going argument in our household and I am being outvoted 2-1.

But as long as I am the “cook” I get the last word and it was waffles for supper tonight, ha!

I hope your day is amazing and don’t forget, “you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”



That’s A Wrap!

Aside from time, the biggest thing that kept me from doing trade shows with Dusty Road was my perfectionism.

I wanted my booth to be perfect.

I wanted my booth to be pretty.

I wanted my booth to be the best damn booth at the trade show.

And financially that wasn’t happening. At least with my vision of what that perfect, pretty, amazing trade show booth should look like.

Part of growing and becoming better is realizing whats holding you back, and my perfectionism was definitely holding me back.

My logic was so unreasonable.

With that being said, I still think it is important to do your best and present yourself in a way that represents who you are as a brand and a person.

You must put effort in. But you also must let go of some things.

So I said “screw it”, lets just give it a shot. I registered for my first trade show, and even though I didn’t venture too far away from home, it was still a milestone for me.

And I am so glad I did it.

It may not of been perfect or pretty but it was for sure the best damn booth there, haha. Okay, that was my totally bias opinion, what can I say!


It was a hopping weekend and I have to send a HUGE thank you to every single lady that stopped by, husband and boyfriend who waited patiently while their better half shopped, and even the man who accidentally wandered into my booth…..thanks for making me laugh, haha! He looked pretty shocked when he realized he turned too soon.

Thanks also to Tara who helped in the booth today……always super fun to get to work and hang out with an awesome friend all day!!

Actually you know what? It didn’t feel like work at all!


Apparently it is also husband appreciation day today……mine didn’t want any special credit! So I’ll just thank him for helping me teardown and haul home the booth display. It is definitely the least fun job of the whole deal.IMG_2617.jpg

Dealing with the aftermath and unpacking the boxes isn’t really much fun either but someones gotta do it!

The trade show gig maybe….just maybe might grow on me.

Next one is May 5th in Swift Current at the Stockade building. If you are in the area be sure to stop in and say hi. The inventory will be very different than this last show as we will have two more weeks of new arrivals by then which makes things even more fun!

I hope you have an amazing day and are enjoying the beautiful spring weather……and please don’t forget, “you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”



Selling Clothes in the Dark

I’m wiped so this will be short and sweet.

Day 1 of my first ever pop-up shop is complete and was a success in my books. Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and checked out the booth, tried on clothes, and supported us!

Thanks also to Chyanne for helping me today! Good help is hard to find but I definitely have some of the best!

Also have to give a shout out to the fam jam for being super patient and helping set up the booth today….


I seriously would not be able to do what I do without this guy’s support. He is the voice of reason when my head is in the clouds but he gives just a bit to let me follow my dreams!

Plus he is pretty handy when I need to put together a booth full of grid wall panels. Thanks babe!



Loving my new banner! Big shout out to Able II Print in Assiniboia for whipping this out last minute for me, it is perfect!



The lights went out a few times and we were selling clothes in the dark……not ideal but we rolled with it!

Here’s a few more pics from the booth.



We will be back tomorrow (Saturday 10-4) if you happen to be in the Assiniboia area.

I’m throwing in the towel because I need my beauty rest, haha.

Hope you had an amazing day and remember “you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”



200 Pounds of Clothes Hits The Floor….Literally


WordPress is killing me man.

I just spent the last hour blogging. Hit publish. And nothing. My entire hour of writing. Gone. Vamoose. Disappeared.

Lesson learned. Save, backup, save again. And maybe highlight, copy and paste just in case.


So here I go again……..


Today started out a great day! The sun was shining. The snow was melting.

And I got to drive the “old beast” to work.

The “old beast”, aka “the fun ton”, aka our 2006 F350 dually has been through a lot with us. From bringing our son home from the hospital. To hauling the trailer thousands of miles. To being my main whip up until a few short years ago.

It’s now the “back up” truck but it’s still fun to take it for a cruise from time to time although it’s most certainly not as “smooth” as the new hunk I get to drive!


Today was all about catching up…….actually that about describes how I feel about life right now. Just trying to catch up!

Packages all got shipped today. New clothes were measured. And I photographed a bunch of floor layouts for next week.

Shhhh….don’t tell anyone you seen this sneak peek. It will be hitting the website this coming Tuesday so stay tuned for that!

Speaking of hitting.

I experienced what 200 pounds of clothes looks like hitting the floor……


Ooops. I’m just glad I got out of the way in time, haha.

Apparently putting ALL of the clothes on just one side of a two sided clothing rack is a bad idea.

I always have to learn things the hard way!


The rest of the day was spent finalizing the trade show booth. Once I had everything just how I wanted it I started tearing it all down and packing it away.

Did I mention how much I LOVE trade shows <<insert sarcasm>>

In all seriousness, I am really looking forward to my trade show debut this weekend! If you are in the Assiniboia area this Friday 4-8 or Saturday 10-4 stop by the Business Expo and say hi!

That’s a wrap on Day 3. I now have to force myself to go to bed so I can get up early and get ready for the big day!

I hope you have an amazing day and don’t forget….”you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”