The Wandering Rose

The Bleacher Babe:

Meet one of our new guest Bloggers, Danielle!! I absolutely ADORE this chic’s boho style with a western flair! She makes western fashion fun!!! I see big things for this cowgirl in the western fashion blog world! #theonetowatchfor

 

 

Danielle:

Hey everyone! To start off This little sneak peek into me & my unpredictable life I wanna say how excited I am to be able to collaborate with some amazing bloggers! My name is Danielle and I am the creator of the wandering rose original western fashion blog. Growing up on an Indian reservation in rural British Columbia Canada, I was always a pursuer of fashion & western lifestyle. I grew up surrounded by native and hippie influences. I was riding at a young age and going to rodeos and eventually found my way down south on a rodeo scholarship to Panola College in Carthage Tx. Just a wild hearted bright eyed Canadian girl lost in the Deep South with nothing but a big future on the horizon. I fell deep in love with the south and a handsome boy and found myself making a life I never could have thought was possible. I am a hair stylist, fashion lover, vintage purveyor, blog writing God loving girl with big dreams & unstoppable motivation! I my spare time you can find me snuggled up with my soon to be husband or on the road with my girls just living on good coffee, great friends & tons of love! I’m over the moon excited to be working with Brianna and hopefully bringing you guys some amazing photos, stories and inspiration in all areas. Thanks for helping and supporting all of us while we continue to pursue our passions! Yours truly, Danielle.

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Go check her out on Instagram and FB!!!

 

 

Roots Run Deep

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 I want to welcome our Fabulous new featured blogger, Mackenzie Kimbro! I cannot wait for all of you to see what this talented young lady is all about. I was highly impressed and I know you will be too! I could brag on this chic and tell ya’ll how amazing she is, but I will just let ya’ll see for yourself! Take it away Mackenzie!!

Mackenzie Kimbro:

I am BEYOND excited to be working with The Bleacher Babe, Miss Brianna!

For my first post, we thought it would be a good idea to let you know a little bit about me…

First off, my name is Mackenzie Kimbro. I’m 20 years old and I’m the sixth generation in my family to live the cattle ranching dream (I am heavily involved in running my family’s ranching operation-consisting of 2 ranches- because it is only myself, my mom and my grandpa working them)!

We ranch in southeast Arizona, where summer is almost all year round but the landscape (views, diversity, wildlife, etc) really can’t be beat.

I am extremely passionate, and very ambitious, which has led me to be passionate about and involved in a LOT of different avenues!

Growing up in the working ranch cowboy lifestyle has instilled in me a fierce desire to do all things with courage, to ride for the brand, to cherish traditions while embracing progress, and to work your booty off for what you want.

I believe in being proud of what you’ve done and revisiting your past experiences as you go through life. I have a background in showing hogs and steers throughout 4-H and FFA, and was active in many extracurricular activities during high school, including managing the Varsity football, wrestling and baseball teams.

(Left: Senior year of high school, I was selected Homecoming Queen by the Varsity Football Team; Right: One of my last show steers)

Fast forwarding a bit… In the last year I have started my own business, blog and website, mainly supported by sales of my recently released coffeetable cookbook “Roots Run Deep: Our Ranching Tradition.” I also love to make jewelry and am looking into starting some beaded and leather work.

www.colablancaproductions.com

www.rootsrundeep.wordpress.com

On another end of the spectrum, I am currently serving as the AZ Beef Ambassador and one of 5 on the National Beef Ambassador Team, and I look forward to continuing my experiences and working closely with the many partnerships gained through these experiences for years to come.

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I have a deep passion for cooking,

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fashion & style,

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inspiration (I am a Pinterest addict, in case you haven’t picked up on that yet!),

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photography,

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writing, spreading the word about beef, ranching and the cowboy way of life!

One of my most commonly uttered phrases is “God Bless turquoise, fringe, and cowboys!”

I love to take life by the horns, rarely say no to any new opportunities, and am always looking for ways to learn and grow and live life to the fullest.

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Oh, and I forgot to mention… I’m a little long winded 😉

Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell. I try to be an open book, and I am really REALLY excited to be blogging under Miss Brianna/The Bleacher Babe.

Here’s to good rains, great friends and healthy cattle,

~Kenzie

 

 

 

How To Stay Fit On The Road… A Traveler’s workout. By: Bobbie Walters

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Consistent late nights, early mornings, and long hours, traveling can make it hard to find time to hit the gym. However it doesn’t take fancy equipment or long hours to become physically fit and healthy.

 

With each week, I find that my schedule gets more and more crowded with things to do and places to go. Thankfully, I am able to take the gym with me wherever I go and get to workout whenever it fits into my schedule for that day. Whether it’s in a parking lot, hotel room, or even parks there are always exercises I can do to work up a sweat! (Yes, I have actually have worked out in all of these places when traveling.)

 

I like to keep my main focus on core, strength, cardio and balance. For years, I took the home workout program Insanity with me on the road. It’s a great circuit training program that involves quick moves, short rests, and is designed around core, cardio and balance. All of which are key to athletes. A few of my favorite core exercises are the plank hold, hip-lift, and oblique twist. These can all be done everyday whether you are at home or on the road.

 

When you’re constantly on the road, it can be easy to slip up on the gas station junk food that that stares you in the face each time you walk in. If we’re not careful, all of the hard work we put in exercising can quickly grind to a screeching halt. When I know that I will be on the road for a while, I focus on these goals: maximizing protein consumption, limiting liquid calories, and eating vegetables.

 

 

Healthy Tips:

  1. Never Skip Breakfast – It helps get your metabolism started and gives you energy to start your day
  2. Drink water all day long – Water helps your metabolism. It also helps to lose weight, by flushing by products of fat breakdown. Hunger can also be mistaken for dehydration.
  3. Eat Slow – It takes time for your body to digest food and know how full you really are.
  4. Say No to the elevator – Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalators. Even this amount of exercise will benefit you.
  5. Avoid sugary and carbonated drinks – Go for a glass of lemon water instead.

 

 

Healthy Breakfast Cassserole:

 Serves 6

Ingredients:

1/8 cup Coconut Oil Melted

1 cup mushrooms

1 cup spinach

1 cup diced peppers

6 med potatoes

1lb Turkey

2 cup Shredded Cheese

8-10 Whole eggs

2 Tsp Garlic powder

Seasalt and Ground Black Pepper

1/4 cup Almond milk (fatfree

will work too)

OPTIONAL ** Diced Tomatoes

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425

2. Dice peppers and mushrooms and finely chop spinach

3. Wash and dice the potatoes into small cubes (I left skin on)

4. Place potatoes into a bowl, add garlic powder

5. Melt the coconut oil, then add into bowl of potatoes mixing well.

6. Spread potatoes evenly on backing sheet, back for 25 minutes or until

crispy (I also sprinkled a little pepper and salt before placing in oven)

7. In a skillet, add turkey sausage, cook completely, drain any grease and

break into crumbles.

8. Crack your eggs into a bowl, add milk, stirring gently until completely

mixed, then add in sausage, mushrooms, peppers, and spinach.

9. When potatoes are done, removed from oven and add them to the

sausage/veggie/egg mix

10. Spray your baking dish lightly with non stick cooking spray

11. Change oven heat to 350

12. Pour mixture into baking dish, spreading throughout, sprinkle salt and

paper lightly all over, place in oven cook about 2025

minutes until egg is all

the way cooked

13. Remove from oven add shredded cheese to the top, place back in oven

log enough to melt cheese

14. Remove from oven, let cool and serve

Healthified Cobb Salad

   Serves 1

Ingredients:

2 Cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 Cup raw baby spinach

1 hardboiled

egg, cut into quarters

1 Slice cooked lean turkey bacon,

chopped

1 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese

1 Tbsp. chopped avocado

2 Tbsp. Lemon Dijon Salad Dressing

Instructions:

  1. Place lettuce and spinach on a serving plate; top with egg, bacon, avocado, and cheese.

2. Drizzle with Lemon Dijon Salad Dressing; serve immediately