Dare To Love Yourself...
as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
Eight years ago, three days before my wedding, I trashed the dress! The funny thing about this is people really thought it was my real dress when the photos were posted the day before!
The dress was one I found at a thrift store in Montana. It had an insane price tag, shoulder pads as high as the Madonna Mountain, long lacy sleeves, and was fully styled from probably the year I was born. When I found it, I cut the sleeves and shoulder pads out to make it appear more modern for this photo shoot. Michael, my photographer, asked where I wanted to do the shoot. I had no idea and he brought up the idea of painting Madonna Mountain and I was all for it.
The bun is fake! I did not want to chance possibly getting my hair stained (parts were still pink on my wedding day anyway) so I went to a wig shop and purchased a piece to put my hair inside and protect the length. The other colors took a lot of scrubbing to get off!
My wedding photographer had been working on a long-time project for Trash The Dress shoots throughout San Luis Obispo County with his late wife. The project was one they did together and showcased places within the county. This TTD was his last shoot, just a month after her passing. I do not know if he still has photos of the other shoots posted anywhere, but if he does, I would love to share them with you if I find them. I would also love to see her vision complete, as a coffee table style book.
Here are the rest.
National Corn on the Cob Day!
It's no secret, I LOOOOOOOOVE corn on the cob. Like, it's a little embarrassing how much corn I can eat if I allow myself! If I can only get it with loads and loads of butter, that's fine, but I prefer it Elote, or Mexican Street corn style!
Mayonnaise. Not really a measurement here, just slather it on pretty good, to where you hardly see any kernels through the mayo
Cotija or Parmesan Cheese- the powder kind in the can. Coat the corn in cheese.
Tapatio or your favorite hot sauce. Drip it on throughout the corn, then use your fingers to spread it across all over the place. No sense in utensils here, you're about to get messy anyway!
If you don't have access to the mayo (or the thought grosses you out- but really, don't let it!) and parmesan, you can use a simple paprika or chili powder with butter. That's really good too! Are you ready to give it a try?
A corn cob is the central woody part of maize or corn on which the corn grains are attached. Corn on the cob is a type of dish where the corn grains are cooked and eaten while still on the cob. Corn on the cob can be boiled, grilled, or roasted and served as a side dish or enjoyed as is.
Never Served at Formal Occasions
Because eating corn on the cob can be a messy affair - hands have to be used, the kernels tend to stick in one's teeth - etiquette rules that it should never be served at formal occasions or ordered on a first date. According to Emily Post, one of history's leading etiquette specialists, corn on the cob should not usually be served at lunch or dinner, but if it is, one must not "attack it ferociously or greedily".
An Ancient Crop
Corn or maize is an ancient plant native to the Americas. It is believed that corn was first cultivated in Mexico and spread around the world via European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries. The starchy seeds or kernels of the plant are now used by millions of people around the world as their staple food.
How to Celebrate?
Get the grill out and grill some delicious corn on the cob to accompany the iced tea you made on June 10. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, make some corn on the cob to remind you of the summer.
Did You Know…
…that a corncob is part of the corn plant's flower? The individual kernels are seeds of the plant.
Hi. I’m Angela. .
Creator. Designer. Dreamer. Master procrastinator. Country Lifer. Wellness and Workshop Leader. Mother. Wife. Sister. Daughter. Friend.
I was raised in central California & those rolling hills, oak trees, vineyards, and orchards will always have my ❤️ even though I’ve been in Montana for nearly 10 years
The Rural Rose came about in 2010 starting as a mobile (not on wheels, but nomadic traveling) boutique and hobbyist photography. Through the years my brand has expanded offering less on the boutique end and more on that nomadic creativity and wellness, all while serving rural communities. I live and love Rural life and my middle name is Rose~ The Rural Rose
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Become your best self by revamping your health with my wellness coaching program
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Spring, Are You There?
My, Oh My! This weather! I want to be outside working on fun things so badly, but spring just doesn't want to commit yet! So many projects to work on, so little warmth. Hopefully soon.
Baby, It's COLD Outside!
And boyyyyy do I mean it! Currently, we are looking at somewhere around -5 degrees. That's FIVE DEGREES BELOW zero. Which, I really don't understand how that works. To me, zero is nothing, and the weather should feel like nothing, like I shouldn't feel neither hot nor cold, but I feel that COLD air. It's deceiving too. I look out my office window and there are clear, beautiful blue skies. The sun is shining and reflecting so brightly off the newly fallen white snow, it almost looks blue.
So what does one do on such a beautiful cold day, well, today I'm working on finishing up my 2019 Cattle Production Planners, which will soon be available in my Shop Montana Made Goods section! What does this planner include? Well, it is 56 pages to stretch into 2020 and has space to include all of your cattle records for the 2019 calendar year. It gives you a gestation table to give approximate calving dates, (because we all know a cow's gonna calve when the cow wants to calve!) a place to record wivestales and anecdotes- such as 90 day fogs- daily and annual precipitation, memberships, project planning, grazing and crop records, calving records, supplementation and vaccines, and so much more!
I love this planner because it has space to write down important dates for my family, and gives an overall monthly project planning goal. It's a place for me to write down my goals and plan of action and helps keep me accountable. I keep track of my vision and can check things off as I complete these tasks. It's also a place to keep my records all in one spot.
The planner is available via PDF download for just $13.95. Then you can print it off at home and place it in a 3 ring binder, or take it to your local printer to be bound. I also offer the option of having that already done for you so it's ready to go as soon as you receive it. But my favorite, that's the gorgeous leather and fringe tie cover made by yours truly. I will be picking up more leather and hardware next week, so check back in to see the final product on my first leather planner. I promise you'll love it!
It's Me, Angela
From time to time there are topics that spark my attention, projects I want to show off, and ideas I wish to share. Enjoy!