Park Life

Blood Moon Up Close!

April 15, 2014

Aside of the amazing opportunity to live on a state park on a beautiful mountain, we also get to have some really cool neighbors. We are surrounded by a community of people who always stop what they are doing for anyone in need, band together on projects to make our mountain a better place to […]

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Getting All Reflective ~2013

December 31, 2013

What an amazing 2013! I have so many wonderful moments, so many amazing memories made. Sure, there have been obstacles, but I have learned from them and no, I do not like to focus on them here because sweet mercy, I like to focus on happy. A quick rundown: Our boys are thriving in school […]

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Southern Traditions and Memories: Black Patent Mary Janes to Rockin’ the Cowboy Boots {Country Outfitter Gift Card Giveaway}

November 25, 2013

FTC Jingle Bell Ring: I love Country Outfitters and they love The Park Wife. They have compensated me in my love language of boots to host a giveaway on my blog. Christmas in Dixie is pure magic! It is oranges, walnuts (really, why? Not sure, but they made great bombs to throw at my brothers, […]

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Faith, Family, Football and Home ~ House Design and “The Book of Manning”

October 2, 2013

Our park house is still under construction,  I hope to be in it by Christmas….of 2014. Let me start by saying, I would have not been a great interior designer, not one of my gifts. Picking flooring, paint colors, appliances, drawer pulls, tile…oh, it is a daunting task for me. I was begging for design […]

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The New/Old State Park

July 4, 2013

Where has The Park Wife been? Well, aside of keeping busy with my state-focused blog communities (go check out Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi Women Bloggers), I packed every belonging we have in too many boxes and we moved! Everything my husband has done for the past 15 years in state parks was […]

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The Secret My Mom Kept for 20 Years

March 14, 2013

Recently, I saw an article with the topic “do we ever leave high school”? This article made me think of how those three years (our freshman year was at a different school) had more impact on my personality and who I am than any other three years of my life (even those first few years […]

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A Mardi Gras Flashback ~Throw Me Somthing Mister

February 10, 2013
King Cake, New Orleans, Mardi Gras

The parades are in full swing, people are getting all decked out for the balls, and I am not in New Orleans. So, to make myself feel better, I am going to make us some gumbo and a King Cake today and throw beads at the boys. In honor of Carnival Season, a look back […]

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A Love Story for the Month of Love

February 7, 2013
Our Love Story

Did you ever read The Park Wife & The Ranger ~ The Love Story? I really do not know why there is not a book made from this. Hallmark Channel has not called either. Amazing. If you are sitting around with a  box of chocolates, a Dr. Pepper, and there is nothing on your DVR […]

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Pump Up the Jam

January 24, 2013
music recommendations

I am so out of the loop musically. After years of listening to Veggie Tales songs with toddlers, we moved to the Ozarks and our boys began playing old-time, folk, and bluegreass music. My life is filled with music, but I need some variety. I REALLY need some variety. So, music recommendations please!  Now, rap […]

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November 15, 2012

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