Happy Vacationing!

Everyone loves vacationing as much as the next person. Everyone also loves getting something new for their big trip; however, that can get pricey, especially after you’ve paid for the trip itself. I’ve compiled a few things that I purchased for our trip that are very budget friendly and that I will get use out…

Vacation Bucket List

I don’t know if you’ve been counting down or not… but we are only about 3 days away from our beach getaway vacation to Aruba! It can’t come soon enough. I seen this picture in an Expedia email this morning and sent it to my friend with a caption of, “This will be Nathan and…

Liebster Award

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I logged on this morning. Was I really seeing this comment from Amelia of Monograms ‘n Mud, that Rural Life Story was being nominated for an award!? I had not heard of the Liebster award before this morning. Here is Amelia’s definition from her page: Liebster, in German, means endearing, valued,…

Time to Spread the Love!

It’s here, it’s here, it is finally here. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! I hope you are all having a fantastic day. I know I have had a great day already and we aren’t even finished. I vowed to make this day special for myself, because I enjoy the holiday so much. I didn’t want to…

Happy 4th Birthday to Oakley

I officially feel old at almost 24 years old. My niece, Oakley Mae and I are almost exactly 20 years apart. I cannot believe 4 years ago (almost to the hour) I was leaving my Design II class at UNI to head for the hospital. My sister, Kristen, was 4 centimeters dilated and they we’re keeping her…

Happy Fat Tuesday All!

I’m veering a little off track today, but it is so worth it! It is Fat Tuesday, the day you absolutely gorge yourself and pay for it tomorrow when you fast on Ash Wednesday. I spent last year in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had!…

To sweeten your weekend

Welcome to the 14 Days of Love series here on Rural Life Story! (Well, technically it is only 10 days, because I will only be posting on week days, but you catch my drift.) Each day I will post something to sweeten the days following up until Valentine’s Day. Yay for Friday! I am so excited to share…