March 06, 2016 2 min read 3 Comments
My name is Kari Jo, and I am a twenty-something dreamer/ farmer's-daughter currently living near Austin, TX.
Every morning, I drink my coffee (out of my Pioneer Woman’s floral print mug of course) on my patio with my golden retriever, Ryder, at my feet. My full time job involves caring for animals of all sizes and species, while my hobbies include creating artwork and reading self-development books. Other days you can find me paddle boarding on the lake or cruising “topless” in my Jeep. I also recently discovered the amazingness of a good Sunday brunch and dollar mimosas (holla!!).
That's me in a Nutshell.
Rosebud was 53, when I met her for the first time. She was a stylish mother, wife of a farmer, sister, entertainer, and now grandmother. (Did I mention lover of whiskey and water?) Throughout my childhood, I would spend entire afternoons at her house painting with watercolors, attempting to memorize Beauty and the Beast pieces on the piano, and writing creative stories and reading them out loud to her. Not only did she fuel my creativity and sense of adventure as a young girl, she taught me how to embrace it.
As I grew up, she instilled in me important life lessons that I have carried with me through all these years. Now that I've named this new adventure after her, it's only fitting that I share these lessons with you
1) Never spit in front of anyone, better yet—don’t spit at all!
2) Talk to everyone, there is always something to say.
3) You can never write too many Thank You notes
4) Wine is good for your health
5) You can always find a reason to have a dinner party
6) Always be a lady
7) Be careful blowing out candles on a birthday cake, nobody likes a cake that's been spit on.
8) And her favorite piece of advice, "Never marry a farmer!"Followed by a classic Rosebud wink.
Thank you to all of you for the continuous support and encouragement.