I love my state. It’s a part of who I am and I take pride in my heritage. But I have a confession to make.

I don’t like EVERYTHING about Texas.

I don’t like cowboy boots. For shame! I know! But I’d much rather trade them for something trendier, like this:

And the cowboy hats? Sorry, but I don’t wear cowboy hats, either. I won’t judge YOU for wearing them, but I would much rather wear something like this:

Or maybe just skip the hat and go for a really cute headband instead:

And while we’re talking about our heads, let’s talk about BIG. HAIR. First of all, I love my flat iron. But if I am going to go big, it will be like this (no Morgan Fairchild hairdo’s over here):

I also don’t like the heat, country music, rodeos, westerns or Wranglers. I wish our fall lasted longer and it would be awesome if we would get a little bit more snow a little bit more often.

On the other hand, I do love living in the country, I appreciate the beauty of a field of bluebonnets, we have amazing pink sunsets, our Spring is gorgeous and long and I LUV the word “y’all.” My FAVORITE pie is the pecan pie (puh-CAHN not pee-CAN,) and I do think that horses are magnificent animals (it’s just that I’m scared of them.) So maybe I do make a lousy Texan in some ways, but maybe I can redeem myself in others?

In the end, it’s all good, and I don’t mind living in the middle of all this “cowboy western stuff.” After all, there’s no place like home. 😉

Photo Credits: Each photo is linked to it’s source. That cute headband is from an adorable Etsy store – go check out her shop. =)

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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