Kimber Beech

Kimber and her husband currently live in beautiful Western Wyoming with four of their seven children, as three have flown the coop the nest. While growing up mainly in the cities of the south eastern United States, she has come to appreciate the simple joys and laughable situations she finds herself in, married to a cowboy and living "rural." They have recently moved from a 200 + acre farm miles outside of a town of 300 people in Montana to a smaller farm on 2 acres outside a town of 300 in beautiful Wyoming. This move was precipitated by a job change her sweet man was blessed to have come his way! This move will give her more time to pursue her favorite activities of up cycling and re-purposing  furniture! 

This blog is meant to share the joys, challenges and daily struggles ofa large family, and of a woman who bends and molds herself into a self proclaimed "counterfeit country girl." She has found that the series of struggles, fortunate andhumorous events have strengthened and expanded her understanding of  parenting, life, relationships, and faith. Kimber has a passion for learning the art of homesteading and sharing heradventures in hand crafting, canning, and living simply. As a couple, she and her cowboy have the ultimate goal of purchasing their own land and learning to live as much "off the grid" as is possible in this day and age!

 Her pastimes include creating a beautiful home within a tight budget, navigating the life of her children, singing,  songwriting,  face-booking, creating,  reading, writing, crafting (which occasionally includes dangerous power tools), attending activities with her girl friends, and country swing dancing with her husband. 

She believes that laughing, kissing, holding hands, relishing the sweetness of children, supporting families, staying positive in the face of whatever life throws your way, and celebrating faith is the way to a healthy and lovely life. Simplicity of life is kind to the soul and does not allow one to get caught up in keeping up with others. It is a deep hope those who read this blog will be blessed and find a little something to brighten up and encourage them on their path.

A Little Love In Your Heart

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DIY Cupids Wings

 DIY Angel Wings... just in time for Valentine's Day! Please Click HERE for the link.  Thank you from Stilettos In The Mud...more

Adventures in Juicing

Home For The Holidays Contest

  There is something about this time of year that inspires me to create beauty in my home. This year, with my cowboy still mending from his work related accident, our budget is tighter than ever... but it hasn't stopped me from getting creative with what I have!  ...more

Risky Business

Ok... so funny story... I have the house to myself (yeah sliding across the floor like Tom Cruise in Risky Business... only in my sweats...well not really.. as that could truly be risky business) and I'm feeling good. It is the first day in a long string of days I haven't woken up in pain or with a headache! Oh... this is grand! All the way to my toes lovely!...more

Just Peachy

On our way back from the cowboy's occupational therapy appointment, early this morning, we came across a vendor, from Idaho, selling peaches. ...more

Messy Tacos

One of my family's favorite recipes. Please let me know if you try it out and what you think! :)Messy Tacos@ Stilettos in the Mud: Confessions of a Counterfeit Country Girl...more

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Check out my salsa/ pico de gallo recipe compete with pictures! Im sure you will love it! Pico de Galloat Stilettos in the Mud...more

Go with your gut

I don't know about others but I always second guess myself and lean toward going with the "safe" route. The older I get though, I want to shake off constraints and walk a little closer to the wild side lol... but not cross any lines hahaa! If you have been reading this blog you will know I have this fondness for deals as well as auctions. Quite some time back I bought a wooden farm table at an auction which was in EXCELLENT condition... that was before it was stored in the garage....more

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