Blog On Fire Award

I was nominated for “The Blog On Fire” award from….I am humbled and honored that my blog is worthy of this award:)

I am to nominate 8 bloggers and include 8 unusual thing about myself…hmmm…???

So here we go with the 8 things about me that you do not know.

1. Because I grew up here in a very isolated area I get extremely nervous when I have to travel to large towns such as Portland, Oregon….sweaty palms and severe twitching along with nervous break downs in the traffic and finding directions when I get lost…traffic and big cities…huge ugh!

2. My Dad was President of the Pendleton Round Up when I was 10 years old. I grew up with the Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo. Dad was inducted into the Round Up Hall Of Fame in 1990….he was called “The Cowboy President”.

3. My Maternal Grandfather was an Oregon State Representative in the Oregon Legislator .

4. I believe “Ya gotta keep a going…no matter what…in all circumstances of life.”

5. I was stepped on by my Dad’s horses when I was 2 years old. The babysitter left me at our barn so I climbed into the corral with about 8 horses as I wanted to pet them etc. When Dad heard I was alone with the horses he rushed to the corral and found me lying face down…he picked me up and slapped my back…I spit out horse manure and was able to breathe again. I had a broken shoulder and a hoof print on my chest…my shoulder healed up fine but every once in a while it throws fits. One would think I would not want anything to do with horses after this incident but I did and do. They are part of me…I love my horses:) The physical hoof print mark on my chest that day went away but I still have hoof prints on my heart.

6. I played the flute in high school and also the piano by ear.

7. I love summer nights here…the sound of our nightly crickets in the small creek…the smell of wheat drying out for harvest…beautiful sunsets and sunrises…ahhh:)

8. I love Black Angus cows as that is what my Dad raised…we had 800 mama cows…and 100 plus bulls…and every summer was an adventure:) I miss those incredible days of a cowgirls life:)

Okay here are my eight nominations:









I hope this award blesses all of the above bloggers…we are a community…and it is good stuff…thank you all for being my friend and also for the amazing work you all do:) Thank you again to

Be sure to check out all of the above blogs and meet some incredible artists:)

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Russel Ray Photos
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 07:57:09

    Yeah! Yahoo! & Congratulations! again!



  2. Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 12:23:21

    Another well-deserved award!!! Congratulations! I grew up in the suburbs of a city. My sweetie grew up in the country on a 55 acre farm. If there are more than two lanes on the road he always makes me drive. Your first answer reminded me so much of that!!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jun 12, 2012 @ 15:48:00

      Thank you so much:) Yeah there is something about growing up out in the boon docks that does not prepare you for driving in city traffic….heck there are times here in our small town that we live 20 miles from that I get nervous…and the population is around 15,000…in the large cities I get flustered as I do not know the roads or the right turn offs etc. and it seems everyone goes fast. I totally understand your hubbies worry and he is very lucky to have you:)



  3. Cat Protectress
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 10:22:51

    You are soooo sweet, thank you very much! I am truly honored. I’ve never heard of this award before and it’s a very exciting one. 🙂

    I can’t get over how you were stepped on by a horse at age 2! What happened with the babysitter? She must have been horrified!

    You ROCK Hot Rod, go Cowgirl go!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jun 12, 2012 @ 15:45:09

      Thank you so much:) You are deserving of this award…Congrats Congrats:) I truly enjoy your blog and the pictures of Slash:) He is so cute:) Yeah I guess the babysitter was a young man about 16 years old who was visiting the ranch with his parents…he wanted to go see the horses and took me along as I loved the horses…probably horsey then….so he comes back to the house without me and my folks knew and flew out the door to get me. I would imagine the young man got a talking to and I am sure his parents were embarrassed!



  4. SKEdazzles ~ A Lifestyle/Photo/Travel Blog
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 23:02:36

    Congrtulations, you truly do have a wonderful blog. I think it’s because it obvious that everything comes from you heart and what you love. It’s authentic and people like that. Keep up the great work. And thank you for my nomination and your support.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jun 11, 2012 @ 23:14:54

      Thank you…your encouragement means tons to me….was not sure how to write a blog and upload pictures…I just try to speak my life and heart:) I love your blog and images…and words….you rock:)



  5. bentehaarstad
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 16:44:53

    Congratulations, and by now (I had a strong suspision before) I know you really are a cowgirl! Wow, it is good to know you have a hoofprint in your heart and not on your chest.
    And I am so greatful to be nominated, and by a real cowgirl, yea that is a blessing I really like. Thank you so much, Cowgirl, appreciate it a lot!



  6. filingawaycupcakes
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:06:29




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