WIFE | MOM | BOSS
a lifestyle and fashion blog about being a mama to three, a wife to a cattle rancher, and the boss babe behind The Rollin J Boutique.
Seriously though, they really are a dream come true. Tried and tested by yours truly, and let me tell you, I am a believer! The high waist keeps everything effortlessly in place bend after bend, lift after lift...you'll never have to adjust your shit again. It's a step up to the long time favorite "Boyfriend Jean". However, the "Mom Jean" has your back and is a little easier to trust. Seriously so comfy and might I add super easy to wear too!
Distressed denim has always been our thing here at The Rollin J and we're happy to see it's still trending strong. Holy jeans are so great, it gives your toddlers something to do, grab, twist, rip...you name it they just can't keep their hands off of it! Plus it makes for good conversation with the older generation at the coffee shop.
Featured here are our Joe's Jeans Debbie Crops. Keep an eye out for more styles to hit the store this Spring and Summer. The "Mom Jean" is gonna be a hot one...even if you're not a mom!
Speaking of moms... who else can relate? Lol!
Thanks for reading! Have a super week!
WIFE | MOM | BOSS of The Rollin J
PS...you're really pretty!
WIFE | MOM | BOSS
A blog about life as a ranch wife, being a mother of three, and the owner of The Rollin J Boutique.
Our big guy...The spotted steer. Pretty much just a hay burner. But when Lindsay Schmidt Photography comes around, he's the star of the show! Thank you to my lovely friend for capturing so many stunning images of our beloved critters.
January went fast, like actually, where the hell did January go??? I'm still trying to figure that out. Now it's past mid February and you know what that means...or maybe you don't lol. It's calving season here at Rollin J Ranch. It is the most brutal, stressful, most exciting, and fulfilling time of being in the cattle ranching business. Me and calving season, yeah, we have a love hate relationship. My husband goes from sun up to sundown, with a few late night checks in between. Some checks are easy peasy, others, not so much. We have one rule...if he's doing anything "dangerous" to call me before he does it so I know to come looking for him when he doesn't come back in a timely manner. You never know if he got kicked in the head or ran over by some crazy mama cow. Just one super simple rule.
However, if you know cowboys at all, you can probably figure that he has never to this day EVER given me that heads up call (Insert hand slap to the forehead).
It's his jam and he's pretty damn good at. That still doesn't mean I don't worry about him while he's out there. I only get called to order on very rare occasions these days. Like blizzards, mean heifers, and to "act like a fence" or "distract her so I can snag the calf" You see, having three very small children has put a damper on my calving assistance capabilities. I used to be pretty HANDY to have around, but right now I'm in total mom mode so Matt has to do a lot of the dirty work by himself. But I try to help whenever I can. Someday the entire tribe will be out there helping daddy...he'll have so much "help" he won't know what to do with himself.
The brunt of our operation... Cow/Calf commercial beef. Mostly all black balancer beef cattle. Yes black lives matter, but we really enjoy our longhorn herd, mostly because they are so dang photogenic.
Bottom line, we love our critters. We live for this lifestyle and love calving season even if it's a little stressful at times. We take pride in our herd and the fact that their genetics are top notch. Nothing has come easy for us and unlike the majority of cattle ranches, not a dime or acre of ours was inherited. It's how my husband was raised. His grandpa worked hard for everything he has, which then led to his dad having to work equally as hard to build his own operation. So here we are three generations of self built, salt of the earth, hard working cattlemen and farmers. It was inevitable that my husband wasn't going to stand around and wait for hand outs...he was going to build his dreams on his own and that he did!
The hired hands. Doing everything on horseback is the only way to go. It keeps the cattle calm and the cowboy's heart happy.
He built everything we have from the ground up all by himself (with me cheering him on...98% of time;)) the other 2% of the time I was probably stomping off saying eff this, eff that, I'm effing over this. You want a fence?!? You build a fence!!! I'm done being your effing fence. <----See, it gets real when a husband and wife work cattle together. It isn't always sunshine and rainbows out here on the prairie.
When you're running on little sleep, high stress, and a crap ton of responsibilities, let's just say emotions tend to run a little high at times. But we love it! and we sure as heck wouldn't trade this lifestyle for the world!
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Stay tuned for my Holiday Blog to hit the site soon!
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
WIFE | MOM | BOSS
of The Rollin J
They are HONEST!
Yep, that's me...an honest bonafide sinner that gives it all to God. I'm honest to the bone... So honest it hurts sometimes... just a big ol effing ball of blunt, honest, hard working, strong loving WIFE | MOM | BOSS!
So, none the less, let's be honest. Living on a ranch has made me cuss a little more. I don't know what it is but working cattle and cussing just go hand in hand. It's also made me have to step it up a little in the handiness department. Because if you ain't HANDY AF (as f@ck) you will get left behind! (Insert hand on the hip and a z snap)
Above: All sorts of handiness going on at Rollin J Ranch branding 2016. We always have such a great crew of HANDY AF Cowboys and ground crew. They work and play hard ;)
As a ranch wife you have to do all sorts of things. Cook, clean, raise little HANDY AF ranchy babies. Do laundry, run the errands, pay the bills. Feed the cats, feed the dogs, feed the horses and the cows. Build fence, fix fence, ACT AS A FENCE. Tag calves, brand calves, sort pairs. Run the chute, work the gate, load the trailer, you name it...we have to be ready and willing to do it! We have to be
Above : Buster and I being HANDY AF pushing calves in the bud box. High five and fist bumps all around.
But seriously, who doesn't want to be labeled as HANDY AF?!?! Handy people are the best kind!
Above: HANDY AF unisex t-shirt exclusivity at The Rollin J! So super duper soft you'll freak!
So this T-shirt is for all those HANDY AF people in our lives. Whether it's you yourself... Your parents for always being so handy to have around while you raise your babies. Your boyfriend, husband, or dad for making you that damn Pinterest project you couldn't live without. Your grandparents for teaching you all the old fashioned ways of living. Your sisters, brothers, bffs, teachers, coaches, employees...you know who they are! This one is for them, the HANDY AF people that we love! Join the tribe...the HANDY AF tribe! Wear it loud and proud and if someone might be offended by the occasional F word (believe it or not there are those kinds out there), just tell them it stands for affiliated foods, smile and walk away :))))
Till next time,
Xoxo Shelly Jo
WIFE | MOM | BOSS of The Rollin J
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WIFE | MOM | BOSS...Retired Professional Camper. Yep, you heard me, retired professional camper. Just me, my husband, a lawn chair, and a cooler of beer. Kicked back by the campfire roasting marshmallows and shootin' the shit. It didn't pay well but man it was a good time!
Now our camping days consist of me chasing three small children around, jumping out of my chair every two seconds a kid steps within 8 feet of the campfire. Yelling at my husband because our two year old is trying to drive the golf cart away, burnt hotdogs, charcoal marshmallows, sleepless nights, and lots of WORK. Just plain WORK! What once was a easy get away, now leaves me dog tired and a little cranky. But I'm not going to hang up my camp gear just yet. I think we'll just wait awhile, get a little age on these three babies and try it again in a year or two...or five...or ten.
In the mean time I will just keep collecting campers and hoarding them in our back pasture. Yes, I have a small camper collection... it makes my husband really happy:))))))) (insert sarcasm).
Above: My (pride and joy) 1986 Airstream Sovereign
Below: Me having coffee with my (pride and joy) 1986 Airstream Sovereign
Above: Our oldest playing in the vintage "Glamper" I fixed up for a playhouse.
Below: Kitchen of the Glamper. My mama made the curtains out of vintage sheets...that's my favorite part!
Which brings me to the next look I've styled with a couple of our new arrivals. Yes, for some weird reason this look was inspired by my vintage camper collection, love for camping, and overall obsession with Fall! Just do me a huge favor and do not wear this look while camping. That would be weird and you will probably get ate by a bear or twirl your skirt into the campfire or something super amateur like that.
I love this look so much! It's fun to step outside the box and try something bold, and that's just what this look is all about! It would be perfect for a Fall wedding, Thanskgiving (if your family is fancy like that...mine is not! Thank gawwwwd! Two words: elastic waistband) Or I'd even carry this look over into the holidays and just add little sparkle with some fun accessories. So festive!
Our Lumber Jill Plaid Shirt is a feminine twist on the ever so popular buffalo check flannel.
The camel colored elbow patches go perfectly with our #1 selling Rebel Tulle skirt.
Let's talk about this belt... Remember when Miranda Lambert did the denim shirt, sequin skirt, and bad ass belt "get up" at the CMA's??? Yeah, she nailed it! So the very next morning after that performance, I called up my homegirl, Kristin at Double J Saddlery (we tight), and asked her to do her own take on that killer belt...and then Kristin NAILED IT and we've stocked it ever since. This belt makes so many outfits come together!
Seeeeee it's so great! Thanks Kristin!
Add some turquoise to the mix for a pop of color.
So cute...so classy...The Lumber Jill Plaid and Rebel Tulle Skirt! Available in store and online at therollinj.com Belt and Turquoise ring are also available on the website!
Thanks for your time and have a great week!
WIFE | MOM | BOSS of The Rollin J
WIFE | MOM | BOSS in that order! Although to be perfectly honest sometimes the MOM duties trump the WIFE duties. Okay not sometimes, pretty much all the time:). Sorry honey! As I sit here at home with a sick baby girl I found myself thinking about the BOSS hat I should be wearing today but instead I'm stuck at home chasing a two year old to and from the bathroom all while trying to explain to her that fruit snacks and milk are not going to make her tummy feel any better...and jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig are not things we do when we don't feel good. I'd actually let her do that part but I'm not willing to clean up ANOTHER mess today so I was "mean mommy" and told her no. So today, like everyday, it's Mom Hat Monday...I mean lets be real, this Mom hat doesn't ever come off, not even in the shower lol! But today I'm tossing the Boss hat to the birds and lovin' up on my sick little sweetheart.
However, the truth is I'm totally chomping at the bit to get to work, unpack new arrivals, photograph the shit out of them, and share all the new goodies with you!!!!! But I can't, not today, I have way better things to do like watch The Little Mermaid and rock MY little red head, listen to her talk about horses and cows and her DADDY... heart eyes for days...that girl loves her daddy:)))) So to calm my BOSS mode intuitions and totally embrace this day with my babe, I'm going to give y'all a little sneak peek of what's to come this week! She's napping right now, so it's time well spent ;)
We traveled to Lawrence, KS this past weekend for my nieces 2nd birthday party. Good times had by all!!! These kids sure know how to party...it's almost like it's in their blood ;) wink wink.
We also checked out their local pumpkin patch and all 4 kids had some pumpkin fun! I dressed my ADORABLE sister-in-law (model mama) up in some of our new arrivals and made her pose like a fool while I snapped a few pics.
It was funny and slightly embarrassing but the pictures turned out totally BA so it was well worth all the weird looks we got!
It's probably one of our favorite looks this Fall and I couldn't wait to share it with you! Keep an eye out this week for the Desperado Tank, new Favorite Plaid Tunic, and our Retro Rodeo Vest to hit the site! The Joe's Jeans and Lovley Bird hat are already up and ready to order!
Thank you so much for your time and have a lovey week!
WIFE | MOM | BOSS of The Rollin J