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My NutriBullet 900 Series

NutriBullet 900 Series

All opinions in this post are my own and are not sponsored in any way.  I did it…I’ve been wanting a NutriBullet for several years…and I finally gave in to my desires and bought the NutriBullet 900 Series. And I could not be happier. This thing blends everything smooth as can be. I haven’t had […]

New Coneflower Colors in the Garden

new coneflower colors

I decided to try a couple of new coneflower colors in the garden this year. I can’t wait to see how they look next season, when they are more mature and filled out. Below is the “standard” Coneflower color which is a light purple, lilac color that we have in our gardens. This is the […]

Meet Ava – Our German Wire Hair...

Meet Ava – Our German Wire Haired Pointer

I’ve never been around an “ugly dog” …well, let me rephrase that…a “german wire haired pointer” …I always thought…wow, that’s a face only a mama ugly dog could love. But…let me tell you…I LOVE this dog!!! Does that mean I’m an ugly mama…and a dog? Honestly, it’s hard to even call her a DOG…she is […]

Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

I’ve been having a ball the last couple of days, making these pickled eggs and doing some experimenting with cooking hard boiled eggs. If you consider my age…and how many years I’ve been cooking…and how many times a year I hard boiled a batch of eggs…on TOP of the 5 dozen I did every Easter […]

Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Here is the “before”….I won this cool chalkboard painted cheese tray…or board…whatever folks call these. Yellowbrick Trading Company asked their Facebook “likers” to leave a comment to be entered in a drawing. Lucky ME! My name was among those drawn and this is what I got OK…normally, I dive in and do up a chalkboard […]

She Can Have BOTH!

She Can Have BOTH!

My recent tutorial on how to transform ugly countertops into something beautiful, using Giani Granite countertop paint, brought in a ton of comments! Thank’s to all who post comments on our site…be assured that I read them all! This particular comment from Elizabeth reminded me so much of the way I’ve always looked at life…who […]

Doodle’s Country Baby BellyR...

Doodle’s Country Baby Belly…First Edition/Addition

I’m finally getting around to posting a few pictures of my Doodle family’s first born and their country baby belly pictures. The result of the “belly” is our Miss Mardee Bug…and she just turned 2 years old on January 16, 2015. But hey…better late than never, I say! I have to mention that these lovely […]

(WINNER POSTED!) Give Away! Giani Gra...

(WINNER POSTED!) Give Away! Giani Granite Countertop Kit

THE WINNER IS….Nasheena!!!! (Scroll down to the entry box to see the winner’s name there) CONGRATULATIONS Nasheena and thank you to all who entered and made this give-away so much fun and such a success. Watch for more contests and give-aways coming up and you might be the next winner!!     IMPORTANT: For your […]

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

We had a gloomy and colder than seasonal day here a week ago…the perfect day for a hearty soup/stew. So…Chicken and Dumplings it was!! Here’s a list of ingredients. If you would like to print this recipe, there is a special version if you scroll down to the end…just for you Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds chicken […]

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like...

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like Granite – Part 2

Break time is over…The black base coat is dry! Time for the fun to begin. I’d say this is the trickiest part of this project…but doable by anyone, with a little practice. I actually painted on a piece of cardboard all the layers so I could work out a method to achieve the look I […]

Who The Heck Am I?


Hey! My name is Deena. I have a passion for everything country, including my country family. I’m the proud mama to 5 grown kids and their 5 spouses…and the super proud Nana to 6 gorgeous country babies.

City Girl in a Country World I grew up in the city, but married a Montana cattle rancher when I was 19. I learned everything country during my 30 years on the ranch and love to share those experiences here with you! I hope whenever you visit Real Country Living you will find something to take away…to create your own version of country bliss…no matter where you call home!