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  1. Bear Season 2018

    November 21, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! Welcome back to Simply Aubree. As you all know, I’m a huge bear hunter. Unfortunately, bear season did not go as planned this year. Our crew got split and we were left without a crew. The weather was awful. Overall, bear season this year was a very crappy season. It was quite a bummer because bear is my absolute favorite, but come the second day, I just wanted to crawl back into bed.

    On the bright side, while hunting, I saw plenty of bucks. I am pumped for buck season! I have three different spots to hunt, so I have plenty of options. I will be out bright and early on opening day. Check back soon to see if I got a buck!

    Until next time,

    -Aubs


  2. I’m Burnt Out…

    September 21, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! Welcome back to Simply Aubree! I know, I know. I’ve been a little MIA for a few months and I truly missed blogging. I am finally back and will hopefully be able to produce more content this year.

    I had an insanely busy summer this year. I spent my summer working THREE jobs. Three…

    Any who, I was up and out of my house by six am and didn’t get home till eleven pm most nights. I would repeat this same schedule Monday-Friday and on the weekends, I usually had maybe one evening off. Overall, I shouldn’t have worked as much as I did. I didn’t end up with as much money as I would’ve liked to end up with considering how much I worked. Most of my money went into gas, but I love my Jeep so I wouldn’t trade that.

    I still managed to have fun this summer. My one job consists of working with seven draft Percheron horses. This job doesn’t even feel like a job. It’s the highlight of my day. We show our percherons at fairs and I got to travel to Ohio this year with my crew for a week. It was awesome! We did pretty decent in our hitches, but the judges were quite biased. I am so thankful for all the opportunities my boss has given me through this job. I could not be happier with my life when I’m at my barn. You know what they always say, “There’s always someone waiting for you at the barn.” This quote could not be any more true. My favorite horse, Rico, is always happy to see me. When I’m down, he brightens my day. I can’t help but smile when I see him. When I’m happy, he makes me even more happy and I feel like I’m on cloud nine. I just love that horse to pieces. I couldn’t imagine life without my horses.

    I’m still working at my local sub shop, I just dropped some hours. I also spent seven weeks of my summer with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps like last summer. We did a lot of cool projects this year! I had a blast, but I’m sad it was my last year.

    Overall, my summer has been quite busy, but I enjoyed it. I proved to myself and my family that I could juggle so many responsibilities at one time and I am very proud of that! Not many 17 years olds can say that they did as much as I did this summer successfully.


  3. Jeepin’ Adventures

    March 12, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! Welcome back to Simply Aubree. It’s almost been a month since I bought Rex and the weather has finally cooperated enough to get some off-roading therapy in! My dad and I recently took Rex out to a famous off-roading place around my area and had some fun. We definitely got some mud on the tires. (; The first couple spots we went to were blocked off. The owners put gates at all entrances. We drove around just looking for a place and finally found one. The views were beautiful. It was nice to just spend time with my dad in the country, bonding over something I worked so hard for. It was overall a great day. We ended our journey with a trip to one of my favorite wing places. Mhmmmmm delicious!

    At that moment, walking out of my local wing joint, I realized how similar my dad and I are. Obviously we enjoy the same things, but we were legit wearing the same thing. We were both wearing camo muck boots with our jeans tucked in and sweatshirts. We looked like we were twinning. It got me thinking. My daddy used to have a Jeep of his own, a CJ. We had so much fun in mine that he’s starting to miss his. He wishes he would’ve never sold it, especially for the price he sold it for. I haven’t even had my Jeep for a month yet, but I can just tell that I will never sell it.

    I love my TJ<3


  4. I BOUGHT A WRANGLER!

    February 26, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! If any of you know me personally, you would know that I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler for a long time. Lately, I have been working my butt off to provide the funds needed to buy one. When I say working my butt off, I mean working my butt off. I somehow manage to work an average of 26 hours a week, while going to school five days a week, and of course having a social life. (Lol see why I don’t get much time to write?) Although I’m never home, I now have something to show for all my hard work!

    As of Feb 19th, 2018, I drive a 1997 Jeep Wrangler, 5 speed. Her name is Rex. She is bright green! Its a true lime green. Not a pukey yellow green, but a green. Its beautiful! I’m in love with it!

    Its actually kinda funny how I ended up deciding on this one. It was actually my best friends, brothers Jeep! My dad had some requirements for me when purchasing my Jeep and my best friends brothers Jeep had all the requirements!

    I could not be happier with my purchase. Every time I see Rex sitting in the driveway, I instantly smile. It still baffles me that I bought a Jeep, by myself, at such a young age. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Here’s to many more memories in my baby!


  5. Boot Collection!

    February 6, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! If there’s anything about me that sets me apart from the people around me, its my love for cowboy boots. I literally wear boots everyday! They are just so comfortable. I actually wore boots to last years prom and I plan to do the same this year! So, without further ado, here is my boot collection! These boots are in order of how I bought them. As you’ll notice, I like the same styles!

     

    http://www.durangoboots.com/womens/country-lifestyle/lady-rebel-by-durango-patriotic-womens-pull-on-western-flag-boot/RD4414.html?dwvar_RD4414_color=66#prefn1=gender&prefv1=02&start=1

     

    https://www.doublehboots.com/Product?stockNo=DH4305

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    https://www.doublehboots.com/Product?stockNo=DH5415

     

     

     

    https://www.pfiwestern.com/pfi-western-bootdaddy-collection-with-double-h-roper-wide-square-toe-cowboy-boots-tobacco.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_content=133913&utm_campaign=Double%20H/Hh%20Brown&gdffi=2746f4713adc4275811118fb4b0bf393&gdfms=D48AB18A4BA9472B90E817686EC83F96&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI88i5k9KR2QIVC4TICh0sIQyTEAkYDCABEgI6DPD_BwE

     

     

    https://www.eliswesternwear.com/double-h-mens-brownred-saddle-vamp-square-toe-boots-92039-c.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you don’t have cowboys, I highly suggest buying a pair. You won’t regret it. My Durango’s were my most expensive. All my Double H’s, I bought on sale at a local factory. Overall, I’ve never spent more then $130 on boots.

     


  6. Happy New Year!

    January 7, 2018 by ahaylie109

    Hey everybody! It’s finally 2018! I am more than excited to put 2017 in the past for good. It was a rough year! With that being said, I can’t wait to see what adventures life has in store for me! I have some goals that are keeping me going and I am well on my way to complete one of them! My main goal for 2018 is to buy my own Jeep Wrangler with my own money. I have quite a bit saved up and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for how quickly I’ve accumulated the money! I worked every single day of my Christmas break. I believe it was like nine days in a row! It was so worth it. With my current work schedule, I could buy a Wrangler at the beginning of summer. This Wrangler would probably be older and have some issues. But, if I wait until the end of summer after I work my butt off, I could buy a really nice Wrangler that’s newer and more reliable/worth the money. I definitely have a long summer ahead of me, but I can’t wait to have a Wrangler that I earned sitting in my driveway!

    Along with my Wrangler, I want to be more productive this year and produce more content for y’all! With all this working I plan to do, it’ll be hard, but I’m going to try my best!

    Happy New Year everyone! Make the right choices this year.


  7. POD Political Project

    December 28, 2017 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! In POD, we had to do a project about analyzing a song with some sort of political issue. I chose “Where Were You” by Alan Jackson. Now, my writing is very opinionated and I have a distinct style, so if something offends you, I don’t want to hear it. ALSO, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE MY WORK!

    Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
    That September day?
    Were you in the yard with your wife and children
    Or workin’ on some stage in L.A.?
    Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
    Risin’ against that blue sky?
    Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
    Or did you just sit down and cry?

    ****

    I’m just a singer of simple songs
    I’m not a real political man
    I watch CNN, but I’m not sure I can tell you
    The diff’rence in Iraq and Iran

    ****

    We’ve all heard this song. In fact, I’m sure you were singing along right to the melody and tone of Alan Jackson. So, where were you that September day? I personally was trying to survive my premature body, but hey, the focus is on you. So where were you? Take a moment to reflect. Think about what could’ve happened to you if you were at the towers the moment of that attack. Oof, you and I are pretty lucky, aye? Why yes we are.

    Alan Jackson is one of the greatest country music stars of all time. Not only does he have a great love for Jack Daniels, he also has many hit songs and albums. Some of these include “Remember When”, “Gone Country”, “Drive”, “Tall Tall Trees”, “Chattahoochee”, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow”, and “Livin’ On Love”. With these great hits, Jackson has won many awards including two Grammys, 18 ACM awards, and 16 CMA awards. He is one successful man. Now, if you have ever seen Alan Jackson, you would know he is notorious for his cowboy hat. That hat wasn’t originally apart of his wardrobe, he wears it to cover a scar.

    Alan was born in the heart of Newnan, Georgia in 1958. He began performing in 1983. The song I chose was “Where Were You”. It was published in 2002 on the “Drive” album — one of my favorites. My song focuses on the event of 9/11. 9/11 was one of the most tragic terrorist attacks in the history of the United States. There hasn’t really been anything like it since.

    If you aren’t familiar with 9/11 then are you a true American citizen? I guess I could give you a little history first, just in case. 9/11 was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000. Over 400 law enforcement officers, military personnel, and firefighter members died. The mass construction caused $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. The four coordinated attacks occurred on four different planes with four different locations. These planes were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. And yes, they are TERRORISTS. The first plane crashed into the North Tower at 08:46. This tower ended up burning for 102 minutes and collapsed at 10:28. The second plane crashed into the South Tower at 09:03. It burned for 56 minutes and collapsed at 09:59. The third plane crashed into the Pentagon at 09:37. And last but not least, the fourth plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The passengers on this plane actually tried to seize control of the plane and even though they did, they all died as they plummeted to their death. Most of the people that died during the 9/11 attacks have not been identified. Only bits and pieces of most of the bodies have been found. Artifacts from the most tragic day in US history are still being found today.

    So, who the hun was the leader of the sons-of-b****** who caused a brutal bloodshed on OUR American soils plus many other mass casualties around the world? You know him, we all do. That’s right. Osama Bin Ladan. Or, if you wanna be technical, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. Yeah, I know, sounds like a terrorist to me too. Anyways, Bin Ladan hated the US. He was motivated by a belief that U.S. foreign policy has oppressed, killed, or otherwise harmed Muslims in the Middle East. “We are free…and we want to regain freedom in our nation. As you undermine our security, we undermine yours.” Are you wondering who said that? Mhm. Osama. What a prick. Osama wanted more of a military role. So, as I’m sure you can guess, this was how Al-Qaeda was started in August of 1988. Al-Qaeda was known for plotting attacks on US soils, it was just a matter of time before Osama and his army would. SMH.

    So, what exactly did the US do after the attacks of September 11th?? Well for one, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 was passed. This gave law enforcement the power to search without a warrant. In 2002, the Information Awareness Office was created. This creation lead to the development of the Total Information Awareness, which in 2003, was amended to the Terrorist Information Awareness. This program had the intent of creating programs that could process large amounts of information and also the intent of monitoring behavior.

    The citizens of New York showed their gratitude to law enforcement and firefighters by wearing hats and shirts that displayed FDNY and NYPD. There was also a surge of patriotism displayed with flags popping up everywhere. The flag flying above the rubble was an act of determination, which became a symbol of our country’s recovery. Sadly, even with all the patriotism displayed, there were lots of hate crimes associated with “middle eastern looking” people.

    As far as the rubble goes, most victims were pulverized or incinerated during the attack. In fact, there were still human flesh fragments found on surrounding buildings five years after the attack. Unfortunately, most bodies were not found. The cleanup of the rubble took over six months to complete. Most rescue workers and volunteers developed major respiratory problems from the harmful debris present in the air. They still have respiratory problems today.

    So, could you even imagine being at the World Trade Center that day? Would you have survived and helped others? Or would you have died without being able to do anything about it? It’s crazy to think about. It really is. America will never ever forget what Al-Qaeda did to us. America will never forget how many people we lost. I am forever grateful for the country I live in and I will proudly stand up with my hand on my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance and I will always stand for the anthem. I will fly my flag high and proud. After all, the American flag does not fly because of the wind. It flies from the last breath of our military personnel, law enforcement members, and firefighters who have died serving our country. Count your blessings everyone. Call your family and tell them you love them. Say hi to a stranger on the street. Do something to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Life is to short to play it safe. Express your freedoms and be grateful we live in a country as strong as we are with all the freedoms we have. With that being said, in the words of Alan Jackson, “Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us, and the greatest is love.”


  8. Buck Season 2017!

    December 15, 2017 by ahaylie109

    Hey everyone! Buck season this year was aaaammmmmaaaaaazzzziiiinnnnnngggggg!!!! I’m guessing you can probably guess that I shot a buck…and if you did guess that, you are right! Buck season started this year on November 27th, 2017. I was pumped. I was so ready. I wasn’t expecting to see many bucks. I was honestly just expecting to see the little fours I had on my camera. I was completely cool with that because I still had a junior license and I could shoot anything with horns.

    Well, the deer Gods were in my favor. It was about 9:50 am and my dad saw a buck coming. I got ready. We thought this guy was a four. I didn’t even count because anything was legal for me. Long story short, that buck wasn’t a four. IT WAS A 10!!! I shot that sucker right through the heart and it ran about 100 yards and dropped. When we walked up to it we couldn’t believe our eyes. I was expecting a wide six, but my golly it was a 10!

    I will never ever forget that day. It’s not often a seventeen year old shoots a monster buck let alone a 10. I plan on shoulder mounting him and putting him right in my living room. I’m so happy I got to share that experience with my dad. There’s no one else I would’ve rather wanted there.

    Send me pictures of your bucks!


  9. I Started To Open!

    December 5, 2017 by ahaylie109

    Hey guys! As you all know, I work, like all the time. Recently, my boss decided to have me start opening our store, which in my opinion, is a big deal. There are only a few other people who know how to open! Anyways, my boss had me start training. Opening is super easy! It’s literally just doing the reverse of what I do when I close. Of course, we make breakfast, so timing is going to be my only issue. Breakfast is over at 11 and then I just go on with the rest of my normal schedule.

    I think opening will fit my schedule better. If any of you hunt. you would know that Magic Hour is the best time to hunt, which of course is about an hour before dark in the evenings.  Also, opening will prevent me from sleeping in until noon on the weekends which I need to stop doing.

    Overall, I’m very happy that my boss is giving me the opportunity to show her how responsible I am to open the store. I am very excited for this journey and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!


  10. Bear Season 2017!

    November 23, 2017 by ahaylie109

    Hey everyone! Its that time of the year again! Tis the season to be jolly because its HUNTING SEASON! If you have followed my blog for a while, you would know that I am pretty big into bear and deer hunting. Bear season is by far my favorite season and I can successfully add another year under my belt.

    Bear season in my state lasts four days out of the whole year. This year it started on November 18th and lasted until November 22nd. Saturday morning, we were up at the crack of dawn and hauled our way to our meeting spot. We arrived and mingled with our friends and then the hunt was on! I sat the first drive and my golly, the next one I had to drive! I love to drive, buttttttt, I don’t like to get licked. The particular drive I was doing is called Buck Lick. The name is pretty self explanatory, but basically, the drive stretches about three miles. These miles of ground are covered in good ole mountain laurel, thick mountain laurel. You just gotta propel yourself towards it and flop around till you get through the patches. Its a pain, but it sure is worth it and I wouldn’t trade being licked with my best friend for the world. We did a few more drives that day. After a hard days work, we headed back to Mums for supper.

    The rest of the season was the same thing as Saturday. We drove our hearts out, but we ended up not getting a bear. Even though none of us shot one, I still had yet again another amazing year. There’s just something about my crew that I love. They always put a smile on my face. They are true family.

    To all of y’all who think bear season is easy — you’re absolutely hilarious. It’s far from easy. Its exhausting and hard on your body. I know three grown men who have cried on Buck lick. So next time someone tells you its easy, I can promise you its not!!


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