The Shotgun Girls


Ashley Oakley

Ashley’s Homestyle Lite Ranch

I’ve had some friends asking for this recipe for quit a while now, so I thought I would finally share it with everyone. When I cook I find recipes and adapt them. I do A LOT of my cooking by taste. I know taste is very subjective, therefore I say take my recipes and make them your own. Add what you like, do what you think is good. Be adventurous in the kitchen, the only way you will become a better cook is by getting in there and do it!

I’m going to tell you, what I told the last friend I shared a recipe with…we are not fancy people great value is perfectly ok with me!


1 cup Light Sour Cream

1 cup Light Mayo (no miracle whip)

4 tbsp Buttermilk (add more if you want thinner ranch)

3 tbsp Pickle Juice (be careful with this, if you add too much your        ranch will taste like pickles)

1 palm full each of Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Dried Parsley

1/2 tsp of salt (really to taste)

pepper to taste (about half a palm full)


Add all ingredients into a drink sized Mason jar. Put lid on jar and shake until combined. Taste and add more of anything until it tastes just right to you! Remember don’t add too much pickle juice! and Enjoy 🙂



Pinsters- Pinning With Sisters

Recently, I got the new Iphone 5 S and I haven’t had the want to master the settings. I get some notifications and not for others. It’s probably something easy I can fix, but it has lead me to this newest idea of a weekly blog catergory.

Pinsters- def. Pinning with Sisters

Well I only have one Sister, but girl friends just didn’t seem to make a cool name melted with the word pin or Pinterest to me. Of all the notifications I get, the one I love is when I have a new pin sent to me which is often and usually averages about 3 a day. I don’t pin as much as I used to but it is a hobby of mine. FACE IT!!! If you are pinner, you know. It is a hobby.

Here are some of the pins we shared this week:

Too precious.


I love getting lost in a great romance novel. Then my husband farts, tells me he loves me, and brings me back to my real life. Awesome.      Not so much with the romance novels anymore but, yeah, I'll be in the middle of a great love story and then *bam* reality! Lol I do love him, though.


Daily Odd Compliment
Mmmmm Cookies!!!


We can relate to Lucy.


this will be me and my best friend!


CAN'T BREATHE. This is so unfortunate.

Making this into a poster for don't see that what they do (or don't do) makes a difference when you're moving into the career world.



Seriously though. .......
Actually it’s Mexican food. Not Applebees.



Compliments of Little Britches, Belle Starr, Ashley Oakley and yours truly.


Home Is Where The Heart Is

This necklace was made for my by the Twisted Soul Sisters. It merges my two loves, Arkansas will forever be my home, but Oklahoma is my new home.20140402-102846.jpg

Everybody’s Free

This song came out when I was 9. The first time I heard it was on my Now 2 cd. I know I was young when this song came out, but it is still some of the best advice I’ve ever heard.

A Shotgun Girl in Paris


“Take vacations, go as many places as you can. You can always make money, you can’t always make memories.”

I love to travel. Whether it be here in the U.S. or abroad, traveling is one of my favorite things to do. By traveling you get to experience new things, meet new people, and get to know yourself better. The simplest way to put it I love Europe. I’ve been once before and traveled to the Netherlands and Belgium, this time I just visited  Paris France.

Paris is a magical city. I see why it is called the city of Love. I visited this time with my mother, so besides the love a daughter has for a mother, there wasn’t much LOOOOOVE for me while I was there. Mom rented us a VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) in the Montmartre district of Paris, this is the same area as the Moulin Rouge….for those of you that were wondering.


If you ever visit Paris, this is the way you should go. You really get to experience the city when you do a VRBO and the Montmartre district sits on a hill that over looks the city…some of the views are breath taking….such as this one, which was taken at the top of the hill at Sacre Coure (A Catholic Church)


I really enjoyed this area, not only for the views, but I felt like this was real Paris, not just tourist Paris. There was a bakery right around the corner from us, where we got fresh bread, sweets, and quiche everyday. There were butchers, cheese shops, produce shops, and a small super market, not to mention the 20+ little restaurants where there was outdoor seating even when it was 40 degrees out.

I was very pleased with my interactions with the French people while we were there. Everyone was more than happy and willing to speak English with us as long as we started off speaking French to them, a simple Boujour, would do it and then they would realize we spoke English. Although I was told my French was too bad.

The food in Paris was Amazing. Everything is fresh. My cousin (who lives in France) was telling me that in Paris restaurants can not use Frozen food, which is regulated by the government (why don’t we have this in America?). We never had a bad meal, some were better than others, but overall no complaints on food. One night mom and I got a little adventurous and tried a big old pot of Mussels. Image

Most dinners we shared, because even in France portions are too big, plus everything is more expensive there. This night we each got an Onion Soup (soooo Good) and then shared the mussels.

I studied Interior Merchandising (the business side of Interior Design), I have a love for furniture and architecture, so when a lot of people are looking in the windows, I am looking up. Paris is filled with amazing architecture and history. One of the most beautiful places we went was Versailles.


Far too much money was spent on this Hunting Lodge (The original use of the land), but it was one of the most magnificent places I have ever seen. Maybe if the Monarchy hadn’t spent so much money on the palace they might not have ended up dead with their heads cut off, but either way it was awesome (in the true meaning of the word).

Of course we did all the tourist things, saw the Mona Lisa, went to the Effile Tour, went to the Arc de Triumph, Notre Dame, and took a stroll down the Seine, but set all those things aside and Paris was amazing. At the end of the week I did not want to leave. If you ever have the time and the money my best advice to anyone is to experience the world. Just pick a place and go explore.


-Ashley Oakley


~Ashley Oakley

Moulin Rouge (taken yesterday)
Moulin Rouge (taken yesterday)
Spending the day at Versailles today.
Spending the day at Versailles today.

Jusqu’à la prochaine fois. (Until next time.)


Ashley Oakley


She is in lovely Paris right now but Ashley Oakley will have something for y’all real soon. 😉

Difference of Opinions

Recently I made the mistake of posting my opinion on Facebook. Now I know I should have Known better than to speak my mind of Facebook and I sure as heck have learned my lesson, but I simply don’t understand why some people have to be so rude about their difference of opinion.

If I post my opinion on social media I welcome anyone and everyone to speak their mind.
I know people will not always agree with me and that is a good thing! We grow as a person when people challenge our views. Hearing both sides of a story can only help you to see and think more clearly on what you believe. I just don’t understand why other people have to force their opinions down your throat.

Why do people have to go on the defense when they don’t agree with you? Why do they have to degrade others just to feel superior? Are we not all adults here? Are we not big enough people to just agree to disagree and causally talk about our differences? Clearance we cannot! so I leave you with something I know all of your Mama’s have told you many a times “IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.”

Rant over

– Ashley Oakley


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