The Dirty Life

Glory without Struggle

Natalie Martin

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Glory without Struggle
You want to know something? In my entire life, I have never asked God to actually help me accomplish something. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve asked God for a lot of things, but I have never asked him to be part of reaching a tangible accomplishment. Maybe it sounds silly, but the way I see it, He’s got way more important things to do than to waste time helping me hit a baseball, land a job or catch a steer.

Short Term Memory Loss & Blissful Ignorance

Natalie Martin

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Short Term Memory Loss & Blissful Ignorance

I never thought I’d be hoping for memory loss at the ripe-old age of 33, but it turns-out, it’s a pretty valuable tool. Trevor Brazile says, “a short memory is the best thing you can have on your side.” and when I first started learning to rope, I heard this over and over from my roping buddies. “You gotta have a short memory in this sport!”, they would say after a rough run. As a newbie, I really just thought they were joking. I mean, why would I want to FORGET all of this stuff? How would I get better...


Getting Around the Barrel

Natalie Martin

Getting Around the Barrel
Taking a life-lesson from barrel racing: keeping forward motion to get around life's obstacles.

Live. Love. Get Dirty. Wash. Repeat.

Natalie Martin

Live. Love. Get Dirty. Wash. Repeat.

We started as a "Soap Company". A little gem amongst thousands of handcrafted soap companies out there. For over two years, we plugged along; making thousands of well-crafted bars of soap and even adding a very popular line of candles along the way. Our brand is unique in its use of ingredients, scents and usefulness. And even more unique in its branding and style. We broke a lot of "rules" along the way. And it's been an incredible journey. But this year brought new perspective. New purpose. New passion. And it's time to live it... "You've got to come to a place where your passion and...


Of Silver Linings and Renewed Purpose

Natalie Martin

Of Silver Linings and Renewed Purpose

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” ~Proverbs 19.21 I’m a believer in silver linings. You see, as a perfectionist, it can be awful hard to accept when things just don’t turn-out the way I think they should. I mentally and physically prepare (read: over-prepare) for dang-near everything. It has served me well most of my life. But sometimes, things just don’t go like they should. And then, like all perfectionists, I wonder if it was even worth the effort.   But then somehow, I get a glimpse of the “silver...

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