Farming in the Heart of the Midwest
Hi! My name is Brandi. My blog is Lipstick & Tractors. The name is a perfect fit for my life; I am a farm girl who can keep up with the boys and look good doing it. I said ‘yes’ on December 23, 2013 to my ruggedly handsome farmer. I am a registered nurse and my fiancé is an ag mechanic. We have a baby – a black lab-mix named Jules that we rescued from the local shelter. In our free time (haha –free time, what’s that?) we enjoy spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, dining out, catching a movie, and heading to tractor pulls. Kyle sold his first pulling tractor and is working on his second, so he may be pulling again this year.
Our farm is nestled right in the heart of the Midwest. Northeast Iowa to be exact. My fiancé is part of a family farming operation that farms 5600+ acres of corn and beans each year. As well as owning 12 hog buildings. I help out when and where I can. Kyle started his own ag repair business and does this in addition to working at his dad’s ag repair shop.
2. What made you want to start your blog?
I wanted a way to connect with other people who shared my lifestyle. I also wanted to share our story of agriculture, as well as our life in general.
3. What has been the biggest surprise since you started? or something you didn’t expect:
The support of my blog has been overwhelming and I am very thankful for that! I am surprised by the amount of followers, views, pins, etc. I am very grateful for all the connections I have made. I didn’t expect some of my blog posts to get so popular.
4. What posts topics are a favorite with your readers?
My most popular posts are my Better Than Sex Cake recipe and Why I Don’t Like Your Blog. My response to 23 Things To Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23, I’m 22 & Engaged also topped the charts. In general my readers enjoy my posts on agriculture, beauty product reviews, wedding, and recipes.
5. What obstacles have you met and how did you overcome them?
I meet obstacles often – in life, in agriculture, in blogging, in nursing. I rely on my fiancé, family, friends, my blog, and God to help me overcome them. When times get tough I just remember that it could be worse and things will get better.