Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Buckaroo Barbie Revolution

What if we here at Buckaroo Barbie became the face of a revolution? What if we became the change that we wish to see in the world? Why don’t we become the people at the front of the line, and encourage those coming up behind us by our willingness to be different?

Our generation (and we’re talking about ourselves here) has no class. We’re a bunch of unmannered boors.

The other day I went to lunch with the mums and Adrian, and I was horrified to find that when I sat down I had placed my phone on the table, shoved my elbows next to my plate and slouched in my seat. This didn’t used to be commonplace. And my mums didn’t even comment on my behavior, which means she has grown accustomed to it.

We as a society have grown used to all manner of things that aren’t necessarily good.

We cuss in public.

We make crass jokes in the name of humor.

We wear our sweats to town.

We aren’t expected to always say “How do you do?” or “Nice to meet you.” when we’re first introduced to someone.

People don’t dress when they travel or fly, which used to be a given.

Our children are excused from their public tantrums because they’re not European.

We women aren’t even surprised when we get a text from a man saying “wat up?”, because apparently that’s an acceptable way to strike up a conversation with a woman you want to impress.


Adrian and I so desperately don’t want to be the norm, we want to be the exception. We want our lives to be a huge fairytale, a story of integrity, hard work, the pursuit of knowledge and life-long class, and we believe the only way to achieve that is by being different.

We’re trying to be different by being…(brace yourselves, I’m going to bust out an old fashioned word here!),…ladies.

We were both embarrassed when we finally admitted to each other that we secretly look up to Kate Middleton and Angelina Jolie. It just seems like such a cheesy thing to say you look up to someone you don’t know, but we do!
Angelina had her wild days and so did Kate, but look at the classy women they are now! We feel that their image is something we’d like to cultivate in ourselves, and although we know that you can’t know someone just from observing the public image, it’s a good place to start when choosing someone as a role model for your own image.

And when we say that that we’re trying to be ladies, we know that we fail most of the time. We’re saying that we’re striving for something bigger than what we are now.

One thing we’re trying to change about ourselves is the fact that we cuss like dock-workers! Seriously. We could probably make a platoon of Marines blush just in an everyday conversation. We’re not proud of ourselves, but the fact remains we have dirty mouths. Sigh. We’re working on it….our new favorite expression? “Sugar lips.”

Even if you don’t agree with our opinion of the world, be the change that YOU want to see around you. Encourage those less bold than you. Stand apart, not because of your shock factor but because of your WOW factor.

So along this theme, we’re going to continue posting on the change we hope to see and the women we ultimately want to be.

Let’s challenge, inspire and encourage one another on our individual quests for excellence, shall we? At the end of the day, that’s what being a Buckaroo Barbie is about.

xo xo Liz & Adrian


  1. This is wonderful. Thank you for the read, it is quite encouraging to hear from like minded people on this topic.

  2. Love it girls! And you're not alone in the cursing department!

  3. Love it, I completely agree!!!!!

    And I posted my first Quote "be the type of person you want to meet" on my blog this morning also! :)

  4. Thank you so much Ladies!! I was a little nervous about posting it so it's wonderful to feel like you all agree! :) Suzi, I haven't read it yet I'm going to go take a look right now! :)

  5. This is so very true!!! Plus I don't think it's really cheesy to say that you look up to someone who you don't know because I totally look up to you and your sis. You are both amazing role models and very classy ladies!

    Have A Fabulous Day
    Erin :)

  6. Sugar lips is my favorite colloquialism (kristin)

  7. I agree with you and refreshed to know that others see how we have "declined". Keep inspiring!

  8. Two two are awesome!! You are definitely role model material. Classy gals who dress well, look so put together, always look to better yourself, and are good hands on top of it! You two embody the kind of girl I want to to become and your thoughts and ideas hit so close to home with me. I sure wish I knew you two in person; it's always encouraging to know more girls who think similarly to yourself! I love your blog to pieces, please keep it up!!

  9. Great blog and yes we need to always push ourselves to be different than this world. We want to be seen as different and desirable of how we live our life! Press on for Him!

  10. This is an awesome post! I agree and love it! Kate Middleton is my hero:)

  11. It's great to finally see this though put into words! So many girls now days have no idea what being a lady is truly about. They also can't grasp the concept in order to be treated like a lady you must act like one. I so enjoy reading your blog and you two are the definition of "ladies". Its not a stagnant label. Its a lifestyle and mind frame to be lived day to day. Thanks for this!

    p.s. Keep up the amazing and inspirational writing! you guys are great!!

  12. Thank you all SO much for the kind words!! It is simply overwhelming! You inspire us to keep writing!