5th Annual Countdown To Vegas Part 2

I hope y’all loved part 1 with all those yummy food choices it made me hungry just reading about them! We are currently Vegas bound now and I’m so excited to get to see everyone and see all the amazing big fashion and cheer on my friends in the rodeo!

Up on tonight’s blog we ask these amazing ladies about advice for first timers and what is a must see!! Read below to see their answers!

Question 1: What is a must have for first timers in Vegas?

Question 2: What is a must see or do in Las Vegas?

Bobbie Tryan

Question 1: Walking the Strip is a must. There is also amazing shopping,shows and food options in Vegas! 

Question 2: The rodeo if you can get tickets! I’ve been many years and it still has the best atmosphere of any rodeo I’ve ever been too.

Janzen Tew

Question 1: Epsom Salt. You will be so tired physically that having epsom salt to soak in will be a life changer. 

Question 2: Definitely go to Bellagio and seethe fountain and their Christmas display. I would also recommend walking through Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops. 

Haley Corkill

Question 1: If it’s your first time to Vegas I would recommend investing in or bringing a comfortable ( but still stylish 😉)pair of shoes for the day. You do a lot of walking there so you can’t forget to pack for that. 

Question 2: If you have time I would recommend seeing a show!

Courtney Motes

Question 1:  Lots of EmergenC, echinacea, and or anything to help boost your immune system.

Question 2:  I would say we don’t have a whole lot of time when we are out there, but I love walking through the casinos and seeing all of the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations!!! And of course if you get a chance any of the shows are amazing!

Jessie Jarvis

Question 1: Bring comfy shoes! It doesn’t matter how cute you look if you’re walking around like a newborn calf because your feet hurt so bad from putting a million miles on them. Trust me–I have learned the hard way! 

Question 2: Although I haven’t done it myself, I’ve heard incredible things about the Highroller wheel, and it’s on my bucket list of Vegas experiences. Top Golf is always a good time! 

Mackenzie Kimbro

Question 1: Lame answer, but survival tip: VITAMIN C (I prefer the Emergen-C gummies, myself), and WATER. Both will keep you radiant and healthy through all the fun times!

Question 2: Since these tips are leading up to the NFR, you have to go to the rodeo at least once! Pretty cool to watch it all from inside the Thomas and Mack! Besides that, (and this may sound lame to some but this is one way to do Vegas)… I recommend eating your way through town! Do some digging and plan fun dining experiences that showcase the sights of Vegas! Tons of celebrity chefs have unique restaurants all over the Strip, take some extra time to walk to dinner so you can see the sights AND have a delicious meal!

Amy Ward

Question 1: Comfy shoes for day walking! Save the uncomfies for night time!

Question 2: Visit every single cowboy/NFR related trade show! I loved the RFWA Expo I felt like I was shopping my Instagram feed. 😉 I heard the Neon Boneyard is really neat to see. It’s on my to-do list this year! 

Carol Hogner

Question 1: Comfortable shoes!

Question 2: Go to at least one perf of the NFR!

Hannah Hogner

Question 1: I’m with the girls in comfy shoes and emergen-c and lots of water! I also take a power bank to charge my phone. I’m the worlds worst at keep it charged in Vegas and I have had it die on me and could find the person I was supposed to catch a ride with! (Classic Hannah moment) So to avoid problems I keep puppy charged up and ready! 😉

Question 2: Oh I’m such a sucker for Christmas so the Bellagio steals my heart every year with their Christmas display! Also I love going to the trade shows and just taking my time and meeting people!! So I recommend doing those! Haha

Hope y’all learned some new tips and things to do!! Can not wait to meet you awesome readers out there! Remember to be confident in who you are and Live In His Grace and Rock That Style!

Xo Hannah Leigh


5th Annual Countdown To Vegas Part 1

Hey all! Gosh I can hardly believe we are starting the 5th Annual Countdown! This year I decided to switch things up and group the questions together so you had everyone’s advice and tips in one blog on a certain subject! So tonight is all about places to eat! Lets face it we have mostly all worked out and dieted and now these hangry girls need some food! Haha!

First let me introduce you to my amazing Gal Pals joining us this year! First off the amazing Bobbie Tryan who is no stranger to Living In Grace & Style Blog! She is an amazing stylist, one of my best friends and wife of 3x World Champion Header Clay Tryan. Mommy to Tyler, Braylon and Dash and also my foodie forever friend!

Next is the amazing Janzen Tew! Owner of Denim & Velvet wife of one of my good friends Cody. Doggie mommy to Bob and Howdy and mom to the rest of her cute funny farm! She is also another one of my besties as well as a foodie forever friend!

Then we have the stunning Haley Corkill! She is hands down one of my favorite models and she is wife of 3x World Champion Heeler Jade Corkill. Boy Mom to Colby and Kelton Corkill and she is all around one of my favorite people in the world and you can add her to the bestie list as well.

Next up the beautiful and most kind hearted person I know Courtney Motes! She has a heart of gold, killer style and seriously another one of my most favorite people in the world! Court is wife to 4x NFR Heeler Qualifier Ryan Motes and dog mom to Piper and Berkeley.

Then the talented Jessie Jarvis! Who by no means needs an introduction but I will do one for those who might have somehow missed getting to know her! She is co-owner of the Western Runway Magazine, she is a proud rancher and advocate. She is wife to Justin and an amazing momma to Jhett! This woman has style, class and is just an all around amazing go getting woman and dear friend!

Also let me introduce you to my other dear bestie of a friend Mckenzie Kimbro aka Kenzie! This girl is going places, she is an author, a fashion influencers, an amazing cook, an entrepreneur, shes has a tv show and now a live stage show in Vegas! I think I probably missed some things but she is absolutely fab-u-lous!!

Another amazing lady I am excited to introduce is Amy Ward! She is also known as TheTeamRopersWife on instagram! We met through our love of fashion and then I met her brother and his now wife and well this family has become like family to me! Amy has such killer style but she also has a big heart! I love our little chats together and she also is an amazing wife and momma!

Last but not least my Momma Jo aka Carol Hogner! She is amazing, she is a talented Christian/ Inspirational country singer, minister, mom, nannie, friend and all around one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. I’m not just saying that because she is one of my moms but she is truly amazing with a big heart of gold! She has always treated me like her daughter because I am, we have a blended family (we don’t use the word step, fyi) but even after my dad passed away almost 11 years ago she still kept this family going strong!

So know that you know a little more about these amazing ladies lets dive into the first question!

Where is your favorite place to eat?

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Bobbie Tryan: Ugh where do I start?! We tend to get In N Out, Cappriottis, Joes Pizza, Nacho Daddy’s, The Habit, Shake Shack, and Big Chicken while we are there. If we want a great steak we go to Craft at the MGM. Plus I always have a list of new places to try while we’re there. And I cook dinner quite a bit, it’s nice to eat home cooking some.

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Janzen Tew: Fast Food – Big Chicken, Restaurant – Kumi Japanese Restaurant (Inside Mandalay)

Haley Corkill:  When it comes to food I can’t pick one! I love eating good food and lucky for me one of my besties likes to find new yummy restaurants for us to try out there.

Courtney Motes:  I love love Joe’s Seafood and Prime Steakhouse off of Las Vegas Blvd. The snow crab is amazing and they bring it out already cracked.

Jessie Jarvis:  After the rodeo, I love to go eat at California Pizza Kitchen in the Mirage. I’m not a pizza lover, but their pizza is amazing and the restaurant is right next to the Mirage’s Rodeo Vegas stage, so you get to listen to incredible music acts every night!

Mackenzie Kimbro: Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM! Moderately priced, love the food! The website description says it all: “Showcasing comfort food with a modern twist, this restaurant really knows how to serve up the “new” in New Orleans.”

Amy Ward: Big Sur Oyster Bar at the South Point! They have the best crab legs!

Carol Hogner: Bucca de Peppo’s

Hannah Hogner: There are so many! I do love a good In & Out Burger! But I also love Cappriotti’s (highly recommend the Bobbie!) , Bucca de Peppo’s, Cafe Rio, Craft Steak House at the MGM, Shake Shack and well you can tell most of mine go along with my tribe here. We kind of like to do the foodie thing and can not wait to try a couple new places this year!

Check Back tomorrow for another fun question about fashion!

xo Hannah Leigh