Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Fashion & Beauty


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Giveaway from MYPHOTOGLASS!

The fab folks over at My Photo Glass have a NEW product that they would love to introduce to you AND give one away to a lucky winner!!!

They have created photos printed on glass…

um, ya. pretty awesome stuff.

I can see this used in decorating your home in a more abstract art way than family pictures. Does that make sense?!

I would print this…

To enter…

1- leave me a comment and tell me what photo you would print on glass!

2- head on over to My Photo Glass on facebook, like them, tell them I sent ya, then head back here and leave me a comment telling me you did so!!!

3- tweet about this giveaway for an additional entry, leave a NEW comment!

4- facebook about this giveaway for an additional entry, leave a NEW comment!

5- blog about this giveaway for an additional entry, leave a NEW comment!

Yay!!!!! That is five ways to enter! And I can’t wait to hear what you want to use for images!!! Giveaway will run from today (Monday July 30th) until midnight Monday (Aug 6th). I will announce the winner the next day!!


Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Contests


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an “ah-ha” moment…

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*image from here*


Posted by on July 26, 2012 in My Thoughts


This girl has style!

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Red Boot Barn Boots WINNER!!!

Thanks so much to all of you!!! There was an amazing response to this giveaway!!! And our winner is…


Megan Brown! (

“So I have boot envy! I keep promising myself that I will buy myself a pair of new cowboy boots, since all my boots are ranch boots. I hope I will!!!!!”

Congratulations Megan!!!! I will be emailing you soon!!!

And thanks again to Boot Barn for the amazing boots and the giveaway!!!

(and my husband has been wearing his boots, and he is loving them (like I knew he would), so there will be a BIGGER and BETTER review coming soon on the men’s boots!! Because I know we all have those men in our lives that ALWAYS need new boots!!!)


Posted by on July 24, 2012 in My Thoughts


Reader request…Selma Lizzy and Wendy!

Selma Lizzy, aka, florida-chikadee1028 sent me a message on polyvore!

“hey there! would you mind answering my question about what to wear to go bowling? i love you sets, and your blog, so it would mean a lot if you did :)”

So sweet, and a challange, as I can’t remember the last time I went bowling!!! (time to remedy that I think!)

So here you go darling!


My next request is from my dear friend, Wendy!
She sent me pictures of a few items she has and I created a few looks…AND we are going shopping together today!!! FUN!


AND don’t worry, I know today is the day to pick a WINNER for the boots!!! I will do that tonight, when I get home from my whirlwind shopping trip!!!!!


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Ok, not really.

But I am over on Western Glamour doing a guest post!!!

Western Glamour


Posted by on July 20, 2012 in My Thoughts


Reader request…Jennifer!

Jennifer has kind of a big event coming up…click here to check out all the details…

And she needs some ideas for ensembles…

Hope this is what you are looking for Jennifer!!! (if not, email me and I’ll try again!)


AND…you can enter to win this fabulous red boots pictured up above here!! Just click here to find out how!!!


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Them are some fancy boots lady….

Don’t I know it!?!

Ok, here’s the deal, BootBarn contacted me eons ago, they wanted to send me some boots (!!) in exchange for an honest review on my blog.

Free boots? AND they ship to Canada?!?!?!

I’m in!

AND they sent a pair along for my husband!

I was liking Boot Barn more and more all the time!!

The boots arrived here via UPS (it was fun having them attempt to find the farm!) and I pulled them out of the box. The leather smell was devine…even my kids noticed and commented! I picked the red ones, because for one, I don’t own a red pair, and two, never in a thousand years would I go out and BUY red, but free?! Sign me up!! And to be honest, they aren’t so much RED as a soft cranberry or super dark pink. And I like that. Based on the website picturesShyanne_BBW15_15 Medium

I was picturing them to be red-red…so if that is what you are going for…these aren’t the ones for you.

Next up, the all important “TRY-ON”.

These Shyanne boots are exclusive to Boot Barn, and their claim is that they are proud to have you compare them to your favorite boots, because they know you will be impressed! (or something along those lines, LOL).

OF COURSE I was skeptical. I mean really, you can PROMISE that I will love them as much as my worn in boots?!?! O-kay….

Um, Ya.

They are fabulous.


From the minute I put them on, I have loved them.

(Nothing is ever perfect of course, so each time I have worn them I have taken the precaution of using my secret weapon for potential heel or ankle rubbing. Nursing pads!! Any of you nursing moms out there know what I am talking about, those who aren’t…nursing pads are palm sized circles that are just like maxipads, but are for, well, leakage. Boobs leak (A LOT) during different phases of breastfeeding and these are a nursing moms best friend. And they work PERFECT for protecting ankles or heels against rubbing!! They have sticky backs, so I just stick them inside my socks at the right spots and go! They don’t move and even if I pull off my boots somewhere, no one can see them, so no embarassing moments! LOVE!!)

First time I wore them…5 hours of mall shopping.


No sore feet!

Second time I wore them, Artist Showcase Stir’Up at the Calgary Stampede (4 hours of walking). Loved them.

My mom wore them to the Calgary Stampede finals, 8 hours on her feet, (and she doesn’t usually wear cowboy boots) and no complaints of sore anything!!

I am sold. For the cost of the boots, $180 (!!), the quality is (as far as I can tell) as good as my Old Gringo boots (gasp!). I would buy these boots in a heart beat…and probably will! (don’t tell my husband…)

The only concerns/negatives I would have to point out are the color (see above), the fact that the hide has some darker spots on the tops of the feet (but no leather is perfect, so it didn’t bother me) and my mom mentioned that they are VERY slippery on smooth wet concrete.

That’s it. I have paid WAY more money for lesser quality boots before. I would reccomend these in a heart beat!! So, thanks Boot Barn and way to go! These are fab!


One of you lucky ducks gets a pair!!

Yup, Boot Barn would love to giveaway a pair to you! They do want me to mention (that becasue these boots are so popular), “If for any reason the winner’s first style choice and/or size is not available at the time of this giveaway, there may be a delay in prize shipment until new stock arrives or we may ask the winner to select another style.”

To enter…

1- leave a comment below!! That’s it!

2- for a second entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you tweet about this contest! (please tweet this…) There is a FABULOUS boot giveaway going on thanks to @FarmerTrphyWife and @BootBarn!!  Follow this link to enter!

3- for a third entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you pin my white dress/red boot picture and tag it as a giveaway!

4- for a fourth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you facebook about this giveaway!

5- for a fifth entry, leave a NEW, SEPARATE comment below if you blog about this giveaway!!!

(giveaway will run from today (the 18th) to midnight Monday July 23rd, winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 24th!)

Now, my husband was also lucky enough to have a pair sent to him! They sent a pair of their Cody James boots…another brand exclusive to Boot Barn.

This is what they looked like when I pulled them out of the box…

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This is what they looked like at the end of day one…

He WORE them that day. First hour was in ankle deep water chasing cows, and the rest of the day was spent fixing fence and other such farm-y type stuff.

He was impressed by the fact that these boots don’t leak, something his other ones usually do, new or old, they have leaked. So that is pretty good! He had one sore spot on his ankle, but he says he always gets that from any boots, and he did wear these ones for at least 14 hours. By the end of day one, he was impressed.

And then never wore them again.

I know.


They shrunk from the water and he didn’t bother to rewet and stretch them. I even oiled them for him to wear them again and restretch them. Nope.

Good thing he isn’t the blogger…


Sorry Boot Barn. He is  a terrible reviewer…

But he did give them to our hired man, so next time he is in for lunch, I will ask his opinion!!!!


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Reader Request!!!! ASHLEY!!

Miss Ashley is getting MARRIED!!!!

She wrote me hoping for some boot inspiration…see, she gets to marry her very own cowboy this August and is planning to wear some boots under her GORGEOUS strapless, lace dress!!! FUN!

Now, she didn’t send me a picture of the actual dress, so I had to pretend…

And her bridesmaids are in purple (!!) and again, no idea on shape or real color of dress…but I pointed out my favorite, this would go with a million shades of purple!!!

Have fun Ashley and send me some pictures!!!!!

boot shopping


Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Reader Requests


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