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My new hobby…

Hello darlings!!!

I hope you are all well and that the holidays and New Year have been wonderful?!

Mine was and I started a new hobby/habit while I was at it!


It is seriously addicting!!! I got started via my dad, who has been doing it on and off for years, and I love it. Remember how I was looking for a creative outlet? I think this is the one for me…

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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in My Thoughts



hard to find the motivation to stay in the house and clean when the sweet spring air is out there…

but then there is the wind. that darn wind.


what to do?

i know…blog!


that is a fantastic waste, er, way to spend my next hour. laundry be damned.

but i have nothing to blog about. seriously. i am empty of ideas. i have been struggling with that lately. motivation and finding something that i am excited about. i need a hobby. one that fires my creative side and i can do for a few moments between laundry and dishes and cleaning toilets (ugh) as a reward for functioning like a normal human being. i envy those girls like Becky of Prairie Rose Leather and Beadwork or Twisted Pistol or Linnden of Urban Cowgirl Co. . They all have hobbies…artistic and beautiful hobbies that actually can earn them a little money. Any ideas out there?! I don’t like knitting or crocheting, i can’t paint or draw to save my life…help!! this has been on my mind for a while now. I can’t stop obbsessing over the fact that other than gardening (which i do love) i have no hobbies. my grandparents had a woodworking shop and a painting studio in their home, i am blaming them for my restless creative soul. but what to do? and how to start? where did those girls learn to do leather work? where do i start? i do have a little area all my own carved out in my house where i can make messes, that’s a start!

help me darlings!!!


Posted by on May 18, 2017 in My Thoughts


Art on the wall…

I found this blog whitefarmhouseblog that I adore…

not only is she a mom of two toddlers on a working farm, she blogs, instagrams AND her house looks gorgeous…

love it!


look of the week…

do i even remember how to do this?!


i think it went something like this…pick a photo of some celebrity/model looking good (and in something that would translate to our western fashion world) and post it…

something like that anyways…

here it goes…

(gawd i am out of touch with how to work this wordpress site and polyvore….)

Twine & Twig Jewelry:

this look is from Twine & Twig…one of my FAVORITE places for necklaces….i love the antler tip ones, i am slowly collecting. so far i have one………



Posted by on April 28, 2017 in My Thoughts


Reader Request…Becky!

hello dolls!

i’m back…


i mean, i’m rusty and all with this wordpress stuff, so stay with me through all the fumbling! lol

I had a request from Becky!! (Hello!!!) Seriously…you guys are the best…the comments and emails make my day!!


Becky has an important summer wedding this year…i am honored you asked for my help, so here are some options Becky!

Becky's Summer Wardrobe

81 CAD –

Jessica Simpson summer shoes
100 CAD –

WithChic pink purse
34 CAD –

LC Lauren Conrad drop earrings
12 CAD –

Allurez 14k gold ring
1,590 CAD –

Sicky aviator sunglasses
175 CAD –
Becky's Summer Wardrobe

Chicwish pastel blue dress
81 CAD –

Fratelli Karida color block sandals
260 CAD –

Orla Kiely leather card case wallet
130 CAD –

Charlotte Russe bracelet
5.71 CAD –

Lens glasses
12 CAD –
Becky's Summer Wardrobe

Notte by Marchesa flower printed dress
34 CAD –

GUESS one strap sandals
135 CAD –

The Volon long purse
1,070 CAD –

Trina turk jewelry
105 CAD –

Wedding jewelry

Becky's Summer Wardrobe


Lattori sports dress
160 CAD –

Peep-toe shoes
98 CAD –

WithChic silver purse
30 CAD –

Mirrored aviator sunglasses
20 CAD –

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Posted by on April 26, 2017 in My Thoughts


holy crap.

i haven’t written in this blog in over two years…

that’s craziness!

anyone still out there?!


i’m not sure why i decided to post today…just crossed my mind so i sat down to type.

now to think of something interesting to type about….hmmmm…

i have been keeping up a little in the social media world, my twitter…no, instagram…yes! facebook…kinda. i do follow a TON of fabulous women out there doing their thing to keep western fashion alive and well out there…something that was SERIOUSLY lacking back in the day when i started my blog. and i am very serious when i say i am one of the old babes that definitely can’t or don’t want to try to keep up with these new ladies…they are young, single or newly married (most with no kids = which means FREE TIME AND MONEY!!) lol, and they are doing a fabulous job with carrying the torch. I feel no urge to “compete” or even try to join. i am liking my little farm life with the occasional touch of media in it. although pinterest has me addicted…damn pinterest…oh…i’m active there too! that’s one more place my little farmer’s trophy wife self is out there.

who do i follow you ask!? the first two that come to mind are:

the buckaroo girl…gawd is she a cutie. her accents, bouncy blonde personality and her OUTFITS!!! are a killer combo. i am addicted to her instagram feed!

the bleacher babe…another blonde babe that has carved a niche for herself. love it. she has formed a group called the bleacher babe squad filled with women all over the states that are lovely and have fabulous western lifestyles and they all share over instagram!

when i think of more i will add to this post…

what have you been doing? married? kids? new life? career? i mean, it has been two years. something amazing must have been happening!?!



Posted by on April 25, 2017 in My Thoughts


the star boots!

the ORIGINAL post for the star boots!!!!!!

I FINALLY found the original pin/blog for these boots!!!

click here! —> wood&woolstool


Posted by on February 11, 2014 in My Thoughts

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