Baling wire….I love you.

Womens Western Ring Band of Rustic Vintage Ranch Wire

*image from here*

Want one?!

I thought so!

This little piece of fabulousness is the work of Meredith Clowdus…she describes her art as a part of history. And I totally love it. Wanna know a little bit more about this “Farmer’s Rancher’s Trophy Wife“?!

 “My name is Meredith Clowdus from the hill country area of Central Texas.  I live on my family’s ranch with my husband and three kids.
Aside from my sweet little family, I have four things dear to my heart.
The first is my vegetable garden that I tend to daily with Saige, my two year old daughter, and my father.
Second are my hens that lays beautiful green and blue eggs for me faithfully, everyday.
Third, is treasure hunting on my family ranch.  My family and I live on a working cattle ranch that has been in my family for 7 generations.  Through the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, wagons traveled along our creek, heading west, leaving treasure behind to be found generations later.
And finally, silver and gold artisan jewelry.  I fell in love with silver and gold when I was 12 years old.  My mother owned the local flower shop and next door worked the most incredible jeweler.  I pattered around the jewelry store everyday after school sweeping, dusting, stringing pearls, and standing over the jeweler as he torched, carved and manipulated silver and gold.  I was in love…and hooked.
These day, I design and create jewelry made of vintage ranch wire and silver, bronze and gold.  Many jewelry pieces include treasure I’ve found on our ranch.  Also available in my store are singular items I’ve discovered digging through our barns, in our cattle pastures or in caves nestled against our back fence.
Cheers! Meredith “

I was sooo excited to find this darling and her art, and then she has offered to give one of these rings away to one of you lovelies!!!

Womens Western Ring Band of Rustic Vintage Ranch Wire

Womens Western Ring Band of Rustic Vintage Ranch Wire

To enter…

1- Visit Meredith’s etsy page, check out all her goodies and come back here leaving my a comment letting us know your favorite item and why!

2- Visit Meredith’s Facebook page, “LIKE” her, tell her I sent ya and then come back here leaving me a new, separate comment letting me know!

3- Retweet, facebook or blog about this giveaway and leave separate comments telling me so!!

Contest will run from today (April 23) to midnight Monday (April 30th), draw will be made via and announced here!



I am in love with etsy.

Have I mentioned this before?!

If not.

I love etsy.

People are soooo talented, and I find sooo much stuff on there that I WANT!!!

It’s actually not that good for my wallet.

Oh well!

And while I was touring around on there the other night I found these…

Turquoise Glitter iPhone 4 4s Hard Case

Dark Green Glitter iPhone 4 4s Hard Cover Case

Pink Glitter iPhone 4 4s Hard Cover Case

Uh, ya.
That’s right.

GLITTER phone cases.

I die.

Want one?!

If you do, then this is your lucky day!!! I get to giveaway one glitter case to one of you little darlings!!!!!

These are hand made from old recycled cases. There are sooo many colors to choose from and I adore them!! Miss Kayla Fenton is one glitter happy chicka and I love it!

To enter…

1- Head on over to Kayla’s etsy store and browse…then come back here and leave a comment about which color/case is your favorite! OR what color you would love to see!!

2- Head on over to Kayla’s twitter page, “follow” her and then tweet “I just entered to win a GORGEOUS glitter phone case from @farmertrphywife and @kaylamfenton!! Want one?!” then head back here and leave a separate comment telling me so!

3- Head on over to Kayla’s facebook page, like her, mention that I sent you (!) and then come on back here and leave a separate comment telling me so!!

Easy-peasy way to get your little ol’ name entered THREE times!!!

Contest will run from today (Friday, April 13th) to midnight Sunday (April 15th!!)

Good luck and thanks sooo much to Kayla for this giveaway! 🙂

p.s. don’t forget to enter my OTHER giveaway!! or at least head on over to my facebook page and vote for your favorite photo!!

Contests · My Thoughts

Canvas Stock WINNER!!

We have a winner!!

Thanks again soooooo much to CANVAS STOCK for donating this fabulous prize~ a 20×30 canvas is a fabulous item for everyone’s home!! And thanks Crystal for joining me and providing us with the gorgeous images!!

And of course, thanks to all you darlings for entering, we love seeing all the excitement and ideas for prints that you have!!

And our winner is….via….is #11!!!

Amy M

“I am following Canvas Stock on Twitter @glogirl3”

Congratulations Amy!!! We will email you today and send along your email address to Canvas Stock!!

Thanks again to all who entered and for those who didn’t win, we will have a giveaway code for you tomorrow so you can go get that canvas print that will finish that room off perfectly! Check them out at!!


Cathryn & Crystal

My Thoughts

A giveaway?!

I thought that in honor of the last day of summer and

to celebrate the upcoming harvest season, I’d have a giveaway!

How does that sound?!

And up for grabs is a super-cute luggage tag from Rebecca Ray Designs! (Perfect for those winter trips you are all planning!)

The tag I picked is below….

Luggage tags


I would love to up everyone’s odds of winning, so there are a few ways to enter…

1)Leave a comment….tell me the best thing you did/saw this summer.

2) Subscribe to my blog and leave another comment saying so.

3) Follow me on twitter and leave a comment saying so.

Contest will be open for a week!

Good luck and thanks for entering!!


*this is not in any direction a paid ad…Rebecca Ray Designs has no idea who I am…I just love their stuff. 🙂