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Classy Cowgirl Corral

  • How to Look Classy but Be on Trend This Spring

    Springtime is the time when there are a lot of things to do around the ranch or farm, but it's also the time when you want to bust out of those bulky winter clothes and wear something pretty, and girly, and classy. So, here are a few tips on how to look classy and still be on trend when you can finally go out again for some fun times.
  • Behind the Scenes: When the Show Road Leads out of Town

    Participating in live events is part and parcel of a maker's business. There also comes a time when you have to decide whether to do only local shows or to travel out of town for other opportunities. Is it possible to have a good out of town show experience on a budget? Peek behind the scenes at Buckaroo Bling to find out.
  • 3 Plants for Every Cowgirl's Garden

    With spring in the air, everyone's mind seems to be on new beginnings, planting, and gardening. So why should cowgirls be any different? If you have a garden, or are planning to start one this year, here are three plants you should definitely be planting this spring to share with your BFF of the equine kind.
  • Virus or No Virus, We've Got Your Back!

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of all the madness out there that the new coronavirus is causing. First, hope that you and all yours are well as you read this. It's a strange time for many, especially artists, craftspeople, and all small business owners. So, how do we cope?
  • How to Choose Jewelry Colors That Suit You

    When I sell my jewelry at live events, I often encounter customers who have a hard time choosing the color they like best among the options offered. Now, mind you, I don't offer many options. My original Dream Catchers Collection, for example, could only be purchased with either red fringe on copper or turquoise fringe on sterling silver, but there were still those who couldn't decide. To make things easier, I always ask my indecisive customers the same few questions that help them make the right choice. These are simple questions you can ask yourself next time you go jewelry shopping.
  • Behind The Scenes: Designing an Unboxing Experience

    I am a jewelry designer, not graphic or packaging designer. Still, I know that every little detail speaks about the value of the product, including packaging. With that in mind, I've set out to design a Buckaroo Bling unboxing experience that fits the jewelry and accessories I design: western kind of earthy, stylish, and a bit sassy too.
  • 5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

    You'd think those of us living in the countryside don't get cabin fever. If you have cattle, horses, or any other critters, you've got to be outside in all sorts of weather to tend to them, which means you're not cooped up indoors all winter long. Still, cabin fever is as real in the country as it is in the cities. Here are five ideas to help you beat cabin fever this winter and for winters to come.
  • Black Cowboys of the Old West

    Did you know that there were Black cowboys in the Old West? Almost from the earliest days of Texas ranching, cattle drives and cowboys, there were cowboys of African origin who worked the cattle. In honor of the Black History Month, here are a few historical tidbits about that era and a few names you can drop when conversation turns to Black history.
  • How To Choose A Wild Rag That Suits You

    Do you have to be a wild child to wear a wild rag? Nope! Just a cowboy or a cowgirl, or a wannabe. Since the mid-1800's, wild rags have been a staple of cowboys' and cowgirls' outfits, and that's not for fashion reasons either.
  • Behind The Scenes: Let's Do Wholesale!

    Ever wonder how all those fun things from different brands get into your local brick-and-mortar western wear store? How does your local shop owner know where to buy them? And how does a local shop owner make money from selling them? Well, today's your lucky day as I answer all these questions and more.
  • 7 Best Valentine Cards for Cowgirls

    Whether you consider Valentine's Day a proper holiday or not, it's certainly galloping toward us closer and closer. So, if you've got someone you love, check out these seven Valentine cards suitable for a cowgirl, plus some gift ideas too.
  • When A Birthday Strikes

    I don't know about you, but I've never been too fond of celebrating birthdays. When I was just a wee girl, the only thing of value I saw in a birthday celebration was the cake frosting. That's why most of my birthday pictures between the ages of 3 and 5 show me with my index finger in the cake.