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  • Celebrating The National Hot Dog Month

    Did you grill on July 4th? Bet you did! Or if you didn't, you ate some burgers and hot dogs that someone else grilled. But did you know the month of July was the National Hot Dog Month?
  • How To Care For Your Cowgirl Hat

    What cowgirl doesn't have a hat? I bet you've got at least two if not more: a felt and a straw. So, how do you properly care for your prized hats, and how do you store them when not in use? Glad you asked! That's exactly what this blog post is going to tackle today.
  • Behind The Scenes: Preparing for an Outdoor Show

    Oh, the things that can go wrong with an outdoor show! Wind that blows your art away, rain that soaks your jewelry down (hello, tarnish!), sun that burns you, the artist, to a crisp... That's why I've been avoiding outdoor shows like a plague for many years.
  • 5 Best Summer Art & Craft Shows In The Flathead

    Those of you living in the South probably wish you could find a shady spot and hibernate with a cold glass of sweet tea during the months of July and August, but here in Montana, things are hopping. Our short Montana summers are the perfect time for outdoor art and craft shows, and Flathead Valley has no shortage of them. In this post, I'm giving you the list of five biggest and best shows in the area, so if you're visiting Glacier National Park this summer, you might want to time your visit around one (or more of these shows).
  • Happy National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Hey, country music lovers, did you know June was the National Accordion Awareness Month? Yup, that's true. In 1989, National Accordion Awareness Month was established to spread the word about the resurgence in popularity of this instrument and to educate people about it.
  • How To Choose A Cowgirl Hat That's Right For You

    The saying goes that the crowning glory of a woman is her hair. I beg to disagree. The crowning glory of a cowgirl isn't her hair but her hat.
    Ever since Mr. Stetson invented a cowboy hat in the mid-1800's, this head topper's been a way for both the fellas and the ladies to show who they really are. Just like your favorite pair of jeans or most flashy piece of tack, your hat is a way to express yourself. So, how do you choose one that's right for you?
  • Behind The Scenes: Designing A New Collection

    Some days, when I'm at an art show, I secretly listen to comments of visitors passing by my booth. I can often hear them say, "How does she do this?" or, "How does she come up with all these ideas?" So, today, I'm taking you behind the scenes in my studio to show you exactly how.
  • 10 Staycation Ideas in Kalispell, Montana

    With summer on its way, most people are thinking about ways to fit as much fun as possible into their vacation plans. So, what if you've got no time or no money to get out of town for vacation? No worries! There are plenty of fun things to do in Kalispell, even if you can't spare time to make it to the Glacier, Flathead Lake, or other attractions close by. The 10 ideas below won't even require you to drive as far as Whitefish. Heck, you don't even need a car to enjoy most of them.
  • How Do You Date Your Mate?

    Did you know the month of May was National Date Your Mate Month? If you don't have a mate, you can just skip this blog post. However, if you are in a relationship (yes, marriage counts as a relationship), I'd love to hear your ideas for celebrating the Date Your Mate Month
  • How To Care For Your Cowgirl Boots

    We women folk are collectors. If we like hats, we'll have several in our closet; if we like bags, we'll definitely have more than one purse. The same goes for cowgirl boots: most of us will have several pairs, or at the minimum, a working pair, a going-to-town pair, and a fancy pair. So, how does one properly care for cowgirl boots when they are and when they are not in use?
  • Behind The Scenes: Shipping Is Not An Afterthought

    How do you feel and what do you think when you order a pricey leather bag online, and when the package gets in, you discover your bag wrapped in old newspapers and stuffed with used Walmart plastic bags? Right! Me too.

    With that in mind, I set out to create a pleasant unboxing experience for everyone who orders jewelry or accessories from Buckaroo Bling. Today, I am letting you peek behind the scenes to see what goes into creating suitable branded packaging.

  • 5 Fun Things To Do On Mothers Day

    Have you been procrastinating on getting her that Mothers Day gift? Running late doesn't mean you have to settle for the standard - and might I say, very unimaginative - flowers and brunch. One thing that moms cherish most is the time spent with their children. So why not take her on a Mothers Day activity both of you can participate in, and make some fond memories?