Monday, May 31, 2010

Bunny Monday

The bunnies got so carried away with their Memorial Weekend celebrations yesterday that before they knew it the day was gone and there was no Bunny Sunday post!

Today, they'd like to pass along a special message: 

Have a great day everyone and be sure to take a moment to remember those that have served and are currently serving our Country.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Featured Item

I started something new last week on my Heart of a Cowgirl Facebook page.  I'm featuring a different design each week and offering it for 20% off for FRIDAY ONLY.

Here is today's featured item:
Artisan crafted bronze findings and a little nugget of Courtland Plume (a gorgeous gemstone that is a mixture of turquoise, malachite, cobalt lapis, sugilite and chrysocolla).  You can view more details and photos in my Etsy shop.

In other exciting news, Piper comes home from her training tomorrow!!  Seems like she has been gone for 4 months, not 4 weeks.  I'll be continuing her training on my own and also getting a lesson from Colt once a week for at least the next few months to help me work through any rough spots. 

It's going to be a great weekend.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Piper's Training Week 3 - A Few Random Shots

Practicing roll backs on the fence.  She's starting to pick it up little by little.
Lee riding Piper around the arena for the first time.  He had a smile on his face from ear to ear.  :)
Standing nice and still and calm.  She looks a little thin in this pic, but it is just a bad angle.  She's actually starting to build up muscle and fill out very nicely. 

One more week of "school" and then I get to bring her home! 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cowgirl Shopping List

I did a guest post for AJ's Western Wear's blog - The Sassy Saloon - and it is running today.  Check it out here when you have a chance. 

Don't say I didn't warn you, though, they have so many cute western shirts you'll have a shopping list a mile long!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cowgirl Wisdom

I haven't posted one of these little gems in awhile...

In other words -- GO FOR IT!  Do whatever it is you've been dreaming of, take a chance, put yourself out there, live your life the way YOU want to live it.  There's nothing to figure out, only living to be done. 

Ride on Cowgirls...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bunny Sunday

Sunday morning brunch in the bunny casa:
All manners go out the window -- it's a free for all!  Every bun for him/herself!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone.  :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Western Landscape Photo Contest

Here's something fun for a a Saturday morning.  AJ's Western Wear is hosting a contest.  Enter an original photograph of something representing the Great American West and if your photo is picked as the best of the bunch, you will win one of their very cool western shirts of your choosing!  Check out all the details on AJ's blog.

I can think of lots of you out there in blog land who take awesome pics, so I wanted to be sure to share this with you. 

I had a great photo picked out (or so I thought):

Until I re-read the rules.  No people allowed in the photo (that is me in the middle).  Oh, and yes, it needs to be YOUR picture --- this was taken by my friend.  So... choose your photos carefully and make sure you read all the rules.  :)

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Piper's New Friends

Piper is making all kinds of new friends while she is away at school.  She had fun tracking these cattle around the arena the other day.  She went right to them and wasn't afraid at all.
That big white one is almost as big as Piper!  Yikes.  I keep thinking she is getting so much bigger and filling out, but really, she is still little. 

Her training is going well and I'm seeing progress every time I go watch.  Very exciting!  I am missing having her at home, though, and I know the other horses are wondering where she went.  Another couple of weeks and she'll be back and all will be right on the ranch again...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Motivation

If this isn't motivating on a Monday morning, I don't know what is.  Serious determination!
This is a picture of my brother from the Fifth Third River Run Race in Grand Rapids, Michigan, over this past weekend.  He placed 3rd ~ way to go Grant!  You can check out more pics (and more determination) from the race here.  (Fifth Third - looks like a typo, I know, but that's actually the name of it)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bunny Sunday

Whether you are a mother to human children or those with fur, feathers or fins, I hope you are enjoying time together today. 
Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Piper's Training - Week 2

Today is 2 years to the day that I brought Piper home from Equine Voices.  Wow, how time flies!  She's come a long way from the 10 month old PMU filly who was headed to auction (you can still see the "105" that was shaved into her side)...

To this big beautiful girl:
Colt did a great job with her last week and Piper made tons of progress.  So much so, that today I got to ride her around the arena!

We walked...
We trotted...
We laughed, we cried..    OK, just kidding about that part.  We even loped!  I didn't ride her that long, but it sure felt great to be riding her, actually riding and having her respond.  She still has work left to do, but she is coming along really nicely.

I'm not proud of her at all.  Can you tell?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Silly Fly Masks

For those of you who appreciated the fly mask humor from Monday ~ here are a few more absolutely silly fly mask designs.  I did a google search for "designer fly mask" and was amazed at all the different styles out there! 

Pirate anyone?
I like this next one even better than the one that Phoenix is sporting.  Definitely mare apparel, though.
You can find these 2, among others, at also has some really cute ones, including crossed eyes with a fly or butterfly on the nose.

I still haven't gotten used to seeing Phoenix with his on and every time he turns toward me it catches me off guard and I have a good laugh.  I'm laughing WITH you Phoenix, not AT you... really!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bunny Sunday

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti DOOOOOOOOOOO! (insert squeaky little bunny voice here)

That's what I thought Diggy was saying here, what does it look like to you???

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bunny Saturday?

I know I'm a day early for Bunny Sunday, but I just had to share this adorable Etsy Treasury that Linda of Artwolf created (click here to go to the full page view):

Bunnies and more bunnies!  Thanks to Linda for including my Copper Bunny Earrings in this collection. 

I created these earrings with sweet little copper bunny charms paired with copper hearts, pearls and swarovski crystals dangling from copper rings.  I'm putting these on sale through tomorrow, BUNNY SUNDAY, for 10% off the regular price AND I'll also donate 10% of the sale to Heartland Rabbit Rescue.  Just send me an e-mail and I'll adjust the price accordingly.  Thanks!