Valley S Design Co

Valley S Design Co

I’m thrilled to share a small business I have purchased from in the past and then recently came upon on instagram again a few weeks ago! Valley S Design Co. made by turquoise hoop dreams come to life and was so sweet to send me a few goodies to review (and a code-see below) for you all!

This was the very first necklace I purchased from her “YEEHAW” and is one of my favorite pieces to wear. This comes in a set and it so cute and versatile!

These are hands down the most lightweight hoop earrings I’ve ever owned! I love that they are also a statement earring and can be paired with a cute outfit or jeans and a tee!

As a small business owner myself, you know how important it is for me that we support each other. Jennifer and I have a lot in common as farm and fire wives and we both raise longhorns! She is amazing at her craft and loves making jewelry people can wear everyday which is another reason why I’m drawn to her work.

She started making statement pieces that she found she personally would only wear at NFR and didn’t like that concept so she now focuses on the simple, everyday items.

You can shop her website here and she has been so gracious to offer the code: FARMGIRL for my readers to take 10% off your entire purchase!

Be sure to tag us both in your purchases!

Aussie Favorites

Aussie Favorites

Here are just a few of our favorite items for our aussies! We buy all of the Carhartt things for them, I’m a sucker for a good bandana, and being active/natural working dogs, we play with the toys a lot. I’ve linked my entire amazon storefront for their category below that has several other items not pictured such as more toys, pendleton dog beds and accessories.

I also want to mention that you can purchase your Aussie Door hanger from my store here and the doormat here.

Both of fire dogs also have collars from Tacti Pup with their names embroidered on with a thin red line American flag patch attached. We love them for Chief and Smokey. :)

One last thing, take my word on BOTH of the vacuums. This makes cleaning up the “aussie glitter” much easier. I’ll never buy a vac with a cord again.

Find all of these things and more on my Amazon Store.

First Belts + Passing Down Heirlooms

First Belts + Passing Down Heirlooms

I gave Paisley a buckle I won on “the horse” that I loved with my whole heart and still miss to this day. He changed my life and I’ll never have another like Pete. We were born 10 days apart and I lost him when I was 16. If anyone is into horse genealogy/pedigrees, he was born and raised at Oklahoma State University and was a product of Sonny Slider. He was branded with the OSU logo and had the longest/smoothest gait. At times it seemed we were barely moving but he was a rocket and covered a lot of ground. I did it all on him. Roped, barrels, goat tie. We traveled everywhere to high-school rodeos and roping pens. But our favorite was bareback trail rides. I trusted him with my life and he trusted me with his. I never feared a thing when I rode him and he was my sweet escape.

I lost him to a brain tumor and the amazing surgeon that week who worked on him at OSU Vet Med did all he could to save him. He even cried when it was over. Pete was able to donate his organs and save other horses and that warmed my heart at giving others a chance. We were also told that his heart was larger than most “normal” horses but I already knew that. ♥️ A week later I was gifted a box in the mail from the vet school with his tail, braided with his name in charms in orange and black and I lost it.

He was my best friend and I believe God will have him waiting for me at a hitching post to mount up when I get to Heaven. It’s been almost 14 years and what I would give to have one last ride, shared cup of ice, or hug.

The girls’ first belts are super special and I wanted to give SM Custom Leather another shout-out on the girls new belts and my pretty picture frame too.

Shop small – you get what you pay for and she nailed everything I asked for. This being their first custom belt and adding this buckle made it all the more special. Excited for a few Christmas gifts I’m ordering.