I had the opportunity to sit down with Danna Larson of Rural Revival in April and talk about Farm Girl’s new location, rebranding, Hayfield Meals, Home Design, and all of the things and projects going on within my Brand. I’ve loved listening to her show for years and it was an honor to share my story. All of the show note links and some extras can be found on my episode post here.
You can catch me on Episode 117 of Rural Revival on all podcast platforms and there’s also a little extra for RR listeners at the end.
I’m so thankful for this gal, her heart, and all that she does to support rural America and its revival.
We had our grand opening a little over a month ago and it was such a sweet start to our new adventure. In true Oklahoma fashion, we ended up getting a 100% chance of rain. Despite the weather, people showed up for us and came out in droves. We are so blessed with the best support and we couldn’t have had a better day!
I’ll try to keep this mainly photos for you all to enjoy but I just want to say, I’m so thankful and blessed to have my store here. I’m busier than I ever was on Main Street which is still so crazy to me. I also am blessed to get to work alongside these three precious women. They are such sweet blessings to me. I truly feel like we are all better together. We work well and work hard. We build each other up and it’s nice to have company. I didn’t realize how lonely I had been working by myself for so many years and I’m just grateful to be next to some God fearing cowgirls like myself each day. Nikki inspires me so much and I love getting to partner with her and offer a unique experience for our customers. We have some BIG things planned for Farm Girl / Callison Ranch Market so keep your eyes peeled for some really fun events and class announcements over the next few months.
We had Mr. Bob come out with his team of Mules and offer Ranch Wagon Rides. This was so fun for our customers and we plan to offer this at future events from time to time.
We finished our evening off with our first long table supper in the horse barn, an event we plan to host more of. We just had our family and close friends join us. Roger smoked meat and we all pitched in on sides. Nikki said a few words before and Papa opened it with prayer. It was such a beautiful end to our day and my favorite part of our grand opening.
Thank you to everyone that joined us and has supported us throughout these changes and new start! We have such a beautiful community locally as well as from afar and want you to know how much we appreciate you.
Hey there! I’m excited to share one of my first Farm Girl Home Design projects I’ve been able to do this year. Even though it wasn’t for a client but for our store, I enjoyed this blank canvas! The colors, fixtures, and vanity were already picked out but I had free reign on the decorating and had a lot of fun with it.
We share this space in the market and it also has to serve a dual purpose as our bathroom and dressing room. I wanted a cowgirl chic feel and I think I accomplished that goal. It’s very feminine and hope that it feels like a fun place to try on clothing.
I wanted to use most of what we sell in the store so our customers could see how to use it in their own spaces. The bunkhouse coat rack is a favorite in our home decor line and is used to hang try on items.
Another goal of mine in this area was to make it feel like home, cozy, and beautiful. I found this gorgeous vase at Anthro, the frame with a photo of my horse is from our store (you can find it online soon) and the arrangement was put together by our friend Shanna at Blooming Buffalo Florals. You may have read that she did our bouquets at our Mama’s Day Out and also the fixture on Rose’s head at our checkout counter.
The candle (which smells delicious) we sell and the stirrups I bought from a friend! I love using tack to decorate with.
Of course, I had to put our Longhorn Express graphic up, I love it so much! Talia just adapted the wording for me to accommodate the fitting room.
And these photos below are my poor iPhone shots but I wanted to show you all that I had to get a little creative on covering up the mop sink (we are required to have one to pass code). However, this pretty blush curtain did the trick! And I added in our full length mirror for trying on clothes.
Pro tip: If your space is too small for a regular size hide but you still would like to use one, purchase a calf hide! I use them everywhere. Bathrooms, tabletops, merchandising, etc!
I love this little area and how it came together. Follow me here for links to everything that isn’t from Farm Girl.
Farm Girl hosted our 2nd Annual Mama’s Day Out and it was the most beautiful day! We had a huge turn out, sold out of bouquets, and my friend Tiffany captured some of the sweetest pictures.
Sweet Sisters Bake Shop make us THE MOST ADORABLE COOKIES from our Raisin’ Up Cowkids Design as well as our Indian Paintbrush. They were delicious and such a treat, pun intended. ;)
Blooming Buffalo Florals joined us and sold bouquets at her DIY Bouquet Bar and they were a hit! She ended up selling out a little after lunch and they were some of the most gorgeous blooms I’ve seen. We can’t wait to have her back at our next event!
It was such an awesome day! We had a lot of first timers out here and one of my favorite parts about the store is getting to meet those who shop and support us from afar. And of course, our amazing regulars.
Our “Mama + Me” pictures were in the horse barn and I LOVE how they all turned out. Even Jack the horse decided to hop in a few. Tiffany wanted these to have more of an heirloom feel and not like your typical candid shots or quick mini sessions. I love how she captured our guests so well and hope everyone enjoys them! All of these were complimentary on us for attending.
Tiffany Scott Photography is offering $50 any session booked during the month of May! You can contact her and mention Farm Girl when booking.
Thank you again to everyone that attended! You can download your photos on our Facebook Page – go to the Mama’s Day Out 2021 album!
We had the most amazing first day. You guys treated our “soft opening” like a Grand Opening and I’m so grateful and thankful for the support you’ve shown our family and Nikki & Roger as we’ve jumped in this new adventure not really knowing how it might pan out.
It’s been really encouraging to hear from you all and your excitement for what we’ve done and have planned. Today was amazing. From surprises at work from my husband and girls, to seeing friends and family show up and support us, I’m super blessed and thankful for this new chapter and what’s to come for our families and community.
Our GRAND OPENING is April 16th and we have some exciting plans and will announce the details soon.