My daughters and I had a home school Christmas craft day last week and made some of these fun salt dough ornaments. They were so easy and a lot of fun for us to do together! The recipe is simple and we enjoyed making some traditional Christmas ornaments as well as some western. We also […]

December 11, 2023

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

When I was a little girl, my mom would wrap some of our gifts up in feed sacks and it’s one of those small, simple Christmas memories from my childhood that I remember.  Typically the sacks were brown and she’d deck them out with a cute western bow and gift tag. When she’d go for […]

December 10, 2023

Ranch Wife Gift Wrapping

Our family LOVES books and no matter how old my kids get, I’m still going to break out all of the picture books and read to them. I am drawn to stories that spark imagination and have beautiful illustrations. Christmas books always seem to be on another level when it comes to those things. Every […]

December 7, 2023

Our Favorite Christmas Books

I have always loved homemade gifts. There’s something special about someone taking the time to hand make a gift for another. The thought seems to mean a little more than going out and purchasing an item that’s already made and you get to put your flair on it. With the holidays, the budget gets pretty […]

December 1, 2023

Homemade Fire Starters

I am SO excited to share our experience at Mi Vida Loca in Beavers Bend with you all. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have been able to stay with them earlier this month in this beautiful cabin. We frequent Broken Bow every year with the kids and have enjoyed making it a […]

November 30, 2023

Mi Vida Loca | Beavers Bend

Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to put together a cozy little dinner party playlist to have going in the background as we gather with family. I thought I’d share it with you all too so you could enjoy it as well. This is just a taste of some of the songs but if you click the […]

November 18, 2023

Rafter PS Thanksgiving Playlist

I can’t believe we are halfway through November already. It seems like September came and the days have flown by. Fall is one of my favorite seasons on the ranch. Fall calving isn’t like spring calving but I love the new babies that have been dropping, the foliage changing color on the trees, putting the […]

November 17, 2023

Fall on the Ranch

I put together a gift guide for the whole family last year, but this year, I wanted to separate and provide a more extensive list for each category. Sometimes kids can be tough to know what to get – especially if it feels like they already have everything. The girls helped me compile a list […]

November 15, 2023

Christmas + Cowkids Gift Guide

I put together a gift guide for the whole family last year, but this year, I wanted to separate and provide a more extensive list for each category. This is basically a list of my favorite things I love, want, personally own, or have bought for the women in my life. I know Christmas shopping can be […]

November 14, 2023

Christmas + Cowgals Gift Guide

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