Howdy! Before we get started, you might want to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine here, as I tend to ramble a bit...First of all, let me tell you a little bit about the reason for this blog in the first place. You see, I have another blog called, "365 Days Of The Year." Four years ago, I started it as a challenge to post a photo a day on it for a year, and I did! When my year was up, I thought I could just drop it, but I found I missed it. So, instead of the pressure of taking a "picture worthy picture" every day, I just started to post random thoughts and stories of my family and friends, with an occasional picture. After each year, I would have the entire year made into a hard cover book, to some day give to our son Landon. I also have a handbag business that I do on the side from my full time childcare business. Occasionally, I would post on my blog, things about purses or shows/expos that I was doing and it just didn't feel right. It was business and my blog was for family, friends, and my place to go to vent or just tell my little stories. I would also post a bit about business on facebook and that didn't feel right either. Now, I have started to dip my toes in a little crafty stuff. Nothing major, but a little something here and there and I needed a place to put it along with my purses that felt right. That place is here. Here I will post things about purses, re-purposing, flea marketing, or maybe just take you along on a few road trips with me. Wherever it takes us, I hope the trip is as much fun for you as it is for me. Ready to ride?

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I know. I know. The length of that purse site link is insane! But, when I created it, I couldn't think of anything short and cute that wasn't already taken, like... "The Swedish Cowgirl." Ha! By the way, I am 1/2 Swedish. On the other side it's a bit Heinz 57. English, Dutch, German, Irish, Chinese and Indian! My dad's side was the wild side! So, it is what it is. I am what I am.

You can also check out my facebook page, at:!/TheSwedishCowgirl?fref=ts

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mixed Emotions

I am having mixed emotions about this blog. I created it as a place to post about my funky junk and Ebay listings. However, I am no longer making/selling funky junk (except for myself! ha!) and I closed out my Ebay store a couple of months ago. So....I think it is time to hang up this blog too. Life is so busy and in the chaos of it all, I am trying to eliminate and simplify things a bit. I still have my Swedish Cowgirl Facebook page, which I will post updates on for shows and maybe a junky post here and there. As I get older, I am slowly but surely (slowly....) learning to say, "no" and to let things go. I can't do it all and as hard as it is to accept that fact, (really hard!) I am going to embrace it. So, this will be my last cowgirl post. (For now. Never say never!) Thank you for riding along on this journey with me, and I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for me. Happy trails....until we meet again.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Landon's Lucky Magnets!

Landon will be selling lucky magnets that he made,
at the Farmer's Market tomorrow.
He's a pretty lucky kid. You might want a few of these... :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Farwell Ebay!

Farewell Ebay! After much consideration, I have decided to close my Ebay store. I couldn't list my purses, because there were already 5,433,444 or so purse stores on there and I could not compete with their prices. Those stores buy by the truckload. Me. I buy one box at a time. While the hats and flip flops are cute and fun, without my purses, my heart just wasn't in it. So, the new plan is, (Alw...ays have a plan B! And a C and a D....I think I am on plan X about now...ha!) I am in the process of either adding a shopping cart to my existing website or start a new website with a shopping cart altogether. It's all a time consuming process but eventually it will all come together. Bear with me, once again. It will happen!!

Sissiton Horse and Buggy Days

If you are in Sissiton this weekend, head on over to the park for a weekend full of family fun! I'll be there with my purses and a few other goodies too!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Prairie Pioneer Days

If you're in Morris this weekend, head on over to the park for the 29th Annual Prairie Pioneer Days Festival. Two days of family fun and entertainment! The best part is, I'll be there with my purses!

Monday, July 1, 2013


If you are going to be in Jamestown, Mn on Saturday. (July 6th) Head on over to the Whitecloud Festival. I'll be there with my purses! Just for a few hours though. But, there will be tons of fun the whole weekend. Something for everyone!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Visors!

New Visor's for the Wheaton Farmer's Market!
Also a few coming for Ebay too!