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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If you would like to check out my other blog, here is the link:

If you would like to check out my purse blog, here is the link:

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

Friday, October 26, 2012

Squeal Worthy

I have a few favorite blogs that I follow, and once in a while they will throw out a give away contest. I love those contests. I've only entered a few, but I actually won two of them! The first time, I won a beautiful enamel house number. I am so sorry that I can't remember who the Blogger or sponsor of the house number was, as it was so long ago. The ol' brain just ain't what it used to be. (The house number was too pretty to hang on our ol' house, so it sits on my "favorite things" shelf.)  I also won a box full of Command brand hanging hooks from, "My Repurposed Life." It was so exciting to win those contests, that now when I see one, it's all I can do not to squeal like a little baby pig! Tonight, I was catching up on my reading and came across this beautiful brass crown giveaway by Miss Mustard Seed and Decor Steals. Man O' is just stunning. The contest ends in five hours, so it might be too late to enter by the time ya'll read this, but I'm gonna share it here anyway. Here is the link:

and here's the crown.

It's o.k. if you squeal too.
It just can't be helped sometimes.

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