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?

If you would like to send a comment/question, shoot me an email at:

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wheaton Craft Fair Rocks!

I think the best way to kick off this blog is to tell you about the best crafts/gifts/accessories/home decor/you name it/craft fair/show in the whole wide world! Well, it's the best craft fair in Minnesota. (In my opinion anyway.) It happens on The first Saturday in November every year, at the Wheaton High School from 9 A.M. to 3: P.M. It's huge! The commons area and the hallways are filled to the gills, and tucked way back in the corner at the end of the west wing/hallway, is my room. My purse and now re-purposed/junkin'/fun stuff room. Trust me you won't want to miss this one! Here is a "partial" shot of my room and I last year. There are tons more purses on either side of me that wouldn't fit in the picture and I have been working hard to make sure there are even more this year!! See you at the Wheaton Craft fair!!

In case you missed the link at the top of the blog....
Go here to see some of the purses I will be bringing:
I have purses arriving daily right up until the day before the show,
so not all of them will make it onto the purse blog.
You will just have to come to the show to see the rest!!
Trust me. It's gonna be a good one.

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