Recycle your old Horseshoes into DIY Christmas Gifts

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I love using burlap and old metal such as horseshoes together. I was lucky enough to have

collected rusty old horseshoes from a girlfriend of mine. I just scratched off the rust and washed them up a bit.

Used my husbands electrical wire to make the handle

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Then wrap Burlap and around it. The top I did a macramé stitch on it. And added Christmas décor to finish it up with.

Simple and easy and make great Holiday gifts.

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For those of you that do not know me I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page

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Country Advent Bags with Coupons and Positive Card to your Child

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Tis the Season to be Jolly and do something different for Christmas. I decided to do some Country Advent Bags for my son this year. Instead of putting gifts inside, I decided to put coupons and a little note inside each one. I felt like spending quality time is more important then all of those gifts.

Building memories that last!

Coupons ideas:

-Cleaning Up Room

-Making your Favorite Breakfast

-Board Game

-Making your Favorite Dinner

-A Hike & Picnic Lunch

-Game Night

-Movie Night

-You Choose

etc.

And then I wrote my son little notes to tell him how special he is to me and my husband in 24 ways. (Need some ideas go to my other post: Positive Words to say to your Child

Here is a pdf download to make your own coupons (click on photo)

(please note that the pdf is empty and you need to write your own words in, below is just a sample of mine)

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Materials Needed

24 Burlap or Christmas Fabric Bags

Tags

Coupons

Cards

Then just place your bags in a bowl, or basket and add some Christmas Deco inside. It’s really simple and easy to do.

~EJOY MAKING IT~

Caroline

For those of you that do not know me I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page

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Password Tracker for Website/Social Media Form DIY

 

PASSWORD TRACKER PDF PRINTABLE

 

For those of you that are having trouble keeping your social media and website passwords straight. I designed a free form for you to print out and use.

I printed mine out and covered it with self seal laminate. So when I change the password, I just can erase it with dry erase makers. A video is coming soon how to do this.

Enjoy this DIY!

~ Caroline

 

For those of you that do not know me (Caroline) I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for the latest and greatest

 

Found a great skin product that helped my 4 legged baby

 

Is your four-legged kids having acute skin allergies or issues? Well, I have been dealing with my cute 4 legged Siberian Husky allergies for a year now. It all started when the vet changed heart guard medications. They said it wasn’t that, but I knew something wasn’t right. She started getting ear infections, acute scratching in her hot spots. She scratched so much that her hair was gone and it was bleeding a lot. She wore a cone for the longest time. I have been to so many vets and even a vet skin specialist to find out the cause. I probably spent at least $2000.00 and nothing helped. (antibiotic’s, ointments, pills, etc.)

Until I came across this company called www.equiderma.com. They specialize in horse allergies, skin problems, wounds, fly issues and they have a dog product line. I called them up and sent them a picture of what I was dealing with. They wrote me back within 24 hours and said yes, they can help me. And I bought their dog shampoo and lotion, which is all organic ingredients. Within a month time, I saw such an improvement. Here are the before and after pics

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After

I really hopeful that in a months time, everything will be all gone. You can see the results are amazing. And it’s all natural. For more information about the ingredients and what they do just go to their website.

Please note this post is not sponsored, nor is it an affiliate posting. This my true experience with by Siberian Husky.

 

For those of you that do not know me (Caroline) I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for the latest and greatest

 

 

 

 

What does HonkyTonk Angels have to do with Western Border & Co?

I always think God puts people in front of your door step that you need to know about. It was such a  blessing to have Bernie Nelson a famous song writer and singer come into my life and introduce his wonderful book HonkyTonk Angels. I think that there was a HonkyTonk Angel working their magic between us.

Bernie’s book really hit home as an Artist/Designer point of view. I have always believe that God and the Angels are around us all the time and gives us the tools and the gifts to create something special for this world to see or hear. I pretty much think that is how my designs come about in my products and that is how Bernie explains it in his book how great songs come about with help of a HonkyTonk Angel.

His book is full of delightful stories of how great songs, songwriters and singers come together with a divine intervention behind it. I truly believe that God and Angels work behind the sense in everything we do in life. You just have to take the first step and they will guide you along the way. It might take you a little longer to get where you are suppose to be. But with persistence, passion, patients and God’s timing everything comes the way it’s suppose too.

Some songs that might have been written awhile back and haven’t been published yet, just might need to find the right home and the right person to sing it, for it to give us meaning and purpose in that special moment in time. It’s all about those HonkyTonk Angels at work.

This book really opened up my eyes about how some of these great country songs came about. And how great songwriters and singers come together to create the magic of a great song.

Bernie was so gracious and took the time to answer some of my questions:

Bernie I know that his book has been in the process for years. How did you come up with this idea of writing this book?

“After storing up years and years of unbelievable stories on how songs became classic country songs, the idea of putting them into a book has been around about 10 years.”

This book hits home for many singer-songwriters . What would be your advice for them wanting that big break? That big awww moment.

“A song is only as good as its  melody, its originality and its ability to draw people to it.”

If you could go back in time, would you change anything in your life as a singer-songwriter?

“If I could go back and redo my earlier songwriting career, I would have wrote a lot more songs.3 songs a day is a good thing when you are new to songwriting. Volume creates quality by means of eliminating unnecessary lyrics.”

“Editing, editing editing is the key to great songs. Step outside of your ego and find the weak links in the song. Why would Blake Shelton cut it. What would turn him off from the song or where in the song would you lose him.”

“Persistence and learning to trust your instincts on a song idea and also when it comes to pitching the song.”

Here is a little bio of Bernie Nelson

Bernie Nelson is one of the A-list “go-to-guys” for good songs. With more than 25 million records sold. His songs have appeared on projects recorded by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Chris Ledoux, Wyonna, Conway Twitty, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson and many more.

For his full bio just go to his website at: http://www.bernienelson.com/bio/

You can find his signed book and CD on his website: http://bernienelson.com/

His latest CD is Whiskey and Water

Please note this are my true words and feelings about this book. And I was not paid in anyway to write this article.

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it

~ Caroline

For those of you that do not know me (Caroline) I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for the latest and greatest

Western Border Grandma from Texas shared this with us.

We were so excited to receive this special order from this first time Grandma (Debbie Johnson) in Texas. She was so delightful to talk to on the phone.  Her spirits were so up beat, even though Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey. We really enjoy having her on our facebook fanpage!

She told me how excited she is to have her first grandson Kyle, and he is now one month old. We offered to do a custom order of one of our Rodeo Starter Number with her first grand babies name on it.  We normally don’t do this, but just once and a while we love to make our Western Border fans happy.

While we were talking to her, she told me how she altered a song for her kids and now she sings it to her new grand baby.

Though Hush little baby don’t you cry. 
Grandmas gonna sing you a lullaby.
If this lullaby won’t work , grandmas gonna buy you a mockingbird 
If that mockingbird won’t sing, grandmas gonna buy you a diamond ring. 
If that diamond ring turns brass, grandmas gonna buy you looking glass. 
If that looking glass gets broke
Grandmas gonna buy you a billy goat. 
If that billy goat won’t pull 
Grandmas gonna buy you a cart and bull 
If that cart and bull turn over 
Grandmas gonna buy you a dog named Rover. 
If that named Rover won’t play 
Grandmas gonna buy you a Chevrolet 
If that Chevrolet won’t run 
Grandmas gonna buy you a BB gun 
If that BB gun won’t shoot
Grandmas gonna buy you a bathing suit
If that bathing suit don’t fit 
Grandmas gonna have a conniption fit.

We are sending Debbie and her grand grandson and the rest of the family lots of greetings from Colorado and we are praying for everyone that has been affected by hurricane Harvey.

 

For those of you that do not know me (Caroline) I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for special auctions and deals

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Easton lost his dear sweet Pony Bo, and guess what Western Border and Co did next

We received a cute photo from Grandma on our facebook fan page yesterday. Unfortunately, we found out that this cute boy Easton and his cousin Kopelyn lost their dear sweet pony BO to heaven a week ago. Our heart just broke in two that day.

Grandma said he still gets upset when he can’t find him to feed, but he is doing better now. She said he was the best pony in the World. And they are searching for another one like him. She has been distracting them which has helped and right now they are riding Grandma’s mare.

So, we decided we will send them a special package from Pony Bo and a little letter so that there grieving might be a little easier. We know how hard it is to lose an animal you love. Our company is about caring and having a heart. We take pride in our products, and we try to always give back to our fans and customers in a big way.

Here is what we sent them:

 

Here is what we wrote in the letter:

Bo is missing you both right now and he said he is always with you in your hearts. He also wanted to mention that he is enjoying the green pastures in heaven and that he is running around with other ponies and having a lot of fun. And of course his is neighing a lot, we guess you know what that means. He also wanted us to send you these clothes so that you wouldn’t forget him and he sending you both lots of love.

 

We hope that Grandma will keep us updated on how they are doing, and if they have found another Pony for Easton and Kopelyn.

For those of you that do not know me (Caroline) I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for special auctions and deals

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4th of July Napkins folded into Tea Lights

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4th of July Napkins Folded into Tea Lights

A simple idea for you do at your next 4th of July Party. They are really easy to fold! Here is a link of

one of our previous blog post on how to fold these: How to fold Napkins into Tea Lights

May you all have a Happy 4th of July!

What does The Pioneer Woman and Caroline owner of Western Border and Co have in common?

Guess your wondering what Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and I have in common, if you are reading this post. Well, we both our country girls at heart, we love family, we are unique and special in our own way and we love to cook.

I have purchased two of Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) cook books and I just love them. On my to do list, is to get the rest of her cook books and visit her store The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. That would just be the highlight of this country girl’s life to take a trip to Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Even though my father is a German master chef and I have a lot of recipes, experience and ideas of what to cook. I am always looking for simple and easy recipes that fit into my busy lifestyle of being a mother, a wife, fashion designer, and a business owner. I love home cooked meals and cooking from fresh ingredient’s. To see a smile on my husband’s and son’s faces when they eat a good meal, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I swear that my son’s is like a gourmet judge, he saviors every bite he eats, which let’s me know I am doing something right. He doesn’t care to eat at fast food places.

I even got some designing inspiration from her husband the Marlboro Man (Mr. Drummond) and designed a roper creeper and boots for all those cute baby boy cowboys out there.

So, what is your favorite recipe from The Pioneer Woman? Leave a comment and tell me below. I always love to hear from my fans.

Sending you lots of blessings from this Country Girl

~ Caroline

Want to know more about The Pioneer Woman or myself just click on the links below.

The Pioneer Woman

Caroline Riepler (Designer and owner of Western Border and Co)

Western Border and Co. Kids free Calendar 2017

Photo Credit K. Mobley

Enjoy our free PDF Western Border and Co Kids Calendar.

Wishing you a great 2017 YEAR

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JUST CLICK HERE FOR THE DOWNLOAD

For those of you that do not know me I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page for special auctions and deals

ALSO JOIN our EMAIL list for DIY Crafts, Recipes, Coupons, latest Products and a 10 % Coupon that can be used in my store

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