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With Faith Like a Mustard Seed

With Faith Like a Mustard Seed: How a Cowgirl’s Love for Her Mare Moved Mountains

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Matthew 17:20
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”

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January 27, 2017

As my phone rang at 10:30 am and I saw that the name flashing on the phone was Dr. Lewis’, I took a deep breath and answered in fear.

“Elizabeth, you need to come look at your mare.” Having been on my way to Louisiana, I quickly found a way to reroute my path to Elgin, Texas.

This was a call I prayed I wouldn’t receive for quite some time. You see, this call was the end to my worldly love of a little horse named KD Shorty. Read More

A 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for All the Southerners in Your Life

A 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for All the Southerners in Your Life

By | Decorating, Holidays, Miscellaneous | No Comments

If you’ve spent any time at all in our neck of the woods (which is the Lone Star State, of course), you’ve probably run into at least a few types of southerners, all of us distinct in our respective quirks. People outside the southern United States tend to lump all of us into one big category, but Heaven knows we’re a mixed bag of personalities and preferences. Southerners love a diverse array of music, food, and lifestyles, so of course the same would go for our tastes in home decor!

This holiday season, if you’re on the hunt for a show-stopping gift for the quintessential Southerner in your life, we’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for your grandfather (the G.W. McLintock) or your classy and sassy sister (the Melanie Smooter), here are some suggestions we think they’ll love to unwrap on Christmas morning. Read More

Elizabeth Brumbaugh Quirk: Memoir of a Cowgirl

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An accomplished horsewoman and entrepreneur, Elizabeth Brumbaugh Quirk discusses what the cowgirl lifestyle means to her and how it influences her life – in and outside the competition circuit.

The term “cowgirl” is a word loosely defined in today’s world. The general public classifies people from Texas as cowboys and cowgirls who surely ride their horses to town on a daily basis – if they only knew! The heritage and legacy that surrounds the American Cowgirl is illustrious and laced with grit, determination, and a passion for livestock.

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More than Flowers: Mother’s Day Gifts with Meaning

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If we’re being honest, we often dismiss Mother’s Day as an afterthought. “I’ll just get Mom some flowers. She likes those.” While that may be true (mothers appreciate any gesture of love from their children), don’t you think she deserves something more after all she’s done for you? Childbirth alone means no gift you give will ever fully repay her, but here are some gift ideas to help get you started. Give a gift that represents all mom has done for you. Read More

What is the best way to clean my wood furniture?

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Wood furniture is a gorgeous addition to any room, but nothing mars the beauty of such pieces more than scratches, soil, water damage and other blemishes. Many are nervous to take on the task of cleaning and restoring wood furniture; improper care may be worse than no care at all. Fortunately, the proper techniques paired with a bit of caution can restore your wood pieces back to their original beauty and ensure they stay that way for years to come. Read More