Spring Has Sprung!

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Did I mention how excited I am for Spring?  Well I am! Today marks the day. This time of year seems to be such a refresh for me.

Oh, and it’s a typical Spring day. Unpredictable and windy!

I’m not sharing any of my junkin’ treasures, flowers, or the rustic and refound. Today I’m sharing another passion of mine. Cows…corriente cows and calves to be exact.

I have a few corriente cows. Corriente cattle are a breed of cattle descended from Spanish animals brought to the Americas in the late 15th century. They are primarily used today as sport cattle for team roping and rodeo events.

Well, for sport or not. They are my babies!

I think I once mentioned that I love cows and horses. Maybe just once.;) This is the time of year that my cows are putting calves on the ground and this makes me so excited to see such a beautiful gift. So this calf marks the first of the 2017.  Making its debut from one of my corriente cows.

1st Corriente 2017

I apologize for the blurry picture.

This cow, ahhh…still throwing cream/brown colored calves.

What the heck???:)

I’m sure glad that the calf was born in decent weather! I feel bad for the calves born in a freezing temps and snowstorms.:(

I want to share my girls. So here it goes…

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See those horns??? This is part of what makes them sport cattle for roping.

The size of corriente cattle is significantly smaller than that of most beef cattle.

Corriente cattle are also known as “easy keepers.” That is requiring little human intervention for calving and they can sustain themselves on less forage than beef cattle.

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2016 Spring calf.

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The sport of team roping.

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This is the Willy the corriente bull. AKA – Dad.

Here’s to hoping all my cows were bred and with the new season all cows will have live births.

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Last year’s heifers looking into our arena. So dang cute.;)

What’s next? Spring branding.

In case you don’t know… there’s an old saying that goes

“Trust your neighbors, but brand your cattle.”

Looking forward to days of sunshine, green grass, and time in the saddle.

Even if it is in the arena.

God Bless!

 

I’m Thinking a Little PINK!

March 4, 2017

Hello  Friends,

Happy Saturday…

I’m not the frilly-girly-type, but I do LOVE PINK! 😉 Pink is a feel good color. For me, it’s associated with femininity, romance, a softer side, or childhood. Depending on its hue, pink can be sophisticated, elegant, or youthful and lighthearted.

And since Spring is approaching.

Lately, I’ve been crushing on some amazing pink painted furniture that’s been catching my eye on Pinterest and I’m just loving the statement that pink is adding to a room.

A little borrowed inspiration from Pinterest…

I am loving how this pink goes with brown.

Love brown and pink!

🙂

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Courtesy of French Country Cottage

Getting a bit bolder!!

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Photo borrowed from Pinterest

 I am feeling the inspiration from this chippy, shabby cupboard.

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Photo courtesy of Pinterest

This cupboard speaks to me for pretty white dishes.

All different shades of pink, but crushing on them all!

🙂

Where do you go for a little home inspiration???

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Pink Roses?

I am one of those people who stops at thrift stores, antique stores, or just off the

beaten path‘ shops. I’m always looking for that little something that no one else loves kind-of-thing.

Who knows…you might end up finding something else!

Something you weren’t even looking for.

😉

Every now and then, I get that hankering for this addiction or affliction and I’m off exploring.

In a quick stop by a local antique shop. I  came across my ‘little stool that could’

My chippy pink treasure.

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It was wearing that perfect pale pink coat of chipping paint that I think even Rachel Ashwell would have loved.

I didn’t even rationalize this one. Didn’t even care that Mr. M might scoff at it’s appearance of delightful chipping pink paint;)

So…it came home with me.

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It has a this handy little built-in hand hold in the top. Makes me wonder what it’s former life looked like.

I took it home and cleaned it up and wiped it down with some soap and water, careful to not knock too much of the chippy paint off.

This little stool has charm!

It the ‘little stool that could’ be put any where and do most anything and look so adorable.

It might not stack up to the inspirational pink pieces that I borrowed from Pinterest, but it just works.

It works in a small space in my dining room holding that perfect piece of silver and

‘roses that bloomed twice.’

Have Wonderful Saturday!

Keep looking for those inspirations!

R & R

Spring Touches

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Morning Nevada Sky

Hi Friends… It’s no secret that this winter has been a long one, and it hasn’t officially left us yet!:(

With Spring and Daylight Savings around the corner, I have a touch of Spring fever. For me, Spring is a season for renewal. The temperatures are getting warmer, the days are getting a little longer, calving season begins, flowers and plants bloom, your energy is more abundant, and being outdoors is a must.

I have been wanting to bring inside some of the natural touches of the outdoors. Bringing the outdoors in during Spring is probably the easiest way to brighten up your home and redecorate. I’m learning how to dress up a room without redecorating, so to speak.

Right now things in my house need to remain on the simple side.

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Simple…Pink blooms in a vase on a stool.

Simple, inexpensive touches. Quiet in the decorating department with just a little something to welcome in a new season. I’m thinking of an easy to add anywhere centerpiece that makes a statement or makes me 🙂 

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It seems that Flowers are one of those things that make a room. 

They bring warmth and light and so much beauty anywhere you place them.

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You can put together a charming little bouquet for under $20 and make a huge statement in your room.

Nothing against the pre-made floral arrangements, but look for the flowers from your local grocery store. I’m a kind-of-a do it yourself look-what-I-made kinda girl. I like to make things my own so to speak. So most things that come into my house might get repurposed or redone.

A small bundle of flowers can range from $5.00 to $18.00. Grab one or two of the small bundles of flowers and arrange your own in an interesting container.

Today it’s just a tall pink vase holding those beautiful blooms.

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Happy March!!!

From,

Rustic and Refound