What’s Been a Happenin’

I’ve been MIA for um…ok, for the whole semester. So, I feel it is my duty to tell you what I have been doing for the past 4-5 months.

I just felt like this should go in here...

I just felt like this should go in here…

For starters, I resumed my trip to the Grand Canyon with my best friend Thelma. She didn’t make it…

Just kidding.

When I wasn’t going to school, which was quite often since I’m not the most studious person in the world, (Don’t tell my mother…) I was doing one of five things:

1. Working for the ever lovely Emily. The owner of Broken Spear Designs. She keeps me busy learning new things about the graphic design world and has helped me stay atop of the latest fashions. (She also sends me stylish Christmas presents…Thanks Em!)

2. Working at Texas Trio. A furniture store/clothing boutique in Amarillo, Texas. I can’t even spell out for you how cool this place is folks. It’s B-E-A-U-T-full of Western Glam. Amen. (P.S. Another job Emily helped me get.)

3. Working at the Cattle Range. The Cattle Range is a website where you can sell your cattle…FOR FREE. We have people call from Texas, Louisiana, Canada, etc., etc…        It’s a job that keeps me on my toes constantly and I love it. I owe my dear friend Jayce Jane (a Kansas native and forever Wildcat fan) for helping me get that one!

4. Painting for Cherrycow Headquarters. No matter what I fill my days with they just don’t seem right if there’s not ALOT of painting involved. So, I spend as much time possible as I can painting suitcases, clothes, the carpet, etc…

5. Spending time with my family and friends. Because after all, what is a girl without her best compadres and a bowl of John Wayne beans in front of her ever going to amount to?

Now that I’ve bored you to tears, I think I’ll go watch Thelma & Louise.


Pop: Cuff Maker Extraordinaire

It’s time to brag on Pop.

Pop does a lot of things for his grandchildren.

  • He brings us gifts on Valentines Day without fail.
  • He drives through miles of blizzard conditions to retrieve the coveted Krispy Kreme donut.
  • He would always pick us up from school with only a moments notice.
  • He lets me sit in The Chair. (His chair.)
  • And he makes us things.

Beautiful things are what he makes his dear grandchildren. Whether it be bits, spurs, or a cuff that would make any fine jeweler spit in envy.


This is the cuff I requested be made for me over Christmas break.

You see, I have always considered myself Pops favorite. Now, this illusion is only in my head and has always brought me great comfort so people just let me belive it. I thank these people. But, when I returned home to find that Pop had made my Lovely Sister her very own cuff FIRST, I was distraught. I immediately called Pop and demanded that he make me cuff or be cut off forever.

I wish I could say that I am kidding but I am not. No I’m not spoiled…why would you say such a thing?

So Pop, being the A#1 Grandpa that he is, immediately complied and furnished me with my very own David Temp original.

And I will wear it err’day for the rest of my life. Amen.


Oh, and we also worked out an agreement that he is to make Engagement Rings for me and my Lovely Sis when that time comes…Amen again.

Christmas with the Townsend’s

Merry Christmas!

Christmas at the Townsend household today has been nothing short of “merry.”

We started the day off with a large and in-charge breakfast, went into a round of Dart gun fighting (that would be the Gentlemen of the house’s doing…the ladies stuck to facials) and we have been watching Western/Christmas movies all day. Only to be interrupted twice. Once by family. (Typical) And once by chores. (Stupid Chickens)

(We also had a steak dinner…No big deal.)

One of the many movies we watched today was “Little Women” a classic that I grew up watching in the home of Mimi with my auntie Tori.

I begged and pleaded today so that we might watch this “feel good movie” of the century and naturally I won. Some may say it’s because I’m spoiled but, I say it’s because I’m the favorite.

Moving on…

As always, when watching Little Women I tend to get inspired by the spunky character Jo March, and feel like I need to go conquer the world. But, since it’s cold and dark outside I can’t necessarily conquer the world right now… So I’ll stick to blogging. Amen.

I’m going to use the words of my 10-year-old brother right now. He may not seem like the sharpest knife in the toolbox but let me tell ya…the boy has some good points.

“This has been the best Christmas ever. I always think each Christmas is the best but, this one DEFINITELY is.”  –The Brahman Breeder

This has been a simple, homey (literally,) white, food-filled, and wonderful Christmas.

And I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures to capture it’s spirit…Duh.





Now, let’s all go finish this Christmas like champs.

Eat a few more cookies, laugh at a few more scenes of The Christmas Story,  tell a few more stories about Christmas past, and be Merry.