leather wrap bracelet

your fall fix*

In the depths of summer…it got pretty hot down here in the south…I’m not gonna lie. I began yearning for fall…and although it hasn’t come yet here…I am beginning to see subtle signs. The first leaves began falling from the cherry tree into my horses paddock…August 21st…right on schedule. Each morning when I go out to the barn there are more and more. Continue reading

leipers fork store

island cowgirl leipers fork*

We did it! Our little country store in Leipers Fork is now open and we couldn’t be happier. Everyone pitched in and lent a hand…a big thanks to Ann, my husband’s Mom, who worked tirelessly helping us price everything and clean. Continue reading

i like big butts*

…enjoying the rain outside the garage…mostly because it’s not 111 degrees today…painting the new sign & rocking chairs for our new Leipers Fork store…I love the mud paint I decided to try on a whim…it is the most delicious shade of blush. And it goes right over anything…no stripping needed. We are going to glam these up with some sterling plaques…and they will sit on the old fashioned porch out side the new store. Continue reading

morning mantra from the farm*

“there are only two days in the year that nothing can be done…one is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live…”  ~ dali lama

gypsy vanner

postcards from the farm*

Here are a few postcards from the farm this spring…We moved to Tennessee one year ago this May on a wing and a prayer…with the wind at our back we sold our beach house in California and moved across the country. In the past year we have opened a store, built a farm, a barn, got another horse and learned a lot that we didn’t know about living on the land. It has been a wild ride…but we wouldn’t trade it for anything… Continue reading

leipers fork tennesee

can words describe*

Not entirely sure why…but I am having a torrid love affair with spring…Perhaps it is the fact that we are in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee…or the fact that we just went through what was described as the worst winter in 30 years…but spring seems especially sweet this year. Continue reading

gypsy vanner

she had horses*

This is Libby. Liberty Belle…A.K.A. the pesky instigator, my little red, white & blue eyed girl and my little dirty hippie chick.

“Why do I ride horses?
Because I look at my horse and I see my hopes and dreams. I see my happiness. I see my pride and my soul. I look at my horse and I see myself…” Continue reading

musicians hall of fame*

One of the reasons we love Nashville is it’s strong ties to music…the city lives, breathes and eats music…and although there is a big country influence…if you spend some time here you come to realize that they love it all. Rock, country, blues, soul…even banjo pickin. They just embrace sound. Continue reading

old english sheepdog nashville farm

waiting*

…every morning Nigel waits for his new friends Mason & Dixon to sneak under the fence and play…
They usually last about 5 laps around the barn…

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