Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Favorite

I am back on track and here with a Friday Favorite. I decided to pick my favorite thing in the store this week. I'm sure if you read this blog on a regular basis you know there are a few things I'm in love with and Cowgirl Tuff is one of them. We recieved their newest jean, Girls Night Out in this week and once again I am so thrilled.
This is one darling jean. My favorite with a dark wash, heavy black and silver blue stitching, black leather on the flap pocket with just the right combination of rhinestones and studs. With the classic Cowgirl Tuff fit, you can't go wrong with this jean for your "Girls Night Out"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Las Vegas Cutting

The show is once again on the road. Burns Saddlery is at the fantastic South Point Hotel & Casino in sunny Las Vegas for the RECHA Summer Spectacular Cutting, July 28th - July 31st.

We will be featuring the Lucchese Cowboy-Cowgirl line of boots and our very own Burns Custom Cutting Saddles, which we have several to choose from. We will also have Resistol Hats, Burns Custom Hats and tack items.

The show is free to the public and well worth checking out the event as well as the vendors.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What to Wear Wednesday

I know it is still a little warm for this, but this adorable jacket just came in and with fall just around the corner, this is a great item to add to your wardrobe.

This granite colored, cotton blend fleece jacket by Ariat features a double button down closure and attached hoodie. And you didn't read that wrong, yes the same Ariat that makes boots. It is the perfect light weight and fashionable jacket for a cool fall evening.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Local Talent

One of the great things about living in a small community is that you get to know quite a few of the people in the area. I am so impressed with the talents of two local ladies, that I can't help but sing their praises on the blog. I must say I am becoming quite enthralled with photography. I am so impressed by those that have "the eye" for it, because I don't. So I do appreciate an amazing photographer and these two are both amazing.

I have added their blogs to our Favorites, they are Capturing Dawn and Photography by K'brina. I encourage you to check them out, and I'm confident you will agree that these girls are talented. They each have an amazing eye and unique style, both in their photography and editing. It is so fun to see people excel at something that you can plainly tell that they love.

Way to go ladies, we can't wait to see the incredible things you come up with next.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Favorite

Boy, the days are sure flying by. Here it is 1:30 in the afternoon and I realized I hadn't done a Friday Favorite. I'm quite distressed at how long it is taking me to get back in the swing of things after being gone. I guess I'd better either learn to plan way ahead or just stay home :)

So for my Friday Favorite this week, I definitely think my favorite thing in the store is my fellow co-workers. I love being a part of the Burns Team. It is my absolute pleasure to come to work every day. While I was gone, I missed the camaraderie that we have, it is great to be able to have such a good relationship with the people I spend a majority of the day with.

We have some really great things in the stores, but the people that are here really make the Burns stores, exceptional places to shop and to work.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boot of the Month

I really am loosing it. I realized that I didn't even pick a boot for July. I am choosing this great Cognac Safari Elephant. It comes from the Cowboy Collection by Lucchese. This is such a versatile and fantastic looking boot. It features a full elephant vamp and heel counter. A distressed black ranch quarter with orange and turquoise silk stitching. The quarter appears almost blue due to the distressing.

Elephant is a durable and rugged leather and this boot will give you years of great wear.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What to Wear Wednesday

Wednesday is upon us again and I can't seem to keep up :) I thought it would be fun to choose something for our little cowgirls.
This darling hot pink button down with daisies and horseshoes by Cruel Girl is perfect for your little rodeo princess.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This link was shared via Facebook and I am truly inspired. Amberely Snyder talks about how she has overcome the obstacles in her life. What an amazing young woman with such a positive attitude. It is definitely one of those stories that make you stop, think and change your outlook.

Here is the link Amberley Snyder: Overcoming Obstacles, I hope you are as truly inspired and amazed by her story as I am.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What to Wear Wednesday

We have 2 great new styles of Cowgirl Tuff jeans in the store that arrived while I was gone. The Black Wild & Wooly is a great dark rinsed jean. It is a blue that has been rinsed in black then sanded and creased on both the front and back giving it a unique look. They are finished off by the fun bucking horses on the pockets. The RNR jean is the jean for rest 'n relaxing. With the signature Cowgirl Tuff barbed wire on the pockets and a little flap over of the opposite side of the jean, the pockets on this jean are extremely fun and attractive. The medium rinse with a little sanding and scratching makes these jeans already have that broken in look and feel.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glad to Be Home

Being on the road is fun, but I am sure glad to be home. I have a lot to catch up on, but I have missed my work. I am looking forward to getting back on my own schedule and back to blogging regularly. I'll have some fun posts for you soon :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barrel Racing in Vegas

Well the race is officially in full swing. We have met some really great people this morning and I am so tickled that our saddles have such a great reputation. I have heard nothing but praise for them. Everyone that owns one loves it and those that don't want one for sure. They comment on how incredibly comfortable they are, as well as are impressed by the amazing details, quality and story behind the company.

Wendy has rocked the floor with the boots and I haven't done half bad with jeans & shirts. I've even sold a little jewelry today. Not too bad for the book keeper. On the road is definitely a different ballgame from what I am used to, but I welcome the opportunity. I will say though, everyone is asking for Scott & Danna. They love them so their presence is definitely missed. We have such great leaders at the helm and we have big shoes to fill.

Good luck to all of those barrel racing this weekend both in Vegas and in Salina. I'll check back with more adventures tomorrow :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

On Location

I am on location this week in sunny Las Vegas at the NBHA Vegas Super Show. We spent yesterday and today putting up our store on the road. This is the first show I have had the opportunity to see from start to finish. There are just 2 of us girls and my 14 year old daughter and it was pretty amazing to quite a few people were surprised that us girls could get the booth put up so quickly. But what can I say, "we rock" and thanks to our amazing leaders and the diagram they drew for us. I'm excited to keep you posted on my first road show.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

History of Barrel Racing

Another Xtreme Barrel Race is upon us this week and I thought it would be fun to do a little research into the history of Barrel Racing. Barrel racing was originally developed as an event for women. While men roped or rode bulls and broncs, the women barrel raced. In early barrel racing, the pattern alternated between a figure-eight and a cloverleaf pattern. The figure-eight pattern was eventually dropped in favor of the more difficult cloverleaf.

The 1931 Stamford, Texas Cowboy Reunion, a weekend rodeo, decided to add girls, sixteen years and older, that were sponsored by area businesses and represented the community from which they came. The girls would lead the parade and participate in various minor rodeo activitiesand be avaliable to visit and dance with the cowboys at the social events each evening. The following year the young ladies were given prizes for the best mount, most attractive riding outfit and best horsemanship. The horsemanship was demonstrated by riding in a figure-eight around barrels. In 1935 the Stamford event changed the barrel racing to a cloverleaf pattern, but it was not judged strictly by the shortest time until 1949.

It is believed that Barrel Racing first saw competitive light in the state of Texas. The WPRA was developed in 1948 by a group of women from Texas who were looking to make a home for themselves and women in general in the sport of Rodeo. When it initially began, the WPRA was called the Girls Rodeo Association, with the acronym GRA. It consisted of only 74 members with as little as 60 approved tour events. The Girls Rodeo Association was the first body of rodeo developed specifically for women. The GRA eventually changed its name and officially became the WPRA in 1981. The WPRA still allows women to compete in the various rodeo events as they like, but Barrel Racing remains the most popular event competition.

The Xtreme Barrel Races are held at the Blackhawk Arena in Salina, Utah and Burns Saddlery is a proud sponsor of the series. To find more information about Xtreme Barrel Racing click here.