Sami’s Guide to Rodeo Motherhood

by Amy Patterson Sami O’Connell is no stranger to the wild and crazy rodeo life. Wife of two-time world champion bareback rider Tim O’Connell, and having rodeoed herself, she has spent plenty of time chasing white lines. Nowadays, Sami is doing a different kind of...

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The Rider – A Cowboy’s Journey

  Written By: Shannon Geddes   The Rider is a movie that will evoke emotions and understanding from those that are cowboys and comprehend the western way of life. Brady Jandreau plays himself in the movie as a cowboy that crushed his skull and the challenges that go...

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Where in the World is Rhinestone Lipgloss?

This ENTIRE month, we are set up at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.  In addition to our rodeo clients, we also have a large customer base in the world of horse showing! The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world's largest single-breed horse show,...

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Inspiration in the Most Random Places

All of us have goals.  Some of them are made with pure, good hearted intentions, and the inspiration for them comes in appropriate places- seeing a homeless person on the street and wanting to do more to help with hunger issues; scrolling across a photo of a child...

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Find Your Tribe

Cliche, I know. But so very true. I think sometimes as brands and business owners, we get distracted.  We are exposed to so many new avenues through our product that we develop ‘shiny object syndrome’ and get a little off track- for us it was expanding into the Miss...

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Your New Life Is Going To Cost You Your Old One

Words I never thought I would need to know, but apply so aptly to my life.  Changes? Like you never imagined.  I feel like this is something that people dont normally talk about- sure the obvious changes- finances, materialistic upgrades- but what about the emotional...

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Everything Happens For A Reason

This happened...Rear tire decided to check out while I was going about 75mph on the highway, and luckily I was able to pull onto the should and call AAA for a tow to a tire place to get it fixed.  For some crazy reason I wasn’t even angry- I felt an odd wave of...

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Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish. Thats a pretty common tagline in the scientific research industry. I think the same could be said for businesses run on social media, as well as real life. There are HUNDREDS of brands who make a living publishing to Social Media, including this...

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Balance is Key

 I truly believe that you can make a living off of whatever sets your soul on fire. For me, its making things shiny with the best, most high quality stones in the entire world. Here's the secret- you can't just like it.  You have to LIVE it. Every single waking moment...

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Rodeo Fame Runway with Cara Ashley

Meet our Fashion contributor Cara Miller. Cara has a passion for the western industry and the fashion that encompasses the western world. She owned her own modeling agency until just recently selling it in order to focus her talents on being behind the camera and...

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Cheyenne Frontier Days Fashion Show

Fashion, business and rodeo are all elements that contribute to a  successful business for Desperado Depot owner, Devon Von Krosigk. Devon established Desperado Depot as an online business in September 2017. A few months later she opened her own store in downtown...

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The Definition Of Success

Definition of success for English Language Learners : the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame : the correct or desired result of an attempt : someone or something that is successful : a person or thing that succeeds “If I can get my work into the...

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Do Not Tell Me Dreams Don’t Come True

I’ve been contemplating all day how to put this into words, and I am stumped. The first photo was taken in January of 2015, we set up our “booth” at the Rolling M Youth Rodeo Series that took place at the Champions Center in Springfield Ohio. My mom was watching it...

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“Chillin It” with Cole Swindell

Written By: Shannon Geddes Cole Swindell is one of the most recognized young country music stars today.  In 2013, Cole independently released his debut single, “Chillin’ It”, once the song began to climb the charts Warner Music Nashville signed a record deal with...

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Glen Templeton Releases “Hip To Be County”

Single Ascends to No. 1 Broadcast Download on CDTex Charts, Acoustic Video Premieres on Country Rebel NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country crooner Glen Templeton recently released his new single “Hip To Be Country” exclusively to Texas Radio. The single ascended to the No. 1...

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The Horse That Built Me. (And, My Empire). 

 East Bound Jet was not pretty.  She was rough- in that ‘Are you going to work me or feed me? Hurry up and decide’ kind of way. She never ran to the gate to greet me.  We didn’t have a ‘My Friend Flicka’ kind of bond.  She was a gift to me in 2011. At the time she was...

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Don’t Be Afraid of New Arenas

Rhinestone Lipgloss is a western brand, thats easy to see.  But unlike most western brands, you can find us in many different arenas- from Fit Models and Blushing Brides, to walking across the Miss America stage, we have been there. I think one of the worst things a...

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Fun in the Sun with Bright Colored Eye Shadows

I know many of you are like me and right about now I’m thinking about summer time, bright colors, shorts and flip flops. I’m already day dreaming of summer make up “looks” that I can’t wait to trying out. On my off time and I’m not always proud to say I find myself...

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