Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Turquoise Tuesday {Winner Announced!}


We have a WINNER!

Thank you everyone for entering the FIRST giveaway of the many more to come! 

After figuring out the entries, I visited the wonderful website of to help me pick the's who won!

The WINNER is Nicole from Farmgirl Chaos!  Nicole has a wonderful blog about her travels, awesome junk finds, and she is always sharing wonderful photos from her everyday life!  Congrats, sista! 

Nicole, please contact me on Facebook with your mailing address so Miss Carly can get those turquoise beauties shipped out to you! 

Thanks again for taking the time to enter the contest and read my ramblings! I'm off to get a little housework done and then out to fix some fence before the cows escape!

Happy Hump Day everyone!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday and Windmills

I am in love with windmills. And this one just so happens to be right out my front door.

I don't know what it is about windmills that I'm attracted to. 

It might have something to do with their towering presence on the wide open landscapes of endless grass on the prairies. 

It might have to do with their ability to give life to the dry, barren ground as the water they pump from the depths of the earth spills over the edges of the water trough. 

It might have to do with my love of watching animals drink from the water.  Like how a horse's ears pump back and forth while they're sucking in the water as they quench their thirst or how a chicken dips down and gathers water in their beak and tips their head back to let it run down their throat.

Or it might have to do with where the windmills are that I love the most; on the places I call home.

This one is on my family's ranch.  Dylan, my mom, and I were having fun with fall sunset.

My love for windmills spilled over into some of my wedding decor.

My love for windmills has even made it into my home decor.  This windmill is in my concrete shower! 
I will tell you more about my windmill shower in a later post. 

My next windmill home decor addition is going to be this! 
Found on Pinterest
What about you?  Do you love windmills or am I just a weirdo? Nevermind...don't answer that! Ha!

Oh and don't forget to get signed up for the fabulous Turquoise Tuesday giveaway

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Hump Day! 

Keep dreamin' and Carpe' diem!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{GIVEAWAY} Turquoise Tuesday!

I have had a hard time keeping this a secret! But it's time to spill the beans!!!  I have the wonderful opportunity to do a fabulous giveaway from my dear friend and fellow turquoise addict, Carly at CrazyMare Jewels

Miss Carly is originally from Georgia, but came to college at Montana State University, which is where we met!  She has been making jewelry for a long time, but is just getting her Facebook page for CrazyMare Jewels going.  She's always done farmer's markets, trade shows, rodeos, and home parties but has decided to expand her business to Facebook too! She's already sold tons of her jewelry from her Facebook page, but she's always adding more! 

Speaking of rodeos, CrazyMare Jewels is going to be in Miles City, MT for the WORLD FAMOUS Miles City Bucking Horse Sale!  She will be teaming up with another gal who makes gorgeous boot top purses for a booth in the trade show building at the Fairgrounds during the Bucking Horse Sale! So make sure to stop by and tell her 'Hi!' while you're in town!

And now for the good stuff!!

Here's what Miss Carly at CrazyMare Jewels has whipped up for the fabulous Turquoise Tuesday giveaway!

A pair of these gorgeous cross earrings are up for grabs!  I am absolutely in LOVE with them!  I have a similar pair of these earrings (but not the same) and I wear them ALL the time! 

And now for the rules!

The Prize:
One (1) pair of turquoise cross earrings made and sponsored by CrazyMare Jewels.

How to enter:
1. You must follow the Dirt Road Dreamer Blog and 'Like' CrazyMare Jewels Facebook page to enter, and leave a comment on this blog post saying you have done both.

Added entries:
2. Blog about this giveaway, and leave me a comment on this post saying you have as well as the link to the blog post.
3. 'Like' the Dirt Road Dreamer on Facebook, and leave me a comment on this post saying you have.
4. Follow Dirt Road Dreamer on Twitter, leave me a comment on this post saying you have.

The contest will close Tuesday, May 8 at MIDNIGHT MST.

Good luck Turquoise junkies!