blue ribbon dry rub recipe

Cowboy is Grilling Baby Back Ribs!

During the Summer, we probably grill at least 3 times  a week and my husband just loves to smoke and  grill ribs.  I thought it would be fun to show you via video, how my husband cooks the baby back ribs and the rub he used that has supposedly won all kinds of ribbons. While we have a freezer full of beef (part of a cowboy's wages), ... Continue Reading


Finding My Mojo, Finally

I'm sure you've noticed the lack of updates here.  Aside from merging A Cowboy's Wife into My Wooden Spoon, I've just been trying to catch-up, gather my thoughts, and create a plan.  I think I've finally found my mojo and it's refreshing.  Merging and letting one blog go has taken a huge weight off of me and I feel somewhat free. SO WHAT'S GOING ... Continue Reading


Entertaining, Chuckwagon Style!

I debated on whether I should write about this here or on my cowboy blog but since my main focus will be on chuckwagon dining, I thought it would make a good fit here. I don't know about you but I love to entertain and while I don't always use the western theme, it is most certainly a huge part of my life.  I probably love to decorate more with it ... Continue Reading


Cowboy Decor with a Story

We decorate our house with junk mostly but several pieces are real cowboy gear that has been retired.  When I say junk, I mean old things like whiskey jugs and gas cans and pieces of branded barn wood.  We have this shelf over the fireplace and it's pretty much the focal point of the house so we chose to put my man's spurs there, right next to that ... Continue Reading


Little Man Packin’ his Saddle

The last time I used this vintage look, I got people telling me how hot my 15yr old son (14 at the time) was....ew.  Anyways, I thought it would make for a cute photo using the vintage style on my little man who was struggling to keep a hold of that saddle.  He kept saying, " I do it, I do it".  LOVE HIM! ... Continue Reading


Help Me Makeover My Bathroom in a Frugal Fashion!

This is our bathroom and it just got a new tub!  I have not done anything in here and need your help!  I want to make it over in a WESTERN/COWBOY/COWGIRL theme and in a frugal manner since I am trying to be more frugal in 2009! As you can see, it needs tons of TLC so please help me make it over!  All suggestions are welcome from paint to curtains ... Continue Reading


The Metalsmith Boys

If you don't already know, my husband builds spurs.  Lots of them here lately along with bits and buckles.  Well I guess his talent is rubbing off on my both of my sons because they have been busy. Let's take a look at my oldest son's work first.  He was dying to make his own pair of spurs, and I mean dying..he was begging like a little ... Continue Reading


Cute Cowboy Stuff I Want

So I've been browsing the etsy shops lately and found all sorts of goodies but today I'm gonna talk about cowboy stuff!  There were some really cute things that made me wish I was crafting again...hmmmm, should I quit blogging and start crafting back up???  YOU tell me. Remember that Doodlebugz Crayon Keeper I talked about the other day??  Well ... Continue Reading