Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Wedding Week!

With Valentine's Day just behind us we just can't get the love out of the air here at the Ranch.
That is why this week is Wedding Week!

With wedding season just around the corner, we have a ton of inspiration to share with our brides-to-be.  So, whether you have already booked your wedding at Faulkner's or are considering us as one of your venues, please be sure to check out some of the cool ideas that we will be sharing over the next few days.

To kick start our inspiration we have one of our favorite websites.  We came across it the other day and needless to say, we are already obsessed! We can't stop reading and looking through the pictures. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!

It has tons of inspiration photos and DIY ideas for having a fabulous, rustic farm wedding! Here are some of our favorites:

  For more on what this awesome website is about click here.

Now stay tuned for more wedding excitement!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Share: The Best Country Love Songs

Country songs are all about love...well love and tractors.
Here are some of our all time favorite country love songs to get your ready for Valentine's this week.
So crank up your speakers, grab your sweetie, and have a little slow dance why don'tcha?

What is your favorite country love song???

Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY "Good Ol' Roll in the Hay" Coupon

This time of the year everyone is trying to think of a creative gift for their special Valentine.
Well look no further! We have just the one you need!
(And you'll  both enjoy it too...)

A Coupon for a Good Ol' Roll in the Hay!
Get it? A ROLL in the HAY?
We told you it was a Do It Yourself project!
Hey, who says we can't get a little raunchy at the ranch?
To make this you will need:
A few Tootsie Rolls (your "roll")
Some yellow or natural colored raffia (your "hay")
A bag or container
The coupon card
We bought all of these materials at JoAnn's. We love it there because
a) all of their Valentine's stuff is on sale already and
b) we can use multiple coupons on the stuff that isn't marked down yet.
(By the way, be sure you download the JoAnn app for your smart phone if you're going shopping! It is always updating with new coupons.)
The costs for our materials were...
Candy: Reg. $2.99, 25% off, total $2.24
Raffia: Reg. 1.99, 40% off coupon, $1.19
Valentine's Box: Reg. 1.49, 50% off, $.74
So, this project came to a grand total of...*drum roll please*...4.17
And it could be even cheaper depending on what you have lying around your house? After all, you can use anything, even a clear plastic baggie, to put it in!

First, cut your raffia into small pieces about 1.5" to 3" long like so...
This will be your "hay."

Place your hay into your container, whatever it may be, and put a few Tootsie Rolls in there.  Make sure that you can see them from the outside.

Now print off your coupon.  You can use the text from our sample below or you can write your own!
And who says it has to be for Valentine's Day? Why not make one for every week of the year?! ;o)

Now give it to your special cowboy and get ready to have some fun!

Here's to a good time!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Budweiser Clydesdales

It is easy to say that every year we look forward to the Budweiser Clydesdales' Super Bowl Ad.
We just love those big beauties!
They have boarded at our other location, Benjamin Ranch, before and they are even more gorgeous in person.

So, of course, we couldn't think of a better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday than by looking back on some of our 
favorite Super Bowl ads featuring these gorgeous horses!

Here's wishing you a super fun Super Bowl Sunday!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Super Bowl Dips

There is nothing more perfect on Super Bowl Sunday
than some super dips!
Below are three of our favorites! Just click the link above each picture for the recipe.

(only 3 Weight Watchers points!)

Wanna snazzy up your dip?
Add some ranch dressing and some veggies to make your own football field like the picture above!

Do you have a favorite Super Bowl Snack? Please share it with us!

Now, who's ready for some football?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Month in Review

Can you believe that February is already here?  That's right, we are 1/12 through 2012!
Here's are some of the fun things happened in January
at Faulkner's Ranch!

We got some behind-the-scenes scoop on from Christine.
We found out about the hottest party trends from this holiday season.
We made a neat little memory jar to keep track of the simple joys.
We celebrated a very special anniversary.
We learned how to stay lucky.
We saw some really cool art.
And we remembered to not take the little things for granted.

We also had some yummy Tuesday Treats...
Cowgirl Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
S'mores Cookie Bars
Cowboy Hat Cookies
and this week's Super Bowl Sweets

And of course, we had a lot of good laughs...
New Year's Fun
Horsin' Around
This Little Piggy
Moo Edition

If you thought that January was fun, wait until you see what we've got a lot coming up this month!
From Superbowl Party recipes to Valentine's Crafts to planning the perfect company party, we've got it all!

Stay Tuned,
~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

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