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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Laughs: Wedding Edition

In honor of Wedding Week here is a very special Wednesday Laugh.
Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday Ya'll!


PS - For more information on having a beautiful wedding at Faulkner's Ranch click here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Cupcakes in a Jar

Since this week's theme is Wedding Week, we wanted to be sure to share with you a yummy Tuesday Treat that would be perfect for your rustic wedding!
These Cupcakes in a Jar are absolutely adorable!
They aren't your usual treat in a jar where you receive just the ingredients - these are actual cupcakes in a jar!
When we saw them over at My Cakies we thought that they would be great as a wedding cake substitute or as a sweet party favor for your guests to take home.

To make this super fun treat you will need...

INGREDIENTS:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp red food coloring
- 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
- 1 pound cream cheese, softened
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar

SUPPLIES:
-8 oz mason jars
- Spoons
- Round Stickers
- Baker's Twine
- Pastry bag and decorative tips




Once you have all of the ingredients and materials, head on over to My Cakies for the instructions on how to prepare your cupcakes and icing.  She gives a great step-by-step with pictures and tips along the way.


We hope you enjoy these yummy treats!


~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

 PS - For more information on having a beautiful wedding at Faulkner's Ranch click here.


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:

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

Now stay tuned for more wedding excitement!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Laughs: Chivalrous Horse

Alright fellas! Listen up!
We're not horsing around when we say that this horse has got some serious game.
Take a lesson from him and score some points with your lady...
Happy Wednesday Ya'll!


PS - For more Wednesday Laughs, click here!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Last Minute Valentine's Heart Cake

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
What's that? You forgot that it was today?!
Well, never fear because we have any easy-schmeasy Valentine's gift for you to bake for your sweetie...
A Heart Shaped Cake!
It sounds tricky, but it is actually super easy!

First, using a cake mix, follow the instructions to make the batter.
Then pour half the prepared batter into an 8" round pan and half into an 8" by 8" square pan.
After cakes are baked and cooled, flip onto a platter. Cut the round cake in half, and place the halves at right angles against the square cake-instant heart like so...
Image and Directions from homemadesimple.com
Your cake should look like this...
Now ice and decorate!
We told you it was easy! Easy AND impressive!


Happy Valentine's Day!

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!




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Chex Mix

Okay, let's just put it out there...
Chex Mix is awesome.

It's salty. It's sweet. It's absolutely delicious.
Annnnd you can dress it up to fit any holiday!

That is why we love this recipe! It takes our classic Chex mix and adds some serious love to it! Plus, you can get wild and extra creative by adding in more Valentinesy ingredients - there are all kinds of cute candies and Valentine’s themed snacks out there that would be perfect to add in!
To start out though, you will need:

9 cups Rice Chex cereal (gluten free)
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter or matgarine
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate chips
¼ cup red or pink jimmies sprinkles

Once you have all of your ingredients, click on over to Betty Crocker for the recipe.  Plus, she's got some coupons linked up that will save you some dough!


We hope that you enjoy this yummy snack! Trust us, it will make everyone around you love you even more!


PS - In case you missed it and are in need of a good chuckle, be sure to check out

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Love Potion Floats

Valentine's Day is only one week away!
(Ya hear that fellas? Don't say we didn't remind you!)

Whether you've got a special cowgirl or cowboy or maybe you're riding solo for a bit, we have just what you need!
That's right...
LOVE POTION!

Well...a Love Potion Float that is...
Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats  created this delicious recipe that you will be sure to fall in  love with.  

To make this yummy drink, you will need:
Raspberry Sherbet
Raspberry Ginger Ale
Whipped Cream Topping
Sprinkles
Serving Glasses
Ice Cream Scoop
Straws
Stickers or other embellishments

Now that you have all of your ingredients and supplies,  


Just be careful who you serve this too...
It's dangerous and delicious stuff!

Here's to a delightful Tuesday!


Monday, February 6, 2012

DIY Western Valentine Rag Wreath

Here at the ranch we love a lot of things.
We love holidays.
We love crafts.
We love anything western.


Give us a western holiday craft and we are some happy campers!


So, you can bet your bottom dollar that when we saw this
DIY Western Rag Wreath
we were clicking our boots with excitement!
Huckleberry Prairie is the creator of this adorable project.
To make this wreath, you will need:
A heart shaped hay wreath
2 pink bandanas
2 white bandanas
2 red bandanas
Scissors
A screwdriver to poke the rag pieces in.

Now that you have all of your materials all you have to do is click here for a visual step-by-step tutorial on how to create this super cute Valentine's decoration!

And don't forget - we want to see your projects!  If you make one, be sure to share you pic by tagging us in it on Facebook!


See you tomorrow with some Tuesday Treats!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner's


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!
Enjoy!

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?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bonus Laughs: Groundhog Day Edition

Looks like Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today.  Whether you like the idea of 6 more weeks of winter or not, you can always enjoy a good laugh!


















Happy Groundhog Day!


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