Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pining

Let's be honest, we all pine for things. Sometimes, what I pine for most is a fresh bag of Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips and a brand new jar of Chi Chi's Restaurante Style salsa - mild - room temperature.

Unfortunately for Cory, today isn't one of those days.

Today I'm pining for some big ticket items.

And I think it's ok to pine, especially when it's a purchase that runs over $100. Or heck, even $50. Dave Ramsey has fully indoctrinated me against impulse buys and I'm glad of it. Plus, being a tinge neurotic, I find that the pining is often a big part of the fun. And sometimes, the pining is enough. Sometimes I just ride out the pine until my fickle eyes fall on greener pastures.

All I can say is, Mama needs a new pair of boots. For goodness sakes, every farmgirl needs her some boots. And more importantly, homegirl could use a little street cred.

SWOON. These are my first pick. Frye - Billy Vintage. Size 9, please. And I'll plug my ears and sing a Sara Evans song to myself while you ring 'em up. Then, just stuff the receipt in the bag and we'll both pretend I was never there.
These would also work just fine, in a pinch. They are, after all, Jessica Simpson brand. Any girl that goes straight to dvd as Daisy Duke really oughta know a thing or two about boots. And they are less than half the price. I'm not as keen on the higher heel, though. Inches count when you're already a beanpole and have two smallish people chasing you around that only hit you mid-thigh on a good day. But yes, still a size 9. Thanks for asking.


While I'm at it, I'm going to throw in one more teeny tiny lil' thang. I'm wishing with reckless abandon tonight and don't care who knows it.


I want a corn crib, that I can then turn into a screened gazebo-like structure. (I really dislike the word gazebo - any ideas why? I'm drawing a blank. It just strikes me as retro, in the bad way.)

This is the best picture I could find, but you get the point.

I would prefer an old, rusty gazebo. And then I would grow morning glories straight up the sides and hang a candle chandelier from the ceiling and toss in some vintage outdoor furniture and big pots of full-sun annuals and call it a day.

Is that too much for a farmgirl to ask?

20 comments:

  1. very cute boots!
    im thinking i need some new boots now!

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  2. I love the boots and the corn crib idea sounds beautiful! x

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  3. Can I wear my cowboy boots and come have lunch with you in your rusty corn crib gazebo like structure?

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  4. you are in northern Indiana. Corn cribs should be a dime a dozen. heck, I'm pretty sure Cory stole a few from Amishmen in his younger days! Maybe he will make one appear one of these mornings ;-)

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  5. A corn crib...you learn something new everyday!

    XOXO-

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  6. OMT, you removed the border from around the sunflower! You go girl!!

    XOXO-

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  7. Never would have thought of using a corn crib for a gazebo. Sounds lovely though!

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  8. What about a teepee? Made of branches stuck in the ground and wrapped together at the top. My parents still have the one that was erected for me as a kid. Free (!) and great for morning glories and gourds and it serves as a great hide-out for little ones!

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  9. Cowboy boots = love them, both pairs, but my 5'2 stature would probably choose the ones with the heels ;). Corn Crib = Never would have thunk it, but great idea.

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  10. Love the boots and love your corn crib idea. How romantic. Perfect for your little spot out there. I'm sure you would have it all cute! Maybe some twinkle lights:)

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  11. Those boots are killer! Have you looked on ebay for some? I like it when mine are already worn in (and cheaper)!

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  12. No, it certainly is not too much to ask. I hope you get all of them!

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  13. I'm with ya, sista. Both the corn crib and the boots. Since I live in town, I'd be happy with just the boots, however. But then again, I could use the corn crib down at the studio... (: Just saw in an anthro e-mail that rugged boots are must-haves to fall, by the way. Thanks for your note on our flower pin post! xo

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  14. Me again! Yes -- those are maps in the Midland booth. If you're interested in maps, let me know and I'll try to have some next time we see you. I missed a great one today -- PARIS! Got there just when the hammer fell. Rats.

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  15. Loving both the boots and corn crib. We just bought a store type gazebo, but your corn crib idea suits my style soooo much more. Don't think our suburban neighbours would like it though!

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  16. I'm not much on boots (or shoes of any kind for that matter) but I love the corncrib-gazebo idea:>) I can see one in my own backyard thank you! Love your website. I just found it and bookmarked it right away. COme visit, I'm having a give away right now!

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  17. I too just found your blog....... but I own a corn crib -- here in Iowa they were difficult to obtain. You can find them -- but they don't want to part with them. Or they are in too bad a shape to move.

    Never-the-less, I found one, tore it down (took 13 hours)- hauled it 9 miles -- and installed it on our property as the corn-zebo. You can see pics on my blog.

    Good luck in your search...... LOVE the boots.

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  18. I seriously thought that corn crib was in your back yard! It looks like it belongs. PLEASE DO IT! I could get married inside of it. :)

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  19. Just like everyone else, I too love the corn crib gazebo idea! You always amaze me!

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  20. Mary from MichiganAugust 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    love your boot blog! While you're pining, think about looking for boots on e-bay. My sweetie found me some last year at Christmas time reasonably. And, if you haven't tried ARIAT boots, give them a try. The most comfortable cowgirl boots ever, designed by two cowgirls who started the business and were told it couldn't be done. My hubby is even a convert! Also love your post about the corncrib gazebo and the morning glories! What a sweet idea!

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