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life on planet cowgirl

by Templeton Thompson

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  2. 2 $0.99 life on planet cowgirl 04:09
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  4. 4 $0.99 follow me around 04:03
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  5. 5 $0.99 i miss the girl 04:56
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  6. 6 $0.99 when i get that pony rode 03:37
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  7. 7 $0.99 stronger in the broken places 04:19
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  8. 8 $0.99 missin' you 04:45
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  9. 9 $0.99 i'd rather run than crawl 02:41
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  10. 10 yee ha & halleluja 03:37
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  11. 11 $0.99 happy house 02:45
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  12. 12 $0.99 when my story's told 03:14
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  13. 13 $0.99 reprise 03:25
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missin' our sweet odie, monkey man
 hippie chic cowgirl philosophy

what it means to be a...



it's a way of thinkin,' livin' and lovin'
it's dreamin' and doin,'
always reachin' and never quittin'
it's jumpin' in with both feet without worryin' too much if your boots get wet,
runnin' wide open with the wind in your mane
and havin' it made in the shade of the tallest tree
it's seein' through kind and loving eyes
and knowin' who you are clear down to your soul
it's sittin' down when you need to rest
and standin' up for what you believe in
it's followin' your heart, hangin' on by your fingernails and learnin' to let go
it's seein' a beauty~full blue sky beyond the clouds, even if it's rainin'
and always keepin' a little sunshine in your pocket, saved up for that rainy day
it's takin' the trail less traveled even if it's a bumpy road
and bein' in the here and now and right at home in the company of dreamers, colorin' way outside the lines
and it's always sayin, “now, bring on that horizon, i am not afraid, 'cause i know who i am...
for i am a hippie chic cowgirl tm, proud to call this planet cowgirl tm home!!!!!!!!!”

dream big
work hard
    have faith tm 

©templeton thompson 

 
it’s dreamin’ big and workin’ hard and havin’ faith…that’s the first line from our song life on planet cowgirl and it’s how this project literally began and begins…and you know, somedays, few and far between i’m happy to say, my dreams just seem too big and out of reach, gettin’ to where i wanna be seems too hard and just too far and the havin’ faith part is harder than it oughta be, on those days i still believe, i just have a hard time believin’ in myself …but, on those days, all i have to do is step outside and into the sun and see my big, beauty~full four-legged guardian angels, jane & beau, and everything changes, i’m healed, i’m better and ready to dream even bigger, work a million times harder and beyond wholeheartedly believin’ in everything and everybody else, i start believin’ in myself again…i’m blessed by and grate~full everyday for this incredible, amazin’ life on planet cowgirl, not sure how it all came to be other than to say that i believe it is ALL absolute God Stuff that made me such a lucky, lucky cowgirl...if you're readin' this, you've likely supported me & sam & the whole planet cowgirl herd in some way, shape or form...please know from the bottom of our hearts that that means the absolute world to us 'cause without your incredible support, we couldn't do what we do...so, for me, sam, jane, beau, zoo, T, prissy, odie, bandy, gus & ALL the wild cats, thank you, thank you, thank you for ALL the love & all the help, we'll see y'all on down this beauty~full, wonder~full road=) peace, love & light, templeton, sam & the whole planet cowgirl herd=)


dream big * work hard * have faith





life on planet cowgirl
templeton thompson/ sam gay


me & my ROCKSTAR baby girl, jane, doin' one of our most favorite things, yee ha!!!=)


~~~i've listed all of the players & singers on the liner notes of the album, but, here's where i thought it would be fun to let y'all know who's on each track & what was played...


sam gay ~ my amazin' renaissance cowboy played every single instrument on this one, he's da bomb y'all, i'm a lucky, lucky cowgirl=) and of course that's his beauty~full voice singin' harmony with me=)


it's dreamin' big and workin hard and havin' faith
makin' sure you make the most of every breath you take
and knowin' that today ain't just another day goin' by

it's livin every moment in the here and now
knowin'that there's blue skies back behind the clouds
and never sayin' never `cause that just ain't how you ride

that's life on planet cowgirl
and i'm gratefull every day
that i get to call it my world
`cause there ain't no better place
for fearlessly flyin' and whole-hearted divin' in
i'm lovin' livin' this life
on planet cowgirl

it's standin up for what you know is right and true
even if you're shakin' in your cowboy boots
sayin' bring on that horizon, shootin' for the moon and stars

it's headin' down the trail less traveled even though
it might be a long and windin' rocky road
you ain't scared at all `cause deep inside you know your heart

that's life on planet cowgirl
and i'm grateful every day
that i get to call it my world
`cause there ain't no better place
for fearlessly flyin' and whole-hearted divin' in
i'm lovin' livin' this life
on planet cowgirl

it's runnin wide open
with the sun and the wind in your mane
and it's takin' it all in
knowin' you've got it made in the shade
hay, hay

that's life on planet cowgirl
and i'm grateful every day
that i get to call it my world
`cause there ain't no better place
for fearlessly flyin' and whole-hearted divin' in
i'm lovin' livin' this life
on planet cowgirl

it's dreamin' big and workin' hard and havin' faith

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wishin' you wings
templeton thompson/ God/ jane, beau & all of the kiddos=)


a really sweet couple at an expo in virginia gave this to us a while back, it hangs proudly on our front porch & i make sure to read it, everyday=)



sam gay ~ drums/ acoustic guitar/ electric guitar/ bass/ strings
cliff berlik ~ piano



i'm wishin' you wings
and wishin' you peace
and wishin' you dreams that come true oh yeah
i know it's hard
when it seems so far
from where you are to where you wanna be
i know you'll get there baby
`cause i'm wishin' you wings


i'm wishin' you love
and more than enough
of all the good luck in this life
and i'm wishin' you light
and i'm hopin' you might
learn to fly on the wings of a dove
i see you flyin' high
`cause i'm wishin' you love


and I hope you'll learn to be still
when you need to be still
and I hope you'll learn to be strong
when you need to be strong
oh but don't hold on too long
learn to let go


i'm wishin' you wings
and wishin' you peace
and wishin' you dreams that come true oh yeah
and i'm wishin' you light
and i'm hopin' you might learn to fly on the wings of a dove
i see you flyin' high
`cause i'm wishin' you love
wishin' you wings
yeah
i'm wishin' you wings
wishin' you wings
wishin' you wings


reprise ~ cliff berlik (thanks cliffy!!=)


 we lost our sweet shadow recently, wishin' you wings cowboy, missin' you more than i can say & just knowin' God wears coveralls, happy climbin'=)
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follow me around

sam gay/templeton thompson/porter howell


 
me & my girl performin' in north carolina a few summers ago, it's an honor to have her follow me around (and, sometimes, i'm followin' her around;) while i'm singin' with her in the arena, it's this cowgirl's dream come true, she's a ROCKSTAR y'all, it's too much fun bein' out there performin' with her, sure hope we get to see y'all down this incredible road soon...beau & me & jane the day we received jane's limited edition breyer model, happy cowgirl, happy kiddos, i still can't believe it=)! i feel so incredibly fortunate & i'm in awe of what a great, BIG, wonder~full world it is, inspired by all the talent, by all the resilience, by all the dreamers & doers, by, everything=)! ~~our beauty~full ROCKSTAR baby girl jane turned 11 years young on 3/23! her younger brother, our beauty~full ROCKSTAR baby boy beau turns 11 years young on 4/5 i still can't believe how blessed i am to have my big kiddos in my life...i met them when they were both yearlings & i knew they were supposed to be my babies from that moment...course, i don't own them, they own me!~~





sam ~ acoustic & electric guitar, drums, harmony

porter ~ electric 12-string guitar & electric guitar

cliff berlik ~ b-3

jon putnam ~ bass




i ain't braggin'
i'm just sayin'
it don't get no better than it's been here lately
funny how a new found friend
can pick you up and help you find your long lost grin


follow me around
follow me around
if you wanna see what happy looks like
follow me around


since i found my
four leaf clover
seems like good stuff just keeps happenin' all over
so i won't waste time askin' why
while fortune's smilin' i'll enjoy the ride


follow me around
follow me around
if you wanna see what lucky looks like
follow me around


oh oh who knows
where this will go


follow me around
follow me around
if you wanna see what love looks like
follow me around


follow me around
yeah follow me around
if you wanna see what forever looks like
follow me around


if you wanna see what happy looks like
if you wanna see what lucky looks like
if you wanna see what love looks like …
follow me around

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i miss the girl
tt/sam/porter



me & anna about what feels like forever ago in virginia=) my anna banana, boy, she was awesome, she taught me so much & she's always with me=)


my man sam played EVERYTHING, i'm doin' my own harmony on this one



peaceful
layin' back and countin' stars
sure that there was one up there for me
and dreamin'
without a doubt that they'd come true
back then it seemed so easy to believe


when everything was right there for the takin'
back before it got so complicated



i miss the girl i used to be
on top of the world and fancy free
a lazy summer day was all she needed
that fearless heart that used to laugh
and love with everything she had
when faith and hope and trust were just like breathin'
i love the woman i've turned out to be
but sometimes, sometimes
i miss the girl


grateful
for everything that's come my way
and if i had the chance i wouldn't change a thing
but there's moments
when it all gets to be too much
and i miss the innocence of seventeen


when everything was right there for the takin'
back before it got so complicated


i miss the girl i used to be
on top of the world and fancy free
a lazy summer day was all she needed
(i miss the girl)
that fearless heart that used to laugh
and love with everything she had
when faith and hope and trust were just like breathin'
i love the woman i've turned out to be
but sometimes, sometimes
i miss the girl


she lived everyday so free and easy
i wonder what she'd say if she could see me


(i miss the girl)
i miss the girl i used to be
on top of the world and fancy free
a lazy summer day was all she needed
(i miss the girl)
yeah that fearless heart that used to laugh
and love with everything she had
when faith and hope and trust were just like breathin'
yeah i love the woman i've turned out to be
but sometimes, sometimes
i miss the girl





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when i get that pony rode
tt/ sg/ m. jason greene



i was so proud of my girl at this buck brannaman clinic in alabama last year, she's somethin,' my ROCKSTAR, what can i say, she's always teachin' me somethin,' i just have to stay out of her way, like buck says, "it takes the time it takes"=) this song was inspired by me readin' buck & bill reynold's book, the faraway horses, buck talks about "the consequences of a fast turn" & it's funny what can turn into a tune, sam had this title & the song practically fell out the day we wrote with our buddy jason=) the second photo is me (on patti's boy lancer) & buck on his boy stedman & patti hall (co-writer on happy house & why i'm blessed to know the bb cowboy=)


sam ~ acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums
bass ~ jon
cliff ~ b-3, electric piano



face down in the dirt
every inch of me hurts
guess it wasn't such a perfect landin'
yeah i'm still alive
not sure how i survived
it was a hell of a ride `til it ended
i guess that's what you get when you leap
you don't always end up on your feet


oh there's easier ways i could go
oh but deep down inside me i know
yeah i'll really have somethin' to show
when i get that pony rode


every now and again
i get myself in a spin
face the true consequence of a fast turn
every up every down
every single go round
every fall i have found makes me stronger
so i'll knock all the dust off and then
i'll get back in the saddle again


oh there's easier ways i could go
oh but deep down inside me i know
yeah i'll really have somethin' to show
when i get that pony rode


i guess that's what you get when you leap
you don't always wind up on your feet


oh yeah there's easier ways i could go
oh but deep down inside me i know
yeah i'll really have somethin' to show
when i get that pony rode





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stronger in the broken places
templeton thompson/ sam gay/ porter howell



melanie bowles & her babies=) sparrow



sam ~ drums/ acoustic & electric guitar/ bass
steve hinson ~ steel guitar
cliff berlik ~ rhodes piano/ organ
butch simmons ~ percussion, champagne bottle from mine & sam's weddin'=)



it took a long time
but i've made peace
with my less than picture perfect history
and it's pointless
placin' blame
see the past is stubborn it ain't gonna change
it took goin' there to get here and that's okay


i'm stronger in the broken places
and wiser for the roads i went down
better for the bruises and the pain
i couldn't see it then
but i see it now
what i've learned along the way has made me
stronger in the broken places

i am gratefull
and i am blessed
i'm in the here and now with no regrets
and where the heartache used to be
there's a river of forgiveness runnin' deep
and i know i'm right where i'm s'posed to be


i'm stronger in the broken places
and wiser for the roads i went down
better for the bruises and the pain
i couldn't see it then
but i see it now
what i've learned along the way has made me
stronger in the broken places



where i've hurt and healed
i swear i feel


stronger in the broken places
and wiser for the roads i went down
better for the bruises and the pain
i couldn't see it then
but i see it now
what i've learned along the way has made me stronger
stronger in the broken places


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missin' you
tt/sg




kissin' kiddos at my uncle bob & aunt lisa's place in arkansas (where my ROCKSTARS were born=)


sam ~ drums/ acoustic & electric guitar
me & sam ~ background vocals (doin' our best willie nelson & emmylou harris impersonations;)
steve hinson ~ steel guitar
butch simmons ~ percussion, jane's donne & cavalli rhythm beads are what you hear on the bridge section, it's like she's lopin' through the track=)
jon putnam ~ bass


i was standin' up on stage
in some `ol smokey, musty place
in longview texas singin' my heart out doin' my very best emmylou if i could only win your love is hittin' way to close to home i shouldn't let it seems no matter where i go every song and every road leads back to you

oh i'm lost out here without ya
miss everything about ya
it's so hard to be alone
oh sometimes i get to wondrin'
am i chasin' down a dream or am i runnin'
from the one i left back home


on the way to san anton'
dialin' in the radio
when i heard willie
you were always on my mind
brought you right back to mine
right then and there
oh and somedays like today
it starts to feel like missin' you is gonna kill me
makes me wonder if the miles
i put behind me
ever got me anywhere


oh i'm lost out here without ya
miss everything about ya
it's so hard to be alone
oh sometimes i get to wondrin'
am i chasin' down a dream or am i runnin'
from the one i left back home


oh oh
i'm missin' you babe i'm missin' you babe
i'm missin' you
oh yeah
i'm needin' you babe i'm needin' you babe
i'm needin' you
i need you
oh i need you


oh i'm lost out here without ya
i miss everything about ya
it's so hard to be alone
oh yeah sometimes i get to wondrin'
am i chasin' down a dream or am i runnin'
from the one i left back home


now i'm standin' up on stage
in some `ol smoky musty place
in somewhere texas
singin' my heart out
and missin' you
oh yeah baby baby baby i'm missin' you
oh babe i'm missin' you



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i'd rather run than crawl
sam gay/ lance strode



jane & beau playin' "catch me if you can" around our pond, so noble, so beautifull & they most certainly DO NOT crawl;)


sam ~ acoustic guitar/ electric guitar/ bass
steve hinson ~ steel guitar
jon putnam ~ bass
butch simmons ~ percussion



ten miles out of missoula, montana
at some little hole in the wall
a whole world away from mobile, alabama
and i'm feelin' no pain at all
my tear soaked troubles were hung out to dry
back on that old alabama state line


some will go crazy, right out of their mind
some will go straight to the dogs
i've known those who get down and beg on their knees
pleadin' for love that they lost
but i'd rather run than crawl
i'd rather run than crawl


'cause i've got a bed roll and a gypsy in my soul
and a pretty good 'ol pick-up truck
she always keeps me ahead of your mem'ry
as long as i keep her filled up


i pointed myself toward the new mornin' sun
and headed right into great falls
then i doubled back west on state road 21
fightin' the strong urge to call
but i'll drive just as far as my heart needs to go
to get these ol' feelins' to leave me alone


some will go crazy, right out of their mind
some will go straight to the dogs
i've known those who get down and beg on their knees
pleadin' for love that they lost
but i'd rather run than crawl
i'd rather run than crawl





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yee ha & halleluja
templeton thompson/ sam gay/ porter howell




sam gay ~ drums/ electric guitar/ bass/ clavinet
porter howell ~ electric guitar
cliff berlik ~ organ


can i get a witness
'bout feelin' low down
tryin' to spread the good word
in an old ghost town


all those high and mighty
powers that be
they don't seem to notice
these empty streets


i'm tired of them old fools
makin' their own rules
time to set the music free
everybody say


yee ha & halleluja
peace, love and rock~n~roll
people more power to ya
feel the groove down to your soul
let the mighty spirit move ya
yee ha & halleluja


ya say you want redemption
i can show you how
you can do your own thing
startin' here and now


you're feelin' like a prisoner
you can break those chains
brothers and sisters
you can make a change


all you sons and daughters
step into the water
wash them sins away
everybody say


yee ha & halleluja
peace, love and rock-n-roll
people more power to ya
feel the groove down to your soul
let the mighty spirit move ya
yee ha & halleluja


rise up true believers
to your feet
hey roll the stone away
there's a new day dawnin'
can't you feel it comin'
people let me hear you say yeah


yee ha & halleluja
peace, love and rock-n-roll
people more power to ya
feel the groove down to your soul
let the mighty spirit move ya
yee ha & halleluja


can i get a yee ha, y'all




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happy house
templeton/ sam/ patti hall



 our welcome sign on our happy house front porch=)


well, this one made my amazin' mama in law cry, happy, healin' tears, it's like the amazin' johnny gay's in the room (sam's late papa)...thanks to everyone who played on this one, it makes me HAPPY!!!


sam ~ acoustic guitar/ rockin' chair/ iced tea pourin'=)
john gay (sam's bro) ~ mandolin
gary pierce ~ dobro
donna thompson ~ the late johnny gay's upright bass
kevin thompson ~ recorded these overdubs at his studio in memphis, tn
prissy ~ background meows=)



our happy house
by the river side
where the cottonwoods grow
and the bluebirds fly
there's a rusty old nail
holdin' up a welcome sign
coffee's on
come on by


our happy house
is just sticks and stones
but it's a real good place
to take it slow
just kick on back
and before you know
you'll find yourself
right at home


our happy house
is built on love
filled with dreams
man, that's the stuff


our happy house
got three good dogs
and a scratch on the head
is all they want
there's a lesson there
take it all in stride
life is good
enjoy the ride


our happy house
is built on love
filled with dreams
man, that's the stuff
and everyday
i'm more amazed
how everything
just falls into place


our happy house
by the river side
where the cottonwoods grow
and the bluebirds fly





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when my story's told

tt/ sg/ kyle hutton

this song is dedicated to & was inspired by the amazin' jim & jon hager who i was blessed to know for a little while...they were big time supporters of the elephant sanctuary in hohenwald, tn & all around wonderfull souls, my hope is to do good work while i'm here like they did, they were truly somethin' y'all=)

russell terrell ~ background vocals ~ y'all, my friend russell is a ROCKSTAR! if you listen to country radio, you've heard russell probably 90% of the time singin' on most every country music single played...i believe russell is one of the best singers on the planet & not only that, he's one of the kindest, most genuine people you'll ever meet...he's taught me so much & everytime i've been blessed to get to sing with him, it's been an honor=) here's to us gettin' to sing together more often cowboy & thanks for introducin' me to jim & jon & my whole wonderfull AFTRA nashville family=)



sam ~drums/ acoustic guitar/ electric guitar/ dobro/ bass/ electric piano

cliff berlik ~ piano

butch simmons ~ percussion



when my story's told
i hope they'll say
she left this world
a little bit better place
and i hope they laugh
until they cry
on the day they come
to say goodbye


and one day when my story's told
when the last page of my life unfolds
i hope i'll have done good
i hope... i hope


when my story's told
i hope it's long
that the right i've done
way outdoes the wrong
and i hope it's full
of the ones i love
and i pray that they
know just how much


and one day when my story's told
when the last page of my life unfolds
i hope i'll have done good
i hope... i hope


when my story's told
i hope you'll remember me
for followin' my heart
and chasin' all my dreams


and one day when my story's told
when the last page of my life unfolds
i hope He'll say well done
and welcome home
i hope...
when my story's told










this album couldn't have been made without the amazin,' wonderfull, incredible, patient, kind & supportive folks who pre-ordered our 2 cd life on planet cowgirl set...i have so many more folks to thank for ALL the help along the way, but, for a bit, i just want the thank yous to be about all you planet cowgirl ROCKSTARS who made it possible for these albums to be made!!! and these beautifull people are, drum roll & spotlight please!!!: patricia d. (my beautifull mamasita=), patti h., laura g., john r., anthony b., lisa l., peggy m., cathi b., linda o., sean c., david s., diane h., debbie f., gayelynne l., peggy h., karen k., martha k., mary s., erja s., jennifer l., paula d., robert p., susette h., paula b., chelsea m., robin c., kyle d., jeannie b., melissa m., sharon g., maria m., rhonda s., melissa w. , gary p., kim l., mark s., pat m., bette s., peter a., abby t., deborah h., bonnie p., alix n., mary sk., martha s., vaughn v., janet o., ron c., candace b., kristy h., mary lynn s., tami b., felisha d., janine f., matthew j., herb t. (herbie, thanks for all the help over the years, you are one kind & talented man, hola por favor;), jeri l., jessica p., elaine r., edward z., misty a., charlene h., bethany r., deborah l., teresa w., michele m., shelly m., acie j. (the AMAZIN' man behind orthoflex saddleworks, he made me my very own hippie chic cowgirl saddle, he can make you one too, check it out on the front page of my website, love you acie!!!=), jaime l., jeanne l., christina p., diane s. (thanks alabama family!, joanne k., sherri s., adria g., kristina a., teresa c., linda h., barbara b., thom r., yolanda m., lauren m., frankie & sandy l., terri d., bonnie r., amber w., cheyenne s., leigh ann s., gail b., annie t., hayley s., tina a., tricia m., janet b., loni t., francis e. (hay cuz=), sarah h., jill s., slade s., annie m., aida v., frank c., michelle h., karen u., john g., barbara m., sandy a., andrew c., leeann s., loch h., hugh b., cecilia s., kasey o., alan g., debra l., lee r., melody c., lisa m., jacqueline k., marsha g., charydin h., stefanie g., penny a., larkin f., larry b., james k., susan b., kim b., betty h., nancy r., phyllis m., angelia w., gary c., michelle d., jeanne b., leslie w., lois w., kathleen h., franz o., janet f., kalli p., tara m., joseph d., pam s. (thx beautifull cowgirl!), tisa a., cheryl n. (love you texas my texas mama=), kathy g., carla w-l., melissa a., gretchen b., deborah d., charles m., john t. (love & miss y'all, thanks for tall in the saddle=), marie s., melissa s., lynn v., matthew m., tara h., steven s., theresa h., rhonda b., jet h., mary w., fiona m., connie s., stephanie k., philip h., elizabeth p., elimar s., tina p., lisa b., deborah p., lynne o., holger b., michelle m., dee dee t. (love you LOTTsa beautifull cowgirl!!=), margie f., marty t., pamela l., danielle c., vicki k., beverly g.
wow, i'm truly amazed by & so gratefull to all of you, from the bottom of this
hippie chic cowgirl's heart, love, light & gratitude!!!=)


~~~please let me know if you're not comfortable being on this list or if you'd like me to put your full name on the list, or if somehow i've spelled your name wrong, i figured we'd start here & see what happens, it's fun to brag on y'all, SPOTLIGHT'S on y'all now!!!=)~~~~~


oodles & oodles of thanks to:


horsesouth magazine
suncoast bedding
orthoflex saddleworks
breyer horses
athleta
girls horse club
the cowboy store
gypsy soule
julie miles designs
pard's western shop







Thanks to the talented folks who added so much to this project!!!



Cliff Berlik


Porter Howell


Steve Hinson


Butch Simmons (playin' jane's ryhthm beads=)



Jon Putnam