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Dancing Cowgirl Design

Updated on May 23, 2015

Who Is Dancing Cowgirl Design

Well, that's the shortest name I could come up with that describes some of what I do.

I love living a western lifestyle, dancing, crafts, designing and a lot of other things.

I've been writing online for a while now and have much more to come. I hope you have a chance to visit all of my articles that may be of interest to you.

Now I've got to get typing, my thoughts are running faster than pigs to a corn trough.

Personal Photo

A Texas Girl

If a picture speaks a thousand words, my intro picture my have hinted to the fact that, I live in Texas, I dance and have a whole lot of Cowgirl in me.

I spent the first 35 years of my life in Houston and for the last 19 years I've been living on a farm/ranch, what ever you want to call 87 acres, in Central Texas. I do still spend a lot of time in Houston though.

Welcome, You Are Here!

All She Wants To Do Is Dance

As a song title, that describes me. Dancing is a passion, not just on Saturday night either. From social dancing, lessons, travel and competition, these articles and videos will take you there.

Wanna dance?

Me With My Pro Dancing At The World Championships Of Counry Western Dancing 2010

East Coast Swing is one of 8 dances I compete in. It is such a fun dance for me!!

The Cowgirl In Me

I was born a Cowgirl and in one way or another have remained a Cowgirl. I can not remember a time when I was not surrounded by something to do with a Western Lifestyle. My grandparents grew up with horses as their only means of transportation. They later turned that necessity into a passion and made an unforgettable impact on my life.

Please enjoy my articles about Cowboys, Cowgirls, Rodeos, Trailrides and all things western that have been a part of my life for a very long time.

This is a photo of me Barrel Racing on my horse Little John in 1967, so that would make me an old Cowgirl with lots of things to talk about.

Personal Photo

Yep, there's a trophy shelf from years of Rodeo and Horse Shows.

The rodeo and western theme runs throughout my life.

Urban Cowboy - The Movie And Me

Movie Star For A Moment

Well yes, for a second or two. When production of the movie Urban Cowboy came to the Houston area, word got around and next thing you know, there I am. At first I thought it was going to be a movie about Rodeo. It was in the Urban Cowboy way. The movie follows the everyday life of a man named Bud, played by John Travolta, while he tries to become champion in a mechanical bull riding contest held inside of a Texas dance hall.

I signed up as an extra and did make it to the the big screen. My grandfather and some other rodeo friends are also seen in the movie.

( Photo - clip from the Movie Urban Cowboy) Me walking in front of John Travolta.

My Furry Friends - Animal Stories And Pictures

Read about my many adventures with animals, beginning with an orpahed deer I named Tinkerbell and the magic she brought to our lives

There is much more to come about her and the deer that visit my house daily.

Have you ever watched an armadillo drink water or raccoons having dinner with cats?

Some unusual things happen at my house and those are just a couple of the stories with pictures that I have lined up.

These will get you started while I write some more.

Parties and Entertaining

Girls just wanna have fun, right?

I have had my fair share of hosting and attending parties. Now it's time to share some of those ideas.

What's I have written about so far is just a very short list.

There are some fun ideas that will have your guest hollerin' Yeeee Hawwww, so grab some ideas from things I have done.

Decorating To Please Everyone

I am happy to have everyone in my house pleased with their personal space so there is not one particular style here.

The shared spaces tend to get rearranged and redecorated often. I have tons of collectible items that I like to see, so I rotate things around. Many pictures of those things weave throughout my articles. My husband is a hunter and has plenty of collections as well. Most of his mount to the wall.

Decorating Rodeo, Hunting and Fishing Christmas Trees was the easy part.

Decorating with my toys, like a Circus Wagon and Carousel Horses is the fun part.

Crafts And Designs

I was taught to make do with what I have and make the best of it. Using that wisdom from my grandmother and some stuff, I started crafting.

That has led me to have a very cool craft room overstuffed with new materials and things to re-purpose. I have had my hands in many projects.

I have enjoyed helping my kids and others to learn crafts and make projects to enter in 4-H and County Fair Competitions. Participation along with them in the Adult Categories has strengthened my knowledge and abilities in crafting and design.

For sometime now, I have had a store at Zazzle where my artwork is turned into product lines.


Rodeo Days in Plastic Canvas was inspired by my rodeo life and designed using the skills I learned from building my Doll House from plastic canvas.

Designing And Making Coasters And Tissue Boxes Based On My Rodeo Pictures - Didn't Seem To Be Enough, So.......

I went on to build coasters in the shape of belt buckles and a coaster holder.

That was fun, so I went ahead and built a Rodeo arena.

The bucking chutes hold sets with a napkin and cutlery tucked into a blue jean pocket made from plastic canvas. The opposite end bucking chutes hold coasters. Salt and pepper shakers and a toothpick holder are disguised as barrel racing barrels. The Arena section is large and holds custom place mats and it has an announcer stand overlooking everything.

Dressing The Part - Of Dancing Cowgirl Design

I try to make most of my dancing outfits. Some things are from scratch and some are re-fashioned from something close to what I want.

Competition allows for lots of bling. I use crystals on my costumes and make the custom jewelry to match. Some dances call for different styles so I can have anything from a cheeky cha cha dress, a flowing waltz gown or a Two-Step and Swing dress that will spin like a top. It sure is fun to dress up!

Dancing Cowgirl Design The Writer

I have been writing online for a few years with most of my content hosted at Squidoo and Hubpages. I recently decided to develop my own web site. It has been quiet a chore, but I am happy with having my own place to design the way I want it. You can find my articles there now.


How About A Slow Dance Before This Place Closes

Thanks For Stopping By and Happy Trails

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    4 years ago

    I have added your Hub here on plastic canvas to my plastic canvas page. You are awesome!

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    Fay Favored 

    4 years ago from USA

    You look like you have so much fun and your outfits are lovely. Real work of art.

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    Andromachi Polychroniou 

    4 years ago from Maurothalassa, Serres, Greece

    Thank you for creating useful and enjoyable lenses for us to read and nice presentation for you. I got jealous. I should do something like this for me as well soon.

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    Jen withFlash 

    4 years ago

    It looks like your life is filled with fun! I love the pic of you when you were a little girl barrel racing. That's so cute and you were so little!

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    sierradawn lm 

    4 years ago

    I am so pleased to meet you! Your bio is delightful and I am love reading your lenses!

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    4 years ago

    Wow - what an interesting life you lead! It sounds like you pack every day with something wonderful. Respect!

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    4 years ago

    This is a great introduction to you as Dancing Cowgirl Design! Obviously the name really suits you.

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    5 years ago

    A wonderul Meet Me Lens, loved it. Wow, you sure are a busy busy gal!

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    Rhonda Albom 

    5 years ago from New Zealand

    Great introduction to you. I used to dance west coast swing a couple of times per week.

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    5 years ago

    Thank you so much for liking my first ever lens on here, 8 Signs He Loves You Deeply. I really appreciate it!

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    Salsa Dancing 

    5 years ago

    Combines two of my favorite things-- dancing and cowboys!

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    5 years ago

    Nice lensography. I like the western dancing theme.

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    5 years ago

    What a nice lens, itâs very interesting! Thank you for sharing, I like it.

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    5 years ago

    You are one awesome cow gal! :D

  • KamalaEmbroidery profile image


    5 years ago

    What a lot of interesting things. Thanks for sharing.

  • ArslanSultan profile image


    5 years ago

    fantastic collection of dancing cowgirl costumes...

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    Miha Gasper 

    5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

    Nice to meet you!

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    stephen downing 

    5 years ago

    Thank you for liking my lens about my cat Captain Morgan. I can see that you have many interesting lenses that I can enjoy reading in the evenings. That will keep me busy for awhile!

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    5 years ago

    I have enjoyed reading about your life and your dancing. I can't believe that I hadn't met you in Rocket Moms or read any of your other lenses till now. This lens does take me back to my days when I lived in Ft. Worth many years ago.

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    Chuck Nelson 

    5 years ago from California

    I share a lot of your western theme likes. As I write there's a coyote hide, a cow skull, a bullwhip, and an iron trap hanging on my wall and various other western theme items in my den. There's a saddle on a stand and a wagon wheel on the patio. I'm not a dancer but did a lot of square dancing through my elementary school years. The family ranch (northern California) is sold (sniff) and now I must scratch my country itch with artifacts and photography. I was born in Texas but at a very early age. Best of luck to you as you continue to blossom on Squidoo. Thanks for liking my lens bout me.

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    5 years ago

    Extremely grateful for your guidance to Dancing Cowgirl and believe you realize what an amazing job youâre doing instructing others with the aid of a web site. Most likely you havenât come across any of us.

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    Stephen Bush 

    5 years ago from Ohio

    Tinkerbell, rodeos and urban cowgirls, oh my! Thanks for the enjoyable journey.

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    6 years ago

    thanks for your pictures-they look like my old 'cowgirl' days barrel racing, the Almeda Stables Drill Team )))_ and girl, did I love to dance-thanks again...the memories, you know

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    Aliann LM 

    6 years ago

    I loved your lens about the baby deer. It was an amazing story and so sweet! I too am an animal lover.

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    Anthony Godinho 

    6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Wonderful to get to know more about you through this Squidoo lensography. You've had some great experiences in life so far including rubbing shoulders with John Travolta ;) enjoyed my read. Hope your hubby is getting better. Wishing you both all the best and stay blessed! :)

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 

    6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    This is a wonderful lensography and it is so nice to learn more about you.

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    6 years ago

    Great lens, keep up the good work!

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    Lynda Makara 

    6 years ago from California

    I really enjoyed reading this lens! I've got a little (urban) cowgirl in me too.

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    Lynda Makara 

    6 years ago from California

    I really enjoyed reading this lens! I've got a little (urban) cowgirl in me too.

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    6 years ago

    Beautiful! You are the music. Thank you for this most enjoyable lens.

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    6 years ago

    I am so delighted to "meet" you - love your irrepressible spirit, and I sure hope your husband is doing okay. Sending all good thoughts down to Texas for you and him!

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    6 years ago from USA

    I just watched the videos of you dancing....beautiful!!! I took all kinds of dance classes when I was younger, until my early twenties, when I had to get serious about school and start working for a living. I would go to nightclubs and dance with friends, but it wasn't the kind of dancing my soul craved. I've always wanted to learn all styles of ballroom dancing, but I never did. As years went by, I got out of shape and also became very ill for several years. Well, I'm on a long road to recovery, and I'm dropping the weight and firming up! One of my goals is to wake up on my next birthday a size 4 again. I see other women my age (and older) doing it, and so can I. I've been thinking a lot lately about my past regrets and my age creeping up on me, but I really don't believe age is what slows us down; we slow ourselves down with negative thoughts, poor diet and idleness. I am actually beginning to look and feel younger, and I WILL take those ballroom dance lessons; and I plan to compete, too!! Watching your videos tonight have been VERY inspiring for me, thank you so much!!! Hugs to you!!!!!!!!!! ~Vicki~

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    6 years ago

    Thanks for liking me. You are a talented dancer. Talented writer. I want to become one like you. Please see my lens on romantechism and please enter in to it 100likes lucky draw.

    Happy new year and kind regards from sri lanka.

    PS I think it would be better if you add a creative commons licence (see the lens Evader you liked) to this lens.

    All the best

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    6 years ago

    Loved watching you dance in the YouTube videos!

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    6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

    Thank YOU for stopping by my little corner of Squidoo today. Lovely to have a list of lenses in categories of your Squidoo world. Well done lensography! I will be visiting many -- I'm especially interested in the plastic canvas section. :)

    Hope your hubby's surgery last week went well and that it's the last December you have to worry about 'getting through'. Sending my good thoughts to you both.

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    6 years ago from USA

    Excellent lensography! You and your husband will be in my prayers. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery.

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    Renaissance Woman 

    6 years ago from Colorado

    Really enjoyed learning more about you and seeing the joy you feel while dancing. I spent the majority of my life in Texas (College Station, San Antonio, Corpus Christi) and have a whole lot of cowgirl in me. I can appreciate why you love it so much. :-)

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    Mary Norton 

    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for sharing something about you here.

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    7 years ago

    Wonderful Len! Can't wait to read more. Sending Prayers and good thoughts to you and your Husband. (found you on Twitter)

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    John Dyhouse 

    7 years ago from UK

    NIce to meet you, found this via your twitter account

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    sidther lm 

    7 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your husband I hope the second round helps and I am so glad that you have been able to find a way to be with him.

    Texas is home for us too after a long fight to get back here and it was worth it!

    So glad to learn more about you!

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    7 years ago

    Cool.. Nice video too. Keep up with the good work.

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    whiteskyline lm 

    7 years ago

    Very cool! I know nothing about this. Thanks for sharing the dance video, that looks like fun:) Blessings of wellness to your husband, and happy lens making to you!

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    7 years ago

    Really sorry to hear about your husband, wishing you the best.

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    Cheryl Paton 

    7 years ago from West Virginia

    Great ideas. I've already read your lens about Tinkerbell; wonderful story.

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    7 years ago

    Great lenses. Sorry to hear about you husband.

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    Sandy Mertens 

    7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    Sorry to hear about your husband and grandfather. Nice to get to know you more and looking forward to those WIP lenses.


    Dancing Cowgirl Design 

    7 years ago from Texas

    @julescorriere: Just checking, are you on facebook also? I will have the lens about my grandfather posted soon pretty soon.

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    Jules Corriere 

    7 years ago from Jonesborough TN

    It's awesome that you are using your time in such productive and creative ways. I can't wait to read the story about your grandfather in the robbery. Thanks for befriending me on Rocket Moms. I'm really new, so it's nice to start making friends in this community.


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