On a HOT June, 29th Day in 2010, I bought my Idaho business license, got my sellers permit and spent $3500 of Cody's money (he loaned me some of his money stash to get started).
I remember grinning ear to ear at how excited I was to start this venture. I'd been selling Premier Jewelry and now was my time to order what I wanted to sell and be a cool "boutique babe". I was kinda on top of my world.
On that same day, June 29th, 2010, I took a pregnancy test (just to rule it out) because the darn monthly visit hadn't happened and I was late. It was positive, followed by three other positive tests (yes I went and bought more). I was in tears, I wasn't married (we'd been dating for 7 years), but still I was in shock. We took the news pretty hard (so silly to think back on that now, because Raelee was most definitely the BEST thing that could ever happen to her free-spirited parents).
I remember saying "Cody should I send all the new merchandise back"? He said, "No you better figure out how to sale it" So I did, and seven years later we have grown and we have kept selling and growing.
I think deep down, God planted the seed to our name, The Frosted Cowgirls. Most people ask if I named it after my daughters (Raelee and Claycee), which is so fitting, but the name came before they did and so did the business. Thankfully it worked out :).
Every year, I am humbled and blessed to get to do what we love. The people who support us, who travel around and shop with us make this life so amazing! Thank you for following our adventures and getting yourself "frosted".
We don't like to miss a party, it's time to celebrate!
Cheers to SEVEN years and much more!
Love~ Your fashionista Frosted Cowgirl
Grab those pens, pencils and paper---Back to School we go!!
For our family, this is the beginning of the school adventure. Our Raelee heads off to her first day of kindergarten and this momma's heart is breaking...like in a million pieces. Why does time go so fast? I swear I blinked. I know you've all heard this a thousand times, "they are only little for awhile". It's true friends, it's so true. I'm having a hard time letting go.
Raelee on the other hand is beaming, she can hardly wait to start this journey. I'm trying to act excited, really trying. Tonight while heading into the "Open House" I grabbed her hand to walk into the school, she said "Mom, you don't need to hold my hand". What!!? I couldn't hold back the tears, I'm still welling up just typing that.
Ok so now that you all know how ridiculous I am, let's focus on some fun Back to School fashion. If there's one thing I've passed onto my little ones, it's the love of fringe, bling, and anything fancy. Together, Raelee and I, have laid out all our "Back to School" outfit options. She has tried them on, modeled them and finally after much debate made her decision on what she will be wearing as she walks the halls on the first day of school (her poor Dad doesn't stand a chance).
Raelee has chosen a Frosted Cowgirl favorite new arrival! A bright pink aztec printed cardigan with fringe. This comes as a set which includes a tank top and necklace. She is going to wear this with black leggings and her new favorite sandals.
School Styles are so fun and trendy right now. Great Floral, aztec, and geometric patterns are must have's! Of course fringe and faux suede will still be fall hits!
Good luck to all our fellow students! Learn lots and have a great year at school!
Rikki is the owner of The Frosted Cowgirls Boutique, located in New Plymouth, ID. Founded in 2010.