Thursday, December 8, 2011

On The 17th Day Of Christmas I Asked For This Gift...

This amazing little purse from the Buffalo Billfold Company.

I knew today I wanted to list something Buffalo.  I have been dreaming about a decorative pillow for our bed, as I want to get my  whitetail photo framed that i took when we were in Custer and wanted to keep with the outdoorsy/wildlife theme.  So I started looking for a company to spotlight, you know, to help Big D in his search for my perfect  Christmas present. =)

Not sure how I got directed to this site, but I'm sure happy I did.  The have beautiful simple but elegant items, from billfolds to laptop cases and everything in between.  They even have cool mouse pad and a "make your own baseball" kit.  It's also (as you can imagine), all tanned buffalo hide. 

This purse pictured is only around $42.00 (the front one in the picture). It's so pretty!

They are also RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA!  In Worthington to be exact. 

Want to know something else cool about them?  In reading their blog, it looks as if we've vended in the same place; Brookings Arts Fest. 

Check them out at their website:  they have great prices and cool stuff, very affordable gifts for Christmas. 

Bill, it was nice chit chatting with you this morning!  Catch up with you on the "show" road...I plan on going to the Round Up next year as a spectator.  Then on to the art venue... it's really nice going to an arts fest that I don't have to vend in.  =)

My favorite Christmas memory/tip of the day today is (I hope my kids are reading this):

Never peek on a present like I did when I was a kid.  I'm tellin' ya, old wounds never close.  I slighted myself when the presents from my grandparents came.  Now, they had lots of money and we didn't.  By UPS, we would get boxes of presents.  We would actually count them - hey, I was a kid and quality was in numbers! =).

I saw a curiously wrapped present with my name on it.  For some reason I just had to know what was inside.  Then, when my parents were out chopping wood,

I did it....

I ripped the wrapping paper just a little. A teensy bit really just to see it. 

The Barbie I had only dreamed of was right there. In front of me. 

On Christmas Eve however, I wasn't even excited because I knew what it was.  It felt like opening a pair of socks or something.  The thrill was gone. 

Remember...I'll say in again like I have before, It's not the's the getting there that's the fun part.

My charity today is this:  Minnesota C.O.P.S Chapter

"In February, 2005, the MN Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors became a reality. Our Chapter is about extending a helping hand for the emotional well being of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, friend or co-worker in the line of duty. We are survivors helping survivors. The success of our Chapter can be seen in the families we have touched with love and compassion. There are no membership dues to join for the price paid is already too high.

Why make a donation

The MN Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors is a 501©3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

100% of your donation is used for outreach to the families of officers killed in the line of duty as well as financially assistance for families wishing to attend National Police Week Ceremonies and the National C.O.P.S. grief seminars in Washington D.C..

The Chapter also assists with funding of travel costs to attend Hands On Programs and Retreats. Consider donating as a way to thank the families of those who have made the selfless sacrifice to protect you and your families." -From their website


  1. I'll take one of those purses too, Santa. Thank you in advance.