From my M5 Sidecar recipe, my favorite wool-lined boots, Carhartt layers, family board games, kitchen appliances and so much more!
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Carhartt is my favorite brand for working on the ranch, lounging around at home or heading out on a date night. I’ve been a Carhartt ambassador for four years now and I have to say - their women’s line just keeps getting better and better!
Their clothes are well made, durable, comfortable and they always have the best pockets. :)
the ARHUS shearling wool-lined leather boot! and the Tall version called the SILKEBORG.
I swear by these boots all fall and winter to keep my feet warm, dry and so cozy. They have a thick rubber sole with great traction, easy to slip on and off, clean up if I get them muddy and are so comfortable! European sizing, I’d say true to size but the shearling will mold to your foot so maybe size down if in between sizes.
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I love this brand and the message behind their high-quality first aid-supplies and “bravery bandages”! They come in cute and super functional (as in the lids really snap on tight and stay on!) reusable tins great for storage or re-filling with their refill packs.
I keep a tin in every vehicle with all the first aid essentials and send the girls to school with one in their backpack with some hair-ties and a little note from mom too. Click the button below or stock up at Target.
2 oz good bourbon
2 oz meyer lemon juice
1 oz Cointreau or something sweet like honey syrup, maple syrup or simple syrup
*If you can’t find Meyer lemons, try mixing regular lemons and tangerines or cutie oranges!
Pour over ice and shake, sugar the rim of a cocktail glass, strain and pour - and ENJOY!
In these 75 satisfying, homespun recipes you’ll find something for every meal and mood, including Mary’s favorite beef, pork, and lamb dishes, as well as the secret to her famous sidecars! Evocative photos capture the breathtaking beauty of the ranch, the carefree joy of the girls with their horses, the majestic Great Pyrenees who roam the land, and so much more.
I LOVE this heavy duty, Professional Centrifugal Juicer by Waring. I’ve tried a lot of them and this one holds up the best, it’s easy to clean and a real powerhouse. It’s usually around $799, so it’s an investment! But if you are going to juice often or want one that will never break - this is your juicer.
If you are looking for a more budget friendly, but still well-made Juicer - I’ve also used this Cuisinart Juice Extractor.
A great tool for the kitchen with so many uses! I love it for cooking quick rice, homemade applesauce, soups & stews and so much more.
The Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt (7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer.)
More than simply a slow cooker, this all-in-one machine also steams, browns and sautés, then keeps the finished dish at the ideal temperature for serving. From braises and stews to soups, chili and rice dishes, the Gourmet Plus is easy to use, turns out predictably delicious results and now features a metal-safe, nonstick ceramic coating.
The Can-Am brand is hands-down our favorite for dependable, powerful, useful, all-terrain vehicles (we’ve tried them all!) and it was so fun to share our story and how we use them on a daily and nightly basis around the ranch.
I have the Defender with the full cab (& heaters!) and Brian only drives it when I make him or when he wants me to do morning chores with him in the winter. He has the less-amenitized model and loves it for easy jumping in and out to get gates and do his job.
Safety first, especially on horseback and we love these Resistol “RideSafe” cowboy hat style helmets! Helmets are not always common in ranching or rodeo sports…. but these helmets are built super tough AND look much more like a traditional cowboy/girl hat than a helmet! My girls give them two thumbs up.
Small RideSafe (younger girls)
Medium or Large RideSafe (bigger girls / adult)
These solar jars are made in South Africa by a really neat company and are SO well made!
We’ve tried every solar jar out there and these stand the test of time. You flip a magnetic dot on top to complete the circuit to turn off and they turn themselves off after 4 hours. They are weather proof and look great on tables, in trees, on fences, along driveways or anywhere!
If you have pets, this vacuum is a lifesaver. It's cordless, so it's easy to move around the house and light enough to lift above your head for getting cobwebs in corners!
Ours was a gift from my mom, and we use it ALL the time! Even the girls love to use it!
After trying every vacuum out there - THIS is the holy grail of vacuums! It’s basically a super powerful shop-vac you wear on your back with a super long extension cord. It will power through ranch life level dirt, doesn’t clog, easy to empty the dirt in the bag and keeps on trucking. The ProTeam Commercial Vacuum - it’s usually around $400 depending on the model.