We all have our idols. They help to motivate us to continue pursuing our goals, and to continue to push ourselves to achieve whatever it is we want too. I guess you could say our role models are our scapegoats…my idol made me do it. Not such a bad thing really.
And besides my husband, and my family, someone that I have the utmost respect for is Fallon Taylor. You haven’t heard of Fallon Taylor? Well, let me share a little with you about this incredible woman. She is a world champion (2014) barrel racer who has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 7 times and has had career earnings of over $900,000.00 in barrel racing. She runs her own clothing company, and she has a fantastic YouTube channel where she vlogs her life, and shares some of the experiences that she has gone through.
But what makes her special to me is how motivated she is. She doesn’t let challenges get her down. She finds something she wants to do, and she finds a way to do it. I admire her perseverance and individuality. And when I see her, I think about how I want to be more like that in my everyday life.
Lucky Horse Shoe DIY
So in my no lifting, no playing with horses, surgical recovery I have been trying to find things to do. And I decided I wanted to make some new DIY projects. I had the idea of making a lucky horse shoe. And then I decided I wanted to make one and somehow send it to Fallon Taylor, as a thank you to her for inspiring me to be the best I can be with everything I do, and to be consistent.
So I came up with the idea, not an original one at all, but how to make a horse shoe ‘pretty enough’ to hang up in my home. And since my horses don’t wear shoes, I had to find a place to buy some.
Thankfully my local feed store sells them. They are expensive at $5.00 each. After I bought them, I found them online at Jeffer’s Equine for $4.00 a pair. Next time I will get them at Jeffers.
Next I wanted to give them a solid look, so I found some spray paint in the garage. And after a couple coats of paint, they were ready to decorate.
I just painted random patterns on the shoes. I added different colors of paint, to give the shoe some style.
For the one, I just added some bling to make it pretty.
And then added some twisted wire to the back of it so it can be hung up.
And for the second one, I painted some different patterns on it, added a little bling and hangers on the back. I kind of like the wood background. Maybe I will do that next time! The wood behind the horse shoes was the beginning of my wall art project.
This was a super easy and fast project to do. I think this might make a really nice Christmas gift, or house warming gift for family members and friends in the future.
And of course, since I made 2, I thought it would be fun to send one to Fallon Taylor. She is blingy, and awesome, so now I just have to figure out how to send it to her. With a little research, I found that on all of her videos she has a mailing address for fan mail, so now I just have to hope she gets it. Maybe just maybe my gift will make her smile, and let her know that she is a pretty amazing person. Maybe I will make a video for my YouTube channel, and MAYBE she will see it. And then she can see how she has inspired me.
And, if you would like to see the video to watch the entire process, just visit my YouTube channel for this, and lots of other DIY projects!