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    Historic Districts

    Whether you’re staycationing in Georgia or vacationing in Cuba this year, it would behoove you to check out the area’s historic district. Knowing a district’s architectural beginnings deepens appreciation for the neighborhood and increases the likelihood of community unity, preservation and tourism. Dig deep enough, and you might discover your family has played a major role in a specific section of town. In fact, I come from a family of brick masons, so if you ever visit Milledgeville, Georgia, my folks had a hand in its downtown development.

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    African-American Legends on the Racetrack

    An epic cover shot for Cowgirl Candace was Churchill Downs Magazine’s fall 2016 edition, featuring the late heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali. A native of Louisville, the champ is seen jogging along…

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    Kentucky Derby

    One of the most electrifying two minutes of thoroughbred racing takes place at the world’s iconic racetracks: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The great race is held annually the first Saturday…

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    Pinup Puncher Hairstyles

    I appreciate texture and have an affinity for Old Hollywood glamour. Oftentimes, I incorporate classic pinup hairstyles into my contemporary cowgirl fashion just to relive the look. For my Durango darling…

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    My Printed Past

    Animal prints and I go back to elementary school. I became a competitive gymnast at age 5 and traveled Middle Georgia, competing with Macon’s top gym of the ’80s and ’90s:…

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    Pastureland Pigtails

    A recurring hairstyle I’ve donned since my miniature maverick days on the farm in the ’80s has been pigtails for sure. I adore one or multiple even now. Slap some satin…

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    Daniel’s Wood Den

    Stepping into antique barn Daniel’s Wood Den feels like a stuck-in-time, log-cabin getaway. Surrounded by rustic charm and historical keepsakes, the vintage dairy barn in Cataula, Georgia, features 10,000 square feet…

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    The Carousel Kid

    I’m in my dirty 30s and still get goo goo-eyed about carouseling around The Peach State. There: I said it. I love them and all their slow-motion awesomeness. Some of my…

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    Jimi Hendrix Hot Rod

    Wanna really rock out in the new year? You’ve gotta get some Jimi Hendrix gear into your country Western wardrobe my farm-life friends. My gold-and-lavender graphic tee is an iconic top…

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    Newspaper Print Pretty

    Newspapers and magazines are cornerstones to my creative career. My first paid editorial job was as news editor of college newspaper, The Signal, at my alma mater: Georgia State University. I…

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    The Beauty of Wampum Beads

    True story: I actually created friendship rings from these colorful clams called wampum beads, which I also sold to classmates for lunch money. However, my accessories never matched the talents of…

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    ’Tis-The-Season Tops

    Western-styled shirts are all about fabrics that can withstand the elements — and for the modern cowhand — in pure style. As a rough-workin’ farm girl, flannel, denim and striped ones…

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    Royal Ringlets

    Did you know women have been fancying up their crowns since the 14th century B.C.? From Queen Nefertiti’s royal headdresses to Candace Amanirenas of Meroe’s kinky coils, great beauties have been…

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    Sun-Dried Manes

    The best way for wet and wild locs to dry up for us farm girls: natural sunlight. By the end of this year’s annual horse shoot, Cowgirl Doreen’s washed sisterlocks were…

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    Tummy Talk

    Horses are equipped with small stomachs. Yep! The average-sized 1,000-pound horse belly only has a capacity of 2 to 4 gallons, which limits the amount of feed a horse can digest…

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    Spot On

    Buster was the childhood horse showing Cowgirl Candace (and anyone who rode him) daily doses of tough love. The leopard appaloosa was as stubborn as all get out, but relished trail…