The Mercantile Visit in Pawhuska Oklahoma

The visit was wonderful and well worth the hour wait to get in. When my sweet momma, pictured above, and myself made it to the front of the line it is customary to have your picture taken in front of the door entrance. The main door to the Mercantile is right on the corner with no wait at all. You can also do a grab n go for those on the run!

Ree was upstairs signing books while I was in line but I was not about to lose my space in it! LOL Anyhoo, once we were seated it took approximately 30 to 40 minutes for the food to arrive but it was piping hot and delish! Everyone was talking about the blackberry lemonade so that was our drink of choice. It was served in a large mason jar of course! It was not too sweet , or tart, so it was easy to drink. A+ Mom order the enchiladas and I ordered the White Lasagna. I guess we were looking for some comfort food on the cold and dreary day we arrived. It was cold and wet outside but they lit the heaters on the sidewalk for those standing in line. LOVED THAT! We arrived at 3pm on Friday Afternoon and left around 5:30pm.

Once in the store, it was stocked with items that screams Pioneer Woman! The Renovations to the old building were phenomenal! Items were priced from affordable to very pricey. Upstairs is the bakery and a huge lounging area with large windows surrounding the entire area. There is an elevator for those not able to walk the stairs.

Overall I give it an A! Worth the visit especially if you’re a fan and not to be missed if you’re in the area. If I were to change anything, I think it would be better to provide guest with the vibrating lights you get at the doctors offices so we can shop while waiting for a table and not wait outside. That would be the best of both worlds.  I will definitely return soon! Great Job Ree and Family for bring life back to Pawhuska and to Oklahoma! Love you!

Beneva McFarland






Road Trip to the Mercantile in Pawhuska Oklahoma on March 10th, 2017

I am leaving any minute for a roadtrip from Claremore to Pawhuska to the Pioneer Womans Mercantile! So incrediblyPlaceholder Image excited as I usually do not have to time between my day management position and my new soap business “The Artisan Soap Company”.  Since we are in the area my mom and I will be visiting the “Tall Grass Prairie Preserve” , home of 2500 bison roaming free and wild!  Stay tuned for updates and reviews! 


Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil Soap

Clary Sage can bring on feelings of Euphoria, Well being, and a general feeling of being excited about your life! Wow! Who doesn’t want that? It is most well known for its Aphrodisiac qualities by increasing libido and sexual desire. Wow! Benefit #2! It also has been proven to balance and regulate the natural oils in your skin providing you with glowing beautiful skin especially when mixed with a really light oil for maximum absorption! Benefit #3! With all of these benefits why not get a little of this every day in our wonderful and natural Handmade Artisan Soap! Our Country Meadows has Clary Sage as well as 7 other beneficial essential oils. Get yours at The Artisan Soap Company at Disclaimer: I of course am making no claims of healing properties of any essential oils used in any of my soaps because of the rules of the FDA. I suggest you do your own research on the qualities and dangers of using essential oils and discontinue use if you have any ill effects immediately.


Why Are You Waiting on your Dreams?

A champion shows up every day to give themselves a chance when other will stay home. It’s perseverance and knowledge. Do not quit! Arm yourself with knowledge about what your desiring to become. Failure is a learning tool! Welcome them and push forward. Everything you do , do to the best of your ability. Character, will power, and confidence. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can not do something! You must pursue it! Take the risk and get out there and make the changes in your life and start living! Push through the barriers with love for your dreams.In the end of your life you will not have regrets and you will have lived your life to the fullest. No Excuses! Let it out! Don’t forget to enjoy every single moment  because it is not the destination your going or the place you start. Your happiness and joy comes every day with the ups and downs and the challenges you face and win.If it doesn’t work, Don’t cry  to fail, cry to win. How much time have you really spent working on your dreams? Keep your agreements and find supporters that are living the life you want. You can be great if you just get in the game! Find your resourcefulness and figure out how to get what you want according to the risk your willing to take.  Find something you enjoy and do that! Make a life around thing you love and are good at. Finally, It is ok to try try many adventures as you never know sometimes if you enjoy it until you try it! That is not failure my friend, that is having the guts to go for it even if everyone thinks this is just something else your not going to stick with. Regrets come from never trying, not from failing. Remember, we learn from failures. That is why millionaires have lost it all and rebuilt their fortunes multiple times. My friend, you have everything you need inside you to achieve your wildest dreams. Do not do excuses and you have have to trick your brain to think big and work smart. Pay attention to the thoughts your thinking and don’t allow it to go to the ugly place of doubt. You can do this, You are courageous , kind, full of integrity. and full of self confidence! You Got This!

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10 Ways to Reduce Stress#10

This is the last and probably the #1 way to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you can master it. You see, many never do and by human nature, even the ones that are really good at it sometimes are not able to do this all the time. We are humans after all. The #10 way to reduce stress is to master Acceptance to the highest level you can achieve. I know that my faith in GOD has helped me to know that my job is to be the best person I can be and strive for that daily. That may include really looking into the ugly parts of myself knowing that I have so much work to do to become the woman I want to be. With that, I have to look at others and to know that they are living their own kind of beautiful and everyone is at their own level. When things happen in our lives its all about letting it pass without grabbing hold for too long. Learn to ACCEPT and forgive and let it go. When the good comes around, be thankful and cherish that experience as well. “It is what it is” is what I always say. Try to have peace in the midst of trials and grateful in good times. In the beginning of a terrible situation, Yes grieve, cry, stomp, get it out but then gently come back to your center of faith and know that this too shall pass. I love you all and remember to “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”  brought to you by http://www.theartisansoapcompany.commountains-hd-widescreen-high-resolutions-backgrounds-wallpapers-laptop-desktop-058

10 Ways to Reduce Stress #9

This is the 9th way to Reduce Stress in your life!

Find a hobby if you do not already have one. Hobbies are a great way to give your mind a break from the stress in your life. One of mine are horses. Horses are fantastic because you have to be fully present when around them. Many do not realize this but studies have show that horses actually try to match our heartbeats. They are incredibly intuitive and therapeutic animals and have help countless people with mental and emotional problems overcome them in the correct setting.  Knitting, crocheting , sports, bowling, reading, crafts,….Anything to give your mind a pleasurable escape. Try it you will like it! Remember to “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” everyday.
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10 Ways to Reduce Stress #8

This has to be the easiest one of them all. “SMILE”. Yep, you heard me right! When we smile it tells your mind to release our happy endorphin’s, dopamine and Serotonin  which are natural pain relievers and feel good properties.This relaxes your body and can even reduce your blood pressure. That is it! “Smile Away”!

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