Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve 2009

2009 Draws to a Close

INCREDIBLE YEAR!!! I am so in awe at the wonderful year that has just passed by, I smile at what 2010 will bring.

A full year living in beautiful Park City, we moved two houses into one and next week we get to move again into another amazing house closer to our fun Burns Cowboy Shop.

I have had so much fun and adventure establishing this new store, being able to meet clients from all over the world and help them design boots, belts, and clothing is a dream calling. I LOVE my JOB!

My family has grown and prospered this past year, everyone is healthy and happy. Appreciation fills my heart when I ponder all the wonderful experiences I have received. As we approach the New Year it holds unlimited potential, new hopes, new dreams, new intentions, and new opportunity for a life of abundance for all who truly desire to find it.

Learning and experiencing life has been a priority of mine in 2009 I embrace and look forward to learning more in 2010, more about nature, and business, and love, and life, and how to use my thoughts to create the reality I desire.

I also look forward to a year of health and joyous happiness the same kind of happiness I feel as I write these last words for my blog in 2009.

Thanks to the Universe for the wonder of it all.

Danna

FULL BLUE MOON!!! On New Years Eve!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dream Big

Paul Hoffman from Success Songs writes about living up to your full potential.

Are you ready to break free from any thoughts of lack and limitation and to step into the calling of your life? Are you willing to Dare Yourself to become more of who you really are? The absolute truth of this day is that YOU are a magnificent expression of divine intelligence and you are being called to share your gift in all you do. It's time to let go of any sense of not enoughness and to reveal the true brilliance that is within you. Right here and now you have all you need to create amazing experiences and to be the beacon of light that you are. Dare Yourself to play big and to claim your destiny. Reach for the mantle of greatness that is within you and release the excellence that is within you. YOU are a masterpiece of creativity, and now's the time to show the world just how powerful you are.

There is a presence in you that is seeking to be shared so that your essence gets to reveal itself in all you do. This sometimes takes your being willing to take a leap of faith and to trust yourself. Become the star of your life and not an extra in your story. See to it that you participate in your journey rather that sit on the sidelines. Let go of the need to satisfy what you may think others want and learn to satisfy your desire for what you want. You are blessed with an infinite spirit of creative genius so that you can create what serves your highest good. Open up your horizon so that you get to see what's before you with a new vision and a mindset of anything is possible. Get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself as you lose any perceived limitations. Live into the vibration of greatness that is who you are. start living the dream that is within you and Dare Yourself to really embrace who you want to be.


"There is a miracle residing in your heart, in fact there are many, connect to your true essence today and let the magic within you ignite your passion and bring you to the oasis of magnificence of who you are."

Happy Holiday Trails,

Danna

P.S. Once in a Blue Moon Tommorow Night, (2full moons in one month) Love It!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Be Kind
Be Compassionate
Be Loving
Be Joyful
Be Caring
Be A Good Listener
Be A friend
Be Helpful
Be A Good Example
And Most of ALL
BE YOURSELF

To Be or not to Be this Tuesday, that is the question:-)

Happy Holiday Trails,

Danna

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes


Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. after 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and topped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.
4 Minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar; a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
6 Minutes later:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
10 Minutes later:
A 3 year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. the kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. this action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.
45 Minutes later:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
1 Hour later:
he finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. the questions raised: in common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made...How many other things are we missing?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas! Christmas Trees from around the World


Christmas Trees From Around The World
Seasons greetings to all!


What's really interesting at the end is the real meaning of the 12 days of Christmas - I didn't know that...

Make sure you go all the way to the bottom, the picture and information about Arlington Cemetery in the winter, before Christmas is beautiful!

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the 'Pathway of Peace' represent the 50 U.S. states.



The world's largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy's Umbria region. Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the 'tree' is a modern marvel for an ancient city.









Venice 's Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world. Sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is a modern reflection of the holiday season.
















The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal. Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of the city during the holiday season.








'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree': Even in its humblest attire, aglow beside a tiny chapel in Germany's Karwendel mountains, a Christmas tree is a wondrous sight.














Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette! In Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it's no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.








In addition to the Vatican's heavenly evergreen, St. Peter's Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.












The Christmas tree that greets revelers at the Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party. Madrid's two-week celebration makes millionaires along with merrymakers. On Dec. 22, a lucky citizen will win El Gordo (the fat one), the world's biggest lottery.

















A token of gratitude for Britain's aid during World War II, the Christmas tree in London's Trafalgar Square has been the annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.















Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday market at the Romer Frankfurt's city hall since 1405 and enjoy a taste of Christmas past.






Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night (location unknown).








There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.



  • The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

  • Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

  • Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

  • The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John.

  • The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

  • The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

  • Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  • Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

  • The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

  • Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit

  • Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

  • The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

  • The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

  • The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.





Merry Christmas Everyone!
CHRISTMAS AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY!


I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it??





Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....

Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.


You hear too much about the bad things people do. Everyone should hear about this.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

As The World Turns

On this most wonderful day of the year when hearts are full of love and sharing, I wanted to share this beautiful message, this message that fills my heart with gratitude for all I have been given and my ability to create and contribute more.

As The World Turns
This Christmas Eve


The "Attitude of Gratitude" is realizing how fortunate I am.

If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village, and the village had 100 people in it, with all the existing human ratios remained the same, so all we’d have is 100 people on the whole planet, here is what the village would look like:

57 of these people would be Asians, 21 of the hundred would be Europeans, 14 would be from the Western Hemisphere, both North and South. 8 would be Africans. 52 of those people would be female and 48 would be male. 70 would be non-white and 30 would be white. 70 would be non-Christian and 30 would be Christian.

89 would be heterosexual and 11 would be homosexual. 6 of them would possess 59% of all the entire world’s wealth. All 6 would be from the United States. 80 of the 100 people would live in substandard housing. 70 would be unable to read. 50 would suffer from malnutrition—Half!!!!

1 would be near death and 1 would be near birth. 1, only one would have a college education. 1, only one, would own a computer, 99 wouldn’t.

When you consider our world from such a compressed perceptive, the need for acceptance, understanding and gratitude, becomes glaringly apparent.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the whole world. Just that!! Doesn’t that call for some gratitude? If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week--because of illness. If you have money in the bank--- any money in the bank, or even in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. 92% of the people don’t have that.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear, that is without fear of arrest or torture or death, you are more blessed than 3 Billion people in the world. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, or the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world today.

If your parents are still alive or still married, you are very rare—even in the United States. So if you have the opportunity to think as you choose to think, to worship as you choose to worship, and have a little bit of change in your pocket, and you have your health, and if you have someone that cares about you, then you have an awful lot to be grateful for.

Treasuring our divinity means being in a constant state of appreciation, looking for occasions to be joyful and happy and to be in a state of gratitude.

Every time I find a penny, or a nickel, or a dime on the street, any time, I bend over and I pick it up and say, Thank you, God, as a reminder of the abundance that flows into my life, when I am just walking and breathing.


Treasuring our divinity doesn’t mean not having respect for God. It means respecting the God that is always with you.


Taken from Disc #8 of "Applying the 10 Secrets of Success and Inner Peace."

by Dr. Wayne Dyer


Have the most Glourious Christmas Ever,

Danna

Christmas Eve

'Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch The pond was froze over
& so was the branch.
The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.
The kids were all home on vacation from school, And happier young folks you
never did see- Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.
Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock, There came a surprise that gave
them a shock!
The power went off, the TV went dead!
When Grandpa came in from out in the shed With an armload of wood, the house
was all dark.
"Just what I expected," they heard him remark.
"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.
Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."
"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light, And the
fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."
The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom.
Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room, Uncased his old fiddle &
started to play That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.
Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew Both Pop & the kids were all
singing it, too.
They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"
Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.
They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth, And Pop read a
passage from God's Book of Truth.
They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe, The youngsters agreed
'twas a fine Christmas Eve.
Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn; And when the kids wakened, the
power was on.
"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"
Said Grandpa - & no one ever suspected his trick.
Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun, He had pulled the main
switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!


Anonymous

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dream Big

Here is another great "Dream Big" message from my friend Paul Hoffman

How certain are you about the direction you are taking when it comes to following your passion? Where do you get stuck in your commitment to following through on what you need to do to make things happen? Do you keep your word to yourself and others or do you sometimes give in to the temptation to become lazy and lose focus because of some limiting belief or self-projection that paralyzes you from taking the action you know you need to take to accomplish the goals you have set out for yourself? It takes determination and willingness to follow through no matter what, so you can Decide On Your Course Of Action as to how you are going to proceed on your journey. There is a knowingness and a focus of energy you must embrace that brings on the certainty needed to have it all. YOU do know you can have it all? Don't YOU?

I CAN HAVE IT ALL... How does that feel when you say that? Do you become fearful because it brings up thoughts of lack and limitation? Or do you step into that power of your self-expression with a tremendous amount of confidence and acceptance to the truth of who you are? There is no thing that can get in the way of your supreme success except the limiting and small thoughts that you tell yourself. And guess what you are the only one that creates those thoughts. Dream big and you will think big. Feel your power and you will express your power. Know your plan and you will meet your goals it's that simple. Once you Decide On Your Course Of Action in any endeavor you automatically set in motion the resources that are lined up like ducks in a row waiting to give you everything you need to accomplish everything you can imagine. You are one imagination manifestation machine so set your sights, lock in your focus and Decide On Your Course Of Action with a fierce determination so that nothing can stop you and begin to see the universe opening to everything you ask of it.

Happy Holiday Trails,

Danna

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday


"Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize
and repeat, over and over, is, 'what is the most
valuable use of my time right now?'"
— Brian Tracy: Author and speaker on personal and professional development



This is a busy week of the year, my intention is to make valuable use of my time, my tip this Tuesday.

Happy Holiday Trails,

Danna

P.S. Days start getting longer today, hooray!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

On The Road Again

FIRST DAY OF WINTER!!!!

The calendar says it's winter, the rotation of the earth says it's the shortest day of the year, hence the longest night. How beautiful the mornings have been as we watch the elk migrate into our back yard to feed. The mountaintops get kissed by the sun long before I do as the gift of light displays acres of diamonds in the snow. I love this time of year!

The last few days of holiday hustle as we all try and complete our shopping list. I am finished when they say it's over:-). This year we are even more busy than years prior as we are working quickly to open our third store, yes our third store!!!! Located just two doors up the street from our Cowboy Shop in Park City this shop will be filled with Stetson products. Outstanding clothing, hats and boots for men and women fill this cute western boutique store located at 333 Historic Main Street Park City Utah.

Braydan, Jake and their families have been up the past couple of days helping us put it all together, as well as Rick and Tori more Burns team members from Mt. Pleasant. I am so grateful for all the outstanding people that make our company successful.

I will be on television Thursday morning at 8:30 on the Park City morning show, you can watch it live off their website www.PCTV.com or we will have a link for later preview on our website, and this blog.

Exciting times, the new store will be opened the end of this week just in time for all the holiday skiers that will be gathering into our stunning Park City community.

I Love Park City, the people that travel here are coming to enjoy the mountains, snow, clean air, and the atmosphere that includes FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Christmas Eve will find Scott, Tegan, and myself enjoying dinner after the last of the holiday shoppers finish their shopping, then it's on the road again to Salina on Christmas Day to see what Santa brings the grandkids. Dinner at my Mothers, and hustling around to visit family and friends, and back on the road Christmas night to return to Park City for one of the busiest weeks of the year, Dec. 26th- Jan. 1st.

Happy Holiday Trails,

Danna

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Inspire Me

RED MARBLES


I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a
small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean,hungrily
apprising a basket offreshly picked green peas.

I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.

'Hello Barry, how are you today?'

'H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look

good.'

'They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?'

'Fine.. Gittin' stronger alla' time.'

'Good. Anything I can help you with?'

'No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas.'

'Would you like to take some home?' asked Mr. Miller

'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.

'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?'

'All I got's my prize marble here..'

'Is that right? Let me see it' said Miller.

'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.'

'I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go

for red Do you have a red one like this at home?' the store owner asked.

'Not zackley but almost..'

'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble'. Mr.. Miller told the boy.

'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.'

Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a
smile she said, 'There are two other boys like him in our community, all
three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them
for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they come back with their
red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all
and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an
orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.'

I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time
later I moved to Colorado , but I never forgot the story of this man, the
boys, and their bartering for marbles.

Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just
recently I hadoccasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community
and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died.

They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted
to go, I agreed to accompany them.. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell
into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and tooffer whatever words
of comfort we could.

Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and
the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very
professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and
smiling by her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed
her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket.

Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man
stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in
the casket.. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her
of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her
husband's bartering for marbles.. With her eyes glistening, she took my
hand and led me to the casket.

'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They
just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them.
Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or
size....they came to pay their debt.'

'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided,
'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho '

With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.


The Moral : We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind
deeds.. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath..

Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ A fresh pot of coffee you
didn't make yourself...An unexpected phone call from an old friend...Green
stoplights on your way to work...The fastest line at the grocery store...A
good sing-along song on the radio...Your keys found right where you left
them.

Send this to the people you'll never forget, except me. I just did...

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you are in way too much of a
hurry to even notice the ordinary miracles when they occur.


IT'S NOT WHAT YOU GATHER, BUT WHAT YOU SCATTER THAT TELLS WHAT KIND OF

LIFE YOU HAVE LIVED!

Namaste,

Danna

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Rave Reviews for the "Burns Team", a very successful NFR is in the books, Holiday season is in it's final week, and we are opening our second store in Park City!!!! AMAZING!!!!

I am so grateful for the hard working talented team we have that make all of this possible. Three retail stores, two manufacturing plants, three mobile units, and two websites, and that is just for the Burns Saddlery Inc. division, headed up by Braydan Shaw.

We now have our Harmonic Health business in full swing, our technicians are delivering energy medicine with the Acu-Scope and Myo-Pulse machines, providing treatments that help the body heal 2 to 3 times faster, specializing in pain relief for both humans and horses. Destiny oversees the team that is making a positive difference in the face of medicine.

Horse Events Inc. will begin it's 15th year of producing outstanding barrel racing events held every year at the beautiful Blackhawk Arena in Salina Utah. 2010 will be our best year yet with new exciting changes soon to be announced.

I am so blessed to be given so much, I look forward to 2010 with excitement and enthusiasm, I appreciate all those that work with us, we share much of our lives together and it is fun to see all we have created together.

As we draw to the end of 2009, I am humbled and grateful, for life, and all the people that help me enjoy the experience.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Danna

Friday, December 18, 2009

Funny Friday

After being away on business for a week before Christmas, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.

"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk.

She showed him a bottle costing $50.

"That's a bit much," said Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.

"That’s still quite a bit," Tom groused.

Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle.

Tom grew agitated, "What I mean," he said, "is I'd like to see something real cheap.”

So the clerk handed him a mirror.

Don't be "CHEAP", buy your honey a pair of hand made Lucchese Boots:-)

Call Me,

Danna

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson
Give your horse a purpose.



Don’t go out and do the same boring thing the same boring way every single day. Your horse will learn to hate his job. You can do the same exercises as long as you do them in different ways. For example, give the horse a reason to do the groundwork by doing the Sending Exercise in and out of the pasture gate, or through a puddle. Have him jump over a log. Back him around some trees or cones. Doing the groundwork outside is a great way to train on your horse without him even realizing that you’re doing it because it keeps it so interesting for him. Use your imagination. Challenge yourself and your horse every day.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dream Big

"I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge
you to join the ranks of those people who live
what they teach, who walk their talk."
— Tony Robbins: Self-help speaker and author


To step up to ones true potential is exhilarating, I revere those who dream the dream, and then take action and make those dreams a reality. I have many dreams, many I have taken from the dream state and turned them into a life experience, to create an experience out of something that was first a hope and a dream is truly one of the greatest feelings in the world.

Dream Big, take Action, and it's Yours!


Peace Love and Discovery,

Danna

P.S. Happy Birthday Dad, amazing you would have been 79 today, after all these years without you, you continue to inspire me.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

"A person of intellect without
energy added to it, is a failure."
— Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort: 18th century French playwright famous for his wit


Energy is everything, when I am in the high vibration of energy flow I am unstoppable.
I obtain energy from getting excited about what I want, feeling the feeling, of achieving makes me hungry and full of energy to obtain my desires. Observe how you feel inside; do you have energy? If not ask yourself why, and start avoiding people and things that drain energy from you. No one wants to fail, let's succeed, it feels much better.

Here's to Beaming with ENERGY,

Danna

Monday, December 14, 2009

On The Road Again

2009 NFR IS IN THE BOOKS!!!

Vegas is much quieter today as thousands of cowboys and cowgirls circle back towards home. Excitement fills the air for 10 days in December as cowboys and cowgirls vie for world champion status in the fast paced sport of rodeo.

The Burns Bunch a team of 30 spent the last 2 weeks in Las Vegas setting up three booths, working together to provide the nicest displays and the highest quality merchandise and customer service. I must say YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!!! Our team is THE BEST!!! No, they really are, what a great example of working hard and playing hard. Traveling from 6 different states all with different backgrounds and personalities, and for 2 weeks in December we are a TEAM, a WINNING TEAM!

People are astounded by our high performance, it astounds me! We all work in harmony, on the same page, looking in the same direction, with the right recipe we create incredible results.

We have many teams that work towards the success of the company. 30 members in Las Vegas, and 30 more in Salina and Park City, each playing a very important role in accomplishing our company goals.

Appreciation fills my heart this beautiful snowy day for all those high energy individuals who make such a positive difference in our business. Success is driven by the energy of the team, I am so grateful for the Burns Team.

I hold great appreciation for our loyal clients and our new customers we just met, for them giving trust to us in supplying them with outstanding western lifestyle products. Seeing old friends and making new ones stirs my soul.

Christmas is a special time of year, the heart feels more loving, more giving, more joyful, more peaceful, Christmas makes us feel more!

I am so happy to be able to share my life with so many outstanding individuals, creating fun experiences together is so fulfilling, after all when we come to the end of this life the positive experiences are what makes this life worthwhile.

Again, thanks to all of you, my family, team members, clients, and friends, you make my life worthwhile.

Peace Love, and Discovery,

Danna

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Inspire Me



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FViUliuOYH8

Christmas time is an inspiring time of year, what ever your beliefs, Christmas is magical, it brings forth the feelings of love, sharing, and good will towards all living creatures.

Music inspires, I love Todd Agnew, his voice is simply incredible. My heart is filled with love this day for the great minds that have made a positive difference on this planet, Christ certainly being one of the most revered, quoted and admired. Examples of pure love and light, giving us hope for a planet of both.

Warmest Thoughts,

Danna

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Baker's One Bowl Million Dollar Fudge

5 dozen pieces or 60 servings, one piece each

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

4 1/2 cups sugar

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

3 packages (12 ounces each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

1 jar (7 ounces) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme

3 cups PLANTERS Chopped Pecans

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PLACE butter, sugar and milk in heavy 4-quart saucepan
. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
REMOVE from heat.
Gradually add chocolate chunks, stirring until chocolate is completely melted after each addition. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. POUR into greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan. Cool completely. Cut into 60 pieces.

Christmas candy, always a great family tradition.

Enjoy,

Danna

Friday, December 11, 2009

Funny Friday

Three Wise Women
(as opposed to Three Wise Men)

Do you know what would have happened if there had been Three Wise WOMEN instead of Three Wise MEN?

The WOMEN would have:

- Asked directions,
- Arrived on time,
- Helped deliver the baby,
- Cleaned the stable,
- Made a casserole, and
- Brought practical gifts (like diapers!)

Have A Fun Weekend,

Danna

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dream Big

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights
in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all
sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were
somehow absent before the change."
— Earl Nightingale: Was a motivational author and speaker



Attitude is everything, pick a winning one!

Danna

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Inspire Me

Here is another beautiful Paul Hoffman message, his music and message are very inspiring , Check out his webstite @ www.successsongs.com

Good Morning and Great Day

There is a whispering essence within you that defines the brilliance of your being.
It is unique and special and no one else has the same tone and melody as you.
Your symphony constantly caresses you along your journey in life.
You dance to your own rhythm.
You create your own beat in life.
You sing your own song.
You see there is a sound to who you are.
A natural and loving harmony that constantly sings to you in ways that will open you up to the truth of who you are.
When you are present to your inner beingness then you get to hear the voices of encouraged optimism that know your gift and appreciate your talent.
It is in that present state of knowing that all the answers become clear to you and the road ahead is opened up to the vibrant creativity within you that is seeking to be expressed in all you do.
YOU have your own sound in life...and when you begin to listen for it, magic happens.
The magic of awe and wonder that brings a plethora of surprise to each new day.
Instead of hoping something will happen you will be so in tune with your intentional feelings that what you are seeking can't help but seek you.
The air around you will be heavy with possibility and the breath you take will be full of opportunity.
You will see the day with a more focused clarity of vision and each step you take will bring you closer to your higher purpose and calling.
There are no limits to what you can do.
No barriers to what you can create.
No boundaries to who you will become when you commit to listening to the inner sweet essence of the sound of your life.
Let the miracle of you come forward today and reach above and beyond anything you thought was possible as you begin to listen to the melody that brings you into harmony with your dreams.

"The essence of your presence is a perfect blueprint that is written in the language of your dreams."


Namaste,

Danna

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

SUBMITTED BY: EAGLE BRAND® "The one and only! EAGLE BRAND® makes this traditional dessert the perfect ending to a Holiday feast."

PREP TIME
15 Min
COOK TIME
55 Min
READY IN
1 Hr 10 Min
Original recipe yield 1 - 9 inch pie
SERVINGS

Servings

US
METRIC
INGREDIENTS
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust



DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Funny Friday

ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.

HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, 'THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,'
WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.

BUT JUST BEFORE HE REENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK "GOOD LUCK, MR... GORSKY".

MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGH IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.

HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.

OVER THE YEARS MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY STATEMENT MEANT,
BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.

ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT
UP THE 26- YEAR-OLD QUESTION TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED.

MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.

IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WEST TOWN, HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.
HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.

HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.

AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY.

" SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON! "

TRUE STORY

Happy Trails,

Danna

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Zen Horse



By Clinton Anderson




You must maintain the respect you have from your horse on a daily basis.


Unfortunately, respect is non-transferable. Just because I have earned a horse’s respect does not mean I can hand him over to you and he will respect you the same way. Each person is responsible for gaining each horse’s respect. That frustrates many people because they spend a lot of money on a well-trained horse and within six months, the horse acts like he doesn’t know a thing. Horses don’t care how much money they cost, how much money you make or what part of town you live in. Their only concern is that you know the rules to horsemanship. And the number one rule is: Whoever moves first, loses. If you don’t make your horse move his feet forwards, backwards, left and right and you don’t maintain that respect between the two of you, his behavior will get worse. However, if you maintain that respect and improve upon it, your horse’s behavior will ! get better. Horses don’t ever stay the same. Every day they either get a little bit better or a little bit worse.


Happy Trails,


Danna

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

National Finals Rodeo ~ 3 Burns Saddlery Locations

Burns Saddlery has Everything for the Horse and Rider. Family Owned for Over 133 Years, Burns Saddlery is back doing what we do best, bringing high quality western gear to you at our favorite locations. Find western wear, cowboy hats, get a customized saddle quote and more at Burns Saddlery's three vending locations at the Western Gift Expos during NFR in Las Vegas.

December 3rd -12th, 2009
Free shows open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm daily.
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.nfrexperience.com/


Cowboy Christmas Gift Show
Booth #1615
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, 3150 Paradise Road
http://www.nfrexperience.com/home/cowboy_christmas

Cowboy Marketplace
Booth #927
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
http://www.cowboymarketplace.net/

Country Christmas Western Gift Expo
Booth #717
Sands Convention Center
December 3rd -13th
http://www.countrychristmas.com/


To recieve coupons for our NFR Locations please email request to info@burnssaddlery.com.

Dream Big

"A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done."— Ralph Lauren: Fashion designer and business executive


Our dream as a company is to be the best in the world, by offering the highest quality western retail products, providing impeccable customer service, giving the client a positive retail experience that will joyfully remain with them, so much so they will want to share the positive experience with others.

Putting your dreams down and affirming them, creates the power and energy, to get it done.

Dreaming Big,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

"Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of
paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab
them during the night before they get away."
— Earl Nightingale: Was a motivational author and speaker


Great advice from one of my favorites, Earl Nightingale, Earl's work is timeless, truthful, helpful, success driven, material that inspires us to be more. A must audio book for anyone wanting to improve and move up the ladder of success is Lead the Field, Earl's deep confident voice is such a motivator, great gift idea for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

My Tip This Tuesday,

Pen and paper by your bed! A million dollar idea usually comes when the mind is clear, that occurs in the middle of the night.

The following is a link to my friend Mark Victor Hansen's free download of Earl Nightingale's, "The Strangest Secret" this 30 minute message is life transforming, take the time to really listen to Earl's profound message, the day I listened to it, it changed my life, it is a gift worth sharing.

Enjoy,

Danna

http://www.markvictorhansen.com/strangest_secret.php

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Specials

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On The Road Again

NFR Set Up Begins!!!!

Here we go, sit down, keep your hands and feet inside the ride, don't pinch your fingers in the grid, keep your feet away from the grid rack wheels, secure the zip ties on a diagonal for extra strength, get position early in the long line of vendors, IT'S VEGAS BABY!!!!

We wait all year for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in Las Vegas Nevada, it's SHOW TIME!!!

Our team for weeks have been working getting things tagged, shorted, new fixtures and displays have just been completed, team members will be traveling from California, Texas, Idaho, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nevada and all parts of Utah, coming together united in a mission, the mission, branding Burns Saddlery and Burns Cowboy Shop.

This year we are loaded with the best of the best! Lucchese boots, OMG you have to see these new styles and designs; Fred and I out did ourselves:-)!

Clint Orms hand engraved heirloom quality buckles, along with the finest leathers available in exotic belt strap. Belts that match the incredible boots in leathers such as, Alligator, Crocodile, Ostrich, Hippo, Shark, Lizard, Buffalo, New Zealand Goat, Rattle Snake, French Calf, and Stingray just too name a few.

The new clothing styles from Powder River, Brooks and Dunn, Rock and Roll Cowboy and Cowgirl, new R&R Cowgirl jeans, Panhandle Slim, and of course our custom one of a kind shirts are the best we have ever shown.

Hats, Hats, and more Hats!!!! Our Speciality!!! We will have a team of the best hat specialist in the industry available to size, fit, and shape your new or old hat. Braydan designs new hats especially for NFR, his ability to create new, fun, styles and colors, is a talent you will want to take advantage of.

Another of Braydan's many talents is designing hand made saddles, he is the 6th generation owner of a 133 year old saddle company. Buying a saddle from Burns is investing in heritage, with lifetime warranties on the tree, custom made to your specs or choose from one of our 200 saddles in stock. We take trades, allowing you to up grade easily.


When you shop at Burns, you get the freshest new product, with one of a kind designs and years of expertise, we love what we do, and we love our customers and friends. I invite you to experience a unique shopping experience at one of our many locations this Holiday Season.

With much Gratitude,

Danna

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Inspire Me

I recently met Paul Hoffman at the 101 University conference I attended in Las Vegas, he provided the music at event. His up beat, inspirational, lyrics and attitude , inspired me, he sent me this message the other day and I wanted to share his beautiful words with you this Sunday.

We all have a voice within our heart that is always speaking to us.
What do you do to listen to it?
How do you give yourself permission to step into the glorious space of acceptance of who you are?
Do you take the time to nurture yourself and give yourself the time to replenish, renew and rebirth yourself in ways that will open your heart and bring forth The Voice Of Your Heart?
Are you able to go within and listen to the voice that gives you every opportunity to be more and more of who you are?
You know there's more to who we are then sometimes even we can see.
When you take the time to listen to the The Voice Of Your Heart you will be amazed how all the magnificence and excellence you are begins to show up in all you do.
You will see things with such clarity and focus that whatever comes before you will be a sign for you to keep steping into the power of who you are.
Every day we get the chance to grow and transform ourselves.
We are always being given opportunities to see LIFE from a new perspective and to live LIFE with a new commitment to bring forth all the gifts that make up who we are.
There is no reason to play small.
If your going to have dreams and desires then you might as well have big ones because the universe does not know the concept of big or small.
The universe just wants to give you everything you set an intention to have and only knows that when your determination is strong and your vision is clear that you are ready to receive all you need to accomplish anything you set out to do.
Spirit never gives us anything we can't handle.
It is therefore so important to listen to The Voice Of Your Heart as you make the choices and take the actions you decide upon that will bring you closer to the success you are seeking.
It is in the listening that the answers will come.
Your heart holds the key to the freedom to be anything you want to be.
You have the power right where you are to create the life you desire and there is nothing that can stop you except YOU.
Be your biggest supporter and let go of anything that gets in the way of releasing the brilliance within you in every moment of this day.

"The art of creating the life you desire begins with listening to the masterpiece of magnificence that resides in your heart."


Namaste,

Danna

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Turkey Meatloaf
Found on www.allrecipes.com


Ingredients
2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 1/2 cups chicken-flavor stuffing mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix together turkey, stuffing, eggs, and milk in a large bowl. Mixture will be lumpy. Spread mixture in 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour until temperature reads 165 degrees F in center of loaf.

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!!

I love left over turkey sandwiches with all the fixings, it's almost as good as yesterday's dinner.

Happy Holiday Weekend,

Danna

P.S. Call or Email me I would love to help you with your holiday shopping:-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Funny Friday

Subject: Who is your role
model?


This is pretty amazing

No cheating!!! This is a great psychological test and
extremely accurate. It is amazing what modern math can
do.


FIND OUT WHO TRULY IS YOUR ROLE MODEL. DON'T
LOOK DOWN YET, DO THE
SIMPLE MATH BELOW, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO FIND YOUR HERO.

It's CRAZY how accurate this is!

No peeking!

1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9

2) Multiply by 3 then

3) Add 3

4) Then again, multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get
the
calculator....)

5) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number....

6) Add the digits together










With that number, see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list
below:

> 1. Einstein
> 2. Sandra Day O'Connor
> 3. Prince Charles
> 4. Ghengis Khan
> 5. Bill Gates
> 6. Gandhi
> 7. Ronald Regan
> 8. Elvis Presley
9. Danna Burns-Shaw
> 10.John F. Kennedy

I know, I know....I just have that effect on
people.

P.S. Stop picking different numbers!! I AM YOUR
ROLE MODEL, JUST DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!

Happy Funfilled Weekend Trails,

Danna

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Incredible, where did this year go?

Today we are having Thanksgiving dinner at our home in Park City. Misty, Braydan and the 3 perfect princess' will be traveling north to Grandmothers house, amazing, it seems like the other day when I was going over to my Grandmothers house for Thanksgiving, now I am the Grandma, wow, beyond belief!

Scott's parents will also be traveling up to spend Thanksgiving with us. Our two daughters won't be able to make it, Destiny and her family will be spending Thanksgiving in sunny Arizona, barrel racing. Tegan will be working in St. Geroge at the Dixie 6 high school rodeo, giving treatments with the Acu-Scope and Myo-Pulse, and my Mom, she chose to go with her friend Gale to Mesquite. My mom deserves a break from fixing dinner, she provided dinner for our family for many decades, I hope she has a wonderful time with her dear friend Gale.

Thanksgiving is a celebratory feast of thanks. What a wonderful tradition it is. We are so blessed to live in a part of the world where feasts with families are possible. My heart is so full of gratitude for all I have been given and all my abilities to create a life of happiness and purpose.

I wish all of you the best Thanksgiving, as we say a prayer of thanks this day, I am humbled and so very thankful for all the blessings that come my way.

With Love and Gratitude,

Danna

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dream Big

Thanksgiving Eve.

Many years growing up I adored this day. The last day of school before the long weekend break, the anticipation of my Grandmothers outstanding cooking. Her famous fried cabbage, creamed carrots from out of the garden, the best homemade rolls period, and OMG the pies, my grandmother could make pies. Pumpkin, apple, mincemeat, or lemon, how could I only pick 2:-).

Food has great memories attached to it. I love a great turkey dinner, the smell as it is cooking, the sandwiches it gives for days after the event. Homemade rolls, miracle whip, salted turkey, and leftovers. Does it get any better than that?

As a young girl food really wasn't my thing, except for one day a year, Turkey Day, I never remember having turkey any other day of the year, I think that is why it was such a anticipated event.

I am so grateful for my maternal grandmother, Grandma Ceil, I never felt more loved by anyone growing up, her love gave incredible flavor to her delicious meals. Grandma thank you for everything, you truly light up this holiday for me.

Today I have to remember and go pick up the pies I ordered , sorry Grandma the legacy is going to die with your daughter my mother, maybe in a few years from now I will, no I won't, I will be doing what I do best and that is not being a chef.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve,

Danna

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Whether you're tackling a Thanksgiving turkey for the first or hundredth time, our top 10 tips will ensure your big bird is the best it can be.

1. Thawing a frozen turkey requires patience. The safest method is to thaw turkey in the refrigerator. Be sure to plan ahead — it takes approximately 3 days for a 20 pound turkey to fully defrost.

2. For crisper skin, unwrap the turkey the day before roasting and leave it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight.

3. Cooking times will differ depending on whether your bird was purchased fresh or frozen. Plan on 20 minutes per pound in a 350 degree F oven for a defrosted turkey and 10 to 15 minutes per pound for fresh.

4. A turkey will cook more evenly if it is not densely stuffed. Consider adding flavor by loosely filling the cavity with aromatic vegetables — carrots, celery, onion or garlic work nicely — or by carefully tucking fresh herbs underneath the breast skin. For the stuffing lovers, cook the dressing in a casserole dish on the side.

5. For even roasting, truss your turkey.

6. Before roasting, coat the outside of the turkey with vegetable or olive oil, season with salt and pepper and tightly cover the breast with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning (it will be removed in step 7).

7. Don't be a peeping tom (no pun intended)! Once you get the turkey in the oven, resist the temptation to open the oven door and admire your handiwork. When the oven temperature fluctuates, you're only increasing the likelihood of a dry bird. About 45 minutes before you think the turkey is done, remove the foil from the breast to allow it to brown.

8. Remove the turkey from the oven when the deepest spot between the leg and the breast reads 180 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Check the internal temperature of the stuffing as well; it should be at least 165 degrees.

9. Tent the bird with foil and let rest for about 15 minutes before carving. If you need more time to make gravy, heat up side dishes, etc., you can let the turkey set for up to an hour without losing too much heat.

10. Remember to carve your turkey with a very sharp or electic knife.

Found this helpful hints on www.foodnetwork.com.

Time to thaw the bird!!!!

Danna

Monday, November 23, 2009

On The Road Again

Thanksgiving Week!

Time to be grateful, I am very grateful that I am not traveling to a show on Thanksgiving Day, many years we have eaten a rodeo burger, or stopped at the Flying J in Barstow California to get fuel as we grabed a buffet or we would just grab a sandwich and eat in the truck. My family has made many scarifies for our business, giving up holidays, birthdays, and weekends are just a few of many.

This year both daughters will be out working on Thanksgiving. Tegan will be with Wendy Winn and Jean Lopour at the Dixie 6 high school rodeo working on horses and humans with the acuscope and myopulse.

Destiny and Dru along with our two perfect Grandchildren will be in Arizona this week, Destiny is entered in barrel races down there, she has been getting ready to run in the big barrel race during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Braydan, Misty and the three princess' will be traveling to Grandmother's house, how weird that's me:-). Over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house they go!

And my mother believe it or not will be spending Thanksgiving with her dear friend Gale in Mesquite Nevada. Those girls know how to get out of cooking:-). It's about time they took a break.

I give thanks everyday for the wonderful family and friends I have been blessed with. Our amazing team members the "Burns Bunch" work like high performance machines keeping all our projects in place.

I am especially grateful today for our office manager, Ms. Randi Jean Jorgensen, she is simply the best! It is her Birthday today! What a wonderful friend and contributor she is to our company. Her quick sense of humor is priceless. My spell checker, Shaw tracker, and karaoke partner. When I want it done, I call Randi, 20 times a day:-) Thanks for doing more than you are paid for, kudos for your impeccable phone and people skills! Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Thanksgiving Week,

Danna

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inspire Me

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. " Patanjali

This poem has always inspired me, I wrote the following in my journal about the Patanjali quote.

I was inspired by a great purpose, some extraordinary projects, my thoughts were breaking all prior bonds, I began to feel I could live in a no limit life, I was beginning to wake up to my potential. Dormant forces, that word stopped me, Dormant Forces, Patanjali this revered sage that wrote the Yoga Sutras stated Dormant Forces, were these dormant forces, God? My hands began to tingle as I played this over and over again. I was discovering myself to be a far greater person than I ever dreamed myself to be!

Wayne Dyer’s book Wisdom of the Ages has Patanjali’s quote and many other wonderful masterful writers works, a book I keep on my night stand I reference frequently.
Our words do make a difference, even thousands of years later, we revere these wise individuals that observed life, lived life, and contributed with their thoughts by putting them into script. I often wonder if these wise sages comprehended the impact their words would serve on the masses centuries later.

Being inspired, doing what your soul is longing to do. Feeling fear, and doing it despite
The fear. When I feel uncomfortable about something I decide to play, just get in the game and play, you may not win the first game, but if your desire is to win, win you must. People say follow your first instinct; if it is fear telling you not to play, DON’T FOLLOW IT! The multimillion dollar quote applies, JUST DO IT!

Namaste,

Danna

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Turkey Gravy Ingredients:

For each 2 cups gravy desired - use 3 tablespoons fat, 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, and 2 cups of liquid (poultry juices or broth, vegetable juice, bouillon, and/or water).

Any type of liquid can be added to make gravy, but always use the drippings from the roasting pan and turkey broth to make your turkey gravy. Add other liquids as needed for flavor and quantity of gravy.


In a separate container with a lid, shake together all-purpose flour needed and about 2 cups cool water. This is called a slurry. Adding the thickener (flour) in this way helps to prevent lumps from forming when making your gravy.


Once the liquid and drippings in the pan are lightly bubbling, slowly add the slurry mixture to the gravy pan, stirring constantly. If it starts to thicken immediately, stop adding the remaining slurry, you may not need to use the whole amount depending on how much or little drippings were in the pan. If lumps do develop, you should be able to use a wire whisk to remove them.


Simmer gently about 10 minutes to cook the flour all the way through (undercooked flour gives off a raw taste). Correct the salt and pepper to taste.


Pour the gravy into a warmed sauceboat or wide-mouthed pitcher for serving. Remember that gravy will continue to thicken after it has been removed from the heat.

The best holiday for cooking is just days away, ENJOY!

Danna

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson
Move your horse’s feet to establish your leadership role.

Horses challenge their own pecking order daily, and they will do the same to you. It’s nothing personal – it’s just business. Horses are natural followers, but they want a leader they can respect and trust. Every day, your horse will test you to see if you deserve to lead him. Just like the dominant horse in a herd, you have to be worthy of the leadership role in your relationship with your horse. You have to prove to him that you can move his feet forwards, backwards, left and right and are always willing to reward the slightest try. The number one horse in the herd doesn’t have to be the biggest horse or the strongest horse, he just has to be the bravest and smartest. He has to be the most effective leader. When he tells the other horses to move, they better move or he’s going to back it up with action. He’ll kick, bite, strike or do whatever it takes to get the other horses to move their feet. The m! ore you can move your horse’s feet, the more control you have. The less you can move your horse’s feet, the less control you have and the more disrespectful he will be. Keep that in mind – the more the horse moves your feet, the pushier and more disrespectful he will become.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dream Big

Neale Donald Walsh sent me this and I felt it important to share, rushing around to fix everything, or to "get ready,"
is not going to do you more good.

Move resolutely, but don't rush. There's a difference.
Rushing removes resolution, often replacing it with
panic or irrationality or, at best, not well thought-out
choices.

So keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush. Don't
race around. Sure and steady gets you there every
time.

Great Advice! Staying centered and present, prevents accidents, gives you clarity of mind that will help you do the job right the first time. Leaving you more time to accomplish other tasks or just time to relax and enjoy life.

Living and enjoying the moment not rushing through it will provide a life of enjoyment and fulfillment.

Rush less, enjoy more,

Danna

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

"Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others."— Sir John Templeton: Pioneer global investor and philanthropist


You know the story of Bill Gates. From a score of 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT to dropping out of Harvard. Then founding Microsoft and becoming the world’s richest man. But there’s something that’s usually forgotten about his story. He didn't climb to the summit of success alone — he carried millions of people with him. People from all walks of life who were able to prosper because of him. Find your own path — but make sure it's wide enough to handle all the lives it will change.

I give thanks daily for the great minds that through their thoughts, insight, and action I receive a life of convince and numerous opportunities to prosper. It encourages me to return the advance.

My tip this Tuesday.

Return the Advance.

With much Appreciation,

Danna

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Inspire Me

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1221321706636&source=jl999

I met an amazing woman at my writing conference a few weeks ago, her name is Katie West, Katie is a western artist, with talent, personality and ambition. She has a published book about her art. There are so many incredibly talented people in the world, we need to get out and meet, mix and mingle with these inspiring talent filled individuals, their motivating energy exhilarate, invigorate and reassure us that the world is an phenomenal place.

She sent me the above message and website I felt compeled to share, I love flowers, they simply astounish me.

Have a Beautiful Day,

Danna

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Mom's Refrigerator Rolls
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup milk
1 package active dry yeast
3/4 cup lukewarm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 egg, beaten
4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
Butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine sugar, vegetable shortening, and salt; stir until well blended. In a small saucepan, scald milk; pour over sugar mixture. Cool to lukewarm (105 to 115 degrees F).

In a small bowl, combine yeast and water; stir until yeast is dissolved. Mix in egg until well blended; stir into milk mixture.

Add 2 cups flour. Gradually stir in as much of the remaining flour as dough will absorb, mixing well. (Add additional flour carefully. You can always add more flour, but once you've added too much, the result will be a dry product.) Place dough into a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover bowl and dough with wax paper and a towel, held in place with a rubber band. Refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 5 days.

Grease a baking pan or muffin cups. To bake, shape into desired amount of rolls (cloverleaf rolls, Parker House rolls, or crescent-shaped rolls) and shape dough into tight balls). As you shape the rolls, you want to stretch the top of the dough ball while simultaneously sealing the bottom. The stretching helps the dough hold up to the expansion that occurs in the oven, while the sealing prevents the rolls from opening up while baking and becoming wrinkled and doughy on the bottom. As you work, keep the rest of the dough pieces covered with plastic wrap so they will n ot dry out.

Place the balls (in the desired style you want - see below) onto prepared baking pan or into prepared muffin cups. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, until double in bulk, about 1 hour.

NOTE: As it isn't always easy to divide the dough by sight, I recommend that you weight the pieces. For 16 rolls, each piece should weight just a little over 2 ounces.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and remove from pans.

Yields 16 to 24 rolls (depending on size).


Thanksgiving is on it's way YUMMMM!!!!

My Mother makes the best bread rolls ever!

Happy Cooking,

Danna

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th



One year ago today we had our grand opening of our Park City Store, ironically enough it fell on Friday the 13th as well.

What a phenomenal year it has been. Now a year later we are putting together another location on historic main just two doors away, the address is 333 Main.

We will expand on our high fashion line of footwear, this extra space will allow us to showcase more of our sensational lines. I love growing, expanding our company, and putting together fun projects!

Our Grand Opening of this new shop will be mid December. Opportunity is always knocking on my door. People ask me are you insane, I just say of course, but that for me is better than being ordinary.

Doing What I Love and Loving What I Do,

Danna

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Establish your personal hula hoop space.

As a trainer, you need your horse’s respect and attention in order to teach him and gain his trust.
Establishing your personal space will help you stay safe while doing just that.
The first thing your horse has to understand is that you are fragile and he needs to be careful around you.
I honestly don’t believe that most horses intend to hurt us.
They just don’t realize that there’s a massive weight difference.
Consider the weight difference between you and your horse.
Your horse is roughly ten times your weight.
He’s in a 1,300 pound category and you’re in a 130 to 200 pound category.
By establishing your personal hula hoop space, you’ll keep yourself safe while working with your horse and earning his respect.
Your horse should only enter your personal space if you specifically invite him to come up to you. Otherwise, he should keep a respect ful, safe distance.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Damn Good Stuff

Here are some fascinating recent on-line news stories discovered by Bettina Moench to share with all of you.

"'Killer Spices' Provide Eco-Friendly Pesticides for Organic Fruits and Veggies" - from Science Daily.

Environmentally-friendly and natural pesticide sprays made of oils such as Rosemary, Thyme, Clove, Mint, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Lavender, Basil and others are being tested to naturally combat insects on organically-grown foods.

Tests are also being done with oils that can destroy microbes such as E Coli and Salmonella, as well as for repellents against ticks and fleas on house pets. As an alternative to chemical pesticides, essential oil sprays show promise and are under study at the University of British Columbia.

Awareness that chemicals are toxic to our system, then an outstanding matrix of people rush in to find a solution.

Native Americans used roots and plants for all medicines and antiseptics , we thought we could improve on their systems, chemicals were developed, with amazing results, now we find out they weaken us, so back to developing with roots and plants. Pretty amazing how things come full circle.

Essential Oils,
Damn Good Stuff!

Happy Healthy Trails,

Danna

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday


"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."— Peace Pilgrim: Born Mildred Norman, was a peace activist and spiritual leader

Once you figure this out you become very careful what you think about.

Observing your thoughts requires work/action, you must slow your thoughts and step outside yourself and observe.

Feelings are sensors that tell you what you are thinking. That's really cool!

When you are feeling sad, you know you have been thinking sad thoughts, when you are angry, more things will be coming your way to become angry about, but when you feel good and are filled with happiness and joy, then you know you have been thinking thoughts that serve you and the Universe, congratulate yourself and keep thinking things that make you happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.

When I find myself thinking negative a turn around for me is, repeating over and over in my mind, I love and approve of myself, that gets me back on the positive train.

Thoughts do matter, they create matter, so always think what do I want, and use the most powerful computer in the Universe, your mind, to manifest it.

Happy Thoughts,

Danna

Monday, November 9, 2009

On The Road Again

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

The past few weeks we have been in overdrive. I know, when aren't we, right. If you read this blog at all you know the Burns Bunch are not sit around and worry type's, we make our own economy, by jumping on the fast track and just flat out run!

Last week we had two outside shows. PBR Finals held at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada, Braydan, Jake, Lynn, Sissy and Amanda split up shifts and covered the 10 day event.

My much smaller team of Rick and Tori Elegante as well as a new Burns Team prospect Tracy Salberg covered the Cowboy Poetry Gathering held in Heber City Utah. It was great to have lunch with Melissa and Dave Stamey. How wonderful it was to be located close enough to hear the outstanding talent they have at the gathering. Thanks to Tom Whitaker and his team for putting on such a nice event for our state as well as our Cowboy genere.

Stephanie and Scott handed out 2000 pieces of candy to all the trick or treaters at our Park City store on Halloween while I jetted off to Las Vegas for a 101 University writing seminar.

Just hours before my writing seminar I was in El Paso Texas at the Lucchese Factory buying and designing boots with top boot designer Fred Gibbon.

The few hours in between flights from Texas to Las Vegas I negotiated another project into the mix. Another location on Park City's Historic Main Street, located just two doors up the street .
Opening date is set for December 15th right after NFR! CRAZY!!!FUN!!!STUFF!!!

Oh yeah, did I mention I am writing a book!

This week our team of Braydan ,Misty, Jake and Tiffany, will be setting up and selling at the Indian National Finals in Las Vegas.

Scott is organizing the staging area for NFR and I am working in Park City getting logistics done for NFR, new store, old store, and oldest store. In my spare time, I am writing a book!

So there it is the reason I have missed a couple of On The Road Again's. And if your wondering, no I don't watch television.

Doing What I Love and Loving What I Do!

Danna

P.S. I also was the guest speaker last Wednesday at the Central Utah Rodeo Association year end awards banquet. A great big thank you to all the volunteers headed up by Wendy and Casey Winn of Nephi Utah. You are all making an amazing positive difference in these young rodeo kid's lives. Keep up the outstanding work!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Inspire Me



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-88DTxeYs

THE FILLY ZENYATA WINS THE BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC!!!

Inspiring, worth another look!!!!

Proving it does not matter how far back you are in the beginning, or your gender, it's how much ground you can make up, finding your spot to break through, focusing on what you want, no matter what.

Still Undefeated, Absoulutely Astounding!!

Inspire Me

Rudyard Kipling If

If

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFcJPecO568





Namaste,

Danna

Friday, November 6, 2009

Funny Friday

Aging gracefully

$5.37. That's what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bueno said to me.
I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher.
Having already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the Emo hairdo said the harshest thing anyone has ever said to me.
He said, "It's OK. I'll just give you the senior citizen discount."
I turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the sound of change hitting the counter in front of me.
"Only $4.68" he said cheerfully.
I stood there stupefied.
I am 48, not even 50 yet?"
A mere child!
Senior citizen?
I took my burrito and walked out to the truck wondering what was wrong with Emo.
Was he blind?
As I sat in the truck, my blood began to boil. Old?
Me?
I'll show him, I thought.
I opened the door and headed back inside.
I strode to the counter, and there he was waiting with a smile.
Before I could say a word, he held up something and jingled it in front of me, like I could be that easily distracted!
What am I now?
A toddler?
"Dude! Can't get too far without your car keys, he?"
I stared with utter disdain at the keys.
I began to rationalize in my mind.
"Leaving keys behind hardly makes a man elderly!
It could happen to anyone!"
I turned and headed back to the truck.
I slipped the key into the ignition, but it wouldn't turn.
What now?
I checked my keys and tried another.
Still nothing.
That's when I noticed the purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror.
I had no purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror.
Then, a few other objects came into focus.
The car seat in the back seat.
Happy Meal toys spread all over the floorboard.
A partially eaten doughnut on the dashboard.
Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the alien vehicle.
Moments later I was speeding out of the parking lot, relieved to finally be leaving this nightmarish stop in my life.
That is when I felt it, deep in the bowels of my stomach: hunger!
My stomach growled and churned, and I reached to grab my burrito, only it was nowhere to be found.
I swung the truck around, gathered my courage, and strode back into the restaurant one final time.
There Emo stood, draped in youth and black nail polish.
All I could think was, "What is the world coming to?"
All I could say was, "Did I leave my food and drink in here?"
At this point I was ready to ask a Boy Scout to help me back to my vehicle, and then go straight home and apply for Social Security benefits.
Emo had no clue.
I walked back out to the truck, and suddenly a young lad came up and tugged on my jeans to get my attention.
He was holding up a drink and a bag.
His mother explained, "I think you left this in my truck by mistake."
I took the food and drink from the little boy and sheepishly apologized.
She offered these kind words:
"It's OK. My grandmother does stuff like this all the time."
All of this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in a 40.
Yes, I was racing some punk kid in a Toyota Prius.. And no, I told the officer, I'm not too old to be driving this fast.
As I walked in the front door, my husband met me halfway down the hall.
I handed him a bag of cold food and a $300 speeding ticket.
I promptly sat in my rocking chair and covered up my legs with a blanky.
The good news was I had successfully found my way home.

Happy Weekend Trails,

Danna

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Don’t let your emotions get in the way.

Human emotions have no place in training horses. If you try to deal with a horse based on emotions, you won’t get the response you want because he won’t understand what you’re asking him to do.

You have to be able to correct your horse and increase pressure without raising your emotion. Losing your temper is bad because even if the horse does what you want him to do, you won’t recognize it because you’ll be too focused on the punishment.

And if you don’t reward the horse for the correct behavior, he won’t understand what you’re asking him to do.

If he can’t figure out the answer you’re looking for, he’ll get confused and frustrated, which will only make the situation worse.

At the same time, you can’t just love and rub on your horse and expect him to be respectful of you.

You have to be willing to correct him if he steps out of line. I love my horses to death, but I don’t let them get away with things. The fact that I love them doesn’t affect my rules.

It’s the same way my parents were with me – they both loved me, but they’d correct me when I needed it. Your goal is to get a well-trained horse that you feel safe around and enjoy spending time with. Don’t ruin your progress by letting your emotions get in the way.

Great Advice,

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dream Big



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIQabcA5Jo

There is job security and success in picking the hard stuff no one else wants to do.

The winter Olympics are back this year, I love the stories of these amazing gifted athletes.

When I met Scott Hamilton and his family I was so impressed with their genuineness. His story is incredible, he runs off of high energy and loves life. I remember watching him in awe as he pushed the envelope in figure skating winning the gold and also winning the hearts of the world.

I love stories about people that never give up and use that strength to accomplish extra ordinary things.

Do what you love and love what you do.

Happy, Powerful, Trails,

Danna

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."— Wayne Dyer: Self-development author and speaker

Let's enjoy the dance,

Danna

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy 19th Birthday Tegan!

19 years ago our family was given an outstanding gift, her name is Tegan Shaw.

From a young age you could see her passion was animals. She was the collector of strays. Stray dogs, stray cats, snakes, bugs, birds, you name it she saved it.

Tegan loved her pets, she also loved to rig them up to everything, one day she rigged her dog up to a roping dummy in our store, he freaked out thinking a steer was chasing him. Running all around the store trying to escape from the steer that continued chasing him 3 feet behind because of the rope that was attached . Shelves were tipped, boots pulled off displays, horse medicine lay in piles and finally we caught him and unhooked him. Scott never had any halters or lead ropes, Tegan used them to hook up her dogs to her wagon and they would pull her all over town.

Tegan also was practically raised at the Blackhawk Arena, her and her dogs would get covered in red dirt, so naturally she took care of it, by washing her and her dogs in the public bathroom, there were bubbles from HELL!

Tegan of course loves horses, she started competing at the young age of 3 winning trophies saddles and lots of cash. She bought her first car with the money she won barrel racing.

Tegan now rehabs horses, she is a certified technician in Acu-Scope and Myo-Pulse for horses, dogs and humans, she loves her job and would like to work full time in a doctors office helping people become pain free with the use of energy medicine.

Tegan has always been self reliant and a non conformist, she is impeccable with her word, she is a gorgeous blond with the most beautiful eyes and lips, she was a beautiful baby with a personality that would always attract praises. I am so happy I was blessed to be her mother, she has taught me so much, mostly that I am not in charge of her:-), she came here for her purpose, and she is making a positive difference by helping horses and humanity.

I love you Tegan, I am proud of you, Thank You for teaching me.

Have a Wonderful Birthday!

I wish you the best year of your life, until next:-)!

Love,

Mom