Ranch House 2017 Favorite Things List
Since the holiday season is right around the corner, we employed the entire Ranch House Designs staff to devise a list of “favorite things.” From tech gadgets to beautiful decor, we tried to come up with items you could purchase for family, friends and maybe even yourself. Here’s what made the cut…
By tracking your steps throughout the day, this little gadget gets you motivated to keep moving. Our VP of Web Operations, Jessica racked up 18,000 steps on her FitBit during this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. To purchase, click the link below or visit your nearest FitBit retailer.
Lightweight Folding Chair
This lightweight folding chair is the perfect item for stock shows, camping excursions and outdoor sporting events. Designer, Kristen Davis loves this chair because it’s compact enough to fit in her purse. So far, they’ve been a go-to item for she and her family. To purchase, click the link below.
Several members of our crew suggested we include the Apple Watch. This little gadget is the perfect item for someone constantly on the go. Plus, it’s waterproof! To purchase, visit the link below or go to your nearest Apple store.
Jim N’ Nick’s Community BAR-B-Q Gift Box
We all have that one friend who loves bar-b-q! Chief Marketing Officer, Ashley Grant suggests purchasing them this gift box, which includes their infamous cheese biscuit mix which she also mentioned is “crazy delicious.” To purchase, visit www.jimnnicks.com/store/product/goods/gift-box/.
Ritchey Special Imprint Ear Tags
Would this really be a Ranch House list if we didn’t include something cattle-related? Probably not. These easy to read, durable ear tags are a go-to item for Social Media Specialist Taylor Gazda and her family. To purchase, visit https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e0795a-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5.
Tecovas have become a popular item among boot lovers. Especially if you’re looking for a beautifully crafted pair that doesn’t break the bank. Both Rachel Cutrer and Ashley Grant are loyal Tecovas wearers. Ashley wore her pair while setting up our Fort Worth office and said that after 30 miles of walking in them, her boots were still as comfortable as ever. To purchase, visit www.tecovas.com/.
Pendleton National Parks Collection
Recently, Pendleton unveiled its National Parks Collection. The collection features items styled after national parks like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and more. Ranch House CEO and Founder, Rachel Cutrer loves the Grand Canyon collection. To purchase, visit http://www.pendleton-usa.com/thumbnail/National-Parks/Shop-By-Park/GRAND-CANYON/2245/c/2269/pc/2268.uts.
Rachel’s Red Barn Cookies
Baked from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients, Rachel’s Red Barn Cookies are the ultimate item for anyone with a sweet tooth. They are a favorite dessert item among everyone at the Ranch House office. Purchase cookies at rachelsredbarn.com.
Roost Laptop Stand
When you work from a laptop computer everyday, sometimes posture becomes an issue. This is the perfect stand for someone wanting to avoid having to hunch over their computer. Our Web Developer, Seth Alling recommends this design because it folds and is easy to carry while traveling. To purchase, click the image below.
Christina Greene Stud Earrings
Perfect for the classic, elegant woman. These beautiful earrings came highly recommended by Ashley Grant, along with all of Christina Greene’s other pieces. To purchase, visit christina-greene.com/collections/earrings/products/stud-earrings
Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater
Because what’s handier than a portable heater during chilly winter days? Chief Operations Officer, Lynn Hough has used her portable heater during rodeos, in the deer stand while hunting, and at sporting events watching her sons play baseball and football. To purchase, click the image below.
This 24mm Pancake Lens is the perfect item for the avid traveling photographer. Designer Sarah Simpson said she uses her wide angle lens to capture everything from beautiful landscape shots to portrait images. The reasonable price point is a plus, too! To purchase, click the item image below.
Sullivan’s Supply Red Paint
Again, we love our cattle-related items! Sullivan’s recently unveiled a new show cattle paint line and we cannot wait to test out all of the new colors this show season! Learn more here, pulse.sullivansupply.com/new-touch-up-paints-from-sullivan-supply-coming-spring-2017/.
Think fashionable, reasonably priced sunglasses. Also, feel good knowing that with each purchase DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to someone in need. VP of Corporate Relations, Meg Drake loves the aviators she recently purchased from the DIFF x Jessie James Decker collection. To shop styles, visit www.diffeyewear.com.
Texas South Winds Wine Club
Wine club memberships are the perfect gift for the wine-o in your life! Kristen suggested the Texas South Winds Wine Club after admitting that this item was making it onto her Christmas wish list. Her current favorite is the blackberry wine. To learn more, visit https://www.texassouthwind.com/.
SD Camera Card Reader for iPhone/Android
Ever been on a trip where you wish you had a fast, easy way to transfer photos from your conventional camera to your cell phone? If you answered yes, then you need this gadget. Ashley Grant recently used hers during a bachelorette trip. She said it was a quick easy way to share really great photos to social media. To purchase, click the item below.
Pipsticks Sticker Club
For the little one who can’t get enough of stickers! Rachel recently purchased her daughter, Mollie a Pipsticks Sticker Club membership. Every month they receive brand new sheets of vibrant stickers. To learn more about Pipsticks, visit https://www.pipsticks.com/.
Erin Condren Planners
Completely customizable, if you’re more of a visual person, these planners are perfect for organizing every facet of your life. You also have the choice of adding on different organizational packages based upon your specific needs. Meg admits that for an organizational freak, they’re the ultimate gift item. To learn more, visit https://www.erincondren.com/.
Fiesta Dinnerware Set
Who doesn’t love bright colors? Designer, Melissa Grimmel Schaake loves this dinnerware set because of its versatility. You can use all colors at the same time, or you can pick and choose colors based upon the season and/or occasion. The entire set can be purchased at Kohls www.kohls.com.
Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed
It’s like a hammock for your pet! Web Designer and E-Commerce expert, Carole Arriaga recently purchased this bed for her aging dog. She loves this particular bed because it’s indestructible and it allows her dog a comfy night’s stay. To purchase, click the link below.
Charlie 1 Horse Felt Hat
Fall means it’s finally time to bust out the felt hats. Charlie 1 Horse’s “Highway” is the perfect women’s hat for fall. It comes in two different colors and every little detail is beautifully crafted. Several of the Ranch House ladies own Charlie 1 Horse hats, so we can attest to their quality.
Purchase this particular style here: https://www.charlie1horsehats.com/collections/felt-collection/products/highway-2
Sullivan’s 360˚ Smart Brush
This new design from Sullivan generates optimum hair lift. We love this brush because it trains cattle’s hair to stand up while also massaging the hide to promote hair growth. This new brush retails for just $29.99. Visit http://www.sullivansupply.com/ to purchase.