Showing the World You Believe in Something Bigger than Yourself… with a little help from Smitty’s Rancho!

As I nibble on jelly beans and write this, Easter has recently passed – last weekend –  and I find myself reflecting on my younger years when the whole family would gather at Mom’s house for the traditional Easter Egg Hunt and family dinner later in the day.

We would go to church early each year in order to get home and prepare for the family to arrive, and while at church we would hear the story of Christ and the resurrection.  Though we knew the story well, we were always attentive (more so than ordinary Sundays I may add) because of the gruesome significance of the events behind this spring holiday.

The symbolism of the cross Jesus was cruelly crucified on remains as much a dominant presence now as it has been for thousands of years.

A brief explanation borrowed from BBC Religions (Roberts, M.  2011): “The cross on which Jesus was executed 2000 years ago has been a symbol for his followers from very early on.  At first, they were scared to display it publicly in case they were persecuted or mocked. But after the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th Century, crucifixion was abolished as a punishment, and the cross was promoted as a symbol of the Son of God”.

Anyway, I’m not going to get all religious on you here, and I’m not just randomly rambling… I’m actually wanting to introduce some fresh new products from Smitty’s Rancho that will quietly show the world that you’re a believer!

First, gracefully mixing the traditional with the modern –   Cross Power Cell Phone Case – available for iphone 4/4S, 5 & Galaxy S3 & 4.

Phone case

For those of us that are jewelry lovers – Cross Power Colors of Salvation Jewelry – Choose from Rhodium coated Beaded Bracelet, Rhodium coated Beaded Necklace, or Rhodium coated Medallion Bracelet… Beautiful!

Jewelry pieces


Also for the jewelry lovers…. Cross Power Salvation Survival Bracelet – made of 3 strand Parachute cord material that holds 285 lb. so it can be used in a survival situation.   Three types to choose from, check them out!   You will appreciate the superior craftsmanship on these handy wearable items.

survival bracelet   triple survival pic

And last but not least – for those of us that like to have something that is an attention grabber…  Cross Power Sin2Salvation Coffee Mug –   So wanna hear the cool part on this one?   The cup turns black when cold and red when hot – very slick!

Cup black  cup duo

So there you have it, some subtle reminders from Smitty’s Rancho to remind yourself and others of the sacrifice made so long ago that still lives on in many hearts today.

Keep an eye on the website here – SMITTY’S RANCHO for more new items throughout the year, you won’t want to miss a thing!

(Ree 2014)






Summer is Coming – Let Smitty’s Rancho help Light up Your Nights!!

I don’t know about you but I’ve had just about enough of this winter stuff so I have been tentatively beginning to get things ready for SUMMER!!!   Happily the days are getting longer so it’s not dark when I get home from work; therefore I have been doing some early yard cleanup and planning for entertaining when the warm summer nights finally get here.

Even though it stays light a lot longer in the summer, it still does get dark eventually. You’ll want to be prepared…. so what could be better than some very slick theme lighting for your porch, patio, or deck?

Here are some new items from Smitty’s Rancho that should fit the bill nicely – (yep, that’s a feeble little pun on behalf of the first offering I’m going to show you below – wink).


Duck light

The Way-Cool ‘Ducks Unlimited’ Green Neon Light!

The vivid color alone on this one will make folks take notice when you flip this cool light on! This ain’t no Daffy Duck, this is the real deal from the very popular “Ducks Unlimited” conservation group!


Deer light yellow  Deer light pink

Also New at Smitty’s Rancho – from “Browning” (yes, the gun people) – The Awesome Buckmark Neon Light

Available in Pink and Yellow, this impressive neon light stands 15″ long and 11″ high. Don’t want it for the patio? Use it to compliment your trophy room… better yet get one of each to compliment your trophy room.

All of these table-top Neon Lights have 110V adapters and weighted bases to guard against accidental tipping. Get ready for fun this summer with these exciting and affordable new neon lights from Smitty’s Rancho.

They make great gifts too!

All three lights

Collect all Three for the Ultimate Effect on Your Deck, Porch, or Patio!


(Ree 2014)