Hey there!!!

bow and arrowLet me introduce myself.  My name is Keri.  I have never blogged before and am the daughter very briefly spoken of in the last SmittysRancho Blog.  My extremely beautiful, intelligent and insightful mother (:D) asked me if I was interested in trying my hand at this.  You guys let me know what you think.

First, a little bit about me.  I’m 35 years old, I have 5 kids ranging from 7 to 17 (egads lol) and have been married for almost 11 years.  I was introduced to the ammunition industry a few years ago but already had an interest in weapons of all sorts.  If you had walked into my childhood home you would be likely to see swords and knives hanging on our basement walls, my brother downstairs sitting at the pool table cleaning a pistol and maybe even my mom foot sweeping me onto the kitchen floor (with love of course :P) whilst my dad would be grading taekwondo tests in the office.  My grandmother actually has a rifle and shotgun nitch built into her kitchen wall right next to the telephone.  Now that I look back, I wonder how many people had experiences like this.  Do others think this lifestyle is weird or the norm?  What I do know is that all these things made me…well… Me!

     When my career took a turn a few years back and my mom brought me into the ammo business, she pointed out that it was predominantly populated by men and while it still is today, there are many more female hunters and shooters out there now and every year the numbers grow.  Thus the birth of SmittysRancho.com, geared towards woman’s wants and needs in a world where there are so few options to choose from.  My mom spent months searching for the best made and most reputable companies making conceal carry purses, hunting equipment, jewelry (cause face it…us girls wanna look cute even if we are all a little different), regular clothing…”for chicks that dig camo”…lol and pretty much every accessory she could conjure up.  Now she is even making her own items like personalized bow cases, totes and….what I got for Christmas, a white camo wheel cover for my Jeep!!! jeepwheelcoverIs that freaking awesome or what?! And, you heard me right, she made it!

     So now that I have properly introduced myself and shared a little side dish of my life with you I’m gonna wrap this up for the night.  But don’t you worry your pretty little heads… I will be back next week (same time and same place). See you here? And in the mean time head over to Smittysrancho.com and peruse the proverbial shelves to your hearts content.  Oh yeah and for you boys out there..I’m positive the we have something for your mother, sister and/or daughter and maybe even a little something for you too!!

     Good night folks and God Bless