Who I Am

Hi! I am Susie Schade-Brewer (pronounced Shady like a tree).  I am a rural Midwest gal, born and raised, and currently the owner and curator of 3 Etsy shops, and this blog all about us country girls - our lives and businesses, our struggles, our passions and our families.

In 2008, I wrote a novel that took 6 months to write, but another 2 years to edit for publication.  Since I

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The Sacrifice of the Sage Hen

was a girl, I wanted to write, especially historical fiction.  It took a while, but eventually I did get around to it. In the meantime, I wrote some short stories that won awards, wrote some articles that appeared in Grit plus some other good magazines.

The book project happened at a very traumatic time in my life when "escaping my own world" for another's was highly advantageous to my sanity.  The transformation was wonderful, as during the process, I once again found "me."  I wasn't sure at what point "me" became lost, but I truly advocate other women to find their real person again.

Susie Schade Brewer

Rural Woman Enterprises (that's just me) was founded in 2009. I opened my first Etsy shop in 2011, called Save The Wild Horse Creations.  Everybody thought that was a weird name for a store, but I hoped it would bring attention to the plight and suffering of America's wild horses as that is one of my pet concerns.

Much has been said and published on the subject of the wild horses, by proponents and opponents of the cause.  I take only one stand ... that no horse should be caught in the middle of a political issue and end up suffering, or the wild herds becoming extinct.

My second shop Country Chic Shoppe came 2 years later, and it focuses mostly on country shabby chic home decor and cute jewelry hangers. And finally, the 3rd shop,

drawer knobs, farm animals, decoupage, decorative knobs

Farm Animal Custom Knobs

KnobSnobbery, custom-made, themed knobs using decoupage and a high gloss sealer.

I love creating pretty things with my hands, and I hope I can share the things I have learned about design in crafts and in jewelry. {I hope I have learned a few things along the way! LOL!}  Do you love working with your hands?  I am excited to learn from you!

Located in Adrian Missouri (USA).  Thanks for stopping by!      

What I Do

Country Shabby Chic

The style I most prominently feature in what I design - from jewelry & jewelry organizers to home decor, often takes on a Country Shabby personality. Shabby Chic mimics the appearance of what is "time-worn" and "aged", a nostalgic look for interior design.  Country Chic incorporates the look and personality of the 'country', both in fashion and in home furnishings.  Combine them in design, and it is a pretty neat look. country chic, shabby chic, bedroom furniture, blue,
barbed wire, old fence
wild horses, horse rescue

DONATE NOW: American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE: Free-Roaming Horse Management In North America



Some Praise from Happy Customers

OfButterflyWings on Jan 23, 2018 (Save the Wild Horse Creations)

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered these beautiful bracelets for my friend for her birthday in Dec and for Christmas. We both love country music! She loved them! Ty for helping me make her day. Happy New Year! Ty for keeping it country. :0)

Mark P., March, 2017 (Country Chic Shoppe)

Mark P. on March, 2017
5 out of 5 stars

Very easy to work with, fast shipping, great packaging, and perfect for what I needed. Thank you!
Custom Order: Decorative Rock Push Pins

Custom Order: Decorative Rock Push Pins

Jeanen, Sept 2017 (Country Chic Shoppe)
Sheri M., July 2016 (Country Chic Shoppe)

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful color and nice and big. I'm using these with my project. Thank you!

Kim L. June, 2016 (Save The Wild Horse Creations)

5 out of 5 stars

My necklace holder came exactly how it was pictured! Well crafted and beautiful! Would definitely use this artist again!
Carol R., May, 2016 (Country Chic Shoppe)

5 out of 5 stars

Susie was great to work with on my shelf order. Love the product and most happy with my shopping experience.

scruggshorses April, 2016 (Save The Wild Horse Creations)
dmhan Sept 2016 (Knob Snobbery)