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About Us

Welcome to my
new Online Home!

I am Sandra Arthur
and this is my Website!

     Some of you may recognize me from my former business known as Sliding Stop Western Shop (SSWS), where I bought and sold Unique Gifts and Vintage Treasures and made a few things here and there.  Like many of you, I’ve been working for others for a long time.  But there was so much I wanted to do to grow my ranch business and to explore my creative side.  To that end, I gradually gathered the resources I needed to help turn those ideas into reality. 
 
Finally – in  2020 – I took a leap of faith to quit my “normal” job, got a website of my own and rebranded SSWS into Sliding Stop Trading Post (SSTP).   With this website, I can now do most of my business online under one virtual roof! I still travel as needed for ranch business, but otherwise I work from home – totally for myself and I’m loving it!
 

Speaking of home, the move to my new Twin Star Ranch, – which I own and operate near Rolla, Missouri, is now complete. We moved this summer from Flemington, Missouri, to help Mom with her ranch. I just needed to be closer to get it all done from day to day, so I bought my new place, not too far from hers.  It was a lot of work to move, but it feels good to be back home near family in my old stompin’ grounds! With the help of my beau, Lynn, I raise  and sell Registered SimAngus Cattle, Registered Corgis and Registered Quarter Horses. He is mostly busy with his new job at Callaway Livestock Center, but together we get it done.

On the creative side of things (in addition to my great new website) I’ve added a artisan/craft/design business which I have named  Twin Star Designs (TSD) in keeping with my Twin Star theme. TSD will be a springboard for my individual creations such as hand-tooled leather items, jewelry, machine embroidery and other things I will design and sew for sale – just to name a few.  I have so many cool ideas and I can finally start unpacking my crafting equipment to get started this fall!

Last year, 2020 (what a crazy ride that was, right?) I spent most of my time getting the website going and some inventory uploaded onto the site, while also learning how to Blog. This year, 2021, I am looking forward to spending more time creating things for you to see and to buy if they suit your fancy! Stay tuned…

I also have an active Facebook page and am hoping to see many familiar faces make the transition from Facebook to this site for business, shopping or a friendly chat via my Blog.

My "flower planter" at my new ranch near Rolla, Missouri

If you have specific questions or are looking for something you don’t see yet, my contact information is available in several places throughout the site.  The easiest way to reach me is still via text or phone, but I have included my email address, as well, for your convenience.

I’d love for you to come on in and take a look around.  It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there!

See what I’m up to and meet my family to include my beautiful twin daughters, Dakota and Cheyenne.  The girls are finally grown and living their own lives, but they and my mother, Sue will be making guest appearances on here as time permits.  At least that’s the plan, LOL!

For now, my Blog will be Weekly, but I will upload other helpful tips and useful info as I come across them, including some favorite recipes here and there!  The Blog is still in it’s infancy, but I’m learning quickly how that all works.  To follow me on Facebook or Instagram, use the Social Media links as usual.

So that’s about it for our About Us story.

It seems like ages ago since I began this journey. Even so, I am as excited as ever to turn a new page in my life story. 

I’d love for you to join me along the way!