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Hi friends!

I wrote this handy little blog post so you would know what to expect for Dakota Uprising holiday deadlines if you want your shirts and things by Christmas.



Each shirt, mug, tote and hat is printed one at a time through a company in California. Your order gets submitted on, and it gets sent to my printing company. It’s a slick process, but it can take up to three weeks to get the order to your door. Because of this:

  1. I don’t have an inventory to pull from so mailing out shirts for orders last minute is a no-go.
  2. This is the busiest time of year for my printing company in Cali, so orders may take longer than usual. I don’t have control over it. So order ahead.
  3. Expedited shipping is not an option. If this was offered by my printing company, I would pass this option on to you. So order ahead.

It’s one of my goals to offer items in retail spaces across South Dakota someday, but right now, online at is your only option. So order ahead.


The Deadlines

  • The month of November – Get your Christmas orders in!
  • December 2nd – Deadline for orders needed by Christmas


For the Procrastinators

If you miss the deadline, I offer a little thing called, “Gift Codes.” Add a $25 or $50 Gift Code to your cart, purchase, and you will be given an individualized Coupon Code for your recipient to use in the store. Write the code in a Christmas card, and you are good to go.

Questions or concerns? Email me at

If you haven’t checked out the new Fall 2016 designs in the shop yet, click here.
AND, if you want some cool Black Hills, locally-focused swag, click here.

Happy holidays!!








  • 1 cup gin
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine (I used prosecco)
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup framboise
  • 1/2 cup orgeat syrup (also called almond syrup… should be able to find at any large liquor store and it is SO delish)
  • Lots of fresh fruit, like orange slices, grapefruit slices, and pineapple wedges
  • sparkling water to top off (about 1 cup)
  • lots of ice


Stir everything in a big punch bowl — add as much sparkling water as you need to dilute, to taste. Double or triple depending on the size of your punch bowl or crowd! Serves 10

Recipe and imagery by Camille Styles.

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So I just spent the last half hour googling, “fun facts about burros.” Then, I got confused, and googled, “donkeys vs. burros.” Then, I just wanted to get things clarified and googled, “Custer state park burros.”

Guys, here’s what I discovered.

  1. Burros and donkeys are the same animals. But you knew that already, right? Or did you? (Not to be confused with mules and burros / donkeys – totally different, but we’ll leave that for another time. Maybe.)
  2. Custer State Park burros are known lovingly as the “Begging Burros.” If you’ve ever been there, you know why. If you haven’t been there, be prepared to give up everything edible you own.
  3. The Custer State Park burros were introduced to the area by humans as pack animals for those heading up Harney Peak, but became semi-wild as they were abandoned over the years.
  4. Burros can live for over 50 years.
  5. A burro is stronger than a horse of the same size.
  6. Burros can hear the call of another burro from 60 miles away.
  7. Their large ears help keep them cool.
  8. Burros are more independent in their thinking than horses and will reason, then make decisions based on their safety.
  9. Burro fur is not waterproof.
  10. Burros are herd animals.
  11. Burros groom each other. Like monkeys.
  12. Burros are associated with the God of Wine, Dionysius.
  13. A male burro is called a Jack. A female burro is called a Jenny.

Source. Source.

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And now you know. Because I know you’ve always wondered.