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Month: December 2013

The Great NC Christmas Adventure

The Great NC Christmas Adventure

As you may have noticed, I’ve been out of town for about a week.  We packed my car full of Christmas presents, three dogs, and barely fit ourselves on the 2400 mile round trip from Texas to North Carolina.  We drove straight through on the way there (20.5 hours) which was pretty miserable.  After visiting family and friends in North Carolina for the week, we started the drive back and stopped in Jackson, MS to stay with Tim’s family for…

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2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review

This will be a lot different than 2012’s year in review since it’s the first year since I was in college that I rode one horse consistently throughout the entire year. Though we had our rough patches, I am still beyond thrilled at my equestrian 2013 🙂 January Simon comes up really lame in the right hind.  I notice a little swelling, and get him to the vet.  They take two views of his hock, say they don’t see anything…

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30 Questions

30 Questions

Taken from Viva Carlos who is the master of all the horse surveys and questions.   Also, I’m filling this with old pictures of Simon that I haven’t ever posted before so if you wonder why he’s skinny… that’s why 😉 1. If your horse could talk what would they say? What would they be like? Simon would be super friendly.  He just wants everyone to like him and everyone to be his friend… whether it’s horse, human or dog.  He’d…

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2013 Goals in Review

2013 Goals in Review

Once upon a time, my horse was lame for 4 months at the beginning of the year. Oh wait, that was this year. Therefore, I didn’t get around at setting goals until July when I figured that he was (hopefully) not on the verge of being lame forever and I had successfully moved barns.  I definitely did not accomplish all that I set out to… can I use the excuse that we only had six months? No?  Okay… well here’s…

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Simon’s 2013 Christmas Wish List

Simon’s 2013 Christmas Wish List

Simon doesn’t usually write guest posts, but when he does… he’s begging for Christmas gifts. What Simonpants Wants, Needs, and Desperately Deserves for Christmas – 2013 Edition Update for the mass public – even though I didn’t know about treats until the summer of 2012, I have now had a full year of treat eating under my belt.  My palette is also refined enough to now enjoy carrots, so I recommend you mail them to Texas.  I live in the main barn…

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30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

It’s my burfday.  I’m 29. My husband is 6 years older than me, so I watched his metamorphosis from 20’s to 30’s when I was in my early/mid 20’s.  At the time, I kind of dismissed his mild panic.  What’s the deal?  If you don’t get older you die! And then I hit 27, and he said “Now you’re in your late 20’s.” “No, I’m in my mid 20’s still.” 28 is definitely late 20’s, but not as late as…

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SMTT Blogaversary Winners

SMTT Blogaversary Winners

I had planned to do a formal blog post with all the entries shown and exciting build up, but I drove straight through from TX to NC with husband and three dogs and have been recovering all day. So, I owe a nicely written show and tell post for y’all which will happen when I’m back from vacation 🙂 What still is exciting though, is I get to announce the winner… I had five very different entries which were all…

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1st Blogaversary – Top Posts of 2013

1st Blogaversary – Top Posts of 2013

1 – Horse Show Ribbon Recycling Lots of images pulled from Pinterest to showcase different ideas that upcycle show ribbons! I just want to have enough ribbons to utilize some of these ideas personally 🙂 Read Horse Ribbon Recycling Post » 2 – Horse Sex Offender List So, the internet is full of pervs apparently (shocker). Either that, or people are really concerned about avoiding horse sex offenders… either way, this is a purely innocent post about cleaning my horse’s…

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1st Blogaversary – SEO Factoids

1st Blogaversary – SEO Factoids

Part of my real life non-horse blog job is SEO otherwise known as Search Engine Optimization.  Since part of the reason I have this blog is sort of a playground to test out ideas that I may use in my marketing job, SEO is something I pay attention to. Here on the blog, that means I title some posts and post URLs with specific keywords that other horse minded folk may search for… that is I do when I’m feeling…

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Eq Blogger Secret Santa Gift!

Eq Blogger Secret Santa Gift!

I had to do two posts today, becuase I got my Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange secret santa gift!  Yippieee!! Thank you soooo much to Adventures with Shyloh for these amazing gifts! They arrived all wrapped and purdiful, but like the present hungry christmas-monger I am, I ripped them all open with glee before remembering to take a picture.  You can view the aftermath first. She was very accommodating of my snooty hunter requests 🙂  I now have a beautiful wood…

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1st Blogaversary – What I’ve Learned

1st Blogaversary – What I’ve Learned

Writing, maintaining and foraging for giveaways on She Moved to Texas has been a huge learning experience for me. I knew from the get-go that I wanted it to be more than a personal journal for me and my horse, but I wasn’t exactly sure what. At first, the goal was to create a blog I could monetize with.  I have with this one… a little.  Still, this year has shown me a little of how blogs can make money…

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