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Month: October 2014

Happy Things Hop – Favorite Noms

Happy Things Hop – Favorite Noms

There have been a ton of really awesome blog hops lately, so I’ve taken my dear time posting the second of the “Happy Things” hop.  There’s also been a ton of things to post about over here lately, and therefore I haven’t participated in as many hops as I usually do.  We’ll see where the content train takes me… but today’s topic you can take either horsey or non-horsey.  I’m doing both! What is your absolute favorite comfort meal?  If…

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If Equestrians had Reality TV

If Equestrians had Reality TV

I love reality television.  It’s my guilty pleasure, and there are almost no limits to my reality TV love. Cooking shows?  Yes please.  I never get tired of listening to Gordon Ramsey yell at people. Hoarders?  Can you think of a better program to motivate you to clean your house?  If I watch more than 15 minutes of Hoarders, I inevitably start straightening and dusting. And yes, it even goes all the way down to Toddlers and Tiaras.  That show…

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You’re Invited to a Horse Bloggers Weekend!

You’re Invited to a Horse Bloggers Weekend!

True story – I’ve had visions of trying to organize an equestrian bloggers conference one day.  Another true story – that’s a pretty big undertaking.  However, I was talking with my local blog buddy Jen from Wyvern Oaks about how cool it would be if we all get together, and then we got to brainstorming… You are invited to an equestrian bloggers weekend in Austin, Texas! Jen and I, and possibly the super cool $900 Facebook Pony (depending on the…

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An Ethical Question Regarding Livestock

An Ethical Question Regarding Livestock

I’ve probably mentioned it on this blog at least once or twice, but my husband is vegan due to animal rights reasons.  He hasn’t always been vegan during our relationship, but for the past four years veganism has been a steady part of our household and life.  I think he’s in it for the long haul, and I support him in his choices. That being said, I’m not vegan. I’m also not planning on becoming vegan (though I’ll never say…

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The Wonderful & Whacky Ponies on Netflix

The Wonderful & Whacky Ponies on Netflix

We cancelled our cable subscription several years ago, and have been relying on just Netflix and Hulu for TV.  It works out really well, because I don’t like to watch a ton of TV.  Cable is really expensive, and when you factor in high speed internet plus a premium cable package (for BBC America, obviously) my bill ended up being huge.  I’ve been cable free for over three years, and I really don’t miss it. Since I’ve watched every available…

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Winners! Satin Spam! All the Ribbons!

Winners! Satin Spam! All the Ribbons!

First, I want to announce the winners for my final giveaway contest… Custom Bonnet!  Carly S with a pink and navy bonnet! Mini Painting!  Bette! Photography Art Print!  Bryce! Congrats to ya’ll.  Now I have to get super busy making and getting all these prizes mailed out… no rest for the wicked? Now there’s one more lady for us to celebrate, because she’s made it to 1,000 blog posts.  That’s huge.  Think of how many blogs come and go, and then…

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Going to Baby Jumper Land?

Going to Baby Jumper Land?

True blogger confessions time: recently I’ve become aware that I had grossly over estimated my abilities as a rider.  See, I’ve been a hunter gal all my life (even little local stuff.. still counts) and did one jumper show with moderate success.  Plus, my horse is a little bit awesome… when he’s sound.  Therefore, I’m obviously ready to make the switch full time to little jumper, right? Yeah, no.  So the jumpers are much harder and I have a lot to…

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Climb Aboard the TwoPointTober Struggle Bus

Climb Aboard the TwoPointTober Struggle Bus

I waffled about doing 2pointtober this year, but apparently I easily succumb to peer pressure.  Last year I participated and impressed myself with a BLAH time.  I said to myself, “Self – you are not a horrible two pointer.  Good job you!” Then my trainer told me I was doing my two point incorrectly.  Whoops.  Let me draw you a picture: This is the cartoon version of the two point I thought I was doing.  Also, please note how beefy…

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Travel Tuesday – Budapest

Travel Tuesday – Budapest

When I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, I was hoping it would be about Budapest since that’s one of my favorite European cities.  Alas, I was disappointed in the subject matter – so this blog post will have to suffice as my stroll back into travel nostalgia. Fun fact, did you know Budapest is actually two different cities separated by a river?  It’s really Buda and Pest. Tim and I went together in 2008 right after Christmas as part of an…

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Kill Them With Kindness

Kill Them With Kindness

So.  It seems everyone some are upset with me about the anonymous blog survey posts. I have mixed feelings about that, which I don’t think I’ll go into.  Instead, I’ll say that I promised I would post all the responses… and I did regardless of how I felt about some of them.  Like almost everything in life, I don’t think that little blogging series was wholly good or bad. This is not a post about that though, even though it was spurred…

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Big Girl Helmet

Big Girl Helmet

I’ve been wanting a new helmet for a long time.  Of course, this want happened during my “don’t spend any money and pay off your credit card” budget time this summer, so I missed all the Helmet Awareness day sales.  I decided that my current helmet was two years old with no falls, so I didn’t really need a new one. At the show on Saturday, I complained about my helmet all day.  See, I can only perfect hunter hair…

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5 Weeks of Giveaways – Week 5 Bundle of Goodies

5 Weeks of Giveaways – Week 5 Bundle of Goodies

I’m a little give-awayed out, but this is the final week so we have to end with a bang!  Before ending with a bang, I must announce the (Semi) Custom Ear Bonnet winner! SprinklerBandit!  Now I have to get busy crocheting a navy bonnet with white trim for a little Courage face.  Congrats! Others don’t fret though, because for this final giveaway I’m donating a trio of items including… A custom bonnet!  A custom mini painting!  A photography art print!…

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