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Fixer F’Upper

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When I was in the height of my artistic days, people would often look at whatever piece I was working on and exclaim. “Wow! I can’t even draw a straight line!” “I can’t either,” I would answer them. Remember this – it’s important later. Part of the reason I bought my house is because it has really good bones. It’s been well maintained with a …

The Weather is Crappy, Life is Boring and I’m Over it

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While you wouldn’t expect a Texan to complain about the weather, winter riding and winter survival in general is a bit different here.  See, up north where it’s truly cold, there are institutions set up to deal with the cold.  These institutions include things like snow plows, covered riding rings and winter jackets. A cold day in Texas means “put on a sweater”.  Cold + …

Modern & Contemporary Horse Art

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No joke, if I lived alone each room in my house would probably look like this: But seeing as I try to stay happily married, we go for a different kind of decor.  My husband and I have been living together for six years and I have slowly been drawn more to his style of decorating.  He likes clean lines, and modern/contemporary stuff.  We don’t …

Attack of the Winged Insects

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I live in a very old house.  When I say old, I’m speaking more like Eddie Izzard’s opinion on American history than old old.  Our house is no 1800’s New England  house (lived in one of those too), but it was built in the 1930’s and it wasn’t built all that well.  More sharecropper’s shack than chic bungalow. Not only is our shoddy cute house old, …