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Attack of the Winged Insects


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 […]

Equestrian Design in the Home


I’ve been a really bad horse mom this past week.  Whenever we get past a huge milestone that I’ve been working hard for (ie show) then I end up needing to pull back a bit.  In this case, it’s not 100% my fault… Simon’s hives on his back were healing and his girth is rubbing […]

The Eq Diet


Fact: I am in better shape than I was one year ago. Also Fact: I have a long way to go. The “Eq Diet” is actually a really, really bad title for this post because I’m concerned about fitness, not weight.  Even though I need to lose weight, I’ve come to the realization fairly recently […]

Just Another Manic Monday


I don’t think it takes a genius to know that I’ve had a pretty severe case of the blahs lately. Stress at work, broken pony, getting rodents out of my house and trying to get more financially stable have all left me feeling drained and longing to be back in college in my undergrad years […]

A Seasonal Sunday Project


I don’t know why, but the idea of a seasonally appropriate front porch is super thrilling to me.  There’s no real reason for this.  I don’t think anyone has ever driven by the front of my house and said, “Goodness!  There is no seasonal wreath… how will I  know if it is actually fall or […]

A Tale of Two Riders


I’m back on a diet… again.  Before Christmas I had lost about 20 lbs in two months through a medical weight loss plan (not surgical, just diet and an appetite suppressant) which was amazing – but the weight fell off so fast that once the holidays came around it came back on equally quick.  After […]

The post about my cooking disaster


I’m pretty cocky, and somewhat vain.  These are facts, and also driving factors behind me having a blog like this.  Throw Pinterest into the mix and we’re going to have an interesting situation.  See, Pinterest is pretty much just a collection of viral posts… and I want my blog to have a viral post. I […]

The Mathematics of Food


It’s no big secret that I’ve had an issue with weight pretty much all my life.  There’s no need to insert a big sob story here, but the truth of the matter is I’m overweight due to three reasons.  Partially genetic (though I don’t think this is an equal part to what’s to follow), partially […]

How to make an Equestrian Ribbon Quilt


I’ve wanted one of these for a long time. I mean, you don’t even need to be a horse person to think that the quilt/wall hanging to the right is really, really pretty – not to mention creative!  If you haven’t seen or heard of one of these, it’s a quilt made entirely out of […]

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