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50/50 Media Progress

50/50 Media Progress

In my overly ambitious goals post for the year, I said that I wanted to see 50 movies and read 50 books. As it stands, I’ve made good progress in that area. People have suggested in the past that they like to hear what I’m reading, so I’ll share how things are going with you. Books have been dominated by school assignments, which is both great and annoying. Great because I’m reading things I might never have picked for myself,…

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DIY – Paint Your Own Brushes

DIY – Paint Your Own Brushes

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any kind of equestrian DIY kind of post, so I figured y’all were overdue for some craft action. Now though I’ve written a lot of DIY, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m pretty half ass when it comes to detailed pictures and instructions. Often I will include important steps like, “Sew it all together.” Well folks, it’s a new year and I’m trying to be a better blogger. This…

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Before the Lord of Song

Before the Lord of Song

Leonard Cohen died yesterday. He was 82. This is not a sad post though, because when a an artist leaves a lifetime of beautiful work and parts the world at an old age without drugs, suicide or tragedy it’s something to be celebrated. I’m not sure how many Millennials are familiar with Cohen. I certainly wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for an odd string of events that led me to my favorite songwriter of all time. During high school…

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My Life Annotated by Garth Brooks

My Life Annotated by Garth Brooks

Every time I think of Garth Brooks, I think of Greece. I suspect this is not the statement of your average country music fan, so let me explain. Like many people in the south, I grew up on country music. Reba, George, Martina, the Dixie Chicks, countless others and of course – Garth Brooks made up the soundtrack to our family road trips and daily commute. Adding a country music CD to the family’s collection was never a hard sell,…

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A Postcard a Day

A Postcard a Day

I have a friend (who’s witty comments can even be found on this blog) who’s been a postcard aficionado ever since I’ve known her. In one of my “binder of important things” I have a postcard she sent me from Singapore complete with a Tuk Tuk illustration she drew on the back. When my life first started falling apart, my friend would send me the most perfect postcards in the mail. She had this uncanny ability to send a simple 4″x6″ piece of paper…

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Equestrian Art for the Home

Equestrian Art for the Home

Ever since I first knew that I’d be buying my house, I’ve been on the lookout for equestrian art. I think this is due to several reasons: Buying art is way more fun than buying furniture Now that I live alone I can put as many ponies in my house as I want I really like ponies I really like art The largest piece and highlight of my room is hopefully going to be this black and white image that…

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Soundtrack of Your Life

Soundtrack of Your Life

Lots of blogging about non-horse topics lately. It’s not that I no longer love my horse, but more that he isn’t doing anything exciting. We’re just waiting for one more week of restricted turnout & rest before I hop back on and see how he feels. I don’t even need to ice/poultice/wrap right now, so I’ve been a bit of a slacker horse mom and only hoof out to the barn a few times a week. When I do go…

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Adult Horse Coloring Book Pages – Nerd Horse Etsy Shop!

Adult Horse Coloring Book Pages – Nerd Horse Etsy Shop!

As I hinted to yesterday, I have been actively pursuing one of my crazy ideas. Though the offerings are small now, I have officially opened up Nerd Horse! Right now, I have 4 equestrian themed complicated coloring book pages available for instant download. This is pretty much a fun experiment, so if I make more will depend on if there are any sales or real demand. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed that I sent out…

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All The Thank Yous

All The Thank Yous

During this process, I’ve gotten a lot of kindness and help. Some of it is minor like a card or flowers, and some of it is huge like hiring movers or sending me to a horse show. It’s hard to adequately thank someone for these acts of generosity, but my southern upbringing tells me that the best place to start is a good ‘ol thank you note. Several people have told me that I shouldn’t worry about writing thank you…

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Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

This post will only further convince you that I am really a twelve year old girl instead of a thirty year old professional. A few months ago, one of my co-workers who enjoys art as a hobby mentioned a fairly new phenomenon she was enjoying called adult coloring. No, these are not coloring books with “Mature” content (although a quick google search will let you know that these exist as well), but instead artists who are creating incredibly detailed line…

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Graphic Ponehs

Graphic Ponehs

Once upon a time I made my living entirely from graphic design.  This is shocking, because I’m a mediocre designer at best.  These days I do more project management/content UI/writing than design, but for a brief point in my career there was a magical time where I was paid to draw ponies on the computer for a living. Draw ponies.  On the computer.  For a living.  Squee! Recently I stumbled across a lot of these assets, some I did for…

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The Truth About (Artistic) Cats & Dogs

The Truth About (Artistic) Cats & Dogs

With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, I planned a decidedly un-horsey Saturday while my barn dried out from the monsoon.  Most of the day was spent with me cleaning my house like a crazy person.  If you’re a South Park fan, do you remember that episode where Butters’ mom finds out his dad is gay, and goes on a psychotic cleaning spree around the house?  “Cleeeeean!  Clean.  Everything must be cleeeeeeeeean.”  That was pretty much me, only less…

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