Verb(ing) – III

Reading You know, sometimes a girl needs to take a break from those serious drama-y books and enjoy a little romance. Equestrian romance, you say? Even better. I just finished Natalie Keller Reinert’s “The Honorable Nobody,” which is Book 2 of 3 in her “Heroines on Horseback” series. The first was the alluring “Miss Spencer[…]

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Trash the Dress – Equestrian Style

As you may know from this post, my sister, Kim, had a Preakness/Equestrian-themed wedding this past May. It was a wonderful day, but, unfortunately, one important family member could not attend – her horse, Patriot. Patriot, my nephew, is a 7 year old Quarter Horse, and he is probably one of the sweetest boys I’ve[…]

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Mirror Mirror

While perusing the internet, I came across this hand-crafted, custom-made leather bridle mirror. Stephanie Reppas of October Design Co. has a “love of design (and power tools) has led her to branch out from traditional graphic design, to larger-scale 3-D projects and media. She’s trained in welding and cold-casting, and is currently pursuing a degree[…]

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The Yard Sale

I love a good yard sale. Not surprising, I’m always on the lookout for some books, horse-y stuff, and “sophisticated country” décor/antiques. A good deal always makes my day. For example, a few years ago my mom picked up (and subsequently gave to me!) a beautiful, well-made, brightly yellow-colored cedar chest for $10. It’s at[…]

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You Know It’s Fall In Maryland When…

Maryland is kinda where it’s at when it comes to fall. I know what you’re thinking and yes, I’m still a summer lover, but I’m beginning to truly appreciate all the wonderful things about fall in my home state. Maryland is a state where we absolutely live through the changes of all four seasons. Yes,[…]

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Good, Cheap Fun

Every September we take a weekend and head to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA. It’s about two and a half hours from us, and in addition to the park, they have a campground. Camping there has become a family tradition. James grew up going to Knoebels every year. His grandparents lived in the Poconos,[…]

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