Puppy + Rainbow

Happy Friday! This picture popped up in my Timehop earlier this week; I can’t believe this was two years ago! You can see the newly built fences behind Izzie and the rainbow in the distance. It’s one of my all-time favorite pictures of my sweet princess. I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day […]


All My Children

I love the title of this post because I used to watch All My Children. Yes, that soap opera with Susan Lucci! I was hooked on it from about 3rd grade (don’t judge!) until mid-college when I just ran out of time for it. Anyway, this post, however, is about all my furry children! I’m […]

My $7 Yard Sale Haul

I celebrated Kentucky Derby Day morning by participating in a local community yard sale. I set up a table with my mom, sister, and BFF, Mary, and I made about $40 for the day. Not too shabby. I think my sister was the big winner with around $80! After the mad rush first thing in […]

The Big Switch

As you may remember from previous posts, I have one of my mom’s horses here at my place, and she has one of mine at hers. This was done for a variety of reasons, but we’ve decided to make a switch for the summer. Bailey will move to my farm sometime in May, and Traveller […]

Breeder’s Cup Bound

I’m so excited – we are going to Breeder’s Cup this year! Since the race will be hosted at Keeneland, and I love any excuse to journey to Lexington, my husband and I, along with my sister, brother-in-law, and friends Zach and Susan, planned a trip. We were really nervous that we wouldn’t get tickets […]

The Dreaded ‘C’ Word

In the horse world, the dreaded ‘c’ word is colic. Two weeks ago Misty mildly colicked, and of course, it scared the crud out of me. It was one of those days where the high temperature for the day was about 16 degrees, naturally. I fed my horses around 8:00 that morning and all was […]

Pony Kisses

HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!! HAPPY SPRINGTIME EQUESTRIAN HOLIDAY!! OH THE JOY!! Okay, now that we got that out of the way… Google recently ‘auto-awesomed’ an older picture of mine. I was so glad to see it show up in my feed because I had completely forgotten about it. This is a picture from two years ago […]

Meet George

I decided that THIS would be in the year in which I purchased a lawn jockey. I’ve always wanted one, but wanted to wait until I had my own farm before I began my search. A few weeks ago, I stopped by a local antique shop only to find they had closed early due to […]

Moving Day

This post is about two months old as Bailey, Jack, and Patriot moved to my mom’s new farm on New Year’s Day. However, my mom sent me some cute pictures of the horses in the snow, so I thought I’d share. The three boys moved from their boarding stable to my mom’s place, which is […]

Happy 4th Birthday

It’s been a few months since you’ve all seen this sassy little girl, but she wanted to make an appearance today and say hi! This blog celebrated its 4th birthday on Valentine’s Day, and I’m so happy to still be on this journey with all of you. When I first began ‘The Sassy Grey,’ I […]

Off the Farm

On Sunday, I trailered Bailey into Oldfield’s School for a riding lesson. Bailey is by no means perfect, but in general, he’s just such an easygoing guy. After many years with the very high maintenance Misty, it’s such a welcome change! (Side note: Misty’s spirit is one of the things I love most about her, […]

Our Little Secret

Quite a few of you have complimented me on this picture – thank you so much for that! However, I’m going to let you all in on a little secret because I can’t handle your kindness anymore. Those two blue ribbons – they’re basically fake. I did ride in two classes at a dressage schooling […]


My cousin (I’ll be doing a more in-depth post on her farm later) has added two members to her family! Meet Kiwi (brown) and Pippin (grey)! Aren’t they the cutest? I’ve never had a donkey but have always wanted one. Cousin Laurie can’t wait to meet you! I hope everyone has a wonderful, donkey-filled weekend! […]

Happy Birthday!

My beloved Izzie is 8 today! I just cannot believe my baby is all grown up – and what a sweet little lady she has turned out to be. I still remember bringing her home; she was 8 weeks old and a furry ball of love and kisses. Now she is the light of my […]

A Day in the Life – Winter Edition

A few of my readers have specifically asked about life on my farm, and how I manage everything during the winter months. So here goes! 7:15 am – I am not a super early riser, but I need to take care of the horses before I sign on for work. I know 7:15 is hardly […]

Powering Through

So you all know how much I hate winter, but this year I’ve been doing my best to power through and pretend it’s not bothering me. And to be fair, so far, so good in the winter department. I’m writing this on Tuesday (so, yesterday), and it’s very cold and snowy, but this has been […]

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Here we go! Below are my resolutions for 2015: 1. To publish my novel Enough is enough. FINISH IT LAURIE! Stop torturing yourself and do it! 2. To finish reading all my unfinished books Okay – I need a little more structure here as I have quite a few I’ve started and couldn’t get through. […]

2014: A Look at Resolutions

It’s that time of year again! Let’s see how I fared in the land of New Year’s Resolutions. 1. To publish my novel in late winter/early spring I get a big F for this one. I know – what’s my problem? Just finish the dang thing already! I’m still in the final editing stage, but […]

The Farm – 2014: A Recap

This was our first full year on the farm, and boy was it a busy one! We hit the ground running in January and still haven’t let up. James and I will probably slow our pace in another year or two after we’ve crossed some large projects off the list (like the kitchen and redoing […]

Spruce It Up

Sometimes a little bit goes a long way – especially in the barn department. This post is a little old because I completed this tiny project back in June, but I came across these pictures last week and wanted to share. As you can see, the side of the barn looked a little shabby. Between […]

Paint it Black

After we built our horse fence last year, I knew I wouldn’t feel right until it was painted. A lot of people choose to leave their fences alone, natural, but I felt it wouldn’t be a finished product until it had a coat of paint. The next decision was an easy one – do we […]

Backyard Ponies

I confess, now that Bailey’s sound, I’ve been spending more time in his saddle than Misty’s, but she’s not bothered by that in the slightest. Misty’s been doing well, and hanging out with her friends, Takoma and Traveller, doing backyard pony things like grazing and sleeping and rolling in the mud. I’m hoping to ride […]

Bailey’s First Lesson

After owning him for almost eleven months, Bailey and I finally had our first lesson together. Everything seemed to be against us this year – the weather, his ongoing lameness issues, etc., but we have prevailed! We had our first lesson with my trainer, Cindy Napravnik, the mother of the amazing jockey, Rosie Napravnik, a […]

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday fellow friends and blog-readers! I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend – the weather is going to be great in Maryland. Enjoy these two pictures of my kiddos! (Not pictured – my two wild kitties!).   +31   

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