Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday's Threads

Outfit Day! And it's a repeat... I had a really cute new sweater planned for today, but when I put it on, I wasn't feeling it all. So I went with an old stand by. I'm pretty sure you've seen this entire outfit already. Whatevs... it's still one of my favorites!
I think I see where all those cookies went to... Anyway, you might notice that this is not at all a spring time look. Well, there's good reason for that. It's still freezing here. Quite literally- it was 28 degrees when I left the house this morning. Supposed to start warming up tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Sweater: The Collection
I found this one on Zulily, I think last year. It's really soft and cozy. I wear it all the time!

Jeans: Early Jeans
My sweater fuzzed all over them, but these are actually black jeans. Very comfy, and obviously have a decent amount of stretch to them.

Boots: Tommy Hilfiger
I have absolutely gotten my money's worth from these boots. I wear them ALL winter and they still look great.

Arm Party!
Left:
Lefty is donning some hand painted bangles from Deux Chevaux. I think they look great with the apple watch!

Righty:
Righty is wearing this adorable Coach bracelet my mom gave me for Chanukah, a vintage leather and gold plated bangle I found on Ebay, and the black leather snap bangle from my sister in law. Lots of pretty presents on this arm today!

And that's all I have for you today. I slept past run time again, but I'm going to do it tonight after the ponies are tended to and the errands are run. Hopefully next week I'll have a riding outfit for you since I'll be hanging with the Badge!

What are you wearing today? How's the weather where you are? Any favorites from today?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday!


Well... This will be short. We had a warm day here on Tuesday. It almost reached 60! Almost. But today (a mere day later) the high was 30. Tomorrow doesn't look any better. I don't think I'll ever get these horses back to work. But just in case I do, the tall kids got their vaccinations and dentals done.

Jampy was so good for his dental I didn't get a chance to get a picture of him. But he had his teeth done too.
It's supposed to rain all weekend, so I guess the ponies can milk winter vacation a little bit longer. I'm heading back down to see Badger on Wednesday, so I guess it doesn't make much sense to put the horses back into a program for like 3 days and then leave. But when I get back, they best be ready to work!
Nothing really exciting to report from the last week other than the vet appointment. Everyone's been getting lots of groomies to get them looking shiny and short haired for spring. They're a little annoyed about that since it's currently 25 degrees out. Sorry guys...
What's up with you this Wednesday? Have anything exciting coming up?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Truthful Tuesday

Um.... I might have dove off the diet bandwagon today.... The day started off on the right note. I got up almost on time, completed week 4 day 3 of Couch to 5K, and headed off to work. I had one of those single serve boxes of fruit loops for breakfast. That probably wasn't the healthiest choice, but could be worse right? I mean, it's not a donut!
I took an early and extended lunch break at 11:30 to meet the vet for spring vaccinations and tooth floating. And this is when things took a turn. My convenient lunch place closes at 2, so I didn't get done with the vet in time to stop there. Instead, I had to settle for the highway rest stop. Options are limited there: Dunkin Donuts (long line), Subway (holy crap, they ROB you there on the hightway. NOPE!), and McDonalds. If you know me at all, you know it was an easy choice. I got a filet o'fish, a medium fries, and medium coke. Yep. That right there is when the diving off the diet wagon started. But it gets worse.
Once inhaling enjoying my fried lunch was completed, I moved on to the wall of girl scout cookies I've been keeping in my office. I ate a row and a half of tagalongs. That's like 600 calories. Totally worth it.
I had big plans of eating healthy for dinner. I was going to groom the ponies and then head to the grocery store to restock the fridge with healthy food. Except I didn't do step 2. I imagine you can see where this is going....
For dinner I wound up eating a microwave pizza followed by binge eating chocolate. Someone please remind me of today when I complain about nothing fitting me and my being excessively... fluffy.

Can you commiserate with me on this? Please share your story below if so. Have anything else you need to confess today?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday's Threads

Happy Outfit Day everyone! It's still wintering here in the northeast, so I have no riding outfit to share. I was going to have a running outfit instead, but I overslept, so you don't get that either. But I do have a work outfit! And some fab boots to go with it...
As you can see, due to the freezing cold weather, I've basically given up on looking good. But the boots you guys!

Sweater: H&M
I love the variegated greens in this one. I saw it at H&M in Florida SUPER on sale, and I got grabby hands for it.

Jeans: Twentyone Black
These jeans are stupid comfy. They have lots of stretchy to them, and I think the zipper pocket is really cute.

Belt: Mane Jane
I know, you're probably getting tired of it already. Or are not so patiently waiting to see the flip side. Sorry guys, we'll get there soon, I promise!

Boots: Donald Pliner

Ahhhhh! Aren't they pretty?! They're hunter green with a bronze undertone, making them slightly metallic. I have an awesome hunter green leather jacket that goes really well, but it was too cold for it today. I have a confession about these boots... They're not exactly my size... By the time I discovered these, they were already closeouts. While I did find a pair in my size, it was a really expensive pair. I figured I could make the bigger pair work since they were $125 cheaper. So far so good. I may go get a nice thick inner sole for them, but I haven't fallen over my feet yet, so I don't think they're too bad.

Arm Party!
Lefty:
Lefty is sporting my most favorite Gucci bit bracelet along with a really cute beaded bracelet with a pewter pug on it. I bid on that little guy at the Pug Rescue of New England charity auction. I was so happy to win him!

Righty:
Are you tired of my home made bracelets yet? I hope not. There are a lot more to come. I LOVED this metallic faux leather when I saw it online. I was pretty confident it would be cute with a pony clasp. Not to brag... but I was right. This one is a little more kelly green than hunter, but I have some hunter that just arrived that's very similar, so expect to see that soon!

And that's what I'm wearing today! What do you have on? Any favorites from today?

What's Up Wednesday

I'm going to have to find a new Wednesday segment if I can't start riding soon... There's really not much up lately!
The tall kids have been doing their best to keep life entertaining though. Saturday morning, Jamp sprung a shoe.


Luckily, my farrier was passing by on his way to the airport. (I never get that lucky!) So he stopped and tacked it on. How awesome is he? I have to also tell you that this was literally the day after I had talked to him about shoeing horses, and we decided they could wait until he gets back from Florida. Horses... Making liars out of their owners since the start of time...
Rio decided that he hasn't been getting enough attention between Jamp's hives (and now shoe) and Romey's fat leg, so he decided to go outside and tear off his ergot. Thankfully my farrier was just arriving as I was cleaning it out and offered some helpful advice on what to do with it and reassured me that the vet wasn't needed. It's nice to have a well educated second opinion around. Rio is just fine and will certainly survive his injury.
It snowed here Friday and then again yesterday. I think even the horses are over it.

In non horse news, I finally got an appointment for the Vietnam Vets to come pick up all my donations. Of course it was scheduled for Friday, so I had to leave poor Betty out in the elements so I could leave the donations in the car port (out of the snow).
Poor Betty. I schlepped all my donations out to the carport Thursday night, and wrapped them up in a tarp. It looked like a giant baked potato:
I'm so glad to not be living in a hoarders house anymore!
Pia had a recheck with the vet Saturday afternoon, and I'm happy to report everything seems to be just fine with her. All of her tests came back normal. She was really excited to ride in the truck:
This is the look of wild excitement as shown by a Pug.
I saved the most exciting thing for last. My spurs came back from Colortack, and they came out SO MUCH BETTER than I expected! I can't wait to actually, you know, put them on my boots and ride...


It's tough to tell from the photo, but the bottom pair is hunter green. I love how they came out! I thought they might have to sand off the stars and other decor, but they were able to just color right over them! So fun, I can't wait to use them.
I wish I could say I hope to start riding next week, but it's not going to be above freezing for the foreseeable future. And MORE snow predicted for Saturday. Ugh. At this rate, I'll be lucky to start horse showing by July! (You know, assuming Jamp decides to be sound this year. I don't have high hopes of anyone else taking me to a horse show.)
That's what's up this Wednesday. What's up with you?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Truthful Tuesday

Well friends, if you've seen the weather report for the northeast, I'm sure you can imagine what my confession is today... Yup. Me, a box of Life cereal, and a bag of Cape Cod Chips. Alone with the pugs (and horses) in a blizzard. I'm sure you can do the caloric math. But instead of whining about my inability to control my impulses when it comes to snacks, let's instead wish Jampy a Happy 18th Birthday! (confession number 2 is that I thought he was turning 19. Sorry buddy.)


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday's Threads

Outfit DAY! Sorry I'm late, it's been a busy day at work and Romey had a visit from Doc. But I'm ready now! Let's see what I wore today:

Why, yes, that IS a Mario phone cover! Thanks for noticing. I wore green today, because well... I often wear green. But also because I was wanting to wear my green moto jacket. So I'll show you that first and then we'll get to my outfit.

Jacket: Black Rivet



I love the knit insert that comes with this jacket. You can zip it out if you don't like it (the hood goes along with it though), but I love it. This jacket is faux leather. I've been on the hunt for a similar one in real leather but haven't seen anything affordable. I found this one at the local Wilson's leather store. They're closing that one, so everything was 50% off. Making this around $40. That's in budget! Ok, now we can see my outfit up close.

Sweater: Rue 21
I love the mixed textures on this sweater. It has this basketweave look on the front, but the sleeves and the back are a smooth knit. My FAVORITE thing about this sweater? It was $1.00. Rue 21 has a rack of sweaters and long sleeve shirts on sale 5 for $5. Making each of those five items $1.00. Can't beat that!

Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad
I definitely don't go out of my way to buy celebrity fashion lines... But I found these jeans at Kohl's last year on sale and I loved the color. They're a coated denim. I think the coating is black but the pants are blue, making these a neat sort of midnight color.

Belt: No brand




This is one of my go-to belts! I got the green strap on ebay, so it doesn't have a brand. It is real leather though! My H buckle fits it perfectly.

Shoes: Kickers
I forget where I actually got these. They're really soft suede and ridiculously comfortable. You've seen them before, I've had them quite awhile.

Arm Party:
Lefty:
I've been keeping it home made on the wrists lately. Lefty here is sporting one of my new horse bracelets that I made along with my trusty apple watch.

Righty:
Righty is wearing a wrap bracelet that I made along with my Rio bracelet. I love that photo bead I made using the prisma app. I might have also put that same image on a coffee mug...

And that's what I'm wearing today. No riding outfit since it's been about a hundred years since I sat on a horse. We're getting 5 inches of snow tomorrow and a possible blizzard on Tuesday, so I don't think that will change any time soon. Wah. #ihatethisweather

What are you wearing today? How's the weather where you are?