Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I arrived Thursday afternoon and it was stormy. Not like CT stormy, but Florida stormy, where the skies open up and lightning strikes like crazy. So obviously I wasn't going out in that. Friday I ran out of time. I left the house to go riding at 8:15, and didn't get home until dinner time. I maybe could have gone before riding, but I haven't ridden in so long, I thought my legs might hate me. And I WAS there to ride. Saturday I showed first thing and was done really early. But I loitered around the horse show for awhile. I got home early enough, but somehow never made it out to run. I can't even remember what I did instead. Probably sat around and enjoyed this view:
Sunday I showed mid day. I didn't want to run beforehand and risk being too sore and tired to ride well. And by the time I was done and got back up to the house, it was late again. Oops.
That left Monday. I was all about going out for a run in the morning. But then I got stuck doing work for my job and working on some potential exciting news which I'll share later if it happens. Next thing I knew... Time to go to the airport. Ahhhh, there's never enough hours in the day!
I'm planning to get those free loading horses in the barn back to work tonight. I do plan to at least get a few miles in on the treadmill though.... We'll see how it all goes!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I'm in FLORIDA! With too many suitcases, but whatever. I'm here!!!! I'm a firm believer that when traveling one must be comfortable, yet not schleppy. Unless you're traveling overnight, then by all means, wear a track suit. But make sure it's a nice one. So here's today's travel outfit (my apologies for not having a mirror):
Sweatshirt: Forever 21
T-shirt: Max Studio
Pants: Vigold Jeans
Bag: Tory Burch
So that's it from here in (partly) Sunny Florida! Ok, it's raining right now, but the sun was out when I got here. Whatever, it's still better than the cold rain at home! Did I mention it's 83 degrees? No? Oh, well it's 83 degrees! Home is 48. This is better. I think I'll stay.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In all honesty, not too much was up this past week. But I'll fill you in anyway! Here's What's Up:
|Because when you think spring, of course icicles come to mind...
So that's What's Up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Any big plans coming up? Tell me all about the spring weather in your neck of the woods!
I shall leave you with some Pug adorableness.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I've been trying to pack stealthily for my long-weekend trip to Florida this week... Stealthily so the dogs don't notice of course. And I have to confess to you my friends: I am an over-packer. I should not need to check a bag for a 4 day trip. That's ludicrous! (Though doing so would allow me to bring my boot cleaner with me... so there's that I guess.)
I mean, I need show clothes, so that takes up some room. And my helmet and boots. (Talk about space hogs!) And then normal person clothes. And jammies. And running clothes. And shoes....
The responsible thing would be to pack outfits that all require the same pair of shoes. But wear the same shoes for 4 days?! Really? Just one pair? Ok. I'll try.
Do you have trouble packing? Any suggestions? Please don't say wear the boots on the plane!
Monday, March 23, 2015
Heart to horse box is unique in that it includes something for the horse AND something for the rider each month. (Although this month seemed to be more horse oriented.) My favorite part is that 25% of sales each month is donated to a local charity. This month's recipient is the Hooved Animal Humane Society. They are an equine rescue that takes in neglected or abused horses, nurses them back to health, and finds them loving forever homes. Such a great cause!
Here's what was included this month:
This month the "for the rider " aspect was a little weak... we got some coupons. I mean, coupons are great, but they're more like extras. My first month had the best "for the rider" items so far which included gloves and a coffee mug. Month two was a travel case and some socks. This month... coupons. Meh. But they did make up for it with the horse items for sure!
Farnam Slick and Easy:
Grooma Gel Curry:
Grooma Tail Comb:
WAHL Pocket Pro Clippers:
Majesty's Omega Wafers:
The extra: Dog Cookies!
I really am impressed with this box. You are definitely getting your money's worth, and I love to try new things. The products have all been not only name brand, but also full sized! I hope next month comes with something great geared toward the rider though! Our turn!
If you'd like to try Heart to Horse box, click here. That is not a referral link. As far as I can tell there is not referral program, so I will not benefit in any way if you choose to try it out.
It's officially Springtime here in New England. According to the calendar. And my seasonal allergies. But it really doesn't feel anything at all like Spring. Normal temps this time of year should be in the 50's. We've been quite lucky if we see 40's. Friday into Saturday morning we had a snowstorm leaving about 5 inches in its wake. But thankfully, the sun came out and it warmed all the way up to 42 by the afternoon so some of it melted. Then it refroze because the high Sunday was 31. If anyone knows where actual Spring is, please send it to CT. I promise we will be very hospitable! In the meantime, here are some gorgeous spring photos from the farm:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
On the bright side, I was finally able to wear one of the outfits I've been hoping to don for awhile now. I won't keep you in suspense, here it is:
Sweater: Lucy Paris
I actually went hunting for the sweater after I bought the belt you'll see below. I couldn't believe it was actually in existence, AND I was able to find it on sale. All wins in my book! I wound up getting this sweater from a little boutique in Brooklyn who happens to sell online as well. Lucky for me, since it's a one day shipping point! I'm completely obsessed with this oil slick look. I think it became trendy last year, but I just caught on.
Pants: Earl Jeans
Shoes: Steve Madden
Belt: No brand
Necklace: Stacie Original
That's what I'm wearing today! What are you wearing? Is it still sweater weather where you are? Opinions on the Oil Slick trend?