Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Year in Review (an actual post!)

I have been on vacation…sort of. It was nice to step away from having to do any writing in general, after a long semester with a ton of papers. I am pretty happy to say my grades ended up as, A+, A, A & A-. Pretty damn good (especially given the nuttiness that this semester ended up being).

School starts again on the 9th and next week I’ll be back to work, except Monday, the Nebraska bowl game is on then. This will be my last semester of college! I am so excited about that and also pretty terrified about what comes after, mainly, how am I going to find a job, and how am I going to pay for horses and student loans?

2011 was not the best year on record for me, it was the first year since I can remember that I didn’t show at least one show, which has made me feel like a total fraud writing this blog. However, with the insane amount of money that went into the truck this year, Tango’s summer of not having a right lead, and changing barns…I think I can let it go. This year, I am determined to get into my show clothes and back in the arena.

Horses weren’t the only big changes this year, Todd and my closest Indy friends moved to Florida, my best friend returned from living Japan, Grandma Pete passed on, a best friend got married, my sister announced there will be a new addition to the family, and Todd accepted a job as a freight conductor  with CSX. Lots of changes!

Tonight, Todd and I will bring in the new year with friends at one of our favorite downtown bars. I cannot wait to begin 2012. This year, I will get to be an aunt, a college graduate, and returning to the show ring!

I have so many plans and ideas that I want to pursue, I have no idea how half of them will be accomplished. My first big ‘thing’ will be getting in shape so I can fit into my awesome show clothes (a goal I have not met in the last year!) This year though, I am approaching it with a new outlook…I won’t be getting in shape so I can do more with the horses, I will be focusing on getting in shape by incorporating my horses into  and whatnot!

I want to thank every one who has supported this blog and made it much, much more successful than last year, I hope to expand it more and improve even more this year. I hope all of you have a safe and joyful new year.

A Merry Christmas from the Horses! (Tango, Milo, and Ozzy)



Equine Chronicle » 2012 Fashion Trends

Equine Chronicle » 2012 Fashion Trends.

To get the new year started early, Equine Chronicle is taking a look at what looks could be in for the 2012 show season! Check it out and start planning your look and budget now!

*Two Creeks* Showmanship Jacket | eBay

*Two Creeks* Showmanship/Horsemanship/Jacket/Shirt | eBay.

I love the chocolate and cream colors in this jacket! So Pretty!!!

*Two Creeks* Showmanship Jacket | eBay

I love the blues in this jacket! So pretty! as of now, zero bids, price $100.00 + $5.65 shipping! Great deal for a 2012 show jacket!

*Two Creeks* Showmanship/Horsemanship/Jacket/Shirt | eBay.


Monday is my last final for the semester…and for my least favorite class! Of course it would be last dragging the class out forever. Friday, I finished the last paper for it then went to work studying for the final I took Tuesday.

Somewhere in there, I’ve gotten to ride a little. When the HUGE indoor is finished soon, I will be riding as much as possible and cannot wait for it.

I’ve been doing a lot of wasting time on pint

erest…and negelecting this. I’m hoping over break to do some updating, and brainstorming about new posts to put up. If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see or read about let me know! In the mean time, should you get bored with current and past posts, feel free to check out Horse Themed Gifts (not just for Christmas!) and Horse Things! (a collection of horse-related everything I like or am interested in!)

Who is getting excited for the 2012 Show Season? I am! I’m already planning and plotting and thinking about what I’m going to need to do to get into my show clothes! haha. But for now, it’s back to work and study!



Horse Gifts Continued!

After spending part of the day looking at the some 60,000 Etsy items with “horse” in the title, and getting only though a tiny fraction…I gave up. I did pin some cool ideas on Pinterest and decided it would be much easier to have just one board with “Horse Themed Gifts” than a whole bunch of separate ones. I have no limit to what’s on it except one; nothing over $200.00.  I hope the list gives you some good ideas of what to get your friends and family, or for things to put on your own list!!! Enjoy the weekend, friends!

Check out the “Horse Themed Gift” list here

Horse Themed Christmas Gifts: Etsy!

If you haven’t started Christmas shopping but are looking for some unique things to buy for the horse-lover in your life…I’ll be posting each day for the next week about a website with a variety of Christmas gifts! Today, I’m taking a look at Etsy!

To make it easier for me to add and continue to add great gift ideas from Etsy, I’ve created a board on Pinterest, just for gift ideas from Etsy! (click on the photo below to visit it! From there on, all you have to do is keep clicking the product you like and it will take you to it to be purchased!