Friday, November 14, 2014

friday festivities: happy birthday!

Today is my birthday! Yay me :)

no clue why i chose this particular clip art, but i kinda love it

For various reasons, I've already had most of the celebratory dinners (chicken cacciatore with the family, calamari vesuvio with linguine at a pasta bar with friends - yum!). But it *is* Friday, so ya know, probably still a little more fun coming my way. 

Tonight will be chilly and the arena might still be wet from yesterday's rain, so the intended birthday ride may not happen. It's cool either way tho - Isabel's been charming all week (see what I did there?), and tomorrow is lesson day. So nbd if she's off two days in a row. 


card from my stepmom

Meanwhile, let's take a little looksie at some of the horse-related goodies that have found their way to me for my birthday. My family is decidedly non-horsey, so the ponies don't usually get much from them, other than gift cards. So some of this stuff is my own treat to myself:

An Irish knit cooler! That actually (mostly) FITS! And - more importantly - the right COLOR!!


disregard the monogram. it's 'pre-loved' lol

A bareback pad!! Oh the adventures we'll have... (Isabel is clearly thrilled).


also pre-loved

Effax Lederbalsam Cream

smells sooooo good

A trailer update... that you'll have to wait until tomorrow to read about lol. 


Mango Bay belt!! And purple! This one was actually a gift - well done, mom :)




Plus there's also the birthday $$. Not a ton, since I received some very generous non-horsey gifts. But enough to entice me to window shop a bit. In no particular order, here's a little wish list:

SmartPak Solstice All Terrain Waterproof Winter Boot


Higher Standards leather soap in rosemary mint



Majyk Equipe cross country boots



Brown tall boots. not overly picky here, but these are nice




And what the hell, it's my birthday - let's dream big: 

Antares Flash Noseband Bridle


County Saddle



And, ya know, a pony of my very own (don't read this Isabel!!)


all the scope. ALL of it. 

39 comments:

  1. I think SP is having 15% off all Solstice boots right now. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks! And yes I did see that sale - so very very tempting :)

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  2. Happy birthday! Love the purple cooler :)

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    1. Thanks! It could be a tad longer around her belly, but nbd

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  3. Happy happy birthday!! I've been looking at some winter riding boots also...if you do get them, I'm very interested in hearing what you think (:

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    1. Thanks! I'll let you know about the boots - I'm torn between boots for the barn or boots for my non-horsey life, so we will see!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Nice swag, and awesome wish list. Maybe Christmas? ;)

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    1. Thanks! That's absolutely the plan lol - and one of the advantages of having a bday so close to Xmas :)

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  5. Have a happy birthday! That lederbalsam is AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks!! And the lederbalsam smell is to die for !

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  6. Happy birthday! That purple is prefect for her!

    I also desire brown boots...

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    1. Thanks! It might be awhile before I finally order the brown boots, but I think it's inevitable lol

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  7. Happy Birthday to you :)
    We are November birthday buddies!
    Those brown boots are divine

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    2. Thanks! Scorpios ftw!! (And not scorpions autocorrect... Geez lol)

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  8. Happy birthday! She looks so nice in purple!

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    1. Thanks! She's very picky about her styling lol :)

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  9. Happy happy birthday!

    Brown boots... Sigh.

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    1. Thanks! And yea, those boots... I keep listing all the reasons why I don't really need them... But I really *want* them! Struggles struggles lol

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  10. I love you for your love of purple which means I love all the things you got!

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    1. Yay purple!! Isabel is quite serious about only being dressed in the colors of royalty :)

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  11. Purple everywhere! I love it! O needs a cooler that color. :) Happy birthday!!

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    1. thanks! i suspect O would look quite lovely in purple too :)

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  12. Happy birthday! Lots of pretty things there :)

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    1. thanks! i'm a huge advocate of spoiling one's own self (and the pony too) for birthdays :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! Love all of the stuff and the wish list! Especially the pony :)

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    1. thanks haha. i mean, what's a wishlist if it doesn't have some spectacular equine specimen on it, right?? :)

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! Love the colors on the irish knit and those brown boots are soooo pretty!

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    1. thanks! and i'm almost regretting putting those boots on the list bc now every time i see that picture i just start droooooling... lol might just need to pull the trigger... :)

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  15. That's a huge pony lol. Happy Birthday!!!

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    1. thanks!! and yea, that horse is much much much bigger than isabel - i probably wouldn't even know what to do with myself!!

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  16. I'm so sorry I do not know how I missed this post! *shame-faced*
    Belated birthday wishes winging their way from Europe & I too LOVE all the purple things!!!!

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  17. This is a great list! I'll have my fingers crossed for you especially on the last one ;)

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    1. thanks - you and me both!! at least isabel is pretty awesome in the meantime :)

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