daisy1010 for the Dog

Leather Dog Collars with Name Plates by daisy1010


Is your dog a beloved member of the family? Show them how much you care with a new dog collar or leash from daisy1010. Well made products and quality leather is something I really appreciate. When Leslie of daisy1010 emailed me about her dog collars, I knew I had to share them here.

daisy1010 offers dog collars and leashes handmade from quality bridle leather with custom colored-leather padding and brass name plates. The company is named after Leslie’s beloved Standard Poodle, Daisy. After relocating to Lexington, Kentucky Leslie had a collar and purse made by a local saddlemaker. Soon the compliments started flowing and people wanted to know where they could get their own collar, this is how the company was born.

daisy1010 is offering $10.00 off your order if you use code HORSESANDHEELS at checkout until March 13th so take advantage of this offer! 

Personalized Teal Dog Collar by daisy1010Daisy has plenty of custom dog collars now, one of the many perks of being the inspiration behind the company.

Colorful Leather Dog Collars by daisy1010

The collars come in eight vibrant colors and you can order a leash to match. Adding a phone number is always nice incase your dog strays away from home.

Leather Dog Collar with Orange Trim by Daisy1010Here is the Bring-it orange! collar modeled on Daisy. Again, take advantage of this exclusive promo code –  daisy1010 is offering $10.00 off your order if you use code HORSESANDHEELS at checkout until March 13th!


Photos provided c/o daisy1010

Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries


Baked Garlic Parmesan FriesA good homemade french fry goes perfect with sandwiches, salads, and soups. These skinny baked Garlic Parmesan Fries are topped with parmesan cheese and fresh basil, talk about tasty. I had lunch the other day at a new spot in Santa Monica and I was blown away by their parmesan fries so I decided to recreate my own days later.

If you like making your own fries, be sure to check out my earlier recipe with Garlic Aioli with Oven Fries. I obviously think  garlic and french fries are a good combination.

Garlic Parmesan Fries

I do have to warn you, your home may smell like garlic while you are making these. I soaked the potatoes with fresh garlic cloves for a couple hours to flavor the fries.

Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Oven baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries.


  1. 3 medium sized potatoes (use about 1 1/2 potatoes per serving, I made this for two)
  2. 3 cloves fresh garlic (use 1 clove of garlic per potato you use)
  3. 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  4. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  5. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  6. Shredded parmesan cheese
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Optional but recommended - fresh basil leaves, shredded


  1. Wash and prepare your potatoes, I sliced mine lengthwise and into thin strips for skinny fries.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them into pieces.
  3. Add the potatoes and garlic to a bowl, fill with water until the fries are covered and place plastic wrap over the bowl for 2 - 3 hours. This is how you add a little extra garlic flavor to your fries.
  4. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Drain and pat the fries and garlic dry and place them on a large nonstick baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle with oil, garlic powder and black pepper.
  7. Bake for about an hour, checking the fries halfway through and flipping them.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, salt and basil right out of the oven.

Garlic Parmesan French FriesEnjoy and be sure to check out the Garlic Aioli recipe too.


Shop Crush: BONDAD

Shop BONDAD | Horses & Heels

BONDAD – A boutique with heart for the modern horse lover. 

I love new discoveries and when Kristie of BONDAD introduced me to her shop I just had to share it here. BONDAD offers prints, t-shirts, candles, skin care and gifts for the equestrian enthusiast. Kristie started BONDAD to combine her love and passion for horses with her desire for more beautiful art products for the horse lover. The end result is tasteful and modern items.

The word “bondad” in Spanish translates to goodness, kindness or doing something kind.
Equestrian Gifts for the Horse Lover

Here are a few favorite pieces from the shop, I love the soy candles in horse tins and the simple beauty products.

You may purchase items online at Bondadisgoodness.com

Ps. if you visit BONDAD online and sign up for the mailing list, you are automatically entered to win their Rose and Cardamom Bath Salts.

Winter Blues: Macie Bean Boots


Winter Blues | Macie Bean Cowboy Boots


Feeling sick and tired of this drab and cold winter weather? Kick the blues with a pair of blue Macie Bean boots fresh in time for spring. These shades of blue are fun and come in different prints and styles, way to be ahead of the game Anderson Bean. You can find these at your local Anderson Bean Boot retailer and get the style numbers online if you need them.

Macie Bean Turquoise and Purple Cowboy Boots


Macie Bean Blue Striped Boots

“Sneads Ferry”

Macie Bean Basket Weave Cowboy Boots

This boot is called “Turbuelence”

Which boot is your favorite? See the rest of the Macie Bean styles online

Photos from Anderson Bean online.


3 Easy Equestrian DIYs

3 Easy Equine DIYs

Looking for an easy DIY you can do in a weekend? I have three of them for you; Horse Show Ribbon Folders, Glitter Striped Clipboard and Running Horse Stamp Art. These are just a few little projects I did in the last few months and haven’t had time to share.


DIY Horse Show Ribbon Folders

DIY Horse Show Ribbon Folders 

Easy to make with blank folders, a few ribbons and some glue. Scissors are optional. Get creative with colors and don’t be afraid to dismantle your ribbons to make a statement folder you can take with you.

Love horse show ribbon DIYs? Check out 16 Uses for Horse Show Ribbons.


DIY Clip Board

Glitter Striped Clipboard

All you need is glitter, Mod Podge, a plain clipboard, paint, painters tape (for straight lines) and a sticker (optional but recommended for maximum cuteness). Pick out a color scheme and use painters tape to make your lines. Fill in with paint and glitter. Use Mod Podge to adhere the glitter to your surface. I had a horse sticker which I painted black and added it to the corner. Goodbye boring clipboard!


DIY Horse Art

DIY Running Horse Stamp Art

Make beautiful art from stamps! Buy stamps (or make your own like I did) and stamp up some paper for impressive and easy art. Bonus points if you can find a cool frame for your project.

Have fun and get creative!

Cucumber and Grapefruit Juice

Ginger, Cucumber, Carrots and GrapefruitIt’s time to recover from an unhealthy Valentine’s Day weekend with some juice. I had too much ice cream, cake and donuts this weekend. A tall glass of this Cucumber Grapefruit Juice is excellent in the morning or afternoon and it really fills you up! You get so many vitamins and a full serving of fruits and veggies in a glass, plus you feel energized.

You do need a juicer to make this but it’s definitely worth the investment. Juicers have come a long way and are no longer super expensive. In the beginning, I hated this juicer. It took up a lot of counter space and it was always in the way… this was because Adam and I had virtually no counter space back in Ohio and he would always bring the juicer out while I was cooking. Flash forward to life in California, we have lots of counter space and my relationship with the juicer has improved.

Cucumber and Grapefruit Juice

Cucumber and Grapefruit Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 large juice

A energy boosting Cucumber and Grapefruit Juice.


  1. 1 whole grapefruit (medium sized)
  2. 1 medium sized cucumber (about a cup when cut into chunks)
  3. 3-4 medium sized carrots
  4. fresh ginger root (I use about a 1-2 inch piece)


  1. Peel the grapefruit and remove the ends from the cucumber and carrots.
  2. Chop the fruits and veggies into chunks and load them into your juicer.
  3. I like to use a straw and sample the juice as it comes out, it helps me get the perfect flavor. Tweak your recipe as needed.


Grapefruit and Cucumber JuiceAn important thing to keep in mind when juicing and following this recipe is no two juices will ever taste the same. It doesn’t matter if I gave you the exact weight of the fruits and vegetables that I used. Your juice would still taste different because no two fruits or veggies are the same in flavor. Some could be sweeter or more bitter than others. Juicing is like an ongoing science experiment, you need to learn what fruits and veggies you like together and tweak your recipes from there.

Happy juicing!

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