There are some days when you just crave a simple pasta with a garlic butter sauce. This was one of those days & this is one of those recipes. This linguini is smothered in a garlic butter sauce with shrimp & mushrooms & then topped off with parmesan cheese & parsley. So good. I also …
Colorful pillows & prints as always a great way to add a little color to your home or freshen up a room without spending a fortune redecorating. I recently discovered Mari Robeson home decor, a collection of textiles & art made in the United States. Everything in the shop is playful & fun, I’m sharing a few equestrian & feathered pieces.
(Pictured above is the Greek Horse Pillow).
The Lucky Horses Pillow.
Vintage Riding Boots Print with bit accents.
Rearing Horse Print with horse shoes, & bit accents.
This Arrows Print fits in perfectly with my Western ~ Modern ~ Glam board on Pinterest.
And finally the Feathers Print.
The shop has a lot more & just about something for everyone, no matter what your style is.
Photos from Mari Robeson online.
Aztec Inspired (click on any of the items to purchase them).
Preppy with an edge (click on any of the items to purchase them).
Peppermint shakes & candies are my favorite! This simple & sweet Peppermint Milkshake is a quick, easy to make & even easier to devour. Warning: This milkshake may cause brain freeze if you drink it too fast. I used Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips so there is no need to spend time crushing up candy canes. You can find them in the baking section of your local grocery store.
I also might have gone overboard throwing in peppermint candy pieces for garnish at the end… oh well. You just need a spoon at the end : ) My recipe is just for one, but you might find yourself doubling, tripling or quadrupling it for company.
A cold & refreshing peppermint milkshake.
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk (I used Almond milk)
- 1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips (or substitute other peppermint candy)
- 2-3 drops of peppermint extract to taste
- Add ice cream, milk, peppermint chips & peppermint extract to a blender.
- Blend on high until the mixture is smooth & creamy.
- Pour into a glass & top with additional peppermint chips if desired.
I’m a big fan of when glamour meets practical & these Hoof Hi-Lites are the best of both worlds. Hoof Hi-Lites are the same as normal hoof dressing, they moisturize & condition hooves but add some sparkle or color. Rumor & I tried Sassy Silver but Hoof Hi-Lites also come in purple, pink, blue & gold.
The Sassy Silver was subtle on Rumor’s natural hooves but added a very nice sparkle & shine. Pony Glam is also a great way to get kids excited about hoof care, give them some pretty hoof dressing & they are more than happy to put it on! Sport some PG at a barrel race or horse show.
Here is Sassy Silver on a horse with black hooves (photo from Ponyglam.com), Rumor’s friends with black hooves just moved to Texas so they never had the opportunity to try it out.
Ps. Pony Glam sells more than just Hoof Hi-Lites so be sure to check out the rest of the shop!
Hoof Hi-Lites c/o Pony Glam
There is nothing I love more then the “equestrian look” being in style. Riding breeches have come a very long way, I remember being nine, wearing mine at shows & being so thrilled to get them off after a class – they were not comfortable. A lot has changed since then; I no longer ride english, images of Taylor Swift wearing breeches showed up in magazines & Ralph Lauren created neon breeches for fashionistas who wanted to channel their inner equestrian. When Horze contacted me to see if I would like to try a pair of breeches, I was thrilled. I chose the Horze Silvia Full Seat Denim Riding Breeches in dark blue.
My plan was never to ride in them, but to wear them with heels & flats as everyday street wear. You could come from the barn & run errands in these beauties & still look right on trend. The breeches are so comfortable – they easily became a new closet favorite & soon replaced my favorite leggings. They have style, comfort & are very well made. Horze has a great selection of breeches so if these are not your style, they have plenty more to choose from.
Who said breeches have to be boring? Not anymore.
Breeches provided c/o Horze for review purposes
Welcome to December, Cyber Monday & an awesome giveaway from Space Cowboy Boots!
Our first place winner is going to win either the Mini Belinda in red (left) or the Mayra in red (right).
Second place winner is going to win a $100.00 gift certificate to use on either a belt or pair of boots at Space Cowboy Boots.
All participants that receive at least 20 votes with receive a $50.00 gift certificate from Space Cowboy Boots.
These Old Gringo boots can be found exclusively at Space Cowboy Boots in NYC & are so festive & bright for the holidays! These beauties are valued at $550.00 each, but if you want to buy a pair for yourself or someone else Space Cowboy is offering an amazing discount – 20% off! Just call or email Space Cowboy & mention code RedHotOldGringo - (646) 559-4779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayra Boot in red.
The Mini Belinda Boot in red.
Looking for a quick & easy way to jazz up breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning? This Cranberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese will do the trick, I’m also impressed that no store brands (that I know of) have started making their own cranberry versions. This cream cheese looks pretty & it tastes amazing, A+ in all areas.
It’s the perfect bagel spread, you can use it on anything you would like & feel free to tweak my recipe to make it your own. I used raw honey for my sweetener but you can use other substitutions as well.
A fancy cream cheese jazzed up with cranberries & cinnamon.
- 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces), at room temperature
- 1 cup whole cranberries
- 3 tablespoons raw honey (can substitute for white sugar)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Add your cream cheese to a small mixing bowl.
- Combine cranberries, honey & water to a small sauce pan.
- Cook on low for about 10 minutes until the berries begin to soften & break.
- Add corn starch, whisk or stir up vigorously until it blends & cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes & then add to the cranberry mixture to the cream cheese.
- Mix well & stir in cinnamon.
Feel free to add more honey or sugar to the cream cheese if it does not taste sweet enough for you.
Garnish with a little extra cinnamon or some sliced cranberries on top & enjoy your morning or anytime snack.
Looking for a gift that is unique & fun? These totes & clutches by Deco Pony are great bags to give, gift or keep for yourself. Deco Pony also offers custom totes, purses, stall guards, & trailer magnets for those of you who like things personalized. I’m sharing the totes & clutches from the Designer Bag Collection which are all made in the USA.
Pictured above is the Bit Patterned Hepburn Purse
The Laced Reins Red Plaid Clutch.
The Equestrian Culture Tote – Get the full scoop on the collaboration here.
The Bit Collection Photo Clutch
The Solstice Purse
Photos from Deco Pony online
It’s almost Thanksgiving! These Lane Stella boots in red from Head West Outfitters remind me of the colors of fall leaves. Pair these boots up with a brown sweater dress, jeans or leggings & you have a great outfit. The deep red leather is festive & the brass studs & crosses are great details.
The backs of the boots are just as pretty as the fronts.
Just gorgeous. I’m pretty sure I could come up with at least twenty outfits for these boots.
photos from Head West Outfitters online
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Colder weather can make cooling down your horse a more challenging task, with some many different coolers & blankets out there we often find ourselves asking ‘what should my horse wear?’. Rumor & I had the opportunity to review the B Vertigo Camelot Microfleece blanket from Horze Equestrian. After a long workout in the cold …
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Metallic boots are playful, fun & one of those boots that goes with everything! These Stetson Acetone Metallic Boots from Sheplers had to be shared. The distressed finish & the best of both worlds (gold & silver) makes them wearable with whatever outfit you have on. They feature a snip toe & 12″ tops. Photo …
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Move over toaster strudel, there is a better way to have breakfast. Cranberry Apple Breakfast Pastries have been served! The filling is made with apples, cranberries & raw honey so there are no artificial sweeteners here – on its own it’s a tart & tangy filling but when you cover it with soft & flaky …
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I have a mild obsession with wall art in the animal form, faux of course. White Faux Taxidermy is one of my favorite places to look for deer heads, skulls & other “wild life”. I’m still deciding what & what color, but eventually one of these beauties will be mine. WFT can customize a piece …
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