Hello there! I’ve been having a bit of “blogger’s block” recently but tonight, I finally sat down and decided to share with you some images that have been floating around in my head for the last week. You see, one of the mom’s at Grace’s school is a horse woman and she has just gotten back into riding. I think that is so fabulous! I’m completely useless on a horse so I always admire those who connect with them! Every time we get one of those perfectly, crisp Autumn mornings, I think of her riding her horse through golden fields and falling leaves. For some reason Autumn and horses just go together don’t they? A bright fall sky, the crunching of leaves, a touch of morning fog, the reds, oranges and yellows, warm sweaters and riding boots…I mean it’s a match made in heaven really. Don’t you think?
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I may not be the best on a horse but I can still lust after that equestrian look…
So lady like and refined but still strong. Love it!
This everyday outfit is perfect with just the right amount of equestrian appeal….(click to shop)
Okay, one more horsey pic…I could gaze at these gorgeous creatures all day…
What are you dreaming about on these beautiful Fall days?
Yesterday, by way of Facebook, (those little ads on the side that I never click on) I discovered the online store, Ruche. I was immediately in love! It’s Anthropologie inspired, J-Crew elegant and Forever 21 affordable – what’s not to love??
Unfortunately for me, I am rather stuck in a jeans, cowboy boots, sweater phase of my life…I believe it has something to do with motherhood and living in a climate where rain prevails but regardless, I still have visions of myself in vintage dresses, feminine tops and sweet shoes. Now, I just need the courage to dress more like that! Maybe, Ruche will help me break me out of my “safe” attire.
Here are some of the lovely outfits and pretty treasures that caught my eye…
I love those gray boots!!
So pretty right? Go check them out here. I also love that they support many Indie artists and have several eco-friendly products.
Treat yourself to something pretty. You deserve it!
Okay I’m so, so excited! I just enrolled in the Decor 8 online course: Blogging Your Way, taught by the amazingly talented and inspirational, Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring. Interested? Click below for more info.
As most of you know, Holly created the incredible blog Decor 8 and Leslie is the creative genius behind a creative mint. I have loved both blogs since I discovered the blog-o-sphere last year and I can’t wait to learn more from these seasoned pros! If you’ve never visited these blogs, you must stop by. You’ll find that they will become a reliable resource for ideas and inspiration.
Bloggers, like Holly and Leslie set the bar high and push me to achieve more through my writing, observation and creative endeavors.
Enjoy some beautiful images from a creative mint…
Blogging has really given me a new view of the world and has inspired me to celebrate my everyday. Finding beauty in the smallest details has enriched my life to a degree that I never expected and has driven me back to my own wellspring of creativity.
So….after much thought and discussion, we have decided to enroll Grace into her Pre-K class full-time starting Sept 7th, so that I can shift my new focus to developing my blog, expanding my business and creating more art.
I’m excited but also a little scared. Of course, I am also suffering from the typical mom induced guilt but I think this new shift will be good for both of us. At least I hope so. We’ll see.
I will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you for all your love, support and encouragement.