Monday, January 4, 2016

2015 Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange: THANK YOU!

I am behind, but I was thrilled last week to arrive home from traveling to a box on my front steps from Emma of Fraidy Cat Eventing! As soon as I saw the return address I laughed pretty hard: it was a heck of a coincidence for us to draw each other as Secret Santas. :)

A lovely card with a very sweet note.

Really adorably wrapped things!

YES. There is no such thing as too many hand warmers. It's going to be below zero today, perfect timing!

I laughed and laughed. Emma's card said that the bottle opener on the other end was for if I found anything worth drinking about in Tristan's stupid food. That is almost a certainty. I'm going to keep a Woodchuck in my tack trunk from now on in anticipation, especially now that I have the right tools.

True story: I have used the same exact brushes with Tristan for 10 years. It's definitely time for an upgrade and this is a really lovely brush.

I just had to show how cute the wrapping was on this.

Another winter necessity! <3 Practical and horsey and a bit indulgent, perfect. (Considering my usual lip balm is "whatever I got as a freebie at the last professional conference I attended" and I have to use it pretty much constantly from October - May...)

Thank you, Emma, for the lovely gifts, and to Tracy as always for organizing!


  1. No such thing as too many hand warmers! Great gifts!

  2. yay i'm so glad you like it all!!!! i had a lot of fun picking it out (tho not so much the 'hm if i'm freezing my butt off what might i really want to have' part - not ready to freeze yet!). also hope that the woodchuck in your tack trunk goes unopened for a verrrrry long time ;)

  3. Great gifts! I love Winning Circle brushes.

  4. I love those handwarmers! Great gifts :)

  5. Hysterical that you guys got eachother!! And as much as I love woodchuck, I agree with Emma's sentiment above

  6. What a great bunch of goodies! Nice winter essentials!

  7. I got that lip balm for christmas too and it's yummy!

  8. Thank you so much for participating this year!!


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