Sparkles and Sunshine

Horse Blanketing 101

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

It sure has been cold lately hasn't it? For those of you who might not know, I live in Jacksonville, Florida! Even here we've been experiencing lower temperatures in the 50's all the way to the 30's at night. With colder weather comes lots of layering for ourselves, and our favorite equine friends. Today's blog post is about how to know when to put on a blanket or a sheet and how to know what size to get, tried and true brands, and more!

Bay quarter horse wearing sheet and blanket outside at farm in jacksonville or saint augustine florida

Botori Riding Pant Review

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Happy Thursday!

I am super excited to share one of my first riding outfit looks. Before my first riding lesson, I asked my now-trainer Heather what I should wear because I didn't know. She said to come out in leggings and sneakers (I was learning English). I will swear by that too because honestly there's no point in spending a ton of money on riding gear unless you like it and there's no way to tell until you've done it for a little bit. All of my fellow equestrians know how expensive everything about riding is. This goes for children too - since they're constantly growing, unless they absolutely love it, they don't need to show up in this decked out riding look if it's something they're going to do twice and never want to do again.

I shared that information above because today I am reviewing a company called Botori and their riding pants! Because I initially learned to ride in leggings, as soon as I got my Botori riding pants in the mail, the feel was similar! If you like to exercise, these pants will also remind you of workout leggings.

Brunette equestrian girl wearing Botori Life black and merlot riding pant with the tailored sportsman ice filled shirt in claret and ariat tall riding boots with brown bay quarterhorse


Weekly Round Up

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy National Spaghetti Day!

A.K.A. my favorite day besides my birthday, Christmas, and...yeah that's about it. Ha! I have to top my hat off to Diesel and Chandler for these photos. Chandler was a pro photographer and I still can't believe Diesel didn't eat the breadsticks - I can't say the same about the pasta though. Head over to Diesel's Instagram to see him chowing down like a champ. #proudmom

It's been a few weeks since I've done a weekly round up post. The holidays kept me so busy that I wanted to share that content like gift guides and what not and so now I'm back to sharing my weekly round up posts. If you're new to my blog, every Friday I like to share a weekly round up post that includes some of my favorite posts from other bloggers and articles from entertainment sites that I saw throughout the week. Today's might include some farther pieces of content since it's been a while.


2018 In Review + 2019 Goals

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful 2018 and a fun and safe new year's. 2018 was an interesting year to say the least. It definitely had it's ups and downs, but a lot happened that changed my life for the better.


First Air BnB Experience: Barndominium, Canton Georgia

Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

How was everyone's Christmas? I feel like I'm still recovering from the holiday madness. I took off the entire week from work and have been at my parents house back home in Orlando and it's been nice to get away from it all.

A few weeks ago I stayed at my first Air BnB. I have always heard wonders about Air BnB but I've never actually tried it before. I wanted to take this fun trip to Georgia to go to a Christmas tree farm, see what fall actually looks like (cough cough Florida does not understand that cough cough haha), and to just have a fun weekend away. Unfortunately the weather was absolutely horrible and we couldn't do anything while we were there. BUT, we were able to stay at the most perfect Air BnB that I'll be sharing with you all today!


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