Sparkles and Sunshine: November 2018

How To: Groom A Horse

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Thursday!

One of my favorite things to do before and after a ride is groom a horse. There's something about it that is so relaxing for me. I feel like I could honestly groom a horse for hours! Grooming is really good for keeping off all the mud and dirt that gets on your horse that could lead to irritation or other unpleasant circumstances. 

Today I am going to walk you through a basic step-by-step process for how I usually take care of Brandy before and after a ride. Now, keep in mind that every horse needs different care and more or less of what is shown can be done on a day to day basis. I may share some things here that you might not necessarily need for your current or future horse. I also am always wanting to learn, so if there's anything you do in particular, I'd love to know in the comments below!

Morning Lavender Cheryl Burgundy Off the Shoulder Satin Jumpsuit

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

I know it's been a hot minute since I've posted anything. The holiday season is definitely in full swing! I do have some exciting news to share. This weekend Chandler, myself, Alondra my photographer and her boyfriend Garrett will be taking a quick trip up to Georgia to visit a fun Christmas tree farm! We will be staying at the cutest Air BnB (my first one ever too) and I'm so excited. 

I will be sharing a ton from our trip and it will actually be the beginning of the travel section of my blog! I have been wanting to do more travel lately and thought it would be great to share all about our adventures on Sparkles and Sunshine. I hope you all will love it and I can't wait to share.

Today's post features this Burgundy Off The Shoulder Satin Jumpsuit from one of my favorite boutiques, Morning Lavender

9 Things That I'm Thankful For

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Monday!

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to take some time today to share what I'm thankful for. When I was thinking about this blog post, I realized that I really don't take enough time to really acknowledge what I have. I have a lot and I need to be more grateful.

One side note: please don't think that if something is lower on the list than another that it is less important. The numbers don't mean that in any way that you are of low priority to me. I wanted to make that clear to make sure that no one would be upset! Also, this isn't everything that I'm thankful for. This list would be too long if I were to list everything!

Weekly Round Up

Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Friday!

I'm so sorry for the lack of blog posts this week everyone! Chandler and I were traveling last weekend and I just couldn't think of anything to write about. Every now and then I get into a creative rut, and I know I'm not the only person that that's happened to. I was also pretty tired from a few late nights this week that weren't planned, plus we haven't been able to really grocery shop in two weeks so my food has been off. I haven't necessarily been eating bad, but I definitely prefer cooking from home. All in all, my week was just off. On the positive side though, I was able to ride which always makes me happy!

This weekend will be filled with blog planning, decorating, catching up, and relaxation which is exactly what's needed!

Below are this week's round up articles. I hope you love them!


Weekly Round Up

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

I am so excited to head home for a nice, relaxing weekend. I will be watching my parents dogs while they are away at an art show and I can't wait to snuggle with the best snugglers around! I also have some fun things planned while I'm home that if all goes well, I'll be able to share soon! Fingers crossed!

Today's weekly round up blog post includes posts from food bloggers, fashion bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, and more! If you're new to my blog, first off welcome! I am so thankful you're here! Second, every Friday I like to do a weekly round up post to highlight other incredible bloggers who put in so much time and effort into creating the best content they can. Now, I don't always get to see everything that everyone puts out, so if you saw something that you absolutely loved, or would like to be featured in my next round up post, please leave me a comment below!

Brunette girl wearing Altard State Long Sleeve Ruffle Top and Jumper Overalls at Amazing Grace Crop Maize in Jacksonville Florida

My First Horseback Riding Helmet: One K Defender - Suede Helmet

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

Sorry for not having shared any blog posts yet this week. This week has been super hectic but I plan on catching up this weekend and having a much regular posting schedule next week. Today I wanted to share about my first horseback riding helmet purchase. Buying your first horseback riding helmet is an exciting thing! I know I finally felt "official" when I did. Below is more information about my first helmet! 

Brunette girl wearing white long sleeve ROMFH show shirt with ovation riding breeches and One K Defender Suede Helmet at M and M Training Horse Barn in Saint Augustine Florida

Weekly Round Up

Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Friday!

How was everyone's week? Did you do anything fun for Halloween? My work always goes all out for Halloween and the theme that our department chose was the 90's. We had a handful of different things from the 90's, but me and a few coworkers went as the Power Rangers. Here's a photo in case you missed it!

Below are this today's weekly round up articles. I did share some of my favorite Halloween costumes of this year, and trust me, this list doesn't even begin to cover it! I hope you enjoy!


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