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In Riding a Horse, We Borrow Freedom

In Riding a Horse, We Borrow Freedom

I thought I blogged this a week ago. Oops! First, I have to deal with the quote I used for the title. The internet is a disaster for quote lovers and this is an example of why. Which Helen Thompson? My guess this quote may have come from the wife of the race horse trainer, David Thompson. I am pretty darn sure it did not come from this Helen Thompson and by the way, I am even more sure that fifth quote is also one that belongs to the woman whose life was in racing, not the psychologist studying gender differences who was born in 1874.

In Riding a Horse, We Borrow Freedom
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Rescued

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

My great-niece recently rescued a couple horses from a kill pen, the third generation of horse rescuers in my family. Kill pen horses are usually sold for pet food because they are considered problematic, untrainable, vicious and dangerous. They usually require a level of training most people just will not invest. In time, though, they can learn to trust and be trusted. If you want to see the evidence, see my great-grand niece cleaning this rescued horse’s hooves just two weeks into training…and the foundations for a fourth generation of rescuers begins. It was thinking about them, the work they are doing, and that two other nieces are doing, that I thought I might take this month’s house from Barnesworth for Collabor88 and set up a farm. I tinted it, one of the things I love about Barnesworth homes.

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Old Enemies New Friends

I have, multiple times, realized I was so SLold that I could no longer quite fully recall why I disliked someone. Early days of plurk wars, SCD wars, fashion drama left so much in their wake in terms of scorched earth and friendships destroyed. Lines were drawn so long ago between camps that I can no longer recall why they were drawn, nor which camp I actually belong to.

I’m failing at partisanship.

It would be meaningful if I could recall why I didn’t like him, but I can’t and lately I find him rather friendly and nice and I’m finally SLold enough that I don’t feel a strong need to AGREE with or APPROVE of everyone I meet.

Thus, now I’m friends with Sands.

He and I are both done with all those things from the past, apparently, because we had a lovely chat and he gave me some pants. He also gave me a jacket. He’s a gentleman like that. (Okay he’s NOT but let me be artistically creative alright?)

It’s also kinda cool when you look up and someone you’ve known for years is suddenly quite talented and making things. That’s the case here, and his brand Azuchi doesn’t disappoint. These pants, which can you pick up at UBER) are really lovely, richly textured and they fit like a dream. I really do like these, they are a must have for your pants wardrobe girls.

It’s probably end times, when Sands and are are friends. Or – maybe it’s how it’s supposed to be and all those other people were the douchebags after all.

History really does point to the latter.

No, I’m not banging him. STOP THINKING IT. God you’re rude.

Now, go shopping. GET IT! You know you need some new leather pants.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Glasses: (Yummy) Cat Eye Readers – Pastel Mint
Head:.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Belle Mesh
Skin: Lara Hurley
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Shoes: Ingenue :: Gretchen Flats (Maitreya) :: Noir [copy] THE ARCADE March 2017
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits Rings
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Pants: [Azuchi] Oichi Pants Blossom, Geisha and Destiny UBER
Jacket: [Azuchi] Rider Black Stitched Unzipped Maitreya RARE
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)
Dog: Jian – THE ARCADE March 2017
Dress Forms: Aria – The Arcade March 2017

Sir, I Found Your Badger

He’s a cheeky cuss. Yes, he is.

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Dress: #2 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Dress Queen / RARE THE ARCADE
Coat: #4 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Coat Queen / RARE THE ARCADE
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: League – Milla
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Memories – Seasons Pack HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Boots: REIGN.- MAGGIE THIGH HIGH BOOTS (MAITREYA-FLAT)
Badger: Schadenfreude Cuddle Sir Badger! RARE THE ARCADE
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Holiday chinchilla [rare]
Tableau Vivant \ My Holiday Evening THE ARCADE

Starting The Fall Decor

I’m decorating for fall and you’ve got just a couple more days to pick up these great candles and this bookcase at Collabor88. This is my FAVORITE time of the year, and I’m so excited to sort out new looks for my house!

Time to get all of my spooky things out and make ready for Halloween!

Happy Wednesday girls!

Gidge is Wearing:
Dress:=Zenith=nature dress with scaf (Flower)-Maitreya COLLABOR88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Bracelet: Cae :: Trick or Treat :: Bracelet (L)
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Skin: Pink Fuel
Boots: Ingenue :: Woodruff Boots (Maitreya) :: Camel COLLABOR88
Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Work
Candles Decor: Second Spaces – Collabor88
Bookcase: Schadenfreude – Collabor88

A-Frame Life

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Growing up on a resort lake with twenty-one year round residents, but thousands of weekenders who flood the lake and live in the more the hundreds of lakefront cabins that are empty most of the year, I am very familiar with A-frames. Lots of people bought A-Frame kits or pre-made A-Frames, much faster than the old-fashioned bungalow style cabins that signal older homes on the lake. This A-Frame from Barnesworth Anubis has an advantage over many of the lake front cabins as the ceiling rests on a short bit of vertical wall. The A-frames on the lake often did not have that bonus, which often meant a lot of space behind the couch when it was shoved against the wall and sometimes a clunk on your head. A-frame weekenders almost never came for winter ice-fishing, their cabins hard to heat with what heat they had rising to the ceiling and escaping from the lakefront windows. But they sure are pretty when you’re out in the canoe late at night, all the light from their wall of windows facing the lake, so bright and illuminated in contrast to the smaller windows on the bungalows. Kind of like big jewels in a necklace of smaller stones.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

A-frame homes are very open plan. After all, walls interfere with the loft of those high ceilings. Here a rug and the Scarlet Creative Venice couch back serve to mark space for dining from space for lounging.  Lots of plants along the windows are a requirement when you have that kind of window exposure. Otherwise, you would be wasting the sunshine, wouldn’t you?

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The Love We Think We Deserve

Moments happen unexpectedly. Sometimes you can be just talking and you realize connections are forming, bonds are tightening and you didn’t see them coming at all. It’s those moments that can be bliss, joy, and all the other breathless good things that come from unexpected happiness. Continue reading