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Bel Joeor Sale and Giveaway!

Amanda from Bel Joeor is hosting a big sale on her Etsy site and a giveaway on her blog!  She makes beautiful saddle covers and bags.  I highly recommend checking out her shop and entering her contest.  

2018 Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange

This is the third year I have participated in the Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange, hosted by Tracy at Printable Pony.  I love everything about Christmas (well, except the whole sn*w part...) especially choosing and wrapping a thoughtful gift for another.  Don't get me wrong, it is also fun to receive something fun from a blogger in the mail, too!  ;-)  I know how excited I feel when the box shows up on my doorstep, so I also love giving that feeling to a fellow horse lover!

I came home from my lesson barn's Christmas party on Saturday to a box at the door.  As I am waiting for a few last Christmas gifts to arrive, I didn't think much of it at first.  Then I realized WAIT, this is for ME! and happily tore into the box like a child haha.  

Sarah at Three Chestnuts blog did a great job choosing some fun gifts!  Somehow I was not officially following her blog, so now I am!

I love the treats, both the bag of Meadow Mints and her own handmade pumpkin molasses treats she uses for her horse Subi's Equioxx!  I looked on her blog for the recipe but couldn't find it, but I will have to see if she will share, as both mares though these treats were AMAZING!  I can see why her boy Subi will now take his meds with these haha.  They are horse crack apparently, and they do smell yummy!  

I also received a new pair of Noble Outfitters Peddies, which I LOVE so much!  These are a super cute pattern and will join my rotation of riding socks!  They are already washed and waiting in my sock drawer hahaha.

When I opened the Tiger's Tongue, I had to laugh.  I added this exact item to my latest Smartpak order early this month, and of course I found out the day after my order that it was out of stock; I decided to just leave it there for it to arrive "someday" haha.  It was slated to mail out this week, so I figured it wouldn't be that bad.  (Read my sad story about Smartpak recently).  The day before the gifts from Sarah arrived, I got an email from Smartpak saying they would not be in stock until January 16 hahaha.  So needless to say, I cancelled the SP order and now have one anyway thanks to Sarah!  Yay!!  It is like she could see into my SP orders and knew I was waiting for one.  I tested it out yesterday on Ellie's crusty winter coat (she likes to use her poop as a pillow recently ewww) and it works great!  I think it will become a super versatile addition to my grooming box.

And the last gift is a super fun blanket clasp belt!  Or maybe it is called a surcingle belt?  LOL I have been admiring these but haven't dared purchase one in case I didn't like it.  I have to say, this one is super cute and well made and I love it!  It will fit on some of my breeches with larger belt loops for sure.  I googled Hayley Horse Designs to no avail, but then after doing some reading of Sarah's blog to get to know her better, I realized SHE made it!  That is awesome!  You need an Etsy shop, girlfriend!

Thank you so much for the gifts, Sarah!  You did a great job and appreciate your thoughtfulness.  💕  And thank you to Tracy for hosting this again.  It is one of the highlights of the Christmas season to me, and I love reading everyone's thank you blog posts.


I'm happy everything showed up (ahead of USPS's prediction!) and and that the girls liked the cookies! I'm going to make a new batch soon and I'll try and write down the recipe next time... It's half in my head.

As for the belts, I've sold a few and I've been debating an etsy store or something on my page, but I need time to work something out. So right now I'm just a cheap card stock logo.
That's a great haul! That paddies pattern looks really cute too.
Nadia Novik said…
I love the gift exchange! Sarah did a great job! Fun gifts!
Holly said…
Yay, this is always such a fun part of the holidays! I may need to give those treats a whirl!
emma said…
ha what a great set of gifts - and that must have been like, cosmic destiny about the tiger's tongue lol!
TeresaA said…
What a great gift! This exchange thing is fun. :)
I would love the recipe if you think to write it down! I need to invest in the small silicone muffin pans to actually make my own treats, too. I understand opening an Etsy store can be daunting, so maybe just a spot on your blog?
Yes, it totally is! The sock pattern is super cute and one I don't have, so that is a bonus, too!
Me too! And yes, she nailed it for sure!
It is one of my favorite things to look forward to! I bought these treats once a year or so ago and they are awesome! Great little size. I haven't bought them recently only because they are not local to me, so this was great to be gifted!
Yes, I would have to agree!
The Tiger's Tongue really made me laugh. It was totally cosmic destiny haha!
Yes! Sarah did a great job!
What an awesome haul! Noble Outfitter Peddies are my FAVE socks!! Thanks again for participating this year :D
I definitely agree they are totally the best socks! Thank YOU for hosting! :-)