• Equestrian,  Favorites

    Green Grooming Movement

    Barn essentials? We all got em. Last year a made a switch to mostly green health and beauty items and I dragged my horse along with me because that’s the kind of mom that I am. As I dragged my horse along in the pursuit of green beauty I had a huge realization that the horse industry lacked in “natural” and “green” grooming products. So I did a thing and created my own line of green grooming products and a shop called the Unadorned Equine Apothecary. Now I am a little biased because I make really bomb products but because I do a lot of self reflection I can also…

  • Equestrian

    Bag Lady

    I’m a bag lady from way back. And I’m pretty sure this is a genetic thing. When I went to visit my parents over Christmas we all needed smaller bags to pack for a trip up to the mountains. I kid you not they were pulling reusable totes, from inside pouches, from inside bags, from inside suit cases. It was crazy and I suddenly realized that I never had a chance to not be a bag lady. So I guess I have a lot of bags but I didn’t have a bag that was perfect for the barn. I mean most likely I did have this bag but in my…

  • Life

    woah, she’s back.

    December 8th. The last time I did a blog post. I have to say I’m mostly sorry not sorry though. Like honestly, but let me explain. I love the blogging and I love using it as one of my creative spaces. I spend most of my time driving in the car talking to myself about…well, everything, so naturally writing things here makes me feel less like the crazy horse/cat lady that I am. Have you ever just been all done? Like just finished. This is done. Well that’s where I was the last few months. I was feeling fed up and I was tired. I was stressing about getting posts…

  • Equestrian,  Favorites

    Cavali Club

    I’m a sucker for a good subscription box but it needs to be really phenomenal for me to actually drop the money and subscribe. I’ve been a member of FabFitFun for a year and its been a magical experience as far as receiving normal everyday people items is concerned. But Cavali Club is really something else. I’ve talked about Cavali Club in my holiday gift guide and if you didn’t read that, bummer, but I’ll recap.  I stumbled across this subscription box in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep because I got 99 problems but finding things to buy online ain’t one. I saw what was in…

  • Equestrian

    Surviving Winter

    I feel like it has been winter for over a month now. Is it even technically winter? I’m not sure, but we are officially entering the season where it hurts to ride your horse. Like your fingers are so cold that they hurt. Or your toes are so cold you don’t even know or care if they are in the stirrups. One might call this the beginning of frost bite but for equestrians it’s just “winter riding”. I’ve got a couple must haves that help me survive tolerate the winter.   Back on Track A barn friend got me turned onto back on track products so when winter rolls around the…

  • Equestrian,  Favorites

    Equestrian Holiday Gift Guide

    Not sure what to get the member of your family that is obsessed with horses? Don’t worry I got you. As someone who is obsessed with horses has no money, I keep a running list of all the things I want and can’t buy for myself just in case someone accidentally deposits a mil into my bank account. I figure this is more likely than winning the lottery. I’ve put together a list of goodies that you can gift to any and every equestrian. Trust me. They’ll love it. Unadorned Equine Apothecary There’s a little something for every equestrian in the Unadorned Equine Apothecary. Most of the products are for…

  • Food

    Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    Long ago I tried to get into protein smoothies and and it just never really happened for me. I probably didn’t try hard enough to find one that suited me. But really how much money are you supposed to spend on these things? And why do they taste so weird? And the texture? Anyway, it just wasn’t for me. But what I do love, is a good breakfast smoothie. So I’m going to share one of my favorites with you. 1 banana 1/2 C. oats 1 TBSP chia seeds 1/4-1/2 TSP cinnamon 1 C. milk 1 TBSP maple syrup I just throw mine in a tall glass and use my…

  • Equestrian,  Living Better

    My Equine Apothecary

    A few weeks ago I announced the launch date for my new shop. If you missed it…surprise! I’m opening a shop on November 16th. You should go get your coupon code for launch day here at the Unadorned Equine Apothecary. Anyway I thought I’d let all you guys know more information with a little Q&A. I’ve gotten lots of questions and I’m going to lay it all out here for you. Q: What exactly are you doing? A: I know, thus far I’ve posted a lot of pictures and videos on social media that have little to no detail of what I’m actually trying to sell and do. I promise this…

  • Equestrian

    Operation Horse Laundry

    Every year blanket season comes around and I’m still just as confused as the year before. I always think I have learned a lot by the time I pull that blanket off mid spring but really I think I’m just glad to be all done blanketing, that I abandon everything I’ve learned and have to start all over in the fall. For me winter is easy. She has two winter blankets, one that she wears most through most of the winter and one that she wears when we are in the negatives digits. Fall and spring on the other hand, I have no idea how to dress her. Is this…

  • Food,  Printables

    6 Weeks of Dinner. You’re Welcome.

    Over the last few weeks I have been compiling lists of some of my favorite recipes. Not only have I made a list for you, but I have compiled them into weekly meal plans that come with access to the recipe and list of ingredients you can copy and paste into a shopping list! Oh and all the meals have ingredients that can be found at my favorite money saving store, Aldi! A Few Notes On How I Meal Plan I shop for two of us and you might look at my meal plans and be like how can two people possibly consume that much food? I’m not really sure.…