August 15, 2019

The Arranmore Polo Classic

Bring on the bubbles and divot stomping! Join us at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club for their signature event, The Arranmore Polo Classic this Saturday, August 17th.  It's going to be an unforgettable polo event, so come watch Team ARRANMORE + SOLMEN OATH battle for the championship! Has anyone else always wanted to attend a polo event? Admittedly, I use to day dream about stomping divots like Julia Roberts did in the movie Pretty Woman. I mean, who didn't want to attend a polo event after that movie came out? Well, it's all come full circle now as I had the honor of being part of this video/photo shoot to promote the upcoming event.  I will absolutely be there this weekend too and I can't wait to live out my younger self's day dreams! ;) 

August 8, 2019

Backyard Remodel: Deck Update

Thank you for your patience on me getting this post up. You may remember my last "Backyard Remodel" post where I reviled our new neck. I wanted to follow up with how I decorated it and I completely forgot to post this. (lowers head and shakes it.) Better late then never! ;) Plus, now some of the items are on sale, so it's not all bad.


August 5, 2019

Deck Herb and Veggie Garden

You guys, we have a rabbit problem. Unlike last year, my flower garden can hold it's own so I have let them come and go as they please in our yard. The rabbits only ate one species of flower this time around and I can live with that as long as that is my only damage. I am pretty pumped to not be spraying fox urine all around trying to keep them away again this year! That stuff works, but it smells so bad. When I decided I wanted to add a veggie and herb garden, I didn't know how I would keep the bunnies away. Enter a raised deck garden. I found this one as Home Depot, but I have linked a few similar ones below. 


August 2, 2019

Recipe: Banana Nut Pancakes (Gluten Free)

O-M-G you guys, I have a super yummy recipe to share with you today. These pancakes were the biggest hit in my home and as soon as I shared a photo in my IG stores, my DM box filled up with messages asking me for the recipe. So, here you go! I found a version of this recipe on the Centr app, but I altered it to fit my families dietary needs and tastes. Below is my altered recipe for gluten free banana nut pancakes. 

July 17, 2019

On the Road to Recovery

As of tomorrow, it will be seven weeks since I had meniscus repair surgery on both knees. Am I back up and running (pun intended)? Goodness no! lol Well, not really but I'm on my way. My left knee is amazing. I imagine my left knee is what the doctor would like to have happen to all patients. My leg felt fully healed by week two and is doing great! Then there is my right knee. This one is all sorts of funky. I didn't have full range of motion until week five and that is still something I am working on. I am determined to be able to sit like a pretzel comfortably before summer ends. I am also in pain or discomfort when walking on anything other then flat land with my right. Stairs stink, standing for more then ten minutes stink, I've got this thing where my thigh muscle will not engage...I just want it to go back to normal. Toss in the fact that the right knee also hitches, buckles, and I have fallen twice and I'm discouraged, but determined like no other to get better soon.