Posts made in August, 2012

A Spotted Pony – What’s Behind The Name

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in About, Opinion | 6 comments

A Spotted Pony – What’s Behind The Name

My blog is a year old today!  To celebrate, I want to share the story of how I named A Spotted Pony.  I would like to thank each and every one of you who have stopped by over the last year and for your kind comments, your support and following.  Can a single spotted horse change your life?  The answer in an unequivocal, absolutely YES in my book! If you know me personally you know exactly why my blog is named A Spotted Pony, but if not, you might wonder.  Seems like a strange name for a blog about crafts, home decor and family activities, doesn’t it?   So, to give you a little...

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Great Gift Idea For Kids Of Any Age – Craft Basket Complete With Ideas

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Gift Ideas | 3 comments

Great Gift Idea For Kids Of Any Age – Craft Basket Complete With Ideas

A child’s birthday party is a great time to celebrate and to give them something special.  Many parents get overwhelmed by the toys that their kids acquire in their homes, and that is what prompted this gift. My favorite gift to give is a craft basket filled with supplies – complete with crafty ideas. This is definitely one of my all time favorite gifts to give for birthdays, especially for toddlers and preschool aged kids.  A simple storage basket filled to the brim with craft supplies that allows them to get creative and use their imagination day after day.  I especially...

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What I Wore Wednesday – Jeans And Tanks

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Clothes, For Moms, Hair Help | 16 comments

What I Wore Wednesday – Jeans And Tanks

I have been doing what I wore Wednesday posts once a week for a full month now and I am surprised at how much a little effort has changed how I feel each day! I am really starting to enjoy the things that I already have in my closet.  Instead of grabbing the same old t-shirt and yoga pants I’m utilizing the things that I already have in a much better way. Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day.  What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and...

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Garden Flowers Make Our Home Feel Happy

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Garden, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Garden Flowers Make Our Home Feel Happy

Our garden is in full swing and of all of the wonderful things that we are harvesting I think the flowers have got to be my favorite.  I love having fresh flowers in our home, but buying them is never an option.  For the few dollars I spent on seeds and bulbs this spring, I am now able to fill our home with colorful flowers that make our home bright and cheerful. When I was in college I worked for many years in two different flower shops.  I enjoyed my job very much, and learned a lot about floral care, arranging, and decorating with colorful flowers of all kinds.  The very first flower...

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Healthy Summer Snack – Glittery Sour Patch Grapes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Food | 42 comments

Healthy Summer Snack – Glittery Sour Patch Grapes

This is a fabulously easy and amazingly delightful treat that I cannot get enough of.  By rolling fresh grapes in unprepared jello mix you are left with a healthy summer snack that tastes even better than candy.  Ever since I discovered this simple recipe I have had a batch ready in the fridge at all times! This is one of those Pinterest recipes that I fell on and knew that I wanted to try asap!  Boy, am I ever  glad that I did because it has been my absolute favorite treat all summer long.  I came upon this recipe just in time for all of those summer barbeques and cook outs.  This is...

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