Meet the Bonds!

Welcome to A Spotted Pony.  Thanks for stopping by! Get ready for some happy in your day! This is a positive place to feel inspired by projects, good food, and good spirits.   We also hope we can warm your hearts with the creatures we reside with.  Here is a little about me and what A Spotted Pony is  all about!

A Spotted Pony is all about making the best life, home, and happy memories possible with your family.  On my site you will find everything from DIY home decor, crafts and projects, simple gift ideas, easy recipes and inexpensive ways to make every day beautiful.  I share ideas that I do and make with my own family in hopes of inspiring others to create the life they want to live.  We hope to spread love and joy through the things that we love most.  Home. Family. Food. Animal Friends. And Time Well Spent with those we love.

I’m Kim, the crazy busy mom behind the blog A Spotted Pony.

I’m a 30 something PROUD mother of 2 who is:

  • a goofy mom that doesn’t take anything too seriously
  • a loving wife to an amazing man
  • an uncontrollable crafter with creativity spewing from my brain into lists of to-do projects I don’t have time to do
  • a working mom
  • a wana-be cowgirl and life long equestrian
  • Keeper of all of the beautiful creatures on our farm
  • A coach, a church volunteer, a community minded giver of my whole heart
  • Hard work never stopped me from anything

I love my barn boots best.  I love the smell of horse.  The barn is my happy place. I would rather work hard than “work out”, and I never go to bed without thanking the good Lord! My family is my world and I could not be more blessed!

I believe strongly that the best things in life are not things! I love the beauty and simplicity of nature and the impact that relationships with our animals have provided our family.  I love creative and simple projects that the kids and I can do together to make everlasting memories! We also enjoy creating things for our house that are meaningful, re-purposed and that make our home US!

Meet the Bonds:

My husband and I met when we were only fourteen and fifteen … at a horse show of all places.  21 years later we have been married 16 wonderful years, have two beautiful children, and reside in Wisconsin with two dogs, three horses, 9 chickens, and 4 geese. I never would have imagined all those years ago the life that we would make together!  Our days are NEVER boring!

The Hubby:

The most amazingly supportive, handsome, best friend a girl could have. He is a great man with a heart of gold and a work ethic that would kill any non-super hero type dad. He is a blessing to me everyday!  He saves us from all sorts of trouble and I would cease to breathe without him!

Olivia:

Olivia is the most adorably beautiful 11 year old little cowgirl with a sparkle in her eye and a fire in her heart. This girl is magical!  She demolishes everything she touches, loves to bake, can outwork any boy, and is a natural at every sport she tries! Her endless energy and strange adorable power over me make her unstoppable!

Kyle:

Kyle is the most inspiring, clever, and empathetic 1 3 year old ever! This child is a true miracle and a daily reminder of how precious life is. Because he was born with congenital heart disease and had open heart surgery before age two he has been through a lot in his short life.  But, he is thriving despite his rocky start in life.  He has taught me more in 13 short years than I will learn in a lifetime and I will never take anything for granted thanks to him!  He is smart, funny and as kind as can be – a total charmer!  Kyle is a great helper on the farm, he always likes everyone to be happy, family time is his favorite.  He loves to hunt, fish, and do woodworking projects.  He even makes is how baseball bats on a lathe.  Oh…and baseball is his life!

The Kramer Pup:

Our very first baby. A furry little cockapoo puppy that we disgustingly treated like a real baby! A fuzzy no eyed keeper of our house that loves us with all his little heart and snores like a grown man every night!  Although he is completely blind and missing both eyes due to glaucoma he is a most amazing, loyal, and loving family member.

Baxter:

THE Spotted Pony:

Oh Toby. My 24 year old giant puppy dog of a paint horse who not only literally carried me through my teen years but was, and still is, a quiet listener, a freedom, pure joy and an escape from reality. A teacher of respect, loyalty, patience, and responsibility. I wish every girl could have a Toby!  You can read Toby’s story here.

Sugar Bear:

The most UN-energetic “little” haflinger pony (and I use the term pony lightly) alive! This seriously food driven draft pony has a way of making me smile like a little girl getting her very first pony ride. That golden coat, and curly white mane are what little girl dreams are made of!  Hes 26 years old.  A retired therapy horse, and his nick name is “The Finger breaker”.

Big Jim:


Our 17 year old Percheron draft horse.  A retired logging horse who loves the sprinkler, girl scout cookies, and love. There is no doubt that this gentle giant is living his best life at our place!

His heart is as big as his hooves!  Read Big Jim’s story here

Launchpad and Friends:

Hen House:

Slugger:

Gunther:

Uncle Chad:

My amazingly talented big brother who shares his technological skills to help  A Spotted Pony grow!  I am ever grateful not only to have been lucky enough to grow up with him, but now to admire him as a wonderful husband, Dad and Uncle.  His patience with my poor computer skills and kindness to share his time and talents to help me make my blog what it is deserves a giant hug from our whole family each and every day!

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