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Thank You Equine Snob & Fancy Pony

After spending the holidays with my side of the family, I returned to a wonderful and fabulous gift via the Equestrian Gift Exchange from Equine Snob (and Fancy Pony!). I probably would have received it a little sooner, but somehow our leasing office lost my phone number… and Sam’s phone number… yeah.

I digress, back to the excitement! So I arrived home to this wonderfully wrapped package, and since I’d read about others receiving theirs, I remembered to whip out my phone for some amazingly high-quality hopefully decent cell phone pics.

As soon as I ripped through the paper (yes, I’m a ripper!) I saw that it was a box from SmartPak and I ripped faster. In my excitement I did not get photos of the carnage… but it probably would have been rated NC-17 anyways.

Inside everything was individually wrapped! Plus there was candy, so Sam was quite pleased. I’m pretty sure the exact sentiment was “Oh, you must write about me all the time since they know my favorite candy!” Yeah, right. Uh huh.

So pretty! And earned me bonus points with the fiance. 

Being the responsible adult I am, I opened the card first. It was very sweet — and I appreciated the note so, so much. I’m so glad everyone is enjoying this little gift exchange so much and it means a lot to know that I am making connections all over the country. So thank you, Equine Snob!!

Next I quickly opened the first blue package and was SO freaking excited to receive a bottle of Higher Standards Saddle Soap (in Ben’s Rosemary Mint)! Everyone in the blogosphere has been raving about this stuff for months now and I’ve been dying to try it. I opened it and the smell was so wonderful I almost left it open next to bed all night… almost.

I also got two AWESOME pairs of Zocks (well, not that brand, but riding socks). I absolutely love the patterns: pink plaid and blue English bits! I have an obsession with fun colored riding socks… it’s kind of intense. I can’t wait to try them out soon!!

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Equine Snob and Fancy Pony for the wonderful gifts!

Christmas Loot!

On a side note, I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in the gift exchange this year! I wasn’t sure how well it would be received, but it’s been so much fun to organize the whole thing and read about all the fun things people got.


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16 thoughts to “Thank You Equine Snob & Fancy Pony”

  1. Thank YOU for hosting! It was so much fun that I thought it would be cool to do some kind birthday exchange. :0) I love buying equestrian stuff, but feel a bit guilty buying for myself all the time. I don’t actually NEED anything, but I LOVE to by the stuff. Shopping for someone else was the best part of the whole experience. I hope you’ll consider doing it again next Christmas. Or maybe for Valentine’s day? ;0)

    1. I agree — I always feel bad buying horse stuff for myself, so it was fun to buy for others! I will definitely do it again next year!!

  2. As soon as I get a paycheck when I get to Ohio, I’m ordering some of that saddle soap. Then we can have a tack-cleaning party! 😀

  3. Haha! I LOVE that you took pictures of the candy, too!
    I really had fun shopping!! The worst part was waiting for it to arrive with all of my other smartpaks stuff! 😛

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