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Archive for the ‘College Life’ Category

Pizza night with the roommates!

Being a university student is basically a full-time job, and adding riding into that mix makes for a jam packed schedule! I will be writing two posts on how I balance school and horses, with one focusing on college, and one focusing on riding. Below are my 5 tips on balancing university while still riding.   1….

A Balancing Act


Being a university student and a rider is definitely a balancing act. There have been a few discussions on twitter recently about how equestrians manage school and riding, and it got me thinking about how I manage the two. As with many hunter and equitation riders, I’m a perfectionist, which carries over into my school…

Wise Words


The next two weeks are very busy for me, I have 3 final exams to write, and I’m definitely feeling the pressure. I came across this quotation while on a study break (i.e. procrastinating), and really liked it. Whether it’s my riding or my grades, I’ve always compared myself to others. I’ve pasted this above…

A Birthday Present…

Beloved Bow

…For you, on Rosie’s and my birthday! Aries girls luv their bling! I have partnered with LUV Inspired Jewellery for a birthday giveaway with two of their gorgeous designs, the Bow Ring and Beloved Bow necklace. These bows are reminiscent of what you would find on top of a birthday parcel, making them perfect for this…

OUEA Gala 2014


As some of you know, I’m a rider on the Queen’s University Team on the Ontario University Equestrian Association circuit. This past weekend we had our end of year gala and awards night. Queen’s was reserve champion for our zone, and we had a number of top 10 finishes by our riders. It was an…

WIWW: Rainy Day

WIWW: Rainy Day

The forecast for the rest of this week is all rain, so I’ve put together a Polyvore set of my usual rainy day gear. Rainy Day by fashionreins featuring waterproof boots The North Face jacket, 55 CAD / Hunter waterproof boots, 155 CAD / Adidas hat, 24 CAD My North Face jacket is my go…

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

This week is a very busy one for me school wise. When I came across this quotation on Pinterest, it inspired me.   What’s a quotation or saying that inspires you? P.S. Get excited for a special WIWW post this Wednesday!  

Slowing Down

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This time of year, with midterms and papers, I find that I’m always rushing around. Rushing to the gym, rushing to class, rushing through meals. I realized I was rushing through so many things in a day, that I wasn’t truly enjoying any of them. yesterday morning I decided to leave a couple of hours…


In my last Friday 5 post,  I included Gourmande in the Kitchen’s Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade. I made it the other day, and it is delicious!   I changed the recipe slightly, adding less lemons (I used 5 and it was still too tart), and strawberries instead of raspberries. I also didn’t strain it after blending…

Photo Credit: Muji

I’ve never been one for New Years resolutions, but with going to back to school this week, I felt it was a good time to assess what I need to work on to find a balance between school, riding and fun. The following four goals are loose, and I have set them so that I…

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