Happy Chinese Year Of The Horse & Some Favorite Etsy Shops

03 02 2014

Horses in winter by lebenslustiger.com

It's the year of the horse now.

Well - I basically do not know anything about the complex Chinese astrology but I am with horses three times a week because of my daughters horseback riding and I do love these animals dearly so the horse year fact caught my attention.

The horse is part of a 12 year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water and earth. This year it's the wood horse. 

I found many differnt interpretations and predictions from various experts what this constellation will mean for us and I liked this one best:

"The horse energy inspires powerful Intuition and an indomitable surge towards freedom in every aspect of life.

Step up and out of any old clutter, stored memories, should-have-dones or regrets. The time to deal with that is over for now."

Sounds nice and promising, right? 

Speaking of nice and promising - here are some more favorite Etsy shops of mine.

It made me really happy to see, that you liked the Etsy shops I linked up a few weeks ago.

- Awesome Boucherouite, Beni Ourain and Azilal rugs

- Beautiful handmade felted clogs 

- Wooden organizers from Austria 

- This natural leather storage tote

- Linen from Latvia 

Enjoy and have a good start into February.

Happy Day,


12 From 12 October

12 10 2013

We spent today in the stable with the horses.

My daughter Jette is practicing for a qualification from the German Riding Association called 'Reitabzeichen'.

The exam will be a week from today.

So exiciting! 

horses, Reitabzeichen horses, Reitabzeichen

horses, Reitabzeichen horses, Reitabzeichen

horses, Reitabzeichen horses, Reitabzeichen

horses, Reitabzeichen horses, Reitabzeichen

horses, Reitabzeichen horses, Reitabzeichen

Please see what others did today here.

Happy Day,


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Warming Pony-Love

25 03 2013

Unfortunately it is already time again to say Good Bye to Ponyland Norddeich.

Ponyland Norddeich

Ponyland Norddeich

The temperature is still below zero but our hearts are filled with lots of warming love for and from the ponies.

They are such wonderful beings.

A week full of fun, learning, experiences and thorough practice in teamwork, mindfulness, empathy, attention, discipline and respect = horseback riding :-)

went by much too fast...

Ponyland Norddeich

Ponyland Norddeich

We will drive up a little further north to spent a few more days on Germanys northernmost island and I will get back to you from there tomorrow. 

Happy day,



19 03 2013


Looking cool today - good hair day - smiling...

And being photographed with an iPhone sheds miraculously 50 extra pounds :-)


His muzzle painting looks a bit like Australia, don' you think?

Since some of you mentioned the smiling I thought this would be a nice photo for Nic's BIWYFI project as well :) 

Happy day,


P.S. Upcycling always Tuesdays here and everyday life heroes are collected here

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