A Horse Tale

Believe me. The wit behind that title is ridiculous.

Sooooo months ago, I found a print (half off at Hobby Lobby) that was perfect for our guest bedroom. It was “the one”. I’m not a fan of artwork behind glass, so I needed to make some adjustments to a frame I already had for it. Like any other blogger, I started taking pictures. I thought, “Oh. I can show my readers how I used a mat and frame I already had. Cool.


Look at that. A nice “before” picture, some great detail shots to talk you through the process…it was gonna be great.

artwork   artwork

trimming artwork

Why do I show you these pictures in past tense, you ask? Let me fast forward a couple of months and walk you through a conversation I had with my family the other day—the day I was going to finish the project and post about it.

Me: “Hey, I’m looking all over for a horse print. It’s not in the guestroom. Where is it, guys?”

Family: {cricket….cricket….}

Me: “Hello??? I can’t find that print I need. It’s of a horse. Who moved it?”

Husband: “Como?” (This was the moment I knew divorce was in our future.)

Daughter: “Mom, I told Dad not to do it! I told him not to throw it away!”

For the next few moments I unleashed my wrath of fury on my husband as he tried to explain that “we’re not horse people” and it was “in his way”. I don’t know. Everything went blank after that.


And then I went shopping. I’ve spoken of my passionate and undying love for HomeGoods before. While I don’t have one near me, there can be no doubt as to why I love them so much.

horse on canvas

When I saw him (yes, it’s a him), I literally gasped and startled the woman next to me.

canvas horse

He’s not in his permanent home just yet (thanks to a closet project that haunts me), but he’s here. In my home. Where he belongs. Apparently, dear husband…we are horse people. Viva la horse!

horse on canvas

Well, hello. Ahem. Allow myself to introduce..my..self. My name is Chris! And I’m a blogger! I got into blogging after spending months reading all the inspiration that is found in blogland. I thought to myself, “Self, I can do this. I might have something to offer too!” And so it began...

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