Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stormy Skies

A huge thunderstorm bypassed the farm late Monday night and we watched it from a distance.  The lightning was incredible.  It looked like an atomic bomb had been dropped. Other than this one patch, the skies were clear and the moon was full. A beautiful sight, nonetheless.  Summer skies are full of surprises!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Quaint Virginia Farmhouse For Sale

I love old houses and this gem of a house can be yours and the price isn't bad either and it's move in ready.  Nestled just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from I-81 and I-64, near Staunton, Waynesboro, about a half hour from Charlottesville.  See the listing here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Kate Spade Dress Picks

I am loving some of the sale items at Kate Spade at the moment. I don't buy a lot of clothes from Kate Spade I love her dresses. Here are some of my picks in no specific order. 

Have a great weekend!  TGIF!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lycette Designs - Awesome New Needlepoint

Horse Country Chic would like to welcome Lycette Designs. If you have not seen these lovely needlepoint canvases, then you're in for a treat.  

Lycette Designs was born from the owner, Jessica Chaney's love of needlepoint. She's been stitching since she was 12!  Her first project was a Voila! belt canvas that she purchased at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.  She continued to needlepoint throughout through her twenties and while in college she worked part-time at The Point of It All in Washington, DC.  Jessica managed the store for a year once she graduated.  

While working in the needlepoint industry Jessica noticed that there was a gap in the needlepoint design market and she decided to pursue her passion of needlepoint and reinvigorate this beloved pastime through a millennial lens. 

Lycette Designs updates traditional pastimes, like needlepoint, with a modern, playful elegance. Lycette’s canvases are colorful, cheeky, and classic. They are inspired by lush winters in Palm Beach, the hydrangeas and hammocks of New England summers, and the effortless elegance of equestrian style. They are also inspired by interior designer Mario Buatta’s use of cheeky needlepoint sayings in almost every room he decorated. Needlepoint accessories (pillows, stools, rugs) are a staple of classic interior decorating, and Jessica wants Lycette’s canvases to inspire individuals to begin stitching and incorporate needlepoint into their own interior design. 

Ultimately, Jessica wants Lycette to inspire individuals to bring back pastimes that require devotion of time and intention, pastimes that show and symbolize love through the final product, whether it is a gracious thank you note, a needlepoint pillow, or a dinner menu.  She seems to be off to a grand start.  You can purchase her designs through local retailers. Po's Point in Charlotte can order a canvas for you as well. You see her Lycette's website here.  Don't you love it!

 I think the dogs are my favorite!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Make Mine Needlepoint - Equestrian Of Course

I love Po's Point collection of equestrian-themed needlepoint.   How many of these canvases do you recognize?  If you love equestrian-themed needlepoint they have the very best selection I have seen anywhere.  They'll ship and can special order as well.

If you want to contact Po's Point, in Charlotte, NC, find their website here.  Happy stitching!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wimbledon Chic

Breakfast at Wimbledon this weekend for sure!  I love this time of year and tennis!  And what great matches have we seen the past few days.  Wimbledon Chic is always in style not just this time of year.  Love those white dresses, dark green accents and the aura that is Wimbledon.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Beauty Bar

When you live a busy outdoor lifestyle, you don't have much time to "primp" and taking good care of your skin is critical.  The sun, wind, heat and humidity can wreck havoc.

In addition to a good floppy hat and lots of sunscreen, here are some other essentials that I've found that help keeping your skin happy and healthy, essentials for an active country lifestyle.

I love this moisturizer for day. It's light, not greasy and I use it every day except in the deep winter months when I use something a bit heavier.  See it here.

I also use an astringent, as it makes my face feel cleaner. When I get up early and have to run out to the barn I often just use an astringent to wake me up.  See this one here.

A foaming cleanser is a good "go to" product on busy days when time is of the essence.  I like this one.  See it here.  Ole Henriksen is one of my favorite beauty brands.

I also like this one. See it here.

Eye cream is a real must as you get older and I don't mind spending money on a good eye cream.  Like in face moisturizers, I don't like heavy ones, or gels.  I like this one, but admit I change brands in this category often.

This brand addresses dark circles, a constant problem for me.  See it here.

A good mask is a nice pick-me-up every week or so.  I tend to like mud masks.  See this one here.
This is one of my all-time favorite products.  I use this to clean my face every few days. Try it!  I promise you'll also become addicted.  See it here.

This time of year I don't like to use a heavy cream at night.  Sometimes I just use my day moisturizer again. But I like this one during warm weather.  See it here.
What's in your beauty bar?
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