Bridles & Baubles

March Love List

March came in like a 

Let's hope it goes out like a 

Even though March came in with a snow storm and arctic temps it still ushers in the very beginnings of Spring and my March Love List.

With winter hanging on well into March my lips still need extra moisture and this super creamy lipstick adds a splash of rich moisturizing color and creamy shine. Each swipe yields soft, natural looking color perfect. Plus the colorful floral tubes are just so cheerful!

My husband surprised me with this bright pink bag that is equal parts ladylike and tough. It's structured design and hardware give it edge but it's satchel style and pastel color lend softness making it the perfect spring carry-all. It has more than enough room for all your essentials but will also carry an ipad or small laptop. If pink isn't your color, it comes in a variety of other colors as well as a smaller and larger version.

 I have never liked sports bras but they are a necessary evil when it comes to riding horses or working out. Thanks to Victoria's Secret I have found a sports bra that I actually like wearing. Their new Knockout Sports bra combines a regular front close bra with structured cups that gives support and shape with a zip front sports bra making it easy to get on and off. It provides maximum support, is comfortable and looks great on. Available in lots of fun colors and prints.

I love my Ariat half chaps! They are made from incredibly soft leather and suede that mold to your legs and provide superior grip. I have had mine for years and they have been used and abused and still look great. The rugged zipper zips easily and never catches or causes any problems. The suede back calf panel is elasticized and stretches to fit my calves comfortably. I highly recommend getting a pair for your everyday rides!

In honor of my Irish roots and St. Patricks Day I made these amazing Whoopie Pies. If you love chocolate and you love Bailey's Irish Cream then you will love these. The cookie part is soft and fudgy but light and crispy like a macaroon and the icing is an Irish Cream spiked buttercream. They smelled amazing when they were cooking! Who needs green beer on St. Patrick's Day when you can eat these instead. Recipe is here.

What they looked like on Pinterest:

What they looked like when I made them (because let's face it, nothing looks like it does on Pinterest):