Spoiler alert #1: I was spoiled. Like, shamefully spoiled. Don't kill me.
Spoiler alert #2: Amanda Chance wins the Most Generous award.
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First up: owl shirt. Because.. owls.
Second up: MangoBay belt. I've been lusting after another one because, unfortunately, cyan/teal doesn't go with every outfit. And if you look at this photo with the photo above it, you can see that Amanda planned my Christmas outfit.
At this point, Amanda could easily have stopped and I'd have been satisfied. Shit, those items individually were enough! But I think Amanda is maybe courting me and this was the blow to steal my heart:
Yes, this is what you think it is. To quote my mother (who almost immediately got a texted photo, even though she abhors the half), "a true keepsake."
|Just look at it.|
No, really. Look at it.
From the half sleeve to the arrow on the saddle pad*,
to the little ermine marks on his hinds.
*Now I need this, too.
Then, after appealing to my owl fetish, my clothing whoredom and my infatuation with my pony, she plied me with chocolate. Complete with a jumping horse.
If we aren't engaged now, then she's officially my inked sister from another tattooing mister. Because she topped all the goodies off with treats for the Kid.
It is my shame as a horse owner to admit that Archie has never had Mrs. Pasture's cookies. Thanks for remedying that, Amanda.
This photo is about a millisecond too late to show that he promptly snatched them out of my hand.
So, again, many, many thanks to Amanda for being so thoughtful and generous. I was truly touched!