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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Friday trivia with Michelle

Friday trivia with Michelle

Hello, Friday! Figured today would be a good day to reintroduce myself for those who are new to my blog. I am Michelle, the wedding planner, equestrian, restaurateur, fashion obsessed, Italiana-Americana, wine loving, life living and animal loving human running this...
Buon Onomastico (Happy Name Day!)

Buon Onomastico (Happy Name Day!)

Along with your birthday, the other day you get to celebrate is your onomastico, or ‘name day’. The word comes from the Greek ónoma, ‘name’, and it’s technically an adjective that roughly means ‘related to a name or naming’. Italians use it to refer to your giorno...
What I Love About Lavender

What I Love About Lavender

I know I know, this morning’s crisp weather speaks of fall’s impending arrival, and all of the cozy sweater and fireplace vibes that go with it (I am actually making my mom’s soup for dinner tonight as I type this!). I am just not ready to let go of all the gorgeous...
USHJA Derby Finals with Cassius

USHJA Derby Finals with Cassius

To have the chance to participate in the sport of equestrian show jumping is forever a dream and an immense privilege for me. The hunters are truly where my heart beats, and my horses hold the key to that heart. There is endless talk these days about what...
I am so excited to be supporting Equus Foundation

I am so excited to be supporting Equus Foundation

Friday introductions are a thing here on the ole social media platforms, and from time to time I like to re-introduce myself as the voice behind all the content that you see on here 😎 I am Michelle Durpetti, and I am a wedding planner and owner of Michelle Durpetti...
Rest easy, Ramon

Rest easy, Ramon

No matter how long you are with me, it is never long enough… My sweet Ramon passed away during the night, peacefully. He was the horse who brought me through my very first national derby, and who gave me confidence and so much love. He was the snuggliest, and when it...
Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth day to you! Hello friends – I have attempted to dedicate a small portion of my day to Earth Day every day for the past several years. I recycle my soda cans, turn the water off when I brush my teeth, and I requested no more paper statements for...

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