Dream Big or Go Home

I recently picked up the Jillian Michael’s book Unlimited, just because it was in the bargain bin and because I love Jillian (as you all know).  I’s a self-help book about…you guessed it, reaching your unlimited potential/dreams/self.  I have never read a self-help book before, but since it’s by Jillian, I decided to give it a try.  The first chapter is all about dreaming.  She says many people stop dreaming because they’re afraid of disappointment.  And so my homework is to dream big (realistically though – I’ll never be able to fly or make money grow on trees).  Jillian suggests doing a dream board, but I’m going to do a dream post 🙂

I want a horse farm, and if I’m dreaming big I’d need at least 40 acres.  Upon these 40 acres I’d build my dream home.  I love, love, love craftsman style houses!  I love the stone and the wood work and the elegant rustic-ness of the style.  This house is pretty close to my dream home.  I’d want bigger windows, more stone and the siding would need to be blue instead of green.  The porch would need to wrap about the whole house so I could take advantage of all my gorgeous horses happily grazing in my yard.

Dream house

I would need this kitchen.

Farm house kitchen

And I’d have to find a place for something like this…

Garden

And this bathroom.

Dream Bathroom

Now for the really fun stuff…the barn!  It has to be sturdy and beautiful.  Stone work is a must, not only because it’ll match my dream house, but because I want a warm toasty barn.  I’m thinking something like this…

Craftsman Barn

But I’d also take a barn like Martha Stewart’s.

Martha-Stewarts-Barn

This is really pretty too though!!  I think I’d combine all 3 somehow.

Kentucky barn

The aisles must be brick, with high airy ceilings, and gorgeous stalls.  One must not forget fancy lighting fixtures as well.

barn isle

Or this…

Lighting

And I have to have several wash bays!

washbays

What decent barn is complete without an indoor arena??

Arch Arena

Or this one…

Greenhouse arena

I’d need an outdoor arena too!

outdoor

Either of these will work.  

Scrubbery edge

Lots of beautiful pasture.

Pasture

And gorgeous horses. Especially this Buckskin Andalusian.

Bucksin Andalusian

And I can’t forget this sweet girl!

Red

Seriously though, I want a horse farm.  I’m not interested in training either horses or people, but I am interested in farm management.  I’d love to host big shows and have a nice little Andalusian/Lusitano breeding program.  The trick is getting from my cubical to my farm, and I am determined to figure it out.

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