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Home & Entertaining2019-02-11T10:57:37-04:00

Barn Porn: Home Is Where the Horse Is

One of the guilty pleasures in which we indulge at OR is the insatiable, late-night pursuit of barn-style homes online. It may seem oddly redundant to lust after the characteristics of the very structure in which we already spend a considerable amount of laborious time...

The Hay Loft: Horsing Around with Cupcakes

Recently we tasked ourselves with a way to say thank you with food -- a handmade way to show appreciation to those in our tireless network of equine supporters. Baking can be tedious so we don’t do it often, but when we do, we like to test our creativity. We happened upon these character-filled cupcakes...

Help Some Sisters Out: The First Ever OR Reader Survey

Nearly a year ago, Outside Rein was but a twinkle in our eyes (that was sparked by a particularly rigorous riding lesson in which, “More outside rein!” was heard on a steady rotation). After several declarations of, “we really should do this!” followed by months of development (a.k.a. an endless discussion of incredibly tedious things like pixels and adverbs)...

Pilgrimage Jams: Tune Up Your Weekend Playlist

Last September the OR team decided to #makethepilgrimage to Franklin, Tennessee, a small town outside Nashville. Franklin is in the heart of horse country, and is the home of The Pilgrimage Festival, a two-day event that includes musical acts from various genres...

A Gift Horse

For wine aficionados the world over, a furry little animal on a bottle’s label is as good as a Do Not Drink sign, and is considered by the industry to be the proverbial lipstick on a container of subpar contents. These gimmicky vinos are known as “Critter Wines,” and...

Pro Tips: Seven Snacks for Busy Riders

All riders can relate to that hour of the day at which we hit a wall, usually around 1:30pm when our bodies finally succumb to the fact that lunch isn’t going to fit in the agenda...

It’s an Eggstravaganza!

If you’ve read our tribute to the backyard henhouse and are keen to welcome a flock of feathery little chicks into your home, it's only a matter of time until your pantry will be brimming with eggs. At OR HQ we frequently send guests home with our oeufs d’jour...

Porch-Ready Ideas…Because Spring is Coming!

Each year, during the second half of February, we start to get the feeling that winter will never end. We admit that relocating to a warmer region during the coldest months is great for those who can manage it, but it's a poor substitute for warm summer nights at home...

Battle Spring Fever: The Naughty Arnold Palmer

Take one of these super easy concoctions out to the porch with your favorite book or your favorite friend, wrap up in a cozy blanket, and let Punxutawny Phil know that he can kiss your glass...

Thinking Inside The Box

In the ranking of Hallmark Holidays, Valentine’s Day is numero uno. In the past, we’ve participated in a bit of V-Day shunning, but this year we’ve taken a renewed interest in the occasion...

Because We Weren’t Born in a Barn

Within the last couple of years, both halves of OR relocated to new homes. Coincidentally, each of our abodes are updated colonial farmhouses originally constructed two to three centuries ago. It’s hard not to fall...

Making Pour Choices

For the family’s resident chef de cuisine, the holidays can be a stressful time, and since it’s difficult enough to produce a menu that pleases the entire lot, we thought we’d offer a bit of help with the wine...

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