Do not use Behr Deckover – PSA


I’d like to do a bit of a PSA. Do NOT under any circumstances use Behr Deckover.   In the past, you may have seen me singing the praise of Behr paints.  My entire house is painted in Behr paints.   I had been using them exclusively for over 15…

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An unexpected hurdle – horses

champagne horse

In Yesterday’s Post, I wrote about my life changing yet again and discussed the morning routine with the horses.  This is kind of a continuation.  It’s really a great thing that my work situation changed.  I needed to get a hold of the balance of work and life and an unexpected…

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Life Changes Again


Around two years ago, after over 10 years of being a full-time photographer, I announced I was heading back into “corporate America” as an accountant and then later on, a controller. Photography became secondary and part-time.   I left my position, and this past month, I moved photography back to the…

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Horses on Small Acreage

fencing small acreage

So so so much to share.  Made another couple of changes here at the Otte Household, and I want to catch it all up in the upcoming weeks because yet another change occurred that I am very excited about related to the photography business. I have a series that I…

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Pixie turns two and first ride


I really do not want to know when the last time I blogged was.  Life is very full.  After 10 years of boarding, we moved the horses home (more on that later)…  For those who have followed Pixie from birth, she turned 2 years old on May 20th, while Erynn…

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Re-purposed Furniture Project

upholstery tacks

Where have I been with the Home Decor Projects?  Busy!  haha Between semesters, I have done the following: Spent hours sanding down our deck and railings because of a terrible thing that happened with a paint product that I will post this spring about – do not buy things like…

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Horses on Small Acreage – My History in Horses


We are starting a new venture.  Horses on Small Acreage. I grew up in a home of non-horse-people.  You either are a horse person or you are not.  I begged my parents for a horse, but they were neither in the area nor the circle of horse people.  I fought…

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Rabbits, and more Rabbits


Been a bit busy…. this holiday season has been quite packed with activities.   We homed all of our rabbits from the fall 2015 litters (except Big Chief Woolabum Boomalackaway but we will introduce you to him later on ;))  .  Remember this photo shoot?   Well, here they were at…

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And it all got quiet….


I was cruising along posting all kinds of images, and then it went silent here on the blog. Dean received a call very early in the morning a few weeks ago that his mother in West Virginia had passed away in the hospital that she was taken to approximately a…

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