My Little Pony {An Answered Prayer and a DIY Dress Makeover}

My Little Pony {An Answered Prayer and a DIY Dress Makeover}featured

IMG_9173

Camdyn has been praying for a pony for a long time, so we feel very blessed to share this—the story of how God has answered her prayer with the perfect fuzzy friend. 

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 10.41.02 PM

When we first started talking about moving from the big city to a lil farm in the country, Cami Grace dreamed of having a pony, but it wasn’t until about six months ago that we seriously started thinking about granting her wish. Unfortunately, with all the expenses of restoring the old farm we knew it would take a miracle. Cami Grace had faith and officially started the pony fund using my biggest mason jar. She and her sister emptied out their piggy banks, saved birthday money, asked for “pony money” instead Christmas presents, and soon their jar began to get very heavy.

IMG_9098

Without knowing any of this, a local family contacted me on Facebook and let me know they had a few miniature horses for sale. They thought our girls would love the experience of having one on Bryarton Farm.

Screen Shot 2017-04-08 at 1.22.37 AM

I had thought that Camdyn would have to save for many years to afford one of those ponies, but the 12 year old girl who trained and sold the ponies graciously agreed to barter one of my paintings as partial payment. This meant that by spring Cami Grace would have her pony!

IMG_9203 IMG_9184

Meet Luzianna! The girls had some trouble saying her name, so we decided to shorten it to Annie. She is 5 years old and only about 28 inches tall. She is very feisty—as most tiny girls are—but it has been love at first sight for the whole family. We are hoping to start some riding lessons this summer by bartering with that same local farm family. Until then we are trying our best to help Annie adjust to her new home on Bryarton Farm.

IMG_9166

Twice a day we take Annie for a walk, groom, and feed her—building a friendship one step at a time.

IMG_9210

I don’t believe in coincidences. This lil pony is truly a gift from God. Proof that He cares about our dreams.

IMG_9158 IMG_9163

A four year old girl had faith that God would someday give her a pony and what a wonderful miracle it is to see her dream come true…

P.S.

I thought you might want to know the secret behind Camdyn’s beautiful dress. Cami Grace was so excited when I told her she could wear her Easter dress early for the pony introduction. Sharing money-saving DIY ideas for Moms on a super tight budget like me, is one of my favorite things about blogging. Living on one income has taught me to be creative. You don’t have to make lots of money to live beautifully…

Before

IMG_9135

After

IMG_9137

When I was looking for Easter dresses for my girls and I was shocked at how expensive baby boutiques like Doll Cake were selling their elegant dresses for. Cami Grace really wanted a “puffy Belle dress” so I decided to give a cheap yellow dress from Walmart a makeover. By cutting off the chintzy flower and hand-stitching a bit of classic ribbon, lace, and tulle around the skirt I was able to give a blah dress a more polished look for under $20!

IMG_9144

My lil farm princess and I both LOVE how this DIY dress turned out! Paired with her cowgirl boots (also from Walmart) she has the perfect mix of princess Belle and country girl. I can’t wait to show you all how Avonlee’s DIY dress turned out too and introduce you to her new pet, but you will have to wait until next time.

To be continued…

Want more Bryarton Farm in your life?

If you are enjoying following our continuing story and want to see more, please Subscribe! You can also see additional pictures of our little fixer upper farm on the prairie, by following us on InstagramYouTubeFacebook, & Pinterest. Help support our “forgotten farm restoration project” by visiting our Etsy Shop!

Please join the conversation by leaving a comment below…

1

Add comment