Saturday, April 21, 2012

a little of our horse the derby!

14 days Hands 
'til Derby Day!

(there will be no Mint Juleps or Kentucky Bourbon on 34th street.)

about five years ago, Mr D brought me a souvenir from one
of  his hunting trips to eastern Washington.  

the wine, at that time could only be found in restaurants and some 
small little shops along the Columbia Basin.  i would look forward to
that once a year visit to the basin when he would bring home a
couple bottles of Cab and a bottle of Merlot.

here is a map of Washington wine country.  when you talk about grapes around here, 
the buzz is Red Mountain and Horse Heaven. if you visit Washington wine country, you
meet the most wonderful, passionate entrepreneurs.

the basin is alive! 

business is booming! 

so...when i popped on the Kentucky Derby website a couple weeks ago
and saw Hot To Trot  sponsoring the Taste of  Derby,  i felt a little Washington state pride!

this year we'll be tasting Washington

and toasting the beauty of wild horses!
don't forget the roses!
all images are from 14 hands  

Friday, April 20, 2012

just one pic!

there is a job opening for a cord cable manager here on 34th street!

~ apply here! ~ 

have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday's wrap!

i am always on the lookout for 
fun ways to present a gift.
this morning, i was over at Maison de Stencils
checking out the cute little burlap bags.

 i discovered that Lisa has a give a way going on. she is offering her customers
and  the followers of her new blog a chance to win one of her 12 x 12
stencils.  i know that my odds to win will now be a bit smaller, but... what kind of a blog
girlfriend would i be if i didn't share the love?

i zeroed in on the French stuff...but there is 
much more to see!

if you would like a chance to win, visit here!


~ i feel a give a way wrapped in a burlap bag in your future!~

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

tiny tourista!

being a grandmother

is the closest

thing Heaven on earth!

(Chrislyn posted these on FB last night.)

just saying...

hooray for this day!


Monday, April 16, 2012

the *skinny* on basket dipping...

i have been on a quest to add some simple pops of 
white around this place.

basket dipping has intrigued me for awhile.

i have avoided it because it looks like a real mess maker.'s kind of cool...different...hip looking.
i love how it looks on the more rustically woven baskets!

Wisteria "chicdom"

a little less refined... in color.

on the next sunny day, i'm going to add a little water to some left over latex
 and go dipping with Martha, here!

and... just before i was about to publish this post...

...i noticed Jennifer Rizzo's dip dyed legs on my blogroll!
her post today is another example of perfection in a small space.