Kentucky Derby Party Ideas {and a Chinet® Giveaway}

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It’s spring in Kentucky which means only one thing, it’s Derby Time!! I know that you’ve heard me say it before, but Derby time in Kentucky is one of my most favorite times of the year. There are loads of great activities for families and the whole city puts on a great show to welcome… 

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Saturday Snapshots

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if you’re new here, I use my Saturday Snapshots posts to share a bit about my life with you here. Things I’m doing, things I’m thinking, and things I like.  Affiliate links may be included. This week was one of those that felt like it was a month long. I won’t go into details but… 

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DIY Pretty Ponies Necklace

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The first Saturday in May is coming up this week, which around here means one thing! It’s Kentucky Derby time! In celebration I’m excited to share with you these Pony Party Favors!  The city of Louisville rolls out the red carpet once a year and welcomes the world.  The entire 2 weeks leading up to… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Fascinator

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Okay, file this one under GO BIG OR GO HOME! I LOVE a cool Kentucky Derby Fascinator! Every year at the Kentucky Derby the hats are the stars of the show, second only to the horses. I’ve been to the Kentucky Oaks several times now and I can tell you that hat watching is one… 

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Polka Dot Fashion Inspiration by LuluBelles & a Giveaway!

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My name is Gretchen Black from the jewelry online boutique Lulubelles.com and today I am guest posting on Polkadotchair.com. I co-own Lulubelles with my cousin and best friend Natalie Gerlack. We both love fashion, interior design, and anything that is vintage inspired with a modern twist. I thought it would be fun to share with… 

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Win, Place & Show Ribbons Centerpiece

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I decided to add a bit to my Kentucky Derby Decorations this year by making some Prize Ribbon to use as a centerpiece. I used the Number Junque, Spring Circus, Quaterfoil, & Chevron kits from Rhonna Designs. In Horse Racing, the first place horse Wins, the 2nd place horse Places,  and the 3rd place horse… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

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The Kentucky Oaks race, the race the day before the Derby, and the one we try to attend. Living in Louisville, Kentucky one thing is for sure, you celebrate the Kentucky Derby every year like it’s a national holiday :) Even though I didn’t grow up here I feel like I’ve embraced Kentucky as my… 

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Derby Cupcakes

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keep reading… recipe for Kentucky Derby Pie Cupcakes (inspired by Derby Pie) below We had a fantastic weekend! I love that the Kentucky Derby turns the first weekend in May into one big week long holiday here! Friday we went to Churchill Downs to watch the running of the Kentucky Oaks (the races the day… 

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The sun shines bright….

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As the song goes… Photo Gene Burch Photography “The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky Home”…. May is a spectacular month to be living in the bluegrass state. Aside from the beautiful flowers and trees that are in bloom, the first Saturday in May is reserved for the Kentucky Derby. The most exciting 2… 

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Sparkly Lucky T-shirt

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**product provided to me by Silhouette, but all opinions are my own** It’s Spring here in Kentucky… which means one thing… Derby!! Anyone who has seen the movie Secretariat this year probably has heard a little bit about the “most exciting 2 minutes in sports.”  Well it’s a pretty big deal here!  The Kentucky Derby… 

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Run for the Roses…Kentucky Derby outfit ideas

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A dreary, rainy, stormy Kentucky Derby Day here… In honor of the “Run for the Roses” today, here are some fun things from etsy that I might just need to pick up for next year’s celebration!! 1. rose pin 2. rose & beaded necklace 3. rose beads 4. vintage red rose necklace 5.rose ring 6.ponytail… 

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Kentucky Derby Ideas Wrap Up

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Thanks for letting me fill up your blog readers this week with all this Derby stuff. I’ve had a lot of fun.. I hope you enjoyed it.  If you didn’t sorry,  *wink* we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled crafting next week! I thought I’d wrap it up and show you a fun banner that… 

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A Little bit about me… & The Kentucky Hot Brown

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I’ve lived in Kentucky for 15 years, until last year I had never been to the Kentucky Derby or the Oaks (more on that later)…. I was beginning to get a bit perturbed… I mean what’s the fun of living in a new place if you can’t go enjoy what it has to offer.  Tickets… 

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Tuesday Tutorial: Winning Colors Table Topper

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Whew!! What a day! I usually like to be a day ahead with my blogging and have things ready the night before to post the next morning, but that was just not happening this week!  I went to put the finishing touches on this weeks tutorial and got a little sidetracked today! The fuse in… 

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