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This week is Derby week…which is kind of a big deal where we live. Since I’m not originally from Louisville I’ve come to realize Derby is more of a season than a single day event. The Derby festival includes balloon, boat and bed (yep, that’s no typo) races, a parade, a marathon, food and music. The Friday prior to Derby is Oaks day and is when the filies race…and it’s actually a school holiday (which I kind of love because it feels like a small town thing).

So how do we celebrate? Before kids we did the parties and events but now we are happily in bed at 10pm on Derby Eve.

2909_901492205299_5824245_n  Aww…back pre-baby…when we were only sleep deprived when we chose to be.

So any sort of celebrating is pretty low key for us now. The past few years I’ve made these awesome Derby pie bars. [Recipe here]

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Note: the recipe says the bourbon is optional but it’s so totally not. 

Had I have thought of it before this very moment I may have swapped out my gallery wall to some equine artwork. These are some of my favorites:

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I was however able to whip up a single Derby print and I’m sharing it so you can download it for free!

DerbyArtwork

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Happy Derby to You!

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2 Comments

  1. Mom

    April 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Why isn’t there a picture of that cute little jockey of yours in this post?

  2. kksantini

    February 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for sharing one of my paintings – the mare with the funky blaze is my original piece “For Her Eyes Only!” and ironically, I was the Kentucky Derby artist last year, too, with my painting on the tickets/programs/posters/all sorts of items!! Hope you had a great time celebrating!

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