May 2, 2017

The Kentucky Derby, Info and links

If it is Kentucky in the spring, then it is all about the Kentucky Derby. This post is a mix of this and that, all related to the Kentucky Derby. I hope you enjoy. 

This year's Kentucky Derby poster... available here

Every shop you go in from Louisville to Lexington will be stocked with everything Derby...flags, door decor, serveware, hostess gifts, etc. There is no shortage on ways to spend your money!

I discovered the Kentucky Derby Festival App. Who knew?

You all know that I have become an Instagram junkie of late. And I like to share things with you that catch my attention. The Kentucky Derby on Instagram here.

Also...with Kentucky being front and center so is Kentucky bourbon. There are tours, merchandise, and recipes for you to check out. 

And be sure to learn how to make your own mint syrup for your mint julep. 
  1. Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. ...
  2. Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each.

Mint Juleps Recipe -

I love this new Kentucky painting of the Derby.

As for a Derby hat...the bigger the better, right?

With pink being my color this spring I would wear this hat and dress in a heartbeat. I think both would work for a lady of a certain age. :-)

I ran across an article, Bourbon for the Belles, in Southern Living Magazine that listed some great places to visit if you are in Lexington.... Here is just a sampling. 

My Previous Derby Posts are case you missed them over the last couple of years. 
Visiting Louisville
Kentucky DerbyKentucky tourism,lifestyle
Random Ideas and Sightings
bedroom designKentucky Derby,lifestylerecipes
Fun Derby Attire
fashionKentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby, Hats & Party Planning
entertainingfashionKentucky Derbytraditional decorating
The Kentucky Derby, Hats and Recipes
entertainingfashionKentucky Derby
What a Treat!
Kentucky Derbyrecipes
Kentucky Bourbon Balls For Your Derby Table
Kentucky Derbyrecipes
History of Julep Cups
blue and white chinadecorating,Kentucky Derbyrecipestraditional
Derby is Social Season in Kentucky
Kentucky Derbyrecipes
Let's Talk Derby...
Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby, Party Preparations
entertainingKentucky Derbyrecipes

The Kentucky Derby Official

And we're off....2017 Run for the Roses!

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Four ounces of bourbon per drink?! That's three or four drinks in one glass. Don't try this at home, folks!

  2. Sheila,
    I had the good fortune of visiting Louisville one year on a business trip. Several of us toured Churchill Downs when there were no races going on and only a few horses on the grounds. Yet, it was fascinating.


  3. What a fun post! My daughter always did (in the past) a Kentucky Derby party here (WI) and it was always a lot of fun---hats and dress up-cocktails and lots of food. I think she needs to do that again! xo Diana

  4. You would look lovely in the hat and dress. Surely you and your husband could find an event to wear this. After making billions of bourbon balls, you deserve a new outfit...ha! I toured Churchill Downs years ago (pre-k...pre-kids) but never attended the race. It would be fun to go just for the people watching alone.

  5. Thanks for great post! Here my site about Kentucky Derby 2017 Live stream, Start time, odds and Horses Info

  6. Always wanted to attend the Kentucky Derby. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  7. Hi Sheila! Thanks for sharing everything about the Kentucky Derby with us at #overthemoon link party. In Australia we have the Melbourne Cup which is our premier horse racing carnival complete with fashions on the field and lots of champagne!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond


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