Well, it's tomorrow, but I wanted to blog today. I've just finished up my first, almost-full week of work, and everything's good! I'm getting a little over-excited for my first paycheck and will probably be having to reign myself in quite a bit to keep me from going on a shopping spree! (That's what paycheck #4 will be for.)
But the Kentucky Derby is a favorite of mine, and I make a point to watch it every year. I've always been a horse obsessed little girl; and I've never out grown it. Just let me see a horse even at a distance and I'll happily squeal "ponies!" and get all smiley.
I haven't had a chance to make anything Derby-themed, but I do have one pendant that will loosely-work. It's my Magic Vial - Garden Rose (it is the "Run for the Roses!")
One of my favorite parts of the Kentucky Derby (over other horse races, or even other legs of the triple crown) are the hats! Yes, I love hats, and I LOVE big, fancy, wide-brimmed hats in particular!
My favorite derby-style hat on Etsy that I found is from Carolina Hat Girl. It's got everything, a huge broad brim, a good straw base, and pretty roses as accent. This particular hat is called "de jeuner dans le parc," which, don't ask me to translate, because I don't speak French.
She has quite a few other styles as well, for those of you who might not be quite as big fans of the excessive brim as I am :-)