TRAKKER’S TAIL: Dog d’Alene this Saturday, May 19 in Downtown Coeur d’Alene Idaho

4th Annual “Day of All Things Dog”

May 19 2012

Dog d’ Alene and AJ’s Tails & Trails 5K Walk – Coeur d’ Alene
5K Walk starts at 10am.
Downtown CDA – 6th & Sherman
A Day of All Things Dog – Events, Vendors, Contests and the Doxie Dash!

This update from Dog About Town website & Newsletter


Get more info at

Visit Dog About Town’s website!

When you visit, sign up for the Newsletter! We’ve subscribed, and we find it very informative. Helps us stay up on what’s going on around North Idaho for our loveable 4-Footed Friends and their 2-Footed Supporters!

Read more on our buddy, Trakker!


Search the MLS for Downtown Coeur d’Alene Listings

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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Don’t Forget: 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Downtown Coeur d’Alene this Friday, May 11

Don’t forget about ArtWalk this Friday! Here’s the “scoop” straight from the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce’s Newsletter, This Week in Chamber, May 7 – 11 :

Stroll Downtown for ArtWalk on Friday, May 11th
Every second Friday from April to December, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeurd’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses with your friends and family. Come and join us! Event is from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. just follow the yellow balloons!

For more information please call Cheryl at 208-292-1629.

Here’s the flyer containing the list of Attractions & Venues:

ArtWalk May 11 2012_flyer

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am
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Expensive Real Estate Listings in the USA: Homes with Sports Facilities

Think OUR Real Estate market is pricey? Check out this article, featuring Luxury properties with Sports Facilities!

Indoor Basketball Court, Summerlin, Nevada – John Giuffo – Forbes.

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 11:44 am
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TRAKKER’S TAIL: Another Milestone

TRAKKER had another milestone yesterday.  He lost his very first tooth.

The problem is he’s really terrible at posing for photographs.  It’s just TOO MUCH FUN to play with his “people” and those shiny black “chew toys” they hold in their hands.  Too much temptation for puppies who like to play!  (And by the way, he is a little perturbed that they took the tooth away from him, too…)

So here are the only two halfway decent photos we did manage to capture to memorialize his special moment.  “Sitting” is almost too much to expect a little guy to do. Scampering around, climbing on his people, kisses and playing “chase” are MUCH MORE FUN than “Sitting” and “Staying”.  What’s a puppy to do??

Read more about Trakker on our Blog

Here are some more of Trakker’s “Firsts”

Trakker’s First Closing
Trakker’s First Hair Cut

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Posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:53 am
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December 2011: Free Carriage Rides in Downtown Coeur d’Alene!

We just LOVE this part of living in North Idaho!  The STCU is sponsoring FREE Carriage Rides again this year!
Here’s all the info, direct from the STCU Website:

Holiday magic

It begins with a free STCU horse-drawn carriage ride.

[November 1, 2011]

Enjoy the winter holidays with a free ride on a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of downtown Spokane or Coeur d’Alene.

The fun begins the day after Thanksgiving in Spokane and December 3 in Coeur d’Alene. Reservations are not necessary. Bring a warm friend and a cozy jacket… or a cozy friend with a warm jacket.

Don’t miss your ride! Check the schedule for holiday magic below:

Downtown Spokane schedule

    November 25 – December 24

  • 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve
  • Meet at Wall Street and Main Avenue.

    Break times

  • 5 to 6 p.m. Fridays
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Your free carriage ride is a holiday present from STCU and Downtown Spokane.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene schedule

    December 3 – December 24

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve
  • Meet at First Street and Sherman Avenue.

Your free carriage ride is a holiday present from STCU and the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.

Who owns the horse?

Where do the horses and carriage come from? Our thanks to Spencer’s Carriages and Rocking K Ranch for another great season of STCU-sponsored carriage rides!…coeur-dalene-2

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Posted on December 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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TRAKKER’S TAIL: Trakker’s First Closing

Trakker presided over his first closing back in November.
We thought you might like to see the video of this first milestone in the Real Estate career of our newest little buddy.

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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HOOKED ON HOUSES: An Artist’s Bold and Colorful House in Austin

OK, Readers: Love it or Hate it?

An Artist’s Bold and Colorful House in Austin

by hookedonhouses on September 22, 2011

After seeing countless gray and white rooms in magazines and around the blogosphere this year, artist Elizabeth Chapin’s colorful house in Austin really woke me up. You can tell that a bold and creative person lives here, and that she treats her rooms like an extension of her art.

She lives here with her husband Nathaniel and two children. I imagine she’s a fun mom.

You don’t see a pink and orange kitchen very often!

She describes her style to Apartment Therapy as “Ramshackle granny farmhouse goes to the beach with Kelly Wearstler.” Ha. Love that.

If the color of this bathroom didn’t wake you up in the morning, I don’t know what would:

My daughter Lily loved this house, but she really flipped when she saw this pink bedroom with the canopy bed and the big doll house in front of it:

Could you handle this much color in your house? I couldn’t, but I think Chapin’s sense of creative fun is inspiring. I could use a little more of that spirit of adventure in my decorating.

Read the interview for more details and see many more photos of her house at Apartment Therapy. Visit Elizabeth Chapin’s website for more information about her artwork. Thanks to Gayle at Vintage Farmhouse for bringing it to my attention.

Hooked on Non-Gray Rooms?

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Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm
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