Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why, hello there June!

I cannot believe that June is here already! Where did May go? It was a crazy-busy month filled with lots of home projects, a couple fires, a wedding, and of course lots of spring showers. But now it’s time for June. That means sun, more fires, BBQs, birthdays, Car d’Alene, Father’s Day, golf, and hopefully some fun adventures. So what’s happening on this glorious first weekend in June?

Here’s the skinny:

Firday, May 31

Live music galore!
315 Martini Bar and Tapas: Bill Bozly
Moose: Riverboat Dave
Iron Horse: Aftermath
The Cellar: Bakin’ Phat
The Country Club: Last Chance Band

Splash, Beverly’s, Curly’s and Fedora also have live music.

Saturday, June 1

Hayden Farmer’s Market
Come check out the largest farmer’s market in Kootenai County! On the corner of Highway 95 and Prairie in Hayden. I believe it ends at 1.

The Cd’A Paddleboard Co. is hosting a demo day down at Independence Point. Come try out this season’s boards and learn all about this amazing sport! I promise… If you try it once you’ll be addicted. There’s a good chance we’ll be getting some this year. Check it out from 9-4.

Wallace Street Fair (Saturday, 8-7, and Sunday, 10-3)Come stroll the streets of downtown Wallace and check out some great vendors and live music!

Night Life
Lots of live music downtown. It’s summer people!

Sunday, June 2

Coeur d’Alene Farmer’s Market
Stroll down to 6th St. for some more farmer’s market action. It goes from 10-4.

Wallace Street Fair, 10-3

That’s all I’ve got for you! Remember, if you want your event on the blog, or if you have any suggestions for events I’m missing (especially outside of the Cd’A area) let me know! You can email me from the “What is SINI?” page.

Happy Friday!


How do I know if an event or activity is Fido-Friendly??

Because I’ve been posting so many awesome things to do with your pooch, I decided to create a couple images that I can 20130531-153216.jpgadd to a post so you all know it’s doggie safe, or as I’m calling it, “Juneau-Approved.”

So never fear dog lovers! Juneau will let you if Fido is invited.

I like big mutts…

It’s true…


And I saw a TON of them at the dog show this past weekend. Literally a flock of Juneaus running around being adorable. I think I have my retirement all planned out now.

My parents and I have been going to the yearly dog show at the fairgrounds since I was a kid. I’m a crazy dog person, I realize this. But this year the coolest part was sharing this with my nephews and teaching them about all the different breeds and what they’re bread for. Now Drew has a new favorite breed (Schipperke), one that he had never heard of before. It was great to see them interested in something other than iPhones, iPads or cars (although as you know I’m also a fan of those).

Check out a few pics I snapped with my phone:


This Newfoundland was huge! His name is Glacier.



Like I said… a flock of Juneaus



Loving this girl’s bedazzled hair clip. And I thought Juneau was a princess!

The dog show is a great family tradition and learning experience. Just please ask the dog owners before you pet their dogs.

With summer quickly approaching, I want to give you the run-down on all things doggie this week! I’m hoping to score a rendering of the new McEuen dog park … a girl can only dream. I’ll also include a list of fundraisers, walks and some of my favorite shops. I guess I need to make a Juneau stamp of approval for these kind of posts.

Hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend!


Lost in the 50s


So this is a little late, but I promised I’d get this second post in…

Lost in the 50s is my favorite event in Sandpoint (although I have yet to go to the music festival). My dad and I have been going together for as long as I can remember. Every year he teaches me more about each car.

There are two things we do very year while we’re there:
1. Eat at MickDuff’s Brewery
2. Fill up our refillable wine bottles from the Pend d’Oreille Winery

This car show is like Car d’Alene on crack. There’s great music, food and of course a ton of amazing classic cars. Here’s this year’s schedule:

May 18: Car Show downtown 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
– Show and Dance at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

May 19: Aspirin Rally-Run 5k at 10 a.m. and car rally at 11:30 a.m., both beginning and ending at Second Avenue Pizza, 215 Second Ave.

Dog d’Alene


Two of my favorite summer kick-off events are this weekend! I’ll post about the second tomorrow, but today is going to the dogs. Literally.

Dog d’Alene is the only downtown event that’s solely for dogs and their owners. This is the fifth annual Dog d’Alene, it’s held on 6th and Sherman behind the Parkside tower.

Even if you’re not a dog owner, there’s a lot to check out! Here’s the full schedule:

10 a.m. –  AJ’s Tail and Trails walk and vendor booths open
10:45 a.m. – Obedience Dog Demo
11:15 a.m. – Best Trick Contest (free entry)11:30 a.m. – Best Tail Wag/Best Smile (free entry)
11:45 a.m. – Rescue Dog Owner’s Recognition
Noon – Idaho Disaster Dogs Demo
12:30 p.m. – Tallest/Shortest Dog Contest (free entry)
12:45 p.m. – Sheep Herding Demo
1:15 p.m. – Ugly Dog, Costume, Cutest Puppy, Owner Look-alike, Prettiest Female, and Handsome Male Contests
2 p.m. – Doxie Dash begins

There are lots of fun vendors with toys, beds, kennels, treats, and much more! Come support our local animal shelter and businesses and spend quality time with your pooch! Juneau says, “Do it!”

Check out more on the Downtown Association site.