“Chaps” a guest blog from Jennifer & Kathy Walker of Unexpected Necessities

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Welcome to our first in a series of guest blog posts from some of the most well known Bloggers in the Spokane area. Our first contribution in the series is from Jennifer Walker of Unexpected Necessities fame. Be sure to check out her blog and Unexpected Necessities can also be found on facebook.  If anyone out there has not been…

Sweet Addictions

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Once in awhile you stumble upon something so delicious that you just have to share it right? Well that is my way of looking at the world anyway. So….I get this email from one of our fans on our Spokane Grapevine fan page. It reads something like this……”Hey I make truffles and would love to meet with you sometime to…

Our Meeting at DeLeon Foods

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So…..Colleen says…..”We’re meeting at DeLeon’s”. I text Mark this morning……”We’re meeting at DeLeon’s on Francis right?” I get the reply……”Yeppers”. I’m thinking in my head “so we’re meeting at a Mexican grocery store for my first meeting of SPJ” (more on that later). I pull up to the store, and sure enough we are having a meeting at a Mexican…

The Rusty Moose

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Hello everyone…Rusty here….Rusty Moose. Ok, let’s just take a look at that for a minute…. What exactly is a Rusty Moose?….Or more importantly how exactly would a Moose Rust?I digress….So let’s get down to business. I have spent a little time reading other reviews of, what I consider to be, an excellent restaurant. Let’s just say that not all of…

Stillpoint Photography by Angela Parris

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Okie dokie…….So Kelly tells me this morning that our photo shoot is still on. It’s cold, it’s snizziling and it’s an hour drive to “The Ranch”……grumble, grumble…..grumble. All of that melted away when Angela Parris of Stillpoint Photography showed up right behind us with a warm hug and a Thermos full of hot chocolate. The kids were troopers, I will…

Mamma Mia’s

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Well…..We headed out on the town this evening. We had every intention of hittin’ the new North Side Olive Garden. When we got there we found out that they won’t be open for a few days. So, what to do, what to do….. Well duh….We don’t review big national chains, we review small Mom and Pop operations. We have always…

The Nailry

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 So another “out and about” took me to go find  Kelly….Hmmmm….Whatever could you mean, you may be thinking to yourself…..well let me tell ya. See, ever since I met my wife….you know….Kelly, she has been going to these “dates with Ray”. So my curiosity got the best of me one day and I decided to follow her (ok…really…I drove her)…

Vintage Finds and Handmade Treasures Market

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Ok….This will be a short but eventful posting for you…..Get it…eventful…cuz it’s for an event…ok, I know that was a stretch, but I had to try. Have you ever watched 23 yes….23 vendors set up all at once in a school gym? Well I did tonight, and aside from all the obvious confusion and mayhem it seemed it was going…

River Ridge Hardware

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 Ok…so….now you are probably wondering why on earth we would want to review a hardware store. Well lemmie just tell ya….. I have been in this hardware store several timesand have always been impressed by their knowledge and customer satisfaction. We all know where the “big” hardware stores are in town but do you really know where the small, family…

Celebrations–A Cookie and Cupcake Boutique

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Ok….so…There we were…..we had decided to go into town to review a business to find out that the one we went to review had closed…I’ll have to say we were a little bummed…..So whadda ya do when you are bummed? Well you go in search of Chocolate…..and frosting……and cookies and free coffee. Well that’s what we do anyway. Are we…