May 22

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Flower Basket views!

While driving downtown this morning, I was treated to such a pleasant view of these flower baskets lining both sides of the street!  I watched as they were being hung!  100_6986Thank you to our Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association for the annual Summer Flower Basket program!

May 08

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Friday May 9th ART Walk.  Every second Friday, from April – December, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Visit supporting restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries with your friends and family! A family-friendly, free event!  Come and join us! 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Visit www.artsincda.org
Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is this weekend. There are some great brunches around town to celebrate Mom, as well as some events she is sure to love, including the Spring Release Weekend at Spokane wineries. There’s also a Mother’s Day Cooking Class at The Culinary Stone in Riverstone, Mother’s Day French Wine Excursion Tasting at Pilgrim’s Market,  French Wine Tasting at Possibilities Friday evening, 2nd Friday Artwalk in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, the 2014 Garden Expo at Spokane Community College, and Spokane Symphony’s Season Finale!

Mar 15

Downtown Sanders Beach Home for Sale!

It’s all about the location!  We all love Sanders Beach!  This cute home just came on the market, as a Bank REO.  Offers are due Monday!  Call me if you’re interested!  Cindy Sweeney 208-660-8207.

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Mar 14

St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Saturday, March 15th 4pm

“When winter’s Dreams become

Summer’s Magic”

Parade begins at 8th and Sherman Ave.

St. Patricks Day in downtown Coeur d'Alene

St. Patricks Day in downtown Coeur d’Alene

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
in the palm of His hand.

 – Irish Blessing

Feb 10

Happy Anniversary – 20 years!

Happy Anniversary to me!  20 years ago I moved to downtown Coeur d’Alene, to the Sanders Beach area!  We lived in a 100 year old home on Front Ave. for a few years then built a home closer to the 11th Street Marina.   Our son was born here and he is now 18 and headed to Montana State in August,  my husband Peter and I are so proud of this young man!

 

My husband Peter, was in the Banking Industry and continued with that when we relocated here.   I obtained my Real Estate license and have worked full time the last 20 years!  I’ve achieved many awards and obtained many Realtor(R) designations!  I was awarded Coeur d’Alene’s Realtor of the Year in 2012!

 

We are happy with our decision to move to this area, and feel that it lived up to our expectations!  It’s a recreational paradise and we have enjoyed boating on the lake, snow-skiing and all downtown events and happenings in Coeur d’Alene!  I welcome you to call me and ask about area information and the Real Estate Market!

 

Jan 29

The Outlook for home sales is brighter!

Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter!  I don’t normally repost, but this is good information:

 

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.

Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, Bernanke said. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases.

The combination “bodes well for U.S. economic growth in coming quarters,” Bernanke said during a speech to the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.

Bernanke also used his speech to make some pointed remarks at Congress. He said “excessively tight” budget policies had been counterproductive.

“With fiscal and monetary policy working in opposite directions, the recovery is weaker than it otherwise would be,” Bernanke said.

Bernanke also defended the central bank against critics who say the Fed’s massive bond purchases have had little effect on jumpstarting the recovery.

“Economic growth might well have been considerably weaker, or even negative, without substantial monetary policy support,” Bernanke said. He noted economic research that supported the benefits of the Fed’s bond purchases.

In response to an audience question, Bernanke criticized legislation pending in Congress that would allow the Government Accountability Office to expand its audits of the Fed to look at decisions on interest rates. The GAO, the auditing arm of Congress, can currently conduct audits of the Fed. But it is prohibited from investigating its interest rate decisions.

Bernanke said passage of this legislation would be a bad idea because it would harm the Fed’s independence. He said such independence is necessary to assure markets that the Fed is not being swayed by political interests.

Jan 17

Eagle Watching!

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Did you make it out to see the Eagles?  This was a banner year!  We have gone out to Beauty Bay or Higgins Point the past 20 years and we saw more this year than ever!  We went on a beautiful sunny 40 degree day!  My 18-year old son took the pictures with our new Nikkon camera (Christmas present 2012).

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Jan 13

National Rubber Ducky Day Jan. 13th!

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National Rubber Ducky Day Jan. 13th

National Rubber Ducky Month!

Would you like a Rubber Duck keychain?  Call me 208-660-8207.

 

In 1970, Jim Henson performed the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie on Sesame Street, and the rubber duck bath toy has been an iconic American symbol ever since. Rubber ducks have been around since the rise of the rubber industry in the late 1800s, but no one knows their exact origin.

Did you know that in January of 1992, a shipment of 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean? By 2007, the “Friendly Floatees” had traveled 17,000 miles around the world on the ocean currents. Some are still afloat today! Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic, and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean.

Happy Rubber Ducky Day!

Jan 09

Happy New Year! Polar Bear Plunge!

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Happy New Year and Cheers to a Fabulous 2014!

We started the year going to the Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Sanders Beach!  No, I do not plunge!  I have been everyone’s cheerleader and biggest fan this past 20 years!  I enjoy the event and enjoy cheering and taking pictures of my friends and neighbors!  There were 1,000 people on the beach this year, with over 1/3 participating.  So, it seems that I’m in the majority as a cheerleader and not a participant!

Did you plunge?  What New Years’ Resolutions did you make?

 

 

I am making a New Years’ Resolution to post more often to this blog, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

May 24

Memorial Day Ceremonies!

What a privilege to live in this area!  There are so many wonderful ceremonies in town to honor and remember those brave Veterans!  As we all enjoy our three days of spring weather with family and friends, we also should remember those that served our country!    I will be enjoying the family gatherings and boating on the lake, but I will make a point to attend a couple of the scheduled events on Monday.  Check out this list: http://cindysweeneyhomes.com/custom1.shtml

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