Upload Using OS X 10.9.1 to Arduino Mini Pro 3.3V Fails


I'm new to Arduino. I have a Mini Pro 3.3V I'm trying to connect to using an FTDI board. I'm trying to upload the blink example sketch.

Problem uploading to board.
Binary sketch size: 1,136 bytes (of a 30,720 byte maximum)
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

My HW connection is simply connecting the matching pins across the FTDI board to the end of the Mini, which seems okay because the board's power LED lights up. In addition, the pin 13 LED lights up when I connect the board, but doesn't respond to the program, ie blink continuously.

Any help is welcomed. Thanks in advance.