Mac loves his dog cookies from Bracken Mountain Bakery… thank you! ;-)

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Friday afternoon chia-seed smoothie at Appalachian Coffee in Hendersonville…

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… champagne & cheese/crackers fireside at The Greystone…

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… a wonderful way to spend a thundering rainy evening…

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… Mac gazing out over Lake Toxaway…

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… delicious lunch today at Magpie Meat & Three… ;-)

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… new podcast episode is up with my sweet friend, Karen Jones!

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I absolutely loved interviewing my sweet and amazing friend & author of “Happy You Happy Body” Karen Jones in the latest episode of the “Art of the Reset” podcast… you can subscribe on your favorite podcast app or go to http://www.annsharpsteen.com/podcast/2019/2/19/episode-007 to listen in… hugs to you, Karen, for sharing your story and inspiring all of us every day!

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… a pre-Valentine’s Day mini-fête with chocolate pot de crème… xo… yum!

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Tuesday night at Falls Landing.. a Brevard tradition that I’m happy to be a part of… even if early tonight…

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… crab cakes for dinner tonight    

.. thank you to my favorite weatherman for the sweet chocolate covered strawberries and caramel pretzels… everyone enjoyed them!

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… I stumble upon amazing recipes oddly enough, at Tractor Supply… bourbon bacon mac & cheese

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… happiness is a two-book year… xo

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… good morning!… heading to the gym full of coffee & ready to hit it hard… have a beautiful day! xo

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… yes, those of you who check my blog every morning, you mean a lot to me and I love you lots… xo

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… organic Scottish salmon all weekend at Marco Trattoria…and new plates! #love

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… this little corner of Brevard will soothe your mind, body & spirit… xo

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… #yes #Ichoosetobehappy

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… having a wonderful week… excited to wrap up this week and enjoy the weekend!

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… having the most amazing day today… it all started here with a great workout & a free t-shirt waiting for me! :-)

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… love this… #sotrue… conquering the battles within our heads leads to freedom and true joy!  :-)  I hope you all are having a great day, too!

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… at Headwaters Outfitters… best place to book kayak/canoe & fly fishing trips…

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… Andrew is blowing up the internet today with journalists’ photos of him & Pete today…

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… thank you to journalist Stephen Kindland for this one for the Gaston Gazette…

… and the Transylvania Times for this one… too funny!

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… cute Garden & Gun write-up about today’s White Squirrel Day… ;-)

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… click here to read… ;-)

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#yes #soproudofmynewbook

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… thank you Alex Elle… xo

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Fun morning with Pisgah Pete at today’s White Squirrel Day… xo…

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… this sweetie quietly sat in the backseat all afternoon while I took his mom out to find their new home… #sweetParker #goodboy

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…. Thursday night at Wine Down… xo

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… my yard guy (fence builder, worker, etc.)… he’s the best… :-)

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Renee Paz…. I’m happy to share his contact if you need him…

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… received this photo today of Pisgah Pete studying the weather reports on TV this week… cute little guy!

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… lots of prep going on this week for White Squirrel Day (including FOX will be here Thursday morning for live shots)!

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… Blue Ridge Bakery is busy today ramping up behind-the-scenes for hundreds of mini white squirrel cookies for fans on  Saturday… ;-)

… Pete’s prediction cards are all ready to go, thanks to the UPS Store… thank you!…

… the White Squirrel Day proclamation (first proclamation of the new year) is all ready to go!…

… and stickers are ready (thanks to Katy Rosenberg, Director of the White Squirrel Institute) for anyone who adopts a white squirrel to raise money for our local licensed wildlife rehabilitators… ;-)

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… inside the old historic bank building in downtown Brevard today… beautiful, interesting building!

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… can’t wait to see new life breathed into it!


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… wow, Pisgah Pete’s new White Squirrel Day web site is receiving visitors from all over the country!!!

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… check it out at whitesquirrelday.com… we’ll see you at the big event on Saturday Feb. 2nd 9am at Blue Ridge Bakery!  Also, Pisgah Pete and his posse (including me, and Don & Ea, and Jennifer Burgin, Pete’s mom & more) will be live on FOX Thursday morning (Jan 31st) live from Blue Ridge Bakery… we’ll be talking all about the goings-on and excitement of upcoming White Squirrel Day & Pete’s Super Bowl prediction!

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… silliness on a Friday night in Brevard… with Andrew wielding the camera…

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… a belated Christmas dinner at Jordan Street tonight… xo

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… yes, I know it’s January 23rd… our Christmas dinner was delayed due to a death in the family  :-(

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… Tuesday night gathering at the bar at Falls Landing…

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… a full house tonight… and my favorite: caesar salad with salmon…

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… lots of prep going on for upcoming White Squirrel Day… announcements coming next week!

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… for 4 years in a row, Pisgah Pete has accurately predicted not only if we will have 6 more weeks of winter, but also who the winner of the Super Bowl will be!  Take that, one-trick-pony Punxsutawney Phil!

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… at my happy place, Tractor Supply… those tires look a bit small for that vehicle…

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… lunch at Magpie Meat & Three… #sogood!

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… I’m learning to completely trust the universe and the surprise emails & calls it sends my way lately…

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… funny that someone who has deliberately shied away from organized religion (burned by so-called Christians) would get a call from this man’s team to contribute on  a project that celebrates hope and redemption… I’m happy to!

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… mind-mapping on green paper… (yes, I know I have strange writing habits w/ colors, smells, etc.)

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… no electricity today due to ice storm… so lazy day snoozing by the fire… #nocookingtoday

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… relaxing Saturday evening at Hanty Branch by the fireplace talking NY, soulmates and more…

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… there was dancing tonight at Hawg Wild… #cute

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… sometimes I wonder why anyone would ever want to be a writer… it’s a solitary & lonely existence some days…

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… thank you to the amazing staff at the Transylvania County Library for being so helpful and kind to me as I’ve finished this book and start the next… xo

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Throwback Thursday with some vintage Matt… xo

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Pisgah Pete is getting ready for White Squirrel Day on Feb. 2!

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… as Brevard’s White Squirrel Day founder and event organizer I’m so proud to share the news that Pisgah Pete is getting ready for a bigger and better-than-ever 5th annual White Squirrel Day coming up Saturday, February 2nd.  For 4 years in row now, Pete has accurately predicted who will win the Super Bowl (top that, one-trick-pony Punxsutawney Phil!).  Anyway, you will want to be there!  Stay tuned for details on all the exciting news to come! (hint: celebrities & music)

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… I love our First Ladies group… here’s to 2019 and educating a new group of elementary students about influential early American women (and one gent)

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#yes #dothis #beloving

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… don’t hold on to grievances and therefore deflect miracles… be loving and a believer in new beginnings… believe in love… xo

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… ended up being a packed house for the big Clemson game tonight at The Tavern… plus, great live music

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… this little cutie was a hard-working dog at Ty Hendrix’s office today…

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… some retail goodies at Elements Spa…

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… here’s to Ingles & eating clean in 2019!

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… beautiful old detail on one of my favorite downtown historic buildings… xo

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movie & dinner at Travinia tonight…

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… haven’t had dinner here for a while… my favorite, chicken piccata, hasn’t changed a bit… xo

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