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… we’re making cranberry pear shrubs… yum!

Here’s how to make them: fill glass with ice, add 2 teaspoons cranberry pear white balsamic, add Pellegrino to the top, and add slice of fresh pear)…. enjoy!  Get the balsamic from Diane (aka “Martha Stewart of Main Street”) at Spice it to a Tea (64 W Main St, Brevard) 828-606-0033.

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Not how I planned on spending Labor Day… ;-(

… at the emergency room… ;-(

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Happy Labor Day weekend!

Happy Labor Day weekend from Mac…  smoked salmon to attract the neighborhood bear and Tums for the bear after he munches the salmon down. ;-)  

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Bears in Brevard today… everywhere!

This big guy was spotted in the neighborhood where I go for morning runs with my lab… yikes!
And another hungry bear was spotted last night at Magpie Meat & 3, making a wreck of their fenced-in trash area… (see the bear hair he left behind)… and another bear was spotted at Sagebrush restaurant… my goodness!

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… fun appearance on Studio 62 for Victor & Brevard Bite Food Tours!

… heading back to the studio again soon for another segment!

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… a day in the life of my sweet mountain boy…

Mac in the morning… loves pine cones, sticks, leaves, rocks, dirt and anything found outside…
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… Mac after two hours of puppy training and playtime with his friends (Wilbur, Bailey, Aurora, Dickens, Baxter and Ella)…
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This photo from my most brilliant photographer friend…

… and a reminder tex to me from another dear friend: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28  Thank you to both of you!
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Stumbled upon this while out showing houses…

… I definitely believe this to be true… xo
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day today!  Much love to each of you… xoxo
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Brevard Bites Thanksgiving photo bloopers…

… trying to get one photo for the Brevard Bites Food Tours Thanksgiving e-newsletter… I think we took a hundred photos… :-)  We finally got one and the newsletter is scheduled to go out tonight…

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Four years ago… Operation Sneak-Louie-into-the-hospital was a success… ;-)

We were on a mission to cheer up Aunt Marlaine, and I’m pretty sure we did! (as well as the nurses and staff on her floor)…

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I love these Theophilus shopping bags!

… bought some of my favorite candles… noticed the message on the bag as  I was unpacking them… why can’t everyone be kind?… ;-)
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New web site rolling out this week…

Click here to take a sneak peek at the new site before it officially goes live…
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… best Mastermind group meeting ever tonight!

… plus. the bartender at Marco’s shared his amazing talent for gauging my “aura” from afar to determine what drink I needed, and then brought me an old-fashioned Cardigan… too funny! It was yummy.  Thank you! 
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… enjoyed today’s “I Love Brevard” show on WSQL 102.1 today!

… this is posted close to my control board in the studio… has been here for years… shouldn’t it read, “WSQL – Window TO the world”…?  Thank you to Father Bill Walker, our guest on the show today!  
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In a storefront along Broad Street… made me smile!

I have several people who are my sunshine… I’m blessed. ;-)
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Don’t forget to order your Thanksgiving pies now!

Bracken Mountain Bakery and Blue Ridge Bakery are taking orders now… ;-)
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… weekend full of holiday fundraisers… fun nights out!

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…at the vet getting Mac’s nails clipped…

… how many vet clinics have art as cool as this?
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…amazing thank you basket from a client moving to Brevard!

I’ve received gift baskets before, but nothing like this one! Thank you Ed & Marie!!!
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…wonderful dinner at Magpie Meat & 3 tonight…

… ordered chicken with black-eyed peas, fried okra (amazing!) and mac & cheese…all wonderful!  And the place was packed… so fun to see so many people I know eating down in the Brevard Lumber Arts District tonight!
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girls movie night tonight… solving the world’s problems one glass of wine at a time! ;-)

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care package from Germany… I can’t wait to be there!

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Great group of foodies on today’s Brevard Bites Food Tour!

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… fun birthday party for Gabriel (my Brazilian brother) at Quixote

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aww, received a kind thank you note from a stranger today… ;-) with a Starbucks card!

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… saw these berries while out & about today… they looked fake ;-)

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Sweet Mac waiting for his turn at the vet’s office to get his nails cut…

… alas, he would rather be home playing in the dirt… but, he loves all the women that work here…and all the women here at the vet’s office adore him… women or playing outside, it’s a tough toss-up for Mac ;-)
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I see a haircut in my future to match the artwork… and new glasses…

…and a new retro dress… :-)
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… check out all the dog training classes at Pure Pets!

… we are enjoying our puppy class and loving the results!
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Rest in Peace – Arnold Palmer. ;-)

Arnie at The Vinny.  I think we need a special Arnold Palmer drink on the Brevard Bites Food Tour this week!
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… beautiful harvest moon over Brevard :-)

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Mac would love to sit on this shrub all day if I would let him… silly boy.

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Forbes magazine: 25 Best Places to Retire

Brevard, of course! #9  ;-)  Click here to see.
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… and, we have a logo… finally ;-)


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Have you ever taken a look at moss up close? It’s beautiful.

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Thank you, Marco Trattoria, for the dog water dish…

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Thanks to all who came to the Brevard Bites Food Tours ribbon-cutting ceremony

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… great dinner music at Phoenix…

I’m learning this week why music lovers love The Phoenix in town… great addition to the music landscape in Brevard… plus, I got a freshly cut cd – fresh out of the studio – from a sweet friend of music you will all be hearing and loving very soon.. xo

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Mountain Song Weekend squirrel rescue story…

So, my friend Melinda Hendershott and her husband were on their way to Mountain Song Festival when they happened upon this baby squirrel lying motionless at the bottom of a tall pine.  They took her home (never made it to Mountain Song) and started making inquiries as to where to find a wildlife rehabilitator.  Enter Jennifer Burgin (amazing licensed wildlife rehabilitator who specializes in squirrels) who then took the baby squirrel under her care and starting nursing her back to health.
squirrel1I spoke with Jennifer and she says the baby squirrel is doing well, and is expected to survive.  She’ll likely make a full recovery and will be back in the wild before too long!
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Remembering 15 years ago… 9/11

Fifteen years ago this morning I was prepping for a 9am conference call with Irving Azoff and another executive (whose estranged wife and mother-in-law were on that first plane that flew into the World Trade Center). I learned from that man who lost his wife, don’t let silly things get in the way of those you truly love. Tell them you love them. “And these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Brevard's 9/11 memorial exhibit

Brevard’s 9/11 memorial exhibit

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… beautiful patterns in the sky/trees while taking a walk with Mac… xo

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… at Healthy Harvest Natural Foods chatting with Stella…

… and getting some more tumeric (it’s important to learn about tumeric and take this supplement!)…
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Everyone in town is abuzz that Steve Martin loves Harris Hardware!

He apparently also loves The Phoenix.  Matt ran in to him there yesterday, and everyone says he goes there all the time.  :-)  
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… at Brevard Animal Hospital getting Mac’s 2nd puppy shot

… uh no, Mac definitely doesn’t need his “own website” thanks…!  ;-)
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Excited about Mountain Song Festival this weekend!

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Uh, yes it’s a VERY important game… go Panthers! :-)

Dugans is ready for the game!
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… fun work lunch today in Lake Toxaway

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… he’s a mountain dog through-and-through, and I sure love my little Mac!

… he’s keeping me active and running and constantly outside… love my little Mac!  He sure is taking after his handsome and talented daddy, Zinfndel’s Spanish Oak… too bad we don’t hunt.
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… fantastic class tonight at Elements Spa!

… with two eclipses, two new moons, and an equinox, September is going to be a powerful month… but powerful in a good way! Learned about the coming changes and also how to align yourself before meditation (and how to clear your root and sacral centers)… amazing!
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