Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 3

… great morning view from the patio at Earthshine…

… the “cornucopia” for the Hunger Games today…

… the fire Matt and I made…

… me doing slingshot…

… Annabelle winning an award at the awards ceremony

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Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 2

… breakfast… they really should name this the “Rather Well-fed Fan Tour” instead of “Hunger Games Fan Tour”…

… our gang at Hooker Falls parking lot… waiting for NBC news crew to show up and tag along…

…checking out filming location near Triple Falls…

… re-creating a scene at Bridal Veil Falls…

… all of us loved the “Hunger Games” snack bags at Bridal Veil Falls… basil wrapped goat cheese, “Nightshade berries” (“Eat at your own risk!”… nah, they were actually only blueberries)…

… me putting camo clay and paint on Matt…

… Matt photo-bombing poor Annabelle and Owen’s nice picture…

… Owen , Annabelle, and “Effie” at the Capitol dinner gala (the night before the big Hunger Games competition)…

… at the Capitol dinner…

….Caesar Flickerman and Emma Moore…

… Tammy being interviewed by NBC for the weekend Today Show…

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Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 1

… this sign greeted us upon arrival at Earthshine Mountain Lodge…

… and a stern-faced “Peacekeeper” came down to meet us…

… which sort of freaked me out, as evidenced by this picture… lol

… getting to know the other “Tributes” at our orientation meeting…

… before the welcome dinner… Effie with Annabelle and Owen Lewis…

Effie was just sooo fabulous… we should all aspire to be as fabulous as she…

… Pebbles the goat ate the welcome sign… bad goat…

… getting geared up to zip-line… :-)

… Matt helped “rescue” Hannah…

… nighttime zip-lining was a blast!

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…. so excited about the Hunger Games Fan Tours starting this weekend!

… Matt and I will check it all out will report back all the details…. we can’t wait!  

www.hungergamesfantours.com

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… dinner at Cielito Lindo tonight…

… (I can’t remember the name of the guy waving here… sorry!)… and as I’m posting this, it’s dawning on me, I spend a heck a lot of time with Marlaine!  lol

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… loaded up on geraniums this afternoon…

… at that nursery out near Rosman… down that road that turns off where the gas station is… on the left before you get to the country store…

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… fun afternoon in downtown Brevard today…

… lunch at Falls Landing with Libby & Marla… (and yes, indeed, Libby’s holding her new iPhone!)

… looked around in the Antique Mall a bit after lunch…

… and spotted what are quite possibly the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen in a window downtown… combo sneakers/pointy-toe-pumps…

… Marla was recognized by FlyBaby Joan VanDoren… she thanked Marla for all she does… it was very sweet to see!

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… white squirrel on Marlaine’s deck

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… this squirrel is too funny…

… he thinks if he stands perfectly still I won’t see him…

… this was him yesterday…

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…girls night out tonight at Quarry…

 

… with Marlaine, Tammy, Dixie, and Dixie’s friend Nancy… listened to Dustin & Bobby play… :-)

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Cute photo of the week: Louie

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Early voting started today!

… at the old Library on Broad Street… hey, wait a minute, I know this guy on the right (Daddatz)!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #69

… catch some great live music… like one of my favorites this Saturday night at Quarry… Dustin & Bobby at 8pm… I’ll be there! :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #68

… enjoy a great lunch at Falls Landing… darn, I forgot to order their sweet tea today when I was there with Girl and Daddatz… it’s the best!

Falls Landing
23 E Main Street
Brevard NC 
(828) 884-2835

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… more random cute photos of Louie

… Louie praying (just kidding… don’t send me emails!)

… Louie sleeping… xo

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… how many chickens crossed the road?

… uh, five…

… off of Wilson Road today…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #67

… take a photo of a white squirrel… like I did today (finally) at the feeder box… :-)

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… celebrating Beth’s birthday tonight at Dugan’s!

… fun evening!  :-)

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… love this headline!

… lots of things about our newspaper give me the giggles… not just the fact that it always comes a day late… but headlines like this, that a log jam is top story…  :-)

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Louie’s in a very huggy mood today…

… hugs everyone!  xo

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… sugar overload in the form of after-school snacks…

 

… oh dear, another reason I probably won’t be getting “Mother of the Year” this year… at Blue Ridge Bakery… also signed up for one of their cooking classes while Matt and I were here…

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… clearing out my rental storage shed…

… sold my washer and dryer today to a great family… that’s Marlaine’s arm, directing Ed what to do… hehe :-)

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… wonderful Sunday brunch!

… this egg casserole Patti made was to die for (yes, I got the recipe)!…

…love the view at Patti and Gina’s house… actually love the entire house… it’s for sale, by the way… best house by far on the market in Brevard (great feel, great view, layout, everything)…  :-)

… pretty girl  :-)

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… my little man is back home!

… nothing made me happier today than to have Matt back home after his spring break trip!  :-)  love you, sweetie!

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Habitat thrift store finds this week…

… chair $30

… dishes $20

… wrought iron queen bed (with all hardware) $125

… TV cabinet $85

Habitat thrft store
1001 Old Hendersonville Hwy
Brevard NC
(828) 862-4663

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… there’s a new store in the old Tourist Trap location…

… I couldn’t go in to check it out (because walking with Louie)… but it looks really cute!

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… “Aunt Marlaine” and I took Louie for a walk downtown today…

… Paul Hawkins at Local Color gave Louie some fresh water to drink… thanks, Paul!

… oops, unflattering picture…

… time for another bath this week!

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… went to Mean Mr. Mustard’s in Hendersonville today

… with Girl & Daddatz… be sure to ask the musician to play Mr. Bojangles… really good!

Mean Mr. Mustard’s
133 4th Ave. East
Hendersonville NC
828.698.8584

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… fun Thursday night…

… oh, yes… my favorite salad at Marco (romaine chicken salad with gargonzola dressing), good wine, and fun conversation with Dixie!… 

… I adore this painting by Shellie that’s in the ladies room…

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… my master closet transformation today…

… “before” picture

… and “after” picture…

… thanks to Rich Libby… and Lowes!

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Matt’s spring break continued…

… Martha’s Vineyard… gas is $5/gallon!

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… yep, Louie has the life!…

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… homeless public service announcement we shot in Brevard…


… with Keith Sarich, James Suttles, Tammy Hopkins, and others… fun day (although the topic was not at all “fun”)…

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Matt’s spring break in NYC – Day 2

… Phantom of the Opera curtain… (my favorite musical… so glad he got to see it!)

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Times Square tonight… Easter Sunday 2012


Thanks, Matt! :-)

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… beautiful day… Happy Easter!

… enjoyed this afternoon with a leisurely walk to High Falls… :-)

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… fun Saturday night!

… visiting friends and dinner with Dixie!

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… I love that Wendy’s puts this on their sign every year…

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… gorgeous blooms on the trees downtown!

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Photos from shoot today in Hot Springs NC…

… with Michael Trufant… fun day!


… interviewing Daniel Gallagher, owner of Mounatin Bluff Outfitters… talking about the AT – the Appalachian Trail…

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… that’s our Transylvania County bumper sticker!

… at the Bullwinkle’s checkout counter while Matt and I were shopping for Crocs…

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… Wednesday dinner with Marlaine & Derek & Beth & Matt…

… tonight at Big Mike’s…

… and we are a mess! (what does this picture say about us?… lol)

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…. wow, surprised to see this today!

… Biltmore Village Company is having a going-out-of-business sale!

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… the spring County Chorus Concert tonight was wonderful!

… Matt and all the kids (and teachers) did a great job!

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… Lulu here didn’t want to get out of the car for her trip to the groomer today!

… too funny… as Louie and I were coming out of Marilyn’s Gentle Touch Pet Grooming after Louie’s spa day, Lulu here was NOT helping her mom get her out of the car to go in… lol… kinda hard to lift 90 lbs. of stubborness (cute stubborness)…

… Louie didn’t give his momma any trouble… :-)

… thank you, Ms. Marilyn!

Marilyn’s Gentle Touch Pet Grooming
620 New Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest NC 
828-862-8454

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By the way, Marlaine is a really, really good shot…

… see for yourself her shoot target from Bear Arms!

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… finally giving up on the dream…

… of seeing snow and going sledding (sigh)… the blue sled, which has been sitting on the front deck (in hopeful anticipation of snow) is finally going back in the garage…

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Derek looking cute as a little bear cub…

… when he’s not looking cute in his bear cub hat, he works in the dairy section at Ingles… stop by and say hi to him!

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Sneak peek at Habitat thrift store finds this week

… wicker loveseat $150

… crib $75

… dresser mirror $35

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… fun Saturday night at the Quarry…

… and Jordan Street with Michael and Tammy… where we met Leigh Eason (pictured here in the middle with her two friends)… she’s getting married in a week to a Brazilian and celebrating tonight…

… leave it to Michael to get a bunch of women to kiss on him… lol

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