Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lynn Boggess Haen Gallery Artist’s Reception in Asheville!

I LOVE the American artist Lynn Boggess (from his beautiful paintings displayed at the Haen Gallery) and you can meet him this weekend on Saturday 5:30-7:30pm at his artist reception to be held at the Asheville Haen Gallery… definitely don’t miss this! ;-)

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… wow, looking back 5 years ago on the blog!

… fun to see where Matt and I were 5 years ago!… Matt was in the press pool in Asheville for Joe Biden’s visit… we still marvel at how white Vice-President Biden’s teeth were! ;-)

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… my toes are getting attention today ;-)

… people ask me where I go for pedicures in Brevard… the only place I’ve ever gone is Fashion Nails in the Food Lion shopping… they’re great!
Fashion Nails, 102 College Station Dr # 5, Brevard – 828-883-4049

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Blue Ridge Bakery’s November cooking class schedule is out…


Wednesday, November 1
          Holiday Appetizers, 2017
Here are the appetizers we will be making this year:  Avocado-Feta Dip, Creamy Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip, and New Orleans BBQ shrimp dip.  To scoop up all those dips we will be making homemade Lavash (crackers)  Next up, a couple of flatbreads; Onion Herb Focaccia, Roasted Fennel & Prosciutto Flatbread and Flatbread with Bacon and Scallion Pesto.  Also on the menbu are Spinach & Goat Cheese Tartlets, Proscuitto Wrapped Stuffed Dates, Indian Spinach & Chickpea Fritters, and Spicy-Sweet Pecans.  $50

Tuesday, November 7 
            Holiday Casseroles, 2017
Casseroles are great when you have company, because the work is already done so all you do is pop it in the oven and you have a meal ready to serve in no time.  In this class, we will be making Bacon-Asparagus Strata, Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata, and our now Famous Challah Casserole (this year, with local apples.)  On the dinner side, we will make Curried Chicken Thighs with Buttery Croutons, Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables, and Loaded Cauliflower Casserole.  $40

Wednesday, November 8
          Lindsey’s Class-Pie Basics
Have you always wanted to learn how to make pie dough from scratch, but were scared to try?  Let Pastry Chef Lindsey Briscoe show you the fearless way to make pie dough.  In this class, we will not only cover the basics of pie dough, but will also learn some techniques to make beautiful pie decorations, awesome fillings, and even hand pies.  $40

Tuesday, November 14:          Holiday Appetizers, 2017
This is a repeat of the November 1 class.

Wednesday, November 15:     Lindsey’s Class-Holiday Cookies
Learn some basics of using Royal Icing to decorate beautiful Holiday Cookies.  Cookie recipes and royal icing will be provided.  Don’t wear nice clothes to this event!  $40

All classes are held at the Blue Ridge Bakery, 86 W. Main St in Brevard, NC
Call the Bakery at (828) 883-8444 to reserve your spot.

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… hands-down the best milkshake in Brevard… ;-)

… for seven years now: “Best Milkshake in Brevard” (in my estimation, that is)… thank you, Rocky’s, for amazing chocolate milkshakes and for never changing them!
Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop, 50 S. Broad St., Brevard – 50 S Broad St, Brevard – 828-877-5375

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… live well, laugh often, love much…

… this hung in my friend & client’s house before the house went under contract… I remember such wonderful dinner parties in this house and amazing afternoon visits having tea and cucumber sandwiches… the house is now going to a new loving family! 

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… yes, indeed they are… the best kind of people… xo

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… did you know that Brevard is home to the smallest bar in the U.S.?

… yessir, the “Beer & a Bracelet Saloon” at 40 West Main Street (where Hunters & Gatherers is located)… go check it out… room for only 5 patrons, but I know of a wedding party that crammed 23 revelers and 3 dogs into the bar for a fun photo… ;-)

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… do we have these stickers for Brevard?

… if so, I haven’t seen them… ;-)

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… my sweet Kiva does NOT like having her photo taken, can you tell? (she’s on the right)

… stop by and show my sweet Kiva some love (and Anu, to the left in this photo) at Wild Dog Training at 340 Greenville Highway… oh, and say hi to their mom, dog trainer Jodi Miller, as well! ;-)
Wild Dog Training, 828.553.9455 – www.wilddogtraining.com

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… wonderful message in the window of Roost! xo

Roost Interiors & Gifts, 35 W. Main St., Brevard – 828-884-2012

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… amazing custom cookies from this French bakery in Hendersonville!

Gateaux Cakes & Pastries, 315 S. Church St., Hendersonville – 828-513-1920

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… I would love a mural like these painted in downtown Brevard!.. for all hurting souls in the world…

… symbolizing freedom and peace! xo

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… I love the little hearts added to the Ingles guacamole containers ;-)

… it’s all in the details… ;-)

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… nothing better than Jets Pizza for a quick & delicious (& easy) dinner!

.. I order online and then pickup… ;-)
Jet’s Pizza, 102 College Station Dr., Brevard – 828-883-2888

Jets Pizza

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Did you know this about the man Brevard was named after?

Dr. Brevard, a surgeon in the Revolutionary War, wrote the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence which was a precursor to our nation’s Declaration of Independence… interesting!

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… my favorite thing Matt ever made for me at Mud Dabbers

Matt was so young when he made all these things… I have dishes he made for me and all sorts of bowls, but I love this little sign most of all… it sits in the kitchen next to my vitamins and I think how much I love it every time I see it… yes, peace to all who enter here… this is a place of peace, as it should be… xo
Mud Dabbers, 3623 Greenville Hwy., Brevard – 828-884-5131 – www.meddabbers.com

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… I love early morning coffee meetings…

Blue Ridge Bakery, 86 W. Main St. Brevard 

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… I met this cutie today at the new Wild Dog Training facility…

Wild Dog Training is open and Mac is back in training… we’re officially signed up and ready!
Wild Dog Training, 340 Greenville Hwy. wilddogtraining.com, 828.553.9455

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… 10 miles on the bike at the gym this morning… and not much more…

… I didn’t feel like exercising this morning… but I leaned in and did it anyway… after 10 miles, I was out of there ;-) 

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… I’m even more happy & proud to be an agent at Steve Owen & Associates

… in a meeting at SAFE today regarding fundraising projects for October Domestic Violence Awareness month and  was told that Steve Owen & Associates is a “Master Sponsor” of the SAFE fundraising golf tournament this weekend… so happy to hear that!

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… lunch at Magpie Meat & Three today!

… sharing deviled eggs, corn fritters, spinach salad with brie/apple/pecans/red onion… perfect!

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Mark your calendar for Oct 21 fundraiser for SAFE!

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month and I’m happy to help raise money and awareness all month for domestic violence and SAFE… SAFE was there for me when I needed help and had questions… from the first day I walked through their door scared, they stepped into my life, saved me, took me by the hand, guided me, and gave me all the answers when my mind was blank and I was so afraid… all money raised at the Oct. 21 Phoenix & the Fox fundraiser will go to SAFE so they can help other victims, too… don’t be a victim, be a survivor…. be brave and share your story (I’m happy to have been asked to share mine in order to help others)… xo
SAFE of Transylvania County, 515 N. Broad St. #1, Brevard (828) 885-7233, www.safebrevard.com

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… fun stomping around Cashiers today!

… lunch at Cornucopia and shopping! :-)

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