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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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… fun stomping around Cashiers today!

… lunch at Cornucopia and shopping! :-)

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…excited about Wild Dog Training opening soon in the old Marcum’s building!

… Mac is ready to be back in training!… so excited for our friend, Jodi Miller, opening Wild Dog Training October 6th… can’t wait!

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… people are always beautiful when you love them! #sotrue xo

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… amazing estate sale starting today!

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Getting my greens this morning!

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… a must-see TCArts exhibit that opens Friday night at Gallery Walk!…

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… showing off the best cuisine Brevard has to offer on a VIP version of Brevard Bites Food Tours today!

… thank you, Our State Magazine! ;-)thank

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Mac goes everywhere with me now… and he’s such a good boy! ;-)

… such a good boy! xo  (here he is out and about with me today in Brevard)

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… Wine Down wisdom at it’s best… ;-)

Wine Down, 28 E. Main St., Brevard, 828-883-9463

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… DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) meeting today…

… great meeting today and very proud to be part of this wonderful organization… looking forward to this year and serving our community… xo

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… go Panthers, make us proud!

… so far, I’m lovin’ this game… ;-)  (UPDATE: they did it, they DID make us proud!)

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… football season starts today!

… started today out with a run with Mac under this beautiful blue mountain sky… now off to cook all day and watch football! xo

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… wonderful wine from Broad Street Wines today… thank you!

Broad Street Wines, 30 S. Broad St., Brevard, 828-883-2101

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… fresh sweet corn picked today!

… tomorrow starts football season!… and that means Sunday all-day cooking… and um, corn casserole! ;-) (email me for my favorite recipe from the blue Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook)…

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… at Battery Park Book Exchange in Asheville… ;-)

I love this place so much, and this is my favorite corner of this favorite Asheville haunt. ;-) (yes, that’s me in the photo…)

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… delicious chicken parmigiana at Marco’s tonight for dinner…

Mac got the leftovers!  :-)
Marco Trattoria, 204 W. Main St., Brevard NC, 828-883-4841

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… stomped around Mill Shoals Falls today!

… my favorite waterfall! ;-)

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… art by young artist Alana Merrell!

… her art lines the walls at my downtown office… this one is called Inner Strength ($650)…

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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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