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Beautiful sunset photo from Blowing Rock

… a friend sent me this photo… sunset today behind Grandfather Mountain… so pretty!

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… a very sweet thank you gift from the ECW…

… for the talk I gave earlier today… what a fun group you were… thank you!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #60

… check out the seconds at Mud Dabbers in the “Tired & Flawed” section out in back of the studio… you can find the best deals back there…

… unsual jugs behind the checkout counter…

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.. tiny little car downtown in Arcade Alley today…

… you have to see it in person to appreciate how little it is!…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #59

… enjoy this amazing weather we’re having!…everywhere I looked today, bulbs blooming…

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Louie trying to engineer a solution…

… for how to get his big stick in the house… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #58

… stock up on fake parking tickets at O.P. Taylor’s… good clean fun that messes with your friends’ heads… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #55

… call St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a peek at the graveyard under the church… creepy but interesting!

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
256 East Main St., Brevard NC
(828) 884-3666


… these graves are in the area under the altar…

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… made our monthly pilgramage to IHOP…

… for dinner this evening by the airport with Aunt Marla…  xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #42

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema like Matt & I did this afternoon… we saw Iron Lady and it was great!…

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In case you need plans for June 30th…

 

… flyer in the window of Sav-Mor grocery store on Rosman Highway…

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Friday night party at Hunters & Gatherers was fun!

… here’s Hunters & Gatherers owner Kim Provost, Tom Cabe, and Ann DerGara… in keeping with the caveman theme, we all got uni-brows , loin clothes, and some drinkable stuff in bamboo cups!  :-)

… then live music at Quarry… Moon Shine Babies! (good to see you, Suzanne!)

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“I Love Brevard” t-shirt contest…

… okay, a free “I Love Brevard” t-shirt to the first person to correctly identify the guy in the middle wearing the dark blue t-shirt… here’s your first hint: this picture was taken in Nashville (several years ago)…

… (and here he is on the left)… second hint: reality TV…. good luck!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #41

… enjoy a pineapple shake at Cardinal Drive-in!… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #40

… get out on a Friday night and have some fun… like this party at Hunters & Gatherers tomorrow (Friday) night… I’m going! xo

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A year ago today….

… we were waiting for a huge snowstorm to roll-in and this was my blog post & pic: 

“My snowstorm preparedness kit.”

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #39

… celebrate a birthday at Celito Lindo… great food, wonderful friends, yummy margarita… Happy Birthday, Marlaine!  :-)

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… big, big things are getting ready to happen at 44 East Main!

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Had fun with Tammy today at WSQL during her Tammy Tuesday update…

… we talked about the reality show… and then Dustin & Bobby rolled out of the show with our “Big Love in a Small Town” theme song…. fun!

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Matt’s in the paper again today…

 

… I swear I’m not paying off Stella Trapp to get Matt in the paper every week!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #38

… follow Brevard’s very own Marla Cilley (the FlyLady) at www.flylady.net!… the news is out now today… and it was a hard secret to keep! :-)  Marla has been named the national celebrity spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity International!… check out www.wlos.com for story… xo

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I have the best web guy…

… Shawn White of GyroMudd.com… he thought he was inconspicuously taking my photo here during our meeting this morning… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #36

… don’t wait until the last minute this year to stock up on Valentines treats for your sweetie at Downtown Chocolates… Terri said last year, all you men were in there ON Valentines Day… xo

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I love that people here don’t go to jail….

… they go to the “Public Safety Facility”  :-)  … sounds sooo much nicer!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #35

… meet all the fascinating people who live here!… Today I met Gus Napier, a world-reknowned psychotherapist and acclaimed photographer & poet (he’s standing next to one of his photographs here)… be sure to check out his web site at gusnapier.com… I love it… his book (Convergence) contains photos and poetry about one of my most favorite spots here, Birdrock Falls.

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Somebody’s a new momma to this cutie!

… yes, Libby Freeman (Executive Director of the Brevard Chamber of Commerce) is a new momma to this little baby! His name is Bailey… he was born 11/21/2011… and his favorite things-to-do are follow you to find out what you’re doing to do for him next (nah, he’s not spoiled!) and sit on the slider on the screen porch of his home and rock… too cute… congrats to Libby and her husband!…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #34

 … enjoy a singer-songwriter night any night of the week with Brevard’s best music talent (at home or in town)… makes for a fun Friday night!… Terina Plyler (left) & Suzanne Schmitt of Moon Shine Babies (right)…

 

… Michael Creech (check out his reverbnation site!)

… Bobby Wynn & Dustin Maxwell…

… John Robbins…

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Check out the “vintage” candy for sale…

 

… well, vintage-looking candy, for sale at Rocky’s… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #18

… shop the Habitat Thrift Store (behind the Wells Fargo building)… someone in the know just sent me a picture of this bench donated today… it’s going out on the floor for sale… would be nice painted a different non-blue color… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #13

… gather some of your favorite Brevard peeps and have a good old-fashioned dinner party…  :-)

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This just in… :-)

 

… Caleb Soren Cantrell in the French Alps today…  :-)    hurry back home!

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It’s snowing!!

… lots of celebrating right now at our house because of the snow!… just itching to get the sleds out!  (tonight was Louie’s first time seeing snow, too)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #2

 

… stop by the comic store and meet this little sweetie named Radar… you’ll find him on the sofa in the back…  :-)

Back Alley Comics
40 West Jordan Street, Brevard NC
(828) 862-6411

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #1

… stop in try these newest treats at Downtown Chocolates… chocolate velvets!…  yum….  :-)

Downtown Chocolates
30 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC
(828) 877-2378

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 287

 

… treated to a delicious lunch today at Courtyard Cafe – yum!… butternut squash quiche and spinach salad… they close for the season on October 28th, so hurry and enjoy now!  :-)

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 271

 

… Rich Fry and his landscape guys came by today and did some  of their magic in front and back yards….

Fry Landscaping
356 King Street, Pisgah Forest NC
(828) 884-6491

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 266


… today was last day of auditions for the reality series… and here are some snapshots from throughout the day… first one here, Gucci, who accompanied her mom (Annie Martin) to the auditions…

 

… Madrid, Tammy, and the intern partaking of hula dancing lessons from auditioner Jacolyn Campbell…

 

… learning how to “duggie” with a couple Brevard College students who auditioned (Willie Jones & David Lackey)… their friend, Mark, was off to the right…

… Tammy practicing hula in the hallway… :-)

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 265

 

… spent half the day at one of my favorite places… Earthshine Mountain Lodge! :-)

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 264

… those of you who know me well, know I’m squeemish about carwashes… but today Matt and I (okay, I) faced my fear at the White Squirrel Carwash… yeehaw!

 

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 260

… my brother, Chris, came for an overnight visit tonight on his way to Canada… (he loves Brevard, too)… xo

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I stopped by the new 9/11 memorial by fire station today…

 

… so sad to be reminded of that horrible day…  that morning I was scheduled to have a 9am conference call with someone…  and found out later his wife and mother-in-law were on that first plane to hit the towers…     

 

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 259

 

… meet sweet little Lizzie… she was with her parents and sister, Wiley, this evening at Square Root…

 

 

 

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 258

 

 

 

… honestly, I worry about this guy being hit by a car someday… it seems dangerous when I see him out on Asheville Highway… please be careful Mr-low-rider-bicycle-man…

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Meet the plumbing lady!

… Matt and I were in Harris Hardware today and I decided I wanted to meet this “plumbing lady” I keep hearing so much about around town!  Well, here she is… her name is Barbara.  The plumbing lady knows more about do-it-yourself plumbing repair than anyone else in town apparently… go, Barbara!

 

Harris Hardware
123 West Main Street, Brevard NC
828-883-2103

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 257

… hmmm, never thought about that before… on a sign at Downtown Chocolates… xo

Downtown Chocolates
5 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC
828-877-2378

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 251

 … Oh, dear, I may have created a monster… I had an old gift certificate to use up, and treated Matt today to his first ever massage at Elements Spa… and (as I should have predicted) he LOVED it, I mean really, really loved it!

Elements Spa & Shop
9 West French Broad Suite # 104, Brevard NC
(828) 884-2701

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 250

 …a rainy, rainy day today… and more of the same to come… definitely a stay-at-home-and-bake kind of day…

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 249

… caipirinhas (Brazil’s national cocktail) and cupcakes today… yum!

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 247

 

 

 

 

 

 

… gorgeous vegetables for sale at a nursery (in Rosman) I visited today with my mom…

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 245

… I ran in to the WSQL studio before lunch earlier today to cut the radio spot for the web series casting call dates!  Here it is, if you want to take a listen: Heart of Brevard Web Series Casting Call Spot

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