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… new ad in the TTimes… thank you!

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… the book cover art is done! :-)

… this is a woman’s book about how to identify assholes, run for the hills, and heal from a toxic relationship and be whole and healthy again (mentally, physically, spiritually)… and come out the other side with your heart more open and loving than ever before! #healing #love #leavetheasshole … pre-orders start this weekend!

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… celebrating our brand new status of Airbnb “Superhost” at the Lumberyard Falls Bungalow… we did it!

… everything here is about detail to quality and excellence!  So proud to call this the #1 Best Airbnb/Vacation Rental in Brevard! Click here to book online at Airbnb.

REVIEW: RebeccaOctober 2018
“Perfectly appointed and stylish home that made our short stay in Brevard perfect. The location was fabulous as it was in walking distance to downtown and great restaurants. Anne was extremely helpful and available throughout our stay. Trust her recommendations!”

REVIEW: OliviaSeptember 2018
“From the A-Z of Airbnb, this place is it! Perfect host, space, location. This is hands down the best vacation rental we’ve ever had. It’s not just a place to stay. It’s a complete experience. Thank you Anne!”

REVIEW: MelindaSeptember 2018
“Beautiful cozy perfectly appointed home on my favorite little street in Brevard!”

REVIEW: JoeAugust 2018
“What a great place! The house was the perfect place for my wife and 10 month old baby. The floor plan makes the space feel much larger and the styling is awesome. It was right down the road from some great bars and downtown was just a five minute walk. We love this house and will be back. The owners and local host were super friendly and quick to respond to any question we had. We really enjoyed staying here!”

REVIEW: DaveAugust 2018
“Stylish place, great location, extremely clean, and a wonderful host who communicates well and is thoughtful. Couldn’t ask for more. Would definitely stay again!”

REVIEW: AnnSeptember 2018
“This is a handsome, well thought out and well appointed house with beautiful landscaping. It is immaculate and filled with natural light. It’s location is wonderfully convenient to every place and activity.”

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… I loved meeting little Hank today… squirmy little guy #lovehim

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… fun showing my sweet Brazilian friends around Brevard… xo

… my childhood friend, Sonia, and her beautiful family… xo


… ending the evening with some wonderful masticka… perfection  ;-)

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Happy July 4th!… fun downtown today celebrating Independence Day…

… Dolley Madison and the rest of DAR had fun sharing about our American history… ;-)

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… my real estate ad in today’s Transylvania Times… ;-)

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I forgot to grab a blog photo today, so I’ll post this one… I sure love this boy… xo

… so proud that Matt took the last few years and turned the experience into what is now an incredible opportunity…. I’m excited at what the future holds for you… xo

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Thank you Bold Life for the big love shown to Brevard Bites Food Tours in this month’s issue!

… it was a fun surprise to grab an issue of Bold Life outside Falls Landing and find this in the June issue! ;-)

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… fun at Brevard’s Memorial Day Parade this morning… xo

… and then I accomplished nothing today after the parade and took a 3 hour nap… apparently getting up early doesn’t agree with me anymore… #notamorningpersonanymore  ;-)

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… choose love today… xo

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…in the gym and happy, even though all I can do is cardio right now…

… it just occurred to me, if someone would come around right now and take my drink order for a fruit smoothie, and then bring it to me. this gym might be perfect… ;-)

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… listed a property last week, and it’s already under contract this week… call me if you have property you want to sell!

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… fun morning in Brevard celebrating kick-off of the 2018 season of Brevard Bites Food Tours!

… thank you FOX Carolina for all the love and fun this morning!
(below: at the Map Room Tap Room upstairs at D.D. Bullwinkle with Allie Carrington and Adam Perkins… and of course, FOX Carolina’s Joe Gagnon and photographer, Ariel!)

Joe marveling at the selection at Wine Down… :-)

… sweet friends Rebekah and Joe Alexander (The Phoenix & The Fox) sharing their famous fried green tomatoes…

Matt with Ariel & Joe at Wine Down…

Allie was great on camera!

… at Mayberry’s talking food and drink… xo

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… getting to see what the kids thought of Dolley Madison today… xo

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… Dolley Madison and the First Ladies “performed” today in Asheville…

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… did a workshop for this amazing group in Asheville today!…

… what you can’t see is the piece of glass art that was knocked over in the taking of this photo, oops!… fun group of new friends, and can’t wait to show you all Brevard!  :-)

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… playing with the keyboard tonight while it’s pouring rain outside…

… inspired to dust off the keyboard and play while a snoring dog keeps me company next to the fire… #lovethatboy #blessed

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… fun “First Ladies” DAR brunch today after Pisgah Forest Elementary performance…

… delicious food thanks to the amazing Beth Womble… thank you!

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… fun day off-roading at Biltmore Estate with Land Rover professional driver Aaron Owens!

…. thanks for the great driving instruction… so exciting… and we survived! :-)

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9 Steps to Living an Inspired Life… plus one other new episode on my other podcast @ annsharpsteen.com

… or, subscribe on iTunes (now called ApplePlay), Stitcher, GooglePlay, or just listen below…

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… forgot to grab a blog photo today, so here’s a “Hello, Dolley” pic from Rosman Elementary for filler :-)

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First Ladies Dolley Madison & Elizabeth Monroe taking a selfie at Rosman Elementary!

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Reminder: for 4th year in a row, Pisgah Pete accurately predicts the winner of the Super Bowl!

… he is amazing, that Pisgah Pete! ;-) #lovethatboy #downwithphil #whitesquirrelday

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Big thanks to O.P. Taylor’s for this little guy now being a part of my Dolley Madison performance!


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… it was a fun “White Squirrel Day” today!

… Pisgah Pete let us know we need to brace ourselves for 6 more weeks of winter (we still love you, Pete, even though we don’t love that news)…



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… someone unwittingly left me a loving symbol at the bottom of the driveway… xo #blessed #grateful

… unexpected and beautilful things (like this) keep popping up in the last week… #love 

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… the “I Love Brevard” podcast has launched!

… with first guest, Leigh Trapp! … over the next twenty-four hours, the podcast will be rolling out over iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and more! ;-)

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Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!… xo

Sending you all wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving day! Let today be the start of a brand new year… don’t wait for January 1, New Years Day. Let it start TODAY with gratitude for all our blessings in this imperfect crooked beautiful inspiring amazing life. Focus on love and forgiveness and fresh beginnings, quiet, compassion, and new goals.  Hug your loved ones, be yourself, give of your time, smile at strangers, write hand-written thank-you notes, express yourself, sing, dance, be childlike, play, laugh, and savor this life. xo  Love to you all, Ann

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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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… after our morning run (sweet Mac)… ;-)

… do dogs get runners high?  Because Mac is all smiles after our run this morning… ;-)

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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. ;-)

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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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Stumbled upon this while out showing houses…

… I definitely believe this to be true… xo
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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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girls movie night tonight… solving the world’s problems one glass of wine at a time! ;-)

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

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Meet our cute new family member…

…who we are already head-over-heels in love with already… baby Mac!!  (registered name: Spanish Oak’s Mac the Knife… a nod to Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife”)…xoxo
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Fun in the studio today with Dugans Pub owner, Ron Gurtner!

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Throwback Thursday – me & Louie!

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This was my day today…

driveway…I walked 1-1/2 miles down the drive way to feed the horses and donkeys… and then, the Polaris wouldn’t start, so I had to walk the 1-1/2 miles all the way back to the house (uphill, on what seems like a 45 degree angle, although Mike says it’s only 15 degrees)… yes, I was exhausted! Ah well, life on the mountain!

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We are officially snowed in!

snowedin2… Snowstorn Jonas wasn’t messin’ around, we’re officially snowed in!  Those are my tracks you see, going to collect firewood! :-)
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My sweet barn kitty, BA!

BA.. he’s telling me he wants some attention after I feed the horses and donkeys…such a sweet boy!

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Yes, it’s a snowy weekend in Brevard!!

image… stay safe everyone!

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We’re getting married! xo (I love this bug so much..)… Domokur Sharpsteen Engagement Announced

Michael Domokur - Ann Sharpsteen Engagement Announced - www.transylvaniatimes.com

Michael Domokur – Ann Sharpsteen Engagement Announced – www.transylvaniatimes.com

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 1

IMG_5123It’s the first day of a brand new year, and it’s already a good one… flying home to Brevard with from the Dominican Republic… what an absolutely wonderful trip… Mike asked me to marry him in the sweetest most tender proposal!

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… big attention for Brevard in today’s Asheville Citizen Times!

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… check out this well-written article by journalist Caitlin Byrd in today’s Asheville Citizen Times that gives big, big attention to our beloved Brevard and all the things happening in downtown!… thank you, @MaryCaitlineByrd!

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… so good to be back home! ;-)

... in Rome on the walk from the hotel to the Apple store... there's the Vatican!

… in Rome on the walk from the hotel to the Apple store… there’s the Vatican!

... where our hotel was...

… where our hotel was…

... sunset over the Vatican...xo

… sunset over the Vatican…xo

... Santorini... ;-)

… Santorini… ;-)

... amazing food and we loaded our suitcases full of Santorini wine on the way back...

… amazing food and we loaded our suitcases full of Santorini wine on the way back…

... cats in Santorini...

… cats in Santorini…

... dogs in Greece like to do the same things that American dogs like to do... ;-)

… dogs in Greece like to do the same things that American dogs like to do… ;-)

... loved the hotel and the staff, especially Georgia... ;-)

… loved the hotel and the staff, especially Georgia… ;-)

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… sunset in Santorini

... seaside cafe in Athens...

… seaside cafe in Athens…

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Photos of fun trip from Brevard to Europe!

... right after we landed back home... toasting to a safe trip!

… right after we landed back home… toasting to a safe trip!

...sunset at midnight in Greenland...

…sunset at midnight in Greenland…

... the view from the hotel in Ilulissat, Greenland...

… the view from the hotel in Ilulissat, Greenland… bug wanted to sleep with the door open

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… the view as we walked in to town from Arctic Hotel (Greenland)…

... Iceland...

… Iceland…

... right after landing in Dublin, Ireland... we officially made it to Europe!

… right after landing in Dublin, Ireland… we officially made it to Europe!

... unexpected detour to Corsica because of strike at airport in Sardinia... cute dog at the terminal...

… unexpected detour to Corsica because of strike at airport in Sardinia… cute dog at the terminal…

... nice man at airport showing us where he has visited in the United States...

… nice man at airport showing us where he has visited in the United States…

.... Sardinia...

…. Sardinia…

... I made a new friend in Athens... ;-)

… I made a new friend in Athens… ;-)

... me with Rika (Parthenon in the back, up at the top of the hill)

… me with Rika (Parthenon in the back, up at the top of the hill)

…. riding the subway in Athens… Phil’s wife Carole, Rika and me…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… everybody loves pilot Phil… ;-)

.... Scotland...

…. Scotland…

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