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… so excited to be studying to Qi Gong!

… I need this! :-)  … a form of meditation movement similar to Tai Chi…. (sigh, perfect… and can do anywhere)

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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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… the “I Love Brevard podcast” is officially in production! :-)

… lots of fun things lined up for you, and launching on iTunes soon! xo

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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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… 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’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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… 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. ;-) (yes, that’s me in the photo…)

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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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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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In a storefront along Broad Street… made me smile!

I have several people who are my sunshine… I’m blessed. ;-)
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girls movie night tonight… solving the world’s problems one glass of wine at a time! ;-)

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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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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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… happy birthday, sweetie! (in Dublin with my bug today…xo)

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… mark your calendar!

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… the White Squirrel Festival is coming May 24-26th… and the 6th Annual White Squirrel 5k Race (presented by the Brevard Rotary Club) will be May 25th 8am at Brevard College… register here online for the 5k or 10k…

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 332

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… after-school milkshakes today at Rocky’s… yum…

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… lots of fun last night at the Co-Ed Cinema “Hunger Games” movie!

My friends Linda Cash, Michael Trufant, and Tammy Hopkins rock… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #61

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema… bookmark their web site to find out what’s showing (or subscribe to their weekly emails)…

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… another beautiful photo from today…

.. this one from my friend, Dixie… “reflecting on spring”… :-)

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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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… my favorite new t-shirt!

… seriously, I’m wearing it constantly now… it’s so soft (made of bamboo)… I love it!  :-)

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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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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #46

 

… find interesting stuff for sale at cheap prices at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store (behind the Wells Fargo building)… like this lamp that came in today for $15…


… and you know you want this lamp…

… where else can you get a table like this for $125 and support Habitat for Humanity all at the same time?


… and Easter things are out, too!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #45

… explore the wonderful finds at Underground Salvage Company downtown… I’m looking for old windows to hang above my desk…

… in the back there are some great mirrors framed in old salvage wood, too…

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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 – #44

… get yourself a copy of this book (at www.gusnapier.com)… “Convergence: Photographs and Poems by Augustus Napier” and enjoy a fresh and creative look at this beautiful place we live in… I LOVE this book! (thank you, Gus… I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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