Monday, November 29, 2010

foggy mountains

you can kind of see the mountains in the background. really gross weather.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

meet Lilli

I met Lilli, the daughter of one of my best friends, today. She was born on Veteran's Day.

Friday, November 26, 2010

giant lollipop

Found this during our Black Friday adventures.
No, I didn't buy it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

plastic horse

I've heard of people putting statues/plastic "things" in their yard, but a life-sized plastic horse?

I saw this while on my morning run. A little strange for a house on a lake.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

somewhere in the middle of NC....

we're heading east for Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

foggy mountains

view of the mountains after it rained today. (Sorry-my camera battery was at home on the charger!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

hard at work on cards

I finished 24 holiday cards today. They were completed with a "hand stamped" stamp on the back.
That was hard work.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

long walk

We took a long walk to check out some new shops in our area (it's rare that we can walk to stores other than the liquor store.) This is one of the fields we walked by (and that I often run by.) Look closely for a horse...

Friday, November 19, 2010

lighting up for the holidays

We went to see Harry Potter last night in Biltmore Town Park (just a fancy name for a development that contains a hotel, movie theater and a bunch of shops and condos.) When we came out of the theater, the Christmas lights were lit!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

sunrise over west Asheville

I caught this sunrise over west Asheville this morning. Looks like a sunset, but it really was 7 a.m. when I opened my curtains and was blown away by the colors. I had to capture it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elton John in Asheville

I saw Elton John tonight in Asheville. My first time seeing him in concert, and most likely my last (just because he has only been to this city twice.)
It was pretty amazing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

checkbook cover

I set out to make a checkbook cover this evening. And I succeeded.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

alpaca at the Studio Stroll

It's not every day I see alpacas and can feature them on my blog. Today I saw a few at the River Arts District Studio Stroll.
The studio stroll is held twice a year and people can meet the artists and buy their work during these weekends. (The artists generally have limited hours the public can enter the studios and make purchases.) It's very cool and we spent four hours down there - and didn't buy anything, but we may go back tomorrow.

Friday, November 12, 2010

dog walker

Sophie isn't a fan of running. Here she is, at the end of a walk when my brother tried to get her to jog to the house.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

I love having our house and being able to put our flag out on days like today.

We also had family photos taken today. We stumbled across these guys at the lake.

All in all, a very good day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

metal man

This fixture is on Haywood Road in Asheville and I've been wanting to get a photo of it for a while. Today was obviously my day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

it's Christmas (card) time

I hosted a Stampin' Up party tonight, and this is what we made.
I can't wait to get my new stamps in!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

silent auction goods

My husband and I attended a dinner this evening benefiting a friend's non-profit group. There was a silent auction, and while my husband didn't win the Highland Brewing package (it involved a tour of the brewery for 8 people - and beer), I was the only high bidder on this piece of pottery.
Major score for $30.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

first snow

Today we had our first snow of the season.
It wasn't much, but then again, I'm not ready for a lot of snow.

Friday, November 5, 2010

dad does popcorn

This is how my dad does popcorn.
Old school. It's sooooo good, too.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Biltmore Christmas tree

We visited the Biltmore Estate today, and saw the large Christmas tree brought into the house. It's a big deal - beginning with the tree coming in on a horse-drawn carriage.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

please vote today

This van was spotted in downtown Asheville, honking and encouraging people to vote today.
I had already voted, but I thought it was cute. Much more encouraging than the ads on tv.

Monday, November 1, 2010

power of pink rose

This is one of the roses I came home with on Saturday, following the Power of Pink relay. A local florist donated them to the runners.