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  • I adore holiday lights. I also really love @thencarboretum. It's no surprise then that I'm giddily looking forward to the
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  • Brunch at Rhubarb-a good idea today, and always. Plancha roasted romaine with @lustymonk vinaigrette, @bentonsbacon, sunny side eggs, and fingerling potatoes. Not seen: a fried apple & cranberry hand pie that made my heart and belly happy. Huxley and @glennbenglish's, too.
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  • The pies @rorris, @jenathan and I helped baking goddess @bakerhands make today will be available for purchase tomorrow at the North Asheville Tailgate Market from 8-1 pm, along with tarts and bread. Trust me, you don't want to miss out. Set your alarm clocks now!
  • When @bakerhands put out a call two days ago asking for a few hours of baking help today, I pounced at the chance to spend some quality time with such a warm, wise lady. When I found out @rorris and @jenathan had offered the same thing, the deal became even sweeter. The four of us gathered at Smoke Signals Bakery in Marshall today to chat, chew, and chop. Three cheers for wonderful people, delicious food, and fostering community. Hip, hip, freaking HOORAY!!! What a stellar day. *I was in charge of apple pie filling prep today. Photo credit to @rorris for capturing my hella serious pie-making game face!!!
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Weekend Review

People! What a weekend! It was epic-visually, culinarily, and, most importantly, celebrationally. Our little guy is now officially a 2 year-old. He entered with a bang on 10/21/10 at 10:20 p.m. and has been going strong ever since. We adore having him in our lives and am thrilled to be his parents.

We welcomed friends and family for a pumpkin-centered gathering for the occasion and enjoyed food, crafts, and collectively created decor. There was pumpkin ale and hot cider (with rum, whiskey, or apple brandy for the older set, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks for the littles). There was a glorious bonfire. There was a train set from Pop Pop and a scooting tractor from Gigi. There was goodness all around.

An impromptu excursion up on the Blue Ridge Parkway to check out the peaking foliage was in order, as well. The sharp contrast between the cerulean blue sky and mustard, gold, sienna, crimson, and green leaves was a glorious sight to behold.

Hope the week ahead brings nothing but happiness for you and yours!

7 Responses to Weekend Review

  • Annie says:

    Whoa, you guys could have spit on our house, you were so close. We live very near the bridge there in South Asheville. Your weekend looks awesome, and I’m a little jealous, as we have spent literally every day of this glorious fall inside with a horrible, horrible cold, so I’ll have to live a little through your pictures.

  • Cole B. says:

    Happy two years to your little one. Also, that tunnel looks beautiful.

  • Emily says:

    Swooning over that gorgeous mountain scenery…

  • Betty Minnes says:

    Lovely pictures!

  • Melanie J. says:

    I practically squealed at those pictures, they’re so similar to ours from the weekend. We headed to Charlotte on Saturday, then home Sunday, but my head is still in the Blue Ridges and anxious to get the move underway. Again, a big happy birthday to the little Englishman! :)

  • ddu says:

    Happy Birthday, little man. I lived in Hendersonville when that bridge south of Asheville was under construction, and I got to walk out to the edge of the abyss to see the great pillars going up — couldn’t do that nowadays!

    I love your photos too, but I wish they were in focus more often — is your camera working as it should? Our NC mountains deserve crisp visuals when they put on their fiery autumnal show. Best wishes!

  • Happy happy birthday! What fun!
    And the B R Parkway! One of my favorite drives of my life! Even though it tried to kill us with occasional fog in some spots so thick we couldn’t see a thing. But I won’t hold that against it!