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I bought this John Sperry painting on tin in Linville at 87 Ruffin Street Gallery in anticipation of Bo coming home. He is a huge Beatles fan. It is for his Linville bedroom. 

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I had a delish dinner at my brother and sister-in-laws.  I was requested to only bring bread.  The SIL is the BEST cook I have ever met.  I knew I needed to really bring it!

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This recipe for BUBBLE BREAD I found on the internet.  It is a copy of bread we ate in Florida in college.  My friends and I still dream about The Bubble Room's bread. This recipe is very close.

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Dinner started with multiple yummy apps including Avocado toast and unreal Mango Margaritas from The Pioneer Woman

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Have you ever seen a real like werewolf?

This is Schatje their werewolf puppy.  She is actually a super fancy and funny Dutch Rough Haired Shepard directly from Europe last fall. Yes they speak Dutch to her…she speaks English too. 

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Dessert before…

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Dinner. Ashley just whipped up black eyed peas, cheese grits, spinach and the best pork chops and peppers with a balsamic reduction sauce that I have ever tasted. She invented this recipe and will share when she gets it typed out. 

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This dessert was seriously the BOMB.  The recipe is odd but she followed it exactly.

Apple Dumplings from The Pioneer Women

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BEST DESSERT EVER! I kid you not…
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Early Friday am pick up of my son from his heaven on earth, Falling Creek Camp

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Bo was absolutely the saddest boy in the world to leave his friends and counselors.  As a parent I try not to have hurt feelings.  I love that he really loves camp and he came home a kinder, more polite, sweeter spirit than when he left.  This camp is truly a blessing for him. 

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We headed to Asheville to The Tobacco Barn for a little cheer up.  Bo loved this last year because it reminds him of his favorite show, American Pickers. If you are in the area this is a do not miss stop.

This trip I found loads of chairs…Loved these green outdoor chairs.


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Bo checking out old albums…He is a huge Beatles fan. 

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great set for a steal…

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Brass table and chairs…

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The brass folding chairs could be terrific with a great fabric and some cleaning…

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These would be so handsome at a game table…

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I wish I had strapped these on top of the car…

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A little paint and cute cushions.  I am tempted to drive back if I was not headed to Santa Fe on Wednesday and The Southern C Summit next week. IMG_9701

I said I wanted to build a house for these doors.  Bo loved the idea.  Marshall, the hubs, not so much…
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look at the detail…

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The carving is really breathtaking. I cannot imagine the time it must have taken…

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Great industrial chic barstools were also very tempting..

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Off to Linville to enjoy the family and more rain. 6cb42b00f18811e2a1b122000a1f9702_7

I wore my crazy hand painted silk Kimono dress to my Mom's birthday dinner.  A fire breathing dragon in crazy color..I could not resist. 

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My parents garden is crazy good right now. I do not have a green thumb unlike my mother (and her gardeners).

 We have had over 30" the month of July.  The normal average is 4-5".  Needless to say this is slowing down our exterior painting but, it is looking GREAT!

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This sums it up!

Hope you had a great weekend too. 

 

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One Response to Weekend Update and The Tobacco Barn
  1. What a fun post – I've now added a visit to The Tobacco Barn to my bucket list.


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