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Lovely day at Fox Meadow #virginia #vineyard #mountains #winter


I took a week off from RL and escaped to one of my favorite places. The house that I stayed in inspired me beyond words – to the point where I left with more clarity than ever on how I want to live my life.

Brief escape to Shenandoah National Park

This past Sunday, my daughter and I escaped to one of the most beautiful places on earth. We talked, walked, picnic’d on million-year-old rocks, sang songs, and layed in the grass under the cool sky.

1804 Inn and Barboursville Vineyard

My best friend and I recently spent the night at the 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards. Located about 20 minutes north of Charlottesville, the inn and its surroundings are steeped in history – and beauty. Needless to say, it was VERY difficult to leave.

favorite things: part one

*This post inspired by my long-lost younger sister
  • spending time with my daughter in the woods searching for evidence of fairies and other magical beings
  • hiking in the woods and listening to how it sounds
  • thunderstorms, and the sound of rain
  • the smell of morning
  • Target
  • cooking during a snowstorm, listening to coltrane with the fireplace going and I am slowly sipping on a glorious glass of cabernet
  • the mountains
  • picnics at the vineyard
  • Autumn
  • (you are right Debbie!)
  • my new Canon digital SLR camera (especially when I can figure out how it works)
  • Charlottesville
  • Listening to my daughter sing when she thinks no one is listening
  • when my son shares his new music with me
  • planning future adventures
  • bungalow-style houses, like this one

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