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2 weeks ago

Bumbles, thistle, goldenrod, fluffy clouds and cool temps made for a most excellent saunter in Cades Cove this morning ❤️ #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gsmnp #heysmokies #865life #visitmysmokies #cadescove #thistle #bumblebee #smokymountainlivingmag #hikerforlife #smokymountainhiking

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I’m still organizing things today but I had this little night stand in our guest room and it perfectly fit in here. I’m gonna use it to store pots and pans under and the drawer will have cooking utensils, above it im putting, water kettle, tea, coffee, and coffee press. The plates, cups, utensils, napkins and place mats will be in the picnic basket. It’s been a fun challenge decorating this space and using it as our little creative expression of off grid Glamping. The boys and I are tryin to catch up on house chores. We usually leave early to appointments and then get home to naps and have no energy for anything. I’ve been taking advice from @creekgrown ‘s guide to cleaning hahah focus on 3 top things a day, that has seemed to help things at home not be so chaotic. Dereks been out of town working but he gets back tomorrow night, so the last week and half has been fun taking care of animals plus kids 😆

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#winning 😍 i found a pot of gold, the rainbow led to the chicken coop today 😆 we haven’t ate eggs in a few days. We are planning on either getting some ducks or some quails, not sure yet but we have a nutrition apt Monday so we will come up with a diet plan for the boys. Most of these eggs are gonna be given to our guests with every stay when available. ❤️🌲⛺️⛰

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Bella the goat 🐐❤️ three years ago Liam and I watched the entire anime series of Heidi 😆 and I will never watch it again, I cried with like every episode hahah but It was so beautiful and we watched in Spanish too cause it was even better. When I go outside sometimes it feels like you’re in the alps specially with this little goat. 😘❤️❤️❤️⛺️⛰🌲 the baby goat we are getting won’t be ready till mid August, he’s being weaned. I can’t wait to bring him home!

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Mingus Mill, Cherokee, NC. We bought some corn meal stone ground at the Old Mill in PIgeon Forge and I’m excited to bring their Appalachian cornbread recipe to life soon.... I also found a goat without horns, a male that Im hoping to bring home this week. Bella has been taking it well, I think she was sick of huckleberry Bart attacking her 😆 she has taken up the chickens as friends in the mean time so she really doesn’t seem upset at all. The buck we’re getting is a baby so we won’t be having babies any time soon since Bella is a giant. (Yesterday ): Liam had an ENT apt. And the person who works with us left the office and didn’t even tell us! I was a little upset because now it’s like starting all over with a new crew. He’s getting his hearing aid made again. We also talked about the future and what that might look like. They’ve recently made Cochlear implants available for kids with one sided HL. Liam has left ear HL and it’s pretty significant, severe so he’s almost deaf in that ear and at age 5 he would be eligible but I don’t know how I feel about it because it’s a major decision. So I have a year to pray about our next step for him. #hearinglossawareness #hearingloss #enlargedvestibularaqueduct #travel #familytravels #travellocal #localtravel #motherofboys 💙 #farmher #farmmom #farmerswife #homesteadlife #homesteady #homesteadlifestyle #farmlife 🚜 #carpenterswife #smokymountainlivingmag #mountainmomma #mountainlifestyle #mountianliving #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #tennessee #easttennessee #travelwithkids #cysticfibrosis #adventureswithkids #toddlertravel #northcarolina #cherokeenc

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The beginning ❤️ building dreams ⛺️ you guys I shared our tent on a Smokies group and my phone will not stop buzzing asking about our glamping tent! It’s been such a whirlwind since we listed and so exciting to be welcoming guests. Thanks so much for all the people sharing about it, we love y’all ❤️ #hardworkpaysoff #travel #familytravels #travellocal #localtravel #toddlermomlife #3under4 #boymomlife #motherofboys 💙 #farmher #farmmom #farmerswife #homesteadlife #homesteady #homesteadlifestyle #farmlife 🚜 #carpenterswife #smokymountainlivingmag #mountainmomma #mountainlifestyle #mountianliving #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #tennessee #easttennessee #travelwithkids #cysticfibrosis #adventureswithkids #toddlertravel

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Today is #meetmygoatmonday and I always forget to participate 😆 but since we have a lot of new friends following us I’m sharing a picture of our goat Bella who we got a few months ago I think around April. She had a little partner up until yesterday but he wasn’t the nicest buck so he was rehomed an hour away and will have lots of lovely girlfriends hahah in the mean time I’m in search for another or a couple more goats. Bella is so sweet and she wouldn’t hurt a fly. We really enjoy having her, I didn’t know goats were so loving and affectionate. Right now she is just a weed eating pet but hopefully next year we can welcome some goat babies to our homestead. @theyounghomestead I’m inviting to play along : @loghomestead @themountainplacehomestead @solace_farm_homestead #travel #familytravels #travellocal #localtravel #toddlermomlife #3under4 #boymomlife #motherofboys 💙 #farmher #farmmom #farmerswife #homesteadlife #homesteady #homesteadlifestyle #farmlife 🚜 #carpenterswife #smokymountainlivingmag #mountainmomma #mountainlifestyle #mountianliving #pigeonforge #tennessee #easttennessee #travelwithkids #cysticfibrosis #adventureswithkids #toddlertravel #northcarolina #cherokeenc

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Messy hair since 2015 (the year I became a mom ) lol liam was the worst he had to sleep with my hair bunched up in his hands and he would twirl and twist my hair in his sleep and I’d wake up with knots. Every other day I want to chop it off not to mention the smoky mountain humidity really never lets me have good hair days. 😆 today derek and his brother are figuring out how to put the awning, climbing trees 🌲 and building stuff. We also installed the solar panel for the outhouse @naturesheadtoilet we are nearing the end stretch, I’m hoping to take some shots today and list by the end of the day ! 😄 #messymom #messyhair #toddlermomlife #3under4 #irishtriplets #boymomlife #motherofboys 💙 #farmher #farmmom #farmerswife #homesteadlife #homesteady #homesteadlifestyle #farmlife 🚜 #carpenterswife #smokymountainlivingmag #mountainmomma #mountainlifestyle #mountianliving #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #tennessee #easttennessee

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I hadn’t shared a picture of our cabin in a long time and we have a lot of new faces on here. A little about our cabin : idk how old the logs are but they were brought here from another cabin and they rebuilt the first floor. The second floor had wood when it was built and it didn’t look like this at all, it’s had a few owners since it was built in 92’ and lots of upgrades & fixing up. Thankfully we didn’t have to do the major outdoor renovations so we have been focusing on remodeling the inside to fit our needs & our style. It’s hard to get a pic of the front of our house but it’s a cape cod style hand hewn log cabin. I would need a drone to take a picture of the front or go over to one of the neighbors who live on the opposite hill 😆 we have a fenced in acre but my neighbors on both sides own 250 acres combined and we’re in the middle of that. This was the last cabin we looked at when we came to look for homes which was our 2nd time in the smokies. Crazy thinking back on it! We had put in an offer & someone else had outbid us. A couple weeks later they called us & said the offer didn’t go through & if we were still interested. So we offered less than our previous offer & got the place. 🙌 We have a shared road with one of our neighbors and their horses /mules roam in between. It’s nice that they come visit & that we don’t have to care for them but I would at some point want a horse. Our other neighbor used to have cows that would come right up to our fence line in the back but he doesn’t anymore. Our neighbor in the front does have a herd of cows that we get to see everyday grazing on the hillside under the mountains. It’s really a very private setting and a hidden gem. We are so close to downtown Sevierville & the shopping centers are just down the road. It’s hard to believe we are not in the middle of no where because most people think we live out in the wild 😆 but we are actually very very close to everything. When we moved here I didn’t even know there was hidden cabins that I had never seen on our road, I keep discovering them. Everything seems hidden due to the vegetation. What other questions do you have about our cabin, cabin life & the smokies ?

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July 2019

I just thought I’d say Good Morning with this shot I took last fall. This is our private view during autumn and I’m so ready for fall but first I need to go to the beach just once 😆 P.S. Liam woke up well today! He’s playing and I can see why they said it’s easier for kids to go through a hernia repair than grown men! He’s also on pain meds but playing like normal. (copyright Legere Photography - please ask before using )

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July 2019

This bull elk’s antlers are in velvet as they continue to grow in preparation for the fall #elk #elkfest #smokymountainliving #smokymountainlivingmag #gsmnp #greatsmokymountains #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #m #nanpapix

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May 2019

Hello Spring! It’s springtime in the Smokies! Sparks Lane, a popular one lane road located in Cades Cove is one of the many picturesque scenes to photograph when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I captured this memorable spring morning just shortly after sunrise this week. Enjoy your weekend! #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #smokymountainlivingmag #cadescove #cadescoveloop #nationalparkgeek #nationalparksusa #usinterior #nature_brilliance #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #nikon #natgeo #photographer #gatlinburg

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April 2019

So proud that Hendersonville is featured on the cover of Smoky Mountain Living Magazine this month! An 8 page spread gives readers a chance to whet their appetite for all of the wonderful things to experience in Hendersonville! . . . . #visithendersonvillenc #hendersonvillenc #smokymountainlivingmag #smokymountainliving #visitblueridge #visitnc #weekendgetaway #828isgreat #hendo #hendoeats #mountainvacation #girlsweekend #mountainbiking #foodie #craftbreweries #breweries #vineyards #hiking #kayaking #outdooradventures #brightwatersvacationrentals

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April 2019

Sacred - There are places we hold sacred. We never forget them. We leave feeling more enlightened and uplifted. For me, that place is the mountains, a divine destination. Now that spring has arrived I am looking forward to spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains of TN and The Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Last spring I captured this beautiful sunset while visiting Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Where is your sacred place? #clingmansdome #smokymountainlivingmag #smokymountains #smokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkphotography #tennessee #appalachianmountains #gatlinburg #nationalparkservice #nps #exploretheoutdoors #explorethefifty #raw_usa #findyouradventure #ourplanetdaily #natgeoyourshot #outdoorphotographer #outdoorphotography

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March 2019

Mom’s at #wncpresspass and I’m at doggieday care. She’s posting this cause she misses me and wishes she could walk me downtown in the freezing cold instead of eating great local food, drinking local drinks and hobnobbing with the press at the wnc press pass event. SHe could be making the mood boosts but today she’s learning to pitch to the press. #828isgreat #avltoday #wlos #citizentimes #businessnorthcarolina #wncmagazine #mountainexpressmag #smokymountainlivingmag #capitalatplay #blueridgeoutdoors #bizradiownc #ashvegas #publicrelations #blueheeler #cattledogsofinstagram #ashevilledogs #entrepreneurlife

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February 2019

Sometimes exploring off the beaten path results in treasures not normally seen. This was the cast this weekend when I went exploring up this little creek alongside the Little River Trail in the Elkmont section of the Smokies. Loved how these cascades combined into this little pool. ❤️❤️❤️ #greatsmokynps #heysmokies #friendsofthesmokies #visitmysmokies #greatsmokymountains #smokymountainlivingmag #hiketennessee #natgeoyourshot #865life #greatsmokymountainwaterfalls

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February 2019

My favorite shot from this weekend. Was one of the few early risers exploring the Cove yesterday morning. Had the opportunity to get things set up for that perfect shot without having to wait and dodge people. Just me, my camera and the Cable Mill. ❤️❤️❤️. #greatsmokynps #heysmokies #friendsofthesmokies #visitmysmokies #greatsmokymountains #smokymountains #smokymountainlivingmag #865life #peacefulsmokies #natgeoyourshot #optoutside

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January 2019

Even during the winter months there is beauty all around. Sometimes we just have to look lower to find it. #greatsmokynps #heysmokies #friendsofthesmokies #visitmysmokies #greatsmokymountains #865life #peacefulsmokies #hiketennessee #tennesseelifestyle #hikerlifemag #smokymountainlivingmag

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January 2019

#tbt My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. Steve McCurry. #greatsmokynps #heysmokies #friendsofthesmokies #visitmysmokies #greatsmokymountains #hiketennessee #865life #optoutside #tennessee #smokymountainlivingmag

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April 2019

This is one of my favorite pictures from Clingmans Dome in GSMNP. It was a early October evening and the temperature began to drop ending up in the low 20s with winds on the top of the mountains around 40mph with gusts up to 60mph. Most of the time the visibility was near zero, I turned around and saw these trees covered with frost and standing against the storm. I wondered how many storms they have weathered #landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhitelandscape #clingmansdome #gsmnp #greatsmokymountains #inspiredbynature #tennessee #northcarolina #smokymountainliving #smokymountainlivingmag #ourstate #ourstatemag #ourstatemagazine #lexarmemory #traveldestinations_ig #adcfineart #national_park_photography

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January 2019

Is it me? Or does this woman look like she has her hand down her pants? Where is the editor?!?! . . . #SMH #smokymountainlivingmag

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December 2018

A Watchful Eye⠀ White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus )⠀ Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Dec. 29, 2018 )⠀ ⠀ This big guy was keeping a watchful eye on Saturday morning. He had a doe bedded down in the pines, and any little noise, he was on high alert about. I spent nearly 20 minutes with him by myself until a flood of other people started showing up. The doe was eventually pushed out of the pines, and away into the forest he went chasing her. The rut is still active right now. I've seen two or three deer lip curling this week, plus this guy still chasing.⠀ ⠀ Feel free to share and checkout my page.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #naturephotography #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #findyourpark #greatsmokymountains #smokymountains #cadescove #cadescovephotography #whitetaileddeer #deer #buck #rut #antlers #chasingdoes #smokymountainliving #smokymountainlivingmag #tennesseewild #tnwild #tennesseephotography #natrualtennessee #outdoorphotography #865life #outdoors #awesomeearth #friendsofthesmokies #canonphotography #canon #canonphoto #canonusa #canonwildlifephotography #outdoorlife

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October 2017

Sunset from cowee overlook along the blue ridge parkway #greatsmokynps #landscapephotography #sunset #blueridgeparkway #nature #naturephotography

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October 2017

On the way out of Tremont in GSMNP a fellow photographer I was with spotted this Barred owl. #naturephotography #nanpapix #nature #birds #birdsmatter #owl #ethicalowlphoto #wildlifephotography

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June 2017

Join me in the Cataloochee valley for my fall workshop photographing these magnificent animals. We will also spend some time along the blue ridge parkway visit my web site listed in my profile for more info #naturephotography #nature #wildlife #elk #greatsmokymountains

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March 2017

Sunrise in Cades cove there are still a few openings for our spring photography workshop #nanpapix #photographyworkshop #landscalephotography #nature #cadescove #greatsmokynps #foggymorning #sunrise

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January 2017

Pillared woodpecker feeding on poison ivy berries #birdphotography #naturephotography

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December 2016

Sunrise along sparks lame #sunrise #cadescove #smokymountains #sparkslane #autumn

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December 2016

Smoky mountain sunset #forms #lines #color #mountains #sunset #fog #blueridgeparkway

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