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Girls weekend in Maggie Valley, NC

I just got home from a fantastic weekend away with my girl friends in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. As usual, I made sure to sufficiently document the trip! If you follow me on Instagram sorry for taking over your feed - there was just so much beauty to share!

We got in late Thursday night ( or really early Friday morning! ) after getting lost on the mountain and a few near death experiences. Okay not really... but we were pretty scared a few times! Ha.

The other girls have been coming to Maggie Valley every year for quite a while so they had a list of must-do's. First up was Joey's Pancake House.

After brunch we made the short drive to Waynesville to admire the cute little town and do some shopping.

That evening we snuggled up by the fire for a cozy night in and were surprised by our friend who wasn't going to be able to come. It was the best surprise ever! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready to capture the terror on everyone's faces when we didn't know who was pounding on the doar outside in the thick fog at 11pm... or the joy and tears when we realized who it was!

Saturday morning we took breakfast to Lake Junaluska and a few of the girls ran around the lake twice. 5 MILES. I appointed myself photographer... good excuse to sit, right?

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We headed to Asheville to meet up with another friend and watch Catching Fire. I felt like I ran 5 miles too after that movie - so intense and so good. I will definitely be reading all three books now.

After a little shopping we grabbed dinner at The Junction and then dessert at French Broad Chocolates. Both were amazing!

Before heading home on Sunday, we went back through Asheville and had lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe.

I'm so thankful that I got to enjoy a relaxing weekend away right before the craziness of Thanksgiving and Christmas get here. It was a great time with sweet friends - I'm so blessed to have them.

PS. I just started a holiday board on Pinterest... do you have a place to collect good recipes and ideas for the holidays? Leave the link in the comments - I'd love to check it out!

Downloads 01 | Today I will be thankful



Happy Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween.

To welcome November, I have a few downloads for you all! A few weeks ago I was discussing being thankful and content with a good friend. We agreed that we are often consumed with what we don't have or things we would like to change instead of being mindful of all that we have been blessed with and don't deserve at all. We decided to be intentional about changing this so I created a little notebook to keep us on track. ( there are also a few desktop backgrounds for you! )





Download the book printables here + and the desktop backgrounds here

In the book printable PDF you'll find files for a large and small size book.


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After you've downloaded the files, print them out on the paper of your choice. I used regular printer paper for the pages and a thicker weight paper for the cover.


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Fold each page in half carefully.


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Gather all of the pages together side by side rather than nested inside of one another. This keeps everything even.


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Once you've evened out all of the pages and the cover, ( I cut my cover page in half for a better fit ) secure them in place with a clamp.


Downloads 01 | Today I will be thankful


Bind your book using the method of your choice. I went the super easy route and stapled it together using white staples from Poppin.


Downloads 01 | Today I will be thankful


Start recording at least one thing you are thankful for each day. Let's remind each other to keep up with this, okay?