Fairy Pools of Scotland

April 24, 2014
Fairy Pools of Scotland. Tips for Traveling to Scotland! What to Do, See, & Eat. www.kevinandamanda.com

Scotland Day 3 — Skye to Oban One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing on the Isle of Skye were the famed Fairy Pools of Scotland. So after breakfast on our first morning in Skye, we made our way to the mystical, spooky trail that would lead us to the Fairy […]

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Asheville Waterfalls

April 24, 2013
Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest, near Asheville, NC. One of the filming locations for the Hunger Games!

Eight years ago, on our third anniversary, Kevin and I spent four days vacationing in Brevard, North Carolina. Brevard is a gorgeous, lusciously green, quiet town just outside of Asheville, located right in the heart of Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. We love hiking, woods, trails, being outdoors, picnic lunches, and especially waterfalls, […]

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Walls of Jericho, Alabama

July 3, 2012

A few weeks ago Kevin and I took Miley and Howie for a hike at the Walls of Jericho trail near our house. They absolutely love to go hiking and run around on the trails! It’s so fun to watch how much they enjoy it. And we love it too. Ever year for our anniversary […]

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Blissdom 2012 and the Opryland Hotel, Nashville

March 7, 2012

What an incredibly awesome whirlwind Blissdom was! A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville, TN. If you’re a blogger, or think you might want to be a blogger, and ever get the opportunity to attend a blogging conference, I would totally try to go. I absolutely […]

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Fall in Blue Ridge

November 8, 2011
Blue Ridge, Georgia Fall Weekend Getaway. Hiking, Cabins & Waterfalls.

Last weekend Kevin and I spent a few days  in the beautiful, quiet mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia. I love the town of Blue Ridge. It’s small. It’s quiet. It’s beautiful. And there’s tons of yummy hometown food and fun shopping. We try to get there at least every couple of years or so, but […]

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Day Trip to Trout Lake Farm

August 24, 2011

Last week I spent a day at the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health in Buena Park, California for a health and nutrition event hosted by Amway. Yes, you know, that Amway. The person at the party you don’t want to talk to because they’ll try to sell you something? Note: I am not affiliated with […]

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Dismals Canyon

May 31, 2011
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It was a perfectly lovely and sunny long weekend here, and on Saturday Kev and I took a quick drive over to check out the secluded and mysterious Dismals Canyon. It’s only a few hours south of our house, but with our 9th anniversary coming up (it’s today!), we decided to make a short trip […]

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Attending the Dole Wellness Summit at the California Health & Longevity Institute

November 30, 2010

What a crazy whirlwind November has been! It feels like I have only been home all of four days this entire month! A few weeks ago I spent a fun couple of days in Atlanta with the my friend Jenny. I came home from Atlanta, and two days later I left for beautiful Los Angeles, […]

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8th Anniversary & Tennessee Mountain Hideaway

June 7, 2010

Last week we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and spent a long weekend completely isolated from the outside world- hidden away in a cozy cottage in the small town of Sewanee, Tennessee. Sewanee’s quaint shops and small town charm reminded me of another small town, Stars Hollow! :) (From Gilmore Girls) And even though we […]

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Fall scenes from our hike this weekend

November 9, 2009
Little River Canyon, Ft. Payne Alabama

We have had some *gorgeous* fall weather here lately- 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! :) We decided to take advantage of it this weekend and drove up to Ft. Payne, Alabama to do some hiking in the Little River Canyon / Desoto State Park area. This is honestly one of the […]

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Where the four hundred live . . .

June 8, 2009
Hampton Cove

There’s going to be a giveaway at the end of this post. But first let me show you this beautiful garden we visited this weekend. On our way to a wedding, we drove past this neighborhood and it had this gorgeous garden and waterfall right at the entrance. These colorful flowers lined a walking path […]

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Weekend getaway in the mountains . . .

June 4, 2009

We’re back! :) Last weekend we celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and spent the weekend tucked away in a cozy cabin in Helen, Geogia. The town of Helen is the re-creation of a German alpine village- complete with cobblestone alleys, quaint village shoppes, authentic bakeries and restaurants, and old-world towers. Its quiet location on the […]

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