Monday, October 5, 2015

September........where did you go?

Life lately can be summed up in one word - hectic!

Over the past few weeks, my work schedule has been insane, and I don't think its letting up anytime soon.  I thought I would share some fun things that have been into over the past month to give you a little sneak peak into this whirlwind I call lif:

 Oh, I just LOVE this view!  
I did manage to capture a pic from our back porch at our new house.  I just love living in the country, and our new house is just perfect for us! 

 At the first of September, mom and I headed to Kingsport to enjoy Beth Moore's simulcast.  Its was absolutely amazing, and for participating in the conference we received these new books.  I have been slowly reading through it, and will have my takeaways on the book soon.

The Festival was a HUGE success, and hear is a pick on the stage with Steve Earl. 

The morning after the Festival, we headed into Southwest Virginia to hear the VA governor speak about Economic Development.  And, that night we hosted the First Lady of VA at the museum. 

I've also joined the 2015/2016 class of Lead Bristol!  This program is incredible, and I am really enjoying getting to know everyone.

 Matt and I attended the wedding of my sis-in-law's sister, Whitney's wedding.  It was absolutely beautiful, and we loved spending time with our family and our church family too. 

All last week, I was in Raleigh working the IBMA conference.  
Check out our booth with VA Tourism.

Dinner with our VA Tourism team and The Church Sisters band.   

These past few weeks have been a blur, but I love it!

Have a great week!
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

These past few weeks have been a little hectic.  And, things going to get busier before they slow down.  LOL.  With lots of after work events, deadlines, and every day life demands, life is keeping this gal busy. Since I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks, here are a few pics of what I've been up to lately:

I was honored to speak at the STAY Soutwest VA meeting a couple of weeks ago at this really cool brewery in Abingdon, VA.  As I was leaving, I caught a couple of songs from this band and its definitely a cool place I would love to visit again.

 Our company launched a new radio station that includes 3 new music stations.  Our kick-off concert was a HUGE success as our artists played to a sold out show. 

 This has gotten me through the a lot of early mornings!  Love this stuff! 

 Kicking off this bible study.  Can I say, GAME CHANGER! 

Bought a new rug in Knoxville last weekend, and had to drive home with it sitting between us.  We also bought several other larger items, and I kept teasing Matt that our car was becoming a mini SUV. Maybe its time I get a small SUV....hint, hint.

 We also hosted the album launch concert with the Steep Canyon Rangers.  
Loving their new album, Radio! This is my boss and our radio manager poising with Woody.

Another Friday, another concert.  Got to help with a concert this past Friday night. 
Enjoyed the night, but I will say when I realized I would be working 7 late Friday nights in a row, my excitement from all that is going on right now became a little overwhelming.  Tis the Season!   #CountDowntoVacay

 Oh. My. Goodness!!  This little notepad was made for me!!  Don't you love it.  Check out my Instagram to learn more about this amazing product. 

And, finally,  the VOLS won their season opener on Saturday, and I fell in LOVE with #Periscope! 
I was able to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the game! Seriously, I love this App!

Happy Labor Day Friends!  Here is to an incredible fall!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

A Little Life Update...........

Life lately has been hectic. Lots of travel, work deadlines, and preparing for two MAJOR events at work. However, in all the busyness, I don't want to forget all the fun things going on.  Here are a few pics of what's going on in life............

We have been working on a lot of tourism projects lately, and I am so blessed I got a chance to be a part of VA Tourism's DRIVE TOURISM program.  Tourism leaders from Bristol came together to begin working on a 5-year tourism plan for our city. 

 Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Museum with Record Breaking Attendance. 

Celebrating the Wedding Shower of my sister-in-law's sister, Whitney and her fiance Cory. 

 Yes, I thought my days of guidebooks and event program guides were over, but I was wrong.  LOL!  This past week we finalized our Guides for this year's Festival. 

At the first of the week, I headed to Nashville for a couple of meetings.  
First stop was to meet with the agency who is building our new website.  
Can't wait to roll out the new site. 

We also made a stop at the Pancake Pantry - Delish!! 

Next, we stopped in at the Ryman for a TN Tourism Economic Impact Announcement. 
It was great seeing old friends and celebrating the success of TN Tourism.

 Finally, we ended to the week welcoming the 50th State to visit the museum - IDAHO!! 
We had a great time with the Idaho Potato team, and excited we got to work with them to round out visitors from 50 states. 

Here is to another great week ahead!!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Siesta Scripture #16

 But all things should be done decently and in order. (1 Cor 14:40 ESV)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Just Say'n............

I love a good quote, and since its been awhile since I've done a "Just Say'n" post I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes I've heard lately.............

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Going Back To (Marketing) College

This past week, I had the opportunity to go back to STS's Marketing College and knock off another year to the three year program.  I was able to attend a couple of years ago, and excited to go again this year to complete my second year.  The week was awesome, and I got to spend some time with so many incredible tourism friends.  Here are a few pics of the week:

 Two of my favs - Alicia and Tubby 

 Wolfe Mountain Winery - Simply Stunning

 Molly, Alicia, and Denise 

 Kicking off the week! 

 One of the best fundraising ladies I know - Sylvia Allen 

 Brand USA - Loved this presentation 

 Class photo time!

 TN Tourism Peeps!

 Random Group Shot on the Square

 And, on the way home, I stopped by a TN Welcome Center to make sure they had all the updates on the museum, Festival, and Radio Station.  I simply love my job, and I am so honored I get to do what I love each and every day.

Looking forward to next year!!  

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