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Exploring Asheville North Carolina

Hi, all! I’m very excited to be sharing today’s post for you for three reasons.

1. I just got back from vacation in Asheville North Carolina and I want to tell you all about it and show you some photos I took along the way

2. It was our 5 year wedding anniversary trip!

and 3. I wore a new pair of boots every day on this trip and I have to tell you how amazing they are!


Yes, I am one of those people carrying around my large DSLR camera everywhere I go while on vacation. I can’t help it. You never know when you will have the chance to capture some amazing photos.

In particular, this shot of lilies in the Biltmore conservatory is my new favorite, I might even get it blown up and framed!


Every year for our anniversary, Jeremy and I take a trip. This year it was to Asheville, North Carolina, although we did spend a lot of time in Hendersonville. Our cute cabin was there and it wasn’t very far from Asheville. Our first day we just explored the city.

It is very cute with lots of shops and restaurants. I was surprised at how city-like it was. I thought it was going to be a lot more touristy but not at all!

The next day we explored the Biltmore estate. I had been there once when I was younger and didn’t remember much of the tour. The house is gorgeous. You are not allowed to take photos inside so I don’t have any of those to share. But, I got lots of the gardens…. oh the gardens! By far my favorite part of the estate were the grounds.


I tell you, there were mums for days!



So beautiful, I could have stayed there all vacation! You really just can’t see it all in one trip.

Another day we went the opposite direction from our cabin and headed up to Chimney Rock. We got some amazing shots of streams around the area.



One thing I had no idea about though were how many apple orchards were in the area. There were one right after the other on our trip up to the cabin. It was glorious! Of course, we had to stop and get fresh apples, apple butter, and cider!



Sounds like an action packed trip, doesn’t it? Well, it was! We were so tired from walking so much we decided not to make the trip up to Chimney Rock itself. The elevator was broken and has been for some time I’ve heard. But, it was still super fun exploring the area.


I was so glad I brought my Earth® boots along for this trip! They were extremely comfortable and even though we walked sooo much, my feet never hurt!

It is because of the way Earth® features an innovative cushioned footbed that my feet had all day comfort. They come with a padded heel to displace shock, reinforced arch support, and a multi-density latex cushion. I really need them for this trip!

Earth® was founded by Anne Kalso, a Danish Yoga Instructor, who set-out to create shoes that made total body wellness its mission.

I got these super cute boots that reminded me of hiking boots. They are the perfect casual boot for everyday wear.



The Fall 2016 Earth® Collection price ranges from $95 up to $140 for boots.

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More photos from the trip: 

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33 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    It’s so hard to just pick one pair of these cute boots but if I had to, I would pick the Earth Shoes Davana. The look like a great pair of hiking boots!

  2. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    What a lovely vacation destination! I just had to go check out the boot selection and I must stay that both Presley & Penelope are calling my name! They’d make the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe.

  3. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    Oh I love all of them!! But the Spruce boots are darling!! Also what are the ones you are wearing? I love that style.

  4. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    What beautiful pics!!! North Carolina is so pretty. My fave shoes are the Earth Shoes Pegasus! Really I like them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. avatar
    Jillian says:
    November 8, 2016

    I love the Earth Origins Sawyer, Shaye, or Lucca. I can’t decide, they’re all so cute!

  6. avatar
    Jessica Williams says:
    November 8, 2016

    I love the Penelope boots! Super cute!

  7. avatar
    Melissa says:
    November 8, 2016

    Such cute shoes & boots! I like the Hawthornes =)

  8. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    All those shoes are so cute! I’d rock the Earth Origins Sawyer! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. avatar
    Jeanie says:
    November 8, 2016

    What a nice getaway! My fav is Earth Shoes Jericho.

  10. avatar
    Sabrina says:
    November 8, 2016

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I am going gaga over those Sierra boots! Thanks for the contest!

  11. avatar
    jamie says:
    November 8, 2016

    I love the earth origins Penelope boot!

  12. avatar
    Alexis says:
    November 8, 2016

    So many cute ones! I love the Intrepid style. 🙂

  13. avatar
    Becca says:
    November 8, 2016

    The Pegasus boots are adorable! I love the black ones!

  14. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    These are super cute! I just love them and can think of how many outfits I could pair them with!

  15. avatar
    Danita says:
    November 8, 2016

    How Cute! I had a hard time choosing. I like the Kaia and the Zurich

  16. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    I love the Penelope boots! Super cute and perfect for winter!

  17. avatar
    Maggie says:
    November 8, 2016

    It is so hard to pick just one pair!! I love the Shaye, Pegasus, and Vicenza, but Penelope would be my top pick right now! Pregnancy has changed my shoe size slightly, and I’m in desperate need of new boots!

  18. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    Everwood boots!! My 16 yr old (wear the same shoe size as me) and I would love these!

  19. avatar
    Julie says:
    November 8, 2016

    So fun! I’ve been wanting some boots. I like the Earth Shoes Dolly! Would love to win.

  20. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    These are so cute! I’d love the Penelope boots, they’d be great for the fall and winter!

  21. avatar
    Kara says:
    November 8, 2016

    I love the Paris and Penelope boots. Tough choice though, there are so many cute styles!

  22. avatar
    Heidi says:
    November 8, 2016

    I am loving the Earth Origins Paris booties! SUPER cute!

  23. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    So many great choices! But, i am totally digging those Earth Shoes Odyssey.

  24. avatar
    November 8, 2016

    I need the red Penelope Boots or the blue Crowley BOots. Yup, I think I need those blue boots!

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