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SMARTY PANTS (and socks, sweaters, hats…)

TSG Co-Founder, Susie Matheson, will not quit bragging on the SmartWool she found locally at GREAT OUTDOOR PROVISION CO. SmartWool this, SmartWool that… really. She literally wears it every day. So we had to try it… and now we’re hooked!

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I knew about SmartWool socks because they are all my husband wears… but Susie didn’t just stop at the socks. She snatched up tops, bottoms, and practically everything in between for herself and her family.

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My family will definitely be sporting some SmartWool NTS (Next To Skin) under our clothes when we travel to Blacksburg for the UVa/VT football game (GO HOOS!)

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These sweaters are my favorite!
All products shown come in a variety of colors.

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Love the beanie!

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GREAT OUTDOOR PROVISIONS CO. carries the following SmartWool collections:

- hiking, running, and casual socks

- NTS top and bottom base layers

- sport underwear

- neck gaiters

- winter hats

- liner gloves

- men’s and women’s sweaters

Why Smart Wool, you ask? They answered:

We’re wool geeks, there’s no way around it. For over 17 years we’ve been combining the latest in innovative design, technology and construction with the best wool nature has to offer, and it’s this expertise and experience combined with our passion for mountain sports that makes our products so unique.

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As someone with a couple of sheep in the backyard, I found this particularly interesting! From sheep -> my feet!

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(Those are actual SmartWool sheep!)

GREAT OUTDOOR PROVISIONS, CO.
Barracks Road Shopping Center
1125 Emmet St N
(434) 995-5669

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Nov
21
2014

SCOUTED REAL ESTATE: TURKEY RUN

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THE FARMS AT TURKEY RUN OPEN HOUSES every Saturday and Sunday at Jordan Run Farm (in Turkey Run) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  I was there last week and was blown away by the beautiful houses, but also the land, views, foliage…  Go visit!

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Many estate parcels to choose from starting at $225k for 21 acres in Albemarle. Just a few miles from Blenheim Vineyard and Trump Winery, only 15 traffic-free minutes from Downtown Mall.

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Two featured properties, Willow Bend: 3,000 sq ft home on 21+ acres with mountain views (white house picture), and Blenheim Farm Manor:  5400 sq ft on 25 maintenence free wooded acres.

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In the sprit of “Turkey Day,” Turkey Run has partnered with the BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK to collect food for our neighbors in need. You can bring canned goods any Saturday and Sunday to our drop off at the open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information on the Open Houses and DIRECTIONS here.

Our lovely contact out at Turkey Run:
Milicent Loehr Lynch
Director of Estate Sales & Marketing, The Farms At Turkey Run
Event Director, Mount Ida Farm
info@TheFarmsAtTurkeyRun.com
434-566-5562

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Nov
20
2014

RUB-A-DUB: BED, BATH & BABY

Who says bath time can’t be play time? Or spa time? End their day with bubbles and giggles and yours with joy and relaxation. Our Scouted Bed, Bath and Baby basics will transform getting them ready for bed from a game of wits to the anticipated finale of the day.

 

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Whimsies:  You and your little cub will be cute and cuddly cloaked in our speckled Luxe Snow Leopard Robe and Towel. Absorbent and ultra-soft 100% cotton terry is wildly cozy post-bathtime, and photo-worthy fun for both parent and child practicing your best “roar!” Then snuggle up with the Luxe Blanket, framed in coordinating satin with sumptuous Luxe on front and back. Sure to make you purr!

 

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Interior Designer, Beth Ann, of Folly loves the mix of blues for a boy’s bedroom! Compliment this Sferra Bedding with a Designers Guild Dinosaur Pillow and this navy and white canopy strip lamp to complete the look!

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Puj Tubs are comfortable and safe for your infant and fit in most sinks! Pretend your once-sink-now-tub is an aquarium with these Skip Hop Dunk Stacking Bath Spout Cover that brightens up the bath while keeping baby’s head safe from bumps. Make squeaky clean suds with Noodle & Boo Body Wash, Bubble Baths, and Shampoo, available at Petit Bebe.

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Nov
19
2014

PAWSSIBLE POINT: Holidays are for Humans

OUR MONTHLY TIP FROM KAREN QUILLEN of ALL THINGS PAWSSIBLE:              

It is quickly approaching that time of year. Too much food, a little too many totties, a lot of parties and guests and way too much stimulation for your dog.

Many of us lead quiet lives most of the time. When the Holidays hit and we become social beings again it can be overwhelming for your dog.

Taking a little extra time to keep things safe and sane for your pet is worth the effort and could help to avoid an incident that could result in unwanted behaviors such as biting, barking, lunging or cowering in a corner if you have a fearful dog.

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(My sweet Bandit last Christmas) 

Always make sure that you dog has a safe place to go when the festivities begin. Prepare by taking a long hike the day of or playing ball a little extra, organizing a play date with the neighbors’ dog or plan on taking the dog to a daycare or overnight facility.

If you have tuckered out the pup prior to the party, he/she will be more than happy to go their safe place i.e. a bedroom, crate, or closed off room. Make sure to stock up on raw yummy bones or bully sticks and antlers (no old rawhide that has been laying around for weeks). Play some classical music to soothe and enjoy the party knowing that your dog will not feel overwhelmed by the fun.

Oh and one last tip, I do not know of any dog that wants to sit on Santas’ lap. Please think of another activity to do with your dog this season. Going to a local farm and cutting down a Christmas tree is an event most dogs would love!

-Karen

ALL THINGS PAWSSIBLE
1201 Stoney Ridge Road
Charlottesville ,Va 22902
(434) 972-7297

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Nov
17
2014

HOLISTIC HEALING: ACUPUNCTURE & YOUR ANIMAL

Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing that outdates the FDA by at least 5,000 years. The foundations of acupuncture are centered around the vital energy of the body, called the Qi, that flows and circulates throughout the entire body. When the Qi is balanced, the body is healthy. Acupuncture restores balance of the Qi by stimulating certain points that are channels or meridians of the Qi. Unblocking and restoring the flow of the Qi relieves pain, promotes healing, and increases the immune system. And don’t worry, the acupuncture needles aren’t anything like the medical syringes used in a normal doctors office. These needles are smaller than a sewing needle and cause little to no discomfort upon application.

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Humans and animals can both benefit from the ancient healing effects of acupuncture. Clinical trials have shown acupuncture to be helpful in musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, and behavioral problems as well as other chronic diseases.  In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, each treatment plan is individualized, depending on the particular patient’s condition- the nature, severity and duration of the problem.  For most conditions, weekly treatments for the first 3 to 6 visits, and most beneficial reactions will start within that time.

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The Animal Wellness Center offers services that unite the best of conventional veterinary medicine and surgery with holistic, natural approaches. The owner, Dr. Hillary Cook has been practicing integrative medicine since graduating from veterinary school. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and is currently a candidate for certification in Chinese Herbal Therapy. Dr. Cook has a special interest in holistic therapies as well as avian and exotic medicine and surgery.

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Getting to know Dr. Cook:

1. A favorite indulgence: Salted chocolate!

2. An unmissable element of a perfect day:  A long hike in the woods with my family and dogs.

3. The best gift you’ve ever received: My girls, Hailey and Pearl.

4. The best advice you’ve ever received: You can do anything!

5. Your daily uniform: Kakis and danskos, and a tee shirt under my white coat.

6. A goal outstanding: Underwater tread mill for my patients!

7. A splurge that is well worth it:  Opening my clinic!

8. The Alps or The Maldives: Maldives!

9. A must-have travel item: Elemis face cream.

10. A Charlottesville hidden gem: Kayaking our rivers and seeing Virginia wildlife!

11. If you didn’t have to work today, you would:  Garden and play tennis.

12. Apart from the obvious, an essential work tool:  An amazing staff.

13. The work experience you are most proud of:  Opening my clinic.

14. An important source of inspiration: My husband.

15. Success is: Getting my list done for the day.

16. How did you make your first dollar?  Cleaning horse stalls!

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Nov
14
2014

SCOUTED at Folly

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A fantastic holiday gift for the fireplace master; keep your coziest warm spot spotless with this gorgeous leather log tote with stitching and rope details. The Folly ladies just found this gem down at the High Point Market!

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FOLLY HOME FURNISHING
603 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA  22903

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Nov
10
2014