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Shirley

Shirley is the proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. She enjoys spending time with them on their ranch in the deep South with their three paint horses. Always looking for an adventure, she looks forward to hikes in the mountains chasing waterfalls, or scouring the coast for beautiful lighthouses! Shirley writes to encourage others and often times shares things that motivate and inspire her. She believes in living life to the fullest because no one is promised the gift of another day. Join her as we honor our bodies, minds, hearts, souls, and our Almighty Creator, God above!

26 Comments

  1. Eve I Ate Your Damn Apple
    July 14, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    What a beautiful view! Our backyard is a hill, which is a pain for mowing but breathtaking when it comes to catching sites like these. We also enjoyed the super moon this weekend!

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

      I bet you have quite the view from your backyard on any given night! I love pictures of sunsets and sunrises no matter where I’m at, but it does take your breath away at the beach and in the mountains when you see it!

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  2. Alli
    July 14, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    That super moon photo IS breathtakingly beautiful, as is your description of what you felt when you walked into the open air chapel – a lovely read!

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Alli! I appreciate your kind words. The moon was that very color at moon rise (no editing done at all to that picture) and I think we all gasped when we saw it!

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  3. Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life)
    July 14, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Beautiful photos! Sounds like a wonderful place and how perfect that you met new friends.

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

      Oh yes, Paris! I smile every time I think about it.

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  4. Jeff Jung
    July 14, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    So yes, we were so glad you got to share The Super Moon at Pretty Place with us. Y’all drove a long way and am glad it all worked out. Was truly a magical event that we were delighted to share with you and your family. Bald Rock was the icing on the cake. Till next time we meet, -Jeff and Karen

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

      Jeff, you and Karen are incredible! I’m so glad we met you two last year. What a sweet couple you two make!

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  5. tara pittman
    July 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    The pictures of this place are amazing. This looks like a great place to visit and spend time with our Creator.

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

      Thank you, Tara. It really, truly is! You just feel such a deep connection, there especially!

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  6. kita
    July 14, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    I am from Charleston, SC and I visit Greenville quite often so I will take a trip there the view is breathtaking I know I can just sit there and be peaceful.

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Kita! Oh, I do so love Charleston, too! We go there a lot. You will LOVE Pretty Place!!!

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  7. Bailey K.
    July 14, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, it’s just gorgeous! I love your story about your first trip there. Sometimes the unexpected (and unwanted) things bring about the greatest gifts and greatest joys.

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

      Bailey, that is so very true. I never imagined friendships would be formed from that foggy and rainy night, but what a blessing it has been!

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  8. Ellen Christian
    July 14, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    What gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Ayana Pitterson
    July 14, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    This was a beautiful post! Your selected words made me think that I was not sitting behind a desk reading it, but actually took that “Pretty Place”, although I would say that the place is beyond pretty, it is magnificent. IF I am ever in that area, I will make it a duty to head out there. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

      Ayana, thank you for your kind words. I strive to write in such a way that the person feels as if they’re having the experience as they are reading, and I am very pleased to see that came through in this post by what you wrote. Thank you, again!

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  10. Madaline
    July 14, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    That chapel is simply stunning!

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

      It truly is, Madaline! Thank you for joining us today!

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  11. FabEllis
    July 14, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    Beautiful photos! This is one of the reasons I love traveling. God has truly made some amazing places.

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    • Shirley
      July 14, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

      He sure has. I stand in awe of His beautiful creations.

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  12. Lena Blair
    July 15, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Beautiful photos, I loved the super moon the best!!

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    • Shirley
      July 15, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

      Wasn’t it gorgeous, Lena?! We were in awe of God’s beautiful creations that night, for sure!

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  13. MoxiesGroovyMom
    July 15, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    what a stunning view! thanks for sharing this. i hadn’t heard of it before and it’s not too far from me.

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    • Shirley
      July 15, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      Oh, I love it when I “meet” locals from South Carolina!

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