Fairy Stone State Park

Recently we discovered we live near Fairy Stone State Park, near Bassett, Virginia.  Fairy Stone Park EntranceMost local Wise Countians have either seen "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" an annual outdoor drama or The June Tolliver House. Both of which are located in Big Stone Gap. Abe loves road trips I've always meant to pick one up … Continue reading Fairy Stone State Park

My View From 1502 is for sale…

MY VIEW FROM 1502 IS FOR SALEIf you know someone who would love a beautiful, single level home (with a many amenities)  Our home is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Southwest VirginiaCan you imagine this view gets more spectacular? It does! When fall paints the trees in reds, yellows and oranges, it is simply breathtaking!and don't forget...The … Continue reading My View From 1502 is for sale…

Pack, Unpack, Move….repeat

My goodness, if anyone ever tells you moving is not too difficult, thena) they do not own many material things or b) they are lying. Since January 1, I have experienced a lot of transition in both my personal and professional life. For some reason, the expectation is that change will be negative. That is simply not … Continue reading Pack, Unpack, Move….repeat

A New Journey Begins: Traditional to Farmhouse Fabulous

As promised, I am back to say hello! and offer up my excuse for lack of blogging: I am moving! Our lives were turned sideways a few months back, and because of this major change, we are moving. Being fortunate enough to have several options was really nice, too! We will be saying goodbye to our big, … Continue reading A New Journey Begins: Traditional to Farmhouse Fabulous

What happens when an artist and a tech guru collaborate….?

DESTINATION WISE COUNTY COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOKCREATED BY VALERIE DOWDY & DANIEL STANLEY¬© VALERIE DOWDY ART 2015(thats what you get!)COVER FRONT AND BACKVIDEO SHARING DETAILS OF THE COLORING BOOK BELOWI recently talked about my collaboration with friend, Daniel Stanley. We are finished and our books are on the way! We are proud to share this book … Continue reading What happens when an artist and a tech guru collaborate….?