Real Mountain Values started as a running joke between myself, Brianna Willis and my husband, Patrick. A certain politician ran a campaign that constantly discussed mountain values. To tell you the truth Patrick and I don’t remember that much about the campaign other than every time we would see a sign or commercial we would discuss exactly what made up a mountain value… Shotgun weddings? Jacked up trucks? Bud vs Miller vs Coors? Somehow, we decided that we exhibited “Real Mountain Values” and subsequently realized the domain was amazingly not taken. Voila! We were born.
In the beginning, we basically blogged to entertain ourselves. Wait… We still do that…. Anyway: We got some pretty positive feedback about our brand of humor, but then we had a baby, went back to work, bought another house… Basically, life interfered with our blogging. However, we missed the fun of creating something. After much discussion we decided we wanted to turn from doing just a random blog and focus. Occasionally though, were still going to have to be our sarcastic selves. Your welcome to skip those posts.
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Hi, I’m Brianna. I have currently celebrated my 3rd annual 29th birthday and am the mama of the most awesome toddler in the world, McClain. Even better, I’m married to the most awesome husband in the world, Patrick (My elder by two months). I’m not biased or anything… I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while, Patrick attended Puke Duke University down the road. We’ve been together 13 years and married 8. Clearly, when we find something great we stick with it.
My family is originally from Western North Carolina, so as we were trying to decide what to do with our lives after college we took a short tour up here… Which, ended with us never leaving. We are quite happy to call our stinky, little mill town home and even more excited about renovating our 1930′s bungalow. We love the small town life, and think we are lucky to be able to experience a bit of “traditional” blue collar America, while surrounded with breathtaking natural beauty. We hope you enjoy our slightly different take on life and we welcome you along for the ride.
Brianna & Patrick
Photography courtesy of Mark Schueler Photography