I don't know if I've ever written about this here, but I've been lifting heavy things since last February. I've really, really loved the transformation my body and mind have gone through by power lifting. I took about a month off in December (because it's my busy working-18-hours-day season), but I'm finally getting back up to my pre-holiday numbers...
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nebula:
Yessss killing it
elizathetroll:
Neat! Is that the Stronglifts 5x5 app? I was wondering if I should get it.

Huh. Long time, no see, eh?

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caraphernelia:
aww kitty :33
stephr:
Hahaha, nice cat
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Our day was pretty freaking amazing, despite a bunch of guests cancelling last minute, some family drama and a snafu with the bar. We had so much fun and three days later I'm still recovering from the excitement. I'm sure I'll be flooding you all with the pro pictures once we get them, but for now these few swiped from friends will
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littlejohn22:
this is so exciting, so happy for you and such a great hall.
sugadaddi:
Congratulations, you two look great!
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So, 33 days from the wedding. Yup. That's a thing that's happening. Holy shitballs.
We've been having a fun, sometimes stressful, time planning this shindig. But it's all coming together nicely in these last few weeks. I'm making pretty much everything myself, as I feel it was sort of expected (and gob knows I'm not shy about using my...
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amberink:
Beautiful *-*
kaarla:
So cuteee‚ô•‚ô•
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Okay, not really. Well, kinda. But sans the khakis, chambray shirts and jail time.

My shop Papyrusaurus is nominated this year for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. It's to honor the best of the best in small businesses offering crafts, food, design and clothing. It would be a HUGE honor to even make the final 1000, let alone receive one of the ten...
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teflondrill:
Uh oh..that coffee print is calling me
iso:
Good grief...why is this getting attention a year late?  So weird.
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The dude and I had date night last night. And not only did we consume delicious chicken and waffles, cajun grilled shrimp, crab cakes and perfect cocktails at my favorite local bistro (Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro, if you're interested) but we had tattoo adventures afterwards! The dude ended up making an appointment for a later date, but I got something I've been waiting...
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billpowerssr:
LOVE IT !!!
endowdly:
This is so wicked. Fezzes are cool. 
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Well, I suppose it's time once again for one of those update thingies I'm so awful at.

Sooooo, things have been busy. I've continued to bust my butt with my business Papyrusaurus, trying to kick my usually slow summer season's ass. And with the launch of a new venue in Pittsburgh, and starting to venture into refurbishing vintage things with my...
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johnnysniper:
Oh I see. Well, I'm still going to pretend that the bar gives them to you to draw while you have a drink, that's way more fun. Maybe I'll start a bar that does that (and also serves wine slushies, which I assume are as excellent as they sound!)
harshrocker:
That's cool things are going well for you. Looks like you are quite busy with craft life.
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Which you can probably hear all the way around the globe at this point.

I just got a call from the gallery that hosted the paper arts show I made a piece for and apparently I won 2nd place, which equals a $200 prize. I seriously screamed at the top of my lungs after I hung up. I went to the opening last week, and...
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iso:
Considering it's also going to be covered in flowers, I don't think it will read as violence.  They'll take it as whimsical or fantastical.  They're more concerned with blood and gore.
nikonphoto80:
congratulations!!!  getting recognized for your art is one of the best feelings.  
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What's the world coming to?

Actually I just finished photographing my piece for a paper arts show at a local gallery and I'm so in love with the damn thing that I had to share it.

Behold my thing!

It's made from a children's book I've had since second grade (so..22 years or so.) The pages are tucked and
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nikonphoto80:
it looks amazing!!!  good job.  
mrwaverly:
That's really lovely. Being without an artistic atom in my body, I both envy, and appreciate it. Great work!