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Christi Nielsen
Artist. I tried to contain myself, but I escaped.
Artist. I tried to contain myself, but I escaped.

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Love coffee? Love to cook? Want to experiment with some new recipes made with coffee? You have about 1.5 hours left to get in on Jerry James Stone's latest cookbook on Kickstarter!

Yes, you'll find yummy desserts, but this goes beyond that. There are many savory dishes such as mushroom risotto, lamb chops, etc. They're using coffee as a spice.

Why am I plugging this?
1- Because Jerry is awesome
2- Because I have his first cookbook which is lots of fun with great recipes
3- Because I want this Kickstarter to succeed because I want eeeeeeet! =D
Check it out!

Friends, we raised over $1K in a day. So close to making my next cookbook happen! Can you support us even more?

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Dear 20 and 30 year olds: There shall come a day in your late 40s when you accept the fact that a mild urge to pee on the way home will morph itself into a rendition of Hammer Time the second you step outside the car and try to make it inside before the flood gates open and the parted sea is closed.

You will realize at this moment… “Ohhhhh. THAT’s what the Kegels were for." Don’t skip the Kegels, ladies.

P.S. That might have been a bit much, but I feel the sass returning. And I love her.

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A house I shot this summer. Yes, please.

I feel like this epitomizes the weather in North Texas this time of year. It's like getting a tiny little dose of California. But only for a few weeks. :)


When life gives me lemons, I caramelize onions.

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This weekend was the last shoot for this house. I've been shooting it all year, as certain parts of the house were finished. Only 1.8 million dollars in renovations. Great day.

This is what it looked like last night at dusk. I suppose I could be forced to live here. But then, the mosquitos came. O M G Thousands of them. If you turn around from this view, you see the lake. Eeeeeek! There are misters all over the place that come on periodically to shoo the mosquitos. Uh huh. No workie, people. :P

Dear Austin: I'm coming to see you!!!

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My student's final project. I. Am. Dying. This is work by Allen Lowder. He gave me permission to share. If you share, please include credit. :) #electiontrilogy  

There are 3 separate images, but I put them together like this for posting. Hope you can read everything.

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This is one thing I do NOT miss about California. One of my friends who lives in Santa Clarita sent me this today. I hope all my friends are safe. Much love.

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Almost 4 years ago, I found myself paralyzed in an abusive situation. I was a shell of my former self, with little to no hope left.

I don’t remember when I started following +Marylou Falstreau, but her paintings and stories gave me a glimpse of a girl I once knew. One of her paintings really spoke to me, and I had to have it. But I couldn't afford it. She sent me a small print of the piece anyway. I was shocked and so grateful.

This is the story that goes with this piece...

"One day she woke up and opened her arms untying the knots tangled and turned them into golden ribbons streaming from her heart. She wondered how the simplicity of it had escaped her memory and kept her tangled in this dance for so long.

Today she dances with sunlight and the soft ocean breeze that sways trees and releases crimson petals breaking free, no longer bound to anything. She is boundless, she is as big as the ocean, she is as big as the sky, she breaks free. She is crimson like a rose petal. She breaks FREE."

I just discovered this print as I unpacked another box that has been in storage for almost 3 years. And it now has new meaning as I find myself finally independent again.

Marylou, you will never know what this print meant to me. I cannot thank you enough. xoxox
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