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Wars of Roses Lost & Found

Lost and found items from Wars of the Roses! Let me know if something is yours so I can get it back to you.
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Ooh half demi gauntlet, dibs!
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In related news, this is my new favorite thing.
Think you've seen every possible food and life hack out there? Think again for these will blow your mind and change your life.
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Kitchen hacj: If you run out if chip clips, you have totally too much junk food. Clean out your pantry! Thanks Nuri. I needed a good cry.
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For #MedievalMonday ‬, I present to you a viking raid wedding cake of epic proportions. To give you some idea of the size, the cakescape is 3'x3' at the base, with the tallest point being 20". While cake, as we know it today, is not medieval, the concept of a sugar showpiece, also known as a subtlety (also spelled soteltie or sotelty), is very medieval.

This cake was made by +Kate's Kakes  for +Peter Olsen and +Nuri Olsen's wedding, with contribution by Tabi Matzke. Photo by +Ken Ernstein. #MySCA  
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They're pulled sugar, airbrushed with red.
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PSA on Ticks

The tick larvae have gotten uppity. These guys decided to come back (inside) and bite me in the ass. Literally.

Yes, that is my THUMB.

Ticks come in bitty, tiny, small, "normal," and OMG HOW LONG HAS THAT BEEN FEEDING? The bitty larvae (teeny tiny with 6 legs instead of 8) don't generally carry diseases though, because they haven't attached to the animals that ticks pick them up from yet. So that's good, I guess, because these look like deer tick larvae as far as I can tell.

One of the best ways you can find attached ticks quickly is by just running your hands over your skin. Tiny ticks will feel like little skin tags/bumps. Bigger ones will feel like, well, bigger skin tags/bumps. It's a little harder to find them in hairy areas, but the same thing works if you're thorough. Do it right after you come in from outside, then again 15 minutes later, and again 15 more minutes later. If you find any, change your clothes and check any areas you've been sitting, then check yourself one more time 15 minutes or so later.

(These two got on me just from sitting on my porch with a long skirt on. Wearing shorts or short skirts is one of the best ways to avoid them because you'll usually feel them trying to crawl up your bare skin and pull them off before they even bite.)
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Yeah, the first time I had a tick bite it was in my hair.  Made me really twitchy about it.  I always run my fingers around my scalp then comb thoroughly.
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For the NC Triangle-area crowd. Some of my friends are trying to sell so they can move closer to Granma & Granpa. Good lil house with a big workshop and land!
This homestead was built in 1912!  It sits on 1.64 acres, and features working shop areas.  Perfect for an artist, landscaper or auto maintenance business owner.  Call Christina McCaffrey, RE/MAX Preferred Associates at (919) 868-4310 for a tour!  Only $160K.  Minutes to downtown Raleigh, Right beside Wake Tech.
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In Their Own Worlds is a project where I'll be taking photos of authors in the worlds of their novels.

I want to create big, beautiful, complicated photoshoots. I've been planning this project for over a year and I've assembled my dream team of artists and authors.

Now I need the budget to make it a reality. Through the backer-exclusive updates, I'll take you with me as I arrange photoshoots, work on props and costumes, recruit models, complete test shots, edit photos and launch a fabulous gallery show.

Click on the link to watch my video, check out the pictures and read more about the project.
J.R. Blackwell is raising funds for In Their Own Worlds on Kickstarter! In Their Own Worlds will photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
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A while ago I asked people what kind of work they'd like to see me do next, and overwhelmingly people said: Do what you love the most.

This is it. This is me taking that advice. So thank you for sharing!
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Stupid Things That Are Pissing Me Off For No Good Reason

Okay internet, we need to talk. It has come to my attention that you have a problem. Well, lots of them, but right now I'm focusing on one specific problem, so just go with me.

You need to stop calling everything a "hack." It's not a hack. It's just doing a thing, using a thing, or making a thing. People have literally been doing that since the beginning of society. When our ancestors picked up stones and sharpened them into blades, they didn't need to call it a hack. IT WAS JUST MAKING A THING.

It was cute at first when you were using the term to apply to re-purposing things for uses they were never intended for. That's great. Very Depression-era mend-and-make-do thinking. (By the way, people in the Depression never called reusing things a "hack" either.) But now you are using the word hack to apply to pretty much any project where you make, change, or finish a thing. NO. IT'S NOT A HACK. STOP IT.

This article, for instance. ( This article has some cute ideas for home decor. But I must protest the headline. PAINTING A DRESSER IS NOT A HACK. People have been doing that for as long as there have been dressers. In fact, unfinished furniture stores exist solely to serve the market of people who want to put their own custom finish on furniture!

Likewise, PAINTING A GLASS IS NOT A HACK. See above. It's just putting some fucking paint on a fucking glass. Covering lampshades with fabric? Hello, have you HEARD of Martha Stewart, and if not, how are you even posting on the internet right now from your cave?

This article goes on to suggest other great innovations such as lining a tray with fabric and putting beads on things. SUCH INSPIRE. VERY HACK.

Look, I have no problem with people rehashing decor ideas and making DIY articles on the internet. Go on with your bad self! But OTHER people who are pretending to "write" articles by just aggregating a bunch of photos and links and then making a list of "hacks" need to PIPE THE FUCK DOWN. They're not hacks. And you're not fooling anyone about your writing abilities. Stop it. JUST STOP IT. YOU'RE DOING A BAD THING AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.

So next time you see a neat idea and you feel tempted to say, "hey, that's a great hack!" just stop. Stop and say to yourself, "Self, I think you mean that's a great IDEA. Because putting fucking paint on a fucking glass is not a hack, no matter how pretty the finished product looks."
You don't need to spend a lot or be an expert at DIY or crafting to bring some ingenious decorating solutions into your living space. Today we gathered 20
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What? You're not a Disney Princess? Obviously I raised you wrong. 
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WOW. We have so many talented people in our Kingdom, and this is just a sampling! WANT.
The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today. Each month features a poem about an SCA activity with an accompanying illustration. Blank notecards are also…
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Hmmm, hey, have you seen this? You should definitely buy the album.

You know, if you're into that kind of thing. Which I am.
Because music shared is a treasure to be cherished. And damned expensive.
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I just want to take a moment to pimp this little herb shop, Colonial Creek Farms. In my quest for Silver Thyme, I ended up ordering 3 varieties of thyme, 2 mints, and winter savory from them. The packing was the BEST I have ever seen for live plants, the plants were quite full and large, and the shipping costs and practices are excellent. If you are looking for rare or hard-to-find varieties, I highly recommend them!
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Do that! Strawberries love to hang out.
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Yes. Very yes.
The big reveal!  This is what +Anna Kreider and I have been working on for the past few months, and hope to be working on for quite a few months into the future.

Princess Charming will be a series of books for awesome princesses — whether said princess is the one-year-old in your lap or your own inner princess.

These are princesses that you won't find anywhere else.  Princesses who defy convention, princesses who don't fit into mainstream molds, princesses who are as awesome as our own kids.

We're starting off with Princess Kadri and three books: a picture book, a bedtime book, and an early reader book.  After our initial funding goal, we'll unlock additional princesses, each awesome in their own way and each with their own stories to tell.

I am unspeakably excited about this project and I'm really looking forward to seeing if it's got the legs to do the heavy lifting I hope it can do.  If you've got a couple minutes, please check out the kickstarter.  If you've got a few seconds, please reshare, retweet, reblog, and share this around.

It's only with your help that this project will fulfill its potential.  Thanks! :)
We're making fairy tale books with princesses that kids can admire and aspire to be!
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Stuff from the Depths
Starting at the low, low price of "make me an offer."

I'll be adding Tees shortly.

(I think the art books are gone to an art teacher, but the knitting books are still here.)

+Peter Olsen please double check that you're cool getting rid of any wallscrolls that are yours.
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nooope. I've been trying to mark/take down anything that's gone.
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    Disaster Assistance Representative, 2014 - present
  • American Forest Management
    GIS Forester, 2007 - 2009
  • NC State University
    TA, tutor, 2006 - 2007
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Guilderland, NY
Albany, NY - White Plains, NY - Hillsborough, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Some days, the only thing that makes the pain bearable is MOAR FIBER.
J.D, Front Row Crew member, SCAdian, traditional & fiber artist, thing-maker.
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Really good at talking a lot, mediation, critical analysis, and making things.
  • Pace University School of Law
    2007 - 2012
  • North Carolina State University
    Forest Management, 2004 - 2007
  • East Carolina University
    2002 - 2004
  • North Carolina School of Science and Math
    2000 - 2002
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Adrian, Finnguala ingen Néill meic Chuircc, Songjewel
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The New York State Sheep and Wool festival held at the Dutchess County fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York is sponsored by the Dutchess Count

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