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Melissa https://www.erikajaneamerika.com/new-products/
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Melissa
_______________________________________________________  Sitting in the back room 
waiting for the big boom.
6 56 Yesterday
_______________________________________________________ sitting in the back room
waiting for the big boom.
melissastilwellphotography

@melissastilwellphotography

Melissa
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 Sunday morning thoughts:
Sean Whiting and the Handsome Bastards consists of Sean Whiting, David Prince, Chris Justice, and Hayden Miles. Sans Sean Whiting and add Teresa Prince and you have Luna and the Mountain Jets. Take away David and Teresa Prince, add Honey, LB, and a rotary phone and you have Laid Back Country Picker.
Trade Honey, Laid Back, and the rotary phone for Kenny Miles and Lee Owen and you have Wayne Graham. Sprinkle in Josh Nolan who can seamlessly play anything that makes a noise, and you can basically take over the free world. 
What a brilliant union of literally the top 1% of talent in the business exploding from the Appalachian foothills. 
A family band in its most beautiful form, accidentally and then also strategically used to utilize their gifts to the fullest potential, every single time they load in. 
6 degrees of Eastern Kentucky separation, if you will...coming to a town near you. 
Enough to make your head spin.
Go check em out and try not to get dizzy with Joy, pun intended. 
@seanwhitingmusic 
@lunaandthemountainjets 
@laidbackcountrypicker 
@wayne_insta_graham 
@notjoshnolan
4 53 6 days ago
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sunday morning thoughts:
sean whiting and the handsome b******s consists of sean whiting, david prince, chris justice, and hayden miles. sans sean whiting and add teresa prince and you have luna and the mountain jets. take away david and teresa prince, add honey, lb, and a rotary phone and you have laid back country picker.
trade honey, laid back, and the rotary phone for kenny miles and lee owen and you have wayne graham. sprinkle in josh nolan who can seamlessly play anything that makes a noise, and you can basically take over the free world.
what a brilliant union of literally the top 1% of talent in the business exploding from the appalachian foothills.
a family band in its most beautiful form, accidentally and then also strategically used to utilize their gifts to the fullest potential, every single time they load in.
6 degrees of eastern kentucky separation, if you will...coming to a town near you.
enough to make your head spin.
go check em out and try not to get dizzy with “joy”, pun intended.
@seanwhitingmusic
@lunaandthemountainjets
@laidbackcountrypicker
@wayne_insta_graham
@notjoshnolan
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Melissa
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You came on 70 degree Wednesday in January. 
Ive been warm every day since.
0 39 2 weeks ago
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you came on 70 degree wednesday in january.
i’ve been warm every day since.
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Melissa
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Paisley, 
Since you read now, it seems only fitting I write this directly to you. 
As your mama its difficult to capture the myriad of feelings I have as you turn another year older. On the one hand, I mourn the growing up that we all must do. On the other hand, I am so thankful for exactly where you are and hopeful of what you will be.
This year, I wish you more than happiness. Cause sweetheart let me tell you, life is so much more than being happy. 
Dont settle for happiness alone. 
My wish for you is to see a larger world beyond your immediate environment: a world wracked with pain and full of beauty, a world waiting for you to live life fully. 
I hope you look for adventure and new horizons, and I also pray that you see the plight of others and have the courage to engage with and for them. I want you to learn that while I want wonderful things for you, the world is not all about your happiness. We share this planet, and you have gifts to enrich it and so much to receive from it. 
Ask good questions, and dont be satisfied with easy answers. 
Travel. Exercise. Read. Explore. Try. Fail. Try again. 
Enjoy nature, and love animals. Acquire knowledge, but dont stop there. 
Seek wisdom. Pray for peace, and participate in the making of it, too. Find your faith, and speak about your hope.
 I wish for you deep friendships, loving relationships, and genuine community. 
We need one another. 
Dont do this alone. 
Practice forgiveness. 
Use more kindness than necessary. Discover what makes you come alive, and share that with others. Embrace who you are with confidence and honor other people with reverence.
I wish for you more than pursed-lips, hands-on-hips selfies. I wish you more than posted-on-social-media depictions of joy. I wish you purpose, independence,and grace. 
I wish that with each passing year, you maintain that youthful energy and whimsical imagination. I wish those beautiful brown eyes that I first fell in love with 7 years ago stay wide open to a world full of possibility and love.
Im proud of you. 
Happy Birthday baby.
You are golden.
#seven
0 55 3 weeks ago
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paisley,
since you read now, it seems only fitting i write this directly to you.
as your mama it’s difficult to capture the myriad of feelings i have as you turn another year older. on the one hand, i mourn the growing up that we all must do. on the other hand, i am so thankful for exactly where you are and hopeful of what you will be.
this year, i wish you more than happiness. cause sweetheart let me tell you, life is so much more than being happy.
don’t settle for happiness alone.
my wish for you is to see a larger world beyond your immediate environment: a world wracked with pain and full of beauty, a world waiting for you to live life fully.
i hope you look for adventure and new horizons, and i also pray that you see the plight of others and have the courage to engage with and for them. i want you to learn that while i want wonderful things for you, the world is not all about your happiness. we share this planet, and you have gifts to enrich it and so much to receive from it.
ask good questions, and don’t be satisfied with easy answers.
travel. exercise. read. explore. try. fail. try again.
enjoy nature, and love animals. acquire knowledge, but don’t stop there.
seek wisdom. pray for peace, and participate in the making of it, too. find your faith, and speak about your hope.
i wish for you deep friendships, loving relationships, and genuine community.
we need one another.
don’t do this alone.
practice forgiveness.
use more kindness than necessary. discover what makes you come alive, and share that with others. embrace who you are with confidence and honor other people with reverence.
i wish for you more than pursed-lips, hands-on-hips selfies. i wish you more than posted-on-social-media depictions of joy. i wish you purpose, independence,and grace.
i wish that with each passing year, you maintain that youthful energy and whimsical imagination. i wish those beautiful brown eyes that i first fell in love with 7 years ago stay wide open to a world full of possibility and love.
i’m proud of you.
happy birthday baby.
you are golden.
#seven
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Petrified warmth.
0 23 3 weeks ago
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petrified warmth.
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Melissa
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Theres a lake of stew and of whiskey too.
1 56 3 weeks ago
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there’s a lake of stew and of whiskey too.
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Melissa
_______________________________________________________ I couldn't be happy
 in the city at night
You can't see the stars
 for the neon light
Sidewalk's dirty
 and the river's worse
The underground trains
 all run in reverse
0 48 3 weeks ago
_______________________________________________________ “i couldn't be happy
in the city at night
you can't see the stars
for the neon light
sidewalk's dirty
and the river's worse
the underground trains
all run in reverse”
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Melissa
_______________________________________________________  3 days have passed and Im still trying to clear that Christmas haze from my head....or maybe this foggy world that lies between Christmas and New Years is really just my brain  trying to realign to the mundane. 
At any rate, this year was especially cool.
They are 6 and 4 and everything had meaning. 
Everything was magical. 
I am so thankful to be able to experience this life with them. 
They are the greatest gifts Ive ever known.
0 43 4 weeks ago
_______________________________________________________ 3 days have passed and i’m still trying to clear that christmas haze from my head....or maybe this foggy world that lies between christmas and new years is really just my brain trying to realign to the mundane.
at any rate, this year was especially cool.
they are 6 and 4 and everything had meaning.
everything was magical.
i am so thankful to be able to experience this life with them.
they are the greatest gifts i’ve ever known.
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Melissa
Twas the weekend of Legendary Creatures, all through the house. 朵領儭劾
#firsttimer
1 49 4 weeks ago
Twas the weekend of legendary creatures, all through the house. 朵‍儭劾
#firsttimer
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Dream house dolls.
0 35 4 weeks ago
Dream house dolls.
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He does exist.
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#honkytonkheroes #toydrive #blacksheepstage #huntington #westvirginia #kidsneedtoys #charityevent #laidbackcountrypicker #nonfictionalcharacters #chairmanoftheboard
3 78 5 weeks ago
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he does exist.
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#honkytonkheroes #toydrive #blacksheepstage #huntington #westvirginia #kidsneedtoys #charityevent #laidbackcountrypicker #nonfictionalcharacters #chairmanoftheboard