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Willow Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa ️! Thanks to Grammie @bettems for the book. Still a fave. 12h

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irjaelisa An event that is just as gorgeous in daylight as it is at night. Stunning work @blueprintstudiosevents! #showreadyphoto #eventprofs 16h

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Mayfair Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa A little someone couldn't wait for his "bear gorillas" this morning and decided to make them all by himself. That bowl is a colander. 2d

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Juno Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Homeward bound. Can't wait to hug my baby. 3d

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irjaelisa Oh, hello, 36-hrs of vacation. Aren't you are site for sore eyes. 5d

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irjaelisa Trains 5d

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Sierra Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Oh, hello, Monday. One of us is ready for you. Hint: not me. 1w

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Sierra Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Stoked. 2w
  •   bettems He's playing it cool. 2w

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Normal Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Good morning, handsome boy 2w

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Inkwell Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa That's not a toy vacuum. And he's doing a great job. Very thorough. 2w
  •   l_verb Have him come on over after :) 2w

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irjaelisa Otter! It's been a fun weekend exploring with this guy 2w

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Normal Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa No makeup, no filters. I kicked soy about 3-months ago, and while I'm still a little more rosie (and more wrinkly) than I'd prefer, there hasn't been a breakout in ages. Yay!! 3w
  •   codyt That smile :) 2w
  •   jgogna Why did you kick it? 2w
  •   irjaelisa @jgogna -- I've struggled with my skin since my early 20s. Cycles of super inflamed redness & bumps, cystic acne on my chin, random breakouts across my cheeks. I tried every gentle and not-so-gentle cleanser/mask/minerals makeup available. If one did help, it only would for a a couple weeks at best. Then I started hearing that my diet could be affecting my health & skin. Sugar is definitely a trigger for my skin (particular the cystic acne), but after a suggestion from a friend, I decided to try giving up soy. I had been drinking a ton of it daily in my lattes, so it kinda made sense that it could be the issue. About two weeks in, I noticed my skin starting to clear. It just got better from there. I can't say for sure that it's the soy, but the correlation is strong. 2w
  •   jgogna So interesting!! I've had flare ups too on my face lately. Attributed it to psoriasis (I have), rosacea or new face cream. It finally calmed down, but I totally can relate. I have had luck in the past by cutting out gluten. I did it accidentally before my wedding when I stopped eating carbs. Always looking for a miracle cure! 2w
  •   irjaelisa @jgogna - it's similar to all the dietary changes we've made with E. Since his diagnosis in December, we started the "autism" diet (basically gluten & casein free + soy free for him), and have seen HUGE results. Exploding vocab and first self constructed sentence (tons more since then too), stimming behaviors reduced to nothing, enjoying being read & sung to (he previously refused both), generally becoming much more engaged. I can't say for sure it's the diet, but when all the progress started, it was the only thing that we had changed. Most in the medical field would write it off as coincidental tho. 2w
  •   irjaelisa Totally!! I have Rosacea too, and a handful of other inflammation issues (asthma being one). My *plan* is to shift my diet to anti-inflammatory foods and cut gluten/dairy. I'm mostly there. Soy was my biggest hurdle just due to the coffee. Burritos are my next hurdle. Ha! That's gonna be a tough one. 2w
  •   jgogna That is so amazing that E has responded so well to the diet! I take half of what the dr's say seriously. My last flare up, they offered me no help what so ever. I truly believe diet effects so much more than is understood. I'd much rather try changing my lifestyle instead of trying to play catch up treating the disease with a bunch of medicine that has side effects. I hear you on the burritos tho!!! 2w
  •   irjaelisa @jgogna it really is amazing. The science just hasn't caught up yet. And, everyone is different with food allergies, sensitivities & intolerances, so it's a bit of a trial & error game until you find what works for you. Keep trying! 2w

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irjaelisa A little walk through the woods to wrap up our morning. 3w

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irjaelisa Close encounters 3w

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irjaelisa On safari. 3w
  •   milezisawesome Beautiful 3w
  •   peachemo Did you know that in the lion exhibit in Africa hall the buffalo in the back that seem to be a picture are actually a projection and they move?? 3w
  •   irjaelisa I did, @peachemo! I thought I was losing my mind the first time I noticed it. The elephants in the back on this exhibit move too. Awesome detail. 3w
  •   irjaelisa Thanks, @milezisawesome! They really did a phenom job with the dioramas in African Hall. I would love to photograph a band in one someday. 3w
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Video Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa The sound is super creepy, but I'm loving the slow-mo! 3w
  •   sargentwookie Ha! I love the sound and how it just doesn't fit the cuteness, at all. 3w

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Amaro Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Welcome to SF @bizbash!! Great party tonight! Fun to see so my familiar faces. Love our industry #bizbashsf #eventprofs #showreadyphoto 4w

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Ludwig Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa So long, Ruby. You were a sweet little ride 4w
  •   onny28 Where is she going? 4w
  •   irjaelisa She's on her way to NPR Car Donation services to (hopefully!) bring them a little cash. @onny28 4w

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Crema Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa Silly dude. 4w

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Normal Irja (sounds like ear-yah)
irjaelisa One more snack before heading home. See you soon, SFO! 1mon

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