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  Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:46 PM
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Rocking the #skeeball with Miranda at #chuckeecheeses. This place hasn't changed since I was six. I love the fact that games are still a quarter. Makes me feel like I've really made it in the world. :). Two bucks was a big deal. Now I'll drop a ten just cause I can. ;) Question: Is there anything that you share with your kids from your childhood? What's is it that brought you back?
  • Comics. For sure. And hotwheels.

  • She's good!!😁

  • @missreesemarie Reese beat me to this one! Hot Wheels for sure! They were the first thing I pulled out of the attic when my oldest(now 8) was able to play with toys. Now I've stepped up my Hot Wheels action, @joshjohnson . Like you dropping the 10 at ChuckieCheese, we set up my point and shoot on the floor as they race across the wood floor and slam into each other. She loves playing the video back frame by frame to do an accident recreation. (ok, honestly, I do too!)

  • Our daughter just turned 4. Through an odd set of circumstances, some relatives had recently shipped my 1970s era Barbie Townhouse. It had been in an attic all this time and in great condition. Decided that it would be more fun to put it back together for her birthday. Totally cool/weird to pass it along. She loves it.

  • No kids, but I'd like to share "Singing in the Rain" with my nieces.

  • @joshjohnson so many things came back around from when I was young. But I was the tomboy with parents that wouldn't let me play with boy "stuff." I was over the moon when I had 2 boys & Transformers came back!

  • Classic. I was always scared of the man inside of the mouse costume!

  • M*A*S*H They both watched reruns with me and now they both love it.

  • I was at Chuck E. Cheese for my niece's birthday party. I haven't been there since I was a kid. All the games took me right back to my youth. It was an awesome feeling! I spent so much money on tokens to get her a toy that probably cost $2 to make, but to see her face light up makes it all worth it!

  • My love of Journey REO and all the old bands. We've been to many of concerts of theirs.

  • 80's kid's shows & cartoons! Chase already gets super happy when I cue up Fraggle Rock.

  • My little pony✨💓

  • For me it's my granddaughter. Already did The Rolling Stones with them years ago. We love sharing movies and music. She's amazed at how much I know about all genres

  • I rock at skee ball. I can kick any kid's butt.

  • Shared what a box score means today.

  • I love that game!

  • k8emc 5y ago

    Just tonight, my six year old and I were singing along to No Doubt together in the car :)

  • Yep 80's tv for me too... And movies and music and games from back then too. My kids love Voltron and Star Wars, The Muppet Show and so many other things that I loved. And of course, they love Chuck E Cheezus. (That's how they say it.)

  • In Salem (Oregon) there is a little arcade that is a blast for even grown ups. It's called Wunderland and all the games are operated on nickels. I took Gage there when we were up in December. It was such a blast and it really took me back to when I was his age. And pshhh twenty bucks lasted us over an hour!

  • I love the fact that my kids enjoy some of the very same things I did as a kid, but those things are now "25th anniversary" editions, and "vintage" -- makes me feel old to say the least.

  • I didn't have the best upbringing, so I would spend a lot of time pretending. I was a mermaid, Jane from Tarzan, some kind of adventurer or another. My daughter, almost 3, is at the pretending stage so I try to encourage her and pretend with her because I was raised that thinking that was wasn't logical and stupid, not normal. Now we can be mermaids together.

  • my action figures 👊

  • I've been sharing my love for old school rock n roll with Emma since she was in the womb, playing Queen, Aerosmith, BTO, The Beatles, along with some soul, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, etc. toss in some Beach Boys and MJ for good measure...:) she already shows excellent taste in music...something I'm quite proud of! :)

  • I miss you a lot. So many things came back around when I was Teen... Actually 13een...

  • I used to love to go rock hopping as a kid. Jumping from rock to rock along the seashore in Massachusetts. Its a game to see how far you dare to jump and how fast you can go. Now there is a place where I have gone a couple of times with my son, who is eight. It will be a great day when he can out-jump me!

  • I was sung songs to go to sleep, so now I sing my son songs to go to sleep. Though, more often than not he prefers me to sing one direction, rather than the Barney song I once loved so much. Kids these days!

  • In Maine, we only have one amusement park. I went there as a kid and later as a camp counselor. It is rather small and a little dated, but provided plenty of fun memories. I just took my daughter there on Saturday and we had a blast!

  • Played skeeball with my son (12) there at a four year old's party first time at a chuckie cheese but the skeeball brings me right back too!!!

  • Where I come from we Mom's think they should hand out bottles of vodka on the way in to CC!! Hope you had fun! (PS- I like to share football games with my kids).

  • Cool

  • Music,absolutely. That,and lying on the driveway waiting for falling stars...I swear there's one every 30 min.

  • I love to share my love for the 80s, gotta make sure to raise my kids right lol ;)

  • Magnets. Totally magnets. My son and I both love them and can't get enough! Though, my daughters are much less enthusiastic. I don't know why... LOL

  • Im still a kid but I hope I can share my music with my kids when I have them :) music and cartoons. Not the new Ben 10 cartoons but the old Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo etc.

  • Ummmm...that place has changed A LOT. lol

  • The old tv shows, you know, the ones that were worth watching . . . Get Smart, Knight Rider, Different Strokes, Family Ties, A-Team, MacGuyver . . . So on and so forth. The funny thing, they seen to like those better than most of the newer shows! : )

  • Books. Of course. The feel, the smell of a book in hand, turning pages. The delicious magic of loosing yourself in words strung together to create a story you simultaneously read and live. Sneaking more reading time with a flashlight under the covers. Not even specific books, although there are those, but the experience of books.

  • My kids would all rather watch older cartoons(think Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, Flintstones etc.) than the new junk. I am proud to say they also know who Alf is and they've watched Dinosaurs( I da baby gotta love me). Some of the new things just really aren't worth letting my kids see. Innocence is bliss.

  • I wanna go there so bad

  • @joshjohnson Hoping my comment was not misconstrued and removed but that maybe I messed up somehow...My daughter still loves Skee ball this takes me back, nice shot☺

  • My 3 year old daughter is raw at climbing trees 😄 just like I was😉

  • Been trying to get our kiddos to a cake walk (so far they haven't been, but hopefully in a few weeks!). Was a part of childhood from age 3-12, nearly every summer and late-autumn Saturday (townsfolk each bring a homemade cake or sweet, baked goodie. All goodies are placed on tables in the center of a numbered walking ring. Folks buy tix (25cents each) and walk around the circle while a marching band plays. When the music stops, leader draws a ticket. Whoever is standing on the number drawn, wins a cake. Like musical chairs, only sweeter, and with multiple winners. Was a great way to share good food, good music, good company! One Sat my sister won 6 cakes! Lucky one! :)

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Good morning again guys. Hope you had a great week. Thank you so much for your participation yesterday and the day before. I really loved the discussion and the deeper dive. Today let’s do a theme titled “Dreamy”. Show us pictures that fit the prompt “Dreamy”. This image is from @pearlincandyland and it first got the nod from @jj_editor_dave. Our tag is #jj_forum_2080. - @joshjohnson.
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Every morning, NYC time, we make a post announcing our new theme and tag. Your job is to tag images that fit the theme. You can use shots you have already posted but we really love to see the theme inspire you to find new shots. The @jj_editors, @kevinkuster and I scour the tag and repost our favorite submissions through out the day. Over half a million people might see your pic! Pretty cool stuff.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 4:22 AM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @gmarino’s account.
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1. “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention”.
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2. Your thumbnail grid itself can be a masterpiece. Three really IS a magic number. His unique 3 shot format works wonderfully well. Make sure you check it out for yourself.
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3. One man’s weeds are another’s fine art sculpture.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 17, 2017 2:36 AM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @brookiephoto’s account.
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1. Photographers kid’s get THE BEST senior photos! At least one’s with moms as talented as Brooke. You HAVE to look at her son’s shots with his drums on the salt flats.
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2. Pink dinosaurs will do your dishes, if you ask them nicely.
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3. You don’t need glitz or flash to make wonderful images. A strong does of heart will do just fine.
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Big congrats on the feature Brooke. I’m a fan for sure. Thanks for being a part of the #JJ family and a quick thanks to @jj_editor_arashrimus_ for his initial feature of this image.
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It’s an important theme I think. For the last two days #JJ has been all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:46 PM (UTC)
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3 things I learned while exploring @pattykl’s account.
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1. Zombies should keep their eyes in their heads! (Take a look at her account and you’ll see I’m right! Yikes!).
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2. She’s got a wonderful range. From street photography, to glamour, to nature photography in her home country a of Mexico, Patty does it all!.
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3. Smart people can be creative too. 🙂. Patty is both a is both a psychologist and a molecular biologist! Oh. And a wonderful Photographer as well.
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Big congrats on the feature patty. Thank you for being you and for being a part of the #JJ family.
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Hi guys! Don’t worry I’m fine. I got three worried text messages so far today. I’m glad you guys are tuning in. 😆😘. Hahahaha. Yesterday I mentioned that I want to take a couple days on the current theme. Check the discussion yesterday for even more details.
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It’s an important theme I think. For the last two days #JJ is all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way.
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Our assignment is to break out, by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the last couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned.
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This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of picture. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular. - @joshjohnson.
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 9:28 PM (UTC)
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This is such a good reminder that we should never lose our sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around us. Where this adventurous spirit peeks into this hollow trunk to discover what lays inside I would be worried about the insects and creepy crawlies I would encounter and steer clear. Thanks, Bri, for sharing this beautiful scene and reminding us to just go out and explore! Thanks to Anarchy page @jj_memories for the original feature. Please go and show some love to both beautiful galleries! ~ 🙋🏻 Jackie @jaxkm2
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Photographer: @briviglianco
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:49 PM (UTC)
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Our theme for the next two days is all about “Discovery”. Our tag is #jj_forum_2079. The big idea is that it’s far too easy to become immune to all the everyday gifts that life sends our way. Our assignment the next two days is to break out of that rut by taking pictures. Using our cameras to really see and discover things we often overlook.
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This frog in the kettle apathy is just part of human nature isn’t it? I shared in the previous post that, yes, sometimes I can even take the thousands of pictures you guys post to the forum as part of my job and not the amazing gift they are.
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So here’s my personal challenge over the next couple days. I’m gonna spend some serious time in the accounts of the photographers I feature, then I’m going to report back to you what I’ve learned. This is my way of breaking below the surface of a big long stack of pictures. It’s my way of getting to the meat of the fact that these shots actually represent fascinating PEOPLE like you. With thousands of images sent my way every day, that’s surprisingly easy to overlook if I’m not careful.
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I’m calling these special features “Three things I learned about. . .”. Tell me what you think. If its a hit I’ll make it a regular.
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My first feature goes out to a gal I had the pleasure of meeting via our live group video chat on Sunday, @rachelnyssen. A self portrait in a Lisbon window that I just saw from two years ago, actually makes me think she might be our next Vivian Meyer. I’m sure she won’t like the comparison but I’m standing by it! 😉 Make sure you spend some quality time exploring her account too! You’ll see I’m right. 😉.
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So without further delay! Here are “Three things I learned about @rachelnyssen” - @joshjohnson.
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1. She digs street art and recently did a big trip “hunting for street art all over greece, italy, & nyc.”.
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2. I need to experiment with long exposure more!.
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3. She used to “do a zine in the 90's, full of photography, art, stories, and poetry.” Basically old school Instagram! 😁 Hahaha.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:35 PM (UTC)
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I struggle with apathy. I guess that sentence doesn’t really make sense, but it feels true to me. 😉 I’ll explain.
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I get use to things. Numb to the magic that is life. I suspect I’m not alone. Tell me if you can relate. A beautiful landscape (I use to live in Hawaii), the incredible tech in our pockets, or even our friends and family can become just background pieces to whatever drama we’ve decided will script our day today.
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Young kids get it right though don’t they? Watching my daughter go from a wide eyed toddler to a cynical tween has really shown me how much wonder and curiosity we all loose when the very real magic of everyday life becomes normal to us. Right now I’m commuting into Atlanta on an express bus. 7 year old Josh would have been fascinated. It’s huge and it makes the coolest noises! 42 year old Josh hadn’t given it much thought.
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Apathy is probably a universal human disease but there are things we can do to fight it. Christians and Muslims remember to be grateful in prayer. A Buddhists might meditate on the surprising beauty of a single rose. And maybe photographers notice. Maybe that’s our most potent cure for the disease of apathy. The ritual of discovery.
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That’s our theme today “Discovery”. Look for all the beautiful stuff in your life you usually take for granted. Take a picture of the subtle blue to grey gradient of a soft morning or the unseen exotic predators that call your back yard home. That’s what @bethsmash484 did to capture this great shot and inspire today’s theme. 🙂👍🏻.
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And yes, if you’ve ever wondered, even scrolling through thousands of beautiful pictures, submitted by insta friends from all around the world, can become routine and a chore if I’m not careful. 😉. I’ve got an idea for today’s features that I think will help me out. Stay tuned!.
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Have a wonderful day everyone! Our tag is #JJ_forum_2079. I’m actually going to make today’s theme a two day assignment. I think it’s a good one. Can’t wait to see what you discover. I’d love to talk to you about your thoughts on the theme. Do you struggle with apathy? How has photography helped you break out of apathy and “Discover”. - @joshjohnson.
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:26 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with our last Peach feature!

@pnwforager capture such a beautiful range of colors in this shot, thanks for finding it @jj_editor_debwazi!

Normally I’d say see you next week, but Josh and Kevin will be covering for me while I go on a crazy adventure across the UK with @egoldhammer for two weeks! Follow along on with me, @ohemg87 and I’ll see you guys back here in December!
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:21 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078.

Love this beautiful scene by @amy_corson featured by @jj_editor_georgiak. Give them some #jj love!
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:32 AM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078.

Somehow, despite the pleasant peach tones, this photo is dripping with mystery! Great job @hhagland! Give her some #jj love!

Tag your Peach images #jj_forum_2078 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 9:41 PM (UTC)
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Hope your all having a peachy keen Huesday jj fam! See what I did there? 😉 🤦🏻‍♀️. I couldn’t resist this shot for our theme today. When you wrap this much cuteness with a peachy glow you get a shot that is just enchanting! I love that look of fascination and curiosity on this kitten’s face! If you’re ever in need of a dose of adorable shots, please check out our Anarchy page @jj_welovepets! You’ll see wonderful shots like Natalia’s there. Have a good one, all! - 🧡🧡 Jackie @jaxkm2
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User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:02 PM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Peach #jj_forum_2078!

I love the unusual colors of this scene, it’s so surreal! Great shot @aaron_siegler!
Give him some #JJ love y’all!

Tag your Peach images #jj_forum_2078 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:30 PM (UTC)
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with our Huesday #jj_forum_2078!

I couldn’t pass up this beautiful shot by @artvasilenko, of @evgeniya_orehova, featured by @jj_editor_elkunia. So today, our forum is Peach!

Tag your Peach pictures #jj_forum_2078 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
User Image jjcommunity Posted: Nov 14, 2017 1:44 PM (UTC)
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It's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme.
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Theme: Say something
Tag #jj_forum_2077
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Love absolutely everything about this photo. Talk about following the writing on the wall! Photo by @goralka102 . Thanks to @jj_editor_debwazi.

Keep scrolling #JJ community.
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It's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme.
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Theme: Say something
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Thinking this would be a great thing to have underneath the bottom of everyones shoes! Photo by @butterfly109. Thanks to @jj_editor_elkunia.

Keep scrolling #JJ community.
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It's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme.
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Theme: Say something
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Now this is a moment for all young girls . Photo by @turtledove.a. Thanks to @jj_editor_elkunia

Keep scrolling #JJ community.
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Theme: Say something
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Amen! Always, always, always trust your dopeness. Photo by @warrivera. Thanks to @jj_editor_debwazi.

Keep scrolling #JJ community.
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Happy Monday, JJers! Love all the beautifully written words that pop out at me when I look at this image by @peyluvrain . “Be happy” and “Take your time” are great messages to help kick off the new week. Huge thanks to the team @jj_texttypographical for the original highlight. Please stop by their galleries and show them some JJ love! •


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