Jessica Ream Ж@maudlinpen

Book worm.
Night owl.
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Contact me for guest list and table reservations at #Hakkasan #LasVegas
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Twitter: @JessicaStouder

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We had such a great time visiting the Lion Habitat Ranch off St. Rose Pkwy in Las Vegas today! It started as a preserve for the MGM lions to be housed in but now is home to emus, ostriches, a painting giraffe and dozens of lions. It’s only $20 and worth a visit! Bring cash for fun additions like feedings and the gift shop 🦁


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He wakes up first to make me coffee. If that’s not the embodiment of a perfect husband, I don’t know what is 💕☕️💕 #everydaylove


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And in that moment, we were infinite ✨
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Happy birthday to the love of my life, my rock, and co-puppy parent @kiffuh — you do everything to help others and never ask for anything in return. You are selfless in love and constant in support. You’re smart. You’re brave. And you’ve got great hair. I could have a fraction of the joy you bring me, and it would be more than enough. Thank you for being you and working so hard for our little family. Knowing you has been the best part of my whole life. I love you!


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Living room progress ⬅️ Swipe for #beforeandafter ✨ We decided to save a little and paint the yellow and green walls ourselves. What we didn’t consider is that our walls are 23 feet tall. We duct taped paintbrushes to extending rods and perched up on 12’ ladders. It took a strong family of 5 about 13 hours of painting a day over 5 days. That’s 65 hours of painting, people! Everyone was in physical pain, and we almost lost a family member. ✨ If your ceiling is much taller than your ladder, I do not recommend this #DIY approach. ✨ BUT it turned out beautifully, and I often catch myself remembering how nice it was having everyone together and working together, which is really what homes are all about!✨ Paint is @benjaminmoore Super White ✨ Curtains are from @westelm ✨ the couch is #westelm but we got a huge discount going through @theidearoomlv and we’re obsessed with it. It’s super comfy and #joannagaines featured it on this season of #fixerupper so #goals for the year are already complete.


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This is the first year that @kiffuh and I don’t get to see each other at midnight in Vegas, so we decided to celebrate our #NYE2018 kiss with the world by live-streaming fireworks off @nbcnews 💋 Today, we have celebrated the New Year with Athens, Berlin, and London. We have kissed until our lips hurt. We drank cider until our tummies sloshed. I’m sad I won’t get to kiss him at midnight tonight, but I’m thankful I get to kiss him whenever I want the rest of the year 💋 Happy New Year, everyone! May it begin with loving kindness, and I hope you get to kiss who you want to, too #cheers


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#Progress ➡️ #beforeandafter When we moved in, all the walls were painted yellow and green. Wood throughout the house is cherry and would be too expensive to change it all, so we neutralized the orange undertone by painting the walls with @benjaminmoore Super White. We painted the doors with @sherwinwilliams Caviar to prevent things from getting too stark. I bought a rug on sale and tore up the edges with a bottle opener to give it a vintage finish. Total cost of transformation for the hallway: $250 🙌🏼
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#beforeandafter #vintage #transformation #rugsusa #sherwinwilliams #sherwinwilliamssuperwhite #benjaminmoore #benjaminmoorecaviar #whitewalls #blackdoor #restorationhardware #myRHdesign #diyhomedecor #homerenovation #ikea #homedecor #etsyfinds #entryway #vintagehome


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He does his best thinking in the mornings 💭 #gnocchi #havanese


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Let’s talk shine! This #proposalseason as you’re looking for #engagementrings consider your light source. Lighting is one of the most important factors in choosing a diamond and one of the least discussed.
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Always look at stones in as many lighting conditions as you can.
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Jewelry stores are primed with lights and mirrors to optimize albedo and make everything sparkle abnormally. Ask your jeweler to show stones you like in direct sun, shade outside, sun through a window, shade indoors, and dark. Move it in all directions. Make sure you like it under these lighting conditions. It’s like picking out paint where light can change the way things look.
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The videos (excuse the length) are taken in a jewelry store, in the shade, in direct sun, at night with a single light source, and at night with more than one light source. Notice on the turned angle, you can see the warmth of the stone as a yellow or green hue. I love the way colors change and dance on the warm, broad cuts of vintage stones, but colors J and below can be off-set by choosing a low fluorescence if you want it to look whiter.
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Don’t be afraid to touch it with your fingers and smudge it to see how it will look when it’s not perfectly clean either. If it’s narrowed down to 2 or 3, take pictures to see if it sways your opinion. It might feel a little overkill, but you will be happy to see it in real-life conditions and know it will shine the same outside of the jewelry store. Happy hunting!
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#engaged #bride #ringporn #ringbling #engagementring #diamond #solitaire #sparkle #shine #jeweler #jewelry #vintageengagementring #oec #oldeuropeancut #2carat #wedding #weddinginspo #ettdringoftheday #theknotrings #bridestyle #vintage #dance #fluorescence #light


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It’s #ProposalSeason! 😍 For those of you looking for #engagementrings this tip of the day is on #fluorescence — quick reminder: A “perfect” #classic diamond is #colorless (color), #flawless (clarity), and #ideal (cut). The color scale starts with D, so the whitest stone is D and a warmer (more yellow) stone will go to Z.
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There is something called diamond fluorescence, and jewelers will ask if you have a preference. It’s the undertone color of the #diamond. For this reason, fluorescence is technically considered a flaw but opinions vary. On the one hand, a little fluorescence can make a warmer stone look whiter. On the other hand, it can make the stone glow blue in some lights. I don’t personally like any florescence, but some women do for its potential whitening effect, and it can occasionally lower the price of the diamond without affecting the appearance to the naked eye.
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There’s grades of fluorescence so you have a sliding scale from “none” (clear) to “very strong” (bluest). As a very generalized rule, avoid a "very strong" fluorescence because it can look opalescent or hazy in the sun which is not desirable to anyone wanting a classic diamond. But remember that every diamond is unique and often what is on paper won’t accurately describe the stone in real life, so focus on choosing a stone you think looks prettiest overall. Happy hunting!
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#engaged #proposal #ettdringoftheday #theknotrings #ringbling #ringporn #engagementring #diamondsolitaire #round #solitaire #brides #ringselfie #chanel #wedding #theknot #relationshipgoals #weddingrings #weddinginsider #diamondring #vibes #pretty #wisdom


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Setting out these beautiful gifts from our family as the apple pie cools and we prepare for our first #Thanksgiving in the new house 💕🏠💕
#firsthome #gather #magnoliamarket #hearthandhand #tablescape


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Looking for #vegas stylists to give #survivors a fresh cut and a fresh start!
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The women @shadetreevegas are going on job interviews, taking a huge step towards independence since leaving a domestic violence situation. I’m looking to pair up with #hairstylist and #mua in the #LasVegas area to give these brave women a boost of confidence before they embark on a big, new journey.
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Tag a friend! Repost! Talk about it in real life!
Or email me directly at banjo.ream@gmail.com
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