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UGH!
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I'm tired of my IG feed being so damn depressing and sad!!!! I can't take it anymore.

So here's some LOVE and HAPPINESS for your feed because I am living in so very much of both and I hope you are too! πŸ’™πŸ˜
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Tell me how you met your significant other in the comments!
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#ChildOfSummer #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #SoCalNatives #Love #LDR #LongDistanceRelationship #Mated #RealJackCarter #Forever #QuestionsWithSterling
I'm a So Cal girl through and through. 🌞 I always have been and I always will be. 🌊 I am the Child of Summer for a reason. 🌴
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I grew up going to Zuma beach in Malibu (meet you at #7), which eventually turned into hanging out at Surfrider with Ali (hello local surfersπŸ„β€β™‚οΈ), that somehow morphed into spending my weekends alone journaling ✍and taking pictures πŸ“Έ at Point Dume (which always concluded with a drive around the neighborhood because it was my favorite.)
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Malibu has always been my place. The place I run to when I'm desperate to get away. The place I seek solace for my mind, heart, body and soul. I recharge there. I find peace there. It's the place I go to cry it out, write it out, listen to the water and watch the dolphins swim 🐬 as I sit in the back of my jeep with the trunk popped open.
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And here's the thing about Malibu that you might not realize. It's not ALL mansions, celebrities and rich and famous people- yes, there is A LOT of that there- but it's also ranches and horses (so many horses)... flower farms and nurseries... churches... temples... fishing ponds... motorcycle bars... wineries... winding roads through canyons where homes of all sizes are hidden... did I mention the horses? 🐎
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It's a community filled with artists and writers and surfers and entrepreneurs and animal lovers and SOUL. A community of eclectic people from all walks of life and socioeconomic factors who LOVE where they live. How could they not?
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Malibu, in my opinion, has never been pretentious. It doesn't try to be something it's not -- it doesn't have to. And the people wouldn't let it.
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The Woolsey fire (which started in my hometown btw) ravaged through all the cities and roads until it pretty much hit the damn Pacific. It burned until it couldn't burn anymore (and is still burning). πŸ”₯🌊
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I have links in my profile for all the ways you can help not only these fire victims, but the Camp Fire in Nor Cal and the shooting victims as well. Thank you. πŸ’”
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#Malibu #PointDume #CampFire #Paradise #BorderlineShooting #JSterling #SoCalNative #AuthorsofInstagram #ChildOfSummer #SimiValley #ThousandOaks #WoolseyFire #HillFire #Calabassas #Agoura #Westlake #HowToHelp
I'm a So Cal girl through and through. 🌞 I always have been and I always will be. 🌊 I am the Child of Summer for a reason. 🌴 . I grew up going to Zuma beach in Malibu (meet you at #7 ), which eventually turned into hanging out at Surfrider with Ali (hello local surfersπŸ„β€β™‚οΈ), that somehow morphed into spending my weekends alone journaling ✍and taking pictures πŸ“Έ at Point Dume (which always concluded with a drive around the neighborhood because it was my favorite.) . Malibu has always been my place. The place I run to when I'm desperate to get away. The place I seek solace for my mind, heart, body and soul. I recharge there. I find peace there. It's the place I go to cry it out, write it out, listen to the water and watch the dolphins swim 🐬 as I sit in the back of my jeep with the trunk popped open. . And here's the thing about Malibu that you might not realize. It's not ALL mansions, celebrities and rich and famous people- yes, there is A LOT of that there- but it's also ranches and horses (so many horses)... flower farms and nurseries... churches... temples... fishing ponds... motorcycle bars... wineries... winding roads through canyons where homes of all sizes are hidden... did I mention the horses? 🐎 . It's a community filled with artists and writers and surfers and entrepreneurs and animal lovers and SOUL. A community of eclectic people from all walks of life and socioeconomic factors who LOVE where they live. How could they not? . Malibu, in my opinion, has never been pretentious. It doesn't try to be something it's not -- it doesn't have to. And the people wouldn't let it. . The Woolsey fire (which started in my hometown btw) ravaged through all the cities and roads until it pretty much hit the damn Pacific. It burned until it couldn't burn anymore (and is still burning). πŸ”₯🌊 . I have links in my profile for all the ways you can help not only these fire victims, but the Camp Fire in Nor Cal and the shooting victims as well. Thank you. πŸ’” . #Malibu  #PointDume  #CampFire  #Paradise  #BorderlineShooting  #JSterling  #SoCalNative  #AuthorsofInstagram  #ChildOfSummer  #SimiValley  #ThousandOaks  #WoolseyFire  #HillFire  #Calabassas  #Agoura  #Westlake  #HowToHelp 
We just need all the love right now. And a little rain wouldn't hurt either.
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If you don't live here it's easy to forget all we've been through in the last year. Maybe you turn on the tv and hear that there's a fire in California and you think to yourself, "Again??" or maybe, "It's always on fire."
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But this past year has been unprecedented. Our state is HUGE, dry and filled with mountains and hills all over our beautiful landscape. There is so very much to burn. We are not a flat desert state with little vegetation,  no matter what anyone tries to tell you.
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I can tell you this:
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πŸ”₯ I've never seen ENTIRE suburban neighborhoods burn to the ground before. We're talking homes in everyday neighborhoods that you would never expect to catch fire in the first place, burn to ash.
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πŸ”₯ I've never seen an entire town in Nor Cal get basically wiped off the map. It's. Just. Gone.
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πŸ”₯ The Santa Ana winds in So Cal are making the current Woolsey fire so uncontrollable that I'm afraid it won't stop until it burns through my beloved Malibu and reaches the Pacific.
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And don't get me started on the shooting. So if you could think of us a little more right now, that would be great. If you could remember that we are a community who loves and grieves and works hard just like you, that would be great too. And if you can figure out how to help, we'd sure appreciate it. πŸ’”β€
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#Malibu #WoolseyFire #HillFire #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #SoCalNative #BorderlineShooting #CampFire #Paradise #SouthernCalifornia #NorthernCalifornia #Cali #BorderlineBarAndGrill #SimiValley #ThousandOaks #CaliFires #Fires #LAFD #WeNeedLove #SantaAnas #Winds #SoCal #NorCal #VenturaCounty #PointDume #Home
We just need all the love right now. And a little rain wouldn't hurt either. . If you don't live here it's easy to forget all we've been through in the last year. Maybe you turn on the tv and hear that there's a fire in California and you think to yourself, "Again??" or maybe, "It's always on fire." . But this past year has been unprecedented. Our state is HUGE, dry and filled with mountains and hills all over our beautiful landscape. There is so very much to burn. We are not a flat desert state with little vegetation, no matter what anyone tries to tell you. . I can tell you this: . πŸ”₯ I've never seen ENTIRE suburban neighborhoods burn to the ground before. We're talking homes in everyday neighborhoods that you would never expect to catch fire in the first place, burn to ash. . πŸ”₯ I've never seen an entire town in Nor Cal get basically wiped off the map. It's. Just. Gone. . πŸ”₯ The Santa Ana winds in So Cal are making the current Woolsey fire so uncontrollable that I'm afraid it won't stop until it burns through my beloved Malibu and reaches the Pacific. . And don't get me started on the shooting. So if you could think of us a little more right now, that would be great. If you could remember that we are a community who loves and grieves and works hard just like you, that would be great too. And if you can figure out how to help, we'd sure appreciate it. πŸ’”β€ . #Malibu  #WoolseyFire  #HillFire  #JSterling  #AuthorsofInstagram  #SoCalNative  #BorderlineShooting  #CampFire  #Paradise  #SouthernCalifornia  #NorthernCalifornia  #Cali  #BorderlineBarAndGrill  #SimiValley  #ThousandOaks  #CaliFires  #Fires  #LAFD  #WeNeedLove  #SantaAnas  #Winds  #SoCal  #NorCal  #VenturaCounty  #PointDume  #Home 
Thousand Oaks (or TO as we always called it) is the city right next door to mine. I was born and raised in Simi Valley. I lived in the same house my whole life. My dad was a cop.
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Gun violence has always rattled me. Ever since becoming a mom (and Columbine)...I literally can't fucking handle it. But this? Now? It happened in a place I know like the back of my hand, a place I would totally go dance with friends at.
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And it's crazy as I sit here sick to my stomach over it all with worry that not ONLY might someone I know have been in there last night, but their kids might have been in there (because we have kids old enough to go to clubs now!)... their kids friends, our neighbors kids, our doctors kids, the kid at the grocery store, someone down the street, etc.
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What you don't understand about places like Simi, TO, Newbury Park, and Camarillo if you're not from here- is that they're small towns. You might look at the population numbers and scoff, but that's what it felt like to grow up here. It felt small. It got made fun of for being out in the "boondocks." People laughed at our "safest city in america" honor year after year. But it was a great place to grow up and I'm proud of where I'm from.
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But today I'm really fucking sad. And I hate that the world will know Thousand Oaks because of this, instead of one of the million other beautiful reasons there are to love it. πŸ’”
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#ThousandOaks #TO #SimiValley #Shooting #Borderline #BorderlineBarAndGrill #RonHelus #EndOfWatch #StopShootingEachother #Cops #JSterling #Heartbroken #LoveEachother #Camarillo #VenturaCounty #NewburyPark  #CodyCoffman #SafestCityInAmerica #JustinMeek #AlainaHousley #JakeDunham #BlakeDingman #SeanAdler #NoelSparks #DanielManrique #KristinaMorisette #TelemachusOrfanos #MarkMeza #OakStrong #StrongAsOak
Thousand Oaks (or TO as we always called it) is the city right next door to mine. I was born and raised in Simi Valley. I lived in the same house my whole life. My dad was a cop. . Gun violence has always rattled me. Ever since becoming a mom (and Columbine)...I literally can't fucking handle it. But this? Now? It happened in a place I know like the back of my hand, a place I would totally go dance with friends at. . And it's crazy as I sit here sick to my stomach over it all with worry that not ONLY might someone I know have been in there last night, but their kids might have been in there (because we have kids old enough to go to clubs now!)... their kids friends, our neighbors kids, our doctors kids, the kid at the grocery store, someone down the street, etc. . What you don't understand about places like Simi, TO, Newbury Park, and Camarillo if you're not from here- is that they're small towns. You might look at the population numbers and scoff, but that's what it felt like to grow up here. It felt small. It got made fun of for being out in the "boondocks." People laughed at our "safest city in america" honor year after year. But it was a great place to grow up and I'm proud of where I'm from. . But today I'm really fucking sad. And I hate that the world will know Thousand Oaks because of this, instead of one of the million other beautiful reasons there are to love it. πŸ’” . . #ThousandOaks  #TO  #SimiValley  #Shooting  #Borderline  #BorderlineBarAndGrill  #RonHelus  #EndOfWatch  #StopShootingEachother  #Cops  #JSterling  #Heartbroken  #LoveEachother  #Camarillo  #VenturaCounty  #NewburyPark  #CodyCoffman  #SafestCityInAmerica  #JustinMeek  #AlainaHousley  #JakeDunham  #BlakeDingman  #SeanAdler  #NoelSparks  #DanielManrique  #KristinaMorisette  #TelemachusOrfanos  #MarkMeza  #OakStrong  #StrongAsOak 
These are grapes for wine.πŸ‡
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Sometimes I pretend to like it. πŸ₯‚
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What's your favorite kind? 🍷 Good talk. .
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#Wine #Napa #NapaValley #Winery #AmWriting #JSterling #ChildOfSummer #AuthorsofInstagram #JSterlingTravels #Drank
Oh man, this is so me. I get SO heated if you don't give me that little wave. Like how hard is it, eh?
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I LET YOU IN FRONT OF ME WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE TOO -- THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS LIFT YOUR HAND IN THE AIR FOR 2 SECONDS TO SAY THANK YOU!!!!!!! πŸ– .
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Speaking of getting heated πŸ”₯- did you vote? (nice segue) 🀣 πŸ—³βœ”
Oh man, this is so me. I get SO heated if you don't give me that little wave. Like how hard is it, eh? . I LET YOU IN FRONT OF ME WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE TOO -- THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS LIFT YOUR HAND IN THE AIR FOR 2 SECONDS TO SAY THANK YOU!!!!!!! πŸ– . . Speaking of getting heated πŸ”₯- did you vote? (nice segue) 🀣 πŸ—³βœ”
I just love πŸ’š lOvE πŸ’™ LOVE my website and my logo SOOOOO much that I wanted to share it again! 🌴
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You guys, It took me ~YEARS~ to finally take the plunge and get my website professionally done. I'd been designing and doing it all myself because I was too scared to give up the control. Even though I knew my website needed to look a million times better than I could ever possibly make it look, fear stopped me from handing over the reigns.
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I was terrified that I wouldn't end up with a product that I liked... a website that truly FELT like me. 🌞🌴🌊 It was so important that my site represented me as an author, a person and a brand, but I wasn't entirely sure what that even looked like, so how could I tell a complete stranger to create it?!? I didn't want to settle or feel like I compromised on my business so I kept putting it off.
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I was also nervous that once someone else designed my website that I wouldn't have the knowledge to update it and make all the changes that I needed to constantly make. I'm always adjusting links, adding new pages, new books and information and I sincerely thought that my website would turn into something that I could no longer manage.
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This is a really long post to get to the damn point of... GET OVER YOUR FEAR AND DO THE THING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!! Is there something you KNOW you should be doing or should get help with? GO DO IT!
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I totally regret waiting this long to have a professional looking website. All my fears were put to rest and I worried my little head for nothing! I couldn't be happier and my site and logo are SO VERY ME!!!! Thank you @nashalamadesignsnl 🌊🌴🌞
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#SelfEmployed #Motivated #Fears #BossLife #WebsiteRedesign #LogoDesign #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #ChildOfSummer #SoCalNative #NewYorkTimesBestseller #GetShitDone
I just love πŸ’š lOvE πŸ’™ LOVE my website and my logo SOOOOO much that I wanted to share it again! 🌴 . You guys, It took me ~YEARS~ to finally take the plunge and get my website professionally done. I'd been designing and doing it all myself because I was too scared to give up the control. Even though I knew my website needed to look a million times better than I could ever possibly make it look, fear stopped me from handing over the reigns. . I was terrified that I wouldn't end up with a product that I liked... a website that truly FELT like me. 🌞🌴🌊 It was so important that my site represented me as an author, a person and a brand, but I wasn't entirely sure what that even looked like, so how could I tell a complete stranger to create it?!? I didn't want to settle or feel like I compromised on my business so I kept putting it off. . I was also nervous that once someone else designed my website that I wouldn't have the knowledge to update it and make all the changes that I needed to constantly make. I'm always adjusting links, adding new pages, new books and information and I sincerely thought that my website would turn into something that I could no longer manage. . This is a really long post to get to the damn point of... GET OVER YOUR FEAR AND DO THE THING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!! Is there something you KNOW you should be doing or should get help with? GO DO IT! . I totally regret waiting this long to have a professional looking website. All my fears were put to rest and I worried my little head for nothing! I couldn't be happier and my site and logo are SO VERY ME!!!! Thank you @nashalamadesignsnl 🌊🌴🌞 . . #SelfEmployed  #Motivated  #Fears  #BossLife  #WebsiteRedesign  #LogoDesign  #JSterling  #AuthorsofInstagram  #ChildOfSummer  #SoCalNative  #NewYorkTimesBestseller  #GetShitDone 
It's not hoE... you are not a garden tool, people. It's HO.. like Santa's favorite word. Ho ho ho.

But it's still you. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ .
#HosUnite #YouAHo #Lol
It's not hoE... you are not a garden tool, people. It's HO.. like Santa's favorite word. Ho ho ho. But it's still you. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . #HosUnite  #YouAHo  #Lol 
Exploring, wining and dining this Friday with my πŸ’™ .
I never come out to Napa because I'm not a big wine drinker, but we decided to spend the day here and play. We're having the best time. And hey, some wine is really good!!! Who knew???
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#Napa #StHelena #NorthernCalifornia #WineTasting #MummWinery #Mumm #Love #ChildOfSummer #SoCalNatives #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #AmWriting #Mated
I used to want to open a cupcake shop. Sometimes I still think about it. But the thing that stopped me wasn't the fear of failing, or losing money, or that my products weren't good enough.
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It wasn't about fear at all.
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What stopped me was time. The fact that if I opened this shop.... I'd spend ALL my time there, especially the first year while I was getting it off the ground and refusing to hire employees so I could make a profit.
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The truth was that I wanted to spend MORE time with Blake- not less. And I knew that if I did this.... if I opened this store .... I'd miss every game, every event, every everything because of it. I know me. I know how involved I would want to be and how hard it would be to give up control and trust other people to not fuck it all up.
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And it just wasn't what I wanted. It wasn't how I wanted to live my life. So I didn't. And I don't regret it. But I do make some damn good cupcakes and y'all are missing out. πŸ˜‚ .
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#Baker #CupcakeGoddess #JSterling #SoCalNative #AuthorsofInstagram #ChildOfSummer #CantCook #CanBake #LemonCupcakes #ChocolateCupcakes #IMadeThese
I used to want to open a cupcake shop. Sometimes I still think about it. But the thing that stopped me wasn't the fear of failing, or losing money, or that my products weren't good enough. . It wasn't about fear at all. . What stopped me was time. The fact that if I opened this shop.... I'd spend ALL my time there, especially the first year while I was getting it off the ground and refusing to hire employees so I could make a profit. . The truth was that I wanted to spend MORE time with Blake- not less. And I knew that if I did this.... if I opened this store .... I'd miss every game, every event, every everything because of it. I know me. I know how involved I would want to be and how hard it would be to give up control and trust other people to not fuck it all up. . And it just wasn't what I wanted. It wasn't how I wanted to live my life. So I didn't. And I don't regret it. But I do make some damn good cupcakes and y'all are missing out. πŸ˜‚ . . #Baker  #CupcakeGoddess  #JSterling  #SoCalNative  #AuthorsofInstagram  #ChildOfSummer  #CantCook  #CanBake  #LemonCupcakes  #ChocolateCupcakes  #IMadeThese 
This is the most heartbreaking πŸ’” team to love and watch play baseball.
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I was raised on this team. I was brought up in those Dodger stands, loving those boys in blue. It's in my blood. πŸ’™
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So win or lose, I'll always support them, root for them and want them to win. I bleed blue and that won't ever change. πŸ’™βšΎοΈ
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Because that's what loyalty is. It doesn't go away when the chips are down. It doesn't switch sides. It doesn't sway. It stays strong- even when your team blows it year after year. πŸ€ͺ
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#HardestTeamToLove #LA #Dodgers #BaseballPlayoffs #LADodgers #BaseballRomance #WorldSeries #Baseball #Playoffs #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #SoCalNative #ChildOfSummer #StopBreakingMyHeart #DodgerFan #LAFan #DodgersForever #Loyalty #BleedBlue
This is the most heartbreaking πŸ’” team to love and watch play baseball. . I was raised on this team. I was brought up in those Dodger stands, loving those boys in blue. It's in my blood. πŸ’™ . So win or lose, I'll always support them, root for them and want them to win. I bleed blue and that won't ever change. πŸ’™βšΎοΈ . Because that's what loyalty is. It doesn't go away when the chips are down. It doesn't switch sides. It doesn't sway. It stays strong- even when your team blows it year after year. πŸ€ͺ . . #HardestTeamToLove  #LA  #Dodgers  #BaseballPlayoffs  #LADodgers  #BaseballRomance  #WorldSeries  #Baseball  #Playoffs  #JSterling  #AuthorsofInstagram  #SoCalNative  #ChildOfSummer  #StopBreakingMyHeart  #DodgerFan  #LAFan  #DodgersForever  #Loyalty  #BleedBlue 
I asked about the Winchester Mystery House this past weekend and you guys straight BLEW ME UP!!!! .
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So now I wanna know more! Tell me why you loved it, hated it and WHY I SHOULD GO IN IT!!!! 🀨 (will a ghost follow me home??) .
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#QuestionOfTheDay #AnswerMe #AreTheirGhostsInWinchesterHouse #WinchesterMysteryHouse #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram
If you think for one second that I'm the kind of girl who sits in her car and takes 20 selfies until she gets 1 she likes ... you're absolutely right! πŸ€ͺ
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Ain't no shame in my Instagram selfie game. Plus... look at that cute top!!! πŸ‘šπŸ›
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#SelfieGameNotSoStrong #DontCare #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #NoShame #ILoveMe
Saturday at the ballfield watching the  boy play? .
Yes please! πŸ’™βšΎοΈ
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#TheBoy #CollegeBaseball #BaseballSaturday #FallInCali #ChildOfSummer #SoCalNative #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram
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HAPPY FRπŸ”₯DAY!
I. Can't. Stop. Laughing. 🀣🀣🀣🀣 . . HAPPY FRπŸ”₯DAY!
Look- a book post. I wrote those! 😝 . Β°β€’Β°β€’Β°β˜†LAST CHANCE SALEβ˜†β€’Β°β€’Β°β€’
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$1.99 each! .

Ending in 6 days so go grab them!!! Or tag a friend who STILL needs to read them! .
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6 days people!!!!! Link in profile! .

#ThePerfectGame #JackAndCassie #NewAdult #ContemporaryRomance #SportsRomance #JSterling #AuthorsofInstagram #CollegeBaseball #BaseballRomance #BestSeller #KindleUnlimited #Amazon