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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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With the new season just around the corner, I can't help but to think change is in the air again. The school year has begun. Summer has surely ended. It feels as though time is speeding up, racing towards the end of the year. There is nothing I can do about this never fleeting feeling except to sit back and enjoy the ride.   As I think about all the different stages of life, I realize that with without change, we can never experience anything new. And though some changes can hit you like a tidal wave, there is always...

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2018 So Far...

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Time sure does fly. Especially when you're not pay any attention to it. I can't believe the first six months of the year have come and gone. What an adventure it has been so far!  As I sit here on this hot summer day, as the afternoon thunder storms start to roll in, I can't help but to take the time to reflect on all the experiences we have had. Since January, we have done nine events. We have been on the road longer than we have been home. And when we are home, when the stars and our schedules...

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Summer FUN!

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Summer- what a wonderful time of year! The days are longer; the nights are still warm. You've got the days at the pool and adventures out in nature. There's carnivals,fairs, and amusement parks! There is camping and s'mores, fireflies and fireworks. Then there are those afternoon thunder showers that slow everything down and bring the sweet smell of rain to the air. There is nothing quite like these summer days! For Hattast-ique, our summer plans usually revolve around Sturgis, the epic motorcycle rally that takes place every year at the beginning of August. This year our summer plans have expanded...

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Malabad Images

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"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."  For the last few months we have highlighted several small businesses. These family owned businesses show us what it takes to start from scratch and work your way up. The perseverance and dedication it takes is inspiring to say the least.  Hattast-ique is in it's third year of operation. Over time we have gained experience, friendships, and life lessons that we will carry with us through the next decade. Before we started down this path of a family business, there was Simplicity Photography. Now known as Malabad Images. ...

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Steampunk Cosplay

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein  The World of Cosplay  Imagine a world where every day you dress up as your favorite pop-culture characters. Every day you are something different. One day you are Wonder Women from the DC Universe. The next day you are Alice in Wonderland. Follow me down this rabbit hole as we explore the world of Steampunk Cosplay.  Cosplay literally means "Costume Play", and it is exactly what it sounds like!  It was inspired by the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with the...

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