See ya later, Barker Zoo, it's been fun <3
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I've always been indecisive. Give me some choices and I'll over think it. If I commit to something, it won't be long before I regret my decision. Keeping with that indecisive personality trait of mine, the blog is moving. I've been thinking about moving to Wordpress for a long time now and just have never made the jump. I've also decided to incorporate my design website and portfolio. The name of the blog will be simple and something that won't ever change. I hope.
I know I'm being vague, but I've been working on it for the past few days and I'm loving it's simplicity so I feel like I need to write about it. "Barker Zoo" is something that makes sense. Our last name and "Zoo" represents not just our fur-family, but the state of chaos in our lives. I figured we could grow into that and continue calling our house a zoo if we decided to have children. But I've had reservations about it because it kind of just sounds like a zoo. A real zoo. Lik Like "Los Angeles Zoo" or "Dallas Zoo".
Knowing my own personality is knowing that if I try to come up with something else creative and representational of my life, I will change it. So I'm trying something that is simple and should stay the same forever.. stay turned. I hope to launch this weekend.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
|The (too early) Christmas section at Target is amazing. I'll be using this pic as inspiration rather than buying, though.|
Watching: Right now I'm watching What Not To Wear. But right now some of my favorite shows are Big Bang Theory, Walking Dead and Revolution. I've also been watching Nashville regularly since it started. I'm excited to watch the new season of American Horror Story! We forgot to DVR it, but my sister has it on hers at my dads house so one of these days we'll have to veg out on her bed and catch up.
Listening to: I've honestly been listening to a lot of the same old stuff. Something Corporate, Elton John, a little bit of Kesha and random stuff like that.
Planning: for the Holidays! Thanksgiving is coming up and I think we'll end up having it at our house again. My mom's family used to all come together and we'd go hang out with them, but it seems for the past few years everyone's split up a bit which is a little sad. But as long as I get my Christmas Eve and/or New Years with my moms side I'm happy. I've also been doing a lot of planning regarding house stuff. Blaine put up the curtain rod in my office so I need to sew those and I have some other ideas for the rest of the house. We'll see how much of that I get done.
Thinking about: Today I've been thinking about trying not to think about all the mean, negative comments on facebook regarding the election. I have been behind Obama 100% and it sucks to see all the people who were rooting for Romney and all of their mean comments. Nothing like an election to bring out the worst in people, huh? Even if Obama didn't win, I'd be upset, but I doubt I'd go around posting terrible, hurtful, highly exaggerated comments along the lines of "Looks like I'm not having anymore kids" and "I bet Michelle's happy to go on more vacations on the taxpayers dime". Seriously. People really posted things like that. I can't wait for the election buzz to be over so everyone can go back to being civil.
Looking forward to: Cold weather + just coziness all around. It's been getting pretty cool and I've already been breaking out the boots. Florals and boots are my favorite this time of year. I need to invest in more pairs of tights so I can continue to wear my dresses.
Reading: Oh my gosh. I can't even. So I started Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series knowing it was a Trilogy. I got through the first book, "Divergent", in a couple of weeks and then I excitedly read through the second book, "Insurgent" in a couple of days. Towards the end of the book I sped through it wanting to get to the next one. Then when I went to buy the next one for my nook I couldn't find it. IT DOESN'T COME OUT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2013! I was so upset. My sister has photos of me (only slightly) exaggerating how upset I was by snuggling my kitty and pretend crying. Ugh.
Making me happy: The election results :) But also like I said, cool weather. I'm also happy that I'm getting back into cooking dinner. I was in a rut for a couple of weeks where I didn't want to touch the kitchen so we ate a lot of frozen food or went out. I have my meal plan, I went shopping yesterday and today I'm going to do a bunch of meal prep for several meals so that I can't be "too busy" to cook. Chopping up veggies and cooking a large batch of quinoa will save me a lot of time.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
While the days of dressing up and trick or treating are behind me (sadly), I still love Halloween. I have the best memories of trick or treating with my family and then as I got older, my friends. Walking all along our neighborhood and collecting candy. I'm pretty sure when I was younger there was one guy who passed out tiny loafs of Wonderbread. I hope I'm not making this up.
Unfortunately, we live on a pretty busy road and the houses around us are spread pretty far apart. This is our first Halloween at this house (last year we weren't moved in yet), but we're assuming we won't get any trick or treaters. But, my sister and I did take some time to do some last minute decorating with some fun paper bats and pumpkins.
Stay safe + take today to eat lots of candy! I've been snacking on Sugar Daddies for the last two days.
Monday, October 22, 2012
October 22, 2011 - the best day ever. Today we get to celebrate one year of marriage and six years of love. The past year has been an amazing one and I could not have asked for a better husband or life. In our first year of marriage we went on our honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta (one, two), hosted our first Thanksgiving, celebrated our first Chistmas as husband and wife, went on trips to: Disneyland, Pismo Beach, and Mammoth (one, two), got chickens and so much more that I never blogged about.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for us, but whatever it is I imagine it will be full of ups and downs, amazing moments and not so amazing moments. Happy Anniversary, Blaine!