I DON'T HAVE WISDOM TEETH??!?!??!??! // photoshoot + new fall photo aka NEW PROFILE PICTURES LOL


I went to the dentist this week. 

Now, I've known these people since I was 5 years old. I remember the first time I sat in the sea green chair on my dad's lap I WAS SUCH A LITTLE TYKE. (I'm also such a strange person who remembers 1st's) IDK. It's fun. The hygienists and I have this joking sort of relationship. I goof off - they laugh. The dentist calls me "hula." Don't ask.  


dentist :  "You have a cavity."
me :  " well I'm 18. if I don't want to have it filled I don't have to do it right???????"
me mentally : HEHEHE LETS SEE WHAT HE SAYS NOW LOL
dentist : ..........
dentist : I think you know better than that. if you want to have a large gaping hole in your front teeth (etc etc etc)
me : *cracks up* just teasing.  

also then I was told I was going to have my wisdom teeth x-ray. well we've had this thing where I thought I had those hunk wisdom and they didn't. THIS WAS LIKE THE BIG DAY. so I went into that slightly star wars-y thing and held on tight and next thing I knew she was like ;

"nope. You don't have wisdom teeth." 


AND THEN EVERYONE PROCEEDS TO TELL ME THAT THEY KNEW I HAD A LACK OF WISDOM IN MY LIFE. everyone. *rolls eyes* 

so yeah. Julia doesn't have wisdom teeth. huh. who woulda thought. 

also bc I do have one cavity the hygienist was asking me if I drink a lot of sugary drinks and I was like "sorta. I drink lemonade at work" BC I COULDN'T DRINK BOILING WATER ALL SUMMER. dude water tastes terrible when its 90 degrees out. like that sounds terrible but... blah. 

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE PHOTOS THAT SARAH TOOK OF ME THIS FALL?!?!? dude. be totally jealous that she is my sister and not yours *grins*  it also finally looks like autumn. I adore the warm colors. it's like it comes back every year -- i love that. 

btw today I made apple pie. and we put vanilla ice cream on it. ITS BEEN A GOOD TUESDAY 


DO YOU HAVE WISDOM TEETH / A FUNNY STORY INVOLVING THEM?
FIRST DENTIST MEMORY??

CAMP THOUGHTS 2017 + PHOTO CRASH // legit jumped in the lake in OCTOBER + wilson made it on the road trip



I told ya that Wilson (my car...am just going to have to say this from now on cuz of what Gabby said in my last post LOL) and I + my older sis went on a road trip this weekend. It was to my legit most favorite place on earth, waaaaaaay up north in my home state.

It's a beautiful place, with a crystal clear lake, and pine forest around you, with a chapel full of hearts on fire for God and LIKE THE BEST FOOD IN THE WORLD. 

totally had to use this gif again 

We went last year. It was my first time  and, wow. I don't think I can even express how much I grew to love that in a short period of time. PLUS I MET SOME AMAZING PEOPLE. One of which, became my adopted grandma. She's the sweetest. We've kept in contact throughout the year and well... I really really really wanted to see her again. I sneakily asked her which weekend she would be attending the ladies retreat - she told me. Then she was like;

"ARE YOU COMING?!"
to which I replied "IDK I HOPE SO!"

legit. HEHEEE. My sis and I then signed up to go on that same weekend, asked to bunk with her + our gang of fantastic ladies, drove up there without telling them AND THEN SUUURRPPPRRIISSSED THEM. Legit we were all screaming. can I say awesome or what? 

Except now we can never pull that same surprise again *pouts*  

But to be 100% realistic, even that wasn't the best part. It's like this place is a piece of heaven and tbh a weekend is WAY WAY WAY WAAAAAAAAAAAY too short. like can I stay for a week PLZ. Also there is a zipline there. hello. yes. 

Bree and I decided to jump into the lake right before we left. It was 71 out and it felt warm enough. So, we did it. I THINK WE KINDA FORGOT IT WAS OCTOBER? no wait, we remembered. It's just that we do nutty things. ALSO WE FORGOT THAT ITS SPRING FED WHICH KINDA MEANS IT IS ALWAYS FREEZING????

oh. plus we forgot to bring towels. shhhhhhhhhhh. forget I said that


[DISCLAIMER: it was actually one of the best parts. doing crazy things sometimes works like that]

[DISCLAIMER: and when i say sometimes I MEAN SOMETIMES so beware]

btw can we forget that i had probably 10139851480158409583498 snickerdoodles???? thx

STUFF FROM OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 (aka today)

  • made 89 blueberry muffins today.
  • found 15 kids movies in the cd section at library again THIS ISN'T A JOKE ANYMORE KID
  • made applesauce (it's still cooking down mmmmmmmm)
  • drove in super intense rain 
  • had to remember what 49 degrees felt like
  • wore my menards shirt + menards sweatshirt at same time

must rush off now. tomorrow we are digging sweet potatoes and then I'm shelving books by night. aren't I an interesting gal? *walks off making books look neat and pulling weeds*

WHAT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 FOR YOU?!?!
1 CRAZY THING YOU'VE DONE THIS MONTH?

WAIT WHAT I BOUGHT A CAR??! *dies* // whats happening my life + I GUESS IT IS LIFE UPDATE TIME OR SOMETHING


so uhm where to begin??? IDK LOL LIKE GET READY FOR A BUNCH OF RANDOMNESS 

WHAT IN THE WORLD. its thundering. right now. uhhhhhhhhh #october??? 

my iphone did this weird thing where it was at 31% for a crazy amount of time THEN IT WOULDN'T CHARGE AND YES I HAD A MINI PANIC ATTACK. then I googled it and was like "hm. maybe I've got lint in there?" 
then I legit poked the charging cable hole with a needle and suddenly it worked #mylife



YES YOU READ THE TITLE RIGHT I BOUGHT A CAR

meet Wilson. My Jeep. *is still freaking out over the fact that this is fact* 



LIBRARY WORK IS GOING AMAZING. dude shelving kids books is actually really fun and the fact that I like am able to bring books back that I want to check out? uhm hello yes.
also some kid thought it was funny to move 29 movies into the cd area? thank you kid for trying.

got an Arby's jamocha shake today. DUDE YES (also she was like "is whip topping ok?" and I was like "Sure" and then was mentally like "wait how much does THAT cost?" BUT SHE DIDN'T CHARGE ME A THING + GAVE ME CHOCOLATE SYRUP THANK YOU BRO)
oh. and jalapenos are HOT.
also my older sister and I both spend $2.42 on totally different things without knowing it there. jsyk

WORK AT THE CSA IS MAKING ME TIRED LOL


(we get to dig sweet potatoes soon. eh.) also molasses cookies hate me? Yeah. I learned that last week.


IMMA GOING AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND EEEP. I'll tell you more about that later but omw Wilson and I are off for our first road trip XD XD (comment replies/publishing will be delayed sorry bros) 

oh and I've spent the last 1 1/2 hours printing out 400 sheets of double sided paper. please. don't ask.


  • my garden is a mess
  • the pool is closed for the season *sniff* 
  • I FINALLY FOUND AN ADORABLE FLANNEL SHIRT YUS 
  • I have had no time to even think about doing nanowrimo uhg
  • i miss writing but have somehow been reading A LOT? 
  • sleep is rare
  • food is yummy 
  • ice cream is even better 
  • my poison ivy is leaving!!!!! 

well gosh. I haven't finished packing yet. GTG 

WHAT IS YOUR CAR'S NAME (or what will you name yours?)
TELL ME WHAT IS NEW + WHAT YOU'RE DOING THIS WEEKEND

HOW WE ACTUALLY ARE OUR HARSHEST CRITICS + OUR OWN SELF INFLICTED LIMITATIONS // another passionate post

we limit ourselves

"I'm not smart enough"
"what if I fail??..."
"I'm scared."
"They are expecting everything from me!!"
"THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE GEESH"
+ 2409501934441497054 other excuses

here I go again. I'm the type of person who listens to a lot of people. I know a bunch of you. You've told me your stories - some more than others. I try to be there. I try to be honest (also curve my terrible bluntness) but tbh, it's just a lot of trying. like. i'm just a kid in this massive world. I really don't know what I'm talking about.

but there are some things I think I know about. And, man, this thing called passion is part of me. I can't stand thinking that you're stuck bc of your fears.

My best friend and I started something two months ago. We dared each other to do one incredibly scary thing a month. She left for college. I applied for a job. It sparked something in me. I didn't want to wait anymore cuz I was listening to the thoughts of;

"julia you'll die out there"
"you're inexperienced."
"WHY WOULD THEY WANT YOU?!"

We would call each other completely dying over our scary things. but, we were doing them. And, I got that job interview. I got that job. She's thriving at college. We are still struggling. I'm exhausted from the change (also from finishing up my summer job + my new library one) LIKE THIS STUFF IS TOUGH

but.
we.
are.
doing.
it.

this is us right girlie?

Limitations aren't something you're born with - they are things you decide for yourself.  Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. But, those aren't even limitations for him!
When you say you can't do something, it's bc you've decided you can't. Sure, there are a lot of reasons behind that decision, but lets face it. most of them are bc of



There are moments of frustration. Of hitting that wall of fears, but I'm ready to give you a boost and I'm encouraging you to find a way over, around, under, that wall. Who knows! Maybe you'll even find a door. 

It's time to give glory to God for the strengths He has instilled in you. believe me, there are lots. 
friends, critic yourself less. limit yourself less. no more fears. do the hard thing. do the scary thing. it's actually fun and rewarding. 


DO YOU CRITIC AND LIMIT YOURSELF?
NAME ONE THING YOU'RE TRYING TO OVERCOME + ONE THING YOU HAVE



SEPTEMBER + I HAVE POISON IVY // I CRACK MYSELF UP - WHAT IS THIS GROWING UP THING AND uh 2017 is ending?


WOW THEY SAID THIS FOR REAL :

"Hey sister I found a moth and named it Motho and it's YOUR FAVORITE COLOR. But it died. Wanna see it?"
- me "uhh sure."
*little sister runs off and yells* "he's not buried deep!"
WHAT UHHHH she buried it wow

random kid at library "months have different amount of days, but weeks are usually the same."



"ask me a sad question"
-little sis "why do trees have to die?"

so my siblings are literally walking around smelling the empty vanilla bottle lol!!

*little sister singing ABCs* "LMNOPQRST *stops and makes a slurping noise* TEA MMMM."

"It's just so dumb in the movies when people spy on someone and the books are upside down. When I spy, I'm always sure my books are facing the right way." - Sarah

random kid : "what does peanut butter come from?"


"So this is a Humpty Dumpty joke. And it cracks me up. *breaks into laughter* SEE THE JOKE?!" - little sis

"I'm keeping my shirt backwards cuz the front is dirty but I love this shirt sooo" - little sib

"do you feel my heart beep?" - little sis

#JULIARYAN

*is putting rice in bowl* *is mentally thinking about how bad it would be if I spilled it everywhere* *spills it everywhere*

YES THIS IS ACTUALLY ME LOL AND MY LIFE




so Sarah and I are putting her new book shelf together right?
- me "Look! Finally something that makes the stickers ACTUALLY come off."
*proceeds to peel off sticker which tears and doesn't actually work*
- me "oh wow. I cursed it."

I slipped on a grape



me calling my dad in store *phone ringing and ringing and ringing* *hears hey!*
me - hey dad!
my dads voice - "hey leave me a message and I'll call you back as soon as you can."
me - "oh. it's the voicemail"

SO MANY COFFEE CREAMER TYPES


so we went to the Burger King drive thru (btw this is the first time in like a year or something) and they're like "name?" Which I gave. I pulled up to the first window to pay and the lady was like "$2.12?" And I paid. Then went to the second window and the girl looked at me and was like "Tim?...." so which I was like "uh no - Julia" she closed the windows and came back with the slushies and was like "I knew you weren't Tim but...I have to ask."
- me to Sarah "this one is going in my monthly post"



so smoke alarms can set off from paint fumes jsyk

me to sarah 24/7



THE LIBRARY HAS AN UPSTAIRS AND A BASEMENT I DIDNT KNOW THIS AND I HAVE A NAME TAG AH

smashed my finger in the door. #me



LIFE HAPPENINGS :

so my dad killed the wifi by drilling into the cord. (don't ask) This is my sister testing it. #loveher



me - " I lost a ponytail today"
sare - "me too."
*silence*

I MADE 6 BATCHES OF COOKIES BY HAND IN 5 HOURS WHICH IS = 180 COOKIES.




so Sarah pulled on a push door which we've opened like 162962873 times

cleaning my closet out and finding a journal entry from when I was 11 about how I'd love to work in the library LITTLE JULIA IT HAS HAPPENED

something is wrong with siri 


btw that jump rope is still up in that tree

so the AC broke on the 95 degree day...also the first day of fall what is this?

so sarah is driving???


i opened my own bank account and got one of those cards which holds money (the above gif applies perfectly) 

these are ghost peppers. And I picked them without knowing they were ghost peppers. I think I've survived



I kinda cracked up over the fact that I was returning a bunch of stuff at the library that I'd have to shelve lol

I GOT POISON IVY ON LIKE ONE OF MY LAST WEEKS AT WORK WHAT IN THE WORLD 

PIECES OF GOLD : 

HAHA TOO MUCH TRUTH IN THIS POST NATALIE
oh, cally, cally, cally. how even
jon's summer summed up + what he's learned
AUDREYYYYYYYYYY!!! this is a huge chunk of gold k
yes yes yes [for us dreamers from tracey]

WHAT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER :



  • i
  • am
  • so 
  • tired

there ya go lol i can't think anymore. but WHAT THE WHAT HOW IS THIS MONTH ALREADY DONE?! srsly tho this month has been a gem and shhhhhhh but I've got a secret happening XD XD I'll tell ya about it soon. 

EVER HAVE POISON IVY (if so helpful tips?)
2 HYSTERICAL THINGS FROM THIS MONTH?!!? 

TO ALL THE GIRLS OF THE WORLD (i've got a message) // reasons why you don't have to believe what you hear


WARNING : lots of capitals, bluntness, and well..honesty. Read on if you're brave (also those brave enough to leave comments get bonus points. ice cream WITH brownies. yup. yup.)

I'm SICK and TIRED of feeling ugly. I'm DONE with being in public and suddenly not feeling so confident. I'm NOT going to even talk about the glares I've received or the comments given to me about some of the abnormal things I do. and I'm EXHAUSTED from the knowledge that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

I'm SERIOUSLY SO DONE WITH THE PROBLEMS THAT SOCIETY HAS PLACED OUT THERE FOR US GIRLS THAT I'M WRITING THIS POST WITH A MIND WHICH IS ON FIRE

and arms flailing this is me

  CUZ GUESS WHAT

  • you're not fat
  • you are you + God made you perfect in an imperfect way 
  • DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT THAT STRANGER SAID
  • DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT THAT HUMAN YOU KNOW SAID
  • you don't have to compare yourself 
  • just cuz you might not have a guy-friend (at 14-17 gosh) doesn't mean something is wrong with you
  • LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL REALIZE THAT
  • days speed by and spending them wishing you were someone else just wastes what you've been given
  • you're beautiful 

The problem is we hear so many negative things about our appearance, that we forget about God's grace and mercy and love. we short-cut Him and ourselves. bc LISTEN UP how we look doesn't define you. how tall or short, skinny or not, blonde or brunette, bangs or not, actual converse or the walmart fakeos IT JUST REALLY DOESN'T MATTER 

I want to scream.
I want to shout and shake and yell bc I'm so terrified 
I'm quite literally terrified that people sink further and actually BELIEVE the things they hear. 
the lies they are told 

you've got talent. Maybe its musical, or in writing, taking care of babies, gardening...last week I asked what your dream job was, and some answered with things I've never even thought of and guess what. That's how its supposed to be CUZ ITS YOUR DREAM. bc it's you.

I'm here to tell you that God doesn't listen to you when you look in the mirror and say "I'm ugly." cuz He doesn't know the definition of the word in you. It just isn't so. We are created in His image.  

so God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female. (Gen 1:27)
*hopes i don't look like this*

perhaps I'm speaking out of turn, but tbh I'm speaking from my heart. No more listening to those lies, please. They hurt you and they hurt me when you believe them, but even more so, they hurt God.

also. be careful with your words. bc..you might be the one who are saying these things to someone else.


 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29) 

Just don't give up. tbh this is still about national suicide prevention week. I don't want to live without telling it like it is..and sadly, too many of us give up bc of feeling unworthy. YOU ARE NOT. k *hugs*

btw this is my older sister who is stunning

TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS 
DO YOU EVER FEEL THIS WAY?!?!


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