JUNE HAS SLIPPED AWAY EVERYONE AHHH HELP HELP HELP HELP // monthly wrap up post jk mainly gifs


W H A T  I  D I D :

walking up the stairs in pitch black darkness then suddenly sneezing. Idk how I didn't die

driving to the park on a Saturday with the windows down and The Gospel blaring with my bros and dad like YUUS

taking senior photos!!

lugging couches down 11 floors in an elevator - just a normal day here

shopping at menards with my sisters and coming home with 15 gallons of paint don't ask. Just don't.

(one week later)
Yup. You guessed it - still painting


bought a HAPPY planner (post on that later) and ouch it was $23 LETS HOPE IT IS WORTH IT.

91 DEGREES IMMA LOVING IT

sitting on brand new couches and just looking at the hard work done getting it to look like this and ahh

walking around barefoot in the store (I CARRIED MY SHOES I PROMISE)

picking 7 flats of strawberries (aka 56 quarts)

(Two weeks later)

still painting bro.

uhmmmm ruined my bedroom floor bc of water ouch


S I L L Y  S A R E :

*is setting up camp cabin name* WHHHYYYY. EVERYONE STEALS MY NAME.

*is accepting camp nano cabin invite*
"idk. The people seem sketchy to me"

-me *brings new jacket into Sarah's room* "the only way I will be able to wear this is if I turn the AC up really high"
- her *bursts into laughter* "well you can save it for fall"
- me *walks away sadly*

- Sarah " we really need to prep for nano"

- me "WILL YOU PLEASE STOP"

"Did you know that you can't splash under water?" - Sarah
"I'm writing this down." - me

*sare in store* "you know I could be an alien in disguise just pretending to be your sister."
*me slowly pulls out phone*
*sarah bursts into laughter*

"well, obviously we know if I ruled the world, it would be way more organized." - Sarah

H O W  L I F E  I S  R A N D O M :


driving along the road in town and look out the window to see a guy on his lawnmower riding down the sidewalk????

*my dad walking past bedroom door*
"jsyk you can't take a shower bc there is no hot water"

gardening until 11 pm to get the garden planted before 90 degrees hit

*sister in said garden with me*
"If I were a plant, I'd want to be planted at night. bc then you can wake up in the morning."

*driving home while the sun is setting*
"It's a full sun!" - my dad

being in the store all mature like (for once ha) and then this teenage girl is sitting in the cart with her 8 bro pushing her #whereismyshoppingcart


*in post office*
"Have a nice day, ma'am!" -lady at desk
*me and Sarah walk out to car silently* *me start engine then turns to sarah*
"Why did she call me ma'am?" - me
"Idk" -Sarah 

T H E  S I B S  S A I D :

*little sis licks finger and sticks into air*
Me - "what are you doing?"
Her - "checking the wind"

Me : "what's your favorite food?"
Little sis : what's my favorite food? CAKE."

"sister I need to tell you something. When I wake up..I smell like macaroni." - little sis

"Can I read your poetry book? I mean, why do you want your friends to read it but I haven't yet?" - bro
Me - "Uhm..idk"
"How much is it?"
"$10"
"Oh okay. Well good thing we are siblings cuz I can just read it for free." - bro

*outside working on garden* *little sis runs out and grabs hose*
"Come on team! We can do this!"

*me at park with sibs*"This is my friend!" - little bro
"Do you know his name??" - me
"Uhmmm....Cliff....??"
*random little boy sarcastically* "it's Canyon."
*me bursts into laughter*

"Sister! When you go under you HAVE to close your eyes, mouth and plus your nose. Do like I do!" *little sis in pool talking to older sister who's been swimming longer than she's been alive*

*little bro taps my forehead while laying on the couch*

- me "please stop"
"Oh but I was just trying to see who's in there."

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June is one of my most favorite months and now its slipped by HOW HORRIBLE OH SADNESS OVERLOAD. *pulls myself together* I know its dumb, but I really like how June looks when written? Don't even try to comprehend that. but no matter what WHERE DID THE MOMENTS GO. still tho, I wouldn't trade where I am at for anything -- each day is crammed and each day I sleep sound and hard bc this is life and this is good. 

WHAT THING MADE YOU LAUGH THE HARDEST?? 
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO JULY? IF SO, WHY? 

POETRY BOOK BEING SOLD IN AUSTRALIA + MONEY MANAGING + 56 QUARTS OF STRAWBERRIES also living at menards????


my life at the moment is a major blur (aka why these photos are in this post) of "I'm so busy." "I'm so tired." a feeling I'm sure you all know/feel. also, I must admit, being graduated has affected me more than I had thought. Like, okay, my bedroom is set up for the julia-who-had-school. My planner worked better then because I would actually SEE it when I sat down. Now?

well, basically I've got 3 out of my 4 drawers in my dresser half open with stuff hanging out of them. IM TRYING TO FIND THINGS. My desk has layers and layers of papers -- legit. also books, cds, pens, random wrappers (mmm i want more licorice now). ITS LIKE WHAT NOW. And, all of this is because of work/life. I mean, lets face it, we allll rush into our room .2 seconds before leaving the house looking for that shoe.
IT HAPPENS.

I UNDERSTAND.

BUT NO MATTER WHAT IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY.

I'm constantly forgetting what I'm supposed to do, where I need to go..like twice now I've returned library dvds WITHOUT THE DVD IN IT. #sorrylibrarians My mind is rather...messy. so as Sarah calls it, I'm trying to "get my life organized". (TOTALLY NOT WRITING THIS POST AND RESEARCHING FOR A PLANNER WHILST MY ROOM IS A WRECK *nervous laugh*) I think I actually found a planner which will help me tho???
Here it is : PLANNER.

The one thing its lacking tho is  -- BUDGET HELP.  I really want to be able to work, earn money, splurge once in a while, but also set aside said money. I MEAN THATS SMART RIGHT?? I'm still searching for something on that... any ideas?? 

yesterday Sarah and I picked 56 quarts of strawberries. just thought that was random enough to share.

AND YES YOU READ THAT TITLE CORRECTLY. A FEW COPIES OF MY BOOK ARE GOING TO AUSTRALIA. all of my friends are so amazing i love you all. AND UHM like *sobs* aliyah wrote a review for my book!!!!!! SHE MAKES ME CRY. read it here : POST

Yesterday I was at Menards for the 2nd time this week (yes more projects hehehe also why i am busy wow) and one of the employees looked at me and said "wow you are like living here now!" I laughed and said I loved the place. also, there was an adorable little girl holding her daddy's hand who's name was Julia there, so yes, this place is gold right. 

btw, sometimes I sit down and posts are written about things I'm thinking about and other times? Well, sometimes I just write, as if you were sitting right next to me and we were having a conversation. This is one of those posts. 

Thanks for being my friend, friend. You're always here to read these wacky things I call blogposts. I'm sorry for being such a nut sometimes.

[oh and i still haven't seen cars 3 but wanna, hbu?]


ANY BUDGETING TIPS/PLANNER PREFERENCES?? 
TELL ME WHAT YOU DID THIS WEEK 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR???? ALSO WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT WHO YOU ARE // magical hour photoshoot


OKAY LOOK AT THE BLOGPOST TITLE obv this post is going to be gold bc it includes I  C E  C R E A M. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. *drifts off into land of happiness* 

I was thinking the other day about ice cream flavors, because my grandpa brought some over. And, he got "butter pecan" and "triple peanut butter"...basically like his two favorite things. I'm like ewwwwww peanut butter in ICE CREAM (srsly guys something is wrong with that idea.) but like, okay, HE LIKES IT THAT WAY. And, so here I am with a question :

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM?????? 
bc I'm really curious to know a bit more about YOU. My ice cream always is vanilla based -- chocolate is too overwhelming for me. And UHM ADD FRUIT PPLLLEEEASE. Strawberry jam, blueberries, I DONT CARE just let it be fruit. Also ever have cheesecake chunks in your ice cream *gasps for air* dooooo iitttttt.

But then again, I really like a salted caramel ice cream! AND SHERBET *dies* Put raspberry sherbet in a sugar cone and I'm set for life (well not really who am I kidding.)

so I'm wondering, what does ice cream flavor choices, or the fact that you might have a cone, bowl, or just eat the ice cream straight from the container -- what does this have to say about who we are???? 

omw. am I getting too deep? *realizes I'm writing an entire post about ice cream* *grins bc this is so me* 
I was facetiming yesterday with a friend. She had stopped at the store and gotten chocolate covered pretzels, while her mom got Andes mints and her bro got a Mr. Good Bar. I MEAN CAN WE SEE A THEME HERE???? I do.

Everyone has tastes they prefer while others do not. Sarah LOVES mustard while I won't even touch the bottle. I really like lemon (in like everything) and my older sister is like ewwwwww. ITS SO WEIRD. and honestly, it can be frustrating when you have something you adore and you wanna share it but the other person is like HAHA NO. #uuuhhhgggg

btw, once I ate one of those edible flowers. don't. ever. do. that. k. 

also PLEASE DONT REMIND ME THAT CAMP NANO IS COMING. I still haven't plotted. Why is is this a general theme for my life?????? oh. and summer reading is happening. IM SO FAR BEHIND. *sobs* 
*runs off to paint a room, weed garden, run to store and smuggle ice cream* 

and yes, I am proud of the photos I took. *laughs* LIKE LOOK AT MY CUTE LITTLE SIBS. oh!!! One more thing, I really wanted to thank everyone who has purchased my poetry book. This post was made possible by your contribution. <33333


SO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ICE CREAM PREFERENCES
CONE OR NO CONE (how dare you)???

HAHAHAAA I ACTUALLY AM A GRADUATE *squeals cuz I survived* // graduation photos under the bridge


the barefoot gal isn't just a blog title. ITS LITERALLY WHO I AM.

like AHHH MY GRADUATION PHOTOS TURNED OUT SO AMAZINGLY. My older sister + Sarah took them and no you can't borrow those gals. 

My graduation trip to the East coast was so unfathomably spectacular but hahhahaaa I got so behind schedule. INCLUDING MY PHOTOS. like generally they're take rather than later? but nope. Not for me -- my announcements went out today. *coughcough*


sooo like I got back and a whirlwind happened (not joking here) and then suddenly everyone was like "we are going to the park" and apparently it was a graduation outing for me?? TOTALLY DIDNT KNOW. my sister made cake for me too and like hahaaha I had no idea my family could pull something like that

IT WAS ALSO PERFECT FOR TAKING PHOTOS THAT DAY. I did think "oh we could take pictures at the park" so I brought my dress and gahhhhhh yes yes yes. I love love love how they look SRSLY AHH

But for reals here, I can't believe I'm actually a graduate. I mean..my whole entire life I've known that "oh I'll be going into 6th, 7th, 8th grade" etc etc. BUT I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT 12TH GRADE WOULD COME AND I WOULD COMPLETE IT. I'm serious. 

I'm here though. I REALLY AM. And, it's slightly terrifying and still doesn't feel real. Yet, on the other hand, it's super exciting and thrilling. I'm sure you graduates understand.

Cuz here we are, able to make new decisions that weren't available to us before + WE HAVE OUR DIPLOMAS WHICH ADMIT IT THAT THING IS NEATO *feels so pro*


just like that *snaps fingers* I'm Julia Ryan the high school graduate. WHERE DID THE TIME FLY. (also I'm not sure if this is weird or not but I remember my first day of school as a kid?? and learning how to read. ah good days) 

If someone asked me if I would want to be little again, I would have to say no. Crazy, IKR. but, I don't know... those days were special, yesterday was amazing, today was spectacular, and tomorrow is unknown. I like that.

SO if you're going to ask me that everlasting and totally predictable question of "so now what?" I'll just toss my hair and grin bc YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WITH JULIA. just ask my friends + family..hahahaaahaaaa

*leaves to go work on resume* 

WHICH PHOTO DO YOU LIKE BEST??
WHAT GRADE DID YOU JUST WRAP UP?


SUNSETS AND SUNNY SKIES AND CLOUDS AND GREENHOUSES PHOTO DUMP // basically summer + happiness


God is so good you guys. The sky is obviously a thing I'm fascinated with right now...well, it's so peaceful and changing and you just know that God is there and loving and that He is King when you see a sky like the one we live under every single day. 

as my friend would say "I feel a poem coming on, Julia!" and boy #truththere

BUT OMW LIVING LIFE IS SO WONDERFUL YOU GUYS 

i mean IM SELLING MY POETRY BOOK AHHH thank you everyone. just thank you <3

it's supposed to be 80-90 degrees for the next two weeks WE HAVE THE POOL UP

painting the entire first floor of our house. #hardworkbutamazing

SUMMER READING STARTS TODAY (my little sis is literally sitting here "reading" a book)

my garden is planted ahhhhh! THE BEAUTY

made waffles and sausage for breakfast mmmm

WORK IS GOING AMAZINGLY <3333

and ewwwww but my bro just shoved a snake up to the kitchen window

MY ROOM IS A MESS AND MY HAIR IS A MESS but #happiness 

loud music + windows down = yuuuussss

BLOG COLLABS WITH ALL MY NANO BUDDIES so much fun legit

ice cream at midnight (always must include ice cream)

WHAT 3 THINGS MAKE YOU HAPPY??
FAVORITE PHOTO??

GUYYSSS MY POETRY BOOK IS FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE !!!!! // plus gifs and new photos


i am soooooooo beyond excited to be writing this post - like THE EXCITEMENT LEVELS ARE HIGH RIGHT NOW. because like the title says

YOU
CAN
BUY 
MY 
POETRY 
BOOK 
NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!!! *throws in those ones to bug sarah and to make abigail p. smile*


actual footage of me right now 

SOOOOOOOOO okay here is the deal -- the poetry book is 148 pages long. You'll get all the poems on Twilight to Dawn from the beginning of that blog to the end of February 2017. Also THERE ARE A FEW NEW HIDDEN ONES IN THERE FOR YOU. the photos from each poem on the blog are included PLUS my "To Dance" short story is in the waaaaaaaayy back of the book. LIKE YES YES YES

The price you ask?? ITS ON SALE RIGHT NOW FOR $10.46!!!!!!!!!!!! 

W H A T  Y O U  H A V E  T O  D O : 

  • fill out that google form down below (I'm asking for your email so that I can send you the private purchase link. also, I'm asking for your name and blog, that way I can know who you are!!)
  • Once you get that link in your email, you just purchase the book. It's super simple -- and if you're worried that LuLu isn't a secure website, I can assure you that it is. All of the books I've published (and Sarah's!) were made/bought on there. ITS SAFE PROMISE
  • AND THEN ONCE YOU GET IT IN THE MAIL I HAVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Told you its simple!!!

also jsyk I won't know any of your payment info -- like your address, state, credit card number, etc. LuLu handles it all, just like Amazon would. I want this to be secure and safe for you and for me *hopes that makes sense*

I'm just super thrilled you guys even want to buy it...like *sobs* THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING THE BEST FRIENDS A GAL COULD ASK FOR 


also jsyk all the profits go to julia's ice cream fund. It's really really low right now. THANK YOU FOR SAVING LIVES.

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K LETS DO THIS THING -- if you have any issues AT ALL (and I mean it) just comment below and we will figure it out. got it??? *sees all the nodding heads off into the internet distance* good. 

p.s. if you wanna see more photos and more info on the book, go here 

ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM??!
ANYTHING EXCITING HAPPENING FOR YOU LATELY? 
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