Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blogging from my couch/celly cell..

So, ummmmm. Hi. Testing, testing, 1, 2.. Technology is cuh-razy cakes. It's a wondah ('wonder' in an english accent), says Karl from 'an idiot abroad'. Me and the husband's new favert funny show. So hilarious. I accidentally saw a bird get impregnated today.. 'twas innerestin. Spring is IN the air, Lady birds getting pregnant left and right. I love seeing the trees getting pretty colors again, spring is my favorite. I always wish it lasted longer..

My oldest son bought a banjo. A gorgeous banjo made from the lovliest wood. He recently joined a band, they want to perform at an open mic soon :)

hmmmm.. what else? Oh! Omg, I never wrote about my ocean adventure.. It was a wondah! Very enjoyable. Lots o' relaxing. The drive was nice, only two hours. Except when I reached Aberdeen it started to rain big huge fat raindrops, like my windshield wipers were on fullblast and I still could barely see. And also, whenever I drive through Aberdeen, my mind never fails to start playing Nirvana. Always. Everytime I drive through.. Anyway. The place I stayed in was super cute. The town/beach village was totally 'the Truman show' style except beach houses. A store, restaurant, bike shop there in the wee little town. I had fish tacos for the first time ever at the restaurant, SO YUMMS!! So yum infact that I've been obsessed with fish tacos ever since and went overboard. I have tried every single place around and the other day had a super nasty one, it killed the fish taco moment. Gag.. The ocean, yes. Where was I? Ok, ate dinner, went back to my cute place with the ocean view. Watched the sunset, took pictures, did my writing, I thought alot about my life and my family. I missed them. We even facetimed while I was there which made me a little sad. I missed them but reminded myself that morning would arrive soon enough. I sat in silence and went out on the deck and listened to the ocean. I could hear it all night, so delightful. It was so cold, too cold to go to the beach. I took lots of outfits with me, I had a photo shoot planned in my mind.. Way too coldy cold. The bedroom was cute but creepy, no tv and I'm a fall asleep with the tv on kind of gal. So I made a cute bed on the couch and comfortably slept there. Morning arrived, I made coffee and sat out on the deck taking in the view. Then got ready and headed home. Stopping at a really small town called Elma in hopes to find some treasures. And I did! Found some sweet dresses for my little lady, a coat to sell in my etsy, a 1950's bowl (it's exactly like one that already own, so I had to. It needed to be with it's twin) and a set of 1970's juice glasses. I had a wonderful time alone, much needed. It was nice to get home to my family. Here are some iPhone pictures of my trip.

packing for my ocean adventure..
                                     on my way there, having dinner, the sunset and my cute cozy bed..

So the writing I did while there was for a magazine that I'll be featured in :))) I'll be one of many talented photographers in the premiere issue of Fourx5 magazine. And omg, I'm over zeeee moon thrilled! Here's a peek of the cover, it will be available on April 1st. weeeeeeeee!!

                     created by the awesomely rad and talented, Susan Vasconcelos.

                                          Eeeeeeeeee!! So excited for that!

                                                              xo, zara

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."

how fitting, this quote. in the morning i'm off to begin an adventure and today's dr. suess's birthday. i was originally going to eastern washington to a photo exhibit for my photos. i've never gone on a solo roadtrip before or stayed in a hotel all by mah lonesome and was quite excited for the adventure, the unknown. but the weather in the mountains is hellacious and insane, super snowy. they even closed the pass a couple o'times in the last couple o'days and the thought of me driving on a snowy highway with semi trucks freaks me out. i'am not a snow driver. i would have had to possibly put chains on my tires... umm, yeah right. also the turn out for the exhibition was expected to be slim to none because of the weather and time of year, the salon is going to put my photos up again in the summer so i'll go then.. anyhoo, my adventure.

i was really looking forward to the whole experience so i decided to go to the ocean instead. a way shorter drive and no snow, yay. i'm going to stay at this super cute cottage with an ocean view, another yay. i'm so excited for a roadtrip, i think i'll stop for lunch, take massive pictures, maybe stop at a few thriftstores on the way. and then the ocean. THE OCEAN. my favorite. another thing that i'll be able to do is to sit down and write. i have an upcoming project that i'm a part of (so over the moon about it) and need to answer five questions about my photography. i was saving it for my original roadtrip but going to the ocean will provide the time and peace to really sit down with a clear mind and get that done... so, yeah.. weeeeee :)

i love the idea of stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something for myself to lead me back to me. sit with myself, my thoughts, my creativity.. it's so needed. as a stay at home mom of four kidlets, my days revolve around taking care of my family, the house, the neverending cleaning, errands, etc... yessss, so needed.

xo, zara