Monday, January 30, 2012

Austin Zoo

My parents, my mom's cousin Keith and Justin and I took a family trip to the Austin Zoo out in the hill country this weekend. We had bought groupons last January and they expire on Jan 31st so we decided to use them before they expired! The weather was especially beautiful and we saw a lot of animals. The neat thing about the Austin Zoo is that they are a rescue zoo, as in ALL of the animals are rescues and most of them have their story posted on their habitat. I can't believe I have lived in Austin almost 15 years (minus 4 in college) and I have never been to this zoo. I have been to zoos in lots of other places...including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, San Diego, Anchorage...and the list goes on. If you live in the Austin area I would highly recommend taking a trip to the Austin Zoo!!

Welcome :)

Zoo Entrance

Dad & the "wild" bird

Cute Cockatoo

LOVED this little monkey...they were so entertaining to watch...then she just decided to sit like a human haha

Pretty lion - he was found in a junkyard and the people that owned him had several other wild animals...his bones were so malnourished his legs and ankles broke because they couldn't support him....but he's healthy now!

Biggest pig I have seen in my life...this picture doesn't do it justice


LOVED this little goat in his jacket!

Feed Me?

Feeding time at the zoo....literally

Another funny goat

Justin and I in front of the huuge chicken statue

Goats will do anything for some food

Beautiful day in the hill country!

Pretty peacock

Old tree


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winter Wreath

I have been pinning wreaths on pinterest since I joined but have yet to make one. I decided I wanted to make a wreath that I could use all winter because I don't want to keep switching out wreaths for "little" holidays...Valentine's day, St. Patrick's day, Easter, etc. So once I found this wreath I knew it was the one I wanted to make. I pinned this inspiration 12 weeks ago and finally got around to completing it!! I could not hang it the same way in the picture since I have to use a wreath hanger on the front door instead of the 3M sticky holder. I also changed up the colors to make it more wintry. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Here's a fun website I found a while back called tagxedo where you can put in a link, twitter ID, word, etc. and it creates a fun picture for you! I could play with this all day with different ideas :) Tagxedo also has a shop where you can turn your creations into t-shirts, bags, coffee mugs, etc. Sounds like fun to me!

Here are a few of my creations!

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Go have fun and create some Tagxedo's!! You can even share them on facebook :)