[Meet the Barks]

Hello,  my name is Jaime Barks and this is the story of my life. I started this blog as a personal space to share with our friends and family.  Over the years it has grown and evolved.  When I started writing I didn't have kids and I worked at a local nonprofit. I am now a stay at home mom of two sweet little boys and I am pursing a life long dream of working as an artist. I love the thrill of making something (anything) with my own two hands.  I write about the things that are currently occupying my mind - art, running, parenthood, cooking, my creative journey.  This blog is a smorgasbord of things I love (and I love a lot of things).  Painting keeps me sane. You can see a little of my work my website.


Here is a collection of some of my favorite post and a list of ways to keep up with us. 

Everything I write is true. I do write from my own skewed perspective and I may slightly embellish. Also, this is my hobby. I don't stress about typos. By reading this blog you are subjecting yourself to my poor writing standards. You are not allowed to complain.

Barks is our last name.  Yes, we like dogs but the site name has nothing to do with them. And, I am totally aware of how much the boys are going to get picked on in school.  I love my husband very much and I married him despite his last name.  I would have kept my maiden name but it is just as bad.  I used to be Jaime Zimmerman and I hated being last at everything.

Incase you were wondering, we live in a little town in the far eastern tip of Tennessee. We are transplants but we sure do love this region and our quirky small town. 

If you have a questions or would like to send me unsolicited advice, I would love to hear from you! You can reach us at jaime [at] barksblog [dot] com.


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