My Christmas Home Tour

White half barrel tree stand with narrow Christmas tree

Welcome, welcome friends! I'm so excited to be apart of the Jennifer Rizzo Design Company Holiday Housewalk again this year and bring you some Christmas home decorating ideas and inspiration! You won't want to miss out on all of the beautiful homes so be sure to head over to Jen's to begin at the beginning. If you are coming here after paying a visit to Jen at City Farmhouse I know you've already seen some truly beautiful eye candy and I'm so glad that you continued the housewalk … [Read more...]

A Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel

Winter woodland themed Christmas mantel decor

I'm so excited to share with you my Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel today. But first, a little insight into life around my house. "Hey guys, remember the year that I decided to draw a picture on a napkin with permanent marker while we were decorating the Christmas tree and it soaked right through onto the kitchen table and Mom kind of freaked out?" "Oh yeah, I think that was the same year when Mom offered to let me help her spray fake snow on the panes of a vintage window and instead of … [Read more...]

There’s a Refrigerator in My Hallway

Christmas buffet table decorations

Oh yes, yes there is. Why is there a refrigerator in my hallway you ask? Well, we decided that things weren't crazy enough around our house right now so we figured why not have some flooring ripped up and replaced?! 'Tis the season! Ok, so the REAL reason we are doing this right now is because we've partnered together with the incredible folks at Shaw Floors to try out a fabulous product from one of their amazing new lines. I am beyond excited to be having these beautiful floors … [Read more...]

Five Cute Christmas Ideas


5 Cute Christmas Ideas from Good morning, friends! It's me, Julie from, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think "outside the box" when doing so. It's funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of … [Read more...]

Social MEdia

Before you publish on social media acronym

My husband hates musicals. He says it’s totally unnatural for people in them to just be walking along and suddenly break out in song. Social media is kind of like musicals. There is an element about it that is almost unnatural. We blurt out things, spontaneously share photos, stop in the middle of dinner to take photos of our meal and are raising a generation of children who assume that every single thing they do or say will be shared with hundreds of other people. … [Read more...]

New Door Coming Soon


You guys! I'm so excited that my new door from Window World will be installed very soon! There are a lot of exciting happenings at my house and the beautiful new back door I've selected is just one of them. Today, I want to take the opportunity to let you know how amazing it has been to work with my local Window World retailer. Most of the time when I'm working with a large corporation I don't get to enjoy the benefit of more personalized attention. … [Read more...]

Mind the Gap

mind the gap quote

Welcome to week three of our 'Life in Season' study series!   Discussion Questions 1. When we don't tend to all areas of our faith, we leave ourselves wide open for gaps to develop. It's in the gaps where we find we are the most vulnerable to sin and temptation. Where in your faith do you think you have gaps that you aren't 'minding'? 2. Read through this passage from 2 Peter 1:5-8. "For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree

Gratitude Tree with leaves

One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn. He weaved his weather prediction magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country. But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, "And there will be rain in the Pacific NW." I stopped … [Read more...]

Be the Light


The other evening I found myself feeling so down. My spirit felt burdened, I was grumpy and I just wanted to crawl into bed and pull the covers up over my head. But, as I stood at the kitchen sink washing the last of the dinner dishes I began to wonder why I was feeling that way. Nothing bad had actually happened. There was nothing in my own life where I could actually draw a correlation between it and my feelings. I couldn't even blame it on PMS. So I started thinking back through my day, … [Read more...]

Cream of Tomato Soup


I sure hope I caught you hungry! Hi friends, it's me, Julie from with a yummy, comforting, homemade Creamy Tomato Soup recipe. Unfortunately, with the beautiful Autumn months, comes the dreaded cold & flu season. In fact, I've been fighting a cold for almost 3 weeks now, but I'm thankfully on the mend. With that being said, there is nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of soup when you're not feeling well physically or emotionally. It also feels nice to make someone … [Read more...]