About

Hi and welcome.

I’m Julie and this is my blog where I document some of the things I’m most passionate about, like creating a home, visiting charming places, and spending time with family and friends.

I’m married to Tom and we have two children: Lindsey, who works as a news producer at one of our local TV stations, and Grant, who is a college student in St. Louis.

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Around here we talk about houses. A lot. We’re the owners of a newer (1992) house that has an old soul, and I try to build on that as we make updates to it.

A little bit more about me:

  • I’m an anxious traveler who has nonetheless been blessed to see some beautiful places.
  • We live in the Kansas City area (Kansas side, for those of you who speak KC) and I love exploring my hometown.
  • I’m an enthusiastic reader who is always happy to talk books.

Here are several ways we can connect:

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Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you’re here.

Comments

  1. Hi loved the hutch and entire dining room. My question is about the chandelier what do I search for on amazon to order one? A particular comp any or style name. Thank you. Can’t wait to enjoy the rest of your postings.

  2. Forgot to add where I first saw your postings. Enjoyed the tips and pictures.

  3. Mandy Lloyd says:

    Hi Julie,

    We must be kindred spirits. I love “house” looking and am always curious if the people inside have dinner in the oven or fresh linens or their grandmother’s antiques in their homes.

    I too am in a book club. We’ve been meeting for over 20 years. I am the youngest one (and I’m kind of old). We have two women who are in the 90’s but they are spry and active. We have read many of the same books and are always looking for new good reads. I will send you our list (I am the keeper of the list) if you’d like.

    Just like you, I have a girl and a boy. My dauther, 24, moved to KC/Kansas this past summer. Her husband is in his last year of PT school rotations and he’s doing them in KC. I also have a son, in college in Arkansas.

    I love your home and would bet there’s a lot of fun memories and laughter with in the walls of your house. Thank you for sharing all your ideas. Keep up the posts. Maybe when I visit my daughter and son-in-law, I’ll bump into you.

    • Mandy, we do sound like kindred spirits, right down to the ages and lifestages of our kids. It would be great to bump into you in KC sometime! Thanks for the comment.

  4. Julie,
    Have you been well? I haven’t seen any of your inspiring blogs since the June garden tour here in JoCo. Missing your wonderful thoughts and great pictures.
    Nancee

    • Hi Nancee. I am fine, thank you for checking in. It’s so nice to be missed. I had my son home for the summer and recently took a part-time job so blogging has taken a back seat for a bit. Hope to be back to it soon. Hope all is well with you!

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