Chris loves Julia, the blog, unofficially (officially?) started back in 2009 as a platform for me (Julia) to write and share photos and stories with family members and close friends.  In April 2011, when Chris and I bought our first home, a fixer, the real fun/work/blog began. We started filling our evenings working on our house and now we blog five days a week about the happs around here–home decor, design, diy with an occasional foodie post from Chris thrown in. We have been packing in the projects, sharing daily details of our DIY feats and failures (we’re still learning here), all with our toddler, Greta, rootin’ us on–and these days, it turns out a lot more than just our close friends and family are along for the ride.

Chris and Julia, the couple, became official back in 2008 (you can read about that here) and we welcomed our daughter, Greta-the-great in 2010. She makes occassional appearances on the blog, but mostly loves to draw, dance and dodge her naps. Chris is the bread-winner and maker.  With a minor in culinary arts under his belt, he’ll cook your socks off for dinner–but utilizes his marketing degree for a software company by day. I am a color and design enthusiast who studied art in college and when I am not painting a wall (or blogging about it) I am working away in my studio with Greta by my side and sometimes on my lap, keeping our Etsy shop stocked (kinda) and sending commissions out weekly.

So, welcome; to our virtual home, which is consequently all about our actual home and our lives in it. I can be chatty, but we hope–really, really hope–you’ll chat right back.  Feel free to share your comments, ideas, links and questions in the comments section where we can discuss all things decor or art or paint colors or toddlerdom or anything else–together. We have learned/are learning to live by the words, “Be Open To Whatever Comes Next” and are sincerely grateful to you for reading and sticking around to see what that next is. 

Photo of Chris and I by my sister, Andi.  The talented photographer behind Doublclik.