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Epic Tacos - Chicharron de Ribeye | Chris Loves Julia

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This post is sponsored by EPIC Provisions. Use code CLJEPIC20 for 20% off everything on their site. I was introduced to Chicharron de Ribeye tacos by my brother-in-law, who is from Monterrey, Mexico. I had never heard of them before, but when he and I were out to dinner and saw them on the menu, […]

EPIC Tacos – Chicharron de Ribeye


And we are off to Hawaii! Chris and I are headed to Maui with our good friends, and I’m so looking forward to lounging around on the beach, hitting the spa, and hopefully spotting some whales. As I’ve been preparing for this trip, I’ve had to get out of the cold mindset and envision warmth, […]


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When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, Chris and I keep it pretty simple. We look forward to the nice dinner reservation and meaningful gift exchange, but we mostly keep it simple and sprinkle some extra love towards the girls. Regardless, I look forward to Valentine’s Day because I find myself craving a little Holiday […]

Gift Guides!

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This post and project are sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Welcome to the attic! This is where we have been storing Holiday decor, bins of family keepsakes, lampshades without lamps, and all our dirty little secrets… In all honesty, this has been a clutter crutch in our home since moving in, and it has been desperate […]


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We have been hard at work for the last weekend, decluttering and purging our attic space! It was at the top of our 2023 project list because it was becoming an overwhelming goliath that we just had to tackle. And as overwhelming as it was, it felt soooo good to get in there and finally […]


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I hate to toot my own horn, but I’m a bit of a cookware connoisseur. Okay, I tend to be a connoisseur of most cooking supplies and tools, but today it’s all about cookware. Despite sounding too cliche, I get a lot of questions about what my “actual” favorite cookware is… and the honest answer […]


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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]

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