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Casual Friday: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

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Our cabinet line with Semihandmade was supposed to debut in the press and major magazines with photos of the completed cabin kitchen, that never saw completion. It’s added another complex layer of sadness, even guilt (not that I had any control or could have predicted the fire) that I’m still trying to process. While there is currently no completed kitchen to feature the cabinet line we worked so hard on with Semihandmade, I’m so grateful that there are other projects popping up! Angela Rose shared this adorable and functional window seat she made with an IKEA Besta unit and our Semihandmade doors in Cove! I love how it turned out and she shared the simple DIY on her instagram right here!

Semihandmade cabinet line from Chris Loves Julia featured on @angelarosehome Instagram (CLJ has permission to display image)

You can order samples of our cabinet fronts right here!–they work with Ikea Besta, Godmorgon and all of the kitchen cabinets!

Other fun things this week

Typography humor at its finest.

Some people’s bucket lists include exotic places, mine includes transitioning wood and tile like this.

This little girls’ room is coming together in such a fun way!

40% off EVERYTHING (no exclusions! that never happens!) at Old Navy this weekend! Here are a few quick picks, keep in mind it would be an extra 40% off these prices:

Okay, Lauren Liess. You win, always. (Talk about a before and after!)

McGee & Co’s sidewalk sale is basically all of my favorite home stuff 60% off–things are going quick!

This whole instagram account is the so completely satisfying and interesting! (you can lose an hour pretty quickly on it)

Yesterday we started a quick makeover of our friends (the Pugmires!) bedroom. It was filled with hand-me-downs and never got ANY attention. We’ll be sharing a few DIYs and the afters next week, but also a lot of progress along the way on Instagram Stories! Hope you’ll follow along @chrislovesjulia.

Ps. This is Brooke! Our nanny turned intern turned assistant! She’s been with us for two years now and is one of my favorite people. We have a fun clj team intro video hitting our YouTube channel later today, so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss it!

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  1. J says:

    Grandma Ginger is beyond adorable. Loved the video.

  2. Allison says:

    Haha- Chris and Jordan have similar voices and (dry) deliveries. I laughed throughout that interview.

    I know you’ve made over a space in Jordan’s apartment, but would he want to buy a house for you to renovate (or you buy a house to renovate and rent to him)?

  3. Deb says:

    I miss the podcast.
    I miss Preston Pugmire.
    But what I miss most is when the three of you would start laughing and no matter what kind of day I was having….
    I would be laughing along with you.
    So the great thing about this post is……the Pugmires are getting a bedroom refresh and I got to hear you two laugh . Does Utah Jordan know he laughs like his uncle?

  4. V says:

    Would love to hear more about your childcare! We have a one year old and are thinking about finding a nanny for a couple of days per week.

  5. Victoria says:

    That Old Navy sale just outfitted me for spring! Thanks!

  6. Wow. Just read your post about the fire. Glad to see you guys are staying positive and already have new projects.

    Looking forward to following along with the Pugmires bedroom progress. :)

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