Chris and Julia dressed up for a dinner out

Most of the time when we go out to eat, I like to pick things that are not what we’d usually eat at home. I mean, a fancy steakhouse is great, don’t get me wrong. But Chris can make steak and potatoes at home, so we normally go for something a little outside of his […]

Flat-lay of lip colors

I feel like I’ve been wearing the same lip colors for years! Someone once told me that if pull down your lip, that color is a good direction for color that will look good with your skin tone. When selecting lip colors, I tend to choose one pretty close to my skin tone — or […]

Chris Loves Julia | Spring Sandals

It’s warming up here in North Carolina, and I’m already pining after some new sandals to pair with my jeans and — hopefully soon — my favorite swimsuits. Anine Bing Lizzie Slides For me, comfort is key. My feet hurt without shoes, so I love wearing sandals around the house. A comfy pair of slides […]

After sharing my favorite chef knives, as well as proper knife care, I’ve had several readers ask about which knife sharpener I recommend. We love product testing at Chris Loves Julia, so let’s try out some of the most popular knife sharpeners on Amazon and give them the ol’ college try to see which one […]

‘Tis the season to think about decluttering, putting away seasonal clothing, and all that jazz. But today we’re going to do a deeper dive on some lesser-known areas that homeowners may have neglected to clean. Some of these areas I’ve put off in the past myself. But now that we’re almost in spring cleaning mode, […]


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