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Chris and I both have gym memberships, but we still wanted (and get lots of use out of) our home gym. I like to go to the gym early in the morning (like 5 a.m.) when it’s not too crowded, and I can have my pick of machines. I’ve found that going even an hour […]

Learn how to effectively plan and prepare for your renovation project before it even begins, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

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This post is sponsored by YNAB Something we hear often is “This is great for you, but I can’t afford to renovate.” I remember feeling that way when I was looking at inspiration photos from our basement apartment. This entire blog was built out of us DIYing just about everything, because we barely had two […]

In 2024, we are celebrating 15 years of Chris Loves Julia. It’s a huge milestone and, to be honest, there was a time this year when I didn’t know if we were going to make it to that bench mark. Not because there was anything at risk with our relationship, or our brand or opportunities […]

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Over 18 months since we launched our first collection of peel & stick floor tiles with FloorPops. I remember that day well. We sold out within the hour, and since then, there have been multiple restocks so everyone can get their hands on some affordable, DIY-friendly checkered flooring! Well, we have good news! Not only […]

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