***This giveaway is now closed***   Congratulations to Jenette (number 109) who said her basement that resembles a dungeon is in dire need or some help. After let us pick out some blinds for our family room (we’re still working on getting those curtains done), and we all gawked at what a difference they […]

I’m new at this.  We’ve only been reviewing and accepting sponsors for a whole whopping week, but I am thrilled with the shops that we have taken on.  Their offerings are beautiful.  Their prices are affordable and we eagerly give each the Chris Loves Julia stamp of approval.  We are honored to introduce you to: […]

Sometimes, I wait and wait and wait for things to arrive or to happen or to work out the way I need them to and then suddenly everything falls into my lap at once and I am left frantic and overwhelmed, but real excited.  That’s me.  That’s today.  The big clash of everything coming together […]

Since making the announcement that I would start designing for your spaces too, I have been up to my eyeballs in mood boards.  At first, I was worried that I would virtually design the same space over and over–but it has been quite the opposite.  I feel like I have really connected with so many […]

Giveaway is now closed Congratulations to Lauren2028 who said, “I wish that trying to decorate my house was ‘so simple’….I can’t make up my mind for the life of me!”   We’re not afraid to call in the pros when we are faced with a challenge that is above our skill-set, like installing a new window. […]


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