Although the Christmas decorations have all been packed away, we’re still on a high from our holiday break. It was a pretty special year, not only because it was my parents’ first Christmas in North Carolina, but Chris’s parents decided to fly out for a week, as well! My in-laws stayed in our guest house […]

Black Friday is here! A bunch of our favorite stores have kicked off their sales, and we’re on top of it. Keep this page bookmarked – we’ll be updating it regularly with the latest deals. And don’t forget to take a peek at our 2023 Holiday Gift Guides. They’re packed with inspiring ideas to make […]

Typically, we have a family movie night on the weekends, but lately, our girls have discovered the joy of card games — we introduced them to “Spoons,” and now it’s all they want to play. With family time at the forefront this holiday season, there’s no better way to bond than with a cozy game […]

Caramelized Onion Frittata - Make ahead breakfast | Chris Loves Julia

Christmas morning is always a blur at our house, and adding a holiday-worthy breakfast into the mix is a bit much. To keep it simple, every year I prep a frittata on the 23rd then just add eggs and bake Christmas morning. Ruffle Bakeware | Striped Dish Towel | Gold Flatware Frittata options are endless, […]

When it came to decorating for Christmas, I really wanted to have a very merry first Christmas in our home. But I also was feeling really overwhelmed with finishing and cleaning up renovation dust, that I decided to concentrate our Christmas decor in a few key areas, telling myself–we can always add more in the […]


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