Friday, March 26, 2010


Phew, what a LONG and busy week this has been!

Today I'm really excited to be featured by Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I've been reading lots of decorating and mom blogs these days, and this is one of my favorites. Kristin has an amazing home, and a wonderful style. Her kitchen will be featured in an upcoming issue of Better Homes and Gardens!

Every Friday is "Feature Friday" on Kristin's blog. She shares a before and after project from one of her readers...and mine is featured today. Take a click over and check it out.

I'll leave you with a teaser of why I've been missing in blogland this week. I've been buried in a huge project....a few large paintings for church. I'm hoping to finish and hang the pieces on Saturday.

The kids started Spring break yesterday, and I'm looking forward to a week of fun and exploring in L.A. No trip to California in the works....L.A. is "the Local Area!" We're lucky to be near a metra train, and an hour from downtown Chicago.Enjoy your weekend!

I think it's finally time to put the skis away....Happy Spring!



  1. CONGRATS!!! You better believe I will skip over to Kristin's blog to check out your feature. :)

    I guess I can't believe that it IS already Friday. My break is FLYING by.

    Off to show you some blog love~~~~


  2. Thanks for the write up, you deserve it!! Can't wait to see the pictures you have been working on!! Have a wonderful day and weekend. I love Chicago, my in-laws are about an hour from the city as well and we always spend a full day in the city. Enjoy!

  3. Congrats...It's so much fun to share your blog, especially with Kristin. I couldn't be happier that it's Friday....another week down.

  4. Congrats! That is quite an acheivement! How nice to be honored like that. I so miss my forsythia bushes at our old house. They keep haunting me. I do beleive that I am just going to have to break down and get some for here. Can't wait to see your project you are working on!

  5. c o n g r a t s on being featured!.... an hour from downtown Chicago... makes me DAYDREAM. Enjoy your we-time! Have a wonderful weekend too, Julie. Off to visit Kristin. xox

  6. Congrats Julie!! I'm headed there now!! happy weekend!

  7. I am following you now and I really like your idea to put that door sideways! But boy I really think it is so cute, how come it could not have been the front door? Is it broken?

    Good luck on all your up coming hunting adventures, I hope you find some really fantastic things! It is so much fun!

    visit me at my house
    warmly Melissa

  8. So glad I popped over from Kristen's...looking forward to catching up!

  9. Hi Julie, I have just popped on over from Kristin's blog to say congrats on being featured. You have such a beautiful home and I love how you have repurposed so many things (something I also love to do). I LOVE your craft room - you lucky girl!! Anyway, I just wanted to say 'hi' and I wish you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

  10. Congrats on being deserve it your so sweet!! and talented!!have a great weekend!

  11. Congrats Julie for being featured on Kristin's blog. Yes, this was a long week for me too. Have fun in "LA" this weekend!

  12. Wow Julie, congratulations on being featured. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. xx

  13. From Katie (gotta change that name on email)
    Woo hoo featured! I LOVE the picture of your hymnal here... I miss going to church with family and hearing dad and mom's voice radiate throughout the church. I had a dream about a year ago that our whole family was up at BCC doing some special music--this was one of those dreams I stayed in bed for longer in hopes it would continue.