Hi! I’m Julie, the voice behind the lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, easy recipes and home design.
I began sharing my effortless style of entertaining through this blog in 2008. Prior to my blogging career, I planned beautiful weddings, lavish events and intimate parties for clients through Coordinately Yours, the event planning firm I founded in 2002.
Growing up as a quintessential Midwestern girl in St. Louis, I spent countless hours on my grandmother’s farm, crafting and baking. After working for a catering company during college, my love for creating recipes and beautiful food was born. My passion for event styling combined with that love for baking and cooking, led me to open my event planning business directly out of college.
After years in the event industry, I turned my signature style into a lifestyle blog with a collection of easy recipes, accessible home design, and entertaining advice. I have designed our home with a soft, neutral interior to reflect the love of our family and intimate gatherings, allowing our loved ones to be the color.
Over the last 11 years I have been recognized as Better Homes and Gardens Best Entertaining Website and Southern Living’s Entertaining Blogger to Follow. As an entertaining expert, I have contributed to and been featured in The Washington Post, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living. Entertaining features include Martha Stewart, Elle Decor, Country Living, MSN and more.
I have received countless home design features from The Huffington Post, MSN, People Magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV Magazine, Traditional Home. As a decorating enthusiast, I have written for Domino, Traditional Homes, Better Homes and Gardens and Style Me Pretty Living.
Many of my recipes have been featured by MSN, Popsugar, Country Living, Woman’s Day, Parade, Country Living and more!
Join me in my journey of celebrating life’s little moments, living simply, and finding beauty in each detail and imperfection. Let’s connect! Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and you can subscribe by email to receive new posts and seasonal inspiration here.