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 and 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, Pioneer Woman, Today 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.
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Readers: I love hearing from you! I do my best to respond to your questions and comments in a timely manner and appreciate you taking the time to reach out!
Brands/Media/PR Contacts: If you’d like to work with me (Julie Blanner), I’d love to hear from you! You can contact me at julieblanner (at) me (dot) com. I have opportunities to partner with brands in various capacities including, but not limited to: Brand Ambassadorship, Styling, Conference Attendance (representing your brand in person and virtually), Company Events and Retreats, and Sponsored Posts.
We have two homes we are currently renovating.
- Kitchen at Lake Cottage
- Exterior Siding at Lake Cottage
- Exterior Siding in Primary Home
- Master Bathroom in Primary Home
- Basement Bathroom in Primary Home
- Guest Bathroom at Lake Cottage
- Guest Bedroom at Lake Cottage
- Outdoor Area at Lake Cottage
- Garage Organization
- Game Room at Lake Cottage
- Laundry Room at Primary Home
- Laundry Room Closet at Lake Cottage
I look forward to hearing from you!
Get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.