Zen Lounge Blue

I truly believe folks are craving a calm/peaceful environment to “escape” at home more than ever these days. Welcome to the “Zen Lounge Blue”- a soothing, safe, and comfortable family space adjacent to our kitchen. This room has transformed many times over the years, but I think we finally nailed it. I hope you enjoy… Read More

25 Affordable Thrifty DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Can you believe we are talking Christmas already? 2020 sure has flown bye, but maybe that’s a good thing 😉. When I looked into my Christmas stash for this month’s “Thrifty Style Team” edition, I was shocked to find “25 Affordable Thrifty DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas”. I honestly didn’t realize I had produced that much… Read More

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Our oldest baby turned 21 a few days ago 😳. I decided to make her a very special chocolate cake from a “Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe” that has been in my family for over 40 years. My mom, whom is now 86, found this delicious “from scratch” cake recipe in Family Circle Magazine in 1975…. Read More

Cozy Autumn Formal Living Room

Enter if you dare!!! Our front formal living room is the room you enter when you come through our front door. Not to scare you away, but this time of year you may be a little worried about what you might find inside 😆. Come on now, you know me pretty well by now (I… Read More

Julie the Redhead

Meet The Redhead

Hi there! Follow along as my husband & I transform our dated home into a cozy, beautiful retreat where I love to cook & he loves to eat. We share our DIY tutorials, thrifty decorating tips, and makeovers through our free weekly newsletter. If interested, please subscribe above. I look forward to hearing from you! ~ Julie