1. Julia everything is beautiful as always!! I love your pillow collection friend – so many great ones! and of course your outdoor space is fabulous too – love that rattan settee☺️☺️ And yes – being creative for me is the main way I cope with all the chaos and so much bad happening that I have no control over🙏🙏🙏

    1. Thanks so much Anita. I have really been struggling lately, especially since it hits so close to home and I’m in constant fear when my son is at college.

  2. None of us seem to mention all the horrific things happening in the world, but I know all of us all feel sadness and anxiety over the current situations. It’s nice to know that others are praying for change too. Thanks for joining the tour again this season, your home is always such a favorite to visit. I love how you use your creative skills with your macrame and crafts to decorate your home. Love the new check pattern on your porch, what a great place to sit outside. Your backyard is a dream. So many amazing plants and I love your stock pool. I loved the one we had in our last home so I know how much you must enjoy yours. It is surrounded with the most amazing gardens.

  3. Such a peaceful and lovely home tour. I loved your sentiments about living in this hard world today. That Walter is something else. A snake! My Gracie brought me a mole and that was bad enough. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home. I adore the checkerboard floor.

  4. Julia, your home is beautiful as always and an oasis of calm in a troubled world. Amy (my blog partner) and I both struggle with continuing to post “fluffy” content while the world reaches the tipping point, but our readers are also looking for some distraction from all the bad and sad news. I find myself constantly flipping through the book of Revelation to see what’s coming next (funny but also very true).

    I never, ever watch TV news; I read the news only and I also avoid the US sites. That is one of the keys to sanity! Enjoy your visit from your parents and I hope you make so many happy memories in your beautiful home and yard.

  5. Looks like the perfect place to relax and take a break when the heaviness gets too much. I love the chandelier in the bedroom especially and your outdoor space is a dream. I hope you’re able to find some peace and relaxation this summer. It can be hard finding that balance between getting involved with what’s going on and keeping your sanity!

  6. I just wanted to say… thanks for acknowledging the “elephant” in the room. It helps.

    Hugs to you, and me, and everyone who is incredibly anxious and sad right now.

  7. OMG…I love how your snake hunter is sticking his tongue out haha (I had a cat named Pumpkin’ who used to do the same thing). Julia…your style and home are so beautiful that is really hard for me to even pick out my favorite thing about your tour. Its all so freakin’ fabulous. xoxo

  8. Calypso in the Country says:

    Wow! Your home is gorgeous! From the indoor spaces to the outdoor spaces, you’ve brought in such a relaxed summer vibe! And that light in your bedroom is perfection!!

  9. Your home looks like the perfect place to take a break and relax in a time when finding peace is challenging. The outdoor spaces you have created are beautiful. I’m loving your bedroom chandelier. I’ve been looking for the perfect lighting for my office-studio and I think you have steered me in the right direction. So happy to be hopping with you this week.

  10. I love all the summer vibes going on all-around your home! Now I have to go and check that light, it looks awesome!

  11. I’m in total agreement that what we do is a way to cope with all of the horrible things that happen in the world. Creating a home that makes us happy definitely helps too. And yours is such a beautiful oasis inside and out! I am in love with that checkerboard floor on the front porch and the wicker chandelier. ❤

  12. Julia, I share your sentiments on everything that is happening around us today. It is truly a struggle at times. I’ve dealt with some extremely difficult life-altering situations over the past four years…it’s forced me to focus on my family, their health, and staying as strong as I can for them and myself…although it is still so hard. That all aside, your porch is stunning and that floor is amazing! I love the bedroom light too, my son had a similar one in his old room. I love all of your beautiful summer details and your back yard is such an oasis! I hope you have a wonderful summer! xo

  13. Love it! Your home is so beautiful and I love all of the changes and those dreamy outdoor spaces.

  14. Wow! Love what you did with the front porch! And that chandelier! Beautiful summer home tour!

  15. Ha. I just had a baby snake in my bathroom! Fortunately it was harmless and we took it outside. The world is a stressful place now. Not sure what we can do but pray and hopefully we have a political change for the better here in the US and around the world.

  16. stephanie says:

    Love your house/yard. I wish we were neighbors because I believe we would be best friends!!
    please don’t stop posting because people like me feel this is way to escape the crazy and daydream thru your post.

    1. Oh thank you, Stephanie, I must break out of my summer rut and start posting again.

  17. The new paint job on the front porch is stunning. I watched the process of building the stock tank pool and was amazed at the amount of work that went into it. You have made such a lovely area out back and I’m sure y’all have enjoyed it every day. Always amazed at your creativity and attention to detail.

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