About Julia

Julia in the sunroom with Maizie

Welcome to my blog!

I’m Julia, and I’m hooked on houses. I started blogging in 2008 to find kindred spirits and am happy to say I’ve found them. After more than 80 million page views, I’ve learned there are a lot of you out there. Lookiloos unite! :-)

I’m not a designer (so don’t ask me how to decorate your living room), and I’m not a “house snob” (so don’t be afraid to invite me over!). I’m more likely to fall for a cozy, well-designed cottage than a sprawling, show-offy mansion. I think houses have personalities and it’s fun to get to know them.

Before blogging, I worked as a writer and editor for various magazines and book publishers. By 2010, this site had grown so big that it became my full-time gig. (Pinch me!)

I’m married to my college sweetheart Dave and we live in a friendly small town in Ohio. We’ve got two kids, Jake and Lily, and a sweet (and sleepy!) dog named Maizie.

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Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll make yourself at home! :-)

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Painting of my childhood home by Fifi Flowers.

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