Hi, I’m Julia. I live in Ottawa, Canada with my partner, Shawn, and our dog, Marble. I’m a total beauty junkie as well as an aspiring/struggling minimalist. Shawn and I have been reno-ing our first home for the past two years, and as progress is made we are slowly developing our home décor style and evolving into minimalism (read: managed chaos). A big goal for me is to live a more conscious life full of life, and not stuff – aside from my sprawling makeup collection. ;)

I’m crazy passionate about beauty and skincare, so you’ll be seeing a lot of that here on the blog as well as on my YouTube channel. Aside from that, you’ll also see progress reports and DIY tutorials as we reno our first home! We’re the second owners of a 1978 barn-style house, and to be honest, it was butt-ugly when we first moved in. It was originally very hard for me to look past the hideous fixtures and carpets (picture seashell sinks and lime green shag carpets) and actually see the good bones and flow of the space. But, we started renovating the day we got the keys, and haven’t stopped since. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster, but we’re super proud of what we’ve accomplished, and excited about the changes to come throughout the next year.

So that’s me in a nutshell. I’m so glad you’re here, and I’m excited to get to know you!