Hi! I’m Julie.
I was born in Nebraska, but I have called Central Illinois home since 1997. In 2007, I married my high school sweetheart, Brandon. We have two beautiful kids- Brayden (7) and Kenley (5) that keep me busy. In my spare time, I am a photographer, writer, substitute teacher, and lover of coffee. My favorite role is wife and mom, and I am so incredibly blessed to be able to do life with the three people I love the most! I work for my parents business as well, and I love having a few different creative outlets. This fall, both kids will be in school full time, so I am anxious to see how that pans out for me.
In 2016, I drastically changed my lifestyle and lost over 20 pounds, and I am still plugging away at my fitness journey. You will see me blog about my fitness journey, our favorite recipes, some DIY projects, activities for the kids, books I love, as well as other random topics. I try to keep it light, fun, but most of all real.