grateful

For a girlfriend whose been there through thick-and-thin.

I imagine this was my first and last time seeing Madonna, but what a show and what a night.

Attendees were either middle-aged women in gloves gripping a beer in each hand, sunglasses and tutus in all their middle-aged glory, or men who came with other men.  Not many exceptions.

 

We are middle-aged-ish, but no gloves.  Jennifer did sport a mini sequin number, but she runs five miles a day.  Me, no so much–yet, anyway!

 

proof of said women:

 

My friend, Jen, and me

 

Grateful for a getaway last week with my husband to Charleston.  We both got reacquainted with one another and we both feel in love with this historical southern city by the sea.  So much so we started looking at real estate.  We just felt like we fit in.

 

 

We had a little star sighting.  Lauren Hutton is even prettier in person, and the epitome of style.

 

Grateful to Lisa Mowry and Atlanta Magazine for featuring us in December’s issue…

what an honor!

 

 

Grateful for an amazing friend, Anisa–she is so kind & talented.  Here a few pictures of her girls’ rooms:

(big girl’s room:)

 

forgive the cheesy watermark.  Pinterest makes them almost necessary, though.

 

 

 

and the baby’s room:

 

 

 

 

I hope your tummies and hearts are full today.  Don’t you love the day after Thanksgiving?

 

I’m signing off for awhile, and to be honest, might be signing off for good.  I have just grown very weary of blogging lately, and I imagine my posts reflect it.  I just feel God tugging on me in another direction, and I have no idea what that is.  I need time away to devote to Him for discernment and prayer.  You know when you feel those winds of change blowing in?  Exhilarating and fear-creating all at once?  The weathervane of my heart says those winds are close.  My apologies for always been so deep and melancholy, it is just the was I was made.

 

Peace and love to my readers….what a journey.

xo,

Julie

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Comments

  1. I walked away from blogging 1-2 years ago. I can’t even recall how long ago exactly! It was liberating. Blogging (and reading blogs) had become more of a drain on my creativity and my contentment than inspiration. Blogs serve a purpose for many people, but it’s okay if you or your business outgrows it. If you decide to stop blogging, I hope you’ll continue on Pinterest. I love your style!

  2. I don’t comment often, but this post warrants me telling you how sad I would be if you stopped blogging. I truly love and adore your’s and Anisa’s style. Every time I see a new post from the Milk & Honey Home blog I’m elated to dig in. I completely understand if you don’t continue, just wanted you to know you would be terribly missed…by me anyway :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel

  3. Thank you your lovely blog. You must follow your heart…it is a path that we all must follow, our heart that is. Please take care of yourself & thrive. I have only been in the blog world a couple of years, but your blog has been awesome. Much happiness & contentment to you & yours.

    You will missed,
    Cathy

  4. Girl…..what!! I don’t believe it….how will I know what your up too???

  5. Ohh my. This post packed quite a punch. For starters, congrats (!!!!) on Atlanta Magazine AND I saw you in AH&L this month too SUPERSTARS! The girls rooms are so dear and so are you my friend. I’m happy the “weathervane in my heart” crossed paths with you all. It was at that time we met that I started following your blog and haven’t missed a post since. Adore your candor. ADORE. You will be missed dearly in blog land, no question. But there is something to be said for remaining true and authentic to your craft and blogging for the love of it. There is no other way.

    But you can’t bail on blogging and MOVE?!

    xoxo

  6. I would really miss your blog! Can you at least keep posting pics of your work?? :)

    I do understand that it’s more of an undertaking than most people realize. I admire you for listening and acting on what you feel God is telling you to do.

  7. I am a first time poster, and just wanted you to know I would SO miss your blog! Enjoy the ride, whatever you decide!

  8. Nooooooo! I just discovered you through Young House Love and love your style. You are so inspiring, even better than looking through a Restoration Hardware, West Elm or walking through Anthropologie! I hope you will continue to post pictures of your beautiful style and work through Pinterest. Know that you will be missed!

  9. In your post, you apologized for the “cheesy watermark”, and I wanted to let you know as a blog reader and avid pinner, I LOVE the watermark. When I pin something, I am pinning because I love it and want to be able to go find it again. I know the link will exist, but I actually like the at a glance reminder that the watermark provides. So mark away!

  10. Madonna was great! I wish I had seen you there!! That old lady can rock.
    Pia

  11. Charleston looks beautiful…I have never been. I would miss your blog if you stopped……..if you do stop….best of life to you! It has been inspiring coming here!

  12. tanya jacobson :

    i have read every new post since i started following you a year ago and will truly miss reading them but i totally understand the winds of change. i’ll just find other ways to stay in touch! the “flea” is having a sale tomorrow..
    xoxo

    ps. we have been looking for real estate there for a couple of years (just like here) one day we will find our city cottage and beach cottage..

  13. I am moved and inspired by all your images in this post (as always). As a long time reader and fellow blogger I cannot help but sympathize yet feel compelled to beg you to reconsider. The blog world is full of talented women but you and Anisa remain my favorites. Even if you take a very long extended break please know there are many of us who will be awaiting your next move, whenever and wherever that may be. All the best,
    A very dedicated fan,
    Holly

  14. I will miss you too. But looking at blogs for an hour a day is very
    draining…..I can think of nothing better than sitting with a good
    magazine or book AWAY from the computer. You should DEFINITELY
    follow that tug you’re feeling! Best Wishes and can’t wait to hear
    what’s behind the new door you open.

  15. I will miss you too. But looking at blogs for an hour a day is very
    draining…..I can think of nothing better than sitting with a good
    magazine or book AWAY from the computer. You should DEFINITELY
    follow that tug you’re feeling! Best Wishes and can’t wait to hear
    what’s behind the new door you open.

  16. If you do choose to leave please continue to post on Pinterest every so often! I adore your work and would be heartbroken to see you go you inspire me so much! Not only in design but as a creative 20 year old in college you inspire me to love my work as much you and Anisa love design. That said if blogging changes the way you feel, throw it out the window!

  17. If you do choose to leave please continue to post on Pinterest every so often at least! I adore your work and would be heartbroken to see you go, you inspire me so much! Not only in design but as a creative 20 year old in college you inspire me to love my work as much as you and Anisa love design. That said if blogging changes the way you feel, throw it out the window! Good luck in everything you set your mind to!

    PS Just please don’t leave us hanging on the restaurant whatever you do :)

  18. Julie and Anisa, I am so sad to hear this news, but I understand. While I love blogging, I feel at times like “What did I get myself into???” I know your business is doing so well and it makes sense that it plus your families consumes a lot of your time. Just know, that I will miss this so dearly. Your blog has been my favorite since I started reading blogs and I feel like you guys’ style most reflects mine. I will be so sad not to see posts and see your work – I hope you’ll still post your rooms on here or Pinterest! But, God often leads us in ways that we or others don’t expect and just because we will all miss you so doesn’t mean that isn’t His plan. I can’t wait to see what He does with you guys!

  19. Lauren Koncerak :

    I know I havent really commented, but I have kept up with your blog over the past few months since I met you and Anisa in January! I LOVE seeing pictures of your work and absolutely love the Milk and Honey style, and I hope you enjoy the new road God will be taking you on after blogging!

    -Lauren Koncerak

    PS- and if Milk and Honey home is ever looking for an interior design student fresh out of UGA- let me know! :)

  20. If you stop blogging personally, please, please pretty please hire someone (or find an intern to work for free?) to post Milk & Honey work!! You have so many adoring fans. (And we don’t mind the watermark one bit! Claim your stuff!)

    And on a personal note, I’m hopefully moving (back to) Atlanta soon…and I love that it’s filled with so many inspiring, cosmopolitan, creative, talented, Godly women LIKE YOURSELF! (And Anisa, too!)

    Thanks for everything. (PS: My husband is in the tv/movie industry like yours, so we may cross paths someday.)

  21. you ladies are so damn talented!

  22. oh, i’m heartbroken, as well. is there a way to get a little more balance? didn’t you just hire an intern? i love your work, and the blog is such a great way to follow it. i will be so sad if you stop posting!

  23. so many gifts!! so much to be thankful for. I think it is awesome that you are following where God wants you to go. Many blessings!!!

  24. I think lots of people feel the same about blogging. It happens to the best of us!. We can all reunite on pinterest though! Lots of love to you. Your Irish blogging fan..Sinead xxxx

  25. Thanks for sharing, some great ideas. Love the large letter above the chair.

  26. You will be incredibly missed. I always enjoy reading and looking through your blog. You’re very talented and I know the Lord has great plans for you!! He is the author of creativity afterall :)

  27. I always enjoyed your posts and your projects because I knew they were going to be different, and I could tell that you were never affected by anyone else – that what you do, what you design is pure joy and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks (except for the client ;) I always enjoy your raw commentary and admire your decision to move on. I’ve taken a step back lately and I must say it feels damn good. I don’t know that I’ll ever be back to posting like I did, but I’ve met some amazing people through blogging that I know I would keep in touch with somehow. Kudos to you and hope to see your work in many more publications.

  28. I really miss your blog! I love all of your work.

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