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  1. Tessa Labatut
    October 22, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    Congrats Julie !
    I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you and your blog, store, and faith.
    Thanks for sharing your life with us and especially praying for us.
    Tessa

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    • Julie
      October 22, 2019 @ 4:16 pm

      You are so sweet & I always appreciate your comments!

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  2. Dave
    October 22, 2019 @ 8:58 am

    Wow – 10 years!? How is this possible?!

    You have very distinct gift of creativity coupled with a heart that feels things at the deepest levels. You are truly an amazing person. I’m proud of you. What most people don’t know, is that this blog is only the tip of the iceberg – a small snapshot of a life that your family has the privilege of being completely surrounded by every day. Whether it is the beauty you create in making up the home, or the the words and love that you speak, express and live out every day.

    I believe that these writings capture a short description of you very well:

    An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her?
    Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls.
    She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction].
    She looks well to how things go in her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired); Her husband also, and he praises her, saying, “Many daughters have done nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all.”
    Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.
    Give her of the product of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city].

    I’m thankful to God for having the privilege to love you and be loved by you.

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    • Sister
      October 22, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

      You’re killing me, Dave. I’m crying in carline. Thanks. But you’re exactly right. She is all of those things. One of the finest, most loving people the world has ever known. We just get the privilege of doing life with her. She’s a jewel.

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      • Julie
        October 22, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

        You’re both killing me. Thanks for giving me this idea years ago and for keeping me going here and in real life as well. Not many get me like you do. I love you!

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    • Julie
      October 22, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

      And this is just a sample of the kind of encouragement that enables me and makes me believe I can do hard things. I can’t ever thank you enough for all you are to me but people who know us just know. I love you!

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    • Jennifer Lovett
      October 23, 2019 @ 11:38 am

      What a sweet message from Dave! He “gets” you and your hard work does not go unnoticed. I love your blog and thanks for sharing your heart and family with all of us!

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      • Julie
        October 23, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

        Thank you!! And- Yes, I’m beyond blessed to have him!

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  3. Christa
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:37 am

    Thank you for all of the creativity, inspiration and faith that you have shown through the years.

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    • Julie
      October 22, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

      You’re welcome! And thank you for being here!

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  4. Sandi
    October 22, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    So beautiful to celebrate 10 years! Congratulations! God had big plans for that little chatty girl!

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    • Julie
      October 23, 2019 @ 10:31 pm

      Yes! And that’s a great reminder for me when I see other chatty little girls!

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  5. Lynette Russell
    October 22, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

    Julie I’m so happy for you. You deserve all the blessings and success in life because you’ve always put God first in your life. I hope you’re still blogging 10 years from now. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Love you.

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    • Julie
      October 23, 2019 @ 10:32 pm

      Thank you, Lynette, for all the encouragement you e given me for most of my life! I appreciate you more than you know!

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  6. Jennifer Lovett
    October 23, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

    Hi Julie! Can I quote you on my Instagram? I will of course give you credit. I love this part especially:
    “if you give a girl encouragement, there’s a good chance she’s going to attempt things she never thought she would.”
    I love that!! So true.

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    • Julie
      October 23, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

      Share all you want, friend! I’m glad that spoke to you!

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  7. Rachel Park
    October 24, 2019 @ 1:30 am

    Yay! So glad you blog, as I adore your style and you’re courage to speak up about your beliefs and praise Christ. This amazon shop is going to be very dangerous to me…
    Thank you, and hope there are many more years of you sharing with us!

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    • Julie
      October 28, 2019 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks so much, Rachel! So kind!

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  8. Lo
    October 24, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

    You go mom!!

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    • Julie
      October 28, 2019 @ 7:25 am

      thanks, babe! 🙂

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