Friday, September 24, 2010

Who Am I?

I guess I should have introduced myself in the beginning....LOL

My name is Julia and I am a Mom, wife, interior decorator, fashion designer, pattern maker, seamstress, blogger junkie, and lover of people!

At times I have so much "creative energy" that I don't know what to do with myself because I get inspired and up and start ANOTHER project!  I always have at least five projects going at once.  Sometimes people stop by and my house will be completely pulled out because I am having a project day.

I have an online modest clothing boutique under the name Black and White Apparel on
I have done mostly swimwear for the past three summers and am currently working on my dress line while doing prototypes for a local Utah company.  It is my hope that this business will turn into something bigger than it is so that I can help other people with their modest clothing needs!  Also, it is my passion!

I am the mother to four amazing little boys!  Their ages are 7, 5, 3, and 1 years old.  They will be referred to on here as B, I, T, and N.  So many people tell me that I really have my hands full.....but I feel so blessed to have their constant presence taking over every facet of my thinking, agenda, priorities, and well life.   They teach me how to be a better person.  My boys....including my dear husband of almost 8 years are incredibly supportive!!  They love to see what I am working on next and always let me know if they like what I have created!  Without my husband my dreams of owning a business and designing modest, chic fashions would never be possible!  He is the one who told me three years ago that if I didn't start the business then that I would never start at all!  So I took it at face value and began.  I have had many challenges, joys, and discouragement along the way but have decided to stick it out because it has potential.

I love to find new ways to decorate my 1096 square foot home!  It is my goal to turn this home into the cottage of me and my husbands dreams!  We won't be here forever but fixing it up is what is important to us now!  Believe me it has a long way to go!

I hope you will find some of the things I do to be of inspiration and usefulness to you as I make my house a true home!!!


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