A Lifestyle Guide to Designing, Styling and Living Well

My Favorite Books I Could Read Over and Over Again

My Favorite Books I Could Read Over and Over Again

I escaped into my favorite books as a child. The sensation of turning each page transported me to a happier existence. I was a voracious reader. My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins, once sent a concerning note home. It read, "Julie is clearly exhausted. I'm worried...

Childhood Trauma and How I Continue to Heal

Childhood Trauma and How I Continue to Heal

I endured childhood trauma at the hands of a mentally ill mother. The residual effects of that trauma morphed into years of physical illness. There is a proven scientific connection between trauma and mental, emotional and physical health. And there are ways to begin...

How to Refresh Your Home with Sage and Palo Santo

How to Refresh Your Home with Sage and Palo Santo

If you've been following along for a while, you've noticed an underlying theme. I'm consistently searching for ways to revive the energy within my home. It's inevitable that our homes become stagnant. And believe it or not, this can negatively impact our well-being....

The Clean Fine Fragrance Brand I Love and Trust

The Clean Fine Fragrance Brand I Love and Trust

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is most perfumes we see advertised contain toxic ingredients. The good news is I found a clean fine fragrance brand that is as good for you as it smells. And its founder is an actress you most likely know and love. Every...

Our Coastal Kitchen Renovation Step by Step

Our Coastal Kitchen Renovation Step by Step

We weren't jazzed about throwing five figures into our coastal kitchen renovation. But, I convinced my partner that renovating the kitchen might very well improve my cooking. So, we shook hands and dug in. This kitchen renovation included replacing the island,...

How to Hone Your Personal Style

How to Hone Your Personal Style

After 50+ trips around the sun, I’ve honed my personal style a few times over. Back in the day, I wore my fair share of LBD's and heels. Today, my new version of LBD is laid back and done. I've created a personal style that's a true reflection of me. And you can,...

Adaptogens and Why You Need Them in Your Life

Adaptogens and Why You Need Them in Your Life

The last few years have served-up some major stressors. From politics to natural disasters and everything in between, it's fair to say we need a reprieve. And although we can't control what happens on the outside, we can tap into healthy ways to control our insides —...

Feel-Good Living Room Design in 5 Simple Steps

Feel-Good Living Room Design in 5 Simple Steps

Gone are the days of formal living rooms. And to that I say, good riddance! Bye uptight furniture. Adios pretentious decor. Hello comfy, cozy and practical living room design. Casual living is here to stay and it feels oh so good.Our living room is on the small side....

5 Tips to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

5 Tips to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

One of my favorite home decor projects is our gallery wall. Lucky for me, my grandma preserved a ton of family photos. I love scanning our generational "wall of fame" with my boys. We talk about what kind of people their ancestors were and what their lives must have...

Enneagram Types in a Nutshell – Which Are You?

Enneagram Types in a Nutshell – Which Are You?

Do you ever wonder what motivates people to behave in certain ways? Learning about Enneagram types has helped me get a much better understanding. I'm a novice, but between my hairstylist and Instagram Influencer, Enneagram with Abbey, I'll be an expert in no time....

Hi, I’m Julie.

Welcome to my lifestyle guide.

A Lifestyle Guide by Julie Pedraza

Throughout this lifestyle guide, I share simple ideas for designing, styling and living well. For me, that’s a minimalist home with Palo Santo in the air. It’s an organized closet of easygoing clothes. And it’s a whole foods diet and moving every day.

I also journal the ebb and flow of my healing from childhood trauma. It gets raw, but baring my soul is like medicine. For those who share a similar experience, I feel you. You’re in a safe space with me.

Today, I’m an easygoing mom, partner and comfort-glutton homebody. I used to be a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends talk radio host and interior stylist. The universe has a way of guiding you exactly where you’re meant to be. I’m glad it guided you here. Thanks for reading. —xo

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