About Me


My name is Julie. I am a wife, and mother of two little boys! My husband, Sean, and I got married 6 years ago, and a year into our marriage sold most of what we owned and moved to California for him to attend seminary for 4 years.
Things were quickly sidetracked when we got pregnant with our first son. We feared the medical bills so we headed back to the PNW, Canada! And here we stay. Two years after our first was born we had our second. Sean just recently completed his 4 years Masters (we are so proud of him) and is a Pastor in small church just outside our home town. I am lucky enough to do what I love the most. I am a stay-at-home mom, freelance lifestyle photographer and a small shop owner, DearLovesCo. (hence where Dear Loves Blog came from). On top of that, I love to blog. 

I am also a survivor of a 6 year battle with an eating disorder and depression in my late-teens as well as some postpartum depression & anxiety through my babe's early years which I am certain you will find a bit of my journey on this blog. In all of it, I am learning more and more about God's amazing grace and deep love for me as the glorious mess I am. I have wanted to share bits and pieces of my life to primarily relate and reach people who are in the same current struggles and have them know how far from alone they are. 
I believe it is needed more than ever to be real and honest in our everyday lives and I hope my blog portrays that with also an element of fun, crafty, beautiful things which are also an incredible part of life. 

I also absolutely love writing, taking photos, and decorating. Yes, I am one of those moms who goes all out on Halloween costumes and every birthday, but truly because I love doing it. I love creating beautiful things. I love loud music and dancing, am a tea drinker and seriously am as introverted as much as I am extroverted. I like to think I am funny but the reality is I think I laugh at myself more than others laugh at me. I love the idea of the great outdoors, slow and simple living, yet it is still a work in progress. I will also be the first to admit, I am not a gifted fashionista and you will probably never see a single post on an organic recipe I made (I actually loath cooking). Truth is, I am an exhausted mom of two who shops at Walmart (however I do love supporting small businesses and share them often) and most days I have just hoped I've showered.

My promise to you in the blog is that I will share the things I truly believe in, therefore you can trust when purchasing products, investing in activities or experiences that I share on my blog, that it comes with a sincere review or promotion.  

I also want to say, I am not a counselor or psychologist so anything I share on my blog is strictly based on my personal journey and may look different for everyone.
I love my people, my village and above all, Jesus (it sounds so cliche, but it is true). All in who have helped be become the person I am today. I have some incredible friends and a lot of who I am today is thanks to them.

Also, if there are parts of my journey that you can relate with and you feel you would like to email me, please do!!!!

Thanks for being here!

Julie

Please note, all content from this site is owned and copyrighted by Dear Loves Blog and Julie Christine Photography unless noted otherwise, and may not be copied or taken without permission. 

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  1. Julie your blog and everything is SO beautiful! Nice to 'meet you'... I found you among the list of Vancouver Mom Top 30 bloggers XO

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    1. Jenna! Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited you checked out my blog! Hope you enjoy it, just heading over to check yours out!

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