I love to write. It feels like one of the most natural, right things for me to do! Arting-and-crafting is my jam, too. Using aJules-and-Tree-Chillin-Simple-Bright-Life few simple supplies and making them into something that wasn’t there before is a source of my excitement and joy!

Although there has been a long love affair betwixt paper and me – (first time I’ve used that word, ever! I’m fancy now. Should I buy opera gloves to wear around the house?), – that craft medium with all of its possibilities sometimes brings me more stress than delight. Pan center to my current crafty inclinations, which lie with embroidery, on paper – (I can’t quit you, paper!).

I believe that all of us have the potential to make stuff and expand our creativity. May this space inspire us to make time to exercise our creative muscles, so that its positive effects can uplift other parts of our lives, too!


Julie was born and raised in central New Jersey where she had a fun childhood filled with studying music, crafting, exploring the surrounding areas -(Ocean City, NJ and Manhattan were her favorites)- and laughing a lot! She studied music at Radford University in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and later met the love of her life in a nearby town – (Yes, he’s a Hokie!). After living in Richmond, VA for years, they moved to Phoenix, AZ to live closer to Julie’s side of the family in “the valley of the sun”.

Jules worked in the healthcare eligibility and patient advocacy field for years before realizing that she was happiest and at her best when in a creative job! She loves her current career path of helping people and businesses stand out and convey their message through writing, creating content, marketing, and social media management.