Hello friends!

Greetings from Upscale Hippie, my new virtual home and the place where my heart is learning to feel safe, and my soul is free to be.

It’s what Upscale Hippie is all about. The courage to be real in this crazy amazing life we have.  And for most of us it takes a whole lot of courage to be ourselves in a world that tells us to be someone else.

I will be hanging out here sharing my stories and my inspirations.  All coming to you straight from my heart. ♥

Truthfully, it’s going to take a while for me to feel completely secure to be all of me in this home I’ve built here. Because it feels kind of like moving to a new community which we know can be pretty scary yet exhilarating at the same time.

Casa Upscale Hippie has been a long time in the making. The vision spent a whole lot of time on the drawing board as I fretted about how to make it perfect.  The funny thing is, I didn’t actually know what would make it feel perfect, but I stalled and stalled and ruminated over details anyway and the longer that went on the more paralyzed I was and the less clear I was becoming.

And as Anne Lamott says:

Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.

Besides,  if we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.  So, time is a wastin’ sister, let’s get this thing built already!

I remembered that I love to edit and remodel and re-imagine. So, why not apply all those natural inclinations to this space. We’re all a work in progress and what will I know I want to change if I’ve got nothing to work with? What a relief to have figured that one out. Right?

Today as I proudly celebrate the official completion of a project I am especially excited that it’s really just the beginning.  So, I’m asking you, my new friends, to celebrate with me and give a wave, and a welcome with open arms and a warm heart.


with lots of love and gratitude,

Julia Signature



P.S. Don’t be bashful about stopping by unannounced. I really do love that.