Welcome! I'm Julia, Designer and founder of Tag & Tibby: a site dedicated to simple recipes, DIY, and home design projects.
I grew up in Georgia just outside of Savannah--wonderfully close to the ocean. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a product design degree my husband (also a product designer!) and I lived in Kentucky where we designed kitchen appliances. A job later took us north to Minnesota where we bought a tiny mid century house and I fell head over heels for vintage design and thrifting. I began a blog and ran an Etsy shop with vintage and antiques.
Two years ago our little family moved back south to North Carolina, Charlotte to be exact. It has been a true joy to spend time with grandparents, the ocean, mountains, barbecue, and sweet tea.
What can I expect to read on this site?
How did the name Tag & Tibby come about?
I get this question a lot! Tag & Tibby found its name through a 1930s early reader book and its characters Tag & Tibby (a dog and cat). I adore all things antique and classic and the name just clicked!
Day to Day
My favorite part of blogging is designing original projects and recipes, styling the photos, and photographing the content. And of course sharing the ideas so you can recreate them! Each day is unique. Sometimes I'm pitching ideas to brands and other days I am shooting a project. I also do some consulting work related to website design and social media. More on that here!
My heart is 100% for my family. They are the main reason I chose this path over a corporate career. I've been married for 11 years, and we have a 9 and 7 year old who are zany and silly and a lot of fun.
I occasionally talk about my family on this site, but not in detail. I do my best to respect their privacy while occasionally sharing about how autism impacts our family from a positive perspective. My husband and I LOVE to thrift store shop! We go almost every Sunday after church, and often on Saturday mornings too. No joke, about 50% of our furniture is from the thrift store.
My faith in Christ is very much a part of my personal life. We love our church. You can often find me reading (usually at least 4 fiction and non-fiction books on my nightstand!), and get WAY too excited when I discover a new BBC period drama on Netflix or Prime.
Thank you for visiting! Please check out the site, pin a few things, or leave a comment! I love to connect with new friends.