Welcome!

I'm Julia, the designer and founder of Tag&Tibby: a site dedicated to simple DIY home decor projects, recipes, and crafts.

Years ago I went to Georgia Tech for Industrial Design where I discovered that the end product is only part of the story. I believe the process in getting there (whether it be a new recipe or a home design project) is just as important as the final result! 

After college I spent a few years designing coffee mugs, computer servers, and kitchen appliances. And while I enjoyed it, I find great joy in what I get to do now! I love capturing concepts through words and pictures. And am a big advocate for a reduction in product waste through thrifting, repurposing things around the home, and DIYing it yourself. 

You can be sure I am ALWAYS shopping on a small budget, and will encourage you to do the same! 

Where are you from?

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 small 1950s 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 goods for a few years.  

Three years ago our little family moved back south to Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been a true joy to spend more time with family, reacquaint myself with Southern charm, take visits to the ocean, and drink more sweet tea. 

What can I expect to read on this site?

I share a mix of original recipes (inspired by my southern roots), crafty DIY projects, and home decor ideas at Tag&Tibby. I shoot 95% of the images I share on this site with my Canon Rebel unless otherwise credited below the photo!

The best way to stay inspired and updated is by following along on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramPinterest, and by the monthly newsletter!

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! 

Personal Life

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.

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