Hey!  My name is Julie.  Right after I had my first baby, my husband found me in the fetal position every day when he came home from work.  I was tired, overwhelmed and unbelievably anxious about being a new mom.

The Happy Hubby finally told me that the daily doses of canned ravioli were giving him the runs and could I please get my head in the game before he died from malnutrition and before our baby wasn’t a baby anymore.

I realized that I needed to stop fussing about the little things and start celebrating them.  So, Happy Home Fairy was born.  I figured I could help other moms who are busy booger sucking and bottom wiping (or struggling to get out of the fetal position, like me) find fun and simple ways to enjoy the ups and downs of motherhood.  Motherhood is no joke.  Sick kids and temper tantrums and stressed out husbands can make it hard to keep a home ‘happy,’ but my prayer is that this little blog will give you a fresh perspective in the midst of it all.

I am a little bit nuts (like I wear glitter every where –my OB once asked if I was a pole dancer because of it – not kidding), I am extremely passionate about granola, when I get to heaven I am asking God what in the world He had planned for my hair because I never quite figured it out (even with all the Pinterest tutorials), I teach 2-year-olds at a preschool two days a week, both of our babies are miracles (like one shouldn’t have been born and one almost died), I have learned to love my 2 C-sections, I sleep with my mouth wide open (super classy, according to the hubs), I avoid mopping and ironing on a full-time basis, we eat scrambled eggs and toast for dinner most nights, my kid had a paci until he was 4, I struggle a lot with fear, sometimes I don’t like my kids, the people at the Dollar Store know me by name, I definitely don’t do every idea I share, things hardly ever go the way I want them to (like THIS), I can’t sew a button even though my mom has taught me 8 millions times, I find that wearing fairy wings around my house increases my productivity tremendously, and I weep whenever the humidity is higher than 64%.

Hang out for easy holiday crafts, traditions, FREE Printables, date night ideas, awesome 5-ingredient recipes, mommy survival insights, faith,  encouragement, giggles, and REALITY (like if you want to make sure that I don’t have it all together, read THIS POST.  And if you’re not too scarred from that one, check out THIS ONE and after that you will probably be feeling pretty good about yourself as a mom.  You’re welcome).

Our home is definitely not perfect and I am definitely, DEFINITELY not perfect, but I am pursuing Jesus in the midst of these imperfections.  I am daily seeking to know Him more so that my home will see and know Him more every day too.

And that, sweet readers, is the true heart of a Happy Home.

Thanks for stopping by – I look forward to getting to know you!

And, please, if you have hair-taming tips, send ‘em my way.

- Julie :-)

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  1. Julie, I just found your blog & I feel like I’ve found a real treasure! Thanks for all your thoughts & ideas. I will be back. : )

  2. Oh Julie–I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!! I feel SO incredibly blessed to have you in my life!! I have read every inch of this TWICE ;-) What wonderful ideas and words of encouragement and thoughts. YOU ARE AMAZING and such a WONDERFUL MOMMY and inspiration!!! I can not wait to try your ideas with my family!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for sharing yourself!!! xoxoxo

  3. As a mommy of three (soon-to-be four), I must all the more be creative with my little ones yet find that creativity doesn’t come as readily as it used to. So thank you, thank you, thank you for your blog posts, awesome ideas, encouragement to other moms, and for living out Matthew 5:16 in the flesh. You don’t know how much I’ve needed you in this season of my life! Thank you.

    • Wow, Melissa! Your encouragement has blessed me so much! I am so happy that God is using this little blog to bring joy to your home. :-) You certainly have your hands full! I have no doubt that you are a wonderful wife and mom and woman! May He continue to remind you of His unfailing love for you every day!

  4. Wow, What a great blog Julia! I’m married to Scot (I’m from Poland) and I’m mom of one beautiful baby girl (11 months old yesterday!) and missionary in small village in Ukraine and I WANT to have HAPPY family! I will be reading your blog regularly to get some ideas. Thanks :) God bless you and your HAPPY family!

  5. I found you today through a comment that you left on The Crafting Chicks It seems like we have a similar blog purpose (or niche I suppose). Believe it or not I have a hard time finding other blogs that have traditions and celebrating as their focus. It looks like you have a great blog here and I’m excited to be your new follower :)

    a.k.a. Cool Mama
    Coolest Family on the Block

  6. I love your site, such wonderful ideas, but I am frustrating with trying to pring your St. Patti’s Jokes, etc…they are not formatted to print but only one joke…I cheked my printer, not nothing seems to work…do you have any better ideas.

    • Hello Roswitha!

      You will need to scale the image down so that it fits on one page. Go to Print PREVIEW and then look at the scaling percentages and try different percentages until you find the one that makes it fit.

      For example, when I hit print preview, at the top it says Scale – and then percentages. Mine fit the page at 125%. Also make sure that it is in PORTRAIT and not Landscape format.

      I hope that this helps you!

      Please let me know how it works for you! :-)

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  8. Julie, Let everyone know that you can also include singing with your speaking. You have so many gifts. I can send you a few photos of you singing that you could put on your blog. ( : Let me know if you want them and where I should send them.
    Carol Wilson

  9. Thank you soooo much for being so encouraging and inspirational! I found your blog about 3 months ago and I can’t get enough! Your ideas have really brought a lot of happiness to our home during this deployment (hubby is in the Air Force and in Afgh… & I really can’t wait until my husband is home from his deployment so we can use some of your date ideas! = ) You have been such a blessing… I know that God has amazing things in store for you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! = )

    • Jaclyn, I can’t even tell you how timely your encouragement was! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me your thoughts about Happy Home Fairy. I will be praying that your sweet hubby comes home soon! You bless me!

  10. I remember you as an always smiling little jr. high Jersey girl! Look what the Lord has done in and through you! Love your site. Use your ideas often with my little granddaughters. Keep up the good work and stay close to Jesus!

  11. I just came across your site; it’s awesome! Thanx for all the time you put in it. I can’t wait to spend more time browsing! What an amazing resource of ideas!

  12. Aunt Juile you are sooooo much fun!!! i am glad to be able to go on your website! say hello to Noah and Uncle Ryan for me !!!!

  13. Hi Julie-

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog, especially the date night ideas. Those are lifesavers, trust me :)
    I am also super pleased to see such a woman of God spreading her love for Jesus through her actions and words. It is all truly inspiring to me, and I thank you for the encouragement you give me every day.

    God Bless,

  14. The fam is listening – greetings from Fantasyland!! The Mouse sends love. And we love you, Happy Home Fairy!! Can we say “we knew you when…” ? You are absolutely magical and FUN. So proud of you. Love & Hugs from Mom & Dad B and the gang

  15. I am obsessed with this site. Stumbled upon the “real Easter Bunny” pic on Pinterest and now I can’t get enough. I am a new mom to an almost-8 month-old boy. We waited 16 years for this child and are now waiting for his adoption to be finalized. God has blessed us beyond measure and now I have your wonderful ideas to use in our happy home.

  16. Julie, I love your website!!
    I am a young mother of one. My happy buddy is 3 years old. I am in nursing school and my husband works atleast 60 hours a week. Your craft ideas, receipes, just everything has helped us all to be able to spend what time we do have together, having fun. I would like to thank you. I am praying for your new little one and of course you. Hope you have a blessed day!!

  17. Came across your site by chance. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. My 3 girls are all grown up now but I was drawn to your site by the lovely name “Home Fairy” just says it all. And your love for Our Lord makes your stories even more beautiful. You have another follower. God bless from a wonderfully hot and sunny Johannesburg.

  18. I love your blog. It made me smile when I seen your car window with clings. You made me look at something in a totally different way. You Rock!!! I am a grandma with 5 grandkids battling cancer, and YOU made me laugh so hard today-thanks

  19. This pretty much sums up the last couple of weeks here. Thank you for this and I assure you that not only new mom’s suffer from this so do grmas and great grmas. God Bless you and yours! Will love this always.

  20. Enjoying reading your blog for the first time! I am attempting to exclusively pump for at least 1 year. It is great to hear about someone else who stumbled to their Medela pump at horrendous hours and places in order to nourish their little one! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your bog!

  21. Been following your amazing blog for a while but just read your “about me” page and it made me laugh out loud….which I don’t usually do…I know that’s sad!!! Anyways, your hair always looks great and I’m so blessed by your blog!

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