Julianna Strickland

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ombre napkins + outdoor dinner parties

I’m lucky enough to have two hilarious & wonderful sisters in my life, but GOOD NEWS, David also has a sister and I married David so now I get three sisters instead of two. This new additional sibling is named Jennifer and she’s a delight and she just moved to LA from NYC, so I decided to throw her a dinner to celebrate her birthday and her big move. Jennifer has a ton of friends in her life (a side effect of being the nicest person in the world), so David affectionately refers to her birthday as “The 12 Days of Jennifer” because she essentially needs 12 days of celebrations so everyone can get in on the fun.

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diy Paper Flower Wreath

FALL. IS. HERE. And it’s hot in LA so it doesn’t feel like fall yet, but that’s not stopping me from getting in the spirit with this cute AF wreath. I’m a little bored of faux foliage wreaths, so I decided to create something that will last longer than fresh flowers, but feels just as chic as live blooms.

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Lemon Sunshine Icebox Cake

I've always been fascinated with vintage everything: dresses, movies, cars, cookbooks, pyrex, photographs, the list is practically endless.  In line with this is my particular fascination with vintage recipes.  While a lot of recipes from the 50's & 60's are unquestionably gross (fish infused gelatin, lobster relish, frozen cheese: I rest my case), there are some pretty delish ones too. 

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Surprise Your Mom with Some Fancy-Looking Balloons

This year for Mother's Day, I've teamed up with two of my talented friends who are new moms, Ashley Adams and Brandi Milloy, to share a few projects for a sweet Mother's Day party.  These ideas could be for your mom, for your friends who are moms, or even just for yourself (shhh...if you're not a mom, I won't tell). 

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How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping Supplies

Julianna Strickland’s Gift Wrapping Resume:

Wichita Kansas, 1998: Attended afternoon gift-wrapping class with mother.  Learned various ways to enfold items in cellophane and tulle. 

Wichita, Kansas 1998 – 2004: Worked as “Strickland Family Personal Gift Wrapper” (an esteemed but unpaid position).  Wrapped everyone’s gifts except for own. 

Los Angeles, CA 2010: Was short on cash and put listing on Craigslist as, “Freelance Professional Gift Wrapper.” Hired once, made approx. $75.

Los Angeles, CA 2010 – Present: Currently in possession of one extremely messy under-bed gift-wrap storage box (see below).

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