Hi! I’m Julie Collins – welcome!
I created Saltmarsh & Spurs to capture the stories and design ideas that are part of the fabric of my everyday life. It all started with a family trip to Ireland that went awry.
My family and I were on the “dream vacation” which took about a year to save for and plan. That vacation turned into a trip to Disasterville almost as soon as the plane landed. Life is funny, not so funny sometimes, right?
To cope with my disappointment I blogged almost daily and posted my misery on social media. As my sanity became questionable on that 3 week trip, I gained more followers. Either people loved seeing me become unraveled, or they enjoyed the raw honesty of the situation. Who knows, but many encouraged me to keep writing, so I created this blog.
I currently split my time between Georgia and South Carolina. I'm involved in design work, landscaping, DIY how-to blogging, and I am a full-time teacher. I'm always planning some type of remodeling project, and I’m still braving the travel bug that won’t let me stay home all the time (even during a pandemic). I hope you enjoy reading, and learn how to do some fun, DIY projects of your own! READ MORE...