Squad Goals & New Shirts


First and foremost I believe we need to give credit where credit is due. Because without Taylor Swift,”#squadgoals” may have never happened.

Some might persecute me for saying this but I am NOT the biggest fan of Taylor Swift.  However, it has to be said, she has a DAMN beautiful girl squad behind her. Gigi AND Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Blake Lively….the list goes on. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) for me I didn’t make the cut….and by cut I mean she has no clue who I am. Whatever, I don’t care, I have my own squad and we roll pretty damn DEEP.

In my humble opinion my squad is BY FAR better than Taylors…..at least we don’t have revenge song written about us.

ANYWAY before Taylor, there was one squad that not a woman alive can say she didn’t want to be a part of. No I’m not talking about Monica, Rachel, and Pheobe (Friends…duh). Or Regina, Karen, and Gretchen (Mean Girls…where the hell have you BEEN). I am talking about Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia. The Golden Girls to be more specific. The cheesecake, the nightgowns, Sophia’s marinara sauce, STAN AND DOROTHY…they dealt with it all!! THAT THEME SONG……thank you for being a friend, travel down the road and back again do do doooo….

With ALL OF THAT said, I unveil to you my faithful blog readers, one of the newest editions to Sensible Chaos Shirts!!

Squad Goals

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Also, for my own particular squad, we prefer wine over cheesecake (If you don’t get the cheesecake reference why are you evens still reading this blog? GO WATCH GOLDEN GIRLS!). Hell we actually prefer wine AND cheesecake, but you have to pick your calories wisely sometimes. So for that I created another shirt for the wine lovers in every squad.

Rosé Is My Bae

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Both shirts are available for purchase through my Etsy shop. I am offering free shipping this week (6/26-6/30). You can also click Shop Sensible Chaos Shirts on the homepage to see the other designs I offer!! 🙂 WELCOME TO THE END OF JUNE FOLKS!


Music Is Life

Circa 2015 with a bunch of hooligans on our way to see our pal Dave play with a little band called Foo Fighters.

Music. It’s just a necessity. I honestly do not understand anyone who says, “I don’t really like music.” I hope I never EVER meet a human that feels this way as I will refuse to hang with them! My day REVOLVES around the tunes playing in the background. On my way to work, at work, after work, cooking supper….OR  watching Alex cook supper, writing, I could go on and on and, well….on.

The inspiration behind this post came from the announcement of Foo Fighters upcoming album Concrete & Gold that is to be released in September followed by a number of fall and winter tour dates. I was lucky enough to see them 2 years ago in Kansas City and it was LIFE CHANGING. Seriously, DAVE GROHL FOR PRESIDENT (hmmmm shirt idea?) He is just an ANIMAL on stage, hilarious, smart, and pretty easy on the eyes ….if you know what I mean. 😉  He broke his leg before the KC show, ( if you haven’t seen the footage youtube “Dave Grohl breaks leg) so because of that he played the ENTIRE 3 HOUR set sitting on a throne of guitars. It was E-P-I-C!

I am so much of a Foo super fan that I tattooed the name of their 6th studio album on my forearm (more on my tattoos in a later post…I’m sure my Mom is looking forward to that one). Don’t know the name of their 6th studio album? GO FIND IT AND LISTEN TO IT! Probably my favorite album, the song Home especially…it’s life changing.

I could sit here and talk for hours on my love for the Foo. But I won’t. Instead I will share with you my top 3 bands and the music I listen to in a typical day. I tend to be more of a rock fan, but there are days I start with Sia and end with Rage Against The Machine. It’s just how I roll.  Peace, Love & Music

1.Foo Fighters–because DAVE.  Favorite Song–TO MANY GREAT ONES.  But obviously I love Home………and Rope…….and Outside…..you get it.

Foo Fighters

2. Halestorm–because chic rocker. She is the Lita Ford of our generation I swear.  Favorite Song–Break In and Freak Like Me


3. Highly Suspect–because Johnny Stevens shreds like no other. Favorite song–Wolf and Viper Strike

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This is what my Spotify day usually looks like:

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My Dad

img_5548Photo cred goes out to my sister Anne, without this photo I’m not sure this post would be complete!

**Sidenote…Dad keep reading, I promise I will end this post with a slightly better picture!

Today is Father’s Day and for that reason I decided it’s time to shine the spotlight on the guy I call Dad. For some he is Dale, and if you knew him when he was a kid being chased on his horse on the way to school as a 5th grader……Dobe.

He may kill me for the above picture, but if anyone has ever wondered where I get my love for distressed denim…well here is your proof. My Dad has always been a trendsetter!


I have learned a lot from my dad in my 35 years of life. Mostly one liners, one of which I put on a tank top that is currently for sale! If you know what’s good for you you will go buy one, Dale would tell you to!

My Dad has always encouraged us to follow our own path, take no shit, and be proud of the person we are.  He has supported me, just like my Mom, through every hair brain idea I have come up with. For that I am incredibly grateful, I don’t know if I would be where I am now if it wasn’t for his consistent encouragement to just be…..me!

Ok enough with the sappy stuff, my sister may never let me hear the end of it, she keeps me honest what can I say!  To all the Dad’s out there Happy Father’s Day!!!


The Second Best Night of My Life



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The best day of my life was July 28th 2012. It was on this day I  married my handsome husband Alex.

But the second best day of my life happened recently. Sunday June 11th to be exact.

On this day I witnessed Donnie, Danny, Joey, Jordan, and Jonathan serenade me as I cried pure unfiltered tears of joy. OKAY, so maybe there were a few thousand other people there, and perhaps they were singing to everyone, but this is my blog and I will say what I want!

I have spent the last 48 hours trying to write something that would convey the exact feelings I had on Sunday night, but I just can’t put it into words. Laugh all you want but these 5 guys were my first love. More specifically Donnie, but I felt it necessary to not play favorites so my 8 year old self decided to love them all equally.

I wrote a letter to NKOTB (New Kids On The Block for those non-blockheads) when I was eight. Everyday I would beg my Mom to hurry up and get the mail. I just knew that I would have a PERSONALIZED letter from Donnie asking me to be his “Favorite Girl.” WEEKS WENT BY and there was no letter. Until one day….it arrived and I was overwhelmed with joy! Sadly it wasn’t just from Donnie but it was from the whole gang, and even though I was slightly disappointed I immediately went to my room ready to reply to this glorious letter knowing I couldn’t keep them waiting for my response!

Fast Forward 27 years and I still haven’t received a response to my second letter. I couldn’t hold out forever so I went ahead and feel in love and got married to Alex, who I consider to be the sixth New Kid. He may not agree but as I stated before this is my blog and I will write it how I see fit! 🙂 I leave you all with an obnoxious amount of videos and pictures from ONE of the best days of my life! A big shout out to Alex for buying me the tickets for my birthday, HUGE HUSBAND POINTS!!



I Heart Bravo

Hello my name is Julia, and I am addicted to Bravo.

God forgive me for the things I cannot control.  If the TV gods came down and told me I could only pick one channel to watch for the rest of my life. It would be Bravo.

I mean, Andy Cohen. He is reason enough to give up my Showtime and E! forever. The man is a smart, witty, hilarious, and HANDSOME to boot.


You are all going to judge me for the next thing I am about to say and that’s ok, I’m secure with myself, I can take it. But……………………Vanderpump Rules is my jam. I CANNOT get enough of this show, and the made-up, fun to watch, drama that comes along with it. I follow each one of them on Instagram….Ariana, Stassi, Scheana, Kristen, Katie, Britney, LaLa, Jax……..the Toms, even James…yep, no shame.

Ariana and LaLa are my favorites. If you watch the show you are probably face palming and asking yourself, “why the hell does she like LaLa?!” Well I will tell you why, because she is REAL! (Ok, so physically not all of her is real…..but that my friend is not the point) She is 100% herself 100% of the time and accepts all her mistakes as she makes them. Same with Ariana….they keep it ON. THE. LEVEL.

So go ahead and judge away, because as Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York puts it, I give ZERO F*CKS! (sorry mom) 🙂

Am I to the point where I sound like an overly obsessed fan yet? GOOD! I would be lying if I said I didn’t plan my entire Monday night around Vanderpump Rules. The season is over now (sadly) but when it was on I would tell my loving husband to GET LOST, as to not distract me, order a pepperoni pizza, and proceed to eat the ENTIRE thing while I watched like a giddy child on Christmas morning! ……….to much?

Now I wait, I wait for the next season to start.  Are Stassi and Patrick back together? I see he has made an appearance on her Instragram lately!! How are things with Scheana and her new man since the divorce? Will Ariana and Tom EVER GET MARRIED??!!! I JUST CAN’T TAKE THE SUSPENSE!!!!


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The Things I Will Never Unsee From Kansas City Rockfest


img_5438Oh lordy was my age tested this weekend. I never like to consider myself a sissy, but let me just tell you that I think my music festival days are numbered. Don’t get me wrong I had a blast  last weekend at Rockfest in Kansas City, but I most definitely saw things that I will NEVER be able to unsee…….

I am big believer in, “you do you.” If it makes you feel confident then do it!!!! Peace, Love, and Rock man! However, I don’t think as a self-respecting woman you would find me “confidentially” walking around topless. Boobs. Were. EVERYWHERE. Ladies, I have them too, I know what they look like, I don’t really need to see yours….thanks.

Moving on…..bros. Seriously, I get it, you like to mosh. For some reason you feel better about life by running into innocent strangers just simply trying to enjoy their favorite band. Again, do you, but it’s getting a little old. Oh and if you are going to mosh, then have your annoyed girlfriends wait for you outside of said mosh pit. All they do is get in the way of people like me who are just wanting to see Lzzy Hale of Halstorm shred some mad guitar mmmmmkkkkk.  I would take Mr. Moshpit over Annoyed Amy any day. All she does is whine that her boyfriend is ignoring her and she needs another STRAW-BER-RITA DAMN IT!! Girl if you are going to be a pissy pants, then stay home…

But with the bad came the AWESOME! I managed to elbow my way close enough to get a decent picture of Lzzy, I was front and center for Collective Soul, I rocked my face off from a safe distance to Godsmack, and I got to see Sammy Hager sing the Crystal Pepsi song! The company I was with wasn’t to shabby either 🙂 The only thing I would do different next year is fork over the extra $$$$ for VIP, us almost 40 year olds have NO time for all that pushing and boob nonsense!!!!


img_5527 Lzzy Hale

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A bunch of HOOLIGANS!!


Unsolicited Advice From a Former Bride

I will celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary in July this year. It feels like 30……

Does anyone else say that? Maybe, and of course when I say it everyone laughs a forced laugh and I reply with a, “oh I’m just kidding.” But truthfully speaking, some days it does. I am sure I can speak for Alex on this as well. Be it 5 years or 30 there is nobody I would rather annoy for the rest of my life than him!

Considering we are getting into the thick of wedding season I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of the things I wish someone had told me on my big day. However, in thinking back there truly wasn’t anything I wasn’t prepared for. I had this wedding shit covered! I had been planning since I was 5 years old and each one of my Barbies got to marry my one Ken doll, he sure did get around! Seriously when it’s the game of Barbies who wants to waste their hard earned mowing money on Ken doll’s? NOT THIS GIRL!!

It may be hard to believe but I really was cool as a cucumber when planning my wedding. I knew what I wanted, and for the most part I was able to make it happen without a hitch!

There is one thing I can advise all you brides on.  You will hear this about a million times in preparing for your wedding, and you will get sick of it, but it. is. so. true. Your wedding day is going to fly by. So at some point make sure you stop, take a moment, and breath it all in.  Because in an instant it’s over and you are just a sad ex-bride sitting on your couch the next day refusing to take your veil off. What………….I’m not saying this was me………ok it was. Alex wouldn’t let me wear it on our honeymoon either.  Fun hater……see why it feels like 30 years now instead of 5?!

So there is my unsolicited advice for brides. Just enjoy it, with a glass of wine in your hand and a wonderful man by your side!

**One other very important piece of advice that I was given on my wedding day was, “the one in white is ALWAYS right.” Great isn’t it?! So great that I put it on a shirt! You can wear this while you sip a mimosa and NOT be a bridezilla!  YOU’RE WELCOME BRIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When Thursdays Are Fridays


So remember when I said it was hard to, “get in the swing of things,” after a three day weekend?

Well when Thursday is your Friday it is no easier.

That is my situation today. Today is in fact my Friday and I’m definitely not mad about. But this does mean that today will be the longest day EVER.

Ok maybe I’m being dramatic, but anyone who says that their, “Thursday that is a Friday,” isn’t a long ass day is a liar pants.  Sure I have plenty to get done at work today, and that should make the day go by fast, but it never seems to work out that way. This weekend the husband and I are headed to Kansas City to attend Rockfest.   Yes I am attending yet another Rockfest but this time around it has been smooth sailing with the tickets. I didn’t have to battle Ticketmaster, and I also won’t be faced with a sketchy hotel. This is in large part because my friend Beth took care of the details and her luck is WAY better than mine.

So you can imagine my excitement to hit the road tonight and start yet another fun filled 3-day weekend. But for now I better head into work and get this day over with! Happy Friday for me!! It’s still just Thursday for you…….. 🙂