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134: Paper Organization and Decluttering
Aug 4 • 40 min
Even in 2020 when so much is digital, paper clutter can be a huge pain and challenge! We’re running through the common categories of paper stuff that builds up and sharing solutions.
133: Intentional Living with Rebekah @savoring_home
Jul 28 • 37 min
Rebekah Hildebrand is our guest on the show today. She’s chatting about finding joy in secondhand treasures, learning how to dive into DIY and being okay with failing so that you can later succeed, embracing slow progress, no-spend months, and so much…
132: Design, Make, & Live: Playrooms/Play Spaces
Jul 21 • 29 min
Whether you have a large dedicated playroom or just a few corners in other rooms in your house, you probably have faced common issues with organization, messes, funny-looking toys, and where kids are in relation to the rest of the family when playing.…
131: DIY or Hire Out: Home Repairs/Damage
Jul 14 • 41 min
What kind of home repairs should you try to do yourself? When is it time to call a professional? Hear our thoughts as we explore drywall issues, wood dings, leaky faucets and more!
130: How to Be Content With Your House When You Can’t Change It
Jul 7 • 22 min
We all struggle with contentment and the need/want to do more, make more, and buy more. How to combat that in the home decor world? Tune in as we give practical tips for how to be content even while being inundated with beautiful spaces, amazing…
129: Guest room makeover One Room Challenge plans & REVEAL
Jun 30 • 26 min
From bland to guest-ready in just 8 weeks! Have you wondered how much money and time it really takes to make a guest room look nice? Suzannah is sharing it all in this episode.
128: Design, Make, & Live: Outdoor/patio space
Jun 23 • 44 min
We have been taking it up a notch in our outdoor spaces lately and are sharing our top 5 tips for creating a beautiful, functional patio or other outdoor eating, lounge, or play area.
127: Healthy Home Expert interview
Jun 16 • 49 min
Indoor air and water quality can have a huge impact on our health! But we don’t think about them most of the time, except maybe when buying a new home, or during a pandemic. We had an expert on the podcast this week and learned so much!! Including some…
126: Decorating with Collections
Jun 9 • 30 min
A collection of similar items grouped together can make a beautiful statement, sometimes even more than one large piece! But you can end up with a cluttered or incomplete look. We’re sharing some important tips and our favorite ways to decorate with…
125: Exterior painting (hired out): cost, timing, and lessons learned
Jun 2 • 20 min
Have you wanted to have your exterior painted but weren’t sure of the process or cost? Suzannah has now gone through this process with two different homes and is sharing what she’s experienced. From cost to timing to lessons learned, you will not want to…
124: Gutter, fence, & garage door replacement
May 26 • 38 min
Exterior improvements like a new fence and garage door can make such a difference!! But they’re not always DIY-able which can mean hiring out and spending a lot of money. Suzannah’s had lots of exterior work done this spring and is sharing all the details…
123: $300 Newbie DIYer Laundry Room Makeover
May 19 • 27 min
Today’s show is a perfect example of how lots of elbow grease and a small budget can truly result in a great before/after. If you’ve been intimidated by projects that we’ve talked about in the past, then this $300 Laundry Room Makeover should set you at…
122: How to avoid boring design
May 12 • 26 min
As fun as it is to follow decor trends and see them popping up at affordable price points, there’s something really special about putting in the time and thought to create a home that reflects you and your family. In today’s episode, we walk you through…
121: Simple Home Products We’re Loving Right Now
May 5 • 21 min
As we continue with the theme of “less is more” this year, we are taking a look at how we’ve improved life in our kitchen, laundry rooms, etc. Small tweaks regarding home products have made us so much happier. In this episode we are sharing those simple…
120: Lauren Liess design books + fave episodes from other design/home podcasts
Apr 28 • 33 min
Back when we did episode 72 about our favorite design books, we knew we’d love designer and blogger Lauren Liess’s new book Down to Earth and her now-classic Habitat. We talk about our fave parts of both this week, plus share our top few design/decor/home…
119: Bathroom Organization
Apr 21 • 37 min
Feeling stressed with the amount of “stuff” you have in your bathroom drawers? We are helping ease some of those feelings of overwhelm today as we chat through what you should or could store in the bathroom. Plus, hear tips on how to decrease the bathroom…
118: Complete Basement Reno Scope & Bids
Apr 14 • 28 min
Ashley is planning a HUGE basement renovation - every square inch, plus some (adding really large egress windows, exposing the exterior foundation wall, and more) and it’s taken her a while to get bids in order and define the scope of work. She’s sharing…
117: How to choose mats and frames for art
Apr 7 • 35 min
Putting thought and effort into frames and mats can really elevate the art in your house. From linen mats to no mats, grid style frames to thrifted frames, tune in to figure out how to mix and match frames to create unique style and groupings at your…
116: What to Expect When Replacing a Roof
Mar 31 • 28 min
Roof replacement sounds expensive, slow, and scary. Suzannah just went through the process on her historic home’s 3-layered roof with lots of pitch changes and valleys, and it was a little complicated, but she’s breaking it down to demystify the roof…
115: Indoor Gardening with Tracey from The Fake Farm Girl
Mar 24 • 31 min
Curious about seed starting or indoor gardening in general? On today’s show, we have Tracey from @thefakefarmgirl explaining exactly how to get good germination, what type of light works for seed starting and what plants are the easiest to grow.
114: Buying Less with More Intention (20 In 2020)
Mar 17 • 25 min
What does buying less with more intention look like? Could you buy only 20 home items in 2020? Today, Ashley is sharing about her journey with home decor and specifically what she’s focused on in 2020, which is buying under 20 items in 2020.
113: Long-Term vs. Short-Term Home Reno Decisions
Mar 10 • 43 min
If you hate the way something looks, there are usually cheap, easy cosmetic updates like paint and adhesive tile you can apply on top. We’ve all been swayed by the “$100 challenge” bathroom update that looks great in photos, but… when is it better to save…
112: Kitchen Organization: Pantry/Food Storage
Mar 3 • 36 min
There’s always room for improvement when it comes to kitchen organization. Today, we are talking about ways to store and maintain food/pantry items so that your kitchen is more functional! Whether you have a tiny pantry like Ashley and Suzannah both do…
111: Ashley’s Bedroom with Dark Paint and Crown
Feb 25 • 32 min
Ashley went BOLD with a recent design choice: she painted all the walls of her bedroom true black and added black crown molding. It took some getting used to but now she’s so glad she made the leap! Tune in to hear how she decided to do this big change,…
110: Suzannah’s stair post replacement project & decor
Feb 18 • 26 min
It might sound daunting, but this project is comparable to installing a door knob or curtain rods! Suzannah is sharing all about how they updated the stair posts at her house. If you thought replacing stair balusters would be a hard project, then you…
109: No-Spend January Recap
Feb 11 • 30 min
We recently tried (and encouraged our listeners to try) a month of no-spend home improvement projects—that is, going beyond moving plants around and making meaningful changes in your home without cost being a barrier. This week we recap the progress we…
108: Renovating with a Spouse: Interview!
Feb 4 • 39 min
What makes renovating with your spouse easier—and what makes it harder? Tune in to hear some tips for renovating together and specifically, how Ashley and Luke work together on DIYs in their home.
107: Integrating Design Throughout the Kitchen, Dining and Living Room
Jan 28 • 39 min
Learn how to integrate the design between your kitchen, dining, and living room, whether in an open floor plan or not. Key in on what makes design sing for you and how to repeat those elements in each of your spaces. Curious to hear how to work with…
106: Q&A: Kids’ Stuff Organization and Storage
Jan 21 • 44 min
Kids’ stuff is not always high style, and kids can be messy. But they live in our homes, too, and we want to make them feel happy and welcome too! We’re answering your questions on handling toys, artwork, big plastic things, kids’ messes, and more.
105: Home decor trends for 2020
Jan 14 • 38 min
You guys have loved the trend episodes over the past two years, so we thought we check back in on those trends and then forecast what will be HOT for 2020! We hope you are ready to see some new trends this year, because we hear that warmer colors, boucle…
104: Budgeting tools: Spreadsheets, links, visuals, and more
Jan 7 • 35 min
Budgeting is not the most exciting part of a renovation project, but it’s often critical for success and confidence that you can take on a new big reno! It can be super overwhelming so we’re talking you through the exact tools Suzannah and Ashley use,…
103: Gallery Wall Pro Tips
Dec 31, 2019 • 23 min
If you love the look of gallery walls but are scared to try to put one up, we are here to help! We are breaking down the confusion on frame sizing, how to pick art, how to decide on photographs, whether your gallery wall should be symmetrical or 3D, and…
102: Decor consistency throughout a home
Dec 24, 2019 • 27 min
Where to be consistent with colors, materials, and styles throughout a home, and when to avoid being matchy-matchy? We couldn’t find many resources about this so we dug into it! We talk about the time and place for consistency versus unique elements, and…
101: Motivation & building skills for DIY home projects: Interview
Dec 17, 2019 • 34 min
This week’s episode is an interview with Suzannah’s partner in DIY renovating, her husband Jason. Lots of insight for aspiring DIYers/home renovators in this one, including: How Jason learned his DIY skills and got comfortable working on new projects,…
100 : Giveaway and Lookback
Dec 10, 2019 • 34 min
Ashley and Suzannah take a look back at the previous 99 episodes on the show today. From fan favorites to personal favorites, hear their thoughts on past shows and where the podcast is going next year.
99: Tween Boy Room Reveal
Dec 3, 2019 • 44 min
How to create a kid’s room that is functional, cool in their eyes, and a space you enjoy being around? Ashley has done several great DIYs in her son’s room in the past, but he’s getting older and it was time for a space designed for his current needs. His…
98: Curating Your Home Style
Nov 26, 2019 • 35 min
Once you’ve narrowed down your style (check out episode 3 for more on that!)… NOW WHAT? On organizing your ideas to keep your style consistent—tools in Instagram, Pinterest, and more. Plus, listen in for a great tip on pinning directly from Instagram!
97: Exterior Christmas Decor Ideas
Nov 19, 2019 • 32 min
Whether you are a seasoned exterior decorator or a newbie in trying to figure out what to do on the exterior of your home for Christmas, you are going to be inspired to just START decorating after tuning into this episode. From mailbox swags to baskets on…
96: Suzannah’s completed 100% DIY bathroom renovation One Room Challenge
Nov 12, 2019 • 47 min
Suzannah and her husband recently did a completely DIY full bathroom renovation during the 6-week One Room Challenge. Tile, shower, vanity, fixtures, paint… they put a ton of work into transforming this bathroom, while keeping their home’s classic feel.…
95: Breaking down barriers to DIY
Nov 5, 2019 • 35 min
It can feel like there are so many barriers to DIY projects and home renovating in general, but we believe that not all barriers need to block you from doing what you want to your home. Ashley and Suzannah are sharing their thoughts (and skills—they…
94: Coziness in Decor
Oct 29, 2019 • 30 min
“Cozy” means way more than warm and snuggled up in a blanket. It can mean being present in the moment, being grateful for your home, feeling content and relaxed… but also bringing pieces into your home to accommodate that lifestyle. You’ll feel warm and…
93: Life, House, & Podcast Updates
Oct 22, 2019 • 33 min
We figured it was about time to update you on what we are both up to (personal and home decor), all things ORC, and even what we are excited to talk about on the podcast over the next few months. If you love gabbing with your BFF, then this episode is for…
92: Kitchen Organizing
Oct 15, 2019 • 45 min
Organizing your kitchen cabinets is a small-scale DIY that can make a huge difference. Today we talk through common issues for kitchen organizing, including listener questions like hard-to-reach upper cabinets, corner cabinets, deep pantry shelves, and…
91: Powder Bath Renovation
Oct 8, 2019 • 37 min
Sometimes the smallest rooms can make the biggest impact—but small doesn’t always mean easy for a DIY renovation! Tune in to hear all about Ashley’s powder bath renovation including what it ended up costing!
90: Renovation or Design Burnout
Oct 1, 2019 • 24 min
It happens to the best of us… overwhelm and burnout with DIY and/or design projects around our homes. It can be so hard when you want to do more to your house than you really can—physically, mentally, logistically, financially, for your health…! We’ve…
89: Ashley’s Completed Eat-In Kitchen
Sep 24, 2019 • 23 min
We talk a lot about “Your Home Story” and what the story of your spaces are. Today, Ashley is sharing all about her eat-in kitchen’s story, from where it started (spoiler, it had blue wallpaper), to the more eclectic updates that she did a few years ago…
88: What we can learn from show homes
Sep 17, 2019 • 31 min
If you’ve ever wondered what a modern mansion is like inside, or what you’d choose for your home if money was no object… listen up! Ashley and Suzannah both visited multi-home tours of show homes in their areas and chat about elements they liked, trends…
87: Functional Updates at Ashley and Suzannah’s Houses
Sep 10, 2019 • 26 min
Functional updates make both of us so happy. On the show today, Suzannah and Ashley are both sharing recent functional updates they have made at each of their houses. Suzannah brightened up her back entry by doing lots of grunt work and is so much better…
86: Design, Make, & Live: Bonus Rooms
Sep 3, 2019 • 28 min
This high-energy, fun episode will get you inspired for updating your family’s bonus spaces! A “bonus room” is a multi-purpose space that can be used as a family room, sewing or hobby room, game room, home cinema, office, or den. They can be super…
85: Interview with a 9-Year-Old About Designing His Room
Aug 27, 2019 • 15 min
What does a kid really think about his/her room? Do they know what they want in a space JUST FOR THEM? Today’s episode is unique in that Ashley is interviewing her son, Greyson, all about his room. She’s getting ready to embark on transforming his space…
84: 2-Hour Decor Projects
Aug 20, 2019 • 28 min
Sometimes, we only have short windows of time and we want to actually accomplish something home-related in that window. The show today, is all about 2-hour house projects that you can do. We are here to inspire you to tackle a new project, start-to-finish!
83: Suzannah’s finished DIY full kitchen reno
Aug 13, 2019 • 47 min
This week we are hearing the inside scoop and getting tips from Suzannah’s 100% DIY “modern traditional” kitchen reno! Hear about the biggest projects and design decisions, plus… why she chose white cabinets despite being a little bored of them these…
82: Design, Make, & Live: Front Porches
Aug 6, 2019 • 32 min
Today, we are sharing all about how to design, makeover and use and love your front porch. Suzannah shares her front porch setup and some wishes for the future (specifically with curb appeal). Ashley shares that she loves the updates that she’s done in…
81: DIY or Hire Out Kitchen Open Shelving
Jul 30, 2019 • 20 min
Open shelving is all the rage! And for good reason! Ashley and Suzannah have both done open shelves in their kitchens and Suzannah is planning some more in her current kitchen reno. Kitchen open shelves need to be deep (about 10”) and sturdy, but can be…
80: Ashley’s Foyer Makeover Reveal
Jul 23, 2019 • 35 min
We talk a lot about “Your Home Story” and what the story of your spaces are. Today, Ashley is sharing all about her foyer’s story, from where it started (spoiler, it was pretty darn formal), to the more eclectic updates that she did a few years ago and…
79: How to add character to a cookie-cutter house!
Jul 16, 2019 • 39 min
Both Ashley and Suzannah have lived in brand-new builder basic, cookie-cutter homes (and Suzannah has also lived in a dated, dingy one). We are passionate about taking these homes beyond decor and helping you make them feel unique and fitting to your…
78: Novice DIYers tackle a full bathroom reno
Jul 9, 2019 • 27 min
Can you tackle a complete powder bathroom as a new DIYer? What are the challenges that you might encounter? How do you get the tools to actually complete the job? Today, we are chatting with two novice DIYers about their recently completed Mid-Century…
77: How to Define your Decor Style
Jul 2, 2019 • 34 min
Happy 4th of July holiday! We share what we’re up to this week, then revisit a favorite episode of ours from the archives, episode 3. It’s a big one—how and why to define your home style! Why pick a style? Why not just collect and decorate with all the…
76: How to Include Family Heirlooms in your Decor
Jun 25, 2019 • 31 min
Family heirlooms, from furniture to small decor items… how to use them in your home and decor? Sometimes these pieces are so special and beautiful to us but other times it’s hard to fit them into your style. We share our personal experiences with…
75: 5 weekend projects you can do NOW! Plus a giveaway!
Jun 18, 2019 • 20 min
Sometimes, you just don’t have time for month-long renovation projects but you still want to improve your house. On the show today, we are walking you through five projects that can be completed from start to finish in just two days, perfect for a…
74: Design, Make, & Live: Garages
Jun 11, 2019 • 30 min
We often do a “deep dive” into design and function of a specific room or space—this week it’s garages, so we’re focusing on how to make your garage work for your home and family. (This room/space is heavier on the function than form, but still can be…
73: Maintenance Update (Interior and Exterior)
Jun 4, 2019 • 23 min
It’s time for a check-in on how we (and you) are doing with interior and exterior maintenance. We chat about peeling paint on Ashley’s windowsills to deck updates that Suzannah wants to make for the exterior side of things. Then, we take it indoors and…
72: Our favorite home design books
May 28, 2019 • 36 min
We love to put down the Internet and flip through a book sometimes! It can be so fun to get ideas from a real, comprehensive design book. Not just instructional manuals, the pretty photograph kind too. We’re sharing our favorites (as well as some…
71: Suzannah’s modern bathroom reno One Room Challenge
May 21, 2019 • 36 min
Could you completely gut, renovate and style a bathroom taking it from a dated 1960’s space to eyesore to a gorgeous mid-century inspired dream room in just 6 weeks? Suzannah is chatting all about her recent project that includes flooring mishaps,…
70: Real Estate Staging: Interview with Nicole Wear of Friday and Company
May 14, 2019 • 33 min
We often get questions about real estate before, and we do our best to answer, but wanted to bring in a pro! Nicole Wear is a stager and stylist who works with her husband, a seasoned residential real estate broker. Nicole talked to us about how the real…
69: Listener Questions 3
May 7, 2019 • 31 min
You’ve asked… we’ve tried to answer. =) The questions we chat about today are how we approach designing kid’s spaces, practical tips for making your bathroom feel more luxurious, the debate between having an office or a guest bedroom and more.
68: DIY or Hire Out: Maintenance/Extras
Apr 30, 2019 • 41 min
Deep cleaning, bug treatment, leaves, and more… we’re covering interior and exterior home maintenance tasks that you could DIY or hire out! Which ones are worth the money to save your time?!
67: Suzannah’s Kitchen Remodel Design
Apr 23, 2019 • 33 min
Suzannah is embarking on a massive project this June! She’s tackling transforming her 1980’s kitchen with new cabinets, flooring, plumbing, tile, and more. With the curveball that isn’t going to be her forever house, tune in as we chat about some of the…
66: Landscape Design: Interview with Gardening by Design
Apr 16, 2019 • 42 min
It’s beginning to be the time of year when lots of people start planning exterior projects like deck/yard upgrades and landscaping. We called in the experts about landscape/hardscape design, Engelina and Erin from Gardening by Design, an Ottowa, Ontario,…
65: Suzannah’s dining room reveal
Apr 9, 2019 • 28 min
Suzannah just completed a central room in her home, her formal dining room. Tune in as she talks about transforming the space from the aqua walls with dated electrical elements to the modern traditional space that it is today.
64: Free Ways to Update Your House
Apr 2, 2019 • 30 min
It can be overwhelming to think about all the money that we want to spend on our houses to get it “finished.” But there are some improvements that don’t take any money at all, some of them not even that much time!, and make a big difference. Deep…
63: Design, Make, & Live: Laundry Rooms
Mar 26, 2019 • 33 min
We are doing a deep dive today on laundry rooms. Whether you’re gutting and redoing a laundry room from scratch, or just thinking about small updates to refresh your space—maximizing the space you have to work with, considering how you use it, and…
62: Ashley & Suzannah’s Current House Projects
Mar 19, 2019 • 29 min
Ashley and Suzannah catch you up on projects around each of their houses. They’ve both have painting updates, functionality upgrades, and sourcing information to share.
61: Designing with a Spouse + Small Space Living with Jojotastic
Mar 12, 2019 • 26 min
Today we have the design and home styling blogger Joanna Hawley from the blog, jojotastic, on the show sharing about how she designs and renovates with her soon-to-be spouse, what small space living looks like (including hacks for organizing) and what…
60: Design, Make, & Live: Nurseries
Mar 5, 2019 • 38 min
Nursery design can be so fun and cute!! But a baby’s room also needs to be super functional. So we did a deep dive into the essentials, ways to add your design touches, and some inspirational nurseries and pieces that work well. Plus, learn how to make a…
59: How we budget for home projects - and how to organize a budget
Feb 26, 2019 • 30 min
BUDGETING is a big topic and deserves its own episode! We cover a lot of methods and tips today for large and smaller projects. Ashley and Suzannah have two different ways of doing it, and we shared some tips we gathered from listeners.
58: Renovating and Rolling With the Punches
Feb 19, 2019 • 26 min
Do you struggle with keeping projects in check while renovating? Or, do you have problems with adding more and more to your project TO DO list? Join the conversation today, as we talk through some of Ashley’s current struggles and how budgeting and…
57: Design + Multi-Generational Living with BrePurposed
Feb 12, 2019 • 34 min
Today we have DIY design blogger Bre Bertolini on the show sharing about her design process, how she makes it work sharing a home with her husband, two little ones, and father-in-law (including her #1 tip for designing in a shared home), how she budgets…
56: Deep Dive: Couches
Feb 5, 2019 • 37 min
There’s so much to consider when making a long-term purchase. Today, we are helping you out with 6 questions to ask yourself when you are looking to buy a new sofa! We chat about function, dimensions, lounge-worthy or more for looks, fabric, budget, and…
55: How to Get Started Finding & Hiring Professionals
Jan 29, 2019 • 22 min
Ashley and Suzannah share great tips on what has worked for them when working with contractors. From how to provide clarity to contractors while saving yourself time to how to go with the highest quote without paying the highest prices, you’ll want to…
54: Design, Make, & Live: Offices
Jan 22, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s episode is a deep dive into office design and function. We cover the utilitarian essentials (and how to make them more attractive), some design features you can add that are also practical, and facts of office space life like the table-vs-desk…
53: Having Friends Over While Renovating
Jan 15, 2019 • 25 min
Feel confident while inviting others in. Whether you are knee-deep in a kitchen renovation or just need to paint a bathroom, learn how to embrace it and open up your home to others. We share some of our thoughts on how to get in the right mindset as well…
52: Hardware Design Choices with Nostalgic Warehouse
Jan 8, 2019 • 28 min
Updating door and other hardware in your interior is one of the projects we’ve talked about before as a great way to add quality and personality. Today, we interview two experts from Nostalgic Warehouse about how to choose and make an impact with…
51: Home Design Trends for 2019
Jan 1, 2019 • 33 min
We had fun in episode nine of last year sharing the design trends for 2018, so we thought we check back in on those trends and then forecast what will be HOT for 2019—and what’s going out. We hope you are ready to see some new trends this year, because we…
50: Best of 2018, Goals for 2019
Dec 11, 2018 • 22 min
We started this podcast 1 year ago! We have a lot of good stuff to look back on, and lots of goals for 2019! We also share our personal and blog successes and goals in this episode!
49: Listener Questions 2: Clutter, pets, painting over wallpaper, & more
Dec 4, 2018 • 36 min
Today, we are answering YOUR questions. We’ve compiled questions about how to hide media cords, what to do with paper clutter, how to live with pets and not have pet stuff all around, how to paint over wallpaper, and even what plant resources we use. As…
48: Suzannah’s Modern Traditional ORC Master Bedroom
Nov 27, 2018 • 35 min
It is a great feeling to put time and energy into a room and then call it FINISHED! Suzannah did that over a 6-week period (including building an upholstered bed from scratch) for her modern traditional style master bedroom makeover, which she made over…
47: Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas
Nov 13, 2018 • 32 min
Both Ashley and Suzannah love the holidays and Christmas decor, but stay away from going overboard. We share ideas for how you can infuse the Christmas spirit in your home without it feeling overwhelming or compromising your personal style. We talk…
46: DIY or Hire Out: Wood Wall Treatments
Nov 6, 2018 • 21 min
We are talking in-depth about wall treatments—which ones you should do yourself and which ones you should consider hiring out. Back in episode 15, we covered “DIY vs. Hire Out” on Wallpaper. Today, we’re focusing on wood accents, molding, paneling,…
45: Creating a Drop Zone for Fall & Winter Gear
Oct 30, 2018 • 32 min
We all want that organized drop zone, that beautiful mudroom, or a built-in bench with coat hangers for all our family members, but sometimes, that’s just not an option. Today, we are chatting about how to create a drop zone for fall and winter gear…
44: Cozy Minimalist Home interview
Oct 23, 2018 • 35 min
“More style, less stuff”—isn’t that almost always the goal with home decor?!? This week we have the expert in stylish, non-cluttered home-making, Myquillin Smith of the blog The Nester. Her new book, Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff is out…
43: Interior Home Maintenance
Oct 16, 2018 • 24 min
Of course we prefer to focus on projects that make our home prettier—but in reality, we have to do projects regularly that make our home safe and efficient. On today’s show, we chat all about interior home maintenance, including how and when to do some of…
42: Home Decor Blogging Behind the Scenes
Oct 9, 2018 • 52 min
If you’ve ever wondered about how Ashley and Suzannah got into home decor blogging, what it takes to create blog and social media content, how to get featured on a big design site, how home design bloggers make money, or a blogger secret benefit to…
41: Choosing & Hanging Art
Oct 2, 2018 • 34 min
Choosing and hanging art can be a struggle for the best of us, but we have tips! Join us today as we chat about our favorite stores to buy art, how to find art that speaks to you, how to frame art, and how to hang art.
40: Unique & Minimal Halloween & Thanksgiving Decor
Sep 25, 2018 • 26 min
Both Ashley and Suzannah value the fun that comes from celebrating the changing seasons and holidays, but shy away from accumulating lots of new pieces every year or for using every year. We share our projects and decorating successes, plus other ideas…
39: Ashley’s Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom Makeover
Sep 18, 2018 • 25 min
Your master bedroom should be your oasis, but many times, it takes a backseat to other rooms in our homes. In today’s show, Ashley talks about her Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom and how it’s finally a place that feels like a retreat. You’ll hear how…
38: First steps in decor when you move into a new space
Sep 11, 2018 • 33 min
Moving into a new space is so exciting!! Whether you rent or own, you probably want to get your new home looking and functioning the way you want as soon as possible… but there are some improvements that are much better to do sooner or later. We have tips…
37: DIY or Hire Out: Painting
Sep 4, 2018 • 27 min
In today’s episode, you’ll hear our thoughts on painting (both interior and exterior) and whether you should hire painting our or do it yourself! From using a paint sprayer to taping off windows and ceilings, tune in to hear what we think about how to get…
36: Design, Make, & Live: Hallways
Aug 28, 2018 • 27 min
Do you have a dark and dingy hallway? Or, a downstairs hallway that is lacking function? It doesn’t have to be! We have great ideas to update, makeover, and better utilize your hallway so it’s beautiful as well as functional.
35: No-Spend Facebook Challenge Update + Our House Updates
Aug 21, 2018 • 34 min
Our first challenge in the Your Home Story podcast Facebook group was live last month. The challenge was all about refreshing a space in our house WITHOUT spending money. Tune in to hear about what spaces were refreshed as well as what projects we are…