We start this episode talking about a few behind-the-scenes details of our furniture line we launched last week and how that even came about.
Then we go in-depth into how we handle sponsors and sponsored posts, answering a few questions we’ve received about the process and share a few times we messed up. We take our listeners through how many actual inquiries we get a day, and what goes into producing sponsored content.
The Gang talks about the things in their house that aren't perfect cause they live in it like a normal family even though these things don't show up in pictures.
We also discuss the Total Solar Eclipse that is happening in our little town next month.
Also, Home Depot is getting sued and you might be blown away by the reason.
In this week's podcast, we are diving deep into all of the questions we have gotten about blogging and have an open and honest conversation about what it takes. For the first time, we're also discussing why, when and how Chris quit his job, and the lessons we have learned about separating criticism from critique.
We share a few tips on how we have grown our following organically. We also answer some tough questions you've asked, like "Do you feel like you're at the mercy of your readers to survive financially?" and "Is there room in the field to start a blog today?" We're holding nothing back and can't wait to hear your thoughts on this week's episode.
Hunting for cabins! The gang gets into it about Chris and Julia's new journey to buy a cabin and how their frustration with Zillow has shaped the search.
Then we discuss trends that were supposed to take over your house in 2017 and see whether they landed in real life.
This week the gang tackles a sensitive and hot topic about how to tactfully invite or not invite people to events at your house. And we cover the top ten things to do to get your house ready for an outdoor party.
Julia also drops a bomb on us about her idea for a summer outdoor party invention that would revolutionize the way people enjoy get-togethers.
Peeling back the curtain and talking candidly about the behind the scenes stuff with the One Room Challenge. The gang talks to One Room Challenge creator Linda Weinstein and we learn a lot from her about the entire project.
Then we get in to a hot topic discussion about the reality of blogs vs the fantasy of blogs. It gets pretty interesting.
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The Gang discusses slightly sexist attitudes toward women when it comes to DIY and home renovation. Julia breaks down her feelings on the dynamic between her and Chris when it comes to projects.
Chris and Julia talk about the things they learned installing their floor and have great advice for selecting a floor color. Then we play a game where Chris and Preston get schooled by Julia on 15 ways to remove negative energy from your home.
The gang breaks down what happened behind the scenes in their weekend kitchen refresh, which ended up being a complete renovation. We find out who was happy about it, who wasn't, and what they would've done differently.
The gang talks about "springifying" the house and the best ways to make that happen. We talk about best practices and places for buying and selling used furniture and house items on-line.
Then we Play a game revealing things you wouldn't believe you can put in the dishwasher. It just might blow your mind.
This week the gang talks about proper technique for asking a friend to assist with a DIY project. Then we revisit an old hot topic and update our response to a question about the usefulness of remodeling when you live in a small town.
Then Julia goes deep into what "classic" design really means and how to avoid something that could be seen as trendy in a few years.
Chris and Julia are having another baby! This is the conversations about family episode. Next week we will bring you the DIY and Home design elements once again. Yes thats next week, you won't have to wait two weeks for an episode!
On this episode, we talk about how they found out, how they told their family, and what they are NOT going to name this child. Then we play a game about the best foods to eat when you are pregnant. Cheers!
The gang discusses and mocks Preston's process for choosing paint in his studio and then Julia drops the #1 tip for choosing a color. Our reader questions lead to talks on how minimalism and curtains can be at odds in your home.
The gang recaps the year and Julia gives the best advice ever for patching walls and painting over the patches. Our Hot Topic: Is home Blogging Dead? We discuss DIY blogs compared to other styles of blogs and see why some people think its a dying art form.
Then we play a game about the top 5 ways to make your home look CHEAP. Julia admits that her house is currently in violation of one of the rules.
We close it out with a new segment "Stuck In Your Head" where we each say one thing that has been on our minds this week DIY related or not.