Ep 28: RIP Home Blogging, and Your House Looks Cheap

Ep 28: RIP Home Blogging, and Your House Looks Cheap

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlayStitcher.

Title: Ep 28: RIP Home Blogging, and Your House Looks Cheap
Hot Topic: Is Home/DIY Blogging Dead?
Show Notes: We start with a recap of the year and Julia gives great advice for patching walls and painting over the patches. We discuss DIY blogs compared to other styles of blogs and see why some people think its a dying forum.

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.
Please leave a rating and review for the podcast!

Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

How to Listen (iPhone):
1. Tap the podcast app on your phone. The icon for it looks like this:


2. Search for “Chris Loves Julia” in the search bar and tap on the podcast title, which is “The Chris Loves Julia Podcast w/Preston Pugmire”

3. On the search results page the top section will list Podcast Episodes. Ignore that for now – first tap on the larger thumbnail (image) under the “Podcasts” section.

4. Once you’re on the podcast page, the first thing you want to do is tap the “Subscribe” button. There’s no cost to subscribe, and this way you’ll receive a notification each week when a new episode goes live.

5. Listen to an episode by first tapping the cloud icon to the right, allowing it to download, then tapping the episode to begin playing.


  • Reply January 9, 2017

    Sarah Kolcheck

    You guys. My name is Sarah. I jumped in my chair when Chris called out “I’m talking to you SARAH” Hahaha. Oh gosh. Great episode! Between jumping and holding in my laughs, my office mate probably thinks I’m a weirdo ;)

    • Reply January 10, 2017


      Mariah Carey??!!! Really Preston?! Hahahaha I’ll let it slide this time. Love yalls podcast.

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    i can’t find the episode! did it not load to iTunes? am i just going crazy

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    Glad to have y’all back! I love Chris’s take on the cheap home decoration article. Still, I’m definitely in the no vinyl decal camp. There are just so many better options if you want words on your wall!

  • Reply January 9, 2017

    Mara Smith

    Was laying on the couch listening while on my lunch break and probably looked like a total weirdo when I sat straight up, wide-eyed, when you mentioned my comment about the “No. 10 the podcast”.

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    Just listened and I have to say – Preston was on his game and sounded like such a pro host. Loved how he concisely guided you guys through the topics. Not as much chit chat which was nice. Loved the topics too!

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    I keep that Hopper print. Those people are wrong. I have two van gogh prints (not starry night) and I love them.

  • My bathroom is totally sporting a reprint of Girl with a Pearl Earring and I’m not feeling guilty at all. Although my house also has multiple giant holes in the walls and ceilings so there’s that. Haha! Ah well, gotta keep on and carry on with the live, laugh, love motto. Know what I mean?! :P

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    So glad to have a new podcast episode today! I’m a museum curator and feel compelled to weigh in on the art discussion. I really believe you should hang whatever makes you happy on your walls! It’s not an art museum, it’s your home, and it only needs to make you happy. That said, if you have the means to support local artists by purchasing original art that you love, I don’t think you would ever regret making a meaningful purchase like that.

  • Reply January 9, 2017

    kim smith

    As much as I enjoy your podcast – especially the totally natural laughter – I would make a small suggestion…. For your HOT TOPICS section I think the music is too mellow. HOT topics sounds exciting but the music is kinda blah (don’t mean to be meanspirited – just a thought)
    Otherwise the three of you are so great to listen to and unexpectedly funny!

  • Reply January 10, 2017


    Love your podcast!! How do I submit a Hot Topic idea? thanks!

  • Reply January 10, 2017


    What snowblower did Chris get?? We need one too!!

  • Reply January 11, 2017


    Hey there! Love the blog and podcasts and of course I’m an avid follower of your IG feed. I look forward each day to seeing what’s new or changed over my morning coffee or nightly tea. ^_^ We have recently built a new home, well about 3 years ago, the novelty hasn’t worn off yet. But like everyone with children, work and other commitments, I feel like we’re just this past 6 months beginning to decorate and make it our own. Such a slow process but I get so many good ideas between you guys and my other go to fav, House Tweaking.

    Just listened to the latest podcast and had a quick question. You mentioned about “having” to post a blog entry the day after the presidential election. Just curious how this works for you. Is blogging your full time job? To post so regularly and do so many renos and updates I would imagine this takes almost all of your time. And if so, do you actually “work” for another person or company where you are bound to a contract of a certain number of posts and so on?

    Just curious about these things. Not meaning to pry but to settle my own mind about how “slow” the process is for our family, and maybe others who are wondering the same thing, I was just wondering. hahaha!

    Keep up the fabulous posts and projects. Really looking forward to all the new updates in 2017!

Leave a Reply