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Ep 36: The Woman’s Place in DIY, Broken Noses and Giving Yourself Some Credit

“I could never do that.” Almost every time we share the final photos of a project, we have someone make this comment. We start this episode by talking about it, and how people need to give themselves a little credit. “I’ve never done that” sometimes becomes “I can’t do that,” but it shouldn’t be that way. Google, watch Youtube videos, read books, ask friends and neighbors who have experience. Learn what you need to learn so you can do what you want to do. Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. This Episode is Sponsored by: Modsy Get 20% off your first room. Visit www.modsy.com/chrislovesjulia to receive the discount   Thomas Avenue Ceramics Receive 20% off your tile order Visit www.thomasavenueceramics.com/clj and use code CLJ Listener Question: How to choose the right flooring  • The final decision isn’t always final • What factors to consider for deciding on a material and color • How to best use flooring samples…

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Behind the Scenes Video of the Baltimore Kitchen AND Ep 35: Why Your Neighbors Might Hate You and Give Me More, Baltimore

Thanks for all the love with yesterday’s big reveal of the Baltimore kitchen! Due to popular demand, I’ve added a very candid, behind the scenes video Jules took throughout the renovation to the bottom of this post. You’ll see how each day played out, which is nerve-wrecking to re-watch, how much fun our team had together and the end also shows the reveal to the homeowners. We’ve talked about it and talked about it, and now that it’s actually done, we’re going to talk about it even more in this week’s podcast episode. We share some behind-the-scenes tidbits, and explain how this “weekend refresh” turned into a full-fledged renovation. We’ll share details on where we saved, where we splurged, and how we got it all done in 3.5 days (including swollen ankles for Julia and a stretch of 40 hours no sleep for Chris). Julia also shares an “Ah-Hah” moment she experienced, concerning how most…

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Ep 34: Selling Your Old Stuff and You Put WHAT In The Dishwasher?!?

It’s time to Springify the house, and we’re talking about how that happens for the Marcums. 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. Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Reader Question: Buying & Selling Online • Knowing when it’s time to sell something • Different websites where you can sell things • Things to include in a listing • How to decide a price • Tricks that will help you get top dollar Game: New Uses for Your Dishwasher • Things you may not have considered cleaning, or cooking, in your dishwasher. Can’t Get You Outta My Head Julia: Julia finally traded in her $6 concealer for a higher quality option, the Smashbox number shown below. I also mention how I only really wear 6 pieces of…

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Ep 33: Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan, A Happy Home

Episode Sponsored by Thomas Avenue Ceramics If you need tile for any project in your home, use Code CLJ to receive 20% off any order at www.thomasavenueceramics.com/CLJ. Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 33: Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan, A Happy Home Show Notes: Maxwell Ryan stops by the podcast this week to talk to the gang about Apartment Therapy and their new online marketplace. He goes deep on what makes a happy home and even answers a reader question. Chris and Julia talk about the little quirk that is unique to them… They often eat FULL HOT MEALS in their bed. Then we go over the top ten ways that you can make your home happier and they all cost zero dollars and are accessible to everyone. Affiliate Links: Julia’s Letter Sorter Preston’s iPhone Case Chris’s Shoe Insoles Please leave a rating and review for the podcast! Have questions you’d like us to answer…

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Ep 32: White Paint Isn’t White, and You’re Super Unorganized

Episode Sponsored by Thomas Avenue Ceramics If you need tile for any project in your home, use Code CLJ to receive 20% off any order at www.thomasavenueceramics.com/CLJ.  Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 32: White Paint Isn’t White, and You’re Super Unorganized Show Notes: The gang listens to Julia crack eggs of knowledge all over our heads about how to choose a white paint and make it work for different lighting situations and different rooms. And also how to make white paint work with ivory paint in the same room. Chris and Julia school Preston on organization and give tips on how to clean up that one area of your house that just cant seem to stay clean. Plus, brace yourself for the debut of the hit song “Can’t Get You Out of My Mind” by Julia’s childhood pop group with her sisters, Flower Power. Affiliate Links: Metal Framed Oversized Round Mirror Baby Blue…

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Ep 31: Sorry, But Your “Classic” Design Is Just Trendy

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 31: Sorry, But Your “Classic” Design Is Just Trendy Show Notes: 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. Affiliate Links: America Board Game Preston’s Protein Powder Chris’s Inversion Table Please leave a rating and review for the podcast! Have questions you’d like us to answer on the podcast? Email podcast@chrislovesjulia.com. 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…

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Ep 30: Why Is Beyoncé Always Trying To One-Up Us?!?!

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 30: Why Is Beyoncé Always Trying To One-Up Us?!?! Show Notes: 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! Affiliate Links: Preston’s Headphones Julia’s Favorite Board Game 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…

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Ep 29: Your Town is Boring, No Need to Renovate

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 29: Your Town is Boring, No Need to Renovate Hot Topic: Is it Worth Renovating When You Live In a Small Town? Show Notes: 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. We play a game where we find out the ages of people who shop the most at the top furniture stores in the world and wrap up with a discussion on the reasons people renovate, and who we do it for. Before and Afters of Preston’s Studio (discussed in the podcast) found below. 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…

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

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. 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. Products Discussed:Red Devil Onetime Patch & Prime Please leave a rating and review for the podcast! Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire How to Listen (iPhone): 1….

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Ep 27: Christmas Lights, Negative Reviews, and Compromise

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 27: Christmas Lights, Negative Reviews, and Compromise Hot Topic: Reviews Show Notes: The Gang listens to Chris tell tales of woe from the trials and tribulations of DIY christmas light installation. Then we have an interesting difference of opinion about compromise vs. win/win when it comes to people having different goals with design elements. Then we top it all off by reading and laughing about our podcast reviews. Both negative and positive. Merry Christmas! 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…

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