We Got A Sleep Number Mattress (And We’re Giving One Away, Too!)

Sleep Number Mattress

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number®. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Stacy Mehan! We’re so excited to not only share a big bedroom update that happened around here (we got a Sleep Number® mattress!) but WE’RE ALSO GIVING ONE AWAY! We have had such a positive experience with the brand and we can’t wait to award one of you the same opportunity. Look for those details at the bottom of the post. But first, I wanted to give you a little look into our sleep history in case you’re just tuning in. Chris hurt his back, badly, about 2 1/2 years ago lifting a band saw by himself. After many months of therapy, he had to get back surgery, a discectomy. While it helped the immediate pain, his doctor warned him, he’ll always have a bad back. Sleeping has especially been troublesome for him these past few years. Me, on the other hand, can…

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

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“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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Casual Friday

(Old photo snapped of our group. Me, mid-story, looking only a little nuts. Haha) It’s not news that one of our favorite things to do is to have people over. It started a long time ago, before we even had kids or a mortgage. Shortly after we were married, we hosted our first Friendsgiving. We didn’t have fancy serving dishes or recipes or cloth napkins. After we had our first daughter, and she went to bed at 6 pm (!!), we invited friends over for dinner, after she went to sleep, as a way to still socialize as new parents. But now, it’s definitely grown to be a bigger constant in our lives and something our girls look forward to. At least 3 times a week, we have friends or family into our home for a good meal and we sit around the table for hours to talk or play games….

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The Be All, End All of Cloud Wallpaper | One Room Challenge Week 3

If you’re just tuning in, we’re making over our nursery in 6 weeks as part of the One Room Challenge (check out the before here). It’s week 3, and just like last season when we participated, we’re doing it and sharing it in real time. Meaning, the progress you see, is right where we’re at. Last week, we left you with the addition of molding (and earlier this week, we shared how we painted it all). But this week, the wallpaper went up and everything changed. Initially, I had my eye on this cloud mural–which is gorgeous!–but since there was no repeat, it couldn’t be applied to more than one or two walls. For several days I tried to push it and think of ways that we could make it work, but in my gut I knew that a one-walled mural, especially above wainscoting, was not the look I was going…

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