We’re Ba-ack! : APPLY FOR A LOWE’S SPRING MAKEOVER WITH CHRIS LOVES JULIA!

Exciting news! Once again, we’re teaming up with Lowe’s to help one homeowner–anywhere in the country–transform a space in their home this spring. Last year, entries poured in from all 50 states and DC, too, and we ended up on Long Island, New York! It was a great experience, with an awesome before and after and now we’re looking for our next big before and after!  (There’s a link to the entry form at the bottom of the post. Please note: we will only be accepting entries through tomorrow, so don’t delay!) This time, Lowe’s would like us to help a homeowner transform and elevate a kitchen or bathroom in their home!! Keep in mind, we’ll be doing the makeover over a weekend, so while we won’t be able to completely gut your space, there’s a lot of cosmetic refreshes we can tackle in that time. Especially considering our team we’re bringing…

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One Simple Tip To Making At-Home Dinners Feel More Special

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.   I’ve always loved and advocated for family dinners. From when I was little to present day, most weeknights, the dinner bell was rung and everyone would come running to a set table to sit down, say a prayer, and dish up and eat dinner as a family. It’s fun being on the other side of things now. Being the parent. Asking the questions. Making this all feel like the kind of quality time I cherished and loved growing up. But in the last year, Chris started doing one tiny thing that has made dinner feel even more special (and I’m surprised how much the girls have loved it, too!)–he has started plating our dinners. We have been using Blue Apron’s family plan (they also have a 2-person plan) twice a week for over two years now. Although Chris is always imaginative in the meals he…

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

Ep 29: Your Town is Lame, 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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Casual Friday

Can you spot the ghost in that photo?? (Haha) This week has been so filled, it’s hard to know where to start. There have been some low points, like when we learned Greta was effectively deaf…again. We’ve been through this with her poor little ears when she was two, and unfortunately, although it’s something a lot of kids grow out of, we’re back here again at age six. She’s going to get tubes in (again!) and tonsils and adenoids out in a couple weeks and we’re hopeful that will clear up the issue for good. Chris had the chance to go in the sound booth to hear what she is hearing, and was heartbroken when he couldn’t hear a thing. Although, in a way, it also made a lot of light bulbs go off. Of course, there have been some high moments, too. We have been working on 4 pretty big things behind…

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