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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.

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This Episode is Sponsored by:

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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
• Offsetting costs by self-installation

“The woman’s place” in DIY
• “You’re so lucky to have a husband who is handy”
• Every contribution achieves the end
• Little things aren’t less important because they’re little
• Respect every part of the project

This day is CLJ History: “Keyless Isn’t Always Cool”
Chris reads an old entry from 2012, Masterpiece Theatre style, from when Julia had to ninja her way into their locked house to retrieve the car keys. Moral of the story – doorknobs with keypads are a great investment.

Keyless Entry

Game: 15 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy at Home
Chris and Preston go head-to-head in this family feud-style game, trying to guess as many of the 15 ways outlined in this article from House Beautiful. Surprisingly, playing smooth jazz is not on the list.

Can’t Get You Outta My Mind

Chris: Old age is setting in, so Chris has decided it’s time for prescription sunglasses. He shares his recent purchase from Warby Parker (not a sponsor of this episode) and how simple the order process is. You can even have up to 5 styles sent to you at once to try in your home.
Julia’s glasses: The Durand in Whiskey Tortoise
Chris’s glasses: The Nash in Greystone
Chris’s sunglasses: The Halford in Jet Silver

Julia: It’s a well-known fact that the swipe feature is the only reason people have been buying Android phones (I jest… but really…). Google makes a keyboard app for iPhone called Gboard, which includes lots of features like emoji search, gif search, and yes, swipe texting.
Preston: Preston’s most recent project included painting his downstairs, and he talks about how his Wagner paint sprayer (not a sponsor of this episode) saved him hours of time getting it done.
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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

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 people, including the homeowners of this makeover, naturally respond to the renovation process.

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This Episode is Sponsored by:

Blue Apron

Blue Apron
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Reader Question: Choosing A Color for Cabinets
• Consider the color of items that will be staying
• Complementary colors for things you want to bring out
• Refresh before a remodel to try something new
• When we painted our cabinets, here & here
• Light and Dark is not the same as White and Black
• Paints, Finishes, Durability

Choosing a Cabinet Color

Hot Topic: Are You A Renovator or a Bad Neighbor?
• Noise, mess & chaos from renovation
• Which parts of your renovation process spread to your neighbors?
• Gifts & communication
• Noise ordinances

Can’t Get You Outta My Head

Julia: The MVP of the Baltimore Kitchen Makeover with Lowe’s was something we refer to as “The Speech Ladder.” (It also makes an appearance in the BTS video) Werner platform ladders come in a variety of sizes, they feel more stable than traditional A-frame ladders and were the most coveted item from all the members of our team. They can be purchased on Amazon.com or at your local Lowe’s.

Preston: Podcasts are not a new thing, but there are still so many people who either don’t know how to listen to them, or don’t know what they are at all. Nearly every topic you could be interested in has a podcast, and the same is true for the things your friends are interested in. Tell your friends about your favorite podcasts, show them how to listen and get them interested.
Chris: Chris is aging, and that’s evident in his ever-increasing willingness to sacrifice flavor for health factor. Jamba Juice makes a really OK-tasting smoothie, Green Up & Go. It’s Chris’s new go-to, and even though the flavor is just OK, it makes him feel great and he recommends it to anyone who is trying to make healthier decisions as well.
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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire
Hope you enjoy a peek behind the scenes of the renovation below!

Be sure to also check out Kim & Scott, of Yellow Brick Home’s, take on the project here.

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.

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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 makeup (my makeup bag can practically fit in a coin purse!). They are:

blush (in love hangover) | concealer (in light) | contour | CC cream (in light to medium) | bronzer | brows (in medium brown)

Preston: The current healthcare climate has been on Preston’s mind, specifically the solution that Chris & Julia have been using for over two years, Christian Healthcare Ministries. They discuss how healthcare bill sharing works, and why it’s an option worth exploring for a lot of people. Learn more at www.chministries.org.
Chris: Everybody has that item of clothing they always want to wear, and for Chris it’s a hoodie. A wonderful zip-up, non-fancy, unbranded hoodie. Or, hoodies, since Chris has this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one.
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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

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