In case you didn’t know, August 21st is a pretty major day for a lot of people as there will be a total solar eclipse–the first coast to coast one in the US since 1918! Amazingly, our little town of Rexburg is almost directly in the center of the “path of totality” and one of the most desirable places to experience it. We’re talking about how this has impacted our community, and what the city is asking of homeowners – some things you might not expect.
We also talk about how to embrace the dents, dings and patina that come with living in a home, and share a few stories about some whoopsies we’ve had in our own home.
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Listener Question: How can I embrace the “lived in” feeling of my home?
To go along with this question, we discuss:
• The guilt that comes with only posting pretty pictures
• Maintenance only gets you so far – your home will have dings and dents
• Chris’s head-in-hands mistake in their last home
• The Great Mod Podge Incident that we thought ruined our new carpet
• Mindfully choosing finishes that age beautifully
Game: Home Terms You May Be Using Incorrectly
Julia gathers a few home-related terms, referencing this article, we may all use interchangeably (like renovate and remodel), where they actually mean completely different things. She asks the differences between terms and Chris & Preston take turns trying to figure them out.
Hot Topic: Home Depot & Menards Facing a Class Action Lawsuit
We have a quick discussion on a current (ridiculous) lawsuit that’s been brought against Home Depot & Menards regarding standard 4×4 and 2×4 measurements of lumber.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Preston: Quincy, Preston’s 3 year old son, recently started swimming lessons and Preston shares some thoughts about watching your first child branch out and learn from someone other than he and his wife.
Chris: Many of us have multiple devices that need charged, but not enough plugs by our beds. Chris found a solution for their situation, freeing up space on their night stands and sockets in the wall, as well, with this amazing Apple watch/iphone dock and charger we both have now.
Julia: We all have plants we try to keep alive in our home (some of us less successfully than others), but the real kicker is forking over how much money?! for a good looking planter. Julia shares her thoughts on her favorite budget-friendly alternative, the basket (HouseSevenDesign does this flawlessly–see below) or even a tall, woven hamper!
She also gives pointers for finding a good one and what you need to make sure it doesn’t leak.
Some of Julia’s favorite baskets/hampers that could also be used as a planter!
Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire