We talk about our little baby girl, some major things that happened this week in CLJ history, and give some great tips on mixing metals. We also talk about some issues we’ve had with contractors and how we handled them, how we wish we would have handled them, and how sometimes a bad contractor is a great motivator to DIY.
Sweet Baby Polly, In the Studio
With the addition of our sweet little girl, Polly, there are things we remember and things that are new. We talk about the day Polly was born and the differences between this delivery and those of our two other daughters. We talk about the new family dynamic, the relationships between the girls, and give little glimpses into how we’re adjusting to our new life and combatting the baby blues.
Reader Question: How do you introduce mixed metals into a space?
• Julia’s Opinion: Curtain rods should pretty much always be black
• Julia’s Opinion: Nothing should pretty much ever be brushed nickel (or brushed gold)
• Differences between chrome & polished nickel, unlacquered brass & aged brass and other metals
• How to get a “collected” feeling with your mixed metals
Hot Topic: Dealing with contractors who do a bad job
Even DIYers hire some things out, but what do you do when the person you hire does a terrible job? We talk about a few projects we’ve hired out and how we’re having to redo them. We also talk about what to do before and during a project in order to prevent an end product you aren’t happy with.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Julia: With a newborn in the home, anything to do with Polly’s sleeping habits is going to be on Julia’s mind. We have three different things we’re using in rotation to help Polly sleep well and be comfortable when she’s awake. Check them out:
• Mama Roo
• Rock & Play Sleeper
Chris: Chris is all about T-shirts, and he found his new favorite subscription service, Wohven (and no, they aren’t a sponsor of the podcast). You can sign up to receive a plain T-shirt and/or a graphic T-shirt each month, for a super reasonable price. The shirts are comfortable, fit great, and have great design.
Preston: A couple episodes ago we talked about the eclipse, and you most likely saw someone on social media talking about it. Living smack in the middle of the Path of Totality, we were able to experience everything a solar eclipse has to offer, and it was, by all measures, phenomenal. We share some of our experience and mention plans for the next one in 2024.
This Episode is sponsored by Brooklinen. They sent us their Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle with a Window Pane Sheet and their Bedford Smoke Stripe Duvet cover back in April and we could not be happier. Our listeners get $20 off PLUS Free Shipping with code CLJ at checkout!
Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire