After a quick dip into some recent reviews, we talk about Chris’s process for the planning and building parts of projects. We share some of the thoughts that have gone into our outdoor cooking area and then jump head first into the topic of sleeping babies. While every kid is different, Chris & Julia are 3 for 3 on solid sleepers despite crankiness and tummy troubles, so Preston is interested in learning more. We wind it all down with a game of Fake or Real on Amazon’s worst products.
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• Reviews and “getting used to” us
• Details on the outdoor kitchen
Warm Topic: Getting Babies to Sleep Through the Night
On a whim, Preston asks about Chris & Julia’s tactics for getting their kids to sleep through the night, and it turns into what could be viewed as a somewhat hot topic, depending on how you feel about the subject. Chris & Julia have gotten their first two daughters to sleep 12 hours through the night by 4 and 6 months old, and Polly is already making 8 hour stretches at less than 2 months. Some would call it luck, but Chris & Julia talk about the things they’re doing, and why they think “the routine” is the key.
Game: Spotted on Amazon – Real or Fake?
Julia combed through Amazon to find some… interesting products, we’ll say, and mixed them in with others that she made up. Chris & Preston take turns describing each one and try to guess whether they’re real or fake.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Chris: Chris recently started doing SmileDirect (not a sponsor), and he talks about how the process has been. And though his teeth are hurting and he has a slight lisp, he’s still pretty excited about the progress thus far and hopeful that he may have straight teeth for the first time in his life.
Preston: Preston has been listening to The Lively Show on and off, but recently has been all-in. Preston loves personal improvement stuff, so he feels that connection already, but has loved everything she’s doing lately.
Julia: One thing that many guests in our home comment on is the amount of art we have. And a lot of people ask Julia where she buys art, and she shares one of the more reasonably-priced options, Jenny’s Print Shop. She sells digital prints you receive immediately and can print wherever is most convenient for you.
• The Lively Show
• Jenny’s Print Shop
• “Wipe Your Bum” Sign
• 50 Shades of Grey Outlet Cover
• Woman with Inhaler Decal
• Maryland Cutting Board
• Nick Cage Lifesize (or mini) Cutout