Kid Rooms: To theme or not to theme

June 6, 2016  —  Written by Julia 

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Episode 6 of The Chris Loves Julia Podcast went live Monday morning and it’s my favorite episode yet! A little background about the episodes: we go over to Preston’s studio and talk for almost 2 hours about a topic. It’s completely unscripted besides the reader questions that we usually read ahead of time (send your questions to!) and then sometimes we let them dictate what we talk about. Afterward, Preston takes our conversation and edits out all the long pauses and blabbering on to fit into a reasonable listening time–we shoot for 30-45 minutes.


The best glider ever | Curtains | DIY Large Letter Art | Faye’s Nursery

This week, we talked about all about kid rooms, including our own childhood bedrooms, our children’s rooms (some funny backlash and mistakes we’ve made), how we approach young rooms and honestly, I’ve never laughed harder in my life. There were tears. We hope you will subscribe and enjoy listening to it!

If you have an iPhoneclick here to listen or search “Chris Loves Julia” and it will pop up. Hit Subscribe and you’ll be able to listen. Hint: the Podcast app is already on your phone!

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One interesting thing about this episode that I enjoyed is Chris, Preston and I don’t all necessarily see eye to eye on themed kid rooms. What’s your take on them?

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  1. Veronica says:

    Loving the podcasts! I know you have talked about art on the blog but could you go more into it on the podcasts. I love love the art leaning above your sofa. I told myself that once we bought a house I would try to incorporate that. However, my new house has room for a sofa but not against a wall :/
    Do you think it would work above my bed?

  2. Johanna says:

    This episode couldn’t have been better timed. We’re about to add an extra room so our eldest can get a room of his own and this episode was very helpful in the decision making. So thanks!

  3. Heather says:

    Have you thought about making it available to those who don’t have smart phones or who want to listen at work? We can’t install software on our work computers so I can’t listen to the podcasts. Jess Lively not only has her podcasts on iTunes but also adds them to her site so readers/listeners can hear them there as well.

  4. Tara T says:

    Girl, I am so on board with the GG guilty pleasure! No shame!

  5. Brittaby says:

    This episode was so good! I was listening to it at work and had tears of mirth running down my face as I tried to stifle the laughter. LOVE the podcast so much!

  6. I love the “Ff” art – I have a Farrah and may just steal this DIY idea ;-)

  7. Whitney says:

    I just looked on itunes and the episode isn’t there. Seconding what Jessica said. I know you guys are in the thick of the kitchen renovation right now, so I will be patient.

  8. Jessica says:

    I’m in Itunes and the episode isn’t there. I thought it was weird that Chris and Preston did the same intro joke!!! Know you are busy on a crazy renovation so will be patient! Hope you are getting enough sleep :-)

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