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a couple of highlights because ADOPTION MONTH!

This week we thought we’d do something different, being a month where we can wave our flag for the beauty of adoption, we’re going to take FULL ADVANTAGE! We’ve grown and had so many new listeners, we wanted to re-share our friend @iveyexpressions beautiful adoption story! It’s one that will encourage and inspire, and we all need to be reminded of the beauty of adoption that mirrors the design and plans our God has for us all. Take a listen here, or go back on iTunes to episode #19. We also…

by design episode #68: 5 million ways to use washi tape (or really like 13)

Today we chat washi tape and share all our favorite uses for this magical mini tape! We cover walls, art, keys, cords, books, doors, headboards…and a lot of other wonderful randomness. Washi tape is a great way to add some color and interest to all things bland and generic. It’s also super easy to use and the uses for it are endless. Thanks so much for listening, and be sure to check out our website for all the inspiration pics! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast…

by design episode #64: Home Staging Tips

On today’s episode Lyn gives some tips for staging your home, and we share a few guidelines to help get you moving in the right direction. We also chat books — what we’re reading and about to pick up. And don’t forget about our up and coming Gift Giving Guide! We’re in the process of preparing for our lists now (we’re ahead of the game, obviously!), so please send us some of your favorite artisans, etsy shops, small businesses, whatever. We’d love to feature you or one of…

by design episode #63: Finishing Your Race Well // Life Change Center Finishes

Today we chat about running our race, doing it well, and making our days count. Like REALLY count in light of eternity. Lyn shares about a friend who recently lost a loved one, and we discuss the mix of feelings and emotions and ultimately what that can point us to. We also talk about doing the next small thing, whatever it may be, to move forward in our faith when we feel stuck. Dannette also shares a bit about an interiors project we’ve been working on that’s almost finished. She shares the overall design concept, some…

by design episode #62: waving the banner of love, hope & faith // dannette’s accidental kitchen reno

Today we share a few of our sentiments as we discuss some of the hard and ugly things happening in the world these days. We chat about God’s desire for us to be one in Christ, the beauty of creation in all it’s diversity, and we share a few ideas on how to stand in this broken world and wave the banner of love and hope and faith. +++ We also talk about Dannette’s accidental kitchen reno that involved four microwaves and eventually domino-ed into new countertops, a soon to be installed backsplash and…

by design episode #61: embracing your season & homework station ideas

Today we talk about embracing your season of life and living fully right where you are. We encourage you to press into where God has you in this season, because we believe he wants to do a work in you and through you, right where he has you. We also chat a bit about the new school year and set you up to win with some great ideas for homework stations. Because if you’re anything like us, the school year snuck up on us a bit, and we are totally not ready for the homework battle. Can we…

by design episode #60: LIVING BELOVED & back yard party decor

Today on the podcast we chat about the hard to believe truth that we are the BELOVED of God. We discuss a little about the book that inspired this conversation, a few scriptures that Dannette is all excited about, and what it looks like to really take hold of this truth and live as the beloved. And on our design chat, Lyn shares some of the details behind the big pursuit event she coordinated. This girl has vision, friends! You’ll be all inspired to throw a party in your backyard after this one…and without spending a…

by design episode #59 // PURSUIT LIVE

Today is a really special episode! Many of you know Lyn hosted a women’s event in her backyard with a panel of women discussing what pursuing God looks like. WE RECORDED IT, and now you can listen along even if you weren’t there! It was such a magical evening, full of rich conversation, encouragement, and amazing worship! Make sure you listen all the way to the end where you can hear a couple of the songs led by Kurt Felsman and Sydney Perry. Thanks so much for listening! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by…

by design episode #57 Hope and Chalk Board Paint

On today’s episode we catch up on some things going on in our lives, {like PURSUIT in Lyn’s backyard THIS THURSDAY!! YOU should come!!} and what God’s been growing in us.  We share how hope, real lasting hope has helped us both in the darkest hours of our lives. We know all to well that sometimes in our right now, hope seems far off and unavailable. But, with reminding ourselves of truth, we can cling to the only promises that we can trust. We also talk about our deep love for chalk board paint…

by design episode #55: a modest heart & tile backsplashes // kitchen reno series

Today we finish up our series on Kitchen Reno’s with some advice on tile backsplashes. We chat about the best tile sizes to use, whether or not to run your countertop up the wall, and all our favorite options as far as tile style goes. We also talk a little about modesty and not just in the sense of how we dress. We’re talking about a modest heart posture, one that doesn’t seek to bring glory and attention to itself, but rather to God. We focus on asking ourselves some questions to help get to the…

by design episode #54: painting cabinets // kitchen reno series

We’re continuing with our Kitchen Reno Series and today is all about PAINTING CABINETS. We talk thru all the necessary steps, share some of the products we use, and offer some encouragement to get you painting. Thanks so much for listening! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast SEE BEFORE AND AFTERS OF LYNDSYE’S KITCHEN CABINETS: www.lyndsyefelsman.com PAINTING YOUR CABINETS: Remove doors and hardware. Be sure to number and label both the doors and the hardware as you remove them or you’ll regret…

by design episode #53: Countertops // Kitchen Reno Series

We’re continuing with our Kitchen Reno Series and today we talk about COUNTERTOPS. Lyndsye shares more about her kitchen reno and why they chose the counters they did. We talk about all the options, types and some of the pros and cons. Thanks so much for listening! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast TYPES OF COUNTERTOPS: Plastic Laminate: Made of layers of resin and kraft paper and has a decorative layer of pattern or color sandwiched within. It’s topped off with a clear melamine resin on…

by design episode #52: knobs and pulls {kitchen reno series}

Today we start a new series on Kitchen Reno’s and to kick things off we’re chatting about kitchen hardware…aka knobs and pulls. There are lots of funny stories in this one, not to mention a few good tidbits to help you pick out your cabinet hardware. Lyndsye is also talking about her latest kitchen renovation and we get a peek into her new space. Thanks so much for listening! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast WHERE TO BUY: www.coolknobsandpulls.com (we weren&#8217…

by design episode #46: gleaning from Jesus in the book of mark // earring frame DIY

We’re just starting to dig in to the gospel of Mark and today we chat about what the Holy Spirit is bringing to the forefront for us as we begin to comb thru this book. We talk about the great compassion Jesus had for those who crossed his path and how his heart for them was to set down the world, turn, and follow. And boy, that seems like a daily calling, doesn’t it? To set down what we’re gripping so tightly and turn our faces back to One who we were made for…

by design episode #44: marriage & shiplap

Today we’re chatting about our marriages. We talk about what we’ve learned, some of the best advice we’ve been given, and what it looks like to love well even when circumstances make it difficult. We also have some fun chatting about Lyn’s ongoing home renovation. We chat about the shiplap they’ve added, the walls they’ve opened up, and she shares some pics of their progress. Seriously, it looks SO great!!! Thanks so much for listening, xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www…

by design episode #43: Kristen Welch // We are THAT family

On today’s episode we chat with one of our favorite writers and humans, Kristen Welch! Kristen blogs at www.weareTHATfamily.com, she’s written a couple of books {two of which are on Lyn’s list of the BEST books eva!} Rhinestone Jesus and How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, AND she founded a non profit in Kenya called Mercy House. She’s a gal who started writing to encourage young momma’s thru the journey of motherhood, and she’s found a way to share her story of faith…

by design episode #42: Cutting Gardens

Spring is in the air, and we’re so excited to share a new project with you all! CUTTING GARDENS!!! Join us as we chat flowers, the diy basics of a cutting garden (because hello, some of us aren’t flower gurus!), and be sure to check out our website for some helpful links to get you started. This really is a great way to bring the glory of the outside into your home to enjoy all summer. It’s like decor that keeps on blooming???! Our design minds are seriously geeking out over here. Thanks so…

by design episode #41: Spring Decor Ideas

On today’s episode we share some decor ideas to freshen up your homes for Spring. We chat wreaths, terrariums, and few simple diy’s to bring some life and greens into your spaces. Happy Spring! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast Spring Decor Ideas Add a boxwood or magnolia wreath to your wall or door Add in a few small boxwoods or other greens to your mantel or tabletop Dried flowers and petals are a nice touch Terrariums are an easy and pretty way to bring the…

by design episode #35: valentine’s day & painting brick

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY YO! On this episode we chat about the things we love to do to celebrate our loved ones. We chat marriage, movies, our favorite date ideas and of course…tacos. We also talk about painting brick, in particular fireplaces, because YES. It sounds daunting, but it’s really not that hard to tackle. AND it can transform your space. So if you have an old fireplace that has a brick color that cramps your style, you might want to consider giving it a fresh coat of paint! Thanks so much for…

by design episode #29: Sarah Bragg

On today’s episode we chat with Sarah Bragg. This wife and momma of two writes, works in ministry, has her own podcast, and also has a little decorating business on the side! ? {Yep, she’s awesome.} She’s also a wealth of knowledge, has a heart to encourage, and we just love her to bits. We chat about contentment, body image, parenting, and of course, decorating and design. Sarah has worked with students in ministry for more than 15 years. Her book titled Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves helps…