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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #26: Deck the Halls

Today we FINALLY get to talk about Christmas decor!!! We’re guessing most of you have already busted out those holiday bins and are starting to the deck the halls anyway, so we thought it’d be a good time to share a few ideas. We chat our favorite looks for the holidays season, share lots of easy diy’s, and have all kinds of links and design inspiration for you over on our website and pinterest. Make sure to check it out! Lyn is also on the search for a simple diy for the top of…

by design episode #22: Repurposed Tables

This episode is all about tables! We share some of the tables we’ve re-purposed in our homes and a few that have inspired us. Some of our finds come from garage sales, the neighbor’s trash (yikes), and some are just re-thought items that we painted or are using differently than they were intended. We share all of the photos on our website, so make sure you visit www.bydesignpodcast.com ! And we would love it if you would follow us on Instagram  @lynfelsman @dannettegora @bydesignpodcast or subscribe on Itunes! If you are Android user…

by design episode #18: being seated with Christ & a farmhouse kitchen facelift

This week Lyndsye shares what she’s been learning about being seated with Christ. We talk about what that looks like for us as brothers and sisters in Christ, and the freedom that comes from realizing there’s a seat at the table for each of us, that we’re worthy of it, and we don’t have to strive to attain it. We also chat about our Giving Keys and share a little of the stories behind how Spirit moved in us to pass them on. And the design chat portion is all about Dannette…

by design episode #16: dear mom of littles – what we wish we knew & help for ceilings fans

On today’s episode we share an encouraging word for mommas of little ones. We chat about what we wish we knew and share some funny stories about potty training, family pictures, and feeding our kids cheese and crackers for dinner {because that totally counts we’re told}! We do dig a little deeper though and try to get to the heart behind why we wear ourselves out as moms and share ways to rise above. And the design chat portion is all about help for ceiling fans…because let’s be honest, they need help…

by design episode #14: FALLify Your Digs

In this episode we chat about all things Fall! We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for cooler evenings, sweaters, scarves, boots, and soup!!! We share how we decorate for Fall {including some great tips for designing on a budget}, chat about a few diy’s we love, and even squeeze in a quick moment with our friend Matt Siewert! We also want to share our new {by design pinterest board} with you all! We share pins & links from every episode and lots of other goodies, so be sure to follow us there…

by design episode #12: Seasons of Waiting & Mixing Patterns

In this week’s episode we chat about waiting… and not just in line at the store… but in those seasons of our lives when all we can do is WAIT. Be it in a relationship, a job, or really any circumstance, how we react in those times says a lot about our view of God. We also chat about using patterns and prints in your rooms, and we give you a few simple tips to help you mix it up! It’s another fun one! As always, don’t forget to leave a review…

by design episode #11: A Glowing Testimony {Acts 7} & Beaded Chandeliers

Hey friends…SO on today’s episode we laugh alot! Dannette shares a snake story, attempts a Chewy impression, and we discover that Lyn had a wrong and hilarious understanding of “stoning” in the bible…for what, 25 years??? a.k.a. “Hans Solo-ing”… {Seriously, we don’t make this stuff up!} We do get serious and talk about a friend’s very real struggle with family and how she’s dealing with untrue things being said about her. Dannette also shares a bit about what she&#8217…