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by design episode #48: shannon courtaney // intentional parenting

Today we get to talk with one of our favorite ladies! Shannon Courtaney has mentored Lyn in SO many ways over the years and has always pointed her to truth both in her words and by modeling it in her own life. She’s a mom to four sweet kids and is someone who many of us look to for wisdom and encouragement in our little community here in Valparaiso, Indiana. Shannon and her husband Brad are not the perfect parents by any means, but we believe they have been gifted with grace and wisdom, and we are excited…

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…

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 #6: Mom Struggles & Decluttering

In this episode we talk about parenting and Dannette shares her very real struggle as she parents a strong willed child. We talk about how it truly does take a village to parent well and share some resources to turn to for encouragement and direction. We also chat about all the clutter and “stuff” that comes with having kids in your home {especially during the summer}, and we give some tips on how to manage and contain it all. Make sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! It helps others find us! And check out our…