by design episode #27: Heather Holleman

In this week’s episode we chat with the amazing Heather Holleman. This woman is brilliant, beautiful and brave — and we know you’ll be SO DANG BLESSED by her! She’s a wife, a mom to two girls, an accomplished professor, has a PhD in English literature, AND has penned some pretty incredible books. She has this way of painting pictures with words that speak to the soul. Seriously. She’s a gift. Not to mention she’s written one of our favorite books Seated With Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of…

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 #25: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here!!! So today we chat food, family, some favorite holiday movies, and most importantly, how to cultivate a heart of thanksgiving this holiday season. We’re hoping this one sets the tone for the week ahead and inspires you to extend love and grace, even when it’s difficult. Happy Thanksgiving! xo, Lyn & Dannette And we would love it if you would comment or share this episode or our podcast! Be sure to follow us on Instagram  @lynfelsman @dannettegora @bydesignpodcast and subscribe on Itunes! If you are Android user, you can also download an app…

by design episode #24: Thanksgiving Centerpieces { bonus episode! }

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, we thought we’d sneak in a bonus episode to give you all some inspiration for your centerpieces! This way you don’t have to put much effort into it…just listen in and head over to our website for some easy and really pretty ideas to make your Thanksgiving extra special. Have a great weekend! And be sure to post your centerpiece pics and tag us on facebook or instagram! xo, Lyn & Dannette And we would love it if you would comment or share this episode or our…

by design episode #23: When Your Past Is Messy & Broken

In this episode we chat about how God actually wants to use our failures — and the very things we think we need to HIDE about ourselves — to encourage and love on the people around us. Dannette shares from her heart about a broken time in her past and how God is using and redeeming some of that hurt and loss in surprising ways today. We also talk about some of the messy and not so picture perfect times in our lives, share some vulnerable stories about divorce and suicide, AND even throw in a bit about baby vampires…

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 #21: Shopping with Purpose Gift Guide

Today’s episode is all about shopping with purpose! With the holidays being just around the corner, we thought this little gift guide would help you find that special gift and also give back at the same time. We share a few of our favorite fair trade businesses that support women artisans in impoverished countries and even share a few ways to purchase gifts here in the states that help those struggling here at home. It’s really a great way to give one of a kind gifts that are not only beautiful and hand-made, but also…

by design episode #20: Joanna Ivey – Adoption Story (part 2)

This week we get to hear Part 2 of Joanna Ivey’s ah-mazing adoption story. Joanna shares all about the few unbelievable days she spent in the hospital with the birth mom and how God orchestrated the details in a crazy-beautiful way. She also shares her heart for adoption and specifically why they chose to adopt { and seriously, hearing her tell this part of the story left us in tears }. We also talk about Project Free 2 Fly, a non profit in Cleveland, TN, where Joanna works as the Creative Director. We get to hear all about…

by design episode #19: Joanna Ivey – Adoption Story (part 1)

In this episode we chat with Joanna Ivey about her awe-inspiring story of adoption. And yes, it’s awe-inspiring dear friends! Joanna shares her family’s over two year journey thru domestic adoption to bring home their sweet son Sutton Justus. {and isn’t that just the best name ever?!!!} We talk with Joanna about the long road they walked waiting, the “plans” they had for their adoption and ultimately what they learned about surrendering the comfortable places and laying down control. She also shares the most beautiful story about her son&#8217…

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 #17: Shannan Martin

On today’s episode we talk with Shannan Martin, author of the new release, Falling Free: Rescued From the Life I Always Wanted. Shannan is a blogger, speaker, and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail-chaplain husband have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. Having sold their dream farmhouse, they now enjoy neighborhood life in Goshen, Indiana. She blogs at www.ShannanMartinWrites.com Shannan shares some of the back story behind her new book Falling Free and her still-unfolding story of…

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 #15: Pastor Lionel Young & Home Office Remodel

Today we chat with Pastor Lionel Young about God’s design for design… and how it’s grounded in beauty, just like God himself. Pastor Lionel unpacks the significance of that and what it means for us as image bearers, and in essence gives us permission to enjoy beauty as God intended. (Which I think some of us need to be encouraged in, don’t we?!) We talk beauty in creation, in our homes, in our work and even it’s purpose in the church. Pastor Lionel has such an inspiring perspective, and is a wealth of knowledge and…

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…

Hiatus

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re on hiatus this week! Labor Day seemed like a good excuse to take a little planning break. You can bet we’re still chatting it up and drinking tea, we’re just not hitting the record button 🤐 But tune in next Tuesday and we’ll give you some great ideas to fall-ify your spaces…

by design episode #13: When Anxiety Creeps In & Some Thoughts on Rugs

In this week’s episode we chat about anxiety. Who hasn’t at some point struggled with this, right? ! Us girls chat it up about times we’ve done battle with anxiousness and fear, and we share some of the things that have helped us along the way. We’re hoping it encourages you today! We also talk area rugs! We discuss the impact they have on furniture, give some tips on proper rug sizing, and also share some of our favorite places to find deals. As always, don’t forget to leave a review and subscribe…

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…

by design episode #10: Rest For Your Soul & Texture

Hi friends! Can you believe that we’re at Episode 10?!!! Seriously…we are having SO much fun! Today’s episode is about resting our very busy minds and hands and truly learning how to be still. We talk about spending time with God in the quiet and how hard it is to really settle in to those moments, unplug, and embrace the silence…especially when the norm for so many of us has become the exact opposite. We also catch up on life this summer, and how it’s important to let ourselves off the hook a…

by design episode #9: Color in Design and How it Affects Us

Hey friends! This week is an easy one for us all… we keep things light and chat about color and how it can affect our moods. Although there’s deep science that proves much of this, we just graze the surface a bit, and Dannette shares some of her experiences using color in the design field. Don’t forget to leave a review and subscribe on iTunes if you’re enjoying this! It helps others find us easier, and keeps it visible on the page. Also check out our wildly talented friend at @ashes_ashes_design ! She creates…