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…

by design episode #8: Kelly Lackey & Revelation Wellness

In this week’s episode we talk to our dear friend Kelly Lackey about the design of our bodies and why we need to take care of them. She is a Revelation Wellness instructor and truly has a great balance of wellness in her home and her life. She shares a bit of her inspiring energy with us and gives some encouraging tips to keep you moving your body! We’re friends who laugh {a lot!!!} together, encourage one another, and sometimes even cry big ol’ tears together. And honestly, it’s not always easy to let yourself be…

by design episode #7: Body Image & Gallery Walls

Today we chat about surviving the summer with our kids home… {can I get an amen?!} and how much stock we put into our body image. Lyn discusses her struggles with overcoming anorexia, and we talk thru how our thoughts on our negative appearance can skew our view of God and who he has designed us to be. We also talk about not living a checklist faith, but living for the audience of One. Hopefully this encourages you today to love yourself and the way God made you and those around you as well. We also talk gallery walls…

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…

by design episode #5: Identity & Making Your House a Home

In this episode we talk about identity and what really defines who we are. Lyn also shares a little bit about a time in her life when she was broken and hurting and caught up in believing that she would never be more than her past. So many of us can relate to that, right??? We chat about some of the pitfalls of believing the lies and the power of believing the truth. And our design chat is on how to make your house a home. Because we’ve all walked into those homes that are super cozy and…

by design episode #4: weddings…and what really matters!

It’s wedding season friends! And on today’s show we chat about some of the good and hard things involved in the planning process, wedding favors, some “musts” for the bride, and lastly, what’s really important for your big day! Whether you’re a bride to be, hope to be one soon, or a mother of children you hope to marry off one day, you won’t want to miss this one! We even squeezed into our wedding dresses … because, you know … that’s normal right??? There are…

by design episode #3: CalvaryLIVE worship band & Youth Addition Design

Hey Friends!! This is a great day because today on the show we get to talk to the CalvaryLIVE worship band who just today released worldwide their new album “Who You Are”! These guys { Kurt, Matt and Gabe } were so much fun and gave such great insight into what corporate worship was designed by God for. You won’t want to miss this one, and make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook { links are below } ! You can get the album anywhere music is sold online, but the iTunes link for it is here. And while you’re there…

by design episode #2: Open Hands & Curtains

So I like control. Shocker, I know. Know what else I think though…? I’m not alone. Today on the podcast Dannette and I chat about keeping our hands open, and how saying yes to the right things takes courage. We chat about how we aren’t to please everyone with just being a “yes man”. We also laugh at how crazy I am with my adult ADD… And our design chat is about curtains! *** So let’s keep our hands open friends. Let’s ask ourselves some hard questions and be bold enough to say no and…

by design episode #1: Intro Episode { our new podcast! }

Welcome friends! Yep, we’re crazy…we’re starting a podcast!? We know… you’re confused. And to be honest, we were a little at first, too. BUT GOD. Right? We believe God has called us to encourage women and part of that somehow includes us wearing goofy headphones and talking into microphones while wearing our pajamas. Who knew? Our hope is that this little adventure will encourage others to follow their crazy callings along with us, and to embrace ALL of who God has made them to be. We believe that each and every…

influence conference & roadtrip : don’t mind if I do

So…the Influence Conference. Ever heard of it? I’d explain it to you, but I’ll let The Influence Network {they’ll do a waaaay better job} … We believe that every woman has God-given influence right where she is–whether she’s a student, married, entrepreneur, creative, speaker, writer, executive, teacher–it doesn’t matter. Our conferences are a celebration of this truth and the chance for like-minded women to come together to worship, connect and learn together. — taken from The Influence Network website Lyn and I were tap dancing around…