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by design episode #58: Being Faithful in the Small Things

Have you guys ever been a little scared to do something new and out of your comfort zone? On today’s episode we talk about some new and exciting steps of faith for us. Lyn has her first speaking engagement this fall, and she’s still kinda shocked! Dannette is embracing her calling as a writer, and God’s been opening up new places for her to share her gift. So, if you’re feeling called to step out and do something new, or if God’s really been tugging at your heart — be…

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 #36: rebekah lyons // you are free

On today’s episode we chat with the lovely Rebekah Lyons about her new book You Are Free…which releases TODAY! This is such a great book, friends!!! We devoured it, giving air high fives and crying tears of conviction. Yep, it’s THAT good. We chat truth and get to hear about a few of Rebekah’s design loves. You don’t want to miss this one! Rebekah is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and now You are Free: Be Who You Already Are. She…

by design episode #33: Being in Community

Today we talk about what it means to be in community with others. We’ve touched on this subject before, but today we dig a little deeper and talk about how important this idea of community is for us to grow and mature in our faith. And it’s hard, right? To invest in relationships for the long haul and allow people to see the real you is just not that easy. But it’s SO worth it, and we don’t want any of you to miss out on it. So if you have a…

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 #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 #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…