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Colorful Conversations: DIY & Home Design
40 minutes | 2 months ago
40. Behind the Scenes of a Room Makeover
Curious how we can do a room makeover so fast? We get asked ALL THE TIME how we finish a room so quickly. In today's episode, I am walking you through our process and what it actually looks like! Even though it seems like it only takes a few days, there is a lot of lead-up work that is done for weeks before we actually tackle the room. Listen below and get the real behind-the-scenes of how we get started, work through the design process, and do the actual makeover, and then add those little finishing details. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
39. Our Top Shopping Secrets Revealed
Want the best secrets for shopping? Let the pros give you their favorite tips for easy ways you can find exactly what you are looking for and get the best deal on it. I like to think I am a shopping ninja! Anytime we need to find the perfect thing for our home, I make it my personal mission to find exactly what I want at the best possible price. And I am REALLY good at it! Today Thea and I spill our shopping secrets and give you all the tips on how to find what you are looking for and some unexpected tricks to find the best deal on it. They are super simple and can potentially save you tons of money and time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
38. Tiny Life Hacks that Make a HUGE Impact
Make your life easier! We have some simple life hacks that will up your efficiency and give you more time in your day for what you REALLY want to do. People ask me all the time how I get so much done in a day. I don't work any more than anyone else, but I have some systems that I have developed that make my life run smoothly and save me lots of time! So today I am sharing my favorites life hacks that seem small, but really do make life easier! If there is ONE thing I am VERY good at it is efficiency. It really is a passion of mine :). I consider life hacks to be the ultimate efficient shortcuts. The sign of a really good life hack is that when you start doing it, you really don't know how or why you ever did it any other way! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
37. The Secret to Planning Home Projects Without Wanting to Kill Your Spouse
People ask me all the time how we get so much done around our house. We have a secret to planning our home projects and staying on track without killing each other in the process. We use one easy way to plan an entire year's worth of projects and it is SO much simpler than you can imagine! Through the years, Joe and I have developed a foolproof system for keeping track of our home projects. We are able to plan an entire year's worth of projects with (almost) no fuss or disagreements. In today's episode, I let you in our secret so you can kill the home maintenance/home project game without killing each other in the process!!! I LOVE to plan and do all things efficiently and this allows us to plan and execute lots of home projects every year without getting burned out or forgetting what we wanted to accomplish. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
36. Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Painting Kitchen Cabinets
Are you thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets but are scared to death? We are here to put your mind at ease and answer your questions about the EASIEST way to paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. This week we are discussing all. the. things. about how to paint your kitchen cabinets. It is actually so much quicker and easier than anyone believes! We give you all the secrets and tips for how you can get your whole kitchen done quickly and easily. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
35. How Even the MESSIEST People Can Get and Keep Their House Clean
I hear from readers all the time that they just cannot find a way to keep their homes clean. I have always been a tidy and organized person, so it has been genuinely confusing for me to understand why people have a hard time keeping their houses clean. Just implement a system and stick with it. It seems simple to me.But then I met my friend Rosemarie Groner from Busy Budgeter and I began to understand the fundamental differences in personality and basic psychology that affect how people approach things like laundry and cleaning their homes. It's not that people don't WANT to have a clean house. It's not that they don't understand how the system works. It's that the system does not jive with their personality. In other words, it's doomed for failure from the very start.So Rosemarie has figured out how to lean into her natural "hot mess" tendency to figure out a way to get and keep her house clean for good. Instead of working against her personality, she works WITH it. And in this episode, she gives you her best tips so that you can do the same thing! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
The Secret to Finding Room in Your Budget for Home Projects
Stop complaining that you can't afford to do anything to improve your house and then go buy coffee out at Starbucks! If you do that, you are lying to yourself. But the good news is that by shifting your mindset and approaching your budgeting by defining your VALUES first, you can make room in your budget for what actually matters to you!In this episode, I share my interview with my good friend and money coach Nicole Rule of Greatest Worth. Her approach to budgeting is totally different from anything you've ever heard before. It will go from making you feel DEPRIVED to making you feel FULFILLED. Have a listen! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
33. How to Get Home Projects DONE (even when you are crazy busy)
For as long as I have had a blog and shared my home renovations and DIY projects, people have commented that they wished they could find the time to tackle their own renovations and projects. Well, I am here to tell you, anyone can CREATE the time to create a home you love. You just have to understand the secret recipe for making that happen. Last year I sat down and talked with Megan Sumrell, a coach who helps women master time management, organization and productivity. Megan has cracked the code for learning how to plan your life so that tackling home projects is not only doable but easy. And in this interview, we talk about practical steps you can take to start getting those home projects DONE no matter how busy you are. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
32. Conquering the Emotions of Decluttering with Ruth Soukup
Decluttering becomes emotional when we get people and memories confused with THINGS. Learning to separate the two is key! Changing your mindset and creating solid systems will help manage your stuff and keep your home clutter-free.I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing New York Times best-selling author Ruth Soukup and founder of Living Well Spending Less last year for my Beautiful Home, Beautiful Life Summit. Ruth has written not one but TWO popular books on the topic of decluttering and simplifying. She is an absolute expert when it comes to decluttering and simplifying and in this episode she shares her best tips for how to conquer the emotions that often get in the way of decluttering. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
31. Genius Small Space Organization Hacks
Living in a small space requires some serious organizing skills to maximize every square inch, but it’s well worth the effort. Learn the best tips for organizing small spaces so you can enjoy your cozy home!I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Nicole Blackmon from @Sweet_Domicile last year for my Beautiful Home, Beautiful Life Summit. Since Nicole lives in Manhattan, she is an absolute expert at organizing small spaces and maximizing every square inch of living space. And she shares all her best (and surprising) tips in this podcast episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
30. Pandemic Burnout... The Struggle Is Real
This week Thea and I are discussing our complete and utter exhaustion lately. It turns out that women everywhere are seriously suffering and we want you to know you are not alone! Un moms are doing all the things--working, mothering, teaching, cleaning, cooking, and on and on and on. If you are feeling all this and the occasional rage, then you are in very good company. We talk about all the ways the pandemic has affected us and then we share the ways that we are attempting to combat our endless exhaustion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
29. The Secret to Picking Winning Color Combinations Every Time
I get a lot of questions from people about how to chose colors and how to know what combinations work together. In this episode Thea and I discuss a secret weapon I have found that anyone can use to chose winning color combinations! I also give you a glimpse into how I move through picking paint colors during the design process. This episode is for anyone that wants more color in their home but doesn't know how to get started! Listen below and get all my tips and tricks for finding colors that work well together. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
28. Craving Holiday Happiness...Just Do It
Looking for a way to bring some happiness into your life after a crazy year? Decorate for the holidays now! Bring instant joy and coziness to your home with your Christmas decor. We discuss how much everyone in the world is craving holiday happiness. People want some relief from the pandemic and Christmas seems like the perfect diversion. I love decorating early, and I do my best to peer pressure Thea into jumping on the bandwagon also. This year I think it is extra important so we can really enjoy some new scenery. We have all been stuck mostly at home--changing things up a little (or a lot) is just what the doctor ordered!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
27. Our Secret Project & Misheard Song Lyrics
This episode tells you all about our VERY exciting new project (that is not new to us, since we have been discussing it for years!). Creating the House to Home journal was a labor of love and I could not be more excited to release it into the world! We talk all about it and what it looks like and how you can use it to keep track of turning your house into a home you love. But before we can get into that, the podcast goes sideways (as if often does when Thea and I start talking). We first discuss an ALMOST as an important topic--misheard lyrics. Listen below for all the details on Thea's best misheard lyrics and all the details about the House to Home journal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | 7 months ago
26. We Moved In, What's Next?
Today we discuss what will happen AFTER we move in! I have a plan for how I want it to go, but as we know, things can change (I already have revelations on this as we talk in the podcast) so who knows how well we will stick to the plan?! But we do want to have our living spaces ready for the holidays, so that is first on the agenda. We go into detail about what really needs to happen and all the plans I have! I am so excited for a blank slate (thankfully no longer a brown slate, LOL) to do whatever we want and I cannot wait to turn it into our dream home. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
25. What We Are Doing Before We Move In
In this episode, we talk all about the things that are happening BEFORE we move in. We are finally at a place where we can have a little bit of space between our moves and this allows for some pretty big jobs to be done prior to moving almost anything in. This is the first time we have been able to afford to do this, and to say the hard work is all paying off is an understatement. For the first time I am walking into a house that is going to be mostly ready for me to tackle the fun design work that is the part that I REALLY love. Join us in the closets for another fun discussion! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
24. The Biggest Missed Opportunity in Every House
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32 minutes | 8 months ago
23. Getting Your House Ready to Sell
We are in the process of listing our house and it is overwhelming! Thea is also moving toward selling her home, and facing similar challenges. We both know how hard getting your house ready to sell is and we talk about the ins and outs of the prep work in this episode. Not to mention a few, ahem, "disagreements" between the spouses about what's important and what's not! I also give you a few hot tips about how to list your house once it is ready. Get ready ffor all of our funny stories and great ideas about getting your house ready to sell!See the show notes here: https://kaleidoscopeliving.com/getting-your-house-ready-to-sell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | 8 months ago
22. Our New Home Must-Haves
When Joe and I started talking about buying a new home, we really had to prioritize and compromise to create our must-have list. Thea and I started comparing our lists since we are both in the process of moving, and our lists of must-haves in a new house were vastly different. In this episode, we compare our wish-lists and discuss how trying it can be to juggle wants and needs while compromising with your spouse. Spoiler alert--it is tricky! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
21. Q&A: Why We are Moving!
Everyone is shocked we are moving! We are filling you in on the all details-- the what, why, and where AND we answer all of your burning questions about our upcoming move. I announced about a month ago in a blog post that we have decided to move. It has been giving me all the feels, but I was shocked to find out how floored you all are, not to mention you all have a lot of feelings about it also! I could never have predicted the flood into my Instagram DM's with questions about All. The. Things. When it came time to sit down and answer them all, I decided the easiest way to discuss it is to resurrect the podcast. Thea and I have been itching to restart, and this was the perfect reason to get it going again. We have loved this house, but are SO excited for the changes having a new home will bring not only to our family but also to the blog! Listen along to Thea and me talk about the reason the move is happening and I answer all of your burning questions about it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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