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Join the North South Makers, friends and DIY bloggers Charlotte Smith (from the North) and Erin Spain (from the South), as they discuss all things making and momming. Whether sharing their favorite furniture hacks or discussing the best power tools for a rookie builder, Erin and Charlotte approach making with humor, practicality and a design eye. With 8 kids and ten years of decorating, building, and blogging between them, Erin and Charlotte are experts in the fields of breakfast cereals and power tools, not to mention features in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Magazine, and television appearances on Rachael Ray, Flea Market Flip, and local news outlets. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine ... no judgment) and welcome to the conversation.

Join the North South Makers, friends and DIY bloggers Charlotte Smith (from the North) and Erin Spain (from the South), as they discuss all things making and momming. Whether sharing their favorite furniture hacks or discussing the best power tools for a rookie builder, Erin and Charlotte approach making with humor, practicality and a design eye. With 8 kids and ten years of decorating, building, and blogging between them, Erin and Charlotte are experts in the fields of breakfast cereals and power tools, not to mention features in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Magazine, and television appearances on Rachael Ray, Flea Market Flip, and local news outlets. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine ... no judgment) and welcome to the conversation.
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Join the North South Makers, friends and DIY bloggers Charlotte Smith (from the North) and Erin Spain (from the South), as they discuss all things making and momming. Whether sharing their favorite furniture hacks or discussing the best power tools for a rookie builder, Erin and Charlotte approach making with humor, practicality and a design eye. With 8 kids and ten years of decorating, building, and blogging between them, Erin and Charlotte are experts in the fields of breakfast cereals and power tools, not to mention features in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Magazine, and television appearances on Rachael Ray, Flea Market Flip, and local news outlets. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine ... no judgment) and welcome to the conversation.

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English


Episodes

Episode 047: Polarizing Trends & Bad Design Ideas

8/16/2018
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We're talking about polarizing trends in home decor and DIY, plus sharing our commentary on bad design ideas in general. We share our own opinions as well as opinions shared with us by our social media followers. Also, find out some interesting fun facts about the origin of IKEA's product names, and information about the history of HGTV.

Duration:00:54:47

Episode 046: Facing Fear in the Workshop

8/9/2018
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We're chatting about fear in the workshop and how we overcome it. Whether it's a specific tool you're afraid of or a type of DIY project in general, we're sharing tips and tricks for successfully facing those fears.

Duration:00:41:35

Episode 045: Haneen from Haneen's Haven

8/3/2018
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Our friend Haneen from Haneen's Haven joins us for this episode, and chats about how she got into blogging and what she would do differently if she knew then what she knows now.

Duration:00:53:39

Episode 044: Haven Conference & Our Trip to Charleston

7/26/2018
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We're sharing details about the Haven Conference and our trip to Charleston, including what we did, where we went, and what our takeaways were in terms of our business.

Duration:00:49:49

Episode 043: Haven Prep, Summer Schedule, & Randomness

7/12/2018
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This is a random episode that spans everything from how we manage projects during the summer, what we're doing to prepare for Haven Conference in Charleston, and what we've been up to in general.

Duration:00:45:36

Episode 042: Dealing with Negativity Online & Professional Disappointment

6/28/2018
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In this episode, we're discussing how we deal with negativity online and professional disappointment. We're also chatting about internet trolls! (Hear Erin's latest story.)

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 041: Establishing Your Online Voice & Brand Identity

6/21/2018
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In this episode, we're talking about establishing your online "voice" and forming your brand identity. We share our experiences and advice, and we're talking about folks who we believe have done a great job of this.

Duration:00:52:34

Episode 040: How We Choose Our Blog Content

6/14/2018
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In this episode, we're talking about how we choose our blog content and what factors we consider when deciding what to write about. We're also sharing our weekly mom fails and fun facts.

Duration:00:45:28

Episode 039: How Bloggers Earn Money

6/7/2018
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In this episode, we're talking about blog monetization. People often ask us how we, as bloggers, earn a living. So we're telling you! There are several ways we diversify our income and we are explaining all of the ways we do that.

Duration:00:58:40

Episode 038: How to Incorporate Color into Home Decor

5/31/2018
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This episode is all about color! We share how we incorporate color in our homes and give tips on how you can do it too. If you're surrounded by neutrals and you want to branch out, then this is the episode for you.

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 037: Q&A with Charlotte and Erin

5/24/2018
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You asked and we answered! This Q&A episode runs the gamut from DIY to personal questions and we are answering them all.

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 036: Projects We're Planning for Spring & Summer

5/17/2018
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We're talking about all of the projects we have in the queue for the spring and summer. Plus hear our latest mom fails and fun facts!

Duration:00:39:03

Episode 035: Our Favorite Obscure Craft Supplies

5/10/2018
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We're chatting about our favorite craft supplies, and most of them are more obscure products that you may not have heard of. We're also sharing our weekly mom fails, fun facts, and "high fives."

Duration:00:39:25

Episode 034: Interview with Sarah Fogle from The Ugly Duckling House

5/3/2018
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We're chatting with our friend Sarah Fogle who blogs at The Ugly Duckling House. This is the first podcast we've recorded together in person! We're talking about Sarah's adventures renting a back hoe, wrangling squirrels, and so much more.

Duration:00:46:41

Episode 033: All About Networking

4/26/2018
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This week we're chatting about networking. We'll share why it's important, how you can benefit from it, how we do it, and ways that we have found our "tribes" and leveraged that to work with brands. From social media to local meetups to conferences, we'll cover it all.

Duration:00:42:13

Episode 032: 10 Home Styling Tips

4/19/2018
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Please excuse the audio quality of this episode! We had some technical mic difficulties. Nevertheless, we are sharing 10 home styling tips which we hope you'll find helpful. Plus, we're sharing our mom fails, fun facts of the week, and "high fives," or things that we are loving right now. Find out where you can see a chandelier made out of human bones (what??), and the origin of the Happy Birthday song.

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 031: Social Media & How We Use it for Business

4/12/2018
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We're breaking down each social media platform and chatting about how we use it for business purposes. Plus, hear our epic mom fails this week.

Duration:01:07:36

Episode 030: Spring Decorating & a Podcast Hop

3/29/2018
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We're teaming up with some other podcasts that we know you'll love! We're part of a "podcast hop" this week with Style Matters Podcast, The Home Hour, and Shailey and Katie. We've all chosen to talk about the same topic, but we're putting our own spin on it. The topic is spring, and we're chatting about spring prep and decorating.

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 029: Photography Tips & Resources

3/22/2018
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Whether you're shooting photos of interior spaces, individual projects, or portraits, we're sharing some photography tips and resources that will help you up your game.

Duration:00:57:26

Episode 028: Finding Your Design Style

3/15/2018
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This week, we're talking about a commonly asked question: How do you find your design style? We'll also chat about ways to keep the style generally cohesive throughout your home.

Duration:00:40:22