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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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@nsmpodcast

Language:

English

Contact:

864-625-3772


Episodes

Episode 059: Holiday Prep: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

12/13/2018
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We are talking about holiday prep in general, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Find out what we're up to, how we get ready for Christmas, what stresses us out, and how we balance blogging with the chaos of the holidays.

Episode 058: Being a Woman in the Maker Community

11/15/2018
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In this episode we are chatting about what it's like to be woman in the male-dominated maker community. We're discussing our experiences and observations since becoming a part of this content creator/maker space. Plus hear about Erin's fun weekend and the awesome home makeover project Charlotte was recently a part of.

Duration:00:45:26

Episode 057: Prepping for Holiday Content

11/8/2018
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We are discussing how we prepare for the holidays in terms of content creation. Do we plan projects far in advance? Do we fly by the seat of our pants? Both? We're chatting about it all.

Duration:00:44:20

Episode 056: Dream Jobs: Our Goals and Ambitions for the Future

11/1/2018
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We are chatting about our goals and ambitions for the future and where we hope blogging will lead us. We're also discussing all of the other ways we could use the skills we've learned to spin off into different careers if we ever choose to.

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 055: Things We Suck At (But We Do Them Anyway)

10/25/2018
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We're chatting about things we suck at (involving making) but we do them anyway. Sloppy woodworking? Check. Messy paint jobs? Check. Failure to clean up after projects? Check. Hear what we could stand to improve but we do them either out of necessity or because we enjoy them anyway!

Duration:00:38:01

Episode 054: Using Our Platforms for a Good Cause

10/18/2018
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Today we are talking about ways that we try to use our skills and platforms for a good cause. Community outreach is important to us and we try to get involved and use the platform we have grown in order to help promote the causes we care about. We believe everyone can use their skills for good, whatever they may be.

Duration:00:38:18

Episode 053: Collaborating with Other Content Creators

10/11/2018
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In this episode, we're discussing all of the different ways content creators collaborate and cross-promote with each other, as well as the reasons why collaborating is beneficial.

Duration:00:48:01

Episode 052: Our One Year Podcast Anniversary! Favorite Moments From the Last Year

10/4/2018
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It's our 1 year "podiversary"! We're reflecting on our favorite moments and episodes from the past year, and chatting about our goals for the future.

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 051: The Pros & Cons of Social Media

9/20/2018
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Social media can be a blessing and a curse. We're chatting about what we love about it and what we hate about it. Plus hear our weekly mom fails, fun facts, and high fives of the week!

Duration:00:50:18

Episode 050: Copying Vs. Being Inspired By Something

9/13/2018
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We're discussing copying vs. being inspired by something, particularly as content creators. We're sharing our opinions and experiences, and what we believe to be best practices. Plus hear our mom fails and high fives of the week!

Duration:00:46:42

Episode 049: Working with Brands

9/6/2018
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We're delving deep into the ins and outs of working with brands. We're sharing our experiences plus lots of helpful information if you're a blogger looking to get started, or if you just happen to be curious about how all of this works.

Duration:00:54:57

Episode 048: Dream Workshops

8/30/2018
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We're talking about our current workspace setups and what functions well for us and what doesn't. Plus, we explore what our "dream workshop" would be like.

Duration:00:47:25

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:00:45:35

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