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by design episode #78: Shannan Martin | The Ministry of Ordinary Places

Hey friends! We have SHANNAN MARTIN on the podcast today! Ya’ll know how much we love her. Shannan’s new book “The Ministry of Ordinary Places” is out in the world so of course we had to get this gal on the show. We chat about Goodwill, the underground code of smoking, and Shannan’s mug obsession. […]


by design episode #86: Heather Holleman | Chosen for Christ

In episode #86 we’re talking with author Heather Holleman about her new book Chosen for Christ: Stepping Into The Life You’ve Been Missing. And you guys, we could not be more excited!!! Heather is our people. She is passionate about God’s word, and it’s a wonder to listen to her rattle off scripture and connect […]


by design episode #85: spiritual rhythms

In this episode we talk about cultivating rhythms in daily life so that we can grow spiritually. We chat about creating space for God in our lives, the struggle to get there, and how to set ourselves up to win. Lyn also shares about training for a recent marathon (a literal one!). We talk about […]


by design episode #84: White Robes and Soul Clothes | Design Project: Condo Furniture

Episode #84 is all about the dance we do in front of the mirror. We talk about body image and that inner struggle we all seem to have trying to find adequate coverings for our souls. We share a few personal stories, discuss lots of scripture, and do our best to get to the heart […]


by design episode #83: Playroom Project

Hey there all! Today we are FINALLY sharing the playroom project we designed for beautiful friends of ours awhile back. They recently expanded their family, and we were able to sneak into their playroom and jazz it up as a surprise before their homecoming. This was a darling little project with lots of fun details […]


by design episode #82: DIY Outdoor Pallet Furniture

In this episode Dannette shares a DIY she just finished using pallets to make outdoor an outdoor sofa and chair. Be sure to check out the By Design Pinterest Board for links to some sweet outdoor projects! OUTDOOR PALLET DIY: Here are a few finished images. The pallets haven’t been painted yet (will soon be […]


by design episode #81: Memphis Trip & Intentional Parenting

In this episode Lyn shares about her family trip to Memphis to see the Civil Rights Museum. We talk about being intentional as parents and putting the time into some of the things that could help build character. We also chat cell phones, boundaries, and finding ways to actually challenge our kids, not pacify them. […]


by design episode #80: the still life – the beauty of God in Spring

Today we’re chatting about spring, the beauty of the still life and the masterpiece of God hidden within the growing things that surround us. We talk about the process of renewal and how nature mimics life and reveals the redemptive plan of God. Dannette also wrote a little on this, check out her post on […]


by design episode #79: Pursuit Event with LINA ABUJAMRA

Episode #79 is going to be a fast favorite because we have Lina Abujamra with us again! She recently spoke at one of the Pursuit Event’s that our own Lyn Felsman hosts, and we were sure to hit the record button knowing Lina would BRING IT as only she can. Lina shares a beautiful message […]


by design episode #78: Meghan Meredith | HomeBodySoul

This week we chat with Meghan Meredith, founder of HomeBodySoul, a lifestyle wellness brand for women. Meghan uses her expertise as a Certified Health/Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer to educate and inspire women how to best steward their homes, bodies, and souls. She is passionate about helping women love their home and find ways to effectively use it for the […]


by design episode #77: King Saul – His Humility or His Pride // 1 Samuel 9

Hey friends! We’re back this week with episode #77 and continuing our conversation about King Saul. We talk through 1 Samuel 9, the context of the story, and discuss beginnings and heart of King Saul, weighing in on his humility and pride. We talk about how sometimes we end up like Saul, seeing more of […]


by design episode #76: Courage Over Comfort // 1 Samuel 3

Today we’re continuing our series on the book of 1 Samuel. We get into the story of Eli and the mistake he made by not dealing with the disobedience of his sons. We chat about shining the light in the darkness, the struggle to stand for what it is right, and how we sometimes choose […]


by design episode #75: Seeing Souls (1st Samuel Series) & Shiplap Wall DIY

In this episode we talk about what WE SEE when we look at others and what GOD SEES. We talk a little bit about the superficial stuff, some of our insecurities, and how we sometimes make decisions about who we want to know and be friends with based on how the package looks, not the […]


by design episode #74: Coffee Filter Wreath DIY

Today we share a wreath diy because Spring is almost here, and we needed some light and airy inspiration ? Dannette shows us how to make a tissue wreath using coffee filters, and she also shares a little bit about what she’s been learning about the Lord’s Supper as she re-reads Tim Keller’s book “The King’s […]


by design episode #73: india

This week we get to hear all about Dannette’s recent mission trip to India. We talk about the stretch it was to say yes to India, the beauty of the people, and how it’s changed her life forever. Dannette will also be writing about her trip over on her blog, so be sure to check […]


by design episode #72: Viv Mabuni | Warrior in Pink

We’ve been waiting for this episode friends — today we chat with the lovely Vivian Mabuni! She shares a bit of her cancer journey with us and we get to hear how God used that painful season to kindle the writer within. We chat about raising kids, the writing process, some of our design loves, […]


by design episode #71: Living Water | the woman at the well

On this episode Dannette shares a word from the story of the woman at the well in John 4. We talk about God’s pursuing love, the beauty of community and inviting others to the well with us, and all sorts of amazing-ness relating to LIVING WATER. xo, Lyn & Dannette LINKS & THINGS Liz Curis […]


by design episode #70: sometimes we just need to duck and cover

We’re back! We took a short and much needed break over the holidays to regroup and are excited to be back in front of microphones again. Today we talk about our unplanned hiatus and share an encouraging word for those who feel like they are in the desert places of life. The moral of this […]


by design episode #69 : Sharing our Faith

Today we share a little of what we’ve been learning as our life group works their way thru Matt Chandler’s study on the book of Philippians. We discuss the account in Acts 16 where Paul witnessed to Lydia, the possessed girl, and the jailer and how he humbly met each person where they were as […]


by design episode #68: 5 million ways to use washi tape (or really like 13)

Today we chat washi tape and share all our favorite uses for this magical mini tape! We cover walls, art, keys, cords, books, doors, headboards…and a lot of other wonderful randomness. Washi tape is a great way to add some color and interest to all things bland and generic. It’s also super easy to use […]