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Ep 12: Listener Questions 1

We’ve gathered questions from listeners from our Facebook page, Instagram, and email and are answering several of them together in this episode! Tune in to hear our take on: How to budget for a remodel. benefit vs. value/equity gained, how you’ve chosen to allocate money, pitfalls and surprise expenses, etc. (Also see Suzannah’s post on this here)Beautiful and practical ideas for outdoor living spacesTop tips or mistakes to avoid when starting a home blog (one of them is Blogtalk 2.0)What...


Ep 11: When to Stop DIY-ing

Ashley and Suzannah both have some serious DIY backgrounds - for crafty, sewing, and art projects (for better or worse) and have found that sometimes it’s totally worth it to DIY, sometimes it’s better to buy or hire out. Tune in to hear when to hone your skills and save money and when to let someone else do it! Some of our favorite DIYs include Ashley’s vintage rug bench recovering and Suzannah’s master bathroom (a successful all-DIY reno that took forever). You’d have to search WAY back...


Ep 10: Gallery Walls

If you love the look of gallery walls but are scared to try to put one up, we are here to help! We are breaking down the confusion on frame sizing, how to pick art, how to decide on photographs, whether your gallery wall should be symmetrical or 3D, and much more! Join in as we give handy tips for installing your gallery wall and whether or not your gallery wall should be the focus of a space or just add to the space. *Affiliate link below. In our chat, Ashley mentioned a great modern...


Ep 9: Home Decor Trends for 2018

Trends affect us whether we follow them or not. Tune in to listen to us chat about what trends are coming in and which ones are going out. You might be surprised to hear our thoughts on trends in general and how to incorporate them into our homes and when to disregard them completely. We referenced: Refinery 29 2018 trends, The Everygirl 2018 trends and what’s out from 2017 (via this Zillow trends piece), Country Living 2018 trends and My Domaine 2018 trends. If you want some...


Ep 8: Consistency Throughout a Home

Where to be consistent with colors, materials, and styles throughout a home, and when to avoid being matchy-matchy? We couldn’t find many resources about this so we dug into it! We talk about the time and place for consistency versus unique elements, and which pieces you can be consistent with and why. It’s not just paint color and lighting; you can show off your style and make it clear that each room in a house is yours in many ways! Some examples we talked about: Ashley’s entryway with...


Ep 7: How We Live vs. How We Want a Space to Look

We cover the age-old question of decorating a beautiful home vs. creating a comfortable home that fits the way you live. How to determine how you live in a space? Challenges in smaller vs. larger spaces? How do you want the space to look? We cover issues like hiding cords, storing toys, dealing with lots of books, and more! Some inspirations we mentioned: Nesting with Grace lego closet Ashley’s DIY Loft in Closet Ashley’s cord hiding solution Write a review of the show to be entered...


Ep 6: All About Choosing & Installing Flooring

Listen in as we chat about what type of flooring each of us have, what we have picked out and why, and if we have installed it ourselves or hired out. Gain knowledge on color, flooring types, installation difficulties, and more. Prepare to be surprised when you hear what our LEAST favorite part of flooring installation is and laugh as you hear that Ashley still hasn’t done this two years later! Learn more with about subfloor and laminate installation in this post on Create/Enjoy and...


Ep 5: Design, Make, & Live: Dining Spaces

Design, Make, and Live: Dining Spaces. This is our deep dive/focus on a particular room, this time dining spaces. Tune in as we chat about hosting over the holidays, how to make your dining/kitchen space work for you while hosting, and whether or not we set a beautiful table. Gain insight on practicality versus function when choosing whether or not to put a rug in your space, a glass globe pendant, benches and more. Check out Ashley’s Dining Room Makeover featuring a pop of interest...


Ep 4: Curating Your Home Style

So you’ve narrowed down your style (check out our last episode)… NOW WHAT? On organizing your ideas to keep your style consistent--tools in Instagram, Pinterest, and more. Find Suzannah on Pinterest here and Ashley here. And listen in for a great tip on pinning directly from Instagram! Other tools we cover: design books and mood boards. Books (disclosure: contains affiliate links): Design*Sponge at HomeIn the Company of Womendomino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home(2016 domino book)Old...


Ep 3: How to Identify Your Home Style

Learn how and why to define your home style. Some questions we discuss: why pick a style? Why not just collect and decorate with all the stuff you like? Are style quizzes worth the time? (Some we recommend: My Domaine home style, HGTV home style, My Domaine Spirit Pattern. Also, Home Edit Guides to home styles.) How much is dictated by the house vs. by your style coming into it? Some Instagram accounts that work with their home age/style: Grit and Polish, Emily Netz, Francois et Moi,...


Ep 2: All About Painting Cabinets

We are talking all about painting cabinets and what all goes in to a project like painting your kitchen cabinets, doors, bathroom vanities, etc. Learn the steps to have a successful job and what paint both Suzannah and Ashley highly recommend. Check out this Modern Kitchen Reveal with Dark Cabinets for a good look at how paint can transform a space. Learn more about How to Paint Oak Cabinets, building DIY Drawers and Building Cabinets, using this deglosser and foam rollers...


Ep 1: Introducing the Your Home Story Podcast

Welcome to the Your Home Story Podcast! Your hosts are Suzannah from and Ashley from Since this is our first episode, we are talking about why we started the podcast, how we plan to help you create YOUR HOME STORY and more nitty-gritty details on DIYing, renovating and design. Join the conversation each week as we talk in detail about finding your home style, why we DIY, how stay consistent with your home projects and...