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Decorating Without Clutter with The Nester
"I'm so glad that you're here with me today. Oh I sew happy to be here Dana Oh my goodness I'm so excited I love is this your office that I'm seeing the video this is my office behind me and I'm so glad you're only seeing this because you can almost not walk in the rest of the room today well, I think what are people calling zoom scaping now that it's like I mean like that is a huge in my private facebook group. That is a huge topic of conversation is okay. My kid has to zoom I have to zoom I've got to have five different zoom spaces in my home. You know where I know what the background is and let me just introduce you real quick I'm sure I probably went back and said it in the intro but whatever. You are my Willens Smith known as the NESTER and you have a book coming out called welcome home correct and do. What's what's your little elevator pitch for your buck for this book I'm still not good at that but I'll tell you the subtitle. It's a cozy minimalist guide to decorating and hosting all year round. Right. And it's divided up into seasons and I love that and we're GonNa talk about that because seasonal decorating can be. Exciting, but also a trap especially for my people So we're talking about that but so you wrote decorating book and I've been in your house and it's beautiful and you're like the decorating guru of the Internet so. Like do you get stressed out of resume scaping? No not at all I'll tell you why. Because my tagline, my overall tagline of everything is it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful and that covers a multitude of sins. Actually that means I have lowered the expectation so much thatch there better be some imperfection there or else I'm not giving the people what they want, and so I'm so grateful that I started off with that. I mean first of all I believe it but secondly, it just changes everyone's expectation. Okay. So let's talk about that because. So I was talking about my people and where we're coming from. So, the idea of not needing to be perfect is very appealing, but it's also very scary because. Most of us are not talking about letting someone see a basket of laundry on the couch were talking about like piles of laundry covering every surface. You know not all of us because we're all at different points in this journey. Thankfully, I'm not there anymore but I do have laundry on my recliner right now even though I'm so against that because my daughter was doing her laundry was like, where am I gonNa do with this and I said just put it on the recliner because I don't have time right now I mean so it happens but I know there was a time in my life where it was not just a matter of. Not Letting someone. In because it wasn't perfect but not letting someone in because it was a real source of shame. So how do you like what's your advice in that situation? I think you I love how you just go straight to the point of it and I think we all have we all have different levels of that you know and just because maybe visually someone else's Homa seem more cluttered or untouched or Messi that person could experience the same amount of. Shame as someone who's house maybe to US looks pristine. So you almost you can't even measure the shame that way because it's not a shame contest, it's I think it's a combination of number one how we feel about our own home and then how we perceive others to feel about it, and so if we can get to a point where we feel good about both of those things, I think that's the goal. So I know for my friends. If they have laundry everywhere I love my friends. So I I don't care like I want to know them and if that's them but I'm okay with that because I loved them and I feel confident that my friends feel the same way about me totally truly do in it. Took me I'll tell you one time. I'll just go ahead and take over I'm GonNa tell you story. So how many years ago when Chad I married we were renting this crazy. It was like one of the oldest houses in Macon Georgia. So really really old house like eighteen hundreds built in the bathrooms like every room was crazy. Especially, you know how kitchens and bathrooms are but the house was kind of an embarrassment to me and We lived in a town where there was not only an attorney school, but there was a doctor school. So somehow all our friends were coming of age doctors and attorneys and my. Husband was a schoolteacher and I'm staying home having babies. So I was the friend of mine whose husband was studying to be doctor and she had a beautiful new home and she was dropping me off from like a day together and she asked if she could use my bathroom and I told her no and I didn't tell her no because I mean first of all I'm I'm sure it wasn't tidied up but that was not my source of shame for me. My source of shame was like my house wasn't good enough. And I will tell you it is one of my biggest regrets because really what I was telling my friend is I do not trust you. I do not trust you with where my life is right now and who I am right now and what we can afford and what God has given us all of those things. I wasn't just saying I'm embarrassed. So my bathroom I was saying you cannot be trusted with me with the truth of my story and That's a horrible thing to tell a friend in the truth was she could have been trusted. You know the people that can't be trusted or not dropping me off after a fun day together and giving you a hug in my driveway. I had to learn that for a long time. To get to the place where I one hundred percent believe not only doesn't not have to be perfect to be beautiful. If you want true friendship a better, not
Blending Organizing Styles
"Elissa how are you? I'm so excited to be talking to you. I'm so excited to have this chance for us to chat. So tell me a little bit about yourself. Or unique life situation. What makes us unique? I mean, I. Don't have. It's not super exciting. I have four kids. My oldest is super exciting. It might make it a little more chaotic. Yeah it's fun. It's fun. So I have. A seventeen year old son and a fifteen year old daughter and a nine year old daughter and a seven year old daughter. So I have three girls and one boy. And I kind of have I feel like I have two sets of because my two oldest are two years apart in ahead to surprised babies after. So that's so fun. Sometimes. Keeping young and making me feel old at the same time. I have quite a few friends that have similar stories to that, and I, always think about the. Like what is it like when you're taking a baby to like I don't know if they're this far apart but like to junior high football game or but yeah, you know that it's just a whole different world it is and when I got pregnant with my third was I found out like the same month that I had got my second child into all day kindergarten and thought my life was like opening up for me and then I found out I was pregnant. So. It was like, oh Not yet. Yeah, I'm still going to be a mom so and and not that what you mean i. totally know what you mean. Yeah. It's been an adjustment but I'm getting I mean everybody's in school now. And so it's it's helping. Are they actually in school? I said that and I was like, aren't they? We're on day to like on our second day of them actually being gone and it's such a weird thing. I was telling my daughter yesterday I was like. It's so weird that you're going back to school, but it's so weird that it's so weird you know like S. Just anyway, that's that's exactly I have my two youngest are going every day because they go to a charter school. So they catch school decided to do every day. Everyone else is doing hybrid. From my high schooler is an doing hybrid, but she can handle it. I'm not very good at doing the online schooling. So it's been real blessing to have them back in school. yet, and I was telling my kids as the seasons come around. We're used to these patterns of things that just happen and school is like a big pattern. Back to school and going to school after summer. So when it was really up in the air really. Stressed me out a lot I. didn't know what we were GONNA do. Spend one that I like having my kids home and I always enjoy summer and I'm Oh i, always tell them. I'm said you guys are going back to school And then this year. was like, okay but everybody's ready to go because they're ready to get going with things and so then there was like, okay well, then I don't feel that way and then when they actually went, I've been like super depressed about it. You know. So it's just doesn't it? Yeah. Why can't anything be easy this year but whatever We'll get off that topic, but let's talk about. Oh I have a question that I would ask people. So you get to be my first one. Like what was your introduction to Assab comes clean was it but podcasts blog youtube like what was it and then I also WanNa know which thing has been. Like the most ongoingly helpful for you. Okay. So I would always get the audible ads on my facebook or just whatever social media I was using it was facebook though and I saw the cover of your. BLANKIE. But the first book that I read how to manage your home without losing your yes and I saw how the cover and I was like. Oh I think I might like I just like to the cover and plus. I am losing my mind. So that was like I need to. I need to read this book. So I actually downloaded the audiobook and it was like, oh my gosh, this is the first time I've. Read a whole lot of like housekeeping organization books mostly because. and. I think you can really I. Feel like I missed that chapter in my childhood like my mom. I. Hope Does never listen to this. I won't tell. My mom wasn't a great housekeeper. And I'm not a great house feel like I lot I missed like everybody knows what they're doing the normal people that you say they know how to do it and I never liked that and so whenever I read the books I'm like well, yeah. But I can't do
The most searched DIY projects in each state
"I came across this. Study last night this was great. You know some of these things are sort of informal. Much, check them out. And verify them the most searched. Outdoor DIY project in each day I found this map last night and it's up-to-date. This was a twenty nineteen, the most searched outdoor diy project in each state. Okay. So I'm going to name a state and you guys tell me what you think is the biggest outdoor projects there Utah. Utah that's where we got mountains. So And the most. And they the weather's just awesome. But then there's desert. All right I'm going to help you abandon a bench. Is The thing that people in Utah search diy making more than anything else is a bench. Now this is gets fun because you've got things like main. They like to get out and make a garden Louisiana. Louisiana. The only state in the country who likes to make sheds, they like to make sheds in their backyards. Unserious is what this thing is. DIY shed. But I'M GONNA I'm saving Mississippi obviously but I did want to mention this another one that you can mention California and Georgia their favorite thing to search outdoor diy project is growing grass. Boring thing on the planet. Count. You're right. That's a good point. It is California Georgia Roach. So but in Mississippi has this same favorite outdoor activity searched. As. Nevada can you guess what it is? And there are two very distinct things. It's a risk. It's not not a deck. Are. Extending route. No. Here, we go one of the one of the very few only states in the country we Mississippi Nevada and. I think I may have found one more a pool. We will make a diy pool out of anything. That's why you see the weird pictures of stuff online of people putting liners in the back of their trucks and putting water in it. Mississippians apparently search making. They like to make their own pools apparently what we do
Measuring Progress, Measuring Success
"So I have. I know this because okay. How do I say this in a way where make sure I show How grateful I am when people email me about this and I'm very thankful for it but at the same time I don't want to. Bring another sore spot up with those of you who also struggle with us. Okay Anyway. So talking about weight loss. which I have not been doing at all although I do have a little bit of good news there that all shown a little bit. Hopefully, I remember by painted to my notes anyway, I somebody emailed me recently. And this podcast which I'm not gonNA recommend yet even though I'm really kind of enjoying it and I have a little bit hope. But her point was she said and and I'm sure you're listening right now to that. Thank you that you know she'd heard me talk about my struggles with weight over the years and that this podcast that she listens to. You has helped her and the woman like thinks the way I do I haven't listened to enough to be able to go yes. Yes. But I am listening and I'm like, okay I really liked the way this person's talking. and. All US night so You know I think I'm cured. Just kidding anyway. But by my point in that is that I've listened as I've listened to some of these podcasts. There are parallels and I'm not talking about weight loss in this. Okay. This is not at all. It's just what made me start thinking about this because there are parallels there are plenty of parallels where. Housekeeping. In decluttering and weight loss, the parallels fall apart. Okay. So there's there's places where where it does not carry all the way out. Okay. So we're I'm not doing this big comparison or anything I'm just saying this is the jumping off point of me thinking about it because as I listened to some of these interviews, you know there's always this question of how much weight have you lost okay, and there's a number that they can have. And it just made me think about. That's one area where this journey is not a parallel. Okay. Because you go cable, there's not a number that can say, okay. Well, how much stuff have you declared? Well, let me just tell you you know and I can give some examples and I can give some stories, but it's not a number like that and so. Sometimes I think that not necessarily I. Wish there was a number, but I think this ambiguity of being able to measure success in your slob affiliation process Ken sometimes. I don't WanNa, say be discouraging, but it can maybe it'll be a little bit frustrating and what I mean by that is there are times where you can forget where you came from, you can't just go. I remember now I've lost seventy pounds or whatever. Instead it's a okay. Things are better now right like my husband I had this discussion a lot like things happen. Or you know different conversations will come up and I'll be like remember how it used to be. Do. You remember you know but but the goal is that it does become your new normal to. You know make decluttering a lifestyle and to. Make the dishes a priority even though it will never be mindless habit. The way I wished it would have been things are different now, and sometimes I have to really remind myself of that and so I'm GonNa talk about measuring. Progress and measuring success ways to think about it. To help you be encouraged to keep going because that that's the goal and that's where you. That's where we have to be so careful and to not let ourselves get frustrated over. Oh The space is cluttered again this is hopeless. Why am I even trying? Okay because that doesn't necessarily mean. You're not still on the right path. Okay because. That's the reality and I think I've shared this before but. There was a real life person who was super supportive in the beginning of of my blog Still still a great friend and everything, but was very very supportive of what I was doing. And then told me at one point. That like it's not somebody I talked to all the time. Anyway. But I mean they were reading every post and I don't mean in the very beginning because I didn't actually tell anybody about it then but like when this person found out what I was doing and like read everything was super supportive and then finally You know we talked a year later or something and they said yeah, I don't read your blogging anymore because drives me crazy when you show a spot that I thought you'd already dealt with you know and that. It did hurt my feelings I'll just be honest but at the same time I, get it like I get that. That's the frustration for normal person and it's a huge frustration for those of us. So is there any measurable success or progress happening? Has Anything happened is it better if that is still? Something that happens and so I'm just going to tell you that does happen like I feel like for my target audience. Being the people whose brains operate like mine that's route. That is my reality. Is that I can have an after picture. And then it's a before picture again. A within a year or two. Or sometimes a month I mean, really there's just certain spots that continue to get re cluttered and I I do ultimately feel like that's the number one thing I have to offer you guys is. To let you know that that can happen and it does not mean that a well, we throw everything away obviously I failed. Other everything would probably be succeeding right? Whatever anyway. But you know that that's what I have to offer you is it's still worth it to keep going and there is still measurable success even when you are still having that happen in
Recycled Greywater System with Andrea Burns
"All right. I'm here with Andrea Burned Andrea is a researcher by trade a health sleuth by passion and an instigator at heart our number one goal is to use whatever tools we have to improve what we do and how we do it, which means that simplifying is a way of life and is exactly what led her to tiny three years ago. Determined to learn as much as possible along the way she built her tiny house on her own and even designed a completely recycled ray water system. She operates on the mantra we can do better Andrea. Burns. Welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having the. You're very welcome. It's great to have you I was hoping we could just start with. The story of of the tomato box, where did the name come from and how did you get into tiny house it? Yeah absolutely. So the story of the name is also on the website made a dash box dot com. But, it started actually when I was a kid. we spend a lot of time. Driving back and forth between two states because my dad's job move and we hadn't sold the first house yet. so He's been about a year driving back and forth. In in Lincoln towncar. We. So, there were three kids and mom with three kids stuff. We were homeschool so we had. To we had placed up we had close. We had so much stuff. And my mom figured out because she's brilliant college get three kids and three kids of stuff in far. Without any fighting. So she did she win. If you remember the old tomato pardons with the plastic little partners they used to come in like those curtains came in really hefty. Boxes. She got to one of us a cardboard box and she said that's what your stuff goes in. And a Duffel bag for your clothes and if it didn't fit in the box it in the car. So each of us had our own tomato box. And it worked beautifully because it also put the onus on the kids to figure out what was going to get what went what didn't. The. First couple of times you make you do it wrong right. You put all of your sentimental items in there the first trip, and then you end up. In the to restate the way, there's nothing to do. So then the next time you repack, but all your stuff in there but then you end up at and so after a few trips, you kinda get the hang of what kind of balanced works. For longer periods of time. And that practice? And help me evaluate things. In my life in general. So my tiny house is basically just a bigger tomato box. I. Love It. Same rules apply doesn't fit in house you can't have it. Exactly. Do you remember as a kid like resisting this this idea like wishing could have or were you like onboard with this? Holy on board mostly because. If, you have a couple of siblings. Anything that each arguing to a minimum I'm for it. So we spent a lot of time together. So I love. Love the name I love that you've kind of connected. Tiny house living with an experience that sounds like it was it was kind of formative in your life. What were the circumstances that led you to wanting to to take the plunge and do a tiny house? So twenty years ago I heard those this thing called the van down by the river. And I thought it sounded like a great idea. I realized it was supposed to be a deterrent but. I thought it sounded. Awesome. So I was in college at the time and I wanted to I wanted to van again or west Volya or something like that, and I was gonna live in it because a new wherever I went to school is not where I was. GonNa say So, obviously, we moved a lot when I was a kid and I knew that if I had a legit career in the wanted to go into, I wasn't going to be able to say where I was. And I really don't mind moving but I hate packing and unpacking. Thought. A man sounds awesome. was then I realized that the windows are tiny and there's almost no installation and it just didn't seem like real healthy option So I didn't do it. And I just kind of kept an eye on the mobile living situation industry or here's. in the meantime. Bought two houses. I went big before. I. Went Little but I I always wanted to live in a mobile living situation. So when I leave the first folks who came out with building plans that you Just, by. Our. Building. was, tumbleweed anyhow and and they said look we know that RV's are built for recreation and that the they're awesome that. But the reason they're built with. Such lightweight materials. Very. Shady specs is that they're intended to be pulled by a wide variety of vehicle. What if you just had to have a truck? And we built something heavier that was healthier.
Rethinking Organizing And Decluttering
"If you have listened much ever before you know that one of my big mindset changes that really helped me in my own personal quest to get my own home under control. What I call my slava fixation process that one of the big mindset shifts that helped me and that I teach to others is to separate the two concepts of decluttering and organizing to realize that those are not the same thing. Here's the short version of what I mean by that. Okay. Organizing. Is Problem. Solving. Problem Solving tends to be very overwhelming for the person who's house is in total crazy this. And because the idea of Oh I've got to get organized. Is. What we think that we need to do the tendency is to sit down and create this big plan for how you're going to solve all of your problems. And what happened with me is I would sit down I would make the plan I would think it through. I would do some research I would figure out what other people had done and I spent a whole lot of time and energy on that and I would basically use up all that energy that I had in that moment when I thought I have got to change my house functions. I would use all that up and my house wasn't actually any better because all I had was this big complicated plan. And over the years, the more times that I made complicated plans N. either never implemented it or tried to implement it and gave up halfway through or someone else implemented some organ you know some surefire GonNa work for sure. Organizing plan in my home for me, and then I couldn't maintain it every time that happened I felt more and more discouraged and we're like, yeah, this doesn't work for me. I am completely incapable of getting organized and therefore the next time that feeling of I've got to get organized just more quickly felt overwhelming and hopeless and pointless okay and so. I know. People who love. Organizing. If this is the first time cast that you're listening to thank you so much for joining us today but also know that I get, and that's kind of what we're talking about today I get that to the person who loves organizing and their goal is to make their life easier. Other people's lives easier. They're probably saying, no, that's not what organizing is and you're right. Okay and that's basically what I'm talking about today is you're right but for the person who is overwhelmed doing and who has failed so many times at this idea of using. and has thought so many times. Oh, the answer to all my problems as he get organized and yet never able to do it and understanding the organizing and decluttering are not the same thing is very helpful. Okay. Because when you can separate those two things out what I did and when I give you permission to do is I just declared I said you. Know what I am not going to worry about getting organized I am just going to declutter I'm going to remove the things from this space that's overwhelming to me. I'm just GONNA start pulling out the things that I don't need not worrying about how it's going to work in the future not worrying about where every last perfect thing should go in a perfect place. That will stay there forever for the end of time. BUBBA I'm not worried about that I'm just getting this stuff out that I don't need as I always tell you. What happens when you remove the stuff that doesn't need to be there. Is ultimately the space. Is a whole lot more organized. Okay. Because all it hasn't it is a Steph you actually need, and then it's got space. It's not just shoved in there like it potentially probably almost for sure was my case. It's not just shoved in there anymore their space around it because you've moved the things that don't need to be there and that means you can actually see what you need and where it is in there and get to it without having to move fifteen other things that you don't actually need and that distress you out because you know you don't need him Bob okay. So decluttering achieves that same purpose of organizing especially when you know my first decluttering question is if I needed this item, where would I look for at first and then you take it to that spot right now, which means that as you are decluttering. Things are going to you're identifying their best home in your house and you're taking them those things to that place, and because you're identifying that place according to where you would look for at first. Then when you do look for it, it's in the place where you find it, which is the goal of organizing anyway. So do you see like it all goes toward the same purpose but for those of us who really struggle And who failed so many times organizing in the past separating those two things out and realizing decluttering and organizers are not the same thing. That will help you be able to make progress because you can just go ahead and get started to cluttering. There's no reason to sit
Interview with Kim Jent, director of the Mississippi Housing Institute
"You to Liz and Lisa and thank you to Kim Jin the executive director for the Mississippi Housing Institute for joining us this morning the Mississippi housing. Institute, is an Appre, an approved provider of education for the Mississippi State, Board of contractors and offers both online and classroom courses to keep contractors. Certified. Good. Morning. Good Morning. Harry. You I'm doing fine I. Really appreciate you taking the time to join our show this morning for those who may not be familiar with them Mississippi Housing Institute image. Just. Give us a brief overview of what the organization is in what you guys do. Okay well, basically where the Education for Home Builder's Association but So I provide education for all the builders remodelers. Now, with that being said, we also provide that for any builder or remodeler across state whether they're a member of homebuilders were not We have online like you talked about and We also have classroom. Now with Kobe, you know we've had limited classroom type of courses, but we definitely have. The online that people can go to the two that are having to renew their license if they got their license, after July, two thousand fifteen, they have to have two hours of c credit, and then the other thing we do, we have a designation program where builders and remodelers can become a certified professional builder remodeler and that's just they are licensed. They do four hours of ce every year they have their insurance. Anyway they are. The type of contractor you WANNA hire. It's a, it's a job. It's just add to that We are both CB and remodeler classifications, we might company has both and. It's just a upgraded classification. You know when we talk about, where do you go to hire a qualified contractor? That's that's another way to find out is this company reputable cannot trust them? Are they going to be here tomorrow if that's the type quality that you get when you hire a CPA. Go to you. On was we have we have each of our each of our certified professional builders. remodelers have their own page on the website and you can search by Zip Code. Now, with that being said, like you're in a rural area, you may have to go listen popular bill. You may have to go to Hattiesburg the coast you know put one of those codes or may not be one specific in that area but somebody by which you can go in search or by ZIP code or by specific names and kind of look at their profiles and see. Pick your your builder remodel from there. Oakland the website, the P. B. M. S. dot com C., p. b., M. S. dot com. S. correct because we because we always are you know the diy spirit of want you to get out there and do it yourself if if he can. But like Jeff Pan both know if we don't feel that you should handle it on your own, we want you to get certify people and this is another resource. C. P. B. M. S. dot com along with I. Guess One of your partners, the M. S. B. O. C. Dot U. S. The Mississippi State Board of contractors you are the education arm. For the Mississippi State border countries create. Net Net an forehand builder's Association. Okay. Factors we do work with because they. They are the ones that license and require you know education's for these builders and remodelers knocking this too I Kim this to teacher certifications as you can become a certified teacher. But then as a thing because call board-certified where you'll be kind of you have the distinction with your certification and you have to continue your credits and this is the same thing as you say with contractors with the credits in stand up today with the different policies and guidelines correct. That is correct and I'll just mention to like what you're talking about the storm you. Not Hiring just any. Anybody off the street you know if they're storm damage and you're looking for somebody, these are the type of people you want to hire. You know because don't take money upfront from these builders and you know because they. I'm talking about the ones off the stream not talking about the certify the certified professional builders do know are are legit and they're gonNA take care of you and they're going to be you're probably going on wait lists with these guys so. Anyway just if you're looking for even for the storm there,
The Latest Projects with Adam Justice
"Welcome to episode one, hundred, Thirty, eight of home on a show about the I y home control and automation brought to you by the digital. Media Zone. Richard Guenther and I am so happy to be joined again by Adam justice my friend, the CEO of connects sense Adam. How are you? Good it's been a minute since I've been on your show. Yeah it has. been a while and it's really funny because as I was thinking about that as a window last time we've talked together on home on. Of course, we co host the smart home show together. So we get a chance to talk all the time. It just hasn't been necessarily with this audience, but I'm glad you could join me. We're just going to run through the. Normal News stuff you know we've been doing a bunch of topics, special episodes and I haven't been getting episodes out as quickly. So I just wanted to do some news focused discussion and maybe maybe a little bit of an update from the last time you and I spoke on our other show about the projects that we've been up to. Okay sounds great. We're going. To start with the long awaited news from smart things, we finally have a sunset date for the classic APP. So if you're still using smart things classic, it is going away on October fourteenth and by going away I mean it will no longer work period. If on the fourteenth you go into the classic APP, you'll be prompted to create your Samsung account you haven't. Done that and download and switch over to the standard smart things up. It seems silly to call that the new APP since it's been out for about two and a half years now but not everybody has switched over to it yet. Now, this is not the only thing changing. In fact, if you're still using the classic APP Today You may have noticed that your event history is no longer showing up there. It's over in the new APP. So that's an incentive to maybe switch a little bit early if you haven't already and similarly if you have Samsung products, their status is. No longer showing up in the classic APP, that is also only happening in the new smart things up. So they're really serious about this. They've given us lots of time plenty of notice that this was coming I'm just curious. Are those diehards going to end up sticking with it now or are they going to end up jumping and try and something else? Yeah. I mean these things always happen and it sounds like they've given everybody plenty of notice to make a move but there's always somebody that's not going to be happy and I think the real hardship is going to be for. Those heavy duty hobbyists who might have some smart apps still in use in the classic APP that as of yet haven't been rewritten for the new platform or just aren't going to be one example is and I'm really not quite sure why they called this out specifically. But Samsung smart things announced when they announced this sunset date that the echoes speaks smart APP, which is a third party. SMART APP by an independent developer is no longer going to be supported on the new platform. The crazy thing is that according to Jimmy Hawkins are smart things guy developer didn't even know that until. The announcement came out. Whoops whoops is right. This is a shame because this is a cool up but of course, this is doing stuff that you're not really supposed to do. This is sending audio statements to echo devices to say directly, and that's not really something that even Amazon wants developers doing right now my guess is it probably got called out because it has a huge install base and they new people were GONNA be upset about it, and so you know and I'm sure Amazon called him out at one point and they're like, okay well, it'll die when the old APD is. That is probably the most likely scenario right I could see that happening indeed the next piece of news here was that Google has made a huge investment in Adt. It was about four hundred, fifty, million dollars for a six point, six percent stake in the company which you noted as a seven billion dollar valuation. That is the thing that's astounding to me that at is considered a seven billion dollar business. Yeah I. had no idea they were that large company but good for them. With this investment, Google's going to integrate its nest smart home devices in with eighty t and their devices. Yeah and it seems like they're just trying to at least get the devices on the docket right now. But it's very likely that these frankly dated and less well-known devices like sensors and cameras, and so forth at Adt has been using some of them. I think are even white labeled and used with ADT branding they're going to go away. You're basically going to be buying nest systems through at to the extent that at customers are going. To get access to nest aware, which is nest subscription service. So sounds to me like eighty s pretty much handing over the reins to Google year. Yeah I think this marriage makes a Lotta sense. Obviously, nest wants to get more into security and you can either fight Adt in the battle against ring or you can join them and you know put your powers together. So I think ADT's branding is a lot stronger insecurity and obviously ness branding is a lot stronger and smart home so that it feels like a win win for both companies.
The Thing About Maintenance
"All right. Let's talk about learning from gardening. I'm not talking about actual gardening. You know when I picture gardening, I picture my mom who is the Garden Club Queen. Like I think if they have a queens, she's actual Queen I mean that's that's what she did she basically that was her. Empty Nest what she turned her focus toward. And she is has always been. She grew up her dad was a farmer. And so she loves outdoors she's always put a lot of effort and time into the yard. That's not me. So knowing anything about plants. That's not me knowing what I'm doing that's not me. I basically have just been trying to recover my yard. From pretty much not doing anything to it for like fourteen years so. There you go. I'm not at this as someone to tell you how to garden. I'm just telling you. This is what I've been doing to try to recover from fourteen years of basically ignoring my yard now when I say that. We know we have. Nice grass. We did put out grass at one point, but the the woman who had the house before. Loved reminds me of my mom you know she loved. Working in the yard, and so she spend time every single day going around and watering everything. So there were tons of plants and small trees and all these types of things that needed to be maintained but I didn't understand they needed to be maintained. Do you see what I'm saying I just thought Oh that's nice and then over the course of fourteen years of me pretty much ignoring those things they grew into their own jungles basically. So thought of that. was on the side of the House and we had taken out some things in the front yard. My husband would get frustrated and he would chop things down and you know try to deal with it and we so it's not like it was a complete and total jungle, but it wasn't maintains like it wasn't Nice at all okay and he is great about mowing the yard not. I. Don't. I don't want you to think that I'm bashing anything and I. Were talking about gender roles and inside outside and Blah. Blah Blah and whatever no I mean it it basically. Both of us has all vision about our flowerbeds and stuff like that. That were completely overgrown and all that kind of stuff. So Like I said, I decided to start working on it. So what I'm doing here is I'm just GonNa, tell you what I've done and what I've learned because here's the thing. I. have. Watched my mother forever work in the Yard K. as a child she would spend time out there. You know going over, she would walk me around her yard in and show me things and I'd be like great okay. but at the same time for me I didn't care enough to actually retain the information do saying so i. Just kind of went out there and I said, what is it that I need to do in these? flowerbeds and I said well, there are. Leaves in the flowerbeds like we've. breaked leaves from the yard but there's just a build up of leaves in the and the flowerbeds. And so I was like, okay. I'm going to start by getting the leaves out you guys. That is the same as trash in the decluttering process okay. It was the most obvious. Wasn't supposed to be there needed to be removed. And gotten rid of Steph. Okay. So I went through and I literally would go three feet by three feet. I would basically just go outside again this was back in March in April when it wasn't hot yet and I would say I'm just going to kind of go as long as I can go I would just work. Some days, it would be twenty minutes some days it would be two hours, but I would just do as much as I could do, and my whole goal was just to get across the front of the yard getting the the leaves taking care of. Okay. Now, how does this relate to maintenance? Well? Let's talk about this idea of maintenance and let's talk about why it is a real trip for so many people like us. Okay I've taught before. A lot about how I have a project brain if I have a project brain. then. By reality is that I view things as. Tasks as having a beginning a middle and an end. So I look at my house. Use to look at my house still do 'cause you know that's just where my brain goes, but I would look at it and think. I need to get my house cleaned up and the word maintenance didn't fit into that because I thought that was what came after
Creating a dedicated work space & work-from-home essentials with kachet jackson-henderson
"Today we're chatting office spaces and I have cachet with me. Her office space is seriously gorgeous. If there was ever office goals, it is your office. You know per is. To so many tips in how you create it and all of that. But first before we get started I just WanNa Kinda get like a snippet of who you are and maybe your journey in kind of the backstory to why you even have a gorgeous office in the first place. So can we dive in in their absolutely? So I recently moved to Dallas Texas from Sacramento California, which has been home base for me. I guess all my life has diffuse stints in the bay area and I guess by trade my backgrounds more in the marketing and advertising world. But I've been blogging for about eight years now and kind of push more into full-time content creation and marketing consulting. Since two thousand fifteen an unexpected layoff kind of pushed me over the edge. Everyone always asked me when the big leap was unlike emily, just Kinda was shove and. What you need in order to you know. Step into your best light. Yes because fear can be paralyzing sometimes, we can relate to that. So through that I had the flexibility to quite a few things and as you know as the industry has shifted. So have I guess the requirements for content in the tight, but you can offer. So while I had a beautiful space those more flexible I'd say at my previous home before I relocated the office side of things became imperative as I started doing more zoom meetings that was something that I knew I was going to be doing even before the pandemic just because I was pivoting more into an educational space as it came to empowering female entrepreneurs that'd be through coaching strategy sessions what have you So having a dedicated space that was pretty felt inviting through the screen Imperative But also I'd say, just adjusting to a new place when you move into a new space, you can have that fresh start I'd say even if let's say I hadn't relocated and I was still back in Sacramento I I still would have embarked on creating a dedicated space just the way our world has shifted. It definitely has increased productivity. It's very inspiring to me when I am really feeling like staying in bed. Or Japan sometimes, I still stay in yoga pants because he can't see those zoom. But It's was a great time to just really make what I want and make it especially personnel. So it would be appraised that I wanted to stay in. So you know by trade I, I'm not a designer I I've never took an interior design class in my life really inspired by my travels and the things that I just see in stores and online So this really kind of just came from my heart and the when you say it's a beautiful space in its goals like it just makes me feel so good because. I wanted to create place that was very reflective of the energy I like to give off in line as well as creating an inviting space because when it's safe to have people over. Where it's located in my house, makes it a really great almost a space for entertaining like hers place that people see when they walk in the House action slightly. So yeah, I. Think for for Background for the listeners we actually did like a little office to with another one of our friends on instagram and that's kind of the first time I saw lake your whole space versus just an image. And that was the first thing that came across to me is like it just if felt. So you and I really got like a glimpse of exactly who you are through this space. So that's what really like got me excited about this episode but yeah, I think it's so important like that dedicated space just the mental carving out of physical space gives you like a mental space to work within which I think is so so cool Do you have any like? Anything you learned along the process of like picking which room it was going to be or deciding whether you got to have it or your husband or like anything that went into like getting that dedicated to your work that you think would be helpful. Totally. So we moved about a month before the pandemic really just shook our world up. So the originals. So we have an extra bedroom, which is my fiance my huge has been. Practically is at this point he's. Just paperwork. But he has a dedicated office space upstairs. So first thing was that we need it separate spaces. We both went into moving into this home knowing we're going to be working from home pandemic aside
"Org. How are you guys doing this morning? I'm much better now that I'm not. Blurry? You. Had It on some sort of beauty mode where where you or just glowing in radiant and the rest of everything behind you was blurred and. Unapproachable. Didn't even see that. Beauty Mode on yours Jeff. REDACT right. I don't even have my camera on broke now. Okay. So, let's talk real quick. What are you guys working on Javer you in your truck? My truck I mean in the mid level hundred and twenty eight acres why Mattis County were building a modern form style We're having a meeting right now with the trim carpenters and the homeowner. Talking about what our cabinets you're gonNA look like bricker. We'll finish up today or tomorrow and Just a beautiful setting out here on top of the hill. That's fantastic. Okay. So tell us about the houses you've been under. Pam. Well. I I wanted to tell Jeff I dr pepper. This weekend. Nice what? About that, what did you say you Dr Pepper Your Grill? Yeah. Because Jeff said that that's what he used to clean his grill. So I I was. Rule in this weekend I thought we'll try that. So I picked up a leader of Dr Pepper and. took. A. Garbage can LID and turned it upside down and set my great down in it. Pour that Dr Pepper over it. I'm GonNa take something. For drinking another Dr Pepper. It, really clean it. It did it just it fizzed all that runoff. It was awesome. You if you want to boil the oil out of your driveway, put some Dr Pepper on it. a couple of months ago I had the old changed my truck and the godless all can underneath the truck and I get home and I thought I was leaking oil. So I'm going to put the Dr Pepper all night. While I can't believe that Dr Pepper has become a thorough cleaning product on the fix. Partly. What's leftover when you're done cleaning strike? Well, what if you're like a mountain dew fan does that work? You know I don't I don't. I can't. I can't comment on that because I've never tried to mountain dew. Okay. All right. So Am I gonNA waste of buck on out and do see if it works. All right. So. Big Show today, I had the most colossal day in in in in the world ever had to move my daughter to one of the big schools in the state. So I did that while I was there popped a tyre on campus. So had to pull over the road it only one hundred and thirty eight degrees with no trees but I did change the tire into the spare. So this this took me a moment and wore me out because you know on modern cars, they put little tiny tiny Jacks in there you know to Jack up the car. So it's just that much more difficult. Anyway no problem got done. Got Back up on the road and home and drove. Driveway and everything was wet
How The Other House We Considered Came Back Around
"And it's kind of a good news bad news situation with being back a good news is that we're back. We've got a full upset for today. The bad news is that I think we might have been a little bit naive and presuming this would be the start of a normal fall podcasting season John and Jerry of the past we're like, Oh, I'm sure they'll be back in school I hope they'll be back in school that was when cases were trending different way than trending. Now I think we were hopeful probably a little bit naive that this would be start a fairly normal school semester for our kids but obviously, I'm sure a lot of you guys are going through the same thing throughout the country in the world. That like it's not, it's not going to be enormous start to school. I know some people are going in person some people are doing part time. Our kids are doing virtual learning here at home, and so the next few months are not looking the way that we expected them to I mean I guess that's just twenty twenty right? That is a sentence everyone listening I can say like I didn't picture my August. And September looking like this there is a meme. Put it in the show notes it's about cheese and it basically shows like a beautiful cheese board and bree topped and fruit, and that's January you have runs through January February march April may and it's like someone gradually looking more like chaotic just like a celebrity who's going from like their Glam, red carpet, all the way to being frazzled and just screaming into the void. Opposite of glow up. This is cheese demonstrating and it goes from like a beautiful breed topped and fruit to like someone eating a chunk of cheese right from like the Hong. Like neighbors was not slicing going on and then it ends with leg one slice of American cheese in the plastic grab the craft rap cheese. That is your August and September for sure everyone we talked to you feels like they're going through this pivots with work pits with life pivots with family. It's not just the schooling thing that's just one of the left turn that's going on right now we really don't need to detail for everyone why this year's gotten complicated you guys all get it. So we just when we Looked at everything decided that the podcast something that we probably need to put a pin in for a little while if nothing else just because of the logistics of making it while our kids are here doing their virtual learning because a quiet house has been in short order lately. Yes we don't WanNa make any promises right now about wind will be back with the podcast because if we're taking one lesson right now from this year is that you can't predict what's going to happen anyways I'm sorry for the bad news. Because you guys know we love making this podcast and it pains us to put it on sort of a question mark hiatus but we just figure. That's the best thing right now for us but we said it was a good news bad news situation I feel like the good news of this is instead of just telling you on instagram or the blog like, hey, we can't get back to the podcast. Instead we have a bunch of updates. We're going to give you a robust full episode right now to kind of. Catch you up with everything that's been happening something that happened when we were on a break that I got so many DMZ about everyone was like we need to hear about this. There's also a very exciting thing that happened in the House that we're going to talk about in fact, maybe I should segue into it like John Master segue man I wouldn't call that a masterful. SEGUE. Segue when I said Segue man it made me think of the picture of you on the SEGUE which I'll put in the show notes. John Looks what in the show notes because I feel like at this point, it's really great from probably ten years ago, and it's just John Standing on a segue. If anybody sees these show, not vacuum and gonNA wonder what this episode was about and I will say important things that I had to update people on and means lots of memes. But what we're going to talk about is a project actually just. Wrapped up here at our House I. Think if you've followed our blog the last few months over the summer, you've seen pretty much every room in this house so far I think the only thing left is the bathroom, and if we have our act together, we will have a post on it this week. So you will have officially seen every room in the house by Wednesday when you have six rooms eight goes. Really Fun. It's like much more settled feeling than we expected but something outside took forever to come together while and the funny thing is it should have been a pretty straightforward thing. The thing was a fence. We knew we were in ads fencing to our yard at some point just to give us a little bit more separation from our neighbors we learn from our time at our beach, house in Cape Charles? That when you're on these small lots a fairly dense neighborhood that it's nice to do some sort of. Like privacy fencing, just to make the yard field a little bit more like intimate in some spots. So like we wanted some fence between our neighbor directly to our side, you know the one that's the house under construction that you might be able to hear us we record. Yeah. Sometimes they pop in on the podcast and it sounds a little something like this wait I'll do a nail gun who the Hula Jerry is gunning for an outtake here I can tell that was abd core strength that came from the belly. How Neil feels well, and in addition to the one on the side between the construction were also eventually going to do something outside our bedroom to create like a little private courtyard area off of our bedroom. So we knew there were some things we're going to do at some point we weren't in a big rush, but we knew we wanted that fence between us and the construction pretty quickly. We actually got the ball rolling on that as soon as we got here like maybe the second day we were in Florida, I, feel like I needed disclaimer. To this, a lot of it has to do with the culture of Your neighborhood in Cape Charles it was very common. There was a certain height that was allowed lots of people. Did It neighbors went in on it together this neighborhood is similar. So we actually spoke with the builder who's building that House next door, and we're going in on this fence together. So I thought Ooh, we got this ball rolling right away. When we landed here, we've got the builder in on it like we're really going to roll on this fence what was supposed to But I, guess there's actually a big fence material shortage I. Don't know if it's related to the corona virus or not, but they had a lot of trouble having things in stock. So kept getting pushed back and pushed back in this thing that we thought we were going to have taken care of by like early June took like two and a half months we didn't get it until just last week. So the very beginning of August and really please this is not like tiny violin. Dog was just a surprise. It's just funny because they were like, yeah three weeks don't worry about it and
How The Other House We Considered Came Back Around
"Every time we're back I, feel like saying we're back. Yes we are back from our little summer break and it's kind of a good news bad news situation with being back a good news is that we're back. We've got a full upset for today. The bad news is that I think we might have been a little bit naive and presuming this would be the start of a normal fall podcasting season John and Jerry of the past we're like, Oh, I'm sure they'll be back in school I hope they'll be back in school that was when cases were trending different way than trending. Now I think we were hopeful probably a little bit naive that this would be start a fairly normal school semester for our kids but obviously, I'm sure a lot of you guys are going through the same thing throughout the country in the world. That like it's not, it's not going to be enormous start to school. I know some people are going in person some people are doing part time. Our kids are doing virtual learning here at home, and so the next few months are not looking the way that we expected them to I mean I guess that's just twenty twenty right? That is a sentence everyone listening I can say like I didn't picture my August. And September looking like this there is a meme. Put it in the show notes it's about cheese and it basically shows like a beautiful cheese board and bree topped and fruit, and that's January you have runs through January February march April may and it's like someone gradually looking more like chaotic just like a celebrity who's going from like their Glam, red carpet, all the way to being frazzled and just screaming into the void. Opposite of glow up. This is cheese demonstrating and it goes from like a beautiful breed topped and fruit to like someone eating a chunk of cheese right from like the Hong. Like neighbors was not slicing going on and then it ends with leg one slice of American cheese in the plastic grab the craft rap cheese. That is your August and September for sure everyone we talked to you feels like they're going through this pivots with work pits with life pivots with family. It's not just the schooling thing that's just one of the left turn that's going on right now we really don't need to detail for everyone why this year's gotten complicated you guys all get it. So we just when we Looked at everything decided that the podcast something that we probably need to put a pin in for a little while if nothing else just because of the logistics of making it while our kids are here doing their virtual learning because a quiet house has been in short order lately. Yes we don't WanNa make any promises right now about wind will be back with the podcast because if we're taking one lesson right now from this year is that you can't predict what's going to happen anyways I'm sorry for the bad news. Because you guys know we love making this podcast and it pains us to put it on sort of a question mark hiatus but we just figure. That's the best thing right now for us but we said it was a good news bad news situation I feel like the good news of this is instead of just telling you on instagram or the blog like, hey, we can't get back to the podcast. Instead we have a bunch of updates. We're going to give you a robust full episode right now to kind of. Catch you up with everything that's been happening something that happened when we were on a break that I got so many DMZ about everyone was like we need to hear about this. There's also a very exciting thing that happened in the House that we're going to talk about in fact, maybe I should segue into it like John Master segue man I wouldn't call that a masterful. SEGUE. Segue when I said Segue man it made me think of the picture of you on the SEGUE which I'll put in the show notes. John Looks what in the show notes because I feel like at this point, it's really great from probably ten years ago, and it's just John Standing on a segue. If anybody sees these show, not vacuum and gonNA wonder what this episode was about and I will say important things that I had to update people on and means lots of memes. But what we're going to talk about is a project actually just. Wrapped up here at our House I. Think if you've followed our blog the last few months over the summer, you've seen pretty much every room in this house so far I think the only thing left is the bathroom, and if we have our act together, we will have a post on it this week. So you will have officially seen every room in the house by Wednesday when you have six rooms eight goes. Really Fun. It's like much more settled feeling than we expected but something outside took forever to come together while and the funny thing is it should have been a pretty straightforward thing. The thing was a fence. We knew we were in ads fencing to our yard at some point just to give us a little bit more separation from our neighbors we learn from our time at our beach, house in Cape Charles? That when you're on these small lots a fairly dense neighborhood that it's nice to do some sort of. Like privacy fencing, just to make the yard field a little bit more like intimate in some spots. So like we wanted some fence between our neighbor directly to our side, you know the one that's the house under construction that you might be able to hear us we record. Yeah. Sometimes they pop in on the podcast and it sounds a little something like this wait I'll do a nail gun who the Hula Jerry is gunning for an outtake here I can tell that was abd core strength that came from the belly. How Neil feels well, and in addition to the one on the side between the construction were also eventually going to do something outside our bedroom to create like a little private courtyard area off of our bedroom. So we knew there were some things we're going to do at some point we weren't in a big rush, but we knew we wanted that fence between us and the construction pretty quickly. We actually got the ball rolling on that as soon as we got here like maybe the second day we were in Florida, I, feel like I needed disclaimer. To this, a lot of it has to do with the culture of Your neighborhood in Cape Charles it was very common. There was a certain height that was allowed lots of people. Did It neighbors went in on it together this neighborhood is similar. So we actually spoke with the builder who's building that House next door, and we're going in on this fence together. So I thought Ooh, we got this ball rolling right away. When we landed here, we've got the builder in on it like we're really going to roll on this fence what was supposed to But I, guess there's actually a big fence material
Material Shortages, Paneled Ceilings, and To Vent or Not to Vent
"This is senior editor patron mccomb. Today I'm joined by Rob Watson digital brand manager. Hey. there. Kylie Jacques Design Editor. Hello. And producer. Jeff. Rose I. Well, it is a pleasure to see you all this morning. Thanks again for joining me. Pleasure. So I want to start off lending briefly Kylie someone commented on Itunes with regard to the podcast, and they said some very nice things many more about us. So you should definitely take a look at that. I want to encourage all of our listeners to please review the podcast it really helps us out both in terms to know that we're doing a good job and to help others find it. So if you do that for me, I would be super appreciative. That com that was dated on July twenty ninth but prior to that the most recent one was like the end of April. So. Get to. Work People. And thank you in advance I. Look At. Rob, what are you doing? What have I been doing? Well, you know. I. Keep talking about that Porch but kind of done with there's nothing new about. Other night other than last night i. just sat out there and enjoyed a glass of wine even though it's not completely done yet just sat there and watch the sunset. So drinking hooch on your new deck is the best thing ever. But actually the next project I'm not actually the next project because it's a big one is It's been so hot and Muggy lately that for years on and off have been like do do we want to pool problem is we're very particular about our garden and I would I would have wanted my daughter was little thrown up crappy pool in the backyard just to cool off but it doesn't fit into the. Landscape design apparently of our property. So So We've been totally disagree I went above ground. Pool absolutely. Fantastic. As. Long as I picked, the right would grain right? Well, I, I was going to get I was GONNA. Actually just plant some. Or Tall. Grass in front of it so that you know you can kind of hide it but the problem is I just don't have the space for that. So we've been talking about we've a narrow lot with a twenty foot setback from both sides and it's sixty feet wide. So that means we could just put something in the middle of our yard and there's not very many places to do that. We found this one garden bed that we're willing to take a chunk out of. And possibly dig in and put build a concrete soaking pool. So it's something that it's something that. Is Basically. Yeah. Basically, it's bigger than a hot TUB, but it's not something you can swim laps in. and. and. Probably. Even. Though seems kind of a bit labour-intensive thing. Probably do it with pouring slab in doing a block wall and plastering the block wall in doing stone coping in behind the why you think that sounds labor intensive. Well, actually I had. I had this great idea My. Daughter about how hard liens working on your property tactic. Even offered her a little bit more money than you're paying per hour. Maybe she could dig. Don't you dare? Rolling. So it would probably stick up about it would be right in the lawn. So probably stick up about sixteen inches out of the lawn with a stone top on it so that it would act like a garden benches well and Maybe That or not your own disaster at well, I've actually been just searching around for ideas on. Pinterest in elsewhere and phones mice examples have found some one example of some women in. The. Netherlands who built one by herself and his. All this cool stuff. All these cool details that she did is basically the same methods of construction and one of the coolest things was that Like well, this too small swim in this thing and those those jet pools you can swim in place or like thousands of dollars. While this woman bought thing, it's a it's a harness that you hook to some d rings in the corner of the pool and it doesn't same thing holds you back. Easy swam against this idea the harness. For A jet. You don't need a jet you swim in place to harness keep you from swimming forward You know I'll help dig thing if I can use it now on that. Okay. Sure to harness. Of wacky and honestly the Dickens give me really easy because. All the sand is going to be wheelbarrow downhill from the site and my my ground is all it's like a thirty. Patients one. GOING DOWNHILL My ground ground is all course sand. So a guy I dug a trench to my barn for conduct wants by hand and it was no big deal. Easy.
PRO TALK with Rick Watson
"Brick Watson is a pleasure to have you on the show. Thank you so much for agreeing to do this all. Thank you for having me Pat and it's a pleasure to be on your show. we were talking before the show. The last time we ran into each other was with the home builders show in Las Vegas, and as you pointed out, the world has changed a lot since then. Things have changed as I said, just a little bit since then but you know what a great show you know. I love when you guys come in and talk to us about our new products and things like that. It's it's. It's an exciting show. I really love to do that show. I'm not in my white coat day. So sorry about that. We explain that you wear a lab coat when you're talking to folks at the builders show yes I do I am the Doctor Watch son if you will of paint. So are you able to to work from home or are you going into the office? What's going on with your work life? Well? I'm actually as you can see, I'm in my office I've been back in my office for two three weeks up to a month or so So we do have some people still in the doing their jobs from home quite effectively, and we have a a lot of number of folks still a coming actually down to the offices. Well. So where's your attended? Where's your office in downtown Cleveland Ohio? Can you tell me? What exactly it is you do for Sharon Williams and. If you've been there a long time and if you worked for other paint. Companies. Well my boss wonders what I do as well but no, that's that's just a joke. So. So when I, again, the Director Product Information Technical Services. So what we do in in my office is a number of things. One we help bring new products to life and you're aware of the new products that we introduced at the ibis So what we do is we help commercialise those products from data pages information from labels that you see on those cans to bringing that product to life in a number of our systems you we create, and we also maintain all of that information over our existing stores. product portfolio. So we also have under under my area. If you will. We also have what's called a product hotline and we have about ten agents that actually take a lot of calls from our stores and all of our field people when they have questions about product or say you would call in your store or something you would call in and need some help on. A. Specific Specification on how to paint this piece him aluminum or whatever it may be We have agents that will actually take care of that as well. How do you train those people? They must have to know a ton of stuff. Well yes. Yeah. Typically you know what we what we talk about is. When you're in the field, you kinda get It get trained really quick in the field. Put it that way you know you're dealing with contractors coming in a lot in there, asking all these questions. So it it's kind of like repetition. So if you've been out in the field ten plus years, you've seen a lot So all of our agents of. Roughly twenty I think it was around twenty two years of service with Sherwin Williams on average. So, we have some agents that are thirty five years and was Sherwin Williams I have thirty three years in with Sherwin. Williams. So you know what's a lot of knowledge that you gain over a period of time working on the phones or in the as well? Did you start in a paint store or as a painter or are you a chemist? What's what's your background? How does one become this person? Well actually. In order to get myself through college a friend of mine I started a paint company little paint company painting houses in the summer, and when we come home from from school and the brakes, we would go to houses and pain inside or outside whatever. And it just so happened one day. There was a career fair at Ball State University where I went school Sherwin Williams was there. You know I was a little bit cocky I said Hey I used your paint and a the manager there said why don't you come and interview I said Okay I will. So long story short I interviewed started as a management training person. And went to commercial store in Fort Wayne Indiana. And from there I worked as the operations manager for a few months and then became a sales rep and from sales rep. I did that greatest job in the company. I love being a sales rep going out talking with contractors you know getting my hands dirty getting closed you know closed dirty you name it a great job. But I wanted to change. So I went into managing a store. And then from a store, went to open up brand new store. And then realize you know i. you know that that's a lot of lifting you know my ankles and the knees hurt. So I said maybe I should use my head in my mouth and then came to Cleveland and worked in our product hotline for a number of years, and then just basically progressed up into the director of product information.
Home Improvement with John & Dave
"Guys, everything. Big. All right. Good. Good I hear. I hear some spots running about cleaning the air cleaner air in her houses. That's got to be a huge thing right now. So I know we'll We can spend a little time talking about that Wanted to share with you guys that. My my lennox system is is treating me very nice. We're very comfortable in the house and. I'm happy to report I. Got my saw my power bill this morning before I came in, and again for the third month in a row, it's hovering right around one hundred, fifty dollars so I'm pretty pleased with that so. an an and comfortable low humidity in in temperature. So we're we're we're really pleased with that system. Glad that Glad you guys talked into it. Hey. Well, something sell themselves. Yeah. Yeah. There's there's no doubt about it if you. If you're building if you're building new and you do some of the things that that I was able to do. It's it's probably worth it. You know you have a little bit of expenditures on the front and we did some foam in the attic that was probably the biggest thing that we did your windows that you purchased nowadays are all have to meet a certain amount of energy compliance. So you're pretty much covered there. We didn't go crazy on the windows but. We bought it. We made sure had extra tenting and I have to foot overhangs on the house. So that keeps the direct sunlight out. And then of course, the foam in the attic, which I think is probably the that's probably the the thing that helps us the most from gaining heat, and then of course, such efficient systems I just am amazed at how quiet that big old unit sitting out there and you would think that it would. It looks like it's GonNa lift off or potentially could lift off but it's so quiet. It's It's pretty amazing. So. Control. All Man. I tell you what I did. was I Iran two months with. In humidity control in and then I I switched it off into see what what the what the power bill my power bill was actually ten dollars more this month without running the humidity control. So you know it's not a very good study that's for sure but I just wondered what the difference would be. And it's it's it's pretty amazing to me. Well, you know when you watch the news in the morning and they're saying it's going to be ninety two today, but it's going to feel like one, hundred and five. Right. That spread the humidity in when you only have a thermostat that controls temperature. You don't fully understand the dynamics of what's going on in your house as far as what the humidity levels are you can when you control, it just makes you how so much more comfortable. It does it's It's it's it's amazing. The difference that it can make and then I think the other thing that I made a wise move was when what I did with my condensation from those two units were running a mini split upstairs in in a bonus room it's really a a a fourth bedroom but Gina uses it as her office and. So we have two units that are dumping condensation out all day long and. By the condensation lines where they come out of the House I just ran a a fitting over and picked up my my downspouts drains and I'm dumping that water in with those and all of it goes out to the ditch. Can't even imagine. That water sitting in the back of my house in the backyard, which is where where it went out. So we're the why I've seen that a lot this summer. Folks I've had a lot of emails and I've seen it Where they've got these big wet spots, you got mosquitoes potential for that. So and what we talk about Scott, fifteen ten, fifteen gallons a day you're pulling out. Or more if you've. got a variable speed blower and a two stage modulating. AC, you can take up to thirty gallons a day out of the house. Yeah and I think that may be the case because I've really noticed that the. The ditch out front is pretty wet around those pipes and. And I think a lot of that is in fact, the condensation that's coming out of the house
The Making of an Instagram Tiny House Influencer with Brent Heavener
"Right I'm here with Brent Hefner Brent grew up with a family whose pretty creative sovereign minded, and who are always trying to have an influence where they're at. Brent believes that it was this love for creativity and influence that has kept him with in the tiny House Movement for a number of years creating content, writing a book and featuring incredible tiny house creatives. He now uses influence to bring the community together Brenan hefner welcome to the show. Even it's going to be here man. Great to have you so. Hoping you could just kind of take me back to the beginning of how this all started for you Your love of tiny houses starting the instagram account. Tell me tell me that story. Absolutely. Well. It started back man I was about fourteen fifteen years old and I did a lot of. A lot of social media blogging and marketing as a hobby as a young teenager and had a lot of friends that were doing it online and my dad one day sent me an email with the container house. It was a decis shipping container, which you've been transformed into a home and I'd never seen that I don't think a lot of people. My Age might generations It wasn't super super popular and I took a look at that and I was like Oh my goodness this is incredible. So. Sparked something in me and I started researching more into it and I found out that there wasn't a good place online for people to find inspiration that but there wasn't like A. Solid instagram account that really puts content. There wasn't a twitter account that posting quality great blogs I'm sure yours was around that time and there were like awesome websites but as far as like. Very, very instant immediate of content on media. I didn't find anything. So I was like you don't let me start something on twitter just as a passion project like homes that I love that brought me alive. So I started posting about it and and as you seen it out to friends and kind of using. Social Media Techniques today with it blew up, and then it went to instagram and out from there I've just been doing a featuring a lot of different people wanNA I've done some different short films on tiny houses and I. May Get into this that I wrote a book got published by paying around. House. Last year and I've just really cool stuff. I'm so thankful and just so blessed. So. About. When when is this that you start doing this on twitter and Instagram Sure This was about. Twenty. Twenty to thirteen maybe. Okay. That's pretty early on. In terms of like online tiny house stuff. Yeah. Yeah. There wasn't a lot going on at that. At that point I think really online like there were handful of blogs and then like tiny house blog and tiny house talk. Yes. House design three very good websites but your but. It's interesting that you know. You know at that point you were you were thirteen fourteen you said yeah, I was like, yeah run fourteen I think and I think it's it's so interesting because like You thought to go to social media first and say like, where's the content about this topic whereas like? You know other people other generations might be like, Oh, I wanNA find a website I wanNA find a book. So I think that's really cool that you just went to the place that you wanted to see the content and then couldn't find it. Exactly, exactly, and it started off as a passion project and this is something. I've started some different small businesses and I'm really into like creativity in startups and stuff like that. So one thing that I always like a good foundation is to always start something that you're super passionate about as most people they wanNA, they wanna you know figure out they WANNA make and figure out how to how to you know love it. Instead I say forget what you love and if you're gonNA, make money from it right so It's like it was something that I really love in that. That was a really healthy beginning. Nice. When did you start being able to actually make money from from it? Well money's never really. I I kind of use that statement. I guess. As as an overview everything by. Money's never really driven it in never been a huge part of it. It's always been content and inspiration creativity. But of course, I was able to write this book and that was that was a blessing. So that's really been a you know the main. Monetization is far as a apart from a helping out brands here and there doing doing advertising you're in there, but it's it's mainly just the creativity and passion that drives it in the people see that and they're like A. You know I, want I wanNA do something with that I pretty healthy foundation a pretty solid one to work from
breaking down the elements of a pin worthy space + how to use pinterest to design your house
"So. What am obsessed with this week and have been for apparently many weeks in a row now is these rope lights that I got from Amazon and when I say rope late I mean actual lake chunky almost like boat rope like from a large ship. That's the only as I can envision it going but basically there light fixtures made of rope you cannot them and tie them. They come with a different number of ropes at the end is a light bulb I installed these as part of my frog tapes face that I did for the frog tape paint over challenge they were twenty dollars each I still cannot believe that every time they look at them, I'm amazed So talk about lighting on the cheap that looks really unique and really classy and very obsessed with them. I link them in the show notes so you too can be obsessed. Wait what? So my wait what for this week is that I am making over the entire podcast studio, which if you've been around here for any amount of time, you know that it's half of my closet because you get really good sound quality in your closet because the close absorbed the. So half of my closet is fully dedicated to the podcast and I decided to make it over not while we were on break because that would make way too much sense. But instead right now while we're launching season two so currently I'm sitting in the clues half of my closet squished chair unable as a look to the other side of the room where there is a half finished space. It's looking pretty good so far, and you can follow the full renovation slash refresh on him over it never skip brunch and really excited for this space because there's going to be a lot of unique things whether it's projects that you can take on in your own space like a diy couch a herringbone. Bone Wall or if you're a fellow podcasters and you want some tricky interior design tips for soundproofing, there may or may not be an upholstered ceiling in my future. So stay tuned for that. I'm really excited to share. Okay. So let's dive into today's topic, which is how to create a pin or the space. This is a question I get all. Of the time I, like a photo on Pinterest. How do I get it? How do I get my house to look like that? How do I get my room to look like my info photo? So this is totally a loaded question first things first, but I really WANNA, break it down beyond just how to look at something and duplicated in your space. To me, that's not really the point of Pinterest hand I think when people do that, they're left more times than not very unsatisfied with the space. If you listen to my episode about how I design a room, you know that I, start with function and how you want the space to serve you before we can even talk about aesthetics. So today I'm diving into all my secret tips for. How to approach pinterest inspiration how to recreate it in your space in a way that fits your style and feels like you as well as some insight that I think we don't talk about a lot or think about a lot when it comes to pinterest interior design. So hopefully, this episode is Super Helpful helping you rethink your space use pinterest as the amazing inspiration creative tool that it is and. Really, great those faces that you freaking love. This is something that I talk about as my mission it is my goal to help people see past what is pin worthy to really create a space that inspires them and is absolutely beautiful but as a space that they feel reflects them and serves them in works for them. Pinterest. Is One of my very favorite places on the Internet and I. Think it's such an amazing tool for helping US build out our spaces I wanNA break down some strategies that you can use to make pinterest work for you and to be able to harness it as a tool for inspiration and something that can help you visually design things and draw that creativity to really be able to kind of create the vibe in the function that you need for your space. So pinterest is not like other social media platforms. It's a place where we go to dream to collect ideas and I. Think it's such a beautiful thing because it allows you to hoard every idea imaginable that you could want and keep them in a place that's easily searchable. You can easily revisit in doesn't create clutter in your life which is. Super Helpful. But I think for a lot of people pinterest can be challenging or even discouraging because they're pinning all these pictures of their dream home and they're pinning all these things that they wish they had. Or? Things that they wish their space had. And then her left feeling disheartened or discouraged. By. My House that I have right now can never really look like that. In order to get that dream space I'm going to have to move or I'm going to have to have more money to buy a larger house or maybe it's just out of reach for me, and so I wanNA kind of debunk that line of thinking because more and more I'm realizing that there's a lot of women that struggle with this that you know it's kind of a love hate relationship right where pinning and we're dreaming and that's a fun exercise. But then if we're left with no way to get there, no way to really. Have our dream home brought to life. Then it's discouraging I firmly believe that your dream home can be the home you're in I talk all the time about how design is never really done. You never are really there this whole concept of a before and after is just to snapshots of a journey that's going to take you your whole life between your style, changing you growing as a person different seasons of life in which you need different things from your home. Your home is never really done. It's not like you decorate it and then it's finished, it never is finished, but that's the beauty I think of. Our homes is that there's such a process they are lived in, and that process is beautiful it can be beautiful. It can be pin the and I think there's just some tools that maybe you need to get you there, and so I hope that with this episode you'll find that.
The Summer Deck
"How're you doing this morning? Good Morning. Pan Jeff. How are Y'all? Man. I'm doing wonderful good for you. Good for you. Listen I. Took my dogs for a walk this morning and I didn't sweat and it's August in Mississippi. This is awesome. Really. Honestly I didn't even know Java. You're saying, yes. That's that was a big thing. This morning for you to yet today's morning time temperature was not in the nineties so. Welcome to Mississippi. So So Jeff Forty working on today. Well. We have picked up some new, some new projects which are Nice we've got A. Pretty unique situation going on in North Jackson to where we're taking any existing. Deck that is in very poor condition, and we're coming off the house with a brand new screen. I call him a Florida room or something, but it's not. It's not cold is just screen and. wicker furniture. Move. Exposed rafters and stuff. It's a, it's a neat little. Project, you know. It's. It's fun. To do something different from time to time instead of the same old? You know. Everything all the time. I can always tell when you get a different. because. It has definitely what's on your mind. I remember I remember I. Forget how long ago it was but. I, think all of us followed with bated breath. What you're going to say next about the pool project when you're building the poolhouse. So. Anyway. So, Pam, what are you got mixed up in this week? Well I was called demented because I got so excited. About this horrible situation. Jeff. Here you go. What do you get? When you combine an old house and oversized air conditioning system and duct work that was not sealed over you get microbial growth. All boy. was. Awesome Opened up the closets and the ceilings were all green and fuzzy. Paul. You know, and so the client I worked at them a couple of years ago to buy a house and they hired a company. Come in and put in air conditioning system and I asked her I said it will send me the receipt. Alma see what they said. They were GONNA. Do Right. They were GONNA put in a system put rigid. What is rigid me? Bridging. Bendit. Can't it? Right. Now. There's a difference between rigid and flex right. You've got with that adjective and it kind of gives you an idea of what you should have an expectation for. So. Rigid insulated donkey. All sealed. That was on the receipt. So they never sealed the ducting. Well, like quit in a unit that was a ton too big. And then I go over there and I had on my own respirator. Cousin like a sailor when I got up in that attic, I was so mad. What you say. You're GonNa, do you say you'RE GONNA? Sale. It. Turned over and I put my hand and I, just I squeeze that insulation on that duct work and it just poorer longer. Horde will act could have filled three water bottles up in one location while. It was so frustrating. You know it just, but you know what I have to go back and say is that you know what that does. It keeps me in business drew. True 'CAUSE I get the phone call. There and then try to help these folks and I really had to It's GonNa be an interesting project because we're going to have to go back on the contractor, the company and tell. Liam. And then there was a bunch of flex out there. They put in a metal supply with all this stuff and none of the flex was sailed either and it wasn't strapped off and it was all. Tell you what you know what this reminds me of a good point to make on this show every time you try to negotiate. Your price down with your contractor if you're beaten up on them. was remember that they're going into places where you don't see a lot. And if they've got to cut corners because you beat them up on the price so hard. I mean I'm not saying that's the contractors. I mean the the homeowners fault at all. The the contractor they said, they did it. They should have done it. But but. That's just that's
Drawer Liners for Kitchens & Bathrooms
"Hi there I'm Christina Browning your host. If you feel like your household frustrations are stealing away your life hour by hour I discuss home functionality aesthetics and automation with a bit of history and a little psychology. This isn't your typical house podcast. I'm a realtor in Portland Oregon and a home functionality coach nationwide. I gig out on various subjects regarding your home. And Yard challenging you to think of your space differently to get the most out of every square foot I post questions for you to think through about your space and reason, this podcast is all positive making adulting easier one podcast at a time. Remember there's no such thing as perfect but you can still aim for your best every day episode thirty seven. You might remember episode eight be where I did a special video edition about creating family photo albums to hold many sentimental things it went over. So well that I promised myself, I would do another one. The next time I spoke about a topic that would need the same visual support, and here we are in this mini episode. Let's discuss home functionality and aesthetics as it pertains to drawer liners for kitchens and bathrooms. They will protect shelves and drawers from surface damage that can happen from water left on dishes when you unload the dishwasher or the oil and stain rings that can transfer from the bottoms of food and sauce containers. Think, ahead for a moment using shelf liner with adhesive on, it can wreak havoc on the shelf or drawer surface. Eventually when you have to scrape it aggressively away to get it off. This results in dense and divots and scratches that are cumbersome or impossible to remove. So thinking about drawer liner in this way like as if you were to fast forward into the future, it makes more sense to add a pre cut padded type liner or cork liner that slightly lifts things up off direct contact with the bottom versus using temporary wallpaper type liner that although cute will absorb. All those things and transfer them straight through to the drawer anyway also, you've got that adhesive challenge for the long haul you'll appreciate the sound muffling benefits when you have more of a padded scenario with less banging and scraping of dishes and glassware on the would they can also be removed and washed as needed. But how much of a pain is it cutting all the drawer liners to size? Such a pain
Hanging with Nache Snow
"Hey. What's up and welcome to craft. Hang out I'm. ELISA CAPITAIN I'm Jesse Cats Greenberg. And I'm Lou Thatcher and let's hang up. Loop Lee. Now we're not gonNA, she's on mute. She wasn't. Here. Stupid. I. Wish I had a cow bell or something fun like a slide whistle. Lou. We've got to. Invest. tweets we. GotTa we gotTa have old school sound sound makers in the attic. We have from my own, Omega the nineteen in the nineteen fifties. They had these like New Year's Eve noisemakers. Those would have been great. was. Groggy. From there like the sound makers that. Yeah. Fun fact all right. Everybody. Last year, as you may remember, Jesse and I attended the makers conference craft -cation in California. And we met so many new friends. So one night, there was a bit of an east coaster meet up. and. I met a really cool crafter and fellow podcast with a show called studio seventy eight podcast, and she is fabulous and finally hanging with us right now. So please everyone. Let's give a warm craft hanging out. Welcome to New Shea Snow Welcome. So excited to be on your pie gas. You guys. Interviewed so many amazing guests on like I feel like honored. Show big time. Stop. So, let's just start off with the basics. Can you tell our craft? Reno's a little bit about who you are and what you do? Absolutely, my name's initiates now been a crafter for life since elementary school. My mom is a crafter to end up going to school for graphic design and my nine to five is billy me dealing with you know designers and web designers and all of that good stuff. Stuff. But on nights and weekends I, just loved to podcasts. Do My side hustles and I've had many many side hustles through the years. But I like making stuff just creating stuff and I'm just like you guys. I just love talking to people in sharing their stories and inspiring women to like pursue their passions be at full time or part time or all the time. So yeah, that's me in a nutshell. So. That podcast, you get to have lots of conversations with creatives and how does that inspire you? Oh. My goodness I mean, you know sometimes I feel like when I get off of an interview with him, like I need to step it up. Just. Wait a minute like, but it inspires me because you can throw around ideas because a lot of times you know people tell me like what marketing tips worked for them or how they ended up making connections in in order to get their Khumbu show line off, you know just started or maybe how they weren't. Initially, artists didn't go to school for design. But now they're like selling design in the narrow inspiring people to like just do what you love. Love in. So for me, I, feel like with each guest. I just pick up like a little tip a little trick, and it just inspires me to want to do more. You know some, that's super rats. I feel the same way with some of our guests. But okay, who's your favorite guest and Y ou? That's that's a hard one. That's a heroin. So if if any gas listened to listening to this and I don't name, you don't get offended. But I actually had her on for a second time. Her name is Nicole crowder. and. She's in the DC area with knee to, and recently she's actually just blown up but the pillow one. Yes. Mention Pillow, right? Yeah. Because she she does the meditation pillows and you know she first started out where she was, you know doing upholstery and teaching people how to upholster their old furniture in an her story. You know she talks about like working a nine to five. Then trying to do her love full-time, it didn't work out, went back to a nine to five, and then she started again when I first interviewed her and man she like learned from all the failures and then took what she learned and she's just being going going going and. And even when I interview her few months ago is wow. So just talking to her, I was so inspired, I love seeing her Kinda like blow up the last couple of months, and even how she did the meditation pillow, she initially was just giving them out for free because of cove nineteen everybody was going through a hard time and she was like, Hey, pay what you can, you can't pay anything. I'll I'll give these to you right analysis set, and this has become like heart of her business. So yes, she's like amazing.
Making Tiny Design Work Better with Lina Menard
"All right. I am here with Linda, Menard. Linda. Is a natural co-conspirator who has lived out her own questions around intentional living less stuff and happiness she has resided in a travel trailer, Yurt backyard cottage and three and counting tiny houses on wheels. Routed through a background in sustainable design, build and urban planning. Linda. Also has a pension for experiential learning and healthy communities. She has found her niche nestled between small spaces, collaborative education, and Community Planning Linda Minard. Welcome to the show. I even thanks to be here. Glad to have you. You know we we were talking just a minute ago, and you're like, what? What should we talk about and I had written down all of these kind of disparate things 'cause I just things that we've talked about in the past, and then of course, in in total Lyneham and art style, you just dropped the perfect perfect insight which was designed, build versus build design What do you mean by that? Yeah Well what I mean by it is that a lot of times when people get excited about their tiny house journey. People. Coming. Out. From. One. Of Two. Different. Directions. One direction is the okay. So I'm going to figure out exactly what it is that I want and then figure out exactly how I'm going to build it. And there are other people who are like. I'm a wire or at least I, WanNa be wire and so I'm gonNA figure it out as I go. I'm going to start building and as I build my design going to emerge. Or maybe the alternative to that. The other kind of like you know like plan b version to is. I'm going to have somebody else told the shell or I'm GonNa you know by a partially built house. Or I'm going to buy a little shack or cabin or whatever else is already out there in the world I mean is already built and I'm going to redesign it or or renovate it there. So I think those are you know kind of two approaches to different ways people can go about. Getting the sort of little face it's going to be on sweet on. Is there. Is there a wrong answer? Are they both like valid paths to take? I think they are valid path to take I think that it often depends on kind somebody's quality anyway like are you the sort of person who likes to jump in with both feet and figure it out and be on your toes a little bit? Are you somebody who's really thoughtful and you take your time and you put things on a certain order You know I tend to lean a little bit more towards the design build. Side of things, but I've also gotten myself into projects where. There and figuring out what to do with it. From there I've done renovation work and really enjoyed that some ways it's really nice to not have the blank slate because then you've got something to work with got some constraints and the constraints I think create and some juice penis in terms of getting creative juices flowing because you can't do anything you want you actually have to work within the boundary So I think it's kind of a personality thing I would say the biggest. issue. Is I contact somebody. You. Know they've scheduled a consultation or maybe they're you know in one of my design classes which I teach with you superfund and they say, yeah, I've got a trailer and now we have to figure out what we're going to build. And that I think is a bummer because if you. Give yourself the constraint of the trailer. Before really figuring out what it is that you want. Then, you can't go back and take the trailer bigger or. So I think that can be about are sometimes because we don't necessarily a lot of us. I think especially in America and other Westernized countries we're not necessarily Subaru engage with things that are hands on like building. A sense of scale and so learning how to work down learning, how to design something so that going to suit your need. Is going to help you figure out like Oh. Do I really need twenty four feet or thirty feet or twenty feet or whatever that is if you're building on wheels and the thing that you're actually even on a foundation. You know the trailer sometimes like Oh you know I bought the trailer. Now I forgot to sign I think that can be a bummer because drink but even if people are are working with with the ground structure. Their limitations on a lot of areas where you can and can't build stuff. You don't have any sense yet of what it is you want then you might end up purchasing property where you can't build what you want whether that's that you've purchased the house thinking you could do a basement after dwelling. You know little like basement apartment and you don't have the clearance for it. So I think it goes back and forth I, don't think there's a wrong way right way but I think that understanding what sort of constraints you can live with. Is going to help you to be happier as you're working.
"So we did they ll the videos out yet a hope maybe by the end of the week I've been. Kind of lazy this last week. there's other things going on but. We did the prototype chair. And I was in a hot debate with myself on whether or not to add the embellishments to that chair or leave it as it is because it's I thought it looked kind of cool as it is, but I also wanted to do these other things to it. And I made the decision to leave it as is. So that video is complete, just got to shoot the ending in. Put that out and then I had started but not gotten very far on version number two I have this beautiful walnut slab and I'm not really in slab furniture. So I'm going to cut it up into pieces and I can resell it, and I can get the the legs in the seat out of it and I kind of home the design a little bit more so it doesn't look so. it looks cool but there's a there's a computer Drawing element to it that kind of boats may so I? I just kinda redrew it just a little bit. To get rid of it, give it some more I guess Pachuco feel to it and then. For the owls if you I mean nobody's seen this. So but the most of it is made up of of dowels and on the second one I use PVC pipe, it is such a cheap option and I was. For a little bit, Kinda wanted to do a stainless steel and get too expensive and maybe it's too cold and the alternative to that was conduit electrical conduit, which is also super cheap. You get like a ten foot thing for four bucks or whatever. and then settled for the PVC. 'cause it's going to have like a brilliant white up against this walnut Look good. So starting with that, and the problem with this one is a totally fail because the slab have has we're grain in it. and. Then you know whenever you cut into that, it could just twist and bandon turned into a single chip. So hopefully, it doesn't. So That's Canada now and Yeah I'm happy. I'm happy with the design I. I. I e fumbled a little bit or a Kinda. Where your bottom sits on there, I fix curbed a little bit and then the back is I move the curve down just a little bit just to make it a little bit more comfortable. It's still I don't think it's going to be a chair that you wanNA, sit in for hours. Because there's no cushion. It's just kind of forms to your body. But as a dining chair, I think it will work just fine. It's like a starbucks chapter like the starbucks chairs look really comfortable in about three or four minutes in you're like. They, do that on purpose so you don't stay in there. was going to say about furniture is one of the designed chairs I know my own personal experiences you never know if you've made the right decision that insecurity will sit with you forever might mice stools with you Built it will haunt you forever because every time I sit in my stool I made four of those those made full more for customers. I was very anxious to send out hoping that they would be happy with the result, but that's the way I am with anything that I ever make for customer I'm always anxious fulfilled their expectations. But by stools, I've made three of them made for them. Three of them are here at my house. One of them's entails design studio and I was sitting in last night and the whole time I'm sitting in my mind is just an autopilot maybe the foot rungs to love maybe the former inkster high, maybe the the the the but is too low maybe the butts to hide maybe why I grabbed on my fingers, it could have been thin. I can't stop it. So it's the same thing like when you're sitting in your run chair show you having very similar experience. You just can't stop let you can did I make the right decisions one hundred percent I might my personal thought was if I can sit in this chair without thinking about sitting in this chair than I know a I've done it right but I Without, judge without feeling without trying to figure out where to go next it's I. Don't know if I'll ever get to that point.
"How are you guys doing this morning? Really Well doing well Jeffey with US yes. Can you hear me Oh? Yes. Sir. I can loud and clear. There you go. Thank you. So this morning. Some neat stuff going on over the weekend I. been out for a couple of days here but I did a big project this weekend guys I got to tell you about i. i. need to hear what you guys are up to Pam. What did you get into this week? Well I WANNA give out to our local market in Jackson on hostelry some friends and Less than seven hundred there was not seven hundred of us. It was three of US got together and we bought us a bunch of peaches and we sat outside because it cooled off and we peel though son of a guns and cut Emma and put a little on and stuck them in the freezers, and then we did keep enough to make a peach cobbler. So that was what I did this weekend now home. Improvement type projects, but boy, did I have a good time doing that? So you know that's an interesting thing to say there because you looked at the peaches as a project. I would've looked at the peaches is more food so I might have eaten them when I brought him home. So you're not a big you don't you don't keep the. The peeling on a on a peach the skin on each one of my friends took that home. She called her Mama up in North Mississippi tell her how to boil those suckers down and make something with. What are we doing? What they're doing with the feelings but and then I took the seeds and we through those away. But I did throw a few out to the dogs because I like to crunch on them for some reason. Okay. y'All do everything but eat a peach so I'm just going to lay out. Okay. Jeff already gotten into. Well I went to Smith like Who? So we work wake boarding and jumping off cliffs and jumping off Oh. I. Said we was jeff including in the. Japan. Well. Let me somebody had take a picture of a alright super is there we go. Jumping by jet okay. My wife and I hear this this neat little project, the way that we did. We were at a local park in town, and this park has these giant. Metal Poles going up into the air, right? Well, at the top of these polls are these taught pieces of fabric the go from one pole to another all the ought not for rain or anything like that. The whole point of this top piece of fabric is to keep the area cool and shade because there's no shade at this. Particular? Park. My wife and I thought it was a great idea for our deck somehow to figure this out. So this weekend, we got one of these giant pieces of. We ordered it online a giant piece of fabric with like hooks on the corners. And did what are these projects? I put a couple of posts in the ground and then couple on house and unbelievable. This thing is real talk completely over the deck it's not rainproof. We didn't intend it to be rainproof, but we always use like umbrellas and things like that on the deck. Now, we just walk out everything's there. Of course, string some lights too because that was you know Mississippi so. Anyway, that was the big project this weekend that was a lot of fun though and I got to. Try the different theories that are used here on fix it when I one of how to put a post in the ground with what material whether it be concrete or PEA Gravel or whatever and I think. I. Did
Bainbridge Artisan's Resource Network
"Hey everybody in this second part of our discussion about barn. The bainbridge artisans resource network in Bainbridge Washington. We are talking with Mike. Morgan the Woodshop Studio, lead the Woodshop at barn is simply amazing and is open to anyone to us. We will hear about the operations of the woodworking studio as well as a bit about the history of the studio itself mic. Thank you so much for joining me and welcomed. Its would thank you, Daniel. It's a pleasure to be here now. How long have you been? Working here at Barnes since its inception, which goes back more than two years now, and prior to that I was part of the woodworkers group that formed spontaneously on Bainbridge island back in two thousand nine, so I've been at this for more than ten years now. but barn is relatively recent. Yeah, and then we are just so people get a geographic sense Bainbridge. Island is up on the sound in Washington the puget sound. It's absolutely beautiful here. My. Best friend and I kinda toured around a little bit on the island and we've been here before he. He used to live up this area and it's just gorgeous, and do you find that? That this community or this island kind of draws. Artists. Yes very definitely, so my wife and I lived before here on Mercer Island which is on the other side of puget sound, and it's a wealthy bedroom community, not dissimilar from this one, but no artists community at all. Yeah, and so this is very different in that sense really attracts artists, artists, artists ends of all types and. It's also true that people liked living here. And I've actually been told there are people who want to move to Bainbridge island so that they can join barn now. That's a little more than I'm quite ready to believe, but maybe it's true. Yeah, I mean just touring around the little that we dead. There are some ridiculous resources here you WanNa take us through a little bit of that I. Know We're going to talk a lot about the woodworking. But what else can people do here on Bainbridge? Barn Yeah. There are depending on how you count eleven or twelve different studios ranging from the writers group. You know they just have a little room where they sit there and learn how to write. But, they bring in the most impressive array of professional authors. I've ever seen so the other day. I heard that Jay Gaunt's is giving a five hour shop. In the writer's studio, which to me I'm Jay is one of my favorite authors like J P Beaumont a lot. So I was blown away by that. That's want just one studio. We have kitchen arts as they call it. Produces lots of good things to eat, and it's a commercial kitchen in the sense that caterers can rent it. Do they share yes, when they're up there cooking. And every once in a while, we'll make something them. woodworkers made all the cabinetry for example in the room. They used to serve their bigger meals, and they reward us with a couple of plates, cookies or something good to on during the day as you were. Touring the around the woodshop. You were showing me the cabinet tree that you guys built and it's. I don't want to call it over the top for a woodshop. But it's beautiful there. They're all matched doors or veneer. Is it veneer or is it solid? It's all it's all near Oh. Okay, and you said you made upwards of four hundred of these things for the entire barn. As we've lost count so many it's at least four hundred in the early on when the building was still being finished off, we stepped forward to volunteer to make these cabinets for Barnes so that they save tens of thousands of dollars with that effort, but in return the organization. was very much willing to buy us some nice power tools, so we got some excellent. You truly amazing. We do tools out in that Shaba, but the other benefit. If I might interrupt. That is to that we all learn. We were all rookies when it came to building cabinets so in the course of this, I learned how to make euro style cabinets.