The Chris Loves Julia Podcast w/ Preston Pugmire
By DIY, Home Design, Blogging
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Conversations about DIY, Home Design, and family. Chris Loves Julia is a DIY home design blog that started in 2008. It has since become the go to place for design and home renovation info for millions of readers. On this podcast we go behind the curtain on blogging, home renovation, and design in general and how it all relates to having a home that is "lived in" by a family.
||CleanEp 29: Your Town Is Boring, No Need To Renovate||The gang discusses and mocks Preston's process for choosing paint in his studio and then Julia drops the #1 tip for choosing a color. Our reader questions lead to talks on how minimalism and curtains can be at odds in your home. We play a...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: RIP Home Blogging, And Your House Looks Cheap||The gang recaps the year and Julia gives the best advice ever for patching walls and painting over the patches. Our Hot Topic: Is home Blogging Dead? We discuss DIY blogs compared to other styles of blogs and see why some people think its a dying art...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Christmas Lights, Negative Reviews, and Compromise||The Gang listens to Chris tell tales of woe from the trials and tribulations of DIY christmas light installation. Then we have an interesting difference of opinion about compromise vs. win/win when it comes to people having different goals with design...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Buying Houses That Aren't For Sale, and Babies On Airplanes.||In this episode the gang reunites after three long weeks apart because of the holidays and vacations. Julia discusses her trials and tribulations in a birthday glass blowing class and The Marcums give their top tips for flying with children. ...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Storage Units, Asymmetry, and Screwing Up||The gang discusses Julia's love/hate relationship with storage units and the Marcum's new upstairs bathroom. For our reader email, Julia breaks down the best way to handle and design around asymmetrical features already existing in a home. We...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Choosing The Best Art For Your Home.||After eating as many tacos as we possibly could, we discuss Chris and Julia's epic Halloween party and give updates on the One Room Challenge project. We find out what big thing is next for the Marcums after they complete all the major updates in...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Upgrades, Deadlines, & Lawsuits||Julia, Chris and Preston talk about what they have going on right now, a few hiccups they've experienced and the chaos resulting from trying to juggle so many projects at once. They also talk about how to stay motivated at the end of a project to see...||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: The Real World: Blogging Edition||In this episode we discuss Chris and Julia's plans of the One Room Challenge and discuss adventures that happened on the way to IKEA. In our Hot Topic segment, we go behind the scenes to take a look at the real world vs the fantasy world that can...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Life is a Mixing of All Kinds of Things - Blending Styles In Your Home||In this episode, Chris and Julia celebrate one year in their new kitchen by revisiting some of the things they love most about it, as well as sharing a few recent additions they’ve completed. They also talk about blending styles and give some advice...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: Let's Keep it Clean||In this episode we talk about our front porch area and how it's driving us a bit crazy this week. We also discuss having house keepers or hiring other help for your home, and share some thoughts on why there might be negative stigma around that, and...||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Becoming Affiliated with Affiliates||--||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Every Dog Must Have His Day - Living (Happily) With Pets||Living with animals brings a lot of joy to a home, but it can also presents some challenges. In this episode, Chris & Julia talk about their life with Charly, their 150 lb St. Pyrenees. They share how she has influenced the renovation...||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: No Money, No Problems - Projects You Can Do Now On The Cheap||Nearly every home owner who wants to renovate experiences that point where you simply don't have the money to do the things you want. And sometimes, when the furnace, water heater and AC units all go out in the same year, you may not be left with any...||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: I Am On A Drug, It's Called Paint Sheen||It's common for everyone to ask about paint colors, but much less frequent to ask about the sheen. But just for the effect you want in your space, choosing the right sheen can't be overlooked. In this episode, Julia and Chris give great advice on...||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: It’s Never Enough Until You’ve Got All The Stuff: Discussions On Online Shopping||Online shopping is the way of the now, but there are still things about it that make some people uneasy. How can you buy a couch online when you’ve never sat on it? What do you do if the color is all wrong? And how do you know you’re really...||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Wake Me Up With Indecision: Which Updates Are Worth Making?||Every renovation project is a balancing act, between budget, time, needs, wants, etc.. But when you don't know how long you're going to be in your home, is it really worth spending the time and money to update it? Chris and Julia discuss how they...||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light||Lighting fixtures are as varied as any other product for your home, but once you've found that perfect fixture, how do you make sure it will give off the light you want for your space? Sometimes you want it to feel warm, other times you need to...||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us||Life is better when you share it with others, so we're talkin' about parties and get-togethers this episode. Some do's and don'ts of hosting, little things that make a party great, and how to keep yourself from getting in a bad mood and making all...||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Make it Happen, Cap'n - Taking on Projects You've Never Done Before||One thing we hear from people all the time is, "How do you guys know how to do all this stuff?" Usually followed by some version of, "I could never do that." But here's the thing - you can do it. In this episode, Chris & Julia talk about how they...||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Buildin' On A Budget Pt. 2||In this part two episode focused on budgeting in renovation, Julia and Chris discuss what a budget means to them, and how it has changed over time. They talk about their early days of DIY, and share one of their first projects and how it went horribly...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 09: John & Sherry Petersik of Young House Love: Buildin' On A Budget Pt. 1||The first of two episodes focused on budgeting for renovation, we visit with John and Sherry Petersik, the creators of the wildly successful Young House Love blog and brand. Hear them talk about some of their favorite “bang for your buck”...||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 08: Renovating, DIY, and Personal Relationships||On this episode, we go behind the scenes on the complete kitchen renovation Chris and Julia did in Pittsburgh and hear some funny and also frustrating stories from them. We also talk about how renovating and doing DIY projects affects personal...||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 07: Chairman of the Mood Board||In this episode, we dive into how to start a design or remodeling project. The first thing is the planning sessions. Julia breaks down her process and gives some helpful hints about how to give your space the design it deserves. Chris and Preston just...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 06: To Theme Or Not To Theme?||On this episode we tackle kids rooms. Should they be themed? What works? What doesn't? Even if you don't have children, you learn stuff about Chris and Julia and things about their childhood rooms and we also discuss superheroes for a minute. It's a...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 05: Shanty 2 Chic w/ Whitney and Ashley: Open Concept meets Multi-functional||We chat with Whitney and Ashley from the amazing blog Shanty 2 Chic and talk about their show Open Concept on HGTV. We also talk about multi-functional spaces and rooms and how to make them cohesive and intentional. Please Rate and Review the Show!...||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 04: A Beautiful Mess w/ Elsie Larson. Wardrobe Style = House Style||We chat with Elsie Larson from the incredible blog A Beautiful Mess. She gives us her favorite tips for finding your home design style and how it relates to your clothing style, music style and other aspects of your life. Please rate...||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 03: Vintage Revivals w/ Mandi Gubler: DIY With Kids On The Block||We chat with Mandi from the DIY design blog Vintage Revivals and discuss how to manage projects and home renovation when there are children in the mix. Tips, tricks, and homework to take your DIY to the next level even if you don't have kids... Please...||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 02: Yellow Brick Home Blog w/ Kim & Scott: Project Management > Anger Management||A conversation about how to manage the renovation projects you want to tackle in your home, Even if you are renting. Kim and Scott Vargo from the home design and renovation blog Yellow Brick Home stop by to talk about their blog and how...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 01: In Living Color Theory||A Candid discussion about the best practices when choosing paint colors. Julia reveals for the first time a huge mistake she made behind the scenes. Posts mentioned in this episode: DIY Shiplap built-ins: finished and styled! Perfectly Putty...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 00 Welcome Intro Episode! Who we are, what this is, and what you can expect.||The Chris Loves Julia Blog Podcast. Hosted by Preston Pugmire||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
My favorite Podcast to listen to while I DIY.
Inspiring, hilarious and informative! They are authentic and so fun to listen to! I love the dynamic between the three of them!
I have enjoyed reading the blog and the podcast is awesome! I love the casual setting of all topics being discussed and lots of humor. You always keep me entertained, love it guys!
I've already learned so much just three episodes in, love Chris and Julia's openness and inspiration for renovating.
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