Your Home Story
By Ashley of Bigger than the Three of Us and Suzannah of Create/Enjoy blogs
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DIY Home Improvement and Design podcast by Ashley of Bigger than the Three of Us and Suzannah of Create/Enjoy. We believe you don’t have to be an interior designer to create a home you love, and you don’t have to be a contractor to do the work yourself. Join the conversation each week as we talk in detail about finding your home style, why we DIY, how stay consistent with your home projects and more. You’ll be able to tap into our knowledge on how to paint cabinets, how to pick flooring, how to hang gallery walls, etc., in the upcoming episodes.
||CleanEp 43: Interior Home Maintenance||Of course we prefer to focus on projects that make our home prettier--but in reality, we have to do projects regularly that make our home safe and efficient. On today’s show, we chat all about interior home maintenance, including how and when to do...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 42: Home Decor Blogging Behind the Scenes||If you’ve ever wondered about how Ashley and Suzannah got into home decor blogging, what it takes to create blog and social media content, how to get featured on a big design site, how home design bloggers make money, or a blogger secret benefit to...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 41: Choosing & Hanging Art||Choosing and hanging art can be a struggle for the best of us, but we have tips! Join us today as we chat about our favorite stores to buy art, how to find art that speaks to you, how to frame art, and how to hang art. We specifically covered: Wink...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 40: Unique & Minimal Halloween & Thanksgiving Decor||Both Ashley and Suzannah value the fun that comes from celebrating the changing seasons and holidays, but shy away from accumulating lots of new pieces every year or for using every year. We share our projects and decorating successes, plus other...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 39: Ashley's Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom Makeover||Your master bedroom should be your oasis, but many times, it takes a backseat to other rooms in our homes. In today’s show, Ashley talks about her Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom and how it’s finally a place that feels like a retreat. You’ll...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 38: First steps in decor when you move into a new space||Moving into a new space is so exciting!! Whether you rent or own, you probably want to get your new home looking and functioning the way you want as soon as possible… but there are some improvements that are much better to do sooner or later. We...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 37: DIY or Hire Out: Painting||In today’s episode, you’ll hear our thoughts on painting (both interior and exterior) and whether you should hire painting our or do it yourself! From using a paint sprayer to taping off windows and ceilings, tune in to hear what we think about...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 36: Design, Make, & Live: Hallways||Do you have a dark and dingy hallway? Or, a downstairs hallway that is lacking function? It doesn’t have to be! We have great ideas to update, makeover, and better utilize your hallway so it’s beautiful as well as functional. In today’s show, we..||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 35: No-Spend Facebook Challenge Update + Our House Updates||Our first challenge in the Your Home Story podcast Facebook group was live last month. The challenge was all about refreshing a space in our house WITHOUT spending money. Tune in to hear about what spaces were refreshed as well as what projects we are..||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 34: Erin of the $100 Challenge||Can you really make over a room in 1 month with $100?? Our guest Erin has done that month after month and spread the motivation with tons of readers--even made an appearance on the Rachel Ray show! This week we’re talking to Erin about how she got...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 33: Real [estate] talk: How to BUY a Home||Selling a Home (Episode 16) was such a hit that we decided we had to talk all about the process of buying a home. From searching for homes to radon testing to home loans, tune in to hear our experiences and tips on home-buying! We specifically talked...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 32: Plant Care||Whether you’re Team Real Plants or open to faux ones, too, this episode will help you pick which plants should go where and how to decorate with and around them! Our top 10 easy-to-care-for houseplants: Sansevieria : AKA Snake Plant /...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31: Exterior Home Maintenance||We will be the first to admit that keeping up with the exterior of the home can be daunting. It feels like we never have enough time to get the interior how we want it, and then you want me to keep up with the exterior too? Today, we are breaking down..||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: Backspash & Tiling Tips for Walls||Want a great starter DIY project that will make a huge impact in your bathroom, bar, or kitchen?? Ashley and Suzannah have both done tile wall and backsplash projects and share tons of installation tips plus design considerations. Resources mentioned:..||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 29: Shopping Vintage Online||Who doesn’t love vintage decor, furniture, art, and more?! Today’s episode is all about finding great vintage pieces from the comfort of your home. You’ll learn which pieces we’ve bought online, how to search and buy them online, what to...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: DIY or Hire Out: Windows & Doors||Changes to windows and doors can make a huge effect to make a home look more custom or updated. Some of these changes you can do yourself… others could be a huge nightmare, mess, time suck, or worse! Ashley and Suzannah talk through their...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Design, Make, & Live: Powder Bathrooms||Most half bathrooms or powder baths are not too exciting or pretty to look at right away. But they’re often used by guests or you, all the time, so might as well express your style in them! They can have function issues, too, like small sinks and no..||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Listener Questions 2||We are answering YOUR questions today! Tune in to hear about where/how to buy Benjamin Moore paint, our favorite tools, how to get your partner on board with home decor, and about decorating when you have an eclectic style but don’t want your house...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: How to Decorate with a Spouse||Sometimes YOU know how you want to decorate, but do you know how to update a space or do a big project with your spouse or significant other? If others in your household care about the decor, you may have to get creative and figure out how to work on...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Buying + Selling on Facebook, Craigslist, Sales, etc.||There are great deals out there on secondhand items direct from sellers (online or in-person), but it takes work to find them. Plus, selling your furniture, rugs, etc. can be a great way to get some extra cash to cover new purchases! We share our...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Life & Home Updates||We’ve had some big personal and home/project-related updates lately and wanted to share in more depth, let you get to know us even better! This episode shares what’s up with us as we enter summer and a new phase of life for Suzannah. Suzannah’s...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: All About Window Coverings||How do you pick window treatments? What type of window treatment do you need in your living room, kitchen, or bathroom? How do you hang window curtains? Tune in today, as we chat all about window curtains, blinds, shades and more. In this...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Design, Make, & Live: Entryways||Focus on one space in your home with us today and learn more about how to make your entryway work for you and your family. Whether you need decor ideas such as art, lighting, or rugs or more organizational ideas such as how to create a drop zone, coat..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: DIY or Hire Out: Small Electrical||“Small electrical” may not sound very exciting, but it is SO empowering to have the skills to make small changes in your home with light fixtures, light switches, and more. Ashley and Suzannah share their experience with lots of DIY electrical...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Minimalism||“Minimalism” is an aspirational term for many of us… but hey, what does it mean, is it realistic, and will it bring us happiness? We talk about Marie Kondo’s books and philosophy for reducing clutter in your home and wardrobe, plus the...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Design, Make & Live: Guest Bedrooms||We focus on the guest bedroom and what design choices are great for this space. Whether you are thinking about hosting guests short- or long-term, these tips for creating a welcoming guest bedroom are all easy to implement and will go a long way in...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: All About Rugs||Who doesn’t love a good rug? Rugs add character, coziness, and more to our spaces yet they can be hard to select. Listen in as we chat about rug placement, rug sizing, what types of rugs work best within specific types of rooms, how to clean rugs,...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Real [Estate] Talk: How to SELL a Home||If you are thinking of selling your home in the next 5 years (or working with sellers as a buyer right now), this episode is for you! Real estate can be so exciting but also so stressful! We’ve had a variety of experiences selling a few...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: DIY or Hire Out: Wallpaper||We love to talk about when to DIY vs. when to find a pro--and this time we focus on wallpaper installation and removal. We’ve both installed wallpaper ourselves (different kinds) and Ashley has had some very good and some very bad experiences...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: How to Be Content with Your Home When You Can’t Change It||We all struggle with contentment and the need/want to do more, make more, and buy more. How to combat that in the home decor world? Tune in as we give practical tips for how to be content even while being inundated with beautiful spaces, amazing...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Design, Make, & Live: Kitchens||If you are ready to start a kitchen renovation, planning a small kitchen update or just want to be inspired by what you can do to freshen up your kitchen, then this episode is perfect for you. Listen in as we chat about how a kitchen function...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Listener Questions 1||We’ve gathered questions from listeners from our Facebook page, Instagram, and email and are answering several of them together in this episode! Tune in to hear our take on: How to budget for a remodel. benefit vs. value/equity gained, how...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: When to Stop DIY-ing||Ashley and Suzannah both have some serious DIY backgrounds - for crafty, sewing, and art projects (for better or worse) and have found that sometimes it’s totally worth it to DIY, sometimes it’s better to buy or hire out. Tune in to hear when to...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Gallery Walls||If you love the look of gallery walls but are scared to try to put one up, we are here to help! We are breaking down the confusion on frame sizing, how to pick art, how to decide on photographs, whether your gallery wall should be symmetrical or 3D,...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Home Decor Trends for 2018||Trends affect us whether we follow them or not. Tune in to listen to us chat about what trends are coming in and which ones are going out. You might be surprised to hear our thoughts on trends in general and how to incorporate them into our homes and...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Consistency Throughout a Home||Where to be consistent with colors, materials, and styles throughout a home, and when to avoid being matchy-matchy? We couldn’t find many resources about this so we dug into it! We talk about the time and place for consistency versus unique...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: How We Live vs. How We Want a Space to Look||We cover the age-old question of decorating a beautiful home vs. creating a comfortable home that fits the way you live. How to determine how you live in a space? Challenges in smaller vs. larger spaces? How do you want the space to look? We cover...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: All About Choosing & Installing Flooring||Listen in as we chat about what type of flooring each of us have, what we have picked out and why, and if we have installed it ourselves or hired out. Gain knowledge on color, flooring types, installation difficulties, and more. Prepare to be...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Design, Make, & Live: Dining Spaces||Design, Make, and Live: Dining Spaces. This is our deep dive/focus on a particular room, this time dining spaces. Tune in as we chat about hosting over the holidays, how to make your dining/kitchen space work for you while hosting, and whether...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Curating Your Home Style||So you’ve narrowed down your style (check out our last episode)… NOW WHAT? On organizing your ideas to keep your style consistent--tools in Instagram, Pinterest, and more. Find Suzannah on Pinterest here and Ashley here. And listen in for a great...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: How to Identify Your Home Style||Learn how and why to define your home style. Some questions we discuss: why pick a style? Why not just collect and decorate with all the stuff you like? Are style quizzes worth the time? (Some we recommend: My Domaine home style, HGTV home style, ...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: All About Painting Cabinets||We are talking all about painting cabinets and what all goes in to a project like painting your kitchen cabinets, doors, bathroom vanities, etc. Learn the steps to have a successful job and what paint both Suzannah and Ashley highly recommend. Check...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Introducing the Your Home Story Podcast||Welcome to the Your Home Story Podcast! Your hosts are Suzannah from http://www.create-enjoy.com and Ashley from http://www.biggerthanthethreeofus.com. Since this is our first episode, we are talking about why we started the podcast, how we plan...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m so excited to listen in on this podcast. I quickly subscribed after seeing Ashley’s post on her blog. I’m very passionate about home decor. I really want to curate a lovely space that’s also functional, but am often intimidated by projects. These ladies already give me such a piece of mind and make me feel like I can actually tackle certain DIYs. Can’t wait to see what’s to come! Thank you ladies for taking the time to engage.
Real Life DIY!
I’m super excited about this podcast! I already follow Ashley from Bigger than the Three of Us and I have a feeling that listening to this duo will give me the confidence to start my next DIY project. Thank you!!
Excited to learn with fellow DIYers!
So excited to learn alongside you as you remodel your basement! We recently bought our second fixer upper and have a fun basement remodel to tackle. I’m nervous for a new project with unique challenges, so I’m looking forward to your perspective!