#81: …And Then Our Pipes Froze
The beach house has thrown us plenty of curveballs, but frozen pipes was not something we ever saw coming. This nailbiter had a (mostly) happy ending, except for one stupid move we made in the final moments. Plus, is expensive high end paint really worth it, or are you better off sticking with the stuff at your local hardware store? The answer might surprise you. And find out how Sherry’s combating the clutter of little accessories and why John’s fighting off social media FOMO.
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- The photo above is the one our neighbor sent us of our beach house during the “bomb cyclone” that dropped lots of snow and freezing temperatures on us earlier this month (and majorly threatened our pipes).
- I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of that duplex toilet we described (in my defense, I was worried about other things in the moment) but here’s a shot of the outside covered in snow.
- If you’re looking for more tips or info about dealing with frozen pipes, here’s a helpful article from the American Red Cross.
- And if you missed my original discussion about my resolution “word” for the year – it’s in Episode #78.
- Also, should I get myself this t-shirt?
- We’ll be sure to update you once our 2017 Family Yearbook from Blurb arrives (it’s scheduled to come this week!) but in the meantime, you can read more and see peeks into our past year’s albums. FYI, we got the “Standard Landscape” sized photo book and used a 30% off coupon that we received by email shortly after registering an account there.
Can We Just Talk About?
- Here’s the article that spawned our discussion: The Washington Post’s “Are expensive, trendy paint brands really worth it?“
- If you want to see some of the Glidden paint colors we used throughout our first house, you can check out our house tour or this look at its evolving color palette.
- And for the paint rundown for our second house, which was largely made up of Benjamin Moore colors, here’s the house tour and an overview of its color palette.
- As you can see from the little collage below – we’ve certainly used a variety of paint brands:
- After we recorded, I did dig up this article arguing FOR the expensive brands like Farrow And Ball (although should we be surprised that Architectural Digest is suggesting you splurge?). It does make some interesting points about why those “trendy” brands come with a higher price tag.
- Above is that large-scale fake fern that Sherry described in the episode that helped her solve a cluttered-looking console in our dining room.
- And below are some more larger-scale accessories she’s loving lately to help combat the visual clutter that a bunch of smaller knick-knacks can create: 1 /2/ 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
- And if you wanna check out that book I recommended, it’s This Is Where You Belong: The Art And Science Of Loving Where You Live. It was such a fascinating read.
If you’re looking for something we’ve dug in a past episode, but don’t remember which show notes to click into, here’s a master list of everything we’ve been digging from all of our past episodes.
And lastly, a big thank you to The Annie Selke Companies for sponsoring this episode. Don’t forget to use the code YHL15 to get 15% off any order at AnnieSelke.com/YHL, including bedding, furniture, rugs, and more!
Thanks for listening, guys!
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