#162: What Sherry’s Not Buying For An Entire Year

#162: What Sherry’s Not Buying For An Entire Year

That’s right, there’s a new personal shopping challenge going on at our house – and this time Sherry has committed to skipping any purchases in a specific (and pretty wide category) FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. We’re also talking with simplicity expert Emily Ley about how she combats “busyness” and creates more time and space in her life. She’s giving us tips on everything from tackling your family calendar to fun ways to get the kids involved in streamlining your days. And we’re sharing our favorite way to hang heavy objects quickly, without a lot of dust or tools – along with our new favorite guilty pleasure show that makes us laugh out loud (and even made Sherry tear up a few times).

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That’s right, there’s a new personal shopping challenge going on at our house – and this time Sherry has committed to skipping any purchases in a specific (and pretty wide category) FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. We’re also talking with simplicity expert Emily Ley about how she combats “busyness” and creates more time and space in her life. She’s giving us tips on everything from tackling your family calendar to fun ways to get the kids involved in streamlining your days. And we’re sharing our favorite way to hang heavy objects quickly, without a lot of dust or tools – along with our new favorite guilty pleasure show that makes us laugh out loud (and even made Sherry tear up a few times).

You can download this episode from Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherTuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below! 

What’s New

  • You can get a pretty good look at Sherry’s wardrobe in this closet tour post from last month.
  • There’s also more info about her minimal wardrobe here in this post from last year, which shows how she makes a “uniform” work and creates lots of combinations by mixing & matching.
Sherry's Cloths Across Three Hanging Bars
  • Another version of this personal challenge, if you’re looking to do something similar, is Elsie Larson’s 2019 challenge to only buy secondhand clothing for a full year.
  • You can also read more about Gretchen Rubin’s Abstainers vs Moderators distinction that we mentioned.

Emily Ley, Simplified

We’re Digging

  • These are the E-Z Anchor drywall anchors we like to use whenever we’re hanging something heavy on our walls without a stud – like a mirror, big picture frame, or floating shelves. There’s no switching out drill bits or making dusty holes because both the anchor and the included screw go in with just your drill or screwdriver. They have 50lb versions and also sell 75lb versions. We keep a box of both around the house and find them pretty handy (we’ll never go back to the old anchors you have to predrill holes for).
  • Here’s a preview of The Circle, the reality competition show on Netflix that Sherry and I have been LOVING and telling everyone who will listen that they have to watch. It’s only 12 episodes long, and the whole thing is weirdly wonderful. Trust us.

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. You can also see all the books we’ve recommended on our Book Club page.

And lastly, a big thank you to Grove Collaborative for sponsoring this episode. You can sign up at Grove.co/YHL and get a FREE 5-piece Mrs. Meyers and Grove cleaning set in the scent of your choice.

Thanks for listening, guys!

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S41 E15: No Pain No Gain

Previous episode: S41 E14 | Next episode: Posting on Feb. 23, 8pm ET

In this episode:

The construction crews are finally done, and Luke and Crystal can finally move in after nearly a year after their home burned down. Kevin finds them tackling a few last-minute punch list items and figuring out where to set their brand-new furniture that was just delivered.

Studies show that 90% of homes lost to wildfires catch fire from flying embers and not the heat of the fire. Kevin travels to a test lab in South Carolina that helps find safer materials and techniques for combating embers.

Back in Paradise, work continues on Jose and Anna’s house. Tommy meets with builder Ken Blanton and his roofer Mark, as they roof the house with fireproof asphalt shingles. Mark McCullough arrives in Paradise to help Joey install stone veneer around columns on the front porch. Joey has made a career out of stonework.

California is the largest producer of food in the United States. If the state were a country it would be the 5th largest supplier of food in the world. Paradise and the nearby Sacramento Valley are big contributors. Kevin takes a tour of the area to see what they grow.

In Paradise, 85 people died in the Camp Fire. The town plans to honor those who suffered through the tragedy with a memorial called Hope Plaza. Kevin and Jenn meet the landscape architect, Greg Melton, who designed the memorial and the townspeople who start the work of building it.

Original Air Date: February 16, 2020 Season 41; Ep.15 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Roof Shingles
GAF

Artwork and Art Shelves
Minted

Stone Veneer
Pacific Supply

Hope Plaza Landscape Architect
Melton Design Group

Veneer Stacked Stone
Eldorado Stone

Farm Tours
Noble Orchards
Sierra Nevada
Sohnrey Farm
IBHS

S18 E15: Indoor Garden, Fireplace Hearth

In this episode:

Jenn installs a unique kind of indoor garden for a homeowner who wants to grow vegetables year round. Richard demonstrates how and why frozen pipes burst, andTom explains the basics of using a hole saw. Then, Mark replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.

Jenn installs a unique kind of indoor garden for a homeowner who wants to grow vegetables year round.

Where to find it?

Jenn helped the homeowner set up and plant a Smart Garden 9 indoor garden, which is manufactured by Click and Grow.

Tom explains the basics of using a hole saw.

Where to find it?

Tom demonstrated a variety of hole saws that can all be found at home centers.

Richard demonstrates how and why frozen pipes burst.

Where to find it?

Richard demonstrated that pipes, when frozen, expand in volume, which exponentially increases the water pressure and forces the pipe to burst. In these circumstances, shut the water off at the main and immediately call a plumber.

To prevent the pipes from freezing in the first place, Richard recommended keeping cabinet doors open and insulating the pipes with pipe insulation. This can be found at home centers.

Mark replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.

Where to find it?

Mark installed 2×8” Slide Grey slate tile, which is manufactured by Roma Tile.

To secure the tiles to the sub hearth, Mark used standard tiling materials, including thinset, tile spacers, a notched trowel, grout, and sponges. These can all be found at home centers and tile supply houses.

Original Air Date: February 16, 2020 Season 18; Ep.15 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Smart Garden 9 indoor garden
Click and Grow

2×8” Slide Grey slate tile
Roma Tile