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The North South Makers Podcast

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Join the North South Makers, friends and DIY bloggers Charlotte Smith (from the North) and Erin Spain (from the South), as they discuss all things making and momming. Whether sharing their favorite furniture hacks or discussing the best power tools for a rookie builder, Erin and Charlotte approach making with humor, practicality and a design eye. With 8 kids and ten years of decorating, building, and blogging between them, Erin and Charlotte are experts in the fields of breakfast cereals and power tools, not to mention features in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Magazine, and television appearances on Rachael Ray, Flea Market Flip, and local news outlets. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine ... no judgment) and welcome to the conversation.

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Join the North South Makers, friends and DIY bloggers Charlotte Smith (from the North) and Erin Spain (from the South), as they discuss all things making and momming. Whether sharing their favorite furniture hacks or discussing the best power tools for a rookie builder, Erin and Charlotte approach making with humor, practicality and a design eye. With 8 kids and ten years of decorating, building, and blogging between them, Erin and Charlotte are experts in the fields of breakfast cereals and power tools, not to mention features in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Magazine, and television appearances on Rachael Ray, Flea Market Flip, and local news outlets. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine ... no judgment) and welcome to the conversation.

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One of my favorites!

By cassiegaletka - Apr 27 2019
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This podcast is one of my favorites to listen to while I am crafting late at night. Charlotte and Erin are so personable and give great advice and tips.

Love the Honesty!

By The Millennial Mommy - Apr 12 2019
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One of my fave podcasts! I love how honest Erin and Charlotte are about their successes and “failures” with DIY, blogging and parenting.

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
103
2
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0
0

One of my favorites!

By cassiegaletka - Apr 27 2019
Read more
This podcast is one of my favorites to listen to while I am crafting late at night. Charlotte and Erin are so personable and give great advice and tips.

Love the Honesty!

By The Millennial Mommy - Apr 12 2019
Read more
One of my fave podcasts! I love how honest Erin and Charlotte are about their successes and “failures” with DIY, blogging and parenting.
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The North South Makers Podcast

Latest release on Sep 24, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 047: Polarizing Trends & Bad Design Ideas

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We're talking about polarizing trends in home decor and DIY, plus sharing our commentary on bad design ideas in general. We share our own opinions as well as opinions shared with us by our social media followers. Also, find out some interesting fun facts about the origin of IKEA's product names, and information about the history of HGTV.

Aug 16 2018

54mins

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Rank #2: Episode 032: 10 Home Styling Tips

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Please excuse the audio quality of this episode! We had some technical mic difficulties. Nevertheless, we are sharing 10 home styling tips which we hope you'll find helpful. Plus, we're sharing our mom fails, fun facts of the week, and "high fives," or things that we are loving right now. Find out where you can see a chandelier made out of human bones (what??), and the origin of the Happy Birthday song. 

Apr 19 2018

50mins

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Rank #3: Episode 004: When to DIY vs. When to Buy

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We chat about how we determine when to DIY things for our homes vs. when to buy new or thrifted items. 

Oct 05 2017

46mins

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Rank #4: Episode 059: Holiday Prep: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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We are talking about holiday prep in general, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Find out what we're up to, how we get ready for Christmas, what stresses us out, and how we balance blogging with the chaos of the holidays.

Dec 13 2018

39mins

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Rank #5: Episode 003: 10 Tips for Upping Your DIY Game

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We each share our favorite tips for taking your DIY and making skills to the next level. 

Oct 05 2017

53mins

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Rank #6: Episode 036: Projects We're Planning for Spring & Summer

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We're talking about all of the projects we have in the queue for the spring and summer. Plus hear our latest mom fails and fun facts!

May 17 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: Episode 063: Rookie Blogging & DIY Mistakes

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In this episode we are chatting about rookie mistakes we made when we first started blogging, and mistakes we continue to make with our DIY projects. We hope that sharing the missteps we made early on will help anyone getting started with blogging to avoid making those same mistakes. We talk about what we wish we had done differently (there are several things we would love "do-overs" on), plus we're sharing our weekly mom fails, fun facts, and high fives. We are also discussing the super secret not-so-secret room makeovers we are both working on. Details will be coming soon to both of our blogs.

Mar 21 2019

48mins

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Rank #8: Episode 044: Haven Conference & Our Trip to Charleston

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We're sharing details about the Haven Conference and our trip to Charleston, including what we did, where we went, and what our takeaways were in terms of our business.

Jul 26 2018

49mins

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Rank #9: Episode 038: How to Incorporate Color into Home Decor

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This episode is all about color! We share how we incorporate color in our homes and give tips on how you can do it too. If you're surrounded by neutrals and you want to branch out, then this is the episode for you.

May 31 2018

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 065: Branding for Content Creators

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We are discussing branding and all that it entails. As content creators, oftentimes WE are our "brand," unlike large corporations that sell products. We're chatting about how we decide what our brand is and how we want to represent ourselves online, as well as figuring out what resonates with our audience. Connect with us on social media @northsouthmakers and check out our show notes on Pinterest!

Apr 11 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: Episode 050: Copying Vs. Being Inspired By Something

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We're discussing copying vs. being inspired by something, particularly as content creators. We're sharing our opinions and experiences, and what we believe to be best practices. Plus hear our mom fails and high fives of the week!

Sep 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 045: Haneen from Haneen's Haven

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Our friend Haneen from Haneen's Haven joins us for this episode, and chats about how she got into blogging and what she would do differently if she knew then what she knows now. 

Aug 03 2018

53mins

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Rank #13: Episode 021: Tips for Starting a Blog

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We're sharing everything you need to know about the basics of starting a blog, including some of our favorite resources.

Jan 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #14: Episode 048: Dream Workshops

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We're talking about our current workspace setups and what functions well for us and what doesn't. Plus, we explore what our "dream workshop" would be like.

Aug 30 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: Episode 052: Our One Year Podcast Anniversary! Favorite Moments From the Last Year

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It's our 1 year "podiversary"! We're reflecting on our favorite moments and episodes from the past year, and chatting about our goals for the future.

Oct 04 2018

45mins

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Rank #16: Episode 069: Then Vs. Now - The Evolution of Blogging

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We are talking about "then and now," or what it was like back in the dark ages when we started our blogs, versus what it's like to start a blog now. So much has changed in the last 5-7 years, and we're chatting about the evolution that has occurred during that time. There are so many more resources available now, so people are starting blogs with the intention of creating a business from day one. Plus hear our mom fails, fun facts, and high fives of the week. (P.S. We won't have a show next week due to travel.)

May 30 2019

45mins

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Rank #17: Episode 005: Our Favorite DIY Projects

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Today, we discuss our favorite DIY projects that we've ever done (and our favorites of each other's), why they're our favorites, and what we learned along the way.

Oct 05 2017

59mins

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Rank #18: Episode 028: Finding Your Design Style

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This week, we're talking about a commonly asked question: How do you find your design style? We'll also chat about ways to keep the style generally cohesive throughout your home. 

Mar 15 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: Episode 029: Photography Tips & Resources

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Whether you're shooting photos of interior spaces, individual projects, or portraits, we're sharing some photography tips and resources that will help you up your game.

Mar 22 2018

57mins

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Rank #20: Episode 040: How We Choose Our Blog Content

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In this episode, we're talking about how we choose our blog content and what factors we consider when deciding what to write about. We're also sharing our weekly mom fails and fun facts.

Jun 14 2018

45mins

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