How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Oct 20, 2020
Ep. 163: designer Breegan Jane
1 hr 6 min

In this episode, we sit down with the multi-talented Breegan Jane. She is an LA-based designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, TV personality, children’s book author, and mother. She’s been featured on HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, and more. We talk with Breegan about using design as a way to keep some order and cleanliness in the house, tips that we can learn from a 23-bathroom house, and how to keep things fresh and new using what we already have while at home with our family.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • How Breegan’s impressive and diverse resume has helped to shape her design style and visual expression.
  • What exactly designing a 23-bathroom house entails.
  • What kind of tips designers learn from their clients that they use for their own homes.
  • How Breegan uses design to keep order and cleanliness with two young sons in the house.
  • Why Breegan insists her 4 and 6-year-old share a bedroom (at least for now).
  • How you can transition spaces, especially as we are at home more, without buying all new things.
  • The opportunities and challenges Breegan has faced while working on HGTV’s Extreme Makeover and how she balances work and motherhood.
  • Breegan talks about her go-to elements for glamour and what she calls “modern approachable luxury” including mixing textures.
  • In our Decorating Dilemma, we dive deep into modernizing a space with color tones and having faith in the changes your designers suggest.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Breegan Jane

Breegan on Instagram

Breegan on Facebook

Breegan on Twitter


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Decorating Dilemma

Breegan thinks you know your biggest problem; you just have to be willing to fix it! The color tone in that wood is really dating the space. If you were to paint or stain over those cabinets in white, put two new pendants lights over the kitchen island and add a rug with some color in that space—you would be done! If you (or your husband) are not willing to part with the wood aesthetic, you could paint the kitchen white and try to ebonize the wood with a dark stain. Any color that gets you away from the yellow tone in the wood is really going to modernize it; you could do white, grey, brown or black. You already have a great, neutral style in your home and then you can accent it with any color you want; maybe even some fun bold-patterned drapery. There’s no getting around that dated tone, unfortunately, but you have a beautiful space with wonderful natural light! It may be labor-intensive, but you could do this yourself and it’s not very expensive. In terms of the backsplash? Leave it! You don’t need it and then you can put that money into the other things we recommended. Please report back, Megan!


To sort of play devil’s advocate, Caroline thinks you could start by painting the doors, trim and fireplace while leaving the kitchen alone. Breaking up the uniformity of the space will help it look less dated. If you start small, you can get your husband on board with bigger changes.

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Knitmoregirls's Podcast
The Knitmore Girls- Jasmin and Gigi
Muppet Periodontist - Episode 603- The Knitmore Girls
This week's episode is sponsored by: Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn dot TV and use my promo code knitmore. That’s A-C-O-R-N dot T-V, code knitmore to get your first 30 days for free! Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy. When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available Have you started your holiday shopping yet? LoLo Body Care has so many great options to stuff those stockings. Shop their signature all-natural moisturizer, the LoLo Body Bar. Or maybe snatch up a LoLo To-Go Bag which includes 8 eco-luscious products inside an organic zippered bag. You'll also want to check out their seasonal scents like Winter Bliss, Spiced Fig and Frankincense and Myrrh. What else is awesome? 5% of all sales this holiday season are going to Habitat for Humanity! Visit today! On the Needles:(0:38) Gigi is knitting on the Pointed Firs shawl out of smokey grey. Jasmin is on the last stripe on her Match and Move shawl. (by Martina Behm #behmalong); knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock. Gigi dug out some sock yarn and started knitting the (RAVELRY LINK) Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book at Hicklebee's She is knitting them parallel, and has three pattern repeats done, and the heel increases. Jasmin has finished the knitting on her Bandit cardigan, and it is blocking. Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket. She loves it. Gigi finished knitting a pair of (RAVELRY LINK) Jelly Roll socks, out of leftover yarn from the Xmas socks. She needs labels for the socks. [Link for Sock Labels] Gigi cast on for the (RAVELRY LINK) Make Your Heels Strong socks Jasmin finished with (RAVELRY LINK) her Autumn pullover by Jennifer Wood in LolaBean Yarn Co Garbanzo Bean worsted in “Fuzzy Navel” Jasmin swatched for (RAVELRY LINK) The Betty and Judy Lodge Sweater. She will wear it with her shiny red pants from Modcloth In Stitches:(12:05) Jasmin wore her Windschief hat, the (RAVELRY LINK) Urchin Hat by Julie Gillespie, the (RAVELRY LINK) Sockhead Cowl, the Payne pullover, and Jurek sweater. REX WORE HIS DRAGONFISH SWEATER!!! Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl and a Knitmore 2.0 cowl and all of the new nightshirts. And socks out of yarn with silk content and sparkly socks. Events:(18:27) The Operation Sock Drawer book was published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy. Lucy Neatby is closing her website by the end of the year, so she can focus on teaching and designing. #Grinchalong2020 will start December 1st Dr Gemma is podcasting again. Cogknitive podcast ! Mother Knows Best:(23:01) When you clean up, you will find what you are missing. The kids like " Outfoxed" When Knitting Attacks: (31:42) Gigi was making tracks on the Sashay socks, and had three repeats done. Knits in Space:(34:26) Watching Star Trek Discovery. Season 3. Amazing costumes. Gigi would like to sew some of them, not for cosplay Reading by the fireplace. Deadwater Fell on AcornTV. Jasmin likes The Mandalorian And Sew On: (39:33) Gigi is taking a virtual tailoring class at Cañada college. She loves not having to commute Gigi started started sewing in fashion fabric. Worked on the button hole pocket. Jasmin makes her first machine sewn buttonhole. Jasmin also sewed a few more masks using the Japanese Sewing Books pattern.
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Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks' Podcast
Knit Picks
Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained
Today, we're dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you're a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you! Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they've developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne's rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast to talk about her PASSION for sock knitting. We met Roz at a knitting trade show years ago and love seeing what she comes up with next. She's one of our favorite super fans and is always the first to snag a skein of new sock yarn to use on her sock knitting machine. Don't know what that is? Stay tuned to find out! Also, Roz was part of the design team that developed the last round of striped Felici colors too! As always, happy knitting! Mentioned in This Episode: Stroll Hawthorne Felici Static Capretta Gloss Fingering Muse Bare Eco Superwash Alpaca Lee's socks in two colorways of Felici held together Lee's socks in Felici & Stroll held together Lee's sweater in Stroll held triple Helpful tutorial for triple-stranding from one yarn ball Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne held together with Aloft Sweater Lee knit in Hawthorne speckle held double Hat Lee knit in Felici held double and striped between two colorways Cowl Lee knit with Hawthorne held triple striped with Capretta held triple Sock Yarn Celebration Sock Knitting Machine Roz on Ravelry Roz on Instagram Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome with Hannah 1:32 Hannah and Lee talk sock yarn 23:30 Stacey talks to Roz 36:07 Credits
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Decorating Tips and Tricks
Decorating Tips and Tricks
Bespoke FM
The Christmas Tree Controversy Discussed - best of DTT
Real or faux ~ which way to go? Today we not so much debate, but clarify the facts surrounding the real vs faux Christmas tree controversy. The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decor. Traditions and memories are made under, around & about this holiday focal point. People are often staunch in their opinions of real or faux, but are all the facts clear...? Today we discuss the virtues and drawback of either choice, ring in on our thoughts & give you a few options in both catagories. Here's a source for a truly faux gold/platinum tree like the one Kelly puts up in her kitchen. Click HERE ( Have a look at Kelly's gold/platinum tree HERE ( Rent a live Christmas tree HERE ( or HERE ( Green Promise can help you find organic options for lots of things including Christmas trees. Have a look HERE ( Our crushes are: Kelly's has enjoyed the American solo pianist George Winston for years. Have a listen HERE ( Anita just back from London shares Cath Kidston. Look HERE ( If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE ( and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
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The Fertility Podcast
The Fertility Podcast
Natalie Silverman|Broadcaster |Mum after ICSI| Freedom Fertility Specialist
The Later Years: How Do You Future Proof Your Fertility?
In this latest episode of The Fertility Podcast we continue to focus on 'The Later Years'. We re in conversation with Lucy Lines, an embryologist based in Australia. Lucy worked as a clinical embryologist for many years and following redundancy made the decision to take a different path and founded Two Lines Fertility. It's always fascinating hearing from an embryologist and Lucy explained how early on in her career, she had to sit a personality test to see if she was the right person to take on the role. She explains how it takes a certain type of person to become an embryologist. Just like we are, Lucy is also passionate about fertility education and talked about a recent patient that had been trying to conceive naturally and with IVF for over a year with no success. She explained how it became evident that this couple had very little knowledge of their cycle and when the woman ovulated. Lucy was shocked that no one, had anyone talked to her about the signs of ovulation! This is something that frustrates both Kate and Lucy - that women and couples aren’t given this vital information, especially as research shows fertility awareness education reduces time to conception. Lucy uses her years of experience to advise patients on the ins and outs of embryology and what it really means when an embryo is 3 cells on day 2 or 6 cells on day 3. She helps couples understand the science behind it so they can make informed decisions. Lucy also explains the importance of carefully searching for information and guidance on the internet and always use Google Scholar for evidence-based information. If you've ever wanted to understand the differences between egg quality and egg health, then Lucy does it perfectly. 'Egg quality is the genetic stuff and the things we can’t change like eye colour, height, etc. Egg health, on the other hand, is the stuff we can change – such as improving egg health by healthy lifestyle choices and the right supplementation for you. ' Lucy recommends spending 90-120 days before conception by concentrating on these aspects to give yourself the best chances. Like our recent guest Professor Joyce Harper, Lucy is passionate about raising awareness of your future fertile self with children and their parents. She shares an example of young people seeing their parents use synthetic fragrances and beauty products, or heating food in plastic containers, and how these chemicals are endocrine disrupters and disrupt the fine balance of both male and female hormones. Lucy aso spoke about a Y chromosome deletions SOCIAL MEDIA: Fertility Poddy on Insta Lucy Lines Future Fertility Self Fertility Podcast on Insta Your Fertility Journey on Insta
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The Shinybees Knitting and Yarn Podcast
The Shinybees Knitting and Yarn Podcast
Jo Milmine
Ep 165 - Getting Rid of Moths in Knitwear
Moth infestation in knitwear is every knitter's worst nightmare. In this episode I cover some of the background of which kinds of moths chew knitwear in the UK and how to get rid of them. There are only two, but they do a lot of damage and they're on the rise. You can tell you have an infestation usually when there has already been damage and you find little holes in the knitwear. It's common for these to be in areas like the sleeve and neck. Moth larvae are the culprit (adult moths don't have the mouth parts needed for knitwear decimation). The problem you have with larvae is they're very hard to see. They are around 1mm long which makes it easy for them to slip into the knitwear unnoticed. Unless you have go go gadget eyes, you're unlikely to see them. There are ways to deal with the pesky blighters. The best way is to prevent them in the first place, which may not always be possible, especially if you live in an older property. Cleanliness is key, so vacuum inside the wardrobe regularly and ensure clothes are spread out on the hangers and kept off the floor. Adding natural repellants such as lavender, eucalyptus, laurel, rosemary, patchouli and cedar will dissuade the adults from wanting to lay eggs in the wardrobe. Keep valuable and out of season clothes in storage bags to prevent access. If you have an infestation, step one is to remove all the items from the wardrobe and clean them all. Either launder at a high temperature (60 degrees), dry clean or steam clean them, or clean them and put them in a freezer for 48 hours, which will kill eggs and larvae. Clean the inside of the wardrobe by hoovering right into all the crannies and removing dust. Wipe's the surfaces with a damp cloth with detergent, anti-bacterial spray or diluted white vinegar to remove dirt and eggs. Full show notes are at Music Credits: Adam and the Walter Boys, 'I Need A Drink' used with kind permission and available from iTunes.
30 min
Evidence Based Birth®
Evidence Based Birth®
Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN
EBB 153 – Pros and Cons of the Foley and Dilapan-S® for Cervical Ripening During an Induction
In this episode, I will talk about cervical ripening, the Bishop score, and some "mechanical" ways to ripen the cervix. More specifically, we'll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of cervical osmotic dilators (including Dilapan-S®), and using the Foley balloon for cervical ripening. Get on the wait list for the Pocket Guide here: References on Cervical Ripening: * Curran, M. (2020). Bishop Score Calculator. Click here. * Kolkman, D. G. E., Verhoeven, C. J. M., Brinkhorst, S. J., et al. (2013). Bishop score as a predictor of labor induction success: a systematic review. American Journal of Perinatology, 30(8), 625-30. Click here. * Ivars, J., Garabedian, C., Devos, P., et al. (2016). Simplified Bishop score including parity predicts successful induction of labor. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol., 203, 309-314. Click here. References on the Foley: * Abdelhakim, A. M. Shareef, M .A., AlAmodi, A. A., et al. (2020). Outpatient versus inpatient balloon catheter insertion for labor induction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction, In Press. Click here. * Alfirevic, Z., Keeney, E., Dowswell, T., et al. (2016). Methods to induce labour: a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. BJOG., 123(9), 1462-1470. Click here. * American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2009, Reaffirmed 2019). ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 107: Induction of labor. Obstet Gynecol.,114(2 Pt 1), 386-397. Click here. * de Vaan, M. D. T., ten Eikelder, M. L. G., Jozwiak, M., et al. (2019). Mechanical methods for induction of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD001233. Click here. * Dong, S., Khan, M., Hashimi, F., et al. (2020). Inpatient versus outpatient induction of labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20(1), 382. Click here. * Leduc, D., Biringer, A., Lee, L., et al. (2013). Induction of Labor: SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline. No. 296, 35(9), 840-857. Click here. * Liu, X., Wang, Y., Zhang, F., et al. (2019). Double- versus single-balloon catheters for labour induction and cervical ripening: a meta-analysis. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 19(1), 358. Click here. * Simpson, K. R. (2020). Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition. AWHONN Practice Monograph, 24(4), PS1-S41. Click here. References on Dilapan-S: * American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2009, Reaffirmed 2019). ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 107: Induction of labor. Obstet Gynecol.,114(2 Pt 1), 386-397. Click here. * Levine, L. D., Valencia, C. M. and Tolosa, J. E. (2020). Induction of labor in continuing pregnancies. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol., S1521-6934(20), 30079-1. Click here. * Gupta, J., Chodankar, R., Baev, O., et al. (2018). Synthetic osmotic dilators in the induction of labour-An international multicentre observational study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol., 229, 70-75. Click here. * Saad, A. F., Villarreal, J., Eid, J., et al. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of Dilapan-S vs Foley balloon for preinduction cervical ripening (DILAFOL trial). Am J Obstet Gynecol., 220(3), 275.e1-275.e9. Click here. For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit Find us on Facebook (, Instagram (, and Pinterest ( Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) ( Find an EBB Instructor here (, and click here ( to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.
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