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Book Club 10: The Other Einstein

Wed Aug 16 2017 (36:31)

Book Club 10: The Other Einstein

As we discuss Marie Benedict's book, we raise our glasses to Mileva, the unsung heroine of The Other Einstein, who may have played a critical role in developing the theory of relativity and yet received no Nobel prizes nor appreciation from her husband. We also share some honest thoughts about a certain famous wild-haired physicist.www.girlnextdoorpodcast.comInstagram / @higirlsnextdoorThank you so much for your iTunes reviews, shares, and telling a friend about the show!

2017 Update & A Thwack in the Night

We're sipping a monsoon cocktail, checking in on our 2017 so far, and chatting about how our creative endeavors are going - and whether or not we are suffering from August malaise.Show notes at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.comWe love to see you on Instagram - @higirlsnextdoor

Trader Joe's Faves & Judgy Swans

Wed Jul 19 2017 (01:23:02)

Trader Joe's Faves & Judgy Swans

The episode you've been waiting for (or maybe just that we've been waiting for) in which we devote an entire show to talking - and tasting - all things from our favorite quirky little grocery store: Trader Joe's!

Social Media & Real Relationships

Wed Jul 05 2017 (54:53)

Social Media & Real Relationships

We're getting honest about using social media, which ones we love and loathe, and whether it's possible to cultivate authentic relationships through status updates.

Listener Questions & Short Shorts

Wed Jun 21 2017 (01:05:39)

Listener Questions & Short Shorts

We answer questions from lovely listeners (thank you!) while sipping a delicious salty grapefruit sparkler.

Feeding a Family & Baby Shoes

Wed Jun 07 2017 (01:20:26)

Feeding a Family & Baby Shoes

Today we are talking about Feeding a Family - that daily and sometimes thankless task that can be both an expression of love but also a moving target. We’ll talk about logistics, go-to recipes and what works for us. We sip an OK gin-raspberry slushy.

Book Club 9: A Piece of the World

Wed May 24 2017 (42:31)

Book Club 9: A Piece of the World

On this book club episode we share our thoughts about A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Cline's novel that brings to live Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting Christina's World. A cute whiskey clementine cocktail also joins us.

Know Thyself & Haunting Mail

Wed May 10 2017 (49:06)

Know Thyself & Haunting Mail

We sip a Sparkling Personality and continue some of our past conversations about personality and habits. We chat about how we've come to know ourselves better and how we each try to work with our strengths to be more productive and happy.

Quality Time With Kids & Local Water Deputy

We're sipping something beach and fizzy while chatting about spending quality time with our kids - what quality time is and isn't, our favorite things to do with our kids, and how our pretend play skills measure up.

Dating Your Husband & Tiny Neighbors Shouting

In celebration of our wedding anniversary month (just another fun thing we share) we're chatting about dating our husbands - whether we #datenight, how we make time for dates, what we like to do on dates and if we've been on any horrible dates since being married.

Movies & Rogue Drones

Wed Mar 29 2017 (56:57)

Movies & Rogue Drones

Dim the lights and pop the popcorn, we're chatting movies and sipping an Irish Buck. We discuss movies we watched as kids, our favorite movies, scary movies to avoid and family movie nights. Our new Neighborly Advice audio classes are now available for purchase!Find show notes and leave a comment on a show at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.comConnect with us on Instagram!

Laundry & Sudsy Sunday

Wed Mar 15 2017 (01:15:45)

Laundry & Sudsy Sunday

Grab a basket of clean clothes to fold and join us for a lot of talk about laundry, an everyday topic that - apparently - we have a lot of opinions about.Show notes and latest release of our audio classes, Neighborly Advice, at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.comKeep up with us in between shows on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor.

Snacks & Hats on a Monkey

Wed Mar 01 2017 (01:19:44)

Snacks & Hats on a Monkey

Who doesn't love a snack? We certainly do. Over a blushing Hint of Spring we chat all about SNACKS - our favorite snacks to reach for, what snacks our kids beg for and whether we have any secret snacking behavior.

Big Changes & Return of Rollerblading Guy

We sip a surprisingly delicious orange coffee moscow mule and chat about how we handle big changes when they come our way.

Reading & Neighborly Grapefruit

We're sipping a refreshing Neighborly Elvis and chatting all about books and reading - what we like to read, when we read and what our reading habits look like. www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

Sleep & Pillow Talk

Wed Jan 18 2017 (01:00:31)

Sleep & Pillow Talk

This episode is all about SLEEP! *Yawn* We're sipping a punchy pineapple cocktail, talking about our sleep habits and quirks, and how our habits differ from our spouses.**Starting at timestamp 13:10 there are just a couple seconds of audio distortion, sorry about this!www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

Happy 2017 & Festively Aggressive

Wed Jan 04 2017 (45:06)

Happy 2017 & Festively Aggressive

We're kicking off our FOURTH year of the show with a winter wassail cocktail and catching up on our intentions and goals for 2017.

2016 Review & Christmas Swamp

Wed Dec 21 2016 (43:21)

2016 Review & Christmas Swamp

In the company of a cocktail born of a Christmasy swamp we're looking back at 2016 and remembering the challenging things and what we're celebrating. Plus we listen to the messages that we sent ourselves at the beginning of 2016 and our future-telling power is impressive.www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

Gift Guide & Anti-Pajamas

Wed Dec 07 2016 (55:32)

Gift Guide & Anti-Pajamas

We're sipping a boozy festive cocktail and sharing ideas for those tricky people on your Christmas list including the minimalists and people who already have everything. Plus perhaps our most giggly outtake of the show.

Bonus Mini: Tortoise Napper

Wed Nov 30 2016 (03:46)

Bonus Mini: Tortoise Napper

Some neighborhood news that was slated to be an outtake but we thought it might bring a smile to your face so sharing it as a bonus mini episode.

Fall Test Kitchen & Crunch Top

Wed Nov 23 2016 (37:41)

Fall Test Kitchen & Crunch Top

You sent us your favorite fall recipes and we got busy in the kitchen. You had me at crunch top. Show notes and recipes.Sign up for our newsletter!

Cooking With Kids & Vampire Children

We're sipping a Plundering Pumpkin and chatting about cooking with kids - the good, the frustrating, the messy.

Book Club 8: Better Than Before

Wed Oct 26 2016 (01:17:47)

Book Club 8: Better Than Before

We're sipping a pumpkin pie bourbon pear cocktail and diving into Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before, which makes for a great discussion on personalities and habits. Even if you didn't read along with us you'll enjoy the chat!

Fall Extravaganza & Fall Ladies

Wed Oct 12 2016 (56:37)

It's the episode that we look forward to every year - FALL EXTRAVAGANZA! There's a pumpkin beer taste test, a pumpkin spice quiz, the annual candle sniff test and more. Happy fall, friends!

It's the episode that we look forward to every year - FALL EXTRAVAGANZA! There's a pumpkin beer taste test, a pumpkin spice quiz, the annual candle sniff test and more. Happy fall, friends!

Creating Happiness & Beast Slash

Wed Sep 28 2016 (01:00:49)

Bring on the fall cocktails! We're sipping a hard cider spritz with a twist of something unexpected. Plus chatting about creating happiness in our lives and what challenges our happiness.

Bring on the fall cocktails! We're sipping a hard cider spritz with a twist of something unexpected. Plus chatting about creating happiness in our lives and what challenges our happiness.

Over an autumn apricot cocktail we chat about the experience of parenting preschoolers - how it's different than parenting toddlers, what's awesome, what's challenging and what we're learning being (pre)school moms. 

Over an autumn apricot cocktail we chat about the experience of parenting preschoolers - how it's different than parenting toddlers, what's awesome, what's challenging and what we're learning being (pre)school moms. 

Mom Hobbies & Speed Traps

Wed Aug 31 2016 (48:17)

We try an "okay" cocktail and dive into hobbies, creative passions and past times - what we're currently doing, how we're making the time, what we've let lapse and what we hope to bring into - or back into - our lives one day.

We try an "okay" cocktail and dive into hobbies, creative passions and past times - what we're currently doing, how we're making the time, what we've let lapse and what we hope to bring into - or back into - our lives one day.

Book Club 7: The Husband's Secret

Wed Aug 17 2016 (39:50)

For our summer book club episode we dive into The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, which is suspenseful and twisting, and sip an Australian Opal along the way.

For our summer book club episode we dive into The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, which is suspenseful and twisting, and sip an Australian Opal along the way.

2016 Goals Check In & Frosé

Wed Aug 03 2016 (52:52)

We're jumping on the Summer of Frosé train and checking in on 2016 so far and how our annual intentions and goals are shaping up. 

We're jumping on the Summer of Frosé train and checking in on 2016 so far and how our annual intentions and goals are shaping up. 

We "cheers!" with a mango margarita and chat about some totally not overwhelming approaches to family memory keeping.

We "cheers!" with a mango margarita and chat about some totally not overwhelming approaches to family memory keeping.

Over a cocktail with 0% juice grenadine we chat about our current and past friendship landscapes, how we keep up with friends and how we make new ones, including our go-to friend pick up lines.

Over a cocktail with 0% juice grenadine we chat about our current and past friendship landscapes, how we keep up with friends and how we make new ones, including our go-to friend pick up lines.

Travel Goals & Pouch Cocktails

Wed Jun 22 2016 (50:32)

We prove that pouches make great cocktail starters and dive into a chat about travel, both trips on the books and trips we are dreaming about when our kids don't require us to lug so much stuff.

We prove that pouches make great cocktail starters and dive into a chat about travel, both trips on the books and trips we are dreaming about when our kids don't require us to lug so much stuff.

Summer Cozy & Hearty Bottoms

Wed Jun 08 2016 (44:35)

The temperatures are heating up in the neighborhood but we're not letting that keep us from being cozy. A pineapple gin and tonic accompanies us during this summery episode.

The temperatures are heating up in the neighborhood but we're not letting that keep us from being cozy. A pineapple gin and tonic accompanies us during this summery episode.

Book Club 6: Big Magic

Wed May 25 2016 (43:12)

We sip a summery brew and discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's inspiring and practical new book on living creatively.

We sip a summery brew and discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's inspiring and practical new book on living creatively.

We're giving you a behind-the-scenes listen at how we produce the show! And sipping a shrub that is part vinegar and mostly gin.

We're giving you a behind-the-scenes listen at how we produce the show! And sipping a shrub that is part vinegar and mostly gin.

Happening Lately & Cruise Ships

Wed Apr 27 2016 (01:08:04)

We're sipping a ginger beer margarita during this grab-bag episode of everything we're up to and into lately. And join us for our upcoming spring book club on May 25: we're reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!

We're sipping a ginger beer margarita during this grab-bag episode of everything we're up to and into lately. And join us for our upcoming spring book club on May 25: we're reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!

Marriage as Parents & Mothballs

Wed Apr 13 2016 (53:25)

We sip a slushy watermelon cocktail that does double duty to soothe Kelsey's cough-induced deep voice and talk about how we're striving to maintain happy marriages since the arrival of kids.

We sip a slushy watermelon cocktail that does double duty to soothe Kelsey's cough-induced deep voice and talk about how we're striving to maintain happy marriages since the arrival of kids.

Parenting Toddlers & Nothing Is Easy

Wed Mar 30 2016 (01:07:49)

We're sipping a barista-approved cocktail and talking toddlers - from the cute to the defiant.

We're sipping a barista-approved cocktail and talking toddlers - from the cute to the defiant.

Tidying Rage & Smelly Jeans

Wed Mar 16 2016 (01:00:04)

We sip a sparkling cara cara orange-sage-campari cocktail and dive into a discussion of tidying and share how we've dealt, or not dealt, with household and kid clutter.

We sip a sparkling cara cara orange-sage-campari cocktail and dive into a discussion of tidying and share how we've dealt, or not dealt, with household and kid clutter.

Habits & Dragonification

Wed Mar 02 2016 (44:37)

A French 75 accompanies our discussion of habits - habits we have, wish we had or would love to break.

A French 75 accompanies our discussion of habits - habits we have, wish we had or would love to break.

Leap Day Bonus!

Mon Feb 29 2016 (33:53)

Surprise! What better way to celebrate an extra day of the year than with a bonus episode of TGND? Happy Leap Day, everyone!

Surprise! What better way to celebrate an extra day of the year than with a bonus episode of TGND? Happy Leap Day, everyone!

Book Club 6: Modern Romance

Wed Feb 17 2016 (41:06)

Hey hey, it's book club time! Join us for a discussion of the funny yet informative book about love and dating in the digital age: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.

Hey hey, it's book club time! Join us for a discussion of the funny yet informative book about love and dating in the digital age: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.

Paper Planners & Pencil Pouches

Wed Feb 03 2016 (48:09)

We geek out over our paper planners while sipping a TGIF Sunrise cocktail.

We geek out over our paper planners while sipping a TGIF Sunrise cocktail.

Out With Kids & Your Gas Door

Wed Jan 20 2016 (54:37)

On a cold and rainy night we've got a pomegranate whiskey sour and chat about getting out and about with kids, from our tips and tricks to lessons we've learned the hard way.

On a cold and rainy night we've got a pomegranate whiskey sour and chat about getting out and about with kids, from our tips and tricks to lessons we've learned the hard way.

With hot toddies in hand we're braving sickness to share the best of 2015 and see how our goals went plus share our intentions for 2016. Happy new year, friends!

With hot toddies in hand we're braving sickness to share the best of 2015 and see how our goals went plus share our intentions for 2016. Happy new year, friends!

Birthdays & Name Amnesia

Wed Dec 23 2015 (47:17)

Hey, it was our birthday yesterday! We're sipping a gingersnap cocktail and reflecting on growing another year older and what the past year has brought.

Hey, it was our birthday yesterday! We're sipping a gingersnap cocktail and reflecting on growing another year older and what the past year has brought.

Our clove-scented sidecar is sporting a sugared rim you might have to bite through. Plus we talk about ways we're hoping to minimize stress this holiday season and share our first ever GND gift guide! Find all links for the gifts we mention on...

Our clove-scented sidecar is sporting a sugared rim you might have to bite through. Plus we talk about ways we're hoping to minimize stress this holiday season and share our first ever GND gift guide! Find all links for the gifts we mention on our website www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

Mom Guilt & Story Time Gone Wrong

Wed Nov 25 2015 (01:09:29)

An apple pie on the rocks accompanies our honest conversation on MOM GUILT, where it comes from, if we have it and how we tame it. "I think kids should see you working, pursuing passions, spending time with your partner or - God forbid - resting." 

An apple pie on the rocks accompanies our honest conversation on MOM GUILT, where it comes from, if we have it and how we tame it. "I think kids should see you working, pursuing passions, spending time with your partner or - God forbid - resting." 

Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train

Wed Nov 11 2015 (38:30)

It's time for our fall book club meeting! We sip a classic (and not canned) G&T while discussing the dark and suspenseful novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

It's time for our fall book club meeting! We sip a classic (and not canned) G&T while discussing the dark and suspenseful novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Fall Extravaganza & Brawny Woodsman

Wed Oct 28 2015 (01:18:48)

It's our second annual fall extravaganza! Join us for a fall cocktail, the much-anticipated blind candle scent quiz and unabashed, over-the-top excitement for fall.

It's our second annual fall extravaganza! Join us for a fall cocktail, the much-anticipated blind candle scent quiz and unabashed, over-the-top excitement for fall.

Personalities & More Campari

Wed Oct 14 2015 (01:07:43)

We sip on a bubbly cocktail (surprise, it has Campari!) and talk about our personalities including the results of our Myers-Briggs tests.

We sip on a bubbly cocktail (surprise, it has Campari!) and talk about our personalities including the results of our Myers-Briggs tests.

We are talking about all the ways we are squeezing productivity and creativity into our lives as mothers while sipping on a peachy cocktail.

We are talking about all the ways we are squeezing productivity and creativity into our lives as mothers while sipping on a peachy cocktail.

Home Ownership & Census Love

Wed Sep 16 2015 (01:06:29)

A classic negroni accompanies our discussion of buying our houses and adventures in home ownership. Please note there is one instance of explicit language towards the end in case you are listening with young 'uns.

A classic negroni accompanies our discussion of buying our houses and adventures in home ownership. Please note there is one instance of explicit language towards the end in case you are listening with young 'uns.

Friends, it's so hot and we're talking all about it while putting a few ginger beers to the test. We're also asking you to send us encouraging postcards! Send them to Kelsey Wharton & Erica Ladd, PO Box 396 Gilbert, AZ...

Friends, it's so hot and we're talking all about it while putting a few ginger beers to the test. We're also asking you to send us encouraging postcards! Send them to Kelsey Wharton & Erica Ladd, PO Box 396 Gilbert, AZ 85299 http://www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com/

Goals Update & Naked Batman

Wed Aug 19 2015 (58:57)

We try a Campari shandy, reflect on 2015 so far and see how our annual goals and intentions are holding up.  Website | Facebook | Twitter

We try a Campari shandy, reflect on 2015 so far and see how our annual goals and intentions are holding up.  Website | Facebook | Twitter

Beauty Uniforms & How Not To Shower

Wed Aug 05 2015 (01:05:56)

We talk about our every day makeup routines and summer beauty uniforms while sipping on a favorite classic cocktail.

We talk about our every day makeup routines and summer beauty uniforms while sipping on a favorite classic cocktail.

DIY & Crappy Drills

Wed Jul 22 2015 (01:04:27)

We share tales of our most impressive (and most shameful) DIYs while sipping a simple pina colada.

We share tales of our most impressive (and most shameful) DIYs while sipping a simple pina colada.

Book Club 4: We Were Liars

Wed Jul 08 2015 (47:53)

We toast with a summer breeze cocktail and discuss this beach read with a twist.

We toast with a summer breeze cocktail and discuss this beach read with a twist.

Summer Eats & Suburbans

Wed Jun 24 2015 (50:04)

It is officially summer, and in our neck of the woods that means temps of 110+, so this episode is all about summer eating and cooking!

It is officially summer, and in our neck of the woods that means temps of 110+, so this episode is all about summer eating and cooking!

Marriage & Putzy Husbands

Wed Jun 10 2015 (01:12:09)

This episode is dedicated to weddings, marriage, and all things matrimony. We're sipping on a listener inspired cocktail to kick things off! 

This episode is dedicated to weddings, marriage, and all things matrimony. We're sipping on a listener inspired cocktail to kick things off! 

Rerun: Social Media & Swimsuit Season

Wed May 27 2015 (01:00:52)

Life's been crazy so we're bringing you some vintage GND! 

Life's been crazy so we're bringing you some vintage GND! 

Mom 2.0 & Dry Shampoo

Wed May 13 2015 (51:05)

We recently presented on podcasting at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, and we're finally catching our breath to debrief. Hear all about our awkward moments, the cool people we met, and how it went.

We recently presented on podcasting at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, and we're finally catching our breath to debrief. Hear all about our awkward moments, the cool people we met, and how it went.

Creativity & Mom Backpacks

Wed Apr 29 2015 (01:10:46)

This episode is all about how we're doing this whole mom gig while trying to keep other creative projects going. We are both fully into this whole family of four thing and in need of a cocktail so we're enjoying a gin hound.

This episode is all about how we're doing this whole mom gig while trying to keep other creative projects going. We are both fully into this whole family of four thing and in need of a cocktail so we're enjoying a gin hound.

Simplifying & Lawnmower Shrapnel

Wed Apr 15 2015 (54:54)

This episode we're talking all about minimizing and simplifying while sipping an apricot basil spritzer Erica simply made up.

This episode we're talking all about minimizing and simplifying while sipping an apricot basil spritzer Erica simply made up.

How's It Going? Please Send Coffee

Wed Apr 01 2015 (42:26)

This episode is all about catching up on the crazy transitions we're both going through. Therefore we are both in need of a refreshing cocktail, which was a listener suggestion!

This episode is all about catching up on the crazy transitions we're both going through. Therefore we are both in need of a refreshing cocktail, which was a listener suggestion!

Day in the Life & Unwelcome RVs

Wed Mar 18 2015 (55:12)

We share what our day-to-day looks like right now and we're sipping a Lemon Sunshine despite the dreary weather.

We share what our day-to-day looks like right now and we're sipping a Lemon Sunshine despite the dreary weather.

Cleaning & Sneaky Succulents

Wed Mar 04 2015 (59:35)

We're talking about how we keep our domains tidy and what chores we hate while sipping a fresh Clean Sweep.

We're talking about how we keep our domains tidy and what chores we hate while sipping a fresh Clean Sweep.

Little Episode & Little Ladies

Mon Mar 02 2015 (06:55)

A special little bonus episode to share some exciting news with you!

A special little bonus episode to share some exciting news with you!

Book Club 3: Yes Please

Wed Feb 18 2015 (37:26)

We're discussing Yes Please and enjoying a Nor'easter in honor of Amy Poehler and the crazy winter weather the rest of the country is having.

We're discussing Yes Please and enjoying a Nor'easter in honor of Amy Poehler and the crazy winter weather the rest of the country is having.

Busyness & Babka

Wed Feb 04 2015 (54:31)

This episode is all about the busyness epidemic which we discuss over chocolate babka from the newly opened neighborhood bakery.

This episode is all about the busyness epidemic which we discuss over chocolate babka from the newly opened neighborhood bakery.

Money & Chocolate Cake

Wed Jan 21 2015 (01:10:00)

We're mixing it up on the cocktail front and eating cake instead while also talking all about money, budgets and personal finances.

We're mixing it up on the cocktail front and eating cake instead while also talking all about money, budgets and personal finances.

Mini Episode & Mini Wharton

Wed Jan 14 2015 (33:37)

We're saying "hey!" with a mini episode to catch up on the holdiays and to introduce our new mini co-host.

We're saying "hey!" with a mini episode to catch up on the holdiays and to introduce our new mini co-host.

New Years & Creeper Toddler

Wed Jan 07 2015 (54:41)

Happy 2015! We're looking back at 2014 and ahead at 2015 while in the company of a sparkling punch.

Happy 2015! We're looking back at 2014 and ahead at 2015 while in the company of a sparkling punch.

It's one big week of festivity because we share a birthday on December 22nd! It's Christmas/birthday extravaganza all wrapped into one episode and we're gifting it to you!

It's one big week of festivity because we share a birthday on December 22nd! It's Christmas/birthday extravaganza all wrapped into one episode and we're gifting it to you!

Gift Giving & Holiday Mules

Wed Dec 10 2014 (59:02)

This episode is all about the season of giving. To celebrate and kick off the merriment we are sipping on this twist on the classic gin mule.

This episode is all about the season of giving. To celebrate and kick off the merriment we are sipping on this twist on the classic gin mule.

Thanksgiving & Smoldering Dish Towels

Wed Nov 26 2014 (01:16:21)

This episode we're talking turkey (and tofurkey) while sipping on a genius cocktail concotion that puts your leftover cranberry sauce to work.

This episode we're talking turkey (and tofurkey) while sipping on a genius cocktail concotion that puts your leftover cranberry sauce to work.

Burnout & The Ginger People

Wed Nov 12 2014 (01:09:47)

This week we're talking all about burnout and letting go of things that just aren't working for us anymore while sipping on Erica's festive party punch.  

This week we're talking all about burnout and letting go of things that just aren't working for us anymore while sipping on Erica's festive party punch.  

Halloween & Zombie Babies

Wed Oct 29 2014 (01:12:36)

It's almost Halloween so we're talking about the spooky holiday and sipping a creepy cocktail.

It's almost Halloween so we're talking about the spooky holiday and sipping a creepy cocktail.

Book Club 2: Midnight and Sherlock

Wed Oct 15 2014 (58:22)

Thanks for joining us for our Fall Edition of The Girl Next Door Book Club! This time we read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt and the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Thanks for joining us for our Fall Edition of The Girl Next Door Book Club! This time we read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt and the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Fall Extravaganza & Naked Muffins

Wed Oct 01 2014 (01:21:59)

It's October, so this episode we celebrate fall unashamed! We kicked things off with a Spiced Faux Fall Collins and are talking all things FALL.

It's October, so this episode we celebrate fall unashamed! We kicked things off with a Spiced Faux Fall Collins and are talking all things FALL.

We're whining a bit about the fact that it still feels very much like summer around here these days, but defying the heat and Kelsey's heartburn with a spicy cocktail.

We're whining a bit about the fact that it still feels very much like summer around here these days, but defying the heat and Kelsey's heartburn with a spicy cocktail.

Kelsey invented a sweet, refreshing cocktail to sip while talking about Back to School season, fresh starts, and the lovely smell of new school supplies.

Kelsey invented a sweet, refreshing cocktail to sip while talking about Back to School season, fresh starts, and the lovely smell of new school supplies.

Summer Vacations & Bakery Karma

Wed Aug 20 2014 (01:10:02)

We're talking about summer vacations while sipping on a refreshing mango ice tea cooler.

We're talking about summer vacations while sipping on a refreshing mango ice tea cooler.

Book Release & Political Signs

Wed Aug 06 2014 (01:04:41)

This week we're celebrating the release of Erica's book, Candid Classroom (!), while enjoying a grapefruit beer mimosa. 

This week we're celebrating the release of Erica's book, Candid Classroom (!), while enjoying a grapefruit beer mimosa. 

Expecting & Horse T-Shirts

Wed Jul 23 2014 (01:09:49)

Kelsey makes some big news podcast official and as a result, we share two versions of what we're sipping on this episode and we're talking all things motherhood and nesting.

Kelsey makes some big news podcast official and as a result, we share two versions of what we're sipping on this episode and we're talking all things motherhood and nesting.

Book Club 1: Delancey and Wild

Mon Jul 14 2014 (01:12:36)

Thanks for joining us for our very first book club episode! To kick things off, we're discussing Wild, by Cheryl Strayed and Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg while enjoying a classic Arnold Palmer.

Thanks for joining us for our very first book club episode! To kick things off, we're discussing Wild, by Cheryl Strayed and Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg while enjoying a classic Arnold Palmer.

Fitness & Hula Hoop Superpowers

Wed Jun 25 2014 (01:03:43)

We're talking about our current fitness routines and goals while sipping on a cocktail with a suprisingly refreshing combination of flavors.

We're talking about our current fitness routines and goals while sipping on a cocktail with a suprisingly refreshing combination of flavors.

Quitting & Scorpion Slaying

Wed Jun 11 2014 (57:28)

In this episode, we're talking about quitting jobs and making big career changes while sipping a tasty summer sangria.

In this episode, we're talking about quitting jobs and making big career changes while sipping a tasty summer sangria.

Social Media & Swimsuit Season

Wed May 28 2014 (01:00:09)

We're discussing all things social media and summer survival here in the desert, while sipping on deliciousness in the form of a rhubarb thyme margarita.

We're discussing all things social media and summer survival here in the desert, while sipping on deliciousness in the form of a rhubarb thyme margarita.

Creative Energy & Tiny Baby

Wed May 14 2014 (01:07:43)

This episode we're talking about how we keep up the creative energy when working on a long term project or blogs, while sipping on a fresh and tasty pineapple mojito.

This episode we're talking about how we keep up the creative energy when working on a long term project or blogs, while sipping on a fresh and tasty pineapple mojito.

In Defense of the Crisp

Wed Apr 30 2014 (47:41)

We're sipping on an aggressive mint julep while talking about spring decorating, spring cleaning and our go-to recipes.

We're sipping on an aggressive mint julep while talking about spring decorating, spring cleaning and our go-to recipes.

Criticism & Cadbury Eggs

Fri Apr 18 2014 (53:56)

This episode we’re sipping on a Dark & Stormy in honor of our podcast mentor, Matthew Amster-Burton from Spilled Milk, while catching up.  We share a few details from our week including a bit of a doggie disaster, and a sweet...

This episode we’re sipping on a Dark & Stormy in honor of our podcast mentor, Matthew Amster-Burton from Spilled Milk, while catching up.  We share a few details from our week including a bit of a doggie disaster, and a sweet surprise from our favorite Canadian.

Blogs & Bourbon

Mon Apr 07 2014 (54:25)

This week we're talking blogs and blogging while sipping a Blackberry Bourbon Smash that Erica mixed up. It was a beautiful breezy weekend here in the desert, so it's the perfect we're-holding-on-to-cool-weather cocktail.

This week we're talking blogs and blogging while sipping a Blackberry Bourbon Smash that Erica mixed up. It was a beautiful breezy weekend here in the desert, so it's the perfect we're-holding-on-to-cool-weather cocktail.

Snacks on a Plane

Fri Mar 21 2014 (49:37)

We're sipping on a Hometown Shandy while chatting about our hometowns of Austin, TX and Racine, WI and the pros and cons of moving away. We also share our latest obsessions and news about the animal kingdom that is our neighborhood lately.

We're sipping on a Hometown Shandy while chatting about our hometowns of Austin, TX and Racine, WI and the pros and cons of moving away. We also share our latest obsessions and news about the animal kingdom that is our neighborhood lately.

House Guests & Socklets

Sat Mar 08 2014 (58:41)

In this episode, we get up to speed on our creative projects and are talking hosting, house guests and socklets while sipping on Lazy Ladd Lemonade.  

In this episode, we get up to speed on our creative projects and are talking hosting, house guests and socklets while sipping on Lazy Ladd Lemonade.  

Dr. Fitness & Marriage Maintenance

Fri Feb 21 2014 (01:03:05)

We share our thoughts on Valentine's Day, love, and marriage while sipping a tasty pink Cherry Sidecar.  

We share our thoughts on Valentine's Day, love, and marriage while sipping a tasty pink Cherry Sidecar.  

Yoghurt & Apology Cupcakes

Fri Feb 14 2014 (01:05:14)

We talk about our weeks over this tasty cocktail/dessert: Double Chocolate Porter Bourbon FloatAKA Sex Panther Float Adapted from The Rising Spoon Makes 2 floats Porter or stout beer(I used San Tan Brewery's Sex Panther. Breckenridge's...

We talk about our weeks over this tasty cocktail/dessert: Double Chocolate Porter Bourbon FloatAKA Sex Panther Float Adapted from The Rising Spoon Makes 2 floats Porter or stout beer(I used San Tan Brewery's Sex Panther. Breckenridge's Vanilla Porter, or Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout would be great also.) Vanilla ice cream 1/2 oz whiskey or bourbon Put two scoops of ice cream in each frosted mug. Pour half the porter in each glass, and drizzle a bit of bourbon over the top. E ...

Hell's Angels & Creativity

Sat Feb 08 2014 (01:06:43)

During this episode we're sipping a cozy Maple Bourbon Cider while talking about creativity and how it makes us better humans. The Creative Habit and Bird by Bird are some of our greatest inspirations on taking our creative work...

During this episode we're sipping a cozy Maple Bourbon Cider while talking about creativity and how it makes us better humans. The Creative Habit and Bird by Bird are some of our greatest inspirations on taking our creative work seriously.  Besides books, we're inspired by other brilliant ladies.  Erica tells the story of finally breaking in to Kelsey's elite book club, and we share about being the founding members of Creative Club and assembling your board of directors. We also check in on our ...

Later 2013, Hello 2014

Wed Jan 29 2014 (39:46)

Not only do we reference Gepetto's workshop but you also get to hear both of us do our best electric saw impressions. Are you pressing play yet? On the show we're sipping Pirate's Champagne (recipe below), talking about the best of 2013 and looking...

Not only do we reference Gepetto's workshop but you also get to hear both of us do our best electric saw impressions. Are you pressing play yet? On the show we're sipping Pirate's Champagne (recipe below), talking about the best of 2013 and looking ahead to 2014. We also compare notes on beating the post-Christmas blues; Kelsey has the Crackling Fireplaceon her TV and it's keeping her cozy (but not very warm). In neighborhood news there's lots of sawing going on...do you guys have suggestions of ...