The Art of Homemaking

By Nessa Black & Shannon Vantrease

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Join us as we revive the art of homemaking in the modern age. Exploring what it means to be homemakers in today's society and breathing new life into the role. From gardening to homesteading, cooking wholesome meals to creating a cozy home environment- we discuss it all, and everything in between. 


Hosted by Nessa Black and Shannon Vantrease- two best friends, turned sisters, sharing our journeys an ocean apart.


Episode Date
The Importance of Morning Routines as a Homemaker
00:31:53

We aren’t all morning people (*cough* NESSA…) but we can ALL benefit from a solid morning routine that sets us up for greater success, joy, and lessens the stress in our days. Doesn’t that sound great?! We thought so too. Morning routines are SO IMPORTANT for homemakers! Hopefully, by the end of this episode, you’re as inspired as we were to put pen to paper, clean up your kitchen before bed, and set that alarm a little earlier. 


Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Nessa’s Nourishing Hot Cocoa Recipe

@simplholistic on Instagram


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Diffusing lavender essential oil in the evening


Nessa- Quiet Time Companion


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website 

Sep 20, 2021
Juggling ALL THE THINGS as Homemakers
00:31:07

Ever feel like the weight of the world rests squarely on your shoulders as a homemaker? What with cooking, cleaning, juggling appointments, and children’s activities- it can all feel like a LOT to manage. We are SO not the masters at juggling all the things as homemakers but we are learning every day we are in the trenches.

We attempted to sort out our thoughts on the topic to bring you our go-to moves that WORK any time we are feeling like it’s all just TOO MUCH. We hope this episode will be an encouragement to you- if you’re in the muck… welcome! We are right there with you, let’s do this together. 

Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Ep. 7 Survival Mode

Ep. 6 Daily Rhythms for the Weary Homemaker


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Williams Sonoma Citrus Press

Nessa- Kossma Beauty Skincare


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram

Episode Website

Sep 13, 2021
SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Fall: The Season of Comfort
00:55:21

We are back again! In today’s episode, we reveal the theme we have chosen for Season 2, we do a deep dive into why we love the fall so dearly, how we are learning to embrace change, how this season will shift our roles as homemakers, and what we are hoping to do this Fall!

We had such an enjoyable conversation today, we hope this episode gets you excited to embrace the Fall, whether this is your favorite season or you have been dreading it.

Don’t forget to participate in our challenge over on Instagram! Share a photo of where you are at/what you are doing as you are listening to this episode & TAG US in your story: @nessa.black & @shan.vantrease . Caption your story “listening to the art of homemaking podcast while ___” We will be re-sharing your stories throughout the week and we will each share our favorite stories submissions in the next episode!

Thank you for tuning in & we can’t wait to connect with you over on Instagram!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

If you’re new here, listen to our story!

Nessa’s Spotify Playlists

Books:

Flour Salt Water Yeast by Ken Forkish

Garden City by John Mark Comer 

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Home Management Plain & Simple by Kim Brenneman


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Homemade Chocolate Sauce Family Recipe

1 c cocoa powder

1 c sugar

1 c water

a healthy splash of vanilla

boil for 3 mins in a saucepan, cool & store in a jar in the fridge!

Nessa- Downton Abbey on Netflix


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Sep 06, 2021
SEASON 1 FINALE: The Awkward In-Between as Summer Turns to Autumn
00:51:55

Today is the Season 1 Finale and we are going out with a bang! Tackling the topic of the awkward in between as Summer turns to Autumn- exploring how we can welcome the coming Fall season as we continue to hold on for dear life to the fading Summer heat in all areas from dress, to home decor, to food, to hobbies & activities… Tips are shared, secrets are revealed, projects are announced. You won’t want to miss this conversation!

Thank you to ALL of our listeners for tuning in. If you enjoy our podcast and want to show your appreciation, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends or loved ones!

We will be back for Season 2 on Monday, September 6th! Until then, have a WONDERFUL rest of your Summer!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Meet Archie- Shannon's new kitten!


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- using up the last of the summer harvest before fall produce comes in!

Nessa- My NEW seasonal home playlists on Spotify, Listen for Free! 

the summer home

the autumn home

the winter home

the christmas home

the spring home


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Aug 23, 2021
10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW
00:40:42

Today we share 10 things you can do RIGHT NOW to quickly get a handle on the dusty, musty, gritty summertime home. These are high impact quick wins that will help get your home under control & refresh your space. We’ve provided a written list here for you to follow! Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

  1. Set a 10-minute timer, collect the junk & put it away
  2. Clean the floors
  3. Clear off the counters & collect rinsed dishes in the sink
  4. Face the paper pile
  5. Throw out the nasty food in the fridge
  6. Run ONE load of laundry
  7. Make the beds
  8. Swap out all the towels- hand towels, rags, bath towels, etc.
  9. Collect the trash from your car & bring in things that don’t belong
  10. Sweep your porch, steps, and/or path


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- pampered chef cookie scoop

Nessa- beeswax tapers


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Aug 16, 2021
A Kitchen Made for Cooking
00:45:49

Step into our kitchens! In today’s episode, we share all about our kitchens and how we have each designed this much-used space to be functional, yet beautiful. Following the philosophy of designing our kitchens. to be “ a kitchen made for cooking”, we share our personal favorite tools and must-haves that make cooking as effortless and enjoyable as possible.

Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Nessa’s YouTube Channel


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- enjoying the stillness of the early morning & watching the sunrise

Nessa- Weck jars for sourdough starter


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Aug 09, 2021
Survival Mode
00:30:37

Holy guacamole have we been feeling life lately! We are both in survival mode at the moment- lots of anticipation, transitions, possible MOVES- We give you the FULL rundown in today's episode as we share life updates and plunge head-first into the deep stuff… basically, a therapy session for us, hope you enjoy 😜


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

For the Love of Christian Homemaking by Mrs. Sharon White


DAILY DELIGHTS

Nessa- Nourishing Hot Cocoa Recipe

Shannon- Blackberry Raspberry Milkshake Recipe

1 C blackberries

1/2 C raspberries

2 heaping scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

splash of half n half


Summer Smoothie Recipe

1/2 C frozen dragonfruit

1/2 C strawberries

1/2 C mango

splash of orange juice


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Aug 02, 2021
Daily Rhythms for the Weary Homemaker
00:39:20

It’s been a heck of a week for both of us and we are drained so, we figured, what better topic to discuss than how to get through our daily homemaking work when we are feeling weary as homemakers. We hope today’s episode will serve as encouragement, food for thought, and maybe even inspiration if you are struggling through your days. We are right there with ya, keep going, friend!

Thank you for tuning in!

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Trello App


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- BBB: Bath Before Bed. Lush Twilight bath bomb

Vanessa- Waking in the dark of the morning. Spotify jazz playlist

Match strikers 1 & 2


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jul 26, 2021
Curating a Home VS. Decorating a House
00:54:06

Today we sat down (in Shannon’s closet) with a cup of our favorite Red Leaf Coffee to discuss the difference between curating a home and decorating a house and what that means to us as homemakers. We share some of our favorite pieces we have curated over the years and design principles we embrace to bring personality, life, function, and beauty to our sacred spaces.

Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Home Sweet Maison by Danielle Postel-Vinay

Nessa’s Anthropologie Mugs

Parachute Home


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Time spent enjoying the outdoors on the patio while working from home

Nessa- Reading my bible daily, Bibles I mentioned: KJV & ESV


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jul 19, 2021
A Cozy Summer Snapshot: Seasonal Delights
00:38:03

Join us for todays episode as we reminisce on cozy summer memories & dreams for the future. These are our seasonal delights! One of our favorite things as homemakers is making memories for our families and summertime is a season full of memories for us. We hope you enjoy this episode & maybe it sparks some ideas for your summer bucket list.

Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Adult Kiddie Pools


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- YouTuber Allison Anderson

Nessa- Dresses & Skirts, Etsy Wishlists


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jul 12, 2021
Hostess with the Mostess
00:47:46

Join us for today’s episode as we dive into the world of hosting! There are two seasons that really stand out as “hosting seasons”- the Holidays and Summer. Since we have hosted one another in the last couple of months and we are rolling into summer, it seems an appropriate and relevant topic to discuss! In this episode, we share our best tips, mistakes we have made, and aspirations for hosting in the future. Be sure to visit my (Nessa’s) corresponding Instagram post to share your best hosting tips and stories!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Nessa’s Pinterest

Straus Family Creamery

Corresponding Instagram Post

Jennifer L. Scott’s Etiquette Series


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Morning walks around the town with other ladies several times a week

Nessa- Saje Yoga Blend & Revive Palo Santo Oil


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jul 05, 2021
Cultivating a Joy for Homemaking
00:49:00

Join us in today’s episode as we discuss the ways in which we have learned to cultivate a joy for homemaking. From creating routines that make the daily work of homemaking special to mindset shifts that shift our demeanors- We share the experiences that have shaped us and the challenges we face on a daily basis. 

Thank you for tuning in!


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Amber rechargeable adjustable book light


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Made For Living by Amber Lewis

Nessa- For the Love of Christian Homemaking by Mrs. Sharon White


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jun 28, 2021
Our Story: She Married my Brother
00:42:20

Welcome to the first episode of The Art of Homemaking podcast! Join us today as we introduce ourselves and share our unique story of how we went from best friends to sisters to homemakers starting a podcast together.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Red Leaf Coffee


DAILY DELIGHTS

Shannon- Watering the garden at golden hour

Nessa- Little House on the Prairie series on Amazon Prime


Shannon's Instagram

Nessa’s Instagram


Episode Website

Jun 28, 2021
The Art of Homemaking Podcast Trailer
00:01:12

Welcome to the art of homemaking podcast where we are reviving the art of homemaking in the modern age.

On this podcast we will be exploring what it means to be a homemaker in today's society and breathing new life into the role. From gardening to homesteading, cooking wholesome meals to creating a cozy home environment and everything in between.

We are simply two young women with a love for the home, embracing our roles as homemakers and sharing our journeys along the way. We hope that you will join our conversations as we encourage, inspire, and laugh with one another.

We will be premiering our first two episodes Monday June 28th, so mark you calendar and don't forget to subscribe.

We'll see you next week!

Episode Website

Jun 21, 2021