The Girl Next Door Podcast

By Kelsey Wharton and Erica Ladd

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Personal Journals

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 37
Reviews: 0

Description

Two (former) next door neighbors, one awesome podcast.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


Episode Date
To-do Lists and Accountability Challenge
1:01:44

Become a Friend of the Show! – join our Patreon community

We're giving ourselves a month to complete a few big projects and by the magic of audio engineering you can see how we did. Plus we chat about the current state of our to-do lists and how to work with our personalities and life seasons.

Mentioned on the show:

Schoolnest Homeschool Lesson Planning Notebook

Todoist app

Google Keep

Weekly Intentions printable

Our past episode: Family Memory Keeping

Kelsey's blog post: Managing our family photos

Bamboo electronics organizer

Greek Gods strawberry yogurt

Popsicle mold

The Bear

 

Become a Friend of the Show! – join our Patreon community

Connect with us on Instagram: @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 21, 2022
Become a Friend of the Show!
5:10

Become a Friend of the Show! – join our Patreon community


We're excited to announce the launch of our Patreon community which gives listeners a way to financially support the show plus have access to bonus episodes and live virtual hangouts with us. Thank you so much for considering supporting the show by becoming a Friend of the Show!

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 14, 2022
Everyday and Divine Feminism
1:09:47

We have much to say and many strong feelings about being women. In our conversation, we share what we love and what we find challenging about being women. Then we explore the power and beauty of feminism, the everyday and the divine, as well as the places we express feminism, from the home to our faith to the gym.

Mentioned on the show:

Raising Girls, Raising Boys podcast episode

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

The Book of Longings

The Shack

Anne Lamott

Jen Hatmaker

The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Pastrix

The Gospels: A New Translation

The Moon Within

STRONG AS A MOTHER shirts

Escaping Polygamy

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 07, 2022
How We Are and Aren't Turning Into Our Parents
47:14

Are we or are we not turning into our parents? The answer is yes. Along the way we find out why someone might think you're in a relationship with your mom, who is and isn't buying the fun lunchbox food, and what we learned from an impassioned letter asking for a pet.

 

Mentioned on the show:

BevBands

Del Monte Veggieful Pocket Pies

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 24, 2022
School Volunteering at Your Speed
47:16

We're taking the pressure and guilt out of being involved at your kids' school. We share the volunteers activities that weren't our favorite, the ones that were, and the lessons we learned. Plus we're giving you permission to say "no" when you want to and feel good about it.

Mentioned on the show:

How To Say And Accept "No" episode

The Big Fib podcast

 

Connect with us on Instagram: @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 10, 2022
How We're Cheap and Splurgy
50:56

From the Loops and golf carts of our past to the decaying bedspreads and fancy vacuums of our present, today we're chatting about cheap and splurgy spending habits. Plus we share the ways we spend differently than our spouses and our favorite cheap thrills.

Mentioned on the show:

Kelsey's Wisconsin blog posts: Hello from Wisconsin!; Summer days in Wisconsin; Our month in Eau Claire

Caraway pots and pans

Cole Haan Zerogrand shoes

Mint mobile

Away suitcases

Epson Ecotank 3850

Owala FreeSip water bottle

Best Day Court on Instagram

 

Connect with us on Instagram: @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 27, 2022
Kids and Screen Time
45:52

Today we're digging into the seven-layer dip of parenting, also known as navigating screen time for kids. We share how our kids are using screens currently, how we evaluate media, and what's on our "nope" list. Plus we bravely look ahead to the teen years and think about we how we might manage screens and social media use.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Nintendo Switch Lite

Minecraft

Epic Books

Teaching Textbooks

Prodigy math

Stack the States app

ABCya!

Typing.com

Reply All podcast episode about YouTube Kids: "The Great Momo Panic"

Poki.com

Common Sense Media

Ace Fitbit watch for kids

Birkenstock sandals

Turbie Twist hair towel

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 13, 2022
Summer Reading Round Up
40:28
Jun 29, 2022
Time Management Wins & Challenges
1:08:30

We're sending you a calendar invite to chat about time management. So pencil us in to hear what systems and tools we currently use. Plus the time management challenges we are trying to conquer. End-of-school madness and summer schedules, we are definitely looking at you.

Mentioned on the show:

Jumbo Command bathroom hook

Plum Paper Homeschool Planner

School Nest Homeschool Planner

Weekly Intentions printable

To-doist app

Busy Toddler preschool activities

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 15, 2022
Solo Parenting Toolbox
38:51

Although we usually co-parent with our awesome spouses, we've raked up many solo-parenting hours as well. We're sharing the tips we've learned along the way and getting honest about our solo-parenting strengths and weaknesses. Plus what's the worst and also kind of the best about being the only parent on duty once in a while.

Mentioned on the show:

Yeti tumbler handle

Bondi Sands self-tanner

Everyday Gradual Tanner

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 01, 2022
Celebrities & Immersed in Lavender
52:21

This episode is like picking up a celebrity gossip magazine at the airport. We've got past and current celebrity crushes, real-life encounters with famous people, and hot-takes on controversial stars. Plus, the celebrities we might be able to reach if we needed to phone a friend and save the world. You'll also notice that this episode has a pleasant lavender scent.

Mentioned on the show:

Kelsey's blog post all about buying a second home in the Midwest

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 18, 2022
A Conversation About White Privilege
59:48

We always say we want this show to feel like sitting down with your girl friends. So we pick the topics we talk about when the mics aren't around. Sometimes that means talking about our periods or home organization or parenting. And sometimes that means talking about white privilege and fighting racism. With an open mind and an open heart, we hope you'll join us for a conversation about white privilege.


Mentioned on the show:

Thinx thongs

We quote from this Washington Post article

White Fragility

Quote from Marie Beecham about white privilege

Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Harvard Implicit Association Test

Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes video

Carlos Whittaker

Lisa Sharon Harper and her book Fortune

Amber O'Neal Johnston and her forthcoming book A Place to Belong

Austin Channing Brown and her book I'm Still Here

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 

Original theme music by David Blascoe. Cover art and social media art work designed by Better Together Branding.



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 04, 2022
How We Stress and Cope
38:47

From telling our husbands to talk as fast as they can to getting real blamey, we're chatting all about stress and how we cope. We share what elevates our stress levels and the healthy and not so healthy things we do about it. Plus we share what we can do now to help ourselves get through this busy end-of-school-year season.

Mentioned on the show:

Hang out with us on Instagram! We're @higirlsnextdoor.

Do you have Thursday house?

Tripod/selfie stick with bluetooth remote

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 20, 2022
Our Approach to Equity in Marriage
56:35

To celebrate wedding anniversaries we are having a conversation about equity in marriage. We share what equitable marriages mean to us and how we practice what we preach across money, time, raising kids, and communication. Happy anniversary to us both + our wonderful husbands next door!

Mentioned on the show:

HomeExchange.com

Our episode: Household Division of Labor

Infinity Pro The Knot Dr. brush hair dryer

Boden jersey pull-on jersey skirt

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 06, 2022
Spring Reading Round Up
38:27

Spring means fresh reading queues and new books are blooming. We compare our current reading lives and swap book recommendations. Then we discuss the reading habits of the husbands next door and how much we talk about books with them. Happy spring reading!


Mentioned on the show:

Neione period underwear

Devil in the White City

Ten Thousand Doors of January

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Bud Not Buddy

The Mother-in-Law

My Lady Jane

When Breath Becomes Air

Crying in H Mart

Ordinary Grace

One, Two, Three

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement

Period Power

I Feel Bad About My Neck

Song of Achilles

Chasing the Thrill

Booth

Raising Critical Thinkers

Julietta and the Diamond Enigma

...please find the rest of the book list in our website show notes. They got too lengthy for the pod notes!

Love Beauty and Planet Relaxing Rain body wash

Zippered cord organizer

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 23, 2022
Let's Talk About Our Periods!
1:05:21

Join us for a romp of a conversation about menstruation. From first periods to adventures in PMS and our experiences (and questions) with trendier period products like menstrual cups and period underwear, this episode is guaranteed to be more fun than reading the instructions in the Tampax box.

Mentioned on the show:

Ukrainian's Choice: Fight or Flee (The Daily podcast)

The Man Leading Ukraine (The Journal podcast)

Russia Invades Ukraine (Pantsuit Politics)

International Rescue Committee

Mo News (Instagram)

Sharon Says So (Instagram)

Matt Gutman (Instagram)

KidNuz podcast

BStrong

Clue app

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

Flex Disc

The Care and Keeping of You 1 and The Care and Keeping of You 2

Kodiak dark chocolate muffin

Truwhip

Only Murders in the Building

Native Pet yak chews

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 09, 2022
Organization Wins and Challenges
46:39

We're inviting you into our homes for a tour of our current organization wins and challenges. And because we know you won't judge, we're also revealing the messiest, not-working-at-all areas in each of our houses and vow to do something about it – dead plants, passports, and all.

Our past episodes on organization: Organization That WorksCurrent Organization and Disorganization

A blog post all about Kelsey's nail-painting ritual

Kelsey is loving her new Caraway cookware

Tazo teas: glazed lemon loaf, juniper mint honey

 

Connect with us on Instagram: @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 23, 2022
Our Cabin Retreat & Making Time For Creativity
33:23

We're sharing the details of our recent cozy creative cabin retreat. We chat about how we structured a weekend of collaboration and rest plus the reasons why we are the perfect traveling companions. Then we share encouragement for why YOU should make time for your creative interests and how to make that happen.

Mentioned on the show:

Weekday Vegetarians cookbook

No-Fuss Family Cookbook

Pillow in the Pines, the Airbnb where we stayed in Pine, AZ

Old Country Inn, the amazing pizza place where we went to dinner

Life Below Zero: Next Generation

Nespresso milk frother

Hearth & Hand mugs (Kelsey's favorite tea mugs)

 

@higirlsnextdoor | Instagram

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 09, 2022
Our Intentions for 2022
43:25

We're sharing our intentions for 2022 including our words for the year and specific goals in different areas of our lives. Plus, as has become our tradition, we leave encouraging messages for our future selves.

Mentioned on the show:

Mary Van Geffin parenting coach

Precious Car-go! Expressie nail polish

Station Eleven show and book

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 26, 2022
How We Set New Year Intentions
40:29

As we gently greet a new year, we each share how we go about setting new year intentions.

Mentioned on the show:

Plum Paper Planner

10 Things To Tell You Podcast (with end of year reflections)

Daily Habit Tracker from Elise Cripe for newsletter subscribers

Play kitchen

Podcasts that Kelsey enjoyed with reflections and/or new year intentions this year:

Happier

Happier in Hollywood

For Colored Nerds

The Sporkful

A Beautiful Mess Podcast

The Lazy Genius

Friendlier

Sow Connected


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 12, 2022
2021 Wrap Up
47:13

With relief, laughter, and some tears we look back at the year that was 2021. We reflect on what was good, what was hard, and what we learned. Plus we hear the messages that we left ourselves at the beginning of the year. We are so thankful that you chose to spend some of your year with us. Wishing you peace and light as you end the year and start a new one, friends! We'll see you in 2022.


See all the links for things we mention in our website show notes: 2021 Wrap Up

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 29, 2021
Christmas Gone Wrong
32:29

Today we bring you stories of when Christmas went from "Ho ho ho!" to "Ohhhhh no..."


Mentioned on the show:

Holiday mint chocolate candy assortment

My Walit card holder with coin purse

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes in the notes of your podcast player and on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 15, 2021
Our Favorite Things in 2021
42:40
Dec 01, 2021
Practical Tips for Holiday Logistics
44:57

From holiday meals to gifting and decorating, we've got practical tips to help you with holiday logistics. Plus we talk about how to make sure you enjoy the holiday season! We also share the things we're doing this year to make our holidays easier. We hope you hear something that you can try this holiday!

Mentioned on the show:

Kelsey's fake Christmas tree (as recommended by Sherry of YHL)

Holiday Docket from The Lazy Genius

Our episodes on How To Say No and Personal Policies

Kelsey's Christmas trees holiday t-shirt

Winter Street series

David Sedaris reads his Santaland Diaries

A-frame doll house

Lululemon black camo workout leggings

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 17, 2021
How to Say and Accept "No"
47:05

"If it's not a 'hell yes!' it's a 'no'" is one of our favorite sayings. So today we have a deep-dive on how to say no. Plus we talk about to accept someone else's "no" with understanding and grace.

Mentioned on the show:

FitBit trackers

Kelsey's blog post about house shopping in the Midwest

Science experiment advent calendar

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 03, 2021
Fall Reading Roundup & Distracted By Gourds
49:14

As we head into the season of cozy we chat about our current reading habits, what we've read lately, and our fall book queues.

Please note, should any little ears be listening, when we discuss the book Superfudge we talk about Santa Claus.


A full list of books we mention would not fit in the episode description. To see the full list please visit the show notes!

 

Mentioned on the show:

Kelsey's blog post on her trip to Colorado Springs

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The Great Believers

The Mother-in-Law

Olive Kittridge

Northern Spy

Chasing the Thrill

Piranesi

The Book of Longings

A Better Man

All the Devils Are Here

Between

State of Terror

Lincoln Highway

Throne of Glass

Link to all our Fall Extravaganza episodes

Slim fit jogger pants

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 20, 2021
Fall Extravaganza In A Mustache With A Hot Garbage Drink
1:13:42

It's that time of year again, friends...it's FALL EXTRAVAGANZA! We're spending the entire episode embracing our deep and complete love for fall. There are costumes and Halloween candy rankings, we've got autumnal experiences and of course the annual candle sniff quiz. Fall, you are officially welcomed!

Mentioned on the show:

Together Rising

Vote Forward

Pinch of Yum Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

State of Terror

A rain jacket similar to Kelsey's (exact rain jacket not available, sorry!)

A Beautiful Mess podcast

Leaf cookie cutters

Bri McCoy

The Grace Effect candles

Pretty Honest Candles

Sandalwood Apple Hempz body lotion

Join us on Instagram for Fall Fridays!

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 06, 2021
Clothing Kids
1:03:40

Today we're diving into the topic of clothing kids. Along the way we've got strong opinions, helpful tips for shopping and organizing, plus favorite brands to share.

Mentioned on the show:

Desert Sky ninja park

Native brand shoes

Hyfam elastic shoe laces

Zappos

Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic beer

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 22, 2021
Getting Back To It
51:31

Starting new habits gets a lot of attention but what about getting back to good habits we used to keep? Today we're chatting all about it! We talk about the habits we'd like to bring back to our lives and how to recognize if we're in a rut. Plus we share tips for smaller resets like after a hard day and then help each other think about how to find our way back to some good habits.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Sweet potato-apple breakfast bake

Our recent episode How To Make Dinner Not Suck

Printable weekly intentions page

Ted Lasso

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 08, 2021
Introducing: Homeschoolhood
23:14

We have a fun surprise for you today! Did you know Erica’s new homeschool podcast launches today?! We dropped the first episode of Homeschoolhood here for you to get a taste. Be sure to go check it out, subscribe, share it, leave a review. You know the drill, friends!

Thanks for being excited about this with Erica. This episode is a quick peek into who we are as a family, what brought us to homeschooling, how we got started, and why we’ve chosen to continue homeschooling.



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 01, 2021
Practicing Gratitude
25:48

We're chatting about practicing gratitude. We share the habits that help us cultivate gratitude, how to find gratitude during challenging seasons of life, and how to model gratitude for kids. Plus we each share three specific things we're thankful for right now.

Mentioned on the show:

Happier podcast

Happier in Hollywood podcast

The Happiness Project

Off The Clock

Line A Day Journal

Trader Joe's chicken-less tenders

Ken's Steakhouse Honey Mustard salad dressing

We've Not Fun Moms episode

Kelsey's #coldtreatswednesdays

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 25, 2021
Back To School
30:11

Even as we continue to navigate a pandemic we find joy in freshly sharpened pencils and the back to school season. We share what school looks like for us this year as homeschool and public school moms plus answer some listener questions. We touch on starting school as a new kinder parent amidst a pandemic, what our morning and afternoon routines will be like, and not getting overwhelmed by extracurriculars. 


Mentioned on the show:

Emily Oster article on how to make family decisions

Lap desk

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 11, 2021
All About Our Book Club
46:33

Our in-person book club is one of our favorite things and we get lots of questions about it from listeners. So we thought our book club deserved its own episode!⁣ We share how our book club started and the nitty-gritty of how it works. Plus all the reasons we love our book club and some funny memories along the way.⁣


Mentioned on the show:

Erica shares about her homeschool curriculum on her Instagram feed

Rebecca

Where the Crawdads Sing

Glennon Doyle

Carry On, Warrior

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Loving Frank

The Underground Railroad

You can rent the house where we always stay for our book club retreats!

Cards Against Humanity

What Do You Meme?

J Crew Linen pants

Recipe for Erica's obsession: vegetarian crockpot meatless meatballs:

Ikea frozen meatless meatballs, sauteed

jar sauerkraut, undrained

jar of Heinz chili sauce

jar of cranberry sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and heat on low. Serve to vegetarians and carnivores alike to great acclaim!

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

See show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 04, 2021
How To Make Dinner Not Suck
44:27

Whether it's because we're tired, trying to feed selective eaters, and/or some family members are under the table...sometimes dinner kind of sucks. We're sharing the dinner challenges we're currently facing as well as our tips for making dinner a little bit easier. Plus we help each other troubleshoot our most pressing dinner frustrations.


Mentioned on the show:

The Lazy Genius has great blog posts and podcasts about how to make dinner easier

Veken packing cubes


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 28, 2021
Spring & Summer Reading Roundup
48:10
Jul 14, 2021
Tiny Anchors
51:56

Tiny anchors are the small rituals or comforts that brings calm when the seas of life feel rough. We chat about the tiny anchors we clung to during 2020 and at other hard times of life. Plus we share the tiny anchors we keep currently and where we need to create new ones.

What Are Your Tiny Anchors? Cup of Jo blog post

Heather McMahan

Absolutely Not podcast

Pantsuit Politics podcast

Unbox Boardom board game subscription

Bissell Power Fresh steam mop

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 30, 2021
Happy Summer Quick Update
1:05

We'll be back in two weeks with a new episode. In the meantime we'd love to recommend two great shows from our archives. Just search for the episode titles in your pod player:


+ Reading Habits and Neighborly Grapefruit (2017)

+ Summer Cozy and Hearty Bottoms (2016)



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 16, 2021
Summer Eats & Drinks
30:38

We're chatting all about summer eating and drinking, from nostalgic summer foods to how to make summer dinners easier. Plus we share what drinks and eats we're looking forward to this summer including favorite recipes.

Mentioned on the show:

Gilbert Love episode with all of our Gilbert faves

Rhubarb dream bars

Minty pea dip

Joanna Gaines lemon pie recipe

Lemon icebox cupcakes from Shutterbean

Easter tote bags

Must Love Bananas frozen treats

Our episode Hell's Angels & Creativity

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 02, 2021
We Made It To Summer!
32:29

Friends, we made it through a school year unlike any other and summer is on the horizon! We chat about how we're feeling overall as we wrap this school year plus what we will and won't be doing this summer, how we'll be keeping our kids busy, and what we'll be doing for ourselves.

Mentioned on the show:

"We are driven to do the right thing" episode of Pantsuit Politics

Our 7 Things We're NOT Doing This Summer episode

Hogwarts homeschool curriculum

Tonto Natural Bridge state park

Old Country Inn woodfire pizza

The Animal Fair and other stories

Plum Paper planners


 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 19, 2021
Calm Parenting & Vacuuming Hour
1:08:33

Join us for a conversation about calm parenting – the kind of parenting we aspire to practice but it's not always easy. We chat about how calm parenting aligns (or not) with our personalities, what strategies we implement, and which situations test our patience the most.

Mentioned on the show:

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Jen Hatmaker

Julie Bogart (aka The Brave Learner)

The Workspace for Children

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, And Listen So Kids Will Talk

How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen, And Listen So Little Kids Will Talk

Siblings Without Rivalry

The Whole Brain Child

Fast and Free women's run hat with pony cut



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 05, 2021
Week In the Life & Mom Uber
1:10:30

Come live a week with us! We're inviting you into our homes and lives for the week of April 3rd through 9th.

Mentioned on the show:

RISING*SHINING audioblog

Spiky Dastards

Krusteaz gluten free cinnamon coffee cake mix

Best Laid Plans featuring Kelsey as a guest

I Am I Can: 365 Affirmations for Kids

Night Zookeeper

Brave Writer program

Teaching Textbooks

Song School Spanish

Woke Homeschooling

The Four Winds

Golden Slumbers Sleep – Kelsey's sleep coach

High Protein Vegetarian Cookbook

Finlay Donovan is Killing It

Brooklinen percale sheets

Troop Zero


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 21, 2021
Personal Policies & How To Mail
52:32

We're big fans of personal policies and the boundaries they bring with them. We share the personal policies in our lives for things we always and never do plus the policies we're trying to adopt.

Mentioned on the show:

YouTube cleaning videos

The Lazy Genius

Invisibobble hair ties

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 07, 2021
Bonus: Introducing the RISING*SHINING audioblog
6:32

A little bonus for you today! Kelsey shared the first episode of her new podcast, the RISING*SHINING audioblog. This month-long project brings the honest reflections and encouragement of Kelsey's blog posts to your ears.


To hear new RISING*SHINING episodes, search for "rising shining" in your podcast player and subscribe.


Read the written version of this episode: Introducing: the RISING*SHINING audioblog!


Connect with Kelsey:

www.risingshining.com

@kelswharton / Instagram

@higirlsnextdoor / The Girl Next Door Podcast


Thank you so much for sharing RISING*SHINING with someone who you think will enjoy it and for your reviews on Apple Podcasts.



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 31, 2021
Best Spouse/Worst Spouse
55:05

We bring our best and sometimes most annoying selves to our marriages. In honor of our upcoming wedding anniversaries in April, we share the best and worst spouse qualities for ourselves and the husbands next door.

Mentioned on the show:

Bluetooth headband

Nothing Much Happens podcast

Bombas low-cut no show socks

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 24, 2021
Current Home Organization And Disorganization
55:19

We invite you into our homes as we talk about organization...and disorganization. We each share the systems that are working for us and the ones that are hot messes. Plus we're opening our junkiest junk drawers for all to see.

Mentioned on the show:

Organization That Works episode

The Babysitters Club

Ted Lasso

See

Buy Nothing

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 10, 2021
2020 Wrap Up
55:37

Hooray! We rescued our 2020 Wrap Up episode from technical difficulty and are finally able to bring it to you. We reflect on the year that was 2020 as we share what was surprisingly hard, what made life better, and what we're most proud of. Plus we share our favorite books, media, and purchases from the year.

Mentioned on the show:

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

The Lazy Genius Way

Troubled Blood

The Brave Learner

Beyond the Bright Sea

Ask Again, Yes

Our book club episode on Ask, Again, Yes

Enola Holmes

Frida

The Babysitters Club

The Office Ladies podcast

Hamilton

Pantsuit Politics

Schitt's Creek

Peaky Blinders

AirPods

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!




Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 03, 2021
All About Plant-Based Eating
59:05

Bring your appetite – we're talking all about plant-based eating! As a newbie vegetarian (Erica) and seasoned pro (Kelsey), we share our reasons for being plant-based, what we eat, how we feed our families, and our favorite resources for recipes.

Mentioned on the show:

Lentil tortilla soup

Field Roast

Pinch of Yum

Shutterbean

Moosewood cookbooks

Meatless

Dinner Illustrated

The Shu Box blog

Tabitha Brown

Ultimate Instant Pot cook book

Hot for Food All Day

Vegan Comfort Classics

Forks Over Knives cookbook

Vegetarian Family Cookbook

Perfect Bars

The Art of Simple Food

Spicy sofritas recipe

Easy Lunch Boxes

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Scary Stuff episode

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 24, 2021
Bathing Habits & Hair Fossils
1:14:47

We're pulling back the shower curtain to talk all about our bathing habits. We come clean about how we deal with hair in the drain, how often we wash our kids, and who is showering with their spouse. Plus the correct order of shower operations and honest thoughts on loofahs.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Episode: Our Hair & Unleashing the Mane

Episode: Mom 2.0 & Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos: Amika, Monat, Kristen Ess

Curly Girl Method

Senegence hair and skincare products

Moroccanoil hair products

Tub Shroom

Color bath tabs

silicone bath cup

Two Sisters bubble bombs

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 10, 2021
Winter Reading Roundup & Ice Cream Truck Etiquette
49:27

Read anything good lately? We dish about our reading habits lately, what books we've finished, and what's in our queue. Plus we share how we're navigating our in-person book club through a pandemic and chat about the books our kids are enjoying.

Mentioned on the show:

Erica and Kelsey on Goodreads

What Kind of Woman

One Line a Day five-year journal

The Vanishing Half

The Midnight Library

Our book club episode on How To Stop Time

The Idea of You

Homegoing

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Georgia

Just Mercy

Strength To Love

Why We Can't Wait

This Tender Land

Oona Out of Order

The Glass Hotel

The Book of Longings

Vanderbeeker series

Maddy McGuire, CEO series

Who Was books

Erica's personal Instagram

Magic Tree House series

The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Kanga Room System

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 27, 2021
2021 Intentions
37:15

It's a new year and we look ahead with our intentions and goals. Our conversation includes how we made time and mental space for new year planning, how we want to bring our intentions into our days, and messages of encouragement for our future selves.

Mentioned on the show:

10 Questions For the End of the Year (Laura Tremaine)

Naming What Matters in 2021 (The Lazy Genius)

@thebeyoutybureau

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Gravity weighted blankets

Schwinn IC4 stationary bike

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 13, 2021
Mini-Episode with Kelsey
7:57

Hi friends! We recorded a 2020 wrap-up episode but had technical difficulties with it and are still trying to recover the episode. Hopefully we can bring it to you soon! But in the meantime Kelsey recorded a quick mini-episode for you. She shares how she's making time and space to close out 2020, a couple of rituals she's putting in place now to welcome a new year, plus a few great podcast episodes she thinks you would enjoy.

Mentioned on the show:

Friendlier: Our year in books, 2020

Sporkful: New Year's Food Resolutions

The Lazy Genius: My Favorite Discoveries of 2020

How I Built This: Bobbi Brown, Lush Cosmetics


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 30, 2020
Friendship During A Pandemic
39:51

Gosh we miss seeing our friends! In this episode we talk about what friendship during a pandemic has looked like for us. Plus we talk about holiday traditions we have with friends and what those will look like this year.

Mentioned on the show:

Friendship Landscapes (our previous episode on friendship)

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

Tommy John lounge joggers

Nursing nightgown

Tommy John lounge henley

Smartwool light hiking crew socks

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 16, 2020
Holiday Budgets & Christmas Cactus
38:05

Budgets might not sound very festive but having a realistic holiday budget can bring merriment. We chat about how we manage holiday budgets with our spouses. Plus we share ideas for affordable gifts and ways to give back to your community if you're in a position to do so. Happy holiday budgeting everyone!

Mentioned on the show:

Nikki McClure calendars

Dressing recipe

Jingle Jangle movie

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 02, 2020
Holiday Intentions & Dinosaur Feet
33:51

Today we're sharing our holiday intentions as we look toward the end of this crazy year. We share how we're really doing lately and how that's impacting how we approach the holidays. Then we each share our one word intention for the holidays plus how we'll make time for ourselves and the holiday things we're most looking forward to.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Honest Advent

Nespresso Advent Calendar

Felt advent calendar

Heel Genius

The Christmas Album by Leslie Odom Jr.

Another JohnnySwim Christmas

Last year's holiday episode: Ten Things We're Not Doing This Christmas

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 18, 2020
Cookbooks & A Spooky Delivery
40:11

Combining our loves of cooking and books, today we're chatting about cookbooks. We talk about why we prefer cookbooks to online recipes and each share our tried and true favorite cookbooks. Plus we discuss cookbook storage, the cookbooks we love to gift, and the ones on our wish lists.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Joy the Baker cookbook and blog

Magnolia Table cookbook

Half the Sugar, All the Love

Bread and Wine

Dinner: A Love Story

Half-size binder Kelsey uses for her recipe binder

Cookbook holder

Similar to Kelsey's corner wall shelf

Similar to Kelsey's utensil bookends

Cravings

Shutterbean food blog

Made It. Ate It. Loved It.

Thug Kitchen

Cooking Class kids' cookbook

Perfect Bars

New York City Christmas puzzle

Instant Pot wild rice soup

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 04, 2020
Our Buying Habits & A Dangerous Muffin Pan
39:18

Under-buyer or over-buyer? From socks past their expiration date to an abundance of paper products, today we explore our buying habits (can you guess who's who?) and how they translate to our lives.

Mentioned on the show:

Over- and Under-Buyer quiz

Pilot FriXion Clicker erasable pen

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 21, 2020
School Update & Little Rollerblading Guys
44:15

We're sharing an update on how this very different school year is going for us. Erica is homeschooling her girls and Kelsey's boys are in an online program through a local charter school. We share the challenging, the pleasantly surprising, and our tips for making it work. Whatever school looks like for you this year we are cheering for you!

Mentioned on the show:

Life Updates & Text Your Spouse episode where we chat about how we came to our 2020 school decisions

The Brave Learner

KidsBooks.com

VTech kids digital camera

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 07, 2020
Fall Extravaganza 2020!
1:13:39

Welcome to Fall Extravaganza! This is our 7th annual episode unabashedly dedicated to all things fall. So light a candle, grab something pumpkin spice, and get ready for fall on full blast.

And speaking of fall traditions, we want to encourage you to take part in the most important fall tradition: voting! For information about voting including how to vote by mail visit Vote.org which explains everything clearly. We'll both be voting in the election this November and we hope you will too.

Mentioned on the show:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Inspector Gamache mysteries

The Searcher

Paper bag apple pie (similar)

The Nester

Felt wreath tutorial

One Must Go Fall Quiz

Scary Stuff & Biscuit Cans

The Ellen Show scares

Brats and beer cheddar chowder

Chili with cinnamon from Run Fast Eat Slow

Lazy Genius podcast episode about creating a cozy fall home

Log cabin incense burner

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Just Garland Etsy shop

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 23, 2020
Pandemic Self-Care
39:28

During this global pandemic self-care looks different even as it is evermore important. So share the ways we're taking care of ourselves across our physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional health. We hope you are finding ways to take gentle care of yourselves, friends.

Mentioned on the show:

Outdoor runs on the Peloton app

Happy Planner Big Paper Punch 11 Hole Punch

Plastic Book Binding Discs


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 09, 2020
2020 Midyear Check In & Backyard Junk
28:52

Back when 2020 was shiny and full of hope we shared our intentions for the year. Today we're checking in to see how those intentions have shaped our lives. We also share what we're recommitting to, what we're letting go, and what's helping us to reclaim this year that has felt so out of our control.

We also want to let you know that we've decided to skip the book club episode on The Giver of Stars that we had planned to do this summer. Book club episodes takes a little more preparation and we're needing to keep things simple right now. We would still highly recommend reading or listening to the book.

Mentioned on the show:

Profit First

Beyond the Bright Sea

Somersaults snacks

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 03, 2020
Quick Update
1:32
Hi friends! We've had life happening lately so this week's episode will be delayed. But in the meantime we would love to hear your suggestions for our annual Fall Extravaganza episode! Send us an email at higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com or message us on Instagram.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 26, 2020
Favorite School Supplies & Hide Your Tape
32:04

No matter what school looks like for your family the joy of new school supplies can unite us all. We're sharing our favorite school supplies, recommendations for lunch boxes and backpacks, and what we're treating ourselves to for back to school.


Mentioned on the show:

Ticonderoga pencils

Pencil sharpener

Pip Squeaks markers

Plastic pencil box

Clear plastic supply caddy

Old Navy face masks

EasyLunchBoxes

Planetbox bento lunch box

Lunchbots divided lunch container

Yummy Toddler Food lunch container recommendations

Takeya water bottles

Camelbak water bottles

Hydroflask water bottle

LL Bean junior backpack

F-301 pens (Kelsey's favorite)

Get To Work Book planner

Anchored Women homeschool planner

Papermate Flair pens

Starbucks cold brew with dark cocoa almondmilk foam

Nespresso coffee maker

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 12, 2020
Life Updates & Text Your Spouse
37:07

Hi friends! This is the first "real time" episode we've recorded since early March and, well, a lot has changed! So instead of a book club episode we're bringing you up to speed on what's going on with us. We share how the global pandemic has been impacting our lives, what we're doing for school this year, and the things helping us stay sane. This is a hard season for us all and we are wishing you the best.

Mentioned on the show:

We've been going live on Instagram most weeks! Catch them all here.

Bean salad as recommended by the Friendlier podcast

Monopoly Deal

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 29, 2020
Household Division Of Labor
35:39

In every household there's plenty of work to go around. We chat about what the breakdown looks like in our marriages: the tasks on each of our plates, how we communicate about the division of labor, and which chores we wish we could outsource forever.

Mentioned on the show:

Our previous episodes talking about topics in marriage: Dr. Fitness & Marriage Maintenance, Marriage & Putzy Husbands, 6 Things Happy Couples Do, Communication In Marriage & Husbands Next Door

Weeding tool

@tonybakercomedy

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 15, 2020
Minor Expertise & Smoothie Butt
41:45

From playing piano and cooking to decorating and more, we reflect on how we are minor experts. Plus the minor expertise we might like to develop one day and the minor expertise we have no interest in acquiring.

In Obsessions, Erica loves the book she's reading and Kelsey loves her morning smoothie. In Neighborhood News, a backyard was momentarily aflame alarmingly close to Kelsey's house.

We'll be reading The Giver of Stars for our summer book club. The episode will air on July 29 so grab a copy and join us!

Mentioned on the show:

Happier podcast episode on becoming a minor expert

The Dearly Beloved

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 01, 2020
Dealing With The Gimmies And Whining
38:19

"But I waaaaant it!" That's not fair!" The gimmies and whining from our kids is not our favorite. We chat about how we handle these behaviors in the moment, bigger picture strategies to head them off, and how the gimmies and whining is different between toddlers and big kids.

We'll be reading The Giver of Stars for our summer book club. The episode will air on July 29 so grab a copy or listen to the audio (which we'd highly recommend) and join us!

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!




Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 17, 2020
Hard Conversations With Kids & Awkward Mail Encounter
47:27

From sex to race and faith, kids have questions about topics that can feel tricky to talk about. We share how we handle these hard conversations in our families, which topics are most challenging for us, and our favorite resources for guidance.

In Obsessions Kelsey has a new love for an old snack and Erica is bringing Hogwarts into her home.

Mentioned on the show:

The Baby Tree

From Diapers to Dating

It's Not The Stork

Cup of Jo Talking to Kids archive

Talking to Kids About Sex

5 Ways to Teach Kids About Consent

Raising Race-Conscious Kids

Children's Books With Characters of Color

How To Teach White Kids About Race

The Code Switch

Still Processing

The Nod

The Conscious Kid

Rules of Quidditch poster

Spells and Charms poster

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 03, 2020
7 Things We're Not Doing This Summer
32:17

With summer on the horizon we reflect on what we will NOT be doing this summer. Plus we share strategies to reset a hot mess of summer day for the kids and for us (not that we'll have any of those). In Obsessions, Erica is on the hunt for the perfect outdoor furniture while Kelsey is loving drawer organization. In Neighborhood News there's an adorable, unintentional therapy dog in Erica's neighborhood.

Mentioned on the show:

Sodynee drawer organizers

Ikea drawer organizers

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 20, 2020
Book Club: Ask Again, Yes
38:59

For spring book club we discuss Mary Beth Keane's novel Ask Again, Yes which asks, "how much can a family forgive?"

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 06, 2020
Keeping A Kitchen & A Kong For Kids
36:40

We're chatting about keeping a kitchen, from favorite appliances and tools, to pantry staples and tips for cleaning and organizing. In Obsessions Erica is getting hydrated and Kelsey can't stop making banana bread. In Neighborhood News Erica spotted a not-so-welcome neighbor.

Our spring book club episode will air May 6 and we'll be reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.

Mentioned on the show:

Cuisinart Grind and Brew

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

Instant Pot

Lodge cast iron dutch oven

Wüsthof knives

Cookie scoop

Magnetic knife storage

Stainless steel measuring cups and spoons

Norwex kitchen rags

Clean Mama baking soda sink scrub

Liquid IV packets

Half the Sugar, All The Love

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 22, 2020
We're Not Fun Moms
37:15

From crafts to pretend play to arcades we are saying "no" and owning not being fun moms. We chat about the cultural pressure to be a "fun mom" and all the ways we aren't fun, but also a few ways that we actually are fun.

In Obsessions Kelsey is getting chatty and Erica is rocking some new favorite jeans. In Neighborhood News there was a brief but exciting weather event.

Mentioned on the show:

Signature by Levi Strauss Gold Label Women's Modern Skinny Jean

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 08, 2020
Gilbert Love & Glowing Gopher
48:52

We have lots of love for our adopted hometown of Gilbert, Arizona and we're telling you all about it. If you're planning a visit to Gilbert, this episode is a must-listen! We share how we ended up in the desert, our favorite restaurants, and recommendations for things to do. Plus how we'd like to see Gilbert change in the coming years.

In Obsessions Erica is reading a book that pays homage to her Midwest roots and Kelsey is loving an app that makes sending invitations a snap. In Neighborhood News Kelsey is planning a neighborly get together.

Our spring book club episode will air on May 6 and we'll be reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Grab a copy and join us!

Mentioned on the show:

The Coffee Shop

Joe's Farm Grill

Culinary Dropout

Barnone: Fire and Brimstone, Garage East, 12 West Brewery, Uprooted Kitchen

Postino

Liberty Market

Oregano's

Salerno's Pizza

Buddyz

Topo

O.H.S.O.

Joyride Taco House

Nico Heirloom Kitchen

Handel's Ice Cream

The White Rabbit

Rise Up Bakery

Divided Vine

Four Silos Brewery

Agritopia Farm

The Olive Mill

Schnepf Farm

The Farm at South Mountain

Riparian Preserve

Southeast Regional Library

Cactus League baseball spring training

Riverview Park

Gilbert Farmer's Market

Tortilla Flats

Alamo Drafthouse

Greenfield Nails and Spa

Hale Theater

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Hobnob

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 25, 2020
Nesting & When Not To Be Neighborly
39:52

When we've been expecting little ones our nesting energy kicks into over-drive. We chat about what nesting has looked like for us, what we're glad we did, what we obsessed about a little too much, and what Kelsey's doing to get ready for Baby Girl Wharton.

In Obsessions Kelsey in loving something stripey and Erica is amazed at the versatility of a previously overlooked common item. In Neighborhood News we discuss when it's not appropriate to be neighborly.

Mentioned on the show:

Hanna Andersson pajamas

Trtl pillow

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 11, 2020
Book Club: Once Upon A River
29:16

For winter book club we're discussing Diane Setterfield's rich, cozy, and slightly eerie novel Once Upon A River. If you enjoy this book we'd also recommend her other novel, The Thirteenth Tale. We also discover that Setterfield has the most badass author photo and we wish we were friends with her:


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

Photo source



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 26, 2020
Kid Birthdays & Rogue Sidewalk Maintenance
38:42

Surprise! We've got a bonus episode for you today. We tackle a subject you've requested and that we have strong thoughts on: kid birthdays! We go down the memory lane of our birthday celebrations growing up, share honest opinions on hosting and attending kid birthdays, and share tips for making birthdays less stressful. No ponies were made to dress as unicorns in the making of this episode. In Obsessions Kelsey has found a favorite face wash and Erica has some new kicks. In Neighborhood News, we have an amazing sighting of a Gilbert icon.

Mentioned on the episode:

Our book club episode on Amy Poehler's book Yes, Please

Too Many Monkeys

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleaner

Sorel Harlow Lace Boot

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 19, 2020
Motherhood Transitions & It Is Fall
41:51

We dive into all the transitions around motherhood: how we've changed, how we've stayed the same, and the motherhood transitions we're currently experiencing. In Obsessions, emptiness is bringing Erica fulfillment while Kelsey is loving something to make park outings easier. In Neighborhood News: it's fall in case you haven't heard.

Our winter book club episode will air February 26 and we'll be discussing Diane Setterfield's novel Once Upon A River. Grab a copy and join us!

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 12, 2020
Self-Help Books & Eye Candy TV
42:13

From habits to authenticity to tidying, we're sharing our favorite self-help type books. In Obsessions Kelsey made a simple but significant shower upgrade and Erica is enjoying some quality television with a bonus of eye candy. In Neighborhood News there's a tiny and very friendly neighbor on Erica's street.

Our winter book club episode will air February 26 and we'll be discussing Diane Setterfield's novel Once Upon A River. Grab a copy and join us!

Mentioned on the show:

Better Than Before – and we did a book club episode on this!

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning To Say

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Simplifying episode of The Girl Next Door Podcast

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Digital Minimalism

Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Stop Apologizing

Rachel Hollis

ep 72 of The Rise podcast

Gut

The Good Gut

Umbra hanging shower caddy

See

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 29, 2020
Set In Our Ways & Lighting Judgment
1:06:37

This episode is sponsored by Spii Graphics where graphic design is more than just pretty pictures; it’s a chance to create an authentic experience for your customers and to surprise and delight them at every turn. Connect with Emily at spiigraphics.com and @spii_graphics on Instagram.

We share how we're set in our ways, for good or for bad, and take cross-examination to determine if we're willing to change any of our ways. In Obsessions Erica is keeping tabs on what she's reading in a new way and Kelsey is taking her daily step count to the next level. In Neighborhood News we're peeking in windows and we don't like what we see.

Our winter book club episode will air February 26 and we'll be discussing Diane Setterfield's novel Once Upon A River. Grab a copy and join us!

Mentioned on the show:

Dentek flossers

Jasmine Guillory books: The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party

Goodreads

Fitbit Charge 3

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 15, 2020
2020 Intentions & Aspirational Neighbors
47:58

This episode is sponsored by Dietitians Dish, a fun conversational podcast between two moms and registered dietitians who share information you can trust on nutrition, food, and feeding your family. Find Dietitians Dish wherever you listen to podcasts and connect with them on Instagram at @dietitiansdishpodcast. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support our show!

Happy 2020, friends! We kick off the new year sharing our intentions for the year and of course sending messages to our future selves. In Obsessions Kelsey has a favorite wardrobe addition and Erica is loving a new workout. In Neighborhood News, Kelsey met some neighbors with some major #lifegoals.

Mentioned on the show:

Last 90 Days Challenge with Rachel Hollis

Atomic Habits

Only Love Today

Girl, Stop Apologizing

On Being 40ish

Love Lives Here

Do Less

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire

Shutterbean

The Handwriting Club

It's Currently 2020 workbook

Happier Podcast

Cactus Wren Beauty (Erica's small business)

First Draft in 30 Days

Les Mills On Demand

Daily Ritual Short Sleeve Tunic

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 01, 2020
2019 Wrap Up & Pathetic Christmas Lights
52:14

We're wrapping up 2019 with a look back at the year: the highlights, the challenges, and a round up of a few favorites. In Obsessions Kelsey loves something lighting up her life and Erica sings the praises of a produce aisle favorite. In Neighborhood News, our holiday light displays are impressing no one (sorry neighbors!).

Mentioned on the show:

Marco Polo

Kelsey's 12 monthly health challenges

Rachel Hollis' Last 90 Day Challenge

Where The Crawdads Sing

Educated

The Great Alone

Career of Evil

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

The Road Back To You

Rocketman

Yesterday

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Fleabag

A Beautiful Mess podcast

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 18, 2019
Ten Things We're NOT Doing This Christmas
40:32

This episode is sponsored by Friendlier, the podcast for friends who love to talk, read, and eat. On each episode longtime friends Abby and Sarah review books, share recipes, and explore a sometimes random/sometimes serious topic. If you like The Girl Next Door we think you'd enjoy Friendlier! Subscribe to Friendlier wherever you listen to podcasts and connect with them on Instagram. Thank you so much for for supporting the brands that support our show!

+++

We have a gift for you: The Girl Next Door Holiday Copilot! We've got you covered with festive high fives to your future self, our favorite holiday recipes, a merry playlist, and more. It's our way of saying nope you sure don't have to do it all this holiday season and we hope you make the most of the things you choose to do. If you're signed up for our newsletter then the Holiday Copilot is waiting for you in your inbox! And if you aren't signed up yet and would like to get the Holiday Copilot just tap the link on our website or Instagram profile and click Newsletter Sign Up to get on the list. We'll resend the Holiday Copilot to new subscribers through Saturday, December 7. Merry December, friends!

The merriest word this season might be "no" because every no means saying yes to the holiday activities that mean the most to you. To inspire you we're sharing the things we're NOT doing this holiday season in the name of intentional festivity and sanity. We hope you get some ideas for creating your own cozy season.

In Obsessions Kelsey completed a project that's been on her to-do list for two years and Erica is thrilled about a new mental health routine. In Neighborhood News, strange grandmas are wandering Kelsey's neighborhood and Erica's family took an unexpectedly dark bike ride.

Mentioned on the show:

Blurb Books

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 04, 2019
Siblings & Inside Jokes
39:21

This episode is sponsored by Destinations with Character, a travel agency with extensive experience planning family friendly vacations including Disney destinations and cruises. Let travel agent Maryanne Walsh plan your next family vacation at no additional cost to you. You can find Destinations with Character on Facebook and Instagram, and email: destinationsbymaryanne@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the brands that support our show!

Siblings can be your best friend and your biggest annoyance, sometimes all in the same day! We chat about the sibling relationships we have and the siblings we're raising. In Obsessions Erica has a new favorite source for affordable art while Kelsey adds to her list of old lady obsessions. In Neighborhood News there are reckless drivers a bit too close to Erica's house and quite the gang of neighbor friends on Kelsey's street.

Mentioned on the show:

Siblings Without Rivalry

Happier podcast

BFF Print Shop

Vick's Sweet Dreams Cool Mist humidifier

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 20, 2019
Favorite Things Gift Guide & Makin' Bacon
39:19

Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you today! With the gift-giving season upon us, we're sharing several of our favorite things that we think would make great presents. We have ideas for kids and adults and at all price ranges. Plus we share what we each like to have for ourselves around the holidays to keep our spirits jolly. In Neighborhood News, Kelsey keeps spotting cars with a sense of humor.

Mentioned on the show:

LoopyCase for smartphones

Tortoise shell earrings

Lab Hygge candle in Shelter

Illustrated Harry Potter books

Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook

Sonos speakers

Umbra house-shaped tissue box covers

Inflatable lounge chair

Raniaco LED book light

Magnetic book marks

Book-themed tote bag: I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie, Ann Patchett ideal bookshelf

Kindle Paperwhite

Books illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Yeti

Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company

Games: Qwixx, Five Crown, Yahtzee, Qwinto, Farkel and Spicy Farkel

Giant whiteboard decal

Yellena James art prints

Lindsay Letters prints

Bumpkins reusable snack bags

Red lips via Cactus Wren Beauty

Stackable wrapping storage caddy

Gift wrap organizer

Precut parchment paper

Fresh balsam candle

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 13, 2019
Book Club: The Dutch House
41:32

It's time for fall book club! We're discussing Ann Patchett's new novel, The Dutch House, described as "a dark fairy" tale set over five decades with rich characters.

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 06, 2019
Day In The Life & Napping On The Job
39:06

Join us for a detailed peek into how we spent a recent Thursday as we recount a day in the life of the Girls Next Door! In Obsessions Erica is recommending a funny, moving, and beautiful television show while Kelsey shares something making traveling more organized. In Neighborhood News Kelsey was caught napping on the job.

Mentioned on the show:

Day In The Life & Unwelcome RVs our past episode chronicling our day

The Eyre Affair

Fleabag

Nalgene travel bottles

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 23, 2019
Feeding Our Families & Hidden Hot Dogs
55:57

Support for the podcast comes from iheartsedona, a three bedroom, three bathroom vacation rental in beautiful Sedona, Arizona where we have loved staying over the years. Find pictures and prices at www.iheartsedona.com. Mention The Girl Next Door Podcast when inquiring about your next vacation for 10% off your stay. Thank you for supporting the brands that support our show!

We're reading The Dutch House by Ann Patchett for our fall book club. That episode will air November 6 so grab a copy and join us!

What's everyone eating at your house? We dish about the logistics of who eats what and when at our houses. We also share current challenges around feeding our families plus some back pocket recipes that are usually slam dunks. In Obsessions Kelsey has found something to keep dinner conversation from going off the rails and Erica is reveling in the perfect fall drink. In Neighborhood News, a familiar house is for sale.

Mentioned on the show:

Feeding A Family & Baby Shoes episode

Inkwell Press Meal Planner inserts

Table Topics Family

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 09, 2019
Fall Extravaganza & Flaming Nuts
1:13:30

Support for the podcast comes from Copper Quail Style, bringing you apparel and home decor inspired by a desert lifestyle. All clothing and letterpress prints are locally designed and made in Gilbert, AZ. Use the checkout code GIRLNEXTDOOR and receive free shipping on your order.

Support also comes from the Double the Fun podcast hosted by Amy Brown, a longtime listener of the show and the mom of boy-girl toddler twins. Double The Fun shares the joys and challenges of motherhood and of parenting multiples. Double The Fun can be found on multiple podcasting platforms such as Apple, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also connect on the Double the Fun Podcast Community Facebook page.


You know what time it is – it's FALL EXTRAVAGANZA! Join us for an overly enthusiastic multi-sensory fall experience complete with thematic apparel. Along the way we sniff candles, discuss fall bucket lists, and find out which fall tradition Erica is and which fall food Kelsey is. In Obsessions Erica finds a crunchy soup topper and Kelsey discovers the perfect parenting ballad. In Neighborhood News the realtor selling Erica's old house is venturing into some interesting, if questionable, tactics.


Mentioned on the show:

Leaves candle

Arizona Highways magazine

Amy Anne Tees (Happy Fall Y'all)

Little Mama Shirt Shop (Fall-elujah)

Joy the Baker creamy pumpkin pie bars

Pumpkin cream cold brew

Apple cider autumn sangria

Kelle Hampton fall bucket list

Kelsey's Fall Pinterest board

Books: The Ox Cart Man, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, Yellow Time, Lawrence in the Fall, Autumn Story, The Night Circus, In Cold Blood, The Music Shop, The Watchmaker's Apprentice, Inspector Gamache novels, Case Histories

Super Healthy Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumpling Soup

Lentil Tortilla Soup

Which Fall Tradition Are You?

Ellen Scares 2019

Which Cozy Fall Food Matches Your Personality?

Joy the Baker Sweet Potato Pie

You Need To Calm Down

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 25, 2019
Mental Health & More Firm Bottoms
39:58

Support for the podcast comes from iheartsedona, a three bedroom, three bathroom vacation rental in beautiful Sedona, Arizona where we have loved staying over the years. Mention The Girl Next Door Podcast when inquiring about your next vacation for 10% off your stay. Find pictures and prices at www.iheartsedona.com. Thank you for supporting the brands that support our show!

Today we chat about the important topic of mental health. We discuss how we know the status of our mental health, when we've been though periods of poor mental health, and strategies for good mental health hygiene. In obsessions Erica has some new kicks and Kelsey has found an indulgent but healthy-ish treat. In Neighborhood News, everyone is still retreating from the heat.

Related past episodes and mentioned on the show:

Taking the Temperature of Your Life

Nike Metcons

Chocolate Hummus

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 11, 2019
Kid Chores & Burning Mailboxes
31:28

Support for the show comes from iheartsedona, a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation rental in beautiful Sedona, Arizona where we have loved staying over the years. Find pictures and prices at www.iheartsedona.com. Mention The Girl Next Door Podcast when inquiring about your next vacation for 10% off your stay.

 

Let's chat about kid chores and responsibilities! We share our chore philosophies, what chores our kids are doing, and strategies for getting started on kid chores. In obsessions Kelsey has an afternoon routine that helps to beat the heat and Erica has a new go-to dinner. In Neighborhood News, it's hot. So hot.

Mentioned on the show:

Lazy Genius kid chore system

The Opposite of Spoiled

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 28, 2019
Working Out & Yucca Slaps Back
42:22

Join us as we work up a sweat chatting about working out! We cover the clothes we wear, strategies for getting ourselves to the gym, feelings about home workouts, and more. In obsessions Erica gives an update on her lovely "stable" and Kelsey is putting her name on everything. In neighborhood news, Kelsey shares a cautionary tale about desert plants.

Mentioned on the show:

Cribbage

Body Combat

Body Pump

Orange Theory

High Fitness

Minted name labels

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 14, 2019
Book Club: A Hundred Summers
28:36

Our summer book club pick – A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams – will put you in a beachy mood even if the ocean is nowhere near.

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 31, 2019
Goals Check-In & Swampy Shorts
37:43

We're half-way through 2019! So we check in on our goals to see how we're doing: we evaluate where we need to make progress, if there's anything we want to let go of, and celebrate unexpected accomplishments. In Obsessions we have summer on the mind. Erica is loving a cold and caffeinated morning beverage. Kelsey is loving shorts that keep sweat at bay. In Neighborhood News there was drama trying to get coffee.

Mentioned on the show:

Erica redid her master bedroom

Starbucks cold brew with salted cream cold foam

Patagonia Quandry quick dry shorts

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 17, 2019
Listener Questions & A Crop Top Encounter
41:17

You asked and we answered – we've got an episode of listener questions! We chat about the dream vacation we'd take together, how we find time to read, tips for parenting toddlers, and more. Kelsey shares a breakfast obsession and Erica has found the perfect summer footwear. In Neighborhood News we had a sighting of one of Gilbert's most eccentric characters.

Mentioned on the show:

Previous episode answering listener questions: Listener Questions & Short Shorts

Our episode all about reading: Reading Habits & Neighborly Grapefruit

Our episode about toddlers: Parenting Toddlers & Nothing Is Easy

Our episode Taking The Temperature Of Your Life & Inbox Honesty

Frittata muffins

Women's Neida Eva Two Band Slide Sandals

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 03, 2019
Favorite Beauty Products & Nap In A Bottle
40:10

We're opening up our makeup bags and bathroom drawers to share the tried and true beauty/personal care products we can't live without. Then we share the runners-up that aren't quite all-star status plus the future favorites we're desperate to find.

Mentioned on the show:

For all Senegence products, check out Erica's Cactus Wren Beauty Facebook page. She talked about the following favorites: Senegence Silk Pore and Wrinkle Minimizer, Senegence Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer, ShadowSense eyeshadow, Senegence Lip Balm, LashSense Volume Intense Waterproof Mascara, Senegence Hair Spray

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Paula's Choice toner, exfoliator, and daily moisturizing lotion

Paula's Choice Shine Stopper

Morphe M439 brush

Cinema Secrets brush cleaner

Rusk Multi 12-in-1 Miracle W8less Treatment

Schmidt's Deodorant

Acure Brightening Face Mask

Smashbox concealer

Real Techniques setting brush

Megababe deodorant

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 19, 2019
Raising Girls, Raising Boys & An Unsightly Ladder
41:15

We chat about our parenting experiences of raising girls and raising boys: what we love about raising girls and boys, the values we hope to instill in them, and what we think would be hard about raising the opposite gender. Along the way we discover that we both have strong thoughts on gendered clothing and the phrase "boy mom."

Mentioned on the show:

Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy

Joanna Goddard on Forever35 podcast

Cup of Jo, Joanna Goddard's blog

How to teach kids about consent from Cup of Jo

Where the Crawdads Sing

Dandy Blend

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 05, 2019
Summer Management & Almost Sunburned
36:57

Our kids are out for school this week so summer is upon us! This week we chat about the summer plans and routines we hope to implement so that the whole family enjoys the season. Plus a summer candle sniff quiz!

Mentioned on the show:

Just structured enough summer schedule by Sarah Powers

Kid Kits

Young House Love

A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Rainbow to do list sticky notes

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 22, 2019
Perfect Things & Wristless Watches
40:22

We share several "perfect things" in our lives – those items that not only fulfill a need but do it so well they bring a little extra joy to our lives. This episode is inspired by an episode of the Friendlier podcast on the same topic.

Small spatulas

Little Hands card holder

Hummingbird Nectar Bottle

Half-size recipe binder + half sheet page protectors

Makeup removing reusable cloths

Makeup removing reusable rounds

Flossers

Makeup travel case

Tempur-Pedic Symphony pillow

Juno sports bra

Title Nine sports bras

Skagen watches

Tinker watches

Daniel Wellington

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 15, 2019
Book Club: Educated
39:28

For our spring book club we're discussing the best-selling and critically acclaimed memoir Educated by Tara Westover.

Mentioned on the show:

Essential oil company run by Tara's mother

New York Times Educated discussion questions

The Glass Castle

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 08, 2019
Wisdom In Your 30s & Strong Nut Opinions
42:58

*Unfortunately there's some audio distortion around the 8:50 timestamp so we wanted to make you aware

We share the sage wisdom we've learned being 30-somethings. Plus the advice we'd give our 20 year old selves and how we feel about getting closer to the big 4-0.

Mentioned on the show:

Glennon Doyle

Kelsey's monthly goals blog posts

Ghiradelli dark chocolate sea salt caramel

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 24, 2019
Communication In Marriage & Husbands Next Door
48:08

To talk about communication in marriage we're joined by special guests: the husbands next door! They'll chime in as we describe each of our communication styles and tell tales of communication in marriage gone awry. Then, Erica and Kelsey share their tips for good marriage communication.

Mentioned on the show:

Past episode about marriage

Favorites from Kelsey's winter capsule wardrobe: white/navy striped long sleeve shirt, Madewell high rise skinny jeans, J. Crew quilted field jacket (purchased on Ebay), mustard cardigan (from Target but no longer available)

Erica's Clavinova piano


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 10, 2019
Errands & Your Grandfather's Windbreaker
53:00

"Does anybody else feel like they're in trouble at the post office?" We ask this important question and others as we discuss everything about errands. We talk errand strategies, which ones we love and loathe, and how to include (or not) kids on errands. We also have a special spring edition candle sniff quiz!

Mentioned on the show:

Google Keep

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 27, 2019
Book Club: How To Stop Time
36:25

What would it be like to live for years and years (and years and years)? We glimpse the possibilities as we discuss our winter book club pick, the novel How To Stop Time about love that spans centuries, by Matt Haig.

Mentioned on the show:

The Time Traveler's Wife

Ming the clam

Radiolab episode Be Careful What You Plan For about a really old tree


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 13, 2019
Kid Behavior & Chuck It Out The Window
1:04:35

Glorious when it's good, baffling and frustrating when it's not: today we're talking all about kid behavior! We talk about our parenting philosophies, what's going well, and what's challenging at each of our houses currently. Plus our favorite parenting resources.

Mentioned on the show:

Unruffled podcast

Sticker charts

Sand timers

Story Pirates, Becoming Mother Nature, Young Ben Franklin podcasts

Ignore It!

How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

Parenting With Love And Logic

How To Be A Happier Parent

Suppernanny

The Mom Hour grumpiness episode

The Happiest Toddler On The Block

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

Bedtime Math book and website

Fuller House


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 27, 2019
Cleaning Your Bathroom & Sparrow Bathing
39:02

This episode is sponsored by The Bali Market offering multi-purpose Turkish towels backed by a minimalist philosophy. Our listeners can get 20% off their purchase by using the code GIRLNEXTDOOR at checkout. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support our show!

S U R P R I S E! We've got an extra ep for you this week all about cleaning bathrooms: the challenges, the products we use, and how nervous we'd be if the Queen had to make a pit stop at our house. Plus tips for keeping bathrooms tidy day to day and for getting kids involved in cleaning.

Also, a reminder that our next book club episode is coming up on March 13. We’ll be reading Matt Haig’s novel How To Stop Time. Grab a copy and join us!

Mentioned on the show:

Clean Mama

Method Foaming Bathroom Cleaner Eucalyptus Mint

Bon Ami cleaning scrub

Emily Ley on Jen Hatmaker's podcast For The Love

Glasses that block blue light

Copper disc earrings



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 20, 2019
Love Languages & Children Of The Corn
41:57

To celebrate this month of love we are chatting all about love languages. We share what love languages we speak, the ones our husbands speak, and whether we need an interpreter. Plus how love languages can be helpful in other areas of life.

Things mentioned on the show:

The 5 Love Languages quiz and descriptions

Cookie date nights

Bombas socks

Our episode where we shared our messy closets

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 13, 2019
Nuts And Bolts Of Writing & Nakedly Dashing
48:32

Although you might know us as podcasters, Erica and Kelsey are writers at heart and this year we are both writing nonfiction book proposals. On this episode we chat about how we started writing, what we’re working on now, and the nuts and bolts of getting words onto the page.

Also: Sign up for our quarterly newsletter by entering your email address on our website. Our winter book club pick is How To Stop Time by Matt Haig. The episode will air on March 13 so grab a copy of the book and join us! **the date was updated after we recorded the show

Mentioned on the show:

Erica's book Candid Classroom: What Parents Want To Know And Teachers Want To Tell Them

Erica's blog Laddventure

Kelsey's blog RISING*SHINING

Kelsey's personal essays have been published in Remedy Quarterly, but unfortunately aren't available online

Kelsey wrote articles about research like this as part of her job as a science writer at Arizona State University for six years

Our personal Instagram accounts: Erica and Kelsey

Erica's writing candle is Capri Blue – Volcano candle

The Art of the Book Proposal

 

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 30, 2019
Organization That Works & Closet I Spy
58:21

We each share three organization systems that are working really well for us right now, from school routines and incoming papers, to makeup and more. Plus we each share an area of our lives that needs organization. Then join us as we have to show the other the messiest closet in our homes and what we've stuffed inside.

Mentioned on the show:

makeup tower

bidet

flannel wipes

reusable cotton rounds

Our episode about laundry: Laundry & Sudsy Sunday

Our episode featuring "what's in your purse?": Hell's Angels & Creativity

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 16, 2019
2019 Intentions & A Snow Conundrum
50:36

Welcome to the sixth season of The Girl Next Door Podcast! As we do every year, we're sharing our intentions and goals for the year. Erica's word for 2019 is LITTLE and Kelsey's is FLOURISH. Plus we record messages for our future selves to listen to at the end of the year. We are manifesting big things! We snack on fortune cookies that might have telling messages for our years.

Mentioned on the show:

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances

Mrs. Claus's Cookies beer


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 02, 2019
2018 Wrap Up & Australian Us
1:07:59

Warning! At the beginning of the episode during our snack we discuss Santa and you might not want little ears to listen. But after that the coast is clear.

With the end of the year approaching we reflect on 2018 and share our personal highlights plus the best books, movies, products, meals, and podcasts we enjoyed. We also year from past Erica and Kelsey to see if the years we predicted came true. We snack on the ultimate holiday cookie: dark chocolate covered peppermint Joe-Joe's and the not so ultimate pfeffernusse.

Things we mention on the show:

Episode of The Nuanced Life with discussion of therapy

Kelsey on Goodreads

The Heart's Invisible Furies (Erica recommends the audiobook)

Bad Blood (audiobook)

The Great Alone

The Magnolia Table Cookbook

Girl, Wash Your Face

Little Fires Everywhere

Where the Crawdads Sing

Imagine Me Gone

Get Out

A Star is Born

Culinary Dropout

Kelsey's standing desk (desk built to be standing desk height which for Kelsey is 41 inches)

Tommy John lounge joggers

The Glitter Revival earrings

Pink Yeti

Instant Pot

Senegence mascara

Our episode all about podcasts we love

Slow Burn (both seasons)

Jen Hatmarker's For the Love! podcast

The Mom Hour

Straight and Curly podcast ep 2018 Year in Review

Finish

Louise Penny mystery novels

Tana French mystery novels

The Silkworm

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 19, 2018
Holiday Self-Care & Vegas Christmas Lights
1:05:38

The holidays are here! But along with the merriment the season can also bring stress. We have tips and encouragement for you about self-care and managing stress during the winter holidays.

First, we tried out a juniper latte and it's not as scary as Kelsey feared. Then we talk about ways to manage stress and prioritize self-care around the holiday topics of:

+ Getting the "perfect" gift for everyone

+ Travel

+ Expectations for Christmas morning to be "perfect"

+ Extended family

+ Hosting

+ Indulgent foods everywhere

+ A packed calendar

Things we mention on the show:

Highlights magazine

RXBars

Over the River and Through the Woods - The Mom Hour

December Intentions for Busy Mom - The Mom Hour

Tommy John lounge pants

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 05, 2018
Hygge & Hygge Beasts
44:40

For a very hyggelig episode we discuss all things hygge. First, we take a hygge quiz to find out how hygge we each are. Then we share our hygge wins and challenges. We both decide we need emergency hygge bags in our lives ASAP.

Mentioned on the show: Tommy John underwear.

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 21, 2018
Book Club: This Is How It Aways Is
39:06

In our fall book club we are discussing Laurie Frankel's novel This Is How It Always Is. In the book, parents Rosie and Penn, and their family of five children, must come to terms with the true identity of the youngest boy, Claude, who wants to be a girl. During the episode we also mention a book we discussed previously, The Heart's Invisible Furies.

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 07, 2018
Family Dynamics & Hero Neighbors
1:08:48

We start with French press coffee sweetened with Iconic Cocktail Cascara Vanilla mixer and crunch Honeycrisp apples dusted with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice – delicious!

On the show, we chat about the family dynamics and values we grew up with. Then we talk about the dynamics and values we are trying to instill in our families and how we're trying to do that.

Things we mention on the show:

The Baby Tree

It's NOT the Stork!

Siblings Without Rivalry

Happy Stitch Shop our listeners can use code "Erica15" for 15% off!

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 24, 2018
Fall Extravaganza & Guardian Angels in Plaid
1:23:23

It's the episode that needs no introduction. But if we were going to give it an introduction we would say: Grab your pumpkin spice latte, find a pumpkin patch, and light all your fall candles: it's Fall Extravaganza! There's a thorough fall snack tasting followed by the annual fall candle blind sniff test, Falliday gifts, and discussion at great length of fall habits, activities, fashion AND MORE. You know what they* say, "It's not fall until it's Fall Extravaganza!"

*Erica and Kelsey


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly-ish newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!


Things we mention on the show:

Spilled Milk podcast

Fall treats from Trader Joe's:

Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

Greek Yogurt in Pumpkin and Apple Caramel flavors

Maple Leaf Cookies

Pumpkin Joe Joe's

Candy Corn Popcorn

Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Pumpkin Caramel Kringle

Smitten Kitchen pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Not Perfect Linen shop

Mustard cardigan - found!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

And Then Comes Halloween

Pumpkin Soup

Ox Cart Man

In November

The Little Tree

The Night Circus

A Gentleman in Moscow

Fall fringe earrings from The Glitter Revival



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 10, 2018
Our Phones & Melon Talk
1:20:40

This episode is sponsored by Epic! a digital subscription library for kids in preschool through age 12 that we both enjoyed using with our kids. Listeners can get a two month trial of Epic! for free by visiting www.getepic.com and using the promo code NEIGHBOR.

We want to make sure you know that our next book club book will be This Is How It Always Is so grab a copy and join us for the next Girl Next Door Book Club in November!

We chat all about those indispensable and distracting devices that we all now carry around: our phones! We wax nostalgically about the phones of our past and what we thought about texting when it first appeared. Then we talk about how we use our phones today and how healthy our habits are around phone use. Plus we share our favorite apps and the apps we wish someone would invent.

Things we mention on the show:

Society6 and Kelsey's wood grain phone case

The joy of missing out

A Beautiful Mess, Canva, and VSCO photo editing apps

My Fitness Pal

Pocketcast podcast app

Google Keep

Pepperplate

T. Alan Wood Designs and the desk Kelsey bought (customized to be standing height)

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you so much!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 26, 2018
Kindergarten & Moms Shaking Booties
53:12

This episode is sponsored by Epic! a digital subscription library for kids in preschool through age 12 that we both enjoyed using with our kids. Listeners can get a two month trial of Epic! for free by visiting www.getepic.com and using the promo code NEIGHBOR.

We both sent little kindergartners to school for the first time this year so we're talking all about that sweet first school year. We chat about how to get kids ready for kindergarten and what the first day and weeks have been like for us. We're also sharing some tips about school routines that will make everyone's life easier. And Kelsey reports on some misadventures on bike commuting to school. If you have school-aged kids Erica's book Candid Classroom: What Parents Want to Know and Teachers Want to Tell Them is a great resource!

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 12, 2018
Side Hustles & Hot Obsessions
53:46

We are side hustling ladies but lately it seems everyone has a side hustle. It can look easy and fun but that's usually not the whole picture. We've pulling back the curtain to talk about the side hustles we've had and what we have going on now – including this podcast and both of our writing careers. We talk about what we've learned, whether we make money from our side hustles, and what advice we have for side hustlers out there.

Things we mention on the show:

Erica's business, Lips by Ladd

Copper Quail Style

Kelsey's blog, RISING*SHINING

Kelsey's other podcast, Matrimoney

Elise Cripe and her Get To Work Book

An interview with Toni Morrison and how she got started writing

The War of Art

Bird by Bird

Glennon Melton Doyle

Big Magic (and our book club episode on it!)

I Know How She Does It

168 Hours

#amwriting

How I Built This podcast

Happier in Hollywood

Why We Write

Erica's cute zippered cactus pouch for cords

Yogi Refreshing Mint Vital energy tea

Lemony lentil soup

  

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get behind the scenes peeks and be the first to hear about upcoming topics.

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you so much!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 29, 2018
Book Club: An American Marriage
36:54

For summer book club we discuss Tayari Jones' novel An American Marriage about a newly married couple ripped apart by forces beyond their control.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 15, 2018
Home Efficiency & Minimizing Chaos
55:34

It's back to school season here in our neighborhood so we're chatting about home efficiency. From comparing calendars with a spouse at the beginning of the week to packing lunches early (and even outsourcing the task to kids!) we're sharing how we keep things running smoothly when life gets busy. Plus identifying some areas where we could use some help.


Kelsey is loving her new gorgeous jewelry organizer from The Knotted Wood Etsy shop. Erica is OBSESSED with her new pink 30 oz Yeti Rambler.

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts really help the show - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 01, 2018
Week of Dinners & Best Trash Day
41:41

We're inviting you to our dinner tables and honestly sharing what we ate for a week with our families (including what foods children refused and when our menu plans went off the rails).

Things we mention on the show:

Homemade waffles from the Joy the Baker Cookbook

Pasta salad with roasted carrots

Tofurky sausage

Trader Joe's Southwestern Chopped Salad

Egg roll bowl

Better than tuna salad

Quay sunglasses

DIFF Eyewear


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 18, 2018
Our Outdoorsy Selves & Unstoppable Bikers
45:53

This episode is sponsored by Young Woodworkers. Listeners can get 50% off their first shipment of a Young Woodworkers kit subscription using this link: youngwoodworkers.com/nextdoor Thank you!


We chat about how we spent time outside when we were kids and how we get sunshine and fresh air now with our families. We recount our best and worst outdoor memories (scary creatures make an appearance) and give advice for incorporating low-pressure outdoors time with your family.


Things we mention:

Sol Duc Hot Springs

Mogollon Rim in Arizona

Trader Joe's Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 04, 2018
Cars & Weird Driving Habits
49:03

This episode is sponsored by Young Woodworkers. Listeners can get 50% off their first shipment of a Young Woodworkers kit subscription using this link: youngwoodworkers.com/nextdoor Thank you!


In this episode, we are talking all about the cars in our life: car memories from growing up, our first cars, the cars we drive now (and how clean or messy they are), and weird driving habits.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 20, 2018
Summer Wardrobes & Firm Bottoms
55:52

We evaluate the current state of our summer wardrobes, each share our five summer essentials, and discuss our bathing suit situations.

Things we mention:

Universal Thread racerback knit tank top

A New Day flowy tank top

5" chino navy shorts from J. Crew

Lululemon Energy sports bra

Old Navy flip flops

Havianas

Lularoe

Agnes and Dora

Kelsey's Boden swimsuits: one (in navy/ivory stripe), two

Swimsuits for All

Jantzen

Paula's Choice Resist moisturizer with SPF 50

Paula's Choice Shine Stopper

NARS The Multiple in orgasm

Gold Standard whey protein

 

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 06, 2018
Book Club: The Heart's Invisible Furies
44:45

Join us for book club as we discuss John Boyne's rich, epic novel of Cyril Avery's life, The Heart's Invisible Furies.

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 23, 2018
Tough Life Seasons & A Movie Starring Me
57:58

We reflect on the tough seasons of life that we've lived through, how we got through them and what we learned. We also chat about how we try to support friends going through hard times.

Things we mention:

How to offer sincere condolences

What to say to a grieving friend

How to write a condolence note

Louise Penny's Inspector Gammache series

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 09, 2018
Big Job Changes & Feral Cats
1:08:37

Kelsey shares some big job news - she quit her job! So we chat all about what it's like to quit a job to follow a creative passion. Erica shares her experience doing this several years ago and Kelsey shares details about how she came to her decision and what she'll be doing now. It will definitely include podcasting with Erica in the daylight hours.


Things we mention:

Conscious Clothing

Earrings from ABLE

Trader Joe's: toasted coconut granola + Greek yogurt with honey, salt and pepper potato chips, and cooked gyro slices


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 25, 2018
Podcasts & Love Nachos
1:05:23

We're dishing about how and when we listen to podcasts, our favorite podcasts, and which podcasts hosts we'd love to hang out with in real life.

Things we mention:

Pocketcasts

For the Love

The Relevant

Goal Digger

The Mom Hour and their recent episode with an update on Meagan's divorce

Young House Love Has A Podcast

#AmWriting

Happier in Hollywood

Reply All

Forever35

Friendlier

Best of Both Worlds

How I Built This

Still Processing

Note to Self

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Spilled Milk

Conversations with Tyler

Freakonomics

Tony Robbins

The Rubin Report

Software Engineering Daily

Dear Mr. Potter

Story Pirates

Pickle

Wow in the World

Circle Round

Obsessions

Erica is obsessed with SUGARFIX jewelry and Universal Threads at Target. Kelsey is obsessed with nachos.

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 11, 2018
Our Hair & Unleashing the Mane
1:30:30

We talk about what our hair looks like when it's completely in its natural state and how we style it. Then we walk down memory lane and talk of hair styles past and what influences our styles as we were learning to manage our hair. We chat about how we care for and style our hair today, what our hair assets are and what challenges we're working with.


Things we mention:

Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Moroccan Oil treatment

Bed Head Control Freak Serum

Kristin Ess Air Dry Creme

Tresemme Extra Firm Control

Rusk Texture Spray

HairArt Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron

Trader Joe's 3-in-1 shampoo

Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner

Trader Joe's Hair Mask

It's a 10 miracle leave-in product

Loma Calming Creme

Hairstory New Wash

Oil slick hair color

Rose gold hair color

Asymmetrical bob cut

Obsessions

Erica is loving her tinted car windows and Kelsey is obsessed with her new quilted field jacket from J. Crew (sold out online but Kelsey purchased hers on eBay!).


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter on the left side of our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 28, 2018
Taking the Temperature of Your Life & Inbox Honesty
1:19:32

Cookies

We enjoyed Joy the Baker's browned butter chocolate chip cookies from Kelsey's freezer. They are VERY good.

Taking the temperature of your life

Everyone needs to take time to step back and reflect on how things are going. We chat about how we each know when things are going well and what red flags tell us they aren't. We also share what we do keep this self-reflection time in our lives.

Things we mention:

Visualizing the Grand Canyon from Cup of Jo

Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Our past episode on busyness and keeping the pace of life manageable

Obsessions

Kelsey is loving her digital organization situation including a new way to manage her Gmail, making lists on Google Keep, and saving online articles using Instapaper. Erica is loving an entire meal situation courtesy of Trader Joe's including these lentil wraps, lemon elderflower soda, and their frozen fruit tarte.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Our monthly newsletter comes out today! Sign up on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 14, 2018
Book Club: The Keeper of Lost Things
35:41

 

Sign up for The Friendly Reading Experience with the Friendlier podcast!


Cocktail

We sip on Trader Joe's rhubarb and strawberry soda with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin.

Book Club

We read and really enjoyed Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things. It was a cozy book with rich characters and we would recommend it! Contrary to Kelsey's early expectations this is NOT a book about gnomes.

 

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website.

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 28, 2018
6 Things Happy Couples Do & Reckless Golf Carts
52:13

Join us for our next book club episode when we read The Keeper of Lost Things

Cocktail

Ginny Weasley: Barr Hill gin, freshly squeezed orange juice, Iconic Cocktail ginga syrup. Thanks for naming the cocktail, Abby of Friendlier!

6 Things Happy Things Do

We each share our top three things we think help contribute to having a healthy and happy relationship.

Qwixx is the quick and fun dice game that Kelsey loves.

Obsessions

Kelsey is obsessed with Hamilton after seeing the production. Erica is feeling amazing in her new Wit and Wisdom Ab-solution Stretch Skinny Jeans.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 14, 2018
Surviving the Cold Season & Bag Situations
1:10:45

**There is mild swearing in this episode as we describe our least favorite sickness symptoms.

We're baaaaaack! We missed you! In this episode we chat about how our immune systems are holding up this cold and flu season. We also talk about what we stock in our medicine cabinet, our secret super power of swallowing pills, home remedies, and what we remember about sick days as kids. Stay healthy out there, friends!

Immunity cocktail: a hot cup of fox tea (Trader Joe's fall harvest tea) and a shot of homemade elderberry syrup

Things we mentioned:

warm mist humidifier

Gut and The Good Gut, two great books on gut health that Kelsey recommends

Boogie Wipes

Mucinex and Mucinex Cold and Flu

Kefir

Fierce Melon Gatorade

Usolved Mysteries, David the Gnome

A great crispy tofu recipe

Trader Joe's meatless meatballs

Trader Joe's Creamy Tomato Basil pasta sauce

Obsessions

Erica is loving Sweedish Swimmers and endlessly fascinated by the new season of Sister Wives. Kelsey is spiralizing all the sweet potato noodles with her Paderno spiralizer and loving her family's bag situation, including her Fjallraven pocket cross-body purse and the boys' backpacks from L.L. Bean.

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 02, 2018
Rerun: Behind the Scenes & Under Construction
48:36
Your podcast hosts have been seriously under the weather so we're bringing you a rerun of a favorite episode today - a peek behind the scenes at how we produce the show. We'll be back in two weeks with a brand new episode!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 17, 2018
2018 & Baby Dinosaur Sighting
51:47

2018 - let's do this! We're each sharing out one word intention for the year and what it means for us. Plus leaving messages for our future selves no matter how confusing the proper speech tense is.


Things we mentioned in this episode:

StoryWorth

Cup of Jo post: A Secret to a Happy Marriage

Alamo Drafthouse

How to Write and Pitch a Book Proposal ecourse

Carvana


 

Our Neighborly Advice audio classes are designed to teach and encourage in the friendly and funny Girl Next Door Style you love. Topics include making and setting goals, seasonal decor (by listener request!), minimalism for real people, and high fives to your future self.

Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter on the left side of our website to get a happy email from us once a month.

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 03, 2018
2017 Wrap Up & Skin Care Like A Boss
1:10:49

We're reflecting on 2017, the good and the challenging, and have a guest appearance from past Erica and Kelsey.

Cocktail

We tried the $5 California Roots pinot grigio from Target and we approve!

Wrapping up 2017

We give chronological Cliff Notes for each of our families in 2017.

Erica's word of Forward and Kelsey's of Choose and how those influenced our year.

Our bests of 2017:

Place you went

Erica: Fairmont Princess

Kelsey: Arizona Inn for Chris’s 40th birthday

Book you read

Neither of us could pick just one!

Erica: Born a Crime audiobook, Commonwealth, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Kelsey: Gentleman in Moscow and Little Fires Everywhere

Podcast and/or music you listened to

Erica: Beyoncé's Lemonade

Kelsey: More Perfect and Still Processing (especially the A Journey to the 'Blacksonian' episode and the We Get Biracial episode).

Movie or television show

Erica: Narcos, Game of Thrones (obv), West World

Kelsey: Stranger Things, The Glass Castle

Habit (old or new)

Erica: Skin care like a boss

Kelsey: Consistently tracking my spending in Mint - recapping my personal allowance spending each month on my blog

New thing you tried

Erica: microfiber cleaning cloths

Kelsey: mint tea in the mornings, especially with some soy creamer and spiced honey

Thing you bought

Erica: home gel manicure kit

Kelsey: Instant Pot

Obsessions

Erica is obsessed with eating Country Archer jerky as a snack. Kelsey is obsessing over Brother Room and having her boys sleep in the same room.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 20, 2017
Etiquette & Napkin in Your Lap
51:38

Do you have a napkin in your lap? You'll need one for this episode.


We sip a Prim and Proper and discover that Kelsey's etiquette is inspired by the Deep South and Erica's by the buttoned up Midwest. We chat about the manners we saw modeled growing up, the etiquette rules we follow (and break) now, and what rules are non-negotiable (even if they're kind of weird).


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website: www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 06, 2017
Gift giving action plans & wrapping situations
46:27

Holiday gift giving 2017: let's do this! We chat about who we give gifts to each year and how we plan, track, and manage the endeavor all while trying to stay jolly.


Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 22, 2017
Book Club 11: The Night Circus
53:39

It's book club time! We're sipping a cocktail des rêves and discussing the mystical book The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.



Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and see show notes on our website: girlnextdoorpodcast.com

We love to get your emails: higirlsnextdoor@gmail.com

Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make us smile - thank you!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 08, 2017
Scary Stuff & Biscuit Cans
58:28

We share a favorite seasonal brew and have a scary discussion. (Not really. We're way too scared for that.) We're revealing what scared us as kids, how we feel about scary movies, the stupid stuff still scares us as adults, and how we cope.


Show notes at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com


@higirlsnextdoor & facebook.com/girlnextdoorpodcast/


Your reviews on Apple Podcasts make our world go 'round!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 25, 2017
Fall Extravaganza & Fall Pajama
1:02:53

With more anticipation than the first pumpkin spice latte of the season, we bring you Fall Extravaganza 2017! We're pairing fall beer and fall pastries and don't even care if that sounds weird. Then we're taking you the first field trip outside our usual recording setup to go fall decor shopping. We also find out what percent autumn we are and of course smell fall candles. Because when it comes to fall, more is more.


Instagram | @higirlsnextdoor

Sign up for our newsletter & find show notes: www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 11, 2017
Building Community & Aggressive Makeovers
56:10

This episode is a collaboration with four other podcasts: Friendlier, 25% Friends, Cohesive Home, and Minimalist Moms. Check out their building community episodes out this week!


We sip a Redhead on Broadway and talk about community - what it looks like, what we'd like to improve about our current communities, how motherhood has changed our perspectives, and how to build community without creating a bubble around yourself.


Show notes for this episode at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com

Join the conversation on Instagram // @higirlsnextdoor



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 27, 2017
Making a House a Home & New Old Neighbors
48:05

We cheers with a cupcake to our recent 100th episode and chat about making a house a home. We share the essential things we need to feel at home, our general home philosophies, and how to make everyone - adults and kids alike - feel comfortable in your home. 


Connect with us on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor at at Facebook.com/girlnextdoorpodcast.


Find show notes for this episode at www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com.





Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 13, 2017
Back to School & Neighbor Spying
1:03:37

The kids are back to school and we're not sad about it. We chat about back to school traditions and routines, what a new school year means for us as moms, and why the heck dinner time is hard no matter what.


Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor


www.girlnextdoorpodcast.com



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 30, 2017
Book Club 10: The Other Einstein
36:31

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.com

Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor


Thank you so much for your iTunes reviews, shares, and telling a friend about the show!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 16, 2017
2017 Update & A Thwack in the Night
59:33

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.com

We love to see you on Instagram - @higirlsnextdoor



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 02, 2017
Trader Joe's Faves & Judgy Swans
1:23:02
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 19, 2017
Social Media & Real Relationships
54:53
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 05, 2017
Listener Questions & Short Shorts
1:05:39
We answer questions from lovely listeners (thank you!) while sipping a delicious salty grapefruit sparkler.




Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 21, 2017
Feeding a Family & Baby Shoes
1:20:26
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 07, 2017
Book Club 9: A Piece of the World
42:31
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 24, 2017
Know Thyself & Haunting Mail
49:06
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 10, 2017
Quality Time With Kids & Local Water Deputy
50:33
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 26, 2017
Dating Your Husband & Tiny Neighbors Shouting
52:33
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 12, 2017
Movies & Rogue Drones
56:57
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.com

Connect with us on Instagram!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 29, 2017
Laundry & Sudsy Sunday
1:15:45
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.com

Keep up with us in between shows on Instagram at @higirlsnextdoor.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 15, 2017
Snacks & Hats on a Monkey
1:19:44
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 01, 2017
Big Changes & Return of Rollerblading Guy
42:48
We sip a surprisingly delicious orange coffee moscow mule and chat about how we handle big changes when they come our way.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 15, 2017
Reading Habits & Neighborly Grapefruit
52:37
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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 01, 2017
Sleep & Pillow Talk
1:00:31
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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 18, 2017
Happy 2017 & Festively Aggressive
45:06
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 04, 2017
2016 Review & Christmas Swamp
43:21
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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 21, 2016
Gift Guide & Anti-Pajamas
55:32
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 07, 2016
Bonus Mini: Tortoise Napper
3:46
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 30, 2016
Fall Test Kitchen & Crunch Top
37:41
You sent us your favorite fall recipes and we got busy in the kitchen. You had me at crunch top.


Sign up for our newsletter!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 23, 2016
Cooking With Kids & Vampire Children
51:19
We're sipping a Plundering Pumpkin and chatting about cooking with kids - the good, the frustrating, the messy.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 09, 2016
Book Club 8: Better Than Before
1:17:47
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 26, 2016
Fall Extravaganza & Fall Ladies
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 12, 2016
Creating Happiness & Beast Slash
1:00:49
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 28, 2016
Parenting Preschoolers & Aggressively Fall Friendly
57:45
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. 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 14, 2016
Mom Hobbies & Speed Traps
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 31, 2016
Book Club 7: The Husband's Secret
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 17, 2016
2016 Goals Check In & Frosé
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. 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 03, 2016
Family Memory Keeping & Missing Torti
49:39
We "cheers!" with a mango margarita and chat about some totally not overwhelming approaches to family memory keeping.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 20, 2016
Friendship Landscapes & Pick Up Lines
56:39
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 06, 2016
Travel Goals & Pouch Cocktails
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 22, 2016
Summer Cozy & Hearty Bottoms
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 08, 2016
Book Club 6: Big Magic
43:12
We sip a summery brew and discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's inspiring and practical new book on living creatively.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 25, 2016
Behind the Scenes & Under Construction
48:08
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 11, 2016
Happening Lately & Cruise Ships
1:08:04

We're sipping a ginger beer margarita during this grab-bagepisode of everything we're up to and into lately.

And join us for our upcoming spring book club on May 25: we'rereading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 27, 2016
Marriage as Parents & Mothballs
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 13, 2016
Parenting Toddlers & Nothing Is Easy
1:07:49
We're sipping a barista-approved cocktail and talking toddlers - from the cute to the defiant.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 30, 2016
Tidying Rage & Smelly Jeans
1:00:04
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 16, 2016
Habits & Dragonification
44:37
A French 75 accompanies our discussion of habits - habits we have, wish we had or would love to break.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 02, 2016
Leap Day Bonus!
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 29, 2016
Book Club 6: Modern Romance
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 17, 2016
Paper Planners & Pencil Pouches
48:09
We geek out over our paper planners while sipping a TGIF Sunrise cocktail.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 03, 2016
Out With Kids & Your Gas Door
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 20, 2016
Happy 2016 & Letters To Our Future Selves
32:23
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 06, 2016
Birthdays & Name Amnesia
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 23, 2015
Stress-free Holidays & Aggressive Sugared Rims
1:07:39
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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 09, 2015
Mom Guilt & Story Time Gone Wrong
1:09:29

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." 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 25, 2015
Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 11, 2015
Fall Extravaganza & Brawny Woodsman
1:18:48
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 28, 2015
Personalities & More Campari
1:07:43
We sip on a bubbly cocktail (surprise, it has Campari!) and talk about our personalities including the results of our Myers-Briggs tests.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 14, 2015
Creatively Productive & Productively Creative
1:00:27
We are talking about all the ways we are squeezing productivity and creativity into our lives as mothers while sipping on a peachy cocktail.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 30, 2015
Home Ownership & Census Love
1:06:29
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 16, 2015
Depths of Summer & More Naked Neighbors
50:20

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/



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 02, 2015
Goals Update & Naked Batman
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



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 19, 2015
Beauty Uniforms & How Not To Shower
1:05:56
We talk about our every day makeup routines and summer beauty uniforms while sipping on a favorite classic cocktail.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 05, 2015
DIY & Crappy Drills
1:04:27
We share tales of our most impressive (and most shameful) DIYs while sipping a simple pina colada.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 22, 2015
Book Club 4: We Were Liars
47:53
We toast with a summer breeze cocktail and discuss this beach read with a twist.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 08, 2015
Summer Eats & Suburbans
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 24, 2015
Marriage & Putzy Husbands
1:12:09
This episode is dedicated to weddings, marriage, and all things matrimony. We're sipping on a listener inspired cocktail to kick things off! 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 10, 2015
Rerun: Social Media & Swimsuit Season
1:00:52
Life's been crazy so we're bringing you some vintage GND! 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 27, 2015
Mom 2.0 & Dry Shampoo
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 13, 2015
Creativity & Mom Backpacks
1:10:46
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 29, 2015
Simplifying & Lawnmower Shrapnel
54:54
This episode we're talking all about minimizing and simplifying while sipping an apricot basil spritzer Erica simply made up.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 15, 2015
How's It Going? Please Send Coffee
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 01, 2015
Day in the Life & Unwelcome RVs
55:12
We share what our day-to-day looks like right now and we're sipping a Lemon Sunshine despite the dreary weather.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 18, 2015
Cleaning & Sneaky Succulents
59:35
We're talking about how we keep our domains tidy and what chores we hate while sipping a fresh Clean Sweep.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 04, 2015
Little Episode & Little Ladies
6:55
A special little bonus episode to share some exciting news with you!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 02, 2015
Book Club 3: Yes Please
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 18, 2015
Busyness & Babka
54:31
This episode is all about the busyness epidemic which we discuss over chocolate babka from the newly opened neighborhood bakery.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 04, 2015
Money & Chocolate Cake
1:10:00
We're mixing it up on the cocktail front and eating cake instead while also talking all about money, budgets and personal finances.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 21, 2015
Mini Episode & Mini Wharton
33:37
We're saying "hey!" with a mini episode to catch up on the holdiays and to introduce our new mini co-host.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 14, 2015
New Years & Creeper Toddler
54:41
Happy 2015! We're looking back at 2014 and ahead at 2015 while in the company of a sparkling punch.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 07, 2015
Our Birthday, Christmas & Dancing Fondue Guy
1:18:26
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!

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 24, 2014
Gift Giving & Holiday Mules
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dec 10, 2014
Thanksgiving & Smoldering Dish Towels
1:16:21
This episode we're talking turkey (and tofurkey) while sipping on a genius cocktail concotion that puts your leftover cranberry sauce to work.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 26, 2014
Burnout & The Ginger People
1:09:47

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.

 


Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nov 12, 2014
Halloween & Zombie Babies
1:12:36
It's almost Halloween so we're talking about the spooky holiday and sipping a creepy cocktail.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 29, 2014
Book Club 2: Midnight and Sherlock
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 15, 2014
Fall Extravaganza & Naked Muffins
1:21:59
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Oct 01, 2014
Still Summer & Gas Station Growlers
53:39
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 17, 2014
Back to School & Psychedelic Dalmations
55:34
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sep 03, 2014
Summer Vacations & Bakery Karma
1:10:02
We're talking about summer vacations while sipping on a refreshing mango ice tea cooler.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 20, 2014
Book Release & Political Signs
1:04:41
This week we're celebrating the release of Erica's book, Candid Classroom (!), while enjoying a grapefruit beer mimosa. 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Aug 06, 2014
Expecting & Horse T-Shirts
1:09:49
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 23, 2014
Book Club 1: Delancey and Wild
1:12:36
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jul 14, 2014
Fitness & Hula Hoop Superpowers
1:03:43
We're talking about our current fitness routines and goals while sipping on a cocktail with a suprisingly refreshing combination of flavors.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 25, 2014
Quitting & Scorpion Slaying
57:28
In this episode, we're talking about quitting jobs and making big career changes while sipping a tasty summer sangria.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jun 11, 2014
Social Media & Swimsuit Season
1:00:09
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 28, 2014
Creative Energy & Tiny Baby
1:07:43
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

May 14, 2014
In Defense of the Crisp
47:41
We're sipping on an aggressive mint julep while talking about spring decorating, spring cleaning and our go-to recipes.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 30, 2014
Criticism & Cadbury Eggs
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 surprise from our favorite Canadian.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 18, 2014
Blogs & Bourbon
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Apr 07, 2014
Snacks on a Plane
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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 21, 2014
House Guests & Socklets
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.

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mar 08, 2014
Dr. Fitness & Marriage Maintenance
1:03:05

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

 



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 21, 2014
Yoghurt & Apology Cupcakes
1:05:14

We talk about our weeks over this tasty cocktail/dessert:

Double Chocolate Porter Bourbon Float
AKA 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. Enjoy with a spoon and straw unless you want ice cream all over your face.

This episode includes an unexpected visitor bearing cupcakes (you won't believe who it is!). We virtually peek inside our closets and share our go-to pieces and accessories. Erica loves these chambray shirts and these skinny jeans. She gives her closet a grade a la Sherry from Young House Love to determine what stays and what goes. Kelsey desperately wants to rock a blazer and a statement necklace.

We're also talking organization and productivity on this episode. How do you meal plan and grocery shop? Inquiring minds need to know. Erica has a specific plan of attack that's working for her right now, and Kelsey's winging it with some basic rules but is always on the hunt for the perfect system. She wrote about it herehere, and here on her blog. We're also sharing all of our tricks for staying motivated and productive at work.  Banjo music is one of them.

Great reads and great finds always top our list of current obsessions. Erica talks about her Best of 2013 Nightstand Reviews. Kelsey is reading The Best Food Writing of 2013The Creative Habit, and is obsessed with the British spelling of yogurt in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

Kelsey's current obsession is the super cute kids' CD Here Come the ABC's by They Might Be Giants, and Erica is watching unhealthy amounts of Dance Moms and Sister Wives.

We'd love to connect with you! Comment below and tell us about what you do to meal plan, stay productive, or ward off stray felines. Weigh in on sister wife fashion and whether it's a yard, rummage, garage or tag sale. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave us a review to tell us what you think!



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 14, 2014
Hell's Angels & Creativity
1:06:43

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 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 New Year's resolutions/goals and discuss Mission Hot Mom and Operation Hide the Bike.

In an act of comaraderie and brutal honesty, we peek inside our makeup bags and divulge our morning beauty routines or lack thereof. Kelsey wants to amp up her routine, and Erica feels very passionate about this topic in part thanks to the Makeup Geek.



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feb 08, 2014
Later 2013, Hello 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 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 what we should do about a noisy neighbor?

Speaking of current obsessions, Kelsey's obsessed with a recipe for Christmas Quiche (below) and Erica's in love with her Kindle Paperwhite (thanks, Santa!).



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jan 29, 2014