An introvert's guide to hospitality

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Awesome Heather Chollar knows that you don't have to be the life of the party to host one! Tune in to the last Extra Awesome episode for this season to hear Meg and Heather talk about why hospitality is so important for all people - extroverts and introverts alike! - and take notes as Heather shares her surefire ways to host a gathering that is low-stress, deep in connections, and lots of fun!

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

You can find Heather in the Sorta Awesome Hangout Group!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 196 Awesome Summer List: 2019

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IT'S HERE! Our seasonal top ten lists always guarantee a pocketful of all the most awesome things to look forward to in the months ahead, and today, Meg and Kelly have put together the Top Ten List for Summer 2019! Tune in to hear about the trends to keep an eye on, the books to grab now for poolside reading, the ultimate in summer pajamas, and so much more! Happy summer, Awesomes!!

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Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Greek Chicken Kebabs (note: Kelly doesn't recommend the mint feta sauce - but try it if you want)

Lemon Pine Nut Rice

Running from COPS

TOP TEN LIST:

KELLY

1.Aukey outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Bonus: Check out these Awesome-generated playlists on Spotify

Summer Vibes: A Summer Playlist for Moms and Kids

We Got The Beat!

June Tunes

2. Molly's Suds All Sport Wash

Bonus: If you aren't already a member of Grove Collaborative, you can try it for free by going to grove.co/AWESOME

3. Blackened fish tacos with avocado cream sauce

Bonus: street taco kits at Costco

4. Saucer swing

Bonus: slack line and ninja line

5. Pick one thing

Bonus: Laura Tremaine's 10 Things to Tell You podcast about mantras

MEG

1. Summer skin trio: Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer; PIXI H2O Skin Tint; Coppertone Pure and Simple Sunscreen; SunBum SPF 50

2. Family Reading Time app

3. Summer Mocktails; stock a zero proof bar

4. the BEST summer pajamas ever - bamboo!

5. The Kiss Quotient; the Bride Test Helen Hoang

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Kelly on her blogTwitterFacebook, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Trusting our hunger, our bodies, and ourselves

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When it comes to food, eating, and body size, most of us have more questions than answers. What would happen if I stopped restricting certain kinds of foods? Can I trust my body to tell me the truth about what I need to feel satisfied and full? What if I want to both love my body AND lose weight for health reasons? Thankfully, Awesomes Know How to find advice and direction on these topics, and in today's Extra Awesome, Meg is joined by certified health coach and podcast host Christine Brandt of We Feel Super Nourished!

Tune in to hear some encouraging feedback and powerful wisdom from Christine who is ready to accompany you on your journey to long-term, sustainable nutrition!

SHOW NOTES:

Intuitive Eating

We Feel Super Nourished podcast

We Feel Super Nourished series on body positivity parts 1, 2, 3, and 4

We Feel Super Nourished Ep. 14 A Nourishing Vocabulary Lesson

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

You can find Christine on her website and Instagram

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 195 No time, always behind, what now?

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Awesomes! Get excited! Time management and productivity guru Laura Vanderkam is BACK at Sorta Awesome! Today, she and Meg sit down to talk about how we can best clarify our priorities, how to stop letting the expectations of others get in the way of what we want to accomplish in life, and how to create a priority-centered approach to how we choose to spend our time.

All of that plus a very cool app for the outdoors and yummy street food in Awesome of the Week!

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Care/of: For 30% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME30

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

SEEK app

Street Food on Netflix

Laura's book Juliet's School of Possibilities

168 Hours: You have more time than you think

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Laura on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or visit her website!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

How to raise a boy

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Is it possible that this moment in our culture is the best possible time to be raising a boy? According to today's guest, it definitely is! Tune in to hear Meg talk to Dr. Michael Reichert, a psychologist and author whose new book How To Raise a Boy: the power of connection to raise good men confronts conventional wisdom about the ways we raise boys and how we need a total shift in thinking when it comes to boys, men, masculinity, and relationships.

Find How to Raise a Boy on Amazon or wherever you shop for books.

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 194 Enneagram Q&A

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Awesomes! Are you ready to take your Enneagram learning to the next level? Maybe you've finally discovered what Enneagram Number you are, but now what? Have no fear because Awesomes Know How to let the Enneagram guide them to new levels of personal growth. This week, Meg is joined by writer, podcaster, and Enneagram teacher Havilah Siegmann of The Transformation Collaborative and Little Faith podcast. Together, they answer your questions about the Enneagram including why discovering your instinctual subtype is important and how to actually do the work of the Enneagram!

All of that plus a surprising approach to helping kids through difficult phases and an affordable skin care tutorial in Awesome of the Week!

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BetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga Pants

Wander Beauty: Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOME

Bombas:  Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code space

SHOW NOTES:

Family Tree Therapies podcast

Stephanie Marie affordable anti-aging skin care, products and routine

Sorta Awesome Enneagram Lovers Facebook Group

Havilah's Enneagram For Everyone course; use code AWESOME for $50 off!

Meg's episodes of Little Faith Podcast: Part 1, Part 2

Beatrice Chestnut's The Complete Enneagram

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

You can find Havilah on Instagram @transformationcollaborative and @littlefaithpodcast

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 193 Stressed out, burned out, and ready to recover

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Let's talk about stress, Awesomes. Dealing with stressors - both big and small - are a part of life, but sometimes we find ourselves trapped in a stress cycle which, over time, leads to being burned out. This week, Kelly joins Meg to talk about a life-changing book they read from Emily and Amelia Nagoski called Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. This episode is a must-listen if you want to find ways to teach your body how to recover from stress so that you can get back into an awesome groove.

All of that plus two binge-worthy podcasts in Awesome of the Week!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscription

Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME

Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first order

Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME

Madison Reed: Gorgeous hair color at home! Get 10% off and free shipping at Madison-Reed.com code AWESOME

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

The Big One

I Hate It But I Love It
(some of Meg’s favorite episodes: The Matrix, Titanic, 13 Going on 30, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and LOST)

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily and Amelia Nagoski

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Kelly on her blogTwitterFacebook, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Introverted moms: finding your awesome in life with kids

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Being an introverted mother can be exhausting, but there are many ways it's also a unique gift to your family and to the world. In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg is joined by author Jamie C. Martin whose new book Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy provides encouragement, understanding, and inspiration for introverted moms everywhere!

Don't forget to leave a review for Sorta Awesome in Apple Podcasts!

Grove: New customers get a FREE spring cleaning set in exclusive Mrs. Meyer's spring sets with a $20 order at Grove.co/awesome

Pre-order Jamie's book and don't miss the pre-order bonuses!

Find Jamie on her blog, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 192 Heartbreak, doubt, and finding faith through the storm

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It has become something of a tradition at Sorta Awesome that on Easter weekend, we get vulnerable in trusting to you our thoughts on our spiritual lives. In this episode, Rebekah shares for the first time her story of faith which includes growing up Mennonite, being plunged into grief over the pain of others as well as her own story of miscarriage, and ultimately finding peace with God even in the midst of painful seasons. You don't want to miss Rebekah's story! And of course, we bring you some light-hearted recommendations including comedy on Netflix and curly girl updates in Awesome of the Week!

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LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.

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Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Rebekah’s AoTW: Nate Bargatze's Neflix Comedy Special (view the trailer)

John Crist: Instagram/ YouTube

Cantu Curl Activating Cream, Cantu Come Back Curl

Pam Esh's story of walking through cancer: Booklet/ Podcast

"The Fight for Faith" Spotify Playlist - (edited)

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 187 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 191 Something bad happened (true crime for sensitive people)

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True crime is having a MOMENT, Awesomes, and it has been for a few years now! But for those of us who are Highly Sensitive People, it's easy to feel left out of this cultural conversation because some true crime stories are just too disturbing to tune into. However, Meg's sister Emily is back at Sorta Awesome to share her obsessive love for all things true crime in a way that even sensitive types like Meg can appreciate. Tune in to hear them discuss all of Emily's favorite true crime resources, plus she's prepared three mysterious missing person cases for us to ponder - all while being sensitive to our sensitivities! All of that plus a dupe for a cult favorite concealer and freshen up your car for spring in Awesome of the Week!
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Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME

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Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Essential Oil Car Vent Diffusers (selection at Amazon)
Root of Evil podcast
Broken Harts podcast
True Crime Obsessed
Crime Junkie
True Crime Garage
Missing Alissa
Missing Maura Murray

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

You can find Emily on Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 186 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Q&A with Dacey: aesthetics explained, messaging magic, and high school jitters

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Welcome back to Sorta Awesome Dacey, Meg's fourteen year old daughter. In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Dacey explains for us what the teenage crowd means when they talk about "aesthetic," why Discord is the best messaging platform, and how she feels about starting high school in just a few months. What advice do you have for Dacey as she starts this new chapter in her life? Share your awesome advice on our social media so we can pass it on to her!

Plant Mom starter pack

Art Mom

#arthoe: the teens who kickstarted a feminist art movement

Everything you need to know about Discord

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 190 The awesome of better sex, more often

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Get ready, Awesomes! In this GROWN-UPS ONLY episode of Sorta Awesome, we are taking on a topic we've never covered before, but it's a topic that plays a big role in all of our lives: SEX. This week, Meg is joined by Caitlin Doemner, co-author of the book Sex Every Day, a book she wrote with her husband Michael to help couples everywhere discover how an active sex life can bring greater confidence and fulfillment in every area of our lives. Tune in to hear Caitlin's inspiring advice for overcoming the three big obstacles many women face when it comes to having better sex more often, as well as what it means to expand our ideas about how we define sex. All of this plus so much more, and they share their Awesomes of the Week!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com

Care/of: For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME50

Green Chef: For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/SORTAAWESOME

BetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga Pants

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Pussy, Regena Thomashauer

The Minimal Mom on YouTube
(How to Stop Impulse Shopping, get rid of paper clutter, I don’t want to be a minimalist)

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Caitlin on Facebook, Instagram and at her book’s website www.SexEveryDayBook.com!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Spotify is pretty awesome (and here's why!)

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Over the years, we've shared dozens of Spotify recommendations on Sorta Awesome. There's no doubt that we are huge fans - especially Meg! In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg takes a question from an Awesome and creates a crash course in discovering all the awesome that Spotify has to offer. From how to decide whether this is the best music streaming service for you to tips and tricks for Spotify enthusiasts, this Spotify 101 will get you all set for all the warm weather, windows down days of music ahead!

Spotify Playlists to Check Out

In This House (created by Meg in 2017 for entertaining background music or for the family dance party!)

Sorta Awesome Loves You! (Created by Meg for Sorta Awesome's first birthday in 2016)

Friendsgiving (Created by Awesome Amy Allen Clark)

Sorta Awesome 80s mixtape! (Created by Awesome Chelle)

Let's Stay Together (Created by Awesome Keri)

Sorta Awesome Hip-Hop Collab (Created and organized by Awesome Laura)


You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 189 The Complete Guide to What to Read in 2019


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If there's one thing Awesomes Know How to do, it's finding the best books for any reading season. In this episode, Meg is joined by Meredith and Kaytee - Awesome creators and co-hosts of the Currently Reading podcast - and they are here to tell you everything you need to know about what's hot in reading this year, PLUS tons of books to keep you happily entertained while you wait for these new releases! All of that plus triple the awesome in Awesome of the Week!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com

ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase

Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME

Bombas:  Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code space

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Stranglers podcast; Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

birch tree decals for kids’ room

Episode 50 of The Enneagram Journey podcast

Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Maybe In Another Life

Sleeping Giants

Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Laura Vanderkam

Off the Clock

I Know How She Does It

Inspection, Josh Malerman

Bird Box

The Princess and the Fangirl, Ashley Poston

Geekerella

From Twinkle With Love

Carry On

The Bride Test, Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient

The Wedding Date

The Last Time I Saw You, Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. Parrish

Stepsister, Jennifer Donnelly

All the Ever Afters

The Lunar Chronicles

Waiting for Tom Hanks, Kerry Winfrey

I’ll Have What She’s Having

Unscripted

The Royal We

Fangirl

Things You Save in a Fire, Katherine Center

A Better Man, Louise Penny

Inheritance, Dani Shapiro

The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Cara Robertson

Bad Blood, John Carreyrou

@daciandthebooks

    @linesiunderline

    Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville

    He Read, She Read

    Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Out of Print

By the Book podcast

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Meredith and Kaytee on Instagram, and the Currently Reading podcast on Facebook and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 188 Awesome ways to practice the art of homemaking

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Awesomes, Meg and Kelly think it's time to give the word "homemaking" an extreme makeover! They're tossing out their once-held ideas about the drudgery of making a house a home and bringing a fresh, modern, empowered view on these forgotten arts. Tune in this week to hear how both of them grew up with similar un-awesome ideas about homemaking and how other women helped them reconsider their views. Then each of them share the areas where they are making home awesome again! No matter your age or stage of life, we all have a home - so let's get into how to make it great!

Help us celebrate four years of Sorta Awesome by leaving a 5 Star Review in Apple Podcasts!!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com

LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.

Care/of: For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME50

Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

CandidCo.com

The Case Against Adnan Syed

Radical Homemakers, Shannon Hayes

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Kelly on her blog, TwitterFacebook, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

A lesson in self-compassion

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This week's Extra Awesome takes us back in time to revisit an incredibly inspiring conversation Meg had with writer, speaker, and educator Melissa Toler. As we are preparing to spring clean your home, let's spring clean the way we speak to ourselves, too, with this brief lesson from Melissa!

MelissaToler.com: How to stop being a jerk to yourself: a lesson in self-compassion

Dr. Kristen Neff: Self-Compassion.org

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Melissa on her website MelissaToler.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 187 10 Awesome Things for Spring 2019

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We've had enough of dreary skies and chilly temperatures, Awesomes! It's time to dig out our sunglasses, open the windows, and get ready for spring 2019! Meg and Rebekah are back with a new episode in a beloved Sorta Awesome series - the seasonal top ten list! Tune in to hear them talk about spring trends for wardrobe and accessories, handy hacks for spring fix-it projects, and the cutest little umbrellas to keep your kids dry in those springtime rains. All of that plus TONS more inspiration for the season ahead and our Awesomes of the Week!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com

Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first order

Shine Text: A personalized pep talk in your pocket. Get 50% off Shine Premium by visiting shinetext.com/AWESOME

Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first order

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Rebekah’s AotW: Tile Mate

Meg’s AotW: Essential planner

Rebekah’s Spring 2019 List:

3D Animal Umbrellas for Kids

Tub Cleaning Hack

Jewelry Trends:

Lauren Conrad Tri Tone Open Marquise Drop Earrings

Charming Charlie:

Achena Filigree Layer Necklace

Cristen Layered Bars Necklace

Dunia Stardust Necklace

Alison Lumbatis (Get Your Pretty On) video on what’s in and out for Spring 2019

Activity Cones by Melissa & Doug

3M Patch Plus Primer 4 in 1

Meg’s Spring 2019 List:

Essential Oil recipes (Meg uses and loves both Young Living EOs and Plant Therapy EOs. Links to Plant Therapy provided)

Plant Therapy NovaFuse Diffuser
SPRING CLEANING
4 drops lemon
3 drops lavender
2 drops Rosemary

OUT WITH THE STALE AIR
4 drops frankincense
4 drops cypress
2 drops ylang ylang

TIME TO DECLUTTER
4 drops lemon
3 drops lemongrass
2 drops peppermint

Game of Thrones - listen to the 2017 Extra Awesome discussion with Meg and Laura

Throw pillow covers (check out these, these, and these)

Sunglasses (see these oversize squares, these mini cat-eyes, and these that come in a pack!)

Wrap silhouette dresses

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 187 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

The intersection of awesome and politics with Pantsuit Politics

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Is it realistic to return to the days of civil discussion about hot topics? Is it possible to talk politics without damaging our closest relationships? If the thought of tuning into conversations about politics leaves you saying, "hard pass!" then this episode is for you! In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg is joined by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers who host the revolutionary Pantsuit Politics - a bipartisan podcast created around creating nuanced perspectives to discussions about politics and current events.

From how to have difficult conversations with people uninterested in hearing the views of others to how the Enneagram affects how these conversations play out, these women cover it all, answering questions from the Awesomes!

Find Sarah and Beth's book I Think You're Wrong (but I'm listening) at Amazon.

Find Pantsuit Politics on their website, on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 186 The weirdest things we've bought and loved

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What secrets are hiding in your shopping history? What do your favorite purchases say about you? Tune in to this episode when Meg is joined by her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they reveal to the Awesomes the WEIRDEST things they've ever bought! On this list are things they love but also things that sound a little strange, including a marshmallow whip maker, pig ears, and mushroom ketchup. (Say what?!) All of that plus a great Netflix binge and makeup on the go in Awesome of the Week!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com

Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME

Grove: For a FREE $30 Mrs. Myers gift set with your first order at Grove.co/AWESOME

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

SHOW NOTES:

Dating Around on Netflix
The Little Book of Skin Care, Charlotte Cho
Cushion compact

Nooni marshmallow whip maker
Mushroom ketchup
eyeliner stamp
folding massage table
Catopoly
pig ears, beef knee caps, hemp dog treats
stapless-stapler
electric mouse trap
charcoal toothpaste (use link grove.co/awesome when you sign up for a free gift!)
snail cream

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

You can find Emily on Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 186 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Curiosity, creativity, and conquering artistic fear

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You know you've curious about doing something a little more creative with your free time. But how do you find the courage to go from curious to creative? Awesome Katie Broussard joins Meg today to share how coloring and painting with her children led her down a very unexpected path to becoming a children's book illustrator! Tune in to hear how Katie found the courage to be a beginner in the world of art, and how dabbling with watercolors eventually led to the book Audacious Ignatius!

Find Audacious Ignatius at Corde Press!

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