Ep. 171 Holiday Gift Guide (a group show!)

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Awesomes! It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, that time of year when we cozy up right next to you and help you solve your biggest gift-giving questions! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah for the annual Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide! The 2018 version of the gift guide will help you tackle the toughest parts of your holiday gift-giving including just the right picks for your mother-in-law, your college-aged brother, and gifts that will work for a whole family. All of that plus stocking stuffers, best gifts of the year, and our own personal wish lists!

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SHOW NOTES:

Buckle up, Awesomes! Here is your gift guide for 2018!

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GIFT GUIDE 2016
GIFT GUIDE 2017

Rebekah’s Gift Ideas:

Awesome Gift of the Year:
Hape Tap & Pound Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

For moms/mothers-in-law:

Amber Glass Dish & Hand Soap Bottles from Church Street Designs
Set of 4 Air-Cleaning Houseplants
Chunky Chenille Reverse To Sherpa Throw Blanket
Moccasin Slippers
Wooden Recipe Book
Book of the Month Club
Mask Maven Subscription

Stocking Stuffers:
USB Car Charger (Dollar Tree)
Yes To face masks (Dollar Tree)
Amazon Basics Batteries
Sugary Cereal
Hog Wild Poppers

Meg’s Gift Ideas:

Awesome Gift of the Year:
Jeni’s Ice Cream

For men:
Shiatsu Back Neck Massager
Ember mug
Docking station
Smart luggage tag
Memory foam travel pillow
Bombas socks (bombas.com/awesome and use code AWESOME at check-out for 20% off!)
Masculine candles from UrbanChaosUSA
Engraved barware from theUncommonGreen
Hibiki whiskey
Washington Post custom birthday book
Smokeless Portable Fire Pit

Stocking Stuffers:
Sugar lip caramel hydrating balm
scalp massager brush
Two Minute Mornings Journal
Leather tassle portable charger
Animal face beanie hat for kids

Kelly’s Gift Ideas

Awesome Gift of the Year

Hammock with stand (and wheel kit)

For the whole family:
NES Class
VIDEO GAMES FOR FAMILIES:

Rock Band
Just Dance
Lego Disney Pixar The Incredibles

Board games for Families
Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
COMIC BOOK COLLECTIONS:

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Fox Trot
Fowl Language

Mini movie projector
Fondue set
Ice cream maker
Pasta maker
Silver dollar pancake in snowflake design
Pool toys (like this basketball hoop)
Sleds
Outdoor Jenga
Outdoor Yahtzee
Brady Bunch boxed set
Full House boxed set
Bean Boozled

Stocking Stuffers
Bundled Up Monogram Ornaments
avocado huggers
chalkboard boom bowl
hedgehog dryer balls
pierced porelain tea lights

Mom's little vase

SORTA AWESOME personal wish list:
Rebekah: Charming Charlie’s gift card
Tickets to see John Crist
Meg: hairdryer with diffuser (like this?)
Cloth and Paper subscription box
Wohven subscription reminder
Kelly: apple peeler/corer/slicer
book light
new pans

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Ep. 170 Our first faves with Knox McCoy

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Do you remember the first novel you loved so much you read it over and over? How about the first song you couldn't stop listening to or the first movie you raved about to all of your friends? For most of us, those moments in pop culture that introduced us to our first FAVORITES tell us a lot about who we were back then and how it influenced us to this day. This week, join Meg and Knox McCoy - author and co-host of The Popcast with Knox and Jamie - as they do a deep dive into their own personal first favorites from pop culture including books, sports, and those "edgy" alternative phases. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Bodyguard on Netflix
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix

Find Knox's book The Wondering Years on Amazon

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You can find Knox at KnoxMcCoy.com!

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Ep. 169 Can we not? (a group show!)

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Some things are undeniably awesome, and some things are definitely not. This week, Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah to hash out some stuff that just has to go! Tune in to hear an airing of cultural pet peeves that will leave you high-fiving in agreement and also wondering whether or not Meg is a monster behind the wheel. All of that plus loads of good stuff for November in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Michelle DeRusha’s Practicing Presence: Preparing Your Heart, Mind & Soul for the Holidays
Younger
Alaffia Body Wash and Shampoo for Kids, Alaffia bubble bath

Why the Zipper Merge is Faster (a video made in Canada and is HYSTERICAL and true)
How to Check If You Have Diastasis Recti
Daylight Saving Time Guide

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Ep. 168 True confessions: home life edition

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Life doesn't always go as planned, and that's why we look for the awesome in every circumstance! This wasn't the show we had planned to bring you this week, but we hope you'll enjoy the awesome of a throw-back group show (Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, AND Laura!) that you may not have heard before. Tune in to hear an episode that previously was only available to Homemaking Bundle customers and to our Super Star Awesome Supporters - all of our true confessions about home life and parenting! From enjoying the fruits of an elderly neighbor's labor to making kids sleep in closets, there are some REAL jaw-dropping confessions in this episode. Happy listening!

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SHOW NOTES:

Earth Mama Angel Baby
Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins
Clue
African Black Soap, Acure Wonderfluff

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Ep. 167 Bad boys, love triangles, and swoon-worthy romance

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This week, giggles abound and confessions flow freely as co-host Rebekah joins Meg to discuss romance in pop culture! From Westley and Buttercup to Monica and Chandler and all kinds of couples in-between, you'll hear their favorites from TV shows, movies, and music. All of that plus sweet-tooth inspiration and new favorite denim in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Rebekah's AotW - Sugar Rush

Meg’s AotW - NYDJ Barbara Bootcut Jeans

Far and Away

The Notebook

Vivir Sin Aire by Maná

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Rebound

Gossip Girl

Ranking the Romances of Gossip Girl From Best to Worst

Outlander, Diana Gabaldon

Nate Ruess, Nothing Without Love

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EXTRA AWESOME: Cathedrals, the Enneagram, and finding your sweet spot with Annie F. Downs

Awesomes, welcome back to another episode in the Extra Awesome series! We are so excited to welcome writer and speaker Annie F. Downs to Sorta Awesome. Tune in to hear Annie and Meg talk about the challenges of settling into your sweet spot when it doesn't look the way you thought it would, plus lots of Enneagram talk, yoga thoughts, and spiritual reflections mixed in, too!

Find Annie's newest book Remember God on Amazon and everywhere you shop for books!


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Ep. 166 The Awesome List Fall 2018

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Who loves a Top Ten List? YOU DO, RIGHT?! Hurry up and hit Play on an episode loved by Awesomes everywhere - the Top Ten List for Fall 2018! Join Meg and Kelly this week as they give you all the scoop on everything home, kitchen, and closet for the season ahead including a take-anywhere casserole, secret menu Starbucks, and the perfect fall cardigan! All of that plus change-your-life cookbooks and a brilliant writer in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Kelly’s AoTW: The Everyday Food Cookbooks

Meg’s AotW: Black Coffee With White Friends, Literally

Citrus Defender at Starbucks

Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

Stainless Steel Food Mill

Bamboo travel mug

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Reed diffuser

perfect cardigan (please note some styles have a tie-back and some do not!)

Camille Saint-Saëns playlist on Spotify

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Ep. 165 Ultimate Guide to Making Netflix AWESOME!

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Hey you, wanna be Netflix buddies? We promise we won't make it weird! Come hang out with Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they do a deep-dive into all things Netflix! Tune in to discover who still has Netflix DVD subscriptions, whether or not the infamous Netflix algorithm works, and how to make the most of Netflix snacking! All of that plus lovely lashes, podcast binging, and wild mushrooms (?!) in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Latisse

CBC’s Escaping NXIVM

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Ep. 164 How to be smart, strong, and social at every age!

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As the late Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." As we continue our exploration of living a life more awesome in 2018, tune in to hear Meg and special guest Chris Ann Brekhus of the beautiful boutique LoveFeast as they revisit their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and share what they wish they knew then that would have helped them to become smarter, stronger, and more social! All of that plus fun readers and easy chicken in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Eyebobs

Chicharrones-crusted chicken tenders

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Ep. 163 Ten Mantras for Happier Parents

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Is it possible to find the happiness we are craving in our daily lives? KJ Dell'Antonia - writer and contributor to the New York Times - says YES! And her new book How To Be A Happier Parents shows you specifically how to create an awesome home life for both parents and kids. Join KJ in this conversation with Meg as they explore ten mantras that parents (or grandparents, aunts and uncles, and teachers) can remember to get started on the path to building strong, happy relationships with kids! All of that plus fall closet inspiration and a GREAT pair of taupe booties in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

KJ’s AotW: The Curated Closet

Meg’s AotW: Taupe booties from Refresh

How to be a Happier Parent

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Ep. 162 Self-care, self-comfort, what's healthy, what's not

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Self-care has dominated magazine headlines and conversations with our therapists for years now, but do you ever wonder if you are doing it right? Tune in to this conversation with Meg and Kelly as they deep-dive into the difference between self-care and self-comfort and explore how to know if you are staying on the healthy side of the spectrum when it comes to caring for your awesome self! All of that plus TONS of great listening in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

AOTW:

Slow Burn season 2

Inside Trader Joe's podcast

How Each Enneagram Type Can Build Healthy Habits - Inspire Envisioning

Ep 63 of Sorta Awesome: What We Know Now That We're Here

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Ep. 161 All we do is WIN (sorta)

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When you are all about living that awesome life, there's a lot of winning to celebrate! Join Meg and Rebekah this week as they share some recent wins, and stick around to hear them confess the not-winning areas where they need a little help. All of that plus some amazing books for kids and also getting cozy with Netflix in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

AotW:
Who Would Win? Book series by Jerry Pallotta

The Innocents on Netflix

Rebekah's Minion clock with 5, 10, & 15 min timer

Unicorn clock with 15 min timer

Neighborhood clock with 10 min timer

Dollar Tree Bins for Kid Clutter 

 

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Extra Awesome: Lose the guilt, work smarter, and thrive with Jessica Turner and Stretched Too Thin

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Welcome back to our Extra Awesome series! Jessica N. Turner returns to Sorta Awesome to talk to Meg all about how to overcome mom guilt and embrace the awesome as a working mom. Tune in to hear how Jessica's own journey led to her writing her newest book Stretched Too Thin, and as always, get great book recommendations from her favorite reads so far this year!

SHOW NOTES:

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Jessica's book picks:
Educated
The Heart’s Invisible Furies
The Wet Nurse’s Tale
In the Country We Love
I’m Still Here

Smartest Person in the Room: Laura's Favorite Books for 2018 (so far)

Find Jessica on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and pick up her book Stretched Too Thin! Follow her books and reading Instagram account @booksnobbery

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Ep. 160 Stress-free style & Fall 2018's hottest trends

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Calling all Awesomes! Whether you are a natural-born fashion maven or you've got no time to be on-trend, you do not want to miss this episode! Meg is joined by Alison Lumbatis from Get Your Pretty On who is here to make getting dressed your easiest decision of the day. Tune in to hear the basics of capsule wardrobes, how you can wear a style at any size, and what is going to be HOT as temperatures cool off this Fall 2018! And you'll hear about the buzz-worthy movie we are loving on Netflix as well as an Enneagram-favorite in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

The Road Back To You, Ian Crohn and Suzanne Stabile
To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Alison + Aubrey

Get your FREE GIFT from Alison! Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder

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Ep. 159 How to have AWESOME mornings

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Rise and shine, Awesomes! Whether you are an chirpy-chipper early bird or an up-at-all-hours night owl, we ALL want to have happier mornings! Tune in to hear a devoted early riser and a committed late night lady discuss how all of our mornings can be more awesome. All of that plus so much good stuff for listening to in Meg and Kelly's Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

For the Love! Jen Hatmaker podcast
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tearing at the Seams

 

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Ep. 158 These are a few of our favorite things (a group show!)

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As lovely as raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens can be, it's time for us to share with you a few of OUR favorite things! This week, regular Sorta Awesome co-hosts Rebekah Hoffer and Kelly Gordon join Meg to give you a sparkly, happy list of favorite things including compliments that made us blush, commercials that made us cry, and diagramming sentences for fun (what? yes!). All of that plus LOTS of Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Rebekah's AoTW: Sleeping At Last Podcast

Kelly's AoTW: *Marinated Salad*
1 12 oz jar of marinated artichoke hearts
fresh green beans, blanched
cherry tomatoes, halved
red onion
mozzarella balls, also called bocconcini
fresh basil leaves, salt, pepper

Meg: Just Open The Door, Jen Schmidt

Tiggy Goes to the Hospital by Jane Carruth 
Mo Willems Books
Shopping with Dad
Nothing
Best Pet of All
Carry Me, Rosemary Wells

Walmart Pickup

Peter Comes Home For Christmas 

The Rock

Sisterhood of Motherhood commercial 

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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Ep. 157 Happy endings, broken hearts, and Bachelor Nation

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Are you ready for the episode that co-host Rebekah says she's been preparing to share with you her whole life? That's right, Rebekah is back this week and she and Meg are deep-diving into the awesome of Bachelor Nation! Tune in to hear them talk about their personal histories with the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, their thoughts on the scandals and the outcomes of the recently-concluded Bachelorette season, and whether or not your entertainment should match your moral code. All of that, plus delicious recipes and delightful handmade jewelry in Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Meg AotW: Happy Little Lovelies on Etsy

Rebekah’s AotW:
Zucchini Herb Casserole 
Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Mentions: 
The Bachelorette is all a lie

The STD that keeps most contestants from competing on The Bachelor

Recommended Bachelor Resources:
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman (book) 

Here To Make Friends (podcast) 

Afterbuzz TV (podcast) 

Reality Steve (podcast) 

Off The Vine Chris Harrison Interviews (podcast) - Part 1

Off the Vine Chris Harrison Interviews (podcast) Part 2

 

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Ep. 156 Let's share our new (school) year resolutions!

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Sharpen those No. 2 pencils and cue the confetti canon because we are on the cusp of a brand new year - a new SCHOOL year! Whether or not your life is connected to the school calendar, this is a great time to check in on how your year is going - are you meeting your goals for 2018? Should you scrap that list from January and start fresh this August? Join Meg and her sister Emily as they talk through what goals they are taking on for the months ahead! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

Morphe brushes - 15 piece set
In a Word newsletter from Jacey Verdicchio
Rosetta Stone
Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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You can find Emily on Instagram at @emily34331

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Ep. 155 Rescuing meal plans and picking perfect planners

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It's (almost!) August, and some of our Awesomes are heading into the second half of summer while others are stocking up on school supplies. Whatever the time of year though, we know our Awesomes love to talk about smooth systems of organization. Today's episode features two helpful conversations to get you on track (or at least start thinking about getting on track!). First, former co-host of Sorta Awesome and current host of Smartest Person in the Room and creator of 10 Things To Tell You Laura Tremaine stops by, and she has many words to share on picking the perfect planner. Later, Meg is joined by Awesome Tiffany King, creator of Eat At Home meal plans and author of the new cookbook Eat At Home Tonight. Tune in to get the second half of 2018 on track for AWESOME!

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SHOW NOTES:

BIAS series at Smartest Person in the Room
10 (thousand) words about choosing a personal planner
Wohven.com
Eat at Home meal plans
Eat At Home Tonight cookbook

 

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You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Find Laura at 10ThingsToTellYou.com, Smartest Person in the Room, and also at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Find Tiffany King at Eat At Home and find more information on her cookbook at Eat At Home Tonight.com

And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 154 Open to awesome: from infertility to adoption

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You know at Sorta Awesome, we are big fans of the big pivots that people take in life, and today's episode tells the story of one Awesome who chose to keep saying Yes and taking those pivots toward starting a family even when circumstances were not-so-awesome. Tune in to hear how Kate unexpectedly became a mama to many and how awesome can turn up in the most unexpected ways!


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SHOW NOTES:

Therafit Shoes
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You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!
Find Kate on Instagram and her blog!

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