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

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

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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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Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

 

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 

 

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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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:

Get a FREE audiobook and 30 day trial of Audible for all your audiobook goodness today at Audible.com/awesome

Pre-order Jessica's book Stretched Too Thin and go to StretchedTooThinBook.com to get all of your pre-order bonuses (through September 17th!)

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

You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, 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!

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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Sweet Defeat: For 50% off your order, go to SweetDefeat.com/AWESOME and enter promo code AWESOME at checkout

Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

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

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

You can find Alison at GetYourPrettyOn!

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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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Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!

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

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

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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

 

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

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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

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

You can find Emily on Instagram at @emily34331

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. 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

 

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.

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
LoopyCase

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Find Kate on Instagram and her blog!

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Ep. 153 Bloopers, bonus footage, and origin stories

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Lost footage found and past giggles revisited and more in this episode of Sorta Awesome! From the most famous (and infamous) moments on the show to the confession at the end that Meg was sure she'd never share on air, you don't want to miss the silliness we found in more than three years of creating Sorta Awesome just for you!


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SHOW NOTES:

Paula's Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizer

As promised, a picture of my pregnant-with-twins-belly:
 

 I still had two and a half weeks to go at this point ....

I still had two and a half weeks to go at this point ....

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Ep. 152 Out of the mouths of (my) babes

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For three years, two young Awesomes have been asking to come on Sorta Awesome, and this week, their wish comes true! Tune in to hear Meg's daughters Dacey and AJ answer questions from our Super Star Awesome community! They talk friendship, sisterhood, pop culture, and decide whether or not their mom is a Cool Mom. All of that plus a triple dose of Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:
Steven Universe
Discord
Spirit-Led Parenting
L-Theanine
Natural Calm

You can find Meg on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

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Ep. 151 How to host and drink like Julia Child

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Is there anyone more epic and awesome when it comes to entertaining than Julia Child? What a legacy of gracious, joy-filled entertaining she left for our world. Today's episode features Dini Rao of Dini Vino, and Dini had the opportunity to experience Julia Child in her element - hosting and loving spending time with people in her home. Tune in to hear more about how to create a home that is open to hosting friends and family in ways that would make Julia so proud! All of that plus some VERY AWESOME Awesomes of the Week!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Skylar:  For a limited time offer, try the Skylar sample palette with free shipping plus earn a $20 credit towards your next full-sized perfume purchase. Visit skylar.com/AWESOME

SHOW NOTES:

Trader Joe’s Rose facial oil
Buy Nothing Project FB
The Post Party (Anna's podcast!)
OUGES Women's V-Neck Pattern Pocket Maxi Long Dress
Epic library app for kids
Mastrad Spiral Ice Cream Pop Molds

Dini Vino on YouTube
Dini's five wines to keep in stock ALWAYS
Dini's pick for perfect boxed wine for summer
 

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

You can find Dini on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Extra Awesome: Reality TV Deep Dive--Big Brother

Extra Awesome time! This bonus episode of Sorta Awesome declares that CBS's long-running reality show Big Brother is one of the most awesome things about summer. Agree? Disagree? Have no idea what we're talking about? Tune in to hear regular Sorta Awesome co-host Rebekah Hoffer dish on all things Big Brother with Awesome favorite Cara Pence! They talk Big Brother strategy, favorites, villains, and predictions for SEASON 20 which premieres June 28, 2018!

SHOW NOTES:

Ranking Big Brother Winners

All-Time Hottest Big Bother Showmances

Best Big Brother Contestants of All-Time

Meet The Big Brother 20 Houseguests

Rob Has A Podcast

@DanGheesling on Twitter

Find Cara on Twitter - @surgeonsongs  

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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Ep. 150 Faves and Fails: Summer 2018 Edition

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At Sorta Awesome, we are committed to bringing you all the awesome you need to know, and we have a fresh dose of new favorites to tell you about this week! Meg and Rebekah are talking all about their recent faves along with a handful of fails, too. Tune in to hear more about curly girls, glitzy eye shadows, cable-less live TV, creative art supplies, and more! And as always, awesome of the week!

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SHOW NOTES:

 Hope Necklace from Church Street Designs
Garnet Hill Favorite Knit Maxi Skirt

Rebekah's Faves:

satin pillow case

Nature's Gate Shampoo & Conditioner

Crayola Slick Stix

Bathroom Tray from Grove Collaborative

Rebekah's Fails:

Snack Factory Apple Fruit Sticks

Blossom Cup

Meg's Faves:
The Pick-up Line
YouTube TV
Colourpop FAME Palette (Get 20% off of your first Colourpop order when you use Meg's link!)

Meg's Fails:
Panda Planner

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

Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Ep. 149 Let's play pro/con/pro!

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What if you had FIVE MINUTES to convince other people to be into the things that you are super into? That's the game Meg plays with her sister Emily who makes her annual summer appearance on this episode of Sorta Awesome! Tune into to hear the topics each sister picked for the other to talk about as they set the timer and play a few rounds of pro/con/pro!

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SHOW NOTES:

Something Other Than God
Rome Sweet Home
Stunned by Scripture
Reading People
#twinmom on IG
World Vision

SeatGuru.com
Laura in the Kitchen on YouTube
Lore podcast

You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, 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. 148 Do's and don'ts for an AWESOME marriage

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Marriage! Marriage is what brings us together today! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly share some lessons learned over a combined (almost!) fifty years of marriage. All of that plus great stuff for your ears in Awesome of the Week!

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

Smartest Person in the Room: BIAS SERIES
Treblab bluetooth wireless earbuds

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

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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. 147 Sizzling awesome reads for summer 2018

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Just in time to get your library list all filled out for road trips, lazy mornings, and hours spent poolside, we've got some SIZZLING summer reads for 2018! Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Leigh Kramer as they share their picks for your summer reading list and celebrate the arrival of Leigh's first novel that comes out this month: A Storied Life!

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SHOW NOTES:

COSRX Acne pimple master patch
Abiding Together podcast - How To Thrive in Summer

BOOKS IN ORDER OF MENTION:
Nice Try, Jane Sinner, Lianne Oelke
Runaways, Vol. 1 Find Your Way Home, Rainbow Rowell
Amal Unbound, Aisha Saeed
Her Perfect Affair, Priscilla Oliveras
A Girl Like Her, Talia Hibbert
Strawberry Summer, Melissa Brayden
An Immovable Feast, Tyler Blanksi
Off the Clock, Laura Vanderkam
One Beautiful Dream, Jen Fulwiler
Kick Ass, Mel Robbins
I'm Still Here, Austin Channing Brown
Next Year in Havana, Chanel Cleeton
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living, Louise Miller
The Late Bloomer's Club, Louise Miller
The Whole Way Home, Sarah Creech
 

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

Find Leigh on her blogTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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Ep. 146 From granny house to dream home!

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The path to finding a totally awesome dream home looks different for all of us! Today's episode tells the story of an amazing Southern California home renovation overseen by Awesome Jen Johnson. From following her intuition on big decisions to the project that went surprisingly overbudget to the joys and pains of working with a celebrity contractor, Jen's take on creating the home of her dreams is sure to inspire!

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SHOW NOTES:

Neanderthal Seeks Human, Penny Reid
Jen on Instagram: @blahblahblahger

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

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Ep. 145 Parenting hacks for the most AWESOME summer yet!

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Time to dig out the beach towels and pop on your sunglasses because ready or not, summer is here! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah as they share their top hacks to stop the summer blues before they even start with their very best parenting hacks for an awesome summer! From screen time to sibling squabbles, they cover it all - plus loads of good stuff in Awesome of the Week!

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Candid Co.: Save 25% on your modeling kit for straighter, whiter teeth at candidco.com/AWESOME

 

SHOW NOTES:

@JohnBCrist

@EliseJoy

@CatherineGiudici (Catherine Lowe)

Christian White Girl Instagram

troublefreepool.com

Stephanie Marie on YouTube
How To Use Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Skincare for women over 40
Hooded eyes dos and don’ts
Natural everyday makeup tutorial

Tips and Inspiration for Creating a Summer Fun List

Bubbles:

Jumbo Bubble Wands

Bubble Wand Hack

No Spill Bubble Bucket

No Spill Bubble Tumbler

Bubble Machine

Rebekah's Outside the Box Chore List (with free printable!)

Cutting Down on Clutter with Toy Rotation

Is Toy Rotation Worth The Effort?

Circle with Disney

OTHER SORTA AWESOME SUMMER EPISODES:
Ep. 11 Ready, Set. Summer!
Ep. 60 All the Awesome for Summer 2016
Extra Awesome: Making summer fun as a working mom with Jerusalem Greer
Ep. 103 Pop-ups, sunnies, smores and more!

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