Ep. 37 Helpful PSAs and a collection of confessions

This week, Rebekah of SimplyRebekah.com joins Megan to bring you some interesting info you’ve probably never heard! First, they share some public service announcements about topics close to their hearts. Later in the show, they each reveal a collection of confessions involving pizza stones, McDonald’s, and not knowing east from west that get them both giggling. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

Show notes

1. The week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyMoving.com  Go to healthymoving.com/sortaawesome OR text SortaAwesome to 33444 to sign up for a free class!

And also! Check out the Sorta Awesome shop on Zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com/sortaawesome

2. camelcamelcamel.com

savings.com/pricejump

filleritem.com

The Greenbacks Gal: 5 Secret Ways to Save At Amazon (you’ve never heard of!)

3. Shop Amazon through the Sorta Awesome affiliate link! http://amzn.to/1ldKCzp  Thank you for supporting the show!

4. Dr. Elaine Aron Highly Sensitive Person Quiz

Nordic Naturals Omega 3 supplement: http://amzn.to/1TDSmFX

5. SimplyRebekah.com: Excess Lipase Activity

Why Does My Breastmilk Taste Bad? http://amzn.to/1ldKTCf

6. PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support: http://www.pas.care/

7. ASlobComesClean.com

8. SimplyRebekah: Free Cleaning Checklist, One Year on One Page

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

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or email Megan at SortaAwesomeMegan@gmail.com. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook  and on Instagram! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 33 Ten ways to make autumn awesome

There is so much more to autumn than pumpkin spice and raking leaves! Megan and Rebekah have gathered a harvest of awesome to share with you this week including recipes, projects, and the secret to keeping cold weather germs away. Tune in for their top ten list plus Awesomes of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

1. TakeThemAMeal.com

2. Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide, Heidi Priebe

Personality Hacker Podcast (especially Episode 0086)

3. Simply Rebekah: Amazingly Moist Turkey

4. The Pioneer Woman: Perfect Pot Roast 

5. InGlow flameless candles

6. Simply Rebekah: Our November Thankful Tree

7. Diffuser recipes

All autumn-y

3 drops of Wild Orange 

3 drops of Patchouli 

1 drop of Clove

Inspired by Apple Pie

2 drops of Clove 

2 drops of Cinnamon 

2 drops of Ginger or ginger root

Walk through the leaves

5 drops of Wild Orange 

1 drop of Patchouli 

1 drop of Ginger

Plant Therapy Holiday Season Synergy

8. welovecolors.com

9. Simply Rebekah: Taco Soup, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Sorta Awesome Soup Board on Pinterest

10. Wellness Mama: Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup from Nature’s Way or Sambucol

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

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook  and on Instagram! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 29 Who watches this stuff? Clearly, we do.

Rebekah of SimplyRebekah.com joins Megan this week to talk all things REALITY TV! From the original cast of The Real World to the most recent season of Big Brother and every crazy concept in between, this week’s show is dedicated to all things (sorta) reality on the TV screen. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

1) Simply Rebekah: I am really trying, but … (when intentional living is met with resistance)

2) Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook

3) i hate green beans blog

4) Rob has a podcast (Rob Cesterino)

5) Television Without Pity (sigh)

6) SHAYTARDS (youtube)

7) Sam and Nia (youtube)

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook  and on Instagram! You can find me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 28 A peek behind-the-scenes of Sorta Awesome (a group show!)

Hail, hail! The gang is all here! We’re celebrating six months of Sorta Awesome with our first ever group show! Kelly, Laura, and Rebekah all join Megan this week and they take you behind-the-scenes of the show they love creating for you each week. Which awesomes of the week were their favorites? Which ones do they regret sharing? What have they learned about themselves since the show began? All of that plus DOUBLE the awesome of the week for you on Episode 28 of Sorta Awesome!

Check out the show’s Instagram for a peek at Kelly’s new colors!

https://www.instagram.com/p/8JwLPYi9wd/?taken-by=sortaawesomeshow

2) Megan’s referral code for e-Pantry: https://www.epantry.com/referrer/30581/

3) The Periscope app: https://www.periscope.tv/

Find Kelly on her blogTwitterFacebook, and Instagram!

Find Laura on her blogFacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or on Instagram! You can find Megan on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 25 Q&A Grab-bag: t-shirts, talkers, and tossing out nicknames

Megan and Rebekah rifle through the listener question bag and offer their answers on some pressing questions. Does a perfect t-shirt exist, and if so, where do you find it? Does your Myers Briggs type determine how talkative you are (or are not)? And what nickname of Megan’s is just completely unbelievable to Rebekah? All of that plus Awesome of the Week on Episode 25!

SHOW NOTES

1) SORTA AWESOME HANGOUT in OKC! September 20th, 4PM, Bleu Garten: http://www.bleugarten.com/  Join Megan Tietz and Laura Tremaine for a very casual meet-up and hangout in real life in downtown OKC!

2) All Nutrient ClarpHx Active Clarifying Treatment 12 oz

3) Megan’s Happy Hour playlist on Spotify

4) T-shirts at J.Crew (Megan likes the speckled cotton best, but they seem to be sold out. The vintage cotton tee is a similar style!) 

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook! You can find me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 21 Uncovering the awesome of YouTube

In Episode 21, a listener question about kids and YouTube safety inspired Megan and Rebekah to leave no stone unturned in exploring just what it is that makes YouTube so awesome. The history of YouTube, why millions of people are subscribing to channels, how much money professional YouTube personalities make, and what parents need to know to keep their kids safe - all of that and a whole bunch more gets covered today!

The audio in this episode is at times very UN-awesome. Thank you for bearing with us! And if you have just a few minutes, please head to http://sortaawesomemegan.tumblr.com/survey to tell us just a bit about yourself. It will be so helpful as we plan the future of this show!

SHOW NOTES

1) The Art of Simple : Date nights/Tate nights

2) The Skimm

3) Business Insider : History of YouTube

4) Channels mentioned on the show:

Evolution of Dance
Chocolate Rain
My Drunk Kitchen
Tyler Oakley
Grace Helbig
Shaytards
Bethany Mota

5) Rebekah’s pop bottle sprinkler video

6) PewDiePie discusses how much money he makes

7) Common Sense Media: A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook! You can find me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

 

Ep. 17 How to build a love-filled home

This week, Megan and Rebekah talk about building a loving home. Whether you are single or married, a parent or not, tune and hear us discuss how to learn to speak a new love language, what to do when you are NOT feeling the love for those around you, and how to foster love (and like!) between siblings. 

SHOW NOTES

1) Mystery Show from Gimlet MediaStarlee Kine on Twitter

2) Acoustic Covers playlist on Spotify

Imagine Dragons cover Blank Space (YouTube)

3) 5lovelanguages.com  
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, Gary Chapman

Five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Physical Touch

4) Simply Rebekah: Six Simple Sanity Savers for When I Feel Like I’m Going to Lose My Mind

5) Dr. Laura Markham ahaparenting.com

How to stop siblings fighting

Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook! You can find me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 13 Just a few helpful how-tos

Rebekah is here for Episode Lucky Number 13! 

Today, we are all about telling you HOW-TO on a fantastic array of topics. Listen in to hear us tell:

1) How-to get your summer sizzling with a beloved series premiere 

2) How-to make a super frugal backyard kid-pleaser

3) How-to navigate a seat-squirming awkward dinner with friends

4) How-to potty train a toddler boy (I used a lifeline and called a friend on this one!)

5) How-to start a blog!

SHOW NOTES:

 

1) Rebekah’s viral video (and the post from Simply Rebekah)

2) Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, Piper Herman

3) Meet my friend Lora Lynn of Vitafamilae.com

 Vitafamiliae: Potty Train like a Pro

4) Amy Lynn Andrews, How to Start a Blog

Mad Mimi

MailChimp

Typepad.com

Squarespace.com

Kat Lee’s How They Blog

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

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more from Progger at Proggermusic.com

Feedback on today’s show? Sign up for the show’s mailing list at tinyletter.com/SortaAwesome or leave a comment below (click the date link). And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 09 Voxer & Viral Videos & Oh So Much More

Rebekah from SimplyRebekah.com - our pop culture guru - joins us today as co-host. We cover so much ground in this episode! Everything from pregnancy announcements (the lame to the extraordinary) to the app that changed everything for how we keep up with friends. Also up for discussion? Oil pulling and No Poo also get some air time along with our thoughts on navigating boundaries in the entertainment we consume. SO MANY THOUGHTS. Better go ahead and hit play, right?

SHOW NOTES:

1) We Can’t Stop … Having Babies

Megan’s twins pregnancy announcement

2) Voxer

3) Oil Pulling :: How to Use Oil Pulling for Oral Health (Wellness Mama)

4) No Poo posts at Red & Honey and One Year After Quitting Shampoo: A No-Poo’ing Update 

Find Rebekah on her blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more about Progger on their website and at BandCamp

Feedback on today’s show? Leave a comment below (click the date link) or find me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook!

 

Ep. 04 Awesome Podcasts & Books for Babes

SHOW NOTES:

We have a TON of links this week, so I’m keeping the commentary brief:

Afterbuzz’s TV’s The Bachelor After Show

Rob Has a Podcast

LOST Rewatch Podcast

The Popcast

 

Some of Megan’s current favorites

Rewatch

How to Do Everything

Start-Up

First Day Back

(See the full list here)

Some of Rebekah’s current favorites

This American Life

Longest Shortest Time

Spilled Milk

How They Blog

Inspired to Action

Books for Toddlers

Anything Sandra Boynton (we especially love Moo Ba La La La and Dinosaurs to Go)

Dr. Seuss collection

Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes (video), Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Llama Llama books

Red Truck

Maisy

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

As always, thanks to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut! Find more about Progger on their website and at BandCamp

Feedback on today’s show? Leave a comment below (click the date link) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 01 - Meet Rebekah!

Hey all! In this episode of Sorta Awesome, I’m introducing you to my dear friend and show co-host Rebekah Hoffer of Simply Rebekah. We had such a great time recording this episode! In it, you’ll get an overview of Rebekah’s life story (including the very fun, very unusual way she met her husband) as well as hear about what is challenging her right now and what topic she is always talking about. Rebekah is just one of my very favorite people and I know you are going to love her as much as I do!

SHOW NOTES:

1) Your goofy co-hosts:

2) Voxer - we LOVE it!

3) In Your Eyes, Amazon

4) Rebekah’s love story

Infamous dorm room window:

Rebekah and Nate in college (reunited after she lived in Guatamala for three months!):

5) Rhett and Link, Good Mythical Morning

Will it donut?

Will it pizza?

As always - Progger! Thank you to Progger for allowing us to use the song Strut.

Find more of Progger’s incredible music on their website, at BandCamp, and on Facebook and Twitter!

So glad to have you along this week! Coming up next, you’ll me my very long time friend Laura of Hollywood Housewife whom I have also somehow managed to talk into co-hosting with me. See you back then!