#176: Struggling Sisters: Community, St. Patrick's Day & Beyond

#176: Struggling Sisters: Community, St. Patrick's Day & Beyond

Do you need a laugh break? Have you always wanted to know the truth about St. Patrick’s Day?

This week we give you a quick rundown of St. Patrick’s day history (as we understand it) and we explore some Irish phrases and accents that we enjoy. The original plan was to focus on community so Emily shared her normal community “fake news”. A quick round of Are You into That? helped us determine we aren’t scrunchie girls anymore, even if it’s cool.

#173: Working Through the Clutter with Dana White

I feel overwhelmed by housework. My brain can’t seem to process monotonous tasks like de-cluttering. There is a HUGE difference between how I want my house to look and how it looks right now.

Dana K. White is an author, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a Decluttering Expert. In a desperate attempt to get her own home under control, Dana started blogging as "Nony" (short for anonymous) at A Slob Comes Clean in 2009. Today, Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Decluttering at the Speed of Life and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. Dana lives with her husband and three kids just outside of Dallas, Texas. Oh, and she's funny.    

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WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • our fascinating backstory

  • how Dana’s life changed when she came clean about her biggest shame

  • what has changed in Dana’s life and in her spirit since decluttering

  • the difference between a person with clutter and a hoarder

  • a practical solution to your Tupperware lid dilemma

LINKS MENTIONED:

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind
Decluttering at the Speed of Life
A Slob Comes Clean podcast
Cascade dishwasher pods
Broken Harts podcast

CONNECT WITH Dana:

website | instagram | facebook

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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#172: Struggling Sisters: Sanctuary

I don’t even have a place to BE in this house! What am I even going for design-wise?

These are valid and we are here to help! Struggling Sisters are at it again talking about how to make your house into a sanctuary with our organization tips plus ideas on how to make your very own most-favorite spot. Em shares how hard it is to wake up in the mornings and how she likes to live by lamp light most hours of the day. Katie makes fun of Emily accordingly and all is right in the land of the Struggling Sisters. Enjoy!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • clarification about the future of the podcast and an update on Emily’s job search

  • Katie’s plan to become both a Starbucks Grand Master Coffee Ninja AND a college graduate

  • cheap ways to improve your home

  • our favorite spots in our homes

  • the non-negotiables of house cleaning

  • our design styles according to HGTV

  • tips to keep clutter from piling up

LINKS MENTIONED:

Cozy Minimalist Home
HGTV Design Personality Quiz

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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#171: Reframing Home with Sarah Bragg

#171: Reframing Home with Sarah Bragg

Sarah Bragg is a popular host and communicator. You can find her on iTunes hosting the podcasts Are My Kids On Track and Surviving SarahHer book titled Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves helps young women find their value in the One who made them. Sarah has a long career of working in ministry and has helped launch several ministry curriculums for Orange during that time. And while she seems to be a master at brewing coffee, cheering for others and surviving life, she has an actual masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sarah and her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Sinclair and Rory, reside in Marietta, Georgia.

#170: January Problem Solved

#170: January Problem Solved

Do you worry that you’re messing your kids up when it comes to body image? Maybe YOU feel a little messed up when it comes to body image. That’s where Rebecky and I come in. We are here to solve all of the body problems and let you know that we feel a little messed up too. These are the things we are sure of: nakedness can be used to repel children when you need a moment alone, “boring” meal preps are some peoples bag and finally, this is 100% the best episode we’ve recorded yet.

#169: A Body Image Deep Dive with Kara Osborne

#169: A Body Image Deep Dive with Kara Osborne

Have you been caught up comparing yourself to others? Are you finding LITTLE imperfections in yourself and feeling inadequate in a BIG way? Shoot girl, you forgot your worth AGAIN! Body image is tri-cky and you are not alone in this struggle. Meet Kara. She is the mastermind behind Wellness Witness, a program that helps women on their journey towards better health: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

#167: Solving Dinnertime Drama with Polly Conner

#167: Solving Dinnertime Drama with Polly Conner

Polly is a wife, mother, blogger, foodie, money-saver, animal-lover, and freezer cooking evangelist. She has a heart for equipping and encouraging young moms and women to thrive in their homes. Her blogging journey began when she and Rachel Tiemeyer founded Thrivinghomeblog.com and found that blogging and writing has not only kept her mind sharp during these foggy-sleep-deprived years but has also served as a much-needed creative outlet.