Welcome Home

Kirsten & Graham

This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!

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Kirsten and Graham are getting thankful with the help of one of Graham's favorite autors: Barabra Ann Kipfer. A woman of many words, Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About, The Wish List, 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, and many more must-read books. Tune into this episode to learn all about the power of words and the art of list making. We are so happy to partner with Scent Fill for this very special episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 25

43 min 7 sec

Tis the season to start holiday shopping, and we've got you covered! Well, at least we hope we can help get you started. Today on Welcome Home, Kirsten and Graham share a hodgepodge list of 2021 holiday finds for friends and family of all ages, from silk pillowcases to dog park gift cards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 11

51 min 29 sec

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Kirsten and Graham are finally back, and just in time for Halloween! Your favorite best friend duo chat about all things colonial, witchcraft and women with the Grounded Goodwife mother/daughter team, Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban. The Halloween enthusiasts will also talk to Chanel Van Reenen about her incredible costumes some fun family costume ideas for you and your kiddos! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 28

1 hr 4 min

Move over Oscar's, Tony's, Emmy's, Grammys, and Golden Globes, and join us as we honor the best and the brightest stars of our new social distancing lifestyle! Today on Welcome Home, we're looking for the silver lining in the middle of the Corona Virus Quarantine. We're taking a break from real news, sadness, sickness, and worry to celebrate many unexpected features of life under quarantine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SKYLIGHT FRAME Skylight Frames offer photo frames you can email photos to— any time, from anywhere! Multiple people can send photos to the frame so it’s a great way to keep large networks of friends and families in touch. This may just be the perfect Mother's Day gift. SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Now, as a special Mother's Day holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go www.Skylight Frame.com/HOME and enter the code HOME JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min

When we taped this episode almost a month ago, we never could have imagined we'd be all be where we are today. However, in our quest to look on the bright side of things, we think this episode is actually quite timely. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Kathi Lipp, author of The Clutter Free Home and host of The Clutter Free Academy Podcast. We’ll learn the psychology behind why casting off unneeded items can be so freeing and we'll give you practical questions to help you decide what stays and what goes.  Plus... why "Cheese of the Month" may just be the perfect gift to reduce clutter, how Kirsten almost got green lighted to ditch her china, and why Graham’s job as a podcaster doesn’t require a diploma. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2020

58 min 5 sec

Today on Welcome Home we’re chatting with the hosts of the Your Home Story podcast, Suzannah Stanley and Ashley Mayes. These ladies are experts at DIY on a lean budget. Join host Kirsten & Graham as we learn how to not be scared of a sledgehammer and grout, how to improve our homes without spending a single penny, and why children should be involved in fixing up their own rooms.     Plus.... what tasks even pro-diyers are willing to outsource, a closer look at which state really has the ultimate bass pro-shop, and why chardonnay may just become the new prefered currency in a state of emergency. To learn more about our guests, visit their Suzannah at http://www.create-enjoy.com/ or Ashley at https://biggerthanthethreeofus.com/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2020

1 hr

Definition of Quirky: Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.. "Her sense of humor was decidedly quirky" Today on Welcome Home, we’re getting honest about just how quirky we might really be. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about all the strange and unexpected little things we do that others may find just a tad bit peculiar? (Or perhaps you'll be nodding right along?) Plus, an important discussion about why blowing "hot poop air" around a small room is simply not for us, the hidden reason why Graham’s children are destined to be Dave Matthews fans, and why Kirsten has fully decorated the grocery clerk’s living room…. Although they’ve never formally been introduced. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 2020

53 min 29 sec

Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about which devices and apps help our homes and lives to run more smoothly. From wearable tech to smart homes to how we feed our families, we're diving into what has become "can't live without!" and what's just "one more thing to charge!" Plus, the kids’ tech that changed our children's lives, the app that saved Kirsten’s dinner, and how it would have been the perfect murder cover up… if only the ring doorbell hadn’t been watching.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 2020

1 hr

Today on Welcome Home, we’re asking the question… "Who’s job is that anyway?" We’re breaking down all the little" to do’s" that need to get done to run a household, and we're figuring out who actually does them. Plus, why we NEVER make bacon wearing a freshly washed bathrobe, Kirsten’s sushi eating dog, and exactly how many months Graham spent walking by a booger stuck to her wall.  Sponsor Spotlight: BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 2020

56 min 42 sec

Today on Welcome Home, we’re chatting with Mary Laura Philpot, bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink , the hilarious memoir about motherhood, incremental life change, and finding the antidote to the monotony of the daily grind. Plus, why separate bathrooms are the key to a healthy marriage, how to just say no to endless conversations about chicken salad, and why any volunteer positions that involve an entire year of apprenticeship training should probably be vetoed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

Kirsten and Graham are celebrating their 40th birthdays and...well... we’re a bit nervous! So we started noodling on what makes these life milestones feel so important.  Join us as we chat with licensed therapist and all around fabulous lady, Kelly McGuirk about the big questions of life facing us in the coming decade and how to embrace and enjoy the next chapter. Plus, why the midlife crisis isn’t just sports cars and plastic surgery, what empty nesters know that the rest of us don’t, and the 50th birthday party to end all birthday parties.  To learn more about Kelly visit her website https://girlgetwoke.com/ or search for "Girl Get Woke" wherever you listen to podcasts. Sponsor Spotlight: BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order. STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome  to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 2020

58 min 7 sec

It’s the third year in a row that we're coming to tell you what's out and what’s in for the upcoming year! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham for our annual review of the trends that have died and all the things to be up on in the months ahead. Plus, we'll chat about why all the new trends seem to remind us of 80’s movies and whatever happened to all those mini cheeseburgers we were promised? LINKS WE MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Holiday Beverage Station from "The Safe Hazen": https://thesafehazen.com/2019/12/12/holiday-hot-beverage-station/  Fashion: https://stylecaster.com/fashion-trends-2020-runway/#slide-4 Interior Design: https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g29859422/design-trends-2020/?slide=8 Food: https://www.businessinsider.com/popular-foods-everyone-will-be-eating-in-2020#uber-eats-reported-a-rise-in-cauliflower-orders-after-cauliflower-gnocchi-and-pizza-crusts-took-over-the-food-scene-in-2019-a-trend-thats-expected-to-continue-8 Parenting: https://www.parentingthemodernfamily.com/the-top-modern-parenting-trends-of-2019/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Stitch Fix has every style you want: from sporty to preppy to boho, to help boys and girls everywhere find their style. After completing the style profile quiz, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your style and preferences THE GREAT DEAL: Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL.     SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. Everything is of top quality and responsibly sourced, and shipping is fast and free and the pricing is reasonable. THE GREAT DEAL: If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura Digital frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. THE GREAT DEAL: Aura Frames is offering 15% off for Welcome Home podcast listeners! Visit AuraFrames.com and use the promo code WelcomeHome.   Looking for a more traditional Frame? Introducing Aura Analog! Aura Analog is a photo printing service that allows subscribers to select photos via the Aura app, and each month they'll receive 5 high-quality photo prints with a personalized note.  Each 5x7 print includes the photographer, date, and location on the back - helping bring those memories back to life.Every subscription signup will come with a free gift: a hand-finished frame with a slot to easily display photos and a storage compartment for past prints. THE GREAT DEAL: Subscriptions to Aura Analog are only $7.99 each month, and they're offering 15% off for Welcome Home listeners, plus they'll include an elegantly crafted white stone frame for displaying your photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2019

1 hr 12 min

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’re talking about what that feels like in our houses. We’ll go through our holiday to-do lists and our kids' gift lists to Santa. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as they attempt figure out how to streamline all the holiday madness… or how to make it harder.  Plus, why bunt pan ice rings with cherries are the ultimate symbol of love, a very philosophical examination of the rise and fall of the hair scrunchie, and why nothing says Merry Christmas like Vegas showgirls. All that and more, on Today’s episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames featuring ultra high definition display, unlimited free photo storage and a free, easy-to-use app.  Looking for a more traditional Frame? Introducing Aura Analog! Aura Analog is a photo printing service that allows subscribers to select photos via the Aura app, and each month they’ll receive 5 high-quality photo prints with a personalized note.   Aura Frames is offering 15% off for Welcome Home podcast listeners! Visit AuraFrames.com and use the promo code WelcomeHome. SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order. STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome  to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2019

53 min 43 sec

It’s a big day on Welcome Home! Not only are we hosting a Podcast Hop with two of our favorite podcasts, but we’re talking about the most gracious holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! It’s the season for hosting, family, great food, gratitude, and creating family traditions that will last a lifetime.   Plus the great faceoff of the holiday: It's Seafood Buffets vs.Turkey and Stuffing, why the Westminster Dog Show is on Graham’s must see TV list, the most confusing I-Tunes review we’ve had to date, and a lot of unexpected talk about chicken fat.  Welcome to The Best Thanksgiving EVER! Show's we HOPPED with: Desiare Endres from Minimalism Minimalish Podcast   Desiare Endres from Minimalism Minimalish Podcast Karen Lock Kolp from We Turned Out Okay We Turned out Okay Podcast  Links We Mentioned: Good Housekeeping's Article Graham's Favorite Casserole Recipe:   SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Stitch Fix has every style you want: from sporty to preppy to boho, to help boys and girls everywhere find their style. After completing the style profile quiz, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your style and preferences THE GREAT DEAL: Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL.     SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. Everything is of top quality and responsibly sourced, and shipping is fast and free and the pricing is reasonable. THE GREAT DEAL: If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMESAura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura Digital frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. THE GREAT DEAL: Aura Frames is offering 15% off for Welcome Home podcast listeners! Visit AuraFrames.com and use the promo code WelcomeHome.   Looking for a more traditional Frame? Introducing Aura Analog! Aura Analog is a photo printing service that allows subscribers to select photos via the Aura app, and each month they'll receive 5 high-quality photo prints with a personalized note.  Each 5x7 print includes the photographer, date, and location on the back - helping bring those memories back to life. Every subscription signup will come with a free gift: a hand-finished frame with a slot to easily display photos and a storage compartment for past prints. THE GREAT DEAL: Subscriptions to Aura Analog are only $7.99 each month, and they're offering 15% off for Welcome Home listeners, plus they'll include an elegantly crafted white stone frame for displaying your photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2019

51 min 15 sec

Today on Welcome Home we’re waiving the magic wand and giving everyone “Permission”  We're having a fun talk about a serious topic: Being Who You Were Made to Be and Letting Go of the Rest! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with out new friend Melissa Camara Wilkins about ditching the pressure to fit in, measure up, and have it all together.  We’ll discuss wearing jeans to a yoga class, why “I have other gifts!” should replace “I'm the Worst!” as your inner mantra and exactly how are do Graham and Kirsten make a vegetarian talk about bacon? Hint: It’s much longer than we should have! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home!  “You don’t need a special pass to be yourself--you can just choose” Click to take the Permission Personality Quiz! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT Native creates safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant scents include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try.  THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2019

50 min 36 sec

LOOK OUT! Today on Welcome Home ... there's danger ahead! Want to be a cool boy mom? Want to learn how to make the world’s best paper airplanes? Make something explode? Pick a lock? Life skills, baby. We’re all about the life skills! We’re talking with International Man of Mystery and Danger, Conn Iggulden about the book that every boy needs on their nightstand now: The Double Dangerous Book for Boys. Plus, how many syllables does Graham’s name really have? Why Kirsten is not signing up for the Tour De France, and why a lasagna waiting in your fridge may just be the secret to happiness!  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Kids are individuals, so why would we put them all in the same clothes? Help your child look their best, express their style, and stand taller with Stitch Fix Kids. When your kid looks good, they feel good. Stitch Fix gives you quality you can feel, and style your child will love. Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Stitch Fix has every style you want: from sporty to preppy to boho, to help boys and girls everywhere find their style. After completing the style profile quiz, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your style and preferences With Stitch Fix, everyone can look their best: they have solutions for women and men as well as kids, available all over the US, and now the UK! There's no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. THE GREAT DEAL: Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT Native creates safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant scents include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try.  THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2019

50 min 14 sec

Today’s episode can be summed up in one word: CREEPY! We’re chatting about October, otherwise known as our favorite month of the year, with the best halloween expert we could find: Graham. We’ll also talk about why this year was extra special because it included Kirsten’s amazing trip to Birmingham to visit Graham! Join Graham and Kirsten as we dig into which costumes are hot this year and which Halloween movies make our all time favorites list. Plus, how the “hands free” movement is not just for cell phones, a surprise school night soiree for a stranger, and why we believe that if you plan to attend an Alabama Bigfoot seminar, it’s polite to at minimum, order a coca-cola. All that and more on today’s creepy episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: https://www.glamour.com/story/most-searched-halloween-costumes-2019 https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g3624/best-halloween-movies/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/a28121259/pop-culture-halloween-costumes-2019/  http://www.alabamabigfootsociety.com/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2019

42 min 26 sec

We're putting on our granny panties and pulling out our stitching needles... it's a GRANDMillennial celebration. We have been validated! On today's episode we're chatting all about the amazing article in this month's House Beautiful that introduced us to our new favorite term! All hail the age of the Grand- Millennial. Haven’t heard of a Grand Millennial? We'll explain why all things old lady are suddenly new again.  Join us as we discuss Emma Bazilian's brilliant new term with one of the thought leaders of the movement, Rudy Saunders of Dorothy Draper and Co. (or as we like to call him Rudy the Prep!)  Plus, never fear...blue and white is here to stay, why we think needlepointing may be the new adult coloring book, and the 1987 encyclopedia set that just won’t die. To learn more, here's a link to our new favorite article in House Beautiful: https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a28594040/grandmillennial-design/ And you can follow Rudy on Instagram @RudythePrep And our fave resource for needlepoint: LycetteDesigns They are fantastic! So check them out! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BETTER HELP Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states. And if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME So why not get started today? www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2019

38 min 59 sec

Today on Welcome Home we’ll talk a little bit about manners, a LOT about international protocol, and a whole bunch of what we do in America that is confusing to the rest of the world. Is it cool to walk the streets with a latte? What about ordering your dinner with extra salt? And how about riding shotgun in a taxi?  You’ll find out what’s hot and what’s NOT around the globe!   Plus, why the World Series may have baseball fans living a lie, go-to karaoke song ideas, and why we’re serving dinner on our salad plates.  All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home.  Much of our source material came from this excellent article we enjoyed in Redbook Magazine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BetterHelp Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states. And if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME So why not get started today? www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2019

54 min 23 sec

Today on Welcome Home, we’re stepping into the kitchen, dusting off our aprons, and getting to work--- all in the name of showing love and building community. Whether it’s new babies, new homes, dealing with illness, or even grieving the death of a loved one, one of the most powerful and restorative ways to serve the people in our lives is to bring food made by our own hands.   On today’s episode we’re chatting with Janet Reich Elsbach, home cook and author of “Extra Helping” Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time. Plus, why sad people like to nibble, Kirsten’s gross love of cola bottle gummies, and the time a homemade lasagna was served with boxer shorts and a teacup. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AUDIBLE ESCAPE Audible Escape is a monthly subscription that provides unlimited listening to thousands of love stories. This package includes more than 18,000 titles by best-selling and beloved romance authors. Fan favorites range from the contemporary hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han to the popular classic Sense and Sensibility. Audible Escape is separate and distinct from the standard monthly Audible subscription. A member does not have to be an existing Audible member to sign up for Audible Escape. Subscriptions cost just $12.95 a month and if you’re already an Audible or Kindle Unlimited member, it is just $6.95 a month. Download the app to explore all the love stories. To get started and to try for your first month absolutely free visit: www.Audible.com/lovewelcomehome SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ANA LUISA Ana Luisa brings exceptional jewelry into the life of every woman - one collection at a time. The creators of Ana Luisa come from the world of high-fashion jewelry, where they’ve spent years designing for the most coveted brands. Their mission is to offer the same high quality directly to you – without the high mark-up. It takes 20 tons of earth mining to produce a single ring of gold. That’s why brands refuse to tell where their gold comes from. Ana Luisa use 100% recycled gold in their products. Cheap breakable jewelry is rarely recycled making it a huge waste for the environment. Big brands charge you 10 times the cost of production - But they eliminate the retail mark-up, keeping the prices as fair and accessible as possible. Ana Luisa products come from the same jewelers as Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, they are so confident in their quality that they offer a complimentary one-year warranty on every product Check their designs out at www.analuisa.com/WelcomeHome and use promo code WelcomeHome10 for $10 off of your purchase. We know you will love them! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BetterHelp Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states. And if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME So why not get started today? www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2019

59 min 48 sec

On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly.  We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses. Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats aren’t just for people without washing machines! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep.  In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory. You just assemble with confidence! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you!  Plant Package is perfect for parents looking for a quick, easy, relatively mess-free activity to do with the kids, people interested in gardening who get overwhelmed by all the plant options at garden centers, or anyone short on time (hint: Plant Package only takes about 20 minutes to assemble!) Right now, Plant Package is offering listeners of Welcome Home a FREE first box. Just visit PlantPackage.com/welcomehome to choose a delivery option -- then use promo code WELCOMEHOME at checkout to receive your first box FREE! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2019

56 min 2 sec

On today’s episode, we’re getting all “science-y” and debunking some widely held medical and household beliefs.   We’ll examine a long list of remedies, cures, and practices we're using that might have absolutely NO scientific bearing on our lives.What’s a time tested truth and what’s an old wives tale? ...And then we'll also just debate some other things we're not quite sure we believe. Plus, what we’ve learned from British pen-pals, what Cinderella really thought about sensible footwear, Kirsten’s obsession with daily step counts, and Graham’s steadfast, lifelong commitment to lucky pennies.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: Separating Medical Fact from Fiction: 10 medical myths that have been debunked Fact or Fiction: A dossier on Old Beliefs that Die Hard 25 Crazy old Wives Tales People Still Believe SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: THE CITIZENRY The Citizenry is a socially conscious home décor brand bringing time-tested craftsmanship to the modern home. They travel around the globe, partnering with master artisans to create designs with a soul, story, and a purpose. Experience The Citizenry DIFFERENCE in your home The Citizenry travels around the world partnering with master artisans to create exclusive collections sold direct to you online without the middleman markup. With pieces crafted in over 15 countries, their collections are designed to highlight the unique materials and craft traditions of each destination. Get to know the iconic LUMBAR PILLOW that put The Citizenry on the map No more searching for the perfect pillow combination! With this one pillow, you can instantly step up the game of your couch or bed.  Each pillow is hand-dyed with all natural dyes such as native plant extracts – no chemicals here! Bold designs reimagined and inspired by the geometric patterns used by the Zapotec tribes of the Oaxaca region in Mexico. A single pillow takes a talented weaving cooperative three days to make, all made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.  Décor with a SOCIAL IMPACT Every dollar you spend supports fair wages, safe working environments, and is a direct investment into artisan entrepreneurs. The Citizenry donates 10% of proceeds directly back into artisan communities around the globe to help these entrepreneurs take their businesses to new heights THE GREAT DEAL: For a $50 gift voucher toward your first purchase of $200 or more, go to CitizenryPodcast.com and enter WELCOMEHOME SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT At Native, they create safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant scents include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try.  THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2019

44 min 13 sec

It seems like everyone is talking about their Enneagram number. But we really had no idea what the Enneagram was or why any of this mattered anyway? But fear not friends! Because today on Welcome Home, we’re bringing in an expert and we’re taking a stab at the baffling world of the Enneagram.  Join us as we chat with Certified Enneagram Coach, Lindsey Bailey, who helps us dig into our personality types and help you figure out yours.  Plus, driving and honking in New York City, why sitters always drive us crazy (no, we’re not talking about babysitters) and why we’ve now had an expert confirm that we’re perfect partners.  Links we mentioned on the show... https://www.enneagramspectrum.com/testing/ https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ https://ianmorgancron.com/assessment https://www.truity.com/view/personality-test-finder To find out more about Lindsey, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enneagram_joy/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARE/OF Care/of is a subscription service that delivers vitamins and supplements customized for your specific health needs. You take a short quiz and answer questions about your diet, lifestyle, fitness and health goals, and Care/of puts together a personalized plan just for you. Get back into a HEALTHY ROUTINE Give yourself support this season with a boost – whether you’re looking for energy, better sleep, to maintain stress, or something else to help you feel your healthiest Care/of’s ONLINE QUIZ lets you know exactly what you need Care/of’s fun, online quiz asks you about your diet, health goals, and lifestyle choices, and takes only 5 minutes to find out your personal, scientifically-backed vitamin and supplement recommendations Taking care of your health should be EASY & CONVENIENT Care/of delivers daily vitamin and supplement packs all customized to your recommendations so you’re only taking what you really need and you can modify your subscription at any time when your needs or preferences change Experience the CARE/OF DIFFERENCE Care/of makes sure what you’re putting into your body comes from the best sources backed by honest guidance and transparency all available to you on their website THE GREAT DEAL:  For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter WELCOMEHOME.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT At Native, they create safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant Scents Include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try.  THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2019

1 hr 3 min

WHAT?? OMG! FOR REAL? HOW THE HECK DID WE MISS THAT? Today on Welcome Home, we’re diving into all the things we think our kids should be able to do... and we’re going way beyond shoe tying, swimming and reading! We’ve made a long list of skills we think all kids should know how to do. We’re just not sure who’s actually teaching these things? Plus, we’ll discuss Kirsten’s revolutionary new egg cooking method, Graham’s dad's raw meat obsession, and how Kirsten’s kiddos are clearly closet pyromaniacs… (But they're not! And good luck to anyone hoping Graham's kids can start a campfire!) All that and more, on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.  Special Bonus: We've had lots of requests for a show or tips for gardeners so at the end of this episode, we have a special treat for our listeners. Ben Hale from the Easy Living Yards Podcast will have a quick 3 minute segment full of tips for great and easy yard care. You can learn more about Ben at his website: www.EasyLivingYards.com Thanks Ben! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BetterHelp Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states. And if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME So why not get started today? www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep.  In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory. You just assemble with confidence! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you!  Plant Package is perfect for parents looking for a quick, easy, relatively mess-free activity to do with the kids, people interested in gardening who get overwhelmed by all the plant options at garden centers, or anyone short on time (hint: Plant Package only takes about 20 minutes to assemble!) Right now, Plant Package is offering listeners of Welcome Home a FREE first box. Just visit PlantPackage.com/welcomehome to choose a delivery option -- then use promo code WELCOMEHOME at checkout to receive your first box FREE! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ANA LUISA Ana Luisa brings exceptional jewelry into the life of every woman - one collection at a time. The creators of Ana Luisa come from the world of high-fashion jewelry, where they’ve spent years designing for the most coveted brands. Their mission is to offer the same high quality directly to you – without the high mark-up. It takes 20 tons of earth mining to produce a single ring of gold. That’s why brands refuse to tell where their gold comes from. That’s why we use 100% recycled gold in our products. Cheap breakable jewelry is rarely recycled, it’s a huge waste for the environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2019

50 min 38 sec

On today’s episode we’re talking to the grandfather of luxury and the man who set the gold standard for treating people like royalty, the founder of the famed Ritz Carlton Hotels, Horst Shulze. We’ll discuss why a business book on hospitality might just be the greatest etiquette book ever written, and how it’s impossibly difficult to get thrown out of a Ritz Carlton.   Plus the real story on hotel key cards, making the daily decision to love your spouse, and in depth look why a hotel tycoon is the unsung hero of everyone’s favorite chicken sandwich.  For those who enjoyed this interview and would like to learn more, we highly recommend Horst Shulze's new book; Excellence Wins.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep.  In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory. You just assemble with confidence! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you!  Plant Package is perfect for parents looking for a quick, easy, relatively mess-free activity to do with the kids, people interested in gardening who get overwhelmed by all the plant options at garden centers, or anyone short on time (hint: Plant Package only takes about 20 minutes to assemble!) Right now, Plant Package is offering listeners of Welcome Home a FREE first box. Just visit PlantPackage.com/welcomehome to choose a delivery option -- then use promo code WELCOMEHOME at checkout to receive your first box FREE! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2019

43 min

Today on Welcome Home, we’re revisiting one of our most talked about episodes, meal planning! By the end of this episode, you’ll be well on your way to creating a system that will not only save countless hours, and dollars, but have you entertaining like a pro at the drop of a hat. We’ll dig into the specifics of Graham’s magical meal binder that has worked for her for almost a decade and we’ll chat about what go-to-dinners we’re loving now. Plus why Walmart has become the new Neiman Marcus, Kirsten’s true feelings about Salmon, and-- right in time for the 4th of July- -our shared moral dilemma over mini-American Flags. Recipe for OUR FAVORITE Grilled Chicken Marinade: 6 T Mayonnaise 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar 3 T Lemon Juice 1 T Salt 1/2 T Pepper 2 T Sugar Mix all together and pour over 8-10 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise to make thinner. Marinate 1-12 hours, then grill Thanks to Anita Barnes for the Wonderful Recipe! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ANA LUISA Ana Luisa brings exceptional jewelry into the life of every woman - one collection at a time. The creators of Ana Luisa come from the world of high-fashion jewelry, where they’ve spent years designing for the most coveted brands. Their mission is to offer the same high quality directly to you – without the high mark-up. It takes 20 tons of earth mining to produce a single ring of gold. That’s why brands refuse to tell where their gold comes from. That’s why we use 100% recycled gold in our products. Cheap breakable jewelry is rarely recycled, it’s a huge waste for the environment. Big brands charge you 10 times the cost of production - We eliminate the retail mark-up, keeping the prices as fair and accessible as possible. Ana Luisa products come from the same jewelers as Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, we are so confident in our quality that we offer a complimentary one-year warranty on every product Check their designs out at www.analuisa.com/WelcomeHome and use promo code WelcomeHome10 for $10 off of your purchase. We know you will love them! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2019

52 min 56 sec

On today’s episode we’re helping you pack up, say goodbye, and start life afresh--it’s our HOW TO MOVE WELL EPISODE!  We’ll offer tips and tricks on hitting the ground running, and a few what not to do’s as well! Plus... luxurious 90’s bedrooms, why house arrest may be the ultimate form of self care, and what may just be the best new potluck party theme idea we’ve ever heard of. This episode was inspired by a question from a listener:  “We are a military family who moves every 2-3 years. We are preparing for a move. In order to celebrate our time in this current location as well as to honor the friendships we've made, we plan to throw ourselves a "Goodbye Party." This will also be an efficient way to say goodbye to many people at one time. We've found when we move, it is such a busy time, we do not always have time for one-on-ones with individuals. My question is: how do I word all this on an invitation? It feels awkward to call this a GoodBye party since we are hosting it ourselves! But that is what it is. Links mentioned in this episode: https://makespace.com/blog/posts/moving-packing-tips/ https://www.updater.com/moving-tips/top-50-moving-hacks-of-all-time https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/going-away-party-ideas/ https://www.extraspace.com/blog/life-transitions/welcome-new-neighbors/ https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/9-ideas-for-welcoming-new-neighbors SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ANA LUISA Ana Luisa brings exceptional jewelry into the life of every woman - one collection at a time. The creators of Ana Luisa come from the world of high-fashion jewelry, where they’ve spent years designing for the most coveted brands. Their mission is to offer the same high quality directly to you – without the high mark-up. It takes 20 tons of earth mining to produce a single ring of gold. That’s why brands refuse to tell where their gold comes from. That’s why we use 100% recycled gold in our products. Cheap breakable jewelry is rarely recycled, it’s a huge waste for the environment. Big brands charge you 10 times the cost of production - We eliminate the retail mark-up, keeping the prices as fair and accessible as possible. Ana Luisa products come from the same jewelers as Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, we are so confident in our quality that we offer a complimentary one-year warranty on every product Check their designs out at www.analuisa.com/WelcomeHome and use promo code WelcomeHome10 for $10 off of your purchase. We know you will love them! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: GREEN CHEF Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle Meals plans include: Paleo, Plant Powered - Vegan & Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Keto, Gluten-Free, and Omnivore. Recipes are quick and easy with step-by-step instructions, chef tips, and photos to guide you along Green Chef makes cooking easy and affordable with with dinner options that work around your lifestyle – not the other way around With Green Chef’s wide variety of high quality, clean ingredients, you can feel great about what you’re eating and how it got to your table We have a great deal for our listeners! For a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes, go to www.GreenChef.us/whpodcast75 SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2019

56 min 36 sec

On today’s episode, we’re stamping our passports, letting our imaginations run wild, and talking all about travel! Crystal clear Caribbean waters you never knew were so close, Balineasian rice patties, and Embassy Suites for three day weekends! From last minute travel to trips planned years in advance we're talking about everything from real life concerns when traveling with kids to which fantasy vacations we've been dreaming of!  We're asking a travel expert Beth Flowers of Brownell Travel to share her thoughts on where to take our families for our next trip. Plus how Game of Thrones is inspiring vacationers all over the world, why a British toy store tops both our kids’ lists of favorite travel memories, and why Kirsten wears the training bra of travel. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 2019

1 hr

On today’s episode, we’re talking spring cleaning! But don’t worry, there is not a broom or mop in sight! Instead, we’re chatting about a few things that we think have passed their prime and need to be kicked to the curb.  Will you agree with us? Do you have a list of your own? What are you just so OVER? Plus...Why Cracker Barrel is the Neiman Marcus of country cooking, the truth about whether Graham is really over her obsession with Suze Orman, and a serious look at all things bacon. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.  This episode is based on the Washington Post's Annual Spring Cleaning Article.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! The frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. No memory cards required. We've got a great deal for "Welcome Home" listeners:  Visit www.Auraframes.com and use code “welcomehome” for $50 off any frame!  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 2019

52 min 21 sec

On today’s episode, we’re talking with the one and only Ty Pennington about his new show, new book, and why America is so enamored with DIY and home renovation. We’ll take you behind the scenes of Extreme Makeover Home Edition and talk about why getting to help real life families in need might just be the greatest job in the whole world! Plus, what it takes to be the Christopher Columbus of the Television DIY Movement, why building someone a coffin may just land you your dream job and the truth about what really happens in 48 hours on Trading Spaces. Sponsor Spotlight: Green Chef Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that includes everything you need to easily cook delicious meals that you can feel good about. Meals plans include: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, Heart Smart, Lean & Clean, Keto, Gluten-Free, and Omnivore so there is certain to be a plan that works perfectly for your family. Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week with a diverse array of recipes that range from global cuisines to classic comfort foods all with a signature touch. Recipes are quick and easy with step-by-step instructions, chef tips, and photos to guide you along! For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/whpodcast SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! The frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. No memory cards required. We've got a great deal for "Welcome Home" listeners:  Visit www.Auraframes.com and use code “welcomehome” for $50 off any frame!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2019

41 min 52 sec

On today’s episode, we’re digging into our 20 year friendship and talking about how we’re so alike and all the ways we’re different. From daily routines, to our favorite foods, to our most likely fashion and style choices, we’re chatting today about how best friends can be so similar… yet shockingly different. Plus, how this podcast made a difference in a local town council, why Graham doesn’t bother to fight with Kirsten, and the number one quality we’re looking for when hunting for friends. All that and more on this week's episode. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! The frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. No memory cards required. We've got a great deal for "Welcome Home" listeners:  Visit www.Auraframes.com and use code “welcomehome” for $50 off any frame!  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BUFFY COMFORTER Buffy makes comforters that are better for you and the earth, using skin-friendly eucalyptus fabric and fluffy fill made from 100% recycled water bottles. The Buffy comforter has over 11,000 reviews — customers agree it is the softest, fluffiest comforter they’ve ever tried. Buffy is made from naturally-soothing eucalyptus fabric, a unique material that’s softer than cotton and naturally soothes skin. This comforter is hypoallergenic. Buffy’s thoughtful materials and construction shuts out dust, mold and mites - preventing nighttime breathing of harmful allergens. Buffy believes bedding is personal, so they offer a complimentary trial. Try a comforter in your own home for 30-days. If you don’t love it, return it free. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter the promo code "WELCOMEHOME" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2019

55 min 15 sec

On today’s episode we’re asking the big questions about what gives us purpose and how we can start taking small steps towards turning our passions into realities! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat with fellow mom, life coach, and all around smart lady, Alexandra Terhalle about how we can discover what we really want to do with our lives and how to go after it. Alexandra coaches clients online virtually around the globe via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. and offers complimentary sessions so that people may learn a bit more and experience coaching for themselves! She is also offering a free 45 minute session for our listeners with the code WELCOMEHOME when you book an appointment online! If you would like to reach Alexandra, shoot her an email coach@AlexandraTerhalle.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Buffy makes comforters that are better for you and the earth, using skin-friendly eucalyptus fabric and fluffy fill made from 100% recycled water bottles. The Buffy comforter has over 11,000 reviews — customers agree it is the softest, fluffiest comforter they’ve ever tried. Buffy is made from naturally-soothing eucalyptus fabric, a unique material that’s softer than cotton and naturally soothes skin. This comforter is hypoallergenic. Buffy’s thoughtful materials and construction shuts out dust, mold and mites - preventing nighttime breathing of harmful allergens. Buffy believes bedding is personal, so they offer a complimentary trial. Try a comforter in your own home for 30-days. If you don’t love it, return it free. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter the promo code "WELCOMEHOME" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2019

40 min 22 sec

Today on Welcome Home .. It’s time to PARTY! It’s our quasi-annual look at all things entertaining. We’ll talk all about the parties we’re planning, the best events we’ve attended, our very strong opinions on RSVPs, and why the neighborhood hardware store should be your first stop when shopping for party supplies. Plus, back-room deals with the Whole Foods Fish Monger, buying wine on the honor system, Graham’s inside track with Yeti Coolers. and why Burlington Coat Factory is so much more than great coats… or is it?!?! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Blood Score: Bloodscore delivers medical grade, physician-authorized lab tests right to your door. You get the wellness labs you need from just a few drops of blood collected at home. Bloodscore makes HEALTHY easy because it lets us check in on our health from home. No appointments, lab visits, or hassle! Instead of getting the confusing black-and-white lab results that you and your doctor are used to seeing… you get color-coded, easy-to-understand charts and graphs on an interactive dashboard. Plus… Bloodscore gives you a PERSONALIZED list of supplements, diet changes, and exercise programs to improve your health— all based on your Bloodscore results and wellness goals. Check it out at Bloodscore.com and use the coupon code welcomehome to get 20% off an at home test kit! ZOLA: Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, is reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in couples' lives even happier. Create a FREE wedding website at Zola in minutes. You can add photos, stories about how you two met, travel and accommodations info, and even recommend things to do for your guests while they’re in town for your wedding If you register at Zola, your Zola registry automatically integrates into your Zola wedding website, so guests can get all the details they need and buy you a wedding gift in one convenient place! Zola now has matching save-the-dates and invitations! Plus a FREE guest list manager: add your guests to Zola’s tool and they’ll help you collect missing addresses, format your addresses, and track RSVPs To start your free wedding website or registry on Zola, go to www.ZOLA.com/welcomehome Warby Parker Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty goal: to create boutique-quality eyewear at a revolutionary price point. A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through their website and retail stores, Warby Parker is able to provide high-quality, good-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. Warby Parker is also eyewear with a purpose Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. We believe that everyone has the right to see. Glasses start at $95, including prescription lenses. Lenses include anti-glare and anti-scratchcoatings. Blue light filtering lenses are also now available! "Have an iPhone X? Make sure to download Warby Parker's app, where you can use their brand-new Virtual Try-On, allowing you to try on eyeglasses – seeing the realistic color, texture, and size of each style, using just your phone!Free Want to see for yourself? Enjoy the FREE Home Try-On program. Order 5 pairs of glasses, and try them on for 5 days -- there is no obligation to buy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2019

54 min 24 sec

DISCLAIMER: Today's episode is intended for adult audiences only. Please listen on headphones or wait till the kiddos aren't around.  On today’s episode, we’re stepping out of our comfort zone and talking about sex! How to love it and why it’s so important to date your husband again! We can't wait to introduce you to Brooke Christian, from Flirty Girl Guide, the website where sex and motherhood collide! Brooke shares her thoughts on why it's so important to make good sex a priority and how exactly we can turn our boring mom sex lives into ecstasy. Plus, why silicone isn’t just for baking sheets, art gallery level sex toys, and why that necklace and bracelet you’re wearing for date night might not be what it appears to be All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Buffy makes comforters that are better for you and the earth, using skin-friendly eucalyptus fabric and fluffy fill made from 100% recycled water bottles. The Buffy comforter has over 11,000 reviews — customers agree it is the softest, fluffiest comforter they’ve ever tried. Buffy is made from naturally-soothing eucalyptus fabric, a unique material that’s softer than cotton and naturally soothes skin. This comforter is hypoallergenic. Buffy’s thoughtful materials and construction shuts out dust, mold and mites - preventing nighttime breathing of harmful allergens. Buffy believes bedding is personal, so they offer a complimentary trial. Try a comforter in your own home for 30-days. If you don’t love it, return it free. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter the promo code "WELCOMEHOME" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 2019

47 min 52 sec

Today's episode is all about content! we’re talking about what we’re reading, watching, listening too, and currently enjoying.  Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we dig into our favorite books, podcasts, magazines, and television shows. We'll also be discussing why the way in which we consume content seems to be just as important as what content we’re actually consuming. PLUS, Why a 2011 suburban is considered an “old fashion car”, how to study Spanish in the shower to maximize every moment, and why Kirsten is listening to audio books, EVEN when she’s podcasting… All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home!  Sponsor Spotlight: Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, is reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in couples' lives even happier. Create a FREE wedding website at Zola in minutes. You can add photos, stories about how you two met, travel and accommodations info, and even recommend things to do for your guests while they’re in town for your wedding If you register at Zola, your Zola registry automatically integrates into your Zola wedding website, so guests can get all the details they need and buy you a wedding gift in one convenient place! Zola now has matching save-the-dates and invitations! Plus a FREE guest list manager: add your guests to Zola’s tool and they’ll help you collect missing addresses, format your addresses, and track RSVPs To start your free wedding website or registry on Zola, go to www.ZOLA.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 2019

59 min 58 sec

On today’s episode we’re talking about health and wellness as it relates to our houses. We’re getting all science-y, and not trying to get too freaked out about all the gross stuff lurking in our homes. Dive in with us, to learn some easy cleaning hacks to make our homes safer. We're talking with Courtney Lebedzinski from Wholesome Houses Wholesome Houses  is where Courtney distills the best research, strategies, and technologies from the experts in the building biology, indoor air quality, environmental medicine, functional medicine, building science, and holistic health professions. She'll give us some simple strategies and solution to create our own wholesome houses! Plus... LINT: the silent killer, the resurgence of the famous horsehair mattress, and enough vodka to kill… well, pretty much everything!  All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! Sponsor Spotlight: Green Chef Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that includes everything you need to easily cook delicious meals that you can feel good about. Meals plans include: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Gluten-Free, Omnivore, and Carnivore so there is certain to be a plan that works perfectly for your family. Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week with a diverse array of recipes that range from global cuisines to classic comfort foods all with a signature touch. Recipes are quick and easy with step-by-step instructions, chef tips, and photos to guide you along! For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/whpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 2019

38 min 36 sec

On today’s episode, we’re now accepting membership applications! Kidding! But we are talking all about clubs. Whether it's moms' clubs, dads' clubs or just any way for like minded people to come together to create community around shared interests, we're ready to chat! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we talk about what clubs we’ve enjoyed being part of and what actually makes a good club work well. Plus, how Kirsten was really the brain child behind Blockbuster Video, a club where hamburger consumption is not required--- but STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, and guess which host once had an entire organization created just to bring her down? All that and more, on today’s episode of Welcome Home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 2019

48 min 15 sec

On today’s episode, we’re talking about style... and our admitted lack thereof! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham on our first episode about fashion. We’re bringing in style expert, Jennifer Mackey-Mary, the creator of Apple & Pear Wardrobe Design. Can getting ourselves dressed in the morning really ever be fun and easy? Jennifer says YES! We'll learn about the four main body types (and how to dress them!) what items we should stop spending money on, where we should actually splurge, and what the heck a capsule wardrobe is anyway. Plus, we chat about Kirsten’s favorite Old Navy Running Shorts, Graham’s one woman’s quest to bring back pedal pushers, and what on Earth to wear on days that include neighborhood parks, yard work, and a ladies luncheon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 2019

39 min 2 sec

On today’s episode of Welcome Home, we’re saying goodbye to 2018 and making our predictions about 2019.  Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we talk about all the trends we see coming in food, fashion, and home decor.  We think this is pretty funny because we are the last to ever embrace a trend!  We'll also discuss refrigerators made with too much technology, which colors Graham looks amazing wearing, and what to do when you suspect someone has poisoned your Fettuccine Alfredo! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! The frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. No memory cards required. We've got a great deal for "Welcome Home" listeners:  Visit www.Auraframes.com and use code “welcomehome” for $60 off any frame!  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AUDIBLE It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about thoughtful gifts! AND... now is the best time to think about giving yourself the gift of an Audible membership. Access an unbeatable selection of audiobooks including best sellers, motivation, mysteries, thrillers, memoirs, and more. You can choose 3 titles every month: 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals you can’t hear anywhere else. Listen on any device, anytime, anywhere: at home, at the gym, on your commute, or just on the go. You’ll also enjoy easy audiobook exchanges, rollover credits, and an audiobook library you keep forever – even if you cancel. Right now, for a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price!  Visit www.audible.com/welcomehome or text "Welcome Home" to 500 500 to receive this amazing offer! Give yourself the gift of listening. And while you’re at it, think about giving the gift of Audible to someone on your list! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2018

47 min 10 sec

On today’s episode, we’re elevating our etiquette game... and just in time for the holidays! We’re breaking out the linens, the china, and our warmest smiles and chatting with the Grande Dame of Interior design, Holly Holden!  From presenting the little league team snacks on a silver platter, to turning dinner place cards into a party game, we're talking about how to elevate our everyday happenings into magical moments. Plus, we once again discover that the TRUE secret to entertaining involves always making your guests feel at home. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! More about our Guest: Holly Holden is an interior designer based in Farmington, Connecticut. She loves to teach others about the touches that make an interior elegant, comfortable, and timeless. She is thrilled to introduce you to her new channel, Holly Holden on YouTube! Look for a new episode EVERY THURSDAY! She is delighted to be sharing her experience and timeless advice on interior design, elegant entertaining, and gracious living each week. You can subscribe to this channel at:www.youtube.com/c/hollyholdendesign  Holly has also created a new weekly e.mail newsletter, Mummy's Monday Manners, featuring etiquette tips and even some forbidden faux pas to avoid. She will forever be grateful to her mummy for sharing this unwritten code of etiquette with her! Click here to sign up for a sparkling tip each Monday morning:  www.hollyholden.com/mummys-monday-manners/. Mummy would be proud! For more information on all things Holly, please visit www.hollyholden.com. Sponsor Spotlight: Green Chef Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that includes everything you need to easily cook delicious meals that you can feel good about. Meals plans include: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Gluten-Free, Omnivore, and Carnivore so there is certain to be a plan that works perfectly for your family. Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week with a diverse array of recipes that range from global cuisines to classic comfort foods all with a signature touch. Recipes are quick and easy with step-by-step instructions, chef tips, and photos to guide you along! For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/thehomehour Sponsor Spotlight: Sudio Sweeden Sudio is revolutionizing the way people see headphones, as not just a tech device but also an accessory. Vasa Blå is the perfect harmony of studio-quality sound and Scandinavian minimalist design. Sudio’s Vasa Blå wireless earphones feature carefully tuned internal drivers and amplifiers to separate distinct sounds within the music - giving you an authentic, almost-like-being-there listening experience. These earphones boast up to 8 hours of unlimited play-time with a unique standby mode for up to 10 days of battery life, giving you ultimate wireless freedom. Its unparalleled design, coupled with being the lightest on the market to-date, makes the Vasa Blå the perfect companion for any Bluetooth enabled device. Don't miss the special promotion going on until the end of December that offers a free gift box that includes a pair of the Tio with every purchase! (This hybrid model is so lightweight you might forget that you’re wearing them.) Visit sudio.com and use the code WELCOMEHOME to earn 15% off any purchase and free worldwide shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2018

55 min 57 sec

On today’s episode of Welcome Home, we’re solving all your gift giving problems with "The Ultimate Santa Wish List!" From what to buy for your nearest and dearest to what to get those hard to shop for people in your life, this episode is a long one, but worth every minute.  Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as they chat with Welcome Home Favorite, Rachel Gerli about how to fill that space under the Christmas tree with gifts everyone will adore! This episode will make your holiday shopping list a breeze! Keep Reading.... SHOPPING GUIDE BELOW: SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames and was picked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018, which is 2nd time on the list (2016)! The frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. No memory cards required. We've got a great deal for "Welcome Home" listeners:  Visit www.Auraframes.com and use code “welcomehome” for $60 off any frame!  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: HOLLY & TANAGER Holly & Tanager: Stylish Leather Bags & Wallet Holly & Tanager handbags were born to keep up with your busy schedule while taking organization to the next level. Without ever sacrificing fashion for function, their timeless designs display a bold desire to accommodate a woman’s lifestyle effortlessly, day after day. Check out one of our favorite products: “The Professional Backpack Tote”, which effortlessly converts from a Backpack to a tote to a crossbody bag! "Welcome Home" listeners get 15% off your first order!  Visit: https://hollyandtanager.com/thehomehour and use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout. HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018: Getting in the spirit!      Meri Meri Advent Calendars ($18+) they also make the best Christmas crackers!      Costco German Beer Advent Calendar ($65)       Trader Joes for Gingerbread Kits      Snow Man Kit ($10) Hostess gifts for the holidays       Olive oil (Whole Foods)       Diptique Hand Soap ($35)       Match Striker ($15-30)      Wine Coasters from Williams Sonoma ($15-25)    If you’re staying overnight, get her something for the home, like one of these Monogrammed Herringbone Throws by Matouk ($75 including monogram) Your friend who is constantly renovating, decorating, and then redecorating:      Marble Tray from H&M ($30), they also have boxes, candlesticks, etc < $30      Lidded Box ($59) just the perfect size for hiding remote controls on the coffee table!      Ginger Jar Ornaments ($75 now 20% off) Foodies    Food Ornaments – turkey, ramen, chocolate croissants, butter, bacon – just google it!      Laguoile Oyster Set from French Farm ($65 – 30% off on Cyber Monday)      Misto Olive Oil Sprayer ($10)      Microwavable Egg on a Bagel Maker ($25)       Gadgets in an Oven Mitt – like this cool avocado slicer ($10)       Fancy Hot Chocolate and a Milk Frother ($16)       Cookbooks! Your friend who is kind of a hippie   Bloomscape Plant Delivery (starts at $35)   Solitary Bee Hive ($40)   Aromatherapy Set ($25 for set of 3)   Spitfire Girl (Gift Sets starting at $35)   Yeti Yoga or Magic Carpet Yoga Mat ($40-98) Globetrotters   Travel Bags to Organize your suitcase (affor... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2018

1 hr 4 min

On today’s episode, we’re thinking about how to create a smooth and simplified holiday season by getting a jump start on the planning now. We promise that a thoughtful November will lead to a peaceful December! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we share our ideas and strategies for the best holiday season ever. We'll talk about everything from grocery store turkey dinners, simple Costco hams, the Christmas decorations we secretly hate, and why the heck is everyone so scared to throw a holiday party on a Saturday.  AND.... we've got a BIG SURPRISE! The Home Hour has a brand new name and we can’t wait to Welcome YOU Home to our brand new show! All that and more, on this week’s inaugural episode of Welcome Home! Sponsor Spotlight: Holly & Tanager: Stylish Leather Bags & Wallets Holly & Tanager handbags were born to keep up with your busy schedule while taking organization to the next level. Without ever sacrificing fashion for function, their timeless designs display a bold desire to accommodate a woman’s lifestyle effortlessly, day after day. Check out one of our favorite products: “The Professional Backpack Tote”, which effortlessly converts from a Backpack to a tote to a crossbody bag! As a listener of The Home Hour, get 15% off your first order!  Visit: https://hollyandtanager.com/thehomehour and use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2018

44 min 6 sec

On today’s spooky scary episode of the Home Hour, we’re talking about what you need to know if you think your house is haunted! No, for reals, this is important! Or maybe not? This episode is all about the serious, the scary, and the silly of spirit life.  Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as they chat with fellow mom and real life ghostbuster, Kim Johnston to learn the ins and outs of graciously welcoming a ghost to your home. (Yes, even ghosts need a little “Welcome Home” every now and then!) Plus, toilet seat ground rules when sharing your bathroom with a ghost, why you should never buy a house painted blue, and what to do when the baby sleeps through the night, but the ghosts still need sleep training! Links We Mentioned on the Show: SCARE of Alabama Large California White Sage Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oil Combo Pack  Copaiba (Copal) 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil  Sponsor Spotlight: Bark Box: Monthly Dog Joy just a click away! Established in 2011, BarkBox is the dog-crazy, dog-obsessed company that celebrates the special connection you share with your dog. They create a monthly gift that both you and your dog can’t wait to open. The same anticipation and delight you felt as a kid for every party, birthday, and Christmas is the same joy we deliver to you and your dog every time a BarkBox arrives. Every month, BarkBox sends the best all-natural treats and chews, and innovative toys to match your dog’s unique needs. All toys are designed in-house, with the very best materials, like stomach-safe T-shirt rope, spiky ball cores, and dozens of innovative squeakers. All treats are grain-free, and never contain soy, wheat, or corn. All meat is sourced in the USA and all treats are made in the USA and Canada. It’s also the very best value— each box has free delivery and contains over $40 worth of toys and treats, with subscriptions starting at $20. For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan, visit barkbox.com/thehomehour ! Sponsor Spotlight: Holly & Tanager: Stylish Leather Bags & Wallets Holly & Tanager handbags were born to keep up with your busy schedule while taking organization to the next level. Without ever sacrificing fashion for function, their timeless designs display a bold desire to accommodate a woman’s lifestyle effortlessly, day after day. Check out one of our favorite products: “The Professional Backpack Tote”, which effortlessly converts from a Backpack to a tote to a crossbody bag! As a listener of The Home Hour, get 15% off your first order!  Visit: https://hollyandtanager.com/thehomehour and use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout. The post The Chill Up Your Spine Could be Real! The Home Hour, Episode 132 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2018

44 min 23 sec

On today’s episode we’re asking the question: Can a home be minimalistic and yet cozy? Hosts Kirsten and Graham welcome their wonderful guest, Myquillyn Smith to get some very practical advice about how to create houses that are warm and welcoming, yet functional and uncluttered. We’ll learn how to have “More Style AND Less Stuff! Myquillyn is the creator of the popular blog, “Nesting Place” and the author of the new book Cozy, Minimalist Home. Plus, we’ll chat about the trifecta of decorating, why everyone is hanging art all wrong, the prettiest pool in North Carolina, and how we finally found a festival we’re excited to attend! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Holly & Tanager handbags were born to keep up with your busy schedule while taking organization to the next level. Without ever sacrificing fashion for function, their timeless designs display a bold desire to accommodate a woman’s lifestyle effortlessly, day after day. Check out one of our favorite products: “The Professional Backpack Tote”, which effortlessly converts from a Backpack to a tote to a crossbody bag! As a listener of The Home Hour, get 15% off your first order!  Visit: https://hollyandtanager.com/thehomehour and use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: We love to hang art on our walls and we’re always looking for something unique! That’s why we’re so glad we found Bumblejax! Bumblejax transforms our digital photos into large, gallery-quality wall art with unique materials like acrylic, bamboo, raw aluminum, and birch. They turn our favorite pictures into statement pieces for our homes.You can use your own photos or choose from millions of images on the Bumblejax website to perfectly fit the mood and color scheme of any room We have a Special Offer for our listeners: Visit: www.bumblejax.com and enter our promo code, “thehomehour” to get 25% off your Bumblejax order   *But Hurry! This offer ends October 31, 2018! The post More Cozy and Less Stuff! The Home Hour, Episode 131 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2018

37 min 37 sec

On today’s episode we’re answering your questions… and we’re asking a few ourselves! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we share all the best, worst, and most stressful things about our own homes! We’re also crowd-sourcing our listeners to hear their answers to the same questions. We’ll talk about everything from the brick-a- brack that fills our homes to our favorite go-to-hostess gifts. Plus, we’ll chat about Kirsten’s houseplant graveyard, Graham’s DIY trendy pink pants, flaming British deserts, and the heated debate over Google vs. a set of encyclopedias. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Green Chef:  Let Green Chef do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and most of the prep for you week after week! With Green Chef’s wide variety of organic ingredients, you can feel great about what you’re eating and how it got to your table. Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that includes everything you need to easily cook delicious meals that you can feel good about. Meals plans include: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Gluten-Free, Omnivore, and Carnivore. For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/thehomehour Paint Your Life: Custom Handmade Portraits Painted from Your Photos!  Have your favorite moments memorialized so they can be cherished forever! Artwork is 100% handmade in oil, charcoal, pencil or watercolor and you can select your artist! Perfect for photos of your wedding, kids, pets, or favorite moments. This would be a unique gift for anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.   Order Now from PaintYourLife.com and save 20% using our exclusive code: HOMEHOUR20. All our listeners orders also qualify for free shipping. Handy.com: The Most Reliable Name in House Cleaning! Handy is the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you, right from the app or website. You can compare profiles and read real customer reviews to find the perfect pro for your needs. All of Handy’s services are backed by the Handy Happiness Guarantee. With Handy’s clear, upfront pricing, what you see is what you pay and nd you can pay securely on the app so there’s no need to worry about cash or checks. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan!  To get this deal and see learn all the details, visit HANDY.com/TheHomeHour and enter the code THEHOMEHOUR The post Listener Questions About Homes! The Home Hour, Episode 130 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2018

51 min 6 sec

On today’s episode we’re digging into home life in a whole new way! We’re talking about houses and lifestyles in terms of our finances and we’re doing with the Queen of Money herself: Suze Orman.  Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Suze about what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong when it comes to how we handle money and the financial choices we should be making.  Plus, find out why Graham gets APPROVED for travel, why Kirsten’s dream of a second home gets DENIED. And you won’t believe the Home Hour exclusive scoop on those famous gold earrings! Sponsor Spotlight: Epic Screen time that’s not really screen time? Yes PLEASE!  Back to School Season is in full swing and Kirsten and Graham (and our kids!) are loving their subscriptions to Epic! Epic! has a huge library of more than 25,000 high-quality, popular children’s books, videos, quizzes and more — for kids in grades preschool to 6th grade.   Epic! is personalized for each child based on reading level and interests. If you have multiple children, they’ll each get their own “profile” that tracks their reading and recommends books appropriate to their level –and that’s all for the same monthly price. The read-to-me books are also so fun for preschoolers and emerging readers. Plus there are no in-app purchases and no dangerous adult material your kids might accidentally wander into.  Epic! is normally $7.99/month, which is a great deal, but we have partnered with them to get our listeners TWO MONTHS FREE. Just use promo code “homehour ” when you sign up for an Epic! subscription at www.getepic.com. The post Homes & Money with Suze Orman: The Home Hour, Episode 129 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2018

49 min 29 sec

It’s the happiest place on Earth… and at Sea! Join hosts Graham and Kirsten as we discuss life with everyone’s favorite mouse! It’s the Disney Episode of the Home Hour! From Kirsten’s love of the Disney Cruise, to Graham’s Magic Kingdom Birthday tradition, we’re sharing our Disney experiences and our favorite ways to “Do Disney”   We also chat about finding Main Street USA in the heart of France, a steamer trunk full of glittery Halloween princess costumes, why you may want to think twice about Space Mountain with a 5 year old, and the extreme controversy of adults visiting Disney sans kiddos! Sponsor Spotlight: Aura Frames Aura’s WiFi smart frame is the easiest way to display photos in your home. It’s phone to frame instantly…and all in a gorgeous frame! FROM APP TO FRAME, INSTANTLY: An iPhone/Android app allows anyone in your family to share photos via WiFi.  UNLIMITED PHOTO SHARING : You and your family can share unlimited photos to the frame without subscription fees. STUNNING CLEAR DISPLAY: Jaw-dropping clear 2048×1536 resolution display ensures photos display in vibrant clarity, presenting family photos beautifully. Rotate for vertical or horizontal display. GESTURE CONTROL: Simply swipe left or right to see more photos! Home Hour Listeners can now receive a full $50 off the price of a frame when they use the code: aurahomehour Sponsor Spotlight: Paint Your Life: Custom Handmade Portraits Painted from Your Photos!  Have your favorite moments memorialized so they can be cherished forever! Artwork is 100% handmade in oil, charcoal, pencil or watercolor and you can select your artist! Perfect for photos of your wedding, kids, pets, or favorite moments. This would be a unique gift for anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.   Order Now from PaintYourLife.com and save 20% using our exclusive code: HOMEHOUR20. All our listeners orders also qualify for free shipping. The post How We Do Disney! The Home Hour, Episode 128 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2018

47 min 15 sec

On today’s special bonus episode of The Home Hour, we’re talking to Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar from TLC’s hit show, “19 Kids and Counting”  Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we visit with the patriarch and matriarch of the large family we’ve all watched for years! We talk about how they stick to a schedule while still remaining flexible, live on a budget and avoid taking on debt, keep a positive attitude while focusing on character, and of course, their strong Christian faith that rests at the center of it all. Resources the Duggars Mentioned: Intended for Pleasure by Ed Wheat Financial Freedom Course Managers of the Home by Teri Maxwell Cozi Calendar  Family Conferences 49 Character Traits Sponsor Spotlight: Epic Screen time that’s not really screen time? Sign me up! It’s the height of the Back to School Season and Kirsten and Graham (and our kids!) are loving their subscriptions to Epic! Epic! has a huge library of more than 25,000 high-quality, popular children’s books, videos, quizzes and more — for kids in grades K-6.   Epic! is personalized for each child based on reading level and interests. If you have multiple children, they’ll each get their own “profile” that tracks their reading and recommends books appropriate to their level –and that’s all for the same monthly price. The read-to-me books are also so fun for preschoolers and emerging readers. Plus there are no in-app purchases and no dangerous adult material your kids might accidentally wander into.  Epic! is normally $7.99/month, which is a great deal, but we have partnered with them to get our listeners TWO MONTHS FREE. Just use promo code “homehour ” when you sign up for an Epic! subscription at www.getepic.com. Sponsor Spotlight: Paint your Life Paint Your Life: Custom Handmade Portraits Painted from Your Photos!  Kirsten is obsessed with this beautiful oil painting of her son! She couldn’t believe the quality, the speed, and the fair price she received from PaintYourLife.com. Have your favorite moments memorialized so they can be cherished forever! Artwork is 100% handmade in oil, charcoal, pencil or watercolor and you can select your artist! Perfect for photos of your wedding, kids, pets, or favorite moments. This would be a unique gift for anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.   Order Now from PaintYourLife.com and save 20% using our exclusive code: HOMEHOUR20. All our listeners orders also qualify for free shipping. The post 19 Kids, 2 Podcast Hosts, & Counting: A Chat with the Duggars! The Home Hour, Episode 127 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2018

48 min 23 sec

Today’s episode will appeal to the young at heart and the old lady in all of us! Join hosts Graham and Kirsten as we talk frankly about some of the things we’ve “aged out of”, other things that we definitely haven’t, what we probably should age out of, and what we haven’t quite aged into. We may have been best friends since college, but we’re not the same women we were when we met in our teens. Today we’re chatting about how we’ve grown out of some of our old ways, what we’re still clinging to, and the old lady things we see (often excitedly!) coming on the horizon! Plus, Graham’s love of arthritis creams, Kirstens fear of frozen yogurt toppings, and what constitutes a classy scarf vs. a trashy scarf! Also… this episode had TONS of great deals for our listeners so be sure to check the sponsor spotlight for coupon codes! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: O’verlays®: Transform Your Furniture and Your Home! O’verlays® are decorative fretwork panels that come in several patterns and sizes. They are lightweight, paint-able and easily attach to furniture, doors, walls and glass. Customize your furniture and accessories with O’verlays® or use O’verlays® Kits sized to fit many of IKEA® and other popular furniture.  (Best IKEA® Hack Ever!)  The team at O’verlays® can even design custom O’verlays® for your project. If you don’t see a design or pattern you want on their site, they will try to create it for you! To receive 15% off your order, visit www. MyOverlays.com and enter the code “HomeHour” Handy.com: The Most Reliable Name in House Cleaning! Handy is the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you, right from the app or website. You can compare profiles and read real customer reviews to find the perfect pro for your needs. All of Handy’s services are backed by the Handy Happiness Guarantee. With Handy’s clear, upfront pricing, what you see is what you pay and nd you can pay securely on the app so there’s no need to worry about cash or checks. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan!  To get this deal and see learn all the details, visit HANDY.com/TheHomeHour and enter the code THEHOMEHOUR Paint Your Life: Custom Handmade Portraits Painted from Your Photos!  Have your favorite moments memorialized so they can be cherished forever! Artwork is 100% handmade in oil, charcoal, pencil or watercolor and you can select your artist! Perfect for photos of your wedding, kids, pets, or favorite moments. This would be a unique gift for anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.   Order Now from PaintYourLife.com and save 20% using our exclusive code: HOMEHOUR20. All our listeners orders also qualify for free shipping. The post Are We Too Old for That? The Home Hour, Episode 126 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2018

52 min 38 sec

On today’s episode of The Home Hour we’re learning how to mother… LIKE A BOSS! Join hosts Graham & Kirsten as we push aside the old notions of Martha Stewart-perfection and talk to Kendra Hennessy of Mother Like a Boss! about real life homemaking. We’re walking that fine line between running an organized home but realizing that freedom is found in embracing imperfection! We’ll learn why it’s important that your family to do their part around the house and why homemaking is less about scrubbing and folding and more about creating the home life you envision. Plus, Graham’s little boy handwriting, the one word that made Kirsten’s heart skip a beat, and how we stumbled into the new slogan for motherhood… “Mom: Wiper of all the things!”   The post How To Be Homemaker-ish: The Home Hour, Episode 125 appeared first on Life, Listened.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2018

43 min 59 sec