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013: Thanks, I Hate It

Hello! Welcome to episode 13 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are uncovering the good, the bad, and the tacky of gift giving. Wrapping gifts: Love it or hate it? Megan loves wrapping presents. She’s great at it! Stephie? Not so much. Mostly because she is not good at it. She’s really glad that there are stores that will wrap your gifts for you. What’s the best gift

012: Holiday Traditions

Hello! Welcome to episode 12 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are talking all about our holiday traditions! Our Thanksgiving traditions For Thanksgiving, Stephie and her husband host dinner for their friends who can’t get home to their families or don’t have families to celebrate with. (Sidebar: We are both big fans of having Thanksgiving dinner at dinnertime, not lunchtime.) Megan likes to kick

011: We Are What We Eat

Hello! Welcome to episode 11 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re taking a bite out of one of our all-time favorite topics: Food! How we grew up eating Both of us grew up in the Midwest, the land of meat, potatoes and corn. While Stephie’s mom cooked more than Megan’s, we both grew up on a lot of ground beef (it’s cheap!) and canned or sometimes frozen vegetables.

010: 525,600 Theatre References with Jenny Guy

Hello! Welcome to Episode 10 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re joined by our friend Jenny Guy (@jennegui) from Tulsa Project Theatre as we try not to sing our way through one of our favorite topics: Musicals! Why do we love musicals? A lot of people really passionately hate musicals (including members of our own families), but we all love musical theatre because the songs help us express

009: Thanks, It Has Pockets with Kim Monaghan

“When clothes don’t fit you, it’s not you – it’s the clothes.” -Kim Monaghan Hello! Welcome to Episode 9 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re welcoming Kim Monaghan of The Wardrobe Refinery (@thewardroberefinery) as we talk about women’s fashion. Kim’s one fashion rule At Kim’s shop, The Wardrobe Refinery in Minneapolis, she has only one rule: You can only buy something if you really love it. Why are

008: Gorgeous, Honey

Hello! Welcome to Episode 8 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re talking about another one of our favorite TV shows: Queer Eye! How Queer Eye got its start The original series premiered on Bravo July 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (later shortened to Queer Eye). The final episode aired in October 2007. From Wikipedia: “Producers Collins and Metzler were given approval by Bravo to develop Queer

007: Planning for Success

Hello! Welcome to Episode 7 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re piggybacking off of last week’s discussion on work-life balance and diving deep into our day planners. Why use a paper planner? From The New York Times: “Aside from the nostalgia factor, writing by hand forces you to slow down and approach your planning with more mindfulness. Research even suggests that writing things down by hand helps you

006: Work-Life Balance

You need to make yourself a priority. -Megan Hello! Welcome to Episode 6 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of a topic that is tricky for many of us: work-life balance. Why is work-life balance so hard these days? We live in an always-on society. The internet and social media are awesome but they also mean that our work often follows us home. Not

005: The Pumpkining

Hello! Welcome to Episode 5 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re taking a look at the craze that takes over every fall: Pumpkin! “Once you get into fall, as soon as the kids are back in school, all bets are off.” -Megan Why does (almost) everyone love pumpkin? Honestly? Most of it seems to be nostalgia. As an NBC News article titled “Why do we like pumpkin spice

Episode 004: Getting Under Our Skin with Ade Olayinka

Hello! Welcome to Episode 4 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re diving into the topic of Skincare with special guest Ade Olayinka (@adethinks). Where does Ade do most of her research on skincare? Ade spends a lot of time following Gothamista and Caroline Hirons on YouTube. Caroline Hirons has a number of cheat sheets on her website that are also helpful. She also makes use of Google Scholar