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We're reflecting on 2017, the good and the challenging, and have a guest appearance from past Erica and Kelsey. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Drink We enjoy a seasonal favorite, the Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter. Stupid stuff we're scared of We're revealing what scared us as kids, how we feel about scary movies, the stupid stuff still scares us as adults, and how we cope. "If you can open a biscuit can without flinching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Fall beer and snack pairing Atomic Pumpkin from New Belgium paired with pumpkin caramel kringle. Fall Extravaganza In which we freak out over fall. First, join us for an autumnal field trip out of the studio. Kelsey orders fall drinks and chats it up with her barista. Then we browse... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This episode is a collaboration between five podcasts. Check out the other podcasts listed at the end of this post to hear their take on building community. Cocktail Redhead on Broadway: two parts bourbon to one part sweet vermouth and top with ginger beer. It's Erica's softened version of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
I will have to make one! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2017 on Laundry & Sudsy Sunday at Girl Next Door Podcast
We cheers with a cupcake to our recent 100th episode and chat about making a house a home. We share the essential things we need to feel at home, our general home philosophies, and how to make everyone - adults and kids alike - feel comfortable in your home. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
The kids are back to school and we're not sad about it. We chat about back to school traditions and routines, what a new school year means for us as moms, and why the heck dinner time is hard no matter what. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
We're revisiting our 2017 goals and intentions and checking in on how they're going while sipping on a stormy cocktail. Cocktail Monsoon: Orange-banana-strawberry juice, Cream of coconut, Ginger beer, Dark rum. Shake juice and cream of coconut in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Top with ginger beer. Float a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Not only are we sipping on this yummy margarita. We're munching away on all of our Trader Joe's favorites while we chat about all things TJ's! Cocktail TJ Spicy Marg: 2 oz Trader Joe's jalapeno limeade, 1 oz triple sec, 4 oz. tequila, 2 Trader Joe's hot and sweet jalapeño... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
We're chatting about the intersection of social media and real life/relationships while sipping on an icy cocktail because it's hottttt! Skip and Go Naked equal parts beer and lemonade 1 shot of vodka serve over ice, ideally in a red solo cup Random things we mentioned this episode... Jenna Kutcher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
We're answering a random mix of your questions about podcasting, parenthood, and summer ideas. Speaking of summer ideas, this cocktail is a great one... Salty Grapefruit Sparkler 2 oz Grapefruit & Fleur de Sel Iconic Cocktail mixer 3 oz gin club soda fresh lime juice Fill two glasses with crushed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Read along and join us for the bookclub episode dedicated to discussing A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline. We're sipping on a Whiskey Clementine and digging in to this novel. We share our likes, dislikes, favorite parts, and profound insights from the book based on Andrew Wyeth's... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
**Time to announce our reading pick for our Spring book club episode. We are reading A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. That episode will air May 24th, so grab your copy and read along with us!** **Don't forget our Neighborly Advice classes on Minimalism for Real People... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This episode is all about how we're finding time to date those lovely Mr.'s of ours. We talk about why dates in marriage are important to us, what a typical date looks like currently, and sharing about our worst and best dates as married couples. Also it's both the Whartons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Pop the popcorn and dim the lights, because this episode is all about movies! (Have we really never dedicated an entire episode to this topic. For shame.) We're sipping a St. Patty's Day inspired cocktail and dishing about the silver screen. Irish Buck from Everyday Food/Martha Stewart Living makes one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Buckle your seatbelts, dear listeners, for this riveting topic! We're talking all about how clothes are getting clean in our neighborhood. Everyone does laundry, so everyone can relate. We sipped on this cocktail inspired by Jenna Kutcher's month-long trip to Hawaii and what Erica had in her kitchen: No Kids... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Hint of Spring makes 2 cocktails 3 oz gin 1/2 oz St. Germain 1/4 oz Campari Dry vanilla soda Fill a shaker with ice and pour in gin, St. Germain and Campari. Shake until frosty. Pour into two cups with ice. Top each with vanilla soda. We're chatting all about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Hi Jen! Welcome and thanks for the awesome lighting suggestions. The struggle is real, and cant wait to see what youre cooking up over there in your foyer
This episode is all about big changes. We're talking about big changes on the horizon as well as our general approach to big changes we've navigated recently. Spoiler alert... Erica's big change involves building a new house and moving in the next few months! (Don't worry, it's less than two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This episode is all about reading! We talk about books almost every episode, so we thought it was time to dedicate a whole show to our reading memories, habits, and recommendations. Dive in and be a bookworm with us. The Neighborly Elvis from Bon Appetite makes 2 servings 6 oz.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This week's episode is all about sleep, which as parents of young children calls for a cocktail... Pineapple Coconut Champagne (makes 2 cocktails) 1 8 oz. can pineapple juice 2 oz. cream of coconut Champagne Mix the pineapple juice and cream of coconut in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
We're ringing in the New Year with a good old goals talk, and of course a cocktail... Winter Wassail 2 cups Winter Wassail drink (from Trader Joe's or elsewhere) 3 oz bourbon 2 oz brandy 2 cinnamon sticks slices of fresh lemon Combine all ingredients in a stovetop pan and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This episode is all about looking back at 2016 - the good, the bad, and the ugly. This calls for a cocktail... Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned From Salted Plains INGREDIENTS Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup: ½ cup honey ½ cup water 6 sprigs rosemary 3 cinnamon sticks For the cocktail: 4... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Happy Holidays! This episode is all about gift ideas for those unique recipients. Hope it's helpful, and it's gauranteed to make you laugh with this boozy deliciousness... Gingerbread Egg Nog White Russian (from Delish) (Serves 2) cinnamon sugar for rimming glasses 4 oz egg nog 4 oz vodka 4 oz... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Girl Next Door Podcast
We asked for recipes, and you guys delivered! We cooked up a storm in our GND test kitchen and want to share our favorites while sipping on a cocktail. (Also make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to get a pdf of all the recipes shared!) Americano (inspired... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Girl Next Door Podcast