Episode #200: Let’s Have fun 200 Episodes!

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By Calvin S. Nelson

This week, we’re celebrating 200 podcast episodes!!! We’re sharing our favourite moments, recollections, and what we envision for our subsequent 200 episodes.

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Present Notes:

How podcasting has modified them:

Elsie – Helped her relax and be taught to speak extra candidly.

Emma – Opened up extra about her private life.

Greatest lesson discovered from having a podcast:

Elsie – Podcasting is extra private and extra forgiving. There are totally different areas for various ranges of private connection.

Emma – That what she is doing issues to others.

Favourite half concerning the podcast:

Elsie – Recording at Emma’s home and the Consolation Rewatch episodes.

Emma – Seeing the themes that emerge and excited about the longer term in a constructive method.

Favourite episode:

Elsie – Episode #75: Elsie’s Evangelical Upbringing Story

Episode #49: Learn how to Design for YOU with Jonathan Adler

Episode #58: Ghost Story Particular

Episode #59: Ghost Story Particular (Half 2)

Episode #118: Halloween Particular (Ghost Tales)

Emma – Episode #79: Emma’s Evangelical Upbringing Story

Episode #48: Second Lives

Our dream day with our podcast listeners:

Begin with breakfast of Home made Cinnamon Rolls, Hashbrown Casserole, and Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Strolling Home Tour in Elsie’s neighborhood with stops at each free little library

Artwork time

Get a espresso on the best way to a bookstore

Dinner is Springfield, Missouri Chinese language Meals

Completely happy hour on Elsie’s porch with Pitcher Mojitos and Cosmos

Matching pajamas film night time

Ice cream and go to mattress

Take a look at Emma’s Cashew Hen Sauce Recipe

Listener Query: Who would you select between Stephen King, Martha Stewart, and Nancy Meyers?

Elsie – Stephen King

Emma – Nancy Meyers

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Episode 200 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week we’re celebrating 200 podcast episodes. We’re in nostalgia mode right now, so we’re sharing a few of our favourite moments, recollections, and what we envision for our subsequent 200 episodes. 

Emma: 200! It’s wild. 

Elsie: It’s. I really feel like we simply began yesterday, you realize? It’s a kind of issues that glided by sort of quick. Yeah. It doesn’t really feel like 200, so I’m comfortable. 

Emma: Yeah, and we had been all of the dates and stuff, and you realize, we began in 2019, like a short time earlier than the pandemic. And when you concentrate on it in these phrases, I’m similar to, life has been so totally different. A lot has occurred on the planet and in our lives. I imply, what number of homes have we owned since we began this? I don’t know, it’s cool. 

Elsie: Greater than three?

Emma: Lower than 200, however yeah, I don’t know. We didn’t actually have like lots of huge plans. After we began it, I really feel like most issues, we had been like, let’s simply do it like a yr or two I used to be like, we should always do a podcast. We should always do a podcast, after which I don’t actually really feel like we knew the place we had been going with it. We’ve simply been going. You recognize what I imply? 

Elsie: True. I don’t know. I nonetheless really feel that method. I imply, I loved doing it and I feel it’s been lots of enjoyable. There’s sure elements of our life which can be a little bit bit documented after which there’s numerous type of like, we’ve been capable of share our pursuits. I imply, I don’t know. It’s positively extra of a bestie podcast, you realize what I imply? Like we’re not like up a pleasant learning or something like that. 

Emma: Yeah. I really feel like now our podcast is what our weblog was once extra like again within the day ’trigger it was once there weren’t as many platforms as once we began running a blog 15 years in the past, 16 years in the past, no matter it was. I don’t know if there have been podcasts and if there have been positively wasn’t on my radar but. I didn’t even actually know how one can use my iPhone, you realize? So the world has modified. We didn’t actually have social media. So I feel like now I consider our podcast as like the best way to do private tales and private connections. And our weblog is extra the place the place we do like educating stuff, like a cocktail recipe that we’re in all probability gonna discuss on this podcast. However the recipe is on the weblog, you realize what I imply? So, I like this outlet for that cause. And I additionally simply actually just like the longer kind. I’ve by no means felt like I actually can say something on social media ’trigger it simply feels all actually quick and I’m simply positively an extended kind particular person. I feel that’s why I like running a blog and why I like podcasting.

Elsie: Yeah, longer kind particular person, that’s a t-shirt that we are able to put on.

Emma: And it has to wrap round the place you may’t even learn it. 

Elsie: Okay. So we’re gonna discuss a little bit bit about our grandma shifting into the pink home, which has occurred, and thanks for all, We acquired so many messages and feedback from people who find themselves supporting and it was actually candy. So it’s been a really candy time for our household. However earlier than we chat about that, I have to put out the official name for October Ghost Tales. So in all probability in a single or two extra classes of recording, we’ll be on the Ghost Tales episode. So we’d like the ghost tales instantly. So I’m going to provide you your deadline. You’ve gotten a one-week deadline from the time that this episode airs to ship us yours, and in the event you’re a little bit bit late, that’s nice too. However we have to have a deadline as a result of right here’s the factor, these tales take an unlimited period of time. We get lots of them and I normally spend an entire day simply studying and you realize, then I’ve to type of like edit them and name them and select which of them, anyway. So, please ship us your ghost tales. So I’m gonna let you know what we’re on the lookout for particularly, in the event you’re a brand new listener otherwise you haven’t heard certainly one of these episodes, we normally do it each October. I feel final October I used to be having a meltdown, so we didn’t do it, however we’ve accomplished all of it the opposite October earlier than that. However we do listener-submitted ghost tales. So we wish your firsthand ghost tales that occurred to you or somebody who you realize, the place you heard the story firsthand. And we don’t wanna return farther than that, the place it’s like 10 individuals eliminated. So one thing that’s like firsthand or near firsthand is nice for us. After which ship it to us in as a lot element as you may. Write it as in the event you had been writing a brief story. Simply fake you’re an writer for 10 minutes, and kind us up the e-mail. Should you put any, like, private particulars or you realize, a pleasant message in the beginning, I’ll minimize that out for positive. So don’t fear about that. 

Emma: However we’ll learn it. Thanks. However we’ll minimize it out. 

Elsie: Sure. And we’ll simply sort of get straight to the story. For lots of the tales, I do need to edit them down a little bit bit. However yeah, anyway, simply ship us the very best story you may, as if we had been gonna learn it. 

Emma: I don’t assume anybody’s mad if we’re like chopping out one paragraph. I feel individuals get it. There’s solely a lot time we’re doing all of the tales, you realize, it’s cool. 

Elsie: Yeah. That is the opposite factor, don’t make your story too quick. I wanna hear each element that you simply keep in mind, or that you simply’ve heard, or that you realize, like each little sensory element. That’s the great things. So don’t simply be like, I noticed a person standing within the nook after which like, finish your story there. Describe each a part of it. 

Emma: Yeah. What did his face seem like? Was he making an expression? Did you scent something? Did you’re feeling goosebumps in your pores and skin? Come on, individuals. We want you to actually write us the thrillers there.

Elsie: Yeah. Did you inform individuals? Did you not inform individuals? Had been you want, yeah, we wanna know every part? So yeah, it’s podcast@abeautifulmess.com. Ship us these ghost tales and we’ll do an episode, We’ve accomplished two earlier than I feel we’ll attempt to make it only one, however we’ll see what number of tales we obtain this yr, however that can be in October.

Emma: So anyway, grandma’s Pink Home. Sure. So in a earlier episode, simply in case anybody doesn’t know, Elsie shared how our grandma Norma, who’s our dad’s mom, is shifting into her pink home, which is like in her neighborhood. It was a home that Elsie and her household went to for the vacations whereas they lived in Nashville. However now that they lived in Springfield, she’s sort of empty. So Grandma moved in and she or he used to stay 45 minutes to an hour away from our hometown Springfield in a city known as Buffalo. So it was just a bit bit tougher to see her, particularly within the winter when it’s like icy. And we additionally, she’s getting older and so it’s good that she’s nearer as a result of she’s gonna drive much less and simply be on the town and that’s actually comforting. So anyway, I’ll inform mine ’trigger it’s pretty quick. I’ve solely gone over there as soon as since she moved in, which as of recording, was simply final week, however I took Oscar after daycare, and we went over there for about an hour and a half. And what I did was, which I feel was a parenting mistake, I assumed I used to be so good, however I used to be not. I used to be like, I knew she would have a couple of toys and issues, however I didn’t actually know if she would have lots of stuff that he could be thinking about. And I actually needed him to get pleasure from her home and to be excited to return again and for it to be a spot that he’s like wanting. It’s sort of difficult with toddlers, you by no means know in the event that they’re gonna refuse to hug somebody once you depart, issues like that. And it’s nice, it’s no huge deal. However you realize, I used to be simply making an attempt, so I used to be like, all proper, I’m gonna get these Paw Patrol toys, and he can open them once we get to grandma’s home. He didn’t know I had ’em and I open ’em at grandma’s home and the toys are gonna keep at grandma’s home. And so we acquired to grandma’s home and he acquired to open them and he was so excited. He loves Paw Patrol. After which my mistake although was, that when we had been leaving the home, he actually needed to take the toys with him. And I used to be like, no, they’re gonna keep at grandma’s and once we come again, we’ll get the toys once more, they’re gonna be at grandma’s each time we come. We are able to play with the Paw Patrol toys. Nevertheless it was an enormous meltdown. I feel it was additionally getting near his bedtime and he refused to hug her, you realize, and didn’t wanna say goodbye. And I used to be simply carrying him out the door. And he’s nonetheless screaming a little bit bit like a toddler. That wasn’t what I hoped for, nevertheless it was nonetheless a very good go to and also you had been proper. It smells like grandma in there. All her artwork from once we had been rising up, like in her home is now in that home and it does really feel like her home, like she has her chairs that we grew up with. She has lots of stuff that she appreciated once we had been youngsters and she or he nonetheless has it. So it felt very nostalgic to me, and it additionally simply actually felt like an outdated girl lives right here. Yeah. Earlier than it felt extra like an acute Airbnb. I cherished it. And Oscar had a good time, he simply had a little bit meltdown on the finish, however he’s two, in order that’s what life’s like. So I’m excited to take him over there, although much more this fall. So I’m actually comfortable that she’s moved.

Elsie: Yeah, it’s been actually magical. We now have been over there sort of consistently and it’s been great. Jeremy’s like helped her work out how one can, so, okay, that is her. She’s 89 years outdated and that is her first time to have web within the dwelling ever. Which is so like bizarre and funky. So she has found out how one can watch Homicide She Wrote. Which is superb. Like one of many best, 90’s period reveals. And she or he discovered this different lawyer present, so every part goes so nicely. She’s made me like so many containers of like my stuff that she didn’t need in there and like, so we’re all like, supported now. And yeah, she like walked with me to choose up the youngsters from college sooner or later. It’s been great. So we really feel like extraordinarily, extraordinarily fortunate and grateful and like, it’s simply the right scenario for our household. 

Emma: Yep. In order that’s the replace on the pink home. 

Elsie: Sure. Yeah. I’m excited subsequent for Halloween as a result of we’ve sort of warned her, however our neighborhood is just like the Halloween neighborhood. After which there’s three streets which can be like the principle streets, and she or he’s on the center road, so she’s on one of many fundamental, fundamental streets.

Emma: We should always simply purchase her lots of sweet. 

Elsie: Yeah. We positively have to assist her prep and assist her embellish and Yeah. However I’m excited. I feel she’ll be very energized by how the neighborhood’s very invested in Halloween. 

Emma: She loves youngsters. Clearly, she loves her grandkids and her great-grandkids, however you realize, youngsters are all enjoyable, and yeah, youngsters in costumes are simply magic. So I feel she’s gonna like it. Yeah, we should always purchase her an entire bunch of sweet. So she has sufficient. ’trigger she in all probability received’t have a superb idea of that as a result of it’s rather a lot. You want rather a lot as a result of it’s just like the neighborhood. 

Elsie: Sure. Cute. Okay, so that is our 2 hundredth episode. So we’re gonna discuss via a bunch of nostalgic issues. We don’t take lots of time in our profession to similar to, and replicate, and it’s one thing that I’ve all the time been weak at. And we’ve got lately been making an attempt a little bit bit extra, however, so that is like good for us. So the very first thing I had down was how podcasting has modified me. I feel that that is such an fascinating query as a result of, Emma needed to start out a podcast for years earlier than we did it, and I used to be extraordinarily resistant. I didn’t assume I may do it, and I didn’t assume I’d be good at it, and I assumed I’d hate it, and I assumed individuals could be imply, and it has been sort of like the other expertise of what I anticipated it to be. It’s been essentially the most out of every part we’ve ever accomplished, social media, running a blog, you realize, no matter else. I really feel like several little little bit of web influencer that we’ve accomplished, you realize what I imply? So that you identify it, we’ve tried it, besides for regardless of the new one’s known as that I’m not doing.

Emma: Threads. Yeah. I used to be like, TikTok Threads. What New factor? 

Elsie: The brand new one. TikTok. 

Emma: Be actual. 

Elsie: Okay. So I really feel just like the factor that has modified about me is that earlier than we began, I couldn’t actually discuss lengthy kind with out being actually insecure or actually getting upset with myself. I acquired actually upset once we needed to do like stay interviews, even taped interviews, sort of something. I needed to be on a podcast, sadly, I don’t do it that a lot anymore and I feel I’d be method higher at it now. It helped with that. It helped me discover ways to like relax and similar to discuss extra candidly. I feel I’ve developed a giant type of like arduous shell from all the a few years of like web trolls and imply little and issues like that, you realize? However truthfully, like our podcast expertise is much more peaceable than the remainder of the web experiences we’ve had. In order that’s what modified me. What about you? 

Emma: Yeah, I feel I felt related in that I positively haven’t skilled the identical degree of on-line bullying that you’ve. Like for no matter cause, Elsie, in her complete life, not even simply the web, however as a child.

Elsie: The pink aura. 

Emma: Oh, is that what it’s? Yeah. You all the time simply have gotten extra bullied than me. And it doesn’t actually make any sense ’trigger we’re truly actually related and we’re additionally sisters and we grew up, you realize what I imply? It simply doesn’t make sense. However you’ve all the time gotten a lot greater than me, the web included. So I don’t assume I had the identical degree of shell, however I additionally assume my intuition isn’t as a lot to share my private life on the web as yours. Like every time we each began running a blog, we initially blogged individually. We had two totally different websites. Elsie had a lovely mess, however I had my very own meals weblog and that’s simply it to me it was a meals weblog, like I used to be simply doing recipes, issues I used to be cooking. It wasn’t that I used to be hiding my private life. I’d discuss if I made one thing for my boyfriend or no matter, prefer it by no means felt like I used to be hiding it simply isn’t my intuition to share rather a lot about myself on the web and generally in actual life too. I’m simply sort of personal, however I feel I’m additionally like, I simply assume my life isn’t fascinating, to be sincere. So anyway, I really feel just like the podcast has been a spot the place our readers and listeners have gotten to know me in a method that I don’t assume they’d’ve gotten to on the weblog, or in the event you solely learn the weblog otherwise you solely observe us on Instagram, I don’t assume you realize me in the best way that our podcast listeners do. And that’s actually significant to me. I don’t know what it means to everybody else, nevertheless it means rather a lot to me as a result of it’s good to be identified. It feels actually good. And you realize, it’s the web. I clearly actually like figuring out individuals in actual life as nicely, and I’ve my complete assist system in that method. However it is vitally significant and good to have individuals have an interest, and like, I don’t know, ask me questions on issues I’ve talked about on the podcast, like lengthy, you realize, episodes, months in the past individuals will ship emails and it’s simply very nice. It feels good. 

Elsie: Yeah. That’s the very best. Okay, so what’s the largest lesson we’ve discovered from podcasting? I really like this query. Okay, so I feel for me, the lesson I’ve discovered is that this totally different venue for sharing on the web Is extra private and I feel it’s extra forgiving. It’s the house that we discovered the place we could be essentially the most candid and we don’t need to second guess and like give so many disclaimers and be truthfully similar to anxious. I feel the factor I assumed earlier than I podcasted is that like, and also you’d be on Instagram or on a weblog or no matter and you’ll simply say a joke or say, you realize, one thing about you might be weak, after which somebody would take it actually incorrect as a result of there’s, from another standpoint it might be you realize, or no matter, proper? However I’m not speaking about issues which can be actually dangerous. I’m speaking about issues which can be within the center. The place it’s prefer it’s simply particular person by particular person proper? And issues like that may get actually blown out on typed-out media. So I feel the factor I discovered is just like the typed-out media is type of like not actual, and in a method it’s like, I suppose perhaps this can be a unhappy perspective, however for me, it’s sort of not value it to attempt to share my life via typing anymore as a result of I’m similar to so bored with individuals taking issues fully, not how I meant them, or like not likely with the ability to like to know my intention or my persona or no matter, you realize? Like not with the ability to inform a joke, there’s only a lot lacking there. And perhaps it’s ’trigger I’m not a fantastic author. Like perhaps for another person there’s not that very same factor lacking. 

Emma: I feel social media doesn’t have lots of room for that sort of stuff, sadly. As a result of I truly assume you’re a fantastic author.

Elsie: Thanks. I feel the factor I discovered is that there are totally different areas for various ranges of private connection. And similar to authenticity and actually similar to, the varieties of issues that you’d wanna share, prefer to share an embarrassing story on Instagram, I significantly assume wouldn’t be value it. Like individuals would, would discover a technique to be imply about it. However right here it’s like a lot enjoyable. So I feel it simply opened my thoughts to the chances as an alternative of feeling so slim. Like I is usually a know-it-all and assume I already know, you realize, every part there’s to share on the web. However now I’ve discovered that I don’t and I really like that.

Emma: Yeah. I suppose the factor that involves thoughts, and I knew we’d discuss this in some unspecified time in the future in our two a whole lot episode, is, that it’s a factor I say to Elsie rather a lot every time I learn our podcast emails, so individuals who write the podcast field, they’re simply all the time so good and useful and like I’ve gotten so many e book suggestions. I’ve purchased so many books from thrift books, from issues our podcast despatched, nevertheless it additionally, like I’ve truthfully, lots of occasions through the years learn podcast emails from listeners and similar to cried as a result of they’re mainly like, oh, your podcast is the factor I flip to after I want one thing mild and like a pleasant voice that’s simply gonna be encouraging. And it’s, you realize, not something that’s gonna be making me unhappy, you realize? ’trigger like generally individuals are like, I’m going via a tough time, my mother handed away and I’m cleansing out her home. And I hearken to your podcast whereas I do this as a result of it’s like the sunshine factor that I can stand throughout this darkish time. And there are such a lot of occasions the place I really feel like I really like my profession and I’m very happy with it, however I additionally, and I feel lots of people really feel this manner too, particularly once you get into your center age, is you’re feeling sort of like, what am I doing with life? What’s the purpose? What does all of it imply? You recognize, I do a podcast about, you realize, what I’m as much as and adorning my home and recipes and our websites about recipes and crafts and I really like all that, however it’s, generally it doesn’t all the time really feel very significant. And so every time I learn these emails, it means rather a lot to me. And we’ve gotten so lots of these through the years and it simply makes me really feel like, oh, okay, this foolish factor that I’m doing, you realize, as a job issues to somebody. And it doesn’t matter to me if it issues to hundreds of thousands of individuals or no matter, nevertheless it means rather a lot when individuals trip in and so they’re like, hey, your podcast helped me via a tough time. And I’m like, that’s so cool and makes me so comfortable and it simply makes me really feel like what I’m doing issues a little bit bit to somebody and I actually respect it. 

Elsie: Yeah. Makes me comfortable that new listeners have a lot they’ll marathon via ’trigger lots of people like marathoning is how lots of people hearken to podcasts.

Emma: Binge. Binge. Find it irresistible. 

Elsie: Sure. And yeah, it makes me so comfortable that it’s like simply gonna be there. Simply chilling, ready for whoever. 

Emma: Yeah. I’ve heard individuals, they’re like once you took this summer season off? I simply began over. They’re like, nicely, cool. I hope it was good. Yeah, so it’s like nice. In a method, it makes me really feel like we’re changing into the consolation rewatch, you realize what I imply? Like we’re a little bit piece of that sort of media, and there’s nothing that I’d love extra, really. 

Elsie: Yeah. Me both. That’s good. Okay, so our favourite half concerning the podcast, I feel my favourite half is that it’s so totally different from the remainder of the work we do. So the times that we podcast, I’m like at Emma’s home proper now, We normally have lunch afterward. It’s only a totally different sort of day. And yeah, I actually get pleasure from that and I actually benefit from the consolation re-watches ’trigger I really feel prefer it’s sort of like if I needed to make the podcast be similar to, one factor I’d in all probability decide that, do this. At this level, I feel it’s enjoyable skipping round, however like I do assume that that a part of it’s the most, like, I don’t know, I feel that extra individuals are becoming a member of in on our re-watches than on our e book membership to this point. I feel that it’s similar to a factor that you simply, that’s cool. That could be very straightforward to hitch in. It’s very accessible, and lots of the films we watch are household pleasant or, yeah, I suppose the road of family-friendly is totally different for various individuals, I think about most issues household pleasant so long as it’s not like, you realize.

Emma: Scary, scary horror?

Elsie: Yeah. 

Emma: Blood, violence, killing, intercourse.

Elsie: Lengthy because it’s sort of for teenagers. However I’ve heard some individuals say that like they don’t let their youngsters watch Residence Alone. And I’m positively not in that class of parenting. 

Emma: I want my child would watch Residence Alone. 

Elsie: Oh, it’ll occur. It’s so cute. It’ll be the best factor ever. 

Emma: Yeah. A few of my favourite elements are, I like seeing, that is so random, however I like seeing as themes emerge from the issues we discuss. ’trigger all people sort of has just like the issues that they return to, the issues they give thought to rather a lot, issues that matter to them. They usually normally flip into hobbies or subjects of dialog that you simply gravitate in the direction of with buddies, issues like that. And I really feel like for us, certainly one of ’em is like excited about the longer term in a constructive method as a result of the longer term is growing old. ’trigger all people ages until you’re a vampire. Then, you realize, so we’re sort of like placing on the market that we’re enthusiastic about growing old and I like that message rather a lot for lots of causes. But when for no matter cause, for us, it comes up rather a lot. We’ve talked about second lives or second careers, and we love to speak about individuals who began new careers of their forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies. We discuss our outdated girl retirement dwelling dream of ours, and we’ve got a ready listing. Not likely, This can be a fake ready listing, however individuals have mentioned they wanna be on the ready listing. So we all know that lots of listeners are trying into that too. So yeah, excited about the longer term in a constructive method is sort of a theme that we’re all the time on that I really like. Additionally skincare, additionally consolation meals, additionally enjoyable films. So these are lots of the themes that we return to. And I feel it’s lots of like simply having fun with the on a regular basis magic of life, the straightforward pleasures, and issues, and I like that about us. I feel it’s fairly smart. 

Elsie: Yeah, I like it too. So our favourite episode. Favourite episode that we are able to keep in mind. So I’ve like a pair, however I’ll say my most memorable episode is certainly my Evangelical upbringing episode quantity 75. Yours was in all probability quantity 76. 

Emma: They’re actually shut collectively. If individuals return and wanna hearken to ’em in the event you haven’t heard them. 

Elsie: It’s positively the time that we went off of our regular path essentially the most, and it was very rewarding. It was very value it, I assumed. I cherished the way it got here out and I thought of doing one other one sooner or later, in order that’s a perhaps, nevertheless it’s positively a topic that like, everybody has these topics inside them the place you’re sort of an professional on one thing that’s actually obscure and actually area of interest and it’s not part of your on a regular basis life. And it’s not likely even one thing you get pleasure from speaking about nevertheless it’s one thing that in the event you like, get round the proper particular person or the proper individuals, you may discuss it for hours. And that’s a kind of for us. 

Emma: Yeah, and I feel too, like particularly if you end up a younger little one after which like center college, highschool age, even early school, like mainly till you’re 25 and your mind stops creating. I feel that there are all these childhood and the issues that occur to us in these childhood make this big affect in comparison with some issues that occur later in life. And so I feel all people, however positively myself included, I return to lots of that and take into consideration the way it formed me. And I’m additionally usually like, sort of reshaping it, like sort of analyzing it, like turning it over and it in a distinct mild and being like, truly I like this half. And you realize what? This half is extra up than I assumed. And you realize, you’re simply sort of like all the time weighing it and seeing the way it formed you and seeing what you may take from it that’s constructive and what you may be taught from it that may’ve been detrimental to be able to keep away from it or not repeat it or simply be taught from it in no matter method. So I feel us rising up evangelical, for me, it’s that sort of factor the place I’m returning to it rather a lot in my thoughts simply ’trigger I wanna weigh it simply because I wanna reexamine it. Mm-hmm. And I wanna see what good I can take and what different issues I can sort of set down or course of via in order that I can set them down. And I feel in that method, everybody has some issues like that of their previous, no matter it is likely to be. All various things, however that one’s a part of ours. So, I feel that for me it is going to positively come up in my artwork, in all probability all all through my life in several methods. I don’t know if I actually need like make an entire model or discuss it on a regular basis, like with work, however I do assume it’s expressing it’s simply not for me. I feel there are individuals doing that. That’s superior. I don’t have that a lot to say about it in that method. However I do assume it’s one thing that may get expressed via inventive issues I do in my life, in all probability my total life. Simply because it was such a formative period and it’s a factor that I return to rather a lot in my thoughts as I tear it aside, you realize? Anyway, certainly one of my favourite episodes was episode 48, which was about second lives. So we’re kinda speaking about second careers and like different issues, once more, returning to our theme of how growing old is superior. 

Elsie: I cherished that episode. 

Emma: Yeah, and it’s sort of an oldie ’trigger that is episode 200, in order that’s like, sort of early on in a method. 

Elsie: Truly the opposite one I had accomplished was quantity 49, which is simply the following one after that, which is the time I interviewed Jonathan Adler. And we stopped doing interviews. So I may say a little bit extra formally now, like, I notice like I’m not good at interviewing and I’m not going to be.

Emma: I’m not both, and we’re not journalists.

Elsie: I imagine you will get good at something that you simply’ve set your thoughts to, and that you simply work at. And I simply don’t assume I used to be setting my thoughts to it or working at it. So we determined that we may assist individuals via our e book membership, and different methods. And clearly, we’re like followers of so many individuals and we shout out so many individuals. 

Emma: And it’s real. We’re fan ladies.

Elsie: However interviewing is a talent that I feel you do have to have a minimum of a little bit bit, and I noticed that it didn’t.

Emma: I don’t both. I like speaking to individuals, nevertheless it’s truly actually totally different to only having a dialog with somebody versus doing a superb interview and doing a superb job interviewing them. I don’t have the talent both, and I don’t assume I actually am identical boat, not likely thinking about cultivating it, however I like individuals who have it. It’s very cool, however I don’t.

Elsie: That was positively my favourite interview as a result of I all the time obsessed over it essentially the most. And it went rather well. It was actually enjoyable and it was positively totally different. So I’m glad that I had that have in life. 

Emma: Yeah. He’s like a hero of yours. 

Elsie: All my blogger buddies get to love, go to his home or like go to some social gathering. And like they’ll all kiss my ass like, it’s so annoying. 

Emma: Ooh, somebody’s jealous. 

Elsie: I’m so jealous. I imply, I get jealous so little, I’m not a jealous particular person, however when my buddies are posting about being at Jonathan Adler’s home and I wasn’t there as a result of I don’t stay in New York. ’trigger I wasn’t invited. It’s very heart-wrenching for me. Anyway. Anyway. Okay. After which my different favourite is the ghost tales. I really like the ghost tales. Yeah, it’s enjoyable. I don’t keep in mind the numbers, however we’ll put them within the present notes this week. We’ll, you realize, hyperlink to them. So in the event you wanna return and particularly hearken to the Outdated Ghost story episodes earlier than the brand new ones pop up, then it’s best to. ’trigger they’re bizarre. Like they’re truly principally candy, after which there are a few actually horrible ones every time. 

Emma: I really feel like lots of them are simply sort of quirky too. Like simply they’re simply sort of random and bizarre, which they really feel extra actual to me as a result of I’m like, yeah, that’s what life’s like. It’s sort of simply random and bizarre and a little bit offputting, but additionally sort of candy, however I don’t know what to consider this and did it even occur? It’s like that’s what life’s like, so yeah. 

Elsie: Yeah. That’s certainly one of my favorites for positive, however I’m additionally like actually having fun with the re-watches. I feel in a pair extra years, trying again, the re-watches is likely to be a few of my favorites as a result of like this yr, like we’re onto Halloween films. After which we’ll begin Christmas films and it’s like, there’s so many. I feel we’d take a pair extra years simply to get via all of the Halloween and Christmas films. It’s so enjoyable. 

Emma: There’ll in all probability be new ones that come out finally, like if we did this a protracted, very long time. Anyway, I don’t know. 

Elsie: Okay. However yeah, from my coronary heart, I simply needed to say thanks for making this a part of our careers significant, fascinating, and supportive. I feel that the previous few years had been a very arduous time for sort of everybody generally, There was the pandemic and you realize, the web was roaring or no matter, like throughout these few years. After which additionally simply the time in life that we’re in. Many, many, lots of our buddies who began running a blog or doing Instagram or no matter within the early years that we began have had their very own huge pivots or determined to cease or, you realize, transfer on or change to one thing fully totally different or no matter. I really feel prefer it may have been a time in our life that was solely arduous and miserable, however the podcast helped it to be like a time that had lots of good vitality as nicely. 

Emma: Yeah. And it’s been actually enjoyable to only join with individuals otherwise. That we actually don’t do on our weblog. Not ’trigger we don’t need to simply ’trigger it’s not likely the place. It’s like that is the place. 

Elsie: Yeah. That is the place.

Emma: You wanna chat and have a glass of wine with us? That is the place, the podcast, or no matter, go on a stroll with us if it’s 8:00 AM the place you might be, no matter, no matter you’re doing. 

Elsie: So on that word, for our particular deal with, for our 2 hundredth episode, we designed for you our beloved podcast listeners, our greatest buddies, a dream day, the right day that we may spend collectively. And it’s imaginary.

Emma: However not in our hearts. It’s not imaginary, it’s actual in our hearts. 

Elsie: Let’s consider this as an actual plan that we’re actually going to do. Okay? 

Emma: Yeah. Why not? Yeah. Manifest future. 

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so we begin the day with three of Emma’s finest breakfast recipes. She’s simply magically gonna make all three of them.

Emma: Yeah, it’s gonna be straightforward and no downside. 

Elsie: She’ll nonetheless have time. She mentioned we’re gonna have a two-hour breakfast the place we’re simply sitting round ingesting an excessive amount of espresso and consuming an excessive amount of. So the recipes are Emma’s do-it-yourself cinnamon rolls, hash brown casserole, and biscuits and gravy casserole, which in the event you haven’t ever seen these recipes, we’ll hyperlink to them within the present notes, they’re just like the bangers of our breakfast class. 

Emma: Should you’re like, I don’t like casserole, I’m like, however have you ever tried these? However have you ever tried these? It’s so nice. Yeah, actually don’t simply go have your self one other mimosa within the nook and are available again once you’re able to take part ’trigger we’re casserole it up. 

Elsie: Should you don’t like casserole, you in all probability like breakfast meals from Starbucks. Burn. 

Emma: Yeah. For Elsie, that’s a serious burn. She makes enjoyable of me each time I eat a sandwich from there. 

Elsie: Yeah. The three D printer meals, we don’t purchase.

Emma: Double, double burn. She’s burning everybody.

Elsie: Okay. After our lengthy breakfast, we’re gonna take a stroll across the neighborhood, I sort of had this at my home.

Emma: Yeah, it’s at Elsie. It’s at Elsie’s home. We all know what home we’re gonna be in. 

Elsie: Yeah. So we’re gonna do a home tour. A home tour of all our favourite homes, which is admittedly lengthy, and it’s in all probability like a ten,000-step sort of scenario. And we’ll go to each free little library within the neighborhood, like 10 or so, there’s rather a lot. Examine all of them. We are able to put some into my pink free little library. ’trigger that’s what I do now. It’s like my full-time pastime.

Emma: Grandma’s is stocked. Once I went over there I used to be like, there’s lots of good things in right here. Yeah. It’s a superb library. 

Elsie: Sure. I work very arduous on it. 

Emma: There’s a little bit artwork gallery in a part of the neighborhood, and there’s additionally the home that we name the Knives Out home. It does sort of seem like the knives out home to me, however once we stroll you by it, pricey listener, you may tell us what you assume.

Elsie: I’ve lots of favourite homes within the neighborhood, so it’s truly an excellent home tour. 

Emma: Yeah. Oh, it’s a fantastic home tour.

Elsie: Should you like Century Houses. 

Emma: It’s so a straightforward stroll. It’s not tremendous duper-hilly or something. It’s very nice. And there’s a espresso store. You’re gonna like it. 

Elsie: You’re gonna like it. 

Emma: Okay. Then after that, what are we doing? 

Elsie: Then we’re gonna have artwork time. So we’re simply gonna make artwork for a few hours, free for all. Make an enormous mess. Don’t clear it up. It’s gonna be good. After which after that, we’re going to go to our favourite native bookstore and likewise get extra espresso ’trigger we’re simply having a espresso day. 

Emma: Yeah, or you will get a wine, no matter you need. You’re not driving. We’re internet hosting. 

Elsie: Emma’s like chardonnay lunch order girl. 

Emma: Why are you telling my secrets and techniques? It’s true.

Elsie: Nicely, they’ll be a part of you on our good day. 

Emma: My factor is I make myself drink half my water for the day earlier than lunch, and if I do it, then I can have a chardonnay at lunch. As soon as I am going out to lunch, that is after I exit to individuals. It solely occurs twice a month.

Elsie: Yeah, and it’s superb. And it’s at a tea home. Okay, then I feel we forgot to place lunch on right here, however we’ll simply fake that we didn’t neglect that. Okay. So for dinner, we’re going to have Springfield, Missouri, Chinese language meals, which is a sure factor.

Emma: It’s a staple from our childhoods to like it is to know us, to have it as to be part of our childhood. I don’t even actually know the place I’m going with this, however we simply really feel it’s a should in the event you come to go to us, which is what we’re doing. And it’s simply fried hen with gravy and rice. You’re gonna like it.

Elsie: Should you keep in mind I’ve two youngsters from China. We’ve each been to China. Yeah. We all know it’s not likely Chinese language meals. 

Emma: Yeah. You don’t want to inform me we’re conscious.

Elsie: We freaking know that it’s Spring Area, Missouri, Chinese language meals is its personal particular factor. 

Emma: Yeah. And it’s a cultural factor on this space. I’m not saying it is smart. I didn’t invent it. I’m simply saying it’s from my childhood and also you’re in all probability gonna like it, so we’re gonna take you. 

Elsie: Emma has a cashew hen sauce recipe on her weblog, and the cashew-style hen sauce is sort of the largest a part of it, so it’s essential. So after that, we’re gonna have comfortable hour on my porch and we’ll make you our pitcher mojito recipe, after which Emma’s gonna make cosmos. That’s what we determined. We simply assume they’re scrumptious. 

Emma: We had been like, what cocktail ought to we make? ’trigger we’ve got so many good cocktails on our website. And simply usually we love ingesting. I suppose we are able to say that, however these are the 2 that we’d landed on, and I really feel prefer it’s a superb combine as a result of it’s like one candy. Mojitos and one’s a little bit extra balanced, I’d say, which is Cosmos. So it’s gonna be a superb combine. You’ll be able to commute. You do no matter you need. Additionally, in the event you’re sober, you’re nonetheless gonna have lots of enjoyable with us. Don’t fear. 

Elsie: I’ve a very good sober bar. So after that, we’re gonna have a film night time, so we’ll need to do a voting scenario on which film.

Emma: It’s important to get your pajamas on first? 

Elsie: Yeah. We’re gonna do matching pajamas and we’re all going to observe a film collectively. After which in the event you, optionally, in order for you, you will get excessive with Emma. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s a little bit edible. Leisure is authorized in my secure. 

Elsie: It’s authorized and yeah, it’s nothing. 

Emma: It makes every part hilarious. 

Elsie: It’s enjoyable to snigger generally. After which after that, we may have ice cream and fall asleep. That’s our good day. 

Emma: Excellent day. Let’s plan for you. 

Elsie: So inform us what you’ll add, and perhaps sometime we’ll actually get to have a few of these.

Emma: We may fake prefer it’s a retreat, however we’re simply hanging out. If we name it a retreat that’s extra official.

Elsie: All the very best retreats I’ve ever been on have lots of hanging out, you realize what I imply? Yeah. Socialize such as you need lots of chill enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah, I don’t know, perhaps you don’t need to be productive for it to be a retreat. Perhaps it might be a relaxed retreat anyway. 

Elsie: Sure. Alright, so we’ve got a voicemail query from Ashley from Michigan.

Ashley: Hey guys, it’s Ashley from Michigan. I truly simply completed your episode on all issues about books. I even have an excellent query, I feel. Should you each may select out of those three individuals to have the ability to get pleasure from it, you’re not killing them off or something, however Stephen King, Martha Stewart, or Nancy Meyers. I really feel such as you guys say that they’re your finest buddies usually, and I wanna know which one. Should you may solely select one to get pleasure from their work or their creativity for the remainder of your life, which one would it not be? Thanks. Love you guys. 

Elsie: Cool. I really like this query. It’s a superb one. I imply, it’s a little bit painful.

Emma: Yeah, it’s. It is extremely painful. So I’m like, clearly we love all three. Clearly, that’s why she’s so, I suppose, ugh! 

Elsie: I’m simply going via which one would harm essentially the most to lose. So let or not it’s identified. I don’t wanna do that and I don’t wanna stay in a world with none of those individuals. Okay. However the one which I’m gonna maintain that I can’t stay with out essentially the most.

Emma: Wait, let’s say it on the identical time. ’trigger I feel we’re gonna have totally different ones. 

Elsie: Okay. Steven King.

Emma: Nancy Meyers. 

Elsie: I virtually mentioned all of them 

Emma: Nicely, yeah, I imply, we clearly love all of them.

Elsie: You don’t wanna stay with out the films.

Emma: I feel I want these films generally. However yeah, to lose on writing and all his books, however I’ve listened to on writing like three or 4 occasions now. So to lose that could be a main loss. In order that’s hesitation. Clearly, additionally they love Martha Stewart. I really feel like she’s getting no love on this, however love her too, clearly.

Elsie: She was the primary particular person my thoughts went to as a result of I simply can’t think about the world with out her. There could be such a gap in tradition, as a result of she’s sort of like, once we had been youthful, it was like the most typical praise individuals would give us was like, you’re the following Martha Stewart. Individuals would all the time say that. As like an, which is an annoying praise to provide or obtain. However it’s like, it’s as a result of she’s such an icon, there’s nobody else like her. She describes an entire business for girls. For anybody, you realize? Yeah. She was just like the one for thus lengthy. So yeah, we’ll maintain all of them.

Emma: She is also sort of like one of many first skilled girls who I appeared as much as who additionally clearly cherished Halloween, and it was like, okay to be an grownup and love Halloween. I do know that’s similar to a foolish, small factor nevertheless it meant rather a lot to me.

Elsie: Yeah. Like she introduced Halloween to the bougie tradition. That is good as a result of it’s extraordinarily bougie now, and like in the event you go on Pinterest, it’s like, it’s foolish how fancy individuals could make Halloween, however I really like that. It’s one thing for everybody.

Emma: Nicely, I really like Halloween. So it simply felt like discovering certainly one of your individuals, like discovering your crowd, and I really feel like she was sort of, the president of the membership.

Elsie: It’s true. I’m amassing the Halloween points together with her portraits. Like in the event you don’t know, simply Google, Martha Stewart’s Halloween journal cowl. 

Emma: Should you don’t know, simply get outta right here.

Elsie: Should you don’t know we would have an excessive amount of prep to love get again to zero, however she’s mainly each single yr for Martha Stewart dwelling she was doing portraits the place she was wearing a Halloween costume and so they’re superb. One time we had a photographer who mentioned he had labored with Martha Stewart. I do know. I used to be similar to, what concerning the Halloween? Did you do a Halloween? I used to be like, the one factor I care about is Martha Stewart Halloween covers. It’s my vogue okay. Okay. I suppose that’s every part. So earlier than we go, I promise we’ll say our plans for our subsequent 200 episodes, which by the best way, I feel it was like very beneficiant in the direction of ourselves to assume that we’ll have 200 extra episodes, however I don’t thoughts being beneficiant in the direction of.

Emma: As soon as once more, manifest future.

Elsie: Yeah. Like I hope we do. It could be cool. 

Emma: I’d relatively like say two huge of a dream for my life and never obtain it, then don’t have anything, I imply, would possibly as nicely dream huge, so, so what are we doing for the following 200 episodes? 

Elsie: Okay. Nicely, I don’t know. I imply clearly like we’ll simply maintain doing what we’re doing, proper? I feel that we should always do one other episode sort that’s type of just like the consolation rewatch. I feel we should always discover one thing else that we are able to sort of like do targeted episodes about one thing nostalgic as a result of I feel these are actually enjoyable for us. They’re like actually the one factor we analysis and prep for if researching is watching Jurassic Park. I imply, truthfully, I’ll do it each single time. 

Emma: For us, it’s researching as soon as once more, not journalists watching it, a film, and writing down notes. Love this room. Find it irresistible. 

Elsie: Yeah. Okay. However I’ve one thing sort of thrilling to share. I simply determined in the previous few weeks that I’m gonna do that after the brand new yr ’trigger I wanna get previous the Christmas season. We form have already got our plans, however I’m going to do our adoption story in two elements, two episodes. I feel it’s time. I feel I’m prepared. And it’s positively one of many issues that folks have requested rather a lot that I simply, previously I wasn’t thinking about doing and I wasn’t prepared. And now I really feel that I can. 

Emma: I really like that. I like it when individuals share tales straight away. I feel that’s great. However I additionally assume it does make lots of sense generally to love, let time cross, and let your view of the expertise actually deepen. So I feel that’s a fantastic concept. I like it. 

Elsie:  All proper, right here’s Nova. Nova, what do you may have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: Okay, I’m prepared. 

Nova: How do you repair a pumpkin? 

Elsie: How? 

Nova: With a pumpkin patch. 

Elsie: Good, that’s a superb one. Nicely, thanks a lot for becoming a member of us for 200 episodes. We’ll be again subsequent week with 201 and it’s internet hosting a celebration deep dive.

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