Hi everyone. Wow, WHAT AN INSANE FEW WEEKS … wow wow. This is our first episode since we’ve been self-quarantining, so we decided to spend this episode talking about things to do at home. We’ll chat about what’s on our to-do lists, how different our experiences are (with and without kiddos at home) and share some stuff that sparks joy during this challenging time.
-We mention Episode #22 (our Airbnb biz episode), which is pretty ironic since our business is one of the many businesses that is hit pretty hard by the quarantine (we’re not complaining, just acknowledging how WEIRD the timing of that episode may have seemed).
10 Things to do while we stay home:
Elsie: Catch up on those half-finished books and projects. Watch any Oscar movies you never got around to watching.
Emma: Deep clean or organize something. Maybe something fun and something less fun?
Idea- If you clean out craft supplies, leave some on the porch of one of your friends with kiddos. 🙂
Elsie: Work on a personal goal you’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Em and I are each trying to write a book right now, so maybe this is our big chance???
Emma: Go on walks and work out at home. Or dance with your kids if they won’t leave you alone (cough, cough).
Elsie: Make a list of memories you want to do as a family or in your home. Date night at home, baking cookies, picnic on the porch … etc.!
Emma: Make routines and rituals daily to help your health. Call friends, call your grandma, take your vitamins, do a face mask. These small things help.
Elsie: Eat your meals in a “fun spot.” This is more a tip for people with kiddos, but it’s something that has helped us to feel the special feelings, even in the midst of a big move.
-Here’s a link to my gathre mat that we love for picnics (and art). They are wipeable and really last.
Emma: Cook or bake something for fun!
Emma: Limit your time consuming news and social media.
Listener question: We chat about ways to reduce the number of harmful ingredients in your home. Here are a few helpful links:
–Elsie’s green mattress
-For “cleaner” cleaning products we love Seventh Generation.
-Diffusing essential oils 95% of the time, and only using candles on occasion.
-Opening our windows every day.
-If you only want to do one simple thing, spray your perfume on your clothing NEVER on your skin. 🙂
-Here are a few links to green posts: 25 Clean Living Posts, Why Clean Beauty Matters, Elsie’s Clean Cosmetics Favorites … more posts here.
Thanks so much for listening!!! Please leave us a review if you listen via Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
Big news: We decided to launch MINI EPISODES this week. Starting today, there will be a full-length episode (this one!) and also a mini episode, which is under 20 minutes! We hope it brightens your week! XX- Elsie + Emma