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#185 - How to Think About Holiday Photos
I get asked a lot about photo storage all the time, and I haven’t talked about it at all because I’m not an expert. But lucky for you, I’m joined by someone who is an expert on today’s show! Casey von Stein aka Miss Freddy is a photo organization guru, and she’s here today to help us think about the holiday photos we’re taking this year, the areas where we can be lazy when it comes to photo storage, and how we can start small in organizing our files. She’s truly the Lazy Genius of photos.
Stuff Mentioned This episode is sponsored by Wind Blown Jewelry. Don’t miss their once-a-year sale this upcoming weekend (Nov. 27-30). Get a free Belong Necklace ($58 value) when you spend $100 or more. P.S. This is a great time to grab a pair of Grateful studs which go away forever at the end of the year. Get 20% off Miss Freddy’s Backup Bootcamp using the promo code LAZYGENIUS Snag an idea or two from Miss Freddy’s photo gift ideas blog post. Follow Miss Freddy on Instagram or check her out online at her website. Get The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or as a gift this holiday season. Pinhole Press is a great resource for photo gifts 1 Second Everyday App
#184 - Find Your Holiday Decorating Personality
It’s the middle of November, and some of you might have already gone through the process of decorating or you’re putting it off because it’s overwhelming or you always do the weekend after Thanksgiving which is coming up, but the point is it’s kind of time. And it can be very overwhelming. Today, I want to give you a lens through which to view your decorating so you can find your holiday decorating personality and then offer five steps on getting yourself prepared to actually do it.
Stuff Mentioned Grab a copy of Myquillyn’s latest book Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round (pro tip: stock up when it goes on sale and use them as teacher gifts!) A few Lazy Genius holiday greatest hits episodes: Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset, Nailing Your Holiday Vibe, The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility, Refocus Your Christmas Brain How to Decorate for the Holidays Without Punching Someone in the Face Download a transcript of this episode
BONUS: Lazy Geniusing Advent with Tsh Oxenreider
In this bonus episode, I talk with Tsh Oxenreider about her new book, Shadow and Light, that walks us through Advent in the most Lazy Genius way possible. It gives us permission to engage in the season of Advent without pressure or performance.
Helpful Companion Links Get your copy of Shadow and Light by Tsh Oxenreider
Visit Tsh’s website to get a peek inside the book and for other Advent resources like her playlist and weekly art pieces
You may like Tsh’s podcast, The Good List, and her newsletter, Books and Crannies
#183 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Spices
Spices are pretty important in cooking obviously, so let’s demystify a few things — what they’re good for, what to have on hand, how to use them, and how to store them. And we’ll run through what could be your essential spice cabinet.
Stuff Mentioned Here’s a guide to spices by cuisine that can help you as you determine what needs to be in your spice cabinet. Lazy Genius Change Your Life Shawarma Download a transcript of this episode.
#182 Loving People You Disagree With
Tomorrow is Election Day. I can’t remember an election in my lifetime that was this contentious and would leave so many people devastated no matter the result. It’s just a lot. And you are a unicorn if you do not know and love someone who is voting differently than you are. We’re all really tender right now, and to top it all off in terms of timing, we’re about to enter the most family/friend-centric two months of the year with all the winter holidays. So I think it’s time for a little conversation on loving people you disagree with.
Helpful Companion Links A great resource that has helped me in my life is Pantsuit Politics Podcast and their book I Think You’re Wrong But I’m Listening Emily P. Freeman’s episode on How to Stay Grounded During Election Season on her podcast The Next Right Thing Listen to my conversation with Scott the Painter about loving well when you disagree over on Instagram. An older episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast that is one of the most downloaded episodes to date: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension The Liturgists Podcast with Hillary McBride and William Matthews The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper Download a transcript of this episode.
#181 - The Instant Pot Episode
Here’s what we’re going to go through today: what the Instant Pot is great for, what it’s not great for, how to start using one including my favorite tools and resources, and my own personal Instant Pot rhythm. Because here’s the thing: not everybody needs an Instant Pot, and everyone that does have one uses it differently, for different types of recipes and different speeds of regularity.
Stuff Mentioned Windblown Grateful studs are back for a very short time! You can get a pair here. The Instant Pot I own and use My Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice recipe Tools and Resources I use and love: Coco Morante’s two cookbooks The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook and The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook; tongs; kitchen thermometer; metal steamer basket Buy a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Way! Download a transcript of this episode.