Host, Lindsay Dickhout, brings a wide variety of interesting topics to the table… from throwing parties, to living an awesome life, to being healthy & having fun ...if it’s awesome, we’re talking about it!
What started as a folder of life lessons to share with her kids one day, has now become a podcast! Learn from the experiences (and mistakes!) of this busy entrepreneur & mom. She’s sharing all the life hacks & tips she is learning on her journey to be AWESOME AT EVERYTHING!
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Let’s get tan for Valentine’s Day!
LOVE is in the air and it’s time to work on our Valentine’s Day TAN!
Whether you are staying in or going out… have a date or doing a movie night or meeting up with friends… looking radiant and vibrant is essential!
In this episode, we’re talking allllll about Valentine’s tans and the best way to prep your skin so you look and feel your best come Valentine’s.
Here are a few key points Lindsay talks about:
️ Plan your tan ahead of time
️ Blend and buff over your imperfections
️ Show up confident and happy
️ Focus on having a radiant and even skin tone
️ Spend some time on self care and self love
Here is the product set she mentions:
**Add mitt set to it**
Happy Valentine’s and HAPPY TANNING!
How To Be Awesome At Accepting My Body Challenge
In this podcast, Lindsay talks about a body challenge she’s recently accepted. That challenge is to stop covering up her body.
On the beach, in the bathroom, in the bedroom, by the pool or anywhere else.
Realizing that there is so much freedom in letting go of body conscious issues and enjoying more. Not avoiding things that you’ll be uncomfortable doing because of what you’ll have to wear.
Whatever body you wake up with that day, that’s the awesome body you aren’t going to hide anymore.
97% of women have negative thoughts about their body every day.
Body confidence isn’t thinking you have the best body. It’s also not telling yourself the way you look doesn’t matter. Body confidence is giving yourself freedom from self conscious thoughts about your body.
💪🏼 Stop the negative think and negative talk
💪🏼 Limit interactions with people who make you feel insecure
💪🏼 Limit your social media time if you’re comparing
💪🏼 Be grateful for what your body does everyday
💪🏼 Realize today is the youngest you will ever be
💪🏼 my body issues
💪🏼 Nobody really cares as much as you think they do - like high school pimples
💪🏼 When you’re 90, you’ll regret not going on the trip because you had to be in a bikini
CHEERS, to rocking your awesome body!!
How To Be Awesome At Birthday Smash Cakes
This episode is all about smash cakes!!
Lindsay sets up a little photo shoot for each kid on or around their birthday with a smash cake. It makes for the best memories and cutest photos!
Here are some of the topics she covers:
🎂 Pick a theme that they like
🎂 Have cake made or make it yourself
🎂 Set-up a backdrop for it
🎂 Plan to shoot it or hire someone to do it
If you are local! Contact Greg Loza- my photographer!
🎂 Lighting is key
🎂 You can start anytime- don’t have to start from birth!
🎂 Save the rest of the cake for the family singing at night - repurpose!
🎂 It’s so fun to see what they do at each age- dig in or cautious etc!
🎂 Make it fun! Have surprise elements
🎂 Get your essentials in first
🎂 Bribery works!
🎂 Consider involving the family in the pictures
🎂 Don’t show the actual cake until the moment of
🎂 Let it happen naturally!!
How To Be Awesome At Making Valentine's Day Special
Valentine’s Day is upon and I think there is no better time to amplify the love in our lives in and in our homes than now.
You know how in 2020 people started decorating for Christmas in October? Lindsay thinks we do the same for Valentine’s!
We need ALL the celebrations right now!
There is no downside to bringing the feeling of more LOVE into your home for the weeks leading up to Valentines… not just the actual day.
Lindsay is sharing dozens of ideas of how you can make Valentine’s extra special this year. Some are extravagant and some are simple… and she’s sharing some really cool meaningful gift ideas that are best to work on ahead of time.
She’s taking the mundane and making it meaningful with a special tradition or activity.
Here are some ideas Lindsay talks about:
❤️ Look online and do a brain dump of all the ideas and all the people!
❤️ Make heart shaped food! Pizza and pancakes!
❤️ Write love notes for your kids/friends/family/lover.
❤️ Decorate your house or areas of your house!
❤️ Watch romantic movies at night and on the weekends!
❤️ Make special treats - decorate cookies etc.
❤️ Wear pink and red and hearts! It’s festive and fun and so cute!!
❤️ Light candles around the house!
❤️ Set the dinner table up special!
❤️ Teacher gifts!
❤️ Have your kids make cards for teachers and family members- get fun supplies.
❤️ Make a plan ahead of time for Valentine’s meals.
❤️ Scavenger hunt - can do creative and easy and inexpensive.
❤️ Cook a meal with your lover!
❤️ Start now and make photo books or the cute books you fill in with info about why you love that person or special stories, etc.
❤️ Gifts for guys - I like anything Yeti coolers, tumblers by Hydroflask or Yeti or Corksicle, backpack coolers, plants or desk decor, funny underwear, framed pic of you together!
Box of snacks/treats they like for their desk/office.
A car bag- like a travel bag with masks, sanitizer, mints, floss, etc.
❤️ Think of their daily lives and what is practical that they could use daily.
❤️ Celebrations don’t have to be grand and they don’t have to be the same every year and you can start a new tradition anytime!
❤️ Any fun or treat out of the ordinary will make the day or week seem fun and exciting!
HAPPY EARLY VALENTINE’S DAY!!
How to Be Awesome At Avoiding Negative Talk
The average person has a negative thought every 2 minutes. That’s whole lot of negative thoughts in one day and we all know all the reasons why this isn’t good for us.
Lindsay’s been researching something that affects our lives and our days SO MUCH MORE than negative thoughts… negative talk!
Today, we are focusing on what comes out of our mouths that is negative, much of which we don’t even realize we are saying, and how much it affects our days and our lives.
We are talking about being super intentional about what we say and stopping ourselves when it’s a complaint or it’s labeling something as negative and changes how you see it and how you act.
Rather than trying to train ourselves not to think negative things - this is easier because it’s very specific. Don’t say negative things out loud.
Studies have shown that it is 10x more powerful than if you think it!!
So we just aren’t going to stay stupid things out loud, no more verbalizing negativity.
In this episode, Lindsay talks about how the stories around negative talk are crazy and can change how your days and weeks go. And how many of us self sabotage and don’t even realize it.
She’s talking about keeping yourself busy so you don’t have time for it and never labeling a day as a “bad day”…. Especially early on in the day!
We are avoiding complaining and implementing new strategies when you have the negative thoughts. Lindsay talks about how to change it up- listen to something - put something else in your ears!
You can change your days based on the words that you say, and in this episode, Lindsay shares exactly how to do it!
CHEERS! To your most awesome days!
How To Be Awesome At Consuming Social Media In A Healthy Way
Moderation is key for a lot of things in life and Lindsay thinks it's REALLY true with social media.
In this episode, we’re talking about being present and aware of how your social media consumption makes you feel… and also… how to use it with intention and pay attention to how much time you’re on it.
We’ve all looked up and realized we’ve just spent 2 or 3 hours by accident scrolling social when we should really be sleeping or working or spending time with our family… and while Lindsay thinks it’s a great way to get ideas and learn more about things you love and it can be so inspiring… it can also make us feel badly about our own lives if we allow ourselves to compare what we’re doing to what other people are doing on social…
And it’s just so easy to get sucked in and get addicted to it and spend more time on it than we want to. So on this one, Lindsay is sharing some important facts about social media and lots of tips for how to use social media in the most healthy way.
Lindsay starts with some facts:
📲 We spend 3 hours per day on social media.
📲 3 billion people are on social media.
📲 210 million people are said to have social media addictions
📲 Facebook has 1.4 billion active users daily
📲 50% of people driving look at social media while driving
Some tips covered:
☀️ don't do it first thing in the morning
☀️ realize you’re seeing the best part of peoples’s lives
☀️ do it as your entertainment / relaxation
☀️ use time blocking
☀️ set timer if you need to
☀️ remove notifications
☀️ if you post for business - setup ahead of time so it doesnt bring you to the app for long periods of time
☀️ don't let trolls affect you - go into it knowing that by putting yourself out there you will get negativity
☀️ don't post in real time
☀️ don't even click on it when you’re spending time with ones you love- for me its about not starting - resist - so you dont get sucked in
Things to be mindful of:
❤️ be mindful of how its affecting you
❤️ don't go on during bad days
❤️ put your mental health first
❤️ stop comparing yourself to others- use it as inspiration
❤️ make sure for the most part its enhancing your life - connecting you with friends, inpsiring and new ideas!
Social media can bring so much joy to our lives… we just have to be smart about it!
CHEERS and see you on social!❤️❤️