25 episodes

Our podcast series FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE is both inspired and created from my successful WOMEN CREATE magazines. These women consist of artists, foodies, entrepreneurs, and creators of the unusual and the exceptional. Their personal stores are filled with triumph, perseverance, inspiration, and a love and commitment to community.
To share their stories join our fellow travelers, your kindred spirits, your very best friends, your new friends, and your yet unknown friends each week on our new podcast series: FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE.

From My Kitchen Table with Jo Packham Jo Packham

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    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Our podcast series FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE is both inspired and created from my successful WOMEN CREATE magazines. These women consist of artists, foodies, entrepreneurs, and creators of the unusual and the exceptional. Their personal stores are filled with triumph, perseverance, inspiration, and a love and commitment to community.
To share their stories join our fellow travelers, your kindred spirits, your very best friends, your new friends, and your yet unknown friends each week on our new podcast series: FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE.

    Ep. 29: Behind the Ever-changing Vintage Scene with Ki Nassauer

    Ep. 29: Behind the Ever-changing Vintage Scene with Ki Nassauer

    In this episode of FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, Ki Nassauer, dubbed the “Martha Stewart of vintage” in media coverage from varied sources such as the Wall Street Journal, NBC’s “Today,” and HGTV, joins Jo Packham for a discussion on the ever-changing vintage scene and her journey as a vintage entrepreneur.
    She has gained a loyal and engaged audience, with nearly 220,000 followers on social media. Ki has crafted a career from vintage since 1999, scouring antiques shops, flea markets, salvage yards and the occasional street-side pile of castoffs for objects to create decor that is functional, beautiful and unique.
    One of Ki’s joys is connecting with a vast national network of vintage and antique aficionados — dealers, artisans and individuals who simply love vintage and repurposing. She was able to nurture and broaden that connection in her nine years as editor of Flea Market Style magazine. In 2006, Ki founded the vintage shopping extravaganza, Junk Bonanza, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Junk Bonanza showcases hand-picked wares from dealers nationwide and attracts 15,000 attendees.
    As the creator of Lived-In Style online magazine, Ki continues to share her passion for all things old and authentic while chronicling the beauty and utility of the vintage-inspired life. Ki is currently working on her new book for Ryland, Peters & Small / CICO, which will be available Spring 2023.Born and raised in Minnesota and now living in Los Angeles, Ki is a proud mother and friend to her two grown children, with whom she enjoys touring neighboring vineyards and chowing down at local restaurants. She is thrilled to be “Kiki” to three grandchildren.

    Learn more about Ki Nassauer:
     
    Lived-In Style online magazine
     
    Lived-In Style Instagram
     
    Lived-In Style Facebook
     
    Ki Nassauer Website
     

    • 52 min
    Ep. 28: Having a Vision with the Reality of Being the CEO with Wendy Batten

    Ep. 28: Having a Vision with the Reality of Being the CEO with Wendy Batten

    In this episode of FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, Jo Packham invites Wendy Batten to discuss the art of balancing being a creative — and having a vision and dreams — with the reality of being a CEO and all the “unsexy and unfun parts” that come with that role. As a business coach and creative herself, she understands what it takes to turn a hobby and passion into a thriving business.
    Wendy Batten is on a mission to improve the lives of creative shop owners across the globe. Wendy works with established independent brick and mortars who have big hearts and passion for what they do and want to elevate their skills and reclaim their dreams, profits, and passion. She brings a collected mix of experience to the table, including decades of being in the self-employed trenches, learning the hard way how to run a business, she’s since sold 2 successful companies, franchised one, and co-founded a 3rd with her husband; has extensive leadership and customer experience and has worked with industry leaders as the primary educator and on their business teams.
    Along the way…she realized helping other see what’s possible for them and thrives in her role as their guide - giving them the tools, resources and map along with a big dose of cheerleading. She became the coach she wished she’d had. 
    Learn more about Wendy Batten:
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Join The Retailer's Inner Circle - Wendy's popular monthly creative shop owners group

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 27: Elevating Your Artistic Journey with Kelly Rae Roberts

    Ep. 27: Elevating Your Artistic Journey with Kelly Rae Roberts

    In this episode of FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, Jo Packham and Kelly Rae Roberts join together to discuss elevating your artistic journey and taking what life brings you and running with it!
    Kelly Rae is an artist, author, guide, and former social worker. She is obsessed with possibility (a Possibilitarian!). She is passionate aboutcreating art that uplifts, encourages, and inspires. I also love helping women nourish their souls and unleash their joy through creativity and self-kindness. As a seasoned entrepreneur, one of Kelly Rae's favorite things to do is radiate possibility with other creative entrepreneurs, mentoring them toward all that is calling. Along the way, Kelly Rae has created several well-loved e-courses and retreats, sharing all that she has learned by crafting a creative life and running a profitable art business.
    Learn more about Kelly Rae:
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    Website

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 26: Live Bold and Let Inspiration BLOOM with Monica Michelle

    Ep. 26: Live Bold and Let Inspiration BLOOM with Monica Michelle

     
    In this episode of FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, Monica Michelle, the founder and CEO of BloomTV, joins Jo Packham to discuss "living bold" and letting your big ideas bloom into reality. Monica has a background in digital marketing and entrepreneurship, and has a special passion for bringing beauty to the planet. She is on a mission to help build connections between people, and to the planet, through innovative ideas and initiatives that combine technology with education.

    Learn more about Monica Michelle and BloomTV:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 25: Embracing Every Moment of Studio Time with Leslie Tucker Jenison

    Ep. 25: Embracing Every Moment of Studio Time with Leslie Tucker Jenison

     
    In this episode of FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, Leslie Tucker Jenison joins Jo Packham on the mic. The two discuss Leslie's variety of different careers that finally led her down a path of being able to fully embrace a studio practice and her work with surface design on cloth.
    Leslie is an artist who makes contemporary quilts. Surface design using dye and paint are integral components of her work and photography frequently informs her designs, literally or by way of inspiration. She has been a guest on numerous television and online shows. Leslie’s work has been the recipient of numerous awards and featured in magazines and books. Her work has been shown internationally and is part of corporate and private collections and she is a fabric designer for WishWell, a division of Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Outside of her studio, Leslie loves to travel, cook, garden, and paint, and she has recently become a novice beekeeper Living in both San Antonio and a ranch in the southern foot of the Hill Country, she is a happy member of a rather eccentric family of artists and nerds. What could be better?!
    Learn more about Leslie Tucker Jenison:
    Website
    Instagram

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 24: Finding Inspiration To Reinvigorate Life with Krifka Steffey

    Ep. 24: Finding Inspiration To Reinvigorate Life with Krifka Steffey

    In this episode of From My Kitchen Table, Jo Packham and Krifka Steffey, the director of merchandise at Barnes & Noble, join forces to discuss finding inspiration and ways to invigorate your every life! Krifka explains how she looks for influence and vision in her day-to-day life, and provides resources and suggestions for those looking to get started in the world of magazines.
    As Director of Merchandise at Barnes & Noble, Krifka has direct responsibility for all things related to the Barnes & Noble Newsstand and the Entertainment businesses. This includes buying activities such as determining what magazines and vinyl will be carried at the over 600 retail locations and creating and developing new products. The Newsstand department has even dabbled a bit in the creation of their own products including a 3-part series called “For the Love of Paper” which just reached over $1m in sales in partnership with Sterling Publishing (now known as Union Square & Co.), as well as a brand new magazine with A360 media called “The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl”.
    Learn more about Krifka Steffey and Barnes & Noble:
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    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    TikTok

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

BEC111333777 ,

The joy of creative inspiration

Jo Packham is a delightful host! She is authentic, humble, funny, so kind .. a delight!! Her guests share beautiful journeys of creative living. It is a joy to join in these conversations as if having coffee or tea with them at her kitchen table. Each episode is inspiring and up lifting. Thanks Jo for sharing your guests, along with yourself, with all of us .. it’s always a joy to find a new episode to listen in with!

Rmutts ,

So inspiring!

I absolutely loved this episode with Seth. I had to listen it in sections because there was so much to digest. He is everything I aspire to be in my art practice, and as a teacher to my students. Thank you so much Jo for hosting such a fabulously inspiring podcast!

Queen Anne's Lace ,

Episode 19

I enjoy all the episodes but especially enjoyed listening to this one. Thank you for your tender heart and for the genuine affection you have for all the artists you interview. It was so nice to meet Seth and I enjoyed his refreshing outlook and honesty. Bless you.

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