Interesting people, interesting conversations. Hosted by best friends and business-minded creatives, Meg & Brea, Thought Sauce Podcast will bring you weekly unfiltered conversations with interesting people. We’ll be chatting about entrepreneurship, wellness, beauty, art, culture, relationships, parenting, law, fashion, blogging, and more! There’s no topic off-limits. Grab a drink and enjoy the banter!
2020 *Holiday* Episode!
We're baaack! As a holiday gift to our listeners, we decided to (finally) release a new episode. You'll get an update on the podcast, what we've been up to this year, our highs and lows from 2020, and what we are looking forward to most in the New Year. Although I don't think this past year went as anyone expected, you'll hear how we've made the most of it and all the GOOD that actually came out of this challenging year. Happy Holidays!! -Meg & Brea
Luxury Event Designer, Laura Ritchie, reveals common mistakes brides make & takes us through her decade-long career in luxury event planning.
Laura Ritchie, a luxury event designer in the Washington D.C. area, takes us on her journey from working in fashion and catering to owning her company, Grit & Grace, Inc., for the last ten years. She captures her clients true individuality and brings it alive through experiences by designing and producing unbelievable weddings and events that have been featured on the pages and sites of Martha Stewart Weddings and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few.
She also reveals the biggest mistakes brides make when planning their weddings, what her very first question is, and the process she goes through with clients from the initial inquiry to final event. Laura also gives us insight to the DC wedding industry and the supportive community they have created.
You can find Laura online at http://gritandgraceinc.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gritandgraceinc/.
Trademark Attorney & YouTuber, Tayo Adeyiga, shares the biggest mistakes people make when filing for a trademarks and the hole she saw in the clean beauty market for people with her skin color.
Tayo Adeyiga is a full-time Intellectual Property Lawyer specializing in trademarks. She tells us about her journey from starting as a criminal prosecutor in Houston, Texas, where the environment was high-stress, to where she is now in a more laid-back area of law — trademarks in Washington DC.
For anyone looking to file for a trademark — listen up! Tayo shares the top three mistakes people make when they file for a trademark.
In addition to law, Tayo is passionate about clean beauty and luxury fashion. She saw a huge hole in the market for clean beauty on her skin color which inspired her to start her YouTube channel.
Follow Tayo on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7WqEym_LZpwUn021JItKA and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tayo.adeyiga/
Marriage: Meg & Brea share how they met their husbands and what’s attributed to them staying married for 15 years.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Meg and Brea share lots of details about their marriages. They both talk about whether or not they regret getting married so young and what it was like transitioning to married life straight out of college.
They openly discuss what’s been important to keeping their marriages alive, communication styles, dealing with conflict, forgiveness and more! Relationships are not easy, and they share what they’ve learned over the past 15+ years and how marriage counseling has helped along the way.
Orie Agbaji, on going from being a star athlete in high school to playing volleyball at the University of Texas, her college experience, overcoming adversity and why parents need to chill about youth sports.
Orie Agbaji was a bit of a local high school celebrity, being awarded the best high school volleyball player in Kansas City and a 2016 Under Armour First Team All-American. After high school she went off to attend the best volleyball college in the country, the University of Texas. While there, things didn’t quite go as she expected. Orie shares with us the difference between high school and college sports, how she overcame adversity, and how her faith played a big part in her growing through a tough experience.
As the child of two college basketball players, Orie shares what her parents did to foster her and her brother’s love for sports. (Her brother, Ochai Agbaji, is currently a starting guard for the Kansas Jayhawks). You may be surprised to know that she loved to dance as a kid and didn’t start playing volleyball until 7th grade. We talk about how crazy people are about youth sports, and how doing too much too soon can take the fun out of it. If you have kids in youth sports or activities, listen up!
Orie is a college senior, so it was also interesting to hear the perspective of someone just leaving school and starting her career. Orie shares what’s up next for her, why she wants to work in social media management and gives some parting words of advice for anyone heading off to play college sports.
You can find Orie on Instagram at: @originallyorie
Productivity & Organization Tips: How to stay on task and make the most of your time.
In this episode, Meg and Brea talk about what they do to stay productive and make the most of their time, in an effort to reach their goals. They talk about the importance of sleep and setting yourself up for success each day. They both agree that you are in control of how you spend your time, and you have to decide to make choices that will lead toward productivity and ultimately achieving your goals. As entrepreneurs with flexible schedules, they have to be intentional about staying on task and have, consequently, learned how to maximize their productivity. Meg shares a bunch of great resources for learning more about productivity.
Productivity & Organization Books Meg Recommends:
The Rhythm of Life
The ONE Thing
The Obstacle is the Way
The Creative Habit
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k
The Power of Habit
Manage Your Day-To-Day
Do The Work
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Organizing for the Creative Person
Haven't read but heard good things:
Stillness Is the Key
These girls are so real and when I tune in, it’s like I’m having a chat with my best girlfriends! I have followed Meg since the Mimi & Meg days and it has been so fun to “grow up” with her! The marriage, goals, and elections attorney episodes have been my favorite! Keep it up gals, I will be listening every week!
Great content, inspirational, and fun!
It’s hard to find good content from our generation that isn’t focused on materialism. Love the conversations, practical tips, fun and inspiration from two women who are driven and always trying to grow but are totally down to earth. So glad I came across Meg when I moved to DC two years ago and will continue to follow her and now Brea when we move back home to Chicago this year.
Love this Podcast!!
I love the authentic banter these two amazing women bring to the table each week! Thought-provoking topics mixed in with fun and recommendations. Great start to my week!! Highly recommend adding this one to your Monday playlist :-)