That is our final episode of 2021, and we’re recapping all of our favourite issues from the yr. We’re additionally sharing our first picks for our new ebook membership that will probably be beginning within the new yr!

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Elsie’s favourite TV exhibits: Succession, Higher Name Saul, and The Handmaid’s Story

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Elsie’s proudest achievement: serving to Jeremy begin his enterprise, Teletone Audio

Thanks SO a lot to your assist this yr and making the podcast such a particular house for us to share and study. We love you! Elsie + Emma

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess podcast. That is our remaining episode of 2021 and we’re spending all of it recapping our favourite issues from the yr. We’re additionally going to share our first 4 picks for our new ebook membership, which is able to kick off after the brand new yr. So that you’ll have time to select up a few of these books and get a head begin studying if you wish to be part of alongside. Okay, let’s bounce in. I’m actually joyful that we’re actually doing the ebook membership. That’s one in every of my joyful issues for the season. I hope that everybody’s excited. We’ll reserve it for the tip however we picked, I believe, a reasonably cool number of books. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe it’s gonna be a enjoyable combine and it’s gonna be low-key, however we’re gonna get some books learn and it’s gonna be superior. 

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so we do that episode yearly, better of the yr. We’re going to share a few of our private favorites. Then in the direction of the tip, we’ll share the preferred weblog posts of the yr and the preferred podcasts of the yr, which is at all times enjoyable and stunning. Effectively, a few of it’s not stunning, truly. Emma’s oatmeal. 

Emma: Oh, she spoiled it. 

Elsie: Spoiled it. You guys find out about that oatmeal cash, proper? 

Emma: Yeah, they find out about oatmeal cash. 

Elsie: Okay, so I made some floor guidelines for this as a result of, , we’re sort of like huge on our disclaimers and our run alongside sentences and what’s the opposite factor, add ons, add ons, plenty of add ons. So for these, you get one or two free passes to say a bunch of additional issues however for many of them, you do have to actually decide one favourite factor. I believe that’s a superb rule as a result of our suggestions do imply extra once we decide the one . 

Emma: First up, what was your and I’ll do mine too. What was your favourite A Stunning Mess weblog put up from the yr? 

Elsie: Okay, nicely, I picked one in every of my very own weblog posts. I don’t know if we had been I meant it as like, 

Emma: Sure, that’s what I assumed you meant. 

Elsie: What was your favourite one that you just wrote? 

Emma: Proper, sure. 

Elsie: Okay. I believe my favourite one was my workplace tour. It’s known as Elsie’s workplace tour. By the way in which, we’re going to hyperlink to each single one in every of these items within the present notes so it’s gonna be like a mega present week. So don’t even fear about it when you want a hyperlink, simply head to and it’ll all be there. Anyway, I picked my workplace tour. The rationale why is as a result of it made the largest distinction in my high quality of life. It’s also the primary room that I felt was actually completed in the home. Throughout a yr when mainly nothing was completed, it was form of like this one lovely Residence Alone feeling room. What was your favourite weblog put up of the yr?

Emma: I do loads of meals running a blog, however I appeared by way of my archives, and I went with one thing totally different. My favourite of the yr was my nursery tour as a result of…

Elsie: Oh, I like that. 

Emma: Yeah, I put it collectively earlier than my son was born and it’s additionally only a room in our home that’s very colourful. The wallpaper I put in there may be very colourful and he loves it. He likes to stare at his wallpaper. So I’m so joyful about that. It’s only a room that I’m in on a regular basis, clearly, like within the morning once we’re taking part in earlier than daycare or on the weekends. We’re simply within the room rather a lot so it’s like, I don’t know, only a house that I used to be like, oh, I believe I’ve to select that because the weblog put up from the yr for me.

Elsie: I adore it. I imply, that was undoubtedly one in every of my favorites from the yr too. I’m joyful that I really feel such as you’re changing into a wallpaper individual. Which is my dream. 

Emma: I like wallpaper. I don’t know if I ever going to be on the extent of you with it. 

Elsie: Nobody is however that’s okay. 

Emma: Yeah, okay, so subsequent up what was your favourite podcast episode from the yr, A Stunning Mess podcast, we’re gonna speak about different podcasts however what are your favourite A Stunning Mess podcasts from the yr?

Elsie: My favourite podcast of the yr is quantity 96, The best way to Nancy Meyers your own home and that was one when you had been off on maternity go away. I did it with Keeley. The rationale why it’s my favourite is as a result of initially, I did watch each film to arrange for it. So it was probably the most prep I ever did for an episode for positive as a result of each Nancy Meyers film is loads of motion pictures like 10 motion pictures are so. The opposite purpose is simply because I do really feel prefer it gave these sensible easy ideas, like having the croissant, what do you name it? 

Emma: The cake stand. 

Elsie: Yeah, the cake stand in your kitchen. Every week you refill the croissants, like simply these little, like every week you purchase the hydrangeas, little issues that you are able to do to realize this Nancy Meyers cozy feeling that all of us crave. In order that’s why I’m happy with it and it was simply enjoyable and it was totally different. It was, , loads of our episodes had been responding to one thing or we’re filling in on one thing. This one was form of like, it form of had analysis, which may be very totally different for us in order that’s enjoyable. 

Emma: Good. Mine was additionally one the place I used to be on maternity go away it’s episode, I imagine it’s 108. 

Elsie: You picked one in every of my episodes? Yeah, that’s so candy. Which one is it? 

Emma: I imply, as a lot as I like to take heed to myself discuss, I like this episode with you and mother, about elevating artistic kiddos. That one’s my favourite for the yr. Okay, what’s the smartest thing that you just purchased for your own home? 

Elsie: Okay, I’m gonna need to go together with, I purchased a Serena and Lily entryway desk that I agonized over. Really, I had first ordered one other desk to go there. Then I noticed that desk would work in my workplace and I form of had a second probability as a result of I used to be about to purchase a TV desk for my workplace after which I noticed, okay, I’m gonna transfer that one upstairs as a result of it wasn’t fairly proper, Then I splurged on the Serena and Lily one and that you just higher imagine I discovered a solution to double the coupons and all of that. It’s simply wonderful. Generally whenever you simply take into consideration one thing for therefore lengthy and agonize over it, it does imply extra. So I believe that that’s why as a result of it undoubtedly was not an impulse buy. Yeah, what was yours? 

Emma: Two phrases. Hidden trash. 

Elsie: Emma, it’s just like the factor to procure. It’s not like a renovation, it’s the factor to procure, a factor to procure.

Emma: I purchased a cupboard or purchased a cupboard and it has a rollout hidden trash. It’s nice. I believe that’s going to be the identify of my memoir, hidden trash. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s a horrible memoir identify but it surely’s humorous. It’s an inside joke.

Emma: Yeah, it’s humorous. 

Elsie: I truly suppose okay, if I can go on my tangent. Now, my one tangent go, I’m gonna money it in. I’ve been eager to make these little stickers for Instagram, the gifs only for our podcast inside jokes. So perhaps it will encourage me to actually end that and actually do it. But when I do, I’ll undoubtedly make you a hidden trash one. 

Emma: Please do. Hidden trash after which additionally oatmeal cash. That’s received to be one. 

Elsie: Oatmeal cash. Oh my gosh. Okay. You actually don’t have the rest that you just purchased for your own home this yr? You actually don’t? 

Emma: Ah, no, no, that’s what I wrote down, hidden trash. You stated one factor so right here I’m.

Elsie: That’s positive. That’s cool. It was laborious for me. That was in all probability the toughest one as a result of I purchased loads of issues for my home final yr. Okay, what’s the following factor? 

Emma: Okay, subsequent is high magnificence merchandise you tried and beloved this yr.

Elsie: Okay, so this one was a little bit difficult for me as a result of I didn’t combine up my magnificence routine very a lot in any respect final yr. I attempted like two new issues the entire yr. I largely stayed true to my faithfuls, which isn’t a foul factor. However the factor that I added and I went actually laborious for it’s the Laneige Lip Masks. So each blogger talks about it. It’s sort of like Form Tape. Each blogger talks about it in any respect moments and everybody says that is the best lip masks of all time. It’s the one which’s within the little pot.

Emma: I’ve one by my mattress. 

Elsie: Oh, you do? Good. Yeah, the traditional scent or taste is my favourite. I don’t know if it has a label but it surely simply tastes sort of frivolously fruity. I just like the traditional ones and I just like the peppermint one which is a vacation one. I’ll hyperlink to them however I truthfully have like six of them. It’s like in my purse, in my toilet self-importance, by my mattress, in my workplace, I believe within the automobile would in all probability be a good suggestion. Principally all over the place that you’re, there’s a lip masks and it truly is my favourite factor of the yr. 

Emma: See and I might say that proper there is without doubt one of the essential variations between me and also you as a result of I assumed I used to be fancy. I purchased that, I noticed you speaking about it, I purchased it put it up on my mattress and I used to be like man, I’ve a lip masks that I placed on each evening. In the meantime, your recommendation I’ve one in my workplace, I’ve one in my bed room, I’ve one within the kitchen, get one to your automobile. I’m identical to what? 

Elsie: That does summarize the distinction between me and also you. I simply go too laborious for every thing. 

Emma: You do. You actually hit it and in the meantime, I believe that I’ve completed the factor, after which it’s like oh, she’s doing it 5 occasions. 

Elsie: I imply, individuals like typically go away me in feedback about how I’m extreme and that’s why as a result of I’m so. 

Emma: Effectively not proper now since you’re doing the kindness problem. Oh, I didn’t say mine. Okay, so mine will not be an merchandise. I sort of broke the rule, however I nonetheless caught with one factor. 

Elsie: D*mn it, Emma,  you possibly can’t hold doing this. Hidden trash will not be a factor to procure for your own home by the way in which. 

Emma: I can hold doing this. 

Elsie: Go forward. Are you gonna say a therapy? 

Emma: Sure. 

Elsie: That isn’t a magnificence merchandise in any respect go forward. 

Emma: However it’s about magnificence and I spent cash on it. Effectively, I wrote a weblog put up about it, however my vascular laser therapy. After I was pregnant, I received these damaged capillaries on my face and it was driving me nuts. I’ve a particular concealer that I used to be utilizing as a result of it was identical to this vibrant crimson in the midst of my brow. So I did some analysis and I discovered this therapy and I discovered someplace on the town to do it. I went and received it completed and I beloved it. I wrote a weblog put up about it. The top.

Elsie: Yeah, I imply, it’s like a contemporary miracle. I like magnificence therapies. It’s all nice, however it isn’t a magnificence merchandise. So do you could have a magnificence merchandise additionally? 

Emma: No, as a result of I solely wrote down one factor since you stated we will solely have one. So there you could have it. 

Elsie: Okay, my favourite TV present of the yr is the following one. It is a huge query. 

Emma: Okay, this one I wrote down two.

Elsie: That is the place I may go off the rails. Okay, go forward.

Emma: This and the flicks I wrote down two so these are the one ones I’m breaking the rule in. Mine are very random, however for me, it’s Ted lasso and Cobra Kai.

Elsie: Oh, that’s cute. These are like sort of candy exhibits, proper?

Emma: Yeah. Type of candy. Type of humorous. I don’t know in the event that they’re each comedies. Ted lassos is unquestionably a comedy, however I believe Cobra Kai is a comedy. Additionally, it has touching elements. It’s sort of like, what would you name the OC? Like a nighttime cleaning soap opera? It’s like a little bit little bit of that too, what I imply?

Elsie: I might name it a TV present from a unique time. 

Emma: Okay, nicely, there you could have it. 

Elsie: So yeah, I imply, I see that like. She likes her positivity. 

Emma: I do. 

Elsie: I’m going within the different path. So my favourite present of the yr by far is Succession as a result of it’s the biggest present. I imply, it’s undoubtedly the best present that’s airing proper at this second. Our different favourite present, however didn’t have a season this yr, is Higher Name Saul. You recognize, I like The Handmaid’s Story, it’s like my responsible pleasure. Nevertheless it’s taken rather a lot out of me. 

Emma: You simply listed three. Considered one of them didn’t have a brand new season.

Elsie: Okay, let me simply speak about Succession solely. I like TV. I simply love TV so I’m utilizing one in every of my passes. Anyway, Succession, lots of people suppose it’s too crass perhaps or too miserable. All of the characters are quote-unquote dangerous. That makes individuals not take pleasure in it however I adore it. I adore it a lot. I discover it hilarious and typically heartwarming, and really, very unhappy. Very, very unhappy, nice vary of emotions. I just like the thoughts recreation of a present about billionaires as a result of billionaires are very totally different from millionaires. Lots of people don’t notice how totally different and I believe that this present actually highlights these issues however I adore it. So I’m positive most individuals are in all probability already watching it in the event that they’re . That’s my primary. All proper. What’s subsequent? 

Emma: Subsequent up is favourite album of the yr. I’m wondering if we’re gonna say the identical one. I’ve a sense we’re. 

Elsie: Actually okay. Are you gonna say Montero? 

Emma: No. 

Elsie: Oh, nicely. Did you not know I used to be gonna say Montero?

Emma: No, I didn’t. 

Elsie: I speak about it like every single day. Okay. What’s yours? You go first. 

Emma: Okay. What’s Montero? 

Elsie: It’s the Little Nas X file. 

Emma: Ah, okay. Yeah, I assume I may have guessed you had been gonna say that. No, I used to be gonna say, which is a good album, however I used to be going to say Kacey Musgraves Star-Cross. 

Elsie: Oh, okay. So inform us your Star-Crossed overview. 

Emma: I believe it’s nice. It’s very, as Kacey Musgraves is, very simple listening. A whole lot of it’s sort of slower however nonetheless a little bit dancey. So I like that vibe.

Elsie: Good. Yeah, I undoubtedly listened to it on the primary day it got here out. Okay, so I picked Montero and it’s undoubtedly my favourite file of the yr. So Emma is aware of and I believe that I’ve surprisingly, probably not talked about my Frank Ocean factor on this podcast earlier than. I don’t actually speak about music a lot on right here. Simply to fill everybody in, I’ve a really, very small musical spectrum. Principally for the previous, I don’t know, seven years or six years, I solely can take heed to outdated music. I actually like Elton John, Nancy Sinatra, , that kind of period. I solely take heed to outdated music and Frank Ocean and nothing else actually penetrated for all that point. Possibly I shouldn’t have used the phrase penetrated, however nothing else actually received into the groove. So anyway, enter Montero and I used to be like for one second like Frank Ocean who? So wonderful. I adore it. I take heed to it on a regular basis. After I’m portray, identical to on a regular basis. It’s nice bike music, too. Clearly, the movies are wonderful and his style is every thing. However yeah, I actually just like the file. It goes in loads of totally different instructions. If you happen to haven’t listened to it, let me simply put a little bit teaser on the market. It has a tune in it that jogs my memory of the Postal Service. It goes in loads of totally different instructions that you just don’t anticipate it to go in. It’s actually, actually significant to me. I adore it. One of many songs got here alongside on the time once we talked about in a earlier episode once we had a member of the family go from suicide. His tune, Solar Goes Down, got here out identical to proper at that excellent time and I listened to all of it summer time. So anyway, it was only a particular album this yr.  

Emma: I adore it. No, I like the fervour. 

Elsie: Hopefully I’ll get to go to a present or one thing finally as a result of. like I stated earlier than, my Spectrum is so small I don’t have loads of like, and Frank Ocean doesn’t carry out, so loads of alternatives to see my favourite artist taking part in a file that’s at the moment proper now. So that is very cool for me. 

Emma: I adore it. A favourite podcast you take heed to this yr, clearly not ours, clearly. 

Elsie: Proper and that wouldn’t be my favourite in any case.  Not as a listener. That might be so bizarre if we listened to it for enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah, it will. 

Elsie: Anyway, so I’m utilizing one other free go on this. So I do need to say our… 

Emma: Maintain up. You’ve used like three passes at this level. 

Elsie: Who’s counting, Emma?

Emma: Effectively, you had been like two passes in the past was like I’m utilizing my final go.

Elsie: Okay, that is my final one. 

Emma: All proper. You simply made a giant deal in regards to the guidelines and now you’re breaking them for nearly each single one. 

Elsie: Okay, okay. Our buddy of the podcast, Ramit Sethi, he launched a podcast this yr and it’s known as I Will Train You To Be Wealthy podcast. I listened to it over the weekend. It’s actually, actually good. It’s actually fascinating and peculiar as a result of it’s married individuals speaking about their cash issues to him and so they go actually deep. They’re actually trustworthy, which I’m amazed how a lot he one way or the other will get individuals to open up and really feel snug is wonderful. That’s not even the one I’m selecting. That’s simply my point out, but it surely’s so good I needed to point out it. Then I even have to say, the Sharon Mentioned So podcast. To start with, I don’t know if I’ve ever stated that I went on there as a visitor one time however there may be someplace in there an episode the place I’m a visitor. That was enjoyable. Anyway, the Sharon Mentioned So the podcast is so nice as a result of I simply love every thing about Sharon. She’s like actually, actually helped me to develop in instructions that I needed to develop in on the proper time. It feels actually, actually good to study, to study with out an expectation. It’s not about being proper or it’s not about proving something. It’s simply studying loads of the time and I like that. Then I additionally will point out My Woo Woo Greatest Buddy. So I did that, that visitor episode not too long ago, however that’s such a superb podcast too. I’m in my woo woo section absolutely now for the primary time in my entire life. I’ve by no means even been into woo-woo stuff ever till this yr. Emma’s astrologer girl snapped me into it hardcore. So anyway, with all that stated, I needed to point out our mates’ podcast as a result of they’re all so good.

Emma: I take heed to all three of these podcasts. I’m subscribed and I see their new episodes pop up and they’re all superior. I agree. However I caught to the foundations and solely picked one so let’s go forward and listen to. 

Elsie: Yeah, I imply, I solely picked one too, that is the one. Okay, so I caught to the foundations too. 

Emma: Wow. Okay. 

Elsie: Okay. I’m going with my coronary heart on this however have you ever ever listened to the podcast Spooked? 

Emma: No. 

Elsie: It’s a ghost story podcast. I listened to it for an entire day once we had been driving to Missouri not too long ago with Jeremy as a result of I’m actually into that Polaroid ghost story so these individuals had been on there. They don’t do very many interviews anymore. They’re not actively into their ghost story interviewing as a lot. Anyway, so it’s like, when you by no means need Halloween to finish, which I don’t, then you possibly can simply take heed to Spooked all yr spherical. A few of the tales are higher than others, after all, as a result of that’s how ghost tales are. I discovered some actually good bangers on there. I simply needed to say it as a result of I just about know for positive that you just weren’t gonna say it, and that lots of people haven’t heard of it. There’s additionally a couple of podcast known as Spooked, which is absolutely annoying. So I’ll hyperlink within the present notes, the proper one. I’ll even hyperlink to the ghost Polaroid episode so that everybody can discover that as a result of it’s an incredible story. So yeah, my podcast present obsession is Spooked. What’s yours?

Emma: I like ghost tales. I’m gonna take heed to that. I hadn’t heard of it truly. Mine is a brand new podcast that got here out this yr. It’s known as Crushing. It’s Crushing with Abby O. Abby is a lash artist, additionally sort of a health influencer. She does loads of tales from on-line courting, and identical to courting life tales. Additionally, the podcast is sort of like self-empowerment and totally different matters like that. It’s actually a little bit bit eclectic but it surely does all match collectively. It’s actually enjoyable. She not too long ago did a dwell taping in Springfield, Missouri and I went to it, it was superior.

Elsie: Good. Okay, nicely, we’ll hyperlink to all of these. I believe that it’s good to have quite a lot of podcasts that you just’re listening to. I didn’t even point out The Workplace Girls however now I simply did. 

Emma: Subsequent up is favourite ebook that you just learn or take heed to. I broke the rule on this one, too however I solely went with two fiction. I didn’t do any nonfiction as a result of we sort of do our ebook report episodes and I assumed, nicely, I’ll simply go away that there and I’ll simply do two fiction reads.

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like I’ve talked about loads of the books that I used to be actually into this yr already so I picked a ebook that I haven’t talked about but. 

Emma: Effectively, I’ll say my two fiction picks. One I learn this summer time, it’s known as Yoke, like an egg yolk. I like this writer, she has two different books out and this was her third. It’s actually, actually, actually enjoyable. It does need to do with, the primary character has an consuming dysfunction so only a heads up on that. It’s so insightful. It’s so humorous. It’s about two sisters residing in New York and I beloved it. I like the entire books by that writer so I’ll hyperlink these. Then the opposite one is one other writer I like and it’s his second ebook. It’s known as The Lager Queen of Minnesota. His different ebook known as Nice Keepers of the Midwest. Each his books are very Midwest and I’m from the Midwest, and I don’t know, however I like his character growth. He writes loads of very fascinating feminine characters, simply very quirky. It additionally tends to be rather a lot about meals or like making some sort of meals. This ebook had rather a lot to do with brewing beer in order that’s like, sort of options into the story. So anyway, it’s actually good. Love them. These are my two fiction picks. How about you?

Elsie: Good. I’ve by no means heard of both a type of. So the ebook I’m studying proper now that I’m actually having fun with, it’s a nonfiction ebook. It’s a mindset factor. It’s known as the Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. It’s undoubtedly like one thing, I’m gonna need to take heed to it a strong twice, to completely perceive every thing. I’ve by no means been taught any of these items earlier than. What I’m getting from thus far is mainly that the voice in your head, we consider that’s our interior voice and also you belief it, however perhaps you shouldn’t belief it. Possibly you shouldn’t consider it as your interior voice. Possibly in some methods, you need to query it and reject it and attempt to silence it, as a result of it may be actually unhelpful. Anyway, it’s a very, actually, actually nice ebook and really, I needed to place it within the ebook membership, perhaps we are going to in a future season. For me, it’s rather a lot like simply absorbing it and placing it into like, as a result of every thing that I’m studying I wish to put into apply. It’s gonna take some time, however , no matter. I like the problem. It’s undoubtedly enjoyable to study one thing that you just’ve by no means heard earlier than. I like that feeling. 

Emma: No, I like that. That’s superior. That feels like a very good ebook. I’m into it. Okay. one thing lighter favourite style development for the yr. 

Elsie: Okay, can I’m going first? Okay, I’m so joyful that huge collars are again in model. The Peter Pan collars, some individuals name it just like the Wednesday Addams trying clothes. I like these.

Emma: You’re a huge collar kinda woman. You’re proper.

Elsie: I like them. They had been actually, actually in model a very long time in the past once I first met Jeremy. In fact, like issues are it’s a must to take a break from it. I’m so joyful they’re again, although I used to be actually by no means prepared for that development to go away. I’m so joyful it’s again. I mainly am like stocking my closet with each sort of huge collar factor in case they aren’t in model subsequent yr as a result of I simply wish to put on them on a regular basis and I like them. It looks like part of who I’m. 

Emma: I’m amassing mine as nicely. My favourite development is claw clips, talked about in a earlier episode.

Elsie: You might be amassing these.

Emma: Yeah, I’m into them. It’s my mother hair, is how I describe it as a result of I can pin it again so Oscar doesn’t pull it. I’ve gotten now to a degree the place I’ve so many claw clips, I want to determine a solution to set up them in my toilet so I can see the entire colours and designs that I’ve. After I began I used to be like, oh, I had like two or three and I simply hold shopping for new ones each few months have like increasingly. So I in all probability am as much as like virtually 10 now.

Elsie: That’s superior. Effectively, you need to take an image for the present notes and hyperlink a few of them. That’s enjoyable.

Emma: This subsequent one, one thing you tried for the primary time that modified your life this yr? Kinda open-ended. Yeah, I used to be like Whoo.

Elsie: It’s a giant one. Okay, you go first. 

Emma: Effectively, so I used to be actually eager about this one as a result of I used to be like, that is an fascinating, open-ended query. The factor that I simply saved coming again to was changing into a mother as a result of that was simply such a giant a part of my yr this yr. My son was born on June 2 and clearly, that modified my life.

Elsie: That’s actually candy. I truly felt such as you had been gonna say that. It’s one thing that you just tried for the primary time. 

Emma: Yeah, it technically matches the query. 

Elsie: It does technically match the query. Mine may be very totally different. I like being a mother too, however mine is manifesting. It’s actual. It really works and it’s so cool. I’m going to hyperlink to Andi’s manifesting information once more I linked to it when We did our episode collectively however I’m going to hyperlink to it another time if you need like a 101. I assumed it was actually good and actually useful and it offers you a step-by-step, which I believe may be very useful for the primary time. I’m having a woo-woo section and it’s a lot enjoyable and so thrilling simply to see the world otherwise. If you happen to would have requested me at the moment final yr, I wouldn’t have had any opinion about manifesting. I might have simply been like, subsequent query. I simply didn’t care about it. It’s not that I didn’t imagine in it. It was like, good for you, not for my kind of factor. Now I’m like, I believe that that is altering my life, and bringing loads of good issues, loads of pleasure/ A whole lot of it’s specializing in gratitude, which is, , it may be a really related factor to how some individuals consider praying and different issues, journaling. That was cool. I really feel very open to new concepts proper now, which feels actually good. I believe that’s the theme of my life is that I simply don’t wish to be closed-minded to something. The subsequent one is favourite film, however I did say doesn’t need to be a film that got here out this yr, it simply must be a film that you just watch this yr, simply because not as many motion pictures are popping out nonetheless due to COVID. I didn’t watch that many motion pictures this previous yr that got here out this yr. However I did watch a film mainly each single week. 

Emma: Effectively, I’ve two and I imagine they each got here out this yr. 

Elsie: Oh, nice. 

Emma: Yeah. So okay, they’re very random, although.  So the primary one is, it’s known as Until Demise. Have you ever heard of it? 

Elsie: No.

Emma: It stars Megan Fox. Principally, she’s in a state of affairs the place she sort of will get trapped, however in a very bizarre manner. The entire film is simply her making an attempt to get out of it. Ah, okay. I wasn’t anticipating to adore it essentially. It was simply one thing random that we noticed was out there and we had been like, okay, nicely watch that, only one random evening. It has actually caught with me. The premise may be very easy but it surely was simply actually good. I believe Megan did an incredible job. There’s different actors within the movie and everybody did an incredible job. She’s actually the star although. The entire thing very a lot revolves round her. It’s a very small story, however they do such an incredible job with it so I beloved it. If you need sort of a gritty thriller, that’s a superb one. In order that was enjoyable.

Elsie: I completely desire a gritty thriller. 

Emma: Then right here’s the blockbuster film that I used to be not anticipating to love, however I assumed was superior. The Suicide Squad, that one from this yr 2021. I believe the title is simply the Suicide Squad. The director is James Gunn. If you happen to’ve seen somebody of the opposite Suicide Squads, and also you didn’t prefer it, I get it however perhaps give this one a attempt.  I really feel like they nailed the vibe. It’s very humorous. It’s additionally surprisingly lovely. There’s these sure struggle scenes and various things that occur within the film that’s simply visually very cool. So there you go. 

Elsie: Okay, mine are so cliche. They’re so cliche, however I like that. The final two years, we’ve been doing all of the traditional horror motion pictures. It began the Halloween earlier than. We’re making an attempt to observe each single 70s, 60s, 80s horror film. Why not? This yr for the primary time I watched the Godfather and we watched the primary two each of them. I beloved them. For the story, I favored the Godfather one. For the elements that I take into consideration, suppose again and bear in mind I favored Godfather two. For the home porn, I favored Godfather two, however I simply didn’t actually love the colours and the set design. It’s identical to the proper 70s like lovely filters. Then the opposite factor, that is so humorous, so finishing our horror film, watching mainly each single horror film, this I don’t suppose I had seen earlier than The Ring. Within the early 2000s, The Ring, identical to probably the most well-known horror film. We watched it final week. It’s such a superb time capsule of that point. I don’t know if it was within the late 90s or the early 2000s however Naomi Watts’ wardrobe is absolutely humorous now, in a great way. It was a superb film. Jeremy stands by it that it’s one of the best horror film from our highschool and school period. I assumed it was actually good as nicely. So these are my bizarre motion pictures I’m selecting and standing by it.

Emma: These are bizarre. Yeah, we received some bizarre pics on that one. Okay, I prefer it. Subsequent one is your proudest achievement from this yr. So I really feel like mine’s in all probability apparent, however I’ve received to say Oscar as a result of that’s identical to what I’m doing this yr. It’s epic and great and rather a lot, very consuming and I like each minute of it. It’s been in all probability one of the best yr of my life. So I like being a mother.

Elsie: Yeah. Being a mother is one of the best. I keep in mind that new mother feeling. It’s like its personal particular yr. So yeah, that’s actually particular. 

Emma: In order that’s mine. Fairly apparent. What was yours? I don’t know what you’re gonna say, so what was your proudest achievement from this yr? 

Elsie: Yeah, mine’s a little bit random. The final like a yr and a half, I spent serving to my husband begin a enterprise on the facet and I’m actually happy with it. It was a giant achievement for us as a result of he spent loads of years form of unfulfilled in his profession. So discovering the precise enterprise thought, after which beginning it, after which making it work, after which constructing it, and identical to all of the steps, I felt like, I received to dwell that new enterprise feeling once more, which it’s been some time for me. We began our companies a very long time in the past. I’m very proud. The primary yr or two of beginning a brand new enterprise, it simply sort of feels prefer it’s like your child or one thing. It’s actually consuming. Then after some time, it turns into a really upkeep section.

Emma: Inform the listeners a little bit bit about, only a small abstract of what his enterprise is. 

Elsie: So his enterprise known as Teletone Audio and it’s a software program firm for producers. So anybody who makes music on their laptop may use his kind of product. It’s digital pianos and different devices that you need to use like a keyboard. Anyway, but it surely’s simply been enjoyable, making him like beginning his social media and the advertising and marketing and the emails and simply all of that has been one thing I’ve simply been doing a little bit bit on the facet. It’s been fulfilling and makes me actually proud. It was additionally identical to a superb bonding expertise for us as a result of we’ve by no means completed enterprise collectively earlier than.

Emma: I like that. That’s superior. Okay, so now we’re going to do the listeners’ favorites, weblog readers’ favorites. So Elsie is aware of the solutions. I don’t and I’m going to guess.

Elsie: Okay, so I do deeply remorse spoiling the primary weblog one, so perhaps we’ll begin there. So the primary weblog put up of our yr was In a single day Baked Oats, Emma’s recipe. 

Emma: No, no, the title is In a single day Baked Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal. 

Elsie: Okay, sorry. So we’ll hyperlink these within the present notes. That was our primary weblog put up of the yr by rather a lot. Emma has talked about it as a result of it was viral and it was sort of like a giant, huge second for oatmeal

Emma: Huge second for oatmeal. I believe that in a single day oatmeal was like trending on Tik Tok or one thing this yr like that was a bit of it or one thing. 

Elsie: Attention-grabbing. Okay, so are you able to guess the quantity two or the quantity three as a result of I solely wrote down the highest three. 

Emma: These are simply weblog posts that had been written this yr, and so they’re on the high three?

Elsie: These are solely counting weblog posts that had been printed in 2021. The highest from that phase. 

Emma: Possibly the no-baked key lime pie. Is that up there? 

Elsie: Nope. 

Emma: Oh, I don’t know then. 

Elsie: Okay, the second hottest put up of the yr is Straightforward Hack to Patch Dry Wall, Laura’s put up. It’s like when you have a drywall, like sort of like a gap in your drywall, simple solution to patch it, which is sensible as a result of it’s helpful. Then the third hottest put up of the yr was one other of yours, No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. They had been sort of like chocolate no-bake cookies, however they had been pumpkin. That is sensible as a result of pumpkin Spice at all times has a second yearly. 

Emma: It does. Okay, nicely, you additionally had the preferred podcast episode of 2021. I don’t know what it was, but it surely did have a guess. 

Elsie: Okay, what’s your guess? 

Emma: I believe that it’s Elsie’s Evangelical Upbringing. That’s my guess. 

Elsie: That’s proper. 

Emma: Sure, I received it! 

Elsie: I believe I in all probability would have guessed it too, simply because I’ve by no means in all my years of every thing, I’ve by no means had that emotional of a response for our readers on something. It was like I shut down and couldn’t even write my mates again by the tip of the day. It was such a supportive, overwhelming sea of various individuals’s tales and experiences. Total, just a few individuals combating it with me, general, very heartwarming, and it was completely price it sharing the story. I do know I didn’t share it completely. Emma’s was additionally it was within the high 5, by the way in which. We all know that we didn’t share them completely. I don’t suppose that you just ever may as a result of when you attempt to inform probably the most one of the crucial traumatic tales of your life, I promise you it’s tougher than you suppose.

Emma: I believe I shared mine completely.

Elsie: It’s actually robust. Oh my god. Okay. However anyway, I’m glad that we put it on the market. It felt prefer it was price it, simply because so many individuals have both been by way of one thing like that, or they’ve a warning that’s useful or helpful for the long run. 

Emma: I believe too, like we sort of view our podcast listeners as like, our actual mates. So far as our viewers goes so we’re simply making an attempt to, , at occasions share one other facet of us. I imply, it’s nonetheless going to be largely vacation decor and the sort of stuff we do on our weblog as a result of we’re probably not all that eager about sharing our private lives over and over and over. However we’re mates so we wish to share some issues right here and there and I believe it’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, so the second most listened to podcasts of the yr was What to Count on When Emma’s Anticipating, which I take credit score for that title. That’s like, a zingy f*cking title, don’t you suppose.

Emma: That may be a zingy title certainly. 

Elsie: Fairly good. The third one was one thing you’ll by no means guess this, I like that that is up there, Reacting to 2021 Development predictions as a result of we’re going to do one other a type of subsequent month. I like that sort of stuff too. I really feel like that’s the sort of factor the place we will all relate to as a result of all of us have opinions about developments. We are able to all simply sit there and even when you’re not the one speaking, you’re listening, you possibly can sit there and take into consideration what your opinions are and analyze them. I believe that that’s a lot enjoyable so I’m glad that our listeners take pleasure in that as nicely. 

Emma: Sure, sure, sure. Yeah, I agree.

Elsie: I assumed that the Gen Z factor was in all probability probably the most artistic phase we did for the yr and it was undoubtedly like a listener suggestion. Everybody actually favored it as a result of I believe that the titles are so mind-blowing. 

Emma: Each time I see one thing with a mushroom now I’m at all times like, Goblin Core. I do know. 

Elsie: Precisely. 

Emma: Alright, nicely, let’s inform the listeners about ebook membership. 

Elsie: So we heard your suggestions in regards to the ebook membership, and it feels like everyone seems to be into it. So right here’s a little bit little bit of like, groundwork for the ebook membership, if you wish to learn together with us, superior. If you happen to don’t have time to otherwise you don’t wish to otherwise you simply don’t get round to it, it can primarily be the identical as listening to one in every of our regular ebook report episodes in order that’s okay, too. Don’t ever really feel pressured otherwise you’re behind or it’s a must to truly learn all of them. We determined to do it quarterly. So we’re going to provide the Q1 or the winter picks now and we’re doing 4 for every quarter. You’ll be able to sort of decide and select when you have the time to do all of them, superior. I’m personally in all probability going to do virtually all of them as audiobooks as a result of that’s what works nicely for my life-style so everybody can do their very own factor.  Okay, so I’ll say the nonfiction after which you possibly can say the fiction. How’s that sound? 

Emma: Sounds good. 

Elsie: So for nonfiction, we’re doing Taking part in Huge by Tara Moore and I talked about it in our most up-to-date ebook report episode. I stated that it’s the primary ebook that I need each lady to learn. I imply, it may be for men and women, however undoubtedly need each lady to learn this ebook. It’s unimaginable and it modified my life. I’m excited to reread it. I’ll see if we will join with Tara Moore, for positive. Possibly she would come on as a visitor or perhaps we will simply ask her just a few questions or like , something. Then we’re going to learn Suppose Like A Monk by Jay Shetty. Jay is British and his voice is wonderful so that you’re gonna love that. I began listening to the audiobook yesterday as a result of I needed to take heed to a few chapters and ensure it was one of the best match for our choice as a result of I haven’t listened to this one but. I had heard it really useful loads of occasions. 

Emma: No, I’m excited to learn that one. 

Elsie: Sure, I’m excited, too. It’s alleged to be useful for interior peace, that was what the one-liner stated and sounds good to me. I do know we’re all eager about that. Okay, so inform us the fiction choice them. 

Emma: So I’ve two fiction books. These will not be model new, I believe they’ve each come out within the final two to a few years. So hopefully, they’ll be fairly out there, in case now we have individuals who wish to get them from the library. So the primary one is Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. I haven’t learn this but. I haven’t learn both of those. However this one, I actually have already got the audiobook so I’m able to go. I do know it facilities round two twins who’re light-skinned black women and it’s sort of a little bit bit about race, but additionally about life. I do know they run away from residence as youngsters however that’s actually all I do know. In order that was like a fast synopsis and I used to be like that sounds fascinating. That writer is absolutely cool. 

Elsie: After I noticed that cowl, I really feel like I’ve been seeing that ebook really useful rather a lot. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous and memorable. I’m excited to learn that as nicely. 

Emma: Then I additionally put in a younger grownup decide. I have already got this ebook sitting on my shelf. I purchased it as a result of I’ve been actually excited to learn it. It’s A Good Ladies Information to Homicide by Holly Jackson. It is a younger grownup thriller, a sort of thriller. It facilities round a 17-year-old who’s investigating a homicide case and the homicide has been solved however I believe she uncovers that perhaps it wasn’t solved. I do suppose it’s a little bit darkish and gritty however like I stated it’s younger adults so it’s not. It’s on that degree.

Elsie: Twilight gritty. 

Emma: Yeah, someplace on that degree. So anyway, so I believe that’ll be enjoyable. I like younger grownup and I additionally love a thriller thriller. I believe that will probably be enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah, I’ve to confess I like the younger grownup reads as nicely. I believe it’s as a result of I didn’t learn fiction at that age. I’ve an unfulfilled lust for it now. 

Emma: It’s only a enjoyable factor to learn. It truly is and it may possibly fly by and it feels good to identical to I don’t know, learn one thing shortly. I like the satisfaction of it. So I don’t know if this will probably be a fast learn as a result of I haven’t learn it but however I’m very excited. 

Elsie: Superior. Okay, nicely, we’re undoubtedly open to recommendations for future quarters however that’s the 4 books that we’re doing for January, February, and March. We will probably be spreading out our little ebook stories all through these months so we received’t do it abruptly proper?

Emma: No, we received’t do it abruptly. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’ll be unfold out. I believe that that will probably be a very good format the place it’s sort of like we’re all doing it collectively, but additionally snug doing it at your personal tempo. Even when you learn one thing later, who cares? It’s all good. I’m excited.

Emma: Thanks a lot for listening and to your assist this previous yr in 2021. We’re going to be taking just a few weeks off for the vacations, however we will probably be again on January seventeenth with a brand new episode. So within the meantime, perhaps take heed to one of many books that we’re doing for ebook membership, no matter and you’ll take a look at our present notes. They’re all at If you happen to want a little bit reminder. So Pleased Holidays. We’ll see you in January.

Elsie: Pleased holidays.

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