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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!

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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!

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iTunes Ratings

262 Ratings
Average Ratings
199
27
15
8
13

Want to love it, but can barely hear them on full volume

By Jessstewie - Feb 04 2020
Read more
Fun conversation, horrible mics. I CANNOT HEAR YOU

Love it!

By jacoblukas - Sep 28 2019
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So happy to be a subscriber! KJM
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Latest release on Feb 13, 2020

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Rank #1: Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

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On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly. 


We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses.


Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats aren’t just for people without washing machines!


All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home.



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Plant Package is perfect for parents looking for a quick, easy, relatively mess-free activity to do with the kids, people interested in gardening who get overwhelmed by all the plant options at garden centers, or anyone short on time (hint: Plant Package only takes about 20 minutes to assemble!)






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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA



Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results.


In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand.


Try any of these great products from Carbona!


Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds.

Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.

 2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.

 2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling

Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines

Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!)


Use code WELCOMEHOME at Carbona.com to save 20%. Happy cleaning!

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Aug 15 2019

56mins

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Rank #2: Kitchen Organization & The Neat Method: The Home Hour, Episode 73

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Kitchens are the most utilized room in the house and as every mom knows, they can also quickly turn into one of the most disorganized! From a practical pantry, to a mom kitchen office, to the ultimate black hole of the ” the junk drawer” we’re addressing the biggest kitchen challenges! On episode 73, Kirsten and Graham talk with Ashley Murphy, professional organizer, working mother, and co-founder of the Neat Method, a nationwide organizing company




Ashley and the Neat Method have been featured on Oprah, HGTV, Houzz.com, The New York Times, Vouge, and The Washington Post.




Ashley give us some great tips for setting up our kitchens to maximize efficiency, shares some standard rules for keeping the junk drawer in check, and teaches us what is really the heart of the kitchen.




We also have an honest talk about separating “Pinterest Perfect” kitchen organization from what works in real life!




The Neat Method can be found in more than 20 cities around the country and has online services available. To learn more about The Neat Method visit their website and follow them on InstagramPinterest, and Houzz.com.

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Jun 08 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: Mindblowing Sex 101! Episode 141

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DISCLAIMER: Today's episode is intended for adult audiences only. Please listen on headphones or wait till the kiddos aren't around. 


On today’s episode, we’re stepping out of our comfort zone and talking about sex! How to love it and why it’s so important to date your husband again!


We can't wait to introduce you to Brooke Christian, from Flirty Girl Guide, the website where sex and motherhood collide! Brooke shares her thoughts on why it's so important to make good sex a priority and how exactly we can turn our boring mom sex lives into ecstasy.






Plus, why silicone isn’t just for baking sheets, art gallery level sex toys, and why that necklace and bracelet you’re wearing for date night might not be what it appears to be


All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.




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Feb 28 2019

48mins

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Rank #4: How To Be Homemaker-ish: The Home Hour, Episode 125

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On today’s episode of The Home Hour we’re learning how to mother… LIKE A BOSS!


Join hosts Graham & Kirsten as we push aside the old notions of Martha Stewart-perfection and talk to Kendra Hennessy of Mother Like a Boss! about real life homemaking.




We’re walking that fine line between running an organized home but realizing that freedom is found in embracing imperfection! We’ll learn why it’s important that your family to do their part around the house and why homemaking is less about scrubbing and folding and more about creating the home life you envision.


Plus, Graham’s little boy handwriting, the one word that made Kirsten’s heart skip a beat, and how we stumbled into the new slogan for motherhood… “Mom: Wiper of all the things!”  


The post How To Be Homemaker-ish: The Home Hour, Episode 125 appeared first on Life, Listened..

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Aug 02 2018

44mins

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Rank #5: No More Mom Jeans! How to clean out your closet and find your own sense of style! Episode 137

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On today’s episode, we’re talking about style... and our admitted lack thereof!


Join hosts Kirsten and Graham on our first episode about fashion. We’re bringing in style expert, Jennifer Mackey-Mary, the creator of Apple & Pear Wardrobe Design. Can getting ourselves dressed in the morning really ever be fun and easy? Jennifer says YES!


We'll learn about the four main body types (and how to dress them!) what items we should stop spending money on, where we should actually splurge, and what the heck a capsule wardrobe is anyway.


Plus, we chat about Kirsten’s favorite Old Navy Running Shorts, Graham’s one woman’s quest to bring back pedal pushers, and what on Earth to wear on days that include neighborhood parks, yard work, and a ladies luncheon!

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Jan 04 2019

39mins

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Rank #6: Tried & True Menu Planning: The Home Hour: Episode 84

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What’s for dinner? Kirsten has no idea what she’s making tonight, but her co-host Graham never has to ask this question! For almost a decade Graham has been using the same special menu-planning system to get dinner on the table. On this episode of The Home Hour we take a deep dive into Graham’s tried and true method for how she feeds her family.


She swears this system has helped her to not only save time thinking about what meals to cook and what groceries to buy, but has also helped her to avoid waste and save money. By using a special binder of her own design, Graham has been collecting recipes and assigning them to designated weeks. In a separate section of the binder, she lists every ingredient of each recipe needed for the week. These pre-printed sheets serve as a guide for checking her kitchen inventory and as the basis for her weekly shopping list.




To learn more about the details of this system, how to stay flexible when plans change, and how she adds new recipes to the mix, be sure to listen to this episode on the player below or on your favorite podcast listening app.


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Thanks to the new KIND Bar Snack Club, you can try 10 KIND Bars for free, all you have to pay is shipping!


KIND Bars make delicious, healthy snacks using whole ingredients you can recognize and pronounce.




When you order the sample box, you’ll also get to try KIND’s Snack Club, where you’ll receive monthly snacks at a discount and get members only bonuses. Woot! Woot!


To access this great deal visit KindSnacks.com/thehomehour.


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Aug 24 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: New Year New You Part 1, Household Budgeting with America’s Cheapest Family: The Home Hour, Episode 102

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It’s a new year at the Life Listened Network and we’re trying to make 2018 the best year ever! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we devote the entire month to improving our lives, our homes, and ourselves… one week at a time.


On this episode of the Home Hour, we dive right into a topic that touches every area of our lives and our families: BUDGETING!!! We sit down with America’s Cheapest Family, The Economides, to talk about why a budget is so important, how get ourselves in the right place mentally to plan a budget, practical ways to execute your budget, and how to keep life fun without breaking your budget.








Steve & Annette Economides are NY Times Best Selling Authors, parents of five grown children, and Family Finance Experts. They are passionate about living the frugal lifestyle and sharing the fun, laughter, and freedom they’ve experienced. This has led them to write three books: America’s Cheapest Family gets You Right on the Money; Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half; The MoneySmart Family System – Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age.


Steve & Annette’s enthusiasm about household finances has earned them appearances on Good Morning America, Today Show, Dr. Phil, CNN, Fox News, 20/20, Nightline, Yahoo Finance, People Magazine and many more.


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Jan 03 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Foolproof Meal Planning to Save Time & Money! Episode 149

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Today on Welcome Home, we’re revisiting one of our most talked about episodes, meal planning! By the end of this episode, you’ll be well on your way to creating a system that will not only save countless hours, and dollars, but have you entertaining like a pro at the drop of a hat.


We’ll dig into the specifics of Graham’s magical meal binder that has worked for her for almost a decade and we’ll chat about what go-to-dinners we’re loving now.


Plus why Walmart has become the new Neiman Marcus, Kirsten’s true feelings about Salmon, and-- right in time for the 4th of July- -our shared moral dilemma over mini-American Flags.


Recipe for OUR FAVORITE Grilled Chicken Marinade:


6 T Mayonnaise

3 T Apple Cider Vinegar

3 T Lemon Juice

1 T Salt

1/2 T Pepper

2 T Sugar

Mix all together and pour over 8-10 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise to make thinner. Marinate 1-12 hours, then grill


Thanks to Anita Barnes for the Wonderful Recipe!



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It takes 20 tons of earth mining to produce a single ring of gold. That’s why brands refuse to tell where their gold comes from. That’s why we use 100% recycled gold in our products. Cheap breakable jewelry is rarely recycled, it’s a huge waste for the environment.

Big brands charge you 10 times the cost of production - We eliminate the retail mark-up, keeping the prices as fair and accessible as possible.

Ana Luisa products come from the same jewelers as Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, we are so confident in our quality that we offer a complimentary one-year warranty on every product

Check their designs out at www.analuisa.com/WelcomeHome and use promo code WelcomeHome10 for $10 off of your purchase. We know you will love them!



SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA



Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results.


In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand.


Try any of these great products from Carbona!


Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds.

Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.

 2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.

 2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling

Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines

Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts.

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Jun 20 2019

53mins

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Rank #9: Cleaning House with The Clean Mama: The Home Hour, Episode 79

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Whether we like it or not, cleaning our house is a job that must be done. Today on The Home Hour, we’re strategizing to figure out how to make it easier! On this episode Kirsten and Graham chat with the Clean Mama herself, Becky Rapinchuck, about how schedules and routines can help make keeping a clean home more manageable!




We discuss Becky’s approach to systematically laying out chores as well as her favorite time saving hacks, the best cleaning tools, and recipes to create your own all natural DIY cleansers.


We also learn a great tip to help our kids to make their beds and get into a meaty debate with Graham’s cable guy over sharing favorite family recipes!




Links we mention on this episode:




* Clean Mama Website! 


* DIY Disinfecting Spray Recipe


* DIY Marble & Granite Spray Recipe




Visit the Clean Mama site for great resources and printables and be sure to check out her newest book SIMPLY CLEAN!

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Jul 20 2017

35mins

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Rank #10: Decluttering Our Lives & Our Closets: The Home Hour, Episode 83

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What if it turns out that all those old clothes you’ve been holding onto may actually be holding you back? You probably don’t even realize how much time and energy you spend in your closet… and you probably own way more clothing than you really need.


Today on The Home Hour, Kirsten & Graham team up with professional organizer Rachel Rosenthal to tackle some of our greatest decluttering challenges: our closets! Rachel Rosenthal is the founder of Rachel and Company, one of the most well regarded home organization firms in the country. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart, Good Housekeeping, and House Beautiful, just to name a few. She has been helping overwhelmed moms like us cut through the excess and figure out how to spend less time looking for our stuff and more time doing what really matters. 


On this episode we talk about what clothes we actually wear, which pieces are worth saving, and what items just need to go! We also discuss linen closet overhauls, the challenging task of giving up the baby-stuff, and how to get our kids organized for back to school!


Sponsor Spotlight: KIND Bars!




Hey Home Hour listeners, have you ever tried a KIND Bar? (or are you already addicted like we are?) They make delicious, healthy snacks using whole ingredients you can recognize and pronounce.


Well, if you’re ready to try some tasty AND healthy snacks, we’ve got a special deal for you! Home Hour listeners, can try 10 KIND Bars for free, all you have to pay is shipping!




When you order the sample box, you’ll also get to try KIND’s Snack Club, where you’ll receive monthly snacks at a discount and get members only bonuses.


To access this great deal visit KindSnacks.com/thehomehour.

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Aug 17 2017

42mins

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Rank #11: Brutal Career Advice From Someone Unafraid to Share Her Opinions: The Home Hour, Episode 112

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Buckle up everybody because today’s episode is fast and furious! We’re checking niceties and political correctness at the door and talking with one of the world’s most outspoken career coaches, the one and only Penelope Trunk.


Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we talk with Penelope about women and work, why video games may be better than books, and why Penelope told us we should spend more time playing tennis.




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In our house, evenings can be crazy and homework can be a big source of stress for our family! 


While we both want to be “that mom” who is always available for homework help, the reality is that we’re often not available to help or we’re just not the ones who our kids are willing to learn from. 


Enter Homework Help from The Princeton Review on-demand tutoring that matches kids with a tutor in under a minute. This is a lifesaver for busy parents!


AND… Princeton Review has an amazing deal going. Home Hour listeners are able to try their tutoring service AT ZERO COST!!!


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Mar 15 2018

54mins

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Rank #12: Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

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Today on Welcome Home we’re waiving the magic wand and giving everyone “Permission” 


We're having a fun talk about a serious topic: Being Who You Were Made to Be and Letting Go of the Rest! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with out new friend Melissa Camara Wilkins about ditching the pressure to fit in, measure up, and have it all together. 


We’ll discuss wearing jeans to a yoga class, why “I have other gifts!” should replace “I'm the Worst!” as your inner mantra and exactly how are do Graham and Kirsten make a vegetarian talk about bacon? Hint: It’s much longer than we should have! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home! 


“You don’t need a special pass to be yourself--you can just choose”


Click to take the Permission Personality Quiz!

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Nov 07 2019

51mins

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Rank #13: Hack and Tips for Parties and Entertaining! Episode 142

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Today on Welcome Home .. It’s time to PARTY! It’s our quasi-annual look at all things entertaining. We’ll talk all about the parties we’re planning, the best events we’ve attended, our very strong opinions on RSVPs, and why the neighborhood hardware store should be your first stop when shopping for party supplies. Plus, back-room deals with the Whole Foods Fish Monger, buying wine on the honor system, Graham’s inside track with Yeti Coolers. and why Burlington Coat Factory is so much more than great coats… or is it?!?!



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No appointments, lab visits, or hassle! Instead of getting the confusing black-and-white lab results that you and your doctor are used to seeing… you get color-coded, easy-to-understand charts and graphs on an interactive dashboard.



Plus… Bloodscore gives you a PERSONALIZED list of supplements, diet changes, and exercise programs to improve your health— all based on your Bloodscore results and wellness goals.



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Create a FREE wedding website at Zola in minutes. You can add photos, stories about how you two met, travel and accommodations info, and even recommend things to do for your guests while they’re in town for your wedding


If you register at Zola, your Zola registry automatically integrates into your Zola wedding website, so guests can get all the details they need and buy you a wedding gift in one convenient place!


Zola now has matching save-the-dates and invitations! Plus a FREE guest list manager: add your guests to Zola’s tool and they’ll help you collect missing addresses, format your addresses, and track RSVPs


To start your free wedding website or registry on Zola, go to www.ZOLA.com/welcomehome



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Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty goal: to create boutique-quality eyewear at a revolutionary price point. A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today.


By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through their website and retail stores, Warby Parker is able to provide high-quality, good-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price.


Warby Parker is also eyewear with a purpose Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. We believe that everyone has the right to see.


Glasses start at $95, including prescription lenses. Lenses include anti-glare and anti-scratchcoatings. Blue light filtering lenses are also now available!


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Mar 14 2019

54mins

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Rank #14: How to Shop for Your Home: The Home Hour, Episode 110

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On today’s episode, we’re getting back to the heart of our show and focusing on creating beautiful spaces. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with One King Lane senior buyer, Rachel Gerli, about online shopping for all things home! 


We’re talking about how to create your own signature look in your home, which trends to be on the lookout for, and how to get the most bang for your buck when shopping for your house! Plus a spirited conversation about houseplants, an unedited look at Graham’s favorite coffee table accessories, and Kirsten’s continued devotion to all things brass. 








Links we mentioned on the show:


One Kings Lane


Aquazzura for De Gournay




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As busy parents, Kirsten & Graham are always looking for ways kids can use their creativity and their own two hands — without needing our direct supervision or help!


Annie’s Kit Clubs are a great solution for sick days, snow days, or when it’s time to shut down the devices!  


These high quality kits arrive every 4-6 weeks with the materials kids need to make a beautiful craft or woodworking project completely on their own.


Choose from the Creative Girls Club craft projects or the Young Woodworkers kits. Both come with complete materials, illustrated step-by-step instructions, and the materials needed to create a finished project! Our kids were so proud of all their hard work!


Graham got to try the Young Woodworkers kit and her little boys had a great experience. Meanwhile, Kirsten’s daughter had a lovely afternoon painting thanks to the Creative Girls Club kit she got to try!


AND… Annie’s Kits is offering a GREAT DEAL for our listeners:


For 50% off the Young Woodworkers Club or 80% off the Creative Girls Club, visit annieskitclubs.com/life.






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Mar 01 2018

38mins

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Rank #15: More Cozy and Less Stuff! The Home Hour, Episode 131

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On today’s episode we’re asking the question: Can a home be minimalistic and yet cozy?


Hosts Kirsten and Graham welcome their wonderful guest, Myquillyn Smith to get some very practical advice about how to create houses that are warm and welcoming, yet functional and uncluttered. We’ll learn how to have “More Style AND Less Stuff! Myquillyn is the creator of the popular blog, “Nesting Place” and the author of the new book Cozy, Minimalist Home.




Plus, we’ll chat about the trifecta of decorating, why everyone is hanging art all wrong, the prettiest pool in North Carolina, and how we finally found a festival we’re excited to attend!

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As a listener of The Home Hour, get 15% off your first order! 

Visit: https://hollyandtanager.com/thehomehour and use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout.


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We love to hang art on our walls and we’re always looking for something unique! That’s why we’re so glad we found Bumblejax!


Bumblejax transforms our digital photos into large, gallery-quality wall art with unique materials like acrylic, bamboo, raw aluminum, and birch. They turn our favorite pictures into statement pieces for our homes.You can use your own photos or choose from millions of images on the Bumblejax website to perfectly fit the mood and color scheme of any room

We have a Special Offer for our listeners:

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Oct 11 2018

38mins

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Rank #16: Reclaiming Your Life, Building Connections, and Conquering Mommy Burnout: The Home Hour, Episode 123

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Do you feel stressed? Lonely? Tired of the seemingly endless loads of laundry & dishes? Or perhaps you’re even sick of this same old conversation! On today’s episode we’re not just talking about “mommy burnout” but we’re figuring out how to conquer it and make our lives richer and happier! 


Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we speak with Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, author, parenting guru, and psychotherapist about how to circumnavigate the guilt and stress that comes from trying to do it all.


From diagnosis, to real life remedies we’ll dig into why more moms than ever are feeling so sad, alone, and anxious. We’ll also chat about what happens when kickball goes corporate, why a can of rusty nails and an old mattress are better than an i-pad, and why putting yourself first may be the best thing you can do for your family!



Sponsor Spotlight:

Young Woodworkers

As busy parents we’re always looking for ways kids can create with their own two hands — without needing our direct supervision or help. Young Woodworkers subscription kits are a great solution for stuck-inside rainy days, too-hot-to-play-outside days, or when it’s time to shut off the screens. 


Young Woodworkers makes it easy for your kids to become makers and builders with their woodworking subscription kits for kids ages 7-12.  Every month your child will receive a high-quality, all-in-one project kit with illustrated step-by-step instructions, and the materials needed to create a finished project kids will feel proud of!




We’ve got a great deal for our podcast listeners! Head to www.youngwoodworkers.com/thehomehour and you will save 50% off your first shipment!  You’ll pay only $9.99 plus postage and processing for the first kit! Your kids will also receive a child-sized hammer with their first shipment!


There’s no promo code, but to save that 50% off your first shipment, you’ll need to head over to our special website: www.youngwoodworkers.com/thehomehour

Care/of:

Care/of is a monthly subscription vitamin service made from effective, quality ingredients personally tailored to your exact needs.


Care/of’s short, fun online quiz asks you about your diet, health goals, and lifestyle choices and

uses these answers to create personalized vitamin packs just for you! Recommendations are based on clinical research and traditional medicine with input from doctors and nutritionists.




With Care/Of, there will be no more worrying about replacing multiple bottles when you run out or missing a few days until you can make it to the store. You can modify your subscription at any time and these vitamins costs about 20% less when compared to similar brands at local drug and health food stores


For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, just visit takecareof.com and enter the promo code

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Jul 05 2018

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Rank #17: The Great Grocery Store Showdown: The Home Hour, Episode 122

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On today’s episode we’re tackling one of the most challenging and complex issues we all have to face (are we overstating it just a tad?) It’s the Grocery Store Showdown!


Things get pretty intense as we chat about about where we grocery shop, what we buy at each store, why we feel the need to go to 6 different stores to get the supplies our families need… and of course which grocery store takes the CROWN in each of our books! 


We’ll also chat about frozen food aisle thieves, Walmart nostalgia, and what the heck is ALDI anyway?


SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PEACOCK ALLEY






Hey Home Hour Listeners! If you are in the market for a little upgrade to your linen closet, then you must visit  Peacock Alley!


Peacock Alley is our go-to site for gorgeous luxury bedding, bath basics, and fine linens.


We love the that you can layer different styles to create your own unique bedroom oasis and that the sheets get softer with every wash! We also love that many of their products can be personalized with beautiful, simple-to-order monogramming! (Like Kirsten’s gorgeous new shower curtain!!!)


We are so excited that  Peacock Alley has allowed us to put together a little collection of some of our personal favorite items AND they are offering our listeners 10% OFF their first purchase when they use the code THEHOMEHOUR at check-out.


Visit www.PeacockAlley.com/thehomehour to see Kirsten & Graham’s specially curated collection and don’t forget to use the code THEHOMEHOUR to save 10%


We know you will love them as much as we do!




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Jun 21 2018

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Rank #18: New Year New You Part 3: How To Be A BEAUTIFUL Busy Mom! The Home Hour, Episode 104

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“Hey Beautiful!” Yeah, we’re talking to you!


We spend a lot of time discussing how to take care of our homes and make them look their best, but today we’re putting all that aside and focusing on the lady who actually lives there! On this episode of the Home Hour, we’re getting real about beauty and what it takes to keep looking good as aging, busy moms— and we get very honest!


Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with beauty expert Kathleen Jennings about her favorite products and devices to get gorgeous! We’ll hear what products are worth the splurge and where she saves money; as well as what are the best med-spa treatments and what we can do ourselves at home for less.


Plus, The Great Botox Confession, the fear of developing Real-Housewife-Plastic-Surgery-Face, life-changing sheet masks under $2, and why no one “just woke up like this!”


Keep Reading for all her favorite product recommendations and be sure to follow her on Instagram for more great advice!






Links We Mentioned on the Show:


Kathleen Jennings Beauty


Kathleen Jenning Beauty on Instagram


Kathleen’s Favorite Sheet Mask SK2


Kathleen’s Favorite Budget Sheet Mask My Beauty Diary


Kathleen’s Favorite “Morning After Drinking” Mask Clarin’s V Facial Intensive Mask


Skin Pen Treatment also called a “Silk Peel”


Kathleen’s at home MicroNeedling: The Glow Pro 


Kathleen pairs the Glow Pro with her favorite serum Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair


Kathleen’s favorite way to brighten under her eyes: Me Bright 


Best Vitamin C Serums to keep Melasma under control:


Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma and Skin-Cueticals CE Ferulic

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Jan 18 2018

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Rank #19: Dinner AGAIN? Mom Meals with Katie Workman: The Home Hour, Episode 94

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Can you believe your family wants to eat dinner… again? Does this really have to happen every night? On today’s episode we’re talking about the reality of cooking for a family and offering simple ways to make that sometimes overwhelming process into an easier endeavor.


Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as they talk to chef, author, and fellow mother, Katie Workman about how she get’s dinner on the table and why it’s completely okay to sometimes just call for a pizza.




Katie Workman is the author of the Mom 100 Cookbook and Dinner Solved! She is also a mom who knows that the fantasy of a perfect family meal around the table every night truly is just a fantasy.


We also discuss strategies for picky eaters, how to handle desert-demanders, and why some kids really do love salad! Plus, we show you how making some slight alterations to recipes can lead to a meal that will be liked by all -without turning you into a short-order cook!


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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #20: The Rules for Marriage: The Home Hour, Episode 92

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Dating and marriage. Divorce and remarriage. Online matchmaking and keeping your marriage exciting. This episode is all about relationships!




Today on the Home Hour Kirsten and Graham are joined by Sherrie Schneider, co-author of the best-selling book series “The Rules” to talk about The Rules for Marriage.


Since the publication of their first book in 1995, The Rules for Dating, Sherrie and her co-author Ellen Fein have sold millions of copies of their books to women all over the world. Today Sherrie chats with Kirsten and Graham about some how to create and maintain a happily married life. We also talk about how to divorce with class and approach a new future with optimism.




Also on the episode, how much botox is too much botox, why Graham would help her husband bury a body, and dating advice for Lady Gaga….assuming she’s a fan of the show.


Sponsor Spotlight: Modsy Design




Thinking about a home makeover? Ready for a new look? Dying to redecorate a room but have no idea where to start? Design before you buy with Modsy—a home design solution that uses 3D visualization to help you redesign and redecorate different rooms in your house. The process is soooo easy and the results are amazing! These images below are actual 3-D renderings from Graham’s Modsy makeover:








To start a project with Modsy, upload your measurements and a few photos, and you’ll get a 360º rendering of the space, plus two custom design recommendations based on your personal style. From there, you can work with a Modsy designer or use the Modsy 3D Style Editor to change the layout, update decor, add new furniture from popular brands, or style the room with pieces you already own. It’s a ton of fun and an easy way to see your ideas come to life and to make your dream home a reality!


We are so excited to offer a special 20% discount when you use the promo code THEHOMEHOUR at checkout!




Thanks Modsy for this great opportunity to update our home’s look! Be sure to check our instgram for some amazing before and after shots of the renderings too!

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Oct 19 2017

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