The Hemline Podcast – Living CoVida Loco Episode!

Wow!  What a difference a week can make.  Our country has come to a screeching halt due to CoVid-19, and we are all learning to traverse life’s journey on a different course. I hope you will tune into this special edition here.

Establish a routine:

I will be the first to say that lounging around my house in my pajamas is my favorite past-time. But, it’s important to have a routine – if children need it, so do adults.  If you are telecommuting from home, establish a good-for- you routine.  Set your alarm to get up in the morning. Make your bed (here is a terrific reason why making your bed every morning sets the tone for your success for the day). Get dressed (I’ll switch to yoga pants).  Include exercise in your routine. Since my gym is closed temporarily, I am working out at home on my patio and taking Hazel for walks. Have a lunch hour. This is a perfect time to pull out a pretty un-used journal in your stash and use it to track your work progress, make notes, keep schedules, and so on.  Here is a great article on the importance of establishing a routine.

Support Small Business:

This week I supported small businesses. I posted on social media about Hurley House yummy cinnamon rolls. I bought the cutest planter and plant from Stayin’ Alive Succulents to brighten up my home office. It’s a ceramic typewriter filled with a snake plant. I bought a super cute mid-century modern nesting end-table set from Fort Worth the Wait. And, I did all of this from my home!


How to Make Disinfectant Wipes:

I am always so curious what starts a frenzy and how. Who decided toilet paper would be the hot item for the pandemic!? Do you think the toilet paper industry is thinking the same thing? And, then there’s our trusty hand sanitizer runner-up. Since, both are either missing from the shelves or have been price-gouged, let’s try to make our own disinfectant wipes.

Here’s the link to the cleaning wipes how-to from One Good Thing. You can also check out all my other cleaning tips inspiration on my Pinterest board here. I guess the good thing we can say after all this is over, our homes and businesses are the cleanest they’ve ever been!

Bake Bread:

Behind toilet paper, and Chlorox wipes – loaves of bread are missing from the grocery shelves, too.  However, I would bet money that yeast is still plentiful. How about using this time to make bread? If you’ve never made bread before, now is the time to try it out. There are lots of great recipes in cookbooks (when was the last time you sat down with a good cookbook), or there’s always Pinterest. Visit my Pinterest board for Bread and Muffins  inspiration. Creating something like bread is cathartic; the feel of the soft bread in your hands is like velvet, and the smell as it bakes is relaxing. Here is a great basic white bread recipe with a video from the Pioneer Woman to get you started.  If you’d rather use your bread machine give this recipe a try. Get out a big stick of butter, jars of jams and honey and get the family at the table for something homemade.

Read or listen to a book:

Lastly, we will NOT meet for book club on March 25.  However, I will do a Facebook LIVE session and we can do a virtual meeting to discuss Lady Clementine. Read about my Mrs. Twist Reads This book club here. It’s free to join.

Want a fun way to read bedtime stories with your children, and you can listen, too? Actor Josh Gad is reading online via his Twitter page every night during the CoVid quarantines.  Read more about it here.

You can find The Hemline Podcast on all streaming stations – Player FM, Spotify, Stitcher, Listennotes, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to play your favorites. And, remember #celebrateeveryday.

The Hemline Podcast – with The OCD Bachelorette

I’ve got a fun show this week on my podcast episode featuring my friend and professional organizer, Elizabeth Jones. Elizabeth is the proprietor and #bossbabe of Nest and Transformation – an organization service. She has transformed many spaces in my home and is THE expert in projects big and small.

I’ve known Elizabeth for almost twenty years, and in this episode, we talk about how we reconnected when she helped me clear out and organize my attic space. We discuss our favorite product from The Container Store – the multi-purpose bin (I have these all over my house!), the myths of organizing and more. It’s really like sitting down with girlfriends. We are perked and unplugged!  I hope you enjoy this episode of Mrs. Twist and The OCD Bachelorette.

You can find The Hemline Podcast on all streaming stations – Player FM, Spotify, Stitcher, Listennotes, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to play your favorites.

It’s Back! Season Two of The Hemline Podcast

I am so happy to be back at the microphone!  I cannot believe it’s been a year since I wrapped up Season One – kinda like waiting for Mad Men to come back from hiatus.  I’ve changed up the name of the podcast to The Hemline. The Hemline is significant because I grew up tugging at the hem of my mother’s skirt. Skirt lengths can change over time, but southern hospitality never goes out of style. I’ll be sharing the same great content with some fun surprises and co-hosts for this season.

In this episode, I bring you up-to-date on why I had to take a break from the podcast and regroup – something called graduate school.  Wow, it’s been great to be back in school, but I had to learn some serious time management skills along the way.

I also had a life change as a 50+ woman – the “M” word – menopause and all that entails (think hot flashes and mood swings). Plus I share some information on new supplements I am taking to put me on track to embrace 2020 in the best health possible.

As always I include links to resources in my show notes.

Dietary Supplements I have added to my daily routine:

Ritual Daily Multivitamins for Women 50+ – It’s the very first daily vitamin I have stuck with mainly because it goes down so easy and it’s got a really nice mint flavor and scent. Let me know if you want a $15 coupon good toward your first month’s subscription and I will send you a promo link. Made by women for women. Many multis have 20+ ingredients you already get enough of from food. Ritual contains nutrients women need post-menopause—in absorbable forms your body can actually use – sourced in verified locations around the world. I take one in the morning when I rise, and one at night when I go to bed.

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies – I’ve been adding ACV to water for a while now, but these gummies are much easier to take. ACV promotes digestion, more energy, clearer skin, and it’s a natural detoxification supplement. I chew two gummies at night before bed.

Nature’s Way MCV Oil – Medium Chain Triglycerides made only from premium coconuts with no palm or filler oils.  Each serving provides 14 grams of 100% pure source MCTs, including caprylic and capric acids. It helps to promote brain and memory function, boosts energy and increases endurance, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels and helps to promote weight loss because it makes you feel full. I add one tablespoon to my coffee every morning.

Live Well Collagen Peptides – I add one scoop of this anti-aging powder to my fruit smoothie to promote hair, skin, nail growth and joint support. The latter is especially important since I am back in the gym.

As always, be sure to consult with your physician first before starting any new supplement to make sure it’s right for you.

Take a listen to season two, episode one here, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. And remember the sincerest form of appreciation is to share it with your friends.  Thanks for listening!