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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! ***ON TEMPORARY HIATUS DUE TO COVID 19*** WILL RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES THIS FALL!
The Corony Awards!  The Official Quarantine Awards Ceremony of the Welcome Home Podcast. Episode 170
Move over Oscar's, Tony's, Emmy's, Grammys, and Golden Globes, and join us as we honor the best and the brightest stars of our new social distancing lifestyle! Today on Welcome Home, we're looking for the silver lining in the middle of the Corona Virus Quarantine. We're taking a break from real news, sadness, sickness, and worry to celebrate many unexpected features of life under quarantine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SKYLIGHT FRAME Skylight Frames offer photo frames you can email photos to— any time, from anywhere! Multiple people can send photos to the frame so it’s a great way to keep large networks of friends and families in touch. This may just be the perfect Mother's Day gift. SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Now, as a special Mother's Day holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go www.Skylight Frame.com/HOME and enter the code HOME JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 9
1 hr 4 min
De-Cluttering During the Quarantine: Creating a Clutter Free House While We're Staying Home.  Episode 169
When we taped this episode almost a month ago, we never could have imagined we'd be all be where we are today. However, in our quest to look on the bright side of things, we think this episode is actually quite timely. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Kathi Lipp, author of The Clutter Free Home and host of The Clutter Free Academy Podcast. We’ll learn the psychology behind why casting off unneeded items can be so freeing and we'll give you practical questions to help you decide what stays and what goes.  Plus... why "Cheese of the Month" may just be the perfect gift to reduce clutter, how Kirsten almost got green lighted to ditch her china, and why Graham’s job as a podcaster doesn’t require a diploma. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26
59 min
DIY -We Dare You!  A "Welcome Home" Look at the World of Home Improvement. Episode 168
Today on Welcome Home we’re chatting with the hosts of the Your Home Story podcast, Suzannah Stanley and Ashley Mayes. These ladies are experts at DIY on a lean budget. Join host Kirsten & Graham as we learn how to not be scared of a sledgehammer and grout, how to improve our homes without spending a single penny, and why children should be involved in fixing up their own rooms.     Plus.... what tasks even pro-diyers are willing to outsource, a closer look at which state really has the ultimate bass pro-shop, and why chardonnay may just become the new prefered currency in a state of emergency. To learn more about our guests, visit their Suzannah at http://www.create-enjoy.com/ or Ashley at https://biggerthanthethreeofus.com/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12
1 hr 1 min
Let's Face It,  We're a Little Quirky! Episode 167
Definition of Quirky: Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.. "Her sense of humor was decidedly quirky" Today on Welcome Home, we’re getting honest about just how quirky we might really be. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about all the strange and unexpected little things we do that others may find just a tad bit peculiar? (Or perhaps you'll be nodding right along?) Plus, an important discussion about why blowing "hot poop air" around a small room is simply not for us, the hidden reason why Graham’s children are destined to be Dave Matthews fans, and why Kirsten has fully decorated the grocery clerk’s living room…. Although they’ve never formally been introduced. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26
55 min
We Miss Radio Shack! A Non-Techy Look at the Technology We Can't Live Without!  Episode 167
Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about which devices and apps help our homes and lives to run more smoothly. From wearable tech to smart homes to how we feed our families, we're diving into what has become "can't live without!" and what's just "one more thing to charge!" Plus, the kids’ tech that changed our children's lives, the app that saved Kirsten’s dinner, and how it would have been the perfect murder cover up… if only the ring doorbell hadn’t been watching.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices! SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses. BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS: Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13
1 hr 1 min
"Didn't you take care of that?" How we divide the labor in our households. Episode 166
Today on Welcome Home, we’re asking the question… "Who’s job is that anyway?" We’re breaking down all the little" to do’s" that need to get done to run a household, and we're figuring out who actually does them. Plus, why we NEVER make bacon wearing a freshly washed bathrobe, Kirsten’s sushi eating dog, and exactly how many months Graham spent walking by a booger stuck to her wall.  Sponsor Spotlight: BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30
58 min
How to Reinvent Yourself (Without Blowing up your Whole Life!) Episode 165
Today on Welcome Home, we’re chatting with Mary Laura Philpot, bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink , the hilarious memoir about motherhood, incremental life change, and finding the antidote to the monotony of the daily grind. Plus, why separate bathrooms are the key to a healthy marriage, how to just say no to endless conversations about chicken salad, and why any volunteer positions that involve an entire year of apprenticeship training should probably be vetoed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16
1 hr 3 min
Milestone Birthdays and Middle Crisis, Making the Next Decade our Best Decade; Episode 164
Kirsten and Graham are celebrating their 40th birthdays and...well... we’re a bit nervous! So we started noodling on what makes these life milestones feel so important.  Join us as we chat with licensed therapist and all around fabulous lady, Kelly McGuirk about the big questions of life facing us in the coming decade and how to embrace and enjoy the next chapter. Plus, why the midlife crisis isn’t just sports cars and plastic surgery, what empty nesters know that the rest of us don’t, and the 50th birthday party to end all birthday parties.  To learn more about Kelly visit her website https://girlgetwoke.com/ or search for "Girl Get Woke" wherever you listen to podcasts. Sponsor Spotlight: BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and Welcome Home listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order. STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome  to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 2
59 min
What's Hot & What's Not, Our 3rd Annual New Year's Trends Episode! Episode 163
It’s the third year in a row that we're coming to tell you what's out and what’s in for the upcoming year! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham for our annual review of the trends that have died and all the things to be up on in the months ahead. Plus, we'll chat about why all the new trends seem to remind us of 80’s movies and whatever happened to all those mini cheeseburgers we were promised? LINKS WE MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Holiday Beverage Station from "The Safe Hazen": https://thesafehazen.com/2019/12/12/holiday-hot-beverage-station/  Fashion: https://stylecaster.com/fashion-trends-2020-runway/#slide-4 Interior Design: https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g29859422/design-trends-2020/?slide=8 Food: https://www.businessinsider.com/popular-foods-everyone-will-be-eating-in-2020#uber-eats-reported-a-rise-in-cauliflower-orders-after-cauliflower-gnocchi-and-pizza-crusts-took-over-the-food-scene-in-2019-a-trend-thats-expected-to-continue-8 Parenting: https://www.parentingthemodernfamily.com/the-top-modern-parenting-trends-of-2019/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Stitch Fix has every style you want: from sporty to preppy to boho, to help boys and girls everywhere find their style. After completing the style profile quiz, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your style and preferences THE GREAT DEAL: Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL.     SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. Everything is of top quality and responsibly sourced, and shipping is fast and free and the pricing is reasonable. THE GREAT DEAL: If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order.  SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AURA FRAMES Aura Digital frames feature ultra high definition display; it's the best screen resolution on the market! You'll also receive unlimited free photo storage, so you never run out of space. The frame utilizes a free, easy-to-use app. Simply choose your photos and they'll appear on your frame like magic, wherever it is in the world. THE GREAT DEAL: Aura Frames is offering 15% off for Welcome Home podcast listeners! Visit AuraFrames.com and use the promo code WelcomeHome.   Looking for a more traditional Frame? Introducing Aura Analog! Aura Analog is a photo printing service that allows subscribers to select photos via the Aura app, and each month they'll receive 5 high-quality photo prints with a personalized note.  Each 5x7 print includes the photographer, date, and location on the back - helping bring those memories back to life.Every subscription signup will come with a free gift: a hand-finished frame with a slot to easily display photos and a storage compartment for past prints. THE GREAT DEAL: Subscriptions to Aura Analog are only $7.99 each month, and they're offering 15% off for Welcome Home listeners, plus they'll include an elegantly crafted white stone frame for displaying your photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
1 hr 14 min
Ambitious Holiday Plans and Crazy Holiday Memories!   Episode 161
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’re talking about what that feels like in our houses. We’ll go through our holiday to-do lists and our kids' gift lists to Santa. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as they attempt figure out how to streamline all the holiday madness… or how to make it harder.  Plus, why bunt pan ice rings with cherries are the ultimate symbol of love, a very philosophical examination of the rise and fall of the hair scrunchie, and why nothing says Merry Christmas like Vegas showgirls. All that and more, on Today’s episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: AURA FRAMES Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames featuring ultra high definition display, unlimited free photo storage and a free, easy-to-use app.  Looking for a more traditional Frame? Introducing Aura Analog! Aura Analog is a photo printing service that allows subscribers to select photos via the Aura app, and each month they’ll receive 5 high-quality photo prints with a personalized note.   Aura Frames is offering 15% off for Welcome Home podcast listeners! Visit AuraFrames.com and use the promo code WelcomeHome. SIZZLE FISH Sizzlefish.com delivers pure, natural seafood to your door. If you are interested in great-tasting, healthy fish and seafood, check out Sizzlefish.com today. Plus, as an exclusive deal for being a listener, you can use discount code HOME for 10% off your first order! That’s discount code HOME for 10% off your first order. STITCH FIX KIDS Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers childrens clothes, shoes, and accessories directly to your door. Visit www.StitchFix.com/KIDS/welcomehome  to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use this show’s special URL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 5, 2019
54 min
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