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December 11, 2019
On the Cultivating the Lovely podcast this week, MacKenzie interviews Tina McNeilly, author of the new book, La La Lovely: The Art of Finding Beauty in the Everyday. Trina is also a speaker and founder lifestyle blog, La La Lovely. She and her husband, Stephen, and their four children make their home outside Chicago, Illinois. In today’s conversation, MacKenzie and Trina talk about how to survive, and even thrive, during a hard holiday season.
December 4, 2019
This week on the Cultivating the Lovely podcast, MacKenzie Koppa and Chelle Bruzas sit down for a fun chat about their favorite Christmas gift ideas for this year. If you are needing some inspired, thoughtful gift suggestions, this is the conversation for you! All these links will take you straight to the lists on Amazon, for your shopping convenience!
November 27, 2019
On Cultivating the Lovely this week, we have a little different show that what we normally do. Our host MacKenzie Koppa's brother Kaleb unexpectedly passed away recently, and in light of that, she wanted to honor him and talk a little about how she and her family are coping. MacKenzie is joined by her good friend Chelle Bruzas for this conversation, in which they also share some ideas on how to support someone in the early stages of grief.
November 20, 2019
Today on the CTL podcast, we get to listen in on a conversation between MacKenzie and author and speaker Michele Cushatt. Michele is a wife and mother of 6 who has been through the difficulties of single parenting, cancer surgeries, and other kinds of loss. MacKenzie and Michele talk about her new book, Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leave, focussing on keeping our faith amidst life's hardest trials.
November 13, 2019
This week on the Cultivating the Lovely podcast, MacKenzie Koppa sits down for a heart to heart chat with her real life friend, author Tricia Goyer. Tricia is a wife and mother of 10, as well as caretaker for her 90-year-old grandmother, aside from being a busy speaker and author. This conversation centers around Tricia's new book The Grumble-Free Year.
November 6, 2019
This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie has a chat with author and speaker Gary Thomas about his new book When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. Gary and his wife of 35 years have three children and live outside of Houston, TX. He has a heart for marriage, family and the church, and that love for people shines through this conversation with MacKenzie.
October 30, 2019
On today's episode of Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa talks with author and speaker Rebekah Lyons about her new book Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Rebekah and her husband Gabe, along with their four children, live and work in Franklin, Tennessee. Together MacKenzie and Rebekah talk about both the why's and how's of creating your own rhythms of renewal.
October 23, 2019
This week on the CTL podcast, MacKenzie Koppa chats with author and speaker Amanda Anderson about her book All My Friends Have Issues: Building Remarkable Relationships with Imperfect People (Like Me). Together MacKenzie and Amanda cover a range of topics related to building healthy friendships and maintaining good boundaries.
October 16, 2019
On this week's episode of Cultivating the Lovely, we get to hear the rest of MacKenzie's conversation with Brooke Rasmussen. Last time we left off on the cusp of Brooke's family moving to Israel, so we pick up at that point in their story. If you didn't listen to the first half of MacKenzie and Brooke's chat, go back and listen to Episode 137.
October 9, 2019
On today's episode of CTL, we have the first of a special two-part series with MacKenzie Koppa and her high-school friend Brooke Rasmussen. Brooke and her husband, along with their seven children, have lived around the world. Today, MacKenzie and Brooke chat all about what it was like to move to so many unique places and adjust to many different cultures.
October 2, 2019
This week on the CTL podcast, MacKenzie Koppa chats with Erin Moon. Erin is the COO of the PopcastMedia Group and resident scholar of the Bible Binge podcast, plus being a Bible study author. Erin is also a busy wife and mother living in Birmingham, Alabama.
September 26, 2019
Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie chats with radio host Bekah Eaker of Way-FM’s popular The Wally Show. Bekah’s husband has had severe health complications for a few years, and she and MacKenzie go deep with how they deal with prolonged stress. This episode is full of insight and encouragement both for people in similar situations and anyone who knows someone who could use support.
September 23, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.   Thanks to VistaPrintfor sponsoring this episode of CTL. Get 500 high quality professional business cards for only $9.99 when you order from VistaPrint.com/LOVELY.   This week’s episode of CTL is also sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE 5-piece Mrs. Meyers fall cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY, plus free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial with your first order.     This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by Away Travel. Use promo code LOVELY when you order from AwayTravel.com/LOVELY20for $20 Offan Away Suitcase. Show Notes-  This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa interviews Melissa d'Arabian, author of Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves. Melissa has been a Food Network host and has written numerous columns and articles on food, in addition to being a wife and mother. In today's episode MacKenzie and Melissa chat about all things food and faith, including: Melissa shares a little of her own journey of seeking God's heart in the area of food How Melissa came to realize God's use of food to draw her and others closer to Himself Learning to see the significance of food as a picture in God's kingdom story Getting in touch with the creative nature of God through exercising our own creativity How Melissa stayed sane during the Food Network Star filming and competition   Cultivating an attitude of faith amidst the unexpected in our every day Learning the lesson of patience from food and taking it into our lives Melissa's experience in France and how that shifted her perspective on food Getting back in touch with the gift that food is by growing something yourself Melissa's mindset in using her own competitive advantage on Food Network The benefits of training in improvisation A typical day in Melissa's life Current Lovelies- Melissa: making her drive time more lovely by connecting with her daughter and listening to podcasts MacKenzie: decorating her car interior for fall to make her drive time a little more fun Resources Mentioned- Books: Tasting Grace Podcasts: For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Lewis Howes Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher Rise Together with Rachel Hollis The Tim Ferriss Show Movies: Greatest Showman Hidden Figures Find Melissa- You can find Melissa on her website, melissadarabian.net. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterestand Twitter. Find MacKenzie- You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!  
September 18, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Thanks to VistaPrint for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Get 500 high quality professional business cards for only $9.99 when you order from VistaPrint.com/LOVELY. This week’s episode of CTL is also sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE 5-piece Mrs. Meyers fall cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY, plus free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial with your first order. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by Away Travel. Use promo code LOVELY when you order from AwayTravel.com/LOVELY20 for $20 Off an Away Suitcase. Show Notes-  This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa interviews Melissa d’Arabian, author of Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves. Melissa has been a Food Network host and has written numerous columns and articles on food, in addition to being a wife and mother. In today’s episode MacKenzie and Melissa chat about all things food and faith, including: * Melissa shares a little of her own journey of seeking God’s heart in the area of food * How Melissa came to realize God’s use of food to draw her and others closer to Himself * Learning to see the significance of food as a picture in God’s kingdom story * Getting in touch with the creative nature of God through exercising our own creativity * How Melissa stayed sane during the Food Network Star filming and competition * Cultivating an attitude of faith amidst the unexpected in our every day * Learning the lesson of patience from food and taking it into our lives * Melissa’s experience in France and how that shifted her perspective on food * Getting back in touch with the gift that food is by growing something yourself * Melissa’s mindset in using her own competitive advantage on Food Network * The benefits of training in improvisation * A typical day in Melissa’s life Current Lovelies- Melissa: making her drive time more lovely by connecting with her daughter and listening to podcasts MacKenzie: decorating her car interior for fall to make her drive time a little more fun Resources Mentioned- Books: Tasting Grace Podcasts: For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Lewis Howes Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher Rise Together with Rachel Hollis The Tim Ferriss Show Movies:
September 11, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Policy Genius for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Go to PolicyGenius.com to find the right coverage for you and your family. Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service also sponsored this episode of Cultivating the Lovely. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL80 and enter code CTL80 for $80 off your first 3 boxes! This week’s episode is also sponsored by BirchBox. Go to BirchBox.com/lovely to get $5 Off your first month’s box when you use promo code LOVELY. Show Notes- On this week’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa is joined by Brian Dixon, author of Start with Your People: The Daily Decision that Changes Everything. Brian has a passion for coaching people to find clarity and pursue their goals and lives with intention. He and his wife Julie live in North Carolina with their three children. Today MacKenzie and Brian talk about showing up and focussing on the people in your life, including: * MacKenzie shares an example of how the message of Start with Your People has impacted her own business and podcast community * Brian talks about how we can’t see ourselves the way others see us * How Brian’s own “360 assessment” led him to change and inspired him to write this book * The importance of engaging with the people and relationships in your life instead of just coasting through your days * Taking control of your habits, routines and philosophy for your home so that you can face challenges with intention instead of constantly putting out fires Changing the vision for your marriage, family and work to make more of the time you have Embracing our “lovely limitations” and focussing on the legacy you are leaving for the future Brian shares the how and why of life mapping Being strategic about positioning yourself for the life that you want to live Choosing to make one small change to get to where you want to be a year from now What happened when Brian started a habit of gratitude Asking for help and taking action on what you are learning Being part of the solution by serving others in small ways Visit StartwithYourPeople.com to see book bonuses and videos A typical day for Brian Current Lovelies- Brian: watching his espresso machine work every morning and using that time to take some deep breaths and be grateful MacKenzie: honing in her morning and evening routines to make the most of the time she has Resources Mentioned- Books: Start with Your People Movies: The Family Man Find Brian-
September 4, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by BioClarity. Right now you can save 40% off Skin Care Routines, plus 15% off everything else at BioClarity.com when you use coupon code LOVELY at checkout. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Join a Cultivating Group in our Patreon community and make friends, get accountability, and cultivate loveliness with others! Sign-ups close this Friday, so join at the Lovely Tribe or Loveliest Level today! Show Notes- Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa brings back her popular Season 4 guest, Jennifer L. Scott. Jennifer has a new book for families, Connoisseur Kids: Etiquette, Manners, and Living Well for Parents and Their Little Ones, which is the main topic of this week’s episode. MacKenzie and Jennifer talk about why and how to instill confidence, care and capability into our children so that they become the kind of adults we all want to be around.  * MacKenzie asks Jennifer about her new exercise routine with a Rebounder trampoline * Some of the reasons Jennifer wrote Connoisseur Kids and why she feels it is so needed * A sneak peek into the subjects and format of the book * Instilling confidence in our children through teaching them how to interact with new people * The high value of teaching our children how to do chores and contribute to the family * Phrasing your requests for kids to help in a positive, motivating way * Jennifer’s desire to bring back some selflessness, good sportsmanship and civility to our culture * Helping our children build good hygiene habits while they are young * Motivating kids to choose healthy foods by involving them in the process * Playing games and activities to get kids moving and build good attitudes about exercise * Teaching children to keep routines and to do those things with a happy heart * Taking care of what we have so that we are good stewards of our belongings Current Lovelies- Jennifer: enjoying reading aloud to her children and the special time they share around stories Resources Mentioned- Books: Connoisseur Kids Little House on the Prairie The Indian in the Cupboard Find Jennifer- You can find Jennifer on her website, JenniferLScott.com, or on her blog, The Daily Connoisseur. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and
August 28, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is brought to you by the Homer reading app. Visit learnwithhomer.com/lovely for a free 30-day trial. This episode of Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Embr. Save $50 off your own Embr Wave when you go to EmbrWave.com and use code LOVELY at checkout. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Show Notes- On this week’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa Talks with Beth McCord of YourEnneagramCoach.com. Beth and her husband Jeff live outside of Nashville, Tennessee and have two grown children. She has been teaching people about the enneagram personality type tool for 17 years. You can now pre-order Beth and Jeff’s book Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving, Gospel-Centered Marriage. Beth and MacKenzie are taking a deep dive into all things enneagram today, including: * Beth’s journey toward learning about the enneagram and eventually teaching others * Patterns in certain types gravitating to each other * Alignment and misalignment with the Gospel  The Enneagram is like a flashlight, and the flashlight is showing your heart condition. -Beth…Click To Tweet * Understanding your true identity in Christ and finding our security in that truth * Using the Enneagram as a tool to identify when you go off course and realign with the truth * The differences in types preferred in various environments and cultures * Letting God in to work on us as we find out about our weaknesses * Embracing who we are and finding our value and purpose in Christ, not comparisons * Using the enneagram to develop compassion for others and live in the Gospel’s grace * How knowing others’ types can help us communicate better * A little about the 9 types, wings and tritypes and how they interact with each other * MacKenzie and Beth’s reactions to the Sleeping At Last podcast enneagram songs * Trusting the work of Christ as our foundation, no matter where we are on our journey * Sneak peak into upcoming books and courses from Your Enneagram Coach * A typical day in Beth’s life
August 21, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE 5-piece Mrs. Meyers cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY with your first order. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Literati. For a limited time, go to LiteratiBooks.com and use code LOVELY for $20 OFF your first box. Kids 3 and up also get a free blacklight pen. Thanks to VistaPrint for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Get 500 high quality professional business cards for only $9.99 when you order from VistaPrint.com/LOVELY. Show Notes: Welcome to Season 5 of Cultivating the Lovely the Podcast! Today on the show, MacKenzie Koppa is joined by her friend Chelle Bruzas to bring you all up to speed on what is coming up this season around the CTL community! Also, stick around to the end of show to hear Chelle ask MacKenzie her own “stock questions” and get to know your lovely host a little bit better. * MacKenzie explains some of the changes happening with the Cultivating the Lovely platform * How the CTL Patreon group is making a difference in community and keeping MacKenzie motivated and inspired * Exciting new coaching opportunity for upper level members in the Patreon community My goal is to be offering people tools and guidance to make their lives just a little bit lovelier….Click To Tweet * The Morning Show is staying on Facebook for Patreon members and coming to Instagram 2 days a week in September * Some of the upcoming topics for the fall: * Fending off stress * Information on our cycles * Checking in on routines * Fall style and skincare * Sign ups are open for new Cultivating Groups for September for Lovely Tribe and Loveliest Level members! * What is happening with The Same Page podcast in the future * Looking forward to the Cultivating the Lovely podcast in Season 5 * Gary Thomas, author of When to Walk Away * Beth McCord from Your Enneagram Coach * The renewed joy and excitement MacKenzie has about going forward after having some rough spots in the past year * MacKenzie answers her own stock questions and explains how some things have changed over the last couple of years Current Lovelies: Chelle: taking daily walks even when it isn’t the most convenient time MacKenzie: trying to end her shower with a short burst of cold water Resources Mentioned: Books:
August 14, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Thanks to Plan to Eat for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Thanks to Policy Genius for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Go to PolicyGenius.com to find the right coverage for you and your family. If you want more ways to interact with MacKenzie and other podcast listeners, get in on the  daily CTL Morning Show, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- This week wraps up Season 4 of the Cultivating the Lovely podcast! And today MacKenzie has a fun conversation with her dear friend Chelle Bruzas about some of the things they’ve been loving this summer and how they are squeezing every last drop of goodness out of summer before it’s over. This episode is full of memories, book and show recommendations and simple things that are making Chelle and MacKenzie’s live a little better. So get yourself a glass of something cold, sit back and enjoy the chit-chat! * Making summer memories together with their families at the lake and each other’s homes * Keeping each other accountable to rest and recharge amidst a busy season * Chelle’s favorite summer reads: * The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh * I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith * Belgravia by Julian Fellows * Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan * Suffering is Never for Nothing by Elisabeth Elliot * The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith * MacKenzie’s favorite summer reads: * Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey * The Gown by Jennifer Robson * Do Less by Kate Northrup * Start with Your People by Brian Dixson * Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons * When to Walk Away by Gary Thomas * Chelle and MacKenzie’s summer watchlist: * Victoria * The Beautiful Fantastic * The Durrells in Corfu * Poldark * Handmaid’s Tale * Chelle and MacKenzie’s simple summer meal solutions * Favorite summer finds and hacks * Australian Gold tinted SPF50 sunscreen * MacKenzie’s upside down hair drying technique * The CTL Morning Show is back in the Patreon community! * Favorite summer listening: *  
August 7, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by BioClarity. Right now you can save 40% off Skin Care Routines, plus 15% off everything else at BioClarity.com when you use coupon code LOVELY at checkout. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Care/Of. Get 25% off your first order when you visit takecareof.com and use code LOVELY at checkout. This episode of Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Embr. Save $50 off your own Embr Wave when you go to EmbrWave.com and use code LOVELY at checkout. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- Today on the Cultivating the Lovely podcast, host MacKenzie Koppa has a chat with Jen Traynor, a Noonday Collection Ambassador. Jen is a wife and homeschooling mom to two boys, and she was also taught MacKenzie’s daughter in preschool last year. Together Jen and MacKenzie talk about building a business that blesses others. This is not your typical multi-level marketing story, so stick around to hear this encouraging chat! * Jen’s story of how she got started as a Noonday ambassador * The difference of the mission of Noonday as opposed to a typical MLM business * How Noonday helps local artisans in countries around the world I’m not just selling jewelry. I’m telling a story of artisans and of lives that are changed. -Jen…Click To Tweet * Wearing bold accessories you love with confidence * How Jen started learning how to style her jewelry * Follow @NoondayCollection or #noondaycollection on Instagram  * The amazing benefits Jen has enjoyed as a Noonday ambassador * Jen shares how a trunk show with Noonday works and what her typical workday looks like * Jen’s experience traveling to visit artisans with Noonday * Why Jen feels that she was so successful and tips for new ambassadors * Having a tribe, a cause and a community as women * Jen’s decision to dial back her outside commitments to focus on her family more * A typical day in Jen’s life This Friday, August 9, 2019, at 6:30 pm PST Jen will be hosting an online Noonday Collection trunk show for CTL foll...
August 5, 2019
Back to School is rolling in fast and hard! If you’re anything like me then you like to make sure to have some things in place before day 1 hits so that you don’t get mowed down by the proverbial school bus as the year gets rolling. If you want guidance for getting all the back to school things done, like- * establishing routines, * getting your calendar ready, * planning your meals, * creating functioning workspaces, * and making sure that your own needs don’t fall by the wayside in the midst of the craziness, Then I would love for you to join me in Patreon this month where we are walking through all these steps together! We have revived the morning show for the month and are meeting each weekday at 6:30am PST for guidance, encouragement, and motivation to head into this year feeling calm and confident. In order to participate in our Daily Live Show goodness you only have to be at the $3 level! The rest of the benefits of being a Patron just climb from there, and out Loveliest Level Members even get to schedule one-on-one sessions with me via Zoom this month! They can ask me whatever questions strike their fancy and I will help them find the answers. It’s going to be a good time! Just follow this link to see all our Patreon has to offer and join me today!! You just finished reading Join Me to Stay Sane for Back-to-School!! Consider leaving a comment!
July 31, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. This episode of Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Embr. Save $50 off your own Embr Wave when you go to EmbrWave.com and use code LOVELY at checkout. CTL is also sponsored by Blume. Get 25% off your first stick of HugMe Deodorant and Free Shipping by texting “Cultivate” to 79-79-79. Thanks to VistaPrint for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Get 500 high quality professional business cards for only $9.99 when you order from VistaPrint.com/LOVELY. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- On this week’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa interviews Lindsay Teague Moreno, the author of the new book Boss Up! This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book. Lindsay is a busy wife and mom of 3 girls who has a passion for coaching and encouraging women entrepreneurs. On the podcast today, MacKenzie and Lindsay chat about what it is like to be a mom who is also pursuing a dream to build a business and support her family. * Lindsay shares her desire to encourage women who want to be entrepreneurs while also being a great mom * How sometimes pursuing passions beyond homemaking can actually help some women be better moms * Lindsay’s own story of growing up as an aspiring entrepreneur * How moving frequently with her husband’s job forced Lindsay to learn what she needed to know for her own business * How Lindsay’s passion for her work was both her greatest strength and her greatest weakness * Why Lindsay was so driven to make goals and pursue them with all her energy * A sneak peek into Boss Up! and some of Lindsay’s tips for women entrepreneurs You are made for this job, but you need to figure out how to make it work for you. -Lindsay MorenoClick To Tweet * Being authentic and consistent in your branding and marketing
July 24, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Rockets of Awesome. Get 20% OFF your first order when you go to rocketsofawesome/lovely and use promo code LOVELY at checkout. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Spring Scent cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY with your first order. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- Today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie has a chat with author Lisa-Jo Baker all about her new book, The Middle Matters. In addition to being an author, Lisa-Jo is a wife and mother of 3 kids, as well as co-host of the new podcast Out of the Ordinary. MacKenzie and Lisa-Jo have an encouraging and light-hearted conversation about the “real” side of motherhood in the middle years, plus so much more! * How and why Lisa started writing for moms in the middle years * The strange stage of being in the middle of marriage and parenting * The uniqueness of each stage of motherhood, from being a first-time parent, to a parent of teenagers and beyond * The joys of having older kids and teenagers * Lisa’s inspiration for writing The Middle Matters * Shifting perspective to see the beauty in the life you are living right now * How Lisa wrote her books as if it were a collection of photographs of her own life * The reaction publishers had when Lisa pitched her book title and idea * The format of the book in little essays on different subjects * How Lisa approaches social media and real life friendship by prioritizing loving people * Finding your pocketful of friends who will be with you through thick and thin * Dealing with the complicated nature of faith in the middle season * Realizing that God still loves us even when we mess up * Lisa talks a little about her new podcast with Christy Purifoy, Out of the Ordinary * A typical day in Lisa’s life Current Lovelies- Lisa-Jo: taking a walk through her neighborhood each day to take a break from screens MacKenzie: embracing her need for rest and not pushing herself to work out Resources Mentioned- Books: The Middle Matters Podcasts: Out of the Ordinary The Wally Show
July 17, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Thanks to Policy Genius for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Go to PolicyGenius.com to find the right coverage for you and your family. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- On Cultivating the Lovely this week, MacKenzie Koppa talks with Heather Avis, author of the new book Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs. Heather and her husband Josh live in Southern California with their three out of the box children. MacKenzie and Heather talk about shifting the narrative surrounding people with different abilities, including: * How Heather started writing and landed her book deals * Heather’s message and goal to shift the narrative surrounding different kids * MacKenzie tells a little of her brother’s spina bifida story * Heather and MacKenzie talk about being “sriracha mamas” with “marmalade mama” friends * Shifting perspectives in parenting as you get older and being gentle instead of “judge-y” * The refining process that happens in motherhood * Learning to let go of our expectations for our children * The importance of finding friends who understand and can identify with your situation * Changing the negative narrative surrounding a diagnosis of a child with differences * Not assuming low levels of competence or judging by appearances Teach your kids to view people who are different as able. -Heather AvisClick To Tweet * Challenging ourselves to believe in the abilities of our children * Heather’s ideas for normalizing differences * Being curious and open to asking questions with love and sensitivity * Talking about how everyone is different * Exposing children to people who are different, in real life as well as in media choices * A typical day in the life of Heather’s family Current Lovelies- Heather: doing hot yoga on a regular basis to help de-stress and let her mind focus MacKenzie: following her personalized yoga nidra to restore and relax Resources Mentioned- Books: The Lucky Few Scoot Over and Make Some Room Movies: Big Fish Find Heather- You can find Heather Avis on her website, HeatherAvis.com. You can also follow her across social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find MacKenzie- You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram,
July 10, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode of Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by BioClarity. Right now you can save 40% off Skin Care Routines, plus 15% off everything else at BioClarity.com when you use coupon code LOVELY at checkout. Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Get $80 OFF your first month when you use coupon code CTL80 when you shop at HelloFresh.com/CTL80. Show Notes- On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with Amanda Warfield. Amanda blogs at AmandaWarfield.com where she coaches women in living simply and overcoming overwhelm. Today MacKenzie and Amanda chat about capsule wardrobes and curating a lovely wardrobe that is cohesive and helps you feel more confident. * Amanda’s story of how she started creating her own capsule wardrobe * The benefits of creating a cohesive wardrobe * Time-saving and fewer decisions to make * Knowing your body type and tastes makes shopping easier * A little peak into what comprises Amanda’s capsule wardrobe * Tips for creating a cohesive wardrobe: * Know your style and what looks good on you * Choose a color palette that works well for your skin type * Consider your lifestyle and be intentional * The difference between style and trends * Using Pinterest boards to curate your own sense of style * Figuring out your body type and what looks good on you * The Goal Digger podcast episode on productivity and your cycle * Being intentional and making a specific plan for your wardrobe on the front end * How to save money on your capsule wardrobe * thrift shopping at consignment stores * investing in one or two good quality pieces that will really last * shop sales and clearance Every single piece in your wardrobe should be something you love. -Amanda WarfieldClick To Tweet * A typical day in Amanda’s life * Get Amanda’s free Capsule Wardrobe Checklist * Check out Amanda’s new course, Your Cultivated Capsule Wardrobe and get 20% OFF with coupon code CTLPODCAST Current Lovelies- Amanda: soaking up summer and spending time with her friends and in the outdoors before moving MacKenzie: enjoying having fresh flower arrangements from her daughters’ dance recital around the house Resources Mentioned- Books: Do Less by Kate Northrup Find Amanda- You can find Amanda Warfield on her website, AmandaWarfield.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram,
July 3, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Rockets of Awesome. Get 20% OFF your first order when you go to rocketsofawesome/lovely and use promo code LOVELY at checkout. This week’s episode is also sponsored by Butcher Box. Get FREE BACON for life, plus 20% OFF your first month when you shop at butcherbox.com/lovely and use coupon code LOVELY. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa talk with David Trotter. David is an author, film producer and podcaster. He is also a husband and father of…. children. His passion is to help people get unstuck, and today MacKenzie and David flesh out the topic of getting unstuck, plus much more, including: * David’s definition of being “stuck” and some typical seasons in which people start feeling this way * The problem of losing identity in the midst of motherhood * What David learned in teaching his beta group for Launch Your Life * David talks about how he got into the film industry, starting with a documentary on Indian orphans * How David got into podcasting and what his hopes are for that platform * What it is like being a man speaking to a target audience of women In order for us to become aware of the vision that is being birthed within us, let us first have a…Click To Tweet * Being in a position to learn from others and serving the listener * The things David has learned through talking with his podcast guests * The most gratifying thing about being a podcaster * A typical day in David’s life Current Lovelies- David: spending time out in nature as a way of regaining a sense of peace each day MacKenzie: going to a summer Bible study with a group of women Resources Mentioned- Books: Launch Yourself  Heroes of Hope The Good and Beautiful God Podcasts: Listen to MacKenzie’s interview on David’s Inspiration Rising podcast here. This American Life ...
June 26, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Thanks to American Blossom Linens for sponsoring this week’s episode. Get 15% OFF your order at American Blossom Linens when you use coupon code LOVELY at checkout. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by BetterHelp private online counseling. Visit BetterHelp.com/LOVELY for 10% OFF your first month of counseling. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. If you want more ways to interact with these episodes, including discussion questions, behind the scenes information, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the Cultivating the Lovely Patreon community! Show Notes- On Cultivating the Lovely this week, MacKenzie Koppa sits down for a talk with author Robin Jones Gunn. Robin is a prolific author of Christian fiction, as well as a wife and mother and grandmother living and loving life in Hawaii. MacKenzie and Robin chat about the new Haven Makers book series, as well as so much more, including: * How Robin came to start writing this new series as she watched her own grown daughters navigate friendship in the current culture * Making real connection with people in a social media world * Why Robin chose to discuss the themes that she did in Becoming Us * Finding the small ways we can make our homes and our lives feel more beautiful and peaceful in the midst of chaos What if you need to just step back and see what God is whispering to you that you cannot hear in…Click To Tweet * Loving ourselves so that we can love others better * The need for more books in this genre of wholesome Christian fiction, especially for teens and younger adults * Seeing that God is God and yet wants a relationship with us and acknowledging that He is the only One we can go to in the midst of trouble * Speaking truth and life to our friends in every day conversation * Robin’s hopes for future books in the Haven Makers series * How fans can help keep Robin’s books coming * Robin’s typical daily routine
June 19, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is sponsored by Scentbird. CTL listeners get 50% off their first month when you use coupon code LOVELY at Scentbird.com/lovely. Thanks to Policy Genius for sponsoring this episode of CTL. Go to PolicyGenius.com to find the right coverage for you and your family. This episode is also brought to you by Hylands Earache Drops. Go to Hylands.com/ear-pain to find a retailer near you. Show Notes- On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with Lara Molettiere. Lara is the CEO, main writer and homeschool mentor of her website Everyday Graces. Her passion is to help mothers not grow weary in well-doing and to cultivate grace and beauty in their homes. Today MacKenzie and Lara chat about all things lovely, including how moms can add some richness to their days at home with their children. * How mothers can take care of themselves and model a life of service * The Charlotte Mason concept of “masterly inactivity” * Lara’s family routine for daily reading, both reading aloud together and as individuals * How Lara structures her own personal reading and mother culture * Every mom needs a space to which she can go to exhale and be fully herself * Lara’s resources for Morning Time for adding beauty and richness to your day: * The Homeschool Garden products including- * poetry, copywork, music, art, nature study, geography, Scripture, prayer, tea time outlines, book recommendations and more * Why Lara created this resource and how it can be used by many different kinds of families, not just homeschoolers * Reclaiming family connection through practices like Morning Time and Tea Time * Choosing joy and setting the tone in your home rather than seeking the “Pinterest-perfect house” * Lara’s typical daily routine Current Lovelies- Lara: remodeling and choosing what projects to work on  around the house MacKenzie: taking a few minutes to read before bed and being deliberate with her time during the day Resources Mentioned- Books: Toward a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason Jan Karon’s Mitford Series As You Wish by Cary Elwes Movies: The Princess Bride Podcasts: Read Aloud Revival with Sarah MacKenzie Find Lara- You can find Lara Molettiere on her website, LaraMolettiere.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram,
June 12, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. This episode is brought to you by BioClarity. Right now you can save 40% off Skin Care Routines, plus 15% off everything else at BioClarity.com when you use coupon code LOVELY at checkout. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by BetterHelp private online counseling. Visit BetterHelp.com/LOVELY for 10% OFF your first month of counseling. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by Away Travel. Use promo code LOVELY when you order from AwayTravel.com/LOVELY20 for $20 Off an Away Suitcase. Show Notes- On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie and Rebekah continue their conversation about their current spring favorites and things they are looking forward to reading, watching and more this summer. So sit back, relax and get ready to add to your reading and watch lists for the summer! Join the CTL Patreon community and get all the podcast episodes early and ad-free! Plus, be the first to find out about what it coming up with the Cultivating the Lovely re-branding, and so much more great content! * What Rebekah and MacKenzie are watching and waiting to watch: * Victoria * The Crown * Downton Abbey (movie coming in September) * Brooklyn Nine-Nine * The Durrells in Corfu * Madame Secretary * Blue Bloods * The Newsroom * To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before * Call the Midwife * The Spanish Princess * So You Think You Can Dance * Handmaid’s Tale * Endeavor
June 5, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Hylands Earache Drops. Go to Hylands.com/ear-pain to find a retailer near you. Today’s episode of CTL is also brought to you by StoryWorth. For $20 OFF, visit storyworth.com/lovely when you subscribe. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% Off... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 119- Beauty and Skincare Deep Dive with MacKenzie and Rebekah! Consider leaving a comment!
May 29, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is brought to you by BetterHelp private online counseling. Visit BetterHelp.com/LOVELY for 10% OFF your first month of counseling. Thanks to Plan to Eat for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Show Notes-... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 118-Simplifying Nature Study with Joy Cherrick! Consider leaving a comment!
May 22, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Thanks to Plan to Eat for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day trial instead of the normal 30-day trial. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Scentbird. CTL listeners get 50% off their first month when you use coupon code LOVELY at Scentbird.com/lovely.... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 117- Cultivating Friendship in Hard Times with Chelle Bruzas! Consider leaving a comment!
May 12, 2019
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May 8, 2019
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May 1, 2019
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April 24, 2019
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April 17, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/LOVELY to get 15% OFF your first purchase! Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by BioClarity. Right now you can save 40% off Skin Care Routines, plus 15% off everything else at BioClarity.com when you use coupon... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 112- Raising Brave Learners with Julie Bogart! Consider leaving a comment!
April 10, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Spring Scent cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY with your first order. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by LOLA 100% organic feminine care products. For 40% off your first order, visit mylola.com and enter... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 111- Have More Fun with Mandy Arioto! Consider leaving a comment!
April 3, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.   Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Blinkist. Right now, for a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer for Cultivating the Lovely listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Lovely to start your FREE 7 day trial. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 110- A Creative Love Story with Audrey Roloff! Consider leaving a comment!
March 27, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Spring Scent cleaning set at Grove.co/LOVELY with your first order. CTL is also brought to you by Plan to Eat meal planning service. Visit PlanToEat.com/LOVELY to start your free 60-day... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 109- The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman! Consider leaving a comment!
March 20, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by BioClarity, Canvas People and VistaPrint.  To get 40% Off Skin Care Routines plus an additional 15% Off everything on their website and a 100% risk-free money back guarantee, go to BioClarity.com and enter code “LOVELY” at checkout. Get your own 11×14... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 108- The Podcast Life with Carrie Robaina! Consider leaving a comment!
March 13, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s episode of CTL is sponsored by ButcherBox. For 2 Lbs. of free ground beef in every monthly ButcherBox for the life of your membership. and $20 OFF your first box, go to butcherbox.com/lovely and enter Promo Code LOVELY at checkout. Show Notes- Today on the CTL podcast, MacKenzie Koppa interviews... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 107- Becoming a Placemaker with Christie Purifoy! Consider leaving a comment!
March 6, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.  Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Blinkist. Right now, for a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer for Cultivating the Lovely listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Lovely to start your FREE 7 day trial.  CTL is also brought to you by Grove. As a CTL listener, you can get... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 106- The Voiceover Life with Carrie Olsen! Consider leaving a comment!
February 27, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.  Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Hourglass Cosmetics and Vistaprint. Enjoy FREE standard shipping on all Full-Size Caution™ Mascara orders (U.S. only) when you visit hourglasscosmetics.com/LOVELY and use code LOVELY at checkout! Cultivating the Lovely listeners can get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at $9.99 when you use code “LOVELY” at Vistaprint.com.... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 105- Memory Making Mom with Jessica Smartt! Consider leaving a comment!
February 20, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.  Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Canvas People, EveryPlate and BioClarity. Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just text the word Lovely to 79-79-79. For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com and enter promo code THELOVELY. To get your Free Clarifying Masque... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 104- Motherhood and Madame Chic with Jennifer L. Scott! Consider leaving a comment!
February 13, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by VistaPrint, Zola and Grove. Cultivating the Lovely listeners can get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at $9.99 when you use code “LOVELY” at Vistaprint.com. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/LOVELY. As... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 103- Lovely Little Things with MacKenzie and Rebekah! Consider leaving a comment!
February 6, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.  Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Blinkist. Right now, for a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer for Cultivating the Lovely listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Lovely to start your FREE 7 day trial. This week’s episode of CTL is also sponsored by ButcherBox. For 2 Free Filet Mignons,Free Bacon and... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 102- Cultivating Lifelong Friendships with Sally Clarkson! Consider leaving a comment!
January 30, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content.  Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Hourglass Cosmetics. Just for Cultivating the Lovely listeners, enjoy FREE standard shipping on all Full-Size Caution™ Mascara orders (U.S. only) when you visit hourglasscosmetics.com/LOVELY and use code LOVELY at checkout! Show Notes- Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa has a conversation with Lisa Leonard, independent designer... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 101- Finding Yourself Again with Lisa Leonard! Consider leaving a comment!
January 23, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by bioClarity plant-based skincare. To get your Free Clarifying Masque with your purchase of a Skin Care Routine plus free shipping and a 100% risk-free money back guarantee, go to bioClarity.com and enter code “LOVELY” at checkout. CTL is also brought to you... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 100- Living into Our Strengths with Jessica Honegger! Consider leaving a comment!
January 16, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is sponsored by Churchome. Download the free Churchome Global app today and join Churchome’s growing community. Or, text CULTIVATE to 555888 for a direct download link. CTL is also brought to you by Zola wedding planning and registry. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 99- Choosing to Believe when Life is Hard with Jane Johnson! Consider leaving a comment!
January 9, 2019
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by care/of, a unique, personalized daily vitamin subscription. For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter coupon code LOVELY at checkout. CTL is also brought to you by Blinkist. Right now, for a limited time, Blinkist has... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 98- Finding Calm in the Chaos of Motherhood with Paula Whidden! Consider leaving a comment!
January 2, 2019
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December 26, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by the Health, Hope, Inspiration Podcast with Rev. Percy McCray. Visit hhidownload.com to subscribe and receive 3 free downloads for cancer prevention and encouragement. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by EveryPlate. For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 96- Looking Toward 2019 with MacKenzie and Friends! Consider leaving a comment!
December 19, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by the Health, Hope, Inspiration Podcast with Rev. Percy McCray. Visit hhidownload.com to subscribe and receive 3 free downloads for cancer prevention and encouragement. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Songfinch. Use promo code LOVELY for $20 off your personalized “Song... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 95- Christmas Lovelies with MacKenzie and Katie! Consider leaving a comment!
December 10, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is brought to you by Songfinch. Use promo code LOVELY for $20 off your personalized “Song From Scratch.” Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service also sponsored this episode of Cultivating the Lovely. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL60 and enter code CTL60 for $60 off your first 3 boxes! Show Notes- This... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 94- Where Creativity and Faith Collide with Kristy Cambron! Consider leaving a comment!
December 5, 2018
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November 28, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is brought to you by Canvas People. Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just text the word Lovely to 79-79-79. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by the Health, Hope, Inspiration Podcast with Rev. Percy McCray. Visit hhidownload.com to subscribe and receive 3 free downloads for cancer... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 92- Learning and Living the Liturgy with Jenn Giles Kemper! Consider leaving a comment!
November 21, 2018
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November 14, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is brought to you by Canvas People. Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by EveryPlate. For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 90- Learning to Let Go of Control with Jennifer Dukes Lee! Consider leaving a comment!
November 7, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by RXBar. For 25% off your first order and free shipping go to RXBar.com/lovely  and use code: LOVELY This week’s show is also brought to you by Cultivate What Matters Power Sheets– Get your own Intentional Goal Planner before they sell out by going to boldturquoise.com/powersheets... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 89- Embracing Life's Messes with Marisa Warwick! Consider leaving a comment!
October 31, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is brought to you by the Health, Hope, Inspiration Podcast with Rev. Percy McCray. Visit hhidownload.com to subscribe and receive 3 free downloads for cancer prevention and encouragement. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by BarkBox. Get a FREE extra month of BarkBox when you sign up... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 88- The Importance of Kindness with Candace Cameron Bure! Consider leaving a comment!
October 24, 2018
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October 17, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is sponsored by Simple Contacts, the convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts from anywhere, in minutes. Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/lovely or enter code LOVELY at checkout. Cultivate What Matters Power Sheets– Get on the list so that you... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 86: Calming Angry Kids with Tricia Goyer! Consider leaving a comment!
October 10, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors: How Less-Than-Perfect Parents Can Raise (Kind of) Great Kids by Jami Amerine. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL60 and enter code CTL60 for $60 off your first 3 boxes! Show Notes- This... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 85- Making Space for People's Stories with Shannan Martin! Consider leaving a comment!
October 3, 2018
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September 26, 2018
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September 19, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box with full-­size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Use coupon code “LOVELY” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. This episode is brought to you by LOLA 100% organic feminine care products. For 40% off your first order, visit mylola.com and enter... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 82- Facing Fear in Radical Faith with Ebie Hepworth! Consider leaving a comment!
September 12, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box with full-­size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Use coupon code “LOVELY” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL60 and enter code CTL60 for $60 off your first... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 81- Mothering when You Feel Stretched Too Thin with Jessica Turner! Consider leaving a comment!
September 5, 2018
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August 29, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is sponsored this week by Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL60 and enter code CTL60 for $60 off your first week! CTL is also brought to you by Purple, the original no-pressure mattress. CTL listeners get a free Purple Pillow, in addition to this week’s free gift with the purchase of... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 79- Adopting Older Children and Parenting Special Needs with Nicole Puckett! Consider leaving a comment!
August 22, 2018
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August 15, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Canvas People.  Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Green Chef certified organic meal kit delivery service. For $50... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 77- Deepening Relationships with Our Kids Through Story with Katie Duckett! Consider leaving a comment!
August 8, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by The Same Page Podcast, Coming August 27! To listen early and get all the extras, head over to our Membership Site! Show Notes- Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie chats with cohost Leah Boden about different choices and paths for educating... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 76- Paths to Education with Leah Boden! Consider leaving a comment!
August 1, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Homeschool in the Woods. Cultivating the Lovely listeners get $5 off your purchase of $50 or more through August 19th. Use coupon code “THELOVELY” at checkout. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Purple, the original no-pressure mattress. CTL listeners get a free Purple Pillow,... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 75- Planning and Prepping for a New School Year with Kendra Hennessy! Consider leaving a comment!
July 25, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Purple, the original no-pressure mattress. CTL listeners get 10% off their entire order, in addition to this week’s free gift with the purchase of a mattress! Just go to Purple.com and use promo code LOVELY at checkout.  Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Simple... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 74- Cultivating the Lovely in Difficult Times with Rebekah Sacran! Consider leaving a comment!
July 18, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Canvas People.  Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by P.volve online streaming workout plans. To get 30-days free streaming,... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 73- Finding Freedom in the Midst of our Mess with Jess Connolly! Consider leaving a comment!
July 11, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Skylar consciously crafted, hypoallergenic fragrances. For a limited time, try the Skylar sample palette with free shipping plus earn a $20 credit towards your next full-sized perfume purchase, visit Skylar.com/lovely.  CTL is also sponsored this week by Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL30 and enter... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 72- Tips and Tricks for a Food Overhaul with Jodi McKenna! Consider leaving a comment!
July 4, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by bioClarity plant-based skincare. To get your first month for 50% off a Routine plus free shipping and a 100% risk-free money back guarantee, go to bioClarity.com and enter code “LOVELY” at checkout. Show Notes- Today’s CTL podcast features a conversation between host... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 71- Biblical Meditation with Kari Denker! Consider leaving a comment!
June 27, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Canvas People.  Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Teami Blends detox teas and more! For 15% off any order at teamiblends.com, just... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 70- Life Giving Parenting with Sally Clarkson! Consider leaving a comment!
June 20, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by LOLA 100% organic feminine care products. For 40% off your first order, visit mylola.com and enter Promo Code LOVELY when you subscribe! Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Simple Contacts, the convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 69- Mother Culture for Every Mom with Leah Boden! Consider leaving a comment!
June 13, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This week’s show is sponsored by RX Bar. For 25% off your first order and free shipping go to RXBar.com/lovely  and use code: LOVELY. CTL is also sponsored this week by bioClarity plant-based skincare. To get your first month for 50% off a Routine plus free shipping and a 100%... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 68- The Importance of Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith! Consider leaving a comment!
June 6, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/CTL30 and enter code CTL30 for $30 off your first week! Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Care.com, the world’s largest digital marketplace for finding and managing family care. Join for free as a Basic Member—and start... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 67- The Reading Life with Anne Bogel! Consider leaving a comment!
May 23, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box with full-­size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Use coupon code “LOVELY10” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. CTL is also sponsored this week by bioClarity plant-based skincare. To get your first month for 50% off a Routine plus... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 66- Creating Intentional Kids' Spaces! Consider leaving a comment!
May 16, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box with full-­size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Use coupon code “LOVELY10” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by care/of, a unique, personalized daily vitamin subscription. For 25% off your first month of... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 65- Cultivating Hopes and Goals with Lara Casey! Consider leaving a comment!
May 9, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box with full-­size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Use coupon code “LOVELY10” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Molekule, the only air purifier that destroys indoor air pollutants... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 64- The Importance of Community with Leah Boden! Consider leaving a comment!
May 2, 2018
This episode is brought to you by Prepdish.com/Lovely– Visit them today for your FREE two week trial! Use the promo code: LOVELY This week’s show is also sponsored by RX Bar. For 25% off your first order and free shipping go to RXBar.com/lovely  and use code: LOVELY Show Notes- This week, MacKenzie Monroe and co-host Erin Odom... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 63- Birth Stories with MacKenzie and Erin! Consider leaving a comment!
April 25, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content This episode is brought to you by TULA skincare, which combines probiotics with other key ingredients to address all your skin’s needs.  For 20% off your purchase, visit TULA.com/lovely and enter promo code LOVELY at checkout! Cultivating the Lovely is also sponsored by Mod Cloth, signature label clothing designed... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 62- The Read-Aloud Difference with Sarah MacKenzie! Consider leaving a comment!
April 22, 2018
I am so excited to be announcing that we are re-opening The Lovely Homeschool Course this Wednesday, April 25, 2018! And in this episode Katie Duckett (who you might remember from last year’s episode on Relationally Driven Homechooling) and I discuss how the planning method and tools offered in The Lovely Homeschool Course truly revolutionized... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Special Episode with Katie Duckett! Consider leaving a comment!
April 18, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by LOLA 100% organic feminine care products. LOLA makes your month a little bit easier with a fully customizable subscription. You can choose your mix of products, perfect mix of absorbency, number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. For 40% off your first order,... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 61- Self-care during Seasons of Struggle! Consider leaving a comment!
April 11, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Go to HelloFresh.com and enter code CTL30 for $30 off your first week! Show Notes- Today MacKenzie and Leah are talking about how they try and stay grounded in the Word of God and what their personal Bible study... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 60- Living in the Word with Leah Boden! Consider leaving a comment!
April 6, 2018
It’s true, I started another podcast! And the first episode released TODAY! In this new show, called What Ingrid & Fiona Like, I’m Ingrid, my best friend Rebekah is Fiona, and we will talk about our favorite things in all sorts subjects. For instance, in April we’re talking about how this show even came to... Read more...You just finished reading Announcing "What Ingrid & Fiona Like"- a brand new podcast!! Consider leaving a comment!
April 4, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Prepdish.com/Lovely– Visit them today for your FREE two week trial! Use the code: LOVELY This week’s show is also sponsored by RX Bar. For 25% off your first order and free shipping go to RXBar.com/lovely  And use code: LOVELY Show Notes- This week,... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 59- Making and Saving Money While Mothering Well! Consider leaving a comment!
March 28, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Canvas People.  Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Show Notes- This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Monroe talks with co-host Jodi McKenna about the less... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 58- Practical Homemaking with Jodi McKenna! Consider leaving a comment!
March 21, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content This episode is brought to you by RX Bar Kids. For 25% off your first order and free shipping go to RXBar.com/lovely  And use code: LOVELY Show Notes- Today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely features a discussion host MacKenzie Monroe had with Kendra Roehl and Julie Fisk, authors of... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 57- Everyday Kindness with Julie Fisk and Kendra Roehl! Consider leaving a comment!
March 14, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by RXBAR Kids. For 25% off a sample box and FREE shipping got to rxbar.com/lovely Show Notes- This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie had the chance to discuss nature study with co-host Leah Boden and their friend Andi Gould. Andi is... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Podcast Episode 56- Spring Nature Study with Andi Gould and Leah Boden! Consider leaving a comment!
March 7, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. Join us for a month of natural make-up and facial care in the Patreon Community! Show Notes- Today on Cultivating the Lovely, Erin and MacKenzie chat about their favorite TV shows. They talk about everything related to intentional TV viewing, including why they like their favorite shows, when... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 55- Intentional TV Time with Erin Odom! Consider leaving a comment!
February 27, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Canvas People.  Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just visit CanvasPeople.com, upload your photo, and enter this special code: LOVELY. Show Notes- This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Monroe talks with co-host Jodi McKenna all about their... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 54- Natural Skin Care and Makeup with Jodi McKenna! Consider leaving a comment!
February 20, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Stone Soup for Five’s new  Growing in Joy Philippians Bible Study. Go Here for the digital, student, and kids versions and Here for the hard copy! Show Notes- On this week’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with Angie Elkins,... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 53--Fostering Creative Family Culture with Angie Elkins! Consider leaving a comment!
February 13, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh Go to HelloFresh.com and enter code CTL30 for $30 off your first week! Show Notes- This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Monroe and co-host Erin Odom talk about personalities, specifically what it’s like to be an ENFP and... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 52- Friendships with Extroverts! Consider leaving a comment!
February 6, 2018
Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by RXBAR Kids. For 25% off a sample box and FREE shipping got to rxbar.com/lovely Show Notes- In this week’s podcast, MacKenzie and Leah chat about intentional home decor and ways to make your home inviting for everyone, even on a budget.... Read more...You just finished reading CTL Episode 51- Decorating for Atmosphere and Family Culture! Consider leaving a comment!
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