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#19: The Lazy Genius Gets Dressed

The Lazy Genius Podcast

Release Date: 04/24/2017

#131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey show art #131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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Y’all, we’re about to spend an entire episode talking about Thanksgiving turkey. Or just turkey if you periodically cook a ten pound bird when it’s not Thanksgiving. I want to talk through it a little because sometimes we need a voice telling us we’re doing okay, especially when we’re dealing with a giant dead bird and hungry, mildly judgmental family members. Stuff Mentioned I shared my absolute favorite turkey recipe a few years ago, and I still stand by it. Watch the crowd from New Girl defrost a turkey in a dryer. Do you have thoughts or opinions about cooking turkey? Share...

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#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything show art #130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything

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It is the first week of November, and all of the holiday hosting is about to hit hard so I want to give you some tools to enjoy this time, not dread it.  Helpful Companion Links Get this month’s Latest Lazy Letter by joining the Lazy Genius VIP list here. I share ten Thanksgiving hosting tips along with three keys to hosting success in The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving. If you’re already bracing yourself for the grating conversations you’ll have with family members you can’t not invite to things, listen to The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension. Did your hears perk up...

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#129 - How to Holiday Road Trip show art #129 - How to Holiday Road Trip

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It’s about that time. Grandparents in faraway states are waiting, but getting in the car with all the stuff and possibly all the children can feel daunting. Hopefully, this episode will help that, but please note, this episode only covers being in the car, not packing or being on vacation or leaving or coming home. It’s just for being in the car, which is really the most exhausting part. Stuff Mentioned See how other Lazy Geniuses tackle road trips with Road Tested Road Trip Tips, a round-up of the suggestions you shared with me on Instagram recently. Speaking of Instagram, you can...

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#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy show art #128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy

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Chaos and frenzy pull me under. I feel stressed out, I get headaches, I get mad, my body physically hurts, and I don’t enjoy what’s happening right in front of me. That’s no fun at any point in the year or my life, but it’s a particular bummer around this time of year. None of us want to feel frenzied, but sometimes even with intentional plans, it happens anyway. Today, let’s talk about one small way to keep that frenzy at bay. If you haven’t joined me over Instagram, you can find me @thelazygenius. I’m there live on most Thursdays around noon EST, but I won’t be there this...

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#127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner show art #127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner

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A few weeks ago, I shared how I plan a week like a Lazy Genius. That led us to a great conversation on Instagram about the many, many options available to us when we’re choosing a planner. But here’s the thing, there’s no perfect planner because there’s no way to manufacture a perfect life. This week, I’m sharing how to use planners as tools in being a genius about things that matter and lazy about things that don’t. Links That Might Be Helpful If you’re looking for planners that I’ve used in the past or use now or planners my friends have used, read The Lazy Genius Guide to...

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#126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping show art #126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping

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There are lots of ways to approach shopping for groceries from where you go to making a shopping list, and today I’m going to share my seven principles for buying groceries like a Lazy Genius. We can, in fact, Lazy Genius just about anything, including how, when, where, and even why you buy groceries. I think you’ll really be encouraged and motivated by the end of this episode.  Stuff Mentioned My ebook The Swap is part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Flash Sale that’s happening October 16-17. Sign up for The Lazy Genius VIP email list to get a reminder when the sale goes live. ...

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#125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help show art #125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help

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Sometimes asking for help is the hardest thing to do, but you’re allowed to ask for help, no matter the circumstance. It’s good, in fact, to ask for help. And today, we’re talking about the ways to do it – the different kinds of therapy and different reasons why or why not you might pursue them. Plus, I talk about how to be a good friend to someone else who needs help. It’s a heavy topic, but one that I want to join in the flow of normalizing it. Links You May Find Helpful If you’ve thought about joining Hope*Writers before, now is your chance! The doors open Tuesday, October 1...

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#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan show art #124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan

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If you’ve ever purchased multiple planners in a year, this episode is for you. Today, we’re walking through three questions to ask when planning your week, and then we’ll use my own weekly plan for this week as a kind of case study to see how the questions are put into practice. It’s a simple approach but incredibly impactful. Helpful Companion Links If you want to tackle learning how to freeze food this fall, don’t miss out on The Naptime Kitchen Guide to Freezing. If nothing else, give @naptimekitchen a follow on the ‘gram. Kate is an absolute delight. I’m currently using...

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#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine show art #123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine

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Snacks, homework, playing, chores, making dinner, not to mention those extracurriculars if your kids are into sports and clubs. The reason why the hours after school is over feel frenzied is because it IS frenzied. But a routine can help. In this episode, we will talk about why a routine is helpful, how to build one that works for you, and I’ll share our personal after school routine in case you need specific ideas.   Stuff Mentioned If you’re looking how to Lazy Genius a routine, take a look at my series on routines: Morning, Evening, Skincare, Exercise, Bedtime for Kids, and...

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#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why show art #122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why

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Today we’re talking about books! And based on your responses to the Latest Lazy Letter (which has tons of book and podcast recommendations), you love talking about them, too. I’m sharing what I learned from setting summer reading goals and how I plan to use that information as I head into the fall. Stuff Mentioned If you missed my episode on summer reading, listen to Summer Reading Plans 2019 to catch up before listening to my reflections here. Check out my Fall Reading Stack here. For reading on the go, I love using my Kindle Paperwhite. If I want to read in the margins of my day,...

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2. All of your suggestions of where to shop!

  • Anthropologie Pilcro Shorts - recommended by a TON of you and lauded as life-changers
  • Nordstrom Rack - literally dozens and dozens of recommendations
  • J. Jill - lots of mentions and even more disclaimers that it's not all "old lady" clothes :)
  • Loft - possibly the highest number of recommendations, especially for basics and during sales
  • JCrew - many of you swear by their shorts and t-shirt dresses
  • Madewell - responsibly sourced and just trendy enough
  • Lularoe - a lot of you sing the praises of their leggings and casual dresses
  • a handful mentioned these drawstring linen pants from Nordstrom as their summer go-to
  • Boden - beautiful, classy investment pieces
  • the most intriguing suggestion - raw silk tees that cost a fortune but look UHMAZING and last forever
  • Lou & Grey - with the tagline "Clothing for a Comfortably Confident Life" and reasonable prices, this brand could be a new favorite
  • a vocal minority were all in for Title Nine shorts
  • Garnet Hill - pricey but some great natural fiber pieces, especially if you can grab them on sale
  • A.N.A. from JCPenney - I've actually gotten a few pieces from this brand, and it's a great one... although I recommend trying stuff on in the store or getting in-store returns since they tend to look differently on your own human body than in the photos.
  • Talbots - an oldie but to many of you a goodie
  • a couple of shout-outs for the Lands End polo dresses

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