Welcome to the To Do Lists of the Semi-Adult Podcast with Rae from Rae’s Days and Jewels from Oven Lovin’ where we talk about never having it totally together but faking it anyway. We post new episodes every other Wednesday (ish), and we talk about our day jobs, blog life, food, relationships, decorating, books, crafts, and fashion, and trying to figure out life. You can find each episode here, along with some links about what we discuss. You can follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, and by using our feed.
we talk about: books we read as kids; Harry Potter; Frankenstein; To Kill a Mockingbird; Twilight; Ella Enchanted; the Baby-sitters Club books, especially the mysteries; Bitch Planet, including a great interview with Bitch Planet’s artist; Goosebumps books; leggings at the Gap.
we talk about: make up products that we love; Neutrogena Face Wipes, especially the nighttime version; Stila eyeliner; a MAC paint pot; MAC blush in desert rose; Burt’s Bees chapstick in pomegranate; Maybelline Falsies mascara; E.L.F. products like clear lip liner; a Reddit tutorial for lipstick; Anastasia for eyebrows–I use pencils, and Jewels uses powder; Expanda Dust Volumizing Powder; The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro; Looking for Alaska by John Green; egg wraps; Asian salad; a new haircut and couch.
We talk about: kitchen gadgets that make our lives easier like sharp knives, cutting boards, coffeemakers with a timer, an apple peeler and corer, George Foreman grills, mixing bowls, teapots, tiny spatulas, food processors, and Blue Apron; beanies vs. tassel caps; vol. 1 of The Wicked +The Divine; John Green’s Paper Towns; beer sausage cheese soup; and beefy mushroom soup.
We talk about: documenting our lives on social media and for our private selves, Project Life, using Forever.com for digital storage, using a a sketchbook as an art journal, journal52, The Royal We, Go Fug Yourself, Infinite Jest, Blue Apron, beef and mushroom stroganoff meatballs, Sephora liquid eyeliner.
We talk about: clearing out clutter; a documentary on tiny houses; capsule wardrobes; Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy; funny books by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler; Joy the Baker’s new cookbook.
We talk about: getting everything done in time for the holidays; making lists; knowing what to cut out; when to mail packages; dealing with crises at Christmastime, being connected to our cities, Pittsburgh and Chicago; reflecting on the old year and making goals for the new; making beefy mushroom soup and orecchiette pasta; watching Happy Christmas and listening to Serial; Jewels’ awesomeStarry Night cross stitch; J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels will be adapted for BBC. reading ODY-C and Sex Criminals comics.
We talk about: planning for the holidays; selecting Christmas cards; Jewels’ Pinterest board dedicated to couple’s holiday card ideas, like this snowy lodge and perfect winter scene or Minted’s Year-In-Review card; Barnes and Noble’s holiday cards on sale; Dollar store card selections; address stamps, like the Simon Stamp; small gifts for our friends (like ugly sweater tree ornaments, coffee cozies, monogrammed coffee mugs and Insta-magnets); Christmas camp; reading The Name of the Wind; Jewels’ Starry Night cross stitch; and Hungarian turkey burgers.
We talk about: young adult entertainment and the struggle between being a grown up adult and loving teenage dramas on ABC family; no guilty pleasures, only pleasure-pleasures; the Secret Life of the American Teenager (on Netflix!); Pretty Little Liars; Frozen; Prince of Egypt; Hunger Games; Harry Potter; Mark Reads; and Twilight.
We talk about: traveling, including packing and navigating the airport; helping new moms; the Field Museum; Anana the Polar Bear; the Narcisi Winery; Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer; and John Green‘s The Fault in Our Stars.
We talk about: sending birthday cards on time, maybe by using this birthday card book; a decorating post inspired by Vampires in the Lemon Grove; making Sriracha chicken; and Blake Lively as an example of having binders of magazine clipping inspiration.
We talk about: A great Wall Street Journal article on having presence, including this infographic that gave us some tips to discuss; Ask A Manager, a great resource for questions on workplace behavior; reading Guardians of the Galaxy and Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook; and cooking the mother sauces.
We talk about: making friends; a New York Times article on the science of friendship; A.J.’s Birthday Week, which included a Johnny Cash show at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret Theater; sea dragons; puppies playing with cheetahs; a dress I made; bias tape makers; reading The Bat and Rachel Ray and HGTV magazines, and birthday pie.
We talk about: our summer plans; Jewels’ craft summer camp and book club, you can participate on her blog, Twitter, and Instagram; Rae’s fashion illustration class, which she’s been sharing on Instagram; a super cool floating hotel room in Sweden; Pittsburgh’s movies in the park; Chicago’s Montrose Beach; summer reads like Edible Allegheny, Joshua Ferris’ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, and Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes; fun restaurants like Chicago’s Fork and Pittsburgh’s Meat and Potatoes; and making Joy the Baker’s black bean and sweet potato tacos.
We talk about: party planning, Joy the Baker’s jello shots, Jewels’ amazing tres leches cake, Paper Source, Rae’s entry on Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Spaces Contest, Blue Apron (which was on Shark Tank!), comic books, and more.
We talk about: moving tips and tricks, fun movie theaters (Music Box in Chicago, Ragtag in Columbia, Mo., D-box seats), decorating on Rae’s instagram, Emily Henderson’s interior design blog, decorating ideas on Jewels’ pinterest and Rae’s pinterest, painting tips for furniture and spray paint, Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Spaces contest, Rae’s Goodreads, Jewels’ Goodreads, Authority by Jeff VanderMeer, and every book by Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour)