#370: Practical Steps to Take Care of Your Future Self (Even When You Don’t Feel Like it)

#370: Practical Steps to Take Care of Your Future Self (Even When You Don’t Feel Like it)

Join Kathi as she chats with friend and frequent guest Tonya Kubo on this week’s podcast. They will discuss everyday, practical ways to take care of your future self like unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry, and planning ahead with your calendar. These simple tasks take care of your mental and emotional health while also empowering you to take care of those around you.

In this episode, we’ll learn that when you take care of your future self you also:

  • Save yourself the stress of scrambling last minute
  • Help yourself save money
  • Give yourself more options to choose what works best for you

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com or  www.GreatMoms.org

#369: Decluttering Your Way to a Better Marriage (Really!)

#369: Decluttering Your Way to a Better Marriage (Really!)

This week, Kathi returns to her first love: helping you have a happier, better marriage. Kathi is joined by frequent guest and host of Clutter Free Academy online, Tonya Kubo, to discuss several ways that decluttering can help you build a better marriage. 

One of the most frequent questions Kathi is asked is, “What do I do about my husband’s stuff?” in this episode, you’ll learn more about her top three answers for that question:

  • Deal with your own stuff before you deal with your spouse’s stuff.
  • Don’t argue about stuff. Agree on space.
  • Discuss the reasons behind wanting to live a more clutter free life.

You’ll also learn how decluttering makes a better marriage by:

  • Reducing conflict
  • Giving you the opportunity to focus on ways to bless your spouse
  • Helping you see your spouse’s strengths
  • Even upping the level of romance in your relationship (really)!

To read more practical ways to build a better marriage, check out Kathi’s book, The Husband Project.

Learn more about Kathi and Roger’s favorite show to binge watch at the Red House, American Pickers.

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.TonyaKubo.com and www.GreatMoms.org.

#368: Feeling Like a Decluttering Dropout? Here’s the One Thing You are Missing in Your Clutter Free Goal

#368: Feeling Like a Decluttering Dropout? Here’s the One Thing You are Missing in Your Clutter Free Goal

Feeling like a decluttering dropout when you struggle to reach your Clutter Free goal? Kathi Lipp and special guest Tonya Kubo, fearless leader in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, know exactly what that’s like. They also know how to move you from zero to hero in your Clutter Free journey and help you reach your decluttering goals.

Have you read the books, listened to the podcasts, participated in Clutter Free Academy, and yet you still feel like you’re falling short of the Clutter Free life you want to make for yourself? Listen to this week’s episode to find out the one thing you might be missing in the pursuit of your Clutter Free goals.

In this week’s episode, you’ll learn…

  • What discourages Tonya on her journey
  • The one thing that’s made all the difference for both Tonya and Kathi
  • Hear real-life stories of people who have taken steps to reach their Clutter Free goal
  • How you, too, could kick clutter to the curb once and for all

Links:
Join us in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, the kindest corner of the internet.
To learn more and to sign up for Clutter Free for Life, click here.

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com and  www.GreatMoms.org

#367: How to Live Small for Your Biggest and Best Life

#367: How to Live Small for Your Biggest and Best Life

Kathi interviews mother of four Ashley Auerbach, our new favorite adventurer on the podcast this week. Ashley and her husband made the decision to move out of a house and into an RV and travel. Talk about the adventure of a lifetime! Ashley discusses how God led them to live small while giving them the most unexpected time of their life.

In this episode you will hear:

  • Inspiration to live small in God’s big plan for you
  • How following His lead can be the most intense and amazing journey you’ll ever want to have
  • Ideas on how to create a curated life within your 3000 or 300 square feet.

This fun video shows the small living lifestyle and we thought you guys would be interested in seeing it. Enjoy!

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Ashley Auerbach

Ashley Auerbach

The Auerbachs are a family of 6, who sold everything to live tiny, simple lives to find adventure.

Follow their adventures on Instagram @instagram.com/auerbach_adventures/.

#366 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style & Decorate it Yourself Part 2

#366 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style & Decorate it Yourself Part 2

We’re back with KariAnne Wood in part 2 of our conversation on finding and cultivating your own unique decorating style. We lead off with Kathi’s “boring” bedroom and transitional decorating ideas. KariAnne literally gives us an easy and awesome tip we can use right off the bat! So fun.

KariAnne and Kathi’s conversation gives us permission to:

  • Have our own style without pressure to be Joanna Gaines (although we love and adore her!)
  • Decorate without spending a ton of money
  • Use the things we have around the house to make our home the place we love

PLUS, Kathi gives KariAnne a pop quiz where she asks what is one simple thing each style of decorator can do to make something pop and feel new in your house today! We had so much fun in our time with KariAnne. You will too!

Kathi’s “boring” bedroom:

All these amazing ideas are talked about in KariAnne’s newest book, The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself so check it out as well.

Make sure to sign up for KariAnne’s blog, Thistlewood Farms, here.

Giveaway

And as a special treat we are giving away a book! Just enter what you think your decorating style is in the comments below and we will be drawing one lucky entry.

Or if you would like to purchase this book now you can order it on AMAZON now.

 

 

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KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood, writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in Dallas, Texas. She recently followed God’s call and jumped back “home” with her family from the middle of the country to the busy Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.

If you wander down the tree-lined streets of KariAnne’s beloved hometown, McKinney, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to Christmas carols no matter the season, singing Scripture, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband to a Friday night football game. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.

If you would like to learn more about KariAnne check out her award winning website and blog Thistlewood Farms.

#365 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself Part 1

#365 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself Part 1

In this episode Kathi chats with guest and long time friend, KariAnne Wood about the fun and freedom in cultivating your own decorating style.

In her latest release, The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself , KariAnne encourages listeners with some simple DIY mantras:

  • Don’t give up on your dreams.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Embrace your imperfections.
  • Release any stifling rules that limit your creativity.

Through the book’s easy style quiz, readers can identify their personal décor tastes. These include the Traditional, Farmhouse, Transitional, Contemporary and Coastal styles. If you feel stuck, when it comes to style, it’s worth mentioning that clutter often stifles creativity.

Make sure to sign up for KariAnne’s blog, Thistlewood Farms, here.

Giveaway: And as a special treat we are giving away a book! Just enter what you think your decorating style is in the comments below and we will be drawing two lucky entries.

Or if you would like to purchase this book now you can order it on AMAZON now.

Just for fun: In this episode Kathi also mentions taking the Enneagram test. Click here to find out more.

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Meet Our Guest

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

 KariAnne Wood, writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in Dallas, Texas. She recently followed God’s call and jumped back “home” with her family from the middle of the country to the busy Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.

If you wander down the tree-lined streets of KariAnne’s beloved hometown, McKinney, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to Christmas carols no matter the season, singing Scripture, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband to a Friday night football game. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.

If you would like to learn more about KariAnne check out her award winning website and blog Thistlewood Farms.