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7: setting up the environment
5: Spiritual Things
4: Stay Inspired
3: Emotional Regulation
2: Feminine Male Energy
1: Social Media
Ep 38: Awkward Encounters
This weeks topics include socially awkward moments both in public and online. We also discuss thoughts following watching the several new docu-series “Q: Into the Storm”, Demi Lovato’s “Dancing with the Devil”, Mark Wahlberg’s “Wahl Street, and “American Hustle”. There seems to be a human pattern of going between dreaming, believing, and reality.
Toning my hair again… and getting a mullet?
My ends were turning yellow and I decided to tone my own hair again. The results were… surprising! I used Wella Color Permanent Liquid Hair Color Liquid 10A Palest Ash Blonde.
I also decided to try and get a modern mullet. Let’s see how that turns out!
Ep 37: Fake Famous
This week we discuss the new HBO documentary, “Fake Famous”, our thoughts listening back to last weeks tough conversation, opening up about our labor experience for awareness, our first experience of taking our kid to the emergency room, & more.
Ep 35: Masturbation & Creation
Episode 35 is a juicy one! We get REAL about masturbation & porn. We also discuss hiding behind texting and getting our creative minds into action… let’s get it!
Ep 34: Separating Art from the Artist
On episode 34, we discuss the HBO docu-series on the Woody Allen trial, the new sexual allegations against Deshaun Watson, and how these cases have provided us with a lot of questions regarding separating art from the artist. There’s a lot to unpack and look within.
Ep 33: Move, Baby, Move!
On episode 33, we talk about anxiety’s of getting ready for baby’s arrival, the bizarre experience of people looking at and touching your stomach while pregnant, different forms of self-doubt, and much more!
Ep 32: Seasons of Life
This week we air out our previous weeks’ slump and how it relates to the seasons of life. Other topics include women’s obsession with murder stories, the reminiscing brought on by coming-of-age and comedy series, the things we are nervous about but want to teach our kids, and more.
Ep 31: Super Fans
This week we discuss Chris Delia’s apology video, cancel culture, our fascination with super fans & trolls, as well as how we feel about our present day “success”.
Ep 30: The Afterlife, Vivid Dreams & Other Big Mysteries
It’s the 30th episode! We go from laughing about vivid pregnancy dreams to the big questions of life & what comes after it. Join in & let us know what you think. In the words of Joe Rogan, “It’s entirely possible!”
Ep 29: How are you REALLY feeling?
On our 29th episode, we talk about childhood things, how generations now will respond to their perfected baby photos, how we are REALLY feeling about having another baby, and more.
Ep 27: Get Your Notebook
For the last episode of 2020, we talk about laziness, motivation, and other contradictions. Is the sought after go-go-go lifestyle a thing of the past? Will general etiquette improve from the pandemic? Let’s discuss.
Ep 26: We’re Having Another Baby!
We were gone for a couple weeks… because mama has been feeling sick. That’s right – we’re having another baby! We’re already rusty, but we are back… again! Let’s catch up.
Ep 25: Enjoy the Journey, Avoid the Cults
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Ep 25: Enjoy the Journey, Avoid the Cult
On episode 25, we talk about our thoughts so far on the new docu-series, “The Vow,” regarding the NXIVM cult, other multi-level marketing communities, the cult-mentality as well as the vulnerable victims who join them. & of course much more!
Ep 24: Embarrassed for no Reason
Well… this isn’t our best episode, but this is real life. Listen as we fight through embarrassing feelings of inadequacy and social anxiety… even through the microphone.
Ep 23: Picture in a Picture
On the 23rd episode, we share the results of Charlie’s COVID test, how every corporation might as well be called a cult, and whether it’s appropriate to post a picture of yourself crying.
Ep 22: Fake Profile, Fake Booty, Fake News
We had possibly too much fun on this one. Episode 22 we talk about someone creating a fake profile using my picture and business name, fake personas everywhere in the (social) media, and how just about everything these days is “fake news.”
Ep 21: Projection Queen
This weeks topics include gender pressures, sexual pasts and present, personal projections, family quirks, and much more!
Ep 20: Social Dilemma
On our TWENTIETH episode (!!!), we talk about Charlie’s 29th birthday during the COVID/smoke quarantine, our thoughts on The Social Dilemma Netflix documentary, whether we view it responsible to bring a new life into the “new normal,” and much more.
Ep 19: Costco Confrontation
On our nineteenth episode we talk about confrontation & patience, tasks within relationships, possibly being pregnant, and much more!
Ep 18: I’m Horny
On this weeks episode we talk about a daily running challenge, career paths & fantasies, possibly trying to have our second baby, and more.
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Ep 17: WE BACK!
We missed this and missed you! I think we can all agree that things have been weird & we felt the need to take a break and get adjusted in the current times. Fortunately, we feel ready to get back at this and make it more of a priority. Thank you to our supporters, youContinue reading “Ep 17: WE BACK!”
Ep 16: Music Competitions
On our 16th episode, we discuss – Music Competitions! Specifically, we talk about American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor, The Masked Singer, Rhythm and Flow, and Songland. Is this genre as impactful as it used to be? Did any of these shows surprise or deserve more respect? How will these shows be effected by the pandemic? Let us know your favorites and your thoughts!
Ep 15: Dating Shows pt. 2
On Dating Shows Pt.2, we discuss the most recent episode of The Bachelor’s: Listen to your Heart. We also dive deep into the UK show, Love Island. Additionally, we question and consider the dark side to reality television.
Ep 14: Dating Shows pt. 1
The Ten Acre Wood presents… Media Talk! We decided to focus on a topic that we both love and laugh about together daily. Our first episode on media had to be reality dating shows! Why do we love to hate them so much!?
We discuss the classics and our most recently viewed: Too Hot to Handle, Love is Blind, Listen to your Heart, The Bachelor, Love Island, Flirty Dancing, and Married at First Sight.
Ep 13: Cheap Comedy
On episode 13, we talk about the way people as well as businesses have responded to COVID-19. A pandemic seems to bring out the truth of human nature. What are the big lessons and how will this effect the longterm future?
Ep 12: You’re doing a great job!
We hope you are all staying home, staying safe and staying sane! On the twelfth episode, we talk about endless perceptions and the impact of positive feedback. We also look back on our smoker pasts, missed memories of working at Whole Foods, and embarrassing porn-watching tales.
Ep 11: Quarantine Realness
We’re here – we’re alive! We hope you are all hanging in there and staying safe during these unknown times. This week we talk a lot about what’s going on right now and how it has effected our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the world.
Ep 10: Don't say that again
WARNING: Not for family listeners…!! On the tenth episode, we (of course) address some of the Coronavirus craziness. We also talk about stinky feet, queefs, bathroom habits… and then somehow segue into sex…? It’s an uncomfortable description, but hopefully a funny and relatable listen.
Ep 9: Time to Shine
Rise and Shine – it’s Spring Forward time! This week we talk about exciting purchases, when we discovered Santa wasn’t real, and how creepy our gym teachers were.
Hike with us! (Kingston, WA)
Come join us on a family hike in Kingston, WA!
Ep 8: We’re NOT late!
On our eighth episode, we explain some of our personal struggles with doing the podcast at this stage, how parenthood has softened us, extremely awkward situations during millennial puberty, and our initial perceptions of one another.
Ep 7: Stories Interwoven
On this week’s episode, we confess a big parental fear, ask who gets to decide whether you’ve “made it,” and discuss why we call YouTubers our friends, making commercial parodies, and thinking back to music from the early 2000’s.
Ep 6: Therapeutic Fix
On this week’s episode we talk about false self-identifiers, building retention, lack of knowledge of the human body and consciousness, popular and corrupt industries, and if we would go to Mars.
Let’s Discuss: Steering the Voices of Anger & Negativity
We all constantly have an internal dialogue going on in our minds, otherwise known as our thoughts. The reason I prefer the term “internal dialogue” is because I think it better describes the control we have over this voice. It’s hard to imagine that our identity is not our thoughts alone. How can we manageContinue reading “Let’s Discuss: Steering the Voices of Anger & Negativity”
Ep 5: Resolutions to Thrive
Episode 5 is live! This week we talk about our first year of marriage, the never-ending excuses, and how we plan to overcome them to fulfill our many 2020 resolutions! If you’re here, we love you and appreciate you being a part of our growth. Thank you!
Ep 4: What are you Waiting for?
This week we discuss ways to fight negative reactions and thoughts as well as the power of openly being and improving yourself.
Life Thoughts: A morning full of big questions & reflections
Do you ever have those mornings where you’re FEELING THE FEELINGS, but you can’t pinpoint the cause? Like, am I forgetting something? “Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?” Am I happy or am I sad? Did I eat too late or eat something funky last night? The questions roll in your brain as you’re tryingContinue reading “Life Thoughts: A morning full of big questions & reflections”
Punky Colour vs. Arctic Fox Review
I am back with another pink hair dye review! I try Punky Colour in Pink Flamingo without using any bleach.
Ep 3: What is Wrong with Me?
On our third episode, we discuss possible baby #2, questions of Deja Vu, plans always falling through, and our personal struggles with social media.
Ep 2: Montage of You
This week we talk about why we are doing this podcast, money and material envy, and the moments in life we have felt the most love.
Ep 1: Creating a Pod is fun!
On our first episode, we discuss how we met, capturing memories while staying in the moment, and big questions about human nature.
I Dyed My Natural Dark Blonde Hair Pink
I haven’t dyed my hair in years! And now – I can do whatever color I want! So, I decided to go crazy….. and do it MYSELF…. NEON PINK! BUT – I didn’t want to use bleach. My mother in law used Arctic Fox just that week and told me it was vegan and evenContinue reading “I Dyed My Natural Dark Blonde Hair Pink”
Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional. I am just a new mom experimenting with DIY projects and sharing my experiences along the way! Like most new moms…. I don’t have time for makeup! Also – I just don’t love wearing it anymore. My goal is to have clear enough skin that I feel confident enoughContinue reading “Face Moisturizer”
The Mood Cure – Notes Part 1
The Mood Cure by Julia Ross is my brain and nutrition bible. This book has helped me to start understanding how our minds work and how the nutrition we feed ourselves can either feed or starve our brains function. As I slowly unpack all the information this book has to offer, I wanted to storeContinue reading “The Mood Cure – Notes Part 1”
Great Running Documentaries
Film: The Barkley Marathons Source: Netflix About: “Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. TheContinue reading “Great Running Documentaries”
12k at the Ravenna Refresher
Charlie’s second race in the Winter Trail Series by Northwest Trail Runs. After the breakfast burrito fiasco at Whole Foods before the Carkeek Cooler, we decided to stay home and make egg sandwiches and ice coffee ourselves this time. Another necessary change was Charlie’s trail footwear, his Merrels were slipping on every wet surface and noContinue reading “12k at the Ravenna Refresher”
Charlie’s First 10k at the Carkeek Cooler
Not bad for his FIRST race! So proud of his progress in such a short amount of time, he is definitely pumped and ready for the rest of the Winter Trail Series.
Gold Bar, WA: Bridal Falls & Lake Serene
Both Charlie and I were practically jumping at the chance to go back to Gold Bar. We were working a lot of hours at this time and being outside was by far our new favorite release, especially since we had one day of the week to do it together for the entire day. I don’tContinue reading “Gold Bar, WA: Bridal Falls & Lake Serene”
Issaquah, WA: Bullitt Fireplace Trail on Squak Mountain
Charlie and I worked with John where we first met at Whole Foods for two years. Not only that, but he also lived in our same neighborhood for two years! We bonded with John’s love for dogs, work ethic, and healthy lifestyle. Fast forward two years after changing jobs, homes, and even our lifestyles too,Continue reading “Issaquah, WA: Bullitt Fireplace Trail on Squak Mountain”
Snoqualmie Pass, WA: Snow Lake
I had hiked Snow Lake with my dad, step mom, sister, and step brother a really long time ago as a child, and although I could not remember all the details, I still referred to it as my favorite hike to date. I just remember being exhausted and ill prepared wearing Goodwill jeans from theContinue reading “Snoqualmie Pass, WA: Snow Lake”
Gold Bar, Wa: Wallace Falls & Lake
Charlie had recently gone night hiking with a couple past coworkers of ours on Bandera Mountain, so we decided to go to one of their other recommended spots together in Gold Bar called Wallace Falls and Lake. Even though I am from the area, I had not even remembered the town of Gold Bar. NotContinue reading “Gold Bar, Wa: Wallace Falls & Lake”
Seattle, Wa: Carkeek Park
I HIGHLY recommend going here for the first time during a sunset AND taking the trek to get there instead of parking straight to the bottom to fully enjoy this experience.