Just Say No to Ex-boyfriend Boxes

In this episode we talk about surviving the bleak winter months, decluttering our lives and closets, and healthy winter recipes.

First, a question. Is an 18-19 year old still considered a teenager? Either way, our podcast is super excited to finally be in its twenties! Thanks for listening to us through our awkward teens!

It’s winter time! And this gif is what Jacey requires of Maggie to survive the next few months.

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Winter Pros:

  • Winter clothes, layers, scarves, outerwear, jeans, boots and booties
  • Maggie thinks running in the cold > running in the heat
  • Binge-watching shows, watching movies, catching up on reading
  • Winter food, hot beverages, and the two-handed mug clasp
  • Traveling cheaply
  • Shivering burns more calories
  • Winter is a good season for rest, reflection, recuperation and preparation

Winter Cons:

  • Umm...it’s cold
  • Less daylight/shorter days
  • Jacey thinks running in heat > running in the cold

Let's talk decluttering. We are both purgers. Where do you fall on the purge/hoard spectrum?

Jacey’s mom is a professional organizer and recommends the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. A couple questions from the book:

  • When decluttering, look at an item and ask, 'does this spark joy?'
  • Are the things you own beautiful and/or useful?

There are a few sentimental items that always survive the declutttering process. What are the things that you keep for no other reason than sentimentality?

Also, can we all just get rid of our ex-boyfriend boxes, please?

Update on Jacey’s Capsule Wardrobe:

Healthy Winter Food Options:

  • Experiment with root vegetables, winter squash, and winter greens
  • Soups (stay away from cream based versions)
  • Utilize winter spices and spice-heavy dishes (i.e curries and other ethnic cuisine)
  • Chilis and bean/legume heavy options
  • Yotom Ottelenghi's books (check out this book set from our gift-guide) are great for healthy inspiration
  • Kale Soup Recipe

Don’t forget about our book club!  We'll read a book every other month, and we'd love for you to join us. Our first book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows. Share your thoughts on the book with us and other readers using the hashtag #ATTbookclub.

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