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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes.

This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes.
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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes.

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Episodes

More Cozy and Less Stuff! The Home Hour, Episode 131

10/11/2018
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On today’s episode we’re asking the question: Can a home be minimalistic and yet cozy? Hosts Kirsten and Graham welcome their wonderful guest, Myquillyn Smith to get some very practical advice about how to create houses that are warm and welcoming, yet functional and uncluttered. We’ll learn how to have “More Style AND Less Stuff! Myquillyn is the creator of the popular blog, “Nesting Place” and the author of the new book Cozy, Minimalist Home. Plus, we’ll chat about the trifecta of...

Duration:00:39:32

Listener Questions About Homes! The Home Hour, Episode 130

9/27/2018
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On today’s episode we’re answering your questions… and we’re asking a few ourselves! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we share all the best, worst, and most stressful things about our own homes! We’re also crowd-sourcing our listeners to hear their answers to the same questions. We’ll talk about everything from the brick-a- brack that fills our homes to our favorite go-to-hostess gifts. Plus, we’ll chat about Kirsten’s houseplant graveyard, Graham’s DIY trendy pink pants, flaming British...

Duration:00:49:14

Homes & Money with Suze Orman: The Home Hour, Episode 129

9/13/2018
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On today’s episode we’re digging into home life in a whole new way! We’re talking about houses and lifestyles in terms of our finances and we’re doing with the Queen of Money herself: Suze Orman. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Suze about what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong when it comes to how we handle money and the financial choices we should be making. Plus, find out why Graham gets APPROVED for travel, why Kirsten’s dream of a second home gets DENIED. And you...

Duration:02:38:42

How We Do Disney! The Home Hour, Episode 128

8/30/2018
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It’s the happiest place on Earth… and at Sea! Join hosts Graham and Kirsten as we discuss life with everyone’s favorite mouse! It’s the Disney Episode of the Home Hour! From Kirsten’s love of the Disney Cruise, to Graham’s Magic Kingdom Birthday tradition, we’re sharing our Disney experiences and our favorite ways to “Do Disney” We also chat about finding Main Street USA in the heart of France, a steamer trunk full of glittery Halloween princess costumes, why you may want to think twice...

Duration:00:46:43

19 Kids, 2 Podcast Hosts, & Counting: A Chat with the Duggars! The Home Hour, Episode 127

8/21/2018
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On today’s special bonus episode of The Home Hour, we’re talking to Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar from TLC’s hit show, “19 Kids and Counting” Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we visit with the patriarch and matriarch of the large family we’ve all watched for years! We talk about how they stick to a schedule while still remaining flexible, live on a budget and avoid taking on debt, keep a positive attitude while focusing on character, and of course, their strong Christian faith that rests at the...

Duration:00:49:30

Are We Too Old for That? The Home Hour, Episode 126

8/16/2018
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Today’s episode will appeal to the young at heart and the old lady in all of us! Join hosts Graham and Kirsten as we talk frankly about some of the things we’ve “aged out of”, other things that we definitely haven’t, what we probably should age out of, and what we haven’t quite aged into. We may have been best friends since college, but we’re not the same women we were when we met in our teens. Today we’re chatting about how we’ve grown out of some of our old ways, what we’re still...

Duration:00:59:20

How To Be Homemaker-ish: The Home Hour, Episode 125

8/2/2018
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On today’s episode of The Home Hour we’re learning how to mother… LIKE A BOSS! Join hosts Graham & Kirsten as we push aside the old notions of Martha Stewart-perfection and talk to Kendra Hennessy of Mother Like a Boss! about real life homemaking. We’re walking that fine line between running an organized home but realizing that freedom is found in embracing imperfection! We’ll learn why it’s important that your family to do their part around the house and why homemaking is less about...

Duration:00:47:06

Win the Morning, Win the Day! The Home Hour, Episode 124

7/19/2018
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Lazy summer living is in full swing, but we’re talking about why summer may just be the perfect time to get a jump on designing some morning routines so we’re ready to go when Fall rolls around. From morning exercise to what we make for breakfast to what major CEO’s do for their morning routines, join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat all about our morning rituals and why we think having a solid plan to attack the morning will make it a great day. Plus, a historical look at why mornings may...

Duration:00:38:38

Reclaiming Your Life, Building Connections, and Conquering Mommy Burnout: The Home Hour, Episode 123

7/5/2018
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Do you feel stressed? Lonely? Tired of the seemingly endless loads of laundry & dishes? Or perhaps you’re even sick of this same old conversation! On today’s episode we’re not just talking about “mommy burnout” but we’re figuring out how to conquer it and make our lives richer and happier! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we speak with Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, author, parenting guru, and psychotherapist about how to circumnavigate the guilt and stress that comes from trying to do it all. From...

Duration:03:08:41

The Great Grocery Store Showdown: The Home Hour, Episode 122

6/21/2018
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On today’s episode we’re tackling one of the most challenging and complex issues we all have to face (are we overstating it just a tad?) It’s the Grocery Store Showdown! Things get pretty intense as we chat about about where we grocery shop, what we buy at each store, why we feel the need to go to 6 different stores to get the supplies our families need… and of course which grocery store takes the CROWN in each of our books! We’ll also chat about frozen food aisle thieves, Walmart nostalgia,...

Duration:00:53:49

My Friend Is Sick…What Do I Do?: The Home Hour, Episode 121

6/7/2018
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On today’s episode we’re talking about the gracious art of caring for those we know and love…and specifically, how to do it when they’re sick. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat about how to be the perfect source of support, caregiving, and encouragement with guest Lee Cordon from the fantastic etiquette blog: Do-Say-Give. This episode is packed with useful ideas and guidelines to help navigate what can be challenging situations. We’ll discuss what to say and what not to say, gifts...

Duration:02:23:38

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Home Hour, Episode 120

5/24/2018
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On today’s episode, we’re chatting all about neighborhoods! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we discuss what each of our neighborhoods are really like, how much we actually interact with our neighbors, and what does it mean to be a good neighbor anyway? Plus, we dive into the truth about neighbor shaming, caring for elderly neighbors, neighbors who put their beliefs and resumes on the front lawn, stealing the neighbors’ trash from their alleys, and how one legendary Molotov Cocktail forever...

Duration:00:48:27

How to Eat Healthy(ish) When Traveling: The Home Hour, Episode 119

5/10/2018
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On today’s episode we’re packing the suitcases, while trying not to pack on the pounds! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat about upcoming summer travel and how we can best prepare to hit the road and keep ourselves healthy. From convention strategies to kids’ meal makeovers, we’re talking to registered dietician, author, blogger, and podcaster, Liz Weiss, of Liz’s Healthy Table to learn how to plan for healthy eating while traveling! We’ll also give you a peek into Birmingham’s...

Duration:00:51:04

I Didn’t Marry My Best Friend: The Home Hour, Episode 118

5/3/2018
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I didn’t marry my best friend. But my best friend was there. She was a bridesmaid standing right next to me! It seems like you can’t scroll through Instagram these days without seeing a cute throwback wedding photo and a caption celebrating the anniversary of “The day I married my best friend!” Is this just something women say? Or are their husbands really their best friends? And should they be? On today’s episode of The Home Hour, join hosts Graham and Kirsten as we talk about how we’re...

Duration:00:32:17

A Bold Splash of Color to Create a Home You LOVE: The Home Hour, Episode 117

4/26/2018
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Today on the Home Hour, we’re going back to our design roots and talking about turning our houses into homes we LOVE to live in. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat all about making big, bold design choices with interior designer and Bossy Color Founder: Annie Elliot. From decorating kids’ spaces, to understanding lighting, to finding perfect paint colors; this episode is full of laughs, practical advice, and honest answers about how we really live. “Your house has to feel like you and...

Duration:00:51:57

One Year Anniversary! (Plus our thoughts on Penelope Trunk): The Home Hour, Episode 116

4/12/2018
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Today on the Home Hour, we’re celebrating one year of podcasting! WooHoo! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we take a look back at all we’ve learned in a year and all the ways The Home Hour has inspired us to live better! From the guests that surprised us, to the products we’ve tried, to the changes we’ve made in our own homes, we talk about all the good, all the bad, and even the hate mail that can come out of one year. Plus, after many requests from listeners, we share our thoughts on our...

Duration:01:36:18

Backyard Chickens: What a Fuster Cluck!: The Home Hour, Episode 115

4/5/2018
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On today’s episode, we’re scratching into the world of backyard chickens! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as they chat with Debbie Williamson Smith, owner of Fuster Cluck Farms and expert on all things chicken raising! Debbie discusses where to start, where you’ll likely go overboard, and all the reasons why the joys raising backyard chickens may outnumber the eggs they produce. Plus, we learn all about chicken owners who secretly eat KFC, footwear for chickens (it’s a thing?) and whether or not...

Duration:00:43:49

We Ain’t Spring Chickens But We’ve Got A Spring in Our Step! The Home Hour, Episode 114

3/29/2018
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Spring is HERE and we’re celebrating with our first ever Podcast Hop! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about what we cook, where we travel, and what we’re doing in our houses to celebrate the arrival of our favorite season. We’ll discuss spring holidays, spring meals, & spring cleaning. We’ll also touch upon spring chickens, slinkies, scurvy, and Kirsten’s first language! But… most importantly, we’ve gotten together with a few other fabulous podcasters and we’ve all agreed to take on...

Duration:00:32:41

The Tarnished Wedding Registry and What It Looks like Years Later: The Home Hour, Episode 113

3/22/2018
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Here comes the bride! Fifteen years later…with a broken can opener! Today on The Home Hour, we’re taking a look back at the wedding registries we created years ago! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat about what happened to all that loot we acquired, what we regret asking for, what we still love and use today, and how everything looks after over a decade of wear and tear! We also fantasize over the exciting imaginary question: what would we ask for if we could register today? Sponsor...

Duration:00:43:03

Brutal Career Advice From Someone Unafraid to Share Her Opinions: The Home Hour, Episode 112

3/15/2018
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Buckle up everybody because today’s episode is fast and furious! We’re checking niceties and political correctness at the door and talking with one of the world’s most outspoken career coaches, the one and only Penelope Trunk. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we talk with Penelope about women and work, why video games may be better than books, and why Penelope told us we should spend more time playing tennis. Sponsor Spotlight: Princeton Review! In our house, evenings can be crazy and homework...

Duration:00:54:22