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Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In between, they’re joined by guests for conversations on careers, dating, fashion, and more.
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Today’s episode is a real grab bag! We start out with a topic close to Grace’s heart: snacks. We compare our snacking habits, our favorite snacks, and more. We also touch on our favorite chores (and our least favorites too!). You have probably never met two people who feel so strongly about doing laundry. And as we get closer to the end of quarantine and life going back to (almost?) normal, we also reflect on some bright sides of quarantine and what we are looking forward to now that we’ll both be fully vaccinated.   Join us in the Facebook group to chat about all things snacks and more!   Instagram: @cuatro_cuatros Obsessions: Cook this Book by Molly Baz Aerie Swimwear Ephemera Swim Madewell Cut offs What We’re Reading: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (out 5/25) Most Likely by Sarah Watson The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton May Book (comes out May 4th): The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOPNIGHT at checkout. Prose:  Go to prose.com/BOP for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your order. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today is Book Club, and this month we read Delicious! By Ruth Reichl. The book tells the story of Billie Breslin, who learns at a young age she has an impeccable palate. Years later she drops out of college and moves from California to NYC to work for Delicious!, the country’s most prominent food magazine. Her life changes drastically as she forms new relationships with colleagues at the magazine, chefs, and shop owners. When Delicious! is unexpectedly shut down, Billie is kept on board to honor the Delicious! Guarantee, which is how she discovers a cache of letters from 12-year-old Lulu Swan to the famous chef James Beard from WWII. From there, Billie embarks on a culinary scavenger hunt through the library and ultimately to Akron, OH to find the adult Lulu Swan. We really enjoyed this book and we hope you did too! Join us in the Facebook group to discuss!   Products Mentioned: Hill House Home Nap Dress Instagram: @faiccosnyc  @zorymory  @curio_practice Obsessions: The Sieve Bra - Negative Underwear Red Clay Hot Sauce What We’re Reading: Ann of Manhattan by Brina Starler Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (out end of may) The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave May Book (comes out May 4th): The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Sponsor: HelloFresh: Go to hellofresh.com/BOP12 and use code BOP12 to get 12 free meals and free shipping! Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
In today’s episode we are joined by Francesco Clark, the founder of the clean beauty brand Clark’s Botanicals. Francesco shares the origin story of Clark’s Botanicals: When he suffered a devastating spinal cord injury, he found himself paralyzed. One unexpected side effect of his paralysis was that his body could no longer sweat… and as a result, his skin changed dramatically. Together with his father (a doctor trained in homeopathy), they created Clark’s Botanicals. Francesco explains the chemistry behind their active ingredient the Jasmine Catalyst Complex and chats about favorite products. He also also shares how he started the company, sold it, and bought it back. Francesco and his brand are pretty much the definition of resilience in our eyes, we hope you enjoy hearing from him as much as we did!   More Francesco Clark: Clarksbotanicals.com (use code BOP20 at checkout for 20% off) @mrfrancescoclark Christopher Reeve Foundation   Products Mentioned: Smoothing Marine Cream Jasmine Vital Oil Deep Moisture Mask Ultra Rich Lip Balm Instagram: @lcs_studio Obsessions: Mini Peppermint Patties Girls Gotta Eat - Asa Akira Episode Asked by Ayana Podcast What We’re Reading: Delicious!  by Ruth Reichl The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Eliza Starts a Rumor by Jane L. Rosen April Book: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOPNIGHT at checkout. ZocDoc: Go to zocdoc.com/BOP and download the free app and instantly book a top-rated doctor. Uncommon Goods: To get 15% off your next gift uncommongoods.com/BOP. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Grace has made it safe and sound to Charleston and we were due for catch up! We put a call out in the Facebook group for questions, and we tackle them all in today’s episode. We share our favorite book podcasts, how we choose what to read next, how we manage our day, and give advice to a listener on a big life decision. We also answer questions about if job hunting is all who you know, how to make friends in a pandemic (or in a new city), managing zoom fatigue, and the age-old question: is NYC worth the money?   We had so much fun answering your questions! Let us know if you would like to hear more Q&A episodes in the Facebook group!   Book Podcast Recs: The Stacks Sarah’s Bookshelves First Draft with Sarah Enni (Track Changes Series) Product Mentioned: The Etsy Calendar Obsessions: Ginny & Georgia on Netflix What We’re Reading: Delicious!  by Ruth Reichl The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Anna K Away by Jenny Lee (out 4/27) April Book: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Sponsor: Care of: 50% your first order at takecareof.com with offer code BOP50 at checkout. Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today’s episode was the last one we recorded together while Grace was living in Brooklyn! As we embark on a new (remote) era of the podcast we thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and talk about all of our childhood favorite things. As two weird kids (and now, weird adults), there were a lot of fun and silly memories to share. We share the things that we collected, the foods we coveted (and our strange bagged lunches), our love for the mall and our favorite childhood books. Be sure to join us in the  Facebook group to share your favorite gems from the past!   Instagram: @zillowgonewildcelebrityhomes @prettybookplaces Obsessions: Pomodoro Technique  What We’re Reading: Delicious!  by Ruth Reichl Breathless by Jennifer Niven April Book: Delicious!  by Ruth Reichl Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOPNIGHT at checkout. Prose:  Go to prose.com/BOP for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your order. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255   Our March Book Club pick is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. The book follows 35-year-old Nora Seed, who is full of regrets over how she lived her life. In between life and death she is given the chance to explore how alternate lives would have played out had she made different choices thanks to the magic of The Midnight Library. We also share our own regrets and wrong turns that ultimately led us to where we are today. We absolutely loved this book and hope you did too! Join us in the Facebook group to discuss!   Instagram: @colleenmherman @aliciamlund Obsessions: Happier in Hollywood Podcast Maiden Home What We’re Reading: Delicious!  by Ruth Reichl Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi Somewhere Only we Know by Maurene Goo March Book  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Between Grace’s upcoming move to Charleston and Becca’s immersion in RomComPods Season 3 production, we realized we haven’t had much time to catch up! So this week is a little off the rails grab-bag episode where we embrace all of our most unpopular opinions on popular things, and the other way around. It’s always fun to unearth more things that we don’t know about each other. This includes but is definitely not limited to our trash people tendencies, lowbrow loves, overrated beauty products... and to be honest - a lot of thoughts on cheese.   Instagram: @thecatchmeifyoucan Produces Discussed: Amazon Mellanni Sheets Amazon Sports Bra (tie dye version) Obsessions: Happier in Hollywood Podcast Superstore (Hulu) Dusen Dusen Beach towels What We’re Reading: A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Delicious!  by Ruth Reichel Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi March Book  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOPNIGHT at checkout. Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Home chef and New York Times bestselling author Julia Turshen joins us to talk about her journey to writing cookbooks, her relationship with her body, and her personal, new cookbook Simply Julia. We also hear the adorable story of how she met her wife, Grace (a true Internet meet-cute!) and discuss her inclusive food database, Equity at the Table.    More Julia: Simply Julia - Cookbook juliaturshen.com @turshen on instagram Equity at the Table Julia Rec: Maintenance Phase Podcast Instagram: @opalvadhan on instagram Obsessions: Abby Alley What We’re Reading: A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris March Book  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It has been a year in pandemic purgatory and if you are like us (which we assume you are, because you’re here!) then you might be running out of ways to entertain yourself at home. We have both been recently watching and listening to a lot of great content and thought we would share a roundup of our favorite movies, tv shows, podcasts and more. Consider this your to-watch list!   Join us in the Facebook group and give us your recs! Movie Recs: Minari Promising Young Woman Nomadland  Fake Famous  The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Always and Forever Laura Jean Moxie Rabbit Holes: Framing Britney Spears Documentary Britney’s Gram podcast Eat Pray Britney Podcast Anna Delvey My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams TV Recs: Firefly Lane Bling Empire Flack Mr Mayor Bonding Superstore Lady in the Dale Behind Her Eyes Tell Me Your Secrets Lupin Podcasts: Sorry Charlie Miller Podcast Morning Meeting Podcast Well Suited Podcast Leave Your Mark  - Donald Robertson episode @Drawbertson Under the Influence with Jo Piazza   Newsletters: Creme de la Creme by Animatou Sow Anne Friedman Weekly The Audacity by Roxane Gay Agents and Books by Kate McKean Internet Brunch Daily Newsletter Instagram: @nelldiamond  Obsessions: The Nap Dress - Hillhouse Sobel Skin RX 30% Glycolic Acid Peel Concentrate What We’re Reading: Her Three Lives  by Cate Holahan (April release) The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Love Scenes  by Bridget Morrissey (June 22 release) March Book  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Sponsor: Night: Buy one of the Dual Sided Skincare Pillow cases and get one free with code BOP at discovernight.com.  Prose:  Go to prose.com/BOP for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your order. Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today we spoke with Frances Cha, the author of our February book club pick -  If I Had Your Face. Frances is a NYC-based author who splits her time between the US and Seoul. She shares her experiences researching plastic surgery, room salons, and mental health for the book. We discuss the way she developed her characters to each embody a different theme of Korean culture, the journey to finally releasing the book during the pandemic, and what she’s working on now!   More Frances Cha: @franceschawrites on instagram Frances’s Asian Author Book Recs: David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College by Ed Lin The Magical Language of Others by E.J Koh Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
For this month’s book club we read If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. Just 30 pages into this book, we both knew it had to be our book club pick. Neither of us haven read anything like it before and there is so much to talk about. The story revolves around 4 women who all live in the same apartment building in contemporary Seoul, South Korea. The book explores impossible beauty standards and strict social hierarchies, fangirling over K-POP bands, jealousy, relationships, sex work and room salons. We discuss plastic surgery, the fast-paced Korean Beauty market, the feelings around family and marriage in Korea, and more.  Join us in the  Facebook group and let us know your thoughts on this month’s pick!   Instagram: @theannadelvey Contemporary books about life in other countries: Yolk by Mary H K Choi Anna K by Jenny Lee White Ivy by Susie Yang What We’re Reading: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Too Good to be True by Carola Lovering Transcendent Kingdom Yah Gyasi A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas February Book  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Sponsor: Night: Buy one of the Dual Sided Skincare Pillow cases and get one free with code BOP at discovernight.com. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
One of the things we get asked about most is how to read more. So we tackle that during the first fifteen minutes of this episode. (Spoiler alert: being single and childfree during a pandemic helps!) When we read, the advantages of audiobooks, and how to find books you truly love reading, and more! For the rest of the episode, we dive into our favorite hidden gem books. We each brought our five favorite hidden gem books to the table, peppering them in with recommendations from YOU! So this episode is packed with hidden gems to read. 10 from us, 14 from you… get ready for some amazing recommendations!   Join in the FB group to add your favorites to the conversation!   Becca and Grace’s Recs: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood Peach Tree Bluff Series Kristy Woodson Harvey Kitchens of The Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman Who’s That Girl & You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane American Predator by Maureen Callahan Musical Chairs by Amy Poepell We Were Liars by E. Lockhart The Conspiracy of Us Trilogy by Maggie Hall   Reader Recs: The Dream Daughter
 by Diane Chamberlain The Tea Rose Series
 by Jennifer Donnelly Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by 
Robin Sloan The Indifferent Stars Above by 
Daniel James Brown The League of Extraordinary Women (Series) Love Walked In
 by Maris Los Santos The Pull of The Stars
 by Emma Donoghue Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA 
 by Amaryllis Fox Delicious by Ruth Reichel
 Less by Andrew Sean Greer The City Baker’s Guide To Country Living
 by Louise Miller We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson A Heart In A Body In The World
 by Deb Caletti Summer Sisters by Judy Blume   Instagram: @oldgap_  Obsessions: Issa Rae’s Master Class Hotel Lobby Candles What We’re Reading: Untamed by Glennon Doyle The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon Yolk by Mary H K Choi Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters The Underground Railroad by Colston Whitehead February Book  If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Prose: Get 15% off your first order at prose.com/bop Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today we are joined by Caroline Owusu-Ansah, the founder of Luv Scrub! If you have been listening for a while you know that Grace is obsessed with her Luv Scrub—and rightfully so. This exfoliating cloth was awarded Allure’s Best of Beauty Award, leaves your skin baby soft, and replaces your old loofah or pouf - for good! Caroline shares the journey to build her business and her lessons learned, from ways to avoid burnout to finding a mentor to taking care of your mental health.    More Caroline: www.theluvscrub.com @luvscrub    Instagram: @emilyhenrywrites @samsonthedood Obsessions: Giant Wall Calendar: PlanTheThingsco The Birthdate Book Birthdate Candle  Neom candle What We’re Reading: Untamed by Glennon Doyle The Lynching by Laurence Leamur Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon All Girls by Emily Layden The Therapist by B.A. Paris (out in July) The Lost Apothecary  by Sarah Penner February Book  If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
With almost a full year of quarantine life under our belts, we’re checking in with each other on how we’re feeling, what’s giving us hope, and how we are staying motivated to do anything more than watching Netflix. Grace shares more about her season of self-improvement and Becca talks about how big projects are giving her quarantine a sense of purpose. We’re also talking about the activities that are keeping us busy (puzzles!) and what we’ve been watching during our nights in.   We want to hear about your quarantine feels (and distractions) in the Facebook group!   TV and Movie Recs:   Bridgerton The Bold Type The Flight Attendant Ted lasso Schitt’s Creek Saved By the Bell reboot Pretend It’s A City (Fran Leibowitz docuseries) The Undoing Lupin Money Heist Ready Player One Crazy Rich Asians   Read in a Day Book recs:   Thrillers: Anything by Megan Miranda, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, or Liv Constantine 28 Summers and The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand The Mall by Megan McCafferty Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover   Instagram: @vp  @flotus Obsessions: Lupin Scam Goddess Podcast Alit Winery Barefoot Dreams Blanket What We’re Reading: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee The Lynching by Laurence Leamur Infinite Country  by Patricia Engal (our March 2) The Mothers by Britt Bennett The Beach Club by Ellin Hildebrand People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (our May 11) The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano February Book  If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today we are joined by Elizabeth Gilbert the New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, City of Girls, and (of course!) our January Book Club pick Big Magic. We talk about her decision to write Big Magic and the writing process behind it. She shares her unique perspectives on creativity and how every person can find and grow in that space. She talks about staying actively (and not-so actively) creative during the pandemic, ditching social media for the greater good, and learning how to be kind to yourself. If you have been needing some motivation this is the 2021 pep talk you have been waiting for! More Elizabeth Gilbert: Join the Onward Book Club! Elizabeth Gilbert on Youtube Elizabethgilbert.com February Book    If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha   Sponsor: HBO Max: Use our link (http://hbom.ax/badonpaper) for HBO Max's promo offer where new and returning subscribers can sign up for a limited-time "Prepay and Save Offer" to save 20% when prepaying the first 6 months of an HBO Max subscription. Restrictions apply. Uncommon Goods: To get 15% off your Valentine’s Day gifts go to uncommongoods.com/bop. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Big Magic Book Club

Big Magic Book Club

2021-01-2701:13:381

We found it fitting that Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was our first book club of 2021. Becca reads this book every January to jumpstart her year, and we wanted to include you on her tradition. Reading this book is the creativity pep talk we all need so badly right now. Elizabeth approaches creativity with lightness and joy. Even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person, you will take so much away from this book. We touch on each chapter and our biggest takeaways and share our own journeys with creativity. We love this book (can you tell?) and we hope you did too! Tell us your thoughts in the FB group and join us tomorrow for a bonus episode with the author!   If you liked Big Magic:   Daring Greatly by Brenè Brown Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfeld Like Brothers by Mark and Jay Duplass Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott   Instagram: @ninetypesco @Jazmynjw Obsessions: Thirteen Lune What We’re Reading: Heavy by Kiese Laymon On Writing by Stephen King If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha The Lynching by Laurence Leamer The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano February Book  If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Sponsor: Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Misen: Go to misen.com/bop for 20% off your first order. HelloFresh: Go to hellofresh.com/10BOP and use code 10BOP to get 10 free meals and free shipping! Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
In today’s episode we are joined by Azora Zoe Paknad, the founder of Goldune. Before starting Goldune in the middle of the pandemic (in the short span of 5 months!), Azora Zoe worked for Food52 and before that, she was Grace’s social media intern at BaubleBar! She has worked in the ecommerce and content space for years and when quarantine started she got to work and started her own e-commerce site, selling the best sustainable homewares. Azora Zoe shares the intense process of building a company and her personal journey to this point. We talk about reusable straws, food storage tips, product swaps and shocking recycling facts. Do you know what a soapberry is? Neither did we! We got a crash course in sustainability and we hope this helps you find little ways you can make changes in your everyday life that will work towards a healthier planet.     More Zoe: @goldune.co instagram Goldune.com  Use code BOP for $10 off your first order   Zoe’s Recs:   Kosas Big Clean Mascara Nature First Laundry Pods @pattygonia  @intersectionalenvironmentalist @katieboue Noap  - Plastic Free Shampoo and Conditioner  Hand blown glass straws  Biodegradable Sponge, Scrub + Brush Set Earth911.org   Instagram: @__flowerwitch @thegoodcarmablog  Obsessions: ChappyWrap A Discovery of Witches Show Leonore Doc Martin Boots What We’re Reading: Heavy by Kiese Laymon The End of Her by Shari Lapena Layla by Colleen Hoover The Blue Bistro by Elin Hildebrand Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams January Book  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOP20 at checkout. Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Prose: Go to prose.com/BOP for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your order. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
2021 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

2021-01-1301:13:571

It’s the time of year where we reflect on past resolutions and create new ones for the new year ahead. As we look back on the insanity of 2020 and the way that it affected our goals and ability to achieve them, we found some silver linings! Although we are definitely cautious as we set our 2021 goals, we’re also optimistic. We talk about our personal, business, and mental and physical health resolutions and the steps we are taking to get there. Whether you like to make resolutions or you just like to wing it, we support it! If we learned anything in 2020, it’s that this year needs to be about being good to yourself.   11 Goal Setting Apps - help keep you on track!   Instagram: @galisonpuzzles @zillowgonewild Obsessions: Ouidad Leave-in Conditioner Bimble - CBD Seltzer code GRACE for 20% off What We’re Reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Perfect on Paper  by Sophie Gonzales (out in April) The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (out in May) Musical Chairs by Amy Poepple Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon January Book  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Sponsor: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins Misen: Go to misen.com/bop for 20% off your first order. Care of: 50% your first order at takecareof.com with offer code BOP50 at checkout. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
We’re back with our first episode of a brand new year! To kick off 2021 we are joined by Kelley Knight, author of Spells for the Modern Mystic Ritual Guidebook and Spellcasting Kit. Kelley is bringing mysticism into the mainstream, and we are here for it! We chat about her own psychic awakening, building her business, and her freakiest predictions. She does a mini tarot reading for each horoscope sign to see what lies in the year ahead. We also have a bonus January reading for those Virgos and Libras like us! We even learn a quick cleansing spell to clear out the bad the vibes that 2020 left behind.   Don’t know your sun sign or your rising/ascending sign? Visit Astro.com and all you need is birth location, date, and time.    More Kelley Knight: Modernmysticshop.com @modernmystic_shop Modernmystictarot.com Spells for the Modern Mystic Ritual Guidebook and Spellcasting Kit Spells for the Modern Mystic Intensive   Instagram: @sharonsaysso @shitbloggerspost Obsessions: Death to 2020 on Netflix Plant Juice Oils - Doze off Sex and the City Worthy Threads Tie Dye Sweat Suit Electric & Rose Work out Sets Ted Lasso What We’re Reading: A Promised Land by Barack Obama White Ivy by Susie Yang This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens Admission  by Julie Buxbaum The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins People Like Her by Ellery Loyd An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin What would Frida Do? by Arianna davis Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand
 28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand
 A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood
 Finlay Donovan is Killing it by Elle Cosimano
 The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali January Book  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOP20 at checkout. Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Hello Fresh: Go to hellofresh.com/10BOP and use code 10BOP to get 10 free meals and free shipping! Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
The Cousins Book Club

The Cousins Book Club

2020-12-1601:00:121

For the last book club of 2020, we chose The Cousins by Karen McManus. This is a twisty YA thriller, sans murder - making it kind of the perfect book for both of us! This is the tale of Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story: three cousins who barely know each other but are invited to work at their estranged grandmother’s resort. All of their parents have been disinherited and the cousins learn more and more about the dark secrets of their family’s past. We chat about which cousins we relate to most, our theories about the ending, and our interest in the psyche of the adult characters. We both really enjoyed this book and we hope you did too!   Join us in the Facebook group and let us know what you thought!   More Non-Scary YA Thrillers: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus One of Us is Next by Karen McManus Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth   Obsessions: Algenist Liquid Collagen Kosas sport lip balm Mario Badescu Lip Balm  Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee Ample Hills Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream Other Products Mentioned: Blundstone Boots What We’re Reading: Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee A Promised Land by Barack Obama Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia White Ivy by Susie Yang Pretty Things by Janelle Brown Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow January Book Club: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Sponsor: Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% off with code BOP20 at checkout. Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Hello Fresh:  Go to hellofresh.com/80BOP and use code 80BOP to get $80 off your first box and free shipping! Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
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Taylor Jillson

hi

Feb 15th
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mahsa✿⁦

Your voice is very pleasant and excellent. Thank you😊

Jan 10th
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Dinara Bulegenova

what I just heard 🤷🏻‍♀️

Apr 6th
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Rochelle White

love your podcast!!! can't wait to start reading along... I skipped 2 and 4 because of this lol.

Apr 30th
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