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We interrupt this regularly scheduled podcast to bring you a special bonus episode. There are couple “sound discrepancies” that you might hear, but this particular episode was edited at the beach and on an iPhone.  I am a real stickler for sound, but this particular week, I simply had to let it go.

Sometimes our best-laid plans can go awry.  The title of this episode was inspired by a line from the poem, “To A Mouse”, by Robert Burns.  It basically says that:

No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it.

Did you figure out just by the introduction that this particular episode was going to include a bit of a twist? Jennifer and I had planned to bring you part 2 of our sit down interview with her as she explained the challenges of blogging and how important it has been for her to find her voice and authenticity. Everything was on track to do just that until…we decided to take a family vacation to the beach this week.

Creating and editing a weekly podcast filled with stories is easy, said no one ever. Creating and editing a podcast episode while at the beach, staying in a condo with your three kids is well, close to impossible. So, I thought of a backup plan.

There were no dynamic microphones, XLR cables and sound buffering available for me to use with this episode.  Just a pre-recorded track with Jennifer and me talking and my iPhone to record my own thoughts both before and after our interview.

We sincerely appreciate you for listening and hope you enjoy this quick little bonus episode.  We’ll be back next Thursday with Episode 5 of Making It Up As We Grow.  Take care.

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining Jennifer and me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a message in the comment section below!

But, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Yeah, uh, we don’t have those installed just yet. Oops. Regardless, you know how to copy and paste a link into whatever social media site you desire, right?

Also, please leave an honest review for “Making It Up As We Grow” on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Here is a simple “walk through” I made to help you understand how to review it on your iPhone. Each Rating, Review and Subscription matters a ton in how our show is ranked and we read all of them (sometimes twice in one day)!

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates, and follow us on social media.

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Other Links:
Music for this Episode: Birocratic – His discography is awesome. Stop by and buy his music.
Website design: Carolyn Marquez at RunRuffian

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This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview I did with my wife, Jennifer.  The self proclaimed “reluctant co-host” of this podcast.  She discusses how she became interested in makeup, and takes us through how despite setbacks and changes in her life, she always knew her natural skills would serve her well.

 

Listening to Jennifer speak with such passion about her lifetime fascination with makeup and painting faces as she refers to it, I walked away from our quick sit down with a new perspective on my wife of almost 14 years… mainly that this was no accident that Jennifer does what she does, sure there were events leading up to it but she has a true artistic gift that can positively impact the lives of others. I truly think it’s been her destiny since the age of 4. Simply Follow your passions and love what you do. Trust me, people will notice.

Some Key Takeaways from this week’s episode:

  • Setbacks in life are inevitable.  If and when it does happen to you.  Take a deep breath and then try to figure out how you’re going to tackle it.
  • Here’s a tip for you guys out there…knowing the difference between strip false lashes and individual falsies (that’s an industry term right there) can make quite an impact when you are attempting to compliment a lady on her eye makeup.  It works.  I’ve done it and will set you apart from the rest.  But a word of caution.  Time and place is everything when attempting this.
  • Quote from Anna Wintour, Founder & Editor of Vogue Magazine.  “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining Jennifer and me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a message in the comment section below!

But, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Yeah, uh, we don’t have those installed just yet. Oops. Regardless, you know how to copy and paste a link into whatever social media site you desire, right?

Also, please leave an honest review for “Making It Up As We Grow” on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Here is a simple “walk through” I made to help you understand how to review it on your iPhone. Each Rating, Review and Subscription matters a ton in how our show is ranked and we read all of them (sometimes twice in one day)!

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates, and follow us on social media.

Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram

Huge thanks to Jack, Lacie and Ashley for joining us this time! See you next episode.

Other Links:
Music for this Episode: Birocratic – His discography is awesome. Stop by and buy his music.
Website design: Carolyn Marquez at RunRuffian

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So, here’s the biggest question for this episode?  What did you think of Scott’s singing?  Yeah, not that great, and that is why (thankfully) the singing lasts for only a few seconds.

What did we learn from this episode:

  • Compact discs are not dead yet, and work great when you’re in a pinch to get your media heard.
  • Asking for feedback can be unnerving, especially when it comes from close friends and family.  But it is helpful.
  • Jennifer, aka JennySue Makeup is now known as “The Reluctant Co-Host”.  However, she is sponsoring this episode, which is much appreciated.  Stop by her shop page here and “Shop her Look“.
  • Starting a new venture can be scary at times.  Here are two ways to soften that fear.
    • First, picture yourself stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway, but instead of getting frustrated, think of yourself in the fastest moving lane.  Sure, you’re going way below the speed limit, but those poor souls in the lane next to you aren’t even budging.
    • Second, add this quote you wherever you stash favorite quotes.  “Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle | Click to Tweet
  • “Don’t take your feelings out on your employees” as Jack quoted from what he read about in the book, “Who Was Steve Jobs?
  • It goes without saying, but Moms are super important.  Jennifer is a fantastic mom to our three children.  In fact, many of her blog posts, such as this one are inspired by her kids.  Also, Scott’s mom, an English literature major, helped teach Scott lessons growing up through literary works.  A favorite poem his mom taught him is, “The Road Not Taken” by American poet, Robert Frost.  This is your homework assignment for this week, as Scott will dive deeper on this poem in the next episode.

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining Jennifer and me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a message in the comment section below!

But, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Yeah, uh, we don’t have those installed just yet.  Oops.  Regardless, you know how to copy and paste a link into whatever social media site you desire, right?

Also, please leave an honest review for “Making It Up As We Grow” on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Here is a simple “walk through” I made to help you understand how to review it on your iPhone.  Each Rating, Review and Subscription matters a ton in how our show is ranked and we read all of them (sometimes twice in one day)!

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates, and follow us on social media.

Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram

Huge thanks to Jack, Lacie and Ashley for joining us this time!  See you next episode.

Other Links:

  • Music for this Episode:  Birocratic – His discography is awesome.  Stop by and buy his music.
  • Website design:  Carolyn Marquez at RunRuffian
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Show Notes for Episode 001:

Jennifer and Scott struggle (at times) to decide on a name for their newly thought up podcast.  Eventually, they settled on the name Making It Up As We Grow.

Could it be too long?  Yes, it could.

Is it search engine friendly?  Possibly

Did it feel like the right name at the right time?  Absolutely

But think about the name.  It’s completely appropriate, because the art of podcasting is quite new to the both of them.  Podcasts have been around for about 10 years, however, that little icon on the iPhone for podcasts went untouched for many years until October 2014.  That is when Scott received an email from his dad titled 15 podcasts you should listen to right now.

That is all it took.  One venture into the podcast app opened up a completely new world for Scott.  Like many other listeners, Scott spends a great deal of time in his car, this was a way to pass the time and learn something in the process.  A match made in heaven.

One final piece was that Scott was drawn to podcasts that tell stories.  This is why Making It Up As We Grow is told in a narrative storytelling format.


Here are some links mentioned in Episode 001 for you to explore:

  • Jennifer’s (aka JennySueMakeup’s) Instagram pic at the Mexican Restaurant she took while we were deciding on the name of our podcast.

 

  • You can follow JennySueMakeup on Instagram:

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  • Remember how I mentioned you can SHOP on JennySueMakeup.com and what she uses and recommends?  It’s easy and it will help out too.  She receives a small commission on what is purchased through her links.  So if you are going to shop, it will help out at no additional cost to you.
  • Here is the original YouTube Video of Jack as a 2 1/2 year old hitting golf balls.  Pretty good swing from the little guy?!?

  • As mentioned in the episode, the awesome music you heard was created by Birocratic.  You can find links to his music and albums either by going to SoundCloud or BandCamp – Buy his music, all of his tracks are great!
  • Here, you can find out Instagram’s amazing statistics on user data, etc.
  • And, for fun, here is the famous Will Ferrell SNL clip where he plays the cowbell a little too aggressively while performing Blue Oyster Cult’s song, “Don’t Fear the Reaper”.

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Show Notes For Episode 000


Originating from Athens, Georgia, Scott & Jennifer Duvall, a husband and wife take a journey as they try to figure out the art of podcasting, together.  Featuring Jennifer’s Blog, JennySueMakeup.com, to see if podcasting can create a buzz around a website.

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Welcome to our new podcast.  We hope you enjoyed our cryptic little preview episode.  Find out more about He and She, better known as Scott and Jennifer by signing up for our Email List.


Oh yeah! Our podcast is super new, so please stop by and Subscribe, Rate and Review MIUAWG on iTunes.


 

  • Music credit for this episode:  Birocratic | “Jon Gordo” – He has some awesome tracks, stop by his site and buy his music!

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