Holiday Budgets & Christmas Cactus

Budgets might not sound very festive but having a realistic holiday budget can bring merriment. We chat about how we manage holiday budgets with our spouses. Plus we share ideas for affordable gifts and ways to give back to your community if you're in a position to do so. Happy... Read more →


Holiday Intentions & Dinosaur Feet

Today we're sharing our holiday intentions for the end of this crazy year. We share how we're really doing lately and how that's impacting how we approach the holidays. Then we each share our one word intention for the holidays plus how we'll make time for ourselves and the holiday... Read more →


2019 Wrap Up & Pathetic Christmas Lights

We're wrapping up 2019 with a look back at the year: the highlights, the challenges, and a round up of a few favorites. In Obsessions Kelsey loves something lighting up her life and Erica sings the praises of a produce aisle favorite. In Neighborhood News, our holiday light displays are... Read more →


Ten Things We're NOT Doing This Christmas

This episode is sponsored by Friendlier, the podcast for friends who love to talk, read, and eat. On each episode longtime friends Abby and Sarah review books, share recipes, and explore a sometimes random/sometimes serious topic. If you like The Girl Next Door we think you'd enjoy Friendlier! Subscribe to... Read more →


Favorite Things Gift Guide & Makin' Bacon

Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you today! With the gift-giving season upon us, we're sharing several of our favorite things that we think would make great presents. We have ideas for kids and adults and at all price ranges. Plus we share what we each like to have... Read more →


Holiday Self-Care & Vegas Christmas Lights

The holidays are here! But along with the merriment the season can also bring stress. We have you covered with a conversation about self care and managing stress during the holidays. First, we tried out a juniper latte and it's not as scary as Kelsey feared. Then we talk about... Read more →


Gift Guide & Anti Pajamas

Happy Holidays! This episode is all about gift ideas for those unique recipients. Hope it's helpful, and it's gauranteed to make you laugh with this boozy deliciousness... Gingerbread Egg Nog White Russian (from Delish) (Serves 2) cinnamon sugar for rimming glasses 4 oz egg nog 4 oz vodka 4 oz... Read more →


Fall Test Kitchen & Crunch Top

We asked for recipes, and you guys delivered! We cooked up a storm in our GND test kitchen and want to share our favorites while sipping on a cocktail. (Also make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to get a pdf of all the recipes shared!) Americano (inspired... Read more →


2016 & Letters to Our Future Selves

Happy New Year Everyone! It's 2016 resolutions time, and you know we love a good goal-setting session, so pull up a cocktail... Elixir of Health aka Hot Toddy adapted from Shutterbean 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 1 - 2 oz. bourbon 8 oz. hot... Read more →