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#54: Aesthetically Pleasing Trash Can

7 Fun New Things In The New Year

So great to be back with y'all in 2023!

SimpleHuman dual compartment trash can
CK's new aesthetically pleasing trash can

Shout Outs

  • Apple Podcast Reviews:

    • Dcumberland: “This show is great! I love the host dynamics and how much they laugh. It’s one of those shows where you feel like you get to be a part of a special friendship just by listening. I love it!”

    • The Fallible Man (also a great podcast!): “First time listener & I loved it. Felt like I was in a conversation with a couple of my close friends. They covered a wide variety of subjects and it just kept flowing.”

🏈 Go Sports!

Jenny: The NFL Playoffs are set! Check out all the info you need to know here! And many thanks to JK (my husband) for providing all of this insight. You will sound SO football-smart if you take a look at this doc!

Caitlin: Damar Hamlin – thankful that he is (1) alive and (2) seems to be doing well!

Hamlin, a DB (defensive back – safety) for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest on Monday, January 2, after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals WR (wide receiver) Tee Higgins. Higgins’ shoulder went into Hamlin’s chest, and, well… it was terrible.

Medical personnel performed CPR on Hamlin – his heart had stopped.

His teammates went down around him, many in prayer, all afraid.

After stabilizing him, he was carted away in an ambulance, and the rest of the football game was suspended, and eventually canceled.

His first sentence after waking up from his medically-induced coma, “Did we win?”, is all too telling. Are we going to be okay with this game the way it is? Other games continued this past weekend… what’s the answer here?

Want to read a great opinion piece? Check out this one.

👏 Current Obsessions


  • Dr. Lancer skincare from QVC - I’ve used it for a year and had minimal breakouts, almost no issue with dry or greasy skin, and darker spots have lightened! Take a look here.

  • Abby’s Tamagotchi (Pix): teaching reading and responsibility since the 90s...

Caitlin: The Body Shop’s Chamomile Cleansing Butter, watching Amazon haul reels, and my new (gorgeous) trash can.

💎 Gem Of The Week

Jenny: What does it say about my life that I have a magnetic calendar on my fridge? What if I told you the calendar is labeled “a week of self-care” but I’m using it for weekly meal planning and a grocery list because I'm a real person?

Caitlin: “Kids… Stay at school.”

Real Talk: What’s New in the New Year?


  • Discovered Penguin Town on Netflix, narrated by Patton Oswalt (aka "Remy" from Ratatouille)

  • I want a noodle board that says “play that fungi music”

  • I got my forward helix pierced


  • Watching Sam learn to love travel

  • ChatGPT and Canva hacks

  • Top Gun: Maverick (and the Val Kilmer documentary, Val)

  • Happy birthday, Jenny!

Thanks for joining us in 2023!

Caitlin & Jenny


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