Monthly Archives: December 2016

Update: State of the Podcast

Hey, adultlings! I hope your December is going well! I thought I would pop in and say that the podcasting is still going great! I have outlined and scripted several episodes and will have them recorded by the end of the week! That January 2nd launch date is right on track!

If you have any ideas, send them my way! A few people have already sent in some awesome ideas so feel free to email me with any questions about adulting you may have! If it’s not time sensitive I will answer it on one of the new episodes that land in January!!

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Until next time!

Update: Launch Date

Good morning, adultlings! I have amazing news for you and it is this:

Learn to Adult will officially relaunch on January 2nd, 2017! It will be a weekly podcast that drops on Mondays.

I am recording episodes currently and will continue to post short blogs all month. The blogs will be not only updates but also helpful ideas for the holiday season, because adulting into the new year is always hectic.

If you have any topics you’d like to hear about on the podcast or would like to just ask a question, email me at On the side bar you can also find links to the Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram feeds. Updates will always be posted to Twitter and make sure you subscribe on iTunes!!

Gift Idea: Homemade Jars of Goodies

If you are looking for a way to save money while gift giving but you also want to make the gift heartfelt, making presents is the best solution. I know when I used to think of “homemade gifts” I envisioned popsicle stick cabins and macaroni frames. Laaaaaame. But then I discovered the joys of dry mix foods in jars! With a little work you can give the gift of deliciousness!

The basic idea of all jars of dry mixes is layering. The layers give a great visual so your gift really doesn’t even need wrapped!

I did this last year for my family. I made a big batch of cookie mix for my family members. I know my sisters were excited and made theirs immediately. So I am recommending something I can promise gets results!

I have gathered a few links for you to browse. The hot cocoa ones are my favorite. So cruise those links and maybe give the gift of yummy treats for the holidays this year!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Five Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Waffle/Pancake Mix

Adult Pro Tip: Gift Wrapping Alternative

This holiday season, it is time to wrap gifts! While it isn’t exactly easy to explain wrapping gifts with words and no pictures, I can give you another great option for gift giving:


Ah yes, festive holiday bags are the best because, not only do they come with build in handles for optimal travel purposes, but they are also reusable so you are being environmentally friendly!

You’ll need two things: a bag that will comfortably fit the present and tissue paper.

The tissue paper should somewhat match the bag. To do this find a color on the bag and then find tissue paper that is the same color. Easy peasy.

To make your gift bag you’ll want to put a layer of tissue in the bag, then the present, and then another sheet of tissue paper on top of the gift (you don’t want them to be able to peek inside and see the gift!)

There you go. Bagging gifts is the best way around wrapping!

Here are some links if you need some ideas!

Cute Santa Bags

Holiday Tissue Paper

Update #1: Reviewing and feedback

Good morning fellow adults! As you all know I am relaunching this podcast in January 2017! Only a month to go and I couldn’t be more excited!

I debated for a long time if I should take down my first few podcasts. I can’t bring myself to relisten to them because over the year I’ve become more comfortable in front of the mic and those first episode are living proof of my novice status. But I’ve decided to set aside my tiny ego and leave them up for posterity. They are still getting traffic and I know they are helpful!

I would love if I could get some critiques of the podcasts that are currently up so moving forward I know what to work on. I want to make sure the relaunch is a success in that I don’t cringe at relistening to them. I also want a solid product for you! I can’t be helpful moving forward if the product isn’t good. That’s just a fact.

So this month I am asking anyone stumbling to this blog to take a listen to one or more of last years podcasts. You don’t have to review it on iTunes, but you can comment here! You could also email me at I am eager to hear what you have to say and will respond to everyone the writes to me. Your opinions are 100% valued!

Also, if you have any episode suggestions or ideas for the podcast or just something you’d like to hear, let me know that as well. You guys are all amazing! I will be blogging more this month as the relaunch gets closer. Not only updates, but also some helpful posts for adulting in this holiday season.