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ARDL 234: Winning the Gentleman with Accents!

Kristi attempts to read Chapter One of her new book, Winning the Gentleman, with an English accent….

Find Winning the Gentleman wherever books are sold!

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we perfect accents for our characters!

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As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 233: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

When life gets busy, how do you go about feeding yourself and your family in a way that still fulfills your personal values and desires? 

This week Kristi, who doesn’t cook, and Lindsey, who loves to cook, chat with Kimberly Duffy, who not only loves to cook but highly values making everything from scratch with natural ingredients. 

No matter your level of cooking skills, you’ll find something of use in this episode to answer the question, What’s for dinner even on the busiest of days. 

Links Mentioned

  • Change Your Life Chicken and Sheet Pan Dinners with The Lazy Genius
  • Kim’s Salad Nicoise: Boiled potatoes and lightly boiled green beans, hard boiled eggs, tuna, homemade vinegarette, lettuce, some chopped peppers and pickles. Also on Pinterest.
  • Kristi’s Favorite Corndogs
  • Every Plate meal service
  • Bubbie’s Pickles

Meet Kimberly Duffy

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio, via six months in India. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans. Her first novel was the highly-acclaimed A Mosaic of Wings. You can find her at kimberlyduffy.com.

You can also connect with Kim and watch her render lard and make amazing Indian dinners over on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. Buy her books at Baker Book House or wherever books are sold.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we simplify suppertime and read lots of books.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 232: Don’t @ Me

The need to protect, attack, and justify that seems to permeate much of our social media presence seems to have filtered into our every day lives until we become paralyzed by the weight of all the opinions in the world. 

What does it mean when we share something with the world? 

How do we manage expectations – of others and ourselves? 

Perhaps most importantly, how do we determine whose opinions are going to drive our daily decisions? 

Edit Your Life Challenge

Evaluate who you are letting drive your decisions.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our lives with you.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 231: Lent Revisited with Leslie Kirby DeVooght

Once again we talk Lent with Leslie Kirby DeVooght but this time Lindsey’s here! We discuss what we’ve learned during this season and how we’ll carry forward after Easter.

Follow Leslie DeVooght and read some of her flash fiction by visiting her website

Links Mentioned

Mark 12:30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 

Lent is really about focused growth.–Kristi Ann Hunter

Edit Your Life Challenge

What will you do with what you’ve learned? 

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we close out the Lenten season together.

For show notes, virtual gathering info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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What We’re Loving for Spring

Disclaimer: We took this photo last year for Something New Summer. Find out whether or not Kristi loved sushi with this episode right here.

For our spring What We’re Loving episode it’s clear we’ve both broken out of our reading slump! But we’re also loving a few television series, comfy clothes for the still-working-from-home situation (truth: we’ve always worked from home), and practical items for organizing (but not cleaning, let’s not get crazy).

Links Mentioned

Lindsey loves:

Kristi loves:

Going to Pub Board for Spring

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook and tell us what you’re loving! 

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 230: Meeting People with Eva Marie Everson

Our lives are filled with chance encounters, with moments impacted by people we’ve never met or hardly know. How do we make the most of those moments? How to we see the people around us as potential relationships and God-inspired encounters instead of bodies we pass on our way to other duties? 

Kristi, Lindsey, and special guest Eva Marie Everson discuss some of those encounters that changed our lives and how we can make the most of them and, possibly, create more. 

Meet Eva

Eva Marie Everson is the multiple-award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference and the North Georgia Christian Writers Conference. She has worked with Jerry B. Jenkins (Christian Writers Guild) and as an adjunct professor at Taylor University.

Visit Eva Marie Everson at her Website, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

Links (and People) Mentioned in this episode:

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we make connections together.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com.

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL 229: Mindfulness and Memories

Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

On the one year anniversary of a massive life change, Kristi and Lindsey reflect on how they’ve learned the power of mindfulness and intentional thinking during the pandemic months. 

What has being forced to slow down, consider the way we think and approach things, taught us and how are we moving forward in growth? 

Links Mentioned

Edit Your Life Challenge

Stop. What are you thinking. Is is true?

We’d love to hear about where you are in your life journey, one year into the pandemic.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our lives together. As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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Join us Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm EST as we celebrate the launch of A Tapestry of Light with Kimberly Duffy and friends LIVE on Facebook! This free event will stream to A Rough Draft Life, Kimberly Duffy, and can be found on the ARDL YouTube Channel. Subscribe so you never miss an event!

ARDL: Daylight Saving Time

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What is the history of Daylight Saving Time? Why did we do it? Why do we still have it? How can we keep it from wrecking our life? 

Kristi and Lindsey discuss all that and more, including our upcoming virtual gathering with Carol Stratton, author of Deep End of the Lake.

Links Mentioned:

Edit Your Life Challenge

Prepare for life’s edits, even when you don’t like it.

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our lives together. For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL227: Sleep

Photo by Logan Nolin on Unsplash

Sleep affects so much of our life and health. What are some of the small, or even large, habit changes that can improve your sleep? 

Kristi and Lindsey share things they’ve tried, things they’ve heard of, and how sleep has changed for them. 

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as 

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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RomComs with Bethany Turner – ARDL February Bonus Episode

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Ah, the romantic comedy. A date night staple, a girls’ night go-to, a sick day comfort. It’s a well loved – and well mocked – genre, but which movies truly stand out? 

Kristi, Lindsey, and special guest Bethany Turner, queen of RomCom knowledge and part-time Colin Firth obssessor, walk through the last four decades of RomComs. Which were the best? Which are the hidden forgotten gems?

Will Lindsey and Kristi’s friendship survive a disagreement over Sweet Home Alabama? 

Join us on this journey of nostalgia and laughter as we discuss the RomCom.

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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