Episode 29: London Calling with Elisalex de Castro Peake

December 13, 2017

Every seamstress knows the cool, feminine styles of By Hand London. Most Seamstresses may even know the story of how BHL got started....but I promise you haven't heard co-founder Elisalex de Castro Peake tell her story quite like this. From her childhood in Italy to her difficult decision to leave the fashion industry, Elisalex is candid in the ups and down of her story. I totally fell in love with Elisalex for her earnest, funny and easy going style on this episode and I know you will too.


Find Elisalex:


@Elisalex on Instagram


Elisalex’s Mum - @orsoladecastro and/or @fash_rev

Elisalex’s sister - @georgiakeeling

Elisalex’s brother- @giacomordc


3 CWL Musts:

Read: Read all the things! Just keep reading!

Follow: Orsola de Castro (Her awesome mom!) @orsoladecastro

Believe: This too shall pass

Go follow ad winner Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio on instagram @WholeCircleStudio


Music by BenSound.com




Mindful Monday 28: Today works

December 11, 2017

I get it. You are waiting for the new year or the day that you magically wake up and are unafraid, or perpetually motivated. I promise I get it but please remind me...why can't that day be today?


Episode 28: Hometown Hero with Sondra Rae

December 6, 2017

Sondra Rae is the hero Orlando needs. Seriously. Full of energy and fun we talk not only got to talk aboutour love of The City Beauiful but we also get to talk about coming out and the darker days that got Sondra Rae where she is now. It's a great interview full of so many personal moments and bright happy laughter. I love it and know you will too.


Find Sondra Rae:


@SondraRae on Instagram


3 CWL Musts

Your Kickass Life Podcast by Andrea Owen




I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou


Mindful Monday 27: You know.

December 4, 2017

Stop cutting yourself off from the flow of awesome! I try my best to seperate a pet peeve from a topic that deserves a serious look in your life.


And MeachenMarie is giving you 15% off her AWESOME reusable tote bags when you head over to her shop and use code CWLPODCAST

Do it! Save the planet! One bag at a time!


music by bensound.com


Episode 27: Speaking in Code with Libs Elliott

November 29, 2017

No offense to all the other quilter out there (me included)...but quilting has never looked so bad ass. Libs Elliott is creating handmade code generated quilts out of Canada, and maaaaaaaaaan is she making look like a rockstar's game. With gorgeous graphic fabric prints and ass kickin' quilt patterns to match, Libs is shaking up the quilt world and it's darn exciting.

We talk about why "grandma quilts" is NOT an insult, how hard work and a unique sense of self get you great places and the absolutely amazing quilting community (seriously, it's just like angels everywhere)


Follow Libs:



IG: LibsElliott


3 CWL Musts:

Read: Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Follow: Chawne Kimber @CauchyComplete

Believe: "Don't just think about it, do it!"-Henrry Rollins


Mindful Monday 26: Good is the enemy

November 27, 2017

Good ain't good enough for you...and thats okay.

Good is the enemy of great.


Episode 26: Get really good with Tessa Perlow

November 22, 2017

Happy Wednesday! Today I talk to Tessa Perlow, the extremely talented hand embroidery artist which is particularly exciting because there is not enough info out there out this amazing woman. We get to have a wonderful discussion about marrying your personal convictions with your passion to create to develop the career you love. We also talk about some alternative reason to keep your day job, that really opened up my eyes and I hope it will yours too. This episode is full of living proof that you can build a life exactly how you want it and to not be afraid to learn as you go. She's fab and you're gonna love Tessa as much as I did after this chat!


Find Tessa:


IG: @TessaPerlow


3 Musts:

Read: The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

Listen: The Monocycle Podcast

Follow: Sam Eldrige @Smeldridge, Alia Penner @Alia_pop, Maryanne Moodie @MaryanneMoodie

Believe: Be so good they can't ignore you.-Steve Martin



Mindful Monday 25: F*R*I*E*N*D*S

November 20, 2017

So no one told you your adult friends were gonna suck *clap clap clap clap*

That's okay...if you need to get rid of a few Rosses and find a few more Phoebes, we got you covered.


Music by BenSound.com


Episode 25: Makin’ it up with Christina Vega

November 15, 2017

Does bubbly even begin to cover it for Christina Vega?  Happy go lucky and taking on the world, Christina Vega is one of the most fun guests I have ever had. Pardon the giggles, we just couldn't help but have a blast. We talked about how Christina was able to leverage the training and experience of working for a major brand, to help build her own. Ya gotta listen.


Find Christina:



IG: @ChristinaVega_


3 CWL Musts:

Read: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne -and- You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Follow: Sophia Roe @Sophia_Roe

Believe: "Not everyone gets the opportunity to be stressed by the potential to achieve exceptional things" -and-

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me' 


Mindful Monday 24: Your voice

November 13, 2017

What your tribe wants is your voice... so why are you playing polite?