(Formerly The Minimal-ish Podcast) With intention is a podcast about celebrating the beauty that can be found in the ordinary and pursuing intention in every area of our everyday lives. We'll talk about relationships, family life, motherhood, work, caring for ourselves, budgeting and intentional spending, minimalism, and everything in between.
Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Seasons with Christine Pittman
45:22Keep meal planning simple this back to school season - or any season that feels busier for you. This episode is full of tips that my guest and I truly use to keep things simple in the kitchen, especially when life feels a little more complicated. Meal planning can be one of the most time consuming things we do for our families and ourselves - from planning to shopping to prepping. So, when we have less time, what are some ways we can simplify it while continuing to nourish our families with healthy meals? I hope this episode gives you permission to keep things simple and feel less alone if meal planning and cooking isn't your favorite thing in the world. Links: Christine's Website Christine on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Simple Morning Lists
Taking Back Your Time, Finding "Balance," and Guilt Free To Do Lists with Christy Wright
45:17Today I have the honor of sharing my conversation with Christy Wright. We talked all about balance - what it means and why we are always in search of it. I absolutely love Christy's take on balance, the way it looks different in different seasons, and how we can achieve it. We also talk about to - do lists and calendars and ways we can make them actually work for us. You can pre-order her book here: Take Back Your Time Find Christy on Instagram Find Desirae on Instagram This Week's Sponsors: Indeed: Get a 75$ Credit at indeed.com/intention Organifi: Get 15% off your first purchase at organifi.com/intention
Taking Photos of our Family Intentionally: Be Present, Get Photos You'll Cherish, Plus Tips for Family Photo Day with Jenna Arvidson
43:27Today I'm talking with professional photographer, Jenna Arvidson, all about photos of our family: the ones you take and the ones taken of you. Most of us have a smartphone which can make us feel the pressure of constantly capturing the moments of our kids and lives in general- but sometimes the phone/photos can be a distraction and keep us from being present, and almost always we take about a million but only print out a few. Today, Jenna gives us tips on how to get the photos we will actually cherish of our families and be present for the rest instead of constantly living with a phone in our hands so we don't miss a photo op. She also gives us tips on family photo day from a photographer's perspective, and how to stress less when the day comes. Find Jenna on Instagram here Find Desirae on Instagram here Sponsors: Lovevery: Get free shipping at lovevery.com/withintentions Ana Luisa: Get 10% off your first order at analuisa.com/intention
Steps to Stop the Negative Body Image + Why We Need to Change the Way we Speak About our Bodies
37:46Today I'm sharing a bit of my own body image journey. The first half of the episode is reflection that I hope you'll find relatable, while the second half is more actionable, with steps you can take to find more confidence in your body today. This topic is important, especially as we approach summer, and I hope you'll find some value in today's episode! Sponsors Ana Luisa - Get 10% off with code analuisa.com/intention code: Intention Plushcare- Sign up today at plushcare.com/intention
Curating A Closet You Love + Dressing Your Current Body with Confidence (Even in the Summer) with Jammie Baker
41:02Today I talk with personal stylist Jammie Baker about how we can dress our current bodies with confidence. Yes, even in our postpartum, post-kids bodies. We talk all about the process of finding a personal style that works, curating a closet full of clothes that fit our bodies NOW, and how to let go of the ones that don't. We also talk about actionable and simple steps to getting started, along with tips to getting dressed and feeling confident this summer. I love this conversation because it is full of actionable steps to help you get started today! Follow along with Jammie: Instagram Jammie's Website Free Body Shape Guide --- Desirae's instagram Podcast Website --- Sponsors: Prepdish: get a 2 week free trial at prepdish.com/withintention Zocdoc: download the free app at zocdoc.com/withintention Indeed: get a 75$ credit to upgrade your job listing at indeed.com/withintention
Declutter With Me: The Catch All Closet
23:44Let's declutter an overwhelming space together today - this episode can apply to any "catch all" space you have in your home! I don't have all the answers, but we are doing this together. My catch all closet now has a purpose and it's a breath of fresh air - I hope you'll feel the same when you're done decluttering. Tune in & declutter with me! Today's sponsors: Ancient Nutrition: Use code intention at ancientnutrition.com/intention to get 20% off your first order Plush Care: Go to plushcare.com/minimalish for a 30 day free trial Indeed: Use code intention at indeed.com/intention for a 75$ credit
Declutter With Me: The Kids' Closets
30:33Today we are decluttering again together - I walk you through what my decluttering session looked like as I decluttered my daughter's room- specifically her clothes. Her clothes seem to multiply even if I don't bring them into the home, so this is definitely a point of overwhelm for me. I answer the question "what do I keep" when it comes to kids clothes for future siblings, and I also talk over the mindset shifts I've had around kids clothes, and how I declutter as I go instead of always waiting until things get out of hand. I hope you enjoy this episode and continue to declutter with me as the series moves forward!
Declutter With Me: The Bathroom
31:05Today I'm taking you on a decluttering session with me! This is part of a new series where we will go room by room together and I'll let you in on my thoughts as I declutter. Decluttering used to be a major topic on the podcast, and I could use some maintenance decluttering. Springtime brings about the motivation to bring peace to our homes, so let's do it together. For the first episode, I go over questions to ask yourself if you have a hard time letting go of things or feel guilt over doing so - especially as it relates to bathroom items. At the end of the episode, we dive into how decluttering can create more mess before it gets better, and the deeper side of what it can do for you. See my bathroom mess before and after at @life_withintention on instagram. I hope this episode motivates you to set a timer for 20-30 minutes and declutter along side of me. Sponsors: Organifi: Get 15% off any item at organifi.com/intention Indeed: a 75$ credit at indeed.com/intention (terms and conditions apply, offer valid til June 30th) Bombas: 15% off your first order at bombas.com/intention
The One In One Out Rule Three Ways (Maintenance Decluttering for Your Stuff, Your Days, and Your Mind)
19:38Today I'm talking about the one in one out rule - a very basic rule of maintenance decluttering. However, I'm not just talking about our stuff. I talk about how this rule can apply to our days and our minds as well. I specifically dive deeper into how this rule can help declutter our days/minds to go along with the many episodes of burnout we've had so far this year on the show. I get real about something that has been missing from my days, and my one in, one out to help add it back in. Links: Podcast Website Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: Organifi: Get 15% off any product with URL organifi.com/intention
Creating a Reading Habit & a Culture of Reading in your Home (Plus Book Recommendations) with Alissa Henry
49:51I hope you enjoy today's conversation on all things books and reading! I have been so inspired by Alissa's journey to reading 100+ books last year, and have enjoyed following along with her as she continues to read an impressive amount in 2021. Join us in a fun and informative conversation on reading, habit building, reading with toddlers, and book recommendations! Links: Find Alissa on Instagram Alissa's recommendations: Adult books: Atomic Habits by James Clear The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta’Nehisi Coates They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano Minimalist Moms by Diane Boden The Last Flight by Julie Clark Kids books: Eyes That Kiss In the Corners by Joanna Ho I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne My Goodnight Bible by Susan Lingo Quiet by Kate Alizadeh E is for Easter by Greg Paprocki Finger Trail ABC by Usborne Books Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems Instagram accounts mentioned for book recommendations #bookstagram (hashtag) @EverydayReading @HereWeRead Goodreads.com to track books Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the program for free children’s books Sponsors: Indeed - 75$ credit She's Birdie - 15% off your first purchase Public Goods - 15$ credit on your first purchase.