In this episode, Marianne & Tara welcome a special guest, Marianne's good friend Kim, who has walked through grief and has some very wise words to share with how we can stand alongside of others who have suffered.

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Today Marianne & Tara take a break from longer, single questions and answer a series of "essay questions" they thought up for each other so that you can get to know them a little more personally!

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The Lipstick Campaign

Show Notes:

  • Marianne's website is White peach Pottery, and the last day to order made-to-order items for Christmas is November 15!
  • Tara plugs Amanda Cook's new album, 'Brave New World'.
  • Marianne dies with happiness over her mother in law's Green Jello Salad. A similar, though not exact, recipe can be found here!
  • Tara talks about the wonderful town of Occoquan, VA.
  • Marianne's favorite lip gloss is 'Candy Cane', by Philosophy, which she uses year round!
  • Tara talks about going to a living Christmas Tree every year - here are some examples!
  • Marianne claims that Concolor Fir are the best Christmas Tree money can buy ;)
  • The ladies mention Operation Christmas Child as a way to give back this holiday season!
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In this episode Marianne & Tara tackle letting go of the good for the best, their experiences with "girl world", and building intentional, gospel centered relationships.

We mention the following Scripture, bloggers and friends in this episode:

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In this episode, Marianne & Tara tell listeners what they're looking forward to this fall and then have a frank chat about body image. They discuss it's effects on women and how to combat negativity with gospel truths!

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In today's episode, Marianne & Tara sit down and have a frank discussion about their struggles as women with comparison, and how they combat it on a daily basis by building up others and focusing on their value in The Lord.

Show Notes:

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In this episode, Tara and Marianne  announce their reader mail giveaway winner, and then discuss the fictional characters they relate the most to and Social Media.

SHOW NOTES:

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The Lipstick Campaign Podcast - episode 008, Shanna Noel

Show Notes:

 

  • Kal Bartesky, who did the script for the Illustrated Faith logo can be found here.

 

  • Shanna & Marianne talk about their Midori Traveller's Notebooks, which you can find on Amazon here, as well as at many smaller stationery stores online.

 

  • The Bible that Shanna and Marianne use is the "ESV Journalling Bible", which comes in single or double column text. The single column is on Amazon here.

 

  • The quote Shanna mentions finding on Pinterest is "A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't", and it was said by Charles H. Spurgeon.

 

  • Marianne mentions having taken the "Perspectives in World Missions" class, and thinks that everyone should try to take this class at some point! The video she references of chinese believers receiving their first Bibles is here:
  • Shanna and Marianne are both members of The Influence Network, and will be at their conference this year. Check them out if you haven't, and consider going to the conference!

 

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The Lipstick Campaign Podcast - Episode 007: Tara Sanders

In this episode Tara tells us her life story, including (but not limited to!) how she breaks all of the coffee equipment in her house,  moving from NY to NH to NC, how her faith in Christ has evolved from legalism to freedom, and how she's watched God weave the many strands of her life together to bring her exactly where He wants her!

Show Notes:

  • Tara mentions growing up in NY and then moving to Nashua, NH next to the quaint, farming town of Hollis, NH, pictured below.
  • She also attributes Gospel Bill with leading to her salvation! You can find tons of Gospel Bill episodes on YouTube, too, if you're interested.
  • Tara's good friend Rian passed away from cancer at a young age, which was a formative experience for Tara. 
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as Cru, was instrumental in helping Tara form a faith of her own, based on grace and freedom in Christ.

 

  • Tara's favorite way to make coffee at the moment? With her Bialetti Moka pot!
  • The night Michael and Tara met at Mie N Yu in Georgetown. We're not even kidding, this is literally a pic taken 30 minutes after they met!
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The Lipstick Campaign Podcast Episode 006

In this episode Marianne tells her life story. Listen to hear about her adoption, her first kiss, Her experience living in Japan, how she met her husband, and other tidbits!

Show Notes/Life Pictures:

  • Marianne was adopted as an infant to a wonderful mom and dad!
  • She grew up riding horses and spent summers digging in her grandmother's garden and making friends at sleep away camp.
  • During college Marianne was drawn towards missions after hearing Gary Haugen, of International Justice Mission speak about God's view on injustice. If you're interested in hearing more about that, she suggests visiting the IJM Website and checking out his book 'Good News About Injustice'.

 

  • Marianne tells a story about serving in Indonesia, where she worked with college students, learned to scuba dive, and encountered a yellow-lipped sea krait. If you're interested in sea kraits you can watch one in action and see why Marianne was so taken with them here.
  • Marianne mentions several scriptures that brought her through a time of darkness and depression after serving overseas. The scriptures she shares are:
    • Isaiah 8:12-13
    • Mark 5:36
    • Proverbs 14:26-27
    • 2 Corinthians 10:5
    • 2 Samuel 22

 

  • Marianne met her husband, Jamie, in September 2007 while working in the coffee industry. They proceeded to bond over a shared love of sweets, road trips, and daily adventures, getting married in March 2009! Now they spend their time working, practicing hospitality, and travelling whenever they get the chance.


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Practicing Hospitality, with The Lipstick Campaign

In this episode Tara & Marianne give listeners a rundown of their favorite bands of all time, followed by a discussion about what hospitality means to them, and how they see it played out in their lives. They also announce a June 2015 giveaway!

SHOW NOTES:

  • A rundown of Tara & Marianne's Favorite 15 Bands of All Time:
    • Tara: Alison Krauss & Union Station // Nickel Creek // Sarah Jarosz // Adele // Hillsong United // Sheryl Crow // Coldplay // Newsboys // Fitz and the Tantrums // Red Molly // Matt & Kim // Tennis // Brooke Fraser // Mumford & Sons // Sleigh Bells
    • Marianne: U2 // Weezer // Nirvana // The Pixies // Johnny Cash  // The Beatles // The Postal Service // The Cure // Portishead // Fiona Apple // Gorillaz // Arcade Fire // The Yeah Yeah Yeahs // Florence & The Machine // Tegan & Sara 
  • Because we talk music and bands in this episode we want to give a special shout-out to Andy Zipf of The Coward's Choir! He provides our intro music, and as a special treat we're playing the entirety of his song "I Ain't The Kind For Giving Up' at the end of this episode.

 

  • The photo above is the table setting that Tara spoke about in the podcast. She wrote a really great blog post about hosting too, which you should take a look at here!

 

  • Marianne quotes 2 Corinthians 12:9 - " But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

 

  • You can find us on Instagram right here.

 

  • The details on our June giveaway are: just send us some listener mail to get entered to win a White Peach Pottery mug and a Starbucks gift card. Everyone who writes in will be entered to win!
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Join Tara & Marianne as they discuss some of their favorite parts of spring, different traditions that embody the season for them, and some favorite spots to visit each year. Also, snoring babies and why buying jeans is terrible.

Show Notes:

 

  • CORRECTION: Marianne thinks that the DC Metro Area has the 2nd largest Asian population in the country. It's actually 6th in the nation, behind LA, NYC, San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago according to Wikiedia!

 

 

  • Marianne mentions loving estate sales. If you're interested in trying out an estate sale try hitting up EstateSales.net to search for estate sales near you each weekend!

Some eye-candy from today's episode: The cherry blossoms on the Tidal basin, Some Pyrex Fridgies, and Bun-Bun.


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In this episode Tara & Marianne respond to some listener mail, and discuss where they find inspiration to move forward through dry times creatively, emotionally, and spiritually.

SHOW NOTES:

  • More info on Japanese Pillow Books via Wikipedia here. And look out - Tara's hoping to make a Pillow Book blog post soon!

 

 

  • Marianne mentioned one of her favorite works of art - an ant farm made of world flags created by Yanagi Yukinori. You can see his (amazing) work on his website here! If it strikes your fancy you can read a little more about the purpose behind his art here.

 

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible can be found here.

 

  • Marianne's three daily podcast listens are Timothy Keller's podcast from Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Nancy Leigh Demoss' "Revive Our Hearts", and "New life Live" from Steve Arterburn.

 

  • Both Marianne & Tara love 'She Reads Truth', and encourage you to give it a look!

 

  • Marianne quotes Hayley Morgan from The Tiny Twig, and co-author of 2016 book release 'Wild & Free'.

 

  • Tara's favorite piece from the Museum of New Mexico, '18 Bowls of Feelings', by Judy Chicago shown below:
Bowls of Feelings
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In this episode Tara & Marianne chat about the differences between being a married mom and a married non-mom, and how to build community between the two.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Marianne's original blog post can be found here.

 

 

  • The music for our podcast is provided by Andy Zipf, who you can find here.
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