How to Make Games for Your Friends

Episode Details:

Air date: October 18, 2017

Guest: Gabriel Charter

Runtime: 30 minutes, 59 seconds

Summary: In this episode, Jen chats with her friend Gabe about an immersive role playing game he has created and run for the past two years.

Links of Interest: 

The Adventure Zone – If you want to listen to grown men play D&D
Hearthside Throw knitting pattern
Music Box by Amigos Amigos

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. By the time you hear this episode, I will hopefully have wrapped up the creation of a wedding gift for some very close friends of mine. They were married last November, so I’m nearing the one-year mark. I’ve spent around 80 hours knitting them a deep-green cabled throw. I’m going to be seeing them this weekend at another wedding and wanted to deliver it in person since they live several hours away. As of this moment I still have two balls of yarn to go so I’d better get going.” Continue reading “How to Make Games for Your Friends”

How to Make a Baby Smile

Episode Details:

Air date: October 3, 2017

Guest: Rebecca Shamblin

Runtime: 30 minutes, 42 seconds

Summary: In our fifth episode, Jen chats with her friend Rebecca about her career change into the world of newborn baby photography. Rebecca sheds some light on how all those poses are achieved, making babies look serene, and how to build a photography studio from scratch. Spoiler: marry a wood worker!

Links of Interest: 

Life Remembered
A tour of Rebecca’s studio
Rebecca’s Harry Potter Nursery
Cheesy Broccoli Bites
Crispy Bean Tots

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. This past weekend, I worked with my daughter to make toddler friendly lunches for the week. She helped me measure out all of the ingredients and make little round broccoli bites. We also made some chickpea bites that are very similar to falafel. Working on this together was a great afternoon activity for us and as soon as these super healthy snacks came out of the oven, she couldn’t wait to try them. There’s nothing like getting a picky eater excited about cooking to help them try out new and healthy foods.” Continue reading “How to Make a Baby Smile”