Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About: My Podcast With Ali Levine

Welcome to the debut episode of Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About with Ali Levine & Amanda Lauren. If you are wondering where you can get this on iTunes, the answer is you can't at the moment. It's not because we're trying to be exclusive, it's because we are still waiting for an actual human at Apple to approve the podcast. This is more annoying than a publicist who can't find your name on a guest list. But, hopefully it should be up within the next few days (possibly hours). However, all you have to do is click the play button to listen. It will even work on your phone. Thank you so much for being patient and we get it, this is totally annoying.

UPDATE: We're on iTunes, so subscribe and write a review. 5 stars please! 

In the first episode, celebrity stylist Ali Levine and I discuss why we created the podcast, first world problems such as why I can't find organic kale anywhere (not even a joke), and how to get dressed in Los Angeles (aka Ali tells us what to wear because she is an authority), which is essentially a long-form explanation of why everyone here looks like a Kardashian.

We want this to be an interactive experience, so please let us know what you want us to talk about or share your feedback by emailing ThingsWereTooLazyToBlogAbout [at] gmail dot com. If email isn't your thing (or even if it is), you can also discuss your feelings publicly on our Facebook Page or just like us because you think what we are doing is awesome. 

So Last Week... Things I Read That Are Totally Worth Your Time

Happy Sunday! Wow, it’s been such a busy week for me. Between the big makeover reveal and some super exciting projects coming up that I’ll tell you about soon, I haven’t had a minute to breathe. [Insert Deep Breath Here] Okay, I finally exhaled.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite links from last week. From hair and food ideas to Lena Dunham doing yoga, beauty product organization tips and what could be my favorite new podcast, these links are both a great way to procrastinate and learn. So, click away and enjoy.

Fat Mascara Podcast

Hit subscribe now because I’m “raising a wand” to Fat Mascara. This podcast features beauty editors Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein dishing about their favorite products, dissecting trends, and interviewing celebs as well as influencers. #FanGirl

Well+Good: Lena Dunham Does Yoga

Lena Dunham recently collabed with Well+Good to make a series of short videos (under 2 minutes, so actually short) that based on the title, are pretty self-explanatory. Along with her yoga bff, Beth Cooke, Lena will make you smile, stretch and give you a little peak of her cool living room.  

A Sweat Life: Ways To Indulge In A Whole Avocado All At Once

As a Californian, I can attest to the magic of avocados. In this post for A Sweat Life (and yes, I also write for them), Ashley Aranha gives us some healthy meal ideas that use the entire fruit. Because we all know how gross half a leftover avocado living in a Ziploc in your fridge is.

Hello Giggles: Banana Buns Are Trending In Paris, And Yes, We'd Like To Partake

Spoiler alert: French women know EVERYTHING! Have you ever seen those banana clip things at the drugstore and wondered what you’re supposed to do with them? Apparently, they’re used to make an extra chic bun in your hair.

By Jonnie March: 4 Quick Tips For Organizing Your Beauty Products

If so much stuff falls out of your medicine cabinet that you need to put orange cones around your sink, this post from Jonnie March is for you. Speaking of beauty product organization tips, if you haven’t read my post on how to KonMari your beauty products, you should. 

It's Amanda Lauren X The Kitchn: How Dinner Changed When I Moved in with My Husband

My husband had me at "Chinese food."

The first time we met, we discovered that we grew up just blocks away from each other on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. When I asked him if his family liked to order takeout from China Fun, he recited the phone number. I swooned. Clearly, I thought, food was going to play an important role in our relationship. And it did — just not in the way that I expected it to.

As it turns out, China Fun takeout was basically the only food my husband and I had in common. From early on in our relationship, it was apparent we were not going to reenact the infamous spaghetti scene from Lady and The Tramp. He likes lamb chops; I love quinoa and kale. But our divergent culinary preferences were never an issue — that is, until we moved in together.

Moving into our first place together in Los Angeles, I remember unpacking all the goodies from our registry: All-Clad pans, Wüsthof knives, beautiful Kate Spade dishes, and gadgets galore. I finally had everything I needed to really cook the way I wanted to — not to mention a dream kitchen.

Sure, my bachelorette pad had a kitchen, but the range leaked gas more adequately than it cooked food. By comparison, our new apartment's kitchen had granite countertops, modern stainless steel appliances — the works! It was even smoke-alarm snafu-proof, thanks to cathedral-height ceilings in the living room and French doors leading out to the terrace.

Realistically, I knew I was no Nigella — but still, I was so excited to finally be able to really cook!

(To read the rest of this essay, head on over to The Kitchn)