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Our First Drink: Conversations w/ Interesting Couples on Marriage, Relationships, Dating, Business & Social Media + Advice

Hosted by Josh Haroldson and Stasia Haroldson, each episode of the Our First Drink Podcast shares the real story behind an interesting, creative, or entrepreneurial couple that are doing great things together in business, blogging, design, entrepreneurship, social media and more. Always starting with one simple question, “What was your first drink together?”, you’ll get a deep dive into where they were in their lives when their relationship started. Then, through the unique questions of the Our First Drink Couple’s Quiz, you’ll see how they make their relationship work today and why it has supported their success. Plus, every question and answer is guaranteed to get you thinking about what they mean for your own relationships (sometimes in unexpected ways). Our guests include couples you already know and others you'll be meeting for the first time, but every episode is an opportunity for you to learn how to recognize a great partner when you meet them and to keep that relationship healthy long into the future from some amazing people.
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Jan 29, 2016

Although we both went to Iowa State, Josh actually graduated 18 months before Stasia. So we definitely have a ton of experience with the long distance thing.

And as you’d expect there were times it was tough, but if we're being honest, it wasn't all bad.

While Josh was working and saving money in Minnesota, he loved getting to come and visit Stasia every couple of weeks. It was like going back to college without the homework.

Speaking of homework, funny enough Stasia had her best GPA ever after Josh was gone. So if anything, that time apart let us both focus on the things we needed to do in order to build our lives they way we wanted to with some fun memories in between.

That's something that our guests for Ep 7 of the OFD podcast, Krizia & Scott, can totally relate to. Their story spans a continent, a band, the boss, and well, we'll just let them tell you the rest.

In this episode

  • Bonding over "Thunder Road" and Boxed Wine in Buffalo.
  • Making the classic, LA to Buffalo move.
  • Why living in separate states was actually good for their relationship and the major projects they were working on.
  • Making the switch from Occupational Therapy to Maker on Etsy.
  • How starting a business is like starting a band.
  • What the arts can teach you about being ok with failure.

Our First Drink Couples Quiz

  • Early Bird or Night Owl?
  • Are you introverted or extroverted?
  • Tortoise or the Hare?
  • Would you send a meal back to the kitchen?
  • Would you rather host the party or attend the party?

About Krizia Villanueva and Scott Leslie

After starting her career as an Occupational Therapist, Krizia is the owner and maker behind Oak and Olive Home where she finds and restores vintage furniture. You can find her work in her new studio space in Madison, WI or on her Etsy Shop.

Originally hailing from Chicago, Scott Leslie spent time as a member of The Push Stars before transitioning to the role of concert promoter and co-owner of the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI and The Blue Note in Columbia, MO. He enjoys long walks on the beach, short walks on the beach, dogs, Bruce Springsteen, and Seinfeld.

You can find them both on Instagram @oak_olive_vintage & @majesticscott.

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Thanks again for listening!

Best, Josh and Stasia

p.s. If you liked the show will you help us create an awesome community of couples by clicking on this link to give us a five star rating on iTunes?

 

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Jan 21, 2016

If you've ever watched an episode of Fixer Upper on HGTV you've probably had the desire to fix up a farmhouse of your own. We certainly have.

Fortunately for our Episode 6 guests, Lauren Felix of La Petite Fashionista and her fiance Kyle Anderson, that dream is actually going to become a reality when they embark on their own fixer upper project with Kyle's 100 year old Wisconsin family farmhouse.

Oh, and did we mention they're also going to be planning a wedding at the farm?

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In this episode

  • Finding love at work and over sushi.
  • Pivoting your personal brand.
  • Blogging and sharing your life online.
  • Being an #instagramhusband.
  • What digital marketing and conversion optimization has taught us about simplifying our lives.
  • Why a Florida girl had dreams of living on a farm.

Our First Drink Couples Quiz

  • If you have to be somewhere at 7PM when do you arrive?
  • Take the last shot or pass the ball?
  • CEO or COO?
  • Is experience or accomplishment more important to you?
  • Get take-out or eat at the restaurant?

About Kyle Anderson and Lauren Felix

Lauren is a Wisconsin-based blogger & social media consultant with coastal Florida girl roots. She started her blog, La Petite Fashionista, in 2007 as a creative outlet to share her outfits & latest inspirations. Kyle is a digital marketer by day, outdoorsman, and craft beer brewer. They are newly engaged and making plans for their wedding and renovation of Kyle's childhood home, a 100-year old farmhouse. They love traveling, coffee dates, rustic modern design, and listening to podcasts!

You can find them both on Instagram @lapetitefashionista & @kylejanderson.

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Thanks again for listening!

Best,

Josh and Stasia

p.s. If you liked the show will you help others find it by clicking on this link to give us a five star rating on iTunes?

Jan 13, 2016

If you've ever gotten in a fight with your significant other while traveling you might take a little more time before getting stressed out after listening to this episode of the Our First Drink Podcast.

Our guests, Adam Nubern and Lindsey Nubern, have spent the last 18 months traveling around the world together all while building a strong system of communication to support their marriage and the digital nomad business they started while on the road.

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In this episode

  • Sharing a first drink at a famous southern institution.
  • How a flipped truck and getting fired were blessings in disguise.
  • Camper vanning in New Zealand.
  • What picking out cereal in Vietnam taught them about efficient communication in their marriage.
  • The importance of community (both in your marriage and online) while you're traveling.
  • Why their mantra is, "It's not wrong. It's just different."

Our First Drink Couples Quiz

  • Driver or the passenger?
  • Time optimist or time realist?
  • Map or no map?
  • Who is the straight man and who is the comedian?
  • Would you ever send a meal back at a restaurant?

About Adam and Lindsey

Adam and Lindsey Nubern ended their 9 to 5 lifestyle in June 2014 when they packed up their house and began traveling the globe together. Over the next 18 months they made their way around the US, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand by camper van...all while starting a pretty nontraditional online business, Nuventure CPA, to support their travels.

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Thanks again for listening. If you liked the show, would you mind helping us out and by giving us a five star rating on iTunes or on Stitcher?

Best,

Josh and Stasia

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Jan 4, 2016

Today Josh and Stasia are taking a break from the usual format to talk about what it's been like to start our podcast together and some of the lessons we've learned about technology, couples, and ourselves.

In this episode

  • Why we decided to start a podcast.
  • The (sometimes painful) lessons learned from listening to yourself have a conversation.
  • Decorating your office with podcast equipment.
  • Josh's obsessive quest to make us sound great.
  • Learning to fit a new creative project into your holiday Hallmark movie watching schedule.
  • What advice we've already learned from our couples.

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Thanks again for listening.

Best,

Josh and Stasia

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