THE BALANCED BLONDE PODCAST // OMG!

10.26.16

Fitness

GUYS!!! The Balanced Blonde Podcast is H-E-R-E! Huge giveaway opportunity for people who subscribe this week, all giveaway deets at bottom of post!

First episode ever is below, where I interview my best friend Brandin Cohen, the exceptionally inspiring CEO & Co-Founder of healthy hydration supplement company Liquid I.V.

(And by “interview,” I mean conversationally chit chat about being young entrepreneurs, balancing friendships with the crazy CEO startup life, tips to remain authentic & open, funny stories about our super close friendship, B’s advice to “focus on the rocks”, how he’d grow TBB if he was my advisor… etc. IT’S SO FUN):

(If for some reason the player is not showing up for you below… you can also listen & SUBSCRIBE HERE.):

OMG!!! Cannot WAIT to hear your thoughts + suggestions + requests + any ideas for improvement. I’m all ears.

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Also, hilarious BTS clips of us trying to figure out how to record the podcast (such newbs) is below. #Obsessed:

BTS YOUTUBE VID!

REAL TALK //

Starting a podcast has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long, long while. To be honest, I was afraid to make the leap because this is totally out of my comfort zone.

The recording equipment, being the interviewer vs. the interviewee, the maaaaajor editing process, the “technicality” & right-brained-ness of all the sound system stuff, and so much more — it’s all sooooo new to me.

AND, at the same time, some parts of podcasting feel like they come so naturally to me, because…

a) I looooove to talk to people. I could get into a conversation for HOURS with one singular person (as you’ll learn in this pod episode, since Brandin makes fun of me for the ridic long convos I get into at unnecessary times, hehe!)

Especially with this dude! Say hi to B. COHEN. 🙂

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b) I LOVE connecting with you guys in new, more personal & intimate ways than blogging. I mean, blogging is SUPER intimate for the reader because you get such a glimpse into the bloggers’ life. BUT for the blogger, it’s a lot of writing into a screen & then imagining people on the other end. Speaking on a podcast makes it feel so much more personable & tangible… OMG, I am getting the happy swoons just thinking about it.

C) I really enjoy YouTube, but what I love the most about it is the conversational part versus the video aspect, so literally what is left from there is a PODCAST.

D) I am always, always looking for ways to expand my brand off of Instagram, because as much as I love Instagram… I don’t believe it’s going to be a relevant platform forever. One thing I DO believe is going to be relevant for a long time to come is the PODCAST world… people are always going to be into listening to others’ stories & wisdom — so, I feel like this is a great time to hop into the space.

E) I have SO MANY inspiring friends & people who literally amaze me on a daily basis, and I have always wanted to find a succinct way that makes the most sense for me to have them share their awesomeness & inspiration with YOU. I feel like this is the best way, and such a personable and authentic way to do it.

Right after we recorded episode #1… Eek!

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If you liked this podcast episode with Brandin, you can watch our fun BFF Q&A video that I am legit obsessed with: here (part 1) and here (part 2).

WELLNESS PACKAGE // GIVEAWAY for SUBSCRIBERS!

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* There will be THREE winners who receive a FULL PRIZE PACK of all of the below amazingness!!! All of my favorite brands I  am so stoked.

* To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to The Balanced Blonde Podcast in iTunes, and send a screenshot of your subscription to my email (thebalancedblonde@gmail.com), and you will be entered to win…

+ a case of Chameleon cold brew — my FAVORITE 100% organic, all natural cold brew coffee brand! I buy this stuff on the DAILY at Whole Foods to make my famous Bulletproof coffee with… there are so many delish flavors, and the big bottles last a full week which I love!

Justin’s Nut Butter prize pack — each winner will receive a box of Peanut Butter Cups, 1 jar of Maple Almond Butter, 1 jar of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter + a box of Snack Packs! SO FREAKIN’ GOOD, and this is my go-to natural & delish nut buttas!

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REBBL tonics amazingness — this stuff is CRACK. If you’ve seen my Snapchat or Instagram story as of late, you know I am sipping on these elixirs & protein drinks like cray. They are organic, fair trade, packed full of herbs & taste like absolute heaven. This stuff is different than juice because the elixirs are full of herbs, roots, extracts, berries and WHOLE ingredients that make up their delicious flavors. My current faves are the matcha latte, the dark choc protein & the REISHI chocolate. Each winner will receive coupons to pick out their own REBBL tonics, since they are perishable so we want them to be supa fresh for you guys!

Siggi’s yogurt — I am addicted to Siggi’s. I literally eat at LEAST one Siggis yogurt a day, if not more. Siggi’s is 100% grass-fed, has no aspartame or sucralose or gelatin or preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup, is high in protein and LOW in sugar, and tastes amazing. Basically, it hits all the necessary staples for what yogurt SHOULD be / needs to be in my book. Winners will receive a supply of coupons to purchase your own Siggi’s so it’s nice and fresh!!

+ 2 week supply of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides — I also hort chain amino acids are SOOO good for our hair, skin, nails, bones, cartilage and joints. Also so good for our hormones!!! The product is naturally derived from pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen protein… and is 1,000000% TBB approved. This is an EVERY day product in my life, you guys. So excited for you to try it!

+ Month’s supply case of Perfect Bars — You guys are always asking for my favorite on-the-go snacks, and well… these are it! I don’t eat a whole lot of bars because I prefer to stick to real, whole foods ingredients, and Perfect Bars completely fit the bill. I eat at LEAST one per day, and love to crumble them on top of my Siggi’s yogurt for my absolute fave breakfast. My fave flavors (right now at least) are the Almond Acai, Almond Coconut & Peanut Butter Maple… Absolute crack!

+ Month’s supply case of Suja Juice — Suja has been my go-to juice company for years now. I have developed a good relationship with their team over the years and I LOVE everything they stand for. Natural, organic, cold-pressed, made in California, full of nutrients, so refreshing, so many antioxidants… the list goes on and on. I drink a Lemon Love Suja EVERY single day. You guys will be STOCKED once you receive this month’s supply! Eek!

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OKAY! There we have it. I am SO grateful to these brands for offering to be a part of this giveaway. I am not getting paid to write any of the above — these are brands that I truly use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

And when it came time to compose a list of “dream brands” to put together in this wellness box for you guys, these are the MOST obvious go-tos. I was thrilled to find out they were all on board, and can’t wait for you to have the opp to get your very own TBB WELLNESS BOX as a subscriber to the PODCAST!

Subscribe HEREEE, give us a rating, and let us know what you think! Seriously… Open to a mill suggestions + requests, this is BRAND new to me!

Cannot wait to have soooo many people in my life on this pod, and 1,000% having Brandin back immediately because we barely scratched the surface. 🙂