The Fun with Friends Podcast

Allison Coutts

The Fun with Friends Podcast explores what happens when you stop overthinking and start doing. It’s a podcast about pushing yourself, trying new things, and getting out there. Whether it’s traveling to a new place, checking items off of your bucket list, or starting your own business, we cover it all.So get out there, try something new, and have some fun!

S3E15: Holistic Health and Travel Coaching with Coach Raina Rooney
Aug 10 2022
S3E15: Holistic Health and Travel Coaching with Coach Raina Rooney
Holistic Health Coach and traveler Raina Rooney joins Allie this week to discuss holistic health coaching and how you can incorporate it into your travels. Raina will be a returning guest, and we will continue to explore holistic health and travel coaching in a new series.⁣Meet My Guest!My name Is Raina Denali Rooney & I specialize in helping 9-5 professionals create SUSTAINABLE healthy habits (lasting longer than two weeks) for stress reduction that will set you up to THRIVE with a healthy work LIFE balance. I will support you in using practical tools, daily routines, healthy eating, mindset exercises & self-care practices to raise your awareness & examine how you can live a healthy lifestyle even amid stress & overwhelm. I have been practicing as a Board Certified Health Coach (NBC-HWC) for five years in my own practice & primary care clinics. I have my BS in Health Sciences & extensive accredited health coach education. I am passionate about sharing ways for people to shift from feeling stressed & burned out to have a sense of balance by reclaiming their energy, confidence & productivity. Connect with My Guest!Instagram: the Fun with Friends Podcast!Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcastTwitter: @funfriendspod1Join us on Twitch: sure to like, subscribe, rate, and review!Do you have questions or comments?   You can text or call us on our hotline: 252.419.6004, and we will include them in a future episode of the Podcast! CALL US AT: 252-419-6004 and leave a message.Support the show
S1E45: Ex's and Oh's and ADHD with Polymer Clay Artist, Caitlin Gulch
Aug 8 2022
S1E45: Ex's and Oh's and ADHD with Polymer Clay Artist, Caitlin Gulch
In this week's episode, Allie is joined by polymer clay artist Caitlin. Cait shares how she got started with clay, what it was like being creative and growing up with ADHD, and where her inspiration comes from. Meet my Guest!Ex's and Oh's was created in 2020 during a rough time in my life. Art was my way of coping. As a child, I took ceramic classes and was hooked on the texture and how the clay felt between my fingers (it was like a soothing mechanism). This was very therapeutic for me- I became addicted to making things, including earrings. I sold all 20 earrings I made on Facebook and couldn't believe people liked my creations. I had my first market in November 2020, and I remember meeting many incredible people- vendors and customers. They were the light. The light I have been searching for. So, thank you for allowing me to create something beautiful with a purpose. ​I quit my job in January 2022 to become an artist full-time. Since then, I have hosted markets for other local vendors, like myself, to connect with the art community. In May of 2022, I decided to put aside hosting markets due to having to decide between making art or creating a space for artists. I chose to make art- so here we are! It was the best decision for my family and me. So here's to jumping into the unknown and doing what I love!xoxo- Cait Connect with my Guest!Instagram: the Wandering Creatives Podcast:Instagram: @wanderingcreativespodTwitter: @wandering_podTwitch: sure to like, subscribe, rate, and review!Do you have questions or comments?  You can text or call us on our hotline: 252.419.6004, and we will include them in a future episode of the Podcast! CALL US AT: 252-419-6004 and leave a message.Support the show
S1E39: From Etsy Shop to Storefront with Angie Miller of Stitch Morgantown
Jul 4 2022
S1E39: From Etsy Shop to Storefront with Angie Miller of Stitch Morgantown
Owner of Stitch Morgantown, Angie Miller, joins Allie on today's episode to discuss her journey from running her Etsy shop to running a storefront shop in Morgantown, WV. We discussed what it was like to decide to open a storefront and what resources she used to do just that!More About My Guest:Hi, I am Angie Miller, owner of Stitch, mom to 10-year-old kiddo, and a 13 1/2-year-old black and tan mini doxie, Charlie. I spent over 13 years dedicated to hospice and home health nursing, and I don't want to let those skills get too rusty. I also still do some moonlighting as an RN in addition to my time at Stitch. Never know when I might need to call those nurse-y skills into action.Sewing and crafting have been a love that dates back much longer than being a nurse. My mom taught me to cross Stitch in 1st grade (age 7ish). I was envious of my friend, Vicki, who had entered a project in the local fair and won a ribbon. (I later found out she was very envious of some sweet grey suede loafers I possessed.) I wanted to learn so I could win a ribbon too! I continued to do local shows and sell on Etsy, but the dream of being able to do it full time was still just that...a dream. In 2014, amid a significant job change, I started working on an actual business plan and set a goal of making my dream a reality by turning 40 (which occurred in late 2018). On January 29th, 2018, Stitch Morgantown, LLC., officially opened its' doors for business!Connect with my Guest!Instagram: @stitchmorgantownWebsite: the Wandering Creatives Podcast: Instagram: @wanderingcreativespodTwitter: @wandering_podTwitch: sure to like, subscribe, rate, and review!Do you have questions or comments?  You can text or call us on our hotline: 252.419.6004, and we will include them in a future episode of the Podcast! Support the show