Never Too Festive: A Celebration of Motherhood

Elizabeth Hambleton

Welcome to 'Never Too Festive,' the podcast where we celebrate the extraordinary in everyday motherhood with style, flair, and a touch of sparkle. Hosted by Elizabeth Hambleton, fellow mom and advocate for reclaiming joy in the midst of motherhood mayhem, this podcast is your go-to destination for rediscovering your sparkle, redefining your style, and reclaiming your sense of self.

Join Elizabeth each week as she dives into practical tips, uplifting stories, and relatable advice designed to help you freshen up your wardrobe and home, prioritize self-care, and add creative touches to your everyday life. From fashion hacks for busy moms to home decor ideas that will transform your space into a sanctuary, 'Never Too Festive' is here to inspire and empower you on your journey to living your most fabulous, joyful life.

So grab your iced coffee and join Elizabeth as she guides you on a stylish adventure filled with laughter, inspiration, and a whole lot of celebration. Because here on 'Never Too Festive,' there's no such thing as too much sparkle, too much flair, or too much joy. Get ready to shine bright and embrace the fabulous mom you were always meant to be.

Want even more inspiration? Check out the blog for all the latest fashion finds, home steals, and creative goodness https://www.elizabethhambleton.com.

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Episodes

11: Navigating Menopause and Rediscovering Joy with Lisa Boate
2d ago
11: Navigating Menopause and Rediscovering Joy with Lisa Boate
Loved it? Hated it? Not sure? Send me a text!Feeling overwhelmed by the transition to an empty nest? You're not alone. Join us as we sit down with Lisa Boate, a renowned menopause expert and coach, who shares her deeply personal journey of navigating this profound life change. Lisa's experience as a mother on the cusp of her sons leaving for university provides a unique, heartfelt perspective on the emotional upheaval and identity shift that many parents face but rarely discuss. Together, we question why there is so much support for new mothers but so little for those entering this equally challenging stage of life.Grief and joy are two sides of the same coin, and in this episode, we tackle the often-overlooked impact of loss on our emotional well-being and parenting. Through candid stories of personal grief, we highlight the importance of embracing a full range of emotions, not just for our own healing but also to model resilience for our children. Lisa shares practical techniques for rediscovering joy through sensory experiences and everyday moments, reminding us that life's beauty often lies in the simple, the mundane, and the unexpected.As we approach our forties, societal pressures and bodily changes can weigh heavily on us, but Lisa offers a refreshing perspective on celebrating this phase of life. From honoring the wisdom that comes with age to finding joy in daily routines, we explore how to maintain a strong sense of self beyond societal roles. Wrapping up, we delve into the significance of community support and the transformative power of connecting with others. Don't miss Lisa's invaluable insights and actionable advice to help you embrace this next chapter with renewed energy and joy.Download Lisa's Guide - How To Reignite Your Purpose Without Feeling Overwhelmed or Guilty!Connect with Lisa on her website or on Instagram.
09: Tired of Burnout? Explore the 7 Types of Rest You Need to Live Your Best Life
Jun 7 2024
09: Tired of Burnout? Explore the 7 Types of Rest You Need to Live Your Best Life
Loved it? Hated it? Not sure? Send me a text!Ever felt guilty about taking a much-needed break? Join me, Elizabeth Hambleton, on this thought-provoking episode of Never Too Festive as we unravel the seven different kinds of rest essential for combating burnout and fatigue, especially during the chaotic summer months. Using a personal experience of a massive power outage in Texas as a jumping-off point, we explore the unexpected benefits of forced rest and delve into the common struggle of balancing productivity with necessary downtime. We'll dive into the first kind of rest—physical rest—and its critical importance in our daily lives. This episode is an eye-opener for anyone who's ever felt run-down by their own unrealistic expectations.Furthermore, we'll navigate through the realms of sensory, creative, emotional, and social rest, shedding light on how each type can significantly enhance your well-being. From tips on reducing screen time and sensory overload to fostering innovation through creative rest, I share practical strategies to help you recharge. We also highlight a wonderful tool for fostering positivity in children, the "Super Thought: Superpower, a Positivity Journal for Kids," demonstrating how instilling positive habits early on can make a lasting impact. Tune in to discover a comprehensive guide to achieving a balanced and peaceful life through these essential types of rest.  (7 Types based on the research findings of Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith.)Grab the parent/child journal here: Super Thoughts, Super Power
08: Cultivating the Creative Spark Within Us All with Special Guest Karen DeLoach
May 31 2024
08: Cultivating the Creative Spark Within Us All with Special Guest Karen DeLoach
Loved it? Hated it? Not sure? Send me a text!Ever wondered how a paint-splattered apron and a box of crayons can shape a life? Karen DeLoach, practicing artist and creativity specialist, joined us to share her transformative journey from imaginative childhood to professional artistry. She unpacks the magic of early creative nurturing, spinning tales of how the blend of storytelling, play, and art can weave together the hemispheres of the brain to foster brilliance and balance. With Karen's anecdotes as our guide, we're reminded of the pivotal role that parents play in encouraging the creative sparks that often get lost amidst the structured rhythms of the classroom.Remember how carefree singing in the shower can feel? Turns out, it's not just a private concert but a neurochemical symphony for your brain. Karen reveals the bounty of everyday activities that can unexpectedly kickstart our creativity, from the serotonin-boosting joy of humming tunes to the surprising clarity that can emerge with steam and water-soluble markers. For the multitasking parents out there, she offers easy-to-implement strategies to infuse daily life with artistic flourishes. It's about reclaiming that creative joy we once held dear and recognizing how even the smallest acts can ignite our innovative spirit.Art isn't just a hobby; it's a healing force. In our conversation, Karen highlights heartwarming stories where creativity became the salve for academic struggles and the backbone for overcoming health adversities. We venture into the ways art can serve as a mental and emotional equalizer, providing a sanctuary for those who may not find their footing in conventional educational landscapes. Karen's insights remind us of the profound impact that a touch of creativity can have on our well-being and development. So, whether you're seeking inspiration for your little ones or a spark for your own creative journey, this episode offers a wealth of encouragement and actionable advice.Connect with Karen:Grab her 3-episode podcast that helps you tap into your creativity and improve mental wellness at getcreativewithkaren.com .
06: A Fun & Unexpected Childcare Solution for Work-From-Home Parents
May 17 2024
06: A Fun & Unexpected Childcare Solution for Work-From-Home Parents
Loved it? Hated it? Not sure? Send me a text!She works hard for her money. So hard for it honey...and by "she" I mean my kids. Also, you can thank me later for getting that song stuck in your head!Remember the days when summertime meant choosing between pricey camps or unreliable sitters for the kids? I was right there with you—until I crafted my own playbook for empowering my little ones with autonomy (and a bit of cash), turning our home into a DIY summer camp. Today, I'm spilling the beans on paying my kids to "babysit" themselves, an approach that not only eased our family's schedule but also became a lesson in responsibility and finance for my children. You'll get all the details of how we made it work, plus insights into the impactful conversations about money, value, and saving that it sparked.Switching gears, I'm also sharing a piece of my heart dedicated to supporting women in business. Balancing entrepreneurship with motherhood isn't a walk in the park, but it's definitely a path worth taking. If you've got a passion burning inside and are looking for inspiration to make it a reality, tune in. I am here to cheer you on and offer practical advice for navigating this journey. It's all about creating a work-life blend that keeps the joy in your summer and the ambition in your career. So grab your iced coffee and join me for stories, strategies, and solidarity in this episode that's all about making the most of those sun-soaked days with your kiddos and in your business!Learn More About Girl Power Alliance Here.
03: Mastering the Art of Mindful Shopping: 3 Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Closet
May 7 2024
03: Mastering the Art of Mindful Shopping: 3 Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Closet
Loved it? Hated it? Not sure? Send me a text!Discover the closet transformation you've been longing for as I, Elizabeth Hambleton, take you through a decade of fashion insight that will change your relationship with clothes. Imagine opening your wardrobe to a selection of pieces that you can't wait to wear, every single item a testament to your personal style and the life you lead. In today's conversation, I'm pulling back the curtain on fashion faux pas and the social media mirages that often lead us to impulse buys—sharing a narrative of my own online shopping misadventure to illustrate why every new piece should make your heart beat faster than the clothes you already own.From the trap of sales to the siren call of the latest trends, I'm here to guide you away from the 80-90% of unworn garments taking up valuable space in your closet. We'll navigate the landscape of purposeful purchasing and dissect how to shop with intention, focusing on building a wardrobe that doesn't just reflect your lifestyle, but elevates it. Let's embark on a journey together to select clothing that serves not just an immediate gratification, but a lasting delight—choosing quality over quantity, and investing in essentials that resonate with who you truly are. Join me as we cultivate a collection of clothes that doesn't just hang in your closet, but hangs on your every move with confidence and joy.