Self-Care: Let’s Get Physical!

by Carly on March 7, 2021, no comments

In this episode we talk about the pillars of self-care and specifically talk about physical self-care. We delve into how we exercise, what we eat, and even what deodorant we wear. We encourage you to listen to this episode while you take a walk, eat an apple, or read the back of a shampoo bottle (it’ll make sense once you listen).

Show Notes:

  1. 7 Pillars of Self Care
  2. Carly’s fave Youtube workout channels: Yoga with Adriene, Popsugar Fitness, Blogilates, Heather Robertson
  3. Amy’s fave way to workout: Apple fitness
  4. Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle
  5. Erin’s recommended meal subscriptions: Trifecta, Factor_75
  6. Erin’s deodorant: Lume
  7. Amy’s deodorant: Lavanila
  8. Kuss Collective instagram

We’re Back!

by Carly on September 30, 2020, no comments

We are back after a 2 year hiatus! I hope you missed us. 2020 has been a wild ride, but it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming up all sorts of things. We are sharing those dreams mainly on our new instagram @kusscollective, but also here on the My Sister Says podcast.

We are starting a three part journey discussing creativity. What it is, what hinders it, and how we can cultivate more of it in our lives. Give us a listen and follow and share with all your creative/crafty/curious friends.

Show Notes:

Follow @kusscollective Instagram here

Article about evolution of imagination

Article about muses

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Podcast Ep. 6: 100 Day Project

by Carly on August 4, 2018, no comments

In this podcast we discuss the 100 day project that we all attempted and but only some completed! We discuss what we like about the project, what the challenges were, and how we might use it to further our other creative pursuits. We also hear a bit about Erin’s world travels and how she incorporated the 100 day project into her trip. We had some technical difficulties towards the end, so our quiz was not recorded 🙁 However, you can see what quiz we took and our results below in the show notes. We’re still learning!

What We’re Into:

Carly: Ben Rector album “Magic” & “The Bible Binge” podcast

Erin: Her new car

Amy: “Anne With an E” on Netflix

100 Day Challenge:


Amy’s hashtag: #100littlebotanicals

Aquash Watercolor Brushes

Erin’s hashtag: #100lilpoems

Erin’s poems we mentioned:

Poem 10/100

“La Catastrophe”

Bonjour Pierre. Ça va?
Je suis désolé!
So so désolé.
How do I say…?
Before the fall I thought
“What a lovely bowl!”
Avec une fleur de couleur pêche
And the question “Where does it come from?”
barely skimmed my consciousness.
But then le bol slipped from the shelf
Dans la cuisine.
C’est mort!
The bowl is dead,
At my hand.
So I beg you, s’il vous plaît,
tell me it was purchased
In everyone’s favorite French store
Pour douze euros.
And that it was not a prized possession of
Votre grande-mère.

Poem 44/100

“Yesterday’s conversations”

“Three minutes past”
magic words, spoken to the wind
A man appears across the tracks
From around the bend
“Madame?” He says something about a train.
“Oui, I wait for the train…”
He gestures NO, with head and hands
“No train today?”
He replies with words
I don’t understand “Pardon, Je ne comprends pas”
again he takes great pains
To gesture NO
“No trains?”
“No trains.”
We both wait to see
if more information
Will be sought or given
He turns to leave
Followed by my weak “merci”
And so, I search “Hotels near me”
And prices are good
This far from the sea
With bags on back and in tow
I roll down the same road
I left behind
an hour ago

The woman is unprepared for me
At this hour
Resting between petit dejeuner
And the first check-ins of the day
“Bonjour, Do you have any vacancy?”
I smile at her enthusiastic “Oui!”
“Do you know, why there are no trains?”
“Oh, is it the strike?”
“I don’t know.”
“How many nights would you like?”
“I don’t know. Will they strike tomorrow?”
“I don’t know. But I will check for you.”
“Merci, Merci beaucoup!”
“No problem.” And a pause “no trains.”
“Tomorrow, no trains. Maybe a bus!”
“Is there a bus station?” “They leave from the train station. Sometimes.” “Sometimes?”
“Sometimes.” Her grimace is kind
“I’ll stay two nights.”

Show Quiz:

Amy- United Kingdom
Carly – United Kingdom
Erin- France

Podcast Ep. 5: Different Internets

by Carly on April 15, 2018, no comments

On this episode we discuss the idea of different internets. Do we see the same things online? Do we get the same news? Are we all just living in our own internet bubbles? Join us as we explore this topic and challenge ourselves to find a way to unplug.

What We’re Into

Carly: Victoria – PBS Masterpiece

Erin: Judge John Hodgman Podcast

Amy: A Color Story App

Different Internets


Chock Full O’Nuts Coffee

The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor

Show Quiz

Everyone Has Two Defining Personality Traits — Build A Salad To Find Out Yours




Podcast Ep. 4: 2017 Recap

by Carly on December 29, 2017, no comments

This is our first and last podcast of 2017. We’ll catch you up on what’s changed in our lives and what we’ve been into during 2017. Also, we’ll share our quiz results for what our resolutions should be for 2018.

What We’re Into

Carly: Apple Music, Library ebooks (Kindle app), The Daily podcast, knitting squares

Amy: Family favorite meals/Kroger click list, library in a box, Agendio planners, cushy socks

Erin: Airbnb, Kylemore Abbey soap (Ylang Ylang & Lavandin), Bai drinks, photography

Show Quiz

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Podcast Ep. 3: Making and Breaking Habits

by Carly on October 8, 2017, no comments

In this episode we discuss our habits, good and bad. Also, we explore how to instill new habits into our lives. Take a listen and maybe even notes, as we delve into how personality affects habit making and what habits legendary creatives, such as Maya Angelou, had in their everyday lives.

Show Notes:

What We’re Into

Carly: Oil Cleansing Method

Erin: Open House Chicago

Amy: The Daily Prayer App


Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Creative Routines Infographic

Show Quiz

The quiz we took mysteriously disappeared, but here’s an equally festive one:

Here’s What Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume Should Be Based On What You Already Have

Podcast Ep. 2: We Take Personality Tests

by Carly on September 23, 2017, no comments

If you felt like you didn’t get to know enough about us in our first episode, then take the deep dive into our personalities. Find out how we’re different, how we’re similar and how feel about all of that. Also, we get sorted into our Hogwarts houses! This is a long one, so strap in. We do get more tired and less coherent as the show goes on, so bear with us. All the tests we took are linked below in our show notes.

Show Notes

What We’re Into:

Carly: The Popcast

Erin: Overnight oats – Find some recipes on Pinterest

Amy: Wholly Guacamole

Personality Tests:

Myers Briggs

16 Personalities

Human Metrics

Strengths Finder

Get sorted into your Hogwarts House

Show Quiz:

We Know Who You Are in Your Friend Group Based on Your Dessert Choices