Best of Both Worlds podcast: 2021 year in review, part 1 – our favorites

We’re racing towards the end of 2021, so it’s time for our annual Best of Both Worlds year in review episode! This year we decided to break it into two episodes. Part 1 discusses our “favorites” from the past year.

I have to admit that I am a bit of a slacker on the pop culture front. I did not watch any television other than Cocomelon and Blippi. Since I was focusing on reading War and Peace (slowly and methodically) I didn’t read too many contemporary books (though I did read and enjoy several books by podcast guests! Lots of shout outs in this episode.). I did not see any movies or, frankly, listen to much music. Sarah has  recommendations on those fronts, though, so maybe in 2022 I will catch up on everything that is on her “Best of 2021 lists.”

However! If you are renovating a house, I have several “favorites” in the home decor categories. “Iceberg” is a lovely pale shade of blue paint that I chose for several bedrooms. “Navajo white” is a creamy warm neutral that works for kitchens and family rooms and other casual spaces. We chose “golden oak” for our hardwood floors. I like the Cambria countertops and chose “Ironsbridge” for the kitchen. I hope this version of a “Best of 2021 list” is useful to someone…

Next week we’ll be back with our personal highlights from 2021, so stay tuned for that!

5 thoughts on “Best of Both Worlds podcast: 2021 year in review, part 1 – our favorites

  1. Hi Laura, thanks to you and Sarah for all the joy your podcast has brought me this year. Echoing Sarah to say Bluey is fantastic! it’s on Disney plus, but the episodes are short, the family of dogs are very sweet and loving, if I watch it with the kids, I always laugh out loud, and all three of my kids (7 year old boy girl twins and a just turn 4 year old boy) love it. Recommend!

  2. My favorite show of 2021 was “The Great British Baking Show.” I watched all seasons of the show during my maternity leave. It’s so delightful. The competitors are so kind to each other and not cut throat and I love the British sense of humor! I read a crazy number of books – 120+ – so it’s tough to pick a favorite! My goal for 2022 is to read The Count of Monte Cristo using the serial reader ap. I’ve heard great things about that book but the length intimidates me!

    1. @Rachel – Iceberg by Sherwin Williams. Navajo White is Benjamin Moore. We are equal opportunity paint consumers…

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