This is the story of the labels people pin to us – to our bodies or our lives, or our families or our homes – and that we sometimes start to believe must be true.

This is the story of starting to say that we will not be accepting those labels today, thank you very much. 

Today Christie and Lisa-Jo each share stories about labels they had unknowingly accepted about themselves since they were teenagers. As if they were a shameful secret. As if they should apologize for who they are. Do you know what we mean? Do you have a memory, a throwaway sentence, an insult, a note, a casual, cutting observation that you tucked into your soul and allowed to grow up alongside you as if it was always part of you? So that now that lie is grafted into your DNA and you can’t tell the difference between the label and the reality of you?

Today is the day to toss that label in the trash, friends!

Join us as we speak truth and laughter and reality to the labels that have embarrassed us in the past. That we choose instead to name our lives and our homes and ourselves with the words spoken on the sixth day, “very good” (Genesis 1:31).

Out of the Ordinary

The podcast for anyone who’s ever felt the nagging frustration of wondering if her life is too small, too boring or too ordinary to make a difference. Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy, longtime friends and bestselling authors, explore the surprising ways that cultivating ordinary life leads to extraordinary stories.

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Christie Purifoy

Christie Purifoy

Co-Host

A writer and gardener, her favorite ordinary things include strawberry jam, homegrown flowers, and old books with someone else’s notes in them.

Find Christie’s books here.

Lisa-Jo Baker

Lisa-Jo Baker

Co-Host

A reader and writer, her favorite ordinary things include hot tea with milk and sugar, a good movie, her mom’s hand-me-down books and Sunday afternoon naps.

Find Lisa-Jo’s books here.

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Happy Saturday from Maplehurst. 🌿
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This is what happens when you remember you were supposed to take new photos for your website just as you’re preparing to plant a 1,000 or so bulbs. Not pictured: red rain boots with a rooster pattern. Grateful for the friend/husband who digs the holes and takes the photo.
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Anyone else in the garden this weekend? 🌿
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#wearegardenmakers
At a time of year when I want crisp, bright, and brilliant, my place consistently gives foggy, damp, and muted. Learning to love the beauty we’ve been given is a constant practice, a daily discipline.
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#autumnatmaplehurst #weareplacemakers
I’m cutting flowers and procrastinating on email. How about you?
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Happy Friday, friends.
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#fromdaffodilstodahlias #cultivatingglory
Scrolling through photos I took around the house yesterday, I found this one where the light almost made the wallpaper sparkle. I cropped out the mess that seems permanently attached to the kitchen table these days, and found that to be a very satisfying exercise.
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Some messes need to be cleaned and some just need to be ignored for a while. Because the wallpaper is sparkling, dust motes are dancing in the light from the window, and here comes another day. ✨
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#weareplacemakers #homeisaplaceofwonder
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