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The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...October 14th

Featured Guest:

 Brett Russo

Author of "The Underwear in My Shoe"


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Martini

- 1/2 shot acuafaba (this is the liquid from canned garbanzo beans)… this is a mixologist secret used to create a frothy finish to your cocktail (and vegan alternative to using an egg white used in traditional bar mixology)⁣
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée ⁣
- 1/2 shot amaretto (I used @disaronno_official by @missoni and I will keep the bottles on display after they have been enjoyed because they are gorgeous)!⁣
-1/2 shot @fireballwhisky ⁣
-1 shot @ketelone_us Vodka⁣
- shot of creamer (I used a vegan substitute of @oatly oat milk) ⁣
- tsp of cinnamon + sugar for the rim of your 🍸 glass ⁣

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Hubie Halloween

Ina Garten’s Modern Comfort Food

India Hicks and her mother Lady Pamela


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Ask yourself...are you willing to invest regardless of the outcome?

"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Baked By Melissa

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Brett's favorite quality in a friend - Honesty




The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...September 30th

Featured Guest:

 Pamela Redmond

New York Times Bestselling Author

"Younger" & "Older"


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

A the seasons change...

Large sphere ice cube

1/4 glass of Widow Jane 10 year old bourbon 

3 Luxardo maraschino cherries

Drizzle juice over whiskey

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth


How I Miss Broadway 

Skyn eye gels



"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Put your oxygen mask on first so you can help others.

We all work very hard and although it is important to put money away for the future, it is equally important to set aside something for self care today- a chance to decompress and an opportunity to to take care of yourselves so we in turn can help others...and allow yourself to not only survive but thrive!

"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Beyond  Flowers and Food!

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Pam's least favorite food- Popcorn




The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...September 23rd

Featured Guest:

 Melissa Clayton

CEO &Founder of Tiny Tags


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

Perhaps a snack with that cocktail?

Boom Chick Pop...Light kettle corn

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth


Cody xoxo /peloton barre

Enola Holmes 



"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Always keep cash on the sidelines!

It is absolutely imperative that business owners and individuals always have an emergency fund!  As we have learned in 2020,  emergencies can happen at any moment!

"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Tiny Tags jewelry with a 10% HAPPIERHOUR code!

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Melissa's first concert was Olivia Newton John-Xanadu                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...September 16th

Featured Guest:

 Kate T. Parker

New York Times Bestselling Author


Owner/Photographer @ Kate T Parker Photography


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

"Screw top is where it's at"

350 liter bottles from White Hall Lane

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

House of Cardin

Get Organized with The Home Edit

New Girl

My Dad’s Turkey Chili from Souper Jenny 

Drew Barrymore’s new talk show 

Taylor Swift on the CMAs with Betty


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

How to save money in different ways..

Look beyond the fear of the  unknown and recognize the importance of long term investments

"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Tiny Tags jewelry with a 10% HAPPIERHOUR code!

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Kate's favorite food - Bage                                                                                                             

The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...September 2nd

Featured Guest: 

Atoya Burleson

Lifestyle Blogger & Podcast host of inSIDELINES


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring

Scout and Cellar Clean Crafted Wine

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Cherry Jones Podcast

Women Make Film 

It was Said with John Meacham 

Florida Repertory theater 


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Plan and Purpose

We all need a financial team and advisor behind us- guiding us to make the right decisions that support our goals.


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Meredith Masony's latest book-

"Ask Me What's For Dinner One More Time"

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Atoya's Motto:

FEAR stands for - False-Expectations-Appear-Real


The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...September 9th

Featured Guest:

 Brooke Markevicius

Founder and CEO of Allobee


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

Proseco Spritz

3/4 Proseco

1/4 Vermouth

lemon twist

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Cobra Kai on Netflix

The Princess Bride Reunites September 13th at 6pm CST

Jane Fonda and Amber Valetta Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8 p.m. What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action

The Boys on Amazon Prime

Glow Up on Netflix


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Avoid scattered assets!

Keep track of where all of your money is!-especially when changing jobs! Be sure to roll everything into an IRA as we should invest on our retirement at any age.


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Little Words Bracelets with a 15% discount with code- MORPHMOM15


One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Brooke prefers the mountains to the beach!


The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...August 26th

Featured Guest:

Missy Tannen

Co-Founder of Boll & Branch


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

Chocolate Martini

Unsweetened Almond Milk

2 scoops of organic peanut butter and chocolate protein

Blend with ice cubes

Add Vodka and Baileys

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Ask Lisa — The Lisa Damour Podcast on Parenting 

The Owl House 

The Carol Burnett Show 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Mario Badescu The Essentials Set / 23


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Boll & Branch Eyelet Sheets with a 20%HAPPIERHOUR discount code!

One More Thing- Seema McGrath

Missy's idol is - Oprah




The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...August 19th

Featured Guest:

 Mara Davis

Talent Booker at Adult Swim [Originals]

Radio and Television Personality


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

The Tricky Tray

Heart shaped silicone ice trays

Fill with water 

Add raspberries, blueberries and sliced cotton candy grapes

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

The Face

The Jump with Shirley Manson

Butter Nail Polish

American Dirt


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Baby Steps

As you decide how to repurpose your money during the pandemic it is important take it slowly and evaluate those things that are truly matter to you.


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Cartwright Bags with a $10 HAPPIERHOUR discount code!

"One More Thing"- Seema McGrath

Mara's Motto- "I won't back down"




The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...July 29th

Featured Guest:

Cate Luzio

Founder and CEO of Luminary


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

Aperol Spritz 

1/4 Aperol over ice

3/4 Proseco

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Michelle Obama podcast

Designer DIY in The NY Times

Ben and Jerry’s recipe for cookie dough

Garlic Expressions from Fresh Market

Gilmore Girls


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Money Speaks One Language:

If You Save Me Today- I Will Save You Tomorrow


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Birch House Citronella Soy Candle

"One More Thing" -Seema McGrath

Cate Luzio's  Motto: "Walk It Off                                                                                           

The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...August 5th

Featured Guest:

 Katye Stanzak

Founder of The Vault, The  Project Physique 

and coreRIDE


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

Marguerita in a Jelly Jar

2 parts Tequila aged in Bourbon

1 part Cuantro Orange Liquer

1/2 Fresh lime juice

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Taylor Swift  

Beyoncé’s Black is King 

Best Kept Secret Sale 

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful 

Organic Wine in a can: Scout & Cellar


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Fiction: Financial Planning can be done occasionally 

Fact: Financial Planning should be done consistently and always after a major life event.

Financial Wellness plays a critical role in your overall wellbeing:

emotional ,mental and physical health.  We all need a Financial Plan to help navigate and avoid stress from the unknown!


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Illana Raia's new novel- "Etre, Girls, Who Do You Want To Be?"




The Happier Hour Tips

This Week on the Happier Hour...August 12th

Featured Guest:

 Heather Lende

New York Times BestSelling Author


"I'll Have What She's Having" -Stefani Werring 

"Summer Detox" Cocktail

Kevita Tart Cherry Kambucha

Full glass of ice

"Top Things You Need To Know "-Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Nicole Tersigni


She Ra and the Princess of Power


Nice White Parents


"Know Your Worth" -Kathleen Entwistle

Back to the Basics with your money!

Get an old fashioned spiral notebook and document where every penny goes.

The first step is "Knowing where your money is Going"


"Weekly Must-Haves" -New Jersey Family

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Gilly's Organics




Know Your Worth 

Weekly Top Financial Tips:

Kathy Entwistle

Private Wealth Advisor, 

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

  1.  BE "S.M.A.R.T"                                                                                                         .Specific- your goal should be clear & specific                                          Measurable- so you can track your progress+ stay motivated    Achievable- realistic and attainable                                                        Relevant- that your goal is aligned with your values                                     Time bound- a deadline to work towards your financial goals.                       

  2. HOW TO HANDLE CREDIT CARD DEBT                                                                     Credit card debt is the number one obstacle to getting ahead financially. Those little pieces of plastic are so convenient to use, and it’s so easy to forget that’s real money we’re dealing with when we whip them out to pay for a purchase, large or small. Despite our good resolves to pay the balance off quickly, the reality is that we often don’t, and end up paying far more for things than we would have paid if we had used cash.                                                                                                                                               

  3. PAY YOURSELF FIRST                                                                                                      Think about setting up your paycheck to automatically direct some of your pay into a savings vehicle. By paying yourself first, and by doing it automatically, you will start to develop good money habits.Get involved now with the bigger picture when it comes to your money.  Being part of the conversation means you have a voice, you have input and you have financial power to decide how you want to spend your money and live your life!                                                                                                                                        

  4. SHORT-TERM vs LONG-TERM                                                                                         As moms, we are super busy.  We are taking care of our kids, running the day to day operations of our household, volunteering in our community and/or keeping up with a career all while making sure we don’t lose our identity along the way . Often we are the ones who are making the purchases, have the greatest input on the buying decisions and managing the budget.  What we don’t do very well is get involved in the long-term picture. This is a mistake.  You have the ability to control your financial future and by getting involved with long term goals and there is a mindshift when you look at term money in the long-term.  Often long-term money is the invested money and if you can look past short-term ways to preserve your money, you can start understanding how long-term ways to grow your money can benefit you and your family.  By aligning this money to your goals you will make better decisions for you and your family going forward and you will have a greater piece of mind when thinking about your financial future!                                                                       

  5. ALIGN YOUR MONEY WITH YOUR PERSONAL VALUES                                 One tip I can give would be to only purchase products and services that line up with your values, beliefs and move you towards your overall vision for the future! This way you are ensuring a positive emotion about where you're directing your money to go!                                                                                                          

  6. BENEFICIARIES                                                                                              Check the beneficiaries listed on all your IRA accounts/insurance/annuities.                                                                         

  7.  NEST EGG                                                                                                              If your spouse works but you don’t you may be eligible for a spousal ira. This is a great way to start your own retirement nest egg!                                                                                                                                                                                       



Instagram: @kathyentwistle

Favorite Things about Nantucket

  • The beach!  Any and all !!

  • Millie's at sunset

  • Jetties on the Beach

  • Cisco Brewery

  • Lola

  • Summer House

  • Brotherhood

  • Straight Wharf

  • Cru

  • Drive on the beach at Great Pointe


Just ask

Shark Tank Winner and Co-Founder of Solemates,

Monica Ferguson…

  • Create an Executive Summary

  • Write a Company Description

  • Market Analysis - Research your industry, market and competitors​​

  • SWOT Analysis - strengths, weaknesses, opportunity, threat​

  • competitors, geographic boundaries, types of customers you sell to, existing distribution channels, demographic data, market trends

  • Determine your business and management structure - LLC vs. C Corp (consult an attorney)

  • List the products or services that you are offering

  • Describe your business marketing and sales strategy​

  • What is your sales and distribution setup, what geographic area do you sell to, ​

  • branded website vs. marketplace vs. brick and mortar

  • Describe your audience-population, demographics, income levels

  • Identify your funding request-how much money will you need for 3-5 years

  • Detail your financial projections - revenue +COGS

  • Create an appendix that includes resumes and permits (optional)

  • Consider hiring a professional or utilize internet resources to streamline your plan.


Contact Monica Ferguson for help thinking through an idea, for guidance through the strategic process to help you execute your vision



I'll Have What She's Having

Weekly Drink of The Week:

Stefani Werring

Mixologist,  Realtor and Influencer


  •  1 bottle dry rosé wine

  • -2 cups frozen strawberries

  • -2 TBSP sugar in the raw mixed with 1/3 cup boiling water (to make simple syrup)

  • -1/2 cup vodka

  • -Pour rosé into ice cube trays and freeze overnight (or about 8 hours).  Once rosé is frozen, mix all ingredients in blender/vitamix and enjoy!                                    



  • - Any brand of tequila. I love Corazon Single Barrel Reposado ($40) or Añejo ($45).  These tequilas are aged in bourbon barrels. 

  • - Cointreau- orange-flavoured liqueur.

  • - Fresh limes

  • - Salt for rim


  • - Any light Mexican beer. I love Corona, Sol, Pacifico, Modelo and Tecate.

  • - Worcestershire Sauce

  • - Fresh lime juice

  • - Clamato Juice or Tomato Juice

  • - Hot sauce of choice, I use Tabasco.

  • - Tajin seasoning- a popular Mexican chili-lime seasoning (you can buy on amazon)



  • - 1 Bottle Sauvignon Blanc of choice (I’ll be using Kim Crawford)

  • - 1 Bottle of Prosecco (I’ll be using LaMarca Prosecco)

  • - Peach Schnapp’s liquor

  • - Vodka of choice

  • - Flavored seltzer of choice (I’ll be using black cherry)

  • - diced fruit: I’ll be using fresh mango, raspberries and nectarines 

  • Mix all in a pitcher, add ice to your glass and serve with some of the fruit. 



Instagram: @stefani_werring

Facebook: @Stefani Werring

Things You Need To Know


Weekly "Best of the Best" List:

Elizabeth Schulte Roth 

Founder of 10 Things You Need To Know   

                                                                                                                                                July 21:

The Umbrella Academy

Matthew Rhys with Terry Gross on Fresh Air and Perry Mason

Great Performances on PBS

Lexicon for a Pandemic in The New Yorker 



July 15th:

Babysitters Club on Netflix

Here's how to figure out if you're a Kristy, Mary Anne, Stacey,Claudia or Dawn

 Holey Moley on ABC

 The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley

 Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Gaslighter by The Chicks                                                                                                                                                


July 8th:


 Never Have I Ever

Warrior Nun.

Christina Tosi Instagram

Double Up Plush Rush™ Tinted Lip Treatment from Butter

 July 1st:

Hamilton—Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Lin Manuel Miranda

Daily Dad

Slim Aarons Documentary

 Leslie Jordan ring tone

Randy Rainbow/Cover Your Freakin’ Face

The Magnus Archives


10 Things You Need to Know

Instagram: @Elizabethsroth

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.s.roth 


What We Are Listening To

Morphmoms are the best at multi-tasking – it’s pretty much a constant in our lives. So why not add a task to your list that you actually enjoy? Do you have a phone and some sort of head phones, then you are all set! Whether is is a book or a podcast, let’s get started! This week, we are going to give your our favorite podcasts to listen to while, of course, you are also doing something else! 

  • OFF THE GRAM –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/off-the-gram/id1494608415 - Our favorite hosts, Jamie, Heidi, Christine, and Meaghan share their lives on social media with a combined quarter of a million followers each day. They are  here to help you live your best life, channel your inner girlboss, and navigate the ever changing landscapes of wellness & social media. Each week we’ll be joined by a special guest to take a deep dive into a hot topic. We’re going to speak with fashion designers, celebrity trainers, CEO’s, and all kinds of bad-ass women! Just like you!

  • The Shrink Next Door -https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1459899275-This is the story of a doctor/patient relationship that lasts over 3 decades but goes all wrong; a psychiatrist allegedly uses power and control to manipulate his patients for his own personal gain, including a prominent New Yorker who happens to live next door to the writer of this podcast. You will not believe this saga, but yes it really happened! 

  • In the Dark (2ndseason) - https://www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark- I’ll admit, this is very long, but well worth it. This podcast explores the legal odyssey of Curtiss Flowers, who was accused of shooting four people outside a furniture store in Mississippi in 1996. He has been tried six times but the case is still not over! The details about the criminal process in this Southern town and the potential of prosecutorial abuse is truly astounding. 

  • Second Life - https://www.secondlifepod.com- Delightful interviews by Hillary Kerr, co-founder of Who What Wear, with women (morphmoms really!) who have made major career changes and are thriving! This is one episode at a time, so no major time commitment. 

  • The Gladiator https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gladiator-aaron-hernandez-and-football-inc/id1437935588 - This podcast comes from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team that investigated the sexual abuse case inside the Catholic Church. Now this team takes a deep look into the life of Aaron Hernandez and his terrible crimes. This podcast not only looks into Hernandez’ troubling life, but also asks questions about football and the possible part that it played in how his life unraveled, including the part that CTE may have played. Whether or not you are a football fan, this is worth listening to, but be prepared to be unsettled. 

  • The Daily - https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily- A 5 day a week, 20 minute podcast that goes into depth about one particular news story. A great listen while driving to work or after a school drop off. Hosted by New York Times journalist, Michael Barbaro, the podcast is based on interviews by Times reporters and is a perfect way to learn more about some of the most current and prominent news stories; great conversational tone and easy to listen to. 

 8 Ways to Give Back 

  1. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month - Donate gift cards to those in need. Info: http://www.stroseshorthills.org/images/bulletins/bulletin011220.pdf

  2. Take on Global Warming, small steps lead to big action - ideas for getting the whole family involved at climatekids.nasa.gov 

  3. Save some of Australia’s precious natural resources and adopt an Australian animal through the World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlife.org/gifts

  4. Give Blood! There always a need - find a blood drive near you through Red Cross https://www.redcrossblood.org

  5. Still want to bake after the holidays are over?  Bake and donate your goods to a local food pantry

  6. Birthday Wish - Donate a birthday party to a foster child - https://abirthdaywish.org/

  7. Clean out your closets and donate your unwanted clothes and household items

  8. Warm up  a few tummies and hearts this winter. Go to soupsisters.com and sign up for an event near you! 

Top 10 TV Shows We Can't Wait To Binge-Watch

The Morning Show (Apple TV)
Turn (Netflix)
The Wire (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Schitt's Creek (Netflix)
The Last Kingdom (Netflix)

Bodyguard (Netflix)

Top 10 Golden Globe Winners We Can't Wait to Watch

1917 (Movie) 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Movie)

Fleabag. (Amazon)

Succession (HBO)

Parasite (Movie)

Judy (Movie)

Rocketman (Movie)

The Crown (Netflix)

Chernobyl (HBO)

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