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diy halloween costumes
| Oct 2018
Comedy

Get a laugh with our punny (and cheap!) Halloween costumes

If you’re anything like us, you may find yourself scrambling for a fun Halloween idea at the last minute. But it doesn’t have to look like you just threw something on. Look like you planned your Halloween costume for weeks with our favorite punny (and cheap!) outfits. We linked everything you need for easy shopping! […]
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penn holderness rocky horror
| Oct 2018
Podcast

Exploring the highs and lows of the comfort zone

From the desk of Penn Horderness Three years ago, I went to a drugstore to buy some, um, feminine products for Kim. The barcode scanner didn’t work, so the sweet, southern woman got on the intercom and shouted, “I NEED A PRICE CHECK ON SOME TAMPONS HERE!” That was uncomfortable. This morning, after a really […]
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Holderness Wreath
| Oct 2018
Before You Try

You’ll fall in love with this DIY OMGourd Wreath

We have a confession. Mini pumpkins baffle us. Every grocery store produce bin is overflowing with these stunted gourds. They beg to be gathered up and thrown in the cart, but then what do you do with them year after year? Plop one on the mantel? Throw ‘em in a bowl? We’re the HolderMess Family […]
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Holderness Podcast
| Oct 2018
Podcast

What happened when we turned to functional medicine

About a year ago, I felt like I needed a nap every day. I was a total snoozefest—tired all the time. My monthly cycles were out of whack and painful. I gained about 10 pounds over the course of a year. But the real kicker was when I went to my primary care doctor and […]
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DIY Hand Knit Blanket
| Oct 2018
Before You Try

DIY Hand Knit Blanket: How to Fail and How to Nail It

Fall is in the air… No, it isn’t. It is still 90 degrees in October. Check the calendar, North Carolina! We may have sweat all over this project, but it will be a super cozy blanket once fall eventually decides to show up. Pull it together! Of course, no Nailed It video goes on without […]
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| Oct 2018
Music

This Will Change Your Mind About the Decline Call Button

In the beginning… The OG telephone was invented 169 years ago and the cell phone was invented 45 years ago. And the purpose of those inventions: voice calls. Not emojis. Not filling up your internet cart. Not Swipe Lefts. Listen, we love the poop emoji, online shopping and finding love, but why do those things […]
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holderness kids podcast
| Sep 2018
Podcast

Just show up.

Even if you don’t know how. I have a confession. I read 43827 books on what to expect when pregnant.  I was fully prepared (but still shocked) when giving birth. But, I haven’t had a minute to read a book on how to actual parent these children they let me take home from the hospital. […]
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| Jul 2018
Music

He didn’t screw up (that bad)

We’re doing something big and scary. We’re writing a musical, assembling it song by song, in hopes it finds a home on a stage somewhere one day. While most of the songs Penn writes are parodies (changing the words to someone else’s work) here he’s writing his own. The musical, at this point, will center […]
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In most of our content, you see us having fun with, and making fun of, our family and our marriage.  There’s plenty to laugh at, there is also plenty to work on. This portion of our website is all about our ongoing quest to be better at being married to each other.  The content is a little longer form than the usual videos, but it will still make you laugh - and hopefully it’ll make you think a little!
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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.