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11:26PM Jun 7, 2021
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Hello, everybody, and welcome to humble and hungry. I'm your friend Natalie pouget. And I have a fun show for you today, I am going to be getting to all of your questions that you guys have submitted to me on Instagram at Natalie pouget. Well, I say all but I really mean almost all of your questions. And I'll get to that in a bit. And then we were actually able to salvage a few clips from the episode that I did with Riley that never aired. So you guys will get to know him a little bit. And then he will definitely be on next week. And we can just ask him any and all questions, and then make sure to stick around until the end of the show to find out who the winner is of our weekly humble giveaway. Enjoy the show. Every time.
I am going through all of your questions. And look, there's about two or three questions that I get all the time. And one of them I'm just not able to talk about and I think you guys know what I'm talking about. And if you don't, don't worry about it. It's a question. I'm just, I'm I'm inundated with and i i feel bad that I'm just ignoring the question, but it's not that I'm ignoring it. I just purposely have to skip those questions. And I hope you guys can understand that in respect to that. That it's just not something I'm able to, to, you know, to touch on. So I won't get into specifics on what that question is, I think you guys can read in between the lines. So I'm gonna get to all the other questions. I can't wait until that's not a question anymore. You know what I mean? Can't wait for that day. Now that we've covered that, let's get to maybe some other questions.
Here's the first question. Any more children? Oh, man, I get this all the time. And the truth of the matter is that right now, it's an absolutely not, for me, it is a no go. I am struggling with this so much. Because I want a second one. Because I know that Piper needs a sister, or a brother. I say need because I think it's just so good to have a companion. I know a lot of single children. I have, I have a cousin, I've a few cousins, actually, that are only children, and they don't mind it, they've made their friends or family. But I think I was just raised with so many siblings, and I loved having them. Maybe not as a kid because we just, you know, didn't get along or would fight whatever it is. But as adults, we get along so well. And see this is where I go on tangents because I know so many siblings that don't speak to each other, as well. Like I have a brother, an older brother, not a lot of people know that I have an older brother, he's sort of in and out of my life, not because of me, but because of just some personal things he has going on. He's struggled with drug addiction, and just a lot of different types of addiction his entire life. And I actually do want to have him on in the next few weeks when he's sort of in a better state of mind. But he has a lot to say. And I think a lot of people can learn from his story. But so so for example, like, you know, had my mom only had him and my older sister, you know, they probably wouldn't have spoken much. So I'm taking my chances with having another child in hopes that she you know, and and the sibling can be close and, you know, make memories together and have each other and when you know Riley and I are old and gray and not on this earth anymore. They at least have each other although Riley will disagrees and says, you know, it's easier if there's just one kid when we pass away, because then you don't have to fight about money or who gets what. It's probably a little morbid, but it's it's probably not. not wrong. But yeah, I feel like right now, I would be getting pregnant and having baby number two for her. And I don't want to do that. I already sort of had an oopsie with her. I want to do it right this time with number two, and I want to really want it I want to look at that pregnancy test and be so excited about it, and not like, Oh, shit, again. So that's where I'm at with it. And Riley and I talked about it and I think we're, we're gonna start to try after she turns to if I'm in the right set of mind. So until then I'm going to enjoy just having her, I'm going to enjoy the podcast and tried to, you know, make something of this, which, by the way, we may have some news for you guys next week, which is good for you and I, it could be very beneficial for us. Because, you know, I don't make money doing this. And so without your guys's rates and reviews and subscribing and listening, this show won't last long. So I hope I have better news for you next week. We're working on something. So I hope I get to share that. And also, make sure to watch my Instagram because I'm always posting on my stories. I'm terrible at posting on my feed, by the way, much better at stories. So yeah, so so make sure to sort of keep an eye out. And hopefully I'll be able to announce that soon.
Here's another question. Who's the nicest celebrity you've met? Oh,
that's a good one.
There's a few that come to mind. And I'm gonna say nicest, because there were a lot of them are actually very nice. Right? But because I was sort of the assistant and not the star, when I would I would be the one that would basically book events and, you know, help produce shows and do all these things. But I wasn't the one that you know, they were going to be starstruck by Let's be honest. So it's interesting how celebrities act, right? They'll sort of just Hi, how are you, okay. And then when they get to the person that they want to meet, they're like, Oh, my gosh, and then they're like gushing over them. And then you know, you're just chopped liver. But I will say that there are a few celebrities that made me feel like I was just as important as the person next to me, which I think is so valuable. In whatever state you are in, whether you are a janitor, or whether you are the principal of a school, whether you're the doctor or the nurse practitioner, I don't care who you are, where you are, I just hope that you treat everyone the same. Because you just never know in life, who will eventually work for you, and who you will work for. I just think it's such a big lesson. And I've just always been I've always been taught to to be humble and to be nice and treat. You know, like I just said, you know, you treat the CEO the same as you treat the janitor, right. So I remember being a minute I'm going to, I'll get back to the story. But I remember being an intern, I went to fit him, which is the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising right out of high school. And I remember I interned at this fashion. It was a it was a PR fashion firm. And they were exactly what you would think this fashion PR firm would be like, I walk in, it's my first day and I am shitting bricks. I just feel like I'm a fish out of water. I have no idea what I'm doing. I wanted to originally get into celebrity styling. And so I, you know, through the school was able to get this internship. I get there, and I'm not even kidding you. Every single girl there. Never once looked me in the eye. Like, not even the girl that had to like walk me through and tell me what I was doing that day. No one looked at me. No one spoke to me. I was in visible. And I remember going to the bathroom. And you know, the cleaning lady there at the office was in the bathroom and she was cleaning everything. And she was the only one that said hi to me. And she was like, Oh lakum was that? You know, she sent it to me in Spanish. And I was like, Oh, no luck was asked. And I texted my I think I texted my mom and my sisters and I go oh my gosh, you guys. The only person that I've spoken to the entire day. Is the cleaning lady in the bathroom. Like no one. Know what I would I would ask the question. I mean, it was like crickets. Oh, that was so brutal. I'm like sweating thinking about it. It was awful. If you guys have interns, just look them in the eye. Ask them how their day is, say good morning. Thanks for your work. They're not getting paid. Gosh, anyways. So the point of that story is, I have been dealing with this sort of, like, Thou shalt not be spoken to, that was the help. Like, I just always had that mentality of, Okay, I'm just here to do my work and not be spoken to and whatever. And so
as my career sort of progressed, I ended up working with different people in different industries, still in the entertainment industry, because I really did like the whole, you know, fashion world, and I work with a gal called Nikki shadow. And it's funny, right before I launched the show, I had a dream about her. And I was thinking about all the people that made me feel seen in my career, and people that made me feel special throughout my career. And I remember I had a dream about her. And the next morning, I was like, You know what, I'm just gonna try to find her on Instagram. And I did. And I messaged her, actually, she messaged me, she was like, Hey, your podcast looks so cool. She didn't, she didn't have a clue who I was. And I messaged him, like, you're not gonna probably remember me, but I was your intern. And you were a celebrity stylist at the time. And you were doing, she was styling people from the couple's retreat. And if you guys remember that movie, and she was living in this, like high rise, like, probably one of the most expensive sky rises in Beverly Hills. It was like on like, star, I forgot the name of his like Star, road or star or something. And she was in the penthouse. And I was like, Damn, like she has made it. She is doing big things. This is what I want to do. And so I remember, I was in her penthouse, and I was helping her style. You know, all these celebrities coming in and out. And it wasn't like the biggest names, but there was still names. And I won't ever forget this. Her phone rings. It's like, Hey, we answer that I'm like, okay, so I answer it. And it's Patti Stanger from Bravo. And this is like the height of Bravo and Patty's career on on Bravo. And I was like, Oh, it's Penny stagger. Like, Oh, hi, just like, Hey, hey, is Nikki that I'm not doing her XML. But she's like, Hey, is Nikki there, I want to talk to her, I got things to do. I got blah, blah. And she just started like chatting my ear off. And I was like, This is so cool. I love this so much. It's just, it's exciting. And you just never know, like, what's gonna happen the next five minutes, and I just after that whole experience, I just was obsessed. But anyway, Nikki, I remember telling me she had a bunch of, she had like a photo, another photo shoot a fashion show. At like a really high end hotel. It was like where every celebrity and their mother would go. And she had a fashion show. And I had to help her pick models and help dress them. And again, I was just an intern. But I remember her telling me like at the end, she's like, you have a really good eye, like, you're really really good at this. I hope you know that. And oh my gosh, I never forgot about that. Something as simple as those two sentences, right? I've just like, you're really good at this. Like, like, I'm looking, I'm telling you like, you're good. It just, I was like floating after that. And I had never told her anything. And you know, we went our separate ways. I wasn't even with her for that long. And actually, right after that is when I ended up getting the job with my prior employer who I was with for about eight years and, and some change. And so it's funny in in that interview process, I had mentioned Nicky shadow that I had worked with her and they had sort of I don't know if they had really known each other but they had known she knew of Nikki shadow and it sort of helped me I think get the job and be more credible in that whole fashion industry. So it's just funny how that all worked out. But anyways, I I wake up from my dream because I dreamed about her and I messaged her and I said, you know, you probably don't remember me, but I will never forget the words that you told me and how encouraging you were to me. And she was like, Oh my god, I just got chills. I do remember you and Bella. And so we started talking. I'm going to have her on the show in the next couple of weeks. She's She's so great. So so great. And now she has like four kids and married and I think she's like doing a whole other thing. She works for life instyle magazine and so just super cool. Like again, you just never know know who you will end up working with or who you end up talking to in the future. So always be kind. Always be nice. Always end on a good foot.
And yeah, that's that's my little two cents about that. So this is a really long winded answer. nicest celebrity. So it get it takes me to now my last job where I was definitely around a lot of celebrities and people that were very well known. A lot of people that came sort of through the podcast and so I had to, you know, book a lot of guests and whatnot. So here are a few that stand out to me, because they were nice to me. Like they talked to me, they asked me questions, they, they were so kind, Lance Bass from insync. I mean, he wanted to pick my brain about having a baby because I was pregnant at the time. And now they're actually having twins, which is so sweet. I messaged him on Instagram, he'll, he'll probably never remember who I am.
Kyle Richards. Very sweet, very, very kind. So we had a bunch of a bunch of celebrities come through that show that I was producing. So Gabby Reese walks in, and she's seven feet tall. Remember, I'm like five even I'm very tiny. So I already have a complex as is that I'm just short. And I'm invisible. That I'm working on this. You guys. I'm working on it. This is self self improvement here in baby steps. But anyways, so she out of all people, just the irony of it right? Is her my neck was hurting, too. And her neck was hurting, just like from like looking at each other. But she I was pregnant. And I was producing the show. And I was honestly like, probably eight months at that point. And I'm like wobbling around. And I made a comment about how just like, nervous I was to be a mom. And she's like, wait, why? Like, why are you so scared? And oh my gosh, like we just had this beautiful conversation. And she was just sort of telling me like, just the way that she was just talking to me. It was so motherly. It was so sweet. And I'll just never forget it. I just remember her taking time out of you know, talking to every celebrity that was in the room. And she was just talking to me. So it was just very sweet. I loved her very much. And Natalie Eva Marie. She's a WWE star. She's actually going back to WWE. Again, one of the kindest, sweetest badasses I've ever met. We also had a great conversation, I ended up working with her on another project for another branding thing that we did. And she was just awesome. She was so so cool down to earth. So yeah, just a lot of these moments, I feel like To me, the ones that stand out are just the ones that make you feel seen. Okay, so that was that question, I'm probably going to be able to get the three questions cuz that my answers are so long.
Here's another one. Would you ever be a celebrity assistant? Again? This is interesting. So no, I think the answer is very clear. It sort of came to me after I had Piper that, you know what it just being an assistant period, whether it's to a celebrity or to a CEO, or if you're an executive assistant, whatever it is, it takes up a lot of your time. And unless you have a structured nine to five or set rules, it's rules and regs that you guys have sort of signed off on that, you know, you'll get your weekends that you'll get this, you'll get that it gets, it takes up a lot of your time. And, you know, when I didn't have a child, it was obviously easier for me to do and go and be on the move. Because that's just it. I lived and breathed it and I enjoyed every second of it. But now that I have my daughter, I feel like although I enjoyed the job, and I enjoy what I did, and the tasks and how just fast paced it was and honestly even do like the incredibly stressful times. I also felt like I thrived and I enjoyed it. But now with her with Piper, I just don't think I would be able to fully give the work the attention that I would normally be used to giving it if that makes sense. So that was the long answer. short answer is no. I definitely still enjoy the entertainment industry. Something like this, like the podcast for me is fun, but I don't feel like I am putting my face out there. I just really enjoy the behind the scenes of it all. I really really do. So who knows what's gonna happen? I definitely got asked if Real Housewives of any franchise were to ask you to be on the show. Would you? Honestly Probably not. That's, I've seen it I've been behind the scenes of it. I know what It can do to families, I know what it can do, to self esteem, you know, to your self esteem, I know what it can do to your friendships. And it's just, it's not for me, I love watching these shows, because it just allows me to escape the reality. But if it's my reality that everyone's watching, and judging on that kind of scale. Now, that's no for me, dog. We, my family, and I almost had a reality show, which is, again, ironic, but this was years ago. And it's because my mom had met Randy Jackson. And we, my mom was recording her album, in one of these, like Beverly Hills studios, and Randy Jackson was walking by and he heard a singing and he pulls the producer over and he's like, hey, if that girl sings, I want her and he was talking about me. Shit. I don't sing. I was just doing like backup, like, a we mo it. kind of stuff for my mom. Anyways, you know, you fake it till you make it kind of thing. So we're like, yeah, I sing. Sure. And I remember Randy, like him, and I going back and forth. And he gave me the song because he was doing this. A girl band that was like English and Spanish. And so he's like, here, memorize a song and meet me back in the studio next week. So my mom got my ass into every
class. And with the best people. It was probably one of the most embarrassing moments of my entire life. We get to the studio, I have my my little song in hand, and we get into the studio. He's like, Alright, you're going to go into that room. And I'm going to stay in here with your mom and your sister and the other producer. And you're going to just sing and I'm like, make me sing. So I get in there, and I just start singing. And as I'm singing, I'm like laughing because I'm just mortified.
I finished the song and go back into the room. Which by the way, Randy is also one of the best humans ever. I get back and he's like, all right, all right. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. You know, that was that was good. That was good. He's like, you want to hear it? I go. Absolutely not. No, do not play that back for me, please. I beg you. And so nothing really happened after that. He never ended up doing the girl group. And it just never really took off. So we never did anything. But he was like, I love you guys. Your mom is great. Look, my mom's always been a star and says like, I would love to do a reality show of you guys. And this is like the height of the Kardashians. And we ended up like recording a pilot and filming a pilot. It went absolutely nowhere. We were signed with Fremantle, which they do. They did. They did jersey shore. They did America's Got Talent. They did a bunch of shows. And so when they picked us up, we were like shitting our pants we're like oh my God, is this actually gonna go? Like, is this gonna get picked up? This is so crazy. And it never did. For whatever reason. I think we were called the fat Tashi ends at one point.
yeah, it just it didn't go anywhere. Um I think they did say that it was resembling too much of that show. Just because it was like a mom and her three daughters and then the brother What? So it's fine it everything happens for a reason. All right, let's get to another question.
What's the hardest thing to do for yourself since you've become a mom, the hardest thing to do for myself is take the time off like I don't have family around to really help me like on a consistent schedule like every Tuesday and Wednesday my mom have her like my mom's working my sisters have kids they're working so I really don't have anyone in my inner circle to take care of her so for me pulling the trigger on a nanny was very difficult only because I felt like you know I'm not working right now. I'm you know stay at home mom. And it was almost like am I allowed to do this like do I do I look at my bad mom for wanting a nanny even though I'm a stay at home mom. Does this make sense? And you know, starting the podcast was it is a small job obviously I'm again I'm not getting paid for it yet. So doing this was sort of like an outlet for me to be able to feel like myself again. And taking these, you know, a few hours out of the day when I have an Annie, it's just allowed me to, okay, I can go to the gym again, or I can do this podcast, or I can just sit in my car and do nothing and listen to whatever music I want. And not Coco melon on repeat, you know, 20 hours out of the day. So I will say that those that, for me has been the biggest gift I could have given myself was getting a nanny, just a couple hours a day, two days a week. So I can focus on myself and whatever makes me happy. It just sort of helps me recharge. So I would say that if you're struggling, if you need a few hours, it's okay to ask for help. And that's been such a huge hurdle for me. I like even asking my sisters like hey, can you watch her for an hour while I go and go to the DMV or whatever it is, I have to do that, like, you know, be a nightmare taking a child. It's just asking for help. And, and people actually like to help. That's another takeaway. People really do like to help they feel like you need them and, and it's nice to feel needed sometimes. So
I hope that answered your question.
How do you balance work motherhood and the clean house? Well work? Not really working. This is my work right now. motherhood into clean house. I am definitely a clean freak. I've always had OCD. I haven't been diagnosed with OCD, but I'm sure I probably do. I should probably get a doctor on here and ask me all the questions. But I definitely have this. If, for example, for me, if I go to bed, and the house is a disaster, I probably won't be able to sleep. So I'm the type that I need to have the house clean before I get into bed. That doesn't mean showered, though. See, this is where I'm weird. Like cleanliness versus tidiness. Big difference. Big difference.
Some of you guys are like, That's disgusting. Riley, no matter what has to shower before bed right before bed. He'll probably take up to three showers a day. I mean, the guy just, it's wild. But me. It's fine. But I want the house. I want everything put away. That is my main thing. So I have basically bins and everything organized with all of Piper's stuff. That way, it doesn't take me forever to put things away. It's more about just like grabbing it, throwing it in the bin and and hiding it. So that way, it's just all nice and clean. And look, if I could live in a model type home, I would all the time. If I didn't have to have hideous, bright colored toys around. I wouldn't. And I don't. I probably have one of the most boring houses for kids of all time. And I apologize. But that's why you know, I'm working on it. I'm working on it. But I am actually going to be putting Piper into a little daycare like a school in July. So I will transition out of the nanny and into a school I really do think that she needs it. I take her to my gym once a week, which is just like a little class for 45 minutes. And she's getting worse and worse. Like by the day. She doesn't like to share. She wants everything for herself. She like isolates herself. She's such a loner, and I'm sure that's probably normal, but I just I want her to start interacting more with other kids and not being told what to do by her mom versus a teacher. I think it's just really good for her development and to be out of the house. She's at quarantine baby. She really hasn't done much so I think it's gonna be really good for her. And good for me.
Less mess in
Okay, here's the last question. Do you enjoy cooking for Riley or is it intimidating? Oh you guys have zero clue unless you were married to a chef. The the amount of bodily fluids and sweat that I have to go through every time he asks me to cook. It is just ridiculous. I if it were just me and Piper, which it normally is a lot of the time because he's always working super late which look at this point I'm not mad about because it means less meals for me to cook. But you know this guy has all these expensive as toys. I don't want to play with those are my kind of toys. I don't I don't know what you know the cryovac is and and how to cvwd foo food. See I get upon pi was saying it all wrong. And all these crazy machines, he's like it's so easy. Just throw it in, and it'll be fine. And he always says to me make love to your food. thinking oh, no, I'm a really bad lover then. Okay.
I'm not good.
I am not good at this. This is not my forte. And it's probably my fault because when we were dating I did tell him that I am just a beast in the kitchen. Little did he know I only have three meals that I can make in its tacos. a badass Bolinas bull in a sauce and a good chicken soup. But that's about it. That's where I'm, I'm good. I've peaked. I'm done. I've learned a lot of skills. I will say random ass little things that I can't wait to have mine so that he can share with you. I've learned so much about food so much about wine. But that doesn't mean that I enjoy it. I I just have anxiety doing it. And don't even get me started with baking. Absolutely not. I will not go near flour or sugar or a measuring cup. It's not for me. I will Postmates all day every day. All right. That is the as far as I can get to today. I feel like we need to do this again. Only if you guys want because again, this is your show. It's not even my show anymore. This is your show. So you tell me what you want. If you guys want to answer want me to answer more questions in the future? I absolutely. Well, it was a lot of fun. I'm sorry, I can't get to a lot of the questions that you guys want to know. But while the one question you guys want to know, but again, I hope you guys can just move past that. Let's Let's open a new chapter. Anyways, stick around. And we're gonna be playing you guys some clips from the Riley episode that never aired. So I hope you guys enjoyed that. Get to know him a little bit and then I will have him on next week for sure. And then stick around to the end of the episode where I will be announcing the weekly humble giveaway winner. Thank you guys. And
I have a very handsome man. A very mysterious man, for you guys is mysterious. Although for me he was too for a very long time. He is the father of my beautiful child. He is the master chef of my kitchen. It is Mr. Riley Huddleston.
Hello, hello, thanks.
I don't think I did. I will say I feel like we didn't have that exciting engagement time. For those of you that don't know our story. We were dating for a year and then oopsy got pregnant. And the day it was my 30th birthday was my golden birthday. I turned 30 I was like 12 weeks pregnant. And he decided to propose at the gender reveal. So we found out we were having a girl he proposes and it's my birthday. It was a wild day. It was pretty epic. No, it was epic. It was amazing. It was very cool. We just didn't get to like really enjoy, like our engagement. You know what I mean? It didn't it didn't help that I was like vomiting every five minutes during that whole time anyways, to be part of any of that. So it was great. So we we basically had a baby and we never decided to get married. dunda drumroll please. Do you want to get married? Of course.
Do you though? Of course I do. I mean, we're engaged with a baby. Where do you feel like you're already playing house though? I'm pretty sure this is definitely house. seat for me. Not that I don't love you. But I feel like Why get married? Everything. Why is a piece of paper at this? Why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free kind of thing? Because I feel like I already call you my husband. I call you my wife. Exactly. So like I draw the papers.
I don't I don't know the difference, to be honest. I mean, we will. But I don't know the difference. It's great. playing house right now. Everything. The wife, child, the house, the lifestyle. Everything's great. So what what's the rush to ruin it?
God you see you don't care to see me walk down the aisle. No, no, no. Make it about. Yes. You'll be beautiful. Thank you By the way, you should just explain to people what you do, because everyone just thinks that you just cook,
which is almost like the opposite of what you do now.
So it starts as a chef, but overseeing all beverage as well creating the wine list, we get into more as I have a role as an executive chef partner. So I see one of our concepts that is near and dear to us, which is the Lido house that's in our backyard. And then I'm a VP of food and beverage for a development company that is strictly hotel development company hospitality. It's designing the kitchen, designing the restaurant, the concept, where we're taking it, the music, where the host stand is how many seats it is, like the full experience everything from literally two years before breaking ground on the hotel to overseeing it once it's open. It's a lot.
Yeah. You Love it. Love it. Yeah. So you were born and raised. Fill in the blank.
The Pacific Northwest, primarily. But born in Montana, lived in Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, Idaho, all throughout my childhood. And then, as soon as I could get out of the house, not because I didn't love my parents. But I was ready to travel and see the world. Yeah. So then I went to why become a doctor. And then what happened? You know, you get there. It's awesome. It's beautiful. Doing great in school, by the way. But they tell you, oh, you get in the water your senior year? Who is waiting? Three years on an island?
You got to answer your pants. But why can't you just go on the site, like go to school and then on the side, go get your scuba tank, go get your gear and go explore the water outside of school?
Why do that when you could go to a smaller Island and become a chef or become a chef? Instead of swimming with the fish? You're going to eat the fish and cook the dish makes sense. It does not make sense at all I have to say.
So that was sort of the gist of your and there was that quick, huh? And then you just left Hawaii and then you went to the Caribbean? Yeah. Or Caribbean Caribbean. Alright. But why? It's it's Pirates of the Caribbean? Are Pirates of the No, it's Pirates of the Caribbean. Exactly. Caribbean. But the people say let's go to the Caribbean. Yeah, it sounds sexier. Doesn't it Caribbean instead of Caribbean?
I don't know, actually.
So you haven't touched a sip of alcohol by the way. This entire time. You are more of a buffalo stone. You like you? You are more reggae man. You had dreadlocks and I'm just going to tell everybody and we're gonna have to post the picture. We have we don't have to know any pose. We do. not do that time in life. I was gonna hear all about it.
I didn't drink until I was 20 years old. And now look at you. You smile. Yeah, some Olivier. That was the first thing to start drinking was wine. That's probably why
Look at that. Sophisticated you are. Oh gosh. Okay. So sophisticated. Alright, and then you go to culinary school.
Yes. In the British Virgin Islands. Yeah. Wild. That was the some of the craziest times living. It's kind of like third world country. But right there by the US. Did you love that? Or were you like, I loved it. You were just because you were just free? Yeah, I was 19 at the time. Yeah, you were free. dreadlocks, and you couldn't call your parents emails didn't really work. So you got one day of phone calls. Because it was you'd go by card to use it the payphone. And for 10 minutes, it would cost you $25 to use the phone for 10 minutes. So you'd have to excuse if you don't want to talk to anybody. You're like, Alright, this is costing me $10 a minute until you learn how to hack the school's phones. And then you could call from the school anytime you want. That's smart. So you were there for how long? I was there on and off for two years. Okay, because there's New York in between. and this
guy's lived everywhere. Yeah. Well, in between. Yeah. And then after that, it was like your career just sort of took off?
Yeah. Then it opened up. Restaurants of my own best fries in America. Boise fried company, baby. Boy, you gotta love Boise fried company.
It was we we just went and visited last year, last year this year. kind of know how it is here. But it was so cool to see your very first location that you opened up and like The backstory behind it. And they haven't changed the menu since since I left since you left. Well, you sold I did. So yeah. But that's very cool that you that you started that. And then it made it to TV or the Food Network. And everyone's still messaged because it'll they'll play it randomly and they're like, is that your fiance's Food Network? I guess that was my age since then. So it's very easy to tell.
You really have.
So so then you went and you've you traveled basically everywhere. Then you went to where? So it was from Boise
to Sonoma coast. As the executive chef director of food and beverage where that's where I met Bob. Matt was at timber Cove that was at timber Cove. And if
you haven't seen that hotel, you guys have to look at that hotel. Timber Cove is a very, very magical place. Yeah, it's like every car commercial drives to like that windy road on the coast, and it's so stunning, but you see it all the time. We have. Will you take me one? I would love to take you Okay, good. Maybe we can drive really fast on that one. Let's not get too hung up on now. After road to get killed almost killed me. No, we're not doing that. So then timber Cove where you met Bob, who's your current boss now? Yep. And then you went to and he sold the hotel. So I went to Chicago. And that's where you opened up london house.
london house. Godfrey Godfrey. These are all still very cool hotels, six other restaurants. That's crazy.
And that's definitely like a scene for like food. And it's a vibe. I love Chicago vibe. I would live in Chicago.
Not right now. Well, unfortunately, after this last year, yeah. But before this last year 100%. Yeah. It's so cool. It's worth the winners. Yeah. It's very cool. All right. So then after Chicago, Newport Beach. That was it.
I just I just feel like a terrible mom. Anyway. So we put her down to sleep. Riley had to go to work. And I'm recording this on Instagram. And as I'm recording this, I'm I use my hands a lot to talk. And I noticed when I'm telling the story. I don't have my engagement ring on my finger.
And I'm like,
Oh shit, like, what? Where's my ring? I never take my ring off. Ever. So now I am in full blown panic mode. Piper taking a nap. I called her bird. I'm like,
can you come to my room?
I think I lost my wedding ring. or engaging ring, whatever. So now I am going up and down the stairs, going back to the scene of the crime where she was locked in the car. I am like full blown panic mode and call me and then I call you and again. He's like, It's alright. It's gonna be fine. Somewhere there. It will tell you something. I was like, this is a bad omen. This is not like I believe in signs. And then I went from this is a bad omen to wait a minute. That means that I'm maybe I'm losing weight. Maybe my fingers so thin. That the ring just flew off my finger, my skinny finger. And then I thought, Wait a minute. That's such a mom thing. And then I thought, well, it's probably insured. So I can get a new ring. I'm thinking maybe this is a good sign. And then I found the rain. And I was like, Oh, I'm not skinny and I'm not getting any rank. It was hidden underneath all of the other jewelry that I must have just like thrown off my body. After after coming out of the pool, I don't know. It was just hidden under there. It was just like it was a day from hell. Not gonna lie for me.
Cool, calm and collected. But inside were you freaking out. No just want to kill you. Oh, cuz like are you kidding me that constant I would have been the second ring that you've given me that I yeah. And we don't want to bring up the first string which he just did. You guys I always bring it up. Do you even know how I lost it in? Well, you told me you lost it in your car just fell off magically as well. The details of that story. I don't think you need to because we don't need to actually get me more frustrated because I don't want to buy her any more rings. I know I've like 99% of you have listened throughout the year. So you guys probably know all these stories. But for the ones that don't know the stories. I was we found out we were having a baby when he was in Paris, and he was blending champagne for Piper heights IQ. And the day that I told him there was a couple days in between there's a few hours because theirs was a very long flight but I told him Right before he was about to board the flight that surprise we're having a baby anyways and so when he was out in champagne France, blending for Piper hide sick he was he was blending an exclusive bottle for for Lido house. And he was like, guess what? It's gonna take nine months to make and bottle. This champagne and I was like, Oh, that's crazy. We're gonna name my daughter Piper rose. Not Rosie just rose. That would have been a little too alcoholic. Right on the nose. Yeah, so um, what was that getting it you were getting that the ring that I got? You remember? I can't worry about the ring. That was very unique. I thought it would be a it was a orange diamond. Rough. It was stunning in my opinion. Very small but stunning. In my opinion. And that is just slip that one right in. Yeah. And then it could be passed down to Piper because it was bought when we find that member lost it. I don't even know how I lost it in what you told me you lost it in your car just fell off magically as well. The details of that story? I don't think you need to because we don't need to actually get me more frustrated because I don't want to buy her any more rings ever again. Oh my god. We're really anything nice
pregnant. And this is one of the times I don't think you know this part.
Because, you know, in the car, didn't know that I ate drive thru food.
I was breaking it.
I think as much as I as I
trip to Hawaii. I didn't know she didn't eat anything but good quality, wholesome
food. Your girl went to three drive throughs in one day. But look, look, look, I I was craving the taco at Taco Bell. But the fries from McDonald's and like the chicken nuggets, I think from Burger King. Like,
I'm shaking my head right now and rolling my eyes just in case anybody is wondering what my reaction is. That's
it. And then so. So the true story is that I was I think it was in the Taco Bell bag. I was like going in and like I think it was in the bag. When you told me it's in the car. So then I go well, because I had been sticking my hair in and while I was eating in the car. I mean, it's if you don't get drive through it eating your car while pregnant. You You haven't really enjoyed life like it is the best. And then you listen to like either a podcast, or your like your favorite songs or something. It's like it's magical. I will say we're looking at me. As if, like as if you're watching like my 300 pound life, baby. I was pregnant. It's you lost my ring.
And it was by eat well, Ed the gross the grossest stuff on the planet. Okay, well, you know, I in my opinion, he used to eat it in high school. Yeah, that's it was a long, long, long time ago.
I hope you guys enjoyed those few fun clips from Riley and I's episode. I can't wait to have him on next week and sort of put them in the hot seat. Let's ask let's just make him feel really uncomfortable. He's such a shy guy. So hopefully he'll open up to us a little bit more. All right, everyone. Let's get to our first weekly humble giveaway brought to you by blue air purifiers that are now available at Target. And let's see who the winner is. The winner of the $50 gift card to target is core King. Okay, core King, I think your name is Courtney King. I won't even say your last name. You know who you are. DM me on Instagram. Find me I will find you I will dm you and I will get you that $50 target give away. So excited for you. I'm so happy for you spend it on whatever you need, what you don't need. Maybe you buy something for someone else, but it's well earned well deserved. I'm sure you need it. So go enjoy it. Now for our next giveaway. It is a company that I absolutely adore. And I always get asked questions about where Piper gets all of her bows for her hair. And it's from a company called summer and Sloan and they are giving you guys a three month subscription of all bow ties for your baby's hair. And maybe you don't have a kid that maybe your sister does Maybe your brother does. Or maybe your grandchild or someone that you know a friend has someone you know has a baby. And that baby if it's a girl, or maybe a boy needs beautiful hair bows if you guys want to enter to win, again, go to my last Instagram. Go make sure you comment, subscribe, rate review, do all the things the more times that this generator sees your name, the more chances you have to win. So again, they're weak they're they're very humble sort of giveaways, but I just thought it would be fun to do something to give back to you guys since you guys give me so much. So I hope you guys entered a win. Again, make sure to subscribe rate review and remember. stay humble and stay hungry.