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The Nooga Belle Podcast

A podcast all about stories of the South, straight from the sources. Hosted by Kate Robertson, the Southern food & lifestyle blogger at athoughtandahalf.com. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by local food blogger and social media specialist Jodi Lawrence. By day, Jodi creates beautiful content for a well-known local brand. By night and weekend, she’s crafting up equally beautiful eats, outfits and travel inspiration for her blog, The Fashionable Foodie. We chat about blogging, staying loyal to your passion but also knowing when to pivot (insert FRIENDS joke here), our favorite eating spots in Chattanooga, pasta and a festival you will only find in Tennessee.

Thanks so much for listening! Now let’s get social:

Follow Jodi on Instagram @the_fashionablefoodie. Don’t forget to check out her blog, too!  

Follow Kate on Instagram @hellokaterobertson and Twitter @kate3robertson. Check out her blog A Thought and a Half, and give the podcast a follow on Instagram @thenoogabelle!

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Welcome back to The Nooga Belle Podcast, y'all! In episode 8, I'm joined by Shawanda Mason-Moore of the Eat Drink Frolic food and lifestyle blog and co-founder of The Chattery, a local non-profit geared toward fun, accessible and affordable adult education.

In our conversation, Shawanda and I discover that our blogging journeys are quite similar—creative outlets that evolved into passion projects. We also discover that we actually met two years ago and had completely forgotten until this episode. #ThatsSoChattanooga. Most importantly, we talk about making life easy and fun, the value of accessible and affordable adult education, keeping your intention, and just living your best life. 

And of course, there's lots of food talk. Shawanda even divulges how to judge a food competition when you don't like the subject, and tells us her favorite food to write about. 

Thanks so much for listening! Now let's get social:

Follow Eat Drink Frolic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stay up to date on The Chattery's happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and check out their class schedule on the website.

Follow Kate on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her blog. You can follow The Nooga Belle Podcast on Instagram now, too!

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It’s lucky episode 07 and y’all, it’s a good one. I’m joined by Chattanooga music sensation Nick Lutsko—a.k.a., the guy with the puppet band. Nick takes us through his career, from day one in middle school to his latest single “Grinning Like a Barracuda.” We also discuss the Chattanooga music scene’s bright future, and Nick gives us the inside scoop on his upcoming album, Swords. Oh, and of course we talk about puppets.

Thanks for listening to The Nooga Belle Podcast! Now let’s get social:

Follow Nick everywhere on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. He’s also on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and pretty much anywhere you listen to music. Be sure to check out his collection of songs for SuperDeluxe, too!

Follow Kate on Instagram @hellokaterobertson and Twitter @kate3robertson. Check out her blog at www.athoughtandahalf.com. You can now follow The Nooga Belle Podcast on Instagram @thenoogabelle, too!

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In this week’s episode, I’m joined by my lovely friend Desirae, who happens to be an Instagram star. We chat about her beginnings in blogging and fashion design, how the blog evolved into her Instagram and the inspiration behind her dreamy, vintage, Old Hollywood aesthetic. We also discuss the struggle that comes with being an Instagram star—it’s not just pretty pictures and thousands of likes all the time!

Thanks for listening to The Nooga Belle Podcast! If you’d like to leave a review, that’d be peachy.

Let’s get social:

Follow Desirae on Instagram @desirae.danielle. Check out her blog Tennessee Rose, too!

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog A Thought and a Half. You can now follow The Nooga Belle Podcast on Instagram @thenoogabelle, too!

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Five whole episodes, y’all! This time, I’m joined by the lovely Amy Warren, general manager of Frothy Monkey, an all-in-one coffee shop, restaurant and wine bar on the Southside. If you’ve never had the joy of drinking or dining at a Frothy Monkey, you will want to go to one ASAP after listening to this.

Amy and I chat about all of the exciting changes and new features coming to Frothy Monkey in 2018—including the most underrated Happy Hour deals in Chattanooga—as well as feeling old around young people, the importance of empathy and Southern hospitality, and why did people actually listen to Hanson in the 90s?

Thanks so much for listening to The Nooga Belle podcast! If you’d like to rate and leave a review, that’d be peachy.

Let’s get social:

Give Frothy Monkey’s Southside location a follow on Instagram @frothymonkeycha. You can follow Frothy Monkey main on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @frothymonkey.

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog at www.athoughtandahalf.com. You can now follow The Nooga Belle Podcast on Instagram @thenoogabelle, too!

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This week, I’m joined by Jaclyn Humble, founder and designer behind the Frazier Lynn jewelry brand and co-host of The Millennial Homemakers podcast.

We cover a lot of topics in this episode—from our local farmer’s market to handmade jewelry and everything in between. Jaclyn tells the story behind how Frazier Lynn Jewelry came to be and all the meanings behind its name and branding. I ask her about two hot topics from The Millennial Homemakers podcast and learn a lot about how to build a capsule wardrobe. Jaclyn also teaches me a secret to making a really solid Arnold Palmer…perfect advice coming from a girl from Augusta, Ga.!

And of course, we throw plenty of love to some of our favorite spots and businesses in Chattanooga! 

Thanks so much for listening to The Nooga Belle podcast! If you’d like to rate and leave a review, that’d be peachy.

Let’s get social:

Check out Frazier Lynn jewelry on Instagram @frazierlynnjewelry and online at www.frazierlynn.com.

Listen to The Millennial Homemakers podcast on iTunes and follow along @themillennialhomemakers on Instagram. Check out their Pinterest board, too!

And of course give Jaclyn a follow on Instagram at @jaclynhumble!

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog at www.athoughtandahalf.com, too. 

You can now follow The Nooga Belle Podcast on Instagram: @thenoogabelle.

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Here we are, lucky number three! Thanks for coming back, y’all.

For this episode, I’m joined by David Perez, fast-as-lightning midfielder for the Chattanooga Football Club and fan favorite. David regales us with stories of his childhood in Chicago and Dalton, Ga., his college soccer career at Lee University and some highlights from his time with CFC. And of course we talk about what makes life in Chattanooga so great, from soccer to the food scene.

We’ve also got a super special awesome GIVEAWAY for y’all - but you’ve gotta listen to hear what it is! You can also check out A Thought and a Half on Facebook for details.

Thanks so much for listening to The Nooga Belle podcast! If you’d like to rate and leave a review, that’d be peachy.

Now let’s get social:

Follow David on Twitter @dpOneThree and Instagram @dperez11.

For news, updates, highlights and more, follow Chattanooga Football Club across social media at @ChattanoogaFC and check out their website https://www.chattanoogafc.com/.

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog at http://athoughtandahalf.com, too.

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This time, I’m joined by my friend Shelly, a Scenic City native and true classy Southern lady.

In our conversation, Shelly tells us about growing up and witnessing some of the changes and transformations that have made Chattanooga into what it is today. We also discuss the art of Southern hospitality and letter-writing and share some of our best pieces of Southern wisdom.

No conversation with Shelly is complete without talk of the Chattanooga Football Club and the Chattahooligans. Ever wondered what those crazy Chattahooligans all about? Shelly and I are happy to tell you! Lastly, we talk about CISV, an organization and cause near and dear to Shelly’s heart.

Thanks so much for listening to The Nooga Belle podcast! If you’d like to rate and leave a review, that’d be peachy.

You can follow Shelly on Twitter @shellyayers82 and Instagram @shellybelle9. If you’re interested in CISV Chattanooga, check out their Facebook page for more information and updates.

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog at http://athoughtandahalf.com, too.

 

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Welcome to The Nooga Belle Show, a podcast all about stories of the South, straight from the sources. I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and this is the place to tell it.

In the inaugural episode, I’m joined by my good friend William Glass. He and his wife moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., in the spring of 2017 after visiting only once and falling in love with its mountains, seasons and delicious food. We exchange stories about the different places in the South we’ve called home and how those shaped our journeys thus far. William also indulges us the many ups and downs of owning a small business and imparts some of his best wisdom.

Thanks so much for listening to The Nooga Belle Show! If you’d like to rate and leave a review, that’d be peachy.

Follow Kate on Twitter @kate3robertson and Instagram @hellokaterobertson. Check out her blog at http://athoughtandahalf.com, too.

Follow William on Twitter and Instagram @williamlglass.

This episode was produced by Tanner Morrison.

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