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Virtually Best Friends

Virtually Best Friends

By Caitlin and Cierra

DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS!? A podcast about making connections through storytelling in a virtual world. Brought to you by Caitlin (@lemonadepressdesigns), Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra), and YOU!
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Summer Fun!
Summer Fun!
Join Caitlin & Cierra as they chat all things Summer - summer reads, drinks, and hear a recap of some June highlights!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App!
31:37
July 01, 2022
June Podcast Listening Spree!
June Podcast Listening Spree!
This week, Cierra & Caitlin compile their list of favorite podcasts to listen to when not recording episodes of VBF Pod. From mysteries to news, to snack recommendations, there is a podcast for everyone! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App!
32:01
June 23, 2022
VBF Summer Road Trip!
VBF Summer Road Trip!
Get in, VBF! We're going on a summer road trip! Join Caitlin and Cierra as they map out their road trip to visit a few VBF guests from the past and spend time in cities that they have always dreamed about visiting together.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App!
37:27
June 16, 2022
Summer '22 Book Lists
Summer '22 Book Lists
Are you ready to add a few books to your Summer TBR List? Join Caitlin and Cierra as they compile their list of favorite Summer Reads as well as share what's on their to-be-read list. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App!
37:53
June 09, 2022
A Trip to Harry's House, Italy, Sand dunes, and our bookshelves!
A Trip to Harry's House, Italy, Sand dunes, and our bookshelves!
Caitlin and Cierra have a lot of catching up to do after a month (!) without recording. Tune in as they discuss what has been going on in their lives, their newest music obsession, and of course, books! They also include a follow-up on their May goal to observe as many holidays as possible.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App!
53:15
June 02, 2022
What Does It Take to be a Good Friend?
What Does It Take to be a Good Friend?
This week, we break down the number of hours it takes to be a friend, as well as the many tiers of friendship! Not sure how many hours it takes to be best friends? Join us as we chat about ways to take friendships to the next level. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App! 
49:07
May 12, 2022
National Lemonade Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Other Holidays you should Observe during May!
National Lemonade Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Other Holidays you should Observe during May!
Did you know that May hosts a wealth of holidays that are celebrated and observed across the United States? Join Caitlin and Cierra as they share a variety of holidays that happen this month!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App! 
36:15
May 06, 2022
Eco-Friendly Habits that Don’t Cost a Dime!
Eco-Friendly Habits that Don’t Cost a Dime!
Earth Month May be coming to a close, but every day is Earth Day for Caitlin and Cierra! Tune in as they discuss eco-friendly habits that you can incorporate into your lifestyle at 0 cost to you! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App! 
25:53
April 28, 2022
Netflix Favorites, Book Reviews, and Recent Tik Toks...What more could you want?
Netflix Favorites, Book Reviews, and Recent Tik Toks...What more could you want?
In this catch-up episode, Caitlin and Cierra share a few of their current favorites. From interesting FYP choices on Tik Tok to deep dives of The Ultimatum show on Netflix, this is definitely a chat you don't want to miss!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast App! 
57:48
April 21, 2022
Women Making History
Women Making History
As Women's History Month comes to a close, Caitlin and Cierra wanted to share 8 amazing women who are currently making history! Tune in to learn about women who are shattering glass ceilings in various fields and for a dose of GIRL POWER.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
24:03
March 31, 2022
Spotlight on Cierra of Ambitiously You!
Spotlight on Cierra of Ambitiously You!
Caitlin here-this week I am thrilled to be able to share a very special interview to round out our Women's History Month Series. This week, we get to hear Cierra talk about her business, Ambitiously You! If you've been a long-time listener, you've probably heard mention here or there about Ambitiously You, and today we get to hear more about her vision, the process of getting Ambitiously You up and running as well as hear her passion behind her products and designs. It is an honor to be able to share this special VBF interview with you all.  Want to connect with Cierra? Head to @shopambitiouslyyou or shopambitiouslyyou.com.  Looking to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
29:17
March 24, 2022
Meet the Artist: Kadeja of KLigg Co
Meet the Artist: Kadeja of KLigg Co
Join Caitlin and Cierra as they continue celebrating Women's History Month with their women-owned business series! This week's episode features Kadeja, the incredible artist behind KLigg Co. Full of meaning and vibrancy, Kadeja's illustrations are created with the mission to inspire women of color. Join your VBFs as they learn more about the process of how KLigg Co was begun as well as some advice from Kadeja on starting a business.  Want to be VBFs with Kadeja? Find her @kligg.co or at kliggco.com Looking to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
40:16
March 18, 2022
The Power of Color and Community with Mimi Striplin of The Tiny Tassel
The Power of Color and Community with Mimi Striplin of The Tiny Tassel
Happy Women's History Month! Caitlin and Cierra are back with their women-owned business series for the month of March. Today's episode features Mimi Striplin, the founder of the Tiny Tassel. Known for their bright colors and Charleston ties, the Tiny Tassel sparks joy through their signature tassel earrings, statement jewelry, preppy apparel, and cute accessories. Mimi shares her story of how community has helped her grow her Etsy shop to an online and flagship brick and mortar store. Tune in for her advice to other small business owners and those seeking to create a life that they love.  Want to be VBFs with Mimi? Find her and her team @thetinytassel or thetinytassel.com Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
38:12
March 10, 2022
Throwback Thursday...the Episode
Throwback Thursday...the Episode
Once upon a time, Caitlin & Cierra started each episode with a throwback segment that evoked all of the nostalgia. Well, they're bringing throwbacks back with an episode purely dedicated to 90s nostalgia. Tune in to hear what we think the root of our technology addiction is and place your bets on whether Cierra mentions Tiktok.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
41:16
February 24, 2022
It's Time To Chat About...Sports!
It's Time To Chat About...Sports!
Join Caitlin and Cierra as they chat about something you never thought they'd share on VBF Pod...sports! Tis' the season for some important sporting events, including the Olympics! Jump on in for a deep dive with fun facts that will wow even your most loyal sports fans.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
31:54
February 17, 2022
February AKA The Month Of Love
February AKA The Month Of Love
February, AKA one of the VBF's favorite months of the year! Join Caitlin and Cierra as they chat all things Rom-Com in this week's kickoff to February!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com. You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressdesigns and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app! 
35:08
February 03, 2022
We're Feeling 2022!
We're Feeling 2022!
Caitlin and Cierra are finally feeling 2022 and they're ready to chat all about their hopes for the year. Tune in to hear their intentions for the year, how they plan to honor their time, and their go-to morning/evening routines.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
41:10
January 27, 2022
Welcome to Season 3!
Welcome to Season 3!
Hey there, VBF's! Join Caitlin and Cierra as they kick off a brand new season with an overdue catch-up, including the latest reads, favorite TV Shows, and everything in between.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
41:43
January 20, 2022
Good Bye 2021!
Good Bye 2021!
Caitlin and Cierra reflect on the year and share a few of their favorite moments and lessons learned. And no…Cierra did not get Sour tickets. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
37:58
December 30, 2021
On Starting Over with Alysse
On Starting Over with Alysse
Join us this week as we share a special interview with Alysse @lysseonlife about grief, loss, and starting over. This episode has certainly made an impact on us, and we are honored to be able to share Alysse's story on the podcast.  Be VBFs with Alysse by following her on Instagram: @lysseonlife Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
51:35
December 16, 2021
Catching Up + Holiday Excitement
Catching Up + Holiday Excitement
Caitlin and Cierra catch up after the mini-holiday break by sharing their Spotify ( & apple) wrapped, new tv shows, and holiday excitement! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
35:34
December 09, 2021
The Best of the Best: Holiday Movies
The Best of the Best: Holiday Movies
Happy December, VBFs! We are so excited to kick off a brand new month with one of our favorite parts of this festive holiday season: Christmas Movies. So grab some hot chocolate, popcorn, and let's find a new (or old) holiday movie to watch! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
25:35
December 02, 2021
VBF Small Biz Gift Guide!
VBF Small Biz Gift Guide!
The holiday season is here, so Caitlin and Cierra are back to chat about one of their favorite topics--small businesses! Tune in as the duo discuss what they would gift different loved ones in their life as well as small businesses that they love to support. Let this episode be your little reminder to gift small and local this year.  While there will not be a new episode next week due to the holiday, Caitlin and Cierra what you to know how grateful they are to have VBFs like YOU in their lives. Thank you for your continued support!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
31:25
November 18, 2021
Tis the Season for Gratitude
Tis the Season for Gratitude
We're kicking off November with a chat all about gratitude! Join us this week as we dive into the science behind gratitude and some ways to practice it, this month, and beyond!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
22:01
November 11, 2021
Rapid Fire Questions: A One Year Celebration!
Rapid Fire Questions: A One Year Celebration!
To continue with our Birthday celebrations, we are throwing it back to one of our first episodes-Rapid Fire Questions! We've got some fun (and obscure) questions to ask one another and we invite you along to listen and celebrate a year of VBFPod!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
27:28
November 04, 2021
VBF Turns 1!
VBF Turns 1!
It's VBF Pod's first birthday and Caitlin and Cierra are celebrating with a walk down memory lane. Tune in as the duo shares podcast memories, what they have learned over the past year, and their tips for new podcasters. There is also a surprise message from a special VBF!  Thank you for being on this journey with us--we can't wait to make more memories with you. Love, Your VBFs, Caitlin & Cierra. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
29:33
October 28, 2021
The Dream Home Episode
The Dream Home Episode
Is it just us or do we have dream homes on the brain? We are so excited to sit down and chat about our personal wish lists for our future dream homes!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
35:51
October 21, 2021
Current Happenings, Books, and Music!
Current Happenings, Books, and Music!
In a particularly chatty mood, Caitlin and Cierra discuss current happenings, books (their favorite subject), and music!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
30:07
October 14, 2021
Looking Back at a Decade: Life Lessons In Your 20's
Looking Back at a Decade: Life Lessons In Your 20's
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and reflect upon the life lessons learned in our 20’s. It’s been a big decade, and looking back, we have a lot to say! So grab a cup of coffee and come to chat! We have a feeling that regardless of your age, you may have learned a few of these lessons as well. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra, @ambitiouslycierra. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
38:08
October 07, 2021
Fall Mental Health Check-In
Fall Mental Health Check-In
As excited as Caitlin and Cierra are for fall, they acknowledge that the change of season calls for a mental health check-in. Listen in as the two share how they take care of their mental health in autumn, share their mental health advice, and mood-boosting products to explore.  To all of our virtual BFFs out there--we love you! Please take care of your mental health and don't be afraid to seek professional help
28:18
September 30, 2021
VBF's Fall Book Haul
VBF's Fall Book Haul
If you've been listening for a while, you probably know how much we LOVE to read. Since it is officially Fall, it's time for a good Fall book haul! Today, we are sharing a few of our favorite reads as well as a few stories along the way. Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
27:53
September 23, 2021
Fall is Almost Here!
Fall is Almost Here!
The new season is almost here, and we are preparing a few of our favorite things to do when the leaves start to change!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app! 
30:21
September 16, 2021
Savoring Happy Moments
Savoring Happy Moments
It’s been a hard couple of weeks, so Cierra and Caitlin are dropping another dose of positivity! Tune into this week's episode as the duo chats about the practice of savoring, share a few happy moments from their week, and challenge you to take stock of the good things that are going on in your life. If you are having a rough time, please remember that you are loved and you have a virtual best friend in Cierra and Caitlin.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
29:53
September 09, 2021
We're Back!
We're Back!
Caitlin and Cierra are back after a summer away from the microphone! We are thrilled to be sharing about what we've been up to this summer, as well as a few things we've been loving lately.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple podcast app!
31:19
September 02, 2021
Happy July!
Happy July!
Join us this week as Caitlin and Cierra pop in for a quick summer chat, throwback, and a fun announcement! We can't wait to see you soon! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
17:43
July 01, 2021
Summer Favorites!
Summer Favorites!
It's officially summer! Join Caitlin and Cierra as they discuss their summer favorites and memories.   Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
36:55
June 24, 2021
Taking To The Skies With Pilot Katherine Moore
Taking To The Skies With Pilot Katherine Moore
Join Caitlin and Cierra this week as they chat with Katherine Moore, a pilot, and hear all about the process of becoming a pilot as well as the ways female pilots are breaking the glass ceiling. It's an episode you won't want to miss!  Interested in learning more about becoming a pilot? Check out the resources presented by Women In Aviation International! https://www.wai.org/ Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
30:10
June 10, 2021
Reflections on Graduation & Advice for the Recent Graduate!
Reflections on Graduation & Advice for the Recent Graduate!
It's June, which means that all over the world, recent graduates are entering the world. In this week's episode, Cierra and Caitlin take a trip down memory lane to reflect on their own experiences after receiving their diplomas as well as share some advice for the newest group of graduates. Sending a big congratulations to all the 2021 grads! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
37:04
June 03, 2021
Mental Health in a Changing World with Whitney Caves
Mental Health in a Changing World with Whitney Caves
Mental Health check-in--How are you doing friends? Caitlin and Cierra chat with licensed professional counselor Whitney Caves about mental health during the pandemic and adjusting to a post-pandemic world.  Be VBFs with Whitney by following her on Instagram: @whitneycaves Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
38:48
May 27, 2021
Easing Back Into the World
Easing Back Into the World
This week, Cierra and Caitlin chat all about easing back into the world now that things are slowly opening up. From dentist appointments to seeing friends IRL, real emotions will be shared and a challenge will be given to you all! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
33:33
May 20, 2021
On Our Radar + Story Time Tangents
On Our Radar + Story Time Tangents
Would you rather...camp with bears or be swarmed by cicadas? In this episode, you get to hear a little about both as Caitlin and Cierra chat about a few things that have been on their radar lately and share a few stories along the way. Tune in to hear how they have been spending their time lately, their feelings about the country reopening, growing Tiktok/social media obsessions, and their babysitting adventures! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
51:18
May 13, 2021
Grace, Strength, and Lupus with Barbara Alexander
Grace, Strength, and Lupus with Barbara Alexander
May kicks off Lupus Awareness month, and Caitlin and Cierra are joined today by Barbara Alexander who shares her story about her journey with Lupus. Not only does she share more about the disease, but also her wisdom and advice to find joy along her journey.  To learn more about Lupus and Lupus Awareness month, head to www.lupus.org/lupus-awareness-month. Be sure to check out @virtuallybestfriendspod for more resources as well!  Want to be VBFs with your hosts? Be sure to connect with Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra as well as www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com! If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
01:18:31
May 06, 2021
Every Day is Earth Day!
Every Day is Earth Day!
HAPPY 25th EPISODE!! Caitlin and Cierra share more about their sustainability journey including their sustainability philosophy, some of their favorite swaps, and the swaps they could live without. They also share Some Good News: Eco Edition. If you’re looking for more eco-inspo, refer back to our All Things Sustainability with the sustainable swap Queen Kristen of Strolling Through Life! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
46:56
April 29, 2021
Sharing Inspiration With Daisy Noh of The Bright Eyed
Sharing Inspiration With Daisy Noh of The Bright Eyed
This week, Caitlin and Cierra chat with Daisy Noh, host of The Bright Eyed Podcast, all about entrepreneurship, and empowering teens to work towards their passions. We'll dive into Daisy's upcoming Teen Change Maker Conference, happening this summer, with the goal to inspire teens to make an impact. Be VBFs with Daisy!  You can find her on Instagram @TheBrightEyedPod as well as find information about the Teen Change Maker Conference @teenchangemakercon. Trust us, you won't want to miss this event! You can register for the conference here! Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
53:39
April 22, 2021
Continuing the Conversation--IG Thoughts & Unpopular Food Opinions
Continuing the Conversation--IG Thoughts & Unpopular Food Opinions
OH HEY, WHATS UP? Tune in for part 2 of Caitlin and Cierra's catch-up conversation after a string of interview episodes.  They share their thoughts on the changes occurring on Instagram and other social media platforms and their unpopular food opinions (olive theory anyone?).  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
33:44
April 15, 2021
OH HEY—Pranks, Nostalgia, and Books
OH HEY—Pranks, Nostalgia, and Books
OH HEY, WHATS UP? Caitlin and Cierra catch up after a string of interview episodes. Dive into the nostalgia pool, hear their book philosophy, and learn who’s the prankster of the duo (and who would rather skip April Fools day for the rest of eternity). Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
43:14
April 08, 2021
The Essence of Polished Concrete with Brittney Mayes!
The Essence of Polished Concrete with Brittney Mayes!
Caitlin and Cierra wrap up their Women's History Month series on VBF pod with a women-owned business that is close to their hearts--Polished Concrete. Listen in on the conversation with the founder and designer, Brittney Mayes, as she shares how she combined her background in STEM, love for architecture, and eye for visual marketing to create eco-friendly, modern handmade jewelry for a much deeper purpose. You're gonna want to grab some tissues for this one.  Be VBFs with Brittney! Shop Handmade Jewelry: https://www.polishedconcreteshop.com/ IG: @polishedconcrete_shop Donate to the PC Alzheimer's Foundation Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
01:06:02
April 01, 2021
Fueling Passions with Aisha Branch
Fueling Passions with Aisha Branch
Caitlin and Cierra are back this week with Aisha from Aisha Branch Studio, to chat all about sharing women's stories using the medium of illustration and design. Aisha shares her design process and passion behind her work, as well as encouragement for other artists and entrepreneurs who are looking to share their work.  Be VBFs with Aisha! You can connect with her at shopaishabranch.com or on Instagram @aishabranch and @aishabranchstudio Want to connect? Find us @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
51:43
March 25, 2021
A Super Sweet Episode with Chipkick Cookies!
A Super Sweet Episode with Chipkick Cookies!
The Virtually Best Friends Pod is continuing with their Women's Business Owner series this week with a brand new episode featuring Michelle and Samantha from Chipkick Cookies! This one-of-a-kind small business features dynamite cookies and a powerhouse family of creators. Join Caitlin and Cierra as they chat about all things cookies, inspiration, and advice for small business owners. Want to be VBFs with Michelle and Samantha? Find them @chipkickcookies or www.chipkickcookies.com Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra. If you like this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
40:32
March 18, 2021
Plan to Flourish with Kristine of Flourish Planner!
Plan to Flourish with Kristine of Flourish Planner!
It's Women's History Month! In celebration, Caitlin and Cierra start a new series on VBF pod featuring interviews with Women business owners. In this episode, the duo chats with Kristine, creator of the Flourish Planner, about how to plan to flourish with a digital planning system catered towards ambitious people that also prioritize self-care. Listen in to learn more about Kristine's small business journey, dealing with self-doubt, and her advice for others who are pursuing big dreams! Be VBFs with Kristine! Shop Flourish Planner: http://etsy.com/shop/flourishplanner IG: @flourishplanner Tiktok: @flourishplanner YouTube: Florurish Planner Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
56:09
March 11, 2021
New Growth and Preparing for New Seasons with Ashleigh of Whisk, Grow, Home!
New Growth and Preparing for New Seasons with Ashleigh of Whisk, Grow, Home!
Hey there, VBFs! We're excited to be sharing with you a new episode of Virtually Best Friends Pod, featuring Ashleigh @ashleighbyrne from Whisk, Grow, Home! Join in on the conversation all about not only gardening and seeking self-care, but also looking forward to new seasons and new growth.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with Cierra @ambitiouslycierra and Caitlin @lemonadepressblog. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), or leave us a review on the free Apple Podcast app! 
44:49
March 04, 2021
Real Life Friendships with Cara and Kimberly!
Real Life Friendships with Cara and Kimberly!
Hey VBFs! In this episode, Caitlin and Cierra wrap up their February Friendship Series with two very special guests--their real-life friends! Cara, Caitlin's friend since birth, and Kimmy, Cierra's bestie, join the pod to share memorable stories and friendship advice.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
56:23
February 25, 2021
Famous Fictional Friendship Duos
Famous Fictional Friendship Duos
What are your favorite fictional dynamic duos? Join Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) as we round up a few of our favorite iconic duos to continue our February Friendship series.  Have any other friendship duos you are passionate about? Let us know! You can find us @virtuallybestfriendspod or at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com  If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
35:55
February 18, 2021
Best Friend GOALS with Michael & Mary!
Best Friend GOALS with Michael & Mary!
Caitlin and Cierra chat with literal best friend goals Michael and Mary of the podcast Michael & Mary in the Morning about friendship, Taylor Swift, and all things in between. Listen to Cierra fan-girl over the duo and imagine what your life would be like if you and your bestie moved across the country to live out your dreams together in Los Angeles. Don't forget to listen to the VBF sibling podcast every Monday and visit them on Instagram @michaelandmaryinthemorning !  Be VBFs with Michael & Mary!  Michael (IG): @lifebymichael Mary (IG): @marykantner  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
01:01:51
February 11, 2021
A Kickoff to February!
A Kickoff to February!
We are thrilled to be kicking off our February Friendship series! Join Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) as we dive into making connections, and maintaining friendships even amidst a pandemic. 
38:51
February 04, 2021
Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Celebration of Women Trailblazers
Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Celebration of Women Trailblazers
*Snaps for her! Feeling inspired after the inauguration, Caitlin and Cierra celebrate women who have been breaking glass ceilings this past year. From science to sports, women are proving that there is no limit to what they can do. Tune in for a little inspiration!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app!
23:45
January 28, 2021
All Things Sustainability with Kristen from Strolling Through Life!
All Things Sustainability with Kristen from Strolling Through Life!
Are one of your goals for 2021 to make sustainable changes in your life? Caitlin and Cierra sit down to chat all things sustainability including smart swaps and favorite types of Toilet Paper (What could be more fitting for the pandemic!?) with Kristen from @strollingthroughlife_ 
37:48
January 21, 2021
Lead with Mindfulness, Be the Change with Sasha Whitney!
Lead with Mindfulness, Be the Change with Sasha Whitney!
"Intention" is the buzz word of the year, but what does that actually mean? Caitlin and Cierra chat with Sasha Whitney (@thesashawhitney) about how to lead with mindfulness and be the change in 2021. This thought-provoking episode will leave you thinking about your greater impact and give you actionable steps to take moving forward. Want more Sasha? Make sure to check out her podcast SashaSpins.  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriendspod and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra If you liked this episode, please subscribe, follow, share a screenshot (and tag us!), and leave us a review on your free Apple Podcast app! 
41:25
January 14, 2021
Breaking Down The Simple Wild Trilogy with Phoebe from Read and Wright!
Breaking Down The Simple Wild Trilogy with Phoebe from Read and Wright!
We're sharing something near and dear to our hearts from 2020 which is the book trilogy, The Simple Wild! With the release of the final book in the trilogy, we sit down with Phoebe from @ReadAndWright & The Read It Or List It Podcast to chat about all things related to the series. The Simple Wild has been a highlight for us from 2020, and we hope it can be one of yours, too!  Want to connect? Find us at @virtuallybestfriends and at www.virtuallybestfriendspod.com You can also connect with your hosts, Caitlin @lemonadepressblog and Cierra @ambitiouslycierra
57:01
December 17, 2020
Leaning into the Holiday Spirit
Leaning into the Holiday Spirit
With a year like 2020, Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) are really leaning into the holiday spirit this year! Tune in as the VBF hosts discuss some of their holiday favorite traditions (does Caitlin live in a Hallmark movie!?), favorite treats, and how they're ensuring that the holiday season is special this year. Also, Cierra finally listened to Folklore--hear her thoughts in this episode!   Wanna connect? Find us on Instagram @virtuallybestfriendspod or on the web: virtuallybestfriendspod.com
24:31
December 10, 2020
A Little Bit of Fashun, with Catherine of Fashun Chronicles!
A Little Bit of Fashun, with Catherine of Fashun Chronicles!
We're diving into the great debates of fashion this week as Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) chat all things style with Catherine from @FashunChronicles_! We'll even take a walk down memory lane of some fashion memories we are sure not to forget. Be sure to catch this week's episode and follow us at @virtuallybestfriendspod!
01:03:35
December 03, 2020
Gratitude is the Attitude
Gratitude is the Attitude
We're focusing on some things we're grateful for this week...and telling some pretty gripping car stories. You won't want to miss these stories or the challenge we're posing to you on Instagram!  Be sure to follow along with Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) and Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) as we prep for Thanksgiving! You can also catch us at @virtuallybestfriendspod. 
37:44
November 19, 2020
Building Authentic Virtual Friendships with Claire Wiley!
Building Authentic Virtual Friendships with Claire Wiley!
Building friendships as an adult can be tough, but technology has made it a little easier! In this episode, Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) chat with Connecticut based lifestyle blogger Claire Wiley (@homewiththewileys) about authenticity on the 'gram and building virtual friendships.  To learn more get involved with Claire's Holiday Giving 2020 project, search "Holiday Giving 2020" on homewiththewileys.com or shoot Claire a DM on Instagram (@homewiththewileys) before November 15th.    We're so happy you're here!  Connect with us on Instagram: @virtuallybestfriendspod We would also love for you to subscribe/follow/review this podcast wherever you are listening :)
39:39
November 12, 2020
Daily Dose of Positivity
Daily Dose of Positivity
With so much going on in the world, we figured you could use a little sprinkle of positivity in your day! Join us as we discuss a few good things going on, as well as our favorite ways to indulge in some self-care. 
36:00
November 05, 2020
Let's Get Cozy
Let's Get Cozy
What's your favorite season and why is it fall? Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) discuss all of the cozy things that make them feel the feels for fall. From favorite foods to scents that "feel warm," you're sure to crave a pumpkin spice and a cozy night indoors by the time the episode is through. Highly recommend you grab your PSL (or a London fog/pumpkin spice chai) to enjoy this episode!   Connect with us over at @virtuallybestfriendspod and we would love for you to subscribe/follow/review this podcast wherever you are listening :)
36:13
October 29, 2020
Rapid Fire Questions
Rapid Fire Questions
Get to know your new best friends a little more through rapid-fire questions! In this episode, Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra) interview each other by asking a series of random questions. Neither of them knew each other's questions ahead of time, so these are real, on the spot answers! Tune in to find out if they passed each other's friendship breaker questions.   We're so happy you're here! Connect with us on Instagram: @virtuallybestfriendspod We would also love for you to subscribe/follow/review this podcast wherever you are listening :)
37:53
October 22, 2020
Did We Just Become Best Friends?
Did We Just Become Best Friends?
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Virtually Best Friends Pod--a podcast about using storytelling to develop connections in a virtual world. In this episode, we meet your new best friends and co-host: Caitlin (@lemonadepressblog) and Cierra (@ambitiouslycierra). Storytelling and virtual friendships are something that the co-hosts know a lot about as they have been friends for years even though they live states away and have never met in person! A few weeks ago, Caitlin and Cierra each asked their Instagram friends to submit some questions for a secret project. Little did they know it would be included in the first podcast episode!  Tune in to learn more about your new best friends. We're so happy you're here!  Connect with us on Instagram: @virtuallybestfriendspod We would also love for you to subscribe/follow/review this podcast wherever you are listening :)
24:43
October 22, 2020
Virtually Best Friends Trailer
Virtually Best Friends Trailer
00:28
October 17, 2020