April 26, 2022
Today we’re diving into a more personal side of the show, and answering the questions you submitted to both of us on our Instagrams. We got some juicy goodness coming up on today’s episode.
We answer everything from what’s been our biggest work fight, who’d play us in a movie, if we ever will add team members to the heart team, to how we met our husbands, and even went into personal individual questions and answered things like how Evie does her Bible time, how Lindsey manages being a work from home mama, and lots more. This is a nice, spicy, tea-filled episode (as in we spill a lot haha) so please join us for a more personal, BTS look at us and some insight into our friendship.
Lexi asked: I work with my bestie too and I’d love to hear how you deal with disagreements.
Shannen asked: What has been your biggest work fight?
For the majority of the time, we are 99.9% on the same page. When there are disagreements or not on the same page we know that our goals are on the same page so does option A or B matter when we know we are heading in the same direction. We don’t get into disagreements a ton and when we do it’s very mild.
The biggest work fight was when Evie was out of office shooting a surprise proposal for some friends and was out for the weekend and didn’t have service often. Lindsey had just had her miscarriage and was trying to come back into office as we were preparing for a Black Friday launch. Evie had hired a copywriting for it without consulting Lindsey because she was grieving and out of office. When Lindsey was trying to slowly come back into office Evie was out of office which led to her receiving many slacks from Lindsey “What the hell, you hired someone”. Lindsey is a verbal processor so everything she was thinking comes out of her mouth or on her keyboard. It escalated to them both typing in all caps. Evie called Lindsey right away and apologized and talked through the miscommunication.
How we deal with disagreements is healthy communication. Listening to understand and not listening to respond.
Emilee asked: How many kids do both of you want?
Evie: I have zero kids right now so it is very easy to put a number when I don’t have one. Landon and I both would like to have a minimum of four kids and upwards of eight.
Lindsey: I will take it one at a time and right now I have two but I am willing to have three.
Anna asked: If someone were to play you in a movie, who would it be and why?
Evie: Rachel McAdams or Jessica Alba (looks) but personality Jennifer Lawerence because she doesn’t give a crap.
Lindsey: Hillary Duff but personality Jennifer Lawerence because she doesn’t give a crap.
Summer: Can you finish & start a new book right away or do you mentally need a few days in between?
Evie: I will read 5-8 books at a time but all different genres. I don’t read all three in the same genre in a day. Typically it’s different genres. No, I will finish a book and start the next one right away.
Lindsey: I will be reading a faith book, business, fiction, or audio all at the same time. No, we don’t wait.
Kortney: Would you consider adding to the heart team? Curious what you think your team looks like in the future?
Evie: The plan right now is to have The Heart grow as God blesses it and that could easily look like a large team. We see The Heart going for years and years and years.
Lindsey: Yes, we’re always looking. What we are balancing is finances and do we need a gap to be filled.
Amanda: How did you guys meet your husbands?
Evie: Landon and I met at ministry school, we went to Bethel School of Ministry in Northern California. He was this local surfer boy with tattoos. My whole childhood I said I would never date a guy not from Ohio or with tattoos. We didn’t meet in the main body in school, we met in the city service doing outreach around the town. He walked into class the first time I saw him and thought he was handsome but not my type. He started showing up to my gigs around the city, and I thought I should return the favor and went to one of his. He Facebooks messages me asking if I was with the guy I came with to his gig. He then is super straightforward saying he liked me and wanted to get to know me. I was very blunt saying I wasn’t interested. Got to know each other over a couple of months and then the rest is history.
Lindsey: Andrew and I met when he proposed to me, I was a sophomore in college and he was going to be a freshman in college. We met in the summer on a video scavenger hunt, I knew everyone on my team except him. He was the new kid, we were going around town doing the different things we needed to do. One of them was proposing in a public spot. We were the guinea pigs that got chosen for that event. To this day I have this video.
Leah asked: Tell me about your bible time. What do you read? How do you know where to read? Do you journal along while reading the bible? I want to read the bible more!
It depends on the season, typically I read a chapter of the old testament, new testament, and Psalms or Proverbs. Sometimes I am just in a study season. If I feel like God gives me a specific verse or word. Using a concordance. As far as journaling if I am doing a word study I do journal along. It helps me absorb what I am reading. Then I’ll write down what stood out to me and why and a good amount of prayers.
Crystal: how to bring your personal life into your brand without intruding on your partner?
It depends on you and your partner. It’s an individual thing for boundaries and what works for both of you. At the end of the day, it boils down to communication through boundaries and what you are comfortable with.
Amber: How to form deep, godly, and real female relationships. Been struggling with this hard since moving states.
First and foremost, there is a season when you move to locations and will lack community. It takes time to build trust and depth in a relationship with people. It will take time for you to get to know people. It comes with time. That doesn’t mean you sit around and wait for friends to come to you. Look for where you are going to find them. That could be church or places where you might have the same worldview and morals. It requires effort but you also have to be intentional and make space for that friendship. If you’ve heard the word relationships involve intimacy, intimacy is literally into me you see. It requires vulnerability and transparency. Allowing people to see into you and see into others.
Emily: How do you manage being a wfhm (work from home mama)? Do you have a nanny?
Yes, I have a nanny and his name is my husband Andrew. He used to be in the coast guard, but when he got out, we both felt in our life we wanted him home and a stay-at-home dad. I am very blessed and know that is not the situation for all.
How to manage it I try to have very strict office hours. Make work-work and life-life. I didn’t do that when Eloise was little because I would do meetings with her on my lap.
Sarah: How do you find the balance between giving free info and charging (even a small fee)?
It’s hard and is something we both have had to navigate. Whenever you are offering a service and product, the way you give out free information you teach the what and the paid information the how.
Mari: One thing you don’t like about having such a large following?
The biggest thing I don’t like is the pressure to post. The pressure to post anything. The following is attached to my job and is attached to my income. I have the pressure of maintaining this following to make a living for my family.
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