Midwest Happy Hour

Midwest Happy Hour

Welcome to the Midwest Happy Hour! We are your hosts Hayley Harris and Lacey Greil. Join us for a drink and a chat with a Midwest/small town perspective on topics that will keep you learning, laughing, and growing. CHEERS!


May 30, 2023 82 mins

Join us while we chat with Wesley and do a shout out to almost every person we talk about on this weeks episode! In all honesty it was so fun to catch up with one of our best friends from childhood. We discussed the past, present and future about work, kids, and just all things life.

Shout out to Jason's Deli here in Bloomington IL - Wesley does such an amazing job running this place!

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Please join us while we chat with Chad! He started working with Lacey at corporate back in 2015 and his life has evolved into something truly beautiful, now that he has become a fitness coach, yoga instructor...and really in our opinion a life coach. Chad is extremely insightful and we think has really figured out true happiness. So enjoy!!!!

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May 8, 2023 65 mins

Join us while we have Palomas for Cinco De Mayo! We chat about life and death and what we think happens when we pass away....because really who knows! Death is just such a weird concept but believing in some form of life after death makes it easier to wrap your brains around...it is also always right around the corner! It is important to continue to mend wounds, live presently, and never let arguments go on too long with your loved...

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May 1, 2023 60 mins

Join us while we play catch up! It had been awhile since Hayley and Lacey got together because of everything going on!! We discussed Hayley's vacation and decided to try some THC drinks...which were delicious!

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April 24, 2023 71 mins

Please join us while Lacey talks with her oldest sister Darby about her journey with her sons diagnosis with autism. It is Autism Awareness month so this conversation is especially important to really help people understand that this is really a large spectrum and that each person and their families experience is different from the next. Each journey is hard and Darby really shines a light on the ups and downs of the past four year...

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April 18, 2023 56 mins

Join Lacey during this chat with her husband Flint while Hayley is out on vacation living her best life. We are going to discuss the chaos, which is our life right now with our 3 children. Having toddlers is no joke and it is hard to find the joy mixed in with the tantrums but it is something we continue to work on...and we just keep our eye on the prize..which is having kids that don't yell at us when they need something simpl...

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April 13, 2023 50 mins

Join Hayley on this chat with her fiancé Patrick! they discuss their adventures together and what they plan to do in the next year! They are actually taking off today on an 11 day camping trip so wish them all the best!!!

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Join us while we chat with Hayley's biological sister and Lacey's sister via Hayley. Kendall has grown into such an amazing adult but to us she is still just little Kendall :) We loved having this conversation with her to discuss her journey from Illinois State University to now living in Texas and working for an Attorney. This conversation will be sure to make you laugh. Hope you enjoy!

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March 27, 2023 63 mins

Join us while we chat over some spicy mango habanero margs! First a quick disclosure - we had a lot of feedback in this audio so we appologize for that distraction during the episode. However, we talked about being a women and the pressure that is put on us to "do it all"...also how we for sure need to have some type of leeway when we have our periods and are still expected to be 100% or not use a sick day or two every mo...

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Join us while Hayley talks about her anniversary weekend and taking a haunted tour in an old apartment building. We also had an audience about half way through our episode - thanks for joining papa John! 


Also, we are in the process of moving to a new hosting platform so please bare with us if there are any issues getting our episodes o the platform you use! 


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March 13, 2023 54 mins

Join us while we chat with Heather about her foster care journey and ultimately adopting two of her children. She also is a jack of many trades but has taken on photography more of a full time career. Her and Hayley met back in 2020 and hit it off and have been friends since. Hope you all enjoy this weeks episode and thank you all for listening!

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If you are from central IL you have most likely heard of Eastview Christian Church. Most of you probably have nothing but good things to say about this organization, we do too. However, there has been some tea spilt about the ex. Senior Pastors family, specifically about his sons and how these accusations have been kept from the church perishioners and workers along with no repercussions. Now we also believe in "innocent until prov...
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February 28, 2023 61 mins
Join us while we chat with Hayley's Fiancé Patrick about how it was growing up biracial in Central Illinois. He got to experience life in the city while also enjoying his time in Colfax and then ultimately attending Ridgeview. There were definitely some differences but it made him a really well rounded person. Thank you Patrick for being on this weeks episode and we hope you join again!  Enjoy everyone!    Our Instagram: https://ww...
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February 20, 2023 59 mins
Join us while we chat with entrepreneur Hannah, owner of Graze and Hannah Brooks Photography, about her journey to opening her second business. We found her through another small business in Central, IL and went to her charcuterie board class, which was so much fun! She opened in October in 2022 and has such a bright future! Make sure you go check her out and order for your next party!   Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mid...
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February 13, 2023 66 mins
Join us while we sip on some fancy as (beep) espresso martinis to catch up and talk about Valentines Day - might seem boring? TRUST US, we cried from laughing so hard. We talk about the history of Valentines Day, whether or not we celebrate it, and then go into some pretty funny stories around it. Don't forget to rate us and give us your review, it is appreciated!   Happy Valentines Day! Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midw...
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February 6, 2023 62 mins
Join us while we chat with Audra who runs and owns The Finding Eminence Farm in Central Illinois! This farm sells flowers and micro greens along with teaching classes! Audra was truly amazing to talk with, she is insightful, fun, and hilarious..you will leave this conversation wanting more - so lucky for you, you can find her on their social media "Finding Eminence" and let me tell you, this page is pure joy!    Our Instagram: http...
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January 30, 2023 59 mins
Join us while we do a recap of our Airbnb vacation in the beautiful Cabo San Lucas. If you have never been to Cabo we 10/10 recommend - the place looks like Greece and was so fun to explore. If you want details about the rental we used or any tips on traveling there please reach out! We would love to help....and we definitely plan to go back soon! Disclaimer: Grant (Lacey's son) cries a couple times in the episode that we couldn't ...
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January 23, 2023 48 mins
Join us while we chat about family dynamics along with Lacey and Flint's experience with a Medium reading. This reading was very insightful and heartwarming - we encourage you that if you need closure go check one out..you will feel better!   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midwest.happyhour/   Website: https://midwesthappyhour.squarespace.com   Pink Lily: Use code January20 for 20% off pinklily.sjv.io/b3ZgRv --- Send in a ...
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January 16, 2023 51 mins
Join us while we have Lacey Greil's neighbor and new friend Lacey Alvis talk about life as a stay at home mom and how she became an influencer two years ago. This was a late night, tequila drinking, unfiltered, high energy, fun conversation that you do not want to miss.    Midwest Happy Hour info: Our website: https://midwesthappyhour.squarespace.com Our instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midwest.happyhour/ Affiliate links: Build...
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Join us while we do a recap of the holidays and the many birthdays that surround them. Lacey discusses the anxiety she has been having over the last month and what she has done to help it while Hayley dives into some very random questions and a VERY inappropriate riddle at the end - so beware if that isn't your cup of tea, ha!  Website: https://midwesthappyhour.squarespace.com Affiliate link to Lacey's cute two piece set: https://a...
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