This week, I dive into my "mommy makeover" experience- from why I did it to my results to my best tips for anyone else considering it!Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing with listeners all about my "mommy makeover" procedure I had last year. Since this procedure, many listeners have reached out with different questions about my experience. In this episode, I share all the details of my "mommy makeover," from where I had it done, to why I did it, to my best advice for anyone interested in the procedure for themselves!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Micheal Clinton Reveal Beauty
Calling all shoe lovers! This week Maggie Timbrook joins me to discuss shoe trends for spring 2024.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Maggie Timbrook of Gus Mayer joins me to talk about one of my very favorite topics- shoes! Gus Mayer is my absolute favorite place to shop for shoes, and Maggie is a shoe expert. In this episode, we discuss shoe trends for 2024, and Maggie shares her expert insight on what will be trending this year. If you are a shoe fanatic like me, or if your collection could just use a few spring updates, this episode is sure to delight!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Gus Mayer Instagram Gus Mayer Website
This week on The SavvyCast, domestic abuse survivors Lizzie Harbin and Jane Burkhart join me to share part of their powerful story.
* CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive information relating to domestic violence and abuse.Episode At A Glance:
This week on the SavvyCast, I am joined by mother-daughter duo Jane Burkhart and Lizzie Harbin. Listeners may remember Lizzie from her informative ask-the-doctor episodes on women's health. In this episode, they share their experiences as survivors of domestic abuse. It was such a privilege to talk to these two women and hear their stories. Lizzie and Jane are gracious, resilient, and strong, and I know you will find their story to be just as moving as I did!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788 EMDR Therapy
This week, travel agent Wendy Coupland joins me to share her savviest travel tips! If you are planning any travel for 2024, this episode is a must-listen.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by the amazing Wendy Coupland of All About Travel. Wendy's daughter Finlay Coupland is an integral part of the Family Savvy Team, and Wendy and her husband have been on The SavvyCast previously. Wendy is a highly experienced travel agent, and in this episode, we delve into all things travel. From why you should consider using a travel agent to her best travel tips, Wendy shares it all! She also answers specific questions listeners' submitted to her via Instagram.Resources Mentioned In This Episode: All About Travel website- New clients can take 100$ off their first trip by saying they came from Family Savvy. Wendy's email: [email protected] Wendy's cell: (205)-680-4499 Follow All About Travel on Facebook Disney Travel Tips and Tricks
Valentine's Day dinner doesn't have to break the bank to be special and elegant! In this episode, I share how to make a romantic gourmet dinner at home.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite tips and recipes to make a fabulous Valentine's Day dinner at home! Valentine's Day is notoriously one of the most stressful times of year to get a dinner reservation! You have to call months in advance to reserve a table and can count on your meal to be one of the most expensive of the year. In this episode, I share my favorite recipes and decorations to have Valentine's dinner at home. Not only is this a less stressful and less expensive way to celebrate, but it is also incredibly special and intimate!Recipes Mentioned In This Episode: Cajun Shrimp and Grits Spaghetti With Meat Sauce Bourbon Street Bird Kensington Club Filet Mingon Easy Peasy Baby Bleu Salad Strawberry Bundt Cake Red Velvet Bundt Cake
This week, Vulcan Nutrition coaches Ellie Hiller and Geena Pitts join me to share about Mid-Life Savvy, a new health and wellness course designed specifically for mid-life women.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Ellie Hiller and Geena Pitts join me to share about the launch of Mid Life Savvy. My daughter Ellie is the founder of Vulcann Nutrition, where she and Geena both work as nutrition coaches. Listeners may remember Ellie and Geena's fabulous SavvyCast episode on women's health. In this episode, they share all about Mid-Life Savvy, a course designed specifically for middle-aged women. This course condenses science-backed research on mindset, nutrition, exercise, and wellness to simplify health and wellness in mid-life. Ellie and Geena are passionate about helping mid-life women live their "savviest" and healthiest lives, and the first cohort of Mid-Life Savvy launches on March 1!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Vulcan Nutrition website Follow Ellie, Geene, and Vulcan Nutrition on Instagram (@elliehiller, @geena.pitts, @the_vulcan_nutrition)
This week on The SavvyCast, my husband Zane joins me to give his top dating tips for young men. Zane shares nine pieces of advice for young men pursuing young women, as well as what young women should look for in young men and vice versa. In this episode, Zane breaks down his top tangible tips and gives young singles encouragement and guidance for finding their "person"!
Questions Answered In This Episode:What should a young woman look for in a young man? What should a young man look for in a young woman? What does it mean for a man to "pursue" a woman? Why does intentionality matter?
Resources Mentioned In this Episode:Jordan Peterson Zane’s book
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This week on The SavvyCast, certified nutrition coach Ellie Hiller breaks down the three non-negotiables for women's health in 2024.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by a very special guest- my daughter Ellie Hiller. Ellie is a certified nutrition coach at Vulcan Nutrition in Birmingham, Alabama. She is passionate about the ways fitness and nutrition can improve quality of life and support healthy aging. In this episode, we take a closer look at women's health in particular. Ellie breaks down three health non-negotiables for women. If you feel overwhelmed about where to start on your health journey or are intimidated by information overload, this episode will be extremely helpful for you!Resources Answered In This Episode: Connect with Vulcan Nutrition on Instagram: @the_vulcan_nutrition Connect with Ellie Hiller on Instagram: @elliehiller Whey Protein Link Vegan Protein Link Creatine Link
This week, Kenzie Welch joins the SavvyCast to share her personal styling expertise.Episode At A Glance:
This week on the SavvyCast, fashion guru and styling expert Kenzie Welch joins me to share what every woman needs to know about cultivating a wardrobe and getting dressed. Kenzie offers a variety of styling services such as virtual consultations, personal shopping, and closet cleanouts. She also has a six-part video series MasterClass that helps women find their style, dress for their body types, and build a capsule wardrobe. She has a passion for equipping women to be smarter shoppers and more stylish dressers. In this episode, Kenzie shares everything from the most common mistakes she sees women make, to her savviest styling hacks, to some of her favorite capsule pieces, and much more!
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
Connect With Kenzie on Instagram
Browse Kenzie's Amazon Storefront
Connect With Kenzie on Tiktok
Kenzie's MasterClass- Use code "SAVVY" for a discount!
Kenzie's Recommended Styles:
Banana Republic Button Up
Who says you have to choose between making fabulous meals and spending time with family this Christmas? These make-ahead recipes will be your go-tos!Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite make-ahead recipes for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! If you're like me, you love making and serving delicious holiday favorites but don't want to cut into precious family time by spending all day in the kitchen. In this episode, I share some tried-and-true recipes that are absolutely perfect for making ahead of time so you won't be frantically cooking during some of the most special days of the year. From delicious main courses to sides to desserts, I have you covered with some Family Savvy favorites!Mains: Best Baked Ziti For A Crowd Chicken Tetrazzini Roast Beef Tenderloin Mimi's Old Faithful Lasagna Sides: Easy Peasy Baby Blue Salad Rosemary Costco Bread Twice Baked Potatoes Desserts: Bellini's White Chocolate Bread Pudding Ashley Mac's Red Velvet Cake Zoe’s Chocolate Sheet Cake Breakfast/Brunch: Spinach & Bacon Buttermilk Quiche Easy & Delicious Holiday Ham Quiche
Our Enneagram series continues this week with Jordan Jones and his dad Bill Jones as they discuss the type six.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Enneagram expert Jordan Jones is back with her father Bill Jones for an episode all about the type six. Bill Jones is a type six himself and is able to share so much helpful insight into the mind of an enneagram six. In previous episodes, Jordan explains how the Enneagram is comprised of nine “types,” and how to identify which type you are. Jordan believes that the best way for people to learn about the Enneagram types is to hear from that type themselves. In this episode, Jordan and Bill discuss the type six, often called the "loyalist", from what struggles they face to what motivates them and so much more!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Enneagram test: https://www.9types.com/rheti/index.php Myers-Briggs free test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp The Road Back to You book Annie Jones’s podcast: From the Front Porch Follow Annie Jones on Instagram
This week, Jordan Jones returns to the SavvyCast with his mom Twyla Jones to discuss the Ennegram type one.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Enneagram expert Jordan Jones and his mom Twyla Jones are back for another part of our Enneagram series! In previous episodes, Jordan explains how the Enneagram is comprised of nine “types,” and how to identify which type you are. Jordan believes that the best way for people to learn about the Enneagram types is to hear from that type themselves. Twyla is a "type one" and she shares helpful insight into the mind of a "one." Whether you fall into the type one or have a loved one who does, Jordan and Twyla's conversation will leave you with a much richer understanding of this type!Resources Mentioned In this Episode: Enneagram test: https://www.9types.com/rheti/index.php Myers-Briggs free test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp The Road Back to You book Annie Jones’s podcast: From the Front Porch Follow Annie Jones on Instagram
This week on The SavvyCast, Melissa Dulaney joins me to share about her fabulous home goods company, Southern Tribute.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Melissa Dulaney joins me to share about her beautiful company, Southern Tribute. Southern Tribute makes boutique printed napkins, napkin rings, matchboxes, towel holders, tissue boxes, and more. I absolutely love displaying their elegant, timeless designs in my own home. If you are looking to bring functional beauty into your home, you will love Southern Tribute's pieces. In this episode, Melissa shares about her company, the details of her products, and even offers SavvyCast listeners 20% off with code "savvy20". For a fuller listening experience, check out this episode on YouTube to see these beautiful products as Melissa and I talk about them!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Southern Tribute Website Follow Southern Tribute on Instagram Tissue box Towel Box Napkin Box Match Strike Box Napkin holders Magnolia Napkin Ring Napkins Hot Pink Leopard Napkin Hot Pink Tiger Napkin Ruffles Napkin Pumpkin Napkin Rings
This week, I share some of my favorite pieces for a fabulous and festive holiday wardrobe!Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite wardrobe pieces for the holiday season! Between the parties, gift swaps, luncheons, church services, and family gatherings, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with what to wear during the Christmas season. I have put together a range of items for every occasion that will have you looking and feeling fabulous through the New Year!Some Of My Favorite Festive Picks! Anthropologie Velvet Top FRAME Green Silky Halter Dress Aiden Maddox Blue One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress Banana Republic One Shoulder Long Sleeve Black Velvet Midi Dress Silk Midi Skirt Sequin Midi Skirt Kendra Scott Large Black Onyx Necklace Follow along with me on Instagram to stay up to date on all my holiday favorites! For a comprehensive list of my picks, check out my LTK!
This week, talented artist Porter Rivers joins me to share about his 2023 holiday collection.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Porter Rivers joins me to share all about his beautiful artwork. Porter is an artist from Selma, Alabama whose art is inspired by the landscape he grew up in. Today he paints everything from gorgeous watercolor house portraits, abstract pieces, live wedding portraits, pet portraits, original commissions, and more. In this episode, he shares how he started painting, where he draws inspiration, how he strives to preserve memories through art, and so much more. Whether you are treating yourself or someone else, Porter Rivers' pieces make the perfect sentimental gift this holiday season!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Nativity Ornament Wise Men Ornament Nutcracker Ornament Use code SAVVY for 15% off!
This week on The SavvyCast, Andy Morgan joined me to share about Pickard China, the company his great-grandfather started. Pickard began as a decorating company but evolved into a dinnerware manufacturing brand. Today, Pickard is the official White House China and is the last manufacturer of fine china in the US. I absolutely love my Pickard China, especially my monogrammed plates! In this episode, Andy shares the history of his family's business, how the company persevered through WW II, where you can buy their beautiful china today, and so much more!
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Pickard China Website Find a Pickard China retailer near you Shop Pickard China on Williams Sonoma
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The fabulous and talented Cassie Tonsmeire joins me to share her best tips for elevating your home.Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, Cassie Tonsmeire joins me to discuss all things interior design. Cassie is an extremely talented interior designer and started Cassie Tonsmeire Interiors in 2010. In this episode, Cassie shares her best tips and tricks for elevating your home to create a more welcoming, curated space. She also shares all about her adorable line of gameday pillowsResources Mentioned In This Episode: Cassie's website Buy gameday pillows here - use discount code "savvy" for 10% off! Follow Cassie on Instagram: @cassie-tonsmeire
Nothing says fall and winter like a nourishing, piping-hot bowl of soup. In this episode, I share some of my all-time favorite soup, stew, and chili recipes.Episode At A Glance:
Is there anything better than a warm, comforting bowl of soup on a cool fall or winter evening? This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing some of my all-time favorite soups, stews, and chilis. Whether you need a healthy balanced meal, something that can feed a crowd, be made in a slow cooker, or just a delicious weeknight dinner, there is a soup for you! I share everything from my favorite savvy "hacks" to make these soups extra tasty, the cookware I love to use, and so much more. Happy soup season!Recipes Mentioned In This Episode: Brunswick Stew Bobby’s Brunswick Stew Southern-Style Pimento Cheese Cornbread Spicy Hamburger Vegetable Soup Grandma Grace’s Vegetable Soup Beefy Cabbage Soup Turkey Chili Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Beautiful by Drew Barrymore 8 Quart Stock Pot- mine is in the shade "Cornflower Blue" Ziplock Steamer Bags
This week, I am sharing my favorite Costco finds that make hosting and feeding a crowd a breeze!Episode At A Glance:
This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my "must-have" items at Costco for entertaining and feeding a large group. I have always been a big fan of Costco, but in recent years have truly come to love and depend on some favorite "go-to" items. Zane and I love hosting a small group through our church and that means I feed about 24 people on a weekly basis. I am always seeking out easy options for feeding a crowd, and in this episode, I share all my tried-and-true favorites!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Discount code: FAMILYSAVVY for 15% off Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Link Drew Barrymore Slow Cooker from Walmart
This week on The SavvyCast, Jordan Jones returns to break down the Enneagram 8.Episode At A Glance:
This week, Enneagram expert Jordan Jones is back for part three of our Enneagram series! In previous episodes, Jordan explains how the Enneagram is comprised of nine "types," and how to identify which type you are. Jordan believes that the best way for people to learn about the Enneagram types is to hear from that type themselves, so he interviews me to break down the "type 8" and shine a light on how this type thinks, acts, and feels. This interview highlights how the Enneagram can be a phenomenal tool to better understand others, especially our family members! In this episode, you will get a "peek" into my brain as Jordan and I discuss the common traits of a type 8, how the Enneagram has been a useful tool in my life, and so much more!Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Enneagram test: https://www.9types.com/rheti/index.php Myers-Briggs free test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp The Road Back to You book Annie Jones’s podcast: From the Front Porch Follow Annie Jones on Instagram