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  • This week, Clay Banks joins The SavvyCast to share about Glorilight, a company that aims to instill the Word of God in children’s hearts through nightlights.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Clay Banks joins me to talk about his company Glorilight. Glorilight is a new start-up that is focused on teaching the Word of God to better children's lives. They make nightlights that project Bible verses on ceilings and walls to help children sleep at night and remember God's truth. I highly recommend these nightlights as a gift idea for any young children because it is meaningful and life-changing. In this episode, Clay shares how Glorilight was invented, his experience on Shark Tank, and more!

    Who Is Clay Banks?

    Clay Banks and his wife, Aimee, have two daughters (Gracyn 11 + Hadley 8) and are members of Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin, TN. He has a BS in Communications and Advertising from the University of Tennessee and is a graduate of WestStar Leadership.

    Clay appeared on the hit ABC™series SharkTank ™season 10 as the co-founder of HavenLock. HavenLock was featured on Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, ABC, and CBS as a disruption to the home and school security sector.

    Currently, Clay is building a new start-up called GloriLight; an HD night-light with interchangeable discs that projects Bible verses in high resolution on walls and ceilings.

    Clay was awarded Top 40 Under Forty Economic Development Professional by Development Counselors International and the International Economic Development Council. He was a finalist for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in 2019. He has over 20 years of community and business development leadership for private sector firms, non-profit, city, and state organizations.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Clay become an entrepreneur? What was his experience on Shark Tank like? How did Glorilight come to be? How did Clay know that this business is set apart from other businesses that he’s helped start? How can Glorilight help parents? What products is Glorilight looking to release in the future? Watch Clay Banks on Shark Tank: Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Glorilight.com - They are currently sold out, but they plan to restock at the end of June. Subscribe to their newsletter for updates! Follow Glorilight on Instagram Donate a Glorilight to a child in foster care here How 12-year-old Amelia Lisowe has donated nightlights to children in foster care Lisowes Lights website

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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    Jamie Announces New Role With Birmingham/Nashville Christian Family Magazines

  • In recent years, many of us have had growing concerns about the state of our public school systems. In this episode, Kali and Joshua Fontanilla educate listeners on the realities of public school education.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Kali and Joshua Fontanilla join me to discuss the state of public schools today. The Fontanillas are both educators with prior experience working in public schools. In this episode, they discuss how school systems are teaching children about things like critical race theory, sexual orientation, and hyper-raced focused lessons, all from an educator's point of view. Additionally, they share about their alternative school program, The Exodus Institute.

    Who Is Kali Fontanilla?

    Kali Fontanilla is a former public high school teacher of 15 years. Her rebuttal statement to Prop 16 in California helped to stop the push for legal reverse racism and a new extreme version of affirmative action in 2020. She wrote the guide for the BLEXIT Foundation to expose the dangers of critical race theory. She has made guest appearances on the Ingraham Angle, NewsMax, and the Dennis Prager Show and featured in several national newspapers. Her educational and political commentary videos on social media have accrued millions of views. Kali and her husband have launched a fully accredited online school called Exodus Institute to support parents who want to pull their kids from public schools.

    Who Is Joshua Fontanilla?

    Joshua is a credentialed teacher with a Masters in both Education and Business and is the CEO of Exodus Institute. Joshua is a former public high school teacher who loves history, economics, and Biblical studies. He is also a hip-hop artist that uses music to educate. Joshua is a dynamic public speaker and the former California State Director as well as West Regional Director for BLEXIT.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are some issues that the Fontanillas are seeing in the school systems today? How has the education system changed drastically over time, especially within the last 5 years? What is critical race theory & why is it harmful to teach children about it? What is Exodus Institute? How does it work? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Family Savvy Lentil Soup Kali’s Instagram thinkexodus.org School Note for Parents made by Kali Fontanilla

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated! If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on Youtube. Blessings to you!

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  • Dr. Shawn Rowland, CEO and founder of JASE Medical, joins me to share about the importance of medical preparedness.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Dr. Shawn Rowland joins me to share about his company JASE Medical. Dr. Rowland is the founder and CEO of JASE Medical, a company dedicated to medical preparedness. By creating JASE Medical, Dr. Rowland aims to make medications easily accessible for people in case of any medical shortages or emergencies. In this episode, he shares all about how JASE Medical works, what causes medical shortages, and so much more!

    Who Is Dr. Shawn Rowland?

    Dr. Rowland is a board-certified family medicine physician. He trained at academic institutions and community hospitals across the country and has extensive experience administering care to underserved populations. His experiences working on our Southern border during COVID-19 ultimately led him to form JASE Medical as a means of furthering his mission to empower everyone to be better prepared medically.

    Outside of his work, Dr. Rowland, his wife, and 4 girls enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains of northern Utah where they reside.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is JASE Medical? How did it come to be? How does JASE Medical work? What caused medical shortages within the last few years? How is JASE Medical making antibiotics and other medications easily accessible? Why is it important to get a JASE Case or JASE Daily? What changes need to be made so that medical production and shortages are no longer a national security concern? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Jase Medical Website - Use code "SAVVY" for $10 off! Instagram: @jasemedical

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated! If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on Youtube. Blessings to you!!!

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    Patient Health Advocate: Why it’s Important to be Proactive with your Healthcare with Krista Hughes

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  • In this special Mother's Day episode, my three daughters Ellie, Jud, and Emma join me to share all about what it is like to have me as their mother.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by three very special guests! My three daughters Ellie, Jud, and Emma join me for a special Mother's Day episode. They share all about their experiences growing up and what it is like having me as a mom. There is no such thing as a perfect mother, and I hope other parents can glean something from listening to our experience. We had such a fun time recording this episode together, and we hope you have just as much fun listening!

    Get To Know My Three Daughters: Ellie is our first child and is the typical firstborn. She is an Enneagram 3 and is driven, goal-oriented, and independent. Jud is our second daughter and is an Enneagram 2. She is joyful, a peacemaker, deceptively competitive, a mother to all, and wants everyone to be happy. Emma is our youngest and is our "unicorn" daughter. She is an Enneagram 4, relational, spookily discerning, fun-loving, candid, and direct. Questions Answered In This Episode: What do you think about when you think of your childhood? How would you describe Jamie’s personality in just a few words? What do you think Jamie could improve upon as a mom? What advice would you give to mothers? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Brunswick Stew recipe Kensington Club Copycat Steakhouse recipe Twice Baked Potatoes recipe Spaghetti recipe

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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    Let’s Talk Common Sense and Biblically Based Parenting with Steve Hines

    Zane Shares Insights on Fatherhood, Parenting, Marriage & More

  • Parenting children in today's culture can be extremely tricky to navigate. In this episode, author Steven Hines joins me to share his valuable and insightful parenting advice.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Steven Hines joins me to discuss his book Salt, Light, & Kids. In this book, Steven shares how to raise children to be the salt of the earth and light of the world our culture desperately needs. Steven and his wife are long-time friends of mine and Zane's, and we have had the privilege of witnessing them parent their children first-hand. They have also provided valuable advice to us as we raised our three girls. I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone seeking out Biblically sound, practical advice on parenting. In this episode, Steven shares what led him to write Salt, Light, & Kids, how to navigate today's cultural challenges, how to raise children to have servants' hearts, and so much more!

    Who Is Steven Hines?

    Steven Hines lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leigh Ann, for 35 years. They have invested in the lives of younger parents for decades, both through parenting study groups and in one-on-one relationships. As the father of two adult children and the grandfather of two little girls, Steve’s passion for families continues to grow as the challenges of the present culture intensify. Steve is a former C.P.A., a life-long entrepreneur, a junior high and high school lacrosse coach, and an ardent musician.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is the meaning behind the title–Salt, Light, & Kids? What motivated Steve to write this book? How do we as parents protect our children from the confusion of the world’s values? What is the difference between love and acceptance? What is the concept of living a “simple life” & why is it important to not always have a busy schedule? How do you provide your children with the best lives you can possibly give them while also not just handing them things throughout their life? What are practical ways that we can raise our children to have servants' hearts? What advice would Steven give to parents about their children with social media? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Buy Salt, Light, & Kids on Amazon Buy Salt, Light, & Kids at Barnes and Noble Listen to Salt, Light, & Kids on Audible Follow Steve on Instagram: @saltlightandkids Article Sources Referenced In This Episode: Dallas Morning News article New York Post article The Heritage Foundation article

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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    Jamie Announces New Role With Birmingham/Nashville Christian Family Magazines

    How Apogee Strong’s Mentorship Program Turns Young Men Into Tomorrow’s Leaders

  • Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The Savvy Cast, Laurie Franklin joins me to share all about Birmingham Christian Family magazine. Laurie is the founder of The Christian Family Publication, which produces the Birmingham Christian Family and the Nashville Christian Family. In this episode, Laurie shares how she founded The Christian Family Publication, the different resources BCF offers, and how the publication provides great tools, testimonials, and community support to families in Birmingham.

    Who Is Laurie Stroud Franklin?

    Laurie Franklin is the founder of The Christian Family Publication, Inc. based in Birmingham, Ala. The company published its first magazine, Birmingham Christian Family, in 2000. Since then, similar publications have been added in other markets including Nashville, TN. The goal of the publications is to spread Good News in communities across America. Laurie grew up in Birmingham, AL the daughter of a Lutheran minister. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and graduated with honors in English. She pursued a career in broadcast journalism, serving as a medical reporter and news anchor. Later as the founder and editor of a national health magazine, she developed and implemented public relations and advertising campaigns for a national health corporation. She is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneurship program. She and her husband Adam Franklin are the proud parents of five sons.

    What Is Birmingham Christian Family?

    Birmingham Christian Family was founded in 2000 as part of The Christian Family Publication with a desire to help connect families to their community for family-friendly fun, faith-based events and to connect those who are suffering trials and tribulations in their life with resources to help them walk through those hardships.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is The Christian Family Publication? What is Birmingham Christian Family? How does Birmingham Christian Family provide readers with resources? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Birmingham Christian Family magazine Nashville Christian Family magazine Corporate website

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

  • Matt Beaudreau shares about Apogee Strong, his company dedicated to instilling character and leadership in men through mentorship.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Matt Beaudreau joins me to talk about his mission to provide young men with sound mentorship. He believes that today's young men are tomorrow's leaders and is passionate about mentoring to build character and leadership. This passion led him to co-found Apogee Strong, which is an online mentoring program for young men and fathers. In this episode, Matt shares the details of his company, why male mentorship is especially important today, as well as what resources he recommends to help parents home-educate their children.

    Who Is Matt Beaudreau?

    As a keynote speaker, consultant, and coach to organizations around the world, Matt Beaudreau’s clients have ranged from Wells Fargo, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin to American Eagle, Cedars-Sinai, and the United States Air Force. Matt has a reputation as a provocative thought leader in educational and personal development practices. He is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and he was named Corporate Trainer of the Year at Stanford University, having spoken to over 250,000 people across the world.

    In 2017, Matt Beaudreau founded Acton Academy Placer Schools; schools that utilize the Socratic method, with an emphasis on self-direction and cultivating confident, independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. He has since helped to open multiple campuses around the world.

    Pulling from his experience in the Acton model, in January of 2021, Matt co-founded Apogee Strong with Tim Kennedy. Apogee Strong is a mentorship program designed for young men ages 12-22 to take on challenges presented by men who have come before them, in order to learn to lead. It is a right of passage through mentorship, action, and self-discovery so that young men can become true leaders. This has blossomed into a mission to bring back classic masculinity in the home and fueled the launch of the Apogee Strong Dads Program in 2023.

    His podcast, The Essential 11, is also geared towards emerging leaders, garnering advice from the world’s leaders in business, sports, music, and entertainment.

    Last, but certainly not least; Matt is the founder of the Apogee Strong Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 that provides scholarships for school, experience, camp, and leadership opportunities for young men around the world.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Apogee Strong come to be? What are some of the biggest challenges and obstacles for men today? How are school systems failing young people? What are good options for home education when parents work outside of the home? How can parents/guardians have the resources to home-educate their children? What are the benefits of Apogee Strong? What is in the future for Apogee Strong? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Acton Academy Apogee Strong @mattbeaudreau on Instagram @apogeeprogram on Instagram To help fund scholarships for Apogee Strong, listeners can donate here

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • When it comes to your son or daughter's wedding day, it is so important to feel your best! In this episode, I share how I am preparing to get "wedding ready" for my daughter's special day.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my top recommendations for how to prepare for your son or daughter's wedding day! A wedding is an incredibly special day for the entire family, and there are plenty of things you can do as the mother of the bride or mother of the groom to prepare for your child's big day. In this episode, I get raw and real about how I am preparing to look and feel my best for my daughter's upcoming wedding.

    A Few Things To Consider For Your Child's Special Day: Teeth whitening Hair extensions/Toppers/Highlights- For more information on this, check out this blog post about hair extensions and this podcast! Brazilian Blowout or Smoothing Treatment for your hair Cosmetic Procedures- A CO2 Laser procedure helps with sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Botox- Jamie recommends getting this done 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Brow Lamination/Tint- Check out this podcast episode for more information about brow lamination. Cheek/Lip Filler Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Reveal Beauty website- Dr. Michael Clinton performed my cosmetic surgery and also does my lip filler. If you're interested in having a C02 laser procedure done, mention Family Savvy for 20% off at Reveal Beauty. For filler, I also recommend my dermatologist, Dr. Jo Lynn Herzog. RawwBeauty- Deanna Irwin at RawwBeauty does my brows.

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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    My Tips and Top Picks for Dresses for Mother-of-the-Bride (and Bride-to-Be)

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  • Krista Hughes, a nationally acclaimed patient health advocate, joins me to share about the importance of patient advocacy.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Krista Hughes joins me to discuss patient health advocacy. Krista has over 25 years of medical experience and now serves as a nationally acclaimed patient advocate. She has clients all over the US, and she focuses on any type of healthcare. In this episode, Krista shares exactly what patient advocacy is, who can benefit from it, and how to be proactive about your health care!

    Who Is Krista Hughes?

    Krista Hughes, BCPA, is a board-certified patient advocate and founder & CEO of Hughes Advocacy. Ms. Hughes advocates for better health care for her clients in Alabama and elsewhere. She has over 25 years of experience working in the medical industry, where she equips, empowers, educates, and teaches patients how to get the best care they need and deserve. Ms. Hughes has emerged as a national advocate for patients. She was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Beccera to serve a three-year term on the National Advisory Council (NAC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

    A resident of Birmingham, Ms. Hughes is the first Alabamian known to have ever served on the prestigious council that addresses the quality of care in the United States. Additionally, she is an ambassador and committed partner with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, a Patients for Patient Safety US Champion, a member of the National Patient Safety Board, and an active member of the Greater National Advocates Organization and Solace Health. She is also an APHA Emeritus member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA), a former Board President of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy (NAHAC), a former Board Member of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, and a former Emerging Leader of The Women’s Network (TWN).

    Ms. Hughes believes in healthcare for all; patients should be treated equally with dignity, compassion, and respect. It is an honor and privilege to assist patients and their loved ones in their healthcare journey. Ms. Hughes is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama, where she earned a degree in communicative disorders.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is a patient advocate? How did it become Krista’s passion & profession? What is Hughes Advocacy? How frequently do people die from preventable medical errors? What are the most common kinds of medical errors? How can someone be proactive with their healthcare? What does a patient advocate do? Why is it important to have one? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Connect With Krista Hughes on Instagram Hughes Advocacy Website Connect With Krista Hughes on LinkedIn Hospital Compare Hospital Safety Grades Leapfrog Hospital & Surgery Center Ratings Patient Safety Bill IHI Conference Forum 2022: Carole Hemmelgarn IHI Conference Forum 2022: Soojin Jun Family Savvy Smashed Potatoes recipe

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated! If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on Youtube. Blessings to you!!!

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  • Morgan Creek joins me to share the powerful story of losing her twin daughters to a rare genetic mutation called HECW2. She shares about her daughters' diagnoses, her family's grieving process, and how this experience has changed her own platform.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Morgan Cheek of @seedsandleaven joins me to share her powerful testimony. Morgan and her husband had twin girls who were diagnosed with HECW2. HECW2 is an incredibly rare genetic mutation, and her girls were two of only seven children in the world to have it at the time. In this episode, Morgan shares about grieving her twin daughters, the process of adopting her son, and how she began WinMo Fitness to help people cope with trauma while building a healthy lifestyle.

    Who Is Morgan Cheek?

    Morgan Cheek is the author of three books, the latest being Even In Darkness. She is the co-owner of WinMo Fitness, an online fitness company that specializes in fitness programming, nutrition coaching, and coaching accountability. Morgan has her Master's in Social Work, and WinMo Fitness also partners with studios and retreat centers to do conferences that focus on the mind/body connection and how the power of movement can tremendously help with trauma and stress.

    She and her husband, Hugh, have three children- two in heaven, Bailey Grace (6) and Ally (7), and one on earth, James (who was adopted from China at the age of 7 and is now 11). Morgan is passionate about helping people believe they are already loved and accepted by God as is. She longs to help others understand how to live their best, authentic lives in the midst of all seasons. Additionally, Morgan is an endurance athlete who loves any kind of physical challenge. You won’t ever come to her house without finding several candles lit-and probably her latest baking project, too.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is HECW2? Did Morgan have any help when caring for her twin girls? What was the adoption process like for adopting their son? What symptoms did her twins experience as a result of HECW2? When Bailey Grace passed, did Morgan know that Ally was also going to pass? What has the grieving process been like for the entire family? How has Morgan’s platform changed over time and what is it like now? What is WinMo Fitness and how did it come to be? How has fitness been a coping mechanism for Morgan? How can listeners connect with WinMo Fitness? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: On Milk and Honey: How God’s Goodness Shows up in Unexpected Places Are We There Yet?: One Sojourner's Journey Through Dross Consumed and Gold Refined Even in Darkness: A Guided Grief Journal and Daily Devotional to Uncover Raw Authenticity During Grief, Loss, and Depression WinMo Fitness Instagram:@seedsandleaven and @winmofitness

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated! If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on Youtube. Blessings to you!!!

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  • This week Paul Salter of Cabinetry Refinishing Enterprises joins me to discuss the details of my new kitchen and bathroom cabinets!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing all the details about my new kitchen and bath cabinetry. If you have been following along with @family_savvy on Instagram, you know that we have been undergoing several home renovations. In this episode, I chat with Paul Salter of Cabinetry Refinishing Enterprises about different cabinetry trends, how to maximize storage space, and the details of my new kitchen and bathroom cabinets. To hear more details about our home renovations, stay tuned by following @family_savvy on Instagram and subscribing to The SavvyCast!

    Who Is Paul Salter?

    Paul Salter was born and raised in Birmingham and received a business degree from The University of Alabama's Business School in Management and Structure Strategy with a specialization in their Entrepreneurship program. After graduating in 2010, Paul moved back to Birmingham to work at Cabinetry Refinishing Enterprises. He helped the Birmingham location grow from 3 employees and 1 location, to multiple locations and dozens of employees. Paul is married to Lauren Salter who is a Pulmonary Supervisor at the Kirkland Clinic. Paul jokes that she saves lives while he saves kitchens. They also have a 3-year-old daughter named Cate Colee Salter who is the light of their lives.

    Questions Answered What is the difference between totally redoing all the cabinetry vs. refacing cabinetry? What are inset cabinets? Why choose those over an overlay cabinet style? Is it popular or trending to have lighting inside and under your cabinets? How can you maximize your storage space in your cabinets? What are the different kinds of pull-outs that you can add to your cabinets? Is adjustable shelving standard for cabinetry or do you have to specifically request that feature? Why did I choose drawer stacks instead of typical lower cabinets? What features were added to my bathroom & why? Why did my designer and I choose tall cabinet doors? How to get paneled appliances? Resources In This Episode: Paul Salter: Psalter@cabinetryrefinishing.net Cabinetry Refinishing Laura Dockery

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • This week I am sharing my tips and top picks for finding fabulous wedding attire, whether you are the mother-of-the-bride (MOB) or the bride-to-be!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am discussing all things wedding attire. Some of you may know that our precious daughter, Jud, recently got engaged, so we are in full wedding planning mode! In this episode I share my savviest tips for dress shopping, whether you are the MOB or the bride-to-be. Additionally, I share some of my “top picks” for dresses and shoes that I have found so far.

    My Best Tips:

    Start dress shopping 8 – 12 weeks in advance. This will give you plenty of time to find something you love, and it’ll give you time to have any dress altered.

    Shop for multiple dresses. You’ll need one for the bridal tea/shower, one for the rehearsal dinner, in addition to a wedding day dress.

    Use Rakuten when shopping to save money.

    If you’re on the fence about which size to purchase with a certain dress, purchase one in both sizes if you can. Then, you can return whichever size doesn’t fit.

    When shopping online, use the filter to show only the dress options you are truly interested in. For example, I like sleeveless dresses for summer weddings, so I would use the filter to only show me sleeveless dresses. This can be the most efficient way of dress shopping because it will only show what you’re looking for.

    Keep in mind about the return policies for the dresses you purchase.

    I recommend purchasing a Spanx thong. It helps keep everything in while also not having any underwear lines.

    My Favorite Brands:
    Shoshanna Theia Ricky by Terry John Likely MILLIE BLDN My Top Picks: Fabulous Dresses for MOB’s, brides, or guests My favorite wedding shoes

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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    The Changes in My Kitchen Renovation That Made the Biggest Impact

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  • My wonderful husband, Zane, joins me this week to share about our childhoods, marriage, and best parenting advice.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The Savvy Cast, my wonderful husband, Zane Tarence, joins me! I get questions all the time about Zane, our marriage, and how we have parented our three girls. In this episode, Zane and I answer your top-asked questions. We share about our upbringings, our transition to being "empty nesters," our best marriage advice, and so much more!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What was Zane’s childhood like? How did Zane grow to have an entrepreneurial spirit? What is it like being married to Jamie? What advice would you give to married couples? What was parenting like for the both of you? What does Zane do for a living? What is Silicon Y'all? What’s it like being empty nesters? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Silicon Y'all Website The Best Homemade Spaghetti Easy Peasy Baby Bleu Salad

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • If you have been following along with our home renovations via Instagram, you know we have been working on a kitchen renovation! In this episode, I share all the details of what I chose, from paint colors to backsplash to cabinets and more.

    Episode At A Glance:

    If you have been following along with @family_savvy on Instagram, you know that we have been undergoing a kitchen renovation. My primary goal in this renovation was to maximize storage and have the best setup for cooking and entertaining. To hear more details about our home renovations, stay tuned by following @family_savvy on Instagram and subscribing to The SavvyCast!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Why did I choose inset cabinet doors? What color did I choose for the whole house? What color did I choose to paint the island? Do I regret choosing marble countertops? What kind of backsplash did I choose and why? Why did I choose to just have a cooktop and not a range? Do I actually use my pot filler or is it just for looks? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Courtney Myrick (from Triton Stone Group): [email protected], @courtneymyrick (contact for backsplash) Merry Margaret (from Surface One): [email protected], @merrymargaret52 (contact for marble) Surface One Pelham Triton Stone Group Cabinet Hardware and Kitchen Lighting Gold Mesh (Kent Design Wire 286S in Satin Brass)
    - order through Renee at Restoration Hardware

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • If you have been following along with our home renovations via Instagram, you know we recently installed new marble countertops and tile! In this episode, I share all the details of what I bought, who installed it, and what I would do differently.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing all the details about my new marble countertops and bath tile. If you have been following along with @family_savvy on Instagram, you know that we have been undergoing several home renovations. In this episode, I am sharing why I chose marble countertops and tile for my kitchen and bathroom. I share which finishes I picked, what I would do differently, and how I keep my new countertops and tiles clean! To hear more details about our home renovations, stay tuned by following @family_savvy on Instagram and subscribing to The SavvyCast!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What finish did Jamie choose and why? Which tile did she choose for her bathroom? What is something in Jamie’s bathroom that she wishes she would’ve changed? How hard is it to clean marble? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Courtney Myrick (from Triton Stone Group): [email protected], @courtneymyrick Merry Margaret (from Surface One): [email protected], @merrymargaret52 Surface One Pelham Triton Stone Group

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • Author, dietician, and award-winning journalist Carolyn Williams joins The SavvyCast to share what three foods could be causing inflammation and the top three foods to combat it with!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Carolyn Williams joined me to discuss all things healthy eating! Carolyn is an author, dietician, and award-winning journalist. In this episode, Carolyn shares all about inflammation- from the items in your pantry that could be causing inflammation to the best anti-inflammatory foods. Additionally, Carolyn gives her best tangible tips and tricks for how to include more anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.

    Who Is Carolyn Williams?

    Carolyn Williams is an author, dietitian, and award-winning food and health journalist based in Alabama. She is also a busy mom of two who knows the necessity of having quick, healthy meal ideas. As such, she is always looking for — and then sharing – new recipes, cooking tips, and time-saving tricks to make getting dinner on the table quicker and easier.

    Carolyn breaks down the latest news and trends when it comes to food, diet, and health, and loves being a trusted “go-to” resource when you need practical, yet research-based answers for you or your family. She believes eating and living well isn’t about perfection. Rather, it’s about doing the best you can with the resources you have, and she hopes her site gives you the tools to do just that for you and your family!

    Three Foods To Include In Your Diet: Leafy Greens- Try making the Chick-Fil-A Super Green Salad or the Easiest Kale Ceaser Salad Berries- Try the Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie Cruciferous Vegetables - Try Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts, and Roasted Carrots Three Foods To Take Out Of Your Pantry: Highly Processed Foods Gluten Added Sugars Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Carolyn get into researching anti-inflammatory foods? What was the inspiration for her cookbooks? How do we know what processed foods are okay to eat? What processed foods should we avoid? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Carolyn's Website Meals That Heal Meals That Heal:One Pot Happy Eating Podcast

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • Many of you may remember Madi Prewett from Season 24 of The Bachelor! This week I sat down with her mother, Tonya Prewett, to talk about all things faith and parenting.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Tonya Prewett! Tonya Prewett and her husband, Chad Prewett, are from Auburn, Alabama where Chad is the assistant coach of Auburn University's basketball team. They have three girls: Madi, Mallory, and Mary Mykal. You may know their daughter Madi from Season 24 of The Bachelor, where she finished as a finalist. In this episode, Tonya shares what it was like to have a daughter on The Bachelor as well as her best wisdom for raising daughters.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are all 3 of her daughters up to today? What led Madi to join The Bachelor? How did Madi being featured on The Bachelor impact others? Did Madi ever face any difficulty from other people on the show because she was so
    outspoken about her faith? How did Madi meet her husband? What are the 41 letters? If you could change 1 thing about your parenting, what would it be? What do you think is the most important thing you can give your daughters in their
    formative years? As parents, what boundaries did you set for your kids regarding social media? What piece of advice would you give to young girls about godly dating? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Madi’s book: Made for this Moment Tonya’s Instagram: @tonyaprew Madi’s Instagram: @madiprew

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated. If you would prefer to watch the podcast interview, check it out on YouTube. Blessings to you!

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  • While everyone's faith testimony is powerful in its own way, some people's stories are especially inspiring. I know you will appreciate listening to Andrew Ryan's testimony as much as I did!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Andrew Ryan joins me to graciously share the ins and outs of his faith story. From the moment I first heard part of Andrew's story at church, I knew it was one that needed to be shared with SavvyCast listeners! From experiencing sexual abuse at the hand of a prominent leader in his church, to turning towards a spiral of addiction and atheism, Andrew shares how God carried him through it all and delivered Andrew to Himself.

    Who Is Andrew Ryan?

    Andrew is an empowering and enterprising leader with a substantial history of helping Fortune 500 companies obtain market leadership through emerging technologies, data-driven insights, high-impact business processes, and digital transformations. He combines technical acumen with the soft skills needed to build trust, align stakeholders, tackle challenges with a calm-under-pressure approach, and inspire teams to reach peak performance levels. Andrew is married to his lovely bride, Hillary, and they have four children ages 3 -11. When not at work or parenting, Andrew enjoys tinkering with old cars and vintage electronics.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What was your childhood/upbringing like? Why did you not share about your abuse? As a parent, what are the things to watch out for with your kids to prevent anything like
    this from happening? What led you to come forward with sharing your story? What happened to your abuser? What happened to some of the other survivors? How did you get to where you are today? What did your life look like with alcoholism? How did you change from being an atheist to a devout Christian? How is your testimony helping others today? What are your words to anyone else who has experienced church hurt or abuse
    from leaders in the church? What are your words of encouragement to anyone struggling with alcoholism?

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!

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  • This week on The Savvy Cast, Sean Hiller shares about the three most fundamental exercises we should all be doing and why they are so important.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by my son-in-law, Sean Hiller, to discuss the three most important and fundamental exercises. Sean is a PT, DPT, CSCS, and the owner of Vulcan Performance Rehabilitation and Recovery. In this episode, Sean shares just why these movements are so vital to our health as well as how to do them properly.

    Who Is Sean Hiller?

    Dr. Sean Hiller PT, DPT, CSCS is the owner of the Birmingham Alabama-based physical therapy company, Vulcan Performance Rehabilitation and Recovery. Vulcan is a one-on-one physical therapy company with their methodologies based in strength, conditioning, and fitness. They have a location in Mountain Brook, Alabama and Inverness on Hwy 280 in Alabama.

    The Three Archetypal Movements That Yield The Greatest Health ROI: Hinge/Deadlift- This is the foundation of all movement and therefore the most fundamental movement! These can be as simple as deadlifting kettlebells in your garage. Deadlifting teaches us how to brace our core and control our spine. Squats - Squats are the second most fundamental movement and teach us how to brace our core while we move our hips through space. Overhead press - These can help combat bad posture, especially a tendency to hunch over. Overhead presses are vitally important for the health of our entire upper bodies.

    If you have any questions about these movements or general injury questions, you can learn more from Sean and Vulcan on Instagram @vulcanmovement and @seanhiller_physio or check out Vulcan’s website here www.vulcanmovement.com. Feel free to email or message them with questions!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Which exercises yield the greatest ROI? Should we squat where our knees go past our toes? What is the proper way to deadlift? Which exercises help with posture? Should we squat where our hips are below our knees? What is better: the machine or free weights? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs Mimi’s Famous Skillet Blackberry Cobbler How to Stay Independent in Older Age with Personalized Fitness Training

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!

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  • One of the best skills the home cook can learn is how to cook intuitively rather than always having to rely on a clock! In this episode, I teach you how to cook casserole dishes, roast vegetables, and even bake cakes without your kitchen timer.

    Episode At A Glance:

    Intuitive cooking and baking is when you are able to tell if a dish is done by the way it looks or smells rather than if your clock says it is ready. The recommended baking time in recipes is just that- a recommendation! Cooking times will vary depending on a variety of factors such as your oven and the type of pan or dish you use. In this episode, I share how you can tell if your dishes and baked goods are ready to pull out of the oven without relying on the clock!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is intuitive cooking and baking? Is intuitive cooking a skill only experienced/professional chefs can acquire? How can I tell if my cake is ready? What should I look for when roasting vegetables in the oven? How can I avoid burning my casseroles? Recipes Mentioned In This Episode: Bundt Cake Recipes Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Medley Smashed Potatoes Baked Ziti Chicken Tetrazzini

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!! Blessings to you!!!

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