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  • As Family Savvy has grown over the last few years, so has the wonderful team of people behind it! In this episode, listeners get a behind the scene peek as they meet the faces behind Family Savvy!

    Episode At A Glance:

    In this week's episode of The SavvyCast, I invited the members of the Family Savvy team to join me and share their different roles with listeners. I have so enjoyed working with each of them, and it just didn't feel right to keep them to myself! Here we discuss how Family Savvy has grown over the last three years, what each team member contributes, as well as all the behind-the-scene details of the inner workings of Family Savvy. I know you will love getting to know the Family Savvy Team as much as I have!

    Who Is Finlay Coupland?

    Finlay Coupland is a recent graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with concentrations in Public Relations, Advertising, and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Theatre. She is currently making magic at the Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the Disney College Program. Finlay has happily been a part of the Family Savvy team as the Social Media Coordinator, Project Manager, and Podcast Editor for over 2.5 years. In her free time, Finlay enjoys dancing, acting, and watching Survivor.

    Who Is Christopher Bailey? Chris Bailey has been working in video production and editing for over 10 years and has been with The SavvyCast since its inception in 2019. Chris has worked with clients from Hollywood to New York City, with Emmy Award Winning Directors and Cinematographers, but his goal is always the same, to demonstrate the lasting, impactful effect video and audio can have on the lives of others. In his spare time, Chris enjoys all things tech related, from video games to coding to personal content creation. Who Is Benz Rosette?

    With a background in Psychology, Benz used her degree as her leverage in creating and implementing effective marketing strategies for various businesses and brands in the US and UK. Her passion for writing and her enthusiasm to learn new things led her to quit her 9-to-5 job and work as a freelancer specializing in email, social media, and content marketing. Benz, an ESTJ, considers herself a dedicated and motivated individual who prioritizes excellence above all else. She is a risk-taker and an avid fan of learning new things. Hence, her vast experience in handling clients from diverse niches and industries. While you may find her working on the weekends, Benz also enjoys traveling and is always down to go anywhere with good food.

    Who Is Robert Drake?

    Robert Drake is the co-owner of Creekside Systems and an avid technologist. He’s been supporting Jamie & the Family Savvy website for over a decade. He lives in Phoenicia, New York in the very center of the beautiful Catskill Mountains where he also runs a small gift shop with jewelry and photography.

    Who Is Sarah Morgan Johnson?

    Sarah Morgan Johnson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from Briarwood Christian School. She then attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Pre-Law. After falling in love with Starkville, she decided to continue her education at "The School Up North," or The University of Mississippi in Oxford. Obsessed with all things "Southern," she is currently getting a Master of Arts degree in Southern Studies. When she is not reading or writing, Sarah Morgan loves taking barre classes, cooking for friends, attending church at Christ Presbyterian, and playing pickleball.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Jamie meet and discovered each team member? What is the podcast producing process like? How much growth has The SavvyCast experienced in the past 3 years? What is each member of the blog team in charge of? How does the blog team create content? Connect With the Family Savvy Team: Jamie: LinkedIn Finlay: LinkedIn Robert: Robert's gift shop website Benz: LinkedIn Christopher: LinkedIn, Chris's website Sarah Morgan: LinkedIn

    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!!!

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  • While radiation is a common cancer treatment, few people actually know what it is and how it affects patients. In this episode, Dr. Richard Pearlman shares with listeners his expertise in radiation oncology.

    Episode At A Glance:

    Whether we battle it ourselves or walk through it with friends and family, cancer touches almost everyone. This week, Dr. Richard Pearlman joins The SavvyCast to educate listeners on radiation oncology. Dr. Pearlman is a radiation oncologist with Alliance Cancer Care. In this episode, he shares what radiation oncology is, who can benefit from it, as well as what treatment looks like.

    Who is Dr. Richard Pearlman?

    Dr. Pearlman was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical doctorate from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Following medical school, he completed his internship at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, he completed his residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Pearlman has experience in several radiation therapy treatments, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR brachytherapy). In addition to his education and medical training, Dr. Pearlman has been awarded numerous honors and has authored several articles in peer-reviewed medical publications. He is married to Dr. Hailey Park, who is a dentist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Dr. Pearlman get into radiation oncology? What is the difference between radiology and radiation oncology? When is radiation the best option? What is radiation oncology? How does radiation treat breast cancer? What are some of the differences between radiation treatment and chemotherapy? Does insurance typically cover radiation treatment? What diseases does Dr. Pearlman treat the most? What are the side effects of radiation, especially for head and neck cancer patients? How many treatments a week are typical? What are most radiation treatments like?

    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!!!

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  • This week, Tom West joins The SavvyCast to share about his cattle business, River West Cattle. Tom shares how he got into the cattle business as well as how he gets meat from the farm to consumers.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Tom West of River West Cattle. Tom's business is located in Alpine, Alabama and its mission is to provide customers with delicious, healthy farm-raised beef at affordable prices. In this episode, Tom shares how River West Cattle first began and the details of their products. Additionally, he explains how listeners and other customers can purchase beef on their website.

    Who Is Tom West?

    Tom West's family started in the cattle business about ten years ago when he and his son bought 15 Brangus cattle and a bull. Today, the herd has grown to close to 100 mama cows and three registered bulls, which they raise on approximately 500 fertile acres of mixed pasture and forest bordering the Coosa River. They have also grown as cattle farmers and have learned how to best care for their cattle while producing delicious and healthy products for human consumption.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Tom get into this business? What are steers? How does cattle farming work? What is hanging weight? How does meat get from the farm to the consumer? What is the difference between fully grass-fed meat and grain-fed meats? How do you cook grass-fed meat? What are the different options you can purchase from their website? What is their pricing like compared to grocery stores? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Purchase beef through the River West website River West's Facebook page

    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!!!

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    Let's Talk: How to Turn a Pole Barn into a Lovely Cottage with Sharon Gilbert

    Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin

  • If you are interested in or in the process of renovating your home, you will love this informative episode! Courtney Myrick of the Triton Stone Group discusses all things kitchen tile and stone.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Courtney Myrick of Triton Stone Group joins me to discuss all things tile and stone! Whether you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, in the process of building a home, or you just enjoy learning about home improvement, this episode is sure to inform. Picking out the tile and stone for your kitchen can be one of the trickiest (and most expensive) parts of renovating a kitchen. In this episode, Courtney shares her tile and stone expertise as well as savvy tips for saving money in the process!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is a stone fabricator? Why should you have one? What is the difference between renovating with an “existing footprint” or doing a total gut of your space? Which should you choose first: the tile or the stone? What are the main differences between marble, quartz, quartzite, and granite? How can you get a higher-end, trendy look for your kitchen using black granite? What are the sturdier, harder marbles? Shadow Storm Bianco Carrara Statuary Thassos Vermont Derby What are some of the most popular and sturdy quartzites? Taj Mahal Cristallo White Macaubas Azul Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    Instagram: @tritonstonegroup

    Website: https://tritonstone.com/

    Email: [email protected] (Triton Stone Group: BIRMINGHAM, AL)

    Schedule an appointment here: https://tritonstone.com/online-scheduling/

    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!!!

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    Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022

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  • In today's day and age, finding wholesome, quality entertainment can be a real challenge. In this episode, Bill Abbott shares details of his family-friendly media company GAC.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media, Bill Abbott. In addition to co-founding Great American Media in June of 2021, Bill has over 30 years of impressive leadership experience in cable television. His prior experience includes his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. In this episode, Bill shares what kind of content viewers can expect from GAC. Additionally, he shares the core values that formed the company and how GAC was born.

    Who Is Bill Abbot?

    Bill Abbott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media. Abbott co-founded Great American Media in June 2021 and led the company’s acquisition of Great American County Network from Discovery, Inc. and RIDE TV. These were rebranded as GAC Family and GAC Living respectively in September 2021. The following month, Abbott oversaw the debut of Great American Christmas, a new franchise featuring 12 original, holiday-themed movies and specials, and in June 2021 he launched Great American Adventures, the company’s first FAST (free ad-supporting streaming TV) channel which features scripted and unscripted content celebrating Americana.

    Abbott is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of leadership experience in cable television. Previously, Abbott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama, which are owned and operated by Hallmark Cards, Inc. Abbott’s vision and passion for the brand established Hallmark Channel as the leading destination for quality, family-friendly entertainment on cable.

    Prior to serving as President and CEO, Abbott was Executive Vice President of Ad Sales for Crown Media Family Networks. There he oversaw the company’s Ad Sales team and digital network development. Before his 20-year tenure at Crown Media, Abbott served as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Family Worldwide. Prior to that, Abbott held research positions with CBS Radio Networks, Seltel, Inc., and Nadler & Larimer Advertising.

    Abbott currently serves on the board of directors for Animal Humane, Parents TV & Media Council, and International Radio & Television Society Foundation and is a 2017 inductee into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    What Is Great American Media?

    Great American Media is home to Great American Family “Stories Well Told” and Great American Living “Life Well Lived.” As the company’s flagship network, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies, and seasonal romcoms. Great American media focuses on producing content that celebrates faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates America’s family-friendly traditions every day and every season.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Have some actors or actresses from Hallmark moved over to GAC to create content? How did GAC come to be? What are the future plans for GAC? How does GAC stick to its values? When is the GAC app going to be released and what will be included in the app? How can you access GAC’s Christmas movies and other media? What kind of content can I expect from GAC? Connect With GAC Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving Find what channel GAC is on here Sign up for their newsletter 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!!!

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  • While many of us have used Teflon cookware for years, it has recently come out that their products contain a cancer-causing chemical. This week, I am sharing my favorite non-toxic cookware!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing all things cookware! If you’re anything like me, you love the ease of non-stick cookware. However, many non-stick pans can contain toxic chemicals. In this episode, I share all about my favorite healthy, non-stick cookware!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How should I choose cookware? What is the difference between a fry pan and a sauté pan? How do you primarily use your frying pan? What are the main uses for a saucepan? How do you primarily use your sauté pan? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Shop my all favorite cookware 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!!!

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    Dietician Amanda Nighbert’s Best Advice On How To Stop Dieting And Start Living Your Best Life

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  • In this episode, Lizzie Harbin and Sara Hoover of PCAA share about compounded hormones. The information they share is absolutely life-changing, especially for anyone in mid-life!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Lizzie Harbin and Sara Hoover join me to discuss compounded hormones. Lizzie and Sara both work for PCAA (Professional Compounding Centers of America). In this episode, they share all the benefits of compounded medicines, how compounded hormones have affected their own personal lives, as well as the importance of lab testing.

    Who is Lizzie Harbin?

    Lizzie Harbin is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education, and Human Resources at PCAA. She lives with her husband Rod Harbin in Mountain Brook Alabama, and she has a daughter named Jillian (24) and a son named Jack (22). Lizzie's multi-faceted role within PCAA focuses on preserving and amplifying PCAA’s most valuable asset − its high-performing culture − while her work and leadership in the industry support her passion to ensure that all patients have access to life-enhancing compounded medication. Lizzie earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane.

    Who Is Sara Hoover?

    Sara Hoover is the Manager of Clinical Services at PCAA. She lives with her husband Eric Hoover in Dallas, Texas. Sara has three children – Lyndsey (21), Valerie (18), and Dylan (14). She has been a compounding pharmacist for more than 20 years and joined the PCAA Clinical Services team in June 2013. In January 2022, she was promoted to Manager of Clinical Services. Before joining PCAA, she was the owner/pharmacist of Creative Compounds in Prosper, Texas, an independent compounding-only pharmacy that focused on women’s health and nutrition. Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How can someone find a compounding pharmacy? What are the importance of hormones? How can you get lab tested for hormone levels? What has Lizzie’s personal experience with hormones been like? How has women’s health evolved over time? What is the importance of lab testing? How can oxytocin be helpful to women? What exactly is compounding pharmacy? What is Sara’s view on peptides and human growth hormones?

    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!!!

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  • Birmingham locals know and love Martin's Bar-B-Que, owned by Pat Martin. This week, Pat joins The SavvyCast to share about his new book, Life of Fire.

    Episode At A Glance:

    Calling all bar-b-que lovers! This week, Pat Martin joins me on The SavvyCast to share all things whole hog BBQ. He shares about his restaurant, giving insight into how the pandemic affected his businesses. Additionally, Pat shares about the art of bar-b-que in the South and how it differs from region to region. Lastly, Pat gives listeners the inside scoop on his new book about mastering grilling, BBQ, and the smokehouse called Life of Fire.

    Who Is Pat Martin?

    Nashville Restaurateur and Pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A celebrated leader at the forefront of traditional American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee-style whole hog BBQ. Martin's debut cookbook, Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, and The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter, 2022) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Martin is regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, Eater, and National Geographic, among many others. Martin lives in Nashville with his wife, Martha Ann, and their three children Wyatt, Daisy, and Walker.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are Pat’s most popular menu items? Is BBQ a dying culinary art? What are some of the recent struggles in the BBQ restaurant business? How is BBQ different in various locations across the South and what is different about it? What is a “redneck taco?” How did Pat come up with it? How did the pandemic affect his businesses? What info and insight does Pat’s book, Life of Fire, have in it? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Pat's new book, Life of Fire Martin's BBQ website Martin's sauces

    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!!!

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  • With so many different mattress options on the market today, it can be hard to decide which one is worth the investment. This week, I'm giving my honest reviews on two of the most popular mattresses out there so you can decide which is right for you.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my honest reviews of the Sleep Number and the DreamCloud mattresses. We all know sleep is vital to our health, but finding a mattress that supports our nightly "Zzz's" can be overwhelming. In this episode, I share my favorite features of both mattresses, as well as which one is my favorite. Additionally, I share my favorite bedding and the best way to wash it!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the pros and cons of both mattresses? Which would you ultimately recommend? Why do you prefer the one mattress over the other? What features do both mattresses offer? What is the best way to wash bedding? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Sleep Number Mattresses DreamCloud Mattresses Lili Alessandra velvet pillows and shams Lili Alessandra coverlet My LTK page

    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!!!

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    Taste Tests: My Fave Frozen Biscuits, Salsa, Tuna and More

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  • When our loved ones experience a drastic life change like the loss of a loved one, a move, sickness, or a new baby, many of us find ourselves racking our brains for how to show them we care. This week, Marie Marino shares how the gift of food can be a tangible way of blessing others and can "speak" in a way words cannot.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by my dear friend Marie Marino to discuss how to bless others with the gift of food. Marie and I were sorority sisters and have known each other for years. Her heart for others and enthusiasm for serving has always inspired me. In this episode, Marie shares practical tips on how to bless others through food. She shares her favorite go-to recipes in addition to the food storage tools she always has on hand.

    A Tangible Gift:

    Marie has a passion for blessing her loved ones who are struggling or experiencing a transition through her cooking. When her younger brother battled melanoma, Marie cooked for and delivered meals to his family. Now, a year after her brother’s passing, Marie is more inspired than ever to share the gift of food with others.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How do you get started when cooking for others? What tools are good to have on hand? How do you store food when you deliver it? What recipes are easy, simple, and delicious to make for others? How do you deliver food when the people you're gifting it to may not want company? Marie's Go-To Recipes: Any kind of salad, like my Kale Ceaser Salad or copycat recipe for North Italia's Tuscan Kale Salad My White Chicken Chili recipe Perfect Rice In The Oven Half Baked Harvest's Indian Butter Chicken Twice baked potatoes Mini Bean Burritos (vegetarian) - Simply smear canned refried beans on mini
    tortillas, sprinkle green onion, and add Yellowbird Jalapeno condiment or
    taco sauce. Next, sprinkle on some cheese and wrap it up! Mashed Sweet Potatoes (vegetarian) - To make these, start by cooking sweet potatoes in a slow cooker. Next, take them out, put them in the mixer, and mash them with a little maple syrup and mascarpone cheese. These are delicious! Penne with 5 Cheeses - this recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook by Ina Garten Penne With Spicy Vodka Sauce Creamy Chicken Tortellini Italian Lemon Chicken Soup Gluten-Free Monster Cookies Any kind of muffins, like my Morning Glory Muffins Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Marie's blog, Savoring The South Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook

    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!!!

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  • With all the cooking I do, I spend a LOT of time in different grocery stores. This week I am sharing my newest favorite products so you can try them too!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite food products and brands at the moment, in addition to how I am using them. I am always on the hunt for a new, fabulous product or brand to make cooking easier or to take my recipes to the next level. Unsurprisingly, I spend a good bit of time in the grocery store, and I always love sharing my "favorite" finds! In this episode, you will hear about a wide variety of products I am currently loving. You are sure to find a new item to enjoy!

    Products/Brands Mentioned In This Episode: Freezer Aisle: Callie's Hot Little Biscuit- My freezer is never without these delicious, better-than-homemade biscuits! They come in a wide variety of flavors, but my favorites include the cheese and chive, classic buttermilk, iced blueberry, and cinnamon. While these are delicious on their own, I especially love to serve them on a Fabulous Biscuit Board. Use discount code "FAMILYSAVVY" for 15% off your online order! Keto/Gluten Free Items: Outer Aisle Gourmet cauliflower crust pizza - This is one of my very favorite cauliflower crusts, and it makes pizza night a breeze! Outer Aisle Gourmet sandwich thins in broccoli and cauliflower (my fave) Condiments: Yell0w Bird Foods Jalapeño Condiment ¡Yo Quiero! Salsa and Queso Wickles Pickles Relish- This Alabama company makes relish with a "kick!" I love adding it to recipes like my Perfect Wicked Deviled Eggs, Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad, and Curried Chicken Salad for a little extra "zest!" Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeño Peppers Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Jalapeños Rao’s Homemade marinara and pizza sauce Pantry Staples: Kettle and Fire Bone Broth- I love using bone broth to add extra protein and flavor to grains, soups, stews, etc... It is especially delicious in my Tomato Parmesan Soup! Use the code "FAMILY_SAVVY" to save 20% off any Kettle and Fire order. Tonnino Gourmet Tuna Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips- These are hands down my favorite chocolate chips to have on hand for cookies or my Chocolate Bundt Cake!

    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!!!

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  • This week, Suzanne Cunningham shares about the art of calligraphy. She shares the origins of calligraphy as well as the details of her own career in calligraphy.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week, Suzanne Cunningham joins me to discuss all things calligraphy. Suzanne is an incredibly talented professional with over 28 years of experience. Additionally, she teaches classes to others interested in learning this amazing craft. In this episode, she shares the different types of calligraphy, her own creative process, and what her classes are like.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the different types of calligraphy? How did calligraphy evolve? What do Suzanne's classes consist of? How does a calligraphy pen work? When did calligraphy originate? What are some projects you can do with calligraphy? When did you begin doing calligraphy professionally? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Suzanne's Instagram To order something from Suzanne, either send her a DM on Instagram or email her at [email protected] Learn Calligraphy Classes Beginner Classes

    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!!!

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  • Episode At A Glance:

    This week, Registered Dietician Amanda Nighbert joins me to share about all things healthy lifestyles. Amanda is a firm believer that part of being a "healthy" person is having a healthy relationship with food. Additionally, she promotes sustainable lifestyle changes rather than "dieting," because it is the small habits that lead to lasting change. In this episode, Amanda shares how breaking the diet "rollercoaster" leads to long-term weight loss, as well as what resources she offers. She also shares how important an "all foods fit" mentality is for a healthy lifestyle.

    Who Is Amanda Nighbert?

    Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight loss nutrition. Additionally, she is a fitness enthusiast and a working mom of two. Amanda has worked in the field of weight loss for the past 19 years and has helped thousands of people reach their wellness goals. She is an avid researcher, and her goal is to bring the latest, cutting-edge strategies and techniques to her clients. Rather than encouraging a "yo-yo" diet approach, Amanda's goal is to teach her clients simple yet effective lifestyle changes. She believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic, and often crazy lives.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What does a "healthy lifestyle" mean to you? Why is it important to have a healthy relationship with food? How can I achieve sustainable, lasting weight loss? What is the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist? How does "meeting people where they are" lead to lasting change? What role do calories play in weight loss? Why is protein important to weight loss? What does the phrase "all foods fit" mean? Connect With Amanda Nighbert: Amanda's Website Instagram: @amandanighbertrd Facebook: @AmandaNighbertRD

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

  • Episode At A Glance:

    This week, I am joined by my dear friend Mary Catherine Tomlinson and her newly married daughter, Marlee Martin. Marlee shares how they believe a prescription for birth control ultimately led to massive blood clots in her leg, lungs, and heart in the fall of 2021. In this episode, Marlee and Mary Catherine share their journey with Marlee's health, the details of her life-saving surgery, and how their faith in Christ carried them through it all. After Marlee's horrendous experience with birth control, she and her mother strive to educate young women on its dangers.

    Who Is Marlee Martin?

    Marlee Martin grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Briarwood Christian School in 2017. She then went on to college at Alabama University. After graduating from Alabama in 2021, Marlee started law school at The University of Alabama School of Law. Marlee married her husband, Jacob Martin on June 18, 2022.

    Marlee's Story:

    When she was sixteen, Marlee had a cyst removed from her ovaries. Since then, she has been on and off of birth control in order to balance her hormones and prevent future cysts. Her doctor put her on Yaz, one of the strongest and most dangerous forms of birth control on the market. Fast forward to September of 2021, and Marlee started experiencing pain and swelling in her right calf. She eventually went to get an Ultra Sound done on her leg, but the ER doctors told her they could not find anything. Marlee continued to experience pain in her leg, and after the pain spread up her leg she massaged it out with a foam roller. After that, she experienced being severely out of breath and a dramatic increase in her heart rate. When her heart rate reached 190, Marlee called 911 and went to the hospital. Finally, the doctors performed tests and realized that she had clots in her lungs, heart, and leg. Marlee was eventually transferred to UAB, where Dr. Ahmed performed life-saving surgery on her.

    A True Miracle:

    After Marlee was transferred to UAB, it was quickly determined that she needed surgery immediately. The doctors removed 36 inches of blood clots (pictured above) just from Marlee's knee to hip, along with many others. During the surgery, Marlee's heart stopped. Her doctor called for the life-saving machines to be prepped. However, something prompted her doctor to continue removing the clots from her heart as quickly as possible. This decision turned out to save Marlee's life, and her heart started beating right after. Marlee and her family know that this was God, directing the surgeon's hands and sparing her life. After the surgery, countless doctors called Marlee the "miracle girl" because they had only performed autopsies on people with her severity of clots.

    The Faith That Carried Them:

    Throughout this entire journey, Marlee and her family depended completely on the Lord to sustain them and comfort them. Days before Marlee's surgery, she journaled out a prayer proclaiming her trust in and submission to the Lord's sovereignty and goodness. Mary Catherine shared that Marlee's surgery showed them how truly trustworthy God is. She shared that as a parent there is always so much she can do for her children. However, during Marlee's surgery, she could do nothing but depend on God to perform a miracle.

    The Risks of Birth Control:

    After Marlee's experience, she and her family believe that these clots were caused by her birth control, Yaz. A study that Marlee found said that women who are on that particular birth control are three times more likely to encounter blood clots. When Marlee was first prescribed birth control, the doctor did not share the risks or possible side effects of the medication. Now, both Marlee and Mary Catherine strive to educate young women on these forms of dangerous birth control.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What caused these massive blood clots? How did you first realize that something was "off" with your health? Why did these massive clots go unnoticed at first? How did birth control contribute to these blood clots? Where are you on your health journey today? How did your faith impact your journey?
  • Many people know the benefits of physical therapy for themselves, but have you ever wondered how it could impact your pet? This week, DVM Leigh Stevens shares the benefits of physical therapy for our favorite furry friends.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week, DVM Leigh Stevens joins The SavvyCast to discuss physical therapy for companion animals this week. Dr. Stevens is the Supervising Veterinarian at Scout's House, a rehab center for animals. In this episode, Dr. Stevens shares the details of her work, such as what animals she typically works with and the most common injuries she helps with. Additionally, she shares how pet owners can pursue physical therapy for their pets.

    Who Is Dr. Leigh Stevens?

    Dr. Stevens is a California native with a BA in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, she received her DVM degree from UC Davis. Dr. Stevens has worked in several small animal clinics over the years, and her main professional interests are Internal Medicine. She is specifically interested in cases involving geriatric patients and Dermatology. She has twice held the position of President in the Santa Clara County Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, Dr. Stevens created the Santa Clara County Disaster Preparedness Plan for Animals in 1996. She was awarded the Diamond Award in 1997 by the Emergency Services Association Coastal Chapter. Today, she works as the Supervising Veterinarian at Scout's House, a rehab center for animals.

    What Is Scout's House?

    Scout’s House is based in California and provides physical rehabilitation therapy and products for companion animals. They also sell a wide variety of assistive products for disabled dogs and cats through their online store.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Can physical therapists study to specifically work with animals? Will pet insurance companies pay for pets to have physical therapy? What kind of animals do you typically work with? How do you determine when to euthanize a pet? What are the most common injuries that you help with? How would people find a physical therapist for their pet in their state? Can dogs experience mental developmental disorders? How is treating service animals different than treating normal pets? What are common dermatological issues among dogs? How do you crate train your dog/cat? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Scout's House Scout's Store

    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, Francie Outlaw joins The SavvyCast to share how the tragic loss of her son John Haven lead her to create learning resources for toddlers. Her strong faith and passion for teaching are sure to inspire!

    Episode At A Glance:

    In this episode, Francie Outlaw joins me to discuss the story of her baby boy John Haven who had trisomy 18, how her faith carried her through this tragic loss, and what the grieving process has looked like for her family. Additionally, she shares how this experience led her to create learning resources for toddlers.

    Who Is Francie Outlaw?

    Francie Outlaw and her husband Matt live in Birmingham, Alabama with their three boys Mills, Saylor, and James. In addition to being a mother to her precious boys, Francie is an "unintentional influencer" when it comes to all things motherhood and family. She runs a successful blog and social media accounts and is the creator of Toddler Learning Resources. Francie hopes to aid parents and grandparents in teaching their children and grandchildren about numbers, the alphabet, and more.

    Questions Answered In this Episode: What is trisomy 18? How did it affect your marriage? What has been helpful to you through this grief process? How do you continue remembering and celebrating your baby boy? What does your life look like today as a mom? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your
    Unborn or Newly Born Child Francie’s Learning Resources (this is where you can find the following
    resources): Toddler Learning Resource: Colors, Matching, Patterns, Shapes Toddler Number Resource: Numbers 0-10 Toddler Number Resource: Numbers 11-20 Biblical Truths for Children (FREE) Toddler Alphabet Resource Connect With Francie Outlaw: Francie Outlaw's website Instagram: @francieoutlaw

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

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  • This week, interior designer Laura Dockery joins The SavvyCast to answer followers' questions about home design trends! Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, my friend Laura Dockery joins me to discuss home design trends for 2022. Laura is a dear friend of mine and a fabulously talented interior designer. Listeners may remember hearing from Laura last year on the podcast. This week she answers followers' questions about paint colors, backsplash trends, home remodeling, and more!

    Who Is Laura Dockery?

    Laura Dockery Design is an interior designer based in Montgomery, Alabama. Laura attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied painting and printmaking. Laura's passion for color and how it relates to the environment led her to establish a full-service interior design firm. No matter where you live, Laura can help you with all your design needs. Whether it’s through a virtual, in-person, or traveling consultation, she can help you in your home decorating endeavors.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the newest backsplash looks? Is the open concept trend fading away? Are moody colors becoming more popular? What are good exterior whites and off-whites for painting the exterior of
    your home? How do you recommend saving money when building a house? What are great white interior wall paint colors for 2022? What are great non-white interior paint colors for 2022? Is a dark brown island with a whitewash still in style? What is Laura’s best advice to those who are facing supply chain issues
    while remodeling their home? How do you design for 3 boys under the age of 4? Is the trend from all-white kitchens changing? How would you clean a natural-fiber sisal or seagrass rug? What are some good indoor-outdoor rug options? How do you fix scratches on your hardwood floors? What are the best household items to invest money in? Paint Colors Laura Recommends:

    Pratt & Lambert:

    Classic Grey Phantom

    Sherwin Williams:

    Neutral Ground Dover White Origami White Shoji White White Duck Natural Choice Wool Skein Grecian Ivory #7541 Connect With Laura Dockery: Laura Dockery Design Website Facebook Instagram Pinterest

    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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  • Meridith Mann from The Peachie Spoon joins The SavvyCast to give listeners a sneak peek into her fabulous new cookbook, "Well Made."

    Episode At A Glance:

    Meredith is a friend of mine and is no stranger to The SavvyCast. Listeners may remember her from her previous episode on How to Establish a Healthy Relationship with Food. This week, Meredith joins me to discuss her new balanced eating cookbook, Well Made. Well Made is filled with over 100 recipes, tips, and tricks on how to regulate your blood sugar and how to eat healthier.

    Who Is Meredith Mann?

    In addition to being a wife and mother of three, Meredith is a CPT and holistic nutrition and wellness consultant. She specializes in metabolisms, blood sugar, and emotional eating. Her happy place is her yoga mat and her kitchen, creating simple recipes that help balance blood sugar. She believes that freedom starts to come when we learn to eat properly to shut off hunger, ditch the crave/crash cycle, and finally feel good every day.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: If you were to have company, what recipes from the book would you make? What are your protein powder recommendations? Are pressed juices beneficial and what is their effect on blood sugar? What are your thoughts on Lumen? What is a typical meal you would send your kids to school with? Do you have any salty snack recommendations? What are your meal prep suggestions? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Built Bars Bad Athletics Protein products - use discount code "badmeredith" Ascent Protein product Nuzest plant-based protein powder Connect With Meredith Mann: Instagram: @thepeachiespoon thepeachiespoon.com Pinterest

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

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    Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred

  • Episode At A Glance:

    This week, OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred joins The SavvyCast to discuss women's health. You may remember Dr. Aldred from an earlier SavvyCast episode where he shared his journey with pulmonary embolism. In this episode, Dr. Aldred answers women's health questions listeners submitted via Instagram. Dr. Aldred covers it all from menopause to sex drive to hormone health and more.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week, OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred joins The SavvyCast to discuss women's health. You may remember Dr. Aldred from an earlier SavvyCast episode where he shared his journey with pulmonary embolism. In this episode, Dr. Aldred answers women's health questions listeners submitted via Instagram. Dr. Aldred covers it all from menopause to sex drive to hormone health and more.

    Who Is Dr. Justin Aldred?

    After growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Justin Aldred went to Auburn University. He then completed his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2018, he then moved back to Birmingham to start his OB/Gyn practice at OB/Gyn South at Brookwood Medical Center. Today, he is married to Chelsea Aldred. Together, they have three lovely children–Reese, Hampton, and Caroline.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the most common symptoms of menopause? How can vaginal atrophy be treated? What are your thoughts on compounded hormone medications? How can you find a qualified sex therapist? What are the causes of low sex drive? How can you improve your sex drive? What can help with hair loss for women in their 60s? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Aldred's previous podcast episode: Dr. Justin Aldred Shares His Near-Death Experience Connect with Dr. Aldred

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

  • After battling with (and sometimes against) her own curly hair, Kelly Foreman decided to start her own haircare line. This week she shares all about MopTop, her line of hair products made especially for curls.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week Kelly Foreman joins The SavvyCast to discuss her haircare line MopTop. Anyone with wavy, curly, or coily hair will surely learn something new from her expertise. Kelly shares the science behind her products, tips for caring for your curls, and more!

    Who Is Kelly Foreman?

    Kelly Foreman was born and raised in the humidity of the South, a particular struggle for those with curly hair. As Kelly grew up amongst hair trends like the Dorothy Hamill to Farrah Fawcett feathering, she became frustrated with her hair. After having curly-headed children of her own, Kelly decided it was time to find a way to embrace and enhance their natural hair texture. She began by making hair products in her kitchen and later launched MopTop and FuzzyDuck natural product lines in 2005. Today, it is Kelly's mission to help people of all ages, all hair textures, and all ethnicities learn to love their natural hair.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What can cause hair loss? How do you "reactivate" the hair products 2-3 days after washing your hair? What are MoTop products all about? Should we put silicone in our hair? What is Kelly's hair washing routine? How should we detox our hair? What are the three most important things when it comes to caring for our hair? Where Can I Buy MopTop: MotTop's website: Save 15% with code SAVVY15 Amazon Whole Foods Select Salons Connect With MopTop: Instagram @moptophair

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! In addition, 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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