Savvy Lifestyle

Our newest Savvy fan!
October 24, 2008, 2:31 pm
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I am back now from maternity leave. I have been taking a break from work and Savvy for a bit until I became adjusted to the new world of motherhood. What an exciting time it’s been for me and our new family! I must admit this is the steepest learning curve I’ve ever faced and it’s very rewarding but also a bit overwhelming as it is the most important job and role I now have.

The rest of the girls were kind enough to get Cade a little onsie with a hammer emblem we’ve been working on for Savvy. I propped him up to take a few pics of him in the shirt. He is now our youngest Savvy member!

-Jackie, W-B


It’s a boy!!!!!!!
July 21, 2008, 9:01 am
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On Wednesday, July 16 baby boy Cade Allan entered the world!!!

Congratulations Jackie….he’s so handsome!

KSU hit by tornado
June 16, 2008, 8:33 pm
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As Jackie mentioned in an earlier post, the Midwest was hit by some major storms…again.  One of the other towns hit was Manhattan, KS.  This college town was struck with by a tornado the same evening of the Chapman.  These are the old stomping grounds of the 5 non blondes.  We probably spent more time ON campus than we would like to remember, but lots of memories and sleepless night were spent in the Little Apple.  Below are pictures from the horrible storms and the 20 million dollars of damage to campus left behind. 

I promise we aren’t turning into a weather blog, but we spent 5 years in the little apple and I had to share some of the wild pictures.

-Alison, KC, MO


Have you ever seen hail damage like this???

Alison, KC

52 projects
June 15, 2008, 8:47 pm
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I’m not a girl in need of yet another project.  My plate seems to be pretty full these days, but I am a girl in need of some creativity.  I like things that inspire my life.  52 projects is just such a thing.  I heard about it from the blog hula seventy.  She seems to always have some fantastic project going and I love it!  I loved it so much that I bought the book: “52 projects- Random Acts of Everyday Creativity”.  Written by Jeffrey Yamaguchi because as he says, “I feel the  most alive when I am creating something.”  I flipped through the book and found other bits of wisdom like, “The creative energy built up around a project ends up seeping into the other parts of my life where energy is lacking.” and “It’s a cycle of physical & mental momentum, one that I use to keep pushing forward and higher, to places I’ve never been before.”  I love it!  That’s what I long for.   You can see why I had to own it immediately. 

It’s filled with so many fantastic ideas.  Some top ones on my list:

#5 Make a piece of art and hang it somewhere you’re not supposed to.

#19- Write down the story of the best night of your life.  Or a variation- write down the story of the night that could have been the best night of your life, but wasn’t.

#29- Get an enevelope & address it to someone special.  Then, stuff it with as many things as you can: a letter, photographs, torn out magazine articles, poems, recipies, artwork… Make sure to stuff it so full that it barely seals and mail it off.

#36 stay up all night

#49 During the next summer rainstorm, walk outside to a place without shelter and immediately take a picture of yourself and whoever else you can convince to join you.  Keep standing in the rain until you’re soaked to the bone and take another photo.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress.




hometown hit
June 13, 2008, 11:01 am
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I awoke Thursday morning going through my morning routine when over the radio I heard a quick news update on a small town that had at least 60% of it’s town desroyed and 2 confirmed deaths due to a tornado. As I heard the announcer say Chapman, KS I was shocked!

I immediately called my parents to see if what I had heard was correct. It was. I have been pretty distracted since then. This is the small town I am so familiar with. It was a town of approximately 1,400 people that contained an elementary, middle, and high school that are attached to so many memories for me. I didn’t live in town  except for 3 months while our house was being built but I spent so much time there through school, friends, and church.  it was a community made up of one flashing light and a thriving school district from surrounding smaller rural schools.

It was one of those places that just didn’t change. The post office and schools were about all contained life but it’s still been hard to see pictures of things or places that now look so different. Thankfully all of the friends and families that I grew up with are safe.

I thought I’d post a few pictures of the town that hopefully will be rebuilt and improved. It’s amazing how powerful nature is. What energy to harness if we ever figure out how to tap into that resource. Despite living in the east it’s pretty safe to say my heart is still in the mid-west right now.

-Jackie, W-B



Midwest Weather
June 3, 2008, 9:09 pm
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This is going to be a short post because I spent most of my evening in my basement listening to my weather radio intensely.  It is that time again here in the midwest and that time is tornado season.  It is crazy to think that my other fellow non blondes don’t have to experience the scary sirens anymore since they moved away. Tonight was a close call here in KC.  I was on my way home from a late meeting and the radio said that a “rotation” was spotted three miles from my house!  Not the best weather to be driving in, but I wasn’t sure where else to go and there were no sirens going off.  I don’t think one ever touched down in the area, but this was the scariest cloud I have ever seen in my life.  No matter how long I’ve lived in “tornado alley”, it doesn’t get any easier.  Frankly, I am terrified of tornadoes and thankfully I have never actually seen one.  Thank goodness we’ve got the ping pong table in the basement to help pass the time when we have to take cover.

-Alison, KC, MO

Happy Birthday Kels!
May 28, 2008, 11:42 am
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We love you Kelsey.  We hope you have a wonderful birthday!