The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

This week is our first time to have a return guest on the Happy Hour. My BFF, Amy, was my very first guest when I had no clue what I was doing. Who am I kidding, I still have no clue what I'm doing! I have been wanting to chat with Amy again for a podcast because she's hilarious and I just love chatting with her.

On this podcast Amy and I  discuss sending our kids back to school, the VMA awards (and I realize I'm old because I don't know hardly any of the winners),the Emmy's, and my new workout BARRE. Oh and you won't believe the credit card scam story that Amy shared with us! Better check your ipads!

Direct download: Amy.Gayhart.Final.15.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

 

Today’s guest on the Happy Hour is Jen Wilkin. Jen is a speaker, writer and teacher of women’s Bible studies in Dallas, Texas. She and her family have been members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas for seven years, where she currently serves on staff. She writes and teaches the Flower Mound Women’s Bible Study and co-teaches a parenting class with her husband Jeff at the Village. Jen and Jeff have four children between the ages of eighteen and fourteen, and have been married for twenty-one years. 

One of my favorite take away's from this podcast was Jen talking about creating a climate of conversation in their home. Teaching your kids to know that whatever they are feeling or thinking they can come to you and you will drop it all and listen. This is something that I want so desperately for my home. That my kids would be comfortable with telling me everything and anything.

Direct download: Jen.Wilkin.FINAL.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 11:21am CDT

Today's guest on the Happy Hour is Annie Downs. Annie and I met this past Spring at the If Gathering and I knew when I met her that I would love her and she would be such a fun person! It was such a blast chatting with her on this podcast! We talked a lot about being BRAVE, especially since her newest book is called LET'S ALL BE BRAVE, we discussed college & fantasy football, she told me about when she was on the red carpet for the movie premier of The Fault In Our Stars, the Bachelorette, "hook-up culture" , the Civil Wars, and finally what we are watching and reading.

This podcast cracked me up because so many times we just would talk over each other and laugh so loud. She was a super fun guest! I'm giving away TWO signed copies of LET'S ALL BE BRAVE to one of you guys. Here's what I need you to do .... tell someone about the podcast. You can do that via your social media, or an email, or a phone call, or whatever you want. Also subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher if you haven't, and then leave me a comment telling me what you did and on Friday I'll pick a winner! So easy people!

Direct download: Annie.Downs.FINAL.mp3
Category:author -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT

Today's guest on the Happy Hour is my friend Jennie Allen. If you aren't familiar with Jennie, you'll love getting to know her more in this podcast, and if you do know her, you'll really love our conversations. Jennie is an author, bible study teacher, dreamer, founder of the If Gathering, wife, and mom. Jennie and her husband Zac have four kids and live in Austin.

One of my favorite things about Jennie is how she's always dreaming up something. In this podcast she even spills the beans on a new project she has going on here in Austin {Collaborate} and if you are interested you can email her: admin@jennieallen.com

We talk about small cities in America to visit and whether we have been there or not. What it looks like to get away as a couple and how we try to make that a priority. Jennie shares her thoughts from her trip to Rwanda with Noonday, and what it was like to visit the place her son spent the first four years of his life.

If you have journeyed through IF with Jennie, you'll enjoy hearing her tell the story of how IF was born.

Direct download: Jennie.Allen.FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 12:12pm CDT

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