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Whether you're longing for joy in your life or looking for ways to decrease stress and find more time, or you're searching for new traditions and interesting gift ideas you'll find it here!

Join Sandy Fowler, a mom who has gone from stressed to blessed in her own life, as she shares ideas, thoughts and insights for bringing more joy and meaning into your life. Listen in as she chats with the experts, finding out the tips and tricks you can use in everything you do to plan and enjoy your holidays and every day. 

Your Host - Sandy Fowler

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She teaches, blogs, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using holidays and special celebrations as a springboard Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day . She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

Garage Sale Gold – Barb Tobias, the Thrift Talk Diva, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 27

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Living with family is such a mixed bag - fun, love and excitement mixed in with a good dose of frustration. We're kicking things off with a simple strategy that can save you some of that frustration. And, as a bonus, it can save you time and make getting the family dinner on the table a little easier. After that good news we'll look at kid crafts that are perfect for Mother's Day gifts.

Then we're talking to Barb Tobias, the Thrift Talk Diva. Barb has a fun and fabulous perspective on using thrift to live large and have fun. She'll be sharing tips for finding the best garage sales and getting the best deals along with ideas for turning trash into treasure.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with simple ideas for homemade gifts, even if you feel like you don't have enough talent to make anything..

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.

Barb Tobias, America's Thrift Talk Diva, has spent a lifetime transforming trash into treasure. She is a master at creating stunning interiors, dressing clients like supermodels and turning the forgotten into the unforgettable-for a fraction of the cost.

Barb is a professional speaker, an inspiring coach, and the mistress of thrifty business. Her book, Tossed and Found, takes the reader on a journey of personal transformation. Walk with this inventive Diva as she shares the secret to purchasing, purging and profiting from thrift.

 

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Verses for Mother's Day:

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/mhandprintalt.html
http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/short-mothers-day-poems.html
http://www.imag-e-nation.com/pages/Mothers-Day-Verses-Poems-Quotes.html

Mosaic Vase http://www.bhg.com/holidays/mothers-day/crafts/mothers-day-crafts-for-kids/#page=10  

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

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Financially Savvy - Susan Schell interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 20

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Mother's Day is around the corner and that means gifts for grandmas, moms, friends and other special women. Whether you're sentimental, practical or too busy to shop we have ideas for you.  

It's that time of year when teens are graduating high school and heading off to college and young adults are graduating college and heading out on their own. One thing they'll all need to do is handle their finances. Finances can be tough to teach; it might feel overwhelming to your child, you may not know where to start or you may not feel that you know enough to be the teacher. Susan Schell has taken care of that for you. Susan is a certified financial planner and she's joining us today to give us the inside scoop on shoring up your child's finances as they move into the world as adults.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we're talking about family fun and family vacations. Summer is right around the corner and that's when families are itching to get out of town. Whether you're planning a day trip, a weekend getaway or a full family vacation, if you're looking for a little Christmas fun we have some towns that will deliver. Plus we're sharing a homemade gift idea that's perfect for ladies of all ages from tweens to grandmas. You can make this pretty craft and put a smile on a special lady's face.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.

As author and speaker and creator of The Financially Savvy Graduate, Susan knows the importance of creating a strong financial foundation, and she effectively engages young people in the subject of money and finances.  She is passionate about helping them to develop positive, lifelong financial habits and gives colleges and universities an edge by providing training in this critical life skill.  Students comment that the In The Money:  20 Savvy Financial Moves to Help You Get on Track, Stay on Track and Build for the Future After Graduation activity book used in the workshop is a wonderful tool for keeping all the information in one place, serving as a reminder to keep them on track.

Susan attributes her passion for sharing information through speaking to her 12-year membership in Toastmasters International, the world-wide public speaking organization.   She has spoken for organizations such as Skidmore College, Schenectady County Community College, Siena College, the Capital Region EAP, Powerful Women International, and various women's professional groups, to name a few.  She was asked to appear on the Real Conversations television show to give her perspective on the unfolding financial crisis in 2008 and again in 2013 to join a conversation about being frugal. 

She is a graduate of Hartwick College and received her Master of Science degree from Russell Sage College.  She studied financial planning through the College for Financial Planning and has held the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation since 2001.

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Resources (click on link or picture to access)

How to make a candle jar decorative holder http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/candle-jar-craft-cotton-ball-holder/

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Family Harmony - Claudette Chenevert, The Stepmom Coach, is interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 13

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This week's show has you primed and ready for family time! Kicking things off, we have some thoughts on Mother's Day. Mother's Day can be an awkward holiday since the people who typically plan and organize holidays and family activities are the ones who are meant to be honored. We'll talk about ways to avoid the awkwardness of the holiday and how to have the Mother's Day you really want. And we didn't forget about all the single moms our there! We have tips for you so you can celebrate and have the day you dream of.

Then we're chatting with Claudette Chenevert, the Stepmom Coach. Claudette will be sharing her expertise for creating a happy and harmonious step family. Hear Claudette's story and how she found her happy ending. Then learn about one simple technique that can get your step family pulling together, creating a happy and successful family.

Lastly, in Christmas Corner, we have tips for better photos. Let's face it, photos are the cornerstone of our memorabilia and you'd love to have some great pictures to look at as you reminisce about old times and family functions. While you can still enjoy the memories no matter what the photos look like, it's more fun when Timmy's head isn't cut off and Suzy isn't fuzzy or a shiny blur. And if you can capture the feeling of the moment, that's nirvana.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Claudette Chenevert, AKA The Stepmom Coach, works with women who find themselves in a serious relationship or married to a man who has kids from his previous relationship and she's asking herself "What's my role in all of this? What do I do when his kids comes over. Issues around discipline, the exes?

Through coaching and online courses, Claudette helps these women understand and work out what their new role is in the family, create a strong and harmonious relationship with the kids and her husband as well as taking care of her personal needs and wants.

Claudette is a Master Certified Stepfamily Coach and a trained Result Coaching System Coach. She's been a stepmom for 25 years, enjoy a great relationship with her son and daughter-in-law, her two stepdaugthers and their husbands as well as her six grandchildren.

She's  very active on Facebook and Google+ as well as Twitter. To find out more about Claudette, visit her website at www.stepmomcoach.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Simple Living for Real Families – Andrea Dekker interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 6

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Water, it's everywhere and we are constantly hearing about how we need to drink 8 glasses a day to maintain good health. You probably understand that in your head, but your heart just isn't in it. Today I'm sharing 5 motivating reasons to drink water, reasons that will make you want to grab a glass right now. Then I'm sharing the details of my last vacation; not to brag, but to show you how going against the grain can really make you happy.

Then we're talking about simple living for real families. There's a lot of hype out there about simple living but, for the average family, a lot of what you hear can feel daunting. Today, Andrea Dekker is joining us to share the real scoop about simple living. She's a wife, mom and full time blogger working from home who believes in keeping things real. She'll be sharing ideas with us for making life easier for your family through simple living strategies, strategies that work for real families.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with a chat about that annual family Christmas photo. I'm sharing ideas for breathing new life into your same old routine as well as tips for taking better family photos.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.

Andrea Dekker:

Wife to Dave.
Momma to Nora and Simon.Lover of all things "white".List maker.
Meal planner.
Diaper changer.
Farmhouse renovator.
Closet organizer.
Life simplifier.

I'm the simple living enthusiast behind the Andrea Dekker blog, business, and brand

If I could describe myself in one word, I would choose "REAL". 

People who know me a little better might say "blunt" or "candid" - but I prefer "real":)

What you see is what you get with me. I don't sugar-coat things, I say it like it is, I present the facts in the simplest way possible, and I don't waste time "beating around the bush". So yes, I might be blunt or candid at times, but I say what I think and I'm always true to my beliefs.

Sometimes this gets me in trouble... but for the most part, I consider it an asset. My friends and family always know they can count on me to give them a REAL, honest answer - even if it might sting a bit and even if it's not what they want to hear.

I try to bring that "realness" to AndreaDekker.com as much as possible. 

My house, my family, and my life are far from perfect, but that's OK - I'll share them with you anyway; the exciting, the exhausting, the emotional, the exceptional and the every-day.

It's all here and more.

My hope is that AndreaDekker.com will be a resource to motivate, encourage, and inspire YOU to make positive changes in your home, your family, and your life. So grab a comfy chair and a cup of coffee... I'd love to have you stick around for a while!

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Handling the Stress when Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Christine Hassler, author of Expectation Hangover, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 30

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Easter, expectations, crafts and Christmas on today's Heart Filled Holidays radio show. With Easter right around the corner you may be looking for new ideas for the kids Easter baskets. And what if you're trying to reduce the Easter candy intake? Or create candy-free Easter baskets? No worries! Sandy Fowler will share great ideas for fun and treats that satisfy kids of all ages (and their busy moms too!)

Life doesn't always go the way you expect. Sometimes it's the little things; maybe the gift you bought was a bust or the kids kept bickering all through your family vacation, and sometimes it's the really big things like realizing you're on the wrong path in your life. Regardless of the circumstance, or how long it's been going on, when life doesn't meet your expectations things can feel bad - really bad. Christine Hassler has named that phenomenon; she calls it an expectation hangover. Today she'll join us to talk about those expectation hangovers, discussing causes, cures and ways to find peace again.

We'll wrap things up with some fun, crafty ideas in Christmas Corner. Whether you want to keep the kids occupied during a school break, have some fun on a family night or reduce your holiday stress, we have an idea for you but I can't tell you now - it's a surprise.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Christine Hassler is the author of Expectation HangoverThe 20 Something Manifesto, and 20 Something, 20 Everything. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a speaker, retreat facilitator, and life coach, she has been sharing her passion to ease suffering. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at www.christinehassler.com.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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