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Life at Anchor Podcast

Life at Anchor Podcast

By Van Nguyen
Welcome to the Life at Anchor Podcast, where I will be sharing stories, tips and tricks, and having conversations with friends about how to live a creative and intentional life anywhere you may drop anchor.

I’m your host, Van Nguyen. I’m a military spouse, proud mama bear to two, avid crafter and memory keeper and self-proclaimed foodie.

I hope that you’ll join me every Wednesday on apple podcasts or wherever you may listen to your podcasts.
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Episode 09. Life at Anchor - Transitioning into Spring with Sierra Beaton
Today, I am chatting with Sierra Beaton again as we look forward to 2021. This was recorded on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2021. Enjoy!! Sierra Beaton: https://sierrabeaton.com/the-beatons/ HSN Crafts: https://www.hsn.com/shop/crafts-and-sewing/ct Do it on a Dime, Steam Shot Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ctIqwEBnc Bissell Steam Mop and Handheld Steamer: https://www.amazon.com/Bissell-PowerSteamer-Handheld-Steamer-2685A/dp/B082YPRJV3/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsqmEBhDiARIsANV8H3aABbNEc-U1qGwC7Uh-mpx46oET4LEySdIH-IZ5qu6Tn0Rkzgie6c0aAmvvEALw_wcB&hvadid=324352626143&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9008123&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=3127887748806059597&hvtargid=kwd-816886513124&hydadcr=16013_10172120&keywords=bissell+powerfresh+deluxe+steam+mop&qid=1619737338&sr=8-18 Aunt Meg’s Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-bachtel-meg&pid=198308774&fhid=24234 Yoga Burn Trim Core Challenge: https://yoga-burn.net/trim-core-ggrm/?gclid=CjwKCAiAgJWABhArEiwAmNVTBznwn45Fx85LKvHfE3rl1V9T_P5_sFHyUIRb7uhV7L5oEr3ljcYtLxoCDYUQAvD_BwE Lucy Score: https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Score/e/B00G2DKSBU Productivity Planner: https://thepagecompany.com/ Get to Work Book: https://www.gettoworkbook.com/ Erin Condren Petite Planner: https://www.erincondren.com/petiteplanner Week in the Life: https://aliedwards.com/shop/week-in-the-life You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
33:23
April 30, 2021
Episode 08. Life at Anchor - Chatting about Art and Crafting with Heather Conklin
Life at Anchor - Episode 8 Today, I am chatting with Heather Conklin.  Artist, crafter, wife, mother, teacher, Arts Commissioner and lover of all things Tacoma, coffee and God.  We discuss her role as an Arts Commission, her journey to becoming an art teacher, and her extensive work as a design team member for a number of companies in the paper crafting industry! Where you can find Heather: creative IG @goldiecar_creates goldiecar.blogspot.com Nespresso - Pixie.   Bridgerton on Netflix.   Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Espresso Martini Mixer. Procreate.   Bardot Brush by @lisabardot Making Art Everyday Challenge. Good Notes App for iPad.   December Daily.   Chat Books.   Tacoma Arts Commission. Authentique Paper.   Diamond Press.   City of Tacoma Public Art Tour. Wayz Goose Printmaking Festival.   Monkey Shines.   Creative Memories.   Basic Gray.   Xyron.   Beth Kingston.  HSN Crafts (24 Hour Craft Day).   DreamBox.   Paige Evans.   You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com.   https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/ 
32:22
February 26, 2021
Episode 07. Life at Anchor - Chatting with Dr. Plastic Picker
Life at Anchor - Episode 7 Today, I am chatting with Dr. Vi Nguyen aka Dr. Plastic Picker about what she did this weekend to help lessen her impact on the environment. We then meander into a discussion about cooking and our mother. Enjoy!! Dr. Plastic Picker: https://drplasticpicker.com/ Dr. Plastic Picker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drplasticpicker/ Docximity: https://www.doximity.com/ Sourdough Starter: https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/items/fresh-sourdough-starter-and-classic-crock-set Force of Nature: https://www.forceofnatureclean.com/natural-cleaner-and-disinfectant/ Bobos in Paradise by David Brooks: https://www.amazon.com/Bobos-Paradise-Upper-Class-There/dp/0684853787 You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
30:59
February 04, 2021
Episode 06. Life at Anchor - Looking Forward to 2021 with Sierra Beaton
Today, I am chatting with Sierra Beaton again as we look forward to 2021. This was recorded on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2021. Enjoy!! Sierra Beaton: https://sierrabeaton.com/the-beatons/ Singtrix: https://www.singtrix.com/ Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1368042414/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glc_fabc_NJHbGb30RWNR4 Yoga Burn Trim Core Challenge: https://yoga-burn.net/trim-core-ggrm/?gclid=CjwKCAiAgJWABhArEiwAmNVTBznwn45Fx85LKvHfE3rl1V9T_P5_sFHyUIRb7uhV7L5oEr3ljcYtLxoCDYUQAvD_BwE Wings of Fire: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0545349230/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glc_fabc_XKHbGbD87JE87 Anne of Green Gables - Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Anne-of-Green-Gables-Audiobook/B01KGL13FI?source_code=GPAGBSH0508140001&ipRedirectOverride=true&ds_rl=1257028&ds_rl=1260658&ds_rl=1258208&gclid=CjwKCAiAu8SABhAxEiwAsodSZFdf9ibjQjgtrkhhQUqGhpbxKUreVTWypHRwWrQfj07-29xHpVOAsRoCW9IQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Organize 365 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/organize-365-podcast/id915355770 The Vanishing Half: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525536299/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glc_fabc_tLHbGbR8SJ8M3 Before Breakfast: https://lauravanderkam.com/before-breakfast-podcast/ The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Twenty-Blackbirds-Pie-Book/dp/1455520519/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=blackbird+pie&qid=1611810316&s=books&sr=1-1 No Knead Bread: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread Letter from a Birmingham Jail: https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html?fbclid=IwAR22THDRt72qT-QkQdSm3zFzkK4qHY1GJGv-rv4-QtBF2NF5aQdU2rPvquc You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
34:04
January 28, 2021
Episode 05. Life at Anchor - Looking Back at our 2020 Goals with Sierra Beaton
Life at Anchor - Episode 5 Today, I am chatting with Sierra Beaton to reflect back on the goals we set last year for 2020! Enjoy!! Sierra Beaton: https://sierrabeaton.com/the-beatons/ In the Hoop Mask Embroidery Design: https://www.zippydesignz.com/ Slippers: https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-4426326/womens-muk-luks-hazel-convertible-slippers.jsp The Perfect Joggers: https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-performance-jogger-heather-grey?variant=32755436060775 Sunday Basket: https://organize365.com/product/complete-sunday-basket-system-2 Atomic Habits: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/ Ali Edwards Story Kit: https://aliedwards.com/subscribe/story-kit Chat Books: http://invite.chatbooks.com/vannguyen0u7 December Daily: https://aliedwards.com/projects-december-daily Week in the Life: https://aliedwards.com/week-in-the-life-2019 Day in the Life: https://aliedwards.com/projects/day-in-the-life Ticket to Ride: https://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/usa/ Exploding Kittens: https://explodingkittens.com/ You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
30:22
December 10, 2020
Episode 04. Life at Anchor - Elf on the Shelf with Charlotte ad Benjamin
Today is a special BONUS episode where I talk with my kids, Charlotte and Benjamin, about our family scout elf, Elf Elf.  Please see the below links for the things discussed. Enjoy!! Elf on the Shelf Legos Who Was Abraham Lincoln Rowey Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Sweet Berry Farm Grove Park Inn and the National Gingerbread House Competition You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
10:38
December 03, 2020
Episode 03. Life at Anchor - Sailing on SV EPIPHANY with Justin Smith
LIFE AT ANCHOR - EPISODE 3 Today, I am chatting with Justin Smith to discuss sailing, renovating a sailboat, and racing to Bermuda. Please see the below links for the things discussed. Enjoy!! Grit by Tammy Duckworth: https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111116/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=grit+duckworth&qid=1606280360&sr=8-2 30 Days of Thankful with Cathy Zieslski: https://www.cathyzielske.com/tag/30-days-of-thankful/ Breville Sous Chef Slice and Dice: https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/food-processors/bfp820.html Epiphany Races to Bermuda (made by Amanda Scherer): https://vimeo.com/280653229?fbclid=IwAR3vG2WqNAOI_4uurRmXjcK4Cn1PHVrpa_lfqIU34bNwFVUkqiC8hRheABs You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
26:35
November 25, 2020
Episode 02. Life at Anchor - Anxiety in Anticipation with Sierra Beaton
LIFE AT ANCHOR PODCAST - EPISODE 2 Today, I am chatting with Sierra Beaton to discuss Anxiety in Anticipation with Military Moves (with a little bit of holiday, baking and quilting too)! Please see below links for the things discussed. Enjoy!! Sierra Beaton: https://sierrabeaton.com/the-beatons/ Butterfinger Cake: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/butterfinger-poke-cake/da881280-f72f-41f3-8153-39fb5d6016ac?int=td&rc=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAqdP9BRDVARIsAGSZ8AnbTkJm7o7MX-NhXqj1hNaZQSLwBdJ5qMOl60KCCrRNMpSzPZJM02YaAlEnEALw_wcB Breville Smart Loaf: https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/bread-makers/bbm800.html Paislee Press Desk Calendars: https://paisleepress.com/2020/11/2021-calendars-are-here/ Wings of Fire: https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Fire-Boxset-Books-1-5/dp/0545855721/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wings+of+fire&qid=1605705777&sr=8-2 Owl Crate Jr: https://www.owlcrate.com/ You can use the WELCOME10 coupon at checkout to save 10% on their first box/subscription plan. Pinch of Magic: https://www.amazon.com/Pinch-Magic-Michelle-Harrison/dp/0358193311/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1FSLDEBGHEI0Q&dchild=1&keywords=pinch+of+magic+book&qid=1605706120&sprefix=puinch+of+m%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-2 Rose Garden Quilt: https://blog.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-may-2020-box-reveal/ You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
30:47
November 18, 2020
Episode 01. Life at Anchor - Gratitude Journaling with Sierra Beaton
LIFE AT ANCHOR PODCAST - EPISODE 1: Today, I am chatting with Sierra Beaton to discuss Gratitude Journaling (with a little bit of homeschooling, December Daily, and military life sprinkled in there)! Please see links below for the things discussed. Enjoy!! Sierra Beaton: https://sierrabeaton.com/the-beatons/ Lucy Score: https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Score/e/B00G2DKSBU Kamala Harris: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/07/us/politics/kamala-harris.html Life of Fred: https://www.lifeoffred.uniquemath.com/ Crazy Daisy Quilt: https://blog.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-august-2020-box-reveal/ 30 Days of Thankful with Cathy Zieslski: https://www.cathyzielske.com/tag/30-days-of-thankful/ One Line a Day Journal: https://www.amazon.com/One-Line-Day-Five-Year-Memory/dp/0811870197/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3G02FQ63H2L75&dchild=1&keywords=year+daily+diary&qid=1605064533&sprefix=year+daily+%2Cdigital-text%2C148&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEySVAySzNXQU8zUjhCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTc3NzgwWk5HODFQMzFaUU5GJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2NDg1MTgyTzVPTlZJVEFXUE5LJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Ali Edwards 3x8 Album: https://aliedwards.com/shop/december-daily-2020-green-3x8-linen-album Ali Edwards Story Kit: https://aliedwards.com/subscribe/story-kit December Daily: https://aliedwards.com/projects-december-daily Chat Books: https://chatbooks.com/ You can follow me, Van Nguyen, at: www.lifeatanchor.com. https://www.facebook.com/madebyvan/ https://www.instagram.com/madebyvan/
40:21
November 11, 2020
Episode 00. Life at Anchor - Trailer
Welcome to the Life at Anchor Podcast, where I will be sharing stories, tips and tricks, and having conversations with friends about how to live a creative and intentional life anywhere you may drop anchor. I’m your host, Van Nguyen. I’m a military spouse, proud mama bear to two, avid crafter and memory keeper, and self-proclaimed foodie. I hope that you’ll join me every Wednesday on apple podcasts wherever you may listen to your podcasts. You can also find me on all the socials, with links in the show notes. *** You can follow me on: Instagram:  @madebyvan Facebook:  @madebyvan
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November 03, 2020