Flash Sale! Paperback of What Now? hot off the press!

One day only 2 for $15 + S&H.  Great gift for friends and neighbors for a life boost when dealing with a life challenge.  Get it here!

E-book also available here for $4.99.

Hugs,

Connie

Get the WHAT NOW? course today!

WhatNow_CVR_LRGFlash Sale on the WHAT NOW? 4-week LIVE course today– only $47!

Dealing with a life challenge? Want simple ways to handle or solve the situation? Bestselling author, popular speaker, and mother of seven, Connie E. Sokol, shares eight tips to find clarity, direction, and peace. Read this ebook to jumpstart your joy and ability to tackle the What Now?

Buy it on a “Flash Sale” today only $47!  Purchase here.

The course starts October 11, 2017.  After purchase, watch for an email from info@backtobasics.org.

Hugs,

Connie

Are you at the place of, What Now?

Are you at the place of, What Now? I am. For the past several months I’ve experienced a tough life challenge and found myself at this very spot, asking myself, What Now? The idea came–“Share it.”

After a little kicking and screaming, I did–in a Facebook Live. It received over quadruple the number of views I’d had in anything previously.

And then the thought came, Do a book. And I really didn’t want to. Because sometimes you want to talk about how you got through something, and sometimes you don’t. You’d rather eat brownies and watch an Austen flick.

But I did. (Write the book. And eat some brownies and watch Austen).

WhatNow_CVR_LRGHesitantly, I put it up for preorder. Two days later it hit #1 on Amazon. That told me other women felt this same feeling and had that same question. Other women who faced life challenges and transitions, who had done their best to navigate them, and now found themselves wondering/worrying/possibly whining about What Now.

Wonder, worry, and whine no more. I’m thrilled to share with you this book with simple tips to go from emotional paralysis to daily productive.

One reviewer shared:
“I LOVED your book. I read it all on Friday evening. I loved the do-able suggestions that I could put in place right now to help with the issue I was wanting help with. Many books geared at helping are just “feel-good” books. And while this book helped me feel better, I loved the real-life examples you shared of what exactly you meant and what putting a certain principle in place looked like.

More than anything, I also felt reassurance as I was reading. As in—you’re not the only one going through something. Most women are and we’re all here dealing with our own issues, so we’re not alone and in the end, it’s going to be alright.” Erin Trimble

Join me in celebrating the official launch of What Now? 8 Ways to Deal with Life’s Difficulties. It’s a fast-paced, nurture-your-soul read. It helps you break through the emotional barriers to make a move.

This week, whether you get the principles in this ebook, on Studio 5 on Wednesday, or as a free giveaway on social media, enjoy these life-nourishing thoughts to set you on a happier path.

Hugs,
Connie

P.S. Purchase my new e-book What Now? 8 Ways to Deal with Life’s Difficulties, here!


Studio 5

Watch Connie share more about What Now? on Studio 5! Free giveaway ebooks on this week’s segment on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker, airing Weds., 11-12 pm, on KSL Channel 5. Join us for a special day:)


New Announcement
Look for Connie’s NEW ANNOUNCEMENT this week of her surprise companion goodie to the What Now? ebook–check Connie’s social media for details!
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BLOG RECIPES

Over the years I’ve learned how to make cooking my friend–I call it Down and Dirty Cooking. It’s fast, healthy, and yummy! All recipes generally take about 5-10 minutes to assemble or prepare and most ages of kids like them.

Try making one this week and let me know your thoughts, and any additions!

Hugs,

Connie

P.S. Enjoy some personal info today–I’ve been interviewed by Erin Trimble of Motherhood Magnified and she’ll post the responses on her Instagram today at motherhoodmagnified.


EZ 3-Minute Fajitas

The easiest, tastiest fajitas ever–the name came from the morning I was hurrying to take us to church and had only three minutes to prep them–done!

1-2 lbs of chicken breasts
1 pkg of a 3-sweet pepper trio (or 3 colored peppers), cored and sliced
Taco seasoning
1 package of homemade tortillas
Toppings for fajitas (guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc.)

Toss chicken and 1 to 2 cups of taco seasoning with 1 TBSP oil and 1 TBSP of water (add more if desired). Put in the crockpot on high for 3 hours or cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Cook the tortillas on the stove top until lightly brown (better yet, have your older kids do this:) When chicken is done, use two forks to chunk or shred. Serve with toppings–soooo easy!

EZ Apricot-Marmalade Salmon

This sweet salmon takes minutes to prepare and so tasty my kids ask for it!

1 to 2 lbs of salmon
1/2 c of apricot jam
1/4 c of marmalade jam
1 TBSP soy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 c of chopped ginger (depends on taste)
1 lb of green beans (microwave or steam)

Mix together and taste the sauce (check for desired sweetness). Place salmon on foil on a cookie sheet and baste with the sauce. Place under a broiler on low and broil for about 10-15 minutes depending on size. When it’s bubbling and crisp on top, and flakes with a fork, it’s done. Serve with steamed buttered green beans!

Pear Custard Bars Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts

TOPPING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in nuts.

2. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake until light brown, about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Increase oven setting to 375°.

3. Cut pears into 1/8-in. slices; blot dry. Beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg just until blended. Spread over crust. Arrange pears in a single layer over top. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.

4. Bake until center is almost set, 28-30 minutes (filling will firm upon cooling). Cool 45 minutes on a wire rack. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before cutting.Yield: 16 bars.

Preorder my new e-book on Amazon, "What Now?" for only .99 cents!

Friends! Don’t miss out on this: Preorder my new e-book on Amazon, “What Now?” for only .99 cents! #studio5 #BacktoBasics #b2b
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Preorder my new e-book on Amazon, “What Now?” for only .99 cents!

Friends! Don’t miss out on this: Preorder my new e-book on Amazon, “What Now?” for only .99 cents! #studio5 #BacktoBasics #b2b
https://www.amazon.com/What-Ways-Deal-Lifes-D…/…/ref=sr_1_5…

Education Week is here!

Do you find yourself saying, “Someday I’ll attend Education Week”? Make it this year! I’ll be teaching August 22nd, Tues-Fri, 10:45 a.m. at the MARB.

This year’s series theme is centered on finding and focusing on a few simple habits in daily life.

The 4 Simple Habits: Fulfilling Our Potential and Influence as Covenant Women.

Tues: Establish Holy Habits

Weds: Create Home Habits

Thurs: Develop Healthy Habits

Fri: Savor Happy Habits

During Education week five of my books are available in the BYU Bookstore Annex at Ed Week discount prices.

Enjoy the freshness of back to school for moms with these fun goodies!

Hugs,

Connie

Did you miss Connie on Studio 5 yesterday?

Our kids are growing up in a high-tech era with lots of smart devices and it can be a challenge.  Watch Connie on Studio 5 and learn how we can make sure our kids are still being polite in this hi-tech era!

Back to school magic for MOMS!

Kids, Manners, and Devices on Studio 5

 It’s that magical time again! Back to school and Studio 5:) Enjoy getting back into the swing with some scoops. My segment this time is on Kids, Manners, and Devices, Oh My! It’s time for an upgrade, Emily Post:) I’ll share thoughts from a recent national article on teen device etiquette with my doable on making teen device etiquette a modern-day reality.

Watch it Aug. 17th (this Thursday), 11 a.m., on Channel 5, and get a great deal on a mom’s back-to-school book:)


Making Education Week Happen

Do you find yourself saying, “Someday I’ll attend Education Week”? Make it this year! I’ll be teaching August 22nd-25th, Tues-Fri, 10:45 a.m. at the MARB.

This year’s series theme is centered on finding and focusing on a few simple habits in daily life.  The 4 Simple Habits: Fulfilling Our Potential and Influence as Covenant Women.

Tues: Establish Holy Habits
Weds: Create Home Habits
Thurs: Develop Healthy Habits
Fri: Savor Happy Habits

For those interested, I have a guest-pass for my class. If you’re interested in meeting and attending my class for the one hour with this free pass, email me at me@conniesokol.com on a first come-first served basis:)

During Education week five of my books are available in the BYU Bookstore Annex at Ed Week discount prices.

Enjoy the freshness of back to school for moms with these fun goodies!

Hugs,

Connie

P.S. Watch Studio 5 Thurs, 11 a.m., and/or check my website that day for the book sale link:)

 

Busy Mom Recharge!

 

Did you miss my Studio 5 Segment yesterday?  If so, wabusy momtch it here!

Sometimes we need a little pick-me-up to make it through the week. In this week’s segment, you will learn how to identify energy drainers and what you can do about them!

Hugs,
Connie

P.S. Finally, live a happier, more organized life now AND I’m going to show you exactly HOW to get 4 goals in 4 weeks in 4 life areas.

Jump in and get started NOW.