The Art of Mom – KSL Studio 5 Video Segment

The Art of Mom

You might say most women have that “mom speak” down to a science.

Studio 5 Motherhood Matters Contributor Connie Sokol is here to explain explains a concept she calls,

The Art of Being Mom.

For more information about Connie’s new book, “Simplify and Savor the Season,” visit www.conniesokol.com.

My new book $.99 AND free stuff AND KSL segment "Art of Being Mom"!

Too Short, 40 Days, Simplify (Black Background)Hi Everyone,
Just a few fun things!
TODAY ONLY, my new holiday book, Simplify & Savor the Season: Organize and Re-energize Your Holidays! is on sale for ONLY $.99!
AND, with purchase receive a FREE PDF Simplify & Savor Companion Booklet, a purse planner to keep your holiday plans handy. Email us at me@conniesokol.com for your link and for your FREE four companion podcasts to the Simplify & Savor the Season book.
By emailing you can also enter to win Holiday Gift Set. Three books to help you fully prepare for and enjoy the holidays: get organized with Simplify & Savor the Season; spiritually focus with 40 Days with the Savior, and lighten up with The Life is Too Short Collection. Winners announced Monday, Nov. 11th!
And enjoy my KSL segment on “The Art of Being a Mom” including how to say no, ask, and be more present.
Purchase the e-book for $.99 here, today only!
And a big THANK YOU to those of you who have so kindly helped spread the word about it. Hopefully it is already making the holidays that much happier for women, wives, and mothers everywhere.
Thanks!
Connie
More Reviews for Simplify & Savor the Season!
“Women I talk to are all in agreement of one thing: they dislike the holiday season. Enter Connie E. Sokol’s book Simplify and Savor the Season. It’s a collection of sensible, easy to follow directions on how to focus on the family while keeping the season simple. This book is a must-read, especially before the craziness begins.” Valerie Steimle, Author and Book Reviewer
“Connie has sprinkled her trademark humor throughout this insightful, and much needed, book. She helps lead the reader through an easy 3-step plan that will simplify the holidays and yet keep what is dear to your family. This book helps remind the reader to stop, breathe and wonder at the holiday magic.” Taffy Lovell, Book Reviewer

My new book $.99 AND free stuff AND KSL segment “Art of Being Mom”!

Too Short, 40 Days, Simplify (Black Background)Hi Everyone,
Just a few fun things!

TODAY ONLY, my new holiday book, Simplify & Savor the Season: Organize and Re-energize Your Holidays! is on sale for ONLY $.99!
AND, with purchase receive a FREE PDF Simplify & Savor Companion Booklet, a purse planner to keep your holiday plans handy. Email us at me@conniesokol.com for your link and for your FREE four companion podcasts to the Simplify & Savor the Season book.
By emailing you can also enter to win Holiday Gift Set. Three books to help you fully prepare for and enjoy the holidays: get organized with Simplify & Savor the Season; spiritually focus with 40 Days with the Savior, and lighten up with The Life is Too Short Collection. Winners announced Monday, Nov. 11th!

And enjoy my KSL segment on “The Art of Being a Mom” including how to say no, ask, and be more present.

Purchase the e-book for $.99 here, today only!

And a big THANK YOU to those of you who have so kindly helped spread the word about it. Hopefully it is already making the holidays that much happier for women, wives, and mothers everywhere.

Thanks!

Connie

More Reviews for Simplify & Savor the Season!

“Women I talk to are all in agreement of one thing: they dislike the holiday season. Enter Connie E. Sokol’s book Simplify and Savor the Season. It’s a collection of sensible, easy to follow directions on how to focus on the family while keeping the season simple. This book is a must-read, especially before the craziness begins.” Valerie Steimle, Author and Book Reviewer

“Connie has sprinkled her trademark humor throughout this insightful, and much needed, book. She helps lead the reader through an easy 3-step plan that will simplify the holidays and yet keep what is dear to your family. This book helps remind the reader to stop, breathe and wonder at the holiday magic.” Taffy Lovell, Book Reviewer

Simplify ONLY $.99 TODAY! Gifts w/purchase!

To continue our week of GIFTS FOR YOU, for today only Simplify & Savor the Season: Organize and Re-energize Your Holidays! is on sale for ONLY $.99!

AND, today only, with purchase receive a FREE PDF Simplify & Savor Companion Booklet, a purse planner to keep your holiday plans handy. Email us at me@conniesokol.com for your link and for your FREE four companion podcasts to the Simplify & Savor the Season book.

Too Short, 40 Days, Simplify (Black Background)But that’s not all the holiday goodies! Email us one way you’ve simplified or savored the holidays and be entered to win our Holiday Gift Set. Three books to help you fully prepare for and enjoy the holidays: get organized with Simplify & Savor the Season; spiritually focus with 40 Days with the Savior, and lighten up with The Life is Too Short Collection. Email us at me@conniesokol.com. Winners announced Monday, Nov. 11th!

Purchase your $.99 e-book copy for family, friends, or neighbors and each receives the free PDF Companion Booklet by emailing us for your link.

Thank you to all readers who supported our free promotion yesterday—it was fabulous! Simplify started unranked out of millions of e-books and ended at least at #552 (the last time we checked!) THANK YOU! Thank you for helping spread the word and hopefully making the holidays that much happier for women, wives, and mothers everywhere.

Enjoy more gifts today!

Connie

More Review for Simplify & Savor the Season!

“Women I talk to are all in agreement of one thing: they dislike the holiday season. Enter Connie E. Sokol’s book Simplify and Savor the Season. It’s a collection of sensible, easy to follow directions on how to focus on the family while keeping the season simple. This book is a must-read, especially before the craziness begins.” Valerie Steimle, Author and Book Reviewer

“Connie has sprinkled her trademark humor throughout this insightful, and much needed, book. She helps lead the reader through an easy 3-step plan that will simplify the holidays and yet keep what is dear to your family. This book helps remind the reader to stop, breathe and wonder at the holiday magic.” Taffy Lovell, Book Reviewer

Thank you, bloggers!

thankyou_heartA big THANK YOU to those who have posted about Simplify & Savor the Season on their blogs. These are fabulous women who have wonderful blogs, insights, and wisdom to offer. Check them out if you have a moment:) And thank you for spreading the word!

Peggy Urry
www.peggyurry.blogspot.com

Valerie Steimle
http://valeriesteimle.blogspot.com

Elyssa Andrus
https://www.facebook.com/elyssa.andrus

Fay Klingler
www.fayklingler.com

Kalli Wilson
https://www.facebook.com/kalliwilson.doterragold

Taffy Lovell
www.taffyscandy.blogspot.com

Lydia Taggart
www.cheerfulbychoice.blogspot.org

Arline Holbrook
www.linkedin.com/pub/arlene-holbrook/44/b79/487

Rachelle Christensen
www.rachellewrites.blogspot.com

Shauna Wheelwright
www.ilovetoreadandreviewbooks.blogspot.com

Trina Boice
http://boicebox.blogspot.com

FREE Simplify and Savor the Season TODAY ONLY!!

SIMPLIFY-AND-SAVOR-THE-SEASONOkay, ladies—just in time for the holidays, an early gift FOR YOU to help make this season one you’ll enjoy!

Organize the major holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—with a quick 3-Step plan. Finish in 30 minutes! Then savor the season with humorous, yet helpful thoughts and stories on surviving and thriving through the holidays, all in one handy book (see reviews below).

Truly, I’m so excited to share this with you! Because you will feel fabulous when you finish your plan, knowing the details are doable and your holidays will be enjoyable.
Download your FREE Simplify & Savor the Season ebook today only and enjoy!

If you’re interested, here are two other holiday helps. For extra convenience, we are offering the companion planner booklet, Savor & Simplify Take-Along, Write your plan then tote it in your purse so it’s there when you need it! (Only $1.99 PDF packet, or $2.99 + S&H.)

And more fully prepare for and enjoy the season with the Simplify & Savor Holiday Gift Set to do the three holiday essentials: simplify, spiritually focus, and lighten up (includes Simplify & Savor the Season, 40 Days with the Savior, and The Life is Too Short Collection, 3 books for $21—print only).

SIMPLIFY & SAVOR Companion Planner (for Amazon)As always with our Bless and Bloom, Give and Grow, partial proceeds of every purchase are donated to the Utah Food Bank and other local charities.
Let’s have a fantastic holiday season this year by getting set and then letting go!

Best,
Connie

Reviews for Simplify & Savor the Season:

“Connie’s done it again. Her delightful sense of humor and cute phrasing make her books a delightful read. Here her down-to-earth advice is presented in a way that makes more sense than the craziness we often try to fit into our celebrations. Simplify and Savor—how I wish I’d had her advice when my children were younger!”Arline Holbrook, Book Reviewer

“I found the solution to my holiday dilemmas! Connie’s easy to follow plans are laid out clearly, and will help my family find more peace in our planning. Now I have permission to simplify and a way to do it! The inspiring stories that follow the planning guides are short enough that I can be interrupted with whatever life throws my way, but meaningful enough to encourage me to get through it. I highly recommend this book!” Lydia Taggart, Book Reviewer, www.cheerfulbychoice.blogspot.org

Excerpts from NEW Simplify & Savor the Season!

Enjoy a few excerpts from my new Simplify & Savor the Season book to organize and re-energize your holidays!
SIMPLIFY AND SAVOR THE SEASON - Front Cover (for Amazon)
And tomorrow, mark your calendar for your FREE EBOOK COPY, for one day, for newsletter subscribers only. Yes, friends can sign up for our newsletter TODAY and receive their free copy too!
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Excerpts from NEW Simplify & Savor the Season!

Enjoy a few excerpts from my new Simplify & Savor the Season book to organize and re-energize your holidays!
SIMPLIFY AND SAVOR THE SEASON - Front Cover (for Amazon)

And tomorrow, mark your calendar for your FREE EBOOK COPY, for one day, for newsletter subscribers only. Yes, friends can sign up for our newsletter TODAY and receive their free copy too!
(more…)

Sneak Peak!

SIMPLIFY AND SAVOR THE SEASON - Front Cover (for Amazon)You’re the first to see it! Here is a sneak peek at my new holiday book cover, Simplify & Savor the Season, available Tues, Nov. 5th. And you can get it FREE for one day only!

I’m beyond thrilled about this helpful, yet humorous book (see reviews below). The first half helps you get simply organized for the four major holidays. Then, the second half helps you relax and rejuvenate with humorous stories about surviving and thriving through the holidays.

And that’s not all. I’ve also created a companion print booklet called the Simplify & Savor Take-Along, so you write your plan and tote it in your purse where it’s handy when you need it.

Still not all! With each purchase you can receive four FREE companion podcasts simply by emailing us.

SIMPLIFY & SAVOR Companion Planner (for Amazon)

STILL MORE! I’m thrilled to share this private announcement for “E-letter Readers Only”…For ONE DAY ONLY, Simplify & Savor the Season will be FREE ON E-BOOK!

On Tuesday, November 5th, use the special link I’ll provide to directly access Simplify & Savor the Season e-book for 24 hours only.

And remember to email me for your four FREE podcasts and be entered to win a FREE Simplify & Savor Take-Along companion booklet.

We’ll send another newsletter on Tuesday, Nov. 5th to make sure you get the ONE-DAY opportunity to receive Simplify & Savor the Season e-book FREE!!

 

 

Let’s get ready for some truly Happy Holidays!

Best,

Connie
www.conniesokol.com

Reviews for Simplify & Savor the Season:
“Connie’s inspiring stories and practical tips will help you do exactly that: be inspired and get practical.  She has a wonderful way of speaking to women’s souls and de-cluttering our minds and hearts.”
Trina Boice, author of 17 best-selling books, including “How to Stay UP in a DOWN Economy”

“ReadingSimplify & Savor the Season is like getting an early holiday gift: permission to let go of meaningless frills and pageantry and instead, focus on family and love. And it helps the most diehard procrastinators get organized in time to enjoy the holidays.”
Elyssa Andrus, author of “Happy Homemaking: An LDS Girl’s Guide”

“Love it!  I don’t have to hold my breath anymore. Connie is the master at bringing clarity to the chaotic. This book brings to light the little things that make all the difference. I want to tell all women that serenity during the holidays really can happen. What a gift!”
Kalli Wilson, International Wellness Coach

“Another stellar book by Connie Sokol. Like her other books, Simplify and Savor the Season is filled with wit and wisdom to diminish the chaos of any stressful season, from holidays to family reunions. Connie’s step-by-step teaching methods provide easy to use organizing tools to help us de-clutter our plans, feel joy, and create happy memories.”
Fay Klingler, award-winning author of A Woman’s Power: Threads that Bind Us to God

Halloween Kids Pizzas

A Harvest and Halloween HandbookAuthor Pamela Layton McMurty shares with us her fun Halloween pizza recipe for keeping kids happily busy and well-fed (before the sugar rush).

Enjoy!

Connie

Pamela Layton McMurtry was named for a book. She grew up in Southern California with one foot on the beach and the other in the library. She is a parent of seven, artist, caterer, teacher and author. Her A Harvest and Halloween Handbook on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com features recipes, party themes and plans, decorating projects and activities for the macabre-impaired. She is related to William Shakespeare, so she thinks she can write.

Fun and easy pizzas for Halloween from A Harvest and Halloween Handbook.  Pizzas are so quick and easy to make and lend themselves to creative touches. If each child makes their own, or at least helps choose the toppings, you can be sure they will get some dinner in their tummy before  heading out to trick-or-treat.

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Pizza

Preheat oven to 400°. Place in a mixing bowl, stir and let react until foam covers the surface

2 C very warm water, almost hot

2 TBSP dry active yeast

2 TBSP sugar

Add

1 TBSP salt

2 C all-purpose flour

Beat until smooth, add and beat again;

2 C flour

Add and beat until a smooth elastic dough is formed

1 1/2 – 2 C whole wheat flour

Let the dough rest for a few minutes, then roll it out 1/2″ thick and form into shapes. Spread with

marinara sauce, I like Prego spaghetti sauce

decorate with desired toppings

grated Parmesan  cheese

grated mozzarella cheese

sliced pepperoni

olives, onions, corn, carrots, beets, bell pepper, zucchini,

ham, pineapple

Bake 12 -15 minutes for small pizzas, 20 – 25 minutes for large pizzas or until cheese melts and crust is golden brown. Serve with a Seize Her Salad.

Pizza2Seize Her Salad  

We love this quick and easy version of the classic.

Toss together:

1 bag chopped romaine lettuce

1 generous handful Caesar croutons

bottled Caesar dressing (I use Ken’s Steak House Lite ®)

grated Parmesan cheese

And here are a few ideas for entertaining tweens and teens:

Host a progressive dinner. Ask a few friends to co-host by serving appetizers at one home, salad and breadsticks at another, the entrée at a third and dessert at a fourth home. There could be games, stories and jokes told around a fire. Have the kids decorate cookies or cupcakes if you wish.

Here’s a game to play: Halloween CATegories (like Scattegories).

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Players each get a playing card printed with the above pattern. Select a letter of the alphabet for each round. Players use that letter to write a word for answers on their cards. Give them 3-5 minutes to fill in the answers.

Say the first letter selected is M. A costume starting with M might be a martian or mermaid or maid. The monster could be mummy or Medusa or a minotaur. After the time is up, have players read their answers. If two players have the same answer, they cancel each other out and don’t get a point. For every unique answer, a point is given. Play the second round the same way but use a different letter for the answers. At the end, add up the scores, the highest number wins.

For more fun and games; please see A Harvest and Halloween Handbook.