What’s YOUR meaningful gift to give?

50 Days to 50 DAY 41: What’s your meaningful gift to give? Over the past few months I’ve been intrigued by and awash with meaningful gifts. And I’m seeing this repeat pattern as a not-so-subtle sign from Him that I need to be more aware of, and more willing to give, meaningful gifts. The kind…

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Want some holiday cash in the “nick” of time! My co-authors of Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology and I have joined with a fabulous group of authors and bloggers to create one fabulous grand prize! The winner will be selected on December 23rd, making it just in the nick of time to help with…

DAY 37: Rework the routines

**If you missed my Studio 5 segment on “Find Peace in Chaos” enjoy it by CLICKING HERE Or read it at www.ksl.com by CLICKING HERE.  50 Days to 50 DAY 37: Rework the routines A few weeks ago I found myself frustrated with our family routines. It seemed that we were in the “Low-effort Lull”—that slow, steady…

Find Peace in Chaos/FREE Book Today!

Enjoy my Studio 5 chat with Brooke Walker on “Find Peace in Chaos” live at 11 a.m. on Channel 5. And it will be available right here on my site on Friday. And, TODAY ONLY, get the Studio 5 Deal!  Get the 3 for $25 gift book discount on 40 Days with the Savior, the…

Day 34: Four Tools to Solve a Life Problem​

​50 Days to 50 ​DAY 34: ​Four ​Tools to Solve a Life Problem Are you experiencing a particular life challenge right now? Me too. A few of them, as it happens. But I’m find that real change takes work. Lots of emotional, physical, and mental work. And yet, I’m a busy mom. So, in my desire…

Black Friday: Heartfelt Gifts & Deals from Back to Basics!

Are you looking for meaningful easy-to-order gifts, on sale, for family, friends, or neighbors? Simply choose, click, and it will be mailed to you in 2-3 business days. And, partial proceeds are donated to the UTAH FOOD BANK, so you can give to two with one purchase! Best, Connie GIFT BOOKS (3 books for $25)…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy being with those you love! I’m thankful for my beautiful family, especially my wonderful children as shown here in my “Fruit of the Womb” tree Hugs, Connie

Have you tried Five-finger living?

50 Days to 50 DAY 28: Five-finger living During this journey to 50 I’ve re-evaluated what are the most important areas of my life to focus on in a given day. With a large family and good works in the mix, I struggle at times to truly know, at a given moment, where my energy…

DAY 27: “Promises to Keep”…to Yourself

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DAY 22: Fave Find: Got dry hair?

Don’t forget that today is the LAST Day to order “Simplify and Savor the Season” and get a FREE companion booklet! Click Here! DAY 22: Fave Find: Got dry hair? As you know, I love natural health and beauty. And, as I approach 50, I’ve found a deep interest in taking time to feel and…

DAY 22: Perk up married convo with Synergy Scrabble.

DON’T MISS STUDIO 5 TODAY! 11am MST. And… STUDIO 5 SPECIAL!!! Any purchase of Simplify and Savor the Season this Thursday and Friday will include a FREE Take Along Planner. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE. Digital Version is HERE.  On this journey I’ve found that marital conversation between my hubby and I can tend to revolve around…

DAY 21: EZ new recipe—restaurant sausage and spinach soup!

Cooking and I have had a stormy relationship. I’ve learned my style—down and dirty, but nutritious. If it takes longer than 15 minutes to assemble, saute, or set on the counter, no thanks. So, if you love a restaurant-style sausage and spinach soup, this one’s for you. It’s SO YUM and SO SIMPLE! I use…

50 DAYS TO 50 Journey!

I’m loving this journey so far. Join me for this week’s insights, lessons, and laughter! DAY 20: Aging is beautiful. Aging is beautiful. That’s contrary to what our society teaches nowadays. As celebrity Francis McDormand recently shared: “[In our society,] there’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen…

DAY 16: Make a Move

After the women’s retreat experience that I shared with you a few days ago, I wrote down a few things that I felt strongly to do. ​Easy enough. ​ But later, the idea of doing any of them made me feel overwhelmed, self-doubting, and worried. But then I asked myself, why did those negative feelings…

DAY 15: Are you Missing Hidden Opportunities?

Opportunities, I’m finding, often come to us in hidden ways. I remember a church leader saying something like, when we are too focused on looking for the miraculous in our lives, we will miss the everyday outpouring of good. Sadly, I find that to be true in my own life, and the lives of people…

My secret to peaceful, joyful holidays!

A few years ago, on a September day, it hit me that the holidays were right around the corner. And I started to feel ANXIETY (What? I used to absolutely soak in the holidays). I said, That’s it. There has to be a better way. And for me, I found it. I experimented with a…