Did you miss “Joy Juicers” with Connie onStudio 5?

If so, view it here and learn how you can infuse your life with “Joy Juicers” making your everyday moments filled with purpose and Joy!

To celebrate SeasLIFE-IS-TOO-SHORT-Front-Cover-with-light-brown-hairon 11, get Connie’s The Life is Too Short Collection gift book! The perfect handbook for being a woman, wife and mother, it’s kitchen table wisdom with a side of humor. Written in short columns, Connie has compiled the best,
most popular selections of the three “Life” books of the series: Life is Too Short for One Hair Color, Life is Too Short for Sensible Shoes, and Life is Too Short for Linoleum. Enjoy this popular collection for yourself or as a gift for a loved one to regain the humor and feel the help of friendly “been there” wisdom! On Sale ebook $4.99 (reg. $12.99); print $9.99 (reg. $14.95).

 

Catch my Studio 5 Season 11 Seg Today!"Joy Juicers"

img_0492The other day I thought back to my very first Studio 5 segment. In talking with the producer, Michelle Kettle, and brainstorming ideas for my then new segment format, I came up with several, what I thought to be, incredibly creative and useful ideas. Such as, in a brief 6-8 minute segment having a few different places on the TV set to move to, complete with visual aids for each spot.
I still laugh out loud when I think about my sincere pitch of this totally loony idea.
And yet, what I remember most is the kind, gracious, and diplomatic way that Michelle handled the ideas, as well as her openness to making the segment work its very best and yet fit the needs of the viewer. Total genius, with a gentle touch.
Michelle is now the moving force of www.lds.org and Brooke Walker is now the sole host of the still fabulously successful show. And miraculously, I still am able to do my two segments a month, keeping a schedule that has allowed me for over ten years to share my women’s message but stay focused on family first.
img_0508I can’t say enough good about the Studio 5 show and team. It’s been a joy to connect and create with them solid, positive, and useful content to bless the lives of women and families. And they walk and let me walk the talk. When I’ve had a feverish baby they’ve let me forego doing a segment, despite it causing problems for their format. When I’ve said I can only do two segments a month, and that these particular days would work best for kids’ schedules, they have accommodated as readily as possible.
Now we begin Season 11, I can hardly believe it. Officially, I’m a Core Contributor, which means I have a head shot in the hallway and a cameo in the opening song. But what continues unchanged is the inspired, joyful, and life-giving content of the Studio 5 show and team.
Join me for a brand new season of cooking, crafts, relationship, and life management tools to bless you and your family’s life in the most joyful of ways.
Enjoy!
Connie

Catch my Studio 5 Season 11 Seg Today!”Joy Juicers”

img_0492The other day I thought back to my very first Studio 5 segment. In talking with the producer, Michelle Kettle, and brainstorming ideas for my then new segment format, I came up with several, what I thought to be, incredibly creative and useful ideas. Such as, in a brief 6-8 minute segment having a few different places on the TV set to move to, complete with visual aids for each spot.
I still laugh out loud when I think about my sincere pitch of this totally loony idea.

And yet, what I remember most is the kind, gracious, and diplomatic way that Michelle handled the ideas, as well as her openness to making the segment work its very best and yet fit the needs of the viewer. Total genius, with a gentle touch.

Michelle is now the moving force of www.lds.org and Brooke Walker is now the sole host of the still fabulously successful show. And miraculously, I still am able to do my two segments a month, keeping a schedule that has allowed me for over ten years to share my women’s message but stay focused on family first.

img_0508I can’t say enough good about the Studio 5 show and team. It’s been a joy to connect and create with them solid, positive, and useful content to bless the lives of women and families. And they walk and let me walk the talk. When I’ve had a feverish baby they’ve let me forego doing a segment, despite it causing problems for their format. When I’ve said I can only do two segments a month, and that these particular days would work best for kids’ schedules, they have accommodated as readily as possible.

Now we begin Season 11, I can hardly believe it. Officially, I’m a Core Contributor, which means I have a head shot in the hallway and a cameo in the opening song. But what continues unchanged is the inspired, joyful, and life-giving content of the Studio 5 show and team.

Join me for a brand new season of cooking, crafts, relationship, and life management tools to bless you and your family’s life in the most joyful of ways.

Enjoy!

Connie

Using Learning Journals, and 2 Super Deals!

10-secrets-to-connectA few months ago my mother presented me with a priceless gift–a box of letters I had written to her from Japan where I served an LDS church mission thirty years ago. As I began to read the letters, I was stunned by the person I saw–happy, positive, and capable. That’s not what I remembered! Reading through those letters has helped me gain insight, understanding, and appreciation for my life and what I’ve overcome and become.

Why do I bring this up? Because learning journals (and other kinds) are very much like letters to yourself. And as you discover how to simply and realistically and enjoyably use them, life will never be the same. Tune in Thursday at 11 a.m. to my live segment on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker to find out how to make this life skill a life saver. On Friday it will be available on my website. And, enjoy a special TWO-FER treat this week! Get my “What Your 6th Grader Needs to Know” book for only $1.99. A perfect preparation for kids in 4th through 8th grades (all principles apply). Women have reviewed this book as essential, a perfect tool, and just what they needed!

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The second treat? A scripture journal–absolutely fabulous–from my friend, Shannon Foster, a.k.a. The Red-headed Hostess. Here’s what she has to share:  Have you seen this Book of Mormon Study Guide by TheRed Headed Hostess (Shannon Foster) that is getting hundreds of amazing reviews?  It is called a “doodle journal” and is designed to help you work through each chapter and record your own thoughts as you learn.

People are loving it because instead of someone else’s thoughts, you write or doodle YOUR OWN commentary as you discover doctrines and principles! It was designed with youth in mind, but turns out every age is loving this book!

You can see a video, flip through some sample pages, read reviews, and see what this book is all about here:  Book of Mormon Study Guide article.  There are two volumes, and you can get them in physical books HERE or in PDF downloads (great for large groups) volume one is found HERE, and volume two is found HERE.

For the rest of this month (August 2016) you can get 20% off of thephysical book (as well as any other book by The Red Headed Hostess) by using this code:  YTCUYUDF.  Or for the digital download, check out THIS ARTICLE for discounts up to 30% off.

Enjoy these Back to Basics super deals and a TV segment to boost your week!

Connie

Make a Memory Today…Here

Over fifteen years of speaking at Education Week and each year, it’s a new and incredible adventure. It’s where I’ve met, connected with, and formed fabulous friendships that continue to this day.

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And it’s where, aside from having children, I’ve had some of my most spiritual experiences. I still remember one day, in the middle of speaking, suddenly receiving an answer to a deeply held, heartfelt prayer of many months, bursting into tears right there in front of and right along with 350 other women.

Education Week is a tender thing to me because it’s one of the very few places women can congregate, connect, and consider the truths of the gospel as a group. We come from all over the United States, and further, focused on one desire—to know His will for us and how to make it real in our lives.

Each year I garner invaluable wisdom, personal insights, and a spiritual boost that fills me for weeks. It’s that powerful.

Whether your LDS, or not, or somewhere in between, it doesn’t matter. Come for the spiritual joy. Stay for the custom promptings. If you haven’t attended, I encourage you to go, even to one class. If you have attended but have let it become rote, I invite you to go with a deep prayer in your heart, and spiritual eyes and ears to receive those tender mercies He has for you.

With love, joy, and a hope to see you somewhere there,

Connie

P.S. To register, click here. 

P.P.S. For FYI, my teaching schedule is daily at 12:25 at the Harmon Conference building:

T          Holy Habits: Coping with Deep Trials, Tribulations, and Tragedies

W         Joy in Womanhood: Divine Identity, Personal Purpose, and Daily Self-Worth

Th         The 8 Cs: Prepare Your Children to Become Stellar Adults

F          Live a Vibrant Life! Simple Ways for You and Family to Get Fit and Fabulous

Sneak Peek News and a $25 gift card!

My new book, Kisses Between the Lines, just launched! As a follow-up to the Amazon bestseller, Christmas Kisses, this book takes place in fall during the Harvest Hurrah. Five stories of new characters falling in love and finding purpose. And each novella title is a play on a classic book!

 

 
My novella is Pride & Persuasion.

 

 
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“Lindy Marchant has left heartbreak and downtown L.A. to help her cousin kickstart an antique shop in sleepy Echo Ridge. 
 
That is, until she’s roped into the library fundraiser to become an assistant for Armand D. Beaumont, the French bestselling detective writer. The two have met before, and Lindy hasn’t forgotten the disastrous outcome.
 
Now Armand’s celebrity quirks threaten to upset her life yet again. Or, is there a deeper reason for his unpredictable choices? While Armand inadvertently assists Lindy with the shop, she uncovers his painful truth and an inconvenient growing attraction. As Lindy’s L.A. past catches up with her, decisions must be made. Can Armand let go of his pride and face his fears? And can Lindy be persuaded to take the untried road, even together?”
 

Kisses Between the Lines is available today for $4.99 on Amazon ebook AND on Amazon Audio preorder too!
 
And enter to win our rafflecopter for a $25 Amazon gift card here!
 
“Kisses Between the Lines is the perfect book to get lost in on a cool autumn night. It’s full of toe curling kisses and sigh worthy moments. If you enjoy sweet romance then do yourself a favor and pick up this latest edition in the Echo Ridge Anthologies.”
——-Jennifer Peel – Award Winning and Bestselling Author of the Women of Merryton Series.
 
 

Studio 5 – Connie's Tips for Back to School

Did you catch my Studio 5 segment on “Preparing Your Children for School?” Get the go-to tips for helping your kids start the first day in the best way, elementary school through high school ages. (see video link below)
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AND, enjoy these tips and more for only $.99 in my Amazon bestselling book, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know!
Excellent for grades 4th through 8th, it includes identifying stresses, using realistic solutions, and even several practice scenarios. For just the moms, I’ve got conversation starters and tips on how to talk about the awkward stuff like puberty and boys.
Get the book that I’ve used with two of my own children so far with great results!
On sale!
For $.99 ebook, click here
For $9.99 print book, click here
To watch the Studio 5 segment, click here
Enjoy!
Connie

Studio 5 – Connie’s Tips for Back to School

Did you catch my Studio 5 segment on “Preparing Your Children for School?” Get the go-to tips for helping your kids start the first day in the best way, elementary school through high school ages. (see video link below)

10-secrets-to-connect

AND, enjoy these tips and more for only $.99 in my Amazon bestselling book, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know!

Excellent for grades 4th through 8th, it includes identifying stresses, using realistic solutions, and even several practice scenarios. For just the moms, I’ve got conversation starters and tips on how to talk about the awkward stuff like puberty and boys.

Get the book that I’ve used with two of my own children so far with great results!

On sale!
For $.99 ebook, click here
For $9.99 print book, click here

To watch the Studio 5 segment, click here

Enjoy!
Connie

Prepare Kids for Back to School

Want to prepare your children for school in more than just supplies?  Help them get emotionally and mentally prepared with great tips on Connie’s Studio 5 segment, live at 11 AM.  Catch it again on this website tomorrow. Get these tips and more for only .99 today in Connie’s Amazon best-selling book, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know.  Helpful for all ages, especially 4th through 8th.  Click here to buy now!

Try This Creative Camp for Kids!

For summer, I like to help my kids develop their talents, in fun ways we don’t have time for during the year. And, to help curb boredom. And, to have something solid to show for three whole summer months besides an awesome tan and great swimming pool memories.

A few weeks ago I was looking for something creative, talent-developing, and socially positive for my tween daughter—something other than an iPod or video “vine” clips. However, she does enjoy making her own homemade video clips and that got me thinking. Could we combine the two?

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I found a solution shared through our school…Backlot Film Camp! I’m beyond excited about what this can do for my daughter, not knowing this kind of opportunity existed. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the deal. They have a week-ish camp for kids ages 10-16 to learn the basic ins and outs of filmmaking such as directing, editing, sound, and acting. So my video-loving daughter can now channel her desires into developing her creative genius. She will be learning my favorite thing—LIFE SKILLS!

I’m stoked.

When I got the initial info, I decided to talk with the founder/owner, Amber Lewis, to get the low-down on this experience and how she came up with the idea. She shared this wonderful backstory:

“I never felt like I made a good movie until I made one with others who knew what they were doing. For me, that wasn’t until college. I started the camp because I wanted to change that for other kids like me. The camp is set up so each person who maybe wants to be a director someday gets that real experience. They get to know what it’s like directing a movie with a sound crew, a camera crew, actors, etc. instead of just doing all the roles by him/herself. It’s meant to be educational but more importantly provide them with an experience they can’t get anywhere else. It just so happens to be a ton of fun.”

Can someone say Spielberg and SUPER 8?

If you’re interested, sign up very quickly as there are literally only a few spots left! You can go to http://www.backlotfilmcamp.com/ or call Amber personally at 801-360-8179. I’m excited to see what a difference these young filmmakers can make in the world. And, to know my daughter will have fabulous skills, a movie, and even a premier night to boot.

 

Best,
Connie