Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 3-6-13

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Six Sisters' Stuff Book Review

I am reviewing this book for Deseret Book. I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

 About the Book: 
Building Families One Meal at a Time: Six Sisters Release New Cook-Craft-Create Book

With busy schedules, after-school activities, late workdays and long commutes, is sitting down to a family dinner still possible?

The authors of Six Sisters’ Stuff (Shadow Mountain, ISBN: 978-1-60907-324-4, $21.99, March 2013) 

In their debut cookbook, the sisters (yes, six biological sisters— Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra) show families just how simple putting dinner on the table can be. From Baked Chicken Fajitas to Slow Cooker Pot Roast Sliders to Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, Six Sisters’ Stuff has nearly 100 easy-to-follow recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and photographs that eliminate any guess work. 

Six Sisters’ Stuff evolved from the sisters’ blog, that began in February 2011 out of their love to cook, craft, and create. After years of living close to one another, they suddenly found themselves living in different parts of the country and used the blog to stay in touch and share ideas. In just two short years, has quickly become one of the most popular food and craft blogs, receiving on average 5 million page views per month, with over 130,000 Facebook fans and more than 190,000 Pinterest followers (as of 2/7/13).

Six Sisters’ Stuff also includes a collection of simple and inexpensive craft ideas – how to make hand puppets, felt bows, decorative wreaths, and more – plus lists of fun family activities for road trips, entertaining rainy-day ideas, healthy snack suggestions, and even some recommendations for cheap date nights. This family-focused cookbook is really more of an idea book to help families create fun, lasting memories together.

My thoughts: 
I have been a fan of the six sisters' for a while now. I was really excited to find out they were coming out with a book and that I got to review it. This is more than a cook book. It has recipes along with craft ideas,  time saving tips, a spring cleaning check list and so much more! There are some adorable craft ideas in the book that I am going to make soon. I also love the 50 fun date ideas, 14 days of Valentines, and 101 Fun, Easy and Cheap Indoor Activities for Kids.  I choose to make the Six Sisters Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos for my family. They were quick and easy to make. My family and I loved them!  I love how the Six Sisters recipes are quick and easy so you can spend more time with your family. I recommend this book to anyone who wants wants quick easy tasks so they can spend more time with their family!

Join the Family Dinner Challenge  
According to Pew Research , only about half of families make dinner a daily ritual and another third eat together a few times a week. Roughly one in 5 families (20%) eat together only occasionally or never. In conjunction with the book’s release, on March 4, 2013, will launch a 4x4 Dinner Challenge. Families are encouraged to eat together as a family at least four times a week for four weeks. Families can register online at and receive meal tips, ideas for family activities, and helpful recipes to assist in making this challenge a reality. “We grew up knowing the importance of feeding our families a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together,” said Camille, the oldest sister. “Even the busiest of people can make the food and project ideas we share, which will give you even more time to spend with your family and loved ones.” 
Giveaway promotion is available with this tour!
1) Like the Six Sister’s STUFF facebook page and comment that they are joining the 4x4 Dinner Challenge
2) Click the 4x4 Family dinner banner on the website (on the right sidebar) and leave a comment that they are joining the challenge.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

What to write....

If I was given a book deal , what would I write about?....
1. A Humorous Autobiography-My adventures good, bad, ugly and embarrassing of  teaching. The heroine of the book would be a cross between Amelia Bedelia and Viola Swamp. 

2. A children's book. This book would be about a group of animals and what childhood would be like for them. The animals would be similar to humans in that they could talk, think, reason, go to school, etc like humans.

3. A  Children's book. It would be about Dachshunds. Doxies act like people (at least mine does) so why not write a book about her. She seems to have a propensity for trouble and think her adventures would keep children entertained

If you were given a book deal, what would write about? 

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